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  • Hong Kong

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  • The Great Wall

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  • Hangzhou

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  • Singapore

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  • Shanghai

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  • Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’

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  • Forbidden City

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  • Hutong, Beijing

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  • Suzhou

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  • The Bund, Shanghai

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  • Grand Asia

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  • Hue, Vietnam

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  • Nakagusuku Castle, Okinawa

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  • Hong Kong

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  • The Great Wall

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  • Hangzhou

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  • Singapore

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  • Shanghai

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  • Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’

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  • Forbidden City

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  • Hutong, Beijing

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  • Suzhou

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23 Day Grand Asia

  • Cruise to Japan, Vietnam & Hong Kong
  • Explore Beijing, Suzhou, the Great Wall & More
Includes Return Qantas Flights

Asia is a region that lures the traveller in with promises of exotic treasures and pays dividends with sophisticated luxuries like no other. Discover the beauty of this fascinating part of the world on this 23 day fly, tour and cruise package. 

Discover the modern city of Singapore at leisure before embarking on your 12 night Royal Caribbean cruise aboard the 5-star ‘Quantum of the Seas’. Dock in the iconic Ho Chi Minh City; experience Vietnam’s tranquil Hue on the Perfume River; explore the world-class shopping mecca of Hong Kong and take in the semi-tropical Japanese Island of Okinawa. Then it's time to uncover the mysteries of China on tour as you arrive in Beijing. Explore Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City; walk the Great Wall of China; witness the Giant Pandas of Beijing Zoo; journey to Suzhou to see the Lingering Gardens; taken in Li Lake Park of Wuxi; be amazed by the ancient tea culture of Hangzhou; stroll the awe-inspiring Bund and be amazed by the history of the Shanghai Museum.

This package includes return Qantas flights, nine nights 4-star accommodation, 12 night 5-star cruise, 44 meals English-speaking tour guides and more!  

ITINERARY

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Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide for Singapore. Fly with award winning Qantas Airways. Upon arrival make your own way to the hotel.

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

Overnight: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium or similar, Singapore
Meals included: In-Flight

Today enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon make your own way to the Singapore Cruise Port to begin your 12 night Royal Caribbean Cruise onboard the ‘Quantum of the Seas’ ship. The cruise departs at 5:00pm.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. A chaotic whirl, the city breathes life and vitality into all who settle here, and visitors cannot help but be hauled along for the ride.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Set on the Perfume River, the former imperial city of Hue is tranquil and filled with history and heritage. Chan May is a gateway to other cities of central Vietnam, including Da Nang, whose long white sands were dubbed China Beach.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

The former British colony is a study in contrasts, of East and West, rural and urban, traditional and modern. With historic and religious sights and world-class shopping and dining, Hong Kong is endlessly fascinating.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Okinawa is a Japanese prefecture comprising more than 150 islands in the East China Sea between Taiwan and Japan's mainland. It's known for its tropical climate, broad beaches and coral reefs, as well as World War II sites.

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Overnight: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Upon arrival into Tianjin, you will disembark the cruise and be met and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

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. Tonight take the opportunity to join an optional activity (not included). 

Optional Activity: “The Golden Mask Dynasty” Musical - $70 per person. Enjoy 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 - $65 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 at the hotel, visit Beijing Zoo to see the giant pandas - one of the icons of China. After the zoo, 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 Suzhou (approx. 5.5 hours). Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the station and then escort you to check into 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 Wuxi (approx. 1 hour) to check into the hotel.

Overnight: Wuxi Hotel 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds. View the picturesque Taihu Lake, the second biggest freshwater lake in China. Then enjoy a visit to a Pearl Outlet to learn more about the traditional Chinese pearl. Afterwards, be driven 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. Please note: If Shanghai Museum is closed, a visit to Suzhou Museum will be provided in place of this visit on Day 6 of the tour.

Enjoy some free time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional half-day city tour (not included). This evening, take the opportunity to join an optional river cruise (not included).

Optional Activity: Half Day City Tour - $40 per person
Yu Garden is 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. Also visit Xintiandi, Old Town and Nanjing Road for some free time do perhaps do some shopping.

Optional Activity: Night Cruise on the Huangpu River - $50 per person
Enjoy an evening cruise along the Huangpu River.

Overnight: Shanghai Hotel 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast enjoy some free time to explore the cosmopolitan Shanghai on your own before bidding farewell to China and transferring 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.

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


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Some flights may arrive +1 days

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the cultural wonders of Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan and China
  • Explore cosmopolitan Singapore at leisure
  • Dock in Ho Chi Minh City, a high-octane city of commerce and culture
  • Cruise to Hue, the former imperial city and gateway to Da Nang
  • Visit Hong Kong, a study in contrasts
  • Dock in Okinawa on the East China Sea
  • Tour Beijing, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou and Shanghai in China
  • Visit impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
  • Visit a local Jade Museum and see artisans at work
  • Walk along the remarkable Great Wall of China
  • See adorable Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at 'Tongrentang' in Beijing
  • Visit Suzhou’s Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
  • See Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Outlet
  • Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village with tasting
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Hangzhou's scenic West Lake
  • See the futuristic Shanghai skyline from the Bund
  • Visit the inspiring Shanghai Museum
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE/*ADL
  • Fly with award-winning Qantas Airways
  • Frequent flyer points for Qantas members
  • 9 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • 12 night Royal Caribbean Singapore to China Cruise
  • Sail aboard the 5-star ‘Quantum of the Seas’ ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard (pre paid) gratuities
  • Enjoy 44 meals including all meals while cruising
  • English-speaking tour guides (day 14 - 22)
  • Airline and cruise taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • 1-way high speed train (economy class): Beijing to Suzhou
  • Transfer cruise port to hotel (day 14)
  • Transfer hotel to airport (day 22)

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.
- Beijing: $30 per person to be paid to your Beijing based tour guide prior to departing Beijing for services provided on days 14, 15 & 16 of the tour.
- Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Shanghai: $60 per person to be paid to your Shanghai/Suzhou/Hangzhou based tour guide prior to departing Shanghai for services provided on days 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22 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 the 29th April 2020.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of applies:
- Interior Stateroom: $1950
- Ocean View Stateroom: $2050
- Balcony Stateroom: $2250
  
Departure Dates
29th April 2020
   
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, *Brisbane or *Adelaide
  
Departure City Surcharges
*Brisbane: $250 per person
*Adelaide: $350 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qantas Airways plus any codeshare partners (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.



Cabins


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

 

Culturally Enriched Cruise
Bring the destination experience to life onboard. Dining venues showcase local flavours, entertainment, and activities to reflect local tastes. These special sailings are very popular with guests from the region, so you will be immersed in the local culture, language, customs and practices, while still enjoying the signature service and amenities. For more information visit RoyalCaribbean.com.au



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- Singapore: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium or similar

- Beijing: Friendship Hotel / Jingdu Guilong Hotel / North Star Continental Grand Hotel / Gehua New Century /Novotel Sanyuan / Beijing Nanyueyuan Hotel / Century Huatian Hotel / Beijing Riverside Hotel / Beijing GuanTong Jianhui Hotel / Schonbrunn Hotel/ Chunhuiyuan Resort and West International Trade Grand Hotel, Beijing Metro Park Hotel Ying Kun or similar

- Suzhou: Snowy Sea Hotel / Jincheng Hotel / Berkesy Residence Gusu/ Holiday Inn Express Suzhou Taihu Lake / Vienna International Hotel  OR China Garden Hotel 

- Wuxi: Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan / Mingdu Hotel / Landison Plaza Hotel / Gloria Grand Hotel or similar

- Hangzhou: Pujing Garden Hotel / Holiday Inn Hangzhou Airport Zone / Fubang International Hotel /Yuandong Hotel OR Hai Wai Hai Bai Na Hotel

- Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express/ Holiday Inn Shanghai West / Mercure Hongqiao Central / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao / Lin Yin Art Hotel Shanghai / Crowne Plaza Shanghai Xiayang Lake / Mercure Hotel Hongqiao South / Garden View Hotel OR Regal Plaza Hotel & Residence

 

5 Star (self-rated)
- Cruise: Royal Caribbean’s ’Quantum of the Seas’ ship  
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
Twin or double bedding (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 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities – Available for purchase upon checkout
- Day 15: Beijing: The Golden Mask Dynasty - $70 per person
- Day 16: Beijing: Tour 700 year old Hutong with Dinner - $65 per person
- Day 21: Shanghai: Half Day City Tour - $40 per person
- Day 21 Shanghai: Huangpu River Night Cruise - $50 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) 
- 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).
 
Optional Tours / Activities – Available for purchase on tour
- Suzhou: Day 18: Grand Canal Cruise - 220 RMB per person
- Shanghai: Day 20: ERA and The Intersection of Time - 380RMB per person
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.
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required for Japan, Singapore or Hong Kong however a visa is a strict requirement for Vietnam and China if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Mandatory service fee: $10 AUD per traveller/per day where tour or transfer services are provided (this will include day of arrival and departure).
- Cruise gratuities/tipping: Gratuities are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Transfer airport to hotel (day 1)
- Transfer hotel to cruise port (day 2)
- 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
Vietnam
Located in southeast Asia, Vietnam has a monsoon climate, with wet and dry seasons bringing hot and sometimes rainy weather to the country. In May, conditions in Vietnam vary depending on where you visit, but it’s still a good time of year to visit the country no matter what you’re planning to do on your holiday. On the coast, the weather’s generally warm and sunny, while central regions are slightly wet and the north experiences more rain.
  
China
May in Beijing is the end of spring. It’s warm during the day and cool at night. The average low and high temperatures are 14°C - 28°C.
  
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
For this tour you are unable to pre-select your seats with TripADeal or the airline. If you have specific seating requests, we suggest you arrive at the airport early to maximise the chance of your request being accommodated, though we cannot guarantee your particular request will be met. Whilst we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline at the time of check-in.
  
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.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
  
COACH TOUR
Meals:
44 meals are 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.
  
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.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Cruise
Pre-paid gratuities onboard the cruise are included in the package price. Any optional extras purchased onboard the cruise will have up to an 18% gratuity added.
 
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.



Japan


A tourist visa for Japan is not required if travelling on an Australian passport.

 

Singapore
A tourist visa for Singapore is not required if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Hong Kong
A tourist visa for Hong Kong is not required if travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Vietnam
From December 2017, Australian passport holders are eligible to apply online for a single entry electronic visa (e-visa), valid for up to a maximum of 30 days. Lodge your application online (for a non-refundable fee) with the Vietnamese National Web Portal of Immigration - https://www.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/. You will be given a unique code to track your visa application status. Once your visa is granted, you must print it out and present it at check in. Keep this e-visa print out with you at all times during your travel in Vietnam.
  
Some private online visa services and travel agents have scammed travellers or been involved in the public disclosure of the personal information of applicants for visas and 'visa issued on arrival' approval letters. To avoid such scams, only use official Government of Vietnam services to arrange your visa.
 
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
 
China
- 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 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.