Duration
14 days
Price From
$2,799

REMARK:

Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.

Route

Beijing – Xi’an – Shanghai - Yangtze

Highlights

  • Visit the Temple of Heaven – the largest and most representative existing masterpiece among China’s ancient sacrificial buildings
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view from the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the world
  • View the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’An
  • Free at leisure to enjoy the stunning sights of Shanghai
  • Enjoy a marvelous journey on the famous Yangtze River Cruise

Itinerary

Day 01: Australia – Beijing

Depart from Australia to Beijing. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for your check in.

* PLEASE NOTE – Some flights may depart the night before.

Meals: In-flight meals

Day 02: Beijing – Temple of Heaven

After breakfast, explore the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest and most representative existing masterpiece amongst China’s ancient sacrificial buildings. Step back in time as you admire the long wall enclosing the place where emperors of many dynasties held their Heaven Worship Ceremonies.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 03: Beijing – Great Wall

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic *Great Wall *(Juyongguan Section), one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Recognized by UNESCO, and get a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700 mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 04: Beijing – Free Day

Today is a leisure day to see Beijing at your own pace. Get to know the city by drinking in the stunning sights and treating yourself to some delicious local fare!
Meals: Breakfast

Day 05: Beijing – Bullet Train to Xi’An

This morning you will visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. You will then travel on the bullet train to Xian. When you arrive in Xian, it is a famous ancient city in China and records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Our local representative will meet and greet you at the North Xian Railway Station. The local representative will transfer you to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 06: Xi’An – Terracotta Warriors

Today after breakfast you will visit the Terracotta Warriors. View the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors in the company of our experienced local guide. You may have the opportunity of meeting the man who discovered the Warriors and learn about the moment they were uncovered by talking to one of the farmers who stumbled upon them in 1974. Visit the famous Moslem Street, where many delicious local snacks and souvenirs are available for purchase.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 07: Xi’An – Bullet train to Shanghai

Today you will travel on the bullet train to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, our local representative will meet and greet you at the Railway Station. The local representative will transfer you to the hotel for a good night’s sleep.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Shanghai

Today is a leisure day to see Shanghai at your own pace. Get to know the city by drinking in the stunning sights and treating yourself to some delicious local fare!
Meals: Breakfast

Day 09: Shanghai – Yichang

Today you’ll travel from Shanghai to Yichang by high-speed train. Upon arrival, you’ll board your Yangtze River Cruise ship and settle in to your cabin before departure tomorrow. The Yangtze River is the longest in Asia and the third longest in the world. It is renowned not only for its impressive size, but also for the natural beauty that surrounds it. The river begins in the remote, mountainous region of Tibet and winds its way through stunning gorges, and lush and fertile regions, connecting with numerous lakes and waterways.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise

Enjoy your first day on the Yangtze River as the ship wends through spectacular scenery. This morning indulge in a beautiful breakfast buffet onboard before joining an included shore excursion to the Three Gorges Project. One of the largest construction projects undertaken by man, it is also the biggest hydroelectric power project in the world.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise

Today, we’ll enjoy a shore excursion to the mesmerising Shennong Stream. A tributary of the Yangtze, the Shennong flows through three beautiful gorges including the Mianzhu, Parrot and Longcangdong. Each gorge is renowned for its unique and stunning scenery. The Shennong Stream is also home to the Hanging Coffins – ancient coffins suspended high up on the limestone cliff faces, which contain the remains of descendants of the Tujia people. In the afternoon, return to the ship in time for lunch and enjoy the crew’s magnificent performance in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Yangtze River Cruise

Today’s shore excursion will take you to the legendary Jade Emperor in Fengdu. Located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, Fengdu is an ancient city with a time-honored history, known as the ‘Ghost City’ to most Chinese people. According to superstitious legend, the dead come to Fengdu Ghost City and the devils go to hell. Since Tang Dynasty, forty-eight temples have been built in the place, such as the ‘Hall of the Jade Emperor’.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Chongqing – Departure

Today you will disembark the cruise at Chongqing, which is known as the Mountain City in China. Subject to your departure flight time, you can explore this beautiful city before traveling to the airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Home Arrival

Arrive at your home today.
Meals: In-flight meals

Inclusions

Tour Inclusions:

  • Return international flight from Australia
  • Accommodation in the category chosen.
  • Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the program.
  • Transfer by private vehicle with A/C and bullet train as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Bottle water during your trip

Tour Exclusions:

  • Drinks are not mentioned in the program.
  • Visa fee in China
  • Tipping for drivers & tour guides.
  • Personal expenses (soft drink/alcohol drinks each meal).
  • Personal Travel insurance (Highly recommended).
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.

Dates & Prices

* indicates Lowest Price for that region

Departure

Price

Fri
13 Mar 2020

Thu
26 Mar 2020

$2,799

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Fri
24 Apr 2020

Thu
07 May 2020

$3,199

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Fri
15 May 2020

Thu
28 May 2020

$2,799

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Fri
19 Jun 2020

Thu
02 Jul 2020

$2,799

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Fri
17 Jul 2020

Thu
30 Jul 2020

$3,199

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Fri
21 Aug 2020

Thu
03 Sep 2020

$2,799

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Fri
18 Sep 2020

Thu
01 Oct 2020

$2,999

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Fri
16 Oct 2020

Thu
29 Oct 2020

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Fri
20 Nov 2020

Thu
03 Dec 2020

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Fri
11 Dec 2020

Thu
24 Dec 2020

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Fine Prints

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd instalment of $ per person within 30 days.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure. 

Booking Process

Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

Noted: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/

Step 2: Complete the Booking Form

Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

How to extend your stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals.

If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Special Requests” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.

As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement 4 star hotel is $999 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Single supplement 5 star hotel is $1199 per person in addition to the twin share price

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available. 

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

The website of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia has detailed information on the eligibility of Australians for various visa types. For foreigners already travelling or residing in China, all visa queries should be directed to the Foreigners Entry and Exit Administration Section of the local Public Security Bureau (PSB).

Fingerprint scanning of foreign nationals (aged between 14 to 70 years) on arrival, commenced in 2017.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Group size
10 – 30 people

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.

In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Flight Information

Airfare Information

  • Airline: Cathay Airlines, China Airlines or similar (20kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage each person only
  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)

Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades 

  • Business Class upgrade available from an additional $3,000 per person (subject to availability).

Please specify this as a “Special Request” when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

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