Imperial China & Yangtze

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Day 01: Australia Beijing

Fly with Cathay Pacific Airways to Beijing, China’s political and cultural centre. Upon your arrival you will be met & transferred to Beijing Presidential Hotel for the next four nights.

This morning start at Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Next, explore the Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City, once the imperial residence in the Ming & Qing Dynasties. This afternoon wander in the Summer Palace with the largest imperial garden. Tonight you will be treated to a delicious Beijing Peking duck dinner and watch the enthralling Kongfu Legend Show. (B/L/D)

Today experience the highlight of your trip as you climb the Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders in the world. Then a photo stop will be made at 2008 Beijing Olympic Village. (B/L/-)

This morning visit the iconic Temple of Heaven, a unique architecture masterpiece from the 15th Century. Then explore Beijing’s historic Hutong by old fashioned pedi-cab with a visit to the traditional courtyard style houses. (B/L/-)

Fly to Xian , a historic ancient capital. After arrival browse through the Provincial Museum followed by a visit to the Big Goose Pagoda . Stay at Jianguo Hotel for the next two nights. (B/L/-)

Today marvel at the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors & Horses , buried with the Chinese first emperor for more than 2,000 years. Tonight enjoy the traditional Tang Dynasty dinner & show. (B/L/D)

Fly to Chongqing. Visit the cute pandas in the zoo, and enjoy local flavored hot pot dinner before boarding the President Prime for an exciting three-night cruise. Your cabin has a private balcony. Cruise itinerary from Day 8 to Day 10 is subject to change by the ship due to water level or local authorities. (B/L/D)

Sail through the amazing gorges and deep mountain valleys. Later in the afternoon take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze". (B/L/D)

Pass through the fabled Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. We change to smaller boats and enter deep into the famed Shennong Stream to appreciate the stunning scenery. Continue on to sail into the misty Xiling Gorges. (B/L/D)

Visit the incredible Three Gorges Dam site before we farewell to our ship and fly to Shanghai for the next three nights at Ocean Hotel.(B/L/-)

Start our day with a relaxing walk on the Bund , dotted with Art-Deco buildings. Next explore the classic Yu Garden and the bustling old town. Later, browse the Shanghai Museum , and take a stroll in Xintiandi and Pudon New Development Zone. Enjoy the fantastic Shanghai Acrobatic Show. (B/L/D)

Drive to Suzhou, known as the Oriental Venice, and start exploring the garden of Master’s Net, cruise on the Grand Canal, and then visit Pingjiang Road Old Town area and silk spinning factory where you have an opportunity to buy Chinese silk. Later return to Shanghai. (B/L/-)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight home. (B/-/-)

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Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
05-Apr-17 17-Apr-17 $4,485 $3,460 $1,255 Inquiry Now
19-Apr-17 01-May-17 $4,495 $3,470 $1,265 Inquiry Now

Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
03-May-17 15-May-17 $4,435 $3,530 $1,330 Inquiry Now
17-May-17 29-May-17 $4,435 $3,530 $1,330 Inquiry Now
31-May-17 12-Jun-17 $4,350 $3,445 $1,240 Inquiry Now

Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
14-Jun-17 26-Jun-17 $4,350 $3,445 $1,240 Inquiry Now
28-Jun-17 10-Jul-17 $4,470 $3,445 $1,240 Inquiry Now

Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
12-Jul-17 24-Jul-17 $4,470 $3,445 $1,240 Inquiry Now
26-Jul-17 07-Aug-17 $4,470 $3,445 $1,240 Inquiry Now

Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
09-Aug-17 21-Aug-17 $4,350 $3,445 $1,240 Inquiry Now
23-Aug-17 04-Sep-17 $4,420 $3,515 $1,315 Inquiry Now

Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
06-Sep-17 18-Sep-17 $4,495 $3,595 $1,395 Inquiry Now
20-Sep-17 02-Oct-17 $4,615 $3,595 $1,395 Inquiry Now

Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
11-Oct-17 23-Oct-17 $4,495 $3,595 $1,395 Inquiry Now
18-Oct-17 30-Oct-17 $4,495 $3,595 $1,395 Inquiry Now

Start Date End Date Air & Land Land Only Single Supp.
01-Nov-17 13-Nov-17 $4,335 $3,430 $1,225 Inquiry Now
Trip Highlights
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Forbidden City, Summer Palace
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors
  • Visit the Pandas in the Zoo
  • Cruise the Yangtze by a deluxe ship
  • Visit Three Gorges Dam site
  • Visit classical Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum
  • Explore classic gardens in Suzhou
Inclusions
  • Return economy class airfares with Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Departure taxes & fuel surcharges is included & subject to change
  • 9-night accommodation at 4 star hotels (twin share)
  • 3- night deluxe Yangtze Cruisewith private balcony
  • Domestic flights Beijing-Xian-Chongqing & Yichang - Shanghai with taxes
  • All transport by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking professional guide
  • Return transfers
  • 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Tang Dynasty Show, Kong Fu Show & Acrobatic show
Remarks
  • LAND ONLY prices include the same as shown above, except international return airfares/taxes.
  • Passengers from Adelaide may depart 1 day earlier and require extra night at additional cost.
  • Arrival and Departure private transfer surcharge for single traveller @ $100 per person.
  • Pre tour accommodation in Beijing or post tour accommodation in Shanghai is available at additional $200 per room per night with breakfast included.

Tour Maps

Cruise Info

Launched in April 2011, the President Prime is one of the best 5-star boats sailing on the Yangtze River, with 187 deluxe cabins (2 President suites, 2 Deluxe Suites, 32 Executive Suites and 151 Deluxe Cabins with balcony) with private balconies. Each spacious cabin is equipped with satellite TV, satellite telephone. Sit and relax on your private balcony and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Three Gorges and Yangtze River.

Prsident NO.1

Stanard balcony cabin

Cruise Map

Prsident NO.1

Cruise itinerary

Day 1

19:00-20:00 Embarkation at Chongqing

22:00 Departing Chongqing Pier

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Briefing on the Cruise

09:00 - 11:30 Shore Excurison: Fengdu (Optional)

14:00 - 16:00 Shore Excurison: Shibaozhai

18:00 Captain's Welcome Dinner

20:00 Evening Entertainment

09:00 - 09:30 Passing the Qutang Gorge

10:30 - 12:00 Passing the Wu Gorge

13:00 - 17:00 Shore Excursion: Shennong Stream

17:00 - 19:00 Passing the Xiling Gorge (West Part)

18:00 Farewell Dinner

20:00 - 24:00 Passing the Three Gorges Dame 5-stage Shiplock

06:30 Breakfast

08:00 - 10:30 Shore Excurison: the Three Gorges Dam Project

10:30 - 11:00 Passing the Xiling Gorge (East Part)

11:30 Arriving in Yichang - Disembarktaion