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10-Day Classic China Tour (SQ10)


  • Beijing: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar
  • Suzhou: Holiday Inn Express Taihu or similar
  • Wuxi: Wuxi International Hotelor similar
  • Hangzhou: Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or similar
  • Shanghai: Venus International Hotel or similar

Please note: the listed accommodation 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. The accommodation locations can be within or outside itinerary cities.

Please contact our team for the available tour dates in 2020 and 2021.



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

Tour Highlights

  • Visiting the Great Wall of China learn about the history and climb this famous monument
  • Spending time at Suzhou, designated UNESCO World Heritage Site is known as the Oriental Venice for the exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens
  • Seeing the breath-taking Shanghai city night view and walk along the Huangpu River

Tour Cost:

From AU$1,998 (per person / twin-share)


  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL
  • 8-night twin share hotel accommodation
  • Intra-China transportation
  • Tours, transfers & admissions as per itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)


  • Visa to China
  • Tipping & gratuities
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Applicable surcharge, i.e. optional activities, single supplement & etc.
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary, i.e. laundry, personal items, alcoholic drinks & etc.


  • High-season Surcharge: 500 AUD per person
  • Shoulder-season Surcharge: 250 AUD per person
  • Single Supplement: 500 AUD per person
  • Brisbane Interstate Surcharge: 300 AUD per person
  • Adelaide Interstate Surcharge: 500 AUD per person
  • Perth Interstate Surcharge: 400 AUD 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.



Fly to Beijing, the capital city of China, via a connecting city. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Please note: Some flights may depart the day before.
Meals Included: N/A
Hotel: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar
Optional Tour(s): N/A


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.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar
Optional Tour(s):
# Imperial Beijing 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
# Golden Mask Dynasty: The large-scale poetic dancing drama, Golden Mask Dynasty Show, is based on a legendary age in China. The Golden Mask Dynasty Show incorporates dancing, lighting and acoustics, acrobatics and some magnificent costumes to recreate the wonderful legend.


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.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar
Optional Tour(s):
# Hutong Life Tour: This tour will take you around the intricate winding hutongs to admire the old courtyards. They are maze-like and deep and exactly as they were a long time ago. You are invited to visit a local family's house to experience authentic Beijing life.
# Peking-Duck Dinner: An authentic Peking-duck banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.


This morning you'll visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterward you can explore Wangfujing, the famous shopping street in Beijing on your own pace. Later of the day you'll 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.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Holiday Inn express Taihu or similar
Optional Tour(s):
# Temple of Heaven Tour: Visit the Temple of Heaven. Marvel at the spectacular architecture and get a glimpse of local life. A delicious local lunch is included in this tour.


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 UNEWSCO 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. In the late afternoon, you can enjoy the optional excursion and explore the famous Grand Canal further before we'll continue our journey to the Nanchang Street before transferring to the hotel.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Wuxi International Hotel or similar
Optional Tour(s):
# Grand Canal Cruise: Enjoy a cruise along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal, which is the best way to appreciate the stunning views of a water town.
# Dimsum Dinner: Enjoy a sumptuous Chinese style dinner with delicious dimsum and local dishes.


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.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Holiday Inn Xiaoshan or similar
Optional Tour(s):
# The Romantic Show of Songcheng: The large-scale performance "The Romantic Show of Songcheng" is the soul of Hangzhou Song Dynasty. It has captivating song and dance, coupled with beautiful sound and light effects, and will thoroughly explain the history and mythology of Hangzhou. In this audio-visual performance, you'll be able to appreciate the daily life of Liangzhu people thousands of years ago, the splendid glory of the Southern Song Dynasty palace, the fierceness of the Yue family army, and the famous "Butterfly Lovers" and "Legend of the White Snake" operas.


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. We'll then 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.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Venus International Hotel or similar
Optional Tour(s):
# 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 Cruise: The Huangpu River offers intriguing views of the Bund, Pudong and riverfront activity. Experience the Bund from a different perspective with a river cruise experience. Gaze at the eclectic group of architectural styles that make up the striking Shanghai skyline from the water.


This morning, you'll visit the Shanghai Museum that escorts you through the craft of millennia and the pages of Chinese history. The rest of today will be at leisure, or you may explore this buzzling city further and join one of our well-designed optional tour programs.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Venus International Hotel or similar
Optional Tour(s):
# 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: As a multimillion-dollar stunning acrobatic extravaganza, the first of its kind in China, ERA is a multimedia odyssey whose inspiration is a direct result of the combination of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology. Just like Shanghai, ERA evolves through a constant collision between the past and future.


Enjoy one last delicious breakfast this morning, before your Chinese adventure comes to an end. At the appropriate time, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home, unless you choose to extend your stay and continue to explore other mesmerising cities. You'll be returning home with knowledge of a new culture, connections with new friends and memories to last you a lifetime.
Meals Included: B
Hotel: Inflight
Optional Tour(s): N/A


Arrive home today.
Meals Included: N/A
Hotel: N/A
Optional Tour(s): N/A

  1. Beijing (Day 02) Hutong Life Tour 45 AUD/200 RMB
  2. Beijing (Day 02) Musical Performance 80 AUD/370 RMB
  3. Beijing (Day 03) Forbidden City Tour 85 AUD/390 RMB
  4. Beijing (Day 03) Peking Duck Dinner 45 AUD/190 RMB
  5. Wuxi (Day 05) Grand Canal Cruise 40 AUD/165 RMB
  6. Hangzhou (Day 06) The Romantic Show of Song Cheng 100 AUD/450 RMB
  7. Hangzhou (Day 07) Boat Ride on the West Lake 45 AUD/200 RMB
  8. Shanghai (Day 07) Huangpu River Cruise 45 AUD/190 RMB
  9. Shanghai (Day 08) Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi & Maglev Train Tour 75 AUD/340 RMB
  10. Shanghai (Day 08) Chinese Acrobatic Show 80 AUD/365 RMB

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


  • Airlines: Singapore Airlines or similar premium carriers
  • Maximum Room Capacity: 2 people
  • Child Policy: no child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with adults.
  • Unaccompanied Minors: not allowed
  • Bedding Configuration: double or twin (subject to availability)