Majestic Yangtze – Early Bird 2020 Specials

Savor the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China's enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing, plus the Giant Pandas of Chengdu. Our Majestic Yangtze itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.

Price Includes

• 14 days touring exploring Beijing to Shanghai
• 4 night Yangtze River Cruise
• All main meals, entrance fees and airport transfers
• Visa Fees for Asutralian Passport holders
• Huangpu River Cruise

Departures Dates
22 October, 27 October and 3 November 2020

Other departures available throughout 2020, seasonal surcharges may apply.

Bonus

Save up to $500* per person

Room/Cabin information
Twin/Double
Offer Ends

22 Aug 19,

unless sold out prior.

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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: EXPLORE SHANGHAI

Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th Century temples. Today’s explorations include the classical Yu Garden, a stop in the old town and learning about the age-old silk production process at the Silk Factory. Later admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. The skyscrapers and glimmering lights are a sight to behold, Shanghai is unlike any other city in the world. Tonight, sample some traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

 

DAY 3: MODERN PUDONG

Take the morning to see the sights of the ultramodern Pudong area of the city with its sci-fi skyscrapers. Later, fly to Wuhan and continue by coach to Yichang where you will board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

 

DAYS 4-6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE

A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases a massive feat of engineering. But as you cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Steam and enjoy a shore excursion to Shibaozhai or Fengdu.

 

DAY 7: HISTORICAL CIQIKOU

Disembarking the cruise vessel in Chongqing, explore old Ciqikou, a district known for its porcelain production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ciqikou’s narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical, traditional architecture. Transfer to Chengdu and enjoy a delicious Sichuanese meal for dinner.

 

DAY 8: GIANT PANDAS

Begin this morning with a visit to Chengdu's famous Panda Conservation Centre, which allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the reserve’s breeding programme. Later, take a bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian. This evening a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing awaits.

 

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 and horses. Also visit the workshop of the craftsmen 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, take a leisurely stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th Century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.

 

DAY 10: LITTLE WILD GOOSE PAGODA

Today, visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda and walk through the lively atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city.

 

DAY 11: IMPERIAL BEIJING

Head to Tiananmen Square, Beijing's symbolic heart, 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. Also soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven and end the day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.

 

DAY 12: 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 both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon, visit the Jade Factory then enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. 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.
Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 July 2019 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 are included in the advertised price. Valid for travel on selected flight inclusive 2020 group tours from selected Australian cities. Savings based on availability of partner airline, special economy class fare and specific airfare class. Surcharges apply once seats are sold out. Advance seat selection on flights is not available. Airline fuel surcharge (where applicable) included, and subject to change. All services are subject to availability. Due to airline connections, extra nights’ accommodation may be required at additional expense. A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 per person is due within 5 days of booking or quote is not guaranteed. Balance of payment due 75 days prior to departure. Full payment is required immediately for departures within 75 days. All air is ticketed upon receipt of deposit (or full payment for bookings departing within 75 days). Loyalty discount applies. Customary tipping amount of approximately RMB600 (AU$120) is paid locally in China. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Wendy Wu Tours and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.