13 day Best of China tour with flights

13 day Best of China tour with return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, private coach transportation, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

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  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Take a once-in-a-lifetime 13 day tour of the best of colourful China with return international flights, most meals, sightseeing and accommodation all included in your package!

Take in some of China’s best sites; walk the Great Wall, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tour the ancient city of Wuxi, discover Suzhou, the “Venice of the East” and excite your senses in the buzzing city of Shanghai. Don’t forget to take in the incredible history of the iconic Terracotta Warriors as you make your way through the city of Xi’an!

This tour is designed to give you a special sample of China’s ancient history, delicious cuisine, rich culture and heritage. This fabulous package is not to be missed.

See Inclusions  for more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff– Xi’an

Get ready to begin your tour of China! Today, board your international flight from Australia to Xi’an via connecting city. Upon arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

Xi’an was once known as Chang’an (Eternal Peace), it marks the Silk Road’s eastern end and was home to the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties’ ruling houses. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Terracotta Warriors!

Please note: Some flights may depart the day before.

Day 2: Xi’an (B,L,D)

Today we explore the ancient wonders of Xi’an, and one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th Century. For a period of more than 1,000 years, Xi’an served as China’s capital city and remains home to a great number of precious relics and historical sites. The highlight today is a visit to the UNESCO Terracotta Warriors to see the life-sized defending army to 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 an Art Ceramics Factory. In the evening, enjoy a special Imperial Dumpling Banquet and traditional Tang Dynasty Singing & Dancing Show.

Day 3: Xi’an –airplane-takeoff – Beijing (B,L)

Today after breakfast, visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Enjoy a special noodle lunch including an interesting noodle making demonstration. Then visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. As the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda (also called Giant Wild Goose Pagoda) is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It is rated as a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction. In addition, it was added to the World Heritage List in 2014.

Later, walk along the Ancient City Wall, which not only is the most complete city wall that has survived in China but also one of the largest ancient military defence systems in the world. It covers 13.7 kilometres (8.5 miles) in length with a deep moat surrounding it.

Tonight, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Beijing. On arrival into the nation’s capital, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 4: Beijing (B,L,D)

Today after breakfast, begin your China trip with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world! Tiananmen Square is a city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”) located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes and has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

After, continue on to the incredible Forbidden City, which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty, the years 1420 to 1912. The complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (over 180 acres). The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world!

Tonight, head out to a local restaurant and enjoy a signature dish of the region, Peking Duck.

Day 5: Beijing – Great Wall – Beijing (B,L)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Pass. Juyong Pass Great Wall is one of the three most famous passes along the Great Wall of China, together with Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan. 60 km from downtown Beijing, Juyong Pass was a solid stronghold encircling a valley, which was the northern direct access to Beijing in ancient times. Once here, there is plenty of time to learn about the walls construction and your given the chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel.

On our return to Beijing, we stop at one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route. Then, after lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory. Cloisonne is a famous traditional enamel ware, known as the “Blue of Jingtai” in China, with a history of over 500 years. It was so called because “blue” was the typical colour used for enamelling and “Jingtai” was the reign title of the 7th Ming Emperor.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): The Golden Mask – Tonight, enjoy a live show. The Golden Mask Dynasty, the show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, some magnificent costumes and one or two surprises. Performed daily at Beijing’s Happy Valley Amusement Park in 2007, it has been seen by an estimated of 1.1 million people.

Day 6: Beijing (B,L)

This morning, enjoy a tour to the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace houses the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for Emperors. After, visit the Panda House in Beijing Zoo to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda. Then visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage which has existed for thousands of years.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Hutong Life – Board a rickshaw and be ridden through the oldest streets in Beijing. Witness how life in these parts has been lived for hundreds of years and marvel at the incredible courtyard houses which are now a national treasure.

Optional  Tour (additional cost applies): Bell Tower tour

Enjoy a bird’s eye view of old Beijing. Additional cost applies. 

Please note, due to time limitations only one optional tour can be completed. Your tour guide will advise which one is available and suitable based on the day’s schedule. Bell Tower requires climbing stairs.

Optional evening tour: Chinese Kung Fu show

Cap off the day by attending a thrilling Chinese Kung Fu show. Additional cost applies. 

Day 7: Beijing –train-icon – Wuxi (B,D)

Today after breakfast, take a high-speed train to Wuxi. Wuxi boasts a reputation of being the “Land of Fish and Rice”. With a splendid history of over three thousands years, Wuxi claims to be ‘the Pearl of Tai Lake’. Besides being a rich cultural repository, Wuxi is blessed with charming natural beauty: the vast Tai Lake with its fascinating water scenes. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Grand Canal Cruise – A boat tour will show you the daily life of the people past and present. The rice trading markets are still along the northern bank and the houses span little bridges along the southern bank – some of them are hundreds of years old and are well kept. One of the famous bridges over this section of the canal is called Qing Ming Bridge which is a one-arched stone bridge built in Qing dynasty.

Day 8: 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 delicate and elegant city with its canals, stone bridges and meticulously designed gardens which 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 nest gardens in China.

Day 9: 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 nest thread and cloth. After lunch, travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magni cent city in the world”. 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.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Impression West Lake – is an evening spectacle of music, light, and dance, entirely staged on the beautiful West Lake in Hangzhou City, with natural mountains and real waters as its backdrop. It is one of the creations of famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou, and the music of the performance was composed by Kitaro, a world-class musician

Day 10: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B,L)

Today after breakfast we make our way back to Shanghai. Enroute, experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Then travel by coach to Shanghai, the vibrant metropolis and commercial centre of China. Then we walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by the colonial architectures of European design, this area is the best place to capture the western nuances of the old days. The Bund is regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure strolling along the bustling shopping district, Nanjing Road.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Chinese Acrobatic show

Day 11: Shanghai (B,D)

After breakfast, visit Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck (88th floor) for a panoramic view of Huangpu River and the Bund. Head to the old street in the City God Temple area of Shanghai, symbolic of the large temple complex and surrounding traditional district of commerce in the city.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Huangpu River Cruise – Cruising on the Huangpu River has become a must for most visitors to Shanghai. 

Day 12: Shanghai – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

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

Day 13: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • All airport transfers
  • 11 fabulous nights staying in 4 – 5 star twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • 8 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Private coach transportation
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Wuxi
  • Xian to Beijing internal flight

  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

 

Fine Print

 

 How to book:

  • 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 within 1 week including passport details 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)

Payment Information:

  • Sydney & Melbourne – $670 deposit per person  
  • Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth – $970 deposit per person  
  • In addition to the deposit, peak season and interstate surcharges (if applicable) are all due at the time of booking and will be reflected at checkout.
  • If you are a solo traveller, single supplements will be collected by our Travel Partner after the booking has been made
  • 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
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • 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 booking. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes: 

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

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided within 2 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: 

$670 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Payable direct upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 20 – 48 people 

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. 

Hotel locations can be within or outside itinerary cities and may not be centrally located. Double-bedded rooms may be requested but are not guaranteed.

Xi’an: Titan Times Hotel or similar
Beijing: Wyndham Beijing North or similar
Suzhou: Suzhou QingShan Hotel or similar
Wuxi: Days Hotel Baile Wuxi or similar
Hangzhou: Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Howard Johnson Hongqiao Hotel or similar

Please note: all star ratings are local ratings 

Triple Share: Available, please purchase 3 vouchers.

Optional Activities: 

Beijing The Golden Mask Dynasty – $75 per person
Beijing Hutong Life Tour or Bell towers – $70 per person 
Beijing: Chinese Kung Fu show – $75 per person
Wuxi Grand Canal Cruise – $35 per person 
Hangzhou Impression West Lake – $80 per person 
Shanghai Cruise on the Huangpu River – $40 per person 
Shanghai – Chinese Acrobatic 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.

Train transportation Passport details are also required to issue train tickets. 

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

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.

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 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.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

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

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

27 February**
5 March
12 March
19 March
26 March
02 April**
16 April**
23 April
30 April
07 May
14 May
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June***
25 June***
02 July***
23 July
30 July
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September***
8 October**
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November 

 *A $100 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

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

***A $400 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the ‘BOOK NOW’ button

Bookings not accepted when within 35 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

 Airline Information: 
  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with a full-service Chinese carrier: China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, China Airlines or similar
  • Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth – A $300 per person interstate surcharge apply
  • Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights.
  • Including maximum 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 Conditions:

  • 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.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 1-2 weeks before departure.

Arriving early/Extending your trip:

If you wish to arrive earlier or extend your trip, from $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference).  If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. You will then be provided with the quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. Please note, if you have selected a breakaway, airport transfers (if applicable) will not be provided. 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • All internal China flights
  • All airport transfers
  • Twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • 8 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Private coach transportation
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Wuxi
  • In-depth sightseeing
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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