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  • 2 for 1 China Yangtze Cruise

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Yichang

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Chengdu

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Chengdu

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kuanzhai Alley

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  • Century Sky

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  • Century Sky Lotus Bar

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  • Century Sky Observation Lounge

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  • Render of the new Century Glory

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Three Gorges Dam

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Chengdu

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Chongqing Great Hall of the People

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Shibaozhai

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • 2 for 1 China Yangtze Cruise

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Yichang

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Chengdu

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Chengdu

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kuanzhai Alley

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Century Sky

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Century Sky Lotus Bar

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Century Sky Observation Lounge

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Render of the new Century Glory

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Three Gorges Dam

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Chengdu

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  • Chongqing Great Hall of the People

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8 Day 2 for 1 China River Cruise

  • Cruise Yangtze, the world’s third longest river
  • Visit Chengdu, Yichang & Chongqing
Includes Return International Flights

The Yangtze is the lifeblood of China; a vital artery from the glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau to the spectacular East China Sea. Along the way, it weaves among fertile agricultural lands, through towering limestone gorges, past hidden villages and into the heart of great cities. On this eight-day two-for-one package, the secrets and wonders of this great river are yours to uncover.

Step back in time in the historic Kuanzhai Alley of Chengdu, known for its traditional teahouses and vibrant outdoor dining scene; witness the landscape fly by on a high-speed rail experience, and then embark on a four-night cruise aboard the Century Sky or Century Glory river ship. Cruise along the Yangtze in comfort, admiring the ever-changing scenery from bustling cities to remote villages and hilltop pagodas. Visit Yichang, gateway to the Three Gorges; and stop in colourful Chongqing, known as the ‘Mountain City’. Relax on board, or take advantage of optional tours such as the Three Gorges Dam, Shibaozhai Pagoda, and an in-depth tour of Chongqing. This amazing two-for-one package includes return flights, a four night 5-star river cruise, two nights hotel accommodation and more!

Want to see more of China? Choose the extension package to take in the bustling metropolis of Beijing, the remarkable Great Wall of China, and the iconic Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum in Xi’an.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Chengdu via Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Beijing, Kunming, Haikou 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 transfer you to check-in to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling some customers may be required to be at the airport the day before (Depart day 0).

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to stay overnight in Guangzhou. In this scenario, the airline will provide accommodation and transfers.

Overnight: Zhixin Holiday Hotel, Acme Argyle Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn Xindu or similar
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, visit Kuanzhai Alley, one of Chengdu’s three historic conservation districts. Constructed in 1718 during the early years of the Qing Dynasty, this charming pedestrian thoroughfare is home to an eclectic mix of classic Sichuan architecture, modern cafes and smart boutiques. As you explore, listen to commentary from your guide about the district’s history and design, and witness how some of the city’s old establishments — local restaurants, traditional teahouses, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations — sit alongside the new.
 
Afterwards enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join an amazing optional tour to further explore what Sichuan has to offer, including the famous Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base of Chengdu, a traditional Sichuan Hot Pot dinner and a Sichuan Opera cultural show (not included).

Overnight: Zhixin Holiday Hotel, Acme Argyle Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn Xindu or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Chengdu Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Yichang (approx. 6.5 hour train ride). You will be met at Yichang Railway by your tour guide and transferred to the Century Sky or Century Glory ship, where you will begin your memorable four-night cruise down the Yangtze River. Yichang, renowned as the “Gateway to the Three Gorges” and the ‘Throat between Sichuan and Hubei’, is an important trading port and a transportation hub along the Yangtze River. 

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy your first day on the Yangtze River as your ship winds its way through spectacular scenery. Enjoy a beautiful breakfast buffet on board, and then join an optional shore excursion to the Three Gorges Project (not included). One of the largest construction projects undertaken by man, it is the biggest hydro project in the world. In the evening, you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy an evening of dancing.

Please note: additional shore excursions may be offered by the cruise company onboard and all shore excursion offerings are subject to river, traffic and other operational reasons and may be changed without notice.

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or opt for a leisure day on board the ship. Enjoy an optional shore excursion to the mesmerising Shennong Stream (not included). The stream flows through three beautiful gorges including the Mianzhu Gorge, Parrot Gorge and Longcangdong Gorge. Each gorge is renowned for its unique and stunning scenery. The Shennong Stream is also home to the Hanging Coffins, ancient coffins containing the remains of descendants of the Tujia people. In the afternoon, you will return to the ship in time for lunch and enjoy the crew’s magnificent performance in the evening.

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Choose to participate in the optional excursion (not included) or relax on the sun deck, and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

Today’s optional excursion is Shibaozhai (not included). Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century. Located in Zhongxian County on the south bank of the Yangtze River, visitors can appreciate the spectacular River from the windows of each floor during climbing.

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will disembark the cruise ship in the magnificent city of Chongqing. Transfer to Chongqing Airport for your homebound flight or join an optional tour to see what Chongqing has to offer including the Three Gorges Museum and the ancient village Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village) (not included) followed by an airport drop-off.

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to stay overnight in Guangzhou or Shanghai. In this scenario, the airline will provide accommodation and transfers.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane for Chengdu via Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Beijing, Kunming, Haikou 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 transfer you to check-in to the hotel.

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling some customers may be required to be at the airport the day before (Depart day 0).

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to stay overnight in Guangzhou. In this scenario, the airline will provide accommodation and transfers.

Overnight: Zhixin Holiday Hotel, Acme Argyle Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn Xindu or similar
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, visit Kuanzhai Alley, one of Chengdu’s three historic conservation districts. Constructed in 1718 during the early years of the Qing Dynasty, this charming pedestrian thoroughfare is home to an eclectic mix of classic Sichuan architecture, modern cafes and smart boutiques. As you explore, listen to commentary from your guide about the district’s history and design, and witness how some of the city’s old establishments — local restaurants, traditional teahouses, Chinese calligraphy demonstrations — sit alongside the new.

Afterwards enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or join an amazing optional tour to further explore what Sichuan has to offer, including the famous Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base of Chengdu, a traditional Sichuan Hot Pot dinner and a Sichuan Opera cultural show (not included).

Overnight: Zhixin Holiday Hotel, Acme Argyle Grand Hotel, Holiday Inn Xindu or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Chengdu Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Yichang (approx. 6.5 hour train ride). You will be met at Yichang Railway by your tour guide and transferred to the Century Sky or Century Glory ship, where you will begin your memorable four-night cruise down the Yangtze River. Yichang, renowned as the “Gateway to the Three Gorges” and the ‘Throat between Sichuan and Hubei’, is an important trading port and a transportation hub along the Yangtze River. 

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy your first day on the Yangtze River as your ship winds its way through spectacular scenery. Enjoy a beautiful breakfast buffet on board, and then join an optional shore excursion to the Three Gorges Project (not included). One of the largest construction projects undertaken by man, it is the biggest hydro project in the world. In the evening, you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy an evening of dancing.

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you may choose to embark on the exciting optional excursions or opt for a leisure day on board the ship. Enjoy an optional shore excursion to the mesmerising Shennong Stream (not included). The stream flows through three beautiful gorges including the Mianzhu Gorge, Parrot Gorge and Longcangdong Gorge. Each gorge is renowned for its unique and stunning scenery. The Shennong Stream is also home to the Hanging Coffins, ancient coffins containing the remains of descendants of the Tujia people. In the afternoon, you will return to the ship in time for lunch and enjoy the crew’s magnificent performance in the evening.

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Choose to participate in the optional excursion (not included) or relax on the sun deck, and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

Today’s optional excursion is Shibaozhai (not included). Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century. Located in Zhongxian County on the south bank of the Yangtze River, visitors can appreciate the spectacular River from the windows of each floor during climbing.

Overnight: Century Sky or Century Glory ship
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will disembark the cruise ship in the magnificent city of Chongqing. Enjoy an optional tour to see what Chongqing has to offer including the Three Gorges Museum and the ancient village Ci Qi Kou (Porcelain Village) (not included) before transferring to Chongqing Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Xi’an (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Overnight: Grand Noble Hotel, Yulong International Hotel, Golden Flower Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

The highlight of today is a visit to the Qin Shi Huang Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Unearthed near Xi’an in 1974, 8000 life size sculptures of soldiers, chariots, and horses cover 20,000 square metres. With different facial expressions and weaponry adorning each soldier, the Terracotta Warriors are believed to have been created to accompany the Qin Emperor into the afterlife. This site is among the top archaeological excavations of the 20th century. The sheer scale of the Terracotta Warriors Army will leave you reeling. Afterwards, visit the Terracotta Warriors Reproduction Factory.

Overnight: Grand Noble Hotel, Yulong International Hotel, Golden Flower Hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which is located on the central axis of the Jianfu Temple in south Xi’an. As a national AAAA scenic spot and a world heritage site, the Buddhist pagoda survives from the Tang Dynasty. Then transfer to Xian North Railway Station for a high speed train ride to Beijing (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you and then transfer you to check-in to the hotel.

Overnight: Friendship Hotel, Jingdu Guilong Hotel, Novotel Sanyuan or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

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: Friendship Hotel, Jingdu Guilong Hotel, Novotel Sanyuan or similar
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.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included) to explore Beijing’s 700 year old Hutongs (narrow lanes). 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: Friendship Hotel, Jingdu Guilong Hotel, Novotel Sanyuan or similar
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 Airport for your homebound flight.

Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling, some customers may be required to stay overnight in Guangzhou. In this scenario, the airline will provide accommodation and transfers.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Cruise the iconic Yangtze River from Yichang to Chongqing
  • Discover grand cities, remote villages and more
  • Step back in time at Chengdu’s Kuanzhai Alley
  • Visit Yichang, gateway to the Three Gorges
  • Stop in Chongqing, known as the ‘Mountain City’
  • Attend a Captain’s Welcome Banquet onboard
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
  • 4 night cruise along the scenic Yangtze River
  • Sail aboard the 5-star Century Sky or Century Glory ship
  • 2 nights 4-star hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 12 meals including all meals while cruising
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
 
  • 1-way high-speed train (economy class): Chengdu to Yichang
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and rail transfers
    All of the Standard Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • 5 nights 4-star accommodation
  • Enjoy 5 additional meals
  • 1-way high speed train (economy class): Chongqing to Xian
  • Delve into the rich history of Xi’an in Central China
  • See the ancient Terracotta Warriors & Horses, a wonder of the world
  • Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site
  • Experience impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Visit the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
  • Walk along the remarkable Great Wall of China
  • See playful Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo

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).
 
In Country Transport Operator Fees (ITOF) - Second Passenger Only 
The second person travels free, except for a mandatory payment of $150 AUD ITOF additional to the tour price, which may be applied by the tour leader towards any in-country taxes, fees and any additional carrier, tour, transfer and logistic charges. 
 
*Mandatory Service Fee:
A mandatory service fee is not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The mandatory service fee is $12 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour (this will include the day of arrival and departure and whilst cruising) and will come to a total of $84 AUD for the 8 day package or $144 for the 13 Day package.



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 3rd November 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for two people based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full price voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates (2020)
March: 17, 24
April: 21
May: 5, 12, 19, 26
June: 9
August: 11, 29
September: 5
October: 20, 27
November: 3
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $400 for two people



Full Service Airline(s) Used


China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Capital Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines or Xiamen Airlines (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


4 Star (self-rated)

Chengdu: Zhixin Holiday Hotel, Home Land Hotel Chengdu, Acme Argyle Grand Hotel or Holiday Inn Xindu

- Xi'an (extension only): Grand Noble Hotel, Yulong International Hotel, Holiday Inn, Golden Flower Hotel, Guangcheng Hotel OR Titan Hotel

- Beijing (extension only): Friendship Hotel, Jingdu Guilong Hotel, North Star Continental Grand Hotel, Gehua New Century, Novotel Sanyuan, Beijing Nanyueyuan Hotel, Century Huatian Hotel, Beijing Riverside Hotel, Beijing GuanTong Jianhui Hotel, Schonbrunn Hotel, Chunhuiyuan Resort and West International Trade Grand Hotel, Beijing Metro Park Hotel Ying Kun, Grand Skylight Hotel Beijing or similar

 

5 star (self-rated)

Cruise: Century Sky ship or Century Glory ship 

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.

- Century Glory will be used on the 29th August 2020 and 5th September 2020 departure dates only.

 

Extra Nights
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for all ages
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
Land Component: Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
Cruise Component: Twin Bedding Only.
 
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
Standard Itinerary
- Day 2: Chengdu - The famous Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base of Chengdu, a traditional Sichuan Hot Pot dinner and a Sichuan Opera cultural show – 650 RMB per person
- Day 4: Three Gorges Dam – 400 RMB per person
- Day 5: Shennong Stream – 400 RMB per person
- Day 6: Shibaozhai Pagoda – 400 RMB per person
- Day 7: Chongqing In-depth Tour – 200 RMB per person
 
Extension Package:
Day 10: The Golden Mask Dynasty 330 RMB
Day 11: Tour 700 year old Hutong with Dinner 300 RMB
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 whilst onboard (subject to availability).
- Additional shore excursions may be offered by the cruise company onboard and all shore excursion offerings are subject to river, traffic and other operational reasons and may be changed without notice.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for China is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary 
- The ITOF of AUD$150 is payable upon arrival into China directly to your Tour Leader or as your Tour Leader directs. 
- Mandatory service fee: $12 AUD per traveller/per day where tour or transfer services are provided (this will include day of arrival and departure and whilst cruising).
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



In-Country Transport Operator Fees (ITOF) - Second Person Only  


- The second person travels free, except for a mandatory payment of $150 AUD ITOF additional to the tour price, which may be applied by the tour leader towards any in-Country taxes, fees and any additional carrier, tour, transfer and logistic charges.

- The ITOF of $150 AUD is payable upon arrival into China directly to your Tour Leader or as your Tour Leader directs (This is not a fee or charge payable to Trip A Deal). No change is available so please ensure you have the exact amount in Australian Dollar notes.

- The ITOF is separate and distinct from your tour price which is paid directly to Trip A Deal when you book and prior to your departure from Australia.

- The ITOF helps to keep the costs of a Trip A Deal 2 for 1 tour as low as possible and is intended to save on operational and administrative costs so we may pass the savings on to you.

 

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
Chengdu:
Chengdu weather is mild and humid all year round, featuring four clear-cut seasons – short and warm spring, long and sultry summer, cool and rainy autumn, and cold and foggy winter. The distinctive characteristics of Chengdu climate is fog and humidity. The hottest month to visit is July with an average temperature of 30°C and the coolest month is January with an average temperature of 9°C.
 
Yichang:
Yichang is in a sub-tropical monsoon climate zone with four distinct seasons. It enjoys abundant sunshine and rainfall, and the average annual temperature is around 15°C. June and July are the hottest months as well as the plum rain seasons-a period of unsettled weather with frequent, soaking rains and the temperature is about 25°C on average.
 
Xi’an:
Xi’an experiences a temperate and continental monsoon climate and so the weather is generally mild and fairly moist and experiences four distinct seasons. There is a rainy season that arrives during the summer months but the high levels of rainfall rarely cause much damage to the city. Temperatures will average around 15°C to 20°C in Spring and heading into Summer.
 
Beijing: 
Beijing has a temperate and continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons and big differences in temperature between day and night. The seasons: summer in Beijing is hot and humid, while winter is cold and dry. Spring and autumn are short and cool. The coldest month is January at an average of -4 °C, and the hottest month is July at an average of 26 °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:
12 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.
 
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.



A 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. 
 
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.