Best of China with APT

Best of China with APT

Image

Best of China with APT

Dine At The Great Wall

Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared buffet lunch along a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China.

See The Protected Giant Pandas

View the famous endangered species and learn about the plight of this national treasure.

See The Terracotta Warriors

View the life-sized clay soldiers of the ancient Terracotta Army in Xi’an.

Expired on Thursday October 29th, 2020

Expired on Thursday October 29th, 2020

DAY 1 Arrive Beijing

Welcome to China! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. You’ll have plenty of time to settle in, explore or relax. Tonight, celebrate the start of your journey with a welcome reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Regent Hotel Beijing

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Visit a private section of the Forbidden City. Once used as the living quarters of Emperor Qianlong, this section is not usually open to the general public.

There’s so much to see and do in China’s capital. Your first full day in Beijing begins with a tour of Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest city square. You’ll then enjoy your first Signature Experience. The afternoon is at leisure before an evening indulging at an authentic Peking duck banquet.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Along an unrestored stretch of the Badaling section along the Great Wall of China, feast on a private lunch with free-flowing drinks.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Attend a Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre, or to watch a Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Today you will make your way to the Great Wall of China. Tonight, there is an option of sightseeing.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Visit the Temple of Heaven to explore the place of worship. Or, perhaps head to the Hutong district by rickshaw and visit a local calligrapher’s home.

Seize the day with a choice of sightseeing. Later, on your way to the airport, explore the modern 798 Art Zone, a contemporary art district in Beijing. Fly to Yichang. On arrival, we will transfer you to your ship – the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.

Stay: Four Nights, Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Draw back the curtains this morning to the spectacular scenery of the Three Gorges region. At the Three Gorges Dam, take a tour of the Three Gorges Project and exhibition. Back on board, pass through the longest of the Three Gorges, Xiling Gorge, cruising through Yellow Ox Gorge and under Huangling Temple. Toast the journey with a captain’s welcome reception and a special welcome dinner.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

At Badong, a ferry takes you to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). Paddle down the river, looking around at the rich surrounding forest and towering rock formations. The nose of your sampan touches the shore at a local riverside village, where you’ll sneak a glimpse of rural Chinese life. Continue to Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. Later, you might like to attend an arts and crafts lesson on board.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Start your day with a Tai Chi class up on the ship’s observation deck. Drop anchor at Fuling, a sleepy town along the Yangtze. Here, visit the 816 Underground Project, an old nuclear site hidden in the mountains. Shape your afternoon with a choice of activity. Perhaps attend a Chinese brush painting and calligraphy demonstration. You may prefer to play Mahjong, the ancient tile-based game. Or learn a little Mandarin. If you’re feeling peckish, opt for a dumpling making lesson run by the ship’s chef. Tonight, the Emperor’s farewell dinner includes a Chinese banquet feast.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining
You might like to sample a range of different dishes with a buffet at the Grand Café, or feast on a Sichuan hotpot at #8 restaurant.

Disembark your cruise in Chongqing where you’ll board your high speed train to Chengdu. Upon arrival, head out for a stroll along the lantern-lined Jinli Old Street to peruse the local stalls and cafes. Choose where in your hotel you’d like to dine tonight.

Stay: Two Nights, Chengdu, Grand Hyatt Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
Visit the famed Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Cuddly and curious, the giant panda is China’s national treasure, and this facility is dedicated to their conservation through education.

The morning is off to a delightful start with a Signature Experience. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to spend how you wish.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Stroll through the market stalls of the Muslim Quarter, sampling authentic street food. Or, dine on dumplings before a Tang Dynasty performance.

After breakfast head to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. This afternoon, join a city tour. Visit the ancient city wall, constructed in the 14th century during the early Ming Dynasty. Tonight, choose your sightseeing.

Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Shangri-La Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining
For dinner, choose from a range of restaurant options.

Today you will explore one of the oldest cities in China. Head to a clay factory where terracotta soldiers are still being made. Spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Dining
Tonight, choose from three restaurants for dinner.

Today you’ll fly to Shanghai. On arrival, jump on the high-speed Maglev train which travels at an exhilarating 300 kilometres per hour. From Jesuit cathedrals, Jewish synagogues and Buddhist temples, you’ll notice right away the diverse range of architectural styles in Shanghai.

Stay: Three Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE
You’ll have the best seats at an acrobatic show, a highlight for today.

This morning, head down to Shanghai’s waterfront for a Tai Chi lesson taught by a master. Veer off the beaten path and discover a new side to Shanghai with a vintage convertible Jeep ride. Later, stop at the Jin Mao Tower and take an elevator to the 88th floor viewing deck, where you’ll be whipping out your camera to capture those panoramic views of the city. This evening, enjoy your final Signature Experience.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing
Perhaps cruise the Huangpu River through the heart of the city, then explore Yu Garden and enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony before a dim sum lunch. Or, you may prefer to join a walking tour through the French Concession area. Your final option is a full day excursion to Jinxi, an ancient water town. Discover the 36 bridges which arch over the town’s many water alleys, all built over several different dynasties. You’ll have time at leisure to explore before returning to the city.

Craft your day with a choice from three sightseeing experiences. A special farewell dinner is the perfect way to end your trip.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Your incredible journey through China draws to an end. We’ll transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.

Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner

TRIP CODE: CHYC15

Start Date End Date Double Twin Single
16 April 2020 30 April 2020 From $9,995 From $9,995 From $13,095
7 May 2020 21 May 2020 From $10,195 From $10,195 From $13,495
28 May 2020 11 June 2020 From $9,495 From $9,495 From $12,095
11 June 2020 25 June 2020 From $9,195 From $9,195 From $11,695
20 August 2020 3 September 2020 From $9,395 From $9,395 From $11,895
29 October 2020 12 November 2020 From $9,995 From $9,995 From $13,095

Companion Fly Free Including Taxes*: Offer includes an economy class airfare and air taxes of up to $150 for one person when two passengers travel together on the same flights and APT tour. Available when booking any APT China tour up to 17 days departing March to November 2020.

General Terms and Conditions: *Conditions apply: Your booking contract is with Australian Pacific Touring Pty Ltd (APT), and incorporates all of the following terms and conditions. APT recommends that you read and understand your contract, and ask APT or your travel agent if you require any clarification. All pricing and saving amounts are in Australian Dollars. Information correct as at 12 April 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. A strictly limited number of offers are available on selected itineraries. All offers are available until 30 November 2019 unless sold out prior. Offers are subject to availability, not combinable with any other offer unless specified, available on new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time.

Airfare Offers: Flights must be booked by APT or Botanica. Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class (W class) and wholesale airfares in business class (U Class) with Singapore Airlines (or another airline of APT’s choosing) from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. All offers are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Once class is sold out surcharges will apply for other booking classes. Should you choose to depart earlier than your scheduled tour/cruise departure, or make variations to airline routings, surcharges may apply. Airline schedules are subject to change without notice and APT is not liable for any additional costs incurred due to airline schedule changes. Air taxes are estimated and subject to change. Fuel surcharges are subject to change and an additional fuel surcharge may apply. Note that frequent flyer miles/points may not be awarded on all airfares. A Singapore stopover is allowed in each direction at an additional cost.

For further information on this or any other packages please Call us on 1300 968 787or mail info@yourholidays.com.au

Expired on Thursday October 29th, 2020

INCLUSIONS

  • Experiences in seven destinations
  • APT’s Freedom of Choice Inclusions in four locations
  • Luxury dining – a total of 36 meals
  • A wide range of onboard beverages on board cruise
  • Return airport transfers, porterage and gratuities

Expired on Thursday October 29th, 2020

Enquiry Form
    Subscribe to our Newsletter
  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Great Travel Deals

Get travel deals delivered straight to your inbox, just a click away, Sign Up Now
Email address
First Name
Last Name