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2 for 1 China

  • Visit the Great Wall, Forbidden City & More
  • Experience Beijing, Shanghai & Hangzhou
Includes Return International Flights

Jaw-dropping landscapes, sprawling cities, and mind-blowing ancient wonders, China is one of the diverse destinations on earth. Just one visit is all it takes to fall in love with the neon jungle of Beijing, serene gardens of Suzhou, gravity-defying architecture of Shanghai, and everything in between. With so many highlights in one trip, this is the ultimate way to experience China.

Unravel the mysteries of the orient on this incredible 10-day two-for-one package visiting Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and beyond. Visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, walk along the UNESCO listed Great Wall, witness giant pandas at the Beijing Zoo, explore the Lingering Gardens of Suzhou, visit Shanghai’s famous Bund, and more. Includes return international flights, eight nights hotel accommodation, a one-way high-speed train trip, daily breakfast, and much more.

For an even greater experience, upgrade to the Xi’an package and see the Terracotta Warriors.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide for Beijing. Fly with Qantas Airlines. Please note: Sydney customers will fly non-stop to Beijing while Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide customers will fly via Sydney. Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then escort you to check into your hotel.

Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel, Beijing Meals included: In-Flight

Your exploration of Beijing begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world, and then takes in the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was originally constructed by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le, where 24 emperors once lived successionally. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700’s and onwards. Afterwards, visit a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included) to see Beijing’s 700 year old Hutong's (narrow lanes) area by old fashioned pedicab. You will also visit a local family living in a courtyard style home to experience the local customs. The optional tour also includes a visit to Shichahai, a historic scenic area consisting of three lakes (Qianhai, meaning Front Sea; Houhai, meaning Back Sea and Xihai, meaning West Sea), surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty and remnants of old-style local residences, Hutong and Courtyard.

Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel, Beijing Meals included: Breakfast

On the way to the Great Wall, stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as "Yu", and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Observe the skilled artisans at work as they create their intricate designs. Afterwards take a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China's most renowned monument—the Great Wall. You will visit the less-touristed and more original Juyong Pass, avoiding other sections which are the most accessible and consequently most crowded. The Great Wall meanders through China's northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert - a distance of more than 3500 miles.

Tonight, take the opportunity to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty” (not included)

Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel, Beijing Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast visit Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas. Then make a stop at the “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine and enjoy some free time to shop in Wangfujing, the main shopping district in Beijing.

Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel, Beijing Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a high speed bullet train experience from Beijing to Hangzhou today (approximately a 6 hour train ride). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Pujing Hotel OR Hai Wai Hai Baina Hotel, Hangzhou Meals included: Breakfast

Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, so a visit to the city just isn’t complete without a trip to a local tea house. Make a special visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of Longjing tea. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting. Then enjoy a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, admiring the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou's willow draped islands.

Afterwards drive to Suzhou (approximately a 2 hour coach ride). Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the "Venice of the East". Visit Shantang Street, which has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are the best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou's old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes. There is an option to take a cruise along the Grand Canal (not included) to view life along China’s ancient waterway.

Vienna International Hotel OR Nanya Hotel, Suzhou Meals included: Breakfast

Today visit the famous Lingering Garden, recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is renowned for its exquisite silk, so naturally a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approximately a 2 hour coach ride) to visit the famous Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai's banks and trading houses. Tonight there is an optional activity to watch a superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time” (not included).

Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao OR Mercure Hotel Hong Qiao, Shanghai Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, step back in time at the Shanghai Museum - home to more than 120,000 objects and artworks. Enjoy some free time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional half-day tour of Shanghai (not included) including Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai. Other attractions include Xintiandi, Old Town and Nanjing Road. In the evening, take the opportunity to join the optional “Night Cruise on the Huangpu River” (not included).

Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao OR Mercure Hotel Hong Qiao, Shanghai Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy some free to explore the cosmopolitan Shanghai on your own and bid farewell to China and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight to Australia!

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide for Beijing. Fly with Qantas Airlines. Please note: Sydney customers will fly non-stop to Beijing while Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide customers will fly via Sydney. Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then escort you to check into your hotel.

Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel, Beijing Meals included: In-Flight

Your exploration of Beijing begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world, and then takes in the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was originally constructed by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le, where 24 emperors once lived successionally. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700’s and onwards. Afterwards, visit a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls.

In the afternoon, take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included) to see Beijing’s 700 year old Hutong's (narrow lanes) area by old fashioned pedicab. You will also visit a local family living in a courtyard style home to experience the local customs. The optional tour also includes a visit to Shichahai, a historic scenic area consisting of three lakes (Qianhai, meaning Front Sea; Houhai, meaning Back Sea and Xihai, meaning West Sea), surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty and remnants of old-style local residences, Hutong and Courtyard.

Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel, Beijing Meals included: Breakfast

On the way to the Great Wall, stop at a Jade Museum to learn the history of jade. In Chinese, jade is pronounced as "Yu", and it has a history in China of at least four thousand years. Observe the skilled artisans at work as they create their intricate designs. Afterwards take a scenic drive through the countryside and mountains to reach China's most renowned monument—the Great Wall. You will visit the less-touristed and more original Juyong Pass, avoiding other sections which are the most accessible and consequently most crowded. The Great Wall meanders through China's northern mountain ranges from the Yellow Sea to the Gobi Desert - a distance of more than 3500 miles!

Tonight, take the opportunity to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty” (not included).

Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel, Beijing Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast visit Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas. Then make a stop at the “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards, transfer to Beijing Railway Station for a high speed bullet train experience to Xian (approximately a 5 hour train ride). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Grand Noble Hotel, Xian Meals included: Breakfast

The highlight today is a visit to the Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum. Unearthed near Xi’an, the hundreds of life size sculptures of soldiers, chariots, and horses are considered a world wonder. With different facial expressions and weaponry adorning each soldier, the Terracotta Warriors were believed to have been created to accompany the Qin Emperor into the afterlife. This site is among the top archaeological excavations of the 20th century. You will be definitely amazed by the scale of the Terracotta Warriors Army.

Afterwards visit the Terracotta Warriors Reproduction Factory and then transfer to Xian Airport for your evening flight to Hangzhou.

Pujing Hotel OR Hai Wai Hai Baina Hotel, Hangzhou

Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, so a visit to the city just isn’t complete without a trip to a local tea house. Make a special visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of Longjing tea. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting. Then enjoy a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, admiring the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou's willow draped islands.

Afterwards drive to Suzhou (approximately a 2 hour coach ride). Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the "Venice of the East". Visit Shantang Street, which has a long history of about 1,100 years, its layout and architecture are the best to represent the characteristics of Suzhou's old alleys, and it has connections to many ancient Chinese celebrities and anecdotes. There is an option to take a cruise along the Grand Canal (not included) to view life along China’s ancient waterway.

Vienna International Hotel or Nanya Hotel, Suzhou Meals included: Breakfast

Today visit the famous Lingering Garden, recognised with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is renowned for its exquisite silk, so naturally a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approximately a 2 hour coach ride) to visit the famous Bund. Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai's banks and trading houses. Tonight there is an optional activity to watch a superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time” (not included).

Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao OR Mercure Hotel Hong Qiao, Shanghai Meals included: Breakfast

This morning, step back in time at the Shanghai Museum - home to more than 120,000 objects and artworks. Enjoy some free time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional half-day tour of Shanghai (not included) including Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai. Other attractions include Xintiandi, Old Town and Nanjing Road. In the evening, take the opportunity to join the optional “Night Cruise on the Huangpu River” (not included).

Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao OR Mercure Hotel Hong Qiao, Shanghai Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy some free to explore the cosmopolitan Shanghai on your own and bid farewell to China and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight to Australia!

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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- Discover the highlights of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai
- Visit the impressive Tiananmen Square
- Explore the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
- Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
- Visit a local Jade Museum and see artisans at work
- Walk along the Great Wall of China
- See Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
- Enjoy some free time in Beijing’s Wangfujing shopping district
- Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village, includes tasting
- Take a boat ride on West Lake in Hangzhou
- Wander down ancient Shantang Street in Suzhou
- Visit Suzhou’s Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
- Explore The Bund promenade in Shanghai
- Visit the inspiring Shanghai Museum
- Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL
- Fly with award-winning Qantas Airways
- Frequent flyer points for Qantas members
- 8 nights in 4 star hotel accommodation
- Enjoy daily breakfast plus 1 feature lunch
- Professional English-speaking tour guides
- One way high speed train from Beijing to Hangzhou (economy class)
- Transportation by A/C vehicles
- Return airport and rail transfers
10 Day 2 for 1 China with Xi’an Upgrade
all of the above plus the following;
- Discover historic Xi'an
- Visit the ancient Terracotta Warriors & Horses, a wonder of the world
- 1 way high speed train from Beijing to Xi'an (economy class)
- 1 way internal flight (economy class) from Xi’an to Hangzhou

Customer Reviews

This is my first time travelling with TripADeal and I didn't know what to expect but they surpassed all my expectations. The tour was so well organised and the tour guides were really good. I travelled with a friend and the both of us thoroughly enjoyed out trip. Except for the delays on the planes which no one could predict. I would recommend TripADeal anytime.

Maree S

Tripadeal lived up to our expectations in spades, yet again! It was a wonderful trip - beautifully organised, fantastic accommodation, superb guides and itinerary and thoroughly enjoyed.

Diane T

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BOOKING INFORMATION

After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation email. You will also be directed to an online Passenger Information Form. You must complete your Passenger Information Form within 72 hours of purchase.

Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.

On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by TripADeal’s standard Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 

Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to TripADeal (unless otherwise stated).

OFFER ESSENTIALS

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 31st July 2018

Travel offer is valid for 2 people based on twin share

Please be advised, 1 voucher is valid for 2 people. When processing your order, please double check the number of vouchers you are purchasing is what you require.

International Passenger Movement Fee (2nd person travelling ONLY)
Second person travels for free, except for a mandatory $150 AUD international passenger movement fee payable upon arrival into China. 

Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased

Departure Dates
2017
September: 3
October: 30 (SOLD OUT)
October: 24, 31
November: 1, 15

2018
March: 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 18, 21
April: *9, *10, *11, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
May: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 25, 31
June: 2, 10, 12
July: 25, 31

Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $500 for two people

Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide

Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane: $500 for two people
*Adelaide: $700 for two people

FLIGHTS

Airline(s) Used
International Flight: Qantas Airways
Domestic Flight: China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Air China or Tianjing Airlines

Arrive Early
Not available

Stay Behind
Not available

Flight Class Upgrades
Not available

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation Used
10 DAY PACKAGE
4 Star (self-rated)
- Beijing: Chang An Grand Hotel / Friendship Hotel / Novotel Sanyuan OR Ritan International Hotel
- Hangzhou: Pujing Hotel OR Hai Wai Hai Baina Hotel
- Suzhou: Vienna International Hotel OR Nanya Hotel
- Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao OR Mercure Hotel Hong Qiao

10 DAY PACKAGE WITH XI’AN UPGRADE
4 Star (Self Rated)
- Xian: Grand Noble Hotel
*Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel. 

Extra Nights
Not available

Maximum Room Capacity
3 people (subject to availability)

Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents
- Valid for all ages
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed

Triple Share
No discounts apply for 3rd person travelling. Full price applies, subject to availability

Bedding Configuration
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability)

Adjoining Rooms
Not available

GENERAL TOUR INFORMATION

Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 40 per vehicle

Optional Tours / Activities
- Beijing: Day 2: Tour 700 year old Hutong 260 RMB (approx. $52 AUD)
- Beijing: Day 3: The Golden Mask Dynasty 300 RMB (approx. $60 AUD)
- Suzhou: Day 6: Grand Canal Cruise 180 RMB (approx. $36 AUD) 
- Shanghai: Day 7: ERA and The Intersection of Time 360 RMB aApprox. $71 AUD) 
- Shanghai: Day 8: Half day city tour 180 RMB (approx. $35 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 8: Huangpu River Night Cruise 220 RMB (approx. $44 AUD)
Please Note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency specified
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate

EXCLUSIONS

- Visa fees and requirements (A Tourist visa for China is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- International Passenger Movement Fee of $150 AUD payable direct, upon arrival into China (for 2nd person travelling ONLY)
- Mandatory gratuities/tipping $10 AUD per person/ tour day payable at the beginning of the tour
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
*** Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with TripADeal.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

International Passenger Movement Fee
The passenger movement charge (PMC) is a tax payable by all passengers departing Australia on international flights or sea transport, whether or not the passenger intends to return to Australia. The PMC was introduced in July 1995 (replacing the previous departure tax which commenced in October 1978) and was initially described as a charge to partially offset the cost to government of the provision of passenger facilitation at airports, principally customs, immigration and quarantine functions. The $150 AUD fee for the second customer is payable on arrival into China to your tour guide. As this is a 2 for 1 package, the taxes for one passenger are already included in the deal price. This cost is clearly stated in the advertising, fine print, tour itinerary and your final travel documentation. 

Frequent Flyer Points
To earn Qantas frequent flyer points, please provide frequent flyer numbers at the time of booking

Advance Seat Assignments
Group seats will be assigned prior to departure and all couples/family members/friends will sit together. Customers are unable to purchase seats on Qantas’s website. However, customers can choose seats at the time of check-in subject to availability.

Special Meals
Customers can request one of the following special meals:
- Diabetic, Fruit Platter, Gluten Intolerance, Hindu, Kosher Meal, Muslim (Halal), Vegetarian (Lacto Ovo) or Vegan

COACH TOUR:
Meals:

Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour manager will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.

Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and offloading of their luggage from the coach.

Gratuities:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour manager and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour manager and driver is $10 AUD per person per day, which will be collected by the tour manager at the beginning of the tour.

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our coaches are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note; a basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

VISAS

A Tourist visa for China is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport.
****Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required

INSURANCE

TripADeal is proud to offer a range of travel insurance products in partnership with My Travel Insurance

SCHEDULE OF FEES

Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
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