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12 Day China Discovery with Xi An and Flights

Beijing - Suzhou - Wuxi - Hangzhou - Shanghai - Xi An

Roundtrip international flights

Premium accommodation (including 3 nights at Shangri-La Beijing)

Visit Xi An - the home of the Terracotta Soldiers

Daily breakfast provided

From $1,399 $2,598 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


This is your opportunity to discover the essential highlights of China. Your tour will begin in Beijing with an exclusive Traveldream perk - a 3 night stay at the elegant Shangri-La Hotel. 

From Beijing, you will get a chance to see the world-famous Great Wall of China before boarding a bullet train to Suzhou. The rest of the tour will take you through Wuxi, Hangzhou, and Shanghai ultimately taking you to Xi An - the home of the Terracotta Soldiers.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

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 and visit the Nanchang Street before transferring to the hotel.

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 Xi An

Today you will travel by bullet train to Xi An, an ancient Chinese city that records the country's changes like a living history book.

In the evening, you're able to join an optional Dumpling Feast and Tang Dynasty Cultural Show.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Titan Times Hotel or similar, Xi An

Optional Activities

  • DUMPLING FEAST AND TANG DYNASTY CULTURAL SHOW: Xi’an was the China’s capital city during the Tang Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty culture plays a significant part of shaping today’s Chinese local culture. You will be fascinating by the Tang Dynasty culture during the show while enjoying the signature local Chinese food – dumplings. You will be surprised how many types of dumpling are serving during the feast.
Day 10

Xi An

Today is at your leisure, but we highly recommend to join the optional Terracotta Warriors excursion and discover the secrets of this mysterious Chinese historical masterpiece.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation: Titan Times Hotel or similar, Xi An

Optional Activities

  • TERRACOTTA WARRIORS EXCURSION: During this tour, you will visit the enigmatic ranks of the Terracotta Warriors in the company of our professional and experienced local guide. You may also 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. Followed by a visit to the famous Moslem Street, where many delicious local snacks and souvenirs are available for purchase.
Day 11

Xi An Australia

Your tour ends today and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast and inflight

Day 12

Australia

Arrival 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)
  • 10 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
Xi An - Titan Times Hotel or similar


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

Exclusions

  • Compulsory tipping (900 CNY/$180 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.

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