Wonders of China

  

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Day 1: Malta to Shanghai
Depart Malta on your scheduled, overnight flight to Shanghai.

Day 2: (Dinner Included) Shanghai
On arrival in Shanghai you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. After checking-in you will experience your first taste of the city with a visit to the magnificent Bund, then a walk along Nanjing Road, the main shopping area in Shanghai.

Day 3: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Shanghai
Following breakfast, you will embark on a full day tour of the city, taking in the delights of the famous classical Yuyuan Garden, the French Concession and Tianzifang, the arts and crafts enclave in the French neighbourhood. After lunch you can saunter around Xintiandi — ‘The City’s Living Room’, a multifunctional entertainment district with unique 1920’s style stone gate buildings known as “shikumen”.

Day 4: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Shanghai to Yangtze River
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Wuhan, where you will continue to Yichang to board your ship for the four night Yangtze River Cruise which will tour the Three Gorges Dam and breath-taking scenery along the way as you cruise upstream.

Day 5: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Yangtze River
The cruise will set sail to reach your first shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam itself and the Five Stage Ship Lock — a giant ship elevator capable of lifting a 14,000 ton passenger liner! In the afternoon you’ll sail past the Xiling Gorge the largest and most famous of the Three Gorges.

Day 6: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Yangtze River
Following breakfast you will take a tour of the Shennong Stream, a zigzagging watercourse where local inhabitants line the shore. You will then sail to Wu Gorge, the prettiest of the Three Gorges followed by Qu Tang Gorge, the shortest. In the afternoon there is the option to take a tour of the White Emperor City, an ancient temple perched at the top of an island in the middle of the river.

Day 7: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Yangtze River
On the final day of the cruise the ship will sail to the Fengdu Ghost City, thought to have been the place where souls must go to pass three tests to enter the afterlife. 

Day 8: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Yangtze River to Chengdu
Disembarking the ship at Chongqing you will travel to the capital of the Sichuan Province, Chengdu. Your guide will show you around the People’s Park, where locals relax, mingle and exercise, then enjoy a stroll through the ancient streets of the Wide and Narrow Alleys which have been renovated to their former architectural glory.

Day 9: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Chengdu
Today takes you to Leshan, famous for its magnificent riverside cliff carving of a giant Buddha which is the largest stone-carved Buddhist statue in the world, viewed from a boat on the river. Continue in the afternoon to the old town of Huanglongxi, a 1700 year old settlement restored to retain its old-world charm. In the evening enjoy a delicious Sichuan hot pot meal. 

Day 10: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Chengdu to Xi’an
Perhaps a highlight of the tour, today takes you to experience a once in a lifetime trip to the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre, home to one of China’s largest habitat of pandas. Strolling around a variety of enclosures, you can even pay an extra fee to be photographed next to one of these beautiful animals. This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. 

Day 11: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Xi’an
Known to many as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, a visit to the spectacular Terracotta Warriors is an unforgettable experience. Taking nearly four decades to complete and over 700,000 workers, this incredible tomb was built to protect China’s first emperor in his afterlife. Continue to the Muslim Quarter — a labyrinth of market stalls and shops, then in the evening travel back in time whilst you watch the colourful Tang Dynasty dancing show.

Day 12: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Xi’an to Beijing
A morning tour of Xi’an incorporates a visit to the historic City Wall, then the Wild Goose Pagoda, built in 652 to hold sacred Buddhist figurines. In the afternoon board the bullet train to Beijing where you will arrive in the early evening and spend the night at your hotel.

Day 13: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Beijing
Begin your day with a visit to the unique Temple of Heaven, China’s largest existing masterpiece of ancient sacrificial buildings. The afternoon is left at leisure to relax and explore the city in your own time.

Day 14: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Beijing
Following a stroll around the impressive Summer Palace, China’s largest and best-preserved royal park, the tour will continue to the iconic Great Wall. Winding across deserts, grasslands and mountains and stretching over 5,500 miles, it was constructed over 2,000 years ago to guard the Chinese Empire against the Mongol invaders from the North. We’ve included a cable car trip to a viewing point to avoid the arduous steps. In the evening enjoy a mesmerising Chinese acrobatics performance.

Day 15: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included) Beijing
Following breakfast on your last full day you will visit one of China’s most important political landmarks, Tiananmen Square. It is the world’s largest city centre square and gateway to the Forbidden City, which houses the wondrous Imperial Palace. Conclude your trip with a traditional Peking duck dinner, a delicious way to end your tour.

Day 16: (Breakfast Included) Beijing to Malta
Transfer to Beijing airport for your flight to Malta.

It is the responsibility of the customer to verify and ensure that the person/s travelling are in possession of valid passports at least 6 months from travelling date, appropriate visas & any vaccinations required.



TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tours of Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing

  • 4 night Yangtze River Cruise

  • Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre

  • Sichuan Hot Pot Meal & Peking Duck Dinner

  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors

  • The Great Wall of China and Summer Palace

  • Chinese Acrobatic performance and Tang Dynasty Show

    

YOUR HOTELS

Shanghai 2 nights
4* Ocean Hotel
Yangtze River 4 nights
Yangtze Cruise 2
Chengdu 2 nights
4* Tibet Hotel
Xi’an 2 nights
4* Titan Times Hotel
Beijing 4 nights
4* The Landmark Hotel 


EXTENSION

Hong Kong

2 nights from €499
Towering skyscrapers form the back-drop to Hong Kong’s busy harbour whilst the street markets that fill the teeming alleys remain untouched by western influences. Embark on a half day tour of the city with an English speaking guide, where you can visit some of the city’s most famous sights. 


PRIVATE JOURNEY
Private tours are also available on different dates to those shown above. Supplements for a custom tour start from just €1529 per person


  


DEPARTURES & PRICES

 

OUR PACKAGES INCLUDE
14 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 14 dinners
Fully escorted tour with local English speaking guides throughout
Return flights from Malta to China
All internal travel including flights and air-conditioned/heated transportation
Accommodation, 14 excursions and entry fees to all sights



2017FROM
04 - 11 MAY €2979
18 - 25 MAY €2979
01 JUN €2979
08 - 22 JUN €3109
06 JUL €3249
10 - 31 AUG €3379
07 - 14 SEP €3379
21 - 28 SEP €3249
05 - 19 OCT €3109
26 OCT €2979
02 NOV €2839
16 NOV €2699
30 NOV €2539

 

2018FROM
11 JAN €2799
25 JAN €2669
08 - 22 FEB

€2799

01 MAR

€2959

08 MAR €3099
05 APR €3179
19 - 26 APR €3179
03 - 24 MAY €3249
31 MAY €3229
07 JUN €3369
21 JUN €3409
05 JUL €3529
09 AUG €3599
30 AUG €3529
06 SEP €3669
13 SEP €3719
20 SEP €3639
27 SEP €3569
04 OCT €3309
11 OCT €3269
25 OCT €3199
08 NOV €2979
15 NOV €3059
29 NOV €2749


 

Single Travellers: We have a limited number of rooms with no single supplement. Once all single rooms are sold, a single supplement for the main tour starts from just €629.
Yangtze River Cruise exceutive cabin upgrade from just €179.
Bullet train first class upgrade from just €59.
Bullet train business class upgrade from just €219.

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