Tony Kelly Travel 

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Majestic Yangtze - 14 days from $4,180 per person twin share

 

Savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China's enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing, plus the Giant Pandas of Chengdu.

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Nights: 13
Departs: Shanghai
Deal ends: May be withdrawn at anytime.
Operator: Wendy Wu

 

Inclusions

▪ Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected)
▪ All accommodation
▪ All meals
▪ All sightseeing and entrance fees
▪ All transportation and transfers
▪ English speaking National Escort (if your group is 10 or more passengers) and Local Guides
▪ Visa fees for Australian passport holders
▪ Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants
▪ Comprehensive travel guides
 

 

 

ITINERARY

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly to cosmopolitan Shanghai for a two-night stay.

 

DAY 2: EXPLORE SHANGHAI

Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples. Today’s explorations include the classical Yu Garden, a stop in the old town, and follow the age-old silk production process at the Silk Museum, from the cultivation of silkworms up to creating the final piece. Later admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. The skyscrapers and glimmering lights are a sight to behold, Shanghai is unlike any other city in the world. Tonight you will sample traditional cuisine.

 

DAY 3: FLY TO WUHAN

Take the morning to see the sights of the ultramodern Pudong area of the city with its sci-fi skyscrapers. Later fly to Wuhan and continue by coach to Yichang where you will board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

 

DAYS 4-6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as we cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days, prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another. Take a side trip to the attractive Goddess or Shennong Stream and enjoy shore excursions to the Ghost City of Fengdu or Shibaozhai.

 

DAY 7: DRIVE TO CHENGDU

Disembarking the cruise vessel in Chongqing, explore old Ciqikou, a district known for its porcelain production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ciqikou’s narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical and traditional architecture. Transfer to Chengdu and enjoy a delicious Sichuan dinner with the option of a performance of Sichuan Opera (at your own expense).

 

DAY 8: GIANT PANDAS

A visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the reserve’s breeding programme. You’ll then take a bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian. This evening a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing await.

 

DAY 9: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized Warriors. Visit the workshop of the craftspeople who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and buy a souvenir warrior to take home. Later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls.

 

DAY 10: EXPLORE XIAN, FLY TO BEIJING

A fascinating morning includes a visit to the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda. Take time to walk through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city.

 

DAY 11: IMPERIAL BEIJING

Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart, stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in, a dance class. Later, enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show.

 

DAY 12: GREAT WALL OF CHINA

This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic site – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon, visit a jade factory then savour the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour Beijing’s best-known delicacy – Peking Duck.

 

DAYS 13-14: BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA

This morning is at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.

 

 

Dates & Departures 

Prices per person TWIN share

2019 Departures
29 Oct 2019 - $4,280
05 Nov 2019 - $4,280

 

2020 Departures

06 Mar 2020 - $4,780

17 Mar 2020 - $4,780

24 Mar 2020 - $4,780

02 Apr 2020 - $5,080

21 Apr 2020 - $5,480

23 Apr 2020 - $5,480

30 Apr 2020 - $5,480

05 May 2020 - $4,880

07 May 2020 - $4,880

12 May 2020 - $4,880

19 May 2020 - $4,880

21 May 2020 - $4,880

26 May 2020 - $4,880

02 Jun 2020 - $5,080

16 Jun 2020 - $5,080

14 Jul 2020 - $5,080

04 Aug 2020 - $5,080

11 Aug 2020 - $4,780

18 Aug 2020 - $5,180

25 Aug 2020 - $5,180

27 Aug 2020 - $4,180

01 Sep 2020 - $4,180

03 Sep 2020 - $5,180

08 Sep 2020 - $5,080

10 Sep 2020 - $5,080

15 Sep 2020 - $5,180

17 Sep 2020 - $5,580

22 Sep 2020 - $5,380

24 Sep 2020 - $5,380

06 Oct 2020 - $5,380

08 Oct 2020 - $5,080

13 Oct 2020 - $5,080

15 Oct 2020 - $5,280

20 Oct 2020 - $5,280

22 Oct 2020 - $4,180

27 Oct 2020 - $4,180

03 Nov 2020 - $4,180

 

Contact us for 2021 departures.

 

Additional Price Information

Above prices include airline fuel surcharge and taxes. Subject to change.

Customary tipping amount of approximately US$75 (AU$101) is paid locally in Sri Lanka.

Standard itinerary departs SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL, PER. Other cities available, contact us for details

Depending on airline schedules, extra nights pre or post tour accommodation or stopovers may be required at additional cost.

Single Supplement from $1,320

21 Aug 2018 and 10 Aug 2019 departures coincide with Esala Perahera Pageant in Kandy and sightseeing will be amended.

 
Terms & Conditions 
Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking.
 


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