China Highlights

See the highlights of China on a 12 day tour. Gaze at the Terracotta Warriors, cruise the famous West Lake, visit the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,990
  • 2018/2019 Shanghai > Beijing

    The loveliness of China

    A whistle-stop journey featuring the iconic and the astonishing.

    This journey is the perfect introduction to the wonders of China, both man-made and natural. Experience the excitement of Shanghai before heading to the ancient water city of Suzhou. Visit the great gardens of Hangzhou and enjoy a Tang Dynasty Cultural Show in Xi’an. Your tour concludes in Beijing where you’ll venture out to explore the Silk Markets, wander through Tiananmen Square, experience the famed Peking Opera or Kung Fu Show and visit the Great Wall in neighbouring Mutianyu. It’s a revelatory experience you’ll long remember.

    Tour Code:

    CHHG

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    Shanghai

    Return City:

    Beijing

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Upon arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel for a luxurious three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour

      Stroll along the famous Bund and compare its heritage buildings to those in Yu Gardens. Explore the Pudong area. Admire the view from Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in Pudong.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Freechoice, Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe
      Freechoice

      Wander through the Shanghai Museum and People’s Square before exploring the French Concession district and Xintiandi or take an organised shopping tour of Shanghai’s markets. Alternatively, take a cruise on the Huangpu River.

      Later, spend your free time exploring the famous Nanjing Road. Tonight enjoy the agility and skill of the renowned Shanghai Acrobats.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 4 - Shanghai > Suzhou
      Highlights:
      Cruise Suzhou Grand Canal

      Travel to the ancient water city of Suzhou and cruise along the Grand Canal before visiting a traditional silk mill. Spend the night in Suzhou.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Suzhou > Hangzhou
      Highlights:
      Humble Administrators Garden, Impressions of West Lake Show

      In Suzhou, known for beautiful classical gardens, visit the Humble Administrators Garden and Masters of the Nets Garden. Later travel to Hangzhou and be awed by the Impressions of West Lake show. Enjoy a two night stay in Hangzhou.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Hangzhou
      Highlights:
      Cruise West Lake , Freechoice

      Cruise the famous West Lake before visiting Six Harmonies Pagoda, featured in the works of poets and artists alike.

      Freechoice

      Learn about the Chinese cultural pillars or explore Hangzhou’s Buddhist heritage. Alternatively explore the Xixi Wetlands by boat.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Hangzhou > Xi’an
      Highlights:
      Tang Dynasty Show

      Explore Xi’an’s ancient city wall. Tonight enjoy the Tang Dynasty Cultural Show with dinner. You’ll spend the next two nights in Xi’an.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Xi’an
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Terracotta Warrior and private museum visit
      Enrich

      Gaze at Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta Warriors in the company of a museum curator.

       

      Enjoy a stroll around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Thanksgiving Temple.

      Enrich

      Be treated to a private after hours viewing of ancient artefacts at a local museum. Enjoy a refreshing drink while learning about local history from the museum’s curator. Continue your refreshments overlooking the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 9 - Xi’an > Beijing
      Highlights:
      Freechoice, Freechoice Dining
      Freechoice

      Roam through the market’s alleys in the Muslim Quarter or visit the Drum and Bell Towers.

      Fly to Beijing and enjoy a two night stay, your hotel is located within walking distance of the Silk Markets.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose between mixed Asian at Lost Heaven or Western dishes at The Cut.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, Hutongs, Freechoice

      Wander through Tiananmen Square and enter the mysterious Forbidden City. Eat lunch with a local family in a traditional home in the hutongs before a rickshaw ride through the laneways.

      Freechoice

      Look forward to the Peking Opera or the spectacular Kung Fu Show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 11 - Beijing > Gubei Water Town
      Highlights:
      Great Wall of China - Mutianyu, Sundowners

      Today visit China’s most iconic attraction – the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Explore the new Gubei Water Town at Simatai located beneath the Great Wall, learn about ancient industries before cruising the canal through the ancient themed town. You’ll spend the night at a boutique hotel located within the town.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy an enchanting evening enjoying a drink with your fellow travellers by the canal, both in the ambience of and overlooking the illuminated Great Wall.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Spend the morning at leisure in town before bidding a fond farewell to China, taking with you many wonderful memories.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 2 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 12 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Special Stay
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • 25 meals - 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners