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BEAUTIFUL CHINA - 2017

Tour Code - 2170 16 days - SHANGHAI to GUILIN $4742 AUD

Experience the potent beauty and history of China on this magical holiday taking in Shanghai, Guilin, Beijing, a cruise on the mighty Yangtze, the legendary Terracotta Warriors and Hong Kong.

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Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an and Guilin. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Yu Yuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Acrobats, Garden of the Master of Nets, Zhonghua City Gate, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors, Li River Cruise, Reed Flute Caves.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring; 4-night cruise; internal flights.
  • HOTELS
    Hotel and cruise accommodation in twin-bed rooms/cabins with private facilities.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
15
11
10

Breakfast daily (B), 11 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D)

Day by Day

  1. SHANGHAI.
    Welcome to the bustling, cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of your day is free to relax and explore the city. (D)

  2. SHANGHAI.
    Once dubbed the 'Paris of the Orient', Shanghai still retains much of the sophistication and ebullience of yesteryear. Today's sightseeing tour features the famous YU YUAN GARDEN, the atmospheric old town and the stunning JADE BUDDHA TEMPLE. The afternoon is free for you to explore 'The Bund' and Nanjing Road at your leisure. Later this evening, enjoy an exciting ACROBATICS SHOW. (B,L,D)

  3. SHANGHAI-TONGLI-SUZHOU.
    This morning, visit the splendid SHANGHAI MUSEUM, which houses thousands of exquisite Chinese archaeological and artistic exhibits. After lunch drive to TONGLI, a 1000-year-old 'water-town', and experience the life of local people living along the canals, before continuing on to Suzhou. Tonight, dancers, folk singers and musicians with classical Chinese instruments will entertain you in Suzhou's GARDEN OF THE MASTER OF THE NETS. (B,L,D)

  4. SUZHOU-BEIJING.
    Suzhou is famed for its silk industry. The ancient canals and bridges here earned it the name `Venice of the East'. Your exploration of Suzhou begins with a visit to TIGER HILL, on the summit of which stands the Pagoda of Yunyan. Visit the LINGERING GARDEN before taking a short cruise along the GRAND CANAL. After lunch visit a SILK FACTORY, then enjoy a RICKSHAW RIDE along the canal banks. This evening, fly to Beijing. (B,L,D)

  5. BEIJING.
    Beijing holds many wonders for the visitor. Highlights include the vast TIANANMEN SQUARE, home to the imposing city museum, and the magnificent FORBIDDEN CITY, the palace complex that was home to successive Emperors for over 500 years. The glorious SUMMER PALACE will enthrall you with its gardens and landscapes. (B,L)

  6. BEIJING-GREAT WALL OF CHINA.
    Drive to Mutianyu to visit the legendary GREAT WALL OF CHINA, which crosses forested mountain tops and stretches approximately 6,000 kilometres across China's barren northern terrain. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall is a spectacular sight you'll be sure never to forget. Later, visit the JADE MUSEUM where you can purchase pieces of this precious stone. Your day ends with a traditional PEKING DUCK DINNER. (B,L,D)

  7. BEIJING-YICHANG-YANGTZE RIVER.
    After a morning visit to Beijing's TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, fly to Yichang, where you will board your ship for an exciting four-night YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE. (B,D)

  8. YANGTZE RIVER.
    Set sail this morning and watch dramatic vistas unfold before you as your ship passes through the serenely beautiful Xiling Gorge. After a shore excursion to the incredible THREE GORGES DAM, you'll sail through the Three Gorges Dam five-stage ship lock. (B,L,D)

  9. YANGTZE RIVER.
    Today, experience the swift, crystal waters of the Shennong Stream, a Yangtze tributary. Travel through fairytale landscapes that are unlike anywhere else in the world. Later you will pass through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. (B,L,D)

  10. YANGTZE RIVER.
    Continue your cruise today and visit Fengdu Ghost City, said to be inhabited by immortals from China's underworld, and bursting with ancient shrines and temples dedicated to these gods. (B,L,D)

  11. YANGTZE RIVER-CHONGQING-XIAN.
    Disembark from your cruise ship this morning and fly to the ancient capital of Xi'an.(B,L)

  12. XIAN.
    Marvel at the remarkable TERRACOTTA WARRIORS, built around 250 BC to guard an Imperial Tomb and comprising thousands of full-size, hand-carved clay soldiers, chariots and horses. Next, stroll along the ancient CITY WALL and visit the XI'AN ART CERAMICS AND LACQUER EXHIBITION CENTRE. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the TANG ERA MUSIC AND DANCE SHOW (B,L,D)

  13. XIAN-GUILIN.
    A morning visit to Xi'an's WILD GOOSE PAGODA, a revered Buddhist pagoda built around 600 AD, is followed by your flight to Guilin. (B,L)

  14. GUILIN-YANGSHUO.
    Cruise the picturesque LI RIVER which snakes through limestone pinnacles and rice fields to Yangshuo. (B)

  15. YANGSHUO-GUILIN.
    Discover the beautiful countryside around Yangshuo and enjoy an afternoon is at leisure before returning to Guilin in the evening. (B)

  16. GUILIN.
    Visit the SOUTH CHINA PEARL MUSEUM and REED FLUTE CAVE, a vast cavern pitted with stalagmites and stalactites, named after the nearby reeds that were once used to make flutes. Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

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Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
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Triple Price
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PRE SHANGHAI 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $152 AUD $76 AUD
PRE SHANGHAI 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $178 AUD $89 AUD
PRE SHANGHAI 01 Jun 2017 31 Aug 2017 $152 AUD $76 AUD
PRE SHANGHAI 01 Apr 2017 31 May 2017 $178 AUD $89 AUD
POST GUILIN 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $152 AUD $76 AUD
POST GUILIN 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $190 AUD $95 AUD
POST GUILIN 01 Jun 2017 31 Aug 2017 $152 AUD $76 AUD
POST GUILIN 01 Apr 2017 31 May 2017 $190 AUD $95 AUD

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