12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights

This stunning China tour includes return Qantas flights, premium accommodation including a stay at the luxury 5-star Shangri'La China World Hotel, breakfast daily, private coach transportation, sightseeing, English-speaking guides and more.

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  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
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  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
  • 12 day Splendours of China tour with luxury accommodation and Qantas flights
 

Highlights

 

China has no shortage of marvels – both man-made and natural – to dazzle its visitors. Discover its highlights on a 12 day Splendours of China tour, which includes return Qantas flights and luxury accommodation throughout.

This trip encompasses some of China’s most beautiful sights. Start in Suzhou and quickly come to understand why this city was once nicknamed the ‘Venice of the East’. Take in the view across Lake Tai in Wuxi and admire the precious bounty at a freshwater pearl farm. Make the journey to Hangzhou to see the West Lake Cultural Landscape, a panorama that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has long-inspired poets, artists and scholars with its pavilions, temples and gardens.

Seek out the hustle and bustle of Shanghai and brush up on your knowledge of the city’s history by wandering between exhibits and displays at the Shanghai Museum. Step on-board a bullet train for the high-speed journey to Tai’an and join in on optional tours to discover the area. Embrace old legends at Black Tiger Spring in Jinan, and then take another bullet train to one of the world’s most fast-paced, exciting and diverse cities: Beijing. Feel overwhelmed by the size and scale of the enormous Tiananmen Square and walk in the footsteps of old emperors by crossing into the Forbidden City. Finally, tick off a bucket list experience by climbing a section of the Great Wall of China.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Shanghai – Suzhou 

Depart Australia for China. You will be met upon arrival by a tour representative and then transferred to Suzhou for check in at the hotel.

Day 2: Suzhou – Wuxi (B)

Suzhou was once dubbed the ‘Venice of the East’ for its network of beautiful waterways. This city is also beloved for its famous Lingering Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that also happens to be on the agenda for today. After seeing the gardens, visit a working silk-spinning mill and then travel to Wuxi. The sights to take in in Wuxi include Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China; and Nanchang Street, a boulevard lined with a mix of old and new architecture. 

Optional: Grand Canal Cruise
Enjoy a cruise along Suzhou’s Grand Canal after lunch. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Dim Sum Dinner
Feast on a delicious dim sum dinner that includes xiaolongbao, a Chinese steamed bun filled with minced pork and hot soup. Additional cost applies.

Day 3: Wuxi – Hangzhou (B)

Tour the Brilliance of Lake Lihu this morning. The visit to the lake, which is located at the famous Lake Taihu, is followed by an excursion to a freshwater pearl farm. It is then onto to Hangzhou; the city Marco Polo once described as the most beautiful and magnificent in the world. 

Optional: The Romantic Show of Songcheng
The Romantic Show of Songcheng is a live spectacle that has been performed more than 20,000 times. The show is a symbol of the city and chronicles the rule of the Song Dynasty. Additional cost applies. 

Day 4: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B)

This morning, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hangzhou’s West Lake Cultural Landscape. The group then travels to a tea plantation to taste Dragon Well tea and to see how this green tea is hand-picked and pan-fried. The tour travels to Shanghai later in the day.

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: Huangpu River Night Cruise
Set off on an evening cruise along Huangpu River and take in the sight of Shanghai at night. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Shanghai (B)

Take a step back in time to old-world Shanghai at the Shanghai Museum, which is home to a collection of more than 12,000 objects and artefacts. There is some free time after the museum visit. 

Optional: Shanghai Insight Tour
This excursion takes you to the Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone to see Jinmao Tower. Then, it is on to another of Shanghai’s famous sites: Xintiandi. This car-free district is a hub for shopping, dining and entertainment. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Chinese Acrobatic Show
Catch a performance of the thrilling ERA-Intersection of Time show. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Shanghai –train-icon– Tai’an (B)

Board a famous bullet train for the speedy journey to Tai’an, a city that sits at the foothills of Mt. Tai.

Day 7: Tai’an (B)

Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace. 

Optional: Confucius Insight Tour
Visit the Confucius Temple, built in 478 BC as a place for various dynasties to offer sacrifice to Confucius. From here, travel to Kong Family Mansion, which is the government office and private mansion of Confucius’ descendants. The last stop of the excursion is the Cemetery of Confucius, a well-preserved site of religious tombs and gardens. Additional cost applies. 

Day 8: Tai’an – Jinan –train-icon– Beijing (B,L)

Travel to Jinan after breakfast and visit Daming Lake, located in the centre of the city. Admire the size and importance of the lake before travelling to see Black Tiger Spring. According to legend, the spring once boasted a black rock, shaped like a tiger, at its entrance. The sound of the water rushing over the rock was also said to resemble the roar of a tiger. In the evening, board a bullet train and travel to Beijing. 

Day 9: Beijing (B)

Explore the world-famous Tiananmen Square and the mystical Forbidden City today. The Forbidden City was the former home of emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties and is now the location of the National Palace Museum. 

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

Day 10: Beijing – Great Wall (B,L)

Today’s highlight is a trip to arguably China’s most famous landmark: the ancient Great Wall of China. Travel to the section at Juyongguan (Juyong Pass) and clamber up the steep steps to admire the scale and history of this incredible man-made wonder. On the way to the Wall, there is a stop at a large jade exhibition. 

Optional: Hutong Life Tour
Explore the hutongs (alleyways) of Beijing via rickshaw, a traditional mode of transport that is perfect for navigating the twists and turns of these lanes. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Peking Duck Banquet Dinner
Indulge with an authentic Peking Duck banquet dinner, served with all the traditional trimmings and accompaniments, to toast to your last night in China. Additional cost applies. 

Day 11: Beijing –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Visit Beijing Zoo after breakfast to see some of its most beloved, and iconic, residents: the giant panda. There is a visit to Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine to learn about traditional Chinese healing, and there is some free time to shop for last-minute treasures in Wangfujing. Later in the day, a transfer will take you to the airport to catch your Australia-bound flight.

Day 12: Australia 

Arrive home today. 

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Qantas flights, plus all airport transfers within China
  • 10 nights’ luxury twin share accommodation, including luxury international hotel brands such as Shangri-La and Sheraton hotels
  •  Delicious daily breakfast
  • Bullet train experience from Shanghai to Tai’an and Tai’an to Beijing
  • Private coach transportation with English-speaking guides throughout
  • All site entry fees, tipping and gratuities

Highlights 

  • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hangzhou’s West Lake 
  • Stop at a tea plantation to taste Dragon Well tea 
  • Experience a bullet train ride 
  • Explore the famous Tiananmen Square and mystical Forbidden City
  • Walk along the incredible Great Wall
  • Spot giant Panda’s at the Beijing Zoo 
  • Finish your tour in 5-star luxury at Shangri-La’s China World in Beijing 
 

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)

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $879/$1,159/$1,259 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain 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: 

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: 

$980 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Payable direct upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 16 – 30 people 

Triple Share: Available on request. Please purchase 3 x twin share vouchers. A $320 surcharge will apply upon confirming your booking.

Please note: triple share rooms cannot be guaranteed 

Land Only: Not available 

Optional Activities: 

Suzhou: Grand Canal Cruise – $45 per person
Wuxi: Chinese Dimsum Dinner – $35 per person
Hangzhou: Romantic show of Songcheng – $95 per person
Hangzhou: West Lake Boat Ride – $45 per person
Shanghai: Huangpu River Cruise – $65 per person
Shanghai: Shanghai Insight Tour – $55 per person 
Shanghai: Chinese Acrobatic Show – $85 per person
Tai’an: Confucius Insight tour – $85 per person 
Beijing: The Golden Mask Dynasty or Kung Fu Legend show – $55 per person
Beijing: Hutong Life Tour – $45 per person 
Beijing: Peking Duck Banquet Dinner – $35 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.

Suzhou: Shangri La Hotel or similar
Wuxi: Hualuxe Wuxi Taihu or similar
Hangzhou: Courtyard by Marriott Hangzhou Qianjiang or similar
Shanghai: Sheraton Shanghai Jiading Road Hotel or similar
Qufu: Shangri-La hotel or similar
Beijing: Shangri-La’s China World 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

 

8 March 2019
15 March 2019
22 March 2019
29 March 2019
26 April 2019*
3 May 2019
31 May 2019
7 June 2019*
26 July 2019*
2 August 2019
9 August 2019
30 August 2019*
6 September 2019*
25 October 2019
1 November 2019
8 November 2019

*$380 per person surcharge applies 

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 Qantas
  • 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.
  • Qantas applies to international long haul sectors only
  • 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 Qantas flights, plus all airport transfers
  • 10 nights’ luxury twin share accommodation including stays at Shangri-La and Sheraton hotels
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Bullet train experience
  • Private coach transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities
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