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Gems of China with Yangtze Cruise 2017

Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over
Sunday 3 September - Tuesday 19 September 2017 ex Australia

HOLIDAY FACTS

Trip Month September 2017
Duration: 17 days
Status: Bookings open
Destinations: Beijing – Xian - Chengdu - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai
Trip Style: Tour and cruise,Small deluxe group tour
Accommodation: Quality hotels
Prices: See prices page for details
Transport: Coach
Pace: 3
a moderate to fast pace, some free time but quite a busy schedule
Group Size: Maximum 20
Trip Code: china17-9

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Enjoy a small group tour with other solo travellers, exploring Eastern China from Beijing to Shanghai, including a three night Yangtze River Cruise. 

China is a destination larger than life with a tremendous historical and cultural heritage. There are also its impressive natural wonders including the Yangtze River and the giant pandas. Your tour covers all the major attractions including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, the Three Gorges, giant pandas and so much more.  

The package is inclusive with flights departing Australia and utilises coach, air, fast train and cruise boat travel, covering the major attractions.

This is a small group experience, with a maximum of 20 travellers, exclusively for solo travellers.

Inclusions

  •  Return economy airfare with Singapore Airlines ex Australia *
  • 12 nights at premium four star hotels
  • 3 nights, Yangtze River cruise on Victoria Anna in a  superior cabin
  • 15 breakfasts
  • 7 lunches
  • 1 western lunch in Beijing
  • 1 western lunch in Shanghai
  • 8 dinners
  • 2 international flights
  • 2 high speed trains in 1st class seats; Beijing-Xian and Chengdu-Chongqing
  • 4 evening cultural shows
  • A private air conditioned coach for touring
  • Entrance fees as stated in the itinerary
  • Local English speaking tour guide in each city
  • Tour escort for a group of 10 or more passengers
  • Private airport to hotel transfers on arrival  ^
  • Pre-paid tips for main service personnel ~
  • China visa fee & processing for Australian passport holders
  • Small group experience, not more than 20 passengers 

 

* airfares are ex Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth are inclusive of fuel levy surcharges & taxes up to the value of $745 per person  

^ arrival and departure transfers only apply to nominated group flights, and only when you purchase your airfare with us as part of your holiday package.  See GETTING THERE page of website for details.

~ Pre paid tips include tips for local guides, tour escort if applicable, the service charge for Yangtze River Cruise being for the cabin attendants and dining room staff.  River cruise guides and motor coach drivers are not included.

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