ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS DEAL

THIS 17-DAY TOUR FEATURES A 4-NIGHT LUXURY CRUISE DOWN THE SCENIC YANGTZE RIVER

Discover the breathtaking beauty of China, travel in comfort while enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery in China. Our luxury cruise features state of the art facilities to make sure you will create wonderful & timeless memories during this fantastic adventure.

  • Itinerary

    Show all info
    Hide info

    Chengdu, Yangtze rivier, Beijing, Gubei Water Town, Shanghai

    Please note: Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences.
    All optional excursions are excluded from the package.

    • DAY1 / Chengdu Arrival
      Details

      Begin your journey with your international flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at the Chengdu International Airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

    • DAY2 / Chengdu- Yichang
      Details

      Today you will be transferred from Chengdu to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 4-night cruise down the Yangtze River.

    • DAY3 / Yangtze River Cruise
      Details

      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 Activity: Excursion – Three Gorges Dam SiteThe Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world.
      Optional Activity: Excursion – Tribe of the Three GorgesYou 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.

       

    • DAY4 / Yangtze River Cruise
      Details

      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 Activity: Excursion – Lesser Three Gorges or ShennongStream(SubjecttotheCruise)
      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 Activity: 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.

    • DAY5 / Yangtze River Cruise
      Details

      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 Activity: Excursion – Fengdu Ghost CityToday’s optional excursion is the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts.” The temples

      built on Ming Mountain depict the instruments of punishmentanddemonpaintings,demonstratingthe Chinese people’s imagination of hell.
      Optional Activity: 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 climbing.

    • DAY6 / Chongqing - Xi an
      Details

      Today you will be transferred from Chongqing to Xi an. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow.

    • DAY7 / Xi,an - Terracotta Warriors, Moslem Street
      Details

      Todayyouwilllearnaboutover1000yearsof Xi’an history, which served as China’s capital for 13 dynasties and visit the Terracotta Warriors Site, considered the eighth wonder of the world and discovered by accident in 1974. Wear comfortable shoes today as, you will explore the army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots that has guarded Emperor Qin’s tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique and the painstaking repair and evacuation continues to this day. On the way to the terracotta warriors, you will also visit an excellent factory where you can learn more about the creation, conservation and history of the Warrior vaults. After lunch, walk through the famous Moslem Street, where many delicious foods and souvenirs are available for purchase.

    • DAY8 / Xi,an-WildGoosePagoda, ProvincialMuseum, Ancient City Wall
      Details

      Today you will begin with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and subsequently became a holy place for pilgrims. You will then continue on to the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). Your next visitwillbetothe AncientCityWall,whichwasbuiltin 194BCandistheoldestandbestpreservedancientcity wall in all of China. In the evening, you may choose to join.Optional Activity: Tang Dynasty Dance Performance

    • DAY9 / Xi,an - Beijing
      Details

      Today you will board a high speed train to the capital city ofBeijing.Uponarrival,youwillbemetbyyourtourguide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepareforyourfulldaytourtomorrow.

    • DAY10 / Beijing - Great Wall
      Details

      Today, you will visit the 2008 Olympic Games sites. Then visit Jade factory to learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. After lunch, 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. Afterward heading to Gubei Water Town and stay overnight and enjoy the night scene of the Great wall.

    • DAY11 / Gubei Water Town
      Details

      Today, you’ll enjoy and experience an old-fashioned simplicity and elegance. Row upon row of houses, old quartzite streets and long narrow alleyways show the style and features of the old ancient town. River channels are scattered between streets;housesneartheriverarebathedinsunlight.Besides sightseeing, you can experience unique local customs and participate in native activities.

    • DAY12 / Gubei Water Town - Beijing
      Details

      Morning is free for leisure, optional tours are offered to Little Potala Palace, Chengde. It was modeled after the Potala Palace in Tibet. It was built for Emperor Qianlong to receive the visiting Tibetan nobles. Heading back to Beijing in the afternoon. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandestpublicplazasintheworld.Afterward,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 with a Chinese Medical professional.

    • DAY13 / Beijing - Shanghai
      Details

      Today you will be transferred to Shanghai by bullet train. Upon arrival in Shanghai you transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

    • DAY14 / Shanghai - Nanjing walking district, The Bund Shanghai Museum, People Square
      Details

      Today, you will visit the Nanjing walking district and discover the history and culture of Shanghai at the Shanghai Museum. You will then continue to the Bund by the Huangpu River, and witness the old meeting the modern side of the city. 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 fort relics.

    • DAY15 / Shanghai - Ancient Water Town
      Details

      After breakfast, enjoy a tour of an ancient water town. The town, known as ‘The Venice of Shanghai’ is a well preserved ancientwatertowninmodernShanghai.Withahistoryof over 1700 years, it is typical of a country environment of southeast China. There are hundreds of gardens here that were established in the Ming and Qing dynasties. 15 rivers divide the town into 7 islands, with 49 historic bridges connecting the islands together.

  • Package Includes

    Show all info
    Hide info
    • Flights
      Details

      International roundtrip airfares
      All China domestic and international transfers
      Round trip to and from the airport
      Private coach transportation with air conditioning

    • Tours
      Details

      Experienced, English - speaking guides
      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Sightseeing admissions
      Tour Tipping is included

    • Accommodation
      Details

      15 nights’ accommodation:
      1 Nights Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar
      3 Nights Xi’an – Grand Noble Hotel or similar
      4 Nights Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park or Similar 3 Nights Shanghai – Shanghai Crowne Plaza Fudan or Similar

      Meals: 15 Breakfasts 7 Lunches 5 Dinner

  • 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.

    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.

    Lesser Three Gorges
    Board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three Gorges region or Shennong Stream. This excursion is subject to the cruise.

    White Emperor City
    An ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County.

    Fengdu Ghost City
    The temples built on Ming Mountain depicts the instruments of punishment and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

    Shibaozhai
    Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century, featuring inscriptions of past dynasties on each floor.

    Hutong Tour
    Take a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutong areas famous for the old-style buildings, and time-honoured workshops. Enjoy a local family style meal before retiring to your hotel.

    Summer Palace
    The largest royal park in China that looks over the stunning Kunming lake and for hundreds of years, the summer residence of Chinese royalty and their families.

    • • All domestic and international transfers in China
      • Tour tipping
      • Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      • Sightseeing admissions
      • Private coach transportation
      • Experienced, English speaking guides
      • 15 nights’ accommodation:
      1 Nights Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar
      3 Nights Xi’an – Grand Noble Hotel or similar
      4 Nights Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park or Similar
      3 Nights Shanghai – Shanghai Crowne Plaza Fudan or Similar
      • Meals:
      o 15 Breakfasts
      o 7 Lunches
      o 5 Dinner

    • • China Visa application fee
      • Single supplement charge, upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours.
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Departure city surcharge, High Season surcharge.
      • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
      • Trip delay or interruption by 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

    • • $350 per person Surcharge departure from Perth & Brisbane & Auckland.
      • $500 per person Surcharge departure from Adelaide.
      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy.
      • $200 per person high season surcharge
      • Single supplement of $850 is payable upon booking for single travelers.
      • Cancellation prior to flight ticket issue will incur a $350 cancellation fee, there will be no refund after the flight ticket is issued.
      • Return date change will incur the charge of $200 per person before the air ticket has been issued and is subject to airline availability.
      • No child discount on a special deal.
      • Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic.
      • Condition and other unforeseen occurrences.
      • All currencies are in AUD Dollars unless stated otherwise.

Tour Highlights

Each Tour Is Designed For A Special Experience

Chengdu
  • International flight
  • Meet & greet your tour guide
  • City exploration

Yangtze River Cruise
  • Three Gorges Dam
  • Luxury facilities
  • On-cruise entertainment

Xi'an
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Moslem Street
  • Wild Goose Pagoda

Beijing
  • The Great Wall
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Tai Chi Exercise

Shanghai
  • The Bund
  • Ancient Water Town
Book Trip Now

Discovery Yangtze – 17 Days 15 Nights China Tour

$4599
Value
$2899
Per Person
Duration
17 days 15 nights

Departure Cities

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / Adelaide / Perth

ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS DEAL

 

17 DAYS $4599

March 2019: 2229
April 2019: 05121926
May 2019: 0310172431
June 2019: 07
July 2019: 26*
August 2019: 162330
September 2019: 06*13*20*27*
October 2019: 04111825
November 2019: 0108152229

Book Trip Now