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Important Note:
Due to the current fluctuation of the Rand against the US Dollar, we have quoted in US dollars for the land portion of this tour only. For the International flights, please advice us with your names as appearing on your passports to enable us to check for the availability of class of travel on our special IT fare.

Services included
A.  Domestic airfare and taxes between Beijing & Xi'an, Xi'an & Chongqing, and
     Yichang & Shanghai.
B.  Overnight Train between Beijing & Xi'an.
C.  Hotels (Single occupancy) as listed in the itinerary.
D.  All Entrance fees as listed in the itinerary.
E.  Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach on Seat-in-coach basis in Beijing
F.  Sightseeing by air-conditioned car on private basis in Xi'an & Shanghai.
G.  Meals and Entertainment as listed in the itinerary,
H.  Service Charge & Government Taxes.
I. Terms & Conditions

Services not included
A   International airfare (Johannesburg - Beijing & Shanghai - Johannesburg).
           See International airfare.
           Please advice us with your names to enable us to check for the availability on our
           special IT fare. Fare increase for tickets bought after Mar 31.
B.  Airport Taxes and fuel charges.
C.  Visa Fees.
D.  Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
E.  Personal expenses (ie. laundry, beverages and entertainment not shown in itinerary)
F.  Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D".
G.  Single Room Supplement.
     Hotels in China charge per room per night - if you wish to stay in a room by yourself,
     add the single supp. price to the per person sharing rate.

  1. Due to the fluctuation of the Rand, we have quoted the land arrangements separately in US Dollars. However, our prices are still subject to change of the exchange rate between US$ and RMB.
  2. Subject to availability of the respective class of travel on Cathay Pacific airline. Please advise us with your names to enable us to check for availability on our special IT fare.
  3. The prices listed include a discount for cash payment either by wire transfer or cheque deposit, for any other type of payment, the discount price may not apply and subject to 5% surcharge.

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Beijing (3N) - Train (1N) - Xi'an (2N) - Yangtze Cruise (3N) - Shanghai (2N + 1N Free) tour

For most single travellers, private tours are considered expensive since there are no one to share the cost of the room, guide, driver and transportation.
In order to make China travel more cost-effective, we have made it possible for the single traveller to book and confirm our join-in tour at the same price (with room supplement). If no one else has joined on the date that you have chosen, we have utilized Daily Seat-in-coach tours in Beijing and an overnight train to keep the price of the tour down for the single traveller. If at a later stage, someone else has booked the join-in tour on the same date,  we will change the itinerary back to the Brilliant China join-in tour itinerary. This will not affect your international flights.

Private transfers with daily seat-in-coach tours in Beijing.
Private English-speaking guides and dedicated drivers in Xi'an, Chongqing, Yichang & Shanghai. 
Meet and Greet at all airports.

For the prices below, we have separated the Land arrangements and international airfare. However, please note that the price for the Land arrangements do include all domestic flights within China.

Day (International Flights)
Johannesburg - Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover
Flight from to Johannesburg to Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / Other stopover.

Day 1
Stopover destination - Beijing
Flight from (Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover) to Beijing.
Your international flight price will include this sector as a through-fare.

The price of the land arrangements below includes everything starting here:
Upon arrival and after clearing customs, your professional local English speaking guide will meet you at the stunning new Beijing Capital International Airport. With your guide, enjoy the night views of Beijing CBD & the SOHO Business Street...and visit the popular Houhai Lake Bar Street before returning to the hotel.

Day 2
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at an appointed time for your full day Seat-in-coach tour. Your tour begins with the Forbidden City - home to 24 emperors over a period of 500 years. Then to the China's most sacred shrine, the Temple of Heaven, here emperors came to give thanks for good harvests  After lunch, visit the Summer Palace - the largest ancient preserved garden in China - before returning to your hotel (Tours depart daily.)

Day 3
Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at an appointed time for your full day Seat-in-coach tour.  Drive for about an hour and a half out of Beijing (affording a chance to observe suburban life) and visit The Great Wall at Badaling...where you may actually climb on this man-made wonder. On the return journey, visit the Ming Tombs - burial place of successive emperors - before returning to your hotel in Beijing.  Lunch is served en route.  (Tours depart daily.)

Day 4
Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at an appointed time for your full day Seat-in-coach tour. Start your tour with a visit to the Olympic Park, the Bird's Nest (National Olympic Stadium) and the Water Cube (Olympic Aquatic Centre). On to the largest Lama Monastery outside Lhasa - the Tibetan Lama Temple. Then take a rare opportunity to see a giant Panda in Beijing Zoo. Later to the Confucius Temple. Then enjoy the Old Beijing Hutong Tour by Rickshaw before returning to you hotel. This evening, a private transfer to the train station. Overnight train Z19 (21h18 - #08:19) to the ancient city of Xi'an.

Day 5
Beijing - Xi'an (Breakfast, special Dinner)
Upon arrival at Xi'an in the moring, your professional local English speaking guide will meet you at the train station and take you to your hotel in Xi'an to drop off your luggage and freshen up (if rooms are available). After some breakfast, visit the Ancient City walls that surrounds this old city. If you are interested, you could even rent a bike on the wall and ride the entire wall in an hour and a half. visit the Big Goose Pagoda where you will be able to climb to the top of the pagoda for a bird's view of Xi'an. In the evening, enjoy a Dumpling banquet before returning to your hotel.

Day 6
Xi'an (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum; here, you will learn about China's history and have a better understanding before your visit to the warriors. After some Hand-pulled noodles for lunch, you will visit the thousands of life size Terracotta Warriors and Horses about an hour and a half from Xi'an. Your visit includes a Circlorama 360 film presentation of the history of the warriors..thus enhancing your visit. In the afternoon, you return to Xi'an to visit the Grand Mosque with Muslim Quarter. Stroll on Muslim street and see how Chinese Muslims live. Your guide will show you the famous local snacks available here. After an exciting day, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Optional extra - if you like extravagant costumes, elaborate staging and Chinese dances, ask your guide to take you to the Tang Dynasty dinner and show.

Day 7
Xi'an - Chongqing (Breakfast, Dinner)
After breakfast, hop over to Shu Yuan Men for some unique shopping experience. It is time to say goodbye to your Xian guide as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Chongqing. Domestic Flight (included) from Xi'an to Chongqing. Upon arrival, your local Chongqing guide will meet you at the airport and take you for a half day city tour including a visit to see the National treasure of China !V the Giant pandas and Er Ling Park for a view of the city. After a famous hot pot dinner, board your cruise ship in the evening for a relaxing journey down the mighty Yangtze River.

Day 8
Yangtze Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, continue on your cruise on the mighty Yangtze River with its vertical limestone cliffs. If water levels cooperate, stop at Shibaozai, a magnificent wooden pavilion constructed without nails, perched dramatically against a sheer rectangular cliff; or shore excursion to the Fengdu - Known as Ghost City. Locals gather here to pray for a good afterlife and re-incarnation in their next life. Tonight, dress smart for the Captain's welcome dinner.

Day 9
Yangtze cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, pass through the magnificent Qutang Gorge and the beautiful Wu Gorge. A shore excursion to Baidi City (optional tour) and Lesser Three Gorges, transfer to a small sampan to cruise the Shennong Stream. Experience the trackers of ancient China and see the Hanging coffins of the Ba minority. Tonight, enjoy the Captain's farewell dinner.

Day 10
Yangtze cruise - Yichang - Shanghai (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, your wonderful cruise has come to an end. Disembark and visit the Three Gorges Dam. After lunch at Yichang, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Domestic Flight (included) from Yichang to the modern city of Shanghai. Upon arrival, your local Shanghai guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit the Oriental Pearl TV tower, for a bird's-eye view of this modern city. Then on to Shanghai's landmark - the historic Bund. Later time for shopping in famous Nanjing Road. After dinner, have a cruise on the Huangpu River for the night view of Shanghai before transferring to your hotel.

Day 11
Shanghai (Breakfast, special Lunch, Show)
After breakfast, spend precious time in the classic Yuyuan Gardens. On to the bustling Yu Bazaar nearby, where you can pick up some souvenirs. Lunch is at a Mongolian Barbecue, which is as much a show as it is an exotic eating experience. Later, enjoy a walk along the adjoining Shanghai Old Street, with its endless streams of pedestrians, traditional shops, tea houses and theatres. Later to the incredible Urban Planning Museum on the People's Square. This evening enjoy the feel of old Shanghai at Xintandi, where a plethora of restaurants will attract you for drinks and dinner.  Later, be amazed by the sensational performance of the famous Acrobatic Show before returning to your hotel.

Day 12
Shanghai (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will have a full day at leisure for independent sightseeing or shopping.

Day 13
Shanghai - Stopover destination - Johannesburg (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you will have a free day until your evening transfer to the station for the ride of your life. The Maglev bullet train will take you 431km/hr to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / Stopover destination.

The inclusion in the land arrangements below includes ends here.

Flight from Shanghai to (Hong Kong / Dubai / Singapore / other stopover).
Your international flight price will include this sector as a through-fare.

Day (International Flights)
Arrival O R Tambo International Airport.
Home sweet home with unforgetable memories of your wonderful trip to China.

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Price Details (per person in US Dollars) -  2011

Join-in Price +
Room Supp
GDT - B0319
Mar 19
Mar 31
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0402
Apr 02
Apr 14
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0416
Apr 16
Apr 28
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B0423
Apr 23
May 05
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B0507
May 07
May 19
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B0521
May 21
Jun 02
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B0611
Jun 11
Jun 23
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0625
Jun 25
Jul 07
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0709
Jul 09
Jul 21
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0723
Jul 23
Aug 04
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0806
Aug 06
Aug 18
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0820
Aug 20
Sep 01
$2,290 + $590 =
$ 2,880
GDT - B0903
Sep 03
Sep 15
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B0917
Sep 17
Sep 29
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B1008
Oct 08
Oct 20
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B1022
Oct 22
Nov 03
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175
GDT - B1105
Nov 05
Nov 17
$2,450 + $725 =
$ 3,175