A China Experience

from 

AU$4,389

per person
 
Duration: 8 Nights
Destination: Shanghai, China
Region: Asia
Deal Code: PA1HYSSB

 

 

Description

The quintessential experience, this introductory tour offers a glimpse of China’s glorious past, fascinating present and bright future with visits to the exceptional and contrasting cities of Xian, Beijing and Shanghai.


Your Holiday Package Includes:

  • Economy class flight to Shanghai, return from Beijing
  • 8 night A China Experience guided tour with Wendy Wu, Shanghai to Beijing

Includes:

  • 4-star accommodation
  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Touring with guides & entrance fees
  • Authentic experiences & highlights
  • Domestic transportation
  • Visa fees & processing for Australian passport holders
  • Airport transfers
  • Airline taxes

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 27 October – 04 November 2024

Based on departures from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth. Departures from other cities & flight upgrades available on request

2025 departure also available, surcharges apply


Itinerary:

Day 1 / Fly To Shanghai

Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Day 2 / Explore Shanghai

Shanghai is China's great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th-century temples. Today's explorations include the traditional Yu Garden, the Silk Museum and a stop in the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. This evening view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. Dinner is traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

Day 3 / Zhujiajiao Water Town

Visit Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai's sleepy water towns, built on an old canal system once used to transport goods all over imperial China. The town's narrow alleyways exude old-world charm, whilst the waterways are lined with ancient buildings and crossed by stone bridges. Return to Shanghai to enjoy the fine arts and antiquities of the Shanghai Museum, and explore People's Square. End the day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.

Day 4 / Little Wild Goose Pagoda

Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. This afternoon take a visit to the fascinating Little Wild Goose Pagoda and spend time walking through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter, which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Here you will gain an insight into the city's fascinating culture and significance as the start of the Silk Road.

Day 5 / Terracotta Warriors

After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors and horses who stand in their original formations at the exact location they were excavated. Also visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century ancient city walls that enclose Xian's old town. Tonight, feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings before a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Day 6 / Bullet Train To Beijing

Board the bullet train to Beijing, China's historic capital city.

Day 7 / Imperial Beijing

Head to Beijing's symbolic heart and stroll across Tiananmen Square into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the traditional hutongs, where the narrow alleys offer an authentic glimpse of old Beijing. Meet a local family and learn first-hand about hutong life.

Day 8 / The Great Wall

This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. You will have an opportunity to visit a jade factory, where you will be able to buy a small handcrafted piece. Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Spend the afternoon strolling through the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you see the traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite architecture. Today's sightseeing is the perfect way to build up your appetite for Beijing's most famous delicacy – Peking duck.

Day 9 / Fly Beijing To Australia

Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.

Day 10 / Fly Beijing To Australia

Fly to Australia, arriving home the same or following day.


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Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share in AUD based on [Departure Date] departure. Trip prices and dates are correct as of 19-06-2024 but subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Prices are tour only and do not include international flights, but can be added, please speak to your travel consultant for further details.

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