Discover the Great Wall, a world wonder stretching more than 4,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the desert in Central Asia; explore the Forbidden City, home to 24 emperors spanning more than 500 years; unwind on a 5 star luxury cruise along the Yangtze River; experience the sensation of scaling the Yellow Mountain, ‘the most captivating under Heaven’, and much more on the luxury 16-day China Tour.
Day 1 Fly across the Pacific Ocean and touch down in Beijing, the capital city of China Day 2-3 Discover the magic capital city – Beijing
Ancient yet futuristic, immense but vibrant, Beijing is magic. Among the major highlights are the Forbidden City, home to 24 emperors spanning more than 500 years; the Great Wall, a world wonder stretching more than 4,000 miles from the Pacific Ocean to the desert in Central Asia; the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world …
Day 4 Fly from Beijing to Yi Chang for the Yangtze River Cruise
Join locals dancing in the public square in Yichang and soak up the local cultural atmosphere before boarding the cruise.
Day 5-8 Unwind on a 5 star luxury cruise along the Yangtze River
Originating from the foot of the Himalayas, winding its way across China and eventually merging with the Pacific Ocean, the mighty Yangtze River is the largest in Asia and the third largest in the world only after the Nile and the Amazon. It symbolizes 5000 years of ancient Chinese civilization. Relax, refresh and reinvigorate on the 4-day 5-star luxury cruise while enjoy the stunning beauty of the Yangtze River, where the mountains, forests, waterways and cliff faces of the Three Gorges region in rural China combine to create the nation’s most fascinating scenery. The luxury cruise also features fabulous folk dancing shows; excursion to the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydraulic engineering project ever undertaken by mankind; excursion to the Three Small Gorges and the ‘Ghost City’ in Fengdu Town; not to mention the welcome and farewell banquets hosted by the Captain.
Day 9 Experience the megacity of Chongqing
Our Yangtze River Cruise ends in Chongqing, the 4th largest city of China. Experience the dynamics of the mega city before catching domestic flight bound for the Yellow Mountain. Check into the 5 star Huangshan Golf Resort Hotel.
Day 10-11 Scale the Yellow Mountain (by cable car or climb), ‘the most captivating under Heaven’
Situated in southern Anhui Province in East China, the Yellow Mountain has amazed and captivated countless visitors from around the world for its spectacular landscape characterized by breath-taking cliffs, a sea of clouds flying only halfway to the peak of the mountain, and evergreen pine trees in fascinating shapes growing between incredibly intriguing rocks. Enjoy the sensation of scaling the Yellow Mountain, the ‘most captivating under Heaven’.
Day 12-13 2-Day Tai Chi/Qigong training workshop at the Huangshan Golf Resort Hotel (Optional as alternative tour of well-known local cultural attractions is available)
Day 14 Leave Huangshan for Shanghai
Day 15Experience the Glamour of Shanghai
Enjoy a leisurely stroll and experience the glamour of the futuristic city with the state of art infrastructure, super modern skyscrapers, luxury stores, dazzling shops… Known as ‘the Oriental Paris’, Shanghai is well and truly a shopping paradise, a perfect place for perfect gifts and souvenirs for loved ones and friends so that they can share the thrill of your ultimate tour experience
Day 16 Return to Australia, ending the awesome 16-Day Tour
(1) Return international airfare from Sydney to China
(2) Domestic air, cruise, coach and train fares inside China
(3) To and from hotels transfers
(4) All sightseeing admissions
(5)Twin share accommodation for 4 to 5 star luxury hotel and cabin room
(6) Breakfast, lunch and dinner in best possible restaurants
(7) Standard international travel insurance
(8) Airport tax and fuel surcharge
(9) English tour guide
Surcharge applies if single hotel and cruise cabin is required
Tipping is voluntary by tour participants