China

Captivating China: A 19-Day Tour with Return International Flights

Discover ancient and modern China on an unforgettable, 19-day tour taking you to Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Xi'an, Shanghai and on a scenic full-board cruise down the Yangtze River. You'll uncover Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Great Wall of China, Master of Nets garden, Fengdu ghost city and so much more. Includes return international flights, four-day Yangtze River Cruise, daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners, an English-speaking tour guide, return airport transfers, air-conditioned coach transportation and more.

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19 Days
CHINA TOUR - LOW SEASON
  • Return international flights from Sydney and Melbourne (with other cities incurring a surcharge)
  • 18 nights of deluxe accommodation including three nights in Beijing, two nights in Hangzhou, one night in Suzhou, two nights in Shanghai, three nights in Xi’an, three nights in Chengdu and
  • Four nights on a Yangtze River cruise
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Hangzhou
  • Daily breakfast, 14 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Transportation in a private, air-conditioned coach
19 Days
CHINA TOUR - HIGH SEASON
  • Return international flights from Sydney and Melbourne (with other cities incurring a surcharge)
  • 18 nights of deluxe accommodation including three nights in Beijing, two nights in Hangzhou, one night in Suzhou, two nights in Shanghai, three nights in Xi’an, three nights in Chengdu and
  • Four nights on a Yangtze River cruise
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Hangzhou
  • Daily breakfast, 14 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Transportation in a private, air-conditioned coach

See the very best China has to offer with this all-encompassing, 19-day tour that’ll have you experiencing the cosmopolitan vibrancy of Shanghai and Beijing and marvelling at iconic historic sites, all the while enjoying authentic local experiences along the way.

What You’ll Love…

The Sites – From Beijing to Shanghai and so much more in between

Begin your whirlwind journey in the sprawling capital of Beijing itself, rich with six UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and more. Explore the winding alleys - or 'hutongs' - of the local Beijing neighbourhoods from the back of a traditional rickshaw and learn all about the history of China’s most celebrated stone, jade, from a local merchant.

Travel north of Beijing and be captivated by the sight of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Wall of China, which dates back as far as the 7th century BCE and is truly a wonder to behold.

Experience the famous bullet train with a trip from Beijing to the striking and culturally-acclaimed Hangzhou – one of China’s most popular tourist destinations. Discover the stunning West Lake, a literary inspiration since the 9th century and arguably one of the most beautiful landscapes in the country. Witness the striking temples, traditional pagodas, vibrant gardens and old-world tea plantations. Visit one of these traditional Chinese tea plantation that’ll teach you about the picking and processing of tea.

Lightly dubbed “the Venice of China”, Suzhou is known for its canals, bridges and landscaped gardens. Stroll the charming pathways of the Master of Nets Garden – one of China’s finest gardens and a popular tourist attraction – as you discover the incredible fusion of nature, Orient architecture and traditional art.

Marvel at the ancient city wall of Xi’an, which dates back to the 14th century and is one of the best-preserved walls in China, located at the end of the historic Silk Road. Whilst in Xi’an, you’ll also visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - a Buddhist monument dating back to the year 652.

Discover the irresistible energy of Shanghai on a city tour incorporating Shanghai Museum – one of China’s most celebrated museums – the buzzing Xin Tian Di entertainment district and the famous waterfront strip The Bund, a melting pot of architectural influences. Learn about the fascinating history of silk manufacturing with a chance to peruse China's most famous silk factory that’ll have you learning about the process and its importance in Chinese culture.

Embark on a trip to the site of the famed Terracotta Warriors – a massive collection of sculptures depicting the armies of the first emperor of China and dating back to the third century BCE – and discover the story behind this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site from an experienced local tour guide.

The Cruise – Four unforgettable nights cruising the Yangtze River

Embark on a four-night cruise of the majestic Yangtze River – Asia’s longest river and the world’s third-longest – which flows solely through China and boasts strong ties to the country’s history, economy and culture.

Marvel at the colossal scale of the Three Gorges Dam, the biggest hydropower project in the world; soak up the dramatic scenery of the Shennong Stream, which flows through three beautiful gorges – see if you can spot the traditional hanging coffins of the Tujia ethnic group hidden along the banks – and stop at the historical site of Shibaozhai, rising from the banks of the river, with its nine-storey red pagoda leading to a temple at the top of the hill.

Your Package Includes:

  • Return international flights from Sydney and Melbourne (with other cities incurring a surcharge)
  • 18 nights of deluxe accommodation including three nights in Beijing, two nights in Hangzhou, one night in Suzhou, two nights in Shanghai, three nights in Xi’an, three nights in Chengdu and
  • Four nights on a Yangtze River cruise
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Hangzhou
  • Daily breakfast, 14 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Return airport transfers
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Transportation in a private, air-conditioned coach

The '7 day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following tour departure dates:

Low Season

15, 29 March 2019

5, 19 April 2019

10, 24 May 2019

23, 30 August 2019

11, 18 October 2019

1, 8 November 2019

High Season

7 June 2019

26 July 2019

6, 20 September 2019

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended. Please note the total duration of this tour is 20 days including transit time.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged two years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise a single traveller surcharge applies.

High Season Surcharge: If travelling in the high season, a surcharge of AU$200 per person applies.

Single Traveller Surcharge: Single travellers must pay a surcharge of AU$1,400. Payable directly to the tour company.

The minimum tour capacity is 6 travellers and the maximum tour capacity is 40 travellers per departure.

Flights: Return economy flights from Sydney and Melbourne (maximum travel time 16 hours) with China Southern Airlines or similar are included in your package. Departures from Brisbane or Perth will incur a surcharge of AU$350 per person, payable directly to the tour operator. You may choose to return later for a surcharge of AU$200 per person (fee is subject to change depending on air fare prices).

The minimum age for the tour is two years. All children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult. Children must pay full price.

Tour includes accommodation in the following:

Pan Pacific Beijing or Similar

Hilton Hangzhou Xiaoshan or Similar

Suzhou Marriott Hotel or Similar

Shanghai New World Hotel or Similar

Yangtze River Gold Cruise #6

Sheraton Xi'an North City Hotel or similar

Chengdu Crown Plaza West or similar

Hotels listed are guaranteed unless fully booked or in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

Tipping and gratuities are included in your package.

The following optional tours are available to purchase, payable directly to the tour operator:

Tang Dynasty dancing show with dumpling banquet (AU$80 per person)

Dinner and acrobatics show in Shanghai (AU$50 per person)

Please note that lunch or dinner will be served on board if your domestic flights coincide with meal times.

Chinese visa is required. Please note the visa application fee is not included in your package.

Travel insurance is recommended.

For cruise package, in the event of water level problems on stretches of river, repair or maintenance work carried out by the river and other local authorities on the river or canal banks, stretches of river or canal, bridges, locks or docks, the tour operator reserves the right to change the published itinerary or to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach without notice.

The tour operator reserves the right to change the order of visiting the attractions, air carriers and hotels (to similar quality) without notice.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

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