11 Day Captivating China Tour with Flights

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Overview

Savour the beauty of China's ancient history, rich culture, delicate cuisine and modern architecture. Walk along the Great Wall and learn of the mystery of the Forbidden City in China's capital Beijing. Discover the exquisite southeastern cities of Wuxi, Suzhou, and Hangzhou, long known for their natural beauty, before immersing yourself in dynamic, cosmopolitan Shanghai.

Highlights

  • Walk along the spectacular Great Wall and discover the mystery of the Forbidden City.
  • Explore bustling Shanghai and delight in exquisite local cuisine throughout your stay.
  • Discover the intriguing cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou and take in extraordinary Ming Dynasty architecture.
  • See the famous Giant Pandas in the Panda House at Beijing Zoo, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake and wander the renowned Tiananmen Square and so much more.

Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfares with a full service Chinese airline
  • Return airport transfers
  • 9 nights 4-5 star (local-rating) accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Private air-conditioned coach transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

Options

  • Yangtze River Cruise - 5 day / 4 nights from $950 per person
  • Xi’an 3 Day Tour Extension - 3 day / 2 nights from $590 per person
  • Upgrade to Singapore Airlines, Qantas or Cathay Pacific from $500 per person subject to availability & applicable fare difference.

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Itinerary

Day
1

Australia to Beijing

Take a flight from Australia to Beijing

Day
2

Beijing

2018 Itinerary:
Beijing served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Continue on to the Temple of Heaven, one of the best examples of Ming Dynasty architecture and also an ornate sanctuary where Chinese emperors offered sacrifices to heaven and prayed for a good harvest. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck.

2019 Itinerary:
Beijing served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
3

Beijing - Juyong Pass (Great Wall)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass. This is one of the three most famous passes along the Wall, together with Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan. Just 60 km from downtown Beijing, Juyong Pass was the northern route to Beijing in ancient times. Once here, there is plenty of time to learn about the wall’s construction and you’ll have the chance to climb a portion of this 6,000 km marvel. You will also visit one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia en-route. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a cloisonné factory. Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, The Golden Mask Dynasty (at your own expense).

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Day
4

Beijing

Today tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for emperors, followed by the Panda House at Beijing Zoo to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda. Then visit a Chinese herbal institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine which has existed for thousands of years, as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage. Later, you can join an optional Hutong Life Tour (at your own expense), a special journey which explores Beijing’s ancient alleyways or ‘hutongs’ by pedicab, or take a stroll in Wangfujing, one of the Chinese capital’s most famous shopping streets. Cap off the day by attending a thrilling Chinese Kung Fu Show (at your own expense).

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Day
5

Beijing - Wuxi

2018 Itinerary:
Fly to Shanghai and travel to Wuxi, an ancient city richly endowed with natural attractions due to its pleasantly warm and moist climate. Wuxi boasts a reputation of being the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China. This evening, go sightseeing around Nanchang Street and take a cruise along the Grand Canal (at your own expense) to view life along what was known as ‘China’s golden waterway’ in its heyday. Then, take a stroll along the trendy pedestrian streets composed of both ancient and modern architecture.

2019 Itinerary:
Take a high speed train to Wuxi, an ancient city richly endowed with natural attractions due to its pleasantly warm and moist climate. Wuxi boasts a reputation of being the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China. This evening, go sightseeing around Nanchang Street and take a cruise along the Grand Canal (at your own expense) to view life along what was known as ‘China’s golden waterway’ in its heyday. Then, take a stroll along the trendy pedestrian streets composed of both ancient and modern architecture.

Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day
6

Wuxi - Suzhou

This morning, visit one of the largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the country. After lunch, travel by coach to Suzhou, an elegant city with canals, stone bridges, and meticulously designed gardens. Suzhou has been referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’ by Chinese poets and writers since ancient times. As a large area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is also known as ‘Venice of the East’. It is also known as the ‘Garden City’ due to its many classical gardens, renowned for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. Visit the Lingering Garden, which is among the finest in China.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Day
7

Suzhou - Hangzhou

This morning visit a silk spinning mill, and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth. After lunch, travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as ‘the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world’. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, and noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. This evening, you can enjoy an optional open-air performance, Impression West Lake, a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games Opening Ceremony (at your own expense).

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day
8

Hangzhou - Shanghai

Experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Then travel by coach to Shanghai, a vibrant metropolis and the commercial centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined with colonial architecture of European design, it is the best place to capture the Western influences of the old days. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure strolling along the bustling shopping district, Nanjing Road. Tonight you can watch a superb and thrilling Chinese acrobatic show ERA: The Intersection of Time or SPIRAL (at your own expense).

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Day
9

Shanghai

2018 Itinerary:
After breakfast, visit Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck (88th floor) for a panoramic view of Huangpu River and the Bund. Then taste the famous xiao long bao at a Shanghai dumpling restaurant for lunch (at your own expense). After lunch, head to the Old Street in the City God Temple area, symbolic of the large temple complex and surrounding traditional district of commerce in the city. After tonight’s farewell celebration dinner, you can cap off the celebrations by joining an optional Huangpu River Cruise for a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai (at your own expense).

2019 Itinerary:
After breakfast, visit Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck (88th floor) for a panoramic view of Huangpu River and the Bund. After lunch, head to the Old Street in the City God Temple area, symbolic of the large temple complex and surrounding traditional district of commerce in the city. After tonight’s farewell celebration dinner, you can cap off the celebrations by joining an optional Huangpu River Cruise for a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai (at your own expense).

Meals – Breakfast, Dinner

Day
10

Shanghai - Australia

After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai airport to board your overnight connecting flight via an intermediate city to Australia. The trip may be over, but the experiences and memories will certainly last a lifetime.

Meals – Breakfast

Day
11

Australia

Arrive home this morning.

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Terms & Conditions

  • All prices are per person twin-share unless otherwise stated and subject to revision without notice. Itineraries, airlines, hotels & ships are subject to availability and change. Our wholesale partner reserves the right to provide substitutes of similar quality and adjust the itinerary as we see fit to ensure smooth operations. Passengers must remain with the group at all times. Fees may apply for deviations from the set itinerary. Total length of trip includes time spent in flight and is subject to flight schedule. Flights are not available until approximately two weeks before departure and may involve up to two transits per leg. Please check all information before booking. By booking, you accept all terms and conditions.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $1100 per person is due at the time of purchase to secure your date.
  • Final balance is due no later than 100 days prior to departure.
  • Documentation: will be provided 2 weeks prior to departure. A preliminary itinerary will be sent you prior to this time to ensure that you can arrange your Visas (where required) in a timely manner.
  • Single supplement: $550 per person.
  • Triple share: Available only for the core tour, but is not available for the optional Yangtze River Cruise. Cruise only permits up to 2 pax per cabin.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled, and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Tour Excludes: Travel Insurance, Visas, Personal Expenses, Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.
  • Payable direct upon confirming your booking.
  • Group Size: 2 – 50 people
  • All optional tours are payable directly upon booking with Travel Online.
  • Coach Transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.
  • Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years
  • Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website.
  • Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting.
  • Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.
  • *Peak Season Surcharge of $300*pp applies to the following travel dates: 2019-02-24, 2019-04-14, 2019-04-21, 2019-04-28, 2019-06-30, 2019-07-07, 2019-07-14, 2019-07-21, 2019-09-15, 2019-09-22, 2019-10-06.