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Magnificent 10-Day China Tour with Flights

Embark on an Incredible 10 Day/9 Night Tour of China with International Flights Included! Travel From Xi’an to Shanghai and Visit Some of China’s Most Iconic and Famous Sites such as the Great Wall, Shanghai Museum, the Birds Nest Olympic Stadium and Water Cube, Plus Much More. Also Enjoy Select Meals, Plush Hotel Stays, Exciting Optional Excursions and More. Only $1,799 Per Person (Twin Share) Instead of $3,099
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10-Day China Tour – Xi-an, Beijing, Shanghai

Discover the incredible beauty, astounding history and rich culture of one of the world’s truly great countries with a spectacular 10 day tour of China with 8 nights of accommodation as you journey from Xi’an to Shanghai for only $1,799 per person (twin share) instead of $3,099 with decadent dining experiences and international flights included (2 nights spent in transit)

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund

Begin your journey with an included international flight from Sydney or Melbourne (see ‘Fine Print’ tab for other departure cities) to exotic Xi’an and then travel through beautiful Beijing before heading to Shanghai where your tour will culminate with an international flight back to Australia

The tour combines an international return flight and domestic transfers with plush accommodation, mouth-watering local cuisine and engaging guided expeditions to leave guests reflecting upon a once-in-a-lifetime experience and unforgettable memories

Start off your whirlwind tour of China in scenic Xi’an where you’ll visit the deeply spiritual Wild Goose Pagoda, then travel to the bustling capital of Beijing where you’ll witness the historic beauty of China’s breathtaking Great Wall, before visiting the Birds Nest Stadium – home of the 2008 Olympic Games

Travel from Beijing to Shanghai via high-speed bullet train and explore the city affectionately referred to as, “the Paris of the East” – here, you’ll have the chance to wander along bustling Nanjing Road (one of the busiest shopping strips in the word), soak in the waterfront scenery of The Bund, get your fill of culture at the Shanghai Museum, or even choose to join an optional sightseeing cruise on the Huangpu River – the choice is yours

Want to extend your tour? Explore China for longer by choosing the 14 Day Tour Option which includes a 4 night Yangtze River Cruise, see below for more information

Travelling alone? Single Traveller Packages are also available, see ‘Fine Print’ for more information

Checkout the ‘Itinerary’ tab above for more information about your tour

Your Package Also Includes:

Return international flights (included from Sydney or Melbourne only, please see ‘Fine Print’ for other departure cities and surcharges), plus all return transfers during your trip

Delicious meals throughout your journey including 8 breakfasts and 3 lunches 

8 nights of plush hotel accommodation – spend 2 nights at the Grand Noble Hotel in Xi’an; 4 nights at the Park Plaza Beijing West; and 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Hongquan in Shanghai (all accommodation subject to availability, if unavailable then guests will stay in hotels of a similar standard)

Comfortable and convenient transportation via air-conditioned private coach and an experienced English-speaking guide to help you uncover the secrets of this exotic land

All tipping and sightseeing admission fees for the duration of the tour (as per the itinerary)

You’ll also have the chance to book exciting optional excursions – experience engaging side-adventures such as a a Huangpu River cruise; tour the Forbidden City, or see the ancient Terracotta Warriors

14-Day China Tour with Yangtze River Cruise

Tour China for longer! Upgrade to a 14 Day Tour with 12 nights of accommodation and enjoy all the features listed above, plus a bonus 4 night river cruise – only $2,849 per person (twin share) instead of $4,549

This extended tour follows the 10 Day Tour itinerary but also includes a transfer from Shanghai to Yichang where you’ll climb aboard for a 4 night cruise along the famous Yangtze River with daily on-board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and exciting shore excursions to sites like the Three Gorges Dam Site, Shennong Stream, the Hanging Coffins and the Precious Stone Fortress of Shibaozhai

Your tour will culminate in Chongqing where you’ll be transferred to the airport for your international flight back to Australia

The 14 Day Tour Package includes:

Return international flights (included from Sydney or Melbourne only, please see ‘Fine Print’ for other departure cities), plus all return transfers during your trip

Delicious meals during your journey including 12 breakfasts7 lunches and 3 decadent dinners

12 nights of plush hotel accommodation – in addition to the accommodation venues mentioned above, also spend 4 nights aboard the Yangtze River Cruise Ship

Comfortable and convenient transportation via air-conditioned private coach and an experienced English-speaking guide 

All tipping and sightseeing admission fees for the duration of the tour (as per the itinerary)

What We Like

Immerse yourself in the best of China while enjoying the benefits of plush hotel stays, expert guides and decadent dining experiences

See some of Chinas most famous sites while journeying through Xian, Beijing and Shanghai including the iconic Great Wall, the Birds Nest Olympic Stadium, the shopping delights of Nanjing Road and so much more

Forget trying to plan your China adventure from scratch... your Asian odyssey is all sorted!

You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the Fine Print tab above

Valid for travel on select departure dates from 9 September 2015 until 23 November 2016 (bookings must be made before 28 March 2016)

IMPORTANT: All bookings must be made before 28 March 2016. October 2015 departure dates are now fully booked.

Departure Dates: 9 September 2015 (10-Day Tour only); 16 September 2015 (10-Day Tour only); 14 October 2015; 21 October 2015; 28 October 2015; 4 November 2015; 11 November 2015; 18 November 2015; 2 March 2016; 9 March 2016; 16 March 2016; 23 March 2016; 30 March 2016; 6 April 2016; 13 April 2016; 20 April 2016; 27 April 2016; 4 May 2016; 11 May 2016; 18 May 2016; 25 May 2016; 1 June 2016; 8 June 2016; 15 June 2016; 22 June 2016; 29 June 2016; 6 July 2016; 13 July 2016; 20 July 2016; 27 July 2016; 3 August 2016; 10 August 2016; 17 August 2016; 24 August 2016; 31 August 2016; 7 September 2016; 14 September 2016; 21 September 2016; 28 September 2016; 5 October 2016; 12 October 2016; 19 October 2016; 26 October 2016; 2 November 2016; 9 November 2016; 16 November 2016; 23 November 2016

High Season Surcharge: For tours departing during April 2016; and May 2016, a surcharge of $200 per person applies for the 10-Day Tour, while a surcharge of $300 per person applies for the 14-Day Tour, payable direct to the tour provider at time of reservation

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you dont get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable (bookings must be made before 28 March 2016)

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a first in, best dressed basis

Voucher is valid for ONE PERSON (twin share)

You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking if travelling with someone, or a single traveller surcharge will apply

Single Traveller Options are available for a surcharge of $500 per person for the 10 Day Tour; or $700 per person for the 14 Day Tour, payable direct to the tour provider at time of reservation

The 10 Day Tour includes international return economy class flights from Sydney or Melbourne to Xian. A surcharge of $350 per person applies for departures from Perth and Brisbane. Carriers include Sichuan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or similar carriers

The 14 Day Tour includes an international economy class flight from Sydney or Melbourne to Xian, and an international economy class flight from Chongqing to Sydney or Melbourne. A surcharge of $350 per person applies for departures from Perth and Brisbane. Carriers include Sichuan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or similar carriers

Tour Group Capacity: Tours operate with a minimum of 6 people and a maximum of approximately 38 people

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity throughout the tour is three people

Child Policy: Please note that guests must be aged 16 years or older to take part in the tour. Children must purchase a full-price voucher if wishing to take part in the tour, no discounts apply

Rooms will contain either twin bedding, king bedding or twin bedding with a rollaway (strictly subject to availability)

Please note that it is not possible to have a second extra bed in any of the rooms

Connecting rooms may be booked at each hotel (strictly subject to availability and occupancy at time of travel)

All accommodation is subject to availability. If a desired hotel is not available, alternate accommodation of a similar standard will be provided. You will be informed of supplements/reductions

A service charge of $100 per person applies for cancellations after securing your booking and redeeming your voucher (vouchers are non-refundable and you will need to book in for another date)

Promotional tour is non-refundable after the tour provider issues air ticket, all seats are subject to availability. Tour will be confirmed after voucher has been redeemed with the tour provider at time of booking

Return date change will incur a surcharge of $200 per person before the air ticket has been issued and is subject to airline availability

The tour provider suggests that passengers are covered by travel, medical, health and other types of insurance. These cannot be obtained in China

Package excludes China Visa application fee (can be applied for through the tour provider upon request); upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours; laundry and other items of a personal nature; any upgrade surcharges and trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change; cost for anything not specifically mentioned in voucher inclusions

All excursions and activities are subject to availability and depend on the itinerary

Please note that scheduled shore excursions during the cruise (if selected) and activities are subject to change without prior notice based on weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences. In this instance, alternative arrangements will be made

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

Nights must be used consecutively

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments or change of date - fees are at the cruise companys discretion/policy

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

A departure pack with all tour documentation will be provided to you by the tour company via email and regular post once your booking has been confirmed and must be presented on arrival

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour provider

Please note, a VISA may be required for travel for some guests

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. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes

Package cannot be split

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour companys published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependant 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

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

How to get there

Getting to China is easy! Return International economy class flights from Sydney or Melbourne are included in your package plus handy airport transfers!

To view other Australian departure cities and corresponding surcharges, click on the ‘Fine Print’ tab.

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Our Booking Guarantee is our commitment to you to ensure that you get to travel when you want to travel and not when you have to travel.

And why do we offer this?

Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?

It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.

What do I need to do?

Simply make your booking with the hotel(s) by e-mail within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team via email with evidence of your attempted booking - within 16 days from purchase to get a full refund.

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10 Day China Tour

Day 1 - 2 (WED-THU)                                                                                                       Meals: In-flight Meal

Beijing Xi'an

Upon arrival at the airport in Xi'an, you will be met by your tour manager and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax and prepare for your full day tour tomorrow.

 

Day 3   (FRI)                                                                                                                        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Xi’an, Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial Museum, Ancient City Wall

Your first day in Xi’an will begin with a visit to the incredible Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used by a large team of scholars to translate the Buddhism Scriptures into Chinese and over time is has became a holy place for pilgrims. Afterwards you will discover the Ancient City Wall, built in 194BC it is one of the oldest and best preserved city walls in all of China. Your final stop will be at the Provincial Museum, which documents China’s archaeological finds which date as far back as the Neolithic Age (20000 years ago). In the evening, you may choose to join the optional evening entertainment – Tang Dynasty Dance Performance.

 

Day 4   (SAT)                                                                                                                     Meals: Breakfast

Xi’an, Terracotta Warriors, Moslem Street

Today, during your day of leisure, you may explore the ancient city of Xi’an at your own pace. For a period of over 1,000 year Xi’an served as China’s capital city and remains home to a great number of precious relics and historical sites to this day.  You will have the opportunity to join our optional tour to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Moslem Street. The Terracotta Warriors Site is considered the eighth wonder of the world. Here you will marvel in the exquisite detail of the 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots that have guarded Emperor Qin’s tomb since 210BC. Although the site was accidently discovered in 1974, the painstaking task of repair and evacuation continues to this day. You will then take a walk through the famous Moslem Street, where many delicious local snacks and souvenirs are available for purchase. In the evening you will board a bullet train and travel from Xi’an to Beijing.

 

Day 5   (SUN)                                                                                                                     Meals: Breakfast

Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City

Begin your day with your daily hotel buffet breakfast, featuring a large selection of Asian and Western cuisine. You could explore the city on you own to enjoy the full day leisure or join an optional tour with your trip leader to visit the famous Tiananmen Square, one of the largest and grandest public plazas in the world. Enter the imposing walls of the Forbidden City, once the exclusive domain of the Ming Dynasty, for an extensive tour through this vast complex. Experience a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony while sampling China’s locally-favoured brews at a Tea House.

 

Day 6  (MON)                                                                                                                    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Beijing, the Great Wall, 2008 Olympic Games Sites

Today you will learn about Jade, China’s most precious and celebrated stone, and its manufacturing process at the largest Jade factory in Beijing. Afterwards, you will travel into the rugged mountain landscapes north of the city to the magnificent Great Wall of China. Once on top of this ancient defensive structure, you’ll find that some sections may be quite steep, but the views are magnificent and the experience is truly unforgettable. You will then visit the 2008 Olympic Games sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Return to your hotel in the evening, relax and refresh or enjoy an optional evening performance – Kung Fu Legend

Day 7  (TUE)                                                                                                                       Meals: Breakfast

Beijing, Temple of Heaven, Hutong

In the morning you can practice Tai Chi under the guidance of a Tai Chi Master in the Temple of Heaven. Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi (consciousness) energy within the body. Later, visit the Silk Factory Outlet to learn about silk, the very trade item which started the famous Silk Road, and its delicate manufacturing process. Afterwards, you have the option to join the Hutong Tour and explore the Hutong neighborhoods, one of Beijing’s rapidly disappearing traditional districts, on a rickshaw. Visit a local family for lunch and go shopping at the Beijing Wangfujing walking District & Flea Market (Knock-Off Market)

 

Day 8  (WED)                                                                                                                      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Beijing - Shanghai, Nanjing Walking District, Shanghai Museum

Today, you will be transferred to Shanghai by bullet train. Upon arrival you will be met by your tour guide and begin a tour of the city. Visit the Shanghai Nanjing walking district and the Shanghai Museum to learn more about Shanghai’s local culture and history. In the evening, enjoy some leisure time or choose to join the optional Huangpu River Cruise. A cruise along the Huangpu River gives visitors an opportunity to see many of Shanghai's famous sites such as the People's Hero Monument, the Bund,  the bustling International Passenger Station of Shanghai Harbour, the docks, the ancient gun fort relics and the dramatic skyline of the Pudong business district.

 

Day 9  (THU)                                                                                                                       Meals: Breakfast

Shanghai, Ancient Water Town

Today you may choose to enjoy a day of leisure or an optional tour of an ancient water town. The town, known as "the Venice of Shanghai", is a well‐preserved ancient water town in modern Shanghai. With a history of over 1700 years, it depicts a typical country environment of southeast China.

 

Day 10  (FRI)                                                                                                                       Meals: Breakfast

Depart Shanghai - Home

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or you may choose to extend your stay and continue to explore the mesmerising cities of China. We hope you enjoyed your journey to China with us!

 

14 Day China Tour


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Day 10 (FRI)                                                                                                          Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Shanghai - Yichang, Yangtze River Cruise

Today you will travel from Beijing to Yichang, where you will embark on your 4-night cruise down the incredible Yangtze River and enjoy an evening meal.


Day 11 (SAT)                                                                                                        Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Yangtze River Cruise -Three Gorges Dam

Your first day on the Yangtze River will begin with a beautiful buffet breakfast before setting out on your first shore excursion to the Three Gorges Project. The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening of dancing.

 

Day 12  (SUN)                                                                                                      Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Yangtze River Cruise -Shennong Stream

Today you will enjoy a shore excursion to the mesmerising Shennong Stream.The stream flows through 3 beautiful gorges including the Mianzhu Gorge, Parrot Gorge and Longcangdong Gorge. Each gorge is renowned for its unique and stunning scenery. The Shennong Stream is also home to the Hanging Coffins – which are ancient coffins containing the remains of descendents of the Tujia people. In the afternoon you will return to the ship in time for lunch and enjoy the crew’s performance in the evening.

 

Day 13               (MON)                                                                                       Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Yangtze River Cruise -Shibaozhai

Today is a scheduled shore excursion to the legendary Shibaozhai. The site has a history of over 400 years when it was built into the side of a 200 metre tall hill. The striking 9 story red pagoda was built in 1819 to make it easier for people to reach the Buddhist temple at the very top of the hill. In the evening you will enjoy the Farewell Dinner and pack your bags in preparation to disembark the cruise tomorrow.


Day 14 (TUE)                                                                                                        Meals: Breakfast

Depart Chongqing – Home

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or you may choose to extend your stay and continue to explore the mesmerising cities of China. We hope you enjoyed your journey to China with us!

Having recently returned from the Tour of China I wish to express my appreciation for the way the tour was conducted. Everything went to plan and I found that the sight-seeing and place of interest, the hotel accommodation and travel plans were more than I expected. Truly a magnificent experience in more ways than one. The tour guides, especially Grace in Xian, were knowledgeable and looked after the group with a personal and friendly touch. It was also exceptional value for money. I will have no hesitation in recommending Travel Asia to my friends. Again my compliments to Travel Asia for a great experience, it certainly was one with memories that will stay with me forever. Well done.”Guest Testimonial
We have recently returned from our trip to China and what an absolutely fantastic trip it was. We would like to thank you all for the organisation in arranging our trip, tour, visa's, flights etc. And a special mention for our tour guides, they were all fantastic and went out of their way to make our holiday. We will definitely be investigating further Travel Asia in the future. Again many many thanks.”Guest Testimonial
We would like to express our appreciation of our well run China tour. Accommodation was certainly as promoted, clean, comfortable and staff most accommodating. Included meals throughout the tour were first rate, of good quality and courses just kept coming and coming, often more than our group could handle! Your tour guides are an absolute credit to your organisation. Nothing was too much trouble, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful to the extreme. The coaches we travelled in were always clean and comfortable and the drivers competent, courteous and always assisting our group on and off while boarding. Bottled water was always available for us. Although returning home somewhat exhausted from such a busy itinerary, we also brought back a lot of happy memories of this wonderful holiday, places visited and the people we met. Many Thanks to all concerned for such a well organised holiday.”Guest Testimonial
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