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12-Day Wonders of China Tour 2020 (WC12)

Accommodation:

  • Bejing: Wyndham Beijing North or similar
  • Jinan: Ramada Jinan or similar
  • Qufu: Sun Plaza International Hotel or similar
  • Suzhou: Xiangxuehai Hotel or similar
  • Wuxi: Grand Kingtown Hotel Wuxi or similar
  • Hangzhou: Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar
  • Shanghai: Pullman Shanghai Qingpu Excellence Hotel 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

Jun: 19*

Jul: 03*, 17*

Sep: 18*

Oct: 16*

Dates with a * incur a surcharge of AUD400 per person

 

Mar: 06, 20

Apr: 03, 17

May: 15

Jun: 05

Jul: 31

Aug: 14

Sep: 04

Oct: 30

 

 


Route

AU - BEIJING (3N) - JINAN (1N) - QUFU (1N) -  SUZHOU (1N) - WUXU (1N) - HANGZHOU (1N) - SHANGHAI (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
  • 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
  • Enjoy and discover the historical and cultural sites in Jinan
  • Be amazed by the China's iconic attraction the Great Wall


 

Tour Cost:

  • From AU$2,598 (per person / twin-share)
  • Minimum Group Size: 20 people

Inclusions:

  • Return international airfare and taxes on Qantas Airways (AU-CN)
  • One-way bullet train from Beijing to Jinan (2nd class)
  • One-way bullet train from Qufu to Suzhou  (2nd class)
  • Tours, transfers & admissions as per itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides in each city
  • 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.
  • Any cost incur due to unforeseeable/unavoidable circumstances, i.e. airline schedule changes, cancellation etc.

Surcharges:

  • High-season surcharge: AUD 300 per person
  • Single supplement surcharge: AUD 580 per person
  • Ex-Brisbane flight surcharge: AUD 250 per person
  • Ex-Adelaide flight surcharge: AUD 380 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 - BEIJING | MEALS: IN-FLIGHT

Upon arrival at Beijing Airport, you'll be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel to rest after your flight.
Note: Some flights may depart a day before.

DAY 2: BEIJING | MEALS: B

Today you will 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. This evening is at leisure, you may have the opportunity to appreciate the famous local famous musical performance.

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> 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.

DAY 3: BEJING | MEALS: B, L

Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the Ju-Yong-Guan 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 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.

> Peking-duck Banquet Dinner:
An authentic Peking Duck Banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.

DAY 4: BEIJING - JINAN | MEALS: B, D

After breakfast visit Beijing Zoo to see the Chinese iconic animal, the giant pandas. Then make a stop at Tong-Ren-Tang to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine before transferring to the Beijing train station and travelling to Jinan.

DAY 5: JINAN - QUFU | MEALS: B

Today we'll visit the Da-Ming Lake located in the center of Jinan City. The lake covers 81 hectares and therefore the lake retains a constant water level throughout the year and becomes a natural and cultural symbol of Jinan city. Then you will proceed to the Black Tiger Spring. According to the old myth, in the old days, there was a black rock in front of the cave. The rock was black in colour and resembled a tiger. The sound of the water rushed out from the rock resembled like that of a roaring tiger. The resemblance of the shape and sound is the reason to name the spring as Black Tiger Spring. This afternoon you'll be transferred to Qufu, the hometown of Confucius.

DAY 6: QUFU - SUZHOU | MEALS: B

This morning you may enjoy your time at leisure and explore the city at your own pace. Alternatively, you can join our hand-picked local optional tour. Later this afternoon, we'll continue our journey and travel to Suzhou.

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> Confusion Insight Tour:
On this tour, you'll visit Confucius Temple, built in 478 B.C., a place for offering sacrifices to Confucius in various dynasties. Then take a Chinese traditional carriage down the Qufu Old Town and experience the enjoyment of viewing the scenery on the carriage. A late lunch will bring you face to face to the traditional Confucius Family Banquet, which is an important part of the Chinese food culture and is used to receive guests, celebrating birthday, holding weddings, having funerals etc. The banquet follows the ranks, and has different specifications. It was a high-level banquet that was specially formed by Confucius in the past. It was a unique feast that was gradually formed after hundreds of years of continuous development.

DAY 7: SUZHOU - WUXI | MEALS: B

Suzhou, which dates back to 514 B.C., is sometimes called the 'Venice of the East'. Today you'll visit the famous Lingering Garden, recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is renowned for its exquisite silk, so naturally a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order. Afterwards we'll drive to Wuxi (approx. 1 hour), a small city boasts a reputation of being the "Land of Fish and Rice". Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest fresh water lake in China. We will stroll along the trendy yet traditional Nan-Chang Street composed of both ancient and modern architecture juxtaposed with the peacefulness of the waterside town and fashionable life of Wuxi.

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> 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.

> Chinese Dim-sum Dinner:
Dim-sum is a style of Chinese cuisine. While you are in China, why not try the traditional and local flavour of this well-known Chinese meal.

DAY 8: WUXI - HANGZHOU | MEALS: B

This morning tour the Brilliance of Lake Lihu that is located at famous Lake Taihu, followed by a visit to a Fresh Water Pearl Farm. Then you will continue your journey to Hangzhou, a place once is described by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world".

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> Romantic Show of Song-Cheng:
The Romantic show of Song Cheng is a symbolic show in Hangzhou. 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 Liang-Zhu 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.

DAY 9: HANGZHOU - SHANGHAI | MEALS: B

After breakfast, we'll visit The West Lake, the most beautiful lake in the country. You may take an optional boat ride on the West Lake (not included), the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. Followed by a visit to the No.1 Tea Plantation and taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea. Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, so a visit to the city just isn't complete without a trip to a local tea house. Make a special visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village in the hinterland of West Lake Park, considered one of the most important Longjing Tea productions in China. Enjoy the beautiful village scenery while learning about China's special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of Longjing Tea. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting. This evening you'll be travelling to Shanghai.

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> Boat Ride at West Lake:
The boat ride at West Lake is the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which 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.

DAY 10: SHANGHAI | MEALS: B, L

This morning, step back in time at the Shanghai Museum - home to more than 120,000 objects and artworks. The rest of today is a free day and you can explore this bustling city at your own pace. Alternatively, join our hand-picked optional city tour that gives you an insight to the local life and culture in 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: 
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.

DAY 11: SHANGHAI | MEALS: B

After breakfast, your tour comes to an end and you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

DAY 12: AUSTRALIA

Arrive home today.

  1. Beijing (Day 02) Golden Mask Dynasty 300 RMB/67 AUD
  2. Beijing (Day 03) Hutong Life Tour 200 RMB /45 AUD
  3. Beijing (Day 03) Peking-duck Banquet Dinner 200 RMB/45 AUD
  4. Qufu (Day 06) Confucius Insight Tour400 RMB/90 AUD
  5. Wuxi (Day 07) Grand Canal Cruise200 RMB/45 AUD
  6. Wuxi (Day 07) Dimsun Dinner 160 RMB/36 AUD
  7. Hangzhou (Day 08) Romantic Show of Songcheng 450 RMB/100 AUD
  8. Hangzhou (Day 09) Boat Ride at Westlake 200 RMB/45 AUD
  9. Shanghai (Day 09) Huangpu River Cruise 240 RMB/55 AUD
  10. Shanghai (Day 10) Shanghai Insight Tour240 RMB/55 AUD
  11. Shanghai (Day 10) Chinese Acrobatic Show 365 RMB/85 AUD

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

  • Checked Luggage: max 20 kg @ 1 piece per person
  • 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)
  • Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour guides and drivers throughout the tour. The industrial recommended tip for the tour guide and driver is 15 AUD per person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided, which will be expected whilst on tour (this will include day of arrival and departure)."