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✈ China: 11-Day Pursuit of Panda Tour with Flights

What You Get

The Deal

  • $1,588 per person, twin share for a 4* tour package; low season (up to $2,599 value)
  • $1,899 per person, twin share for a 5* tour package; low season (up to $2,978 value)

  • $1,988 per person, twin share for a 4* tour package; high season (up to $3,499 value)
  • $2,299 per person, twin share for a 5* tour package; high season (up to $2,999 value)

    • Price is per person, based on twin share (two people travelling together)
    • Single supplement:
      • 4 star: +$460 per person
      • 5 star: +$640 per person
    • Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

  • Return international flights from Melbourne or Sydney
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Domestic transport in China (flight/bullet train)
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transfers in an air-conditioned coach

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees 
  • Services of local English-speaking guides
  • Travel insurance (contact the travel provider for more information)
  • Visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary
  • Service charge/tipping

The Experience

This 11-day encounter with China starts in Beijing, the country’s fast-beating heart which blends racing towards the future with ancient sights like the Great Wall of China and Forbidden City. Then, the tour makes its way via Nanjing, known as the southern capital, the canal-crossed Suzhou, and a tea plantation where travellers can cleanse their pallets before heading to Hangzhou, and then to Shanghai, the commercial epicentre of the country. The final stop of the tour is Chengdu, home to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Center which can be visited during an optional tour.

The Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

  • Fly to Beijing and take a transfer to the hotel. Please note that depending on the flight schedule, some flights might depart a day earlier.

Day 2: Beijing (breakfast, lunch)

  • Head to see Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public plazas, which has been witness to many important events in the local history; then, proceed to the Forbidden City, an architectural masterpiece which was the imperial palace from the Ming to the Qing dynasty; now, it is home to a museum and the largest collection of ancient wooden structures

Optional activity:

  • Rickshaw ride along Beijing Hutongs and visit to a local family - AU$30 per person
  • Temple of Heaven and Tai Chi boxing - AU$60 per person
  • Dinner of Peking Duck - AU$30 per person
  • Night performance: Kung Fu Legend - AU$60 per person

Day 3: Beijing (breakfast, lunch)

  • Head out to see the majestic Great Wall of China at the Juyong Pass and learn more about its construction; then, make a stop to see of Asia’s biggest jade factories and the site of the 2008 Olympic Games site

Optional activity:

  • Summer Palace and scenic Houhai area - AU$60 per person
  • Hot pot dinner - AU$30 per person

Day 4: Beijing-Nanjing (breakfast, lunch)

  • Board a bullet train or a plane (as per the availability) to Nanjing, the southern capital, to visit Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sun, local jade shop and jade-carving workmanship between Beijing and Nanjing

Optional activity:

  • Confucius Temple and Qinhuai River boat ride - AU$65 per person

Day 5: Nanjing-Suzhou (breakfast, lunch)

  • After a morning tour of Grand Bao’en Temple, China’s second-oldest temple, and a visit to a crystal artefact shop, head to Suzhou, an elegant city with canals, stone bridges and numerous gardens, also known for its silk products; visit Lion Grove Garden in the afternoon

Optional activity:

  • Grand Canal Cruise - AU$45 per person

Day 6: Suzhou-Hangzhou (breakfast, lunch)

  • Head to a silk factory to take a closer look at the silk production and proceed to Hangzhou to enjoy a boat ride on the West Lake which is famous for its serene beauty blending with historical sites

Optional activity:

  • Impression of West Lake performance - AU$110 per person

Day 7: Hangzhou - Shanghai (breakfast, lunch)

  • Learn more about tea production at a tea plantation and head to the Shanghai metropolis; take a walk along the Bund which stretches next to the Huangpu River, dotted with colonial architectural wonders

Optional activities:

  • Huangpu River Cruise - $45 per person

Day 8: Shanghai (breakfast)

  • Enjoy leisure time to explore the city as you please

Optional activities:

  • Half-day tour of Zhujiajiao Water Town with lunch - AU$110 per person (min. 4 people)
  • Jinmao Tower & Asia-Pacific Plaza - AU$110 per person

Day 9: Shanghai - Chengdu (breakfast)

  • Take a flight or bullet train (as per availability) to Chengdu, meet the travel representative and check-in to the hotel; leisure time for the rest of the day

Day 10: Chengdu (breakfast)

  • Free day at leisure

Optional activities:

  • Chengdu Panda Breeding Center with lunch - AU$150 per person (min. 4 people)
  • Sichuan Opera plus Face-Changing Show - AU$80 per person (min. 4 people)

Day 11: Chengdu - Australia (breakfast)

  • Take a transfer to the airport for the flight back

The Fine Print

Low season travel dates:


May 13 & 20

June 3 & 10

August 5

October 14 & 21

November 4 & 11

High season travel dates:

April 15

July 8

September 9 & 16

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

• Customers can purchase multiple vouchers

• Single supplement; payable at the time of booking:

 - 4 star: +$460 per person

 - 5 star: +$640 per person
• Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay

• Flights depart Melbourne or Sydney and include 20kg of checked luggage

• Departures from alternative airports incur a $320 surcharge per person, payable to the Travel Provider

• Exclusions: travel insurance (please contact the travel provider for more information), visas, personal expenses, anything not mentioned in the deal itinerary or mentioned as 'optional', and service charge/tipping

Groupon strongly encourages all travelers to check official advice available at prior to purchasing this deal

Travel insurance not included; customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover after booking

• Read more about purchase options and common Travel Terms here

Standard fine print which applies to all travel promotions

How to Redeem

Recommended to book within 7 days of purchase to secure the desired dates

• Email to book:

• State departure city, preferred dates of stay and voucher codes along with name, gender, date of birth, contact number, email, nationality, passport number and expiry date

• Attach PDF voucher

• Merchant will revert within 2 working days for confirmation

• Present printed voucher and passport on check-in

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Coco was responsive, and helpful when booking.... our departure is not till next September... Looking forward to it!
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Customer service was excellent . Coco was able to finalise the travel details in a matter of hours and answer all queries I raised . Very impressed with the level of service.
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