China Golden Triangle Tour Incl. International Flights

Discover the Best of China with a 15 Day Tour Including International Flights! Explore Shanghai, The Great Wall, Beijing, Terracotta Warriors, the Ancient City of Xi'an, Yangtze River with a Four Night Luxury Cruise and More. Enjoy Lavish Hotels, Select Meals, All Transfers, Entry Fees, Sightseeing with an English Speaking Tour Guide, Massages, Afternoon Tea and More for Only $3,199 Per Person (Twin Share), Valued up to $5,860
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15 Day Tour Through Shanghai, Beijing, Yangtze River and More

Experience the beauty of the orient with a 15 day Golden China Tour including international flights, luxury Yangtze River cruise, select meals, sightseeing, transfers and much more for only $3,199 per person (twin share), valued up to $5,860. Plus, all departure dates are guaranteed! 

Tick China off your bucket list with a once-in-a-lifetime tour that will take you through old and new China starting in the exciting city of Shanghai and moving onto Beijing, the Great Wall of China, Terracotta Warriors and the ancient city of Xi'an before concluding with a luxurious four night cruise on the Yangtze River

Take the hassle out of travelling with a tailor-made tour designed to showcase the main highlights of China including the spectacular Terracotta Warriors in absolute comfort and luxury with special bonuses like a massage and an afternoon tea along the way

Tour Highlights

Begin your tour with three nights in the vibrant city of Shanghai where you'll visit a silk factory, Shanghai Museum, the Bund and the popular entertainment district of Xin Tian Di, there's also plenty of time to explore the city at your own leisure

Move on to China's capital city of Beijing where you'll spend four nights exploring Imperial Beijing including the iconic Tiananmen Square - the grandest plaza in the world, and the historical sites and magnificent architecture of the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. You will also be treated to a relaxing 90 minute body and foot massage 

From Beijing, you'll discover one of the most iconic attractions in the world - The Great Wall of China

Travel onto the ancient city of Xi'an for three nights where you'll visit the spectacular Wild Goose Pagoda and discover the history of this city with a visit to Xi'an Museum and the Ancient City Wall which was built in 194BC

Visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and enjoy a day tour with an experienced local guide, and you may even meet one of the farmers who discovered the warriors in 1974

Explore the enchanting Yangtze River with a four night luxury cruise that will take you to the Three Gorges Dam Site and a shore excursion which will take you to along the stunning Shennong Stream which flows through Mianzhu Gorge, Parrot Gorge and Longcangdong Gorge. You'll also be treated to a Captain's banquet and evening of dancing, and an afternoon tea

The last day of the cruise will take you to legendary Shibaozhai - 400 year old site featuring a nine storey red pagoda built in 1819 and a buddhist temple at the top of the hill. You will end your tour with a farewell dinner before disembarking at Chongqing for your flight home

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Your Package Includes

Return international flights - Depart from Melbourne or Sydney (see ‘Fine Print’ tab for other departure cities) to sensational Shanghai before finishing in Chongqing with an international flight back to Melbourne or Sydney

14 nights of plush accommodation – spend three nights at the Four Points by Sheraton in Shanghaifour nights at Jianguo Garden Hotel in Beijing, three nights at Golden Flower Hotel by Shangri-La in Xi'anand four nights aboard the President Cruise on the famous Yangtze River

Delicious meals and authentic Chinese cuisine including 14 breakfasts, one afternoon tea, eight lunches and six dinners 

Comfortable and convenient transportation on-board a private air-conditioned coach plus an experienced English speaking guide to help you discover the wonders of China

All sightseeing admissions as specified in the itinerary and tour tipping 

Single Traveller Option

Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller options are available for only $880 more per person

Important Information

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

How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with reservation details. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, follow the reservation process stated on the voucher

Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer

What We Like

Enhance your experience with optional extra activities that are available for an additional charge, including a Kung Fu Legend Show, Hunagpu River Cruise, Peking Duck Banquet, Tang Dynasty Cultural Show and dumpling banquet, and more

This tour includes plenty of leisure time so you can explore the bustling markets serving delicious street food, fashionable malls and amazing casual and fine dining restaurants in your own time

Perfect for those looking for a ready-made holiday that includes the very best bits of China - and more! 

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

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Valid for selected departure dates from 2 September 2016 to 18 August 2017 (bookings must be made by 28 February 2017)

Departure Dates 2016: Valid for departures on 2 September 2016, 9 September 2016, 16 September 2016, 7 October 2016, 14 October 2016, 21 October 2016, 28 October 2016 and 4 November 2016

Departure Dates 2017: Valid for departures on 17 March 2017, 31 March 2017, 14 April 2017, 28 April 2017, 12 May 2017, 26 May 2017, 9 June 2017, 23 June 2017, 7 July 2017, 21 July 2017, 4 August 2017 and 18 August 2017

High Season Surcharges: A surcharge of $300 per person will apply for departures on 7 October 2016, 14 October 2016, 21 October 2016, 28 October 2016, 14 April 2017, 28 April 2017,  12 May 2017, 26 May 2017, 7 July 2017 and 21 July 2017

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't 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 by 28 February 2017)

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). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO VOUCHERS, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge will apply

Single Traveller Surcharge: A surcharge of $880 per person applies if travelling alone or wishing to have your own room, payable direct to the tour provider upon booking

This offer includes an international economy class flight from Melbourne or Sydney to Shanghai and an international economy class flight from Chongqing to Melbourne or Sydney. A surcharge of $380 per person applies for departures from Perth or Brisbane and $500 per person from Adelaide, flying with China Southern Airlines or similar carriers. Payable direct to the tour operator at the time of booking

Please note, internal transfers will be via train or bus

Tour departure dates are guaranteed. Maximum tour capacity is approximately 30 people and minimum is two people

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

Child Policy: Please note that guests must be aged 12 years or older and must purchase a voucher, discounts for children are not available. The tour is not recommended for persons aged 11 years or younger

Connecting rooms are not available

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

Tour tipping is included in the voucher

Tour will be confirmed after voucher has been redeemed with the tour at time of booking

Optional activities can be booked in advance with the tour company, payable directly to the tour company

Expedition Exclusive suggests that passengers are covered by travel insurance when reserving including dates, medical, health and other types of insurance

Voucher excludes 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

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

All excursions are subject to availability and depend on the itinerary

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 tour provider's 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

Multiple vouchers cannot be purchased

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour provider

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

Value has been determined based on the tour provider's published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions

All activities and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

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How to get there

Getting to China is easy! Return International 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.

Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, you can call us on 1300 88 99 00 and speak to an expert Flight Consultant or visit the following link and fill out a Flight Contact Form: http://luxuryescapes.com/flight-contact-form We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible, with no booking fee to you!

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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?

Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don’t 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 

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Day 1
Arrive Shanghai
On arrival you will be accompanied by one of our friendly and professional tour guides to the hotel.

Day 2
Explore the Bustling Shanghai
Today you will enjoy a city tour and discover the bustling Shanghai. You will visit Shanghai Museum, Xin Tian
Di and the fascinating local attraction - the Bund. Shanghai Museum is the great place to find out the history
and culture of Shanghai city. The Xin Tian Di is one of the most popular new entertainment districts in
Shanghai, which is located nearby the former French Concession. Be amazed by the combination of traditional
Chinese and Western culture and enjoy the walk on the bund - this famous waterfront broadway. Later today,
you will visit a silk factory for an insight into the history of Chinese silk manufacturing. In the evening, the
Huangpu River Cruise (at your own expense) is the best way to see the Shanghai’s famous sites along the
Huangpu River and enjoy the dramatic skyline of the Pudong business district.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch 

Day 3
The Beautiful Ancient Water Town
Today is a leisure day. You can explore Shanghai on your own pace.
Alternatively you can travel to a beautiful Ancient Water Town (at your own expense) that is one hour driving
away from bustling Shanghai, you will feel the town’s romantic charm by wandering and walking through the
covered corridors along the river and experience its profound cultural background and well-preserved ancient
residences. This evening, you will have the opportunity of enjoying the Shanghai Acrobatic Show (at your own
expense), which is a stunning performance that combines fascinating history, traditional Chinese martial arts
and special effects.
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 4
Travel to Beijing
This morning you will travel to Beijing. You will be picked up by one of our friendly tour guides upon arrival
and transfer to the hotel. You can relax and explore the hotel surrounding area by your own pace.
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 5
The Imperial Beijing
Layered with tales of emperors, uprisings, grandeur and hubris, Beijing is an extraordinarily irresistible place
to visit. Today you will visit the national iconic site – Tiananmen Square, the grandest public plaza in the world;
the historical sites – Forbidden City and Summer Palace, and be amazed by the beautifully painted traditional
Chinese architectures and the historical stories behind them. Later of the day, you will visit the local pearl
factory and discover the secret of pearl cultivation.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 6
The Amazing Great Wall
Today you will first admire the exteriors of the 2008 Olympic Games Sites including the famous Bird’s Nest
and Water Cube. Then heading to the largest Jade Factory in Beijing, and learn about this history and
manufacturing process of this China’s most precious and celebrated stone. After lunch, you will travel to the
north of the Beijing city and to visit China’s iconic attraction - the Great Wall, the largest defensive structure
in the world. After the amazing day trip, an authentic Peking Duck Banquet (at your own expense) served with
all the traditional accompaniments will help to complete this wonderful day.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch 

Day 7
Experience the Local Beijing
Today is a leisure day, you can explore Beijing on your own pace.
Alternatively, you can join the local experience tour (at your own expense) and begin the day like many locals
in Beijing with gentle exercise, as you partake in a local Tai Chi class during the visit to the Temple of Heaven,
which is considered as the most holy of Beijing’s imperial temples. Later of the day, you will then jump on a
rickshaw and enjoy the Hutong tour that shows you the traditional Beijing neighbourhoods. These rapidly
disappearing neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into the Beijing of the past. In the evening, you may appreciate
the exciting Beijing Kung Fu show (at your own expense) and be wow by this colourful traditional Chinese
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 8
Travel to Xi’an
Today you will travel to Xi'an. You will be picked up by one of our friendly tour guides upon arrival and transfer
to the hotel. You can relax and explore the hotel surrounding area by your own pace.
Meals: Breakfast 

Day 9
Meet the Ancient Xi’an
Today you will visit the incredible Wild Goose Pagoda. The temple was originally used to keep the Buddhist
scripts which were carried by the great monk Yi Jing from the Indian area and over time it has become a holy
place for pilgrims. Discover the Xi'an history by visiting the Xi'an Museum. 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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 10
Terracotta Warriors
Today you will join the Terracotta Warriors day tour. View the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors in
the company of our experienced local guide. You may have the opportunity of meeting the man who
discovered the Warriors and learn about the moment they were uncovered by talking to one of the farmers
who stumbled upon them in 1974. Visit the famous Moslem Street, where many delicious local snacks and
souvenirs are available for purchase. In the evening, be fascinating by the Tang Dynasty cultural performance
(at your own expense) and feast on a yummy Dumpling Banquet (at your own expense).
Meals: Breakfast and lunch 

Day 11
Yangtze River Cruise
Today requires longer travel time. In the morning, you will travel to Wuhan. Upon your arrival in Wuhan, you
will be met by our friendly tour guide and then transfer to the pier and check-in to the luxury cruise ship and
Meals: Breakfast and dinner 

Day 12
Three Gorges Project
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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 13
Shennong Stream
Today you will enjoy a shore excursion to the mesmerizing Shennong Stream. The stream flows through three
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 descendants 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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 14
Today is a scheduled shore excursion to the legendary Shibaozhai. This 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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 

Day 15
Relax Day in Chongqing
Today you will disembark the cruise at Chongqing, which is known as the Mountain City in China. Later you
will be transferred to airport to board the flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Please note, internal transfers will be via train or bus

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