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Historic Eight Day Highlights of China Tour
Experience the magic of China with an incredible eight day/seven night tour to stunning Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai for only $999 per person instead of $1,599 (twin share)
Tour departure dates available until November 2014!
Begin your journey in China's vibrant capital Beijing and continue via bullet train to ancient Xi'an before flying to metropolitan Shanghai, staying in comfortable four star accommodation and taking in breathtaking sites of ancient and modern China along the way
No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking before 6 March 2014 and can’t get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get your money back
Spend three magnificent nights in the spectacular capital Beijing - tour the world heritage listed Great Wall, world famous Tiananmen Square, the historic Forbidden City, the ancient gardens of the Summer Palace, the exquisite Cloisonné China Factory, the giant pandas at Beijing Zoo and so much more
Take the world renowned bullet train to Xi'an and spend two nights in the fascinating ancient city - see the astounding Terracotta Warriors and Horses, visit the Ceramics Art Factory and the Ancient City Wall
Fly to breathtaking Shanghai for an incredible two night stay - wander around the gardens, temples, souvenir shops and restaurants of the Old Town, visit the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road and take your own time to explore more of this metropolis of China
Your tour package also includes:
Comfortable four star accommodation throughout the trip
Delicious daily breakfasts including choices of pastries, eggs and bacon, fresh fruit, tea and coffee and more to get you ready for each day's adventures
Five authentic lunches including a noodle lunch featuring a special noodle making demonstration in Xi'an
Three traditional dinners including a welcome dinner with mouthwatering Peking Roast Duck in Beijing, a farewell celebration dinner in Shanghai and a special Imperial Dumpling Banquet and spectacular music and dance show reminiscent of the golden Tang Dynasty period in Xi'an
An experienced local English speaking guide with all the insider knowledge on the regions throughout the tour
A one-way high speed bullet train trip from Beijing to X'ian and a one-way domestic flight from Xi'an to Shanghai
Return private airport transfers in Beijing and Shanghai including a one way ride on the famous Maglev Train to Shanghai Airport travelling at thrilling speeds of over 420km per hour!
Single Traveller Option
Travelling by yourself or don't want to share a room? Single traveller options are available for $1,549 per person, instead of $2,250
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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 skyscraping buildings, neon lights, designer shopping and incredible cuisine. The optional Huángpǔ River night cruise gives visitor's the most scenic view of the city and the super high-speed Maglev Train is sure to thrill!
Valid for tours until 11 November 2014 (bookings must be made before 11 September 2014)
Tours depart: 8 April 2014; 10 June 2014; 5 August 2014; 16 September 2014; 14 October 2014; 11 November 2014
High season surcharge of AUD$150 per person applies in the following periods: 8 April 2014 to 31 May 2014; and 1 September 2014 to 31 October 2014
These packages are for accommodation only. Flights between Australia and China are not included and need to be purchased separately
Booking Guarantee: Book before 6 March 2014 and if you dont 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 8 March 2014). Refunds are not available if you are not able to secure your preferred dates after that date (please note, bookings must be made before 11 September 2014)
VN Holidays cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of VN Holidays and charges may apply
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
Tour departs when a minimum of ten people have confirmed booking (tour dates are flexible and booking guarantee applies). Max ten people per tour
Voucher is valid for one person (twin share). You must purchase and redeem two vouchers per booking if travelling with someone, otherwise additional single traveller surcharges will apply
Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults
Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations
Voucher must be presented at check-in
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, flights are not included with this voucher. Please note, a VISA will 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
Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays
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
How to get there
Getting to Beijing is simple! Flights depart from most Australian capital cities through numerous airlines including Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air China, China Southern, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and more
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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 before 6 March 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 secured, 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(s) by e-mail before 6 March 2014 and if you don't get your preferred dates simply contact our support team with evidence of attempted booking before 8 March 2014 and they will refund your money.
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Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai Eight Day Tour
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, S=Special Banquet)
Day One: Arrive Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. Your tour guide will warmly greet you at the airport arrival hall and you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day Two: Beijing (B/L/S)
Beijing served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Start the morning with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the second largest city square in the world. Next stop is the Forbidden City, home to Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, one of the best examples of Ming Dynasty architecture and also an ornate sanctuary where Chinese emperors offered sacrifices to heaven and prayed for good harvest. Tonight’s welcome dinner includes the local delicacy “Peking Roast Duck”.
Day Three: Beijing (B/L/D)
The highlight today is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Guan Pass, where you’ll have the chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory. Later, visit the Changling Exhibition Hall of the Ming Tombs. Return to the city in the afternoon and see an optional large-scale Chinese musical drama -“The Golden Mask Dynasty” at your own expense (AUD$55 per person - guide, transfers and admission included) followed by dinner.
Optional Program: The Golden Mask Dynasty
“The Golden Mask Dynasty” is an original Chinese musical drama which tells a mythical fairy-tale like story of war, royal banquets, and romance. The large-scale production includes more than 200 performances and features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics, representing a soul-stirring and romantic “great love and harmony” legend!
Day Four: Beijing to Xi’an (B/L)
Tour the exquisite Summer Palace in the morning, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for Emperors. Next stop is the Beijing Zoo to see one of China’s national treasures – the Giant Pandas. In the afternoon, take the high-speed bullet train to Xi’an (approx. 5 hours).
Day Five: Xi’an (B/L/S)
The Eastern terminus of the fabled Silk Road and one of the ancient capitals of China, Xi'an is home to the Terracotta Army, designed to follow the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC) into eternity. Visit the excavation site of the life-sized defenders, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, followed by a visit to a Ceramics Art Factory. In the evening, enjoy a special Imperial Dumpling Banquet and spectacular music and dance show reminiscent of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), a period generally considered a golden era of the Chinese civilization.
Day Six: Xi’an to Shanghai (B/L/D)
In the morning, visit the Ancient City Wall, which not only is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, but also one of the largest and most complete ancient military defense systems in the world, followed by noodle lunch featuring a special noodle making demonstration. Afterwards, fly to Shanghai - the vibrant metropolis and commercial centre of China. Walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by colonial architectures of European design, this area is the best place to capture the Western influences of the old days. Enjoy fabulous Shanghai cuisine for tonight’s farewell celebration dinner. After dinner, enjoy an optional Night Cruise on the Huangpu River and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai (AUD$30 per person - guide, transfers and admission included).
Optional Program: Night Cruise on the Huangpu River
As you cruise along the Huangpu River, you will get a glimpse of the history and spectacular night view of cosmopolitan Shanghai. On one side of the river, there is The Bund, a landmark of Shanghai. Lining the boulevard of the waterfront are grandiose solid buildings of Western style dating back to the early 19th century. On the other side is the charming image of modern Shanghai.
Day Seven: Shanghai (B/L)
After breakfast, visit the Old Town which is a perfect combination of gardens, temples, old architecture, civil culture, business souvenirs and food. Continue on to the bustling shopping district, Nanjing Road. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Day Eight: Depart Shanghai (B)
Free time at your own leisure before you are transferred to the Longyang Road Station to take the Shanghai Maglev Train to the Pudong Airport to board your onward/homebound flight. The trip may be over, but the experiences and memories will certainly last a life time.