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China Express

On this 14 day luxury journey from Beijing to Shanghai, visit the Great Wall of China, view the Terracotta Warriors and enjoy a Yangtze River Cruise.

14 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,390
  • 2019/2020 Beijing > Shanghai

    Tour Code:

    CHEY

    Duration:

    14 Days

    Departure City:

    Beijing

    Return City:

    Shanghai

  • 14 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Peking duck welcome dinner

      Begin your discovery of China with a Peking duck welcome dinner. Stay three nights at your hotel in Beijing, in walking distance of the Silk Markets.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Great Wall of China, Scenic Freechoice

      Start your journey with a visit to China’s most iconic attraction, the Great Wall at Mutianyu.

      Freechoice

      Look forward to an unforgettable evening at either the famed Peking Opera or the spectacular Kung Fu Show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 3 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Forbidden City, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Wander through Tiananmen Square and enter the mysterious Forbidden City. Afterwards, enjoy lunch with a local family in a traditional home before relaxing on a rickshaw ride through the ancient alleyways.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose mixed Asian at Lost Heaven or Western dishes at The Cut.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Beijing > Yichang > Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Summer Palace, Embark Yangtze cruise

      Explore the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace and cruise Kunming Lake before flying to Yichang to join your cruise ship, the Yangzi Explorer. On board enjoy included wine and beer with your lunch and dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Three Gorges Dam Project, Captain’s Reception

      Visit the Three Gorges Dam project site. Later, sail through Xiling Gorge while sampling afternoon tea. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge

      Glide through the dramatic gorges of Shennong Stream by longboat (sampan). Later, traverse Wu Gorge, known for its sheer rock walls, and Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic of the three gorges.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Fuling touring, Gala Dinner

      Enjoy an insightful excursion to Fuling and 816 Underground project. Tonight, mingle at the Taste of China gala dinner. Be sure to dress in your finest Chinese outfit.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Chongqing > Xi’an
      Highlights:
      See a Panda at Chongqing Zoo

      Disembark and visit Chongqing Zoo where you’ll get to see the rare and treasured giant panda before flying to Xi’an. Later, check into your historically located hotel for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Xi’an
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Terracotta Warriors, Scenic Enrich – Private museum visit

      Gaze at Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta Warriors in the company of a museum curator, an amazing opportunity to learn first-hand about the restoration process.

      Enjoy a stroll around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Thanksgiving Temple.

      Enrich

      Be treated to a special private after hours viewing of ancient artefacts at a local museum. Savour refreshing drinks and learn about the history of Shaanxi Province from the museum’s curator.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy refreshments overlooking the Big Wild Goose Pagoda at sunset.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Xi’an
      Highlights:
      Painter’s home, Xi’an City Wall

      Visit a local painter’s home in nearby Hu Xi’an County, famous for its rural peasant paintings, and learn about his art before you enjoy lunch with his family. Later explore Xi’an’s ancient city wall on foot, by push bike or electric buggy. Tonight enjoy the wonderful Tang Dynasty Cultural Show with dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Xi’an > Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Muslim Quarter, Maglev Train

      This morning explore the Muslim Quarter, an integral part of daily life in Xi’an at the eastern end of the Silk Road. Later fly to Shanghai and experience the speed of the Maglev train before settling into your luxurious hotel for a three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour

      Discover Shanghai’s stark historical contrasts. Stroll along the famous Bund before comparing its heritage buildings to those in Yu Gardens. Across the Huangpu River, explore the Pudong area and discover modern China. Admire the view from Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in Pudong. Tonight, enjoy the agility and skill of the Shanghai Acrobats.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Wander through the Shanghai Museum and People’s Square before exploring the French Concession and Xintiandi pedestrian dining and entertainment area. Alternatively, visit Zhujiajiao, a town with a rich canal life and a wealth of traditional buildings and bridges, or cruise along Huangpu River.

      Later, spend your free time exploring shopping opportunities on Nanjing Road before enjoying your Chinese farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart after breakfast today and transfer to Shanghai airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast