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  • Tiananmen Square

  • Giant Panda, Beijing Zoo

  • Forbidden City

  • Chinese Lanterns

  • Old Chengdu

  • Beijing

  • 12 Day Yangtze River Cruise extension

  • Amazing cuisine, Beijing

  • Tiananmen Square

  • Giant Panda, Beijing Zoo

  • Forbidden City

  • Chinese Lanterns

  • Old Chengdu

  • Beijing

  • 12 Day Yangtze River Cruise extension

  • Amazing cuisine, Beijing

  • Forbidden City


8 Day Five Star 2 For 1 China

  • Discover the Great Wall & Forbidden City
  • Enjoy chic 5 star hotel accommodation
Includes Return International Flights

There are nothing but stars on this amazing five star 2 For 1 package taking in the best of China, all while staying in absolute luxury. Delve into Chinese culture on this 8 day highlights package taking in the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Beijing Zoo and the Forbidden City. Experience the best of Beijing, a high speed rail journey to Chengdu and the impressive Sichuan Museum. Includes return international flights, six nights in five star accommodation, daily breakfast and a feature lunch, high speed rail journey, English speaking tour guides and more. The only thing better than our 2 for 1 deals, is our luxury 2 for 1 deals. Don’t miss your chance to see the orient at a fraction of the price.

Have a little more time? Uncover the mysteries of the Ancient Plank Road and dramatic beauty of the Lesser Three Gorges and more on the 12 day package with Yangtze River Cruise extension.


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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney for Tianjin, China! Fly with either Tianjin Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines or Air China to name a few (subject to availability). Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then escort you to check-in to the hotel. Please note: Due to flight times and scheduling some customers may be required to be at the airport the day before (depart day 0).

Overnight: Pan Pacific, Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview, The Westin Tianjin or Wanda Vista Hotel, Tianjin Meals included: In-Flight

This morning after breakfast drive onwards to Beijing to begin your exploration of this amazing city. The tour 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 1700s and onwards. Afterwards, visit a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge on fresh pearls.

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

Overnight: Wanda Realm, New World Hotel, Shangri La China World Hotel, Wanda Vista or Sheraton Grand, 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-touristy 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.

In the afternoon, join an optional tour to see Beijing’s 700-year-old Hutongs (narrow lanes) area by old fashioned pedicab (not included), as well as a visit to a local family living in a courtyard style home to experience the local customs of the people of Beijing and their home’s unique architectural structure.

Overnight: Wanda Realm, New World Hotel, Shangri La China World Hotel, Wanda Vista or Sheraton Grand, Beijing Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

This morning make a stop at Tongrentang to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Then visit Beijing Zoo and see a diverse collection of animals, including giant pandas.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional ‘Beijing Insights & Secrets’ half-day tour (not included). See sights including the UNESCO World Heritage listed Temple of Heaven. Surrounded by several Imperial buildings, altars and temples where Ming emperors would fast and give thanks and offerings to the Gods at the start of every new Spring. Next, gain a new perspective of the immensity of the Forbidden City from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park. High on a hill overlooking the city, this is the best place to take in stunning views of not only the Forbidden City, but the ancient heart of Beijing.

Overnight: Wanda Realm, New World Hotel, Shangri La China World Hotel, Wanda Vista or Sheraton Grand, Beijing Meals included: Breakfast

This morning transfer to Beijing Railway Station for an early morning high speed train ride to Chengdu (approx. 7.5 hours). Please note this will be an early departure from Beijing and a boxed breakfast will be provided.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up from Chengdu Railway Station to visit Kuanzhai Alley (Wide & Narrow Alley). It was built in 1718 by the Manchurian after they conquered most parts of China and established the Qing Dynasty. It was built for the officers and elites of the Qing Dynasty which introduced a different style of architecture to the place. After its renovation in 2008, the street became a very famous place to experience the contrast of traditional and modern China.

Overnight: Intercontinental Century City, Chengdu Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast you will visit the Sichuan Museum, the largest comprehensive museum in south-western China. Sichuan, rich in natural resources and strong culture, is reputed to be the 'The Land of Abundance'. Thus, a range of the province's historical collections can be found in the museum. The Sichuan Museum covers an area of 12,900 square meters with 14 exhibition halls and hosts various unique exhibits.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional 7-hour Pandas, Hot Pot and Sichuan Opera show experience (not included). The optional tour starts with a journey to the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. On arrival, embark on a tour of the research facility and witness giant pandas in every stage of development; gain insight into their physiology and behaviours from the expert staff who care for them and capture photographs of the adorable creatures as they nibble bamboo.

Next you will head to a local restaurant for a hot pot dinner. When you arrive, on the centre of the table will sit a simmering pot of spicy or non-spicy stock. You will then create your own stew by adding seafood, meat, and or veggies. Enjoy a social experience where you can chat with your fellow diners while making your meal.

Afterwards, you will be transferred to the Sichuan Opera. Enjoy a humorous performance filled with acrobatics, puppetry, dancing and music. All of which honour the Sichuan province's history of arts and creativity. Known for acts such as Changing Faces and Rolling Light, the Sichuan Opera might seem more like a play than a traditional opera, as most acts are based on folk tales, legends and classic novels.

Overnight: Intercontinental Century City, Chengdu Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will check out and be transferred to Chengdu Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: some customers may need to stay overnight in Guangzhou (The airline will provide complimentary overnight accommodation and transfers).

Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight;None

Itinerary - 2

After breakfast you will be transferred to Chengdu Railway Station for a high speed train ride to Yichang (approx. 6.5 hours). You will be met at Yichang Railway Station by your tour guide and be transferred to the Century Diamond Ship, where you will begin your memorable four night cruise on the Yangtze River.

Overnight: Century Cruises ‘Century Diamond’ ship Meals included: Breakfast

Today will begin with a full buffet breakfast, before you embark on your first shore excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site. The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet.

Optional shore excursion: Tribe of the Three Gorges (not included) The only large scenic spot that has not been influenced by the Three Gorges Dam project, which showcases the abundant Ba and Shu Culture.

Overnight: Century Cruises ‘Century Diamond’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will disembark the cruise ship and travel to the smaller and narrower Lesser Three Gorges for the day. Here you will appreciate the dramatic and unique beauty of the Yangtze River and the Qutang and Wu Gorges. On this excursion you will also visit the Ancient Plank Road, Mengliang Stairway and the Hanging Coffins. You will then return to the ship and continue sailing into the western section of Xiling Gorge.

Optional shore excursion: White Emperor City (not included) White Emperor City, an ancient temple that is located atop Baidi Mountain on the northern bank of the Yangtze River in Fengjie County.

Overnight: Century Cruises ‘Century Diamond’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will enjoy your final shore excursion, the legendary Shibaozhai, which has a history of more than 400 years. The literal translation of Shibaozhai is ‘Precious Stone Fortress’, as the red stone pavilion was built against the side of a 200 metre cliff. The 12 story red pavilion was constructed in 1819 to allow people to reach the Buddhist temple at the very top. Prior to its construction, people reached its peak using a system of chains. In the evening you will enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Optional shore excursion: Fengdu Ghost City (not included) Fengdu Ghost City is regarded as the “City of Ghosts.” The temples built on Ming Mountain depict punishment instruments and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.

Overnight: Century Cruises ‘Century Diamond’ ship Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning you will disembark the cruise ship in the magnificent city of Chongqing. Enjoy an introductory tour of the city and then transfer to Chongqing Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: some customers may need to stay overnight in Guangzhou (The airline will provide complimentary overnight accommodation and transfers).

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Beijing and Chengdu
  • Visit the impressive Tiananmen Square
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed Forbidden City
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
  • Visit a local Jade Museum and see artisans at work
  • Walk along the iconic Great Wall of China
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at 'Tongrentang' in Beijing
  • See adorable giant pandas at Beijing Zoo
  • Experience the traditional and modern day China at Kuanzhai Alley in Chengdu
  • Visit Sichuan Museum, the largest comprehensive museum in south western China
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing Sydney
  • 6 nights in 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast plus 1 feature lunch
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • 1 way high speed train from Beijing to Chengdu (economy class)
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and rail transfers
    All of the above, plus the following:
  • Experience a 4 night Yangtze River Cruise
  • Sail aboard Century Cruises ‘Century Diamond’ ship
  • Enjoy 10 additional meals
  • Marvel at the scenic Three Gorges Dam
  • Witness the unique beauty of Qutang and Wu Gorges
  • Visit the Ancient Plank Road in the Lesser Three Gorges
  • See the historic Shibaozhai, which translates to 'Precious Stone Fortress'
  • Experience the highlights of Chongqing on an introductory city tour
  • 1 way high speed train from Chengdu to Yichang (economy class)

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed  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 the General 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 your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 6th September 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.
Please note: once the passenger information form is returned to TripADeal this fee becomes non-refundable and will still apply upon arrival into mainland China (whether the 2nd passenger travels or not). This is strictly due to the nature of how flights are booked due to scheduling and availability.

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

Departure Dates (2018)
May: 17
May: 24 (SOLD OUT)
June: 7, 14
August: 9
August: 30 (SOLD OUT)
September: 6

Departure Cities

Full Service Airline(s) Used

Tianjin Airlines, Hainan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Air China, Sichuan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines or Xiamen Airlines (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

Arrive Early
Not available.

Stay Behind
Not available.

Stopover Packages
Not available.

Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

Accommodation Used


5 Star (self-rated):

- Tianjin: Pan Pacific, Renaissance Tianjin Lakeview, The Westin Tianjin or Wanda Vista Hotel

- Beijing: Wanda Realm, New World Hotel, Shangri La China World Hotel, Wanda Vista or Sheraton Grand

- Chengdu: Intercontinental Century City


- Cruise: Century Cruises ‘Century Diamond’ ship

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
2 people.

Child Policy
- Valid for adults 18 years old and over.

Triple Share
Not available.

Bedding Configuration
2 x Twin or 1 x Double (subject to availability).

Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 50 per vehicle.

Optional Tours / Activities
- Beijing: Day 2: The Golden Mask Dynasty Show: 300 RMB (approx. $60 AUD)
- Beijing: Day 3: Tour 700-year old Hutong Tour: 300 RMB (approx. $60 AUD)
- Beijing: Day 4: Beijing Insights & Secrets Half Day Tour: 200 RMB (approx. $40 AUD)
- Chengdu: Day 6: Pandas, Hot Pot and Sichuan Opera: 600 RMB (approx. $120 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.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability).
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).

- 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/day payable at the beginning of the tour.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise).
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

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 (strictly non-refundable once your passenger information form has been returned to TripADeal). 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.

Beijing has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate, characterised by higher humidity in the summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and colder, windier, drier winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone. Spring can bear witness to sandstorms blowing in from the Gobi Desert across the Mongolian steppe, accompanied by rapidly warming, but generally dry, conditions. Autumn, like Spring, is a season of transition and minimal precipitation. The monthly daily average temperature in January is −3.7 °C, while in July it is 26.2 °C. 

Chengdu has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate and is largely mild and humid. It has four distinct seasons, with moderate rainfall concentrated mainly in the warmer months, and relieved from both sweltering summers and freezing winters. The Qin Mountains (Qinling) to the far north help shield the city from cold Siberian winds in the winter; because of this, the short winter is milder than in the Lower Yangtze. The 24-hour daily mean temperature in January is 5.6 °C, and snow is rare but there are a few periods of frost each winter. The summer is hot and humid, but not to the extent of the "Three Furnaces" cities of Chongqing, Wuhan, and Nanjing, all which lie in the Yangtze basin. The 24-hour daily mean temperature in July and August is around 25 °C, with afternoon highs sometimes reaching 33 °C; sustained heat as found in much of eastern China is rare.

Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 

Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 

Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 

Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.

Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) 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.

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 off-loading of the luggage from the coach.

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

Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles 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. Please note the Great Wall of China involves many steps, and travellers may choose how high they wish to climb the wall based on their level of fitness. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.

A Tourist Visa for China is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. 

TripADeal offers a fast, secure and easy service to obtain a Visa for this country - this Visa can take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

Please start arranging your visa as soon as you receive your documentation 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. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.

We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.

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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