Valid for Travel Tour Dates:

2016 Dec 09,
2017 Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 24, April 21, May 19, Jun 16, Jul 7, Aug 11, Sep 15, Oct 13, Nov 17

Trip Highlights

Forbidden City – The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

Great Wall – The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.

Hutong – Hutongs represent an important cultural element of the city of Beijing. Thanks to Beijing’s long history and status as capital for six dynasties, almost every hutong has its anecdotes, and some are even associated with historic events. In contrast to the court life and elite culture represented by the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven, the hutongs reflect the culture of grassroots Beijingers. The hutongs are residential neighborhoods which still form the heart of Old Beijing.

ITINERARY

  • Day 1 Depart From Home – Beijing
    Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager. In-Flight In-Flight Meal
  • Day 2 Beijing
    Visit Tiananmen Square Walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries Optional Hutong tour and have a special lunch hosted by local family (US$50 pp) Experience traditional Chinese Tea Culture Optional Evening Entertainment – The Legend of Kung Fu (US$35 pp) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 – Beijing
    Visit 2008 Olympic Games Sites , Bird’s Nest & Water Cube Learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing Walk in the clouds while hiking the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China Take a relax to enjoy Chinese traditional foot massage after hiking on Great Wall (at your own expense) Take the option to enjoy Beijing Opera in the evening (US$35 pp) Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 4 – Beijing
    To experience Morning exercise -Tai Chi lesson , Temple of Heaven Silk Factory Outlet – Learn about silk, the very trade item which started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process Optional to visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas in the afternoon (US$50 pp) Breakfast
  • Day 5 Beijing – Yichang
    Free day to explore Beijing by your own, or take the options Option One: Beijing City tour to Lama Temple and Flea market, transportation, guide, admission and lunch inclusive (US$80 pp) Take overnight train to Yichang Breakfast
  • Day 6 – Yichang
    Arrival On board You will be pick up from Yi Chang train station On board Yangtze River Cruise (M.S. Yangtze I) in the evening Breakfast
  • Day 7 – Yangtze River Cruise
    Depart from Yichang, pass through Xiling Gorge Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Pass through the Three Gorges Dam ship locks In-cruise meal
  • Day 8 – Yangze River Cruise
    Shore excursion to Shennong Stream by boat Set sail, passing through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. In-cruise meal
  • Day 9 – Yangtze River Cruise
    Shore excursion to the Ghost City of Fengdu In-cruise meal
  • Day 10 – Yangtze River Cruise
    Disembark in the morning in Chongqing Transferred to airport to take scheduled flight to Home or your next destination Shanghai Visit Shanghai Museum and People Square Pearl of Orient TV Tower outside (extra cost to ride on the Tower US$35 pp) Visit the Bund and Nanjing Road Walking District Free time in the evening or take the option to experience Huangpu River dinner cruise (US$40 pp). Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Shanghai
    Free day to explore Shanghai on your own, or take the optional tour to Suzhou water town (US$120 pp) Excursion to Suzhou: – Visit ancient water town, a famous river town near Shanghai, take a canal boat ride to experience water town life – Visit one of classic Suzhou Gardens – Lunch included in Suzhou optional tour Breakfast Day 12 Shanghai – Home You will be transferred to the airport via your schedule flight back home or continue your journey to visit other cities in China. Breakfast

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • South African local home to airport Uber/Zebra Cabs Transfer Voucher R300
  • DEALZILLA Comprehensive Travel Insurance supplied by Bidvest Insurance Group
  • 2 x Bidvest Global Multi-Currency Visa/MasterCard ATM Cards
  • Corporate Forex Rates Through Bidvest Forex Exchange
  • R1000 Flight Ticket Voucher Per Person if Flights are booked through DEALZILLA
  • China domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Hotel accommodation in Park Plaza Science Park or Traders Upper East Beijing, and MS Yangze 1 Cruise, Howard Johnson or similar in Shanghai if applied
  • Daily American style buffet breakfast in hotel and meals specified in the itinerary
  • Airport transfer for scheduled arrival date and departure date
  • Local transportation during the guided tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing admissions except optional excursion

PACKAGE EXCLUDES

  • Visa fee if required
  • High season surcharge per Voucher Fine Print or by request, payable upon booking
  • China domestic airport taxes US$50 pp payable upon booking
  • Tour tipping 10 days tour US$110 pp, 12 days tour US$130 payable upon booking
  • Return date change US$100 per person plus fare difference if any, payable upon booking
  • Personal expense
  • Meals and drink other than specified
  • Luggage fee and/or in-flight service charged by airline
  • Optional entertainment and tours payable upon arrival
  • Trip delay, or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
  • International Flights

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