Majestic Yangtze & Japan Explorer

BONUS: Includes USD150 per cabin onboard credit*

Accommodation Cruise Escorted Tours Fly Package

21 Nights from $ Per Person

Princess Cruises

  Fly Cruise

  China & Japan

  21 Nights

  PA1CWK54


Description

Savour the natural grandeur of the Three Gorges on a relaxing Yangtze River cruise – just one part of a wonderful tour that also includes China's enthralling cities of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing, plus the Giant Pandas of Chengdu.

Japan is a study in contrasts: tranquil retreats of profound beauty lay just outside cities where skyscrapers soar over stunning temples and shrines. Neon-bright architecture and pink cherry blossoms vie for attention amid the colourful Harajuku district and traditional kimonos.


BONUS:  includes USD150 per cabin onboard credit*

 

Includes 4 night Yangtze River Cruise with Wendy Wu


 Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • Return economy class flights from Sydney to Shanghai
  • 13 night Majestic Yangtze guided holiday with Wendy Wu, Shanghai to Beijing
  • Includes all meals, 13 nights accommodation in 4* hotels, touring with guides & entrance fees
  • Economy class flight from Beijing to Shanghai
  • Private car transfer from Airport to Hotel
  • 1 night's accomodation in Shanghai including breakfast
  • Private car transfer from Hotel to Cruise Port
  • 7 night Japan Explorer cruise onboard Sapphire Princess
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Port charges & airline taxes

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Wendy Wu – Majestic Yangtze tour itinerary

Enjoy vibrant Shanghai

▪ Take a four-night cruise along the Yangtze River

▪ Get up close to the Giant Pandas

▪ Experience the spectacular Terracotta Warriors

▪ Explore the Great Wall of China

Date

Itinerary

08 Sep 20

Shanghai

On arrival you will be met at the airport by your local guide and/or National Escort from Wendy Wu Tours. Together with all other group members who may be arriving at a similar time, you will transfer approximately 1 hour to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at leisure.

 

09 Sep 20

Shanghai

Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and visit the fascinating Silk Factory. Sightseeing today involves a full day of touring around the centre of the city including 3-4 hours on foot. In the evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic river cruise. Dine on a delicious Shanghainese meal in the evening.

10 Sep 20

Shanghai – Yangtze River Cruise

Visit the financial district of Pudong, before transferring to the docks, located near the Three Gorges Dam. Board the ship and check in to your cabin for the next 4 nights.

 

11 Sep 20

Yangtze River Cruise

Visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Disembark the ship and drive to the viewing area above the ship locks where you will be able to truly appreciate the scale of this hydroelectric project. There is also a small museum here and a lookout point. The sightseeing will involve around 1 hour on foot. Return to the ship and sail through Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the three gorges.

12 Sep 20

Yangtze River Cruise

Transfer to smaller vessels for a relaxing excursion through the Shennong Stream gorges, which are narrower than the Three Gorges, but very impressive. Later, as the cruise ship continues upstream, prepare for breathtaking vistas as you pass through Wu gorge and Qutang gorges. Wu gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and sheer cliffs, while Qutang Gorge is the shortest, narrowest, and most dramatic gorge.

13 Sep 20

Yangtze river Cruise

Today, visit the Shibaozhai Temple, an 18th century architectural marvel. This small temple was built at the top of a nine-storey pavilion clinging to the sheer south bank near Qutang Gorge. Disembark from the ship to the dock close to the pavilion’s entrance. Sightseeing here involves climbing the nine storeys inside the building. You will be off the ship for 2 hours.

14 Sep 20

Yangtze River Cruise – Chengdu

Check out of your cabin this morning and disembark in Chongqing. Take a tour around Ciqikou, a centre of cobbled streets and porcelain wares. Next, transfer around 5 hours to Chengdu. Enjoy a Sichuanese meal in the evening.

15 Sep 20

Chengdu – Xian

Today we will visit China’s most famous resident, the Giant Panda. Visit the Panda Conservation Centre where you can learn about China’s celebrated bear. See these lovable creatures in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. It is not guaranteed that you will be able to see the feeding of the younger pandas, as this only happens at the start and end of each day. Later, board your bullet train to Xian, a journey of approximately 3 hours. This evening, dine on delicious Shui Jiao dumplings and watch a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

16 Sep 20

Xian

Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the life-sized Terracotta Warriors. The Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses is located approximately a 1-hour drive outside of Xian.  Within the museum area the warriors can be seen in three different ‘pits’, which are active archaeological digs. After this, visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition Workshop to see smaller models of the warriors being made. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. The local guide will give you time to explore the ancient city walls at your own pace. There are options here to hire a bicycle or an electric cart to drive along the length of the wall. 

17 Sep 20

Xian – Beijing

This morning, visit the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda, which involves approximately 1 ½ hours on foot. Afterwards, browse through the exotic Muslim Quarter, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Beijing.

18 Sep 20

Beijing

Walk through Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. Sightseeing here will involve approximately 3-4 hours on foot. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven for about 1 hour where you can watch, or take part in, an outdoor dance class. Tonight, watch a thrilling Chinese acrobatic show.

19 Sep 20

Beijing

You will rise early this morning to avoid the crowds and drive approximately 2 hours northwest of the city to the Juyongguan Pass to take a walk on the Great Wall of China, appreciating the wall itself and the dramatic scenery. Your visit involves walking from the bus to the first section. Once your group has been given an introduction to the Great Wall’s unique history you will have free time to explore at your own pace. Later, visit the Jade Factory, before strolling through the Summer Palace. This evening, dine on Peking duck, a favourite of the Chinese emperors.

 

20 Sep 20

Beijing

Any time before your flight is at leisure. You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport

 

Sapphire Princess Japan Cruise Itinerary

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

22 Sep 20

Shanghai, China

Embark

5:00pm

23 Sep 20

At Sea

 

 

24 Sep 20

At Sea

 

 

25 Sep 20

Yokohama, Japan

7:00am

10:00pm

26 Sep 20

Shimizu (Shizuoka), Japan

7:00am

4:00am

27 Sep 20

Osaka, Japan

9:00am

10:00pm

28 Sep 20

Kochi, Japan

7:00am

4:00pm

29 Sep 20

At Sea

 

 

30 Sep 20

Shanghai, China

7:00am

Disembark

 

Terms and Conditions

*Conditions apply. Subject to availability and change without notice. Prices listed are in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy/travel, unless otherwise stated. Prices/Offers are correct at the time of distribution. Full travel supplier booking conditions apply.

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  *Bonus onboard credit is a total per twin cabin and is not refundable, not transferrable or not redeemable as cash onboard. Onboard credit cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. All unused onboard credit is forfeit on final night.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 29 November 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Single China Visa is included for Australia Passport Holders only. If a double entry is required additional charges apply.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

 

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