China In Depth (Flights Included)

18 Day Guided Tour & River Cruise from Beijing to Shanghai with Bunnik

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1 Depart Australia - Arrive Beijing
Ni hao! Welcome to China and the bustling capital city of Beijing.
2 Beijing
Special Experience: Ride through Beijing's hutongs (narrow streets and alleys) by rickshaw to explore a different side of the city. We'll then visit a local home to try some homemade dumplings.After lunch we'll visit the beautiful Summer Palace and take a dragonboat cruise on Kunming Lake. Tonight we enjoy an authentic Peking Duck banquet for our welcome dinner. (B/L/D)
3 Beijing
A must-do for every visitor to China, today we'll walk a small section of the Great Wall. Built more than 2,000 years ago, and spanning some 6,700 kilometres, the Great Wall is perhaps China's most iconic attraction. We also visit Sacred Road; lined with huge stone statues, it was originally built to lead the way to the Changling Mausoleum. (B/L)
4 Beijing
Today we visit Tiananmen Square and explore the Forbidden City. We'll also discover the beautiful Temple of Heaven, where emperors performed rituals to ensure a good harvest in ancient times. (B/L)
5 Beijing - Xi'an
We travel to Xi'an by fast train. We'll take a city tour this afternoon. Highlights include the well-preserved city walls and the Bell Tower. (B)
6 Xi'an
We see the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses this morning. This afternoon we'll explore the Muslim Market, passing through its narrow bazaar street filled with local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs. This was the starting point of the famous Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago. (B/L)
7 Xi'an - Guilin
This morning we fly to beautiful Guilin, its name meaning ‘Forest of Sweet Osmanthus' due to the many osmanthus trees that line the streets of the city. This afternoon we'll visit the Reed Flute Cave and explore scenic Fubo Hill. (B/L)
8 Guilin - Yangshuo
A relaxing day cruising the Li River to Yangshuo. Enjoy the stunning views of the dramatic karst mountain landscape and watch colourful village life as we pass by. (B/L)
9 Yangshuo
Special Experience: We'll take a cooking class this morning and learn some traditional techniques and recipes. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you to take in this beautiful setting at your own pace. Why not take a stroll down the famous West Street for dinner? (B/L)
10 Yangshuo - Chengdu
Today we fly to Chengdu, home of the giant pandas. Enjoy an afternoon cup of traditional Chinese tea at Wenshu Temple - Chengdu's oldest and largest Buddhist temple. Then we'll soak up the atmosphere of Jinli Old Street. (B/D)
11 Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise
Special Experience: We get up close with the endangered giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.Later we take an express train to Chongqing to board our three-night Yangtze River cruise. (B/L)
12 Yangtze River Cruise
Enjoy the stunning scenery as we cruise along the Yangtze. This afternoon we'll take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, the ‘Precious Stone Fortress', built during the Ming Dynasty. (B/L/D)
13 Yangtze River Cruise
Spend the morning relaxing on board and admiring the view before an afternoon shore excursion to Shenny Stream, a smaller tributary of the Yangtze. (B/L/D)
14 Yangtze River Cruise - Shanghai
We visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, before disembarking in Yichang. Later this afternoon we'll fly to the sprawling metropolis of Shanghai. (B/L)
15 Shanghai
We spend a day touring the magnificent city of Shanghai. Highlights include a visit to Shanghai Museum, a stroll along the Bund and the famous Nanjing Road. We'll continue to the beautiful Yu Garden and see the lively Yuyuan Market. Tonight we'll enjoy an incredible acrobatics show at the Shanghai Centre Theatre. (B/L)
16 Shanghai
Special Experience: We explore Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town dating back some 700 years. Complete with traditional old bridges and small rivers, it's set against a stunning backdrop of lakes and mountains.This evening we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. (B/L/D)
17 Depart Shanghai
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
18 Arrive Australia

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Journey Highlights
  • Ride through the hutongs of Beijing by rickshaw and enjoy lunch with a local family.
  • Visit the beautiful Summer Palace and take a Dragon Boat cruise on Kunming Lake.
  • Explore some of Beijing's most iconic sights, including Tianamen Square and the Forbidden City.
  • Walk the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu Section), one of the wonders of the world, and stroll along the Sacred Way, the approach to the Changling Tomb from the Ming dynasty.
  • Travel across the Chinese countryside by fast train to Xi'an.
  • Wander along Xi'an's Ancient City Walls and visit the Bell Tower.
  • Stop at the Terracotta Warriors factory before visiting the spectacular Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum, the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century.
  • Discover more of authentic China on a visit to Xi'an's Muslim Market.
  • Explore Guilin's Reed Flute Cave and take in amazing views overlooking Guilin from Fubo Hill
  • Cruise the scenic Li River to Yangshuo, believed to be the most beautiful route in China
  • Stroll down the oldest street in Yangshuo, West Street, with more than 1,400 years of history. Enjoy some time at leisure here to experience cuisine from around the world.
  • Try your hand at cooking, Chinese style, in a cooking class in the countryside of Yangshuo.
  • In Chengdu see Wenshu Temple and Jinli Old Street, one of the oldest shopping streets in the Sichuan Province that dates back some 1,800 years.
  • Watch the beautiful Giant Panda's going about life at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda breeding.
  • Enjoy a 3-day journey along the Yangtze River on board the luxury Century Paragon cruise ship.
  • Explore modern and traditional Shanghai on a city tour, including the Shanghai Museum, the Bund & Nanjing Rd, an evening Acrobatic Show at Shanghai Centre Theatre, a visit to Yu Garden and the lively Yuyuan Market.
  • Enjoy a day excursion to Zhujiajiao water town. Take a boat cruise on the river, see Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street and the Xi Family Residence.
  • Travel on the amazing Maglev (Magnetic Levitation) Train to Shanghai airport, reaching speeds of up to 430km/h.
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy class flights from Australia to China. Taxes included
  • 3 economy class flights within China
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding rickshaws and some water based activities)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $35pp prepaid (Yangtze Cruise only). Tipping payable locally for land arrangements, suggested amount is approx. $120pp
Accommodation & Meals
  • 13 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 3 nights on The Yangtze Century Paragon cruise ship (5-star – Chinese standard) includes quality meals, on-board service and some shore excursions
  • 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based guides throughout
  • English-speaking national guide throughout (based on min. of 6 passengers)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

Reviews (1)

18 Day China In Depth (Flights Included) reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Our holiday was excellent and everything went to plan”
- Australia May 2014 1 Helpful Vote

Thank you Global Journeys, our holiday was excellent and everything went to plan and was made easy. We had a wonderful national tour guide who made our trip a pleasure and the local guides we had along the way were all very good with their local knowledge and made our stay in China a wonderful experience. We will in the future highly recommend both Global Journeys and Bunnik tours to all our friends and family and we will be booking our next holiday through you - it has been a real pleasure more

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