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China 10 Day tour Yangtze River & Beijing
10 days/9 nights

China 10 Day tour Yangtze River & Beijing

Explore multiple Chinese provinces without worrying about packing and unpacking which makes travelling easy for mum and dad. Discover the beauty of China in style as you cruise the majestic Yangtze River. Create family holiday memories as you visit once-in-a-lifetime sites and finish off your holiday...

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Child prices valid for children up to 17 years age and they get their own room!
  • The 4 nights onboard the Yangtze river cruise includes evening entertainment for the whole family and all meals except on the first night. 
  • Check out our itinerary with a multitude of optional excursions including: the Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges Dam site, is the largest hydroelectric dam in the world and is really impressive! Another optional excursion is the Fengdu Ghost City tour, with temples built on Ming Mountain.
  • No high Season surcharge applies for customers.
  • Economy return flights included!
  • Packages available for every family! Opctions for Family with 1 Adult & 1 Kid to 2 Adults & 5 Kids.        

INCLUDES

INCLUDES:
  • Most meals on the cruise which include a full buffet with Eastern choices (Please note first night of cruise does not include)
  • The Preferred Airline Partners for the China tours are Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines. Other airline partners may be substituted to accommodate specific date requirements and/ or scheduling at SNA Tours 
  • Internal transfers and Tipping
  • River Cruise with 4 Nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing admission fees and included entertainment and cultural activities.

EXCLUDES:
  • Meal on the first night of cruise
  • Anything of a personal nature, laundry and anything listed as optional on your tour itinerary.
  • Itinerary excursions: The Three Gorges Dam, Lesser Three Gorges, Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai, Three Gorges Tribe, White Emperor City 

FACILITIES

CRUISE FLEET
The Yangtze Gold Cruise fleets have been designed with concepts and technology that you might expect to see on an ocean cruise ships. It has a capacity of 570 passengers,  is 24 metres in wide and 150 metres long. It contains 181 luxury cabins which have private balconies 


FACILITIES ON BOARD

  • Large two-tier Movie Theatre
  • A hydraulic pressure lifting chimney and retractable sunshades
  • Children’s playground
  • Mini golf-course
  • Billiards.
  • Retail pedestrian street in the centre of the ship which contains luxury stores, a supermarket of local products, a dessert shop and even a coffee bar

BEIJING HOTELS

  • 2 nights at Grand Metro Park or similar
  • 2 nights at Chun Hui Yuan Hot Spring Resort or similar

TRAVEL PERIODS

NO HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE when purchasing your voucher before the 17th of November 2017!
Multiple Departure Dates to choose from - simply choose your preferred date when purchasing your voucher.

2018 Departure Dates
Mar: 15, 22, 29
Apr: 05, 12, 19, 26
May:  03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun:  07, 14, 21, 28
Jul:  05, 12, 19, 26
Aug:  02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Sept  06, 13, 20, 27
Oct  04, 11, 18, 25
Nov  01, 08, 15

Please note all dates are subject to availability at time of booking. Rest assured, should your dates not be available, the Bound Round Booking Guarantee applies. The Bound Round 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back.

Dates are subject to availability at time of booking. We recommend you be quick to redeem your holiday and increase your chances of getting your preferred dates locked in!

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BOOKING ESSENTIALS

Once you have purchased your voucher, you will automatically get an email from My Discoveries reconfirming next steps including completing your SNA online booking form.  You can also contact us on 1300 404 606 and we will happily assist you with purchasing your holiday online or over the phone. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When will I get my ticket(s)?
  • Our partner operator negotiates great deals with airlines ahead of time, purchasing tickets in bulk at different times throughout the year to provide you with the very best value for money. Unfortunately, this means there is no pre-set time when you will get your tickets other than in advance of your travel. Sometimes this can occur months in advance while in others, it’s 30 days or less prior to travel. Rest assured we have everything under control and no one has ever missed their flights in their 6-year history.
  • Your tickets will be issued electronically, but are no longer needed by the airlines. Upon check-in, you just need to show your passport and visa.
Where will I have a stopover on my flight?
  • We are not able to confirm if there will be a stopover or where that might be on your way to and from your chosen destination.When you purchased your group tour, we endeavour to find the best path to get you from your origin city (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Adelaide) to your destination.Most of the time, this means we need to go through a large hub airport to then connect with a domestic flight. We always seek to ensure the minimum amount of layover time that meets with the required transfer times set by the airlines and/or designated airports.If you wish to pay an additional cost to upgrade to a better, more direct flight path or to business class, you may contact SNA customer service and we can discuss the options available.
When will I get my itinerary? 
  • This My Discoveries Voucher you will receive post purchase serves as your tour itinerary. A detailed day-by-day summary of your hotels and other travel details will be sent to you at least one week prior to travel to ensure it is complete and accurate. Your confirmed hotel list is sent out seven days prior departure. This is because sometimes small details change at the last minute due to the complexity of travel to developing countries.
What about visa(s)?
  • Our Operator SNA will be happy to assist you with any Visa requirements you may have. Should you wish SNA to organise visas for you, SNA will be processing your visa in bulk, based on travel tour dates and group sizes. Each country has its own visa process which unfortunately can vary widely beyond our control. Developing countries are notorious for inconsistent processing, which is why we strongly suggest you leave it up to us to deal with it.
  • We have dedicated customer service personnel to hand-hold your visa application through each step to ensure nothing goes wrong. Unfortunately, there is no pre-set schedule we can confirm other than you will receive them ahead of your travel. Please contact SNA if you have concerns about your visa. 
  • Alternatively, you are able to process your own visas directly with the countries consulate closest to you. 
What are the refund and cancellation policies? 
  • My Discoveries and SNA Tours have partnered together to bring you the best value-for-money deal possible. This means that once the 30-day Booking Guarantee Period ends, there will be penalties for cancelling. Once the 30-day period ends a minimum of $350 SNA Tours & $100 My Discoveries fees apply per person & will be charged to cover administrative costs incurred.
  • Once airtickets are issued, no refund is possible. Should there be a health or other serious issue, please contact My Discoveries and SNA with supporting documentation and we will assess the claim on compassionate grounds. My Discoveries strongly recommends Travel insurance and we can organise this. Simply email mydiscoveries@boundround.com to receive 10% off your travel insurance.
Can I decide my travel flight path?
  • SNA facilitate hundreds of travellers across dozens of dates and half a dozen origin cities. This means they need to have the flexibility to manage across multiple airlines and cannot provide each passenger or travel group with their own preferred flight path. The more direct flight path, the higher the cost. Admittedly, this is a trade-off when traveling at this amazing price. 
Can I upgrade my flights? 
  • Yes, you can upgrade your International flights to Business Class for $3,000 per person. Please contact the SNA Customer Service team to discuss the details and update your booking. Please note domestic flights can only be booked in Economy.
TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY CALL 1300 404 606

ITINENARY

Day 1 - CHENGDU ARRIVAL
Fly from Australia into Mainland China. Domestic transfer to Chengdu. Upon arrival at the Chengdu International Airport you will be greeted by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The remaining time of the day is free for your individual activities. Get a good night’s sleep in your hotel ahead of your journey tomorrow.

Optional Activities - Visit the Panda Sanctuary & Hot Pot Dinner 
Famous for its breeding program and home of the Giant Pandas and their gorgeous cousins, the Red Pandas, tour the Chengdu Panda Sanctuary. Price includes transport to and from the sanctuary, entrance fee, traditional Sichuan hotpot dinner and English-speaking guide.

Day 2 - CHENGDU- YICHANG
Domestic transfer from Chengdu to Yichang. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 4-night cruise down the Yangtze River. (Breakfast)

Day 3 - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE - THREE GORGES DAM
Start the morning with a Tai Chi lesson on board in the presence of the beautiful Three Gorges Dam. Spend your day out on an optional excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment with a Chinese dancing ball. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Optional Activity - Three Gorges Dam Site 
The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world.

Optional Activity - Tribe of the Three Gorges 
You may also want to visit the Tribe of the Three Gorges, the only large scenic spot that has not been influenced by the Three Gorges Dam project, which showcases the abundant Ba Culture and Shu Culture.

Day 4 - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE - LESSER THREE GORGES
Today, you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or opt for a leisure day on board the ship. The afternoon will see you continuing to cruise into the western section of Xiling Gorge. (Breakfast, lunch dinner)

Optional Activity - Lesser Three Gorges 
Explore the Lesser Three Gorges, a shining pearl hidden in remote mountains. You will leave your cruise ship and board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three Gorges region, lined by sheer cliffs and mountains. Along the Yangtze River, you will appreciate the beauty of the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge and visit the ancient plank road, Mengliang Stairway and the Hanging Coffins.

Optional Activity - White Emperor City
You may also choose the optional excursion to visit the White Emperor City, an ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County.

Day 5 - YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE - FENGDU GHOST CITY 
Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the optional excursion or relax by the pool, pamper yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Optional Activity– Fengdu Ghost City 
Today’s optional excursion is the Fengdu Ghost City to see why it’s regarded as the “City of Ghosts.” The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the punish instruments and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

Day 6 – CHONGQING - BEIJING
Today you will be transferred to Beijing. You will then set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an extensive tour through this vast complex. Afterwards, visit the Silk Factory Outlet to learn about silk, the very trade item that started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process. (Breakfast, dinner)

**Optional Activity – Legend of Kung Fu Show or Acrobatics Show 
A thrilling modern day theatrical production, bringing together traditional Chinese martial arts and a vibrant show atmosphere. Sit back relax & enjoy the amazing acrobatics on show!

Day 7 – BEIJING, TIANANMEN SQUARE, FORBIDDEN CITY
You will set out with your trip leader to discover Beijing’s imperial treasures. Stand in Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an extensive tour through this vast complex. Afterwards, visit the Silk Factory Outlet to learn about silk, the very trade item that started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process. (Breakfast, dinner)

**Optional Activity – Hutong Rickshaw Tour with meal 
In the modern city of Beijing lies a place where you can still see the authentic old Beijing. The place is known as Shichahai Area where most local residents still live in traditional courtyard-styled houses dotted along old hutongs. You will go around hutongs by richshaw visiting local families, eat home cooked lunch, having an authentic picture of Beijing.

Day 8 – BEIJING, THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA, 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES SITES
Travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections are quite steep, but the views are magnificent and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then learn about Jade, China’s most precious stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Furthermore, you will visit the 2008 Olympic Games Sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Afterwards you will head back to the city to enjoy an oriental foot massage before returning to the hotel. (Breakfast, lunch)

Day 9 – BEIJING, TEMPLE OF HEAVEN
Start your day with a morning Tai Chi practice in the Temple of Heaven. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi (consciousness) energy within the body. Afterwards, you will experience a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony while sampling China’s locally favoured brews at a Tea House. . (Breakfast, lunch)

**Optional Activity – Optional Activity – Beijing Zoo & Flea Market 
Visit the Beijing Zoo – famous for its collection of rare and unique animals in China, including its resident Giant Pandas. 

**Optional Activity – Summer Palace visit 
The Summer Palace northwest of Beijing is said to be the best-preserved imperial garden in the world, and the largest of its kind still in existence in China. Just wandering around enjoying the different buildings and courtyards, or just taking in the views from one of the many vantage points is a pleasure.

Day 10 – BEIJING - AUSTRALIA
Depart Beijing today you will be transferred to the Beijing international airport for your flight home. If time permits, before heading to the airport,  you may choose to explore the city of Beijing at your own pace. 
(Breakfast)

**Please note all optional tours in Beijing may change days within your itinerary due to local logistics. Your final itinerary will be confirmed prior to your departure date. 

FINE PRINT

NO HIGH SEASON SURCHARGE when purchasing your voucher before the 17th of November 2017!
Multiple Departure Dates to choose from - simply choose your preferred date when purchasing your voucher.

2018 Departure Dates
Mar: 15, 22, 29
Apr: 05, 12, 19, 26
May:  03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun:  07, 14, 21, 28
Jul:  05, 12, 19, 26
Aug:  02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Sept  06, 13, 20, 27
Oct  0411, 18, 25
Nov  01, 08, 15

Hurry! Dates in Red / bold are selling fast!  
Dates are subject to availability at time of booking. We recommend you be quick to redeem your holiday and increase your chances of getting your preferred dates locked in! 

  • Voucher is for one person based on family package  
  • No High Season applies if purchased before 17 Nov 2017. Please note High season dates are popular and are subject to availability. 
  • Service charge of $350 applies if any change is made after the booking has been confirmed and the vouchers have been redeemed
  • The tour is non-refundable after your air ticket has been issued
  • Rooms are subject to availability. If the desired hotel is not available, we will book an alternate and inform you about the supplement/reduction in costs
  • We cannot provide a refund if we are unable to accommodate a special request Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based on weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences
  • Scheduled activities will be adjusted accordingly, accommodation assistance can be provided if condition applies and we will inform you about the supplement in costs.
Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the Bound Round Booking Guarantee applies. The Bound Round 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

BOOKING GUARANTEE

Enjoy the Bound Round 30 day Booking Guarantee! Bound Round 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

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