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See the Giant Pandas of Chongqing & Cruise the Yangtze River

Enjoy a breathtaking range of scenery on this eight-day China experience, beginning with a two-night Chongqing stay and continuing with a four-night cruise on the Yangtze River. See China’s famous Giant Pandas before travelling by high-speed train to Yichang where you’ll board your Yangtze River cruise, passing spectacular gorges, dramatic cliffs and historic temples en route. Your package includes return economy international flights from Melbourne or Sydney (alternative Australian airports available for a surcharge), two nights of hotel accommodation in Chongqing, daily breakfast and select additional meals throughout the tour, all transport within China, the services of local English-speaking guides and more.

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8 Days
CHINA EXPERIENCE

Valid for one person (twin share) - you must purchase two packages or pay a single traveller supplement (see 'Fine Print' for details)

  • Return economy international flights from Melbourne or Sydney (alternative Australian airports available for a surcharge)
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation in Chongqing
  • A four-night cruise on the Yangtze River
  • Daily breakfast and select additional meals throughout the tour
  • All transport within China, including a high-speed train ride
  • Tours, transfers and admissions as per itinerary
  • The services of local English-speaking guides

Soak up the sights of the majestic Yangtze River and see China’s famous giant pandas on this fantastic eight-day tour and cruise experience – with international flights included.

What You’ll Love…

The Experience – An unforgettable taste of China from land and water

Discover the city of Chongqing and soak up its sights at your leisure (or join the optional tour) before heading to the Giant Panda Reserve Zoo, where you’ll have the opportunity to see the beautiful giant pandas in close proximity.

Experience the exhilaration of a high-speed train ride en route from Chongqing to Yichang, where you’ll board the Victoria Jenna ship - complete with two restaurants, a three-story atrium lobby, two lounges, three bars, a fitness centre, beauty salon and more - for your unforgettable Yangtze River cruise. Enjoy a welcome captain’s banquet and a Chinese dancing ball onboard to kick off your cruise in style.

During the cruise, soak up the incredible scenery you’ll pass you glide along this famous river. Take the opportunity to join optional tours (additional cost) for the colossal Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric dam, the Lesser Three Gorges hidden in the mountains, the Shennong Stream with its legendary hanging coffins, the ancient temple of White Emperor City and Fengdu Ghost City.

Enjoy a farewell dinner on board before enjoying some final time in Chongqing before your flight home.

Your Package Includes:

  • Return economy international flights from Melbourne or Sydney (alternative Australian airports available for a surcharge)
  • Two nights of hotel accommodation in Chongqing
  • A four-night cruise on the Yangtze River aboard Victoria Jenna, featuring two restaurants, a three-story atrium lobby, two lounges, three bars, a fitness centre, beauty salon and more
  • Daily breakfast and select additional meals throughout the tour
  • All transport within China, including a high-speed train ride
  • Tours, transfers and admissions as per itinerary
  • The services of local English-speaking guides

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates (surcharge applies to select dates, see below):

26 March 2019

16, 23 April 2019

21*, 38* May 2019

25* June 2019

2*, 09*, 16* July 2019

6, 20 August 2019

24* September 2019

15* October 2019

5 November 2019

*High Season Surcharge: A surcharge of AU$380 per person applies. Payable directly to the tour company.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON based on twin share. You must purchase TWO PACKAGES otherwise a Single Traveller Surcharge will apply (see below). Please note no child discounts are available and unaccompanied minors are not permitted.

Single Travellers: A surcharge of AU$550 per person applies to single travellers, payable directly to the tour operator.

Flights: International economy class flights from Melbourne or Sydney are included in your package. A surcharge applies to departures from Brisbane (AU$280 per person), Adelaide (AU$380 per person) and Perth (AU$500 per person). Air carriers are at the tour operator’s discretion and will be China Southern, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines or similar. Please note luggage is limited to one checked suitcase of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage at 7kg. You may choose to upgrade class for a surcharge of AU$2,900 per person return, strictly subject to availability.

Maximum tour group size is 40 people, minimum is two people.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults.

Tour includes the following accommodation:

Athestel Hotel, Chongqing

Superior Cabin aboard the Victoria Jenna ship

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

Additional Upgrades: Suite upgrades and drink packages are available for a surcharge, please contact the tour operator directly for details.

Package Does Not Include: Visa for China, travel insurance, tipping, optional activities, single traveller surcharge, anything not listed in the itinerary and items such as laundry, personal items and alcohol.

Optional Tours: You may join the following optional tours for a surcharge, payable directly to the tour operator:

Massage treatment in Chongqing

Chongqing local tour

Three Gorges Dam site shore excursion

Ship lock lift

Shennong Stream shore excursion

Shibaozhai Pagoda Shore Excursion

Chongqing Insight Tour

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Travel insurance is recommended.

All services are subject to availability.

Tipping is not mandatory but is recommended at AU$15 per person, per day.

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