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10 day Essence of China tour with flights

Including return international flights, all transfers within China, all accommodation, delicious breakfast daily plus 5 lunches, visit iconic sites including the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square, dedicated coach transportation and more.

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  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
  • 10 day Essence of China tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Heritage, history and delicious local cuisine are all on the cards with this 10 day Essence of China tour.

Explore the sights of Beijing, taking in the mystery of the Forbidden City and the sheer scale and size of Tiananmen Square. Walk along a section of the Great Wall of China and make stop offs at jade exhibitions and working silk-spinning mills, and discover the history of traditional Chinese medicine. Tour the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, before heading to the town of Wuxi.

Visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation in Hangzhou and immerse yourself in the buzz and bright lights of Shanghai. Explore the winding streets of some of China’s biggest cities and become hooked on the delicious flavours of authentic Chinese cuisine.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoffBeijing

Fly to Beijing. On arrival, you will be met by your guide and be transferred to your hotel. 

Note: Some flights may depart the day before. 

Day 2: Beijing (B)

After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square in the centre of Beijing.  The square is named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its north, which provides entry to the famed Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong. 

Optional: Forbidden City Tour. Discover the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. A true architectural masterpiece, it is home to the fascinating National Palace Museum. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Peking Duck lunch. Indulge in Beijing’s most famous dish. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Authentic Beijing Tour. Spend the afternoon exploring the sights of Beijing. See the Temple of Heaven, a recognised world heritage site by UNESCO. An architectural masterpiece, the monument was built between 1406 and 1460 AD and was used by China’s emperors for ceremonies honouring the god of harvests. Take a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s ancient Hutong neighbourhoods, and visit a local family. Indulge in a traditional Beijing Noodle dish – Zhajiangmian (fried bean sauce noodles) meal at a local restaurant. A speciality of Beijing, zhajiangmian is cooked by mixing noodles with vegetables and fried soybean sauce. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Beijing (B, L)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! You’ll have the chance to climb a portion of this 6,000km marvel at Juyong Pass. Then its on wards to tour the iconic Beijing 2008 Olympic Centre, which includes the famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube stadiums. You’ll see these magnificent structures from the outside, providing the perfect photo opportunity. You’ll visit one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia en route, and after lunch, see skilled artisans work at a cloisonné factory.

Optional: Musical Performance. Tonight, see a performance of either the Golden Mask Dynasty Show. Additional cost applies. 

Day 4: Beijing – Suzhou (B)

Start your tour of the Summer Palace, a former royal retreat and now a lovely oasis within the city of Beijing. Visit a Chinese herbal institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. Take a high-speed train from Beijing to Suzhou. Alternatively, the group may fly to Shanghai and travel the short distance to Suzhou by bus. 

Day 5: Suzhou  Wuxi (B, L)

Suzhou is known as ‘the Venice of the East’ and is famous for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens. After breakfast, tour the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden with 500 years of history. Next, visit the Suzhou Silk Factory, the largest silk factory in the country, and discover the mysterious process of making silk. In the late afternoon, continue to Wuxi and visit Three Kingdoms City, a renowned film and TV studio. Covering an area of about 35 hectares, the Three Kingdoms City features structures built in the Han Dynasty style.

Optional: Grand Canal Cruise. A boat tour offers a glimpse into the daily life of Wuxi residents, past and present. Visit the rice trading markets along the northern bank, and see the houses lining the bridges in the southern bank. You will also see a one-arched bridge from the Qing dynasty, which arcs over a section of canal. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Wuxi  Hangzhou (B, L)

This morning tour the brilliant Lake Lihu, followed by a visit to a fresh water pearl exhibition. Continue to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”.

Optional: Boat Ride at West Lake. See Hangzhou’s most famous natural feature up close with a boat ride on West Lake. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Evening Performance. See the story of West Lake come alive before your eyes, with an evening show of In the evening ‘Enduring Memories of Hangzhou. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B, L) 

Today we visit the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. After lunch drive to Shanghai. The Bund, on the Huangpu River and lined by historical architecture of European design, is the best place to capture the Western influences of the colonial era.  Then visit the City God Temple Bazaar, which is composed of speciality stores selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine, and souvenirs.

Optional: Chinese Acrobatic Show. Catch a performance of the thrilling SPIRAL-Shanghai Acrobatic show. Additional cost applies.

Day 8: Shanghai (B, L)

In the morning, tour Shanghai Museum, and see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade, followed by a visit to an Emerald Exhibition Centre.  You’ll visit the Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck on the 88th floor, for a panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Bund. Xintiandi (New Heaven and Earth) holds the historical and cultural legacy of the city. It was the site of the first congress of the Communist Party of China, but is now the most expensive place to live in China. 

Optional: Half-day tour of Jin Mao Tower and Xintiandi. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Huangpu River Cruise. Cruise along the Huangpu River to appreciate the sights and skyline of Shanghai from a watery vantage point. Additional cost applies. 

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

After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai airport to board your flight to Australia.

Day 10: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Limited time offer!
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers within China 
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 5 lunches
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees, tipping and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • 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:

  • Walk on the incredible Great Wall near Beijing
  • Sit by tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou, beloved by Marco Polo
  • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese classical gardens in Suzhou
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling metropolis Shanghai
 

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 partners booking form must be completed within 1 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. 
  • Payment is 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: 

The mode of transport (high-speed bullet train or a domestic flight) from Beijing – Suzhou will be confirmed and advised together with the final documentation within 2 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: 

$550 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Payable directly to the Travel Partner upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 20 – 48 people 

Tour Only: Unfortunately Tour Only is unavailable for this itinerary.

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. Please note that hotel locations may not be centrally located in the city centre. 

Beijing: Ramada Beijing North or similar 
Suzhou: Ramada Suzhou or similar 
Wuxi: Jinjiang Grand Hotel or similar 
Shanghai: Shanghai Crystal Orange or similar 
Hangzhou: Meiziqing Hotel Hangzhou or similar

Please note: all star ratings are local ratings 

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Share: Not available 

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years. Infants under 2 years of age $350 per person, payable direct to our Travel Partner.

Optional Activities: 

Forbidden City tour – $85 per person 
Authentic Old Beijing Tour with Temple of Heaven, Hutong Tour and Dinner –  $115 per person 
Peking Duck lunch – $50 per person  
The Golden Mask Dynasty Show –  $75 per person 
Picturesque Grand Canal Cruise – $45 per person
Boat ride in the serene West Lake – $55 per person
Performance show “Enduring Memories of Hangzhou” – $95 per person from Feb – Oct only
Shanghai Acrobatic Show – “SPIRAL” – $85 per person 
Half day tour to Jin Mao Tower and Xintiandi – $85 per person
Huangpu River Cruise –  $75 per person 

All optional tours are subject to availability and minimum numbers and must be pre-booked no later than 2 months before departure and payable directly upon booking to our Travel Partner. Alternatively, you may purchase on tour and make payment directly to the tour guide in local currency, subject to optional tour availability.

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.

Train transportation Passport details are also required to issue train tickets.  

Itinerary: Adjustment of the itinerary and substitutes of similar quality might be required to ensure smooth operations. Passengers must remain with the group at all times. Several shopping stops are included as cultural learning experiences with no obligation to purchase local specialty products. 

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.

$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:

2 March
9 March
16 March
23 March
30 March
6 April**
13 April**
20 April** 
4 May
11 May
18 May
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June*
22 June**
29 June**
6 July**
20 July*
27 July
3 August
10 August 
17 August 
24 August 
31 August 
7 September 
14 September*
21 September**
12 October*
19 October 
26 October 
2 November 
9 November 

* $100 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details
** $300 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

**Nexus booking link must be submitted within one week of purchase otherwise departure date cannot be guaranteed**

Bookings not accepted when within 35 days of departure 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney or Melbourne with a full-service Chinese carrier, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, China Airlines or similar
  • Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth customers – A $300 per person interstate surcharge applies.
  • Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights
  • Including a maximum 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, 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.

Airline Upgrade:

If you wish to upgrade your airline to Qantas, Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, from $350 per person charge will apply plus any additional fare and tax difference. If you wish to alter your airline, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. You will then be provided with the quotations. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected by our Travel Partner.

Arriving early/Extending your trip:

If you wish to arrive early or extend your trip, from $250 per person breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference).  If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. You will then be provided with the quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected by our Travel Partner.
Please note, if you wish to extend your stay the airport transfers ( if applicable) will not be provided.

Pre and post tour hotel accommodation:

If you wish to extend your trip and add additional nights of accommodation, from $75 per person per night surcharge applies for twin share. From $150 per person for this single room  (subject to availability). The rate includes breakfast but does not include airport transfers. Payable direct to our Travel Partner. 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Limited time offer!
  • Return international flights, plus all transfers within China 
  • 8 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 5 lunches
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees, tipping and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • 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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