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CHINA: 11 Day Amazing China Tour Including Flights for Two

Explore Beijing’s dynastic secrets and uncover hidden cities.

Overview

Marvel at the mystique of the Great Wall, experience breathtaking natural beauty in Hangzhou and see buzzing metropolises infused with imperial architecture in Beijing and Shanghai. This 11 day escape truly showcases the dynamic elements of China.

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • 9 Nights of Fantastic Hotel Accommodation Including Daily Breakfast
  • Explore Beijing’s Dynastic Secrets, Savour Authentic Dragon Tea at a Local Plantation and be Enchanted by the Sublime Beauty of Hangzhou

INCLUSIONS

  • Return International Flights for Two
  • Includes 20kg of Checked Luggage per Person
  • 9 Nights of Stunning Hotel Accommodation for Two with Daily Breakfast
  • Tours, Sightseeing and Admissions as per the Itinerary
  • Transportation via Private Air Conditioned Vehicle as per the Itinerary
  • One-Way Bullet Train from Beijing to Wuxi
  • Experienced Local English-Speaking Guides
  • Return Airport Transfers

HOTELS

  • Beijing – Fuyong Yulong Hotel or similar
  • Wuxi – Wuxi International Hotel or similar
  • Suzhou – Holiday Inn Express Taihu or similar
  • Hangzhou – Merchant Marco Garden Hotel or similar
  • Shanghai – Wassim Hotel or similar

TRAVEL DATES

  • Available for departure on one of the following dates in 2020:
  • 12, 26 March
  • 9*, 23* April
  • 7*, 21 May
  • 11, 25 June
  • 9, 23* July
  • 6, 20 August
  • 10, 24 September
  • 8*, 22 October
  • 5 November
  • *A High Season surcharge of $300 per person applies for departures on these dates
  • Book early to secure your preferred dates!

HOW TO BOOK

  1. Select your preferred package option, click on Add to Cart and follow the payment prompts
  2. Once you have completed your purchase, you will be emailed a confirmation and online booking form
  3. Complete your booking form as soon as possible to lock in your holiday!

For any other assistance or enquiries please contact support@kogantravel.com or call us on 1300 517 210.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience China’s dynamic beauty on this 11 day tour, from heritage listed landscapes, neon-drenched streets, buzzing city centres and dynastic era architecture with thousands year old history.
  • Explore the lively capital of Beijing and climb the mighty Great Wall of China – winding its way through majestic leafy landscapes and temple-covered hilltops.
  • Visit the spiritual heart and historical centre of China at Tiananmen Square, the sight of seminal events like the iconic 1989 Tiananmen Square protests and the internment of Mao Zedong.
  • See medicine and the body from a different perspective with a visit to a traditional Chinese Medicine Centre, where you’ll learn about the benefits of herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage on ailing health, all while receiving a rejuvenating foot massage!
  • Learn about China’s Tea heritage at the lush Longjing Tea Plantation whilst sipping on China’s prestigious Dragon well tea.
  • Admire the glistening waters of Hangzhou’s West Lake, and revel in the scenic vistas and watercolour, willow-lined banks of this gorgeous city.
  • Discover soulful Shanghai, exploring Art Deco buildings oozing with 1920s glamour along the iconic Bund.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Depart Australia – Arrive China

Ni Hao Beijing! Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Depending on your flight or departure date, you may depart earlier than Day 1

Day 2: Beijing – Tiananmen Square (B)

Kickstart your adventure with a tour of the imperial centre of Beijing, Tiananmen Square. The historical and spiritual heart of China, the Square houses the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Just north of the Square is the fabled Forbidden City.

Optional Activities

  • Forbidden City tour – take a tour through the imperial centre of Beijing through the Ming and Qing dynasty, an iconic landmark rich in Chinese heritage (AUD $87 per person).
  • Peking Duck dinner – enjoy an authentic Peking Duck banquet with all the traditional accompaniments (AUD $42 per person).

Day 3: Beijing (B)

Prepare to be captivated by The Great Wall at the Juyongguan Pass, majestically perched over the peaks and hills of Beijing. Noted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, you will have the opportunity to hike a portion of this marvel.

En route back to Beijing, see artisans crafting traditional Chinese blue enamel ware at a cloisonne factory.

Optional Activity

  • Golden Mask Dynasty – enjoy a traditional Chinese performance (AUD $81 per person).

Day 4: Beijing – Summer Palace – Herbal Institute (B)

This morning enjoy a tour of the Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for dynastic Emperors.

After your garden visit, head to a Chinese herbal medicine institute to learn about the healing properties and history of traditional Chinese medicine, followed by a rejuvenating foot massage!

Optional Activity

  • Hutong Life and Panda House Tour – jump on a rickshaw and wind through a Hutong neighbourhood, stopping at a local house to gain insight into local Beijing life. Next, visit the Panda House at Beijing Zoo (AUD $87 per person).

Day 5: Beijing – Wuxi (B)

Leave Beijing behind this morning as you board a high speed bullet train to Wuxi, an ancient city with breathtaking natural scenery, marvelling at the tranquil waters of Lake Tai en-route.

Spend the evening strolling through the tree-lined Nanchang Street, blending ancient and contemporary architecture with waterside charm.

Day 6: Wuxi – Suzhou (B)

Start your morning with a visit to one of the largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the country before travelling to Suzhou.

Known as the Oriental Venice, Suzhou is home to exquisite canals, bridges, pagodas and beautiful gardens. Visit the Lingering Garden, known for its charming halls and unique imperial architecture enriched by a 500-year history.

Optional Activities

  • Grand Canal Cruise – sweep along ancient canals and city banks on the picturesque Grand Canal (AUD $42 per person).
  • Western Buffet Dinner – enjoy a sumptuous western-style buffet at your hotel (AUD $53 per person).

Day 7: Suzhou – Hangzhou (B)

Visit a silk spinning mill this morning and discover the mysterious ways of silk processing before travelling by coach to Hangzhou. Aptly named by Marco Polo as the ‘most beautiful and magnificent city in the world’, experience the beauty firsthand with a boat ride along the West Lake.

Optional Activity

  • Impression West Lake – enjoy an open-air performance crafted by the Director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony (AUD $87 per person).

Day 8: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B)

Head for the lush Longjing Tea Plantation this morning to learn about China’s green tea heritage and sip on China’s most distinguished tea – Dragon well tea.

Afterwards, travel to Shanghai. Upon arrival, visit the Bund, home to Art-deco buildings that were once filled with powerful banks and trading houses, now home to designer boutiques and restaurants. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps strolling through the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road.

Optional Activity

  • Huangpu River Cruise – sail along the tranquil waters of the Huangpu River – a must-see for any visitor! (AUD $53 per person)

Day 9: Shanghai (B)

Visit the Shanghai Museum this morning, filled with ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade stones. Spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Optional Activities

  • Shanghai Insight Tour – visit famous sights including the 88th floor of Jin Mao Tower and the trendy Xintiandi neighbourhood (AUD $53 per person).
  • Chinese Acrobatic Show – treat yourself to the amazing Intersection of Time acrobatic show (AUD $81 per person).

Day 10: Depart Shanghai (B)

Bid farewell to your fellow travel buddies today as you transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Day 11: Arrive in Australia

Arrive in Australia.

B = Breakfast

FINE PRINT

Buying and Booking:

  • Buy now – limited time offer!
  • Top Tip: Book early to secure your preferred dates!
  • 14 day booking guarantee – if you can’t book your preferred dates within 14 days we will refund you in full. See T&Cs here
  • Bookings are non changeable & non refundable once your travel dates are confirmed

Flight Information:

  • Flights depart from Melbourne or Sydney
  • Flights depart from other cities are available for an additional cost:
  • Brisbane – $250 per person
  • Adelaide – $380 per person
  • Flights are economy class with Sichuan Airlines, China Southern, Hainan Airline, Xiamen Airline or China Eastern, subject to availability
  • Flights included 20kg of checked luggage
  • A flight amendment surcharge of $200 per person applies for early arrivals and later departures, plus any additional airfares and taxes
  • Flights are subject to specific promotional economy fare availability
  • Flights may not be direct or operate daily
  • Stopovers are available upon request
  • Subject to availability

General:

  • Not valid with any other offer
  • Valid for 2 people, twin share
  • Deal only valid for first 50 confirmed customers
  • Group size – minimum 20, maximum 48
  • Travelling solo? A single supplement of $580 applies to those wishing to travel alone
  • No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with adults

Package Excludes:

  • Travel insurance – strongly recommended
  • Visa/Entry requirements – compulsory for Australian passport holders
  • Tipping/Gratuities – recommended at $15 per person, per day for guide and driver
  • Anything not listed in the Itinerary

Travel Advice:

  • For the latest travel advice for your holiday please visit www.smartraveller.gov.au
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your trip overseas
  • A visa may be required for your destination or any countries you are transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid visa. Please visit http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ to assist you with any requirements.
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