China Wonders

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Day 01: Australia Beijing

Fly to Beijing. Ni Hao! Welcome to Beijing, China’s political and cultural centre, and it is the capital of the most populous country on earth. Upon arrival met & transfer to your hotel.

Take a stroll in Tiananmen Square, the heart of the country. Walk through the symbolic Gate of Heavenly Peace, enter into the magnificent Forbidden City, where 13 emperors ruled the kingdom for over 500 years. Ride on the traditional rickshaw and wave your way through Beijing's ancient, interwoven hutong alleys. Wander through the popular imperial neighbourhoods around the famous Houhai Lake and try some of Beijing's unusual local snacks. Hike up to Jinshan Hill and enjoy a panoramic view of the Forbidden City. (B/L/-)

Today experience the highlight of your dream holiday as you climb the Great Wall of China, a short cable car ride takes you to the top of the Wall at Mutianyu Section, walk on this ancient wall and enjoy breathtaking views of the mountain ranges. Back to the city, visit Beijing 2008 Olympic Park, and explore the bustling Qianmen Main Street. Tonight taste the mouthwatering Peking duck. (B/L/D)

Visit Beijing’s two famous historical sites. Soak up the harmony and tranquility of the iconic Temple of Heaven, and the park, where you can watch, or participate in a dance class or Taichi practice. Continue on to Summer Palace with the largest imperial garden, stop at Beijing Zoo and see the adorable pandas. (B/L/-)

Today board the bullet train for 5 hour–journey and arrive in Xian, one of the greatest ancient capitals in China. On arrival meet & transfer to your hotel to relax. (B)

Marvel at the famous life-sized Terracotta Warriors & horses, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the bustling streets and colorful stalls of the Muslim Quarter, and later enjoy a leisurely bike ride on the ancient City Wall. Tonight taste the dumpling banquet. (B/L/D)

Fly to Guilin. Many Chinese people believe Guilin’s landscape is the best under earth. Discover the colorful stalagmites and stalactites of Reed Flute Cave. (B/L/-)

Enjoy a relaxed cruise along the legendary Li River, view the breathtaking karst peaks, and see grazing buffalo in lush fields and local fishermen working on fishing boats. Disembark in the charming Yangshuo, and take a stroll in the busy local markets. Tonight you can explore and dine in the West Street, flanked with local restaurants and cafes. (B/L/-)

Surrounded by green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts, Yangshuo is a quiet village to get relaxed. Many optional activities are available including cycling, rafting or hiking the hills. In the evening watch the famous cormorant fishermen. (B) (B/-/-)

Back to Guilin, where you fly to Shanghai, the most populated city in China, where the east meets the west. Tonight enjoy the spectacular acrobatic show. (B/-/-)

Take a walk along the Bund, and See the former Colonial Concessions with art-deco buildings. Stroll along the ancient alleys in the old town, and explore the classic Yu Garden. Travel to Pudong and stop at the soaring Jin Mao Tower for a breathtaking panorama of the city’s skylines. End the day with a relaxing cruise on the Huangpu River. (B/L/-)

Take a day excursion to Suzhou by bullet train. Suzhou is renowned for its Chinese traditional gardens. Visit the Nets and Master Garden, a compact garden designed by Fengshui masters, cruise on the ancient Grand Canal before return to Shanghai. (B/L/-)

Free at leisure until transfer to Longyang Station, where you board the Maglev high speed train to Pudong International Airport. (Train ticket is not included) (B/-/-)

Small Group Tour
Dates
Air & Land
Land Only
20-OCT-17 $3,995 $2,995 Inquiry Now
16-MAR-18 $3,995 $2,995 Inquiry Now
20-APR-18 $3,995 $2,995 Inquiry Now
25-MAY-18 $3,995 $2,995 Inquiry Now
27-JUL-18 $3,995 $2,995 Inquiry Now
07-SEP-18 $3,995 $2,995 Inquiry Now




Trip Highlights
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Forbidden City, Summer Palace
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruise the legendary Li River
  • Explore the scenic Yangshuo and local villages
  • Visit classical Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum
  • Explore classic gardens in Suzhou
Inclusions
  • Return economy class airfares ex Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Perth
  • Departure taxes & fuel surcharges is included & subject to change
  • 12-night accommodation at 4 star hotels (twin share)
  • Domestic flights Xian-Guilin-Shanghai with taxes
  • All transport by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking professional guide
  • Return transfers
  • Daily breakfasts, 8 lunches, Peking Duck Dinner, Dupling Banquet
Remarks
  • LAND ONLY prices include the same as shown above, except international return airfares/taxes.

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