|2017 Tour Dates:||2018 Tour Dates:|
|Nov: 16*, 23||
Mar: 01, 8, 15, 22*, 29*
Apr: 05*, 12*, 19, 26
May: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Jun: 07, 14, 21*, 28*
Jul: 05*, 12*, 19, 26
Aug: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Sep: 06, 13, 20*, 27*
Oct: 4*, 11*, 18, 25
Nov: 01, 08, 15, 22*, 29*
Hight-season Surcharge: Dates/months with a * incur a surcharge of AU$380 per person
Beijing (4 Nights): Shangri-La China World or similar
Wuxi (1 Night): Grand Kingtown Hotel or similar
Hangzhou (1 Night): Jinma Palace or similar
Shanghai (3 Nights): Crowne Plaza Fudan or similar
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.
This morning you will begin the day like many locals in Beijing with a Tai Chi class during a visit to the Temple of Heaven, considered as the holiest of Beijing's Imperial Temples. Following the morning experience, you'll visit the Beijing Zoo to see China's adorable national treasure - the Giant Panda. Later in the day, your option to 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.
Optional Activities: # Hutong Life Tour: special journey which explores Beijing's ancient alleyways or "hutongs" by pedicab
Today you'll explore the world famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. After lunch, proceed to the Summer Palace, a former royal retreat and now a lovely park. From there, you'll visit a Chinese Herbal Institute and learn about traditional Chinese medicine.
Optional Activities: # Peking Duck Banquet Dinner: Authentic Peking Duck Banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.
Today's highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall (Juyongguan Section), one of the Seven Wonders of the World! You will have a chance to climb the 3,700-mile marvel. Afterwards, enjoy a tour through the iconic Beijing 2008 Olympic Centre, which includes the famous Bird's Nest and Water Cube which now hosts many spectacular opening ceremonies and events. Although there is no tour inside these buildings, it is a magnificent architectural structure from the outside, providing a perfect photo opportunity. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia enroute.
Optional Activities: # Musical Performance: "The Golden Mask Dynasty" Show
This morning, take a bullet train to Wuxi. When you arrive in Wuxi, your local representative will meet you and then take you to see the LingShan Grand Buddha, one of China's largest Buddha statues that stand over 80m tall. The whole Lingshan area is a tourist attraction, with a musical fountain which plays out the story of the birth of the Buddha, as well as the as Little Potala palace, a very good place to learn more about the wonders of Chinese Tibetan Buddhism.
Optional Activities: # Open-air Performance: In the evening, treat yourself to the Impression West Lake Show, an open-air performance created by Zhang, Yi-Mou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games.
# Grand Canal Cruise: Enjoy a cruise along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal
# Chinese Acrobatic Show: Treat yourself by seeing the amazing ERA The Intersection of Time acrobatic show in the evening
Optional Activities: # Huangpu River Night Cruise: At night, enjoy the Huangpu River Night Cruise and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.
Optional Activities: # Shanghai City Day Tour: On this tour, you will visit Xintiandi, where is a historical and cultural character of the city tourist attractions, it is unique Shikumen Shanghai-based urban construction, into the world-class restaurants, business, entertainment, culture, leisure walking Street. After we take you to Lujiazui Financial & trade zone, visit the Jinmao Tower, which is with 88 stories reaching a height of 420.5 meters and 290,000 square meterconstruction area, Jin Mao Tower, which literally means "Gold Luxuriance Building" in Chinese, is a perfect combination of traditional Chinese architectural style and the world's modern architectural technology.
*The amount in AUD is subject to the currency exchange rate and it may change at any time without advance notice.