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
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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
  • 13 day Best of China Tour with flights
  • 13 day Best of China Tour with flights
 
  • As this was our first guided tour, it was well and truly above our expectations. nThe hotels & dining where we ate were excellent and our guides were fantastic, they… Leanne N
  • Very well organised and communicated trip. Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and helpful this made our trip memorable, made friends on tour. Looking forward to planning our next holiday with… KATHRYN M
  • If you are thinking of going to china , then this is the trip to take. We were met at every airport transfer by the guides in each city. The… Stephen H

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, the Forbidden City and the amazing Temple of Heaven. Tour the ancient city of Wuxi, discover Suzhou, the “Venice of the East” and excite your senses in the buzzing city of Shanghai.

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 night 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): Chinese Kung Fu Show 

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): ERA: Intersection of Time – See a captivating combination of Chinese history, mesmerizing martial arts and incredible special effects throughout the unique spectacle. Watch China evolve from humble beginnings to the global superpower it is today, and enjoy entertaining live music and elaborate costumes as you experience the show.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): ERA: The Intersection of Time or SPIRAL

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

 

Your package includes return international flights, meals, sightseeing and accommodation, tour guides and more…

  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $200* spending money cash back per couple.
  • 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
  • Ride the bullet train between Beijing and Wuxi 
  • Private coach transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities

 

 Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

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 $710/$1,010 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: 

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

Payable direct upon confirming your 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 
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 ERA – The Interaction of Time/SPIRAL – $ 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.

Xi’an: Titan Times Hotel or similar
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 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.

 Christmas Cash Back Sale: Up to $1,000 cash back on selected tours. Offer is valid from 09:00 Friday 7 December until 23:59 Tuesday 11 December 2018 (AEDT). Offer is valid per couple. A cash back will be refunded back to your method of payment within 30 days of completing your booking. The amount returned will be detailed in the individual deal’s Fine Print and will vary by package purchased. Tours between: $0 – $2,999 receive $200 cash back per couple, $3,000 – $4,999 receive $400 cash back per couple, $5,000 – $6,999 receive $600 cash back per couple and $7,000+ receive $1,000 cash back per couple. Cash back will be based on the booking amount at checkout. Land only bookings are valid for cash back. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for cash back. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

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

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

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

 

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 and Perth– A $300 per person interstate surcharge applies
  • Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights.
  • 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.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 1-2 weeks before departure.

Stay behind surcharge:

If you wish to extend your trip, from $250 per person per breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference) payable to Nexus Holidays. Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. 

 

Travel Information

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Christmas Sale on NOW! Book before 11 December to enjoy $200* spending money cash back per couple.
  • Return international airfares
  • All internal China flights
  • All airport transfers
  • Twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • 8 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Private coach transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing
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