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11 day China Discovery tour with flights

11 day China Discovery including return international flights, all internal China flights, airport transfers, accommodation, private coach transportation, and in-depth sightseeing.

$999
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per person twin share | Typically $4,180!
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  • 11 day China Discovery Tour
  • 11 day China Discovery Tour
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  • An amazing first trip using a tour. Honestly would and have recommended this site to everyone to use for future holidays and am looking into the next tour for around… Michele Carusi
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  • This was a great trip. Awesome accommodation and meals. The daily tours were breathtaking and extremely well organised. Our Tour Guide was first class and communicated brilliantly. He was also… Simon Paul Dash
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Highlights

 

Heritage, history and highlights: all are on the itinerary with a memory-making 11 day China Discovery tour.

Take in the mystery of the Forbidden City and gaze around in wonder at the sheer scale and size of Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Clamber up a section of the Great Wall of China and learn about why – and how – this symbol of China came to be. Make stop offs at jade exhibitions and working silk-spinning mills and discover the history of traditional Chinese medicine.

Have your head turned at the fast pace of Shanghai and enjoy a more serene afternoon with a lake cruise on West Lake in Hangzhou. Wander the glorious gardens in Suzhou and point and coo over the impossibly cute Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo. Explore the winding streets of some of China’s biggest cities and become hooked on the delicious flavours of authentic Chinese cuisine.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Beijing

Depart Australia and head for China to begin your holiday. You will be met by in the arrivals hall upon reaching Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

Day 2: Beijing (B,L,D)

The discovery of China begins at Tiananmen Square, the second-largest public square in the world. Located in the centre of Beijing, the square is named after the Tiananmen, or Gate of Heavenly Peace, that separates it from the Forbidden City in the north. Once you have seen the square, the group then heads into the Forbidden Palace. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, the Forbidden Palace is the former Chinese Imperial Palace and was home to rulers covering the Ming to Qing dynasties for almost 500 years. The City covers more than 180 acres and is made up of 980 buildings. Tonight, head out to a local restaurant to feast on Peking Duck, a signature dish of the region.

Day 3: Beijing – Great Wall – Beijing (B,L)

Venture to one of the symbols of China: the Great Wall of China. The group explores the section at Juyong Pass, which is located 60 kilometres from downtown Beijing. This is one of the most visited sections of the Great Wall and when here travellers have the chance to learn about the Wall’s construction. Of course, you will also be able to climb a portion of the Wall. Return to Beijing and stop at a large jade exhibition before lunch. From there, it is onto a cloisonné factory.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): The Golden Mask – Spend the evening watching a live performance, The Golden Mask Dynasty. This show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, magnificent costumes and a handful of surprises. It is performed daily at Beijing’s Happy Valley Amusement Park and has been seen by more than 1 million people. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Beijing (B,L)

Enjoy a tour of the Summer Palace this morning. The palace houses the largest preserved ancient garden in China and it is a former summer resort of emperors. You then visit another of China’s most famous faces: the pandas at Beijing Zoo. In the afternoon, take the pressure off your feet and relax with a rejuvenating foot massage after learning about traditional Chinese medicine. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Hutong Life – Clamber into a rickshaw and be driven through some of the oldest streets in Beijing. Gain an insight into how life has been operating in some areas for centuries and see some incredible courtyard houses. Additional cost applies. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Chinese Kung Fu Show – Be thrilled at an evening kung fu performance, showcasing traditional forms of Chinese martial arts. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Beijing – train-icon – Wuxi (B,D)

A transfer takes you to the train station after breakfast. Here, board the bullet train bound for Wuxi. Known as the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’, Wuxi has an incredible history that spans more than three thousand years. Explore Wuxi and enjoy the views of Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Grand Canal Cruise – A boat tour offers a glimpse into the daily life of Wuxi residents, past and present. Visit the rice trading markets along the northern bank, and see the houses lining the bridges in the southern bank. You will also see a one-arched bridge from the Qing dynasty, which arcs over a section of canal. Additional cost applies. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Cap off the day by attending a thrilling Chinese King Fu show. 

Day 6: Wuxi – Suzhou (B,L)

This morning’s visit is to a freshwater pearl exhibition. After lunch, travel by coach to Suzhou. This elegant city features canals, stone bridges and glorious gardens. A large section of the city is covered by water, lending itself to being nickname ‘Venice of the East’. A visit to the Lingering Garden is on the itinerary while here. 

Day 7: Suzhou – Hangzhou (B,L,D)

Learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching worms on today’s trip to a working silk-spinning mill. Lunch is followed by the trip to Hangzhou, a city famously described by Marco Polo as being one of the most beautiful in the world. Take a boat ride on West Lake upon arrival and get ready to madly take photos of the serene surrounding landscape. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Impression West Lake – An evening spectacle of music, light and dance, entirely stage on West Lake. Admire the backdrop of water and mountains as you watch this show, created by noted director Zhang Yimou. The performance’s score was composed by Kitaro. Additional cost applies. 

Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B,L)

There is an oriental tea-tasting at Dragon Well Tea Plantation en route to Shanghai. The tour then continues travelling to Shanghai by couch and, on arrival, takes a walk along the Bund, a waterfront area that hugs the banks of the Huangpu River. The area is lined with examples of colonial architecture and is one of the symbols of this vibrant city. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure and an option to fill your time includes exploring the bustling shopping district, Nanjing Road. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): ERA: Intersection of Time or SPIRAL – Watch this unique spectacle that combines Chinese history with mesmerising martial arts displays and incredible special effects. The show takes spectators through China’s evolution and showcases great live music and elaborate costumes. Additional cost applies.

Day 9: Shanghai (B,D)

Visit the Jin Mao Observation Deck (88th floor) for an outstanding panorama of the Huangpu River and the Bund. Head to the old street in the City God Temple area. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Huangpu River Cruise –Cruise along the Huangpu River to appreciate the sights and skyline of Shanghai from a watery vantage point. Additional cost applies.

Day 10: Shanghai –  airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flights.

Day 11: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, plus all airport transfers
  • 9 nights in 4- to 5-star twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast, 6 lunches and 4 dinners 
  • Bullet train travel from Beijing to Wuxi
  • Private coach transportation
  • English speaking tour guides
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Qantas upgrade available! 

 

 

 

Fine Print

 

 How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $499 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 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/
  • 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

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided 2-3 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 in addition to the twin share price.

Payable direct upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 2 – 40 people 

Triple Share: Available, please purchase 3 vouchers.

Optional Activities: 

Beijing: Peking Duck Dinner – $40 per person
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: Huangpu River Cruise – $40 per person
Chinese Kung Fu Show – $75 per person 

All optional tours are payable directly upon booking with Nexus Holidays.

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.

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Beijing: Wyndham Beijing North or similar
Suzhou: Pan Pacific Hotel or similar
Wuxi: Days Hotel Baile Wuxi or similar
Hangzhou: Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Radisson Exhibition Centre Shanghai or similar

Please note: all star ratings are local ratings 

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. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

24 February*
03 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March
07 April*
14 April*
21 April*
28 Apri*
05 May
12 May
19 May
26 May
02 June
09 June
16 June
23 June
30 June*
07 July*
14 July*
21 July*
28 July
04 August
11 August
18 August
25 August
01 September
08 September
15 September*
22 September*
06 October*
13 October
20 October
27 October
03 November
10 November
17 November

*A $300 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

Surcharges payable direct to Nexus Holidays 

**Nexus booking link must be submitted within one week of purchase otherwise departure date cannot be guaranteed**

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

 

Flight Information

 

 Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with a full service Chinese carrier, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, China Airlines or similar
  • Adelaide/Perth – A $300 per person interstate surcharge applies. Payable direct to Nexus Holidays
  • Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights.
  • Please note: Qantas upgrade is not available departing Perth
  • Airline upgrades apply to international long haul sectors only
  • Interstate surcharge can be paid when completing your booking with Nexus Holidays
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • 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 per leg, 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.
  • 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:

If you wish to extend your trip, from $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference) payable at the time of completing your booking. Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. PLEASE NOTE: No staybehind will be actioned until your final payment is made.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares; plus, all flights within China and all airport transfers
  • 9 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Private coach transportation
  • English speaking tour guides
  • In depth sightseeing
  • Qantas upgrade available! 
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