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Ultimate China with TripADeal

16 days

Ultimate China with TripADeal

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China is a destination of many contrasts; a country with one foot in the past and a hand reaching towards a bold and innovative future. From ancient wonders to neon marvels, and a whole lot in between, this 16 day tour will showcase the very best China has to offer in one thrilling package.


Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Yichang, Chongqing… this trip covers it all. Step back in time with a visit to the UNESCO listed Forbidden City, a vast complex once home to 24 successive emperors; enjoy a stroll through impressive Tiananmen Square; and fulfil that lifelong dream to walk along the remarkable Great Wall. In Xi’an, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses are waiting to blow your mind. See cultural relics at the Henan Provincial Museum or Zhengzhou Museum; enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful West Lake of Hangzhou; and admire the futuristic Shanghai skyline from The Bund. When it seems the trip can’t get any better, it then takes to the mighty Yangtze River for a four night 5-star cruise. Along the way you’ll witness grand cities, remote villages, and towering mountain ranges! Want to delve a little deeper? An amazing range of optional tours are also available.

With return international flights, 10 nights 4-star accommodation, four high-speed train journeys, return airport and rail transfers, and more, this has all the makings of a wondrous journey.

Inclusions

  • Tour Beijing, Zhengzhou, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai
  • Visit impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Step back in time at the grand Forbidden City
  • Tick the Great Wall of China off your bucket list
  • See playful Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at 'Tongrentang' in Beijing
  • Journey to the historic city of Xi’an
  • Visit the ancient Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a wonder of the world
  • See cultural relics at either the Henan Provincial Museum or Zhengzhou Museum
  • Witness the panoramic view from Erqi Memorial Tower
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
  • Visit a local Jade Museum and see artisans at work
  • Relax with a free day at leisure in Zhengzhou
  • Explore Suzhou’s UNESCO listed Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
  • Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village - includes tasting
  • Enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful West Lake of Hangzhou
  • Admire the futuristic Shanghai skyline from The Bund
  • Visit the inspiring Shanghai Museum
  • Cruise the iconic Yangtze River from Yichang to Chongqing
  • Discover grand cities, remote villages and more
  • Visit Yichang, gateway to the Three Gorges
  • Stop in Chongqing, known as the ‘Mountain City’

FLIGHTS

  • Return international flights (economy class) ex AKL

CRUISE

  • 4 night cruise along the scenic Yangtze River
  • Sail aboard the 5-star Century Sky or Century Glory ship
  • Attend a Captain’s Welcome Banquet onboard

ACCOMMODATION

  • 10 nights 4-star accommodation on tour

DINING

  • 21 meals including all meals while cruising

TOUR ESSENTIALS

  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges

TRANSPORT

  • 1-way high speed train (economy class): Beijing to Xian
  • 1-way high speed train (economy class): Xian to Zhengzhou
  • 1-way high speed train (economy class): Zhengzhou to Suzhou
  • 1-way high speed train (economy class): Shanghai to Yichang
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles

TRANSFERS

  • Return airport and rail transfers

Itinerary

Day 1: New Zealand - Beijing

Day 2: Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City

Day 3: Great Wall of China

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an (high speed train experience)
Day 5: Terracotta Warriors and Horses (high speed train experience)

Day 6: Zhengzhou free day

Day 7: Zhengshou - Suzhou (high speed train experience)

Day 8: Suzhou - Hangzhou

Day 9: Hangzhou - Shanghai

Day 10: Shanghai

Day 11: Shanghai - Yichang

Day 12-14: Yangtze River Cruise

Day 15: Chongqing - New Zealand

Day 16: Arrive in New Zealand

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