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A CHINA EXPERIENCE - 2017

Tour Code - 2180 9 days - SHANGHAI to BEIJING $2035 AUD

Encounter China's timeless culture and tradition in Beijing, before stepping into the cutting-edge city of Shanghai - where yesterday meets tomorrow, stopping en route at Xi'an on the way.

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Standard Features

Destinations

  • SIGHTSEEING
    In Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • SCENIC HIGHLIGHTS
    Wuzhen, Yu Yuan Garden, Shanghai Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall of China.
  • GUIDES
    Services of a professional Tour Director.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Airport transfers; private, deluxe, air-conditioned coach while touring; internal flights.
  • HOTELS
    Hotel accommodation in twin-bed rooms with private facilities.
  • MEALS
    Breakfast daily (B), 7 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D)

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
8
7
8

Day by Day

  1. SHANGHAI.
    Welcome to Shanghai. China's largest city, Shanghai is an international metropolis and the centre of East China's economy, trade, science and technology. Here, the perfect blend of culture exists, where Western and Chinese traditions intertwine to make Shanghai the pulsating city it is today. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of your day is free to relax and explore the city. (D)

  2. SHANGHAI.
    Visit the ancient water town of WUZHEN and take a leisurely stroll to soak up the atmosphere of this centuries-old Chinese town. Home to an intricate system of canals, stone bridges, wooden waterside homes and narrow cobblestone streets, Wuzhen is renowned for its old-world charm and picturesque setting as well as an abundance of local handicrafts. Return to Shanghai and enjoy a DINNER of traditional Shanghai cuisine. (B,L,D)

  3. SHANGHAI.
    Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful YU YUAN GARDEN, a place of peace and tranquillity in this bustling city. Visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on show. Walk along the famous BUND with its colonial architecture and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920's style Shikumen buildings, before visiting the SILK MUSEUM. In the evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face. (B,L,D)

  4. SHANGHAI-XIAN.
    Today fly to Xi'an, the former ancient capital known centuries ago as Chang'an or the eternal city. In the evening, sample a traditional Shui Jiao DUMPLING MEAL followed by a performance of TANG DYNASTY DANCING. (B,L,D)

  5. XIAN.
    This morning, visit the site of one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century - the TERRACOTTA WARRIORS. These life-size figures of warriors, horses and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany the first emperor of China, Emperor Qin Shihuang, into the afterlife. They were discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well. We also walk along the ANCIENT CITY WALL of Xi'an and visit the XI'AN ART CERAMICS AND LACQUER EXHIBITION CENTRE. (B,L,D)

  6. XIAN-BEIJING.
    Visit the renowned SHAANXI HISTORY MUSEUM which is home to thousands of cultural relics in bronze, terracotta, gold and silver. Later, walk through the lively MUSLIM QUARTER to explore the Islamic food markets before flying to Beijing, the capital city of China. (B,L,D)

  7. BEIJING.
    Sightseeing today includes a stroll through TIANANMEN SQUARE, past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, to the treasure-filled FORBIDDEN CITY, which is the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was the home of emperors as well as the centre of politics. Also visit the unique TEMPLE OF HEAVEN and enjoy an amazing CHINESE ACROBAT SHOW in the evening. (B,L,D)

  8. BEIJING.
    Walk on the GREAT WALL OF CHINA, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the longest man-made structure in the world. Stretching approximately 6,000 kilometres across forested mountain tops through the historical northern border of China, this fortification with its battle forts and watch towers is a spectacular sight to behold. Later, visit the JADE MUSEUM where you can purchase pieces of this precious stone before touring the exquisite SUMMER PALACE, which was constructed as a place of rest and relaxation for ancient royal families, and today serves the same purpose for locals and tourists alike. Enjoy a local delicacy this evening at your PEKING DUCK DINNER. (B,L,D)

  9. BEIJING.
    Your tour ends today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

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05 Jun 2017 13 Jun 2017 $2050 AUD $2653 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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21 Aug 2017 29 Aug 2017 $2035 AUD $2638 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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04 Sep 2017 12 Sep 2017 $2035 AUD $2638 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
18 Sep 2017 26 Sep 2017 $2047 AUD $2650 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Start Date End Date Twin Share Single Hotels Excursions Availability
02 Oct 2017 10 Oct 2017 $2047 AUD $2650 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
16 Oct 2017 24 Oct 2017 $2035 AUD $2638 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
30 Oct 2017 07 Nov 2017 $2035 AUD $2638 AUD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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Twin Price
(from)
Triple Price
(from)
PRE SHANGHAI 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $152 AUD $76 AUD
PRE SHANGHAI 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $178 AUD $89 AUD
PRE SHANGHAI 01 Jun 2017 31 Aug 2017 $152 AUD $76 AUD
PRE SHANGHAI 01 Apr 2017 31 May 2017 $178 AUD $89 AUD
POST BEIJING 01 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2017 $190 AUD $95 AUD
POST BEIJING 01 Sep 2017 31 Oct 2017 $205 AUD $102 AUD
POST BEIJING 01 Jun 2017 31 Aug 2017 $190 AUD $95 AUD
POST BEIJING 01 Apr 2017 31 May 2017 $205 AUD $102 AUD

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