|2017 Tour Dates:||2018 Tour Dates:|
Mar: 18*, 25*
Apr: 01*, 08*, 15*, 22* 29
May: 06*, 13*, 20, 27
Jun: 03, 10, 17, 24*
Jul: 01*, 08*, 15*, 22, 29
Aug: 05, 12, 19, 26
Sep: 02, 09, 16, 23*, 30*
Oct: 07*, 14*, 21*, 28*
Nov: 04, 11*
Hight-season Surcharge: Dates/months with a * incur a surcharge of AU$280 per person
Shanghai (1 Nights): Regal Plaza Hotel & Residence or similar
Wuxi (1 Night): Grand Kingtown Hotel or similar
Hangzhou (1 Night): Jinma Palace or similar
Shanghai (3 Nights) : Fudan Crowne Plaza or similar
Yangtze River Cruise (4 Nights): President Number 7 or similar
Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us. We strongly recommend that you also read the essential trip information relating to your tip prior to booking to ensure that you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the trip you are undertaking.
Depending on your flight schedule, you will be flying out from Australia either in the evening of Day 1 or on the following day. On arrival, you'll be met by one of your friendly tour guides and transferred to your hotel.
This morning, you'll travel to Wuxi. When you arrive in Wuxi, your local representative will meet you and then take you to see the LingShan Grand Buddha, one of China's largest Buddha statues that stands over 80m tall. The whole Lingshan area is a tourist attraction, with a musical fountain which plays out the story of the birth of the Buddha, as well as the as Little Potala palace, a very good place to learn more about the wonders of Chinese Tibetan Buddhism.
This morning, make a visit to the well-known Dragon Well Tea Village. After treating yourself to some Dragon Well Tea, you will be taken to Suzhou the city of paradise, also known as the Venice of the East for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens. In the afternoon, tour the luxurious Master of Nets Garden, a historical monument designated as a World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO. From there you will be driven to the wonderful city of Shanghai.
Optional Activities: # Grand Canal Cruise: Enjoy a cruise along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal
Optional Activities: # Chinese Acrobatic Show: Treat yourself by seeing the amazing ERA The Intersection of Time acrobatic show in the evening
Today is at your leisure if you wish to discover more of Shanghai at your own pace or get some shopping done at the markets.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES (not included):
# Shanghai Half-day City Tour: On this tour, visit Xin-tian-di, a unique precinct filled with world-class
restaurants, retail outlets, entertainment, culture and more. Afterwards you will be taken to Lujiazui Finance District where you will visit the 88 stories Jin-mao Tower, reaching a height of 420.5 meters and 290,000 square meter construction area
Today your shore excursion will take you to the legendary Shibaozhai. This site has a history of over 400 years when it was built into the side of a 200-metre-tall hill. The striking 9 stories red pagoda was built in 1819 to make it easier for people to reach the Buddhist temple at the very top of the hill. Throughout the day, there are also other optional shore excursions (not included) available and the cruise staffs will assist you with the arrangements if you are willing to join. This evening you'll enjoy a Farewell Dinner with the rest of the travelers and crew and prepare for disembarkation tomorrow morning.
Today you will disembark the cruise at Chongqing, which is known as the Mountain City in China before you are transferred to airport to board your flight home.
*The amount in AUD is subject to the currency exchange rate and it may change at any time without advance notice.