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12 Day 2 for 1 China Odyssey

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

There’s nowhere quite like China. It draws you in with its magnetic atmosphere and mysterious culture, its vibrant city life and its serene landscaped gardens. On this amazing 12 day two-for-one journey, you can experience the many contrasts of ‘the land of the dragon’ and so much more!

Discover the dynamic beauty, history and culture of Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Zhengzhou on tour. Visit the serene Lingering Garden in Suzhou; enjoy a boat ride on West Lake in Hangzhou; marvel at the scale of Tiananmen Square and the ornate beauty of the Forbidden City; walk along the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Wall; visit the inspiring Shanghai Museum and more. With return Qantas flights, 10 nights accommodation, high-speed rail transfers and more, this two-for-one package is the perfect way to experience the wonders of China - with a friend!

Want to see more? Upgrade to the Xi’an package to see the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide for Shanghai, China. Fly with Qantas Airways. Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then escort you to Suzhou (approximately a 1.5 hour coach ride) to check into the hotel.

Please note: Sydney customers will fly non-stop to Shanghai while Melbourne, *Brisbane and *Adelaide customers will fly via Sydney.

Overnight: Suzhou Hotel 
Meals included: In-Flight

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 in the hinterland of West Lake Park, considered one of the most important Longjing Tea productions in China. Enjoy the beautiful village scenery while learning about China’s 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 West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, admiring the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou’s willow draped islands.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approximately a 2.5 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).

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 more than 400 years ago. The exquisite garden architecture has 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

This morning enjoy some free time at leisure before transferring to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Zhengzhou (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Zhengzhou Hotel 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit the Henan Museum or Zhengzhou Museum (dependent on day of the week and closure periods), which are both major museums in China and were created 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.

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

After breakfast transfer to Zhengzhou Railway Station for a high speed train experience to Beijing (approx. 3 hours). Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel 
Meals included: Breakfast

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 giant pandas. Then make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Enjoy some free time to shop in Wangfujing, the main shopping district in Beijing. Afterwards transfer to Beijing Capital International Airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide for Shanghai, China. Fly with Qantas Airways. Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then escort you to Suzhou (approximately a 1.5 hour coach ride) to check into the hotel.

Please note: Sydney customers will fly non-stop to Shanghai while Melbourne, *Brisbane and *Adelaide customers will fly via Sydney.

Overnight: Suzhou Hotel 
Meals included: In-Flight

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 in the hinterland of West Lake Park, considered one of the most important Longjing Tea productions in China. Enjoy the beautiful village scenery while learning about China’s 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.

Next, drive to Shanghai (approximately a 2.5 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).

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 more than 400 years ago. The exquisite garden architecture has 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

This morning transfer to Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for a high-speed train experience to Zhengzhou (approx. 5 hours). Upon arrival, visit the Henan Museum or Zhengzhou Museum (dependent on day of the week and closure periods), which are both major museums in China and were created 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 transfer to Zhengzhou Railway Station for a high speed train experience to Zhengzhou (approx. 2.5 hours). 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. 

Overnight: Xi'an Hotel 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, check out and transfer to Xi’an Railway Station for a high speed train experience to Beijing (approx. 5 hours). 

Overnight: Beijing Hotel 
Meals included: Breakfast

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 giant pandas. Then make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Enjoy some free time to shop in Wangfujing, the main shopping district in Beijing. Afterwards transfer to Beijing Capital International Airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Zhengzhou and Beijing
  • 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
  • See cultural relics at either the Henan Provincial Museum or Zhengzhou Museum
  • Witness the panoramic view from Erqi Memorial Tower
  • Enjoy a day free at leisure in Zhengzhou
  • 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
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL
  • 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 (economy class) from Shanghai to Zhengzhou
  • 1 way high speed train (economy class) from Zhengzhou to Beijing (standard itinerary only)
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and rail transfers
    All of the 12 Day Standard Package inclusions, plus the following:
  • Discover historic Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province
  • Visit the ancient Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a wonder of the world
  • 1 way high speed train (economy class) from Zhengzhou to Xi'an 
  • 1 way high speed train (economy class) from Xi’an to Beijing

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.
 

In the instance where the passenger information form is not returned within the specified period, the order will be cancelled due to non-compliance with the submission deadline, TripADeal reserves the right to charge a $200 order offload fee per affected traveller. 
 
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 in AUD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 10th 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.
 
In Country Transport Operator Fees (ITOF) - Second Passenger Only
The second person travels free, except for a mandatory payment of $150 AUD ITOF additional to the tour price, which may be applied by the tour leader towards any in-country taxes, fees and any additional carrier, tour, transfer and logistic charges. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased.
 
Departure Dates
2019
February: 1, 5, 20 (SOLD OUT)
March: 22
March: 3, 6, 20, 27, 28 (SOLD OUT)
April: 30
April: 2, 3, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28 (SOLD OUT)
May: 7, 21
May: 1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 (SOLD OUT)
June: 4, 5, 11, 13 (SOLD OUT) 
June: 9
July: 26
August: 2
August: 9 (SOLD OUT)
September: 3, 6, 10, 13, 15 (SOLD OUT)
October: 11, 18
October: 20, 27 (SOLD OUT)
November: 3, 10
 
Please note: This itinerary operates in reverse to deal 1652. Though some departure dates are the same, these tours will operate independently. 
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane: $500 for two people
*Adelaide: $700 for two people



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qantas Airways. 

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.



Accommodation Used


12 Day 2 For 1 China Standard Package

4 Star (self-rated):

- 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

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

- 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

 

12 Day 2 For 1 China with Xian Upgrade

4 Star (Self Rated):

- Xian: Grand Noble Hotel 

Please note: Accommodation/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
- Suzhou: Day 2: Grand Canal Cruise 190 RMB (approx. $38 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 3: ERA and The Intersection of Time 380 RMB (approx. $76 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 4: Half day city tour 180 RMB (approx. $35 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 4: Huangpu River Night Cruise 240 RMB (approx. $48 AUD)
- Zhengzhou: (Standard package Day 7 / Upgrade package Day 6): Full Day Kung Fu Experience with Lunch 550 RMB (approx. $110 AUD)
- Beijing: Day 9: The Golden Mask Dynasty 330 RMB (approx. $66 AUD)
- Beijing: Day 10: Tour 700 year old Hutong with Dinner 300 RMB (approx. $60 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.



- 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
- The ITOF of AUD$150 is payable upon arrival into China directly to your Tour Leader or as your Tour Leader directs.
- Mandatory gratuities/tipping: $12 AUD per person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided (this will include day of arrival and departure).
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 

In-Country Transport Operator Fees (ITOF) - Second Person Only
- The second person travels free, except for a mandatory payment of $150 AUD ITOF additional to the tour price, which may be applied by the tour leader towards any in-Country taxes, fees and any additional carrier, tour, transfer and logistic charges.
- The ITOF of $150 AUD is payable upon arrival into China directly to your Tour Leader or as your Tour Leader directs (This is not a fee or charge payable to Trip A Deal). No change is available so please ensure you have the exact amount in Australian Dollar notes.
- The ITOF is separate and distinct from your tour price which is paid directly to Trip A Deal when you book and prior to your departure from Australia.
- The ITOF helps to keep the costs of a Trip A Deal 2 for 1 tour as low as possible and is intended to save on operational and administrative costs so we may pass the savings on to you.
 
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. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
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.
 
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 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.
 
OTHER
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 general 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 where tour or transfer services are provided, which will be collected whilst on tour (this will include day of arrival and departure). 
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



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. 
 
Important: 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 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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