14 Day Glories of 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.

Price Includes

Fully inclusive group tour:
Return international economy class airfares, taxes and current fuel surcharges (subject to change)
Partner Flies Free Offer
All meals (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches & 12 dinners) 
Accommodation
All transportation and transfers
Touring with guides and entrance fees
Visa fees for Australian passport holders
Comprehensive tour dossiers

Departure Dates
13th October 2019

Additional departures available, seasonal surcharges apply.

Bonus

• Fly Free

Helloworld Exclusive Offer

• $100* per person discount

Room/Cabin information
Local 3-4 Star Standard
Offer Ends

27 Jan 19,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

Destinations
Product itinerary

Itinerary

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 Factory 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, home to 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 to same or following day.

Itinerary

DAY 1: FLY AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI
Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

DAY 2: HUANGPU RIVER CRUISE
Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th Century temples. Start with a visit to the peaceful Yu Garden, pass through the old town and visit the Silk Factory. View the city at night from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. This evening, enjoy a meal of Shanghainese cuisine.

DAY 3: EXPLORE SHANGHAI
Travel to Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns and explore this charming place. Return to Shanghai to see the antiquities of the Shanghai Museum before admiring magnificent architecture with a stroll along the Bund.

DAY 4: SEVEN STAR PARK
Fly to the scenic city of Guilin. Enjoy a stroll through the Seven Star Park and explore the spectacular formations of Seven Star Cave. 

DAY 5: LI RIVER CRUISE
Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming town 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 emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Start the day with a relaxing and invigorating session of Tai Chi, taking a class with a master to learn this ancient martial art. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the countryside and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. There are many optional activities available including cycling, rafting and walking (at your own expense).

DAY 7: CORMORANT FISHERMEN
Return to Guilin. En route, stop on the banks of the Li River for a photo opportunity with a cormorant fisherman. Stroll around Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture. Visit the South China Pearl Factory which covers the fascinating 1,700 year old history of pearling and see the many displays and demonstrations on offer.

DAY 8: TANG DYNASTY DANCING
Fly to Xian and visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda before feasting on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and watching a lively 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, followed by a visit to the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate Terracotta Warriors. 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: THE GREAT WALL
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 the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that surrounds it. In the afternoon, enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace. End the day watching a 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 and mingle with the locals. Head to Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll 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, savour Beijing’s best-known delicacy – Peking duck.

DAYS 13-14: FLY BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA
Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

 

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