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10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights

Including return Qantas flights, all accommodation, delicious daily breakfast, bullet train travel from Beijing to Suzhou, local English-speaking guides, all tipping and gratuities, and more.

$999
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  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
  • 10 day Classic China tour with Qantas flights
 

Highlights

 

Travel to a land of postcard-worthy landmarks, rich and diverse cultures, and fascinating histories on this 10 day Classic China tour.

This experience takes in some of China’s most enduring and recognisable sights. One of the first monuments to visit is perhaps the one that immediately comes to mind when thinking about this incredible country: the Great Wall of China. Only a short distance outside of Beijing is Juyong Pass and it is here you’ll learn more about this unrivalled old-world structure and even walk a section of this impressive monument. Another of China’s heavyweight sights you can expect to see on this tour is the epic Tiananmen Square. Be sure to take a moment upon your visit to this historically and culturally important site to truly appreciate its size. The Square is, after all, the second-largest of its kind in the world. Next on the itinerary is a bullet train ride to Suzhou. Your time in this canal-strewn city includes visits to the gorgeous Lingering Garden and then a working silk factory.

Wander through the heart of Wuxi with a stroll along Nanchang Street, and also visit the Brilliance of Lake Lihu. It is then onto Hangzhou, a favourite destination of Marco Polo. This city has served as inspiration for countless artists over the centuries, so be sure to have a fully-charged camera in order to capture Hangzhou in all of its photogenic glory, in particular at West Lake. The final destination for your tour is Shanghai, the commercial epicentre of China. Take a walk along the waterfront Bund and take in the area’s diverse range of European-influenced and colonial architecture.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Beijing

Board your Qantas flight to China and arrive in Beijing, the sprawling Chinese capital city. You will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Please note that some flights may depart one day earlier.

Day 2: Beijing (B)

Your first full day in China begins with what is sure to be a highlight of your trip: the Great Wall of China. The group heads to Juyong Pass, located just outside of Beijing. This is one of the most visited sections of the Great Wall and is where you will have the opportunity to learn about the wall’s construction and even walk along a section of this ancient marvel. Enroute back to Beijing, we stop at one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia. Then, after lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory.

Optional: Hutong Life Tour
Hop into the back of a rickshaw to explore these Beijing neighbourhoods. The number of these traditional areas is beginning to dwindle in favour of modern technology, and this excursion is a brilliant opportunity for discovering the bygone side to Beijing. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Musical Performance
Enjoy a performance of The Golden Mask Dynasty or Kong Fu Legend. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Beijing (B)

Breakfast at the hotel before heading out for another jam-packed day of discovering Beijing’s best sites. Tiananmen Square is your destination this morning. This mammoth plaza is the second-largest public square in the world and draws its name from the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located near the Forbidden City. The square is the location of the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

Optional: Forbidden City Tour
Cross into a realm once reserved for Emperors with a tour of the Forbidden City. Learn about the history of imperial China, the Ming and Qing dynasties, and the mystery surrounding this enigmatic site. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Enjoy a feast of a local Beijing dish – Peking duck – for dinner tonight. It is served with all of the traditional accompaniments. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Beijing – Suzhou (B)

Visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional healing arts. You will then board a bullet train for the journey to Suzhou. A local representative will meet you in Suzhou and assist with the hotel transfer. The remainder of the day is free time.

Day 5: Suzhou – Wuxi (B)

The city of Suzhou is often dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’ thanks to its myriad canals and waterways. The cityscape is also dotted with gorgeous bridges, pagodas and gorgeous gardens. Suzhou itself has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Lingering Garden after breakfast and admire its 500-year-old beauty, and then continue to the Suzhou Silk Factory to learn about this luxurious textile. The group travels to Wuxi in the later afternoon and there is a visit to Nanchang Street before check in at the hotel.

Optional: Grand Canal Cruise
Board a boat for a post-lunch cruise of Suzhou’s ancient Grand Canal. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Wuxi – Hangzhou (B)

First on the agenda for today is a visit to the Brilliance of Lake Lihu. This is followed by a stop at a freshwater pearl farm. Then set out for Hangzhou, a city once described by Marco Polo as the most beautiful in the world. You arrive in the city in the afternoon and have the evening as leisure time.

Optional: The Romantic Show of Songcheng
Take in this symbolic performance of Hangzhou. This production has been performed more than 2000 times and seen by more than 60 million people. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B)

Admire the West Lake Cultural Landscape this morning. The manmade West Lake is divided into five sections, each with numerous pagodas, gardens and temples.  West Lake is regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in China, and the West Lake Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The group follows the time by the lake with a visit to a green tea plantation and you will have the opportunity to learn about the local Dragon Well Tea. The tour then drives to Shanghai.

Optional: West Lake Boat Ride
Experience the beauty of West Lake from the water with a scenic boat ride. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Huangpu River Night Cruise
Admire the Shanghai skyline as it lights up of an evening with a cruise along the city’s Huangpu River. Additional cost applies.

Day 8: Shanghai (B)

There is a trip to the Bund after breakfast at the hotel. The Bund is one of Shanghai’s most prolific sites and is lined with European-influenced colonial architecture. You have the rest of the day as free time to explore Shanghai at your own pace.

Optional: Shanghai Insight Tour
Discover more of Shanghai’s sites and history with this excursion, which takes travellers into the Lujiazui Financial and Trade zone. This area is where you’ll find Jinmao Tower, an 88-storey structure that is a standout feature of the city skyline. The next stop is Xintiandi, a pedestrian street and entertainment district in the middle of Shanghai Town. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Chinese Acrobatic Show
Watch a thrilling performance of Chinese acrobatics on your final night of the tour. The show is ERA The Intersection of Time. Additional cost applies.

Day 9: Shanghai – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

A transfer will take you to the airport where you will begin your return journey back to Australia.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Qantas flights, plus all airport transfers within China
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Coach transportation with English-speaking guides throughout
  • All site entry fees, tipping and gratuities
  • 2020 travel dates available! 
  • 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

Highlights:

  • Travel to the Juyong Pass at the Great Wall of China to marvel at this ancient wonder and walk along a section of this iconic landmark
  • Visit a cloisonné factory to watch artisans work at this 500-year-old craft and appreciate the grandeur of Tiananmen Square
  • Continue to Suzhou, a city dubbed the Venice of the East, aboard a bullet train and take in the Lingering Garden and a working silk factory
  • Wander Nanchang Street in Wuxi, be dazzled by the beauty of the Brilliance of Lake Lihu, and look in at a freshwater pearl farm
  • Venture into the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou and seek out a tea plantation to learn about the culture of Dragon Well Tea
  • Stroll along the Bund in Shanghai and uncover the European-influenced architecture that lines this renowned thoroughfare
 

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 Partner’s booking form must be completed including your passport details within one week 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:

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking.
  • 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: 

$650 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Payable direct to our travel partner once your booking has been made. 

Group Size: 10 – 40 people 

Triple Share: Unfortunately, triple share is not available for this deal

Land Only: Not available 

Optional Activities: 

Beijing: Musical Performance – $81 per person
Beijing: Hutong Life Tour – $45 per person 
Beijing: Peking Duck Banquet Dinner – $42 per person
Beijing: Forbidden City – $87 per person
Wuxi: Grand Canal Cruise – $43 per person
Hangzhou: Romantic show of Songcheng – $100 per person
Hangzhou: West Lake Boat Ride – $45 per person
Shanghai: Huangpu River Cruise – $53 per person
Shanghai: Shanghai Insight tour – $53 per person 
Shanghai: Chinese Acrobatic Show – $81 per person

All optional tours are payable direct to our travel partner once your booking has been made. 

All AUD amounts are subject to currency exchange rate and they may change at any time without advance notice.

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.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, a traffic condition and other unforeseen occurrences. 

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: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar
Wuxi: Wuxi International Hotel or similar
Suzhou: Holiday Inn Express Taihu or similar
Hangzhou: Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Wassim Hotel or similar

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

Health: Different levels of travel involve varying degrees of activity and we recommend a good level of fitness and health in order to fully experience the package and optional tours purchased, including site-seeing by foot, climbing of stairs and extended day touring. It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

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.

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:

13 March
27 March 
10 April 
24 April*
8 May*
22 May 
12 June 
26 June 
10 July*
24 July*
7 August 
21 August 
11 September 
25 September 
9 October*
23 October 
6 November 

*$300 per person surcharge applies 

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: 

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney or Melbourne with Qantas
  • Brisbane- A $280 per person interstate surcharge applies
  • Adelaide– A $480 per person interstate surcharge applies
  • Qantas applies to international long haul sectors only
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline) and 5 kg carry-on.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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, a $380 per person breakaway charge plus any fare and tax difference 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 stay behind will be actioned until your final payment is made. If you selected to stay behind, airport transfers (if applicable) will not be provided.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Qantas flights, plus all airport transfers
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation 
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Coach transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • 2020 travel dates
  • 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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