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10-Day Classic China Tour (XQ10)

Accommodation:

  • 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

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


2020: High season tour dates

   

2020: Non-high season tour dates

Apr: 24*

May: 08*

Jul: 10*, 24*

Oct: 09*

Dates with a * incur a surcharge of AU$400 per person

   

Mar: 13, 27 

Apr: 10 

May: 22 

Jun: 12, 26  

Aug: 07, 21 

Sep: 11, 25 

Oct: 23

Nov: 06



 

Route

AU - BEIJING (3N) - SUZHOU (1N) -  WUXI (1N) - HANGZHOU (1N) - SHANGHAI (2N) - AU


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
  • Sightseeing the well-known Tianamen Square
  • 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$2,199 (per person / twin-share)


Inclusions:

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

Exclusions:

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

Surcharges:

  • High-season Surcharge: dates with a * incur a surcharge of 400 AUD per person
  • Single Supplement: 750 AUD per person
  • Brisbane Interstate Surcharge 380 AUD per person
  • Adelaide Interstate Surcharge 580 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.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

DAY 1: AUSTRALIA TO BEIJING | MEALS: IN-FLIGHT

Fly to Beijing via connecting cities and transfer to the hotel.
Note: Some flights may depart the day before.

Beijing, China's massive capital has a history stretching back three millennia. Yet since the 2008 Olympic Games, it's known for its modern architecture as well as ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

DAY 2: BEIJING | MEALS: B

Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Pass. This is one of the three most famous passes along the Great Wall of China, together with Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan. 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 constriction 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 Cloisonné Factory. Cloisonné is a famous traditional enamel ware, known as the 'Blue of Jingtai' in China, with a history of over 500 years.

Optional Tour (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. Musical Performance:"The Golden Mask Dynasty" Show or "Kong Fu Legend" Show

DAY 3: BEIJING | MEALS: 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 Tour (Not Included)
Forbidden City Tour:
Hailed as landmark of Beijing and the centre of imperial China during the Ming and Qing dynasties, Forbidden City is a great place to be if you want to learn about Chinese culture and history.

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

DAY 4: BEIJING SUZHOU | MEALS: B

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.

DAY 5: SUZHOU WUXI | MEALS: B

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

DAY 6: WUXI - HANGZHOU | MEALS: B

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 Tour (Not Included)
The Romantic Show of Songcheng:
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.

DAY 7: HANGZHOU - SHANGHAI | MEALS: B

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 Tour (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.

DAY 8: SHANGHAI | MEALS: B

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 Tour (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.

DAY 9: SHANGHAI AUSTRALIA | MEALS: N/A

Conclude your memorable tour with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight via connecting cities.

DAY 10: TOUR ENDS DEPART FOR HOME | MEALS: N/A

Arrive home today.

  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.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Airlines: Qantas Airways or similar
  • 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)