Viewing the Yangtze from your own balcony

Book a cruise along the mighty Yangtze through Helen Wong’s Tours and passengers are guaranteed a balcony cabin aboard one of Victoria Cruises’ luxury vessels.

The Yangtze – and the magnificence of cruising along its raging waters – is highlighted in a number of group tours listed in Helen Wong’s Tours’ 84-page bumper size brochure, which is also accessible online with its “value-for-money” holiday options.

Due to the strength of the Australian dollar, tour prices have dipped since last year with savings across the board. For example, travellers booking a 26-day Splendid Yangtze tour, which includes a Yangtze cruise, pay from $7300pp, twin share compared with $7900 from the previous year’s brochure.

This price includes return air fare from Australia, transfers, domestic air travel, daily breakfast and most other meals, evening cultural shows, sightseeing, entrance fees and the support of English-speaking guides. a Chinese visa is also included for Australian passport holders along with travel kit and cabin bag.

In addition to the Yangtze cruise itineraries, Helen Wong’s Tours 2011-2012 China program has a host of escorted group tours which cover other parts of China, ranging from a 12-day China Discovery (from $3440pp, twin share) to a 26-day Ancient Silk Route (from $6740pp, twin share).

Helen Wong’s Tours, which prides itself on delivering “quality plus” through having its own office in China, has launched a new-look website, including a “tea room” for all the latest news.

For more information visit or call Helen Wong’s Tours on 1300 788328.