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Early Bird 11 days Classic China Tour flights EX AKL

11 Days + 9 Nights + Two Way Flights

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03 9081 6367

Discover unparalleled diversity, modern cities and magnificent landscapes, with a 11 day China tour with flights.
Take in some of China’s best sites; walk the Great Wall, visit Tiananmen Square, and Summer Palace. Tour the ancient city of Wuxi and take in the serenity at the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou. Discover Suzhou, the “Venice of the East” and excite your senses in the buzzing city of Shanghai.
This tour is designed to give you a special sample of China’s ancient history, delicious cuisine, rich culture and heritage. This fabulous package is not to be missed.
This package includes return international flights, accommodation, daily breakfast, dedicated transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

 

Post tour:

Two days Huangshan(Yellow mountain)$499pp :https://goo.gl/aEFMJK

4 Days Xiamen City & Fujian Hakka Tulou Discovery: https://goo.gl/Pa8kYD

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)

 

Travel Dates
2019:
12 March
19 March
26 March
02 April
23 April*(peak season)
07 May
14 May
04 June

18Jun
25 June
02 July*(peak season)
09 July*(peak season)
23 July*(peak season)
30 July
06 August
13 August
20 August
27 August
03 September
10 September
17 September*(peak season)
24 September*(peak season)
08 October*(peak season)
15 October
22 October
29 October
05 November
12 November
19 November

 

 

Prices start from $1,400

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Highlights

  • Walk on the incredible Great Wall
  • Uncover the mystery of Tiananmen Square
  • Sit by the tranquil West Lake in Hangzhou

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Departure Dates

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What’s included

  • Auckland return international airfares with a full
  • 9 nights 3-4 star hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • High-speed bullet train Beijing – Wuxi
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Itinerary

  • Day 1. Auckland –Beijing
  • Day 2. Beijing (B)
  • Day 3. Beijing (B)
  • Day 4. Beijing (B)
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Accommodation

  • Beijing Chunhuiyuan Hot Springs Hotel or similar
  • Wuxi: Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan or similar
  • Suzhou: Holiday Inn Suzhou Taihu Lake or similar
  • Hangzhou: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel o
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Terms & Conditions

  • Full payment is required at the time of purchase.Y
  • Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-
  • Documentation will be provided 1-2 weeks prior to
  • All optional tours are prepayable to directly to H
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Day 1. Auckland –Beijing

Fly to Beijing via connecting cities and transfer to the hotel. Note: Some flights may depart the night before. 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.

Day 2. Beijing (B)

After breakfast, visit Tiananmen Square, the second-largest public square in the world! Tiananmen Square is named after the Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”) located to the north of the square, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the National Museum of China and the Mausoleum of Chairman Mao Zedong, and holds great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Optional Tour (at own expense): Forbidden City Tour – Continue on to the incredible Forbidden City, a true architectural masterpiece, which was the imperial palace from the Ming to the Qing dynasty (1420 to 1912). The complex is home to the National Palace Museum and consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (over 180 acres). The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world! Optional Tour (at own expense): Peking Duck Dinner – Tonight, head out for one of the most famous Chinese dishes and a Beijing speciality, Peking Duck.

  • Breakfast

Day 3. Beijing (B)

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall at Juyong Pass. This is one of the three most famous passes along the Great Wall of China, together with Jiayuguan and Shanhaiguan. 60 km from downtown Beijing, Juyong Pass was the northern route to Beijing in ancient times. Once here, there is plenty of time to learn about the wall’s construction and you’ll have the chance to climb a portion of this 6,000 km marvel. On the way back to Beijing, we stop at one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asia. Then, after lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonne Factory. Cloisonne is a famous traditional enamel ware, known as the ‘Blue of Jingtai’ in China, with a history of over 500 years. It was so called because blue was the colour typically used for enamelling, and Jingtai was the reign title of the 7th Ming Emperor. Optional Tour (at own expense): The Golden Mask Dynasty – This show incorporates dancing, acrobatics, magnificent costumes and lot of surprises. Seen by an estimated of 1.1 million people, it is one of Beijing’s must see shows.

  • Breakfast

Day 4. Beijing (B)

Enjoy a tour to the Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient garden in China and a former summer resort for Emperors followed by a visit to the Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine as you enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage which has existed for thousands of years. Optional Tour (at own expense): Hutong Life & Panda House Tour w/Lunch – A rickshaw 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. Even today, there are many residents reluctant to move from their beloved hutongs. You are invited to visit a local family’s house to experience authentic Beijing life. Next, visit the Panda House in Beijing Zoo to see China’s adorable national treasure – the Giant Panda.

  • Breakfast

Day 5. Beijing – Wuxi (B)

Take a high speed train to Wuxi, an ancient city richly endowed with natural attractions due to its pleasantly warm and moist climate. Wuxi boasts a reputation of being the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. Enjoy the scenery as we pass by Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China. This evening, we will stroll along the trendy yet traditional Nanchang Street composed of both ancient and modern architecture juxtaposed with the peacefulness of the waterside town and fashionable life of Wuxi. Optional Tour (at own expense): Jiangnan Dumpling Lunch – Enjoy a traditional lunch that includes the famous Xiao Long Bao, a Chinese steamed bun filled with minced pork and tasty soup, prepared in a small bamboo steaming basket.

  • Breakfast

Day 6. Wuxi – Suzhou (B)

This morning visit one of the largest freshwater pearl exhibitions in the country. After lunch, travel by coach to Suzhou, an extraordinarily elegant city with its canals, stone bridges, and meticulously designed gardens. Suzhou has been referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’ by Chinese poets and writers since ancient times. As a large area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, Suzhou is also known as ‘Venice of the East’. It is also known as the ‘Garden City’ due to its many classical gardens, renowned for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. Visit the Lingering Garden, which is among the finest in China. Optional Tour (at own expense): Grand Canal Cruise – Take a cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage listed Grand Canal of over a thousand years to view life along what was known as ‘China’s golden waterway’ in its heyday. Optional Tour (at own expense): Western Buffet Dinner – Enjoy a sumptuous western style buffet dinner with at your hotel, a relaxing way to wind down the day.

  • Breakfast

Day 7. Suzhou – Hangzhou (B)

This morning visit a silk spinning mill, and learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the finest thread and cloth. After lunch, travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the serene West Lake, the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, and noted for its scenic beauty which blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. Optional Tour (at own expense): Impression West Lake – This evening, enjoy an open-air performance, a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games Opening Ceremony.

  • Breakfast

Day 8. Hangzhou – Shanghai (B)

Experience tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. Then travel by coach to Shanghai, a vibrant metropolis and the commercial centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined with colonial architecture of European design, it is the best place to capture the Western influences of the old days. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure strolling along the bustling shopping district, Nanjing Road. Optional Tour (at own expense): Huangpu River Cruise. Cruising on the Huangpu River has become a must for most visitors to Shanghai.

  • Breakfast

Day 9. Shanghai (B)

This morning, visit the Shanghai Museum to see ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. The rest of the afternoon is at your own leisure, or you may join our optional programs. Optional Tour (at own expense): Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi & Maglev Train Tour – Visit the Jin Mao Tower Observation Deck (88th floor) for a panoramic view of the Huangpu River and the Bund. Then explore the affluent Xintiandi area which holds the historical and cultural legacies of the city, before experiencing the world’s fastest commercially operating train, with a top speed of 431km/h. Optional Tour (at own expense): ERA: The Intersection of Time or SPIRAL– Tonight you can watch a stunning Chinese acrobatic show combining Chinese arts and modern technology, comparable to the tradition of the Broadway Musical.

  • Breakfast

Day 10. Shanghai-Auckland(B)

Conclude your memorable tour with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight via connecting cities.

  • Breakfast

Day 11. Arrival Auckland

Arrive home today

Inclusions

  • Auckland return international airfares with a full service airline
  • 9 nights 3-4 star hotel accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • High-speed bullet train Beijing – Wuxi
  • All transfers
  • Air conditioned coach transportation
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour guide(s)

Exclusions

  • Travel Insurance(We are happy to send you a quote)
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary
  • $300 per person peak season surcharge applies
  • Single supplement(apply on single traveler) $500
  • Gratuities(not a must but will be greatly appreciated)

Beijing Chunhuiyuan Hot Springs Hotel or similar

Beijing Chunhuiyuan Hot Springs Hotel or similar

Wuxi: Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan or similar

Wuxi: Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan or similar

Suzhou: Holiday Inn Suzhou Taihu Lake or similar

Suzhou: Holiday Inn Suzhou Taihu Lake or similar

Hangzhou: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel or similar

Hangzhou: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel or similar

Shanghai: Wassim Hotel Zhoupu or similar

Shanghai: Wassim Hotel Zhoupu or similar

Meeting Point

  • Beijing International airport

Tips & Options

  • Gratuities(not a must but will be greatly appreciated)

Addons

  • Upgrade to specified airline $300pp. (allow you to choose your preferred airline or extend your return date)
  • Jiangnan optional: ERA: The Intersection of Time/SPIRAL: $73 pp, Huangpu Night Cruise: $38pp, Jin Mao Tower, Xintiandi & Maglev Train Tour: $68pp, Impression West Lake: $78pp, Jiangnan Dumpling Lunch: $25pp, Western Buffet Dinner: $38pp
  • Beijing Optional: Forbidden City Tour: $78pp, Peking Duck Dinner: $38pp, The Golden Mask Dynasty: $73pp, Hutong Life & Panda House Tour w/Lunch: $78pp, Grand Canal Cruise: $33pp
  • Beijing optional pre-paid package $280
  • Jiangnan optional pre-paid package $300
  • pre/post stay accommodation $100 per person per night
  • Two days Huangshan(Yellow mountain) post tour $499pp
  • 4 Days Xiamen City & Fujian Hakka Tulou Discovery(post tour) $699pp

Terms & Conditions

  • Full payment is required at the time of purchase.Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking.
  • Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.
  • Documentation will be provided 1-2 weeks prior to departure. A preliminary itinerary will be sent you prior to this time to ensure that you can arrange your Visas (where required) in a timely manner.
  • All optional tours are prepayable to directly to HolidayXP.
  • Coach Transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.
  • Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting.
  • $300 per person peak season surcharge applies
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