China Tours

Discover Vietnam and China

24 days/22 nights accommodated

LOCALLY HOSTED DEPARTURES FROM AUCKLAND EVERY TUESDAY YEAR ROUND

ESCORTED DEPARTURE FROM AUCKLAND. 27th May, 2014.

Day 1. Tuesday 27th May. NEW ZEALAND - HO CHI MINH CITY
Depart Auckland this morning for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City arriving mid evening. Accommodation at Continental Hotel

Day 2. Wednesday. HO CHI MINH CITY (BD)
Morning tour of Ho Chi Minh City including Reunification Hall, Historical Museum, Vinh Ngiem Pagoda etc. This afternoon visit the Notre Dam Cathedral and China Town. This evening enjoy a dinner cruise on the Saigon River.

Day 3. Thursday. HO CHI MINH CITY DEPART. (BLD)
This morning explore the famous underground Cuu Chi tunnels and Ben Thanh market. Depart this eevning by overnight train. Two berth cabins provided.

Day 4. Friday. DA NANG - HOI AN (BLD)
Arrive Da Nang around noon. Sightseeing includes the Cham Museum, Marble Mountains and China Beach before visiting the fascinating ancient Heritage town of Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An Beach Resort

Day 5. Saturday. HOI AN. (BLD) Full day sightseeing of Hoi An including a visit to the Japanese Bridge, Tan Ky old House, Ceramic Museum, and enjoy strolling through the ancient streets.

Day 6. Sunday. HOI AN - HUE (BLD)
Drive back to Da Nang and continue by train to Hue passing the scenic Lang Co beach. Hue was the Imperial capital of the ancient Cham Civilisation and this afternoon visit the Imperial Citadel and museum of Royal relics. This evening enjoy a dinner cruise with folk show on the Perfume River.

Day 7. Monday. HUE DEPART (BLD)
Enjoy a boat ride on the perfume river and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, the tombs of the Kings Minh Mang and Khai Dinh the markets and shopping area. After dinner depart by overnight train for Hanoi

Day 8. Tuesday. HUE - HANOI - HA LONG BAY (BLD)
Arrive Hanoi early this morning. Breakfast on Vietnams famous Pho Noodle before driving to beautiful Ha Long Bay with a stop in Haiphong City en route. Join our overnight cruise boat. Enjoy the fabulous Karst scenery and anchor overnight in a quiet bay.

Day 9. Wednesday. HA LONG BAY - HANOI - DEPART (BLD)
Continue cruising and enjoy breakfast and brunch on board. Disembark late morning and return to Hanoi. Accommodation at Melia Hotel.

Day 10. Thursday. HANOI (BLD)
Full day sightseeing includes Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Fine Arts Museum, Quan Tanh Temple, West Lake, and district of 36 ancient streets including a cyclo tour. This evening enjoy a Hanoi by night tour and water puppet show.

Day 11. Friday. HANOI - DEPART (BD)
Most of the day is free to explore at your leisure. Lunch not included. Transfer to the rail station this afternoon and depart by train - 2 persons per cabin

Day 12. Saturday. GUILIN ARRIVE (BLD)
Sit back and enjoy the scenery as we travel through southern China passing through Nanning this morning and arriving in beautiful Guilin late afternoon. We will be met and transferred to our accommodation.

Day 13. Sunday. GUILIN. (BLD) Visirt the beautiful Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, and an Art Gallery.

Day 14. Monday. GUILIN - LI RIVER - YANGSHUO (BLD)
A day of amazing scenery as we cruise down the Lijiang River amid the amazing karst limestone mountains. See the Cormorant fishermen and cruise past the rice fields to the village of Yangshuo. Explore the village and markets and stay overnight nearby.

Day 15. Tuesday. YANGSHUO - GUILIN - DEPART (BLD)
Free morning in Yangshuo before driving back to Guilin. Late afternoon we depart by train - two berth cabins.

Day 16. Wednesday. XIAN ARRIVE. (BLD)
Sit back and relax and enjoy the scenes of rural China. Arrival in Xian is scheduled for mid evening.

Day 17. Thursday. XIAN (BLD)
A highlight of your tour will be a visit today to the amazing Terracotta Army of Emperor Qing Shi Huangdi. Also visit the Small Wild Goose pagoda, Ban Po village, Grand Mosque, and Bell Tower.

Day 18. Friday. XIAN DEPART
Continue sightseeing and depart mid evening by train.

Day 19. Saturday. BEIJING ARRIVE (BLD)
Arrive Beijing this morning and this afternoon visit the Belltower and take a rickshaw ride through the ancient Hutongs.

Day 20. Sunday. BEIJING. (BLD)
Free morning to explore at your leisure and meet the local people. This afternoon visit the Temple of Heaven.

Day 21. Monday. BEIJING (BLD)
Drive to the amazing Great Wall then on through beautiful rural scenery to the Ming Tombs and return to Beijing early evening. Also visit a Pearl Farm.

Day 22. Tuesday. BEIJING (BLD)
Visit Tian an men Square and the magnificent Forbidden City. Free time to explore at your leisure.

Day 23. Wednesday BEIJING DEPART (B)
Free morning (lunch not included) before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Day 24. Thursday. AUCKLAND ARRIVE.
Arrive Auckland today.


Tour cost includes:-

** Economy class air fares from Auckland return.
** Arrival and departure transfers at each point
** All travel by train, coach, and cruise ship from Ho Chi Minh City to Beijing.
** 16 nights 4 star hotels, 5 nights train - 2 per cabin, and 1 night Ha Long Bay cruise
** Most meals as indicated by each day
** Very comprehensive sightseeing including all admissions where necessary and evening shows as stated
** Services of English speaking guides in each city
** Services of tour escort from Auckland subject to a minimum of 6 travelling

Tour ESCORTED DEPARTURE FROM AUCKLAND,
Depart New Zealand 27th May, 2014
Return 19th June, 2014 2 per room Twin Single
$7,640 $9,870