China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise

15 day China tour with Japan cruise including return international flights, accommodation, 4 night Royal Caribbean cruise including all meals, professional guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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15 days | per person twin share | | Typically $4,480!
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  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
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  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & Japan Cruise
  • China Sampler Tour & 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
  • Outstanding experience in all areas and amazing value!
  • A fabulous trip well worth the money.

Highlights

 

Discover unparalleled diversity, modern cities and magnificent landscapes, with a 15 day China tour and Japan cruise

Walk the famed Great Wall in Beijing, uncover the mystery of the Forbidden City and take in the serenity at the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou. 

Embrace the sights of Suzhou, wander the streets of buzzing Shanghai, delight in traditional culinary wonders and board your Royal Caribbean cruise to explore the awe-inspiring sights of Japan. Please see Travel Dates tab for specific ports of call during your Japan cruise.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, 4 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) 

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. You will also visit one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia enroute. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory.

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. 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.

Day 5: Beijing – airplane-takeoff– Shanghai – Wuxi (B,D)

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, we have the option of visiting Nanchang Street and take a cruise along the Grand Canal to view life along what was known as ‘China’s golden waterway’ in its heyday, then stroll along the trendy pedestrian streets composed of both ancient and modern architecture (at your own expense).

Day 6: Wuxi – Suzhou (B,L)

This morning visit one of the largest fresh water pearl exhibitions in the country. After lunch, travel by coach to Suzhou, an extraordinarily elegant city with its canals, stone bridges, and meticulously designed gardens. Suzhou has often 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 gardens in China.

Day 7: Suzhou – Hangzhou (B,L,D)

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).

Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B,L)

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.

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

Day 9: Shanghai (B,D)

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

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: At sea cruise-icon

Enjoy your time at sea as you cruise back to Shanghai

Day 14: Shanghai –airplane-takeoff– Australia 

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

Day 15: Arrive home.

Arrive in Australia.

 
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What You Get

 
  • Economy class international flights with a full service airline
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 night Japan 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
  • Sit by the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou
  • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
  • 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: $1,350 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable at the time of booking.
Oceanview Cabin: $1,450 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable at the time of booking.
Balcony Cabin: $1,600 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.

Optional Activities: 

Beijing The Golden Mask Dynasty $75 per person
Beijing Hutong Life Tour $70 per person
Wuxi Grand Canal Cruise $35 per person
Hangzhou Impression West Lake $80 per person
Shanghai ERA: The Intersection of Time $75 per person
Shanghai Shanghai Dumpling Lunch $25 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
Suzhou Pan Pacific Hotel or similar
Wuxi Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan Wuxi or similar
Hangzhou Metropark Hotel or similar
Shanghai Wyndham Bund East Hotel or similar
Cruise: Royal Caribbean’s Quantum Of The Seas

Pre/Post-Tour Accommodation (incl. breakfast): $75 per person twin room twin share, $150 per person single room

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

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:

27 February* (Kumamoto)
13 March (Kumamoto)
27 March* (Kumamoto)
8 May (Kumamoto)
5 June (Kumamoto)
17 July* (Fukuoka)
18 September* (Sasebo)
02 October (Shimonoseki)
16 October (Fukuoka)
30 October (Nagasaki)
13 November (Kumamoto)

* 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, Melbourne or Brisbanewith China Southern, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, or similar
  • 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 (5-star): From $300 per person. 

Premium Economy Upgrade: Cathay Pacific from $2200 (subject to availability)

Business Class Upgrade: China Eastern or China Southern Airlines from $2500 per person, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines from $4900 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
  • Economy class international flights
  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • 4 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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