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10 Day China Highlights Tour with Flights

Beijing - Suzhou - Wuxi - Hangzhou - Shanghai

Roundtrip international flights

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Daily breakfast provided

From $999 $1,998 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Embark on a journey that takes you through the essential highlights of China.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10

Day 1

Australia Beijing

Embark on your 10 day tour of China - it's going to be an unforgettable time! Upon arrival, you’ll be met by one of your friendly tour guides and transferred to your hotel.

(Please note, subject to your flight schedule you may depart on the same day or one day earlier.)

Meals included: inflight only

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing

 

Day 2

Beijing

Today is at your leisure to explore the sights, sounds, and most importantly - tastes of Beijing. There's also a possibility to join one of the optional tours.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing

Optional Activities:

  • IMPERIAL BEIJING TOUR: Explore the world famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City, the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is a true architectural masterpiece and home to the National Palace Museum. 
  • MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: “The Golden Mask Dynasty” Show or “Kong Fu Legend” Show.

 

Day 3

The Great Wall

The highlight of today is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall of China (Juyongguan Section). Named as one of the Seven Wonders of the World and recognized by UNESCO, you will get a chance to walk a part of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en route. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing

Optional activities:

  • HUTONG LIFE TOUR: On this tour you can explore the hutongs of Beijing on the backs of rickshaws, a traditional mode of transport in Beijing. These traditional neighbourhoods offer a glimpse into the history of Beijing.
  • PEKING DUCK BANQUET DINNER: Indulge in an authentic Peking Duck Banquet dinner, served with all the traditional accompaniments.

 

Day 4

Beijing Suzhou

This morning you will visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. You will then board a bullet train to Suzhou and upon arrival at the North Suzhou Railway Station, a local representative will be waiting to meet you. You will be transferred to the hotel for some rest and a good night’s sleep before an equally exciting day tomorrow.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Xiangxuehai Hotel or similar, Suzhou

 

Day 5

Suzhou Wuxi

Welcome to the what some call the Oriental Venice due to its' exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and gardens. You will visit the 500-year-old Lingering Garden and continue your journey to the Suzhou Silk Factory where you'll discover the intricate process of silk-making. 

After lunch, you can enjoy an optional excursion or keep exploring the Grand Canal. In the late afternoon, you'll board the bus to Wuxi.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Grand Kingtown Hotel or similar, Wuxi

Optional Activities:

  • GRAND CANAL CRUISE: After lunch, you can enjoy a cruise along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal.
Day 6

Wuxi Hangzhou

This morning begins with a visit to the brilliance of Lake Lihu followed by a visit to a fresh-water pearl farm. You will then continue on to Hangzhou, once described by Marco Polo as "the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world".

The evening is at your leisure. There's an optional activity to see a symbolic performance of the city.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar, Hangzhou

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • THE ROMANTIC SHOW OF SONGCHENG: this evening, you could join the symbolic performance of Hangzhou. It is being performed over 2,000 times, and entertained over 60 million audiences. It is the theatre performance that has been performed for most times and has the largest audience number, along with the O Show in Las Vegas, and the Moulin Rouge in Paris, the three are regarded as the Top Three Famous Shows in the world.
Day 7

Hangzhou Shanghai

Hangzhou is known as the Paradise on Earth and it has been immortalized by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today you will visit the famous West Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in China and take in the breathtaking scenic views. Later in the day, you will discover the beauty of the well-known Dragon Well Tea by visiting the number one tea plantation. Many studies have proved that green tea offers an essential element for people’s health, and the Dragon Well Tea is the best Green Tea in China - so, you won't want to miss it. After lunch, you will make your way to Shanghai. Spend this evening at leisure.

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Shanghai Hongqiao West or similar, Shanghai

Optional Activities:

  • BOAT RIDE ON THE WEST LAKE: During your visit to the beautiful West Lake, you can find out the most renowned feature of Hangzhou by joining the West Lake Boat Ride, which is noted for its scenic beauty blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. 
  • HUANGPU RIVER NIGHT CRUISE: At night, you may enjoy the Huangpu River Night Cruise and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai.
Day 8

Shanghai

In the morning you will visit The Bund, now known as the Wall Street of the East. It is lined by the colonial architecture of European design and the best place to capture the Western influences of the old days. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Optional activities:

  • CHINESE ACROBATIC SHOW: This evening, treat yourself and see the amazing ERA - The Intersection of Time acrobatic show.

 

Day 9

Shanghai Australia

Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport for your flight home or your onward journey.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

 

Day 10

Arrive in Australia

Meals included: inflight only

 

 

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, *Brisbane, *Adelaide or *Perth (*surcharge applies)
  • International flights with China Southern, Air China, Sichuan Airlines or Hainan Airlines, or similar (subject to availability)
  • 8 nights premium hotel accommodation on twin share basis, including 3 nights at the elegant Shangri La Hotel Beijing
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary 
  • Intra-China transportation
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Tours, transfers & admissions as per itinerary

 

Accommodation

Beijing - Shangri-La Beijing (exclusive upgrade for Traveldream customers)
Suzhou - Xiangxuehai Hotel or similar
Wuxi - Grand Kingtown Hotel or similar
Hangzhou - Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar
Shanghai - Holiday Inn Shanghai Hongqiao West or similar


All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Compulsory tipping (750 CNY/$150 AUD) per person, payable and non-refundable in case of cancellation at any time)
  • Surcharges, i.e. optional activities, single supplement & etc.
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary, i.e. laundry, personal items, alcoholic drinks, etc.
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Visa to China

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-priced voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Departure Dates


MAR 2019
08 th
Friday 08 Mar 2019  ‐  Sunday 17 Mar 2019
MAR 2019
22 nd
Friday 22 Mar 2019  ‐  Sunday 31 Mar 2019
APR 2019
12 th
Friday 12 Apr 2019  ‐  Sunday 21 Apr 2019
Surcharge
+ $400 p.p
APR 2019
19 th
Friday 19 Apr 2019  ‐  Sunday 28 Apr 2019
Surcharge
+ $400 p.p
MAY 2019
17 th
Friday 17 May 2019  ‐  Sunday 26 May 2019

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