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  • Highlights of China

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  • Forbidden City

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  • Great Wall of China

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  • Shanghai

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  • Hangzhou

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  • Beijing pedicabs

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  • Qianmen Street, Beijing

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  • Chinese cuisine

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  • Shanghai Bund

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  • The incredible Beijing skyline

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  • Suzhou

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  • Highlights of China

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  • Forbidden City

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  • Great Wall of China

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  • Shanghai

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  • Hangzhou

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  • Beijing pedicabs

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  • Qianmen Street, Beijing

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  • Chinese cuisine

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  • Shanghai Bund

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  • The incredible Beijing skyline

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  • Suzhou

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  • Tiananmen Square

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9 Day Highlights of China

  • Visit Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou & more
  • Walk along the Great Wall & see giant pandas
Includes Return Qantas Flights

Unravel the mysteries of the orient as you delve into centuries of history and culture on this nine-day package visiting bustling Beijing, sensational Shanghai, relaxed Hangzhou and beyond. Follow in the footsteps of past emperors with a visit to the incredible Forbidden City, originally built in the 1400s; marvel at the immense scale of the Great Wall at Juyong Pass; see playful giant pandas at the Beijing Zoo; explore the canals, gardens and narrow laneways of beautiful Suzhou; view the jaw-dropping Shanghai skyline from the famous Bund Promenade - and so much more! With return international flights on Qantas Airways, seven nights hotel accommodation, a high-speed trail experience, English-speaking tour guides and more, this tour has at the makings of an unforgettable journey.

Want to delve a little deeper into the wonders of China? Optional activities including a Shanghai river cruise at night, a tour of Beijing’s historic hutongs (narrow lanes), and a spectacular stage show are also available.

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, *Melbourne, or *Brisbane for Beijing, China. Fly with award winning Qantas Airways. Upon arrival, a tour representative will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to the hotel for check-in.

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. 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
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

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 Suzhou (approx. 5.5 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. Please note: If Shanghai Museum is closed, a visit to Suzhou Museum will be provided in place of this visit on Day 5 of the tour.

Enjoy some free time at leisure this afternoon or join an optional half-day city tour (not included). Alternatively you can visit Xintiandi, Old Town and Nanjing Road for some shopping (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.
 
Optional Activity: Night Cruise on the Huangpu River - $50 per person
Enjoy an evening cruise along Shanghai’s Huangpu River, admiring the glittering lights of the skyline.

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.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, *Melbourne, or *Brisbane for Shanghai, China. Fly with award winning 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.

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 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 5 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 to perhaps do some shopping.

Optional Activity: Night Cruise on the Huangpu River - $50 per person
Enjoy an evening cruise along Shanghai’s Huangpu River, admiring the glittering lights of the skyline.

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 Beijing (approx. 5.5 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. 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
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

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 Capital International Airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Tour Inclusions

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  • Unravel the mysteries of the orient on a guided tour
  • Discover Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
  • Visit impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Walk along the remarkable Great Wall of China
  • See adorable Giant Pandas at the Beijing Zoo
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
  • Visit a local jade museum and see skilled artisans at work
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at 'Tongrentang' in Beijing
  • Visit the beautiful Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory in Suzhou
  • Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village - includes tasting
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Hangzhou's scenic West Lake
  • View the glittering Shanghai skyline from the Bund
  • See cultural relics at the inspiring Shanghai Museum
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/*MEL/*BNE
  • Fly with award winning Qantas Airways
  • Frequent flyer points for Qantas members
  • 7 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy daily breakfast
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • 1-way high-speed train experience (economy class)
  • 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 (Standard Itinerary)
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: $35 per person payable to the Beijing-based guide prior to departing Beijing for services provided on days 1, 2, 3 & half of day 4 of the tour.
•  Suzhou/Hangzhou/Shanghai: $45 per person payable to the Suzhou/Hangzhou/Shanghai-based guide prior to departing Shanghai for services provided on half of day 4 & days 5, 6, 7 & 8 of the tour.
 
*Mandatory Service Fee (Reverse Itinerary):
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.
•  Suzhou/Hangzhou/Shanghai: $45 per person payable to the Suzhou/Hangzhou/Shanghai-based guide prior to departing Shanghai for services provided on days 1, 2, 3, 4 & half of day 5 of the tour.
•  Beijing: $35 per person payable to the Beijing-based guide prior to departing Beijing for services provided on half of day 5 and days 6 7 & 8 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 18th March 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $440 applies.
 
Departure Dates
Standard Itinerary
2019
October: *21
November: 10, 13
 
2020
March: 4, 11, *18
 
Reverse Itinerary
2019
November: 6, 13
 
2020
February: 26
March: 4
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a land high season surcharge of $200 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, *Melbourne, *Brisbane
 
Departure City Surcharges
*Melbourne, *Brisbane: $250 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.



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- 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 / West International Trade Grand Hotel / Beijing Metro Park Hotel Ying Kun / Holiday Inn Shijingshan Paek or similar

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

- Hangzhou: Pujing Garden Hotel / Fubang International Hotel /Holiday Inn Hangzhou Airport Zone / 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

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 adults.
 
Child Policy
Valid for adults 18+ years old only.
 
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
- The Golden Mask Dynasty - $70 per person
- Tour 700 year old Hutong with Dinner - $65 per person
- Half Day City Tour - $40 per person
- 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.
 
Optional Tours / Activities – Available for purchase on tour
- Grand Canal Cruise - 220 RMB per person
- 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 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 person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided (this includes 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.
 
Shanghai:
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:
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.
 
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.
 
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.