11 DAY HELLO CHINA

MIN 2 PAX  | ALL DEPARTURES ON OUR TOURS ARE GUARANTEED WITH A MINIMUM OF 2 PASSENGERS

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Day 1 Friday: Australia - Beijing 

Fly from Australia to Beijing, the capital city of China. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 Saturday: Beijing

Today we will visit Tiananmen Square 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 example of Ming Dynasty architecture and also an ornate sanctuary where Chinese emperors offered sacrifices to heaven and prayed for good harvest. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy – Peking Roasts Duck. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Sunday: Beijing

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. You will also visit on the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at Cloisonné Factory. Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty” (at your own expense). (B,L)

Day 4 Monday: Beijing

This morning tour the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for Emperors followed by the Beijing Zoo to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda. Then visit Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese Medicine as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage which has existed for thousands of years. This afternoon, you can join an optional “Hutong Life Tour”, a special journey which explores Beijing’s ancient, (at your own expense) or take a stroll in Wangfujing, one of the Chinese capital’s most famous shopping street. (B,L)

Day 5 Tuesday: Beijing -  Shanghai - Suzhou

Fly to Shanghai and travel by coach to Suzhou, an extraordinarily delicate city with its canals, stone bridge and meticulously designed gardens which has often been referred to as “Paradise on Earth” by Chinese poets and writers since ancient time. Suzhou is also known as “Vince of the East”. Upon arrival, take a cruise along the Grand Canal (at your own expense) to view life along China’s golden waterway in its heyday. Then, visit a local art gallery which features priceless works of beautiful Silk Embroidery. (B,D)

 

Day 6 Wednesday: Suzhouv - Wuxi

Today we will visit the Lingering Garden which is among the finest gardens in China. Then, 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 Wuxi, one of the oldest cities in China with more than 3,000 years history. This evening, stroll along Nanchang Street, a charming and fashionable pedestrian street composed of both ancient and modern architectural styles. (B,L)​

 

Day 7 Thursday: Wuxi - Hangzhou

This morning visit one of the largest Fresh Water Pearl Exhibitions in the country.  After lunch, travel by coach to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, 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). (B,L)

Day 8 Friday: Hangzhou - Shanghai

Experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Planation. Then Travel by coach to Shanghai, the vibrant metropolis and commercial centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined with colonial architectures 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” (at your own expense). (B,D)

Day 9 Saturday: Shanghai

Enjoy the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, visit the Shanghai Museum to see ancient Chinese artefacts, before enjoy fabulous Shanghai cuisine for tonight’s farewell celebration dinner. You can cap off the celebrations by joining an optional Huangpu River Night Cruise and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai (at your own expense). (B,D)

Day 10 Sunday:  Shanghai  - Australia (B)

Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to Shanghai airport.

 

Day 11 Monday: Australia. 

Arrive home. 

5 Star Hotel Accommodation 

Beijing Loong Palace Hotel 
Suzhou Pan Pacific Hotel 
Wuxi Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan Wuxi 
Hangzhou Metropark Hotel
Shanghai Wyndham Bund East Hotel 

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DATES & PRICES

$1,599 per person twin share
Departure dates
27 February 2018
13 March 2018
20 March 2018
08 May 2018
15 May 2018
22 May 2018
29 May 2018
05 June 2018
31 July 2018
07 August 2018
14 August 2018
21 August 2018
04 September 2018
16 October 2018
23 October 2018
30 October 2018
06 November 2018
13 November 2018
$1,899 per person twin share
03 July 2018
17 July 2018
24 July 2018
28 August 2018
25 September 2018
02 October 2018
09 October 2018
Departure dates
06 March 2018
03 April 2018
10 April 2018
01 May 2018
12 June 2018
19 June 2018
26 June 2018
$1,999 per person twin share
Departure dates
27 March 2018
17 April 2018
24 April 2018
10 July 2018
11 September 2018
18 September 2018

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Economy class international airfares, taxes and fuel surcharges departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane flying

  • China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines or Air China (subject to availability)

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation (twin/double/triple share)

  • Daily meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

  • Internal flights (operated by a local carrier)

  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers

  • Coach transportation

  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions

  • English speaking tour guide(s)

Package Exclusions: - Tipping prepaid in Australia: $100, China visa application fees, Optional recommended excursions, Optional tour extensions, Travel insurance (strongly recommended), Personal expenditure and anything not stated. 

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