9 day Taste of China tour with flights

9 day Taste of China tour including return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily, private coach transportation, in-depth sightseeing, tour guides and more.

$666
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per person twin share | Typically $2,187!
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  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
  • 9 day Taste of China Tour – Travel Frenzy
 

Highlights

 

Unearth the best of China with a 9 day Taste of China tour.

Arrive in the impressive city of Beijing and begin your tour exploring the famous Tiananmen Square,  the second-largest public square in the world. Adventure to the majestic Great Wall and take the opportunity to walk along a portion of this incredible monument. Enjoy a tour to the Summer Palace, the largest preserved garden in China and a former summer resort for Emperors. 

Ride the high speed train from Beijing to Wuxi to visit one of the largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the country. Journey to the elegant city of Suzhou, filled with canals, stone bridges and meticulously designed gardens. Visit a silk spinning mill and learn how to silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms.

Travel to Hangzhou and end your amazing tour taking a majestic boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of this beautiful place.

Your package includes return flights, accommodation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

See Inclusions  for more.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Beijing

Fly to Beijing via connecting cities and transfer to the hotel. Beijing, China’s massive capital, has a history stretching back three millennia, and since the 2008 Olympic Games, it has been known for its modern architecture as well as grand ancient sites such as the Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Please note: Some flights may depart the night before.

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 Program (at own expense): Forbidden City Tour – Continue on to the incredible Forbidden City, a true architectural masterpiece, and 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 covering 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 Program (at own expense): Peking Duck Dinner – Tonight, head out for a Beijing speciality which is one of the most famous Chinese dishes, Peking Duck.

Day 3: Beijing (B)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass. This is one of the three most famous passes along the Wall, together with Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan. Just 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 Program (at own expense): The Golden Mask Dynasty – This phenomenal show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, magnificent costumes and lot of surprises. Seen by an estimated 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 a Chinese Herbal Medicine Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years, as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage.

Optional Program (at own expense): Hutong Life & Panda House Tour w/Lunch – A rickshaw will take you around the intricate winding hutongs to admire these old courtyard dwellings, built during the Mongol Yuan Dynasty. Even today, when many have been developed into upscale restaurants, tea houses, and boutiques, many residents are reluctant to move from their beloved hutongs. On this tour, you are invited to visit a local family’s house to experience authentic ‘old Beijing’ life. Next, visit the Panda House in Beijing Zoo to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda.

Optional Program (at own expense): Chinese Kung Fu Show – This show is an energetic mix of traditional Chinese martial arts, dance and high-flying acrobatics set in a modern theatre. Combined with an excellent storyline, exceptional stage design and professional actors this show is not to be missed for kung-fu enthusiasts or those seeking a thrilling performance.

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, and juxtaposed with the peaceful atmosphere of the waterside town and fashionable life of Wuxi.

Optional Program (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 (xiao long).

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 elegant city with 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 Program (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 Program (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 Program (at own expense): Impression West Lake – This evening, enjoy an open-air performance, a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, acclaimed film and theatre director, and architect of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games Opening Ceremony.

Day 8: Hangzhou –airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

Today after breakfast you will depart Hangzhou for your return flight/s home via connecting cities. If time permits, you will experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation before departure.

Day 9: Australia

Arrive home today 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with a full service airline including checked baggage 
  • All transfers within China 
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Bullet train experience
  • Private coach transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities

Highlights:

  • Walk on the incredible Great Wall
  • Race across China on a bullet train
  • Explore the famous Tiananmen Square
  • Sit beside tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou
  • Stroll in one of the finest Chinese gardens in Suzhou
 

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)
  • All bookings must be made by 30 September 2018 

Payment Information:

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • 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 upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 10 – 48 people 

Triple Share: Available, please purchase 3 vouchers.

Optional Activities: 

Beijing: Forbidden City Tour – $80 per person 
Beijing: Peking Duck Dinner – $40 per person
Beijing: The Golden Mask Dynasty – $75 per person
Beijing: Hutong Life & Panda house Tour with lunch – $80 per person
Beijing: Chinese Kung Fu show – $75 per person 
Wuxi: Grand Canal Cruise – $35 per person
Wuxi: Jiangnan Dumpling lunch – $25 per person 
Suzhou: Western Buffet dinner – $40 per person 
Hangzhou: Impression West Lake – $80 per person

All optional tours are payable directly upon booking with 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: 

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: Chun Hui Yuan 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

Please note: all star ratings are local ratings 

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.

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

 

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

26 February*
5 March 2019
12 March 2019
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April*
16 April*
23 April*
30 April*
7 May
14 May
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July*
9 July*
16 July*
23 July*
30 July
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September*
24 September*
8 October*
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November
19 November

*$300 per person surcharge applies. Payable direct to Nexus Holidays 

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

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

 

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/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.
  • 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 airfares with a full service airline including checked baggage 
  • All airport transfers
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Bullet train experience
  • Private coach transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides
  • In depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • All site entry fees
  • All tipping and gratuities
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