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16-Day Wonders of China Tour (WC16)

Accommodation:

  • Guangzhou 2N: Hotel Nikko Guangzhou or similar (5-star)
  • Suzhou 1N: Shangri-La Hotel or similar (5-star)
  • Wuxi 1N: Radisson Blu Resort Weland Park or similar (5-star)
  • Hangzhou 1N: Hangzhou Grand Metropark Hotel or similar (5-star)
  • Shanghai 2N: Melia Shanghai Hongqiao or similar (5-star)
  • Qufu 2N: Shangri-La Hotel or similar (5-star)
  • Beijing 3N: Shangri-La's China World or similar (5-star)
  • Xi'an 2N: Wyndham Hotel Xian or similar (5-star)

*Accommodation may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard.

 


2019: Non-high season tour dates

2020: Non-high season tour dates

Nov: 06

Mar: 04, 18

Apr: 15

Jun: 03, 17

Jul: 29

Aug: 12

Sep: 02, 16

Oct: 28

Please contact our team for other tour dates.

Route

AU - GUANGZHOU (2N) - SUZHOU (1N) - WUXI (1N) - HANGZHOU (1N) - SHANGHAI (2N) - QIFU (2N) - BEIJING (3N) - XI'AN (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
  • Be amazed by the China's iconic attraction the Great Wall
  • Have an opportunity to visit the Terracotta Warriors in Xian

Tour Cost:

  • From AU$5,998 (per person / twin-share)
  • Minimum Group Size: 10 people

Inclusions:

  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*PER/*ADL
  • 14-night twin share hotel accommodation
  • Tipping
  • Intra-China transportation
  • Tours, transfers & admissions as per itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • 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:

  • Single Supplement: AUD1,200 per person
  • Brisbane Interstate: AUD380 per person
  • Perth Interstate: AUD480 per person
  • Adelaide Interstate: AUD580 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 GUANGZHOU | MEALS: IN-FLIGHT

Upon your arrival in Guangzhou international airport, a tour representative will meet you and then escort you to check into the hotel.
Note: Some flights may depart a day before.

DAY 2: GUANGZHOU | MEALS: B, L

Today you will be on a Guangzhou insight tour that incorporates both driving and walking, and typically includes sightseeing as well as trying delicious local Cantonese food. You will discover the traditional Canton culture by visiting the famous sites including Chen Clan Academy, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Temple of the Six Banyan Trees.

DAY 3: GUANGZHOU - SHANGHAI - SUZHOU | MEALS: B

This morning you will board a flight and travel to Shanghai, upon your arrival in Shanghai airport, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then escort you to Suzhou (approximately a 1.5-hour coach ride) to check into the hotel.

DAY 4: SUZHOU WUXI | MEALS: B

Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the 'Venice of the East'. Today you will 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, drive to Wuxi (approx. 1 hour). 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. Enjoy a cruise ride along the Grand Canal to view life along China's ancient waterway. We will stroll along the trendy yet traditional Nanchang 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)
> Dim Sum Dinner:
Enjoy the Dimsum dinner 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.

DAY 5: 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)
> The Romantic Show of Songcheng:
This evening, you could join the symbolic performance of Hangzhou, "The Romantic show of Song Cheng"; it is being performed over 2,000 times per year. Since it was created, the show has been performed more than 20,000 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 3 Famous Shows in the World."

DAY 6: HANGZHOU SHANGHAI | MEALS: B

Hangzhou, also known as the "Paradise on Earth", has been immortalised by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. After breakfast, visit The West Lake, the most beautiful lake in the country. You will enjoy a boat ride on the West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. Then, visit 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. Tonight there is an optional activity to enjoy the Huangpu River Night Cruise and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai (not included).

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> 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 7: SUZHOU - HANGZHOU | MEALS: B

This morning, step back in time at the Shanghai Museum - home to more than 120,000 objects and artworks. This afternoon join an insight tour of Shanghai. This tour takes you to the Lujiazui Financial & Trade Zone, where you may appreciate the economic achievements of China`s rapid development. 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 Xintiandi. It is a historical and cultural character of the city tourism attraction; its unique Shikumen Shanghai-based urban construction attracts people from the globe to explore this special leisure area.

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> Chinese Acrobatic Show:
This evening, treat yourself by seeing the amazing ERA The Intersection of Time acrobatic show.

DAY 8: SHANGHAI - QUFU | MEALS: B

Take the bullet train to Qufu, where is host to a great number of historical and cultural sites. It's known for being the hometown of Confucius.

DAY 9: QUFU CONFUCIUS | MEALS: BREAKFAST

Today, you will enjoy a full day cultural tour. First, you will visit Confucius Temple, built in 478 B.C., a place for offering sacrifices to Confucius in various dynasties. Then visit the Confucius Family Mansion, the government office and private mansion of Confucius descendants. At the last stop, you will visit the Confucius Family Graveyard, the largest, the oldest and the best preserved religious tombs and gardens. Today, you will enjoy a full day cultural tour. First, you will visit Confucius Temple, built in 478 B.C., a place for offering sacrifices to Confucius in various dynasties. Then visit the Confucius Family Mansion, the government office and private mansion of Confucius descendants. At the last stop, you will visit the Confucius Family Graveyard, the largest, the oldest and the best preserved religious tombs and gardens.

DAY 10: QUFU - JINAN - BEIJING | MEALS: B, L

After breakfast travel to Jinan, and visit Daming Lake located in the centre 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. Later this evening you will take a bullet train and travel to Beijing. Upon arrival, you will check in for your hotel.

DAY 11: 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, and you may have the opportunity to appreciate the famous local famous musical performance.

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> Musical Performance:
"The Golden Mask Dynasty" Show or "Kong Fu Legend" Show

DAY 12: GREAT WALL | MEALS: B, L

Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall (Juyongguan Section), one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Recognised 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 en route. Later in the day, 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. This evening is at leisure.

Optional Tour (Not Included)
> Peking-duck Banquet Dinner:
Authentic Peking Duck Banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.

DAY 13: BEIJING XI'AN | MEALS: B

After breakfast, we will visit Beijing Zoo to see giant pandas. Then make a stop at "Tongrentang" to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards, transfer to Beijing Train Station for your bullet train to Xi'an.

DAY 14: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS | MEALS: B, L

Today another highly anticipated icon of the country awaits - the famous and awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors. We will visit the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors in the company of our professional and experienced local guide. Be humbled as you stand among one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. You may also have the opportunity here to meet the man who first discovered the Warriors and learn about the moment they were uncovered when he stumbled upon them in 1974. After lunch, enjoy a walking food tour through the famous Moslem Street, where your guide will help order a range of delectable dishes and snacks for the more adventurous. This evening is at leisure.

DAY 15: TOUR ENDS & FLIGHT TO AUSTRALIA | MEALS: B

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

DAY 16: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

Arrive home.

  1. Wuxi (Day 04) Chinese Dim Sum Dinner 165 RMB/35 AUD*
  2. Hangzhou (Day 05) Romantic Show of Songcheng 450 RMB/95 AUD*
  3. Shanghai (Day 06) Huangpu River Night Cruise 300 RMB/65 AUD*
  4. Shanghai (Day 07) Chinese Acrobatic Show 400 RMB/85 AUD*
  5. Beijing (Day 11) The Golden Mask Dynasty" or Kong Fu Legend Show 250 RMB/55 AUD*
  6. Beijing (Day 12) Peking Duck Banquet Dinner 150 RMB/35 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 Airlines or similar
  • 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)