Enjoy return full-service international airfares, with luggage, taxes and fuel charges included in the price. All airfares provided are on a full-service Chinese carrier and depart Melbourne & Sydney. To fly from other cities or for more information click the Finer Details tab.
Enjoy a total of 10 nights staying at a range of 3-4 star hotel accommodations across China! Your accommodation is sorted as you make your way through Xi’an, Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou & Shanghai
Feast on a range of delicious meals when you pull up a seat for breakfast at the restaurants of each hotel! Expect all your favourites, plus a range of delicacies you may never have tried.
The last thing you want to do on your holiday is stress about how you’re going to get to and from A to B. With us, you won’t have to worry! This Flight Centre Exclusives Bonus includes all hotel & airport transfers in air-conditioned coach transport, domestic airfare from Xi’an to Beijing & either high-speed bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai or domestic airfare from Beijing to Suzhou (baggage limit on air-conditioned coach transportation is 1-piece 20kg per person).
Savour the beauty of China! Observe the silent vigil of the terracotta army, walk along the incredible Great Wall, stroll through the exquisite Chinese Gardens in Suzhou plus heaps more!
Don’t miss out on a thing! Your tour includes English-speaking tour guide(s) throughout your 10-night tour of China.
31 May 2019
All star ratings are local ratings
Day 1: Arrive in Xi’an
Fly to Xi’an via connecting cities and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Some flights may depart the night before.
Day 2: Xi’an (B,L,D)
The highlight today is a visit to the Terracotta Army to see the life-sized defending army of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. This site is among the top archaeological excavations of the 20th century. This will be followed by a visit to a ceramic art factory. In the evening, enjoy a special Imperial Dumpling Banquet and traditional Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show.
Day 3: Xi’an – Beijing (B,L)
After breakfast, visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Enjoy a special noodle lunch including an interesting noodle making demonstration. Then visit the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. Later, walk along the Ancient City Wall, which is not only the most complete city wall to survive in China, but also one of the largest ancient military defence systems in the world. Fly to Beijing & transfer to hotel.
Day 4: Beijing (B)
After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square in the centre of Beijing. The square is named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its north, which provides entry to the famed Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong. You may also wish to take an optional Forbidden City Tour (at your own expense). You’ll discover the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a true architectural masterpiece and is home to the fascinating National Palace Museum.
Peking Duck Lunch ($50 per person): Dine on Peking Duck.
Forbidden City Tour ($85 per person): Explore the ancient and imposing heart of China’s imperial past.
Authentic Old Beijing Tour, with Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour, and Dinner ($115 per person): The Temple of Heaven is recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is an architectural masterpiece, and was built between 1406 and 1460 AD. The temple was used by China’s emperors for ceremonies honouring the god of harvests. Then, take a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s ancient Hutong neighbourhoods, and visit a local family. This package also includes a traditional Beijing Noodle dish – zhajiangmian (fried bean sauce noodles) meal at a local restaurant. A speciality of Beijing, zhajiangmian is cooked by mixing noodles with vegetables and fried soybean sauce
Day 5: Beijing- (B,L)
Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! You’ll have a chance to climb a portion of this 6,000km marvel, at Juyong Pass. Then tour the iconic Beijing 2008 Olympic Centre; which includes the famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube stadiums, which now host many spectacular events. You’ll see these magnificent structures from the outside, providing a perfect photo opportunity. You’ll visit one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia en route, and after lunch, see skilled artisans work at a cloisonné factory.
The Golden Mask Dynasty ($75 per person): Be amazed by the colour, music, and action of this large-scale stage production (evening).
Day 6: Beijing: fly or high-speed-train to Suzhou (B)
Today, tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China, and formerly a summer resort for emperors. This is followed by a visit to a Chinese herbal medicine institute and learn about this ancient medical tradition. Then, take a high-speed train to Suzhou. Alternatively, the group may fly to Shanghai and travel the short distance to Suzhou by bus.
Note: The mode of transport (flight or train) will be confirmed by the time final documentation is ready hence within 2 weeks prior to departure.
Day 7: Suzhou – Wuxi (B,L)
Suzhou has long been known as the ‘Venice of the East’, for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens, and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, tour the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden with 500 years of history. Next, visit the largest silk factory in the country, and discover how silk is manufactured from mulberry-munching silkworms. You may also take an optional cruise along the Grand Canal (at your own expense) and view life along this section of the longest and oldest canal in the world. Late afternoon, we continue to Wuxi and visit Three Kingdoms City, which is a major CCTV (China Central Television) production studio, and a renowned tourist attraction. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a historical TV series, was filmed there.
Grand Canal Cruise ($45 per person): Cruise on China’s Grand Canal, at 1,776km long and reaching all the way to Beijing, this massive engineering feat was unparalleled in the ancient world.
Day 8: Wuxi-Hangzhou (B,L)
This morning, tour beautiful Li Lake (Lihu), which is the most scenic corner of Wuxi’s huge Lake Tai (Taihu), followed by a visit to a freshwater pearl exhibition and store. Continue on to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, you may take an optional cruise on the serene West Lake (Xihu), which the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, and is noted for its scenic beauty, which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. In the evening, you may wish to attend Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, and see the story of West Lake come alive before your eyes.
West Lake Cruise ($55 per person): An optional cruise on the serene West Lake.
Show: Enduring Memories of Hangzhou ($95 per person): See the story of West Lake come alive before your eyes (season runs Feb-Oct)
Day 9: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B,L)
Experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation, which produces some of the the best ‘Longjing’ Green Tea in China. After lunch we drive to Shanghai. The Bund, on the Huangpu River and lined by historical architecture of European design, is the best place to capture the Westin influences of the colonial era. Then, visit the City God Temple Bazaar, which is composed of stores selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine, and souvenirs. Tonight, you can watch a thrilling Chinese acrobatic show SPIRAL (at your own expense).
SPIRAL Acrobatic Show ($85 per person): A thrilling Chinese acrobatic show, featuring dance, drama, music, and multimedia effects.
Day 10: Shanghai (B,L)
In the morning, tour Shanghai Museum, to see ancient Chinese art, furniture, and jade, followed by a visit to an emerald exhibition centre. In the afternoon, you may enjoy an optional half day tour of the Jin Mao Tower and Xintiandi ($85 per person). You’ll visit the Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck on the 88th floor, for a panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Bund. Xintiandi (New Heaven and Earth) holds the historical and cultural legacy of the city. It was the site of the first congress of the Chinese Communist Party but is now the most expensive place to live in China. Tonight, you may enjoy an optional Huangpu River cruise.
Half-day City Tour ($85 per person): Tour the Jin Mao Tower and see the city from the 88-floor observation deck, then visit the famed Xintiandi district.
Huangpu River cruise ($75 per person): Get a glimpse of the dazzling view of Shanghai, with the colonial-era Bund on one side and the futuristic skyscrapers of Lujiazui financial district on the other.
Day 11: Shanghai – Australia (B)
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.
Day 12: Australia
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Peak Season surcharge $300*pp
Peak Season surcharge $400*pp
All star ratings are local ratings
Optional programs available (prepaid in Australia or pay in local currency while on tour).
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Note: Several shopping stops are included as cultural learning experiences with no obligation to purchase local specialty products.
Single Supplement is available from $670
^Includes 1 x 20kg piece of luggage per person.
Airline upgrade: Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines from $500pp
Interstate surcharge: Brisbane $100 per person. Adelaide/Perth $300pp (flights may be via Sydney or Melbourne) Tour provider to collect additional funds.
Pre-& post tour accommodation w/breakfast: $75 per person twin share. $150 per person per single room including breakfast. Excludes private transfers & early arrival / stay behind surcharge)
Optional private transfers $120/vehicle for 3 persons/way
Early arrival/stay behind surcharge: From $250pp – subject to availability & applicable fare difference
Several shopping stops are included as cultural learning experiences with no obligation to purchase local specialty products.
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