✈ China: $1,699 Per Person for a 13-Day Getaway with Flights, Tours, Transportation and Meals

✈ China: 13-Day Heritage Tour with Flights

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The Experience

Travellers can discover the gems of China during this tour visiting Beijing, Shanghai, Huangshan, and Huangzhou. Holidaymakers will have the opportunity to visit the famous Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City, as well as walk along The Great Wall of China and see a local tea ceremony. The tour will lead participants through the ancient sites, modern streets and natural landscapes alike. The tour also includes a visit to the Beijing Zoo, home to the rare giant pandas, and the scenic Hongcun Village, as well as a hiking tour to Mount Huangshan.

The Itinerary

Day1:

  • Start the adventure with the international flight to Beijing

Day 2 (breakfast):

  • Arrive in Beijing, be greeted by the tour guide and transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay; leisure time for the rest of the day

Day 3 (breakfast, lunch):

  • Visit the famous Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. After lunch, visit the famous Temple of Heaven, emperors’ place of worship, and learn more about silk in a silk factory

  • Optional programme: Watch a breathtaking acrobatic performance or enjoy a roast Peking duck dinner

Day 4 (breakfast, lunch):

  • Travel through the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the Great Wall of China, one of the wonders of the world
  • Learn more about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade carving workshop around Beijing
  • See the 2008 Olympic Games sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube before enjoying an oriental foot massage and learning about traditional Chinese medicine

  • Optional programme: a Kung Fu legend performance

Day 5 (breakfast, lunch):

  • Experience an authentic Chinese tea ceremony. Then, visit the famous Silk Street Market for a shopping spree

  • Optional programme: Take a tour across Beijing’s hutongs with a rickshaw and enter a Sichuan folk house. Then head to the zoo, home to the rare giant pandas. For those looking to explore further, consider taking the optional tour to the Summer Palace. In the evening you may consider having an optional (and delicious) hot pot dinner

Day 6 (breakfast, lunch):

  • Take a bullet train to Shanghai and visit the local City God Temple bazaar which used to be the central shrine of the Taoist worship
  • Take a walk along the Bund, known as the Gallery of World Architecture, boasting examples of Romanesque, Baroque, Neo-Classical, Beaux-Arts, Gothic and Renaissance architecture
  • Head to Nanjing Road peppered with boutiques and restaurants

  • Optional programme: Huangpu River cruise

Day 7 (breakfast):

  • Enjoy leisure time

  • Optional programme: Half-day trip to Zhujiajiao Water Town

Day 8 (breakfast, dinner):

  • Take the fast train to Huangshan and join a tour to the Tunxi Old Street – the centuries-old shopping street with storefronts and artisanal workshops or living quarters in the back
  • Head to the 200 years old Hukaiwen Ink Factory

Day 9 (breakfast, lunch):

  • Take a cable car to one of the 72 peaks of Mount Huangshan, a World Cultural and Natural Heritage site and also UNESCO Geopark and spend a day hiking with the tour guide

Day 10 (breakfast, lunch):

  • Travel by bus to the ancient, UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed Hongcun Village, where the Hollywood blockbuster Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was filmed.
  • After lunch, take bullet train to Hangzhou, dubbed as ‘paradise on Earth’ by famous Italian traveler Marco Polo.

Day 11 (breakfast):

  • Spend a day exploring Hangzhou at leisure

  • Optional programme: half-day tour of Hangzhou with a boat ride on the West Lake and a visit to the Hefang Old Street - a perfect spot for handicraft shopping and street food tasting

Day 12 (breakfast):

  • Fly back to Australia from Hangzhou airport

Day 13:

  • Arrival in Australia

What You Get

The Deal

  • $1,699 per person, twin share for a 13-day tour (up to $2,599 value)

    • Price is per person, based on twin share (two people travelling together)
    • Single supplement (one person travelling alone): $550, payable at time of booking
    • Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

Included in all options:
  • International flights from Sydney or Melbourne and airport taxes; surcharge of departing from Brisbane or Adelaide (BNE/ADL): $350, from Perth (PER): $650 per person
  • China domestic travel (flight or high-speed train)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast (twin share)
  • Transportation in each city
  • Meals of Chinese food as specified in the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide service
  • Admission tickets of tourist sites as indicated in the itinerary
  • Tipping for local tour guides and driver
Excluded:
  • China Visa and Travel Insurance
  • Sightseeing, meal or other travel services which are not specified in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement
  • Optional programs
  • Items of personal nature such as shopping, liquor, laundry, etc.

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The Fine Print

A high-season surcharge of $300 per person applies for departures on June 17, July 15 and September 16, 2019, and on April 6, 2020

• Deal is valid for 1 person based on 2 people travelling together (twin share)

• Purchase multiple vouchers

• Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay

• Surcharge of departures from Brisbane or Adelaide (BNE/ADL): $350, from Perth (PER): $650 per person

• Departure dates might be one day later than as indicated above, depending on the airlines used for each group. Each group will arrive at Beijing Airport on Tuesday.

• The adult price is based on the assumption that two adult travelers will share a double room (with two single beds or one double bed as per request). Any traveler requiring a single room will need to pay supplement of $550.

• Flights include 20kg checked-in luggage

• Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

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Travel dates 2019:

JUNE 3

JUNE 17 (high season)

JULY 15 (high season)

AUGUST 12

SEPTEMBER 2

SEPTEMBER 16 (high season)

OCTOBER 14, 21

NOVEMBER 4, 11



Travel dates 2020:

MARCH 23

APRIL 6 (high season)

APRIL 20

MAY 11, 18

JUNE 1, 8


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