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10 Day China Discovery tour with Qantas flights

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

$1,299
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per person twin share | Typically $3,080!
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  • 10 Day China Discovery with Qantas flights
  • 10 Day China Discovery with Qantas flights
  • 10 Day China Discovery with Qantas flights
  • 10 Day China Discovery with Qantas flights
  • 10 Day China Discovery with Qantas flights
  • 10 Day China Discovery with Qantas flights
 
  • We had an amazing time on our tour to China. It was exceptional value for money. Our tour guides were wonderful and made this experience very enjoyable and memorable. Kimley D
  • Great trip. AAAAAAA++++++++ TOUR. Anh D
  • One of the best value for money tours we have been on. Cannot fault any aspect, the hotels were excellent, the food great and the tours and guides allowed us… Peter F
  • This trip was just the best, the accommodation was simply the best, the tour guides were excellant & very knowledgeable .nnAll the meals includes were very good quality.nThe coach driver… Shirley McKone

Highlights

 

Experience the colour, culture and heritage of China with an unforgettable 10 day China Discovery tour from Beijing.

Walk along the spectacular Great Wall, unfold the mystery of the Forbidden City, explore bustling Shanghai and delight in exquisite local cuisine throughout your stay. Discover the intriguing cities of Suzhou and Hangzhou and take in extraordinary Ming Dynasty architecture.

Seethe famous Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, wander renowned Tiananmen Square and so much more.

Your package includes return international flights with Qantas, standard accommodation, most delicious meals, dedicated coach transportation, professional tour guides, breath-taking sightseeing and more!

See Inclusions for more.

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– Beijing

Today, depart Australia with Qantas to begin your China holiday (please note, some flights will depart 1 day earlier). On arrival into Beijing, you will be met at the arrivals hall of Beijing International Airport and transferred to your hotel where the rest of the evening is at leisure to relax after your flight.

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!

After time to explore the Forbidden City, continue on to the Temple of Heaven. The temple was the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest. Covering an area of 273 hectaresit is the largest architectural complex in the world for rituals to pay homage to heaven and a photographer’s gem.

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

Day 3: 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 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): 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 4: 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 (most famously for China’s ‘Dowager Empress’, Cixi). Afterwards, visit 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, which has existed for thousands of years, as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): Hutong Life A rickshaw will take you around the winding hutongs laneways to admire these old courtyard houses. Even today, there are many residents reluctant to move from their beloved hutongs, and many have been converted into boutiques, teahouses, and restaurants. You will be invited to visit a local family’s house to experience authentic Beijing life of a bygone era.

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

Today after breakfast, you will board your high speed bullet train to Suzhou. Suzhou is 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 6: 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 –an evening spectacle of music, light, and dance, entirely staged on the beautiful West Lake in HangzhouCity, with natural mountains and real water as its backdrop. This show is the creation of Chinese film and theatre director Zhang Yimou, and the music was composed by Kitaro, a legendary Japanese musician.

Day 7: 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 this unique spectacle. Watch a protrayal of China’s evolution to the global superpower it is today, and enjoy exciting live music and elaborate costumes.

Day 8: Shanghai (B,D)

After breakfast, visit Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck (88th floor) for a panoramic view of Huangpu River and the Bund. Then taste the famous Xiao Long Bao at a Shanghai Dim Sim restaurant for lunch (at your own expense). After lunch, head to the City God Temple 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. 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 9: Shanghai – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today at the appropriate time you will be transferred to the airport for your Qantas flight home.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive home today

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return International Airfares with Qantas 
  • Return airport transfers
  • 8 nights in 5 star twin share hotel accommodation throughout your stay
  • Breakfast Daily, plus 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners Including a welcome Peking Duck dinner
  • High-speed bullet train from Beijing to Suzhou 
  • 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

Highlights:

  • Walk one of the greatest structures in the world, the Great Wall of China
  • Explore where emperors once sat at the Forbidden City
  • Marvel at the Pearl of the Orient, Shanghai
  • Walk to famous Shanghai strip, The Bund and see colonial architecture of a bygone era.
  • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
  • Sit by the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou

 

 

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)
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Tour Excludes: 

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

 Single Supplement: 

$550 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: 

Beijing The Golden Mask Dynasty – $75 per person
Beijing Hutong Life Tour – $70 per person 
Suzhou Grand Canal Cruise – $35 per person 
Hangzhou Impression West Lake – $80 per person 
Shanghai Night Cruise on the Huangpu River – $55 per person 
Shanghai ERA – The Interaction of Time – $ 75 per person
Shanghai – The Xiao Long Bao Dumpling Lunch – $25 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.

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
Wuxi: Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan or similar
Suzhou: Pan Pacific Hotel or similar
Hangzhou: Metropark Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Wyndham Bund East or similar

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

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

 

Travel Dates

 

2018:

5 June 2018
12 June 2018
19 June 2018
20 June 2018
25 June 2018
29 July 2018
2 August 2018
7 August 2018
14 August 2018
28 August 2018
29 August 2018
3 September 2018
3 October 2018
11 October 2018
15 October 2018
23 October 2018
25 October 2018
6 November 2018
13 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

 

Airline: 

  • 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.

Flights:

  • 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
  • 8 nights in 4-5 star accommodation 
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Private coach transportation 
  • Expert English speaking guide
  • In depth sightseeing 
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