11 day Highlights of China tour with flights

Including return international flights, all accommodation, daily breakfasts, transfers within China and much more.

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  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
  • 11 day Highlights of China tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Explore some of China’s most scenic and recognisable sights on a 11 day Highlights of China tour. Plus extend the tour to a 15 day itinerary and experience 4 nights cruising the Yangtze River.

Your time in China begins in Beijing, the behemoth and buzzing capital city of China. Start your sightseeing by gazing around in wonder at the size and scale of Tiananmen Square, which is home to some of the city’s most popular attractions – including the Forbidden City. Leave the city’s limits to tick off a bucket list experience: walking a section of the Great Wall of China.

Admire the scenery around Lake Tai in Wuxi, an ancient city that earned the nickname as the ‘Land of Fish and Rice, and travel to Suzhou to appreciate why this city of canals and gardens has been a source of inspiration to artists for so many generations. Head to Hangzhou to watch silkworms at work in a silk-spinning mill and also take a boat ride on West Lake. Cleanse the palate with a tea-tasting session at a local tea plantation and finally arrive in Shanghai, a sprawling metropolis that is both China’s biggest city and its commercial epicentre.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Beijing 

Fly out of Australia today and head towards Beijing. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Use the remainder of the day to begin your discovery of the Chinese capital or relax in your hotel room.

Please note that some flights may depart the night before.

Day 2: Beijing (B)

Head out into the city after breakfast at the hotel and begin your sightseeing at Tiananmen Square, the second-largest public square in the world. This mammoth square was named after the gate that separates it and the Forbidden City in the north. The square is also the site of the National Museum of China, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, and the Monument to the People’s Heroes.

Optional: Forbidden City Tour
One of Beijing’s most fascinating landmarks is the Forbidden City, a world once strictly for the eyes on Emperors and the Imperial court. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Feast on a traditional Peking duck banquet tonight, which is served with all of the classic accompaniments. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Beijing (B)

Today starts in spectacular style: by journeying to the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass. This is one of three famous Wall passes and is located just 60 kilometres from downtown Beijing. Be sure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes today as you will have a chance to walk a section of the wall and the steps can be quite steep in places. Head back to Beijing after learning about the wall’s history and construction, stopping off at one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia. Enjoy lunch and then move to a cloisonné factory.

Optional: Musical Performance
Catch a performance of ‘The Golden Mask Dynasty’ show or the ‘Kong Fu Legend’ show.

Day 4: Beijing (B)

Visit the city’s Summer Palace this morning. This lavish complex is made up of lakes, gardens and palaces. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour of the palace, which was once the summer resort of Emperors, is followed by a visit to the Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy a relaxing foot massage.

Optional: Hutong Life and Panda House Tour
Hop aboard a traditional Chinese rickshaw for a tour through Beijing’s maze of hutongs, or alleyways. As well as exploring the winding hutongs and admiring the courtyards, you also have the chance to visit a local Beijing family. Next, travel to Beijing Zoo and look in at one of their most adorable residents: the giant panda. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Beijing –train-icon– Wuxi (B)

Board a high-speed journey for the quick journey to Wuxi, an ancient city that is affectionately dubbed the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Here, pass by the landscape of Lake Tai and then mosey along Nanchang Street, a strip that is the ultimate juxtaposition of old and new world architecture. 

Day 6: Wuxi – Suzhou (B)

Visit one of China’s largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the morning before travelling by coach to Suzhou. The beauty of this gorgeous city has long served as inspiration for generations of Chinese poets and writers. Suzhou has earned itself the nickname of ‘Garden City’ thanks to its myriad classical gardens, including the famous Lingering Garden – a stop on today’s itinerary.

Optional: Grand Canal Cruise
Hop aboard a cruise boat and float along Suzhou’s UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Grand Canal. This waterway is more than 1000 years old. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Western Buffet Dinner
Feast on a mouth-watering buffet dinner of delicious Western cuisine at your hotel. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Suzhou – Hangzhou (B)

Learn about one of the world’s most luxurious textiles – silk – and how it is produced and created at a working silk-spinning mill. Then travel to Hangzhou by coach. Marco Polo was one of Hangzhou’s most famous fans; he named this city as one of the most beautiful he’d seen in the world. Your time in Hangzhou begins with a boat ride on West Lake, from which you’ll be able to see some of the city’s best-known historical and cultural sites.

Optional: Impression West Lake
Enjoy this acclaimed open-air performance, a spectacle created by Zhang Yimou – the director behind the Opening Ceremony at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Additional cost applies.

Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B)

There is a tea-tasting experience on the agenda this morning and once you have sipped and swilled your cup of green tea, venture to Shanghai via coach. This energetic city is one of the commercial centres of China and upon arrival there is a walk along the Bund, a mile-long stretch that hugs a length of the Huangpu River. This stroll is one of the best ways to admire Shanghai’s mix of colonial architecture, European influences and modern design. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Optional: Huangpu River Cruise
A cruise along Shanghai’s Huangpu River is a must-do for many visitors to the city. Additional cost applies. 

Day 9: Shanghai (B)

Today, visit the Shanghai Museum in the morning and then enjoy the rest of the afternoon with free time.

Optional: Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi and Maglev Train Tour
Head up to the Observation Deck on the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower for a view across the river and Shanghai’s cityscape. Then visit the Xintiandi area before experiencing a ride on the world’s fastest commercially-operating train – it reaches speeds of up to 431 kilometres per hour. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Chinese Acrobatic Show
See ERA The Intersection of Time or SPIRAL tonight and wonder at the nimble feats of Chinese acrobatics. Additional cost applies.

Day 10: Shanghai –airplane-takeoff– Australia  

A transfer takes you to the airport at the appropriate time for you to board your flight home to Australia. 

Day 11: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Beijing 

Fly out of Australia today and head towards Beijing. You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Use the remainder of the day to begin your discovery of the Chinese capital or relax in your hotel room.

Please note that some flights may depart the night before.

Day 2: Beijing (B)

Head out into the city after breakfast at the hotel and begin your sightseeing at Tiananmen Square, the second-largest public square in the world. This mammoth square was named after the gate that separates it and the Forbidden City in the north. The square is also the site of the National Museum of China, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, and the Monument to the People’s Heroes.

Optional: Forbidden City Tour
One of Beijing’s most fascinating landmarks is the Forbidden City, a world once strictly for the eyes on Emperors and the Imperial court. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Peking Duck Dinner
Feast on a traditional Peking duck banquet tonight, which is served with all of the classic accompaniments. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Beijing (B)

Today starts in spectacular style: by journeying to the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass. This is one of three famous Wall passes and is located just 60 kilometres from downtown Beijing. Be sure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes today as you will have a chance to walk a section of the wall and the steps can be quite steep in places. Head back to Beijing after learning about the wall’s history and construction, stopping off at one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia. Enjoy lunch and then move to a cloisonné factory.

Optional: Musical Performance
Catch a performance of ‘The Golden Mask Dynasty’ show or the ‘Kong Fu Legend’ show.

Day 4: Beijing (B)

Visit the city’s Summer Palace this morning. This lavish complex is made up of lakes, gardens and palaces. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your tour of the palace, which was once the summer resort of Emperors, is followed by a visit to the Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy a relaxing foot massage.

Optional: Hutong Life and Panda House Tour
Hop aboard a traditional Chinese rickshaw for a tour through Beijing’s maze of hutongs, or alleyways. As well as exploring the winding hutongs and admiring the courtyards, you also have the chance to visit a local Beijing family. Next, travel to Beijing Zoo and look in at one of their most adorable residents: the giant panda. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Beijing –train-icon– Wuxi (B)

Board a high-speed journey for the quick journey to Wuxi, an ancient city that is affectionately dubbed the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Here, pass by the landscape of Lake Tai and then mosey along Nanchang Street, a strip that is the ultimate juxtaposition of old and new world architecture. 

Day 6: Wuxi – Suzhou (B)

Visit one of China’s largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the morning before travelling by coach to Suzhou. The beauty of this gorgeous city has long served as inspiration for generations of Chinese poets and writers. Suzhou has earned itself the nickname of ‘Garden City’ thanks to its myriad classical gardens, including the famous Lingering Garden – a stop on today’s itinerary. 

Optional: Grand Canal Cruise
Hop aboard a cruise boat and float along Suzhou’s UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Grand Canal. This waterway is more than 1000 years old. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Western Buffet Dinner
Feast on a mouth-watering buffet dinner of delicious Western cuisine at your hotel. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Suzhou – Hangzhou (B)

Learn about one of the world’s most luxurious textiles – silk – and how it is produced and created at a working silk-spinning mill. Then travel to Hangzhou by coach. Marco Polo was one of Hangzhou’s most famous fans; he named this city as one of the most beautiful he’d seen in the world. Your time in Hangzhou begins with a boat ride on West Lake, from which you’ll be able to see some of the city’s best-known historical and cultural sites.

Optional: Impression West Lake
Enjoy this acclaimed open-air performance, a spectacle created by Zhang Yimou – the director behind the Opening Ceremony at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Additional cost applies.

Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B)

There is a tea-tasting experience on the agenda this morning and once you have sipped and swilled your cup of green tea, venture to Shanghai via coach. This energetic city is one of the commercial centres of China and upon arrival there is a walk along the Bund, a mile-long stretch that hugs a length of the Huangpu River. This stroll is one of the best ways to admire Shanghai’s mix of colonial architecture, European influences and modern design. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Optional: Huangpu River Cruise
A cruise along Shanghai’s Huangpu River is a must-do for many visitors to the city. Additional cost applies. 

Day 9: Shanghai (B)

Today, visit the Shanghai Museum in the morning and then enjoy the rest of the afternoon with free time.

Optional: Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi and Maglev Train Tour
Head up to the Observation Deck on the 88th floor of the Jin Mao Tower for a view across the river and Shanghai’s cityscape. Then visit the Xintiandi area before experiencing a ride on the world’s fastest commercially-operating train – it reaches speeds of up to 431 kilometres per hour. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Chinese Acrobatic Show
See ERA The Intersection of Time or SPIRAL tonight and wonder at the nimble feats of Chinese acrobatics. Additional cost applies.

Day 10: Shanghai – Yichang (B) cruise-icon

Travel to Yichang and prepare to embark on a cruise of the Yangtze River. Board the Victoria Cruise Boat and settle into your cabin – your home for the next four nights. 

Day 11: Three Gorges Dam Project (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Your first full day of cruising kicks off with an on-board breakfast and then a trip to the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric power station. Then move onto Xiling Gorge, the longest and deepest of the gorge trio. There are opportunities for optional activities, including an excursion to meet the tribes of the Three Gorges. A captain’s banquet is on the cards for dinner tonight. 

Day 12: Shennong Stream (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Move onto a smaller vessel for a scenic journey through the gorges of the Goddess Stream. Please note that weather conditions may mean Shennong Stream is visited instead. Voyage to Wu and Qutang Gorges or take up the chance to visit White Emperor City. 

Day 13:  Shibaozhai (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Make for shore on an excursion to Shibaozhai and its wonderful wooden pagoda. There is also opportunity to see Fengdu’s Ghost City on an optional excursion. Tonight, there is a farewell dinner aboard the boat.

Day 14: Chongqing –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Disembark once the boat as docked at Chongqing and explore the city, known as China’s ‘Mountain City’, at your leisure before a transfer for the airport to board your Australia-bound flight.

Optional Tour (at own expense) Chongqing Insight Tour: On this sightseeing tour you’ll explore the many landmarks of Chongqing including Hongyadong Folk Custom Scene Area, local wet market and the famous Huguang Assembly Hall.

Day 15: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights, including checked baggage
  • 9 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily 
  • Private coach transportation with English-speaking guides throughout
  • All transfers within China
  • All tipping, sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary

15 day Highlights of China also includes:

  • 4 nights aboard a Yangtze River cruise
  • All meals while on-board your cruise

 

 

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: 

11 Day itinerary – $500 per person in addition to the twin share price.

15 Day itinerary – $800 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Payable direct upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 16 – 40 people 

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: Not available 

Optional Activities: 

Beijing: Forbidden City Tour $78 per person
Beijing: Peking Duck Dinner $38 per person
Beijing: “The Golden Mask Dynasty” or “Kong Fu Legend” Show $73 per person
Beijing: Hutong Life & Panda House Tour $78 per person
Wuxi: Grand Canal Cruise $33 per person
Suzhou: Western Buffet Dinner $48 per person
Hangzhou: Impression West Lake $78 per person 
Shanghai: Huangpu River Cruise $38 per person 
Shanghai: Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi & Maglev Train Tour $68 per person 
Shanghai: Chinese Acrobatic Show $73 per person 
Chongqing: Chongqing Insight Tour $20 per person 

All optional tours are payable directly upon booking.

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.

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 Suzhou Taihu Lake or similar
Hangzhou: Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Wassim Hotel or similar
Yangtze: Victoria Jenna Cruise or similar

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 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.

 

Travel Dates

 

05 March 2019
12 March 2019
19 March 2019
26 March 2019
02 April 2019
09 April 2019*
16 April 2019*
23 April 2019*
30 April 2019*
07 May 2019
14 May 2019
21 May 2019
28 May 2019
04 June 2019
11 June 2019
18 June 2019
25 June 2019
02 July 2019*
09 July 2019*
16 July 2019*
23 July 2019*
30 July 2019
06 August 2019
13 August 2019
20 August 2019
27 August 2019
03 September 2019
10 September 2019
17 September 2019*
24 September 2019*
08 October 2019*
15 October 2019
22 October 2019
29 October 2019
5 November 2019
12 November 2019
19 November 2019

*$300 per person surcharge applies for the 11 day itinerary

*$400 per person surcharge applies for the 15 day itinerary

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 airfares departing Sydney or Melbourne with China Southern, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines or similar.
  • Brisbane- A $280 per person interstate surcharge applies. 
  • Adelaide– A $380 per person interstate surcharge applies.
  • Customers may be flown to Sydney or Melbourne to join their international flights.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights, including checked baggage
  • 9 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • All transfers within China
  • All tipping, sightseeing and entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Dedicated transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • Option to upgrade to 15 day tour to include 4 nights cruising the Yangtze River
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