Sunday 8th of September 2019 until Sunday 15th of September 2019
Xi’an + Yangtze River Cruise - 8 Days from $2199* per person (ex Auckland with CTS Tours).
Be our guest and enjoy The Tang Dynasty Style Welcoming Ceremony on Tuesday 10 September 2019 in Xi'an China.
DAY 1 (08 SEP): DEPART AUCKLAND
Fly from Auckland to Xi’an via a connecting city.
DAY 2 (09 SEP): ARRIVE IN XI’AN (L, D)
Arrive in Xi’an, the first Chinese city to open its doors to the world, during the Tang dynasty, and the capital for eleven dynasties over a period of more than 2,000 years. Our highlight today is a visit to the Terracotta Army & Horses Museum, to see the lifesized defending army to the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. This site is among the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. Later, visit a ceramic arts factory, followed by a special Dumpling Banquet.
DAY 3 (10 SEP): XI’AN (B, L, D)
This morning we visit the fascinating Shaanxi Provincial Museum, followed the Ancient City Wall, the most complete ancient city wall to survive in China. Later, visit the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. Tonight enjoy highlight of your trip, Chang'an Impression Show - Tang Dynasty Grand Welcoming Ceremony organised by the China National Tourism.
DAY 4 (11 SEP): XI’AN CHONGQING (B)
Free at leisure before we transfer to railway station to take high speed train (approx. 6 hours) to Chongqing, the starting point of our Yangtze River Cruise for the next 3 nights. Note: Cruise subject to change.
DAY 5-6 (12-13SEP): YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B, L, D)
We enjoy the beautiful scenery as we cross through the Yangtze River Three Gorges: Qutang, Wu and Xiling. Enjoy shore excursions to explore the fascinating history and tranquil landscapes. Enjoy a tour to the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest, before cruising on the Yangtze River.
DAY 7 (14 SEP): YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE YICHANG (B)
We disembark from our cruise in the port city of Yichang this morning and you are transferred to airport to board your flight to Auckland via a connecting city.
DAY 8 (15 SEP): ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Arrive back to Auckland.
Conditions: All prices are per person twin-share in NZD unless otherwise stated and subject to revision without notice. Itineraries, airlines, flights, hotels & ships are subject to availability and change. Surcharge for pre and/or post tour accommodation from $85 per person per night will apply base on airlines and flight availability. CTS Tours reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar quality and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure smooth operations. Passengers must remain with the group at all times. Fees may apply for deviations from the set itinerary. Final itineraries and flight information may not be available until 2 weeks before departure at the latest. Reservations, Deposit & Balance All bookings will need to be accompanied by a fully signed and completed booking form. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 per person is required within 7 days of confirmation, otherwise booking will be subject to automatic cancellation. Booking Forms need to be forwarded to CTS Tours along with the passport copies of the passengers. Final balance of payments are required 90 days prior to departure. If for any reasons a tour is forced to be cancelled, the client will be offered an alternative tour. Should the offer be unsuitable to the client, all money collected will be fully refunded. CTS Tours reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Cancellation fees may apply. Please note price excludes Chinese visa fee, travel insurance, personal expenses. Surcharge on airfares departing beyond Auckland