Classic China - 2018

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

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8 days | per person twin share | | Typically $2,544!
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  • From start to finish everything was fantastic .guides where very helpful ,China is lovely .hotels where fantastic,all was better than we thought it would be,looking forward to next webjet holiday,thanks…
  • Amazing experience and great value for money Roland D
  • Our trip was amazing, and really did exceed our ideas and expectations. We have learnt so much about China (both today's China, and its remarkable history). Our guides were absolutely… Lynette P
  • The Classic China experience was outstanding value for money.Every aspect of this trip-the organisation,the tour guides,the sightseeing selections,the hotels,the food,the transport-are to be commended.It was a wonderful experience. John D

Highlights

 

Take a once-in-a-lifetime 8 day tour of colourful China.

Take in some of China’s best sites; walk the Great Wall, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Tour an exquisite jade exhibition and explore Shanghai’s vibrant and bustling city, plus so much more!

Your package includes return international airfares, standard accommodation, expert tour guides, most meals, private coach transportation and so much more.

Essential Package:

Our Essential packages are for those travellers wanting to experience the destination affordably and in their own way. These packages give you the flexibility of more free time or to tailor make your holiday with your preferred sightseeing. We have included the Essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, standard accommodation, a professional Webjet tour guide and more.

Classic Package:

The Classic package is for the traveller wanting the best of both worlds! We have included all the essentials like return international airfares, key sightseeing, a professional Webjet tour guide plus relax knowing you have more sightseeing, more meals, superior upgraded accommodation and other benefits included in your Classic Package. 

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Day 1: Australia –  airplane-takeoff  – Beijing

Depart Australia today on your flight to Beijing (please note, some flight may depart 1 day before). You will arrive at Beijing International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

 Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 

Day 2: Beijing (B)

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!

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

Day 3: Beijing – Great Wall of China – Beijing (B)

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 you’re 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: 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 4: 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.

Optional Tour: Summer Palace & Beijing Zoo – Enjoy a tour to the 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 Instituteto learn about traditional Chinese medicine as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage which has existed for thousands of years.

Optional Tour: Hutong Life Tour – 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.

Day 5: Beijing – train-icon – Shanghai (B)

This morning, experience the high-speed train to Shanghai! Travelling at up to 300km/h, they are a testament to China’s desire to be a technological power house.  Shanghai has a long history as a gateway to China on the Yangtze River delta. It is the largest economic and trade center in China, and one of China’s cultural centres. On arrival to Shanghai we visit a Silk Spinning Mill and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the  nest thread and cloth. 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. Continue to the Old Town which is a perfect combination of gardens, temples, old architecture, civil culture, business souvenirs and food.

Optional Tour: Huangpu River Cruise – When the sun sets, the river is veiled in the glittery neon lights on its banks. Cruising on the river in the evening, visitors can experience its silence and beauty under the moonlight.

Day 6: Shanghai (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.

Optional Tour: 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 7: Shanghai –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)                                                                                                

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home. We hope you have enjoyed and unforgettable journey!

 Day 8: Australia

Arrive home today.

 
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Day 1: Australia –   airplane-takeoff – Beijing

Depart Australia today on your flight to Beijing (please note, some flight may depart 1 day before). You will arrive at Beijing International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. 

Day 2: Beijing (B,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 for one of the most famous Chinese dishes and a specialty of Beijing, Peking Duck.

Day 3: Beijing – Great Wall of China – 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: 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 4: Beijing (B,L)

Today, enjoy a tour to the 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 as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage which has existed for thousands of years.

Optional Tour: Hutong Life Tour – 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.

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

This morning, experience the high-speed train to Shanghai! Travelling at up to 300km/h, they are a testament to China’s desire to be a technological power house.  Shanghai has a long history as a gateway to China on the Yangtze River delta. It is the largest economic and trade center in China, and one of China’s cultural centres. On arrival to Shanghai we visit a Silk Spinning Mill and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the nest thread and cloth. 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. Continue to the Old Town which is a perfect combination of gardens, temples, old architecture, civil culture, business souvenirs and food.

Optional Tour: Huangpu River Cruise – When the sun sets, the river is veiled in the glittery neon lights on its banks. Cruising on the river in the evening, visitors can experience its silence and beauty under the moonlight.

Day 6: Shanghai (B,L,D)

After breakfast, visit Shanghai Museum to see ancient Chinese art. The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven Galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities. Then we explore the Xintiandi Area, an affluent and fashionable pedestrian street composed of unique Shikumen (stone gate) and modern architecture style. Our farewell dinner this evening will be a banquet of delicious Shanghai cuisine.

Optional Tour: 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 7: Shanghai –airplane-takeoff  – Australia (B)                                                                                                 

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home. We hope you have enjoyed and unforgettable journey!

 Day 8: Australia

Arrive home today.

 
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What You Get

 

Your package includes return international airfares, standard accommodation, expert tour guides, most meals, private coach transportation and so much more…

Experience the same destination in three unique travel styles to suit your travel needs:

Essential Package

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • Return airport transfers
  • 6 nights in standard 4 star hotel accommodation throughout your stay
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • High speed bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai
  • Private coach transportation & expert English speaking guide
  • The services of professional Webjet tour guides
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities

Classic Package

Includes ALL of the above, plus;

  • Upgraded superior 5 star accommodation throughout
  • Additional meals including feature welcome & farewell dinners
  • Extra sightseeing & experiences, including:
    • The Summer Palace
    • Beijing Zoo

Enhance your journey further with a 4 day Hong Kong Extension including:

  • Upgrade to Cathay Pacific international airfares
  • Return Airport transfers
  • 3 nights accommodation 
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Private coach transportation
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary

See the extension itinerary here

 
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Fine Print

 

 How to book:

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, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

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 240 days prior to travel or when the 2nd instalment has been paid, 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.

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • 2nd Instalment: $700 per person is due 240 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 240 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 240 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment (if applicable) is due 90 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • 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

 Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney or Melbourne with China Southern, China Eastern, Xiamen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, or similar
  • Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth. A $330 interstate surcharge applies per person, please purchase the interstate fee after you click ‘Buy Now’ or by clicking here in addition to your 8 Day voucher. We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates. 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. 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:

  • 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.

 Flight Variations: 

 If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Early arrival
  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

 A $250 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference.

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

PLEASE NOTE: No flight requests/quotes/upgrades will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment has been made. At this time you will be contact by our operator in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference is to be paid directly to our operator at the time of quotation.

Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference.

Stay behind surcharge:

  • If you wish to extend your trip, a $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. Only the return date can be altered. PLEASE NOTE: No staybehind will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment is made.

Extending your trip: 

  • If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. Webjet Exclusives will then provide quotations for any alterations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. PLEASE NOTE: No extension request will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment is made.

Tour Excludes: 

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

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: 

Essential: $465 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Classic: $530 per person in addition to the twin share price.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Group Size: 

Essential: 10 – 48 people
Classic: 10 – 48 people

Triple Share: Available, please purchase 3 vouchers.

Optional Activities: 

Peking Duck Dinner Beijing – $40 per person
The Golden Mask Dynasty Beijing – $75 per person
Hutong Life Tour Beijing – $70 per person
Hutong Life Tour with Lunch, Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo – $120 per person
Shanghai Night Cruise on the Huangpu River – $55 per person
Shanghai ERA – The Intersection of Time – $75 per person

Please select which optional activities you wish to purchase on your booking form. You will then be contacted to make payment. 

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.

Essential

Beijing: Changan Grand Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Holiday Inn Shanghai Nanxiang or similar 

Classic

Beijing: Gehua New Century or similar
Shanghai: Shanghai Koyal International Hotel or similar

 

Hong Kong Extension: 

Essential: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees or similar
Classic: Novotel Nathan Road Kowloon or similar

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

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

For more information on how to book your Webjet Exclusives deal, please visit our Bookings FAQ Page 

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

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

 

2017:

10 August
24 August
7 September
21 September*
19 October 
2 November 

2018:

22 February 
15 March
29 March 
5 April*
19 April*
10 May
21 June*
19 July*
16 August 
30 August
13 September
27 September*
11 October* 
25 October

* A $200 per person surcharge applies

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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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • Return airport transfers
  • Twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • High speed bullet train from Beijing to Shanghai
  • Private coach transportation
  • The services of professional Webjet tour guides
  • In depth sightseeing
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