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CHINA, RUSSIA & JAPAN

SPECTRUM OF THE SEAS - BEIJING to SHANGHAI - 16 nights from $2,549 per person Twin Share


24 APRIL 2020

Beijing to Shanghai
Fly & cruise-tour
Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean
Cruise Ship: Spectrum of the Seas
Package Departure Date: 24 April 2020
Cruise Departure Date:  02 May 2020




> Return flights from Sydney or Melbourne 
> 8 night Guided Tour from Beijing to Shanghai incl breakfast (details below)
> Tour highlights: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Great Wall, Beijing Zoo, high-speed rail journey, Lingering Gardens, West Lake plus more! 
> 8 night Russia & Japan cruise round trip from Shanghai 
> Meals and entertainment onboard
> All port fees and taxes
> Gratuities onboard

Ex Brisbane add $250pp
Ex Perth add $270pp

Package Code: CHP60368

Beijing to Shanghai 
Guided Tour

24 Apr 2020: Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival pick up from Beijing Capital International Airport and transfer to your hotel.

25 Apr: Beijing Sightseeing (Breakfast)
Your exploration of Beijing begins at Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. As the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square is the first “must-see” tourist attraction for Chinese and foreign visitors. The Forbidden City, actually a “nick-name” for the Imperial Palace, was the political center of China for almost 600 years, during the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure or join an optional Hutong Rickshaw tour with Rickshaw ride and lunch in a local family (optional, at your own expense). These narrow alleyways lined by courtyard residences will give you an insider’s look into the lives of local families.

26 Apr: Great Wall of China (Breakfast/Lunch)
An exciting morning to China’s historic symbol – the Great Wall, a monumental feat of ancient Chinese engineering. Once you set foot on the wall, you will be appreciated by this longest, oldest and most labour-intensive projects in mankind’s history.
Tonight you can choose to watch the Golden Mask Dynasty show (optional, at your own expense), a large-scale Chinese musical drama showed at OCT Theater in Beijing Happy Valley. It is a fairy tale about wars, royalty and romance. A queen, who wears a golden mask, creates a splendid dynasty. In the years of wars, Golden Mask Dynasty defeat Blue Mask Dynasty. However, the queen declares a total amnesty. The king of Blue Mask Dynasty is moved by her mercy and trust. Soon, they fall in love with each other. Unfortunately, there comes catastrophic natural disaster. The queen scarifies herself to save the people.

27 Apr: Beijing – Suzhou (Breakfast) (High speed train experience)
After breakfast visit Beijing Zoo to see giant pandas. Then make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Then transfer to Beijing Railway Station for a high speed train ride to Suzhou (approx.. a 4.5 hour train ride). Upon arrival pick up from Suzhou Railway Station and transfer to the hotel.

28 Apr: Suzhou – Wuxi
Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the "Venice of the East". There is an option to take a cruise along the Grand Canal (optional) to view life along China’s ancient waterway. Today visit the famous Lingering Garden. The Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden and is recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is known for its silk, so of course a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order.
This afternoon drive to Wuxi (approximately a 1 hour coach ride) and enjoy free time at leisure in Nanchan Street, an ancient street which has been elegantly renovated.

29 Apr: Wuxi – Hangzhou (Breakfast)
This morning visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds. View the picturesque Taihu Lake, the second biggest fresh water lake in China. Then visit a Pearl Outlet to learn more about traditional Chinese pearl. Afterwards drive to Hangzhou (approximately a 2 hour coach ride), where the 2016 G20 Summit was held in September 2016.

30 Apr: Hangzhou – Shanghai (Breakfast)
This morning start this amazing day with a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou's willow draped islands. Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, so a visit to the city just isn’t complete without a trip to a local tea house. Make a special visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of Longjing tea. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting.
Drive to Shanghai to visit the famous Bund (Approx. 2 hour bus ride). Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai's banks and trading houses. Tonight there is an optional activity to watch a superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time” (optional).

01 May: Shanghai (Breakfast)
This morning stepping back in time at the Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 art objects on show.
Enjoy some free time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional half-day tour of Shanghai (optional, at your own expense) including Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai. Other attractions include Xintiandi, Old Town and Nanjing Road.

02 May: Transfer to Port of Baoshan (Breakfast)

 


Day 1: Flight Sydney or Melbourne to Beijing
Fri 24 Apr 2020 |

Day 1 - 9: 8 night Guided tour Beijing to Shanghai
Fri 24 Apr 2020

Day 9: Shanghai (Baoshan) - China
Sat 2 May 2020 | Depart 4:30 PM

Day 10: Cruising
Sun 3 May 2020

Day 11: Cruising
Mon 4 May 2020

Day 12: Vladivostok - Russia
Tue 5 May 2020 | 5:00 AM To 8:00 PM

Day 13: Cruising
Wed 6 May 2020

Day 14: Kyoto (Maizuru) - Japan
Thu 7 May 2020 | 6:00 AM To 6:00 PM

Day 15: Fukuoka - Japan
Fri 8 May 2020 | 12:00 PM To 9:00 PM

Day 16: Cruising
Sat 9 May 2020

Day 17: Shanghai (Baoshan) - China
Sun 10 May 2020 | Arrive 7:00 AM

Day 17: Flight Shanghai to Sydney or Melbourne
Sun 10 May 2020 |
 

Inside - $2,549

Oceanview - $2,659

Balcony - $2,779


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