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12 Day 2 for 1 China Odyssey 2019

  • Explore Beijing, Zhengzhou, Shanghai & More
  • Walk the Great Wall & Tour the Forbidden City
Includes Return Qantas Flights

China draws you in with its magnetic atmosphere and mysterious culture, vibrant city life and serene gardens, iconic landmarks and bustling street life. Experience the contrasting landscapes of 'the land of the dragon' on this amazing 12 day two-for-one journey of discovery.

Explore Beijing, Zengzhou, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai on this 12 day cultural odyssey. Marvel at the sheer size of Tiananmen Square and the ornate beauty of the Forbidden City. Walk the Great Wall; experience a high speed train trip from Beijing to Zengzhou; slow things down on a visit to Suzhou’s Lingering Garden; then, continue on to buzzing Shanghai. Includes international flights on Qantas Airways, 10 nights four-star hotel accommodation and breakfast daily.

Want to see more? The X’ian Upgrade will take you to the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum - home to thousands of sculptures that simply have to be seen! Or, on the 18 Day Package with Yangtze River & Hong Kong Extension, discover the highlights of the Yangtze River on a four night cruise. See the Qutang and Wu Gorges, the Ancient Plank Road, and more!

Note: This package is only available in 2019. If you are looking for 2018 dates, please view deal 1699.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

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

Overnight: Beijing Hotel
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, 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 1700s and onwards. Afterwards, visit a Pearl Factory to gain a little knowledge of fresh pearls.

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

Overnight: Beijing Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After 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, 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 including a delicious home-cooked dinner. 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.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast visit Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas. Then make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards, transfer to Beijing Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Zhengzhou (approx. 3 hours). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Zhengzhou Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit the pyramid shaped Henan Museum, one of the major museums in China and the largest centre for the collection, protection, study and display of cultural relics in the hinterland of the Central Plain. Then visit Erqi Memorial Tower. Erqi Memorial Tower is the memorial of the Erqi Strike, which occurred on February 7, 1923. The Erqi Memorial Tower has altogether 14 storeys, totalling 63m in height. A winding staircase inside the tower brings you to the top floor, where you can get a bird’s-eye view of the whole city of Zhengzhou.

Overnight: Zhengzhou Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the day at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional full-day Shaolin Kung Fu experience with lunch (not included). Visit the Shaolin Temple, nestled in the forested mountains of Henan, its the birthplace of Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism. The Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Centre.

Then continue your visit to the Pagoda Forest, where hundreds of stone pagodas, memorials to past monks, are tightly grouped together in the forest. You may also have the chance to watch an exciting Shaolin Kung Fu performance at the Martial Arts Hall and may follow the masters there to learn your Kung Fu here (subject to availability).

Overnight: Zhengzhou Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy some free time at leisure before transferring to Zhengzhou Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Suzhou (approx. 4.5 hours). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Suzhou Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the ‘Venice of the East’. Today you will 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. Take the opportunity to cruise along the Grand Canal (not included) to view life along China’s ancient waterway. Afterwards drive to Hangzhou (approx. 2 hours).

Overnight: Hangzhou Hotel
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. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including picking, frying and tasting the tea leaves. Then enjoy a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou's willow draped islands.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approx. 2 hours) 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).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel
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).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy some free time to explore the cosmopolitan Shanghai on your own and bid farewell to China and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Please note, the standard check-out time is 12 noon. Complimentary luggage storage is available at the front desk.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

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

Overnight: Beijing Hotel
Meals included: In-Flight

After breakfast, 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.

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

Overnight: Beijing Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After 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, 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 including a delicious home-cooked dinner. 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.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast visit Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas. Then make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards, transfer to Beijing Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Xian (approx. 5.5 hours). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Xian Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

The highlight today is a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. Unearthed near Xi’an, the thousands 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 definitely be amazed by the scale of the Terracotta Warriors Army.

Afterwards visit the Terracotta Warriors Reproduction Factory and then transfer to Xian Railway Station for a high speed train experience to Zhengzhou (approx. 2.5 hours).

Overnight: Zhengzhou Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the day at leisure or take the opportunity to join an optional full-day Shaolin Kung Fu experience with lunch (not included). Visit the Shaolin Temple, nestled in the forested mountains of Henan, its the birthplace of Kung Fu and Zen Buddhism. The Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Centre.

Then continue your visit to the Pagoda Forest, where hundreds of stone pagodas, memorials to past monks, are tightly grouped together in the forest. You may also have the chance to watch an amazing exciting Shaolin Kung Fu performance at the Martial Arts Hall and may follow the masters there to learn your Kung Fu here (subject to availability).

Overnight: Zhengzhou Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit the pyramid shaped Henan Museum, one of the major museums in China and the largest centre for the collection, protection, study and display of cultural relics in the hinterland of the Central Plain. Then visit Erqi Memorial Tower. Erqi Memorial Tower is the memorial of the Erqi Strike, which occurred on February 7, 1923. The Erqi Memorial Tower has altogether 14 storeys, totalling 63m in height. A winding staircase inside the tower brings you to the top floor, where you can get a bird’s-eye view of the whole city of Zhengzhou.

Afterwards transfer to Zhengzhou Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Suzhou (approx. 4.5 hours). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.

Overnight: Suzhou Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the ‘Venice of the East’. Today you will 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. Take the opportunity to cruise along the Grand Canal (not included) to view life along China’s ancient waterway. Afterwards drive to Hangzhou (approx. 2 hours).

Overnight: Hangzhou Hotel
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. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including picking, frying and tasting the tea leaves. Then enjoy a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou's willow draped islands.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approx. 2 hours) 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).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel
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).

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy some free time to explore the cosmopolitan Shanghai on your own and bid farewell to China and transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Australia.

Please note that the standard check-out time is 12 noon. Complimentary luggage storage is available at the front desk.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 3

After breakfast transfer to Shanghai Railway Station for a high speed train ride to Yichang (approx. 6 hours). You will be met at Yichang Railway Station by your tour guide and transferred to the China Goddess or Victoria Cruise Ship, where you will begin your memorable four night cruise down the Yangtze River. Yichang, renowned as “Gateway to the Three Gorges” and “Throat between Sichuan and Hubei”, is an important trading port and a transportation hub along the Yangtze River.

Overnight: China Goddess Cruises or Victoria Cruises
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

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 Cultures.

Overnight: China Goddess Cruises or Victoria Cruises
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: China Goddess Cruises or Victoria Cruises
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 storey 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: China Goddess Cruises or Victoria Cruises
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, this morning you will disembark the cruise ship in the magnificent city of Chongqing and enjoy an introductory tour of Chongqing. Afterwards transfer to Chongqing Airport for your afternoon flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival you will need to make your own way to the hotel.

Overnight: Hong Kong Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure for you to either relax or explore.

Overnight: Hong Kong Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will need to make your own way to Hong Kong International Airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Beijing, Zhengzhou, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai
  • Visit impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • 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 iconic Great Wall of China
  • See adorable Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at 'Tongrentang' in Beijing
  • See cultural relics at the Henan Provincial Museum
  • Witness the panoramic view from Erqi Memorial Tower
  • Enjoy a day free at leisure in Zhengzhou
  • Visit Suzhou’s Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
  • Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village, includes tasting
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Hangzhou's scenic West Lake
  • Explore The Bund promenade in Shanghai
  • Visit the inspiring Shanghai Museum
  • Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL/*CBR/*HBA/*OOL
  • Fly with award-winning Qantas Airways
  • Frequent flyer points for Qantas members
  • 10 nights in 4 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 Zhengzhou (economy class) (standard itinerary only)
  • 1 way high speed train from Zhengzhou to Suzhou (economy class)
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and rail transfers (12 day packages only)
All of the 12 Day Standard Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • Discover historic Xi’an
  • Visit the ancient Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a wonder of the world
  • 1 way high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an (economy class)
  • 1 way high speed train from Xian to Zhengzhou (economy class)
All of the 12 Day Standard Package inclusions, plus the following;
  • Experience a 4 night Yangtze River Cruise
  • Sail aboard either China Goddess Cruises or Victoria Cruises
  • Enjoy 14 additional meals
  • 2 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • 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
  • Enjoy a free day of leisure in Hong Kong
  • 1 way international flight (economy class) from China to Hong Kong
  • 1 way high speed train from Shanghai to Yichang (economy class)
  • Transfer hotel to train station (day 11)
  • Transfer train station to port (day 11)
  • Transfer port to airport (day 15)
All of the 18 Day Standard Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • Discover historic Xi’an
  • Visit the ancient Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a wonder of the world
  • 1 way high speed train from Beijing to Xi’an (economy class)
  • 1 way high speed train from Xian to Zhengzhou (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 9th November 2019.
  
This travel offer is priced 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
2019
March: 8, 13, 20, 24
March: 4, 10, 16, 23, 29, 31 (SOLD OUT)
April: *22
April: 1, 3, 5, *8, *10, *12, *14, *17, *19, *20, 26, 27 (SOLD OUT)
May: 20, 27, 29
May: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22, 24 (SOLD OUT)
June: 3, 5, 10, 12
July: 31
July: 28 (SOLD OUT)
August: 3, 7, 30
August: 28 (SOLD OUT)
September: 1, 6, *14
September: 2, 4, 8, 11 (SOLD OUT)
October: *2, 16, 27
October: 11, 14, 28 (SOLD OUT)
November: 2, 9, 15
 
Note: This package is only available in 2019. If you are looking for 2018 dates, please view deal 1699.
 
Surcharges  
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $400 for two people.
 
Departure Cities  
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane, *Adelaide,*Canberra, *Hobart or *Coolangatta
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane, *Canberra, *Hobart or *Coolangatta: $500 for two people
*Adelaide: $700 for two people



Full Service Airline(s) Used


12 Day 2 For 1 China (Standard or Xi’an Upgrade Packages)

- International Flight: Qantas Airways.

- Domestic Flight: China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Air China or Tianjing Airlines.

 

18 Day 2 For 1 China (Standard or Xi’an Upgrade Packages)

- International Flight: Qantas Airways (Australia to China and Hong Kong to Australia

- International Flight: Cathay Pacific, Air China, or Dragon Air (China to Hong Kong)

- Domestic Flight: China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Air China or Tianjing Airlines.

 

Please note: 

- The maximum baggage allowance is 20kgs.

- 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.



Accommodation Used


12 Day 2 For 1 China Standard Package

4 Star (self-rated):

- Beijing: Friendship Hotel / Plaza Hotel / Feitian Hotel / Jianguo Hotel Qianmen / North Star Continental Grand Hotel / Ramada Parkside / Gehua New Century / Chang An Grand Hotel /Novotel Sanyuan / Ritan International Hotel / Rosedale Hotel & Suites OR Schonbrunn Hotel

- Zhengzhou: Zhongzhou International Hotel / Guangdong Hotel / Fengleyuan Hotel OR Yuhuayuan Hotel

- Suzhou: Snowy Sea Hotel / Jincheng Hotel / Vienna International Hotel OR Nanya Hotel

- Hangzhou: Pujing Garden Hotel / Yuandong Hotel OR Hai Wai Hai Bai Na Hotel

- Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao OR Regal Plaza Hotel & Residence

 

12 Day 2 For 1 China with Xian Upgrade

4 Star (Self Rated):

- Xian: Grand Noble Hotel

 

18 Day 2 For 1 China (Standard or Xi’an Upgrade Packages)

4 Star (Self Rated):

- Yangtze River Cruise: China Goddess Cruises or Victoria Cruises

- Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees Kowloon OR Dorsett Mongkok OR Dorsett Kwun Tong

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
- 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
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Double or twin bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.
 

Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Beijing: Day 2: The Golden Mask Dynasty 330 RMB (approx. $66 AUD)
- Beijing: Day 3: Tour 700 year old Hutong with Dinner 300 RMB (approx. $60 AUD)
- Zhengzhou: Day 6: Full Day Kung Fu Experience with Lunch 550 RMB (approx. $110 AUD)
- Suzhou: Day 8: Grand Canal Cruise 190 RMB (approx. $38 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 9: ERA and The Intersection of Time 380 RMB (approx. $76 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 10: Half day city tour 180 RMB (approx. $35 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 10: Huangpu River Night Cruise 240 RMB (approx. $48 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: $12 AUD per person/tour day payable at the beginning of the tour.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Transfer airport to hotel (day 15 – extension packages only).
- Transfer hotel to airport (day 17 – extension packages only).
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 

 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Beijing has a temperate and continental monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons and big differences in temperature between day and night. The seasons: summer in Beijing is hot and humid, while winter is cold and dry. Spring and autumn are short and cool. The coldest month is January at an average of -4 °C, and the hottest month is July at an average of 26 °C.
 
Shanghai weather is generally mild and moist, with four distinctive seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn, and an overcast cold winter. The weather of Shanghai in July and August is the hottest, with more than 10 days' high temperatures above 35°C. The coldest period is from late January to early February. The springtime from March to May is recommended as the best time to pay a visit, while October to November, with pleasant autumn climate, is also a wise choice.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
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. 
 
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.
 
FLIGHTS
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.
 
Special Meals
Customers can request ONE of the following special meals:
- Diabetic, Gluten Intolerance, Hindu, Kosher Meal, Muslim (Halal), Vegetarian (Lacto Ovo) or Vegan.
Please note: All dietary requests must be clearly stated on your TripADeal passenger information form only. No other form of late requests will be processed by the airline.
 
PASSPORT INFORMATION
Passport Validity 
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
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. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
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 off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
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. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
GRATUITIES / TIPPING
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 $12 AUD per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
 

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.


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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