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Yangtze Splendour

From $4,930 - 15 Days, Fully Inclusive from selected Australian cities

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China is both a time capsule of ancient culture and an immense stage showcasing modern wonders.


Take in the vibrant energy of Shanghai and cruise the mysterious Yangtze River with its spectacular Three Gorges and stunning landscapes. Visit legendary sites such as China’s current capital, Beijing where you can explore world-famous attractions such as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and Forbidden City.


From the moment you arrive, our guides will share their knowledge of China’s history, art, culture and landscapes with you throughout your journey. You will experience the China you have always dreamed of and uncover hidden treasures you could not possibly have imagined.

TOUR ITINERARY

Yangtze Splendour (Upstream)

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI

Fly with Cathay Pacific Airways to Shanghai for a two night stay. Adelaide and Perth passengers may depart one day earlier.

DAY 2: SHANGHAI

Visit the Yu Gardens, Old Town and the Shanghai Museum. Stroll along the Bund and explore Tianzhifang, a famous art district. This evening, cruise along the Huangpu River before enjoying traditional Shanghai cuisine for dinner.

DAY 3: SHANGHAI – EMBARK YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Visit the Pudong area and this afternoon board your Victoria Cruises vessel for the next eight nights cruising to Chongqing.

DAY 4: NANJING

Enjoy a shore excursion to the ancient capital of Nanjing. Tour the Ming Dynasty City Wall Museum and a Qing Dynasty-style bazaar surrounding a Confucian temple.

DAY 5: MT. HUANG

Travel to the base of Mt. Huang (Yellow Mountain). Take a cable car to the summit and take in the spectacular views of the rock formations and thousand-year-old pine trees.

DAY 6: WUHAN

Continue to Wuhan and visit the Guqin Terrace.

DAY 7: CRUISING

Enjoy a relaxing day on board the ship as you continue cruising upstream.

DAY 8: YICHANG

Visit the Three Gorges Dam and cruise along the most scenic section of the Yangtze, the Three Gorges.

DAY 9: DANING RIVER SMALL GORGES

Enjoy an excursion to the Daning River Small Gorges, passing local villages and scenery.

DAY 10: FENGDU

Early this morning you will explore Fengdu, an ancient ‘Ghost City’.

DAY 11: CHONGQNG TO BEIJING

Disembark your cruise in Chongqing and visit the Giant Pandas at Chongqing Zoo. In the afternoon, fly to Beijing for a three night stay.

DAYS 12-13: BEIJING

Explore Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum followed by a visit to the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. This evening, enjoy an acrobatics performance. Tomorrow climb the Great Wall of China and see the Summer Palace. This evening sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

DAY 14: DEPART BEIJING

This morning is free at leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

DAY 15: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

Yangtze Splendour (Downstream)

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO BEIJING

Fly with Cathay Pacific Airways to Beijing for a three night stay. Adelaide and Perth passengers may depart one day earlier.

DAYS 2-3: BEIJING

Wander through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, followed by a visit to the treasure-filled Forbidden City. Later, visit the Temple of Heaven and this evening, sample the local delicacy, Peking Duck, as your welcoming dinner. Tomorrow climb the Great Wall and wander through the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace. In the evening enjoy an
exciting acrobatics performance.

DAY 4: BEIJING TO CHONGQING

Enjoy the morning at leisure before flying to Chongqing for an overnight stay. Visit the Giant Pandas at Chongqing Zoo.

DAY 5: CHONGQING – EMBARK YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

Embark your Victoria Cruises vessel this morning for the next six nights cruising to Shanghai. Explore Fengdu, the ‘Ghost City’.

DAY 6: DANING RIVER SMALL GORGES

Enjoy an excursion to the Daning River Small Gorges, passing local villages and scenery.

DAY 7: YICHANG

Visit the Three Gorges Dam site to see this engineering wonder before cruising along the most scenic section of the Yangtze River, the Three Gorges.

DAY 8: WUHAN

Cruise to Wuhan and tour the Guqin Terrace.

DAY 9: MT. HUANG

Enjoy a shore excursion to Mt. Huang (Yellow Mountain). Take a cable car to the summit to see the spectacular views of rock formations and thousand-year-old pine trees.

DAY 10: NANJING

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the ancient capital of Nanjing.

DAY 11: SHANGHAI

Disembark your cruise in Shanghai this morning and visit the Shanghai Museum. This evening enjoy a cruise along the stunning Huangpu River.

DAY 12: SHANGHAI

Visit the Old Town, Yu Gardens, the Bund and Tianzhifang, a famous art district. This evening enjoy a banquet of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

DAY 13: DEPART SHANGHAI

This morning is free at your leisure before you are transferred to Shanghai airport to board your overnight flight to Australia.

DAY 14: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

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Price guide

From $5,230 per person

15 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide* and Perth (Flying Cathay Pacific Airways)

*Adelaide passengers may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost

From Price Includes Tour cost $4,771, Airline Fuel Surcharge $356 & Tipping $103 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China in USD. See Booking Conditions)
From $430 Single Hotel Room Supplement (upstream)
From $1,350 Single Cruise Cabin Supplement (upstream)
From $3,899 per person Land Only (Shanghai to Beijing) including tipping
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD

 2014

 

 

22 Apr

05 May #

$5,460

06 May

19 May #

$5,760

14 May

28 May

$5,730

28 May

11 Jun

$5,730

02 Sep

15 Sep #

$5,760

10 Sep

24 Sep

$5,730

16 Sep

29 Sep #

$5,730

22 Oct

05 Nov

$5,230

 2015

 

 

07 Apr

20 Apr #

$5,780

15 Apr

29 Apr

$5,960

21 Apr

04 May #

$5,999

13 May

27 May

$6,290

27 May

10 Jun

$6,290

01 Sep

14 Sep #

$6,330

09 Sep

23 Sep

$6,290

Important note:
Upstream – Above prices include airline fuel surcharge of $356 and tipping of AU$103 (correct as at Dec 2013 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amounts of US$40 and RMB300 (AU$103) are payable on arrival in China.

Downstream – Above prices include airline fuel surcharge of $360 and tipping of AU$109 (correct as at Dec 2013 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amounts of US$45 and RMB300 (AU$109) are payable on arrival in China.

# Indicates downstream itinerary

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From $4,930 per person

Based on Upstream cruise

15 Days Fully Inclusive Twin Share
Departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide* and Perth (Flying Cathay Pacific Airways)

*Adelaide passengers may require a stopover in Hong Kong at an additional cost

From Price Includes Tour cost $4,467, Airline Fuel Surcharge $360 & Tipping $103 (Subject to change with Tipping payable on arrival in China in USD. See Booking Conditions)
From $430 Single Hotel Room Supplement (upstream)
From $1,350 Single Cruise Cabin Supplement (upstream)
Depart Australia Return Australia Twin Share Price AUD

 2014

 

 

10 Sep

24 Sep

$5,430

08 Oct

22 Oct

$4,930

14 Oct#

27 Oct #

$4,960

22 Oct

05 Nov

$4,930

Important note: 
Upstream – Above prices include Cathay Pacific Airline Fuel Surcharge of $360 and tipping of AU$103 (correct as at Mar 2014 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amounts of US$40 and RMB300 (AU$103) are payable on arrival in China.

Downstream – Above prices include Cathay Pacific Airline Fuel Surcharge of $360 and tipping of AU$109 (correct as at Mar 2014 and subject to change). Please note the tipping amounts of US$45 and RMB300 (AU$109) are payable on arrival in China.

# Indicates downstream itinerary

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