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Travel in comfort and explore Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai and Yangtze River Cruise. You will enjoy some of the most spectacular sites in China, including the Great Wall, one of the 7 wonders of the world. Take back with you wonderful, timeless memories of your beautiful adventure.

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    Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai & Yangtze River Cruise


      Your China holiday will begin with an international flight to Beijing. Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel to prepare for your tour tomorrow.


      Today you may choose to explore the city of Beijing at your own pace. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced local guide.

      Today’s optional tours:
      Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City- Set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and
      grandest public plazas in the world before progressing on to the Forbidden City. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an exclusive tour through this vast complex of courtyards and lanes. If time permits, the tour guide could recommend some optional tours to give you an even better experience!


      Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent, and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Before returning to your hotel, experience the oriental foot massage at a traditional Chinese medical centre where you will learn about alternative treatments for illness and have the chance to consult a Chinese Medical professional.

    • DAY 4 / BEIJING - Hangzhou

      In the morning, you can choose to spend the day at your leisure – take advantage of the hotel facilities or explore Beijing. You will also have the option to participate in an optional tour of the Temple of Heaven and practice the martial art of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi energy (consciousness) within the body. The Temple of Heaven a sprawling complex of religious buildings located in the south-eastern section of central Beijing. The site was constructed by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties who would host annual ceremonies of prayer for good harvest here. Later this afternoon you will be transferred to Hangzhou.


      You will embark on a tour of Hangzhou city – renowned for its beauty and abundance of cultural heritage. It is also the political, economic and cultural center of the Zhejiang Province and one of the most popular tourist destinations in China. You will then visit the West Lake area in Hangzhou, comprising of the West Lake and the surrounding hills, which have inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th Century. It is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in China, and is home to numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens, causeways and artificial islands. Visit to a tea plantation, here you will learn about tea picking and processing.


      Today, you willtransferred to Suzhou and explore the Master of the Nets Garden it is one of the finest gardens in China, and for which Suzhou is renowned. You will explore the garden and admire the effortless cohesion of art, nature,and architecture that has attracted thousands of visitors since 1140CE.

      Today’s optional tours:
      After lunch, you will have the option to take a boat trip along the longest canal in the world – Suzhou’s Grand Canal. Some sections date as far back as the 5th century BC and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – there are many beautiful homes to admire along this impressive waterway.


      After breakfast, spend the morning perusing the most famous silk factory in China to understand the manufacturing processes of silk and its rich history in China before being be transferred to Shanghai via bus. Upon arrival, you will visit the Nanjing walking district and discover the history and culture of Shanghai. You will then continue to the Bund by the Huangpu River, and witness the old meeting the modern side of the city.

      Today’s optional tours:
      Enjoy an optional evening on the Huangpu River Cruise, allowing you to take in the famous sites of Shanghai including; the People’s Hero Monument, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the dramatic skyline of the Pu Dong business district, the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks and the Wu Song ancient gun for relics.

    • DAY 8 / SHANGHAI

      Today you may enjoy a day of leisure. Shanghai is host to a great number of historical and cultural sites, so be sure to ask your tour guide for advice on the best places to visit. Alternatively, you can choose to enjoy an optional tour with your experienced tour guide.

      Today’s optional tours:
      After breakfast, visit Xintiandi old stone house area. Experience the first commercial maglev train in the world, which was developed by China and Germany, completed in 2002 after over one year’s construction and began its commercial operation in 2003. The train’s maximum speed is 380km per hour, covering 300 kilometers in just an 8-minute trip! Then have your affluent shopping before you leave this lovely city.


      Today, you will be transferred from Shanghai to Yichang by high speed train. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and settle in before departure tomorrow. The expansive Yangtze River is the largest river in Asia and the third largest in the world. It is renowned not only for its impressive size, but also for the natural beauty of its surrounds. The river begins in the remote mountainous regions and winds its way through stunning gorges, lush and fertile regions and connects with numerous lakes and waterways.


      Start the morning with an exercise on board in the presence of the beautiful Gorges. Spend your day out on an optional excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment of a Chinese dancing ball.

      Optional Excursion – Three Gorges Dam Site
      The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world.
      Optional Excursion – Tribe of the Three Gorges
      You may also want to visit the Tribe of the Three gorges, the only large scenic spot that has not been influenced by the Three Gorges Dam project, which showcases the abundant Ba Culture and Shu Culture.


      Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or for a leisure day on board the ship. In the afternoon you will continue to cruise into the western section of Xiling gorge.

      Optional Excursion – Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream (Subject to the Cruise)
      Explore the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream, a shining pearl hidden in the remote mountains. You will leave your cruise ship and board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three gorges region or Shennong Stream, lined by sheer cliffs and mountains.

      Optional Excursion – White Emperor City
      You may also choose the optional excursion to visit the White Emperor City, an ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County.


      Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the optional excursions or pamper yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

      Optional Excursion – Fengdu Ghost City
      Today’s optional excursion is the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts.” The templesbuilt on Ming Mountain depict the instruments of punishment and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

      Optional Excursion – Shibaozhai
      Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century. It is located in Zhong County on the south bank of the Yangtze River. There are steles and inscriptions of past dynasties on each floor. Visitors may also appreciate the spectacular Yangtze River from the windows of each floor during

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    • Flights

      International roundtrip airfares
      International return flights to China
      Round trip transfer to and from airport
      All domestic transfers in China

    • Tours

      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Private coach transportation with air conditioning
      Experienced, English-speaking guides
      Sightseeing admissions

    • Accomodation

      12 nights accommodation:
      3 Night in Beijing – Riverside Hotel Beijing or Similar,
      2 Night in Hangzhou – Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or Similar,
      1 Night in Suzhou – Suzhou Holiday Inn Huirong Plaza or Similar,
      3 Nights in Shanghai – Wassim Hotel Zhoupu Pudong Shanghai or Similar.
      3 Nights on Yangtze River Cruise
      Meal list on itinerary: 12 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinners

  • Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

    Song Dynasty Show

    Suzhou’s Grand Canal Boat Trip

    Huangpu River Cruise

    Xintiandi Old Stone House Area

    Three Gorges Dam/ Tribe of the Three Gorges

    Lesser Three Gorges/ Shennong Stream/ White Emperor City

    Fendu Ghost City/ Shibaozhai

      • International round-trip airfare
      • Round trip transfer to and from airport
      • Sightseeing admissions as specified
      • Private coach with air conditioning
      • English Speaking Guide
      • 12 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 5 Dinner
      •  12 nights’ accommodation
      • China Visa application fee
      • Upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours.
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
      • Trip delay or interruption by the airline schedule change
      • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
      • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
      • Price is for two persons based on double occupancy for departures from Sydney/Melbourne. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge ($350 per person).
      • For Single traveler, there will be a deduction of $800 upon booking.
      • Tour tipping $150 per person is payable at the time of booking for the tour.
      • The promotional tour is non-refundable outside the money back guarantee period after the reservation is confirmed.
      • If travel is more than 90 days from the date of reservation, all travelers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveler’s passport and provide passport copies within 30 days of the reservation being made. If travel is within 60-90 days from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 15 days. If travel is within 60 days of r from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 7 days. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.
      • If travel is more than 90 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 15 days.  For travel within 60-90 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 7 days. If travel is within 60 days, no money back guarantee is provided.
      • No child discount on special deal
      • Travel insurance covering lost baggage, accidents, and trip cancellation/interruption is highly recommended.
      • All currencies are in AUD Dollars unless stated otherwise.

Tour Highlights

Each Tour Is Designed For A Special Experience

  • The Great Wal
  • Forbidden City
  • Tiananmen Square

  • West Lake
  • Tea Village

  • Master of Nets Garden

  • Nanjing Walking District
  • Bund by the Huangpu River

Yangtze River
  • Three Gorges Dam (optional)
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China Encounter- plus Yangtze 14 Days 12 Nights

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14 days 12 nights

Departure Cities

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / Adelaide / Perth


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