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12 Days China Discovery Tour with Yellow Mountain (CD12Y)


  • Beijing: CNCC Grand Hotel or similar
  • Suzhou: Xiangxuehai Hotel or similar
  • Wuxi: Grand Kingtown Hotel or similar
  • Hangzhou: Merchant Marco garden Hotel or similar
  • Shanghai: Holiday Inn Shanghai Hongqiao West or similar
  • Huangshan: Xinhualian Howard Johnson Hotel or similar

* Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

2019: Non-high season tour dates

Nov: 01, 15  



AU - Beijing (3N) - Suzhou (1N) - Wuxi (1N) - Huangzhou (1N) - Shanghai (2N) - Huangshan (2N) - AU

Departure Cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane*, Perth*  or Adelaide*

Tour Highlights

  • Explore China to the fullest, from ancient historical sites to modern bustling city sights
  • Be amazed by the China's iconic attraction the Great Wall
  • Explore the cosmopolitan paradise of Shanghai, known across the world as a food and shopping paradise
  • Discover the charm of beautiful Suzhou
  • Visit the stunning West Lake in the beautiful city of Hangzhou
  • Discover the beauty of Ancient Old Town in "Hui" style
  • Opportunity to appreciate the breathtaking scenery on Yellow Mountain

Tour Cost:

  • AU$2,599 (per person / twin-share)
  • Minimum Group Size: 10 people


  • Return international flights from/to Melbourne or Sydney (economy class)
  • 10-night premium twin share hotel accommodation
  • Intra-China transportation including flights, speed-train, buses
  • Tours, transfers and admissions as per itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)


  • Compulsory tipping (15 AUD per person per day, total 180 AUD/900 RMB per person, payable and non- refundable in case of cancellation at any time)
  • Visa to China
  • Travel insurance
  • Applicable surcharge, i.e. upgrades and optional activities, single supplement surcharges etc.
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary, i.e. laundry, personal items, alcoholic drinks and etc.


  • Single Supplement: $780 per person
  • Brisbane interstate Surcharge: $380 per person
  • Adelaide Interstate Surcharge: $480 per person
  • Perth Interstate Surcharge: $580 per person

Please take the time to read and understand the conditions of booking set out below prior to booking a trip with us. We strongly recommend that you also read the essential trip information relating to your tip prior to booking to ensure that you understand the itinerary, style and physical demands of the trip you are undertaking.



Travel to Beijing, on arrival you will be accompanied by one of our friendly and professional tour guides to the hotel
Note: subject to your flight schedule, you may depart on the same day or one day earlier.


Today is a leisure day to see Beijing at your own pace. Get to know the city by drinking in the stunning sights and treating yourself to some delicious local fare! Alternatively, you can join our suggested optional excursions.

Optional Activities (Not Included)
> Imperial Beijing Day Tour: Explore the world famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a true architectural masterpiece and home to the National Palace Museum.

> Musical Performance: "The Golden Mask Dynasty" Show or "Kong Fu Legend" Show


Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall (Juyongguan Section), one of the Seven Wonders of the World, recognized by UNESCO, and get a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700 mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute. Later in the day, it is your option to join our suggested excursions.

Optional Activities (Not Included)
> Hutong Life Tour: On this tour you will explore the hutongs of Beijing on the backs of rickshaws, a traditional mode of transport in Beijing. These rapidly disappearing traditional neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into the Beijing of the past.

> Peking Duck Banquet Dinner: Authentic Peking Duck Banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.


This morning you will visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. You will then travel on the bullet train to Suzhou. When you arrive in Suzhou, our local representative will meet and greet you at the North Suzhou Railway Station. The local representative will transfer you to the hotel for rest.


Suzhou, the city of paradise, is also known as the Oriental Venice for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens. Suzhou is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, you will visit the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden with 500 years of history, and continue your journey to the Suzhou Silk Factory, the largest silk manufacturer in the country and discover the mysterious processing silk. After lunch, you can enjoy the optional excursion and explore the famous Grand Canal further. In the late afternoon, we will continue our journey to Wuxi, and visit the Nanchang Street before transferring to the hotel.

Optional Activity (Not Included)
> Grand Canal Cruise: After lunch, you can enjoy a cruise along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal.


This morning, you will begin your day with a visit to the Brilliance of Lake Lihu, located at the Famous Lake Taihu, followed by a visit to a Fresh Water Pearl Farm. We will then continue our travel to Hangzhou, once was described by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world" This evening is at leisure. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the symbolic performance of Hangzhou as an optional activity.

Optional Activity (Not Included)
> The Romantic Show of Song Cheng: this evening, you could join the symbolic performance of Hangzhou. It is being performed over 2,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audiences. It is the theatre performance that has been performed for most times and has the largest audience number, along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the Top Three Famous Shows in the world.


Hangzhou, also known as the "Paradise on Earth", has been immortalized by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This morning, you will visit the West Lake it is known as the most beautiful lake in the country. During the visit, why not join the optional activity of boat riding on the West Lake, which is the most renowned feature of Hangzhou. After this, we will visit No. 1 Tea Plantation and taste the local well-known Dragon Well Tea. It is science proved that green tea is excellent for maintaining the well-beings, and today you will have the opportunity of learning the tea culture of the China's best green tea Dragon Well Tea. After lunch, we will drive to Shanghai. This evening, you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai by joining the optional Huangpu River Cruise ride.

Optional Activities (Not Included)
> Boat Ride on the West Lake: During your visit to the beautiful West Lake, you can find out the most renowned feature of Hangzhou by joining the West Lake Boat Ride, which is noted for its scenic beauty blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites.

> Huangpu River Night Cruise: At night, you may enjoy the Huangpu River Night Cruise and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai


After breakfast, we will travel to the Bund, a famous site in Shanghai that is lined by the colonial architecture of European design. This area is the best place to capture the Western influences of the old days, and now it is called the "Wall Street of the East". The rest of the day is at free leisure. You are encouraged to join our suggested optional tours and activities that give you insights of Shanghai.

Optional Activities (Not Included)
> Shanghai Insight Tour: This tour takes you to Lujiazui Financial & Trade zone, where the Jinmao Tower is located. Jinmao is with 88 stories reaching a height of 420.5 meters and 290,000 square meter construction area, it is literally means "Gold Luxuriance Building" in Chinese. In here, you can find the perfect combination of traditional Chinese architectural style and the world's modern architectural technology. After this, we will visit another famous site in Shanghai Xi'tian'di. It is an historical and cultural character of the city tourism attraction, its unique Shikumen Shanghai-based urban construction attract people from the globe to explore this special leisure area.

> Chinese Acrobatic Show: This evening, treat yourself by seeing the amazing ERA The Intersection of Time acrobatic show.


Today you will board the bullet train and travel to Huangshan city. Upon arrival, you will be met by our friendly tour guide and transferred to visit an incredible ancient village named Tangmo, with the major features of Huizhou water intake, Huizhou style garden and watery region landscape, the Village presently owns a lot of scenic spots, such as buildings of Qing-Dynasty style as Octagonal Pavilion, Brotherhood Hanlin Academicians Archway, Tan'gan Garden and water street. Thus it has won the reputable name of "National famous historical and cultural village".

Later in the day, go for a relaxing stroll on the 900-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street to appreciate authentic old Huizhou-style architectures. Next comes an interesting visit to Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory to find out how ancient Chinese people produce ink sticks (major item used to write and paint in ancient time). The rest of today is free for you to relax and have a good rest.


Today, you may enjoy a day of leisure, exploring the city at your own pace. Alternatively, you can join a selection of optional tours with our experienced local guide.

Optional Activity (Not Included)
> Hiking Tour on Yellow Mountain: You will embark on a spectacular cable car ride up to Mt. Huangshan. When you reach the top, you will be able to admire the beautiful scenery in both the North Sea scenic area and the West Sea scenic area. Enjoy the view of Brush Pen Peak, Begin-to-believe Peak, Xihai Grand Canyon, Cloud Dispelling Pavilion, Flying Stone and the Bright Summit. Later this afternoon you will enjoy the decent by cable car.


Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport for your flight home or your onward journey.


Arrive Australia.

  1. Beijing (Day 02) Imperial Beijing Day Tour 350 RMB/75 AUD*
  2. Beijing (Day 02) "The Golden Mask Dynasty" or "Kong Fu Legend" Show 250 RMB/55 AUD*
  3. Beijing (Day 03) Hutong Life Tour 200 RMB/45 AUD*
  4. Beijing (Day 03) Peking Duck Banquet Dinner 150 RMB/35 AUD*
  5. Suzhou (Day 05) Grand Canal Cruise 200 RMB/45 AUD*
  6. Hangzhou (Day 06) "The Romantic Show of Song Cheng" 450 RMB/95 AUD*
  7. Hangzhou (Day 07) Boat Ride on the West Lake 200 RMB/45 AUD*
  8. Shanghai (Day 07) Huangpu River Night Cruise 300 RMB/65 AUD*
  9. Shanghai (Day 08) Shanghai Insight Tour 250 RMB/55 AUD*
  10. Shanghai (Day 08) Chinese Acrobatic Show 400 RMB/85 AUD*
  11. Huangshan (Day 10) Hiking Tour on Yellow Mountain 950 RMB/200 AUD*

*The amount in AUD is subject to the currency exchange rate and it may change at any time without advance notice.

  • Airlines: China Southern, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines or similar
  • Flight Class Upgrades: AU$2900 per person (subject to availability)
  • Maximum Room Capacity: 2 people
  • Child Policy: no child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
  • Unaccompanied Minors: not allowed
  • Bedding Configuration: double or twin (subject to availability)