10 Day Classic China Tour

Tour Code: CHSQ10

Duration
10 days
Price From
$1,299
Valued up to $2,899

Note:
As flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel can be subject to availability and modifications beyond our control, if cancellations or delays should occur, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement.

Route

Beijing –Wuxi – SuZhou – HangZhou – ShangHai

Highlights

  • Explore China to the fullest, from ancient historical sites to modern bustling city sights
  • Be amazed by the China’s iconic attraction the Great Wall
  • Explore the cosmopolitan paradise of Shanghai, known across the world as a food and shopping paradise
  • Discover the charm of beautiful Suzhou
  • Visit the stunning West Lake in the beautiful city of Hangzhou

 

Itinerary

Day 01 Beijing Arrival

Fly to Beijing, the capital city of China, via a connecting city. On arrival, you will be warmly greeted at the airport by your tour guide for the transfer to your hotel.

Please note: Your day of arrival determines the tour day

Meals: In-flight meals

Day 02: Beijing

Today is a leisure day to see Beijing at your own pace. Get to know the city by taking in the stunning sights and treating yourself to some delicious local fare!

Alternatively, you can join our suggested optional excursions

Meals: Breakfast

Day 03: Beijing

Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic “Great Wall “(Juyongguan Section), one of the Seven Wonders of the World! No, you can’t see it from outer space, but it is big – very big. You’ll get a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700 mile marvel.

And you’ll also visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia, enroute.

Later in the day, you could take one of our suggested Optional Tours.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 04: Beijing – Wuxi

This morning you’ll visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to discover and participate in learning about this ancient way of healing.

Afterwards you’ll enjoy some free time in a Beijing shopping mall where you can find a broad choice of local and world famous brands. Alternatively, you can join our optional tour to Temple of Heaven and step back in time to discover the history of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. This afternoon you’ll board the bullet train and travel to Wuxi. On your arrival, our local representative will meet you at the Wuxi Railway Station for your transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 05: Wuxi – Suzhou

This morning, you’ll begin your day with a visit to what is appropriately called “the Brilliance of Lake Lihu”, located at the famous Lake Taihu. This will be followed by a visit to one of China’s largest freshwater pearl exhibitions, before travelling by coach on to Suzhou for the night.

The beauty of this gorgeous city has served as inspiration for generations of Chinese poets and writers. Suzhou earned itself the nickname ‘Garden City’ thanks to its myriad classical gardens, including the famous Lingering Garden – a stop on today’s itinerary.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 06: Suzhou – Hangzhou

After breakfast and check-out, learn about one of the world’s most luxurious textiles – silk – and how it is produced and created at a working silk-spinning mill. T

We then travel to Hangzhou by coach. Marco Polo was one of Hangzhou’s most famous fans; he named this city as one of the most beautiful he’d seen in the world. Your time in Hangzhou begins with a boat ride on West Lake, from which you’ll be able to see some of the city’s best-known historical and cultural sites.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 07: Hangzhou– Shanghai

There is a tea-tasting experience on the agenda this morning and once you have sipped and swirled your cup of green tea we venture on to Shanghai via coach. This energetic city is one of the commercial centres of China and on arrival,  there is a walk along the Bund, a mile-long promenade along  the Huangpu River. This stroll is one of the best ways to admire Shanghai’s mix of colonial architecture, European influences and modern design.

The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 08: Shanghai

This morning, you’ll visit the Shanghai Museum to see some of China’s greatest, ancient art treasures.

The rest of today will be at leisure, or you may want to explore this bustling city further by joining one of our optional tour programs.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 09: Shanghai

A transfer takes you to the airport at the appropriate time for you to board your flight home
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Australia

Arrive at your home today.
Meals: In-flight meals

Inclusions

Tour Inclusions:

  • Return international flights from Australia
  • Accommodation in the category chosen.
  • Daily breakfast and meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers by vehicle with A/C.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Bottle water during your trip
  • One-way, second class bullet train from Beijing to Wuxi

Tour Exclusions:

  • Visa to China
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping for drivers and tour guides.
  • Applicable surcharge, i.e. optional activities, single supplement etc.
  • Anything not listed in the itinerary, i.e. laundry, personal items, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Any cost incurred due to unforeseeable/unavoidable circumstances, i.e. airline schedule changes, cancellation etc.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.

Dates & Prices

* indicates Lowest Price for that region

Departure

Price

Fri
27 Mar 2020

Sun
05 Apr 2020

$1,299

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Fri
10 Apr 2020

Sun
19 Apr 2020

$1,699

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24 Apr 2020

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03 May 2020

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Fri
08 May 2020

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17 May 2020

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22 May 2020

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31 May 2020

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12 Jun 2020

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21 Jun 2020

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26 Jun 2020

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05 Jul 2020

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Fri
10 Jul 2020

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19 Jul 2020

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24 Jul 2020

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02 Aug 2020

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07 Aug 2020

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16 Aug 2020

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21 Aug 2020

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30 Aug 2020

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Fri
11 Sep 2020

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20 Sep 2020

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Fri
25 Sep 2020

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04 Oct 2020

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09 Oct 2020

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18 Oct 2020

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23 Oct 2020

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01 Nov 2020

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Fri
06 Nov 2020

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15 Nov 2020

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Fine Print

Deposit and  Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd instalment of 429$ per person within 30 days.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

Note: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/

Step 2: Complete the Booking Form

Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

How to extend your stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals.

If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Special Requests” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalising your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

Tipping

Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour guides and drivers throughout the tour. We recommend to tip some extra for the guide and driver’s excellent service.

As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $399 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport and visa. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

The website of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Australia has detailed information on the eligibility of Australians for various visa types. For foreigners already travelling or residing in China, all visa queries should be directed to the Foreigners Entry and Exit Administration Section of the local Public Security Bureau (PSB).

Fingerprint scanning of foreign nationals (aged between 14 to 70 years) on arrival, commenced in 2017.

Please note these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information on entry requirements.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Group size

20 – 48 people

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Physical condition

A good level of fitness and mobility is required for you to enjoy all aspects of the itinerary, as this is considered a fast-paced tour. While there is free time scheduled either in the morning or afternoon, there are many full days of sightseeing with minimal rest and some early starts. You will be required to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and participate in scheduled sightseeing that may be conducted on uneven ground and terrain. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour may not be suitable.

Itinerary

The itinerary provided serves as a guide only and may be subject to change without notice. Itinerary may be altered for reasons including, but not limited to, weather conditions, social unrest, poor road conditions or generally to ensure the safe passage of customers. Itinerary may also be changed due to local circumstances or events. Changes may or may not be communicated prior to departure. We will not be liable for any costs resulting from a change in itinerary due to factors beyond its control. Further, customers are not entitled to a refund for itinerary alterations resulting from factors beyond our control.

OPTIONAL TOURS

  • Beijing(Day 02) Imperial Beijing Tour AUD87
  • Beijing(Day 02) Golden Mask dynasty Tour AUD81
  • Beijing(Day 03) Hutong Life Tour AUD44
  • Beijing(Day 03) Peking Duck Banquet Dinner AUD42
  • Beijing(Day 04) Temple of Heaven Tour AUD44
  • Wuxi(Day 05) Grand Canal Cruise AUD42
  • Suzhou(Day 05) Western Buffet Dinner AUD53
  • Hangzhou(Day 06) Impression West Lake Show AUD87
  • Shanghai(Day 07) Huangpu River Cruise AUD53
  • Shanghai(Day 08) Shanghai Insight Tour AUD53
  • Shanghai(Day 08) Chinese Acrobatic Show AUD81

Please note: all AUD amounts are subject to currency exchange rate and they may change at any time without advance notice.

 

Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.

In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Flight Information

Airfare Information

  • Airline: Cathay Airlines, China Airlines or similar (20kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage each person only
  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)

Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades 

  • Business Class upgrade available from an additional $3,000 per person (subject to availability).

Please specify this as a “Special Request” when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.

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Optional Add-ons

Shanghai Insight Tour

$53

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