China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise

16 day China Golden Triangle tour and Japan cruise including return international flights, accommodation, 5 night Royal Caribbean cruise with all meals, professional guides, sightseeing and more.

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$3,299
16 days | per person twin share | | Typically $4,760!
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  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • China Golden Triangle & Japan Cruise
  • This cruise was all about the crew and how they made our journey truly memorable. Out of the 10 cruises we have done with RCI, this was the one where… MrOslo
  • Quantum really is a fantastic ship. The Chinese are VERY lucky to get this ship….I am not sure they appreciate everything it has to offer (Such as the bars, FANTASTIC… 12stopme
  • This trip was our 40th cruise and we have up until now kept away from the Mega ships but Quantem has totally changed our minds. From the moment you step… ROYAL TIGER
  • This ship was exciting and had so many activities that we could not do them all. The service was excellent in all areas and the dining options were enjoyable .… Hampsteadman
  • A fabulous trip well worth the money.
  • Outstanding experience in all areas and amazing value!

Highlights

 

Enjoy a 16 day China Golden Triangle tour with Japan cruise to experience the very best of Asia’s vast and diverse regions.

Be awed by the seemingly eternal history, the never-ending landscapes and the perpetual development of China’s powerhouse cities. See Beijing’s most famous sites including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven, plus walk the majestic Great Wall. 

Take in the buzzing metropolis of Shanghai as you wander the famous Bund, see the Old Town and get your history fix at the Shanghai Museum before immersing yourself in the beauty of Japan on a 5 night Royal Caribbean cruise. Please see Travel Dates tab for specific ports of call during your Japan cruise.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, 5 night Royal Caribbean cruise with all meals, professional guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Beijing

Fly to Beijing, the capital city of China, via a connecting city. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Please note: Some flights may depart the night before.

 Day 2: Beijing (B,L,D)

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.

Day 3: Beijing (B,L,D) 

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Pass, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia en-route. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory, and visit the Changling Exhibition Hall of the Ming Tombs , where thirteen of the sixteen Ming dynasty emperors are buried. 

Optional Tour: Enjoy a large scale dramatic musical, The Golden Mask Dynasty (at your own expense).

Day 4: Beijing (B,L)

Today 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 a Chinese herbal institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine which has existed for thousands of years, as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage.

Optional Tour: 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.

Day 5: Beijing – airplane-takeoff– Xi’an (B,L,D)

This morning fly to Xi’an, the first Chinese city to open its doors to the world, during the Tang dynasty, and the capital for eleven dynasties over a period of more than 2,000 years. Today’s highlight is a visit to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum, one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th Century, to see the life-sized defending army of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Later, visit a ceramic art factory, followed by a special Dumpling Banquet, to be enjoyed with a performance of music and dance from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.).

Day 6: Xi’an (B,L,D)

Visit the fascinating Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Enjoy lunch, featuring a special noodle making demonstration before a visit to the Ancient City Wall, the most complete ancient city wall surviving in China. Later, visit the Great Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city.

Day 7: Xian–Shangai (B,L,D)

Fly to Shanghai – the modern metropolis and commercial centre of China. This morning we visit a silk spinning mill and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth. Then we walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by the colonial architecture of European design, this area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. Continue to the Old Town which is a perfect combination of gardens, temples, old architecture, local culture, souvenir businesses and food.

Optional Tour: In the evening,enjoy a Huangpu River Night Cruise (at your own expense).

Day 8: Shanghai (B,L,D)

This morning visit Shanghai Museum (pictured) to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. Then we explore the Xintiandi Area, an affluent and fashionable pedestrian street composed of unique shikumen (stone gate) and modern architectural styles. Our farewell dinner this evening will be a banquet of delicious Shanghai cuisine.

Optional Tour: Watch a superb and thrilling Chinese acrobatic show ERA: The Intersection of Time (at your own expense).

Day 9: Shanghai (B)

Spend today at your leisure in Shanghai, enjoying the food, shopping, strolling the Bund, or taking in the the city from the amazing collection of skyscrapers in Pudong New District.

Day 10: Shanghai – Japan (B) cruise-icon

After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai’s Baoshan Cruise Terminal to board your cruise to Japan aboard Quantum Of The Seas℠

Day 11: At sea cruise-icon

Lie back, relax, and enjoy the sea views, or take the chance to learn Italian, salsa dancing or the recipe for a perfect martini. Conquer the rock climbing wall or ice skate the day away. Maybe slow things down with a hot stone massage or do some duty-free designer shopping. See, do, and learn more at sea than you ever thought possible.

Day 12: Port of call, Japan cruise-icon

Arrive in your Japanese port of call; Kumamoto, Fukuoka, Sasebo, Shimonoseki, or Nagasaki

Day 13: Port of call, Japan cruise-icon

Arrive in your second Japanese port of call, or enjoy your second day in Okinawa.

Day 14: At sea cruise-icon

Enjoy your time at sea as you cruise back to Shanghai

Day 15: Shanghai –airplane-takeoff– Australia 

Arrive in Shanghai, and enjoy the morning at leisure before and ransferring to Shanghai International Airport for your flight home.

Day 16: Arrive home.

Arrive in Australia.

 
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What You Get

 
  • Return international flights with a full service airline
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation 
  • 5 night cruise on-board Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas staying in an inside cabin
  • Daily meals as per itinerary
  • Internal flights
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • Coach transportation
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s)
  • Tipping

Highlights:

  • Walk on the incredible Great Wall
  • Uncover the mystery of the Forbidden City
  • Stroll in the exquisite Summer Palace
  • Gaze in awe at the marvellous Terracotta Army
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling metropolis Shanghai
  • Round-trip cruise between Shanghai and Japan
  • Culturally-enriching cruise environment

Please see Travel Dates tab for specific ports of call during your Japan cruise.

 
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Fine Print

 

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have completed your online booking you will receive an Order Confirmation, which will include a link to complete our Travel Partners booking form. 
  • This booking form MUST be completed and submitted to our Travel Partner in order to confirm your booking. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $999 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. We offer a FREE date change policy allowing you to change your departure date any time up until your final payment is made.
  • Final Payment is due 60 days after initial deposit. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 90 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • PLEASE NOTE: No flight, staybehind or special requests will be actioned until your 2nd instalment payment is made.
  • 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.

Free Date Changes:

  • After booking your travel and paying the deposit, you may change your travel date subject to the following terms.
  • Changes can only be made up until 60 days after purchase or 90 days prior travel whichever is earlier. After this point, your booking becomes non-changeable and remains strictly non-refundable.
  • Any change is subject to availability
  • To request a date change, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your existing booking details and your requested travel date
  • If you choose to change your travel date, you will be requested to complete another booking form. Please ensure you include all preferences and special requests, as prior submissions will not be considered in finalising your booking.

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

 Single Supplement:  

Inside Cabin: $1,550 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable at the time of booking.
Oceanview Cabin: $1,650 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable at the time of booking.
Balcony Cabin: $1,800 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable at the time of booking.

Group Size:  10 – 48 people

Triple Share: Available, please purchase 3 vouchers.

Cruise Upgrade: Ocean view $100 per person Balcony $250 per person

Optional Activities: 

Beijing The Golden Mask Dynasty $75 per person
Beijing Hutong Life Tour $70 per person
Beijing Chinese King Fu show $75
Hangzhou Impression West Lake $80 per person
Shanghai ERA: The Intersection of Time $75 per person
Shanghai Huangpu River Night Cruise $55 per person

Optional tours are payable on tour direct to your guide.

Accommodation: 

Beijing Loong Palace Hotel or similar
Xi’an Titan Times Hotel or similar
Suzhou Pan Pacific Hotel or similar
Hangzhou White Horse Lake Hotel or similar
Shanghai Wyndham Bund East Hotel or similar
Cruise: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Of The Seas

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

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Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

2018:

22 February* (Okinawa, 2 days)
08 March (Okinawa, 2 days)
22 March* (Okinawa, 2 days)
03 May (Okinawa, 2 days)
31 May (Sakaiminato, Nagasaki)
14 June* (Kumamoto, Nagasaki)
11 October (Kumamoto, Fukuoka)
25 October (Fukuoka, Shimonoseki)
08 November (Kumamoto, Miyazaki)

* A $300 per person surcharge applies 

Please Note: Port of call in Japan will vary depending on departure date 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

Please note not all dates are available on each travel style. Available dates may differ between Essential and Classic. Please refer to the availability calendar for accurate availability.

 
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Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney or Melbourne China Southern, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, or similar
  • Brisbane/Adelaide $300 interstate surcharge applies per person
  • Perth $600 interstate surcharge applies 
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as instructed by the ticketed airline.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Stay behind surcharge: Early Arrival/Stay Behind/Stopover Surcharge from $250 (subject to availability and applicable fare difference)

Airline Upgrade (economy class): Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines from $700 per person. 

Premium Economy Upgrade: Cathay Pacific from $2400 (subject to availability)

Business Class Upgrade: China Eastern or China Southern Airlines from $2500 per person, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines from $5100 per person (subject to availability)

Please Note: Flight itineraries are not available until approximately 3 weeks before departure and involve transits

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation 
  • 5 night cruise on-board Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas
  • Daily meals as per itinerary
  • Internal flights
  • Round trip airport and hotel transfers
  • Coach transportation
  • Entrance fees to scenic attractions
  • English speaking tour guide(s)
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