If you’re keen to visit China, this escorted group tour planned for next year could be exactly what you’re looking for. Organised by the travel experts at the Seniors Holiday Travel Club, this tour includes a four-night cruise on the amazing Yangtze River, on the five-star American Victoria in a Balcony Cabin.
This tour also includes:
- accommodation in four- or five-star hotels
- return international flights from Sydney to China,
- three domestic flights in China (don’t forget that China is 30 per centlarger than Australia)
- sightseeing tours with entrance fees
- all meals in China
- transfers and transportation throughout China
- services of an English-speaking guide,
- plus your tour escort for the duration of your trip, from Australia and back.
You’ll fly into Shanghai, where you’ll spend two nights, including sightseeing to the beautiful Yu Garden in Old Shanghai City, walk along the famous Bund area, Nanjing Road (No. 1 Shopping Paradise in China), Pudong area, Oriental Pearl Tower and see an unbelievable acrobatic performance.
Fly to Wuhan and take the bullet train to Yichang, where you’ll board your five-star luxury cruise ship.
On the tour you’ll experience rich cultural Chinese heritage formed over thousands of years. The tour also includes:
the Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam Project shore excursion (Qutang Gorge (8 km), Wu Gorge (44 km) and Xiling Gorge (66 km), plus Daning River and Fragrant Stream. Shennongxi Stream, Fengdu (town of ghosts), Mingshan Hill, temple, Chongqing, Panda House.
You’ll also fly to Xian and attend the beautiful Tang Dynasty Show and Dinner, see the Porcelain Terra Cotta Warriors Factory, Qin Shin Huang’s Tomb, Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses (eighth wonder of the world). A visit to the 6000-year-old Neolithic Village remains in Banpo Museum is also on the cards.
Next you’ll fly to Beijing, the capital of China for five dynasties and 800 years. Here you’ll be able to see the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (over 800 buildings and 9999 rooms, resplendent golden-glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls). You’ll get to take in a Kung Fu show, visit the Great Wall of China at Juyongguan Part, Sacred Path to Ming Tombs, Cloisonne Factory and also a trip to biggest Jade Exhibition Centre in Asia. A famous Peking Duck dinner rounds off the trip.
The April departure is sold out.
A new group departing on 8 September 2016 is being finalised now. Pre-release price for this 13-day tour, which includes return flights, is just $3550, with a $1500 Single supplement. These prices are return from Sydney. Additional cost from other cities. Contact Margaret or Lucy on 1800 300 999.
For more information on this trip, visit Seniors Holiday Travel Club.
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