Glories of China – Fly Free to China
Combining the contrasting urban splendour of Shanghai, Beijing and Xian with the majestic sights of the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and extraordinary landscapes of the Li River, this tour showcases China’s most glorious highlights.
Fully inclusive group tour:
• Return international economy class airfares, taxes and current fuel surcharges (subject to change)
• All meals (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners)
• All transportation and transfers
• Touring with guides and entrance fees
• Visa fees for Australian passport holders
• Comprehensive tour dossiers
Fly Free* to China
Helloworld Travel Exclusive Offer: Discount of $100* per person
18 Nov 2018
Other departures available between Mar and Nov 2018, seasonal surcharges apply
21 Jan 18,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI
Fly to cosmopolitan Shanghai for a three-night stay.
DAY 2: EXPLORE SHANGHAI
Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10thcentury temples. Start with a visit to the peaceful Yu Garden, pass through the bustling old town. Visit a Silk Museum to see the process of silk creation from beginning to end. View the city at night from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. This evening, enjoy a meal of Shanghai cuisine.
DAY 3: ZHUJIAJIAO
Take a visit to Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s neighbouring sleepy water towns. Afterwards see the antiquities of the Shanghai Museum and unwind in the People's Square. Admire the magnificent architecture during a stroll along the Bund.
DAY 4: FLY TO GUILIN
Fly to the scenic city of Guilin. Visit the Seven Star Park, which is not only home to two Giant Pandas but also has beautiful scenery to stroll through. You can also explore the spectacular formations of Seven Star Cave.
DAY 5: LI RIVER CRUISE
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming village of Yangshuo. Around every river bend is a view to take your breath away as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen.
DAY 6: YANGSHUO
Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of jewel-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside before having an afternoon at leisure. There are many optional activities available including cycling and rafting (at your own expense), or take a relaxing walk through the town.
DAY 7: CORMORANT FISHERMEN
Return to Guilin by road. Stroll around Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon Pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese-Buddhist architecture. The South China Pearl Museum covers the fascinating 1,700- year history of pearling in the South China Sea. There are also beautiful pieces available to buy. Later stop for a photo opportunity on the banks of the Li River and meet a cormorant fisherman.
DAY 8: TANG DYNASTY DANCING
Fly to the ancient city of Xian. Stroll around the beautiful Little Wild Goose Pagoda before feasting on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and watching a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
DAY 9: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life sized warriors. Visit the workshop of the craftspeople who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and buy a souvenir warrior to take home. Later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.
DAY 10: BULLET TRAIN TO BEIJING
Board the bullet train to Beijing, the capital of China. Enjoy a fascinating rickshaw ride through the warren-like hutongs, and visit a local family to gain a deeper insight into Chinese culture and local customs.
DAY 11: GREAT WALL OF CHINA
This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. Visit a jade factory where you can understand the delicate process of carving this stone. In the afternoon wander amongst traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture in the Summer Palace. Round off the day with an evening Chinese acrobatic show.
DAY 12: FORBIDDEN CITY
Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in, a dance class. Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart, stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. This evening, relish Beijing’s best known delicacy – Peking Duck.
DAYS 13-14: BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA
This morning is at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 03 Jan 2018 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings from Fly Free and $100 discount offer are included in the advertised price. Valid for new bookings only. Subject to availability of airline, special economy class fare and specific airfare class. Surcharges apply once airfare is sold out. Pre-flight seat allocation is not available. Flight restrictions and blackout dates apply. Airline fuel surcharge & taxes included in tour price and subject to change. Due to airline schedules, passengers may require extra nights’ accommodation at an additional expense. For imminent departures, urgent visa fees may apply, or passengers may be required to source visas independently. A deposit of $99 per person is due within 3 days of booking. A second payment of $1000 for the airfare portion is due within 4 weeks of the initial deposit and by 15 Mar 2018. All airfares are ticketed upon receipt of the second deposit and any changes made after ticketing may incur an amendment and/or cancellation free and, in some cases tickets are non-refundable. Customary tipping amount of approximately RMB450 (AU$90) is paid locally in China. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer except loyalty discount. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Cathay Pacific Conditions of Carriage, Wendy Wu Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details