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11 day Inspiring China tour with flights

Including return international flights, all transfers within China, high-speed train travel from Beijing to Hangzhou, delicious breakfast daily, dedicated coach transportation, English-speaking guides, sightseeing and more.

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  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
  • 11 day Inspiring China tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Spend time exploring the hidden gems, ancient culture and extensive history of one of the world’s most ancient civilisations, on an 11 day Inspiring China tour.

Your starting point is the capital of Beijing, a buzzing city home to some of the most visited sites in the whole of China. Head to the world’s largest public squares, Tiananmen Square, named after the Gate of Heavenly Peace. It’s then on to the impressive Forbidden City where you can spend time taking in the sites that are peppered throughout this ancient complex including the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. It wouldn’t be a trip to China without a visit to the mighty Great Wall. Visit Juyong Pass and have the opportunity to climb a section of the wall and take in the picturesque views from above.

Try your hand at the ancient martial art of Tai Chi at the Temple of Heaven, before continuing on to the sprawling city of Hangzhou. Stop by the gorgeous West Lake, made famous by the poets, artists and scholars who have been taking inspiration from its natural beauty for thousands of years. Journey to Suzhou, known also as the ‘Venice of the East’. Cruise along the winding Grand Canal, the longest in the world, before travelling on to to the bustling city of Shanghai. Take in the grandeur of its skyscrapers and seamless blend of old with new, as you enjoy your time here exploring however you please.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff – Beijing

Board your flight for the capital of ancient China, Beijing! On arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Day 2: Beijing (B)

Today is yours to explore bustling Beijing at your own pace.

Optional: Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City tour. Discover the imperial treasures of China’s iconic Tiananmen square, the largest public square in the world. Continue on to the ancient Forbidden City, once the former palace for emperors throughout the Ming Dynasty. Spend time wandering through its winding lanes and grand courtyards. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Beijing (B)

Today is your last day to explore Beijing. Be sure to tick off any last monuments you want to see!

Optional: Great Wall of China and Jade Factory. Travel to the iconic Juyong Pass where you’ll have the opportunity to climb a section of the impressive Great Wall. After lunch, travel to Beijing’s largest Jade factory to learn about the manufacturing process it takes to produce this precious stone. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Beijing – train-icon – Hangzhou (B)

Wake this morning to head out to visit the spectacular Temple of Heaven and to try your hand at the ancient martial art of Tai Chi. A site first constructed by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the complex is a peppered with religious buildings that are located in the south-eastern section of central Beijing. It’s then on to a traditional Chinese Medical Centre to indulge in an oriental foot massage and to learn about the art of Chinese Medicine. This evening you will board a high-speed train to Hangzhou, the next stop on your journey through China.

Day 5: Hangzhou (B, L)

Set out to tour the city of Hangzhou this morning. Known as the political, economic and cultural centre of the Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is one of the most visited spots in the whole of China. Stop by the iconic West Lake area, and take in the magnificent landscapes and surrounds that have inspired an array of famous poets, scholars and artists since for thousands of years. Continue on to a local tea plantation to finish your afternoon learning about the way tea is picked and processed.

Optional: Song Dynasty show. Enjoy an evening of entertainment as you watch an incredible performance that showcases the spectacular history and culture of wonderful Hangzhou. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Hangzhou – Suzhou (B, L)

Transfer to Suzhou this morning to see the Master of the Nets Garden, one of the most magnificent gardens in the whole of China. Spend time exploring the garden and admiring its natural beauty.

Optional: Grand Canal cruise. After lunch, head out on a cruise along the longest canal in the world, Suzhou’s Grand Canal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, be sure to admire the gorgeous homes and sights that line their way along this impressive stretch of water. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Suzhou – Shanghai (B, L)

Spend the morning exploring China’s most famous silk factory and learning about the impressive process that is undertaken to produce the material. Journey to Shanghai, where you will visit the Nanjing walking district on arrival and learn about the rich history of this bustling city. Stop by the Bund along the iconic Huangpu River, and take in the gorgeous views of the city where the old seamlessly blends with the new.

Optional: Huangpu River cruise. Take it some of Shanghai’s most iconic sites including the People’s Hero Monument, the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the dramatic skyline of the Pu Dong business district, as you cruise along the Huangpu River at night. Additional cost applies.

Day 8: Shanghai (B)

Today is yours to explore the buzzing city of Shanghai at your own pace. With so many incredible things to and see, it’s hard to know where to start! Why not stop by the sprawling Yuyuan Garden, or take a trip to one of the happiest places on earth, Shanghai Disneyland?

Day 9: Shanghai (B)

Today is your last full day in Shanghai. Make the most of it by heading out to tick off those last minute monuments and attractions you may have missed the day before.

Day 10: Shanghai – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Enjoy one last breakfast before heading to Shanghai airport ready for your flight home to Australia.

Day 11: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights
  • All transfers within China including high-speed train travel from Beijing to Hangzhou
  • 9 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 3 lunches
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All sightseeing, tipping and excursions as per the itinerary


Highlights:

  • Begin in Beijing and be in awe of the size of Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public plazas in the world, and explore the courtyards and lanes of the Forbidden City
  • Travel out of the city to a section of the legendary Great Wall of China for a chance to walk along this ancient defensive structure, and learn about precious stones at a jade factory
  • Join in with a Tai chi session on a visit to the Temple of Heaven and admire the architecture of the shrines inside this imperial complex
  • Visit Suzhou, and take in the inspiring landscapes of the magnificent West Lake
  • Seek out Shanghai and wander through the Nanjing pedestrian district, and take a stroll along the famed Bund to appreciate the mix of old and new buildings that make up the city skyline
 

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 as per passport details 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
  • Valid for 1 person(must purchase 2 vouchers)

Payment Information:

  • Full payment is required at the time of booking
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 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
  • Optional tours
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided 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: $500 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable direct to our Travel Partner upon confirming your booking.

Group Size: 10 – 40 people

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

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. Hotel locations can be within or outside itinerary cities and may not be centrally located.  Double bedded rooms may be requested but are not guaranteed.

Beijing: Riverside Hotel Beijing/ Crown Plaza Hotel & Resort Huailai or similar
Hangzhou: Hangzhou Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or
Shanghai: Wassim Hotel Zhoupu Pudong Shanghai or similar
Suzhou: Suzhou Holiday Inn Huirong Plaza 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.

Maximum room capacity: 2 people.

Triple Share: Not available.

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.

Optional Tours:

Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City – $80 per person
The Great Wall – $100 per person
Hangzhou Song Dynasty Show – $60 per person
Suzhou Grand Canal Boat Tour –  $40 per person
Shanghai City Tour – $70 per person
Shanghai Huangpu River Cruise – $50 per person

All optional tours are displayed in Australian Dollars and payable directly upon booking with our Travel Partner. Optional tours are subject to availability, weather conditions and minimum numbers.

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

Health/Fitness Requirement: Accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and average mobility. Tours may involve sightseeing on foot, some climbing of stairs and getting on and off boats, extensive 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:

6 March
13 March
20 March
03 April
24 April
1 May
15 May
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
7 August
21 August
28 August
4 September
11 September
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November

Please note, some flights may depart 1 day earlier.

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 Information:  

  • Return economy flights departing Sydney or Melbourne with China Southern, Air China, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern their codeshare partners or similar
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates
  • Brisbane and Perth – A $350 interstate surcharge per person apply
  • No Adelaide departures available
  • Including 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

 Flight Conditions:

  • Some flights may depart 1 day before, involve up to 2 transits, 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 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

Flight Variations: 

If you wish to modify the promotional airfare included in your Webjet Exclusives package, the following Flight Variations can be requested:

  • Late departure
  • Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class where available
  • Airline of your choice where available

A $200 per person “breakaway” charge will apply per person plus any applicable fare and tax difference, payable direct to our Travel Partner (subject to availability).

In order to obtain a quote for your requested variations, you must purchase your vouchers first and submit your request via the online booking form. On this form will be a section highlighted “Flight Quote Request”. You must complete the mandatory information in this section to be provided with an accurate quote.

Please note: No flight requests/quotes/upgrades will be actioned until your 2nd payment instalment has been made. At this time you will be contacted by our operator in relation to your request. Payment of the breakaway fee and any applicable fare and tax difference is to be paid directly to our operator at the time of quotation. Once flights have been confirmed and ticketed, any voluntary changes made thereafter will incur a change fee plus any fare and tax difference. Any airport transfers will be forfeited with the breakaway request.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Limited time offer!
  • Return international flights
  • All transfers within China including high-speed train travel from Beijing to Hangzhou
  • 9 nights’ twin share hotel accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 3 lunches
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All sightseeing, tipping and excursions as per the itinerary
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