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Yangtze & Beyond - Gold Accommodation

Small group tour
18 days - From AU$8566* PP

China has so much to discover, from the thriving cities of Shanghai and Beijing to the cobbled streets of Yangshuo. Icons such as the Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall are not to be missed, and an adventure into backstreets and local homes offers an authentic glimpse of local life. A cruise along the Yangtze reveals soaring mountains and tranquil rivers.

Inclusions

  • 14 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights cruise accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 4 lunches and 3 dinners
  • 3 internal flights within Asia
  • 1 day train
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers

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Small Group Tour Itinerary

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DAYS 1-3: BEIJING
Begin with a visit to the huge model of China's capital city at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall. Traverse Tiananmen Square then walk to the Forbidden City. Discover one of Beijing's few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, with lunch at a local home, then a rickshaw ride. View the Drum Tower and enjoy free time exploring the Wangfujing Night Markets. A short trip to Mutianyu brings you to a lesser-visited section of the Great Wall of China. You may wish to join the group for a Peking Duck dinner.

Hotel: The Regent Beijing

DAYS 4-6: XIAN
Visit the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace, then take an evening high-speed train to Xian. Take a morning walk through City Park, see Big Goose Pagoda and explore the exotic Muslim Quarter before cycling along the old city walls*. You can also wander a calligraphy street and opt to join your fellow travellers for a dumpling dinner. Marvel at the spectacular life-size Terracotta Warriors.
*Non-cyclists have the chance to opt-out of this activity

Hotel: Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square

DAYS 7-8: GUILIN & LONGSHENG
Climb the stone steps to the top of Fubo Hill for panoramic views across rooftops and limestone mountains, then head further afield to explore an intriguing ancient town and tea plantation. Travel to Longsheng to experience a White Yao village. Take a short hike to admire the spectacular rice terraces known as the Dragon’s Backbone.
Hotel: Sheraton Guilin

DAYS 9-10: YANGSHUO
Cruise the Li River and admire its limestone karst scenery. Wander the cobbled streets of charming Yangshuo and venture into the surrounding countryside to learn about life in the local farming villages of the region. There is free time to see an evening show or browse the markets.

Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel

DAYS 11-13: CHONGQING & YANGTZE RIVER
Fly to Chongqing to explore its old quarter Ciqikou, and see the giant pandas. Enjoy a hotpot dinner before boarding the Victoria Jenna for a cruise the mighty Yangtze.  Relax on your private balcony as ever-changing views of new cities and remnants of old towns drift by. Shore excursions include a fascinating visit to the Three Gorges Dam site.
NOTE: Cruise ships and itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions and water levels.

Hotel: Victoria Jenna (Cruise ship)

DAYS 14-18: SHANGHAI & ZHUJIAJIAO
Fly to Shanghai. Admire the Bund's Art Deco streetscapes, witness the famed Shanghai acrobats and visit the peaceful Confucius Temple. Drive to the visit the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao and enjoy the Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Discover the Yu Garden and explore Shanghai's old residential areas. In your free time you may wish to wander the French Concession area before a farewell dinner. On your final day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.

Hotel: The Westin Bund Center Shanghai

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Yangtze & Beyond - Deluxe reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Accommodation
10.0
Content of holiday
10.0
Tour leader, if applicable
10.0
Local guide(s)
10.0
Value for money
10.0
Overall rating
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Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews
10 out of 10

Graham

launceston Family
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would recommend the tour was well organized tor leader and local guides were amazing.
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Confirmed traveller: 06 June 2016
Published on: 17 June 2016

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