China

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

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 Regal International East Asia Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
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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 Regal International East Asia Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
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8 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - LOW SEASON
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (single 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 Regal International East Asia Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
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14 Days
TWIN SHARE - LOW SEASON EXTENSION
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 Regal International East Asia Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
Calendar
8 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - HIGH SEASON
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (single 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 Regal International East Asia Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
Calendar
14 Days
TWIN SHARE - HIGH SEASON EXTENSION
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 Regal International East Asia Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
Calendar
14 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - LOW SEASON EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (single 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 Regal International East Asia Hotel
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional dining experiences
Calendar
14 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - HIGH SEASON EXTENSION
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (single 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 Regal International East Asia 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 Regal International East Asia 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 Regal International East Asia 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

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

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.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for the following departure dates:

Low Season

25 October 2019

1 November 2019

6 March 2020

20 March 2020

24 April 2020

8 May 2020

22 May 2020

12 June 2020

24 July 2020

7 August 2020

21 August 2020

4 September 2020

16 October 2020

30 October 2020

High Season

20 September 2019

18 October 2019

10 April 2020

26 June 2020

10 July 2020

18 September 2020

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 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers – surcharges apply).

Flights: Return international full-service, economy-class flights from Sydney or Melbourne to China are included in your package. Flights departing Brisbane will incur a surcharge of AUD$380 per person. Flights departing Adelaide will incur a surcharge of AUD$480 per person. Flights departing Perth will incur a surcharge of AUD$380 per person.

Baggage: One bag at a maximum of 20kg per passenger.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Shangri-La’s China World Hotel Beijing

Shangri-La Hotel Xi’an

Regal International East Asia Hotel

Yangtze River and Chengdu Tour Extension accommodation:

Victoria Anna Cruise Ship

Crowne Plaza Panda Garden Hotel

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two people.

Bedding Configuration: Double or twin beds (subject to availability).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Arrival and departure transfers are included and will be arranged according to your flight times.

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

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