Tour Summary

Join the Green & Gold Army and support the Matildas at the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament (qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020) next February while soaking up the rich culture, history and spectacular sights of one the China’s most dynamic cities, Wuhan. Our tours are designed specifically for the family, friends & fans of the Matildas, open to all ages, renowned for experiencing tourism highlights and getting up close and personal when supporting the team.

On this 9-day football and tourism experience you will attend all 3 of Australia’s group matches Chinese Taipei (3rd February), Thailand (6th February) & China (9th February). Our tour will be based in pulsating Wuhan is the perfect combination of taking in all that Hubei province has to offer while passionately supporting Australia at this important Olympic qualification event.

Package Inclusions

  • Matildas Wuhan, China: 2nd February – 10th February (8 nights 9 days)

  • 5 Star Accommodation at the Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan (inc. breakfast)

  • All Ground Transfers/Transport (luxury bus/coach travel between hotel and all official tour activity/match days)

  • Exclusive & legendary Green & Gold Army Pre-Match events x3 including food, alcohol & entertainment

  • All tourism activity/day tours as detailed in the Macro Itinerary (includes Wuhan city tour, historic Jingzhou walled town, Yangtze river cruise & much more)

  • Experienced Green & Gold Army tour guides (including bi-lingual support)

  • Green & Gold Army Tour Pack (includes back pack, power adaptor, tour scarfs x2, hat and much more)

  • Best of all, a group of passionate Matildas fans & families to share the experience with

The Destination: Wuhan (China)

Wuhan is the political, economic, financial, commercial, cultural and educational centre of Central China. Wuhan is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city and connecting to other major regions. Because of its key role in domestic transportation, Wuhan is sometimes referred to as “the Chicago of China”. The “Golden Waterway” of the Yangtze River and its largest tributary, the Han River, traverse the urban area and divides Wuhan into the three districts of Wuchang, Hankou and Hanyang. The Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge crosses the Yangtze in the city. The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest power station in terms of installed capacity, is located nearby.

Why Travel with Green & Gold Army?

  • Everything is organised for you (quality accommodation, transfers, touring options, match tickets, stadium parking, special events & more). Past guests say this is one of the real advantages of a GGArmy tour. All you have to do is follow the itinerary on our tour app and enjoy your tour experience. No stress just fun

  • The GGArmy is a great option for players families/friends. Experiencing the event with other players families/friends is a wonderful collegiate experience and while supporting the team is a key focus on our tour, sharing the cultural and tourism experiences together in between matches is very rewarding.

  • As the official tourism partner of the Football Federation Australia we have special access to training, match day support, ticketing and exclusive experiences.

  • Experienced Host/Guide team that is on hand 24 hours a day to support all your needs.

Pricing

TourOccupancyPrice
Matildas Olympic QualificationDouble / Twin$2,750
Matildas Olympic QualificationSingle (Own Room)$3,550
Matildas Olympic QualificationSolo Traveller Match$2,750

Instalments & Notes

  • 100% payment (by credit card) required when booking.

  • GGArmy Selection Guarantee: In the event you are a family/friend of one of the players and booked on our program and the player you are connected with does not make the final squad we will refund your tour booking. So you have peace of mind booking with us knowing you won’t be risking $ based on selection.

  • Guests who have travelled with the GGArmy previously enjoy a Loyalty Discount of $100.

  • Solo Traveller Match Program: we’ll match you with a person of similar age and gender to room share to keep the price down. Twin share pricing applies. 25% of our travellers did this for 2019 France and it was a highly successful program. You can select this option during the booking process.

Tour Hotel

Wuhan: Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan (5 Star)

An enchanting jewel illuminates the hundred-lake city. Skyline views of Wuhan’s vibrant financial district bid you a fine morning or evening. The beauty of the Yangtze as it meanders through the city finds its way to your heart. The alleys of this city twist and wind to reveal hidden surprises. The Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan is a well appointed 5-Star property with all the trimmings, business centre, broadband internet, well equipped gymnasium, multiple restaurants and 24 hour concierge and support services.

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Package Structure Information

Note that our packages are structured to satisfy guest requirements. This means that there are items relevant to the tour that are not included in the packages listed above and will be an additional cost. We have listed them below so you can understand them prior to booking on our tour.

Group International Flights
International Flights are not included in the package price and are an additional cost. The GGArmy does provide an FIT group international flight and arrival/departure transfer service which can be added to your selected package. Contact us if you are interested.

Match Tickets

At the time of publishing our tour the price for match tickets was not available. We will secure match tickets for all people on our tour and participants will be billed for these at cost only once the tickets become available. We purchase a group allocation so all tour participants can sit together. We anticipate the ticket prices to be very affordable. We also accommodate players families who will have access to tickets via their relative. We coordinate tickets to ensure our group sits together.

China eVisa

Australian citizens are required to secure a Visa to enter China. Guests are responsible for obtaining a eVisa to enter China. To obtain an eVisa guests will be supplied with an invitation letter by the GGArmy which is needed in the application process. The GGArmy will supply invitation letters once bookings have been completed.

Macro Itinerary

Itinerary overviews are set out below, which detail the various activities we will be experiencing and matches we will be attending. #GoMatildas !

Day 1: Sunday 2nd February: Guests arrive into Wuhan International airport and transfer to settle in at the tour hotel. In the evening informally meeting fellow tour participants & guides at our Welcome Drinks.

Day 2: Monday 3rd February: Match Day. In the morning we enjoy Wuhan city tour visiting all the tourism sites (Guiyuan Temple, Milefo, Hall of Arhats & Yellow Crane Tower). We then transfer to our riverside restaurant for our pre-match luncheon event before we transfer to Five Rings Sports Centre Stadium in time for the 16:00 kick off of Australia v Chinese Taipei match.

Day 3: Tuesday 4th February. Tour Activity Jingzhou. A fantastic day visiting historic Jingzhou, capital of the Chu kingdom 689-278BC. We are on and off the fast train and immersed in ancient Chinese history. Tonight you will overnight in the city of Yichang (our only night away from Wuhan).

Day 4: Wednesday 5th February. Tour Activity Yangtze river cruise, Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge tour includes lunch. Return to Wuhan by bullet train at the end of the cruise where we return to the Shangri-La Hotel Wuhan.

Day 5: Thursday 6th February. Match Day. Enjoy a free morning before we transfer to our riverside restaurant for our pre-match luncheon event before we transfer to Five Rings Sports Centre Stadium in time for the 16:00 kick off of Thailand v Australia match.

Day 6: Friday 7th February. Free morning. In the afternoon we visit the Hubei Provincial Museum and later enjoy a Donghu Lake Boat Trip.

Day 7: Saturday 8th February. Rest Day. In the afternoon we visit Matildas training (subject to FFA approval).

Day 8: Sunday 9th February. Match Day. Enjoy a free morning before in the late afternoon we transfer to our riverside restaurant for our pre-match dinner event before we transfer to Five Rings Sports Centre Stadium in time for the 19:30 kick off of China v Australia match.

Day 9: Monday 10th February. Matildas China Tour ends.

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