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31 Day Jewels of the Orient

  • Discover the highlights of China on tour
  • Cruise to Vietnam, Singapore & more
Includes one-way international flight to Beijing

Discover the icons of China on tour, then cruise through the best of the orient from South Korea, to Hong Kong, Vietnam to Singapore and beyond on this 31 day cultural odyssey.

Begin your bucket list journey in China, taking in Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Wuxi. See the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the enormous Forbidden City and adorable giant pandas at Beijing Zoo. Take a boat ride on Hangzhou’s West Lake, and take a moment in Suzhou’s serene Lingering Garden.

Then, cruise to five countries onboard Princess Cruises’ brand new Majestic Princess including luxury accommodation, a range of dining options and experiences, fresh water pools, a huge range of sporting activities and daily entertainment. Dock in historic Busan, the modern metropolis Hong Kong, coastal paradise Nha Trang, Phu My the gateway to Ho Chi Minh City, vibrant Singapore, and picturesque Darwin.

Package includes one-way international flight to Beijing, a five-star 22 night cruise, eight nights four-star hotel accommodation, 74 meals, and more!

The 29 Day Package gives you the option to disembark your once-in-a-lifetime cruise in Brisbane.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Beijing via Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Xiamen, Shenzhen or Fuzhou. Fly with China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Capital Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines or Xiamen Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to check-in to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel

Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, your exploration of Beijing begins. Start with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world, followed by the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was originally constructed by Emperor Yong Le, the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you see today dates from the 1700s and onwards. Afterwards, visit a pearl factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls.

Tonight, take the opportunity to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty” (not included).

Overnight: Beijing Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, set off to visit the Great Wall. En route, stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as “Yu” and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Observe the skilled artisans at work as they create their intricate designs.

Afterwards, continue your journey with a drive through the scenic countryside and mountains to reach China’s most renowned monument—the Great Wall. You will visit the less-touristy and more original Juyong Pass, avoiding other sections which are the most accessible and consequently most crowded. The Great Wall meanders through China’s northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert - a distance of more than 3500 miles.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included) to explore Beijing’s 700 year old Hutongs (narrow lanes) by old fashioned pedicab. You will also visit a local family living in a courtyard-style home to experience the local customs, including a delicious home-cooked dinner. The optional tour also includes a visit to Shichahai - a historic scenic area comprised of three lakes - Qianhai, meaning Front Sea; Houhai, meaning Back Sea and Xihai, meaning West Sea - as well as surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty, and remnants of old-style local residences.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast at the hotel, visit Beijing Zoo to see giant pandas - one of the icons of China. After the zoo, make a stop at ‘Tongrentang’ to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards transfer to Beijing Railway Station for your train ride to Hangzhou (approx. a 6 hour train ride). Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the train station and then escort you to check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: Hangzhou Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Considered the tea capital of China, no visit to Hangzhou is complete without a trip to a local tea house. A visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village in the hinterland of West Lake Park, will open your eyes to one of the most important Longjing - which translates to Dragon Well - tea productions in China. Enjoy the beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of the famous Longjing tea. On this tour you will learn how to make Longjing Tea, including picking tea leaves, frying and tasting. Then, enjoy a small boat ride on the West Lake, another stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can admire the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands.

Afterwards, drive to Suzhou (approx. 2 hour coach ride). Suzhou dates back to 514 BC and is often called the “Venice of the East”. A visit to Shantang Street, showcases the region’s rich history, dating back more than one thousand years. Suzhou’s old alleys, layout and architecture are often represented in ancient Chinese stories. There is an option to take a cruise along the Grand Canal (not included) to view life along China’s ancient waterway.

Overnight: Suzhou Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Today visit the heavenly Lingering Garden, recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is renowned for its exquisite silk, so naturally a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order. Next, drive to Wuxi (approx. 1 hour coach ride) and visit Nanchan Temple. Built during the Nan Dynasty when Emperor Liang ruled the country, the temple is the earliest wooden building still standing today. Afterwards, enjoy free time at leisure in nearby Nanchan Street, an ancient street which has been elegantly renovated.

Overnight: Wuxi Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds. View the picturesque Taihu Lake, the second biggest fresh water lake in China. Then visit a Pearl Outlet to learn more about traditional Chinese pearl.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approx. 2 hour coach ride) to visit the famous Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade, where you’ll find most of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses. Tonight, there is an optional activity to watch a thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time” (not included).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, step back in time at the Shanghai Museum – home to more than 120,000 objects and artworks. Enjoy free time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional half-day tour of Shanghai (not included), where you’ll discover Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture make this garden a must-see on your visit to Shanghai. Other attractions include the cosmopolitan Xin Tian Di, the traditional centre of Shanghai, Old Town and the shopping hotspot, Nanjing Road. In the evening, take the opportunity to join the optional “Night Cruise on the Huangpu River” (not included).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Port of Baoshan, where you will begin your 22 night Princess Cruise to Sydney, Australia. The cruise will depart at 6:00pm.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Representative of the whole of South Korea, Busan is a striking mix of old and new, with sleek modern architecture and ancient temples found side by side. The city has many points of historical significance, including its position during the Korean War, recognised in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy the sensational sights, shopping, and food of this colourful city! Peruse the eclectic boutiques and galleries of Wan Chai, admire the scenery from atop Victoria Peak, or hop aboard the Star Ferry and enjoy a stunning vantage of the city from Victoria Harbour (not included).

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This inviting coastal town features a long sandy beach with a promenade of great seafood dining options. Nha Trang has a fantastic assortment of cafes and shops to explore. Active visitors can choose to visit local temples (entrance not included) or take the gravity-defying gondola out to Vinpearl Island (not included), the ride takes about 20 minutes and offers spectacular views inland and far out to sea.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The ship will dock at Phu My this morning. Use a shuttle or join one of the many shore excursions (not included) to visit Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City. This fascinating metropolis is a mix of old and new, represented by the charming jumble of French, colonial and modern architecture. There are several museums and monuments of note, including the carefully curated War Remnants Museum (entrance not included), considered an essential part of any Vietnam visit by many. In contrast, Ho Chi Minh City also has many lush parks and public areas - ideal for soaking up the atmosphere and culture.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Singapore - the commercial centre of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Whizzing around Singapore can take a matter of minutes, thanks to one of the world’s most efficient and widespread public transport systems. Hankering for breakfast in Little India, but want to visit the temples in Chinatown before lunch? No problem, you’ll be there in a jiffy using the MRT system (not included).

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Darwin is full of surprises - the harbour is bigger than Sydney's, the city is both modern and picturesque, plus, there's a melting-pot of culture and a laid-back air. The urban action is centred around the revitalised waterfront, with fantastic dining options in a tropical setting.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

There is no shortage of major attractions to visit and explore in Brisbane. Across the river from the CBD, South Bank is home to the Cultural Centre with world-class galleries and entertainment. The City offers more than 1000 stores and Queensland’s largest collection of flagship stores. Fortitude Valley is home to local designers and high-end fashion at James Street, while Paddington is best for homewares, books, vintage and designer fashion. Perhaps enjoy a drink on one of the city’s many rooftop bars or indulge at one of the amazing restaurants alongside the ship at Portside Wharf.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy one last breakfast on board the ship this morning before disembarking to make your own way home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Beijing via Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Xiamen, Shenzhen or Fuzhou. Fly with China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Capital Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines or Xiamen Airlines (subject to availability). Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to check-in to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel

Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, your exploration of Beijing begins. Start with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world, followed by the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was originally constructed by Emperor Yong Le, the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you see today dates from the 1700s and onwards. Afterwards, visit a pearl factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls.

Tonight, take the opportunity to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty” (not included).

Overnight: Beijing Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, set off to visit the Great Wall. En route, stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as “Yu” and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Observe the skilled artisans at work as they create their intricate designs.

Afterwards, continue your journey with a drive through the scenic countryside and mountains to reach China’s most renowned monument—the Great Wall. You will visit the less-touristy and more original Juyong Pass, avoiding other sections which are the most accessible and consequently most crowded. The Great Wall meanders through China’s northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert - a distance of more than 3500 miles.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included) to explore Beijing’s 700 year old Hutongs (narrow lanes) by old fashioned pedicab. You will also visit a local family living in a courtyard-style home to experience the local customs, including a delicious home-cooked dinner. The optional tour also includes a visit to Shichahai - a historic scenic area comprised of three lakes - Qianhai, meaning Front Sea; Houhai, meaning Back Sea and Xihai, meaning West Sea - as well as surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty, and remnants of old-style local residences.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Following breakfast at the hotel, visit Beijing Zoo to see giant pandas - one of the icons of China. After the zoo, make a stop at ‘Tongrentang’ to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards transfer to Beijing Railway Station for your train ride to Hangzhou (approx. a 6 hour train ride). Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the train station and then escort you to check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: Hangzhou Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Considered the tea capital of China, no visit to Hangzhou is complete without a trip to a local tea house. A visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village in the hinterland of West Lake Park, will open your eyes to one of the most important Longjing - which translates to Dragon Well - tea productions in China. Enjoy the beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of the famous Longjing tea. On this tour you will learn how to make Longjing Tea, including picking tea leaves, frying and tasting. Then, enjoy a small boat ride on the West Lake, another stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, where you can admire the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands.

Afterwards, drive to Suzhou (approx. 2 hour coach ride). Suzhou dates back to 514 BC and is often called the “Venice of the East”. A visit to Shantang Street, showcases the region’s rich history, dating back more than one thousand years. Suzhou’s old alleys, layout and architecture are often represented in ancient Chinese stories. There is an option to take a cruise along the Grand Canal (not included) to view life along China’s ancient waterway.

Overnight: Suzhou Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Today visit the heavenly Lingering Garden, recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is renowned for its exquisite silk, so naturally a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order. Next, drive to Wuxi (approx. 1 hour coach ride) and visit Nanchan Temple. Built during the Nan Dynasty when Emperor Liang ruled the country, the temple is the earliest wooden building still standing today. Afterwards, enjoy free time at leisure in nearby Nanchan Street, an ancient street which has been elegantly renovated.

Overnight: Wuxi Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds. View the picturesque Taihu Lake, the second biggest fresh water lake in China. Then visit a Pearl Outlet to learn more about traditional Chinese pearl.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approx. 2 hour coach ride) to visit the famous Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade, where you’ll find most of Shanghai’s banks and trading houses. Tonight, there is an optional activity to watch a thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time” (not included).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, step back in time at the Shanghai Museum – home to more than 120,000 objects and artworks. Enjoy free time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional half-day tour of Shanghai (not included), where you’ll discover Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture make this garden a must-see on your visit to Shanghai. Other attractions include the cosmopolitan Xin Tian Di, the traditional centre of Shanghai, Old Town and the shopping hotspot, Nanjing Road. In the evening, take the opportunity to join the optional “Night Cruise on the Huangpu River” (not included).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Port of Baoshan, where you will begin your 20 night Princess Cruise to Brisbane, Australia. The cruise will depart at 6:00pm.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Representative of the whole of South Korea, Busan is a striking mix of old and new, with sleek modern architecture and ancient temples found side by side. The city has many points of historical significance, including its position during the Korean War, recognised in the United Nations Memorial Cemetery.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy the sensational sights, shopping, and food of this colourful city! Peruse the eclectic boutiques and galleries of Wan Chai, admire the scenery from atop Victoria Peak, or hop aboard the Star Ferry and enjoy a stunning vantage of the city from Victoria Harbour (not included).

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This inviting coastal town features a long sandy beach with a promenade of great seafood dining options. Nha Trang has a fantastic assortment of cafes and shops to explore. Active visitors can choose to visit local temples (entrance not included) or take the gravity-defying gondola out to Vinpearl Island (not included), the ride takes about 20 minutes and offers spectacular views inland and far out to sea.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The ship will dock at Phu My this morning. Use a shuttle or join one of the many shore excursions (not included) to visit Vietnam’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh City. This fascinating metropolis is a mix of old and new, represented by the charming jumble of French, colonial and modern architecture. There are several museums and monuments of note, including the carefully curated War Remnants Museum (entrance not included), considered an essential part of any Vietnam visit by many. In contrast, Ho Chi Minh City also has many lush parks and public areas - ideal for soaking up the atmosphere and culture.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Singapore - the commercial centre of Southeast Asia, this island city-state of four million people is a metropolis of modern high-rise buildings, Chinese shop-houses with red-tiled roofs, sturdy Victorian buildings, Buddhist temples and Arab bazaars. Whizzing around Singapore can take a matter of minutes, thanks to one of the world’s most efficient and widespread public transport systems. Hankering for breakfast in Little India, but want to visit the temples in Chinatown before lunch? No problem, you’ll be there in a jiffy using the MRT system (not included).

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Darwin is full of surprises - the harbour is bigger than Sydney's, the city is both modern and picturesque, plus, there's a melting-pot of culture and a laid-back air. The urban action is centred around the revitalised waterfront, with fantastic dining options in a tropical setting.

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy one last breakfast on board the ship this morning before disembarking to make your own way home.

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the cultural wonders of China on tour
  • Visit Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Wuxi
  • Walk along the remarkable Great Wall of China
  • Visit impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
  • View adorable Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Hangzhou’s scenic West Lake
  • View the incredible Shanghai skyline from The Bund promenade
  • Delve into the history of China at the inspiring Shanghai Museum
  • Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village with a tasting
  • Visit Suzhou’s Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
  • See artisans at work at a local Jade Museum
  • Visit Nanchan Temple and enjoy free time on ancient Nanchan Street in Wuxi
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at ‘Tongrentang’ in Beijing
  • Visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds
  • Cruise 5 incredible countries including China, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore and Australia
  • Dock in the historical city of Busan
  • See the sensational sights of Hong Kong
  • Explore a day docked in the coastal town of Nha Trang
  • Dock in Phu My, gateway to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Spend a day at leisure discovering the vibrant city of Singapore
  • See the modern and picturesque city of Darwin
  • Explore lively Brisbane city at leisure
  • Sail through the remarkable Sydney Harbour

FLIGHTS
  • One way (economy class) flight to Beijing, China, (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE

CRUISE
  • 22 night Asia Australia cruise with Princess Cruises
  • Sail aboard the 5-star ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

ACCOMMODATION
  • 8 nights 4-star hotel accommodation

DINING
  • Enjoy 74 meals including all meals while cruising

TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English speaking tour guides (day 1-9)

TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • 1-way high-speed train journey: Beijing to Hangzhou

TRANSFERS
  • Transfer from Beijing Airport to Hotel (Day 1)
  • Transfer from Shanghai Hotel to Port of Baoshan (Day 9)
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the cultural wonders of China on tour
  • Visit Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Wuxi
  • Walk along the remarkable Great Wall of China
  • Visit impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
  • View adorable Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Hangzhou’s scenic West Lake
  • View the incredible Shanghai skyline from The Bund promenade
  • Delve into the history of China at the inspiring Shanghai Museum
  • Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village with a tasting
  • Visit Suzhou’s Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
  • See artisans at work at a local Jade Museum
  • Visit Nanchan Temple and enjoy free time on ancient Nanchan Street in Wuxi
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at ‘Tongrentang’ in Beijing
  • Visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds
  • Cruise 5 incredible countries including China, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore and Australia
  • Dock in the historical city of Busan
  • See the sensational sights of Hong Kong
  • Explore a day docked in the coastal town of Nha Trang
  • Dock in Phu My, gateway to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Spend a day at leisure discovering the vibrant city of Singapore
  • See the modern and picturesque city of Darwin

FLIGHTS
  • One way (economy class) flight to Beijing, China, ex SYD/MEL/*BNE

CRUISE
  • 20 night Asia Australia cruise with Princess Cruises
  • Sail aboard the 5-star ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

ACCOMMODATION
  • 8 nights 4-star hotel accommodation

DINING
  • Enjoy 68 meals including all meals while cruising

TOUR ESSENTIALS
  • English speaking tour guides (day 1-9)

TRANSPORT
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • 1-way high-speed train journey: Beijing to Hangzhou

TRANSFERS
  • Transfer from Beijing Airport to Hotel (Day 1)
  • Transfer from Shanghai Hotel to Port of Baoshan (Day 9)

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on the 18th August 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
Interior Stateroom: $3400
Balcony Stateroom: $3950
 
Departure Dates 
18th August 2019
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane: $275 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Capital Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines or Xiamen Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early
Not available.
 
Stay behind
Not available.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.





Accommodation Used


5 Star (self-rated):

Princess Cruises ‘Majestic Princess’ ship

 

4 Star (self-rated):

- Beijing: Friendship Hotel / Plaza Hotel / Feitian Hotel / Jianguo Hotel Qianmen / North Star Continental Grand Hotel / Ramada Parkside / Gehua New Century / Chang An Grand Hotel /Novotel Sanyuan / Ritan International Hotel / Rosedale Hotel & Suites / Schonbrunn Hotel or similar

- Hangzhou: Pujing Garden Hotel / Yuandong Hotel / Hai Wai Hai Bai Na Hotel or similar

- Suzhou: Snowy Sea Hotel / Jincheng Hotel / Vienna International Hotel / Nanya Hotel or similar

- Wuxi - Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan / Mingdu Hotel / Landison Plaza Hotel / Gloria Grand Hotel or similar

- Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao / Regal Plaza Hotel & Residence or similar

 

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Beijing: Day 2 (Day 4 extension package): The Golden Mask Dynasty 330 RMB (approx. $66 AUD).
- Beijing: Day 3 (Day 5 extension package): Tour 700 year old Hutong with Dinner 300 RMB (approx. $60 AUD).
- Suzhou: Day 5 (Day 7 extension package): Grand Canal Cruise 190 RMB (approx. $38 AUD).
- Shanghai: Day 7 (Day 9 extension package): ERA and The Intersection of Time 380 RMB (approx. $76 AUD).
- Shanghai: Day 8 (Day 10 extension package): Half day city tour 180 RMB (approx. $35 AUD).
- Shanghai: Day 8 (Day 10 extension package): Huangpu River Night Cruise 240 RMB (approx. $48 AUD).
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).


- Visa fees and requirements (A double entry tourist visa for China and a tourist visa for Vietnam are a strict requirement, however, a visa is not required for Singapore and South Korea if travelling on an Australian passport).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise).
- Mandatory gratuities/tipping:
*Tour $12 AUD per person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided (this will include day of arrival and departure).
*Mandatory Cruise: $13.50 USD (approx. $19 AUD) per person/day payable on cruise.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- A return flight to your home city is not included in this deal.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
China
China is warm and wet in August, however more comfortable than July. The average temperature is 20–30°C and there are typically 10 days of rain in August. 
 
South Korea & Vietnam
Daily temperatures in August are typically moderate between 20°C and 27°C.
 
Vietnam
Nha Trang receives the best weather in Vietnam in August, with average temperatures around 30°C. Ho Chi Minh City will receive more rain than Nha Trang in August, however temperatures will still hover around 30°C.
 
Singapore/Hong Kong
Daily temperatures in August are typically warm between 26°C and 31°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The mandatory tip for the tour leader and driver is $12 AUD per person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided, which will be collected whilst on tour (this will include day of arrival and departure). The cruise is a mandatory $13.50 (approx. $19 AUD) per person/day payable onboard at the end of the cruise. Please note: additional extras purchased onboard will also have a gratuity of up to 18% charged on to of the normal ship board gratuity.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



China


- A double entry Tourist Visa for China is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. 

- TripADeal offers a fast, secure and easy service to obtain a Visa for this country - This Visa can take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

- Please start arranging your visa as soon as you receive your documentation to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

 

Vietnam
From December 2017, Australians are eligible to apply online for a single entry electronic visa (e-visa), valid for up to a maximum of 30 days. Lodge your application online (for a non-refundable fee) with the Vietnamese National Web Portal of Immigration - https://www.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/. You will be given a unique code to track your visa application status. Once your visa is granted, you must print it out and present it at check in. Keep this e-visa print out with you at all times during your travel in Vietnam. 
 
Some private online visa services and travel agents have scammed travellers or been involved in the public disclosure of the personal information of applicants for visas and 'visa issued on arrival' approval letters. To avoid such scams, only use official Government of Vietnam services to arrange your visa.
 
Alternatively, this visa can be organised onboard the cruise for a fee.
 
Singapore & South Korea
A tourist visa is not required for Singapore or South Korea if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.


Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
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