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Highlights of China – Luxury Small-Group Tour with Return International Flights

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Discover the wonders of China on an eight-day, luxury small group tour (maximum 16 travellers), offering a fascinating snapshot of China past and present. Immerse yourself in local traditions and culture, and take in iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Stroll the waterfront Bund in Shanghai, discover the stunning Yu Gardens and come face-to-face with the ancient Terracotta Warriors. Includes five-star accommodation with return international flights, daily breakfast and a selection of dining experiences, internal flights and high-speed train travel, private transportation, expert local guides, all sightseeing and entrance fees and more. Make the most of your time in China with the 14-day extended tour and enjoy a four-night cruise on the Yangzi River and a visit with the giant pandas in Chengdu.

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8 Days
TWIN SHARE - LOW SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (based on Twin Share)
  • Return international economy flights departing Melbourne and Sydney (surcharges apply for Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth)
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in five-star hotels including Shangri-La’s China World Hotel Beijing, Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an and the Juss Hengshan Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
8 Days
TWIN SHARE - HIGH SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (based on Twin Share)
  • Return international economy flights departing Melbourne and Sydney (surcharges apply for Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth)
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in five-star hotels including Shangri-La’s China World Hotel Beijing, Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an and the Juss Hengshan Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
8 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER - LOW SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Return international economy flights departing Melbourne and Sydney (surcharges apply for Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth)
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in five-star hotels including Shangri-La’s China World Hotel Beijing, Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an and the Juss Hengshan Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
8 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER - HIGH SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Return international economy flights departing Melbourne and Sydney (surcharges apply for Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth)
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in five-star hotels including Shangri-La’s China World Hotel Beijing, Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an and the Juss Hengshan Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences

Explore the majestic wonders of China from the dazzling modern cities of Shanghai and Beijing to historically significant sites including the iconic Great Wall and the famous Terracotta Warriors.

What You’ll Love…

The Tour – Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed wonders and explore bustling cities

Step foot on one of the Seven Wonders of the World when you walk along the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Wall of China. This captivating structure dates back as far as the 7th century BC and is a truly unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Discover the irresistible energy of Shanghai, home to the buzzing Xin Tian Di entertainment district and the famous waterfront strip The Bund, a melting pot of architectural influences.

Embark on a day tour 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 BC – and discover the story behind this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site from an experienced local tour guide.

The Accommodation - Five-star stays including Shangri-La

Enjoy three nights at Shangri-La China World Hotel in Beijing - and step into a mini Forbidden City overlooking the sprawling skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. This landmark hotel has just unveiled a three-year renovation boasting even more elegance and glamour than before - while still being a stone's throw from iconic landmarks like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the International Trade Mall.

Next, you will enjoy a stay at Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an, a luxury hotel which exemplifies Shangri-La’s signature charm. A contemporary haven featuring traditional décor, this hotel also boasts an innovative air filtration system throughout the whole building, making it the perfect retreat after a day in the hustle and bustle of the city. Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an is situated in the prestigious Yantra district, so you’ll be within easy reach of the Terracotta Warriors Museum, the City Wall and Bell Tower, as well as Xian’s premier nightlife and shopping.

Your final stop will be the Juss Hengshan Hotel, well-located in the Shanghai International Tennis Centre and Hengshan Road. Inside the hotel you will find deluxe rooms, four excellent restaurants and bars, as well as an on-site Regal Patisserie where you can indulge your sweet tooth. From your hotel, you can do some sightseeing at Longhua Temple, take in local culture at the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum or simply stroll along the Huangpu River. You’ll also be able to make the most of your time in this vibrant city with Shanghai’s best shopping, nightlife and entertainment at your door.

Your Package Includes:

  • Return international economy flights departing Melbourne and Sydney (surcharges apply for Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth)
  • Seven nights’ accommodation in five-star hotels including Shangri-La’s China World Hotel Beijing, Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an and the Juss Hengshan Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
  • All internal flights and high-speed train transfers
  • Return airport transfers and private transportation throughout
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Great Wall of China
  • A guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Terracotta Warriors
  • A guided tour of Shanghai including The Bund and Yu Gardens
  • A visit to the famous Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • A traditional rickshaw ride through Beijing
  • A Tai Chi class at the Temple of Heaven
  • A visit to the five-story Wild Goose Pagoda and the ancient city wall of Xi’an

Optional experiences:

Day 2: Golden Mask Dynasty AUD$70

Day 3: Peking Duck Dinner AUD$50

Day 5: Tang Dynasty Cultural Show & Dumpling Feast AUD$70

Day 7: Huangpu Night River Cruise AUD$60

Day 9: Tribe of the Three Gorges & Sightseeing Ferry AUD$70

Day 10: White Emperor City visit AUD$70

Day 11: Fengdu Ghost City AUD$70

*Optional prices are subject to change and are paid (CNY) during your tour - cannot be prebooked and require a minimum of 10 people to operate.

Extend your tour and enjoy a four-night Yangtze River Cruise and meet China's giant pandas in Chengdu

Want to explore more of this magical country? Enjoy six additional nights exploring more of the culture that makes China so unique including four nights on a five-star Yangtze River Cruise as well as a visit to China's famous giant pandas.

Home to some of the world's most spectacular landscapes, you’ll have the chance to soak up this natural beauty on a cruise of the famous Yangtze River and see the country from an entirely different angle. Travel on one of Victoria Cruise's five-star liners, equipped with beauty salons, reading and fitness rooms and other onboard entertainment. Discover the wonders of China's majestic mountainous region, Three Gorges Dam Project, several natural gorges and the spectacular Fengdu "Jade Emperor" - known as the pearl of the Yangtze.

Come face-to-face with the country's furry and super-friendly giants at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Learn more about the conservation efforts that brought these beautiful pandas back from endangered status and immerse yourself in Chengdu culture.

Yangtze and Chengdu Extension Includes:

  • Four-night Yangtze River Cruise aboard the Victoria Anna
  • All meals included onboard including a Captain’s Welcome Banquet
  • Soft drinks, coffee, tea and water during meals on the ship (alcoholic drinks available at additional cost)
  • Onboard entertainment and activities like Tai Chi
  • Shore excursion to the Three Gorges Project, the biggest hydro project in the world
  • Shore excursion to the Shennong Stream, home to the famous Hanging Coffins
  • An onshore excursion to the Jade Emperor Scenic Area in Fengdu
  • A visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding where you can meet giant pandas
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