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CHINA: 14 Day China Tour and Yangtze River Cruise Including Flights for Two

See the sights, tastes & culture of Sichuan.

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Overview

Enlighten the senses with majestic landscapes, gorgeous riverside locales, dynastic heritage sights and millennial old Terracotta armies on this breathtaking tour through China.

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • 9 Nights of Stunning Hotel Accommodation Plus a Luxury 4 Night Cruise Aboard the 5 Star Gold 6 Cruise Liner
  • Cruise Along the Tranquil Waters of the Yangtze River, Feel the Vastness of Terracotta Warriors Breathing with History and Immensity of the Mighty Great Wall

INCLUSIONS

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • 9 Nights of Hotel Accommodation for Two
  • 4 Night Yangtze River Cruise Aboard the Luxury Gold 6 Cruise Liner
  • Daily Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Tours, Sightseeing and Admissions as per the Itinerary
  • All On Ground Transportation and Transfers as per the Itinerary
  • Local English-Speaking Guides
  • Gratuities and Tipping for Tour Guides

HOTELS

7 Days:

  • Chengdu – High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
  • Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6 or similar

14 Days:

  • Chengdu – High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
  • Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6 or similar
  • Xi’an – Grand Noble Hotel or similar
  • Beijing – Huailai Crown Plaza or similar
  • Gubei Water Town – Gubei Water Town Hotel or similar
  • Beijing – Chunhuiyuan Hot Spring Hotel or similar

GOLD 6

Glide along the Yangtze aboard the 5 Star Gold 6 cruise liner. Unwind in your luxe standard cabin decked out with a private bathroom and TV. When you’re not lounging in your room, enjoy the lush ship facilities including a sun deck with lounge chairs, indoor pool, spa, massage, fitness centre and more!

TRAVEL DATES

  • Available for departure on one of the following dates in:
2019:
  • 7 June
  • 26* July
  • 16, 23, 30 August
  • 13*, 20*, 27* September
  • 4, 11, 25 October
  • 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November
  • 5, 12, 19, 26 November

2020:

  • 20, 27 March
  • 3 April
  • 8, 22 May
  • 5 June
  • 24 July
  • 7, 14 August
  • 4, 11 September
  • 9, 23 October
  • 6 November
  • *A High Season surcharge of $200 per person applies for departures on these dates
  • Book early to secure your preferred dates

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Select your preferred package option, click on Add to Cart and follow the payment prompts
  2. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be emailed a confirmation and online booking form
  3. Complete your booking form as soon as possible to lock in your holiday!

For any other assistance or enquiries please contact support@kogantravel.com or call us on 1300 517 210.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ni Hao China! Ditch the tourist traps and explore Sichuan’s sprawling culture and beauty and cruise along the dazzling Yangtze River to uncover stunning scenery, hidden temples and magnificent mountains.
  • Cruise down the Yangtze River with a four night cruise aboard the 5 Star Gold 6 Cruise Liner, perhaps watching the world float by aboard the sun deck with a cocktail in hand!
  • Marvel at the awe-inspiring panoramas of the Three Gorges, lined with local riverside towns and sacred temples, cruising through the magnificent Xiling Gorge and the Mountains of Eastern Sichuan.
  • Get ready to heighten your senses with a thrilling optional tour to the spooky Fengdu Ghost City, a large complex of shrines and temples on Ming Mountain dedicated to the afterlife.

14 Day Package Also Includes:

  • Explore the lively capital of Beijing and the mighty Great Wall of China – winding its way through majestic leafy landscapes and temple-covered hilltops.
  • Be swept away by the iconic Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, and be dazzled by the incredible detail carved into each of the 7,000 soldiers, horses, and chariots, guarding the grave of Emperor Qin for more than 2000 years!

ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Australia – Arrive China

Pack your bags for an unforgettable adventure as your board your international flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival you’ll be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of your day unwinding and recharging before your full day of touring begins tomorrow.

Depending on your flight schedule, you may depart before day 1.

Day 2: Chengdu – Yichang – Yangtze River Cruise Embarkation (B)

Transfer to Yichang today to board your luxury Gold 6 river cruise on the tranquil waters of the Yangtze.

Day 3: Three Gorges Dam (B, L, D)

Enjoy some tranquil tai chi this morning as you cruise through the stunning Three Gorges, a mountainous stretch carved between steep cliffs.

Spend the rest of the day unwinding on the cruise ship before kicking the night off with a Captain’s Welcome Banquet and a night of entertainment with a Chinese Dancing Ball.

Optional Activities:

  • Three Gorges Dam Site – visit one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind, built as one of the biggest hydropower projects in the world (AUD $85 per person).
  • Tribe of the Three Gorges – take a tour to the Tribe of the Three Gorges, a stunning scenic spot abundant with natural wonders and local village life from the Ba and Shu peoples (AUD $85 per person).

Day 4: Shennong Stream (B, L, D)

Your cruise continues through some of the most scenic sections of the river today, sailing through the lesser known gorges – Xiling Gorge, Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge – and Shennong Stream.

Optional Activities:

  • Shennong Stream – admire the beauty of Mianzhu Gorge, Parrot Gorge and Long Guangdong Gorge, followed by the hanging coffins (AUD $85 per person).
  • White Emperor City – climb to the summit of Baldi Mountain to visit this ancient temple (AUD $85 per person).

Day 5: Fengdu Ghost City and Shibaozhai (B, L, D)

Pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan today, abundant with stunning natural scenery. Spend the rest of the day unwinding on board before your cruise farewell dinner this evening.

Optional Activity

  • Fengdu Ghost City – embark on a tour of Fengdu Ghost City, otherwise known as the ‘city of ghosts’. Located on Ming Mountain, this temple complex is decorated with instruments of punishment and demon paintings, demonstrating a Chinese version of hell (AUD $85 per person).
  • Shibaozhai – visit the 12-story wooden pagoda located on the south bank of the Yangtze where you can soak up breathtaking views of the river from each level of the pagoda (AUD $85 per person).

Day 6: Yangtze River Cruise Disembarkation – Chongqing – Depart for Australia (End of 7 Day Tour) (B)

Say goodbye to your travel buddies this morning as you disembark the cruise ship and transfer to Chongqing for your flight home to Australia. Or, if you haven’t seen enough of imperial China, why not upgrade your tour to the 14 day to spy Beijing, Shanghai and glimpse the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an?

Those continuing on the tour will be transferred to *Xi’an’, where you’ll be met by a tour representative and transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Day 7: Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors | 14 Day Tour Only (B, L)

Explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an today, China’s ancient capital reigning for over 1,000 years and home to many precious relics and heritage sites.

Visit the Terracotta Warriors, and be mesmerised by the army of over 7,000 terracotta soldiers, archers, horses and chariots that have guarded the tomb of Emperor Qin since 210BC. This ancient marvel is widely considered as one of the eight wonders of the world and was only discovered in 1974!

After lunch, embark on a guided walk through the buzzing Moslem Street where you can sample local delights like shiliuzhi (pomegranate juice) and chuan’er (kabob skewers).

Day 8: Xi’an – Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial Museum and Ancient City Walls | 14 Day Tour Only (B, L)

Begin your day with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda, a site of Buddhist pilgrimage used by ancient scholars to translate Buddhist scriptures into Chinese. Continue onto the Provincial Museum where you can find archeological relics dating back over 20,000 years. Next stop, the Ancient City Wall, the oldest and best preserved city wall in China.

Day 9: Xi’an – Beijing | 14 Day Tour Only (B)

Board a bullet train from Xi’an to Beijing this morning. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have the remainder of the afternoon to explore at your leisure.

Day 10: Beijing – Great Wall – Gubei Water Town | 14 Day Tour Only (B, D)

Start your morning with a visit to see the exterior of the 2008 Olympic Games followed by a stop off at Asia’s largest Jade Factory to see artisans crafting this fine stone into masterpieces.

Then, prepare to be captivated by the Great Wall at the Juyongguan Pass, majestically perched over the peaks and hills of Beijing. Noted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, you will have the opportunity to hike a portion of this marvel.

Head to *Gubei Water Town afterwards for the night, where you can bask in evening views of the Great Wall.

Day 11: Gubei Water Town Free Day | 14 Day Tour Only (B)

Spend the day exploring Gubei Water Town, surrounded by stunning mountains, water and ancient architecture, rife with history from the Qing Dynasty. Most buildings are reconstructed in traditional courtyard style. You could perhaps stroll along the river-lined streets or sample local delicacies like chestnut cake and sweet apple dessert*.

Day 12: Gubei Water Town – Beijing | 14 Day Tour Only (B)

Enjoy some leisure time this morning or go on an optional tour to Little Potala Palace. Head back to Beijing this afternoon with a visit to Tiananmen Square – the largest square in the world and the historical and spiritual heart of China.

Afterwards, enjoy a foot massage at the traditional Chinese Medical Centre where you will have the opportunity to learn about alternative Chinese medical treatments and even consult a Chinese Medical professional!

Optional Activity:

  • Little Potala Palace Tour – explore the stunning fusion Chinese and Tibetan architecture of this dynastic palace (AUD $65 per person).

Day 13: Depart Beijing | 14 Day Tour Only (B)

Say goodbye to your travel buddies as you transfer to the airport to board your international flight home to Australia.

Day 14: Arrive in Australia

Welcome home!

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

FINE PRINT

Buying and Booking:

  • Buy now – limited time offer!
  • Top Tip: Book early to secure your preferred dates!
  • 14 day booking guarantee – if you can’t book your preferred dates within 14 days we will refund you in full. See T&Cs here
  • Bookings are non changeable & non refundable once your travel dates are confirmed

Flight Information:

  • Flights depart from Melbourne or Sydney
  • Flight from Brisbane and Perth are available for an addition $350 per person
  • Flights are economy class with China Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or Xiamen Airline, subject to availability
  • A flight amendment surcharge of $200 per person applies for later departures, plus any additional airfares and taxes
  • Flights are subject to specific promotional economy fare availability
  • Flights may not be direct or operate daily
  • Stopovers are available upon request

General:

  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Valid for 2 people, twin share
  • Group size – minimum 10, maximum 40
  • Travelling solo? A single supplement of $350 for 7 day packages and $700 for 14 day packages applies to those wishing to travel alone
  • No child discounts. Full price applies, subject to availability

Package Excludes:

  • Visa/Entry requirements – Visas are compulsory for all Australian passport holders
  • Travel insurance – strongly recommended
  • Optional activities
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.
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