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Revel in the Ancient Splendour of Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai
Experience the magic of China with a spectacular eight day/seven night tour to stunning Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai for only $1,999 per person instead of $3,445 (twin share)
Staying in exquisite five-star accommodation, begin your journey in China's vibrant capital of Beijing before catching an internal flight to historic Xi'an, and conclude in metropolitan Shanghai
Tour departure dates available until May 2015! No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking before 28 August 2014 and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund
International return economy flights to Beijing departing from Sydney or Melbourne on China Eastern Airlines are included in this offer, while flights departing from Brisbane and Adelaide can be arranged for an additional surcharge (see Fine Print for more information)
Spend three magnificent nights in Beijing and experience the wonder of the World Heritage Listed Great Wall, walk through famous Tiananmen Square, tour the historic Forbidden City, witness the beauty of the ancient gardens of the Summer Palace, and also visit the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube made famous by the 2008 Olympic Games
Jump aboard a domestic flight and spend two nights in the fascinating ancient city of Xi’an - see the astounding underground army of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, also enjoy a sumptuous dumpling banquet and be entertained by a breathtaking Tang Dynasty stage show
Fly to Shanghai for an incredible two night stay - wander through the beckoning halls of the Shanghai Museum, stroll through the classical Ming Dynasty Yu Yuan Gardens, enjoy some retail therapy at the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road and also pick up some holiday bargains at the Longhua or Taobao Markets
Your tour package also includes:
Luxurious five-star accommodation throughout the trip
Delicious daily buffet breakfasts to get you ready for each day's adventures
Five authentic Chinese lunches showcasing mouth-watering local favourites
Six delicious dinners including a delicious Peking duck banquet in Beijing and a delightful dumpling banquet in Xi’an with a spectacular live stage show inspired by the golden Tang Dynasty period
An experienced local English speaking guide with all the insider knowledge on the regions throughout the tour
One-way domestic flights from Beijing to X'ian and from Xi'an to Shanghai
Enjoy the convenience of return airport transfers in Beijing and Shanghai
Single Traveller Option
Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller packages are available for only $2,684 per person, instead of $5,350
What We Like
The capital of the country, Beijing, is a food heaven full of dazzling local eateries on every corner and entertainment at every turn. Jaw-dropping architecture and famous spots like Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall are sure to make lifetime memories
Xi'an is the fabled beginning and end of the Silk Road; a place where Emperors and Courtesans once ruled. See the remnants of the ancient world like the Terracotta Warriors - one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history
Shanghai is like no other city; a metropolis of sky-scraping buildings, neon lights, designer shopping outlets and incredible cuisine
Forget trying to plan your overseas trip from scratch... CBT Holidays has your China escape all sorted
You can view all the terms and conditions relating to this offer by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
Valid for tours until 12 May 2015 (bookings must be made by 25 August 2014)
Departure Dates: 21 October 2014; 4 November 2014; 17 March 2015; 12 May 2015
Flights: International economy flights to Beijing departing from Sydney or Melbourne via China Eastern, and international economy flights to Sydney or Melbourne departing from Shanghai via China Eastern are included in this offer. Flights departing from Brisbane or Adelaide can be arranged at an additional cost of $480 per person, payable direct to CBT Holidays
Booking Guarantee: Book before 28 August 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund (evidence of attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team prior to 30 August 2014). Refunds are not available if you are not able to secure your preferred dates after that date. (Bookings must be made by 10 September 2014)
Standard voucher is valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking if travelling with someone. If travelling alone, the single traveler option must be purchased for an additional charge of $685 ($2,685 in total)
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults and one child (aged between 2 and 12 years) or two adults and one extra person (aged 13 or older). Please see Child and Extra Guest Policy below for surcharges
Extra Guest Policy: In addition to two adults, an extra guest (aged 13 or older) may participate in the tour (sleeping on existing bedding) when a third voucher is purchased for the full price of $1,999
Child Policy: In addition to two adults, one child (aged between 2 and 12 years) may participate in the tour for a surcharge of $1,699, sleeping on additional bedding (eg: fold-out bed or trundle - subject to hotel's discretion) with full inclusions, payable direct to CBT Holidays. If travelling with two children (aged between 2 and 12 years) they will need to sleep in a separate room for a surcharge of $1,699 per child, per package with full inclusions. Please note that this tour is not suitable for infants under the age of two
Tipping Surcharge: A one-off compulsory tipping surcharge of $60 per person applies. Tipping surcharge is payable directly to CBT Holidays on booking the tour
Please note that it is not possible to have a second extra bed in any of the rooms
Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments or change of date - fees are at the hotel/tour provider's discretion/policy
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
Listed prices are valid for tour groups comprising a minimum of 20 people or more (two children are considered as one adult). If group numbers fall below 20, CBT Holidays may reassess the package (tour dates are flexible and booking guarantee applies)
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) VISA fees, excess baggage charges, additional meals, travel insurance, personal expenses (eg. phone calls, laundry, bar bills), tips for guide and driver, optional trips, are not included with this voucher. Please note, a VISA will be required for travel for some guests
Connecting rooms may be booked (subject to availability)
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Nights must be used consecutively
Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash
Voucher must be presented at check-in
All surcharges are payable directly to the hotels/tour provider
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 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
Optional extras: Let us help you with flights and insurance
Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, email us at email@example.com with your phone number, preferred travel dates, and departure and arrival cities. 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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How to get there
Getting to Beijing is simple! International return economy flights to Beijing departing from Sydney or Melbourne on China Eastern Airlines are included in this offer.
Book your flight through us. Booking a flight is a quick, easy process. First, confirm your hotel booking dates. Then, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number, preferred travel dates, and departure and arrival cities. We will be in touch within 24 business hours with a quote at the lowest rate possible!
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 before 28 August 2014 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, a travel consultant will also assist, if your preferred dates aren't able to be booked, you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account).
What do I need to do?
Simply make your booking with the hotel by e-mail before 28 August 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our Support Team via email with evidence of attempted booking before 30 August 2014 and they will refund your money.
Minimal effort for maximum peace of mind! Purchase with confidence and assurance.
Day 1: Fly to Beijing from Australia
Depart on your China Eastern Airlines flight MU728 1030/2220 to Beijing via Nanjing. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 2: Beijing Meal: B/L/D
Today you visit Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City. This massive complex was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties. With almost 10,000 rooms, this well-preserved imperial palace is the largest in the world. After lunch, ride a trishaw to tour the ancient city alleys of the Hutongs and experience the lifestyle of the local people.
Day 3: Beijing Meal: B/L/SD
Today you will experience the splendour of the Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is an amazing manmade structure built over 2000 years ago to protect China from northern invaders. After climbing the Great Wall, you then head off to the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for a photo stop. Next to the Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved of all imperial palace gardens. Marvel with fascination at the Marble Boat and the ornately painted Long Corridor. This evening, enjoy a delicious Peking Duck Banquet.
Day 4: Fly to Xian from Beijing Meal: B/D
This morning is at leisure. Lunch is on your own. Later you tour the magnificent Temple of Heaven, a Ming Temple where the Emperors performed annual rites essential for the wellbeing of their land before boarding your flight late in the afternoon to Xian, the most historic city in China and the capital of ancient China for 11 dynasties.
Day 5: Xian Meal: B/L/SD
Today’s touring is to the vast treasure of the underground army of the Terracotta Warriors. They are to be found at an archaeological site which so far has yielded some 8000 ancient terracotta soldiers and horses, each a unique, finely detailed sculpture. This afternoon, you visit the ancient city wall which is one of the best persevered in China. Dinner is a sumptuous dumpling banquet and the spectacular Tang Dynasty stage show.
Day 6: Fly to Shanghai from Xian Meal: B/L/D
Morning flight to Shanghai, afternoon tour to the Pudong, the new economic district across from the Bund, and Shanghai Museum.
Day 7: Shanghai Meal: B/L/D
After breakfast, the day begins with a grand city tour of Shanghai – the classical Ming Dynasty Yu Yuan Gardens with pavilions, towers and terraces. The tour continues after lunch with a stroll along the spacious promenade of the Bund and window shopping along bustling Nanjing Road. You can also do your last minute shopping at the Longhua Market or Taobao Market.
Day 8:Fly to Australia from Shanghai Meal: B
Today is at leisure in Shanghai. In the afternoon your tour guide will accompany you on the Shanghai Maglev, the fastest train in the world, to Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight MU561 departing at 2020 home to Australia.
Day 9: Australia
Arrive at 0900 in Australia in the morning.
A well planned, hassle-free tour. A great way to see China. Tour leaders and guides were excellent and very informative, highly recommended!"CBT Holidays Testimonial
This was an amazing experience through a highly professional conducted tour. The itinerary and highlights together with the accommodations was outstanding providing a trip to remember. Special mention to our guide "Thomas" (a gifted employee)."CBT Holidays Testimonial
An unforgettable experience, great value for money, well organized and executed. Tour guide was exceptional."CBT Holidays Testimonial