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8 day Highlights of China tour with Qantas flights

8 day Highlights of China tour with return Qantas flights, accommodation, private coach transportation, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

per person twin share | Typically $2,464!
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  • 8 Day Highlights of China with Qantas flights
  • 8 Day Highlights of China with Qantas flights
  • 8 Day Highlights of China with Qantas flights
  • 8 Day Highlights of China with Qantas flights
  • 8 Day Highlights of China with Qantas flights
  • 8 Day Highlights of China with Qantas flights
  • Great value for money. Tour guides were great and very informative. Nadine Baird



Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey on our 8 day Highlights of China tour.

Explore Shanghai’s vibrant and bustling city, including the stunning Bund by the scenic Huangpu River. Walk the streets of Old Town and feast on dumplings before visiting a Silk Spinning Mill. 

Arrive in Beijing via high speed train and prepare to take in some of China’s best sites; walk the majestic Great Wall, visit famous Tiananmen Square and take in the incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Forbidden City. 

Your package includes return international Qantas flights, 4-5 star accommodation, expert tour guides, private coach transportation and so much more.

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Qantas is widely regarded as the world’s leading long distance airline and one of the strongest brands in Australia. With a reputation built on excellence in safety, operational reliability, engineering and maintenance and customer service, Qantas is Australia’s most popular airline.


Day 1 Australia–airplane-takeoff – Shanghai

Board your flight for China today. Arrive in Shanghai,  Please clear all immigration and visa formalities, collect your baggage and proceed to the Arrivals Hall where you will be met by the tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 Shanghai (B,L)

Shanghai has a long history as a gateway to China on the Yangtze River delta. It is a major hub for finance and trade hub, and as well as the arts and media.   

This Morning 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 influences of old Shanghai. Continue to the Old Town which is a perfect combination of gardens, temples, old architecture, civil culture, business souvenirs and food.

After a dumpling welcome lunch visit a Silk Spinning Mill and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Huangpu River Cruise – Cruise along the Huangpu River to view the soaring skyscrapers and the juxtaposing colonial architecture of the Bund.

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 show

Day 3 Shanghai – train-icon– Beijing (B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Shanghai at your own pace.

Optional Tour: Shanghai Museum & Xintiandi Area – Visit the Shanghai Museum to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. Then we explore the Xintiandi Area, which holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city.

In the Afternoon, experience the high-speed train to Beijing. Travelling at up to 300km/h, they are a testament to China’s desire to be a technological power house.

Day 4 Beijing (B)

Begin this morning with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the second largest public square in the world, located in the centre of Beijing, 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, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history, including the declaration of the People’s Republic in 1949, and the ‘May 4th Incident’ in 1989.

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.

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.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Peking Duck Dinner – Tonight, head out for one of the most famous Chinese dishes and a specialty of Beijing, Peking Duck.

Day 5 Beijing – Great Wall of China – Beijing (B)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Pass. Juyong Pass 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 will be plenty of time to learn about the walls construction. You will be given the chance to climb a portion of this 6,000 km marvel.

Return to Beijing and stop at one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route. Then, after lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a cloisonn factory. Cloisonn is a famous traditional enamelled metalware, known as the ‘Blue of Jingtai’ in China, with a history of over 500 years.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Golden Mask Show – The Golden Mask Dynasty, the show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, some magnificent costumes and one or two surprises. Seen by an estimated of 1.1 million people, it is one of Beijing’s must see shows.

Day 6 Beijing (B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Beijing at your own pace. Beijing has something for everyone, from rich culture, to gourmet food, to some of the best shopping in the world. Tonight, cap off the day by attending a superb and thrilling Chinese Kung-Fu Show (at your own expense).


Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Hutong Life Tour with  lunchSummer Palace & Beijing Zoo – A rickshaw will take you around the intricate winding hutongs to admire the old courtyards. They are maze-like and deep and exactly as they were a long time ago. Even today, there are many residents reluctant to move from their beloved hutongs. You are invited to visit a local family’s house to experience authentic Beijing life.  Enjoy a tour to the Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for Emperors (most famously for China’s ‘Dowager Empress’, Cixi), followed by the Beijing Zoo, to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda. 

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Chinese Kung Fu Show 

Day 7 Beijing –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)  

Enjoy the morning at leisure (time permitting) before you transfer to the airport for your flights home. We hope you had a safe and pleasant trip and we hope to see you again.

Day 8 Australia

Arrive home today.







Your package includes return international airfares, standard accommodation, expert tour guides, most meals, private coach transportation and so much more…
  • Return international airfares with the award winning Qantas
  • Return airport transfers
  • 6 nights in 4-5 star hotel accommodation throughout your stay
  • Breakfast daily and a memorable dumpling welcome lunch
  • High-speed bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing
  • Private coach transportation & expert English speaking guide
  • The services of professional tour guides
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • No peak season surcharges, choose from over 20 travel dates.


  • Marvel at the Pearl of the Orient, Shanghai
  • Walk to famous Shanghai strip, The Bund and see colonial architecture of a bygone era.
  • Travel by ultra-modern High Speed bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing
  • Walk one of the greatest structures in the world, the Great Wall of China
  • Explore where emperors once sat at the Forbidden City


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)

Tour Excludes: 

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

Single Supplement: 

$480 per person in addition to the twin share voucher. Payable at the time of booking.

Group Size:  10 – 48 people

Triple Share: Available, please purchase 3 vouchers.

Optional Activities: 

Shanghai ERA – The Intersection of Time – $75 per person
Cruise on the Huangpu River – $55 per person 
Shanghai Museum & Xintiandi Area – $120 per person
Peking Duck Dinner – $40 per person
The Golden Mask Dynasty Beijing – $75 per person
Hutong Life Tour Beijing with lunch, Summer Palace & Beijing Zoo – $120 per person
Chinese Kung Fu Show – $75 per person 

Optional activities can be paid direct when booking 

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.


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: Loong: Wyndham Beijing North or similar
Shanghai: Mercure Shanghai Hongqiao South or similar

Please note: all star ratings are local ratings 

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

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

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


Travel Dates



30 April 2018
7 May 2018
14 May 2018
21 May 2018
28 May 2018
4 June 2018
7 June 2018
11 June 2018
18 June 2018
25 July 2018
1 August 2018
6 August 2018
8 August 2018
13 August 2018
15 August 2018
27 August 2018
29 August 2018
3 September 2018
5 September 2018
10 September 2018
12 September 2018
17 September 2018
26 September 2018
10 October 2018
15 October 2018
17 October 2018
22 October 2018
24 October 2018
29 October 2018
31 October 2018
5 November 2018
12 November 2018
19 November 2018
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



  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Qantas
  • Adelaide – A $300 interstate surcharge applies per person. Customers will be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights.
  • Interstate surcharge can be paid when completing your booking 
  • 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.


  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Qantas flights are long haul international sectors only. Some flights may depart a day before / after, involve up to 2 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • 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:

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


Travel Information






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Package Inclusions
  • Return international Qantas flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Deluxe 4-5 star accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • High speed bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai
  • Private coach transportation
  • The services of professional tour guides
  • In depth sightseeing
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