Classical China and its capital
The end of the Silk Road
Dramatic landscapes and limestone karst peaks
The beautiful Giant Pandas
Asia's longest river
Contrasts of old and new
|Tour Provider||Bunnik Tours|
|Number of Days||
6 to 20
Rail, Slow paced, Small Marine/Cruise
|17 Aug 2019||03 Sep 2019||Fully Booked||AUD $6,855|
|21 Sep 2019||08 Oct 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $6,855|
|05 Oct 2019||22 Oct 2019||Guaranteed Departure||AUD $6,855|
|02 Nov 2019||19 Nov 2019||Available||AUD $6,855|
|21 Mar 2020||07 Apr 2020||Available||AUD $6,855|
Ni hao! Welcome to China and the bustling capital city of Beijing.
Special Experience: Walk through Beijing’s hutongs (narrow streets and alleys) to explore a different side of the city. We’ll then visit a local home to try some homemade dumplings.
After lunch we’ll visit the beautiful Summer Palace and take a dragonboat cruise on Kunming Lake. Tonight we enjoy an authentic Peking Duck banquet for our group welcome dinner. [B,L,D]
A must-do for every visitor to China, today we’ll walk a small section of the Great Wall. Built more than 2,000 years ago, and spanning some 6,700 kilometres, the Great Wall is perhaps China’s most iconic attraction. We also visit Sacred Road; lined with huge stone statues, it was originally built to lead the way to the Changling Mausoleum. [B,L]
Today we visit Tiananmen Square and explore the Forbidden City. We’ll also discover the beautiful Temple of Heaven, where emperors performed rituals to ensure a good harvest in ancient times. [B,L]
We travel to Xi’an by fast train. Highlights of our city tour this afternoon includes the well-preserved city walls and the Bell Tower. [B]
We see the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses this morning. Later we’ll explore the Muslim Market, passing through its narrow bazaar street filled with local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs. We'll also enjoy a Shadow Puppet show in Xi'an's Muslim Quarter - the famous Silk Road's starting point over 1,000 years ago. [B,L]
This morning we fly to beautiful Guilin. Its name means ‘Forest of Sweet Osmanthus’ due to the many osmanthus trees that line the streets of the city. This afternoon we’ll visit the Reed Flute Cave and explore scenic Fubo Hill. [B,L]
A relaxing day cruising the Li River to Yangshuo. Enjoy the stunning views of the dramatic karst mountain landscape and watch colourful village life pass us by. [B,L]
Special Experience: We’ll take a cooking class this morning and learn some traditional techniques and recipes.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you to take in this beautiful setting at your own pace. Why not take a stroll down the famous West Street for dinner? [B,L]
Today we fly to Chengdu, home of the giant pandas. Enjoy an afternoon cup of traditional Chinese tea at Wenshu Temple - Chengdu’s oldest and largest Buddhist temple before soaking up the charming atmosphere of Jinli Old Street. [B,D]
Special Experience: We get up close with the endangered giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
Later we take an express train to Chongqing for our three-night cruise on the Yangtze River, Asia's longest river. [B,L]
Enjoy the stunningly captivating scenery as we cruise along the Yangtze. This afternoon we’ll take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, the ‘Precious Stone Fortress’, built during the Ming Dynasty. [B,L,D]
Spend the morning relaxing on board and admiring the view before an afternoon shore excursion to Shenny Stream, a smaller tributary of the Yangtze. [B,L,D]
We visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydrlectric dam in the world, before disembarking in Yichang. [B,L]
This morning we fly to Shanghai where we'll spend a day touring this magnificent city. Highlights include a visit to Shanghai Museum, a stroll along the Bund and the famous Nanjing Road. We’ll continue to the beautiful Yu Garden and see the lively Yuyuan Market. Tonight we’ll enjoy an incredible acrobatics show at the Shanghai Centre Theatre. [B,L]
Special Experience: We explore Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town dating back some 700 years. Complete with traditional old bridges and small rivers, it’s set against a stunning backdrop of lakes and mountains.
This evening we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,L,D]
Today we begin our journey home. [B]
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.