China

Discover China: A Cultural Tour

Experience the best of China on this once-in-a-lifetime 19-day tour that’ll take you around the country exploring famous sights and learning about Ancient Chinese culture. Start your tour with an included return international airfare to Beijing and along the way enjoy 18 nights of accommodation in premium hotels like the Shangri-la Hotel Qufu and the Sheraton Shanghai hotel, daily breakfasts, 14 lunches and ten dinners featuring bespoke dining experiences, an English-speaking guide, private transfers, travel in an air-conditioned motorcoach and much more.

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19 Days
TWIN SHARE - LOW SEASON
Earn 2,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights from Sydney or Melbourne (a surcharge applies for other cities - see 'Fine Print' for more information)
  • All breakfasts, 14 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Internal transportation (high-speed train and coach)
  • Premium hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
Calendar
19 Days
TWIN SHARE - HIGH SEASON
Earn 3,299 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights from Sydney or Melbourne (a surcharge applies for other cities - see 'Fine Print' for more information)
  • All breakfasts,14 lunches and 10 dinners
  • Internal transportation (high-speed train and coach)
  • Premium hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)

This unique tour of China includes return international flights and starts in Beijing, where you’ll explore China’s hidden treasures and historically significant sites, including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Walk the Great Wall of China, visit the beautiful Huangshan and explore the excavation site of the Xi’an Terracotta Army, all of this plus daily breakfasts, 14** lunches and ten **dinners.

What You’ll Love

The Sites – Discover UNESCO World Heritage-listed sights and much more

As you’re driven around China in an air-conditioned motorcoach, your local, English-speaking tour guide will teach you about and take you to the sights that are not only UNESCO World-Heritage sights but are also ingrained in** Ancient Chinese culture**.

Visit the famous Great Wall, built in 220 B.C. as protection from the Huns and other nomadic tribes. Discover the** Forbidden City, a palace complex in central Beijing that belonged to the Emperor and was off-limits to the public for centuries. Sight-see in **Qu Fu, known as the hometown of Confucius, a famed Chinese philosopher.

In Zhengzhou, visit the** Shaolin Temple**, known in the Western World as the most famous Buddhist monastery. Founded in the 5th century, this gorgeous piece of architecture is commonly known for its association with Chinese martial arts and, in particular, for its feature in countless Kung Fu films – we’re talking to The Karate Kid fans here.

Then, hop on a high-speed train to Xi’an where you will visit the celebrated Terracotta Army – over 8,000 terracotta sculptures that date back to the third century but were only discovered in 1974 by chance by local farmers.

The Accommodation – Enjoy 18 nights of accommodation in first-class hotels

Return international flights *will drop you in Beijing, where you’ll stay in *first-class hotels. *This includes two nights at the *Shangri-la Hotel Qu Fu, a night at the Luoyang Hyatt Place Hotel, two nights at the Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel and many more.

Perfect forCulture and History Buffs

This tour is the ultimate taste of Chinese culture. UNESCO World-Heritage sites combined with the ancient tales and traditions of Chinese culture *makes this the ultimate *19-day trip for culture buffs.

Your Package Includes:

  • Return international flights from Sydney or Melbourne (a surcharge applies for other cities)
  • Daily breakfasts, *14 *lunches *and 10 *dinners
  • Internal transportation (high-speed train and coach)
  • Premium hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy)
  • Admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking** tour guide**
  • *Taxes *and fuel charges
  • Hotel porter fees
  • Service charge for all guides and drivers

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 Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following tour departure dates:

Low Season:

12 June 2018

25 October 2018

High Season:

17 July 2018

21 August 2018

13; 27 September 2018

11 October 2018

22 November 2018

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

*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.

Flights: Return flights from Sydney/Melbourne are included with your purchase. A surcharge of AU$300 will incur if departing from other Australian capital cities.

Tour Capacity: The minimum tour capacity is 10 people. The maximum tour capacity is 35 people.

*Travel Time Guarantee: *16-hour travel time from Sydney/Melbourne.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 2 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.

Infants (2 years and under) will have to pay full fare but will not have a reserved seat on the plane or coach

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, a single traveller surcharge of AU$1099 applies, payable directly to the tour provider.

Leave Early / Stay Behind Surcharge: Customers may choose to depart earlier or return later. An AU$200 or more fee per person will be charged (fees are subject to change according to the price of airline tickets).

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels (or similar):

Beijing West International Trade Hotel (Beijing)

Shangri-la Hotel Qufu (Qu Fu)

Zhengzhou Jianguo Hotel

Luoyang Hyatt Place Hotel

Grand Barony Xi’an

Wu Dang Shan Jian Guo Hotel

Wuhan Howard Johnson Pearl Plaza hotel

Huangshan International Hotel

Zheshang New Century Grand Hotel

Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hote

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

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

The following optional attractions and activities are available on your tour:

Beijing tour and dinner (AU$50)

Tang Dynasty Dancing Show - Xi’an (AU$80)

Shanghai night tour and dinner (AU$50)

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

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.

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

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. Luxury Escapes accepts no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

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 is required for China. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings has 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.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - refer https://luxuryescapes.com/au/terms-and-conditions