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11 day China Tour with flights

11 day China Tour with flights including return international flights, accommodation, meals, dedicated transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
  • 11 day China Tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Discover unparalleled diversity, modern cities and magnificent landscapes, with a 11 day China tour with flights

Take in some of China’s best sites; walk the Great Wall, visit Tiananmen Square, and Summer Palace. Tour the ancient city of Wuxi and take in the serenity at the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou. Discover Suzhou, the “Venice of the East” and excite your senses in the buzzing city of Shanghai.

This tour is designed to give you a special sample of China’s ancient history, delicious cuisine, rich culture and heritage. This fabulous package is not to be missed.

This package includes return international flights, accommodation, daily breakfast, dedicated transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Beijing

Fly to Beijing via connecting cities and transfer to the hotel. Note: Some flights may depart the night before.

Beijing, China’s massive capital, has a history stretching back three millennia. Yet since the 2008 Olympic Games, it’s known for its modern architecture as well as ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Day 2: Beijing (B)

After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square, the second-largest public square in the world! Tiananmen Square is named after the Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”) located to the north of the square, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong, and holds great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. 

Optional Tour (at own expense): Forbidden City Tour – Continue on to the incredible Forbidden City, a true architectural masterpiece, which was the imperial palace from the Ming to the Qing dynasty (1420 to 1912). The complex is home to the National Palace Museum and 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 (at own expense): Peking Duck Dinner – Tonight, head out for one of the most famous Chinese dishes and a Beijing speciality, Peking Duck.

Day 3: Beijing (B)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Pass. This 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 the northern route to Beijing in ancient times. Once here, there is plenty of time to learn about the wall’s construction and you’ll have the chance to climb a portion of this 6,000 km marvel.

On the way back to Beijing, we stop at one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia. Then, after lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonne 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 colour typically used for enamelling, and Jingtai was the reign title of the 7th Ming Emperor.

Optional Tour (at own expense): The Golden Mask Dynasty – This show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, magnificent costumes and lot of 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 tour to the Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for Emperors followed by a visit to the 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 (at own expense): Hutong Life & Panda House Tour w/Lunch – 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. Next, visit the Panda House in Beijing Zoo to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda.

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

Take a high speed train to Wuxi, an ancient city richly endowed with natural attractions due to its pleasantly warm and moist climate. Wuxi boasts a reputation of being the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China.

This evening, we will stroll along the trendy yet traditional Nanchang Street composed of both ancient and modern architecture juxtaposed with the peacefulness of the waterside town and fashionable life of Wuxi.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Jiangnan Dumpling Lunch – Enjoy a traditional lunch that includes the famous Xiao Long Bao, a Chinese steamed bun filled with minced pork and tasty soup, prepared in a small bamboo steaming basket.

Day 6: Wuxi – Suzhou (B)

This morning visit one of the largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the country. After lunch, travel by coach to Suzhou, an extraordinarily elegant city with its canals, stone bridges, and meticulously designed gardens. Suzhou has 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 finest in China.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Grand Canal Cruise – Take a cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage listed Grand Canal of over a thousand years to view life along what was known as ‘China’s golden waterway’ in its heyday.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Western Buffet Dinner – Enjoy a sumptuous western style buffet dinner with at your hotel, a relaxing way to wind down the day.

Day 7: Suzhou – Hangzhou (B)

This morning visit a silk spinning mill, and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth. After lunch, travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, and noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Impression West Lake – This evening, enjoy an open-air performance,  a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games Opening Ceremony.

Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B)

Experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Then travel by coach to Shanghai, a vibrant metropolis and the commercial centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined with colonial architecture of European design, it is the best place to capture the Western influences of the old days. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure strolling along the bustling shopping district, Nanjing Road.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Huangpu River  Cruise. Cruising on the Huangpu River has become a must for most visitors to Shanghai. 

Day 9: Shanghai (B)

This morning, visit the Shanghai Museum to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. The rest of the afternoon is at your own leisure, or you may join our optional programs.

Optional Tour (at own expense): Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi & Maglev Train Tour – Visit the Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck (88th floor) for a panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Bund. Then explore the affluent Xintiandi area which holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city, before experiencing the world’s fastest commercially operating train, with a top speed of 431km/h.

Optional Tour (at own expense): ERA: The Intersection of Time  or SPIRAL– Tonight you can watch a stunning Chinese acrobatic show combining Chinese arts and modern technology, comparable to the tradition of the Broadway Musical.

Day 10: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Shanghai

Conclude your memorable tour with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight via connecting cities.

Day 11: Australia 

Arrive home today 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • 9 nights 3-4 star hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • High-speed bullet train Beijing – Wuxi
  • All transfers
  • Air conditioned coach transportation
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees 
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)
  • All tipping and gratuities 

Highlights:

  • Walk on the incredible Great Wall
  • Uncover the mystery of Tiananmen Square
  • Sit by the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou
  • Stroll in the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
  • Immerse yourself in bustling metropolis Shanghai
  • Race across China on a bullet train

 

 

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)

Payment Information: 

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: 

$500 per person in addition to your twin share voucher 

Payable direct upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 2 – 50 people

Triple Share: Available, please purchase 3 vouchers.

Optional Activities: 

Forbidden City Tour: $80 per person
Peking Duck Dinner: $40 per person 
The Golden Mask Dynasty: $75 per person 
Hutong Life & Panda House Tour w/Lunch: $80 per person 
Grand Canal Cruise: $35 per person 
Jiangnan Dumpling Lunch: $25 per person 
Western Buffet Dinner: $40 per person 
Impression West Lake: $80 per person 
Huangpu Night Cruise: $40 per person 
Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi & Maglev Train Tour: $70 per person 
ERA: The Intersection of Time/SPIRAL: $75 per person 

All optional tours are prepayable to directly to Nexus Holidays.

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: 

Beijing: Chunhuiyuan Hot Springs Hotel or similar
Wuxi: Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan or similar
Suzhou: Holiday Inn Suzhou Taihu Lake or similar
Hangzhou: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Wassim Hotel Zhoupu or similar

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.

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

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 great value 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.

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

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

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

26 February*
05 March
12 March
19 March
26 March
02 April
09 April*
16 April*
23 April*
30 April*
07 May
14 May
21 May
28 May
04 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
02 July*
09 July*
16 July*
23 July*
30 July
06 August
13 August
20 August
27 August
03 September
10 September
17 September*
24 September*
08 October*
15 October
22 October
29 October
05 November
12 November
19 November

*$300 per person peak season surcharge applies 

Surcharges payable direct to Nexus Holidays 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

 Airline: 
  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with a full service Chinese carrier, China Southern, China Eastern, Air China, China Airlines or similar
  • Adelaide and Perth– A $300 per person interstate surcharge applies. Payable direct to Nexus Holidays
  • Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights.
  • Interstate surcharge can be paid when completing your booking with Nexus Holidays
  • 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. 
  • 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/after, 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.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 1-2 weeks before departure.

Stay behind surcharge:

If you wish to extend your trip, from $250 per person per breakaway charge will apply (subject to availability and applicable fare difference) payable to Nexus Holidays. Your stay behind request must be submitted when completing your booking form. 

 

Travel Information

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline
  • 9 nights 3-4 star hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • High-speed bullet train Beijing – Wuxi
  • All transfers
  • Air conditioned coach transportation
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)
  • All tipping and gratuities
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