FROM $4,880
14 DAYS

PARTNER FLIES FREE WITH SELECTED WENDY WU TOURS 

Which Asia adventure will capture your imagination for 2019? Perhaps cruising down the magnificent Yangtze River to see the wonders of China or immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of peak hour Tokyo!

Whatever you get up to, your travel companion flies free to your choice of 5 destinations in Asia. With over 40 tours and 320 departures the possibilties are endless! Take inspiration from our suggested itineraries for your 2019 trip: 

MAJESTIC YANGTZE 14-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CLASSIC TOUR

• Admire Shanghai’s bright lights
• Relax on a four night cruise on the Yangtze
• Watch Giant Pandas play

First person from only $4,880* twin share 

Partner Flies Free, from only $3,980* twin share 

 

JEWELS OF JAPAN 12-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CLASSIC TOUR

• Admire beautiful Mt Fuji
• Explore relaxed Miyajima
• Be charmed by Kyoto

First person from only $8,990* twin share

Partner Flies Free, from only $7,890* twin share

INCREDIBLE INDONESIA 17-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CLASSIC TOUR

• Explore Mount Bromo by Jeep
• Marvel at Borobudur sunrise
• Spot Komodo Dragons

First person from only $5,990* twin share

Partner Flies Free, from only $5,290* twin share

 

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*Terms and conditions apply: Valid for sale until 14 December 2018 unless sold out prior. Partner Flies Free is for available for travel on selected flight inclusive group tours of selected dates to 13 December 2019. It is available from selected Australian cities. Pricing is applicable on twin share basis and single supplements apply. For solo travellers $150pp off new solo tours. Valid for new bookings only and is not transferrable. Advertised prices are indicative only, conditional and are subject to change. All from pricing is subject to alterations. Other restrictions may apply. Information is correct at 29 October 2018. Offer expires 14 December 2018, for further details please contact your itravel agent.

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MAJESTIC YANGTZE 14-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CLASSIC TOUR

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO SHANGHAI
Fly to cosmopolitan Shanghai for a two-night stay.

DAY 2: EXPLORE SHANGHAI
Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples. Today’s explorations include the classical Yu Garden, a stop in the old town, and follow the age-old silk production process at the Silk Museum, from the cultivation of silkworms up to creating the final piece. Later admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund and view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. The skyscrapers and glimmering lights are a sight to behold, Shanghai is unlike any other city in the world. Tonight you will sample traditional cuisine.

DAY 3: FLY TO WUHAN
Take the morning to see the sights of the ultramodern Pudong area of the city with its sci-fi skyscrapers. Later fly to Wuhan and continue by coach to Yichang where you will board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

DAYS 4-6: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE
A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as we cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery including the Three Gorges themselves. Over the next three days, prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another. Take a side trip to the attractive Goddess or Shennong Stream and enjoy shore excursions to the Ghost City of Fengdu or Shibaozhai.

DAY 7: DRIVE TO CHENGDU
Disembarking the cruise vessel in Chongqing, explore old Ciqikou, a district known for its porcelain production during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Ciqikou’s narrow streets are perfect for a morning stroll to admire the historical and traditional architecture. Transfer to Chengdu and enjoy a delicious Sichuan dinner with the option of a performance of Sichuan Opera (at your own expense).

DAY 8: GIANT PANDAS
A visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding allows you to see and learn about China’s celebrated bears up close in surroundings that mirror their natural habitat. A look around the informative museum gives an overview of the reserve’s breeding programme. You’ll then take a bullet train to the former imperial capital of Xian. This evening a delicious feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing await.

DAY 9: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized Warriors. Visit the workshop of the craftspeople who recreate Terracotta Warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Watch the skilled production process and buy a souvenir warrior to take home. Later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls.

DAY 10: EXPLORE XIAN, FLY TO BEIJING
A fascinating morning includes a visit to the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda. Take time to walk through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city.

DAY 11: IMPERIAL BEIJING
Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart, stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in, a dance class. Later, enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show.

DAY 12: GREAT WALL OF CHINA
This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic site – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. In the afternoon, visit a jade factory then savour the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you wander through traditional Chinese gardens and view the exquisite architecture. This evening, savour Beijing’s best-known delicacy – Peking Duck.

DAYS 13-14: BEIJING TO AUSTRALIA
This morning is at your leisure before you are transferred to Beijing airport to board your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day.

 

JEWELS OF JAPAN 12-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CLASSIC TOUR

DAYS 1-2: FLY TO TOKYO
Fly overnight to Tokyo, Japan’s capital, for a three-night stay. Tokyo was once known as Edo and was a small fishing town. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to soak up the local culture.

DAY 3: DISCOVER TOKYO
Tokyo is the ultimate 24-hour city, but look behind its frantic, high-tech frontage and you’ll find plenty of tranquil backstreets and old temples to explore. Today’s city tour starts on the observation deck of the 634-metre Skytree, the world’s tallest tower, before seeking out the tranquillity of the ancient Buddhist Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo’s oldest. Learn about Tokyo’s historical heritage at the Edo-Tokyo Museum, and explore Tokyo’s Imperial Palace Plaza.

DAY 4: MEIJI SHRINE
Take a relaxed morning wander around the classical landscapes of the Hamarikyu Garden. Continue to the Meiji Shrine, the Shinto shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken before passing the famous Shibuya Crossing. The afternoon is free for you to explore as you wish. This evening, take a relaxed dinner cruise on Tokyo Bay.

DAY 5: FUJI FIVE LAKES
Journey through the foothills of the iconic Mt Fuji to the Fuji Five Lakes. The region is spectacular with the calm waters of the five lakes, formed by past volcanic eruptions. Later, try your hand at making traditional Japanese soba noodles before tucking in to your creations. Continue to Oshino Hakkai, a scenic area of ponds full of crystal clear spring water created by Fuji’s melting snow.

DAY 6: MT FUJI
Ascend 2,300 metres up to Mt Fuji’s 5th Station (weather permitting) where, with its perfectly conical peak looming overhead, you can take in the breathtaking views over the landscapes below. Returning to the beautiful Five Lakes region, explore Iyashi no Sato Historical Village, a former farming village on the shores of Lake Saiko. Destroyed by a landslide in 1966, the remaining thatched-roofed houses of this old villagehave been transformed into an open-air museum and craft village.

DAY 7: BULLET TRAIN TO KYOTO
Transfer to Mishima station for the bullet train to Kyoto. Sit back and relax as you speed across the country. Kyoto was capital for a thousand years; today it is the legacy of ancient Japan, full of tranquil temples, silkclad geisha and sublime gardens. The geisha is both an intriguing and integral part of Japanese history – enjoy a traditional tea ceremony with either a maiko (apprentice geisha) or geisha at a typical teahouse. Continue to Ryoan-ji Temple, a Zen temple. End the day at Kinkaku-ji Temple, known as the Golden Pavilion.

DAY 8: EXPLORE KYOTO
Explore one of Kyoto’s delightful temples – Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a 17th-century Buddhist temple. In the afternoon, enjoy a traditional Japanese handicraft experience and enjoy Japanese tea at a restored Japanese wooden townhouse.

DAY 9: HIROSHIMA & MIYAJIMA
Today travel by bullet train to explore Hiroshima and Miyajima. Hiroshima is vibrant and modern with a forwardthinking, sunny outlook. Find a moment to reflect at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum. Hopping on a ferry, make the short trip to the holy island of Miyajima. Visit the Itsukushima Shrine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Japan’s most recognisable, rising majestically out of the waters of the Seto Inland Sea.

DAY 10: HIMEJI CASTLE
Travel to Himeji to visit its famous castle. The feudal era fort, one of the most impressive in Japan, towers over the city. Appreciate its turbulent past before strolling around Koko-en, the Edo-style gardens just across the castle moat. Afterwards, you will travel to Osaka for an overnight stay.

DAYS 11-12: FLY OSAKA TO AUSTRALIA
Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

 

INCREDIBLE INDONESIA 17-DAY FULLY INCLUSIVE CLASSIC TOUR

DAYS 1-2: FLY TO YOGYAKARTA
Fly overnight to Yogyakarta, the cultural and historical heart of Java for a three-night stay.

DAY 3: EXPLORE YOGYAKARTA
Today, visit the Sultan's Palace and Taman Sari Water Castle. Later, learn about the art of leather shadow puppet making, a traditional craft, before a stroll through the Beringharjo market. This evening, dine in a Javanese house with a local family.

DAY 4: YOGYAKARTA'S HIDDEN CORNERS
Explore the hidden sights of the city, visiting a Buddhist vihara, a traditional 1,300-year-old medicine shop and the Puro Pakualaman, the palace of the princely state of Pakualaman. The afternoon is at leisure before a foodie tour of the vibrant Malioboro Road.

DAY 5: HISTORIC KOTAGEDE
A dazzling day of culture starts by exploring the historical neighbourhood of Kotagede by becak. Here you’ll see the thriving silver industry and visit traditional Javanese houses including an eclectic Kalang house, as well as Pasar Legi, a Javanese market. Finally, dressed in Javanese costume you’ll wander the sacred royal cemetery. Transfer to Magelang.

DAY 6: BOROBUDUR SUNRISE
Get up early for a magical sunrise at the enigmatic Borobudur, a 1,200-year-old temple, said to be the largest Buddhist structure on earth, set picturesquely amongst tropical foliage. Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to discover more of the complex before glimpsing rural life in the close-by Candirejo, visiting the village by horse drawn carriage.

DAY 7: MOUNT MERAPI BY JEEP
Transfer to Solo. Stop en route to explore the spectacular Turgo Hills by jeep, driving up to a viewpoint where you can admire a panorama of the surrounding area, including Mount Merapi. Browse the Sisa Hartaku Mini Museum before continuing to Kaliurang to visit the Museum of Mount Merapi and tuck into a Javanese buffet with beautiful views over the rice fields and volcano.

DAY 8: EXPLORE SOLO
An epicentre of Javanese culture, the city of Solo gives a wonderfully authentic glimpse of traditional island life. Explore the streets on a becak ride, stopping off at Triwindu market to browse the antiques. This afternoon, visit Laweyan batik village, to learn about this Javanese craft.

DAY 9: SCENIC TRAIN RIDE
At Solo station, board the train to Jombang, taking a scenic ride through the countryside into East Java. On arrival, transfer over to Bromo. Set in the steep hills of the Tengger Valley, you will be staying at the foot of spectacular Tengger massif, and the famous Mt Bromo.

DAY 10: MT BROMO SUNRISE
Rise early and ascend to Gunung Penanjakan by jeep for an epic sunrise over Bromo and the surrounding area. Journey across the Sea of Sand, a nature reserve, to Bromo itself where you can climb the 245 steps up to the rim to peer down into the crater.

DAY 11: TRAVEL TO SURABAYA
Drive to Surabaya, East Java’s capital. Visit the quirky House of Sampoerna, a cigarette factory housed in an old Dutch colonial building with a fascinating museum.

DAY 12: FLY TO FLORES
Transfer back to Yogyakarta and fly to the island of Flores, a lush tropical island and the gateway to Komodo National Park.

DAY 13: KOMODO NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a full day boat trip to Komodo National Park. On Komodo Island, walk to Banunggulung river bed with a park ranger; keep your camera at the ready as you hunt for gigantic Komodo dragons and enjoy this unusual island. Later you’ll be able to swim and snorkel at gorgeous Pink Beach and paradisiacal Kanawa Island.

DAY 14: KELOR AND RINCA ISLANDS
A second full day adventure to Komodo National Park, includes visits to Kelor and Rinca islands, two of the many tropical gems dotting the area. Head out on foot with a local ranger in search of Komodo dragons, tropical birds, buffalo, deer and pigs. Cruise on to the tiny Sembilan Island, where you can swim in the crystal clear waters and discover enchanting Jellyfish Lake!

DAY 15: DEPART FLORES
After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and fly to Bali where you’ll spend the night close to the beach in Denpasar.

DAYS 16-17: FLY BALI TO AUSTRALIA
Spend your day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to Australia.

 

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