China Tour from Wellington

SG04-INTL: 17 Days Small Group Tour of Wellington - Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Chengdu - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Wellington
Tour Type: Small Group of 2-18 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights at nice 5-star & 4-star hotels, 3 nights on Yangtze River cruise
Meals: 15 western buffet breakfasts, 8 lunches with some being a la carte style, 3 dinners
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Giant Pandas
  • Fantastic cruise tour on the Li River from Guilin to rural Yangshuo
  • Have a once in a life chance to get close to the incredibly cute treasure -Pandas
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
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Day 1 Flying from Wellington
As there is no direct flight from Wellington to Beijing, we highly recommend you make a connection in Auckland or Sydney. The shortest flight journey will take about 17 hours. On the day of departure, you need to go to the airport by yourself. Of course we will confirm the flight information with you ahead of time.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
When you arrive at the Beijing airport, our local guide will pick you up outside the customs of the airport, and then the driver will transfer you to the well-chosen hotel. After check-in, the remaining time of the day is free for you. You can have a good rest and prepare for the following China tour from Wellington or make a self-exploration of the city.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Our clients visiting the Forbidden City
Our clients visiting the Forbidden City
Today's itinerary starts with the Tiananmen Square. Walking towards north from the square, you will then visit the Forbidden City. As the essence of imperial palaces in the world, Forbidden City is characterized by grand palaces, yellow roofs, red walls, stone paths, delicate design and exquisite carved patterns everywhere.

Then, we will specially serve you an a la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a nice restaurant.

After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven. At night, a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theater will be arranged for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
This morning, we will take a round-trip cable car to climb up and down the Mutianyu Great Wall, which was once an important section of the military defense system to defend the Central Plain. Walking on the wall and having a toast with red wine will highlight your China tour from New Zealand.

Since the restaurants nearby cannot up to our service standard, lunch is not offered today. We recommend you have a big breakfast at the hotel, pack some snacks or have simple food nearby on your own.

When returning to downtown area, we will have a short stopover at the Bird's Nest to take photos of its fancy shape. Then, we will visit a local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
In the morning, start your China tour from Wellington with the Summer Palace, a summer resort combining sightseeing and living functions for royal families. Thereafter, take a rickshaw to observe the life of locals in Hutongs. Then, try Chinese Paper Cutting.

At noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) is served at a nice local restaurant. Then, our guide will escort you to the airport to fly to Xi'an. Our Xi'an guide will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
The first stop of your China tour from Wellington in Xi'an will be the Terracotta Army, which is an underground army displaying pottery warriors and horses. Then, have an authentic home-cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family where you can also learn to cook Chinese food.

Next are the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. At night, a dumpling dinner is served while appreciating the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
 Friendly Tips

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 7 Xi'an
Locals are dancing in the City Wall Park
Locals are dancing in the City Wall Park
City Wall Park will be scheduled this morning to observe local's life. Moreover, you will be guided to practice Tai Chi. Then, visit the Xi'an City Wall, which is well preserved and surrounded with a moat. Have a short walk or try bike riding on the wall (bike rental fee is on your own). Next, enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a popular restaurant.

After lunch, Shaanxi History Museum will tell you more about this old city. Then, take a leisure walk at the Great Mosque and its nearby Muslim market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xi'an - Guilin
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport to fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, our Guilin guide will pick you up and start the China tour from Wellington in Guilin at the Reed Flute Cave, a karst cave where you can see many stalactites and stalagmites in strange images. Then, continue to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill to appreciate its unique appearance. Afterwards, our guide and driver will take you to the hotel. Good evening!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 9 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Our group on Li River cruise
Our group on Li River cruise
Today, we will take a Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo to appreciate the picturesque scenery along the river. The whole cruise takes 4.5 hours. We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel as the simple Chinese box lunch offered by the cruise company may not meet your taste. When arrives in Yangshuo, take a stroll along the West Street. Then, head further to rural area to enjoy a nice countryside tour. Finally, drive back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Guilin - Chengdu
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to catch a morning flight to Chengdu. Our Chengdu guide will wait for you at the airport when you arrive and transfer you to the hotel. The remaining time of the day is free for you to relax, and you can arrange some activities on your own.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza
Day 11 Chengdu
Giant pandas
Giant pandas
This morning, make a pleasant visit to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. We arrange the panda tour in the morning because giant pandas are more active in the morning than at other times of the day. After dating with pandas, continue your China tour from New Zealand at the Broad and Narrow Alleys, where most old houses are used as shopping stores, restaurants, boutiques, and bars. You may have some local foods or snacks around this area on your own.

Then, head to the Jinsha Site Museum and enjoy some leisure time at Renmin Park.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 12 Chengdu - Chongqing
The whole morning will be left for you to explore this city on your own. Lunch is not arranged today, and you can try some delicious local food by yourself. Around noon, our guide will send you to the railway station for a 2-hour bullet train ride to Chongqing. Upon arrival in Chongqing, our local guide will meet you at the exit of the station. Then, visit Jiefangbei CBD, where shopping malls and commercial streets gather. Next, visit Ci Qi Kou Ancient Village where you can taste various local foods as dinner. Later, our guide will take you to board a 5-star Yangtze River cruise ship for a 3-night stay.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Cruises: Century Diamond with balcony
Day 13 Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River cruise
Yangtze River cruise
Breakfast and lunch are served on the ship. Morning is free time for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Yangtze River on deck. At around 14:00, arrive at Zhong County and enjoy an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai, where you can watch a 12-storey wooden tower leaning against the mountain. Thereafter, embark the ship and continue your distinctive China tour from New Zealand along the Yangtze River. At night, take part in the Captain's Welcome Party.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 Yangtze River Cruise
In this morning, the ship will sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. The cruise guide onboard will make a thorough introduction about the scenery passing by. After lunch, experience an exciting excursion to Shennv Stream by boat, which will last 3 to 4 hours. Re-embark the ship and cruise down to Xiling Gorge.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15 Yichang - Shanghai
Today, you will visit the Three Gorges Dam, which is the largest hydropower project in the world. Before sightseeing, pack your luggage and check out of the ship. After the visit at Three Gorges Dam, the ship company will transfer you to Tourist Center in Yichang. Our local guide will meet you there and escort you to the railway station to take a 7.5-hour bullet train to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our Shanghai guide will meet you at the railway station and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai - the former Crowne Plaza
Day 16 Shanghai
The Bund
The Bund
Your China tour from Wellington in Shanghai will start with Shanghai Museum, which consists of 10 exhibition halls showing bronze ware, paintings, porcelains... Next, visit the Yu Garden and its nearby bazaar. At noon, an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a famous restaurant.

After lunch, have a short walk in the Former French Concession to appreciate the western style buildings from Shanghai's colonial time. Afterwards, go to the landmark site of the city - the Bund, which lies next to the Huangpu River. Moreover, you will be guided to take a cruise along Huangpu River.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 17 Shanghai - Wellington
Your China tour from Wellington is over today. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you need to head to the Pudong Airport on your own. Taking a taxi is highly recommended, and it will cost about CNY 170. Direct flight is unavailable from Shanghai to Wellington, and you need to transfer in Auckland. The shortest flight journey will take 15 hours. Wish you have had a nice trip in China with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From WLG)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Oct 02(Wed) Oct 18(Fri) $2869$4169$1149
Oct 09(Wed) Oct 25(Fri) $2869$3869$1149
Oct 16(Wed) Nov 01(Fri) $2869$3869$1149
Oct 23(Wed) Nov 08(Fri) $2829 $2687$3529 $3387$1119
Oct 30(Wed) Nov 15(Fri) $2699 $2564$3399 $3264$1109
Nov 06(Wed) Nov 22(Fri) $2699 $2564$3499 $3364$1109

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2019, 10% off - book by Jan 31, 2020
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From WLG)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Apr 01(Wed) Apr 17(Fri) $2779 $2445$3879 $3545$929
Apr 08(Wed) Apr 24(Fri) $2779 $2445$4279 $3945$929
Apr 15(Wed) May 01(Fri) $2779 $2445$3679 $3345$929
Apr 22(Wed) May 08(Fri) $2809 $2471$3709 $3371$949
May 06(Wed) May 22(Fri) $2809 $2471$4309 $3971$949
May 13(Wed) May 29(Fri) $2809 $2471$3909 $3571$949
May 20(Wed) Jun 05(Fri) $2809 $2471$4109 $3771$949
May 27(Wed) Jun 12(Fri) $2759 $2427$3659 $3327$949
Jun 03(Wed) Jun 19(Fri) $2749 $2419$3649 $3319$899
Jun 10(Wed) Jun 26(Fri) $2749 $2419$3949 $3619$899
Jun 17(Wed) Jul 03(Fri) $2749 $2419$3949 $3619$899
Jun 24(Wed) Jul 10(Fri) $2759 $2427$3859 $3527$899
Jul 01(Wed) Jul 17(Fri) $2789 $2454$4089 $3754$899
Jul 08(Wed) Jul 24(Fri) $2789 $2454$3789 $3454$899
Jul 15(Wed) Jul 31(Fri) $2789 $2454$3689 $3354$899
Jul 22(Wed) Aug 07(Fri) $2789 $2454$3989 $3654$899
Jul 29(Wed) Aug 14(Fri) $2789 $2454$3989 $3654$899
Aug 05(Wed) Aug 21(Fri) $2789 $2454$3989 $3654$899
Aug 12(Wed) Aug 28(Fri) $2789 $2454$3989 $3654$899
Aug 19(Wed) Sep 04(Fri) $2789 $2454$3989 $3654$899
Aug 26(Wed) Sep 11(Fri) $2829 $2489$4029 $3689$939
Sep 02(Wed) Sep 18(Fri) $2829 $2489$3729 $3389$969
Sep 09(Wed) Sep 25(Fri) $2829 $2489$4429 $4089$969
Sep 16(Wed) Oct 02(Fri) $2829 $2489$3729 $3389$969
Sep 23(Wed) Oct 09(Fri) $2829 $2489$3729 $3389$969
Oct 07(Wed) Oct 23(Fri) $2829 $2489$3829 $3489$969
Oct 14(Wed) Oct 30(Fri) $2829 $2489$3829 $3489$969
Oct 21(Wed) Nov 06(Fri) $2799 $2463$3499 $3163$969
Oct 28(Wed) Nov 13(Fri) $2649 $2331$3349 $3031$939
Nov 04(Wed) Nov 20(Fri) $2649 $2331$3449 $3131$939
Nov 11(Wed) Nov 27(Fri) $2629 $2313$3429 $3113$919

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares & train fares
  • Round-trip airfare from Wellington (WLG)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Yangtze River cruise with full board
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • Land only package excludes international airfare
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings!
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