Essence of China

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Day 01: Australia Beijing

Fly with Cathay Pacific Airways to Beijing, China’s political and cultural centre. Upon your arrival you will be met & transferred to Beijing Presidential Hotel for the next four nights.

This morning start at Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Next, explore the Palace Museum, known as the Forbidden City, once the imperial residence in the Ming & Qing Dynasties. This afternoon wander in the Summer Palace with the largest imperial garden. Tonight you will be treated to a delicious Beijing Peking duck dinner and watch the enthralling Kongfu Legend Show. (B/L/D)

Today experience the highlight of your trip as you climb the Great Wall of China, one of the seven wonders in the world. Then a photo stop will be made at 2008 Beijing Olympic Village. (B/L/-)

This morning visit the iconic Temple of Heaven, a unique architecture masterpiece from the 15th Century. Then explore Beijing’s historic Hutong by old fashioned pedi-cab with a visit to the traditional courtyard style houses. (B/L/-)

Fly to Xian , a historic ancient capital. After arrival browse through the Provincial Museum followed by a visit to the Big Goose Pagoda . Stay at Jianguo Hotel for the next two nights. (B/L/-)

Today marvel at the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors & Horses , buried with the Chinese first emperor for more than 2,000 years. Tonight enjoy the traditional Tang Dynasty dinner & show. (B/L/D)

Fly to Shanghai , China’s most populated city. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Shanghai Ocean Hotel for next three nights. (B/-/-)

Start our day with a relaxing walk on the Bund , dotted with Art-Deco buildings. Next explore the classic Yu Garden and the bustling old town. Later, browse the Shanghai Museum , and take a stroll in Xintiandi and Pudon New Development Zone. Enjoy the fantastic Shanghai Acrobatic Show. (B/L/D)

Drive to Suzhou, known as the Oriental Venice, and start exploring the garden of Master’s Net and then visit Pingjiang Road Old Town area and silk spinning factory where you have an opportunity to buy Chinese silk. Later return to Shanghai. (B/L/-)

Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight home. (B/-/-)

Welcome home.

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Trip Highlights
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Forbidden City, Summer Palace
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors
  • Visit classical Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum
  • Explore classic gardens in Suzhou
Inclusions
  • Return economy class airfares with Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Departure taxes & fuel surcharges is included & subject to change
  • 9-night accommodation at 4 star hotels (twin share)
  • Domestic flights Beijing-Xian-Shanghai with taxes
  • All transport by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking professional guide
  • Return transfers
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Tang Dynasty Show, Kong Fu Show and Acrobatic Show
Remarks
  • LAND ONLY prices include the same as shown above, except international return airfares/taxes.
  • Passengers from Adelaide may depart 1 day earlier and require extra night at additional cost.
  • Arrival and Departure private transfer surcharge for single traveller @ $100 per person.
  • Pre tour accommodation in Beijing or post tour accommodation in Shanghai is available at additional $200 per room per night with breakfast included.

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