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10 Day Classic China with Singapore Airlines Flights

Beijing - Wuxi - Suzhou - Hangzhou - Shanghai

Roundtrip flights with Singapore Airlines!

Modern hotel accommodation with breakfast 

Bullet train experience from Beijing to Suzhou 

2020 departure dates available!

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

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Description


 

Extended due to popular demand!

This bargain deal gives you the complete package - an immersive tour of China along with Singapore Airlines flights. So what are you waiting for? Reserve your spot on this incredible tour and get travel planning! Begin your adventure in Beijing, where you will have some time at leisure to explore the city and absorb its spectacular culture, music & dance. Next, make your way to Suzhou and Wuxi, and enjoy visiting the most iconic sights in China such as the Lingering Garden and Lake Lihu. Head on to Hangzhou, also known as the Paradise on Earth next. Here, witness the West Lake, the most beautiful lake in the country and make a pitstop at the Tea Plantation to taste the local Dragon Well Tea. As your tour draws close to the end, make your way to Shanghai, where you will visit the museum and have ample free time in the evening to discover the bustling city!

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

Fly to Beijing via connecting cities and transfer to the hotel*. Beijing, China’s massive capital, has a history stretching back three millennia. Yet since the 2008 Olympic Games, it’s known for its modern architecture as well as ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

*Note: Some flights may depart a day before.

Meals included: in-flight only

Accommodation: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar, Beijing

 

Day 2

Beijing

Today is a leisure day to see Beijing at your own pace. Get to know the city by drinking in the stunning sights and treating yourself to some delicious local fare! Alternatively, you can join our suggested optional excursions.

Meals included: breakfast

Accommodation: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar, Beijing

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally

Imperial Beijing Tour at approx. AU$87 (Chinese Yuan CNY390) per person

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 at approx. AU$81 (Chinese Yuan CNY365) per person

The large-scale poetic dancing drama, Golden Mask Dynasty Show, is based on a legendary age in China. The Golden Mask Dynasty Show incorporates dancing, lighting and acoustics, acrobatics and some magnificent costumes to recreate the wonderful legend.

 

 

Day 3

Beijing

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall (Juyongguan Section), one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Recognized by UNESCO, and get a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route. Later in the day, it is your option to join our suggested excursions.

Meals included: breakfast

Accommodation: Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar, Beijing

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

Hutong Life Tour at approx. AU$44 (Chinese Yuan CNY200) per person

This tour will take you around the intricate winding hutongs to admire the old courtyards. They are maze-like and deep and exactly as they were a long time ago. You are invited to visit a local family’s house to experience authentic Beijing life.

Peking Duck Dinner at approx. AU$42 (Chinese Yuan CNY190) per person

An authentic Peking-duck banquet served with all the traditional accompaniments.

 

Day 4

Beijing Suzhou

This morning you’ll visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards, you can explore Wangfujing, the famous shopping street in Beijing on your own pace. Later travel on the bullet train to Suzhou. When you arrive in Suzhou, our local representative will meet and greet you at the North Suzhou Railway Station. The local representative will transfer you to the hotel to rest. 

Meals included: breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn express Taihu or similar, Suzhou

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

Temple of Heaven Tour for approx. AU$44 (Chinese Yuan CNY200) per person

Visit the Temple of Heaven. Marvel at the spectacular architecture and get a glimpse of local life. A delicious local lunch is included in this tour.

Day 5

Suzhou Wuxi

Suzhou, the city of paradise, is also known as the Oriental Venice for its exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas, and beautiful gardens. Suzhou is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After breakfast, you will visit the Lingering Garden, a classic private garden with 500 years of history, and continue your journey to the Suzhou Silk Factory, the largest silk manufacturer in the country and discover the mysteries of silk production.

In the late afternoon, you can enjoy the optional excursion and explore the famous Grand Canal further before we’ll continue our journey to Nanchang Street before transferring to the hotel in Wuxi.

Meals included: breakfast

Accommodation: Wuxi International Hotel or similar, Wuxi

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

Grand Canal Cruise for approx. AU$42 (Chinese Yuan CNY190) per person

Enjoy a cruise along the ancient canal from the city to the picturesque Grand Canal, which is the best way to appreciate the stunning views of a water town.

Dimsum Dinner for approx. AU$36 (Chinese Yuan CNY160) per person

Enjoy a sumptuous Chinese style dinner with delicious dim sum and local dishes.

 

Day 6

Wuxi Hangzhou

This morning, you will begin your day with a visit to the Brilliance of Lake Lihu, located at the Famous Lake Taihu, followed by a visit to a Fresh Water Pearl Farm. We will then continue our travel to Hangzhou, once described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. This evening is at leisure. You will have the opportunity to appreciate the symbolic performance of Hangzhou as an optional activity.

Meals included: breakfast

Accommodation: Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar, Hangzhou

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

The Romantic Show of Songcheng for approx. AU$87 (Chinese Yuan CNY390) per person

The large-scale performance “The Romantic Show of Songcheng”; is the soul of Hangzhou Song Dynasty. It has captivating song and dance, coupled with beautiful sound and light effects, and will thoroughly explain the history and mythology of Hangzhou. In this audio-visual performance, you’ll be able to appreciate the daily life of Liangzhu people thousands of years ago, the splendid glory of the Southern Song Dynasty palace, the fierceness of the Yue family army, and the famous “Butterfly Lovers” and “Legend of the White Snake” operas.

Day 7

Hangzhou to Shanghai

Hangzhou, also known as the “Paradise on Earth”, has been immortalized by countless poets and artists. The West Lake Cultural Landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This morning, you will visit the West Lake – it is known as the most beautiful lake in the country. During the visit, why not join the optional activity of boat riding on the West Lake, which is the most renowned feature of Hangzhou. After this, we will visit No. 1 Tea Plantation and taste the local well-known Dragon Well Tea. It is scientifically proven that green tea is excellent for maintaining your well-being, and today you will have the opportunity of learning the tea culture of China’s best green tea – Dragon Well Tea. We’ll then drive to Shanghai. This evening, you will have the opportunity to get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai by joining the optional Huangpu River Cruise ride.

Meals included: breakfast

Accommodation: Wassim Hotel or similar, Shanghai

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

Boat Ride on the West Lake for approx. AU$44 (Chinese Yuan CNY200) per person

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 Cruise for approx. AU$53 (Chinese Yuan CNY240) per person

The Huangpu River offers intriguing views of the Bund, Pudong and riverfront activity. Experience the Bund from a different perspective with a river cruise experience. Gaze at the eclectic group of architectural styles that make up the striking Shanghai skyline from the water.

 

Day 8

Shanghai

This morning, you’ll visit the Shanghai Museum that escorts you through the craft of millennia and the pages of Chinese history. The rest of today will be at leisure, or you may explore this buzzing city further and join one of our well-designed optional tour programs.

Meals included: breakfast

Accommodation: Wassim Hotel or similar, Shanghai

 

Optional activities at an additional cost. To be booked and paid for locally.

Shanghai Insight Tour for approx. AU$53 (Chinese Yuan CNY240) per person

This tour takes you to Lujiazui Financial and Trade zone, where the Jinmao Tower is located. Jinmao has 88 stories, features a height of 420.5 meters and 290,000 square meter construction area, and literally means “Gold Luxuriance Building” in Chinese. In here, you can find the perfect combination of traditional Chinese architectural style and the world’s modern architectural technology. After this, we will visit another famous site in Shanghai – Xi’tian’di. It is the historical and cultural character of the city tourism attraction, its unique Shikumen Shanghai-based urban construction attracts people from the globe to explore this special leisure Area. 

Chinese Acrobatic Show for approx. AU$81 (Chinese Yuan CNY365) per person

As a multimillion-dollar stunning acrobatic extravaganza, the first of its kind in China, ERA is a multimedia odyssey whose inspiration is a direct result of the combination of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology. Just like Shanghai, ERA evolves through a constant collision between the past and future. 

Day 9

Shanghai Australia

A transfer takes you to the airport at the appropriate time for you to board your flight home to Australia.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

 

Day 10

Australia

Arrive home today.

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class international airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, *Brisbane, *Perth or *Adelaide (*surcharge applies)
  • Flights with Singapore Airlines, including 1 piece of check-in luggage up to a maximum of 20kg (subject to availability)
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers on a join in group basis
  • One way bullet train from Beijing to Suzhou (in second class)
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation on twin share basis
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary: 8 breakfasts
  • Intra-China transportation
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Tours, transfers & admissions as per itinerary

 

Accommodation

Beijing - Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar

Wuxi - Wuxi International Hotel or similar

Suzhou - Holiday Inn Express Suzhou Taihu Lake or similar

Hangzhou - Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar

Shanghai - Wassim Hotel or similar

Exclusions

  • Visa to China
  • 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)
  • Tipping (approx. AU$15 per person per day)

 

Surcharge(s)

Some departure dates incur a peak season surcharge.

 

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.

 

Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $750.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

Departure Dates


APR 2020
24 th
Friday 24 Apr 2020  ‐  Sunday 03 May 2020
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p
MAY 2020
08 th
Friday 08 May 2020  ‐  Sunday 17 May 2020
MAY 2020
22 nd
Friday 22 May 2020  ‐  Sunday 31 May 2020
AUG 2020
07 th
Friday 07 Aug 2020  ‐  Sunday 16 Aug 2020
Surcharge
+ $200 p.p
AUG 2020
21 st
Friday 21 Aug 2020  ‐  Sunday 30 Aug 2020

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