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THIS 13-DAY TOUR FEATURES A 4-NIGHT LUXURY CRUISE DOWN THE SCENIC YANGTZE RIVER

Discover the breathtaking beauty of China, travel in comfort while enjoying some of the most spectacular scenery in China. Our luxury cruise features state of the art facilities to make sure you will create wonderful & timeless memories during this fantastic adventure.

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    Chengdu, Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise, Chongqing, Xi'an & Beijing

    Please note: Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences.
    All optional excursions and evening entertainment are excluded from the package.

    • Day 1/ CHENGDU ARRIVAL
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      Begin your journey with your international flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival at the Chengdu International Airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

    • Day 2 / CHENGDU - YICHANG
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      Today you will be transferred from Chengdu to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 4-night cruise down the Yangtze River.

    • Day 3/ YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
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      Start the morning with a morning exercise on board in the presence of the beautiful Gorges. Spend your day out on an optional excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment with a Chinese dancing ball.

    • Day 4/ YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
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      Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or for a leisure day on board the ship. The afternoon you will continue to cruise into the western section of Xiling gorge.

    • Day 5/ YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
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      Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the optional excursion or relax by the pool, pamper yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

    • Day 6/ CHONGQING - XI'AN
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      Today you will be transferred from Chongqing to Xi an. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your tour tomorrow.

    • Day 7/ XI'AN - TERRACOTTA WARRIORS, MOSLEM STREET
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      Today you will explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an. For a period of more than 1,000 years, Xi’an served as China’s capital city and remains home to a great number of precious relics and historical sites. Your tour today will include a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and the lively Moslem Street. The Terracotta Warriors site is widely considered as the eighth wonder of the world and was discovered by accident in 1974. You will see the army of over 7,000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots that has guarded Emperor Qin’s tomb since 210BC. Each figure is unique and the painstaking repair and evacuation continues to this day. After lunch, you will walk through the famous Moslem Street, where many souvenirs and delicious local snacks can be sampled.

    • Day 8/ XI'AN - WILD GOOSE PAGODA, PROVINCIAL MUSEUM, ANCIENT CITY
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      Today you will begin with a visit to the Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and subsequently became a holy place for pilgrims. You will then continue on to the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20,000 years ago). Your next visit will be to the Ancient City Wall, which was built in 194 BC and is the oldest and best preserved ancient city wall in all of China. In the evening, you may choose to join the optional activity: Tang Dynasty Dance Performance.

    • Day 9/ XI'AN - BEIJING
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      Today you will board a high speed train to the capital city of Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

    • Day 10/ BEIJING - TIANANMEN SQUARE, FORBIDDEN CITY
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      Begin your day with your daily hotel buffet breakfast, featuring a large selection of Asian and Western cuisine. You will then set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an extensive tour through this vast complex. Afterwards, visit the Silk Factory Outlet to learn about silk, the very trade item which started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process.

    • Day 11/ BEIJING - THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA, 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES SITES
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      Today, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Furthermore, you will visit the 2008 Olympic Games Sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Afterwards you will head back to the city to enjoy an oriental foot massage before returning to the hotel.

    • Day 12/ BEIJING - TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
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      In the morning you will practice Tai Chi in the Temple of Heaven. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi (consciousness) energy within the body.

    • Day 13/ DEPART BEIJING
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      Today you will be transferred to the Beijing International Airport for your flight home. If time permits, before heading to the airport, you may choose to explore the city of Beijing at your own pace.

  • Package Includes

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    • Flights
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      All domestic transfers in Australia
      International return flights to China
      All domestic transfers in China

    • Tours
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      Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      Tour tipping
      Sightseeing admissions

    • Accomodation
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      12 nights’ accommodation:
      1 Night in Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights on Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar
      3 Nights in Xi’an – Grand Noble Hotel or similar, and
      4 Nights in Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park or similar

      Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners.

  • Three Gorges Dam Site
    The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world.

    Tribe of the Three Gorges
    The only large scenic spot that has not been influenced by the Three Gorges Dam project, which showcases the abundant Ba Culture and Shu Culture.

    Lesser Three Gorges
    Board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three Gorges region or Shennong Stream. This excursion is subject to the cruise.

    White Emperor City
    An ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County.

    Fengdu Ghost City
    The temples built on Ming Mountain depicts the instruments of punishment and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

    Shibaozhai
    Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century, featuring inscriptions of past dynasties on each floor.

    Hutong Tour
    Take a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutong areas famous for the old-style buildings, and time-honoured workshops. Enjoy a local family style meal before retiring to your hotel.

    Summer Palace
    The largest royal park in China that looks over the stunning Kunming lake and for hundreds of years, the summer residence of Chinese royalty and their families.

    • Tours Include:

      • All domestic and international transfers in China
      • Tour tipping
      • Tours and excursions as specified in the itinerary
      • Sightseeing admissions
      • Private coach transportation
      • Experienced, English speaking guides
      • 12 nights’ accommodation: 1 Night Chengdu – Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar, 4 Nights Yangtze River Cruise – Gold 6# or similar, 3 Nights Xi’an – Grand Noble Hotel or similar and 4 Nights Beijing – Park Plaza Science Park or similar
      • Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 5 Dinners
    • Tours Do Not Include:

      • Customers must arrange to get a China Visa. This can be done through SNA Tours ($195/person) or you can do it separately on your own (not recommended).
      • Single supplement upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours and evening entertainment.
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
      • Laundry and other items of a personal nature.
      • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.
      • Optional insurance coverage for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption (highly recommended).
      • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above.
      • Departure city surcharge from BNE/PER ($350 per person).
    • Please note the following:

      • Customers must have a valid passport with appropriate time remaining on passport prior to date confirmation and travel.
      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy
      • Cancellation prior to flight ticket issue will incur a $350 cancellation fee, there will be no refund after the flight ticket is issued.
      • Return date change will incur charge of $200/person before the air ticket has been issued and is subject to airline availability.
      • No child discount on special deal.
      • Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences.
      • Rooms are subject to availability. If the desired hotel is not available, we will book an alternate, comparable hotel at no additional cost.
      • We cannot provide a refund if we are unable to accommodate a special request.
      • It is advised insurance coverage for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption (highly recommended).
      • All currencies are in Australian Dollars (AUD) unless stated otherwise.
      • Single supplement of $700 is payable upon booking for single travellers.
      • $350/person surcharge departure from Brisbane, Perth
      • Promotion tour is non-refundable after SNA issues air ticket
      • We suggest passengers are covered by travel, medical, health and other types of insurance.
      • For travel more than 90 days from the date of reservation, the reservation form must be completed within 30 days of the reservation being made. All travellers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveler’s passport and passport copies. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.
      • The 30 Day Money Back Guarantee will not apply if travel is within 90 days from the date of reservation. In this instance, SNA Tours will only be able to offer a 7 Day Money Back Guarantee.
      • For travel less than 90 days from the date of reservation, the reservation form must be completed within 7 days of the reservation being made. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.

Tour Highlights

Each Tour Is Designed For A Special Experience

Chengdu
  • International flight
  • Meet & greet your tour guide
  • City exploration

Yangtze River Cruise
  • Three Gorges Dam
  • Luxury facilities
  • On-cruise entertainment

Chongqing
  • Explore the City

Xi'an
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Moslem Street
  • Wild Goose Pagoda

Beijing
  • The Great Wall
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Tai Chi Exercise
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Dazzling China – 13 Days 12 Nights China Tour

$3399
Value
$2199
Per Person
Duration
13 days 12 nights

Departure Cities

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / Adelaide / Perth

2019 China - Chengdu, Yangtze River Cruise, Xi'an, Beijing

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2019 TOUR DATES

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13 DAYS $2199

* indicates high season dates - additional fees apply

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