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8 Day China & Hainan Island

  • Explore the best of Beijing & Xi’an
  • Discover tropical Hainan Island in 5-star luxury
Includes Return International Flights

Discover the best of China on this eight-day highlights package, which ticks off bustling Beijing, the historic city of Xi'an and the intriguing tropical destination of Hainan Island. From bucket-list destinations to some of the country's best-kept secrets, this trip is a truly life-changing experience.

Begin with a visit to Xi’an, home of the world wonder Terracotta Warriors and Horses, believed to have been built over 2000 years ago to accompany the Qin Emperer into the afterlife. Then, board the high-speed train to Beijing, where you’ll explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, along with the remarkable Great Wall of China. After discovering this vibrant metropolis, fly to Haikou on tropical Hainan Island, where you'll spend a night and one full day at leisure in five-star luxury at the Hilton Haikou Meilan. Situated on the beachfront in Haikou City, explore the island - often called the ‘Hawaii of China’ - or take advantage of the hotel's three swimming pools, spa and fitness facilities. 

Package includes return international flights on Hainan Airlines, recently awarded seventh place in Skytrax’s list of the world's top 10 airlines; plus four nights 4-star accommodation on tour, one night 5-star accommodation on Hainan Island, six meals, English speaking tour leader, and more.

ITINERARY

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Today depart from Sydney for Xi’an, China via Haikou, Hainan Island. Fly with SkyTrax 5-star Hainan Airlines.

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documents at least 6 weeks prior to departure.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

Overnight: Xi’an Hotel
Meals included: None

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 Beijing (approx. 4.5-5 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. Next, take 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 join an optional activity (not included).

Optional Activity: “The Golden Mask Dynasty” Musical - $75 per person.
A large-scale dramatic musical.

Overnight: Beijing Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart for the Great Wall. Along the way, 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. This 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.

Optional Activity: Hutong Tour with dinner - $70 per person
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 make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Afterwards, transfer to Beijing Airport for a domestic flight to Haikou, Hainan Island. Upon arrival transfer to the 5-star Hilton Haikou Meilan Hotel.

Overnight: Hilton Haikou Meilan, Haikou, Hainan Island
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy a free day to explore Haikou or relax at leisure at the hotel. This evening you will be transferred to the airport at approximately 10:30pm for your early morning flight tomorrow.

Please note: An additional night's accommodation will be provided on this day so you may have full access to your room and hotel facilities right up until the departure transfer.


Meals included: Breakfast

Depart China early this morning for your return flight back to Australia. Please note some flights may arrive +1 days.


Meals included: In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Stay in the historic city of Xi’an
  • Visit the ancient Terracotta Warriors and Horses, a wonder of the world
  • Marvel at impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Step back in time at the magical Forbidden City
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
  • Visit a local Jade Museum and see artisans at work
  • Walk along the remarkable Great Wall of China
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at ‘Tongrentang’ in Beijing
  • Enjoy free time at leisure in Haikou on the tropical Hainan Island
  • Return international flights (economy class) from Sydney
  • 1 x internal flight (economy class): Beijing to Haikou, Hainan Island
  • Fly with award winning Hainan Airlines
  • 4 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • 1 night at the 5 star Hilton Haikou Meilan on Hainan Island
  • Relax with day use/late evening checkout at the Hilton Haikou Meilan (day 7)
  • Enjoy daily breakfast plus 1 feature lunch
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • 1 way high speed train (economy class): Xi’an to Beijing
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and rail transfers

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. 
  
*Mandatory service fee:
A mandatory service fee is not included in the tour price, and is required for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The mandatory service fee for the tour leader and driver is $10 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, and covers both the tour leader and driver). Find a breakdown of the fees due on tour below.
•     Xi’an: $15 per person payable to the Xi’an-based guide prior to departing Xi’an for services provided on days 2, 3 & half of day 4 of the tour.
•     Beijing: $35 per person payable to the Beijing-based guide prior to departing Beijing for services provided on half of day 4 along with days 5 & 6 of the tour.
•     Haikou/Hainan Island: $10 per person payable to the Hainan Island-based guide prior to departing Hainan Island for services provided on day 7 of the tour.
 
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 12th November 2019.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $600 applies.
  
Departure Dates (2019)
October: 17, 24, 31
November: 5, 12
   
Departure Cities
Sydney



Full-Service Airline(s) Used


Hainan Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Please note: One-way flights cannot 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


4 Star (self-rated)

- Xi’an: Yulong International Hotel / Grand Nobel Hotel / Holiday Inn / Guangchen Hotel or similar

- Beijing: Friendship Hotel / Plaza Hotel / Feitian Hotel / Jianguo Hotel Qianmen / North Star Continental Grand Hotel / Ramada Parkside / Gehua New Century /Novotel Sanyuan / Ritan International Hotel / Rosedale Hotel & Suites / Schonbrunn Hotel /Chunhuiyuan Resort or similar

 

5 Star (self-rated):

- Haikou: Hilton Haikou Meilan

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 Children/infants 12 years old and over.
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
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 22, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
  
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 4: ‘The Golden Mask Dynasty’ Musical - $75 per person
Day 5: Hutong Tour with Dinner - $70 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
- Please note optional tours may also be purchased on tour in local currency through your guide, although availability cannot be guaranteed if not pre-purchased through TripADeal, and pricing is subject to change.
- 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
- Mandatory service fee: $10 AUD per traveller/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.



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:
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.
 
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.
 
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 and one lunch 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 basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
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.
 
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 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 as 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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