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A Taste of China Ex SYD & MEL

Tour Code: TOC Ex SYD & MEL
Prices start from: $1,299 per person

7 Days  Valued Journey

Discover one of the world’s oldest cultures, so diverse and unique. Explore the historically rich Forbidden City, journey to witness the awe-inspiring Great Wall in the capital Beijing and soak up the vibrant atmosphere and colonial influence of Shanghai… a true Taste of China.

Visited Places:

Day

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1: AUSTRALIA / BEIJING

Depart Sydney with Qantas Airways on your direct flight to Beijing. Passengers from other capital cities will travel via Sydney to Beijing. On arrival you will be welcomed by your Helen Wong’s Representative and transferred to your hotel for three nights at Friendship Hotel or similar.

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2: BEIJING - Forbidden City

Your exploration of Beijing begins at the vast open Tiananmen Square in the heart of the city. Stroll through the Gate of Heavenly Peace and enter the Forbidden City, the world’s best preserved imperial palace complex and the residence of Chinese emperors from the Ming through to the Qing dynasties. This extraordinary walled complex, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly a masterpiece of Chinese architecture. Optional Tour : See the charm of old Beijing through the ‘Hutongs’ - the back alleys – exploring by cycle rickshaw. Visit a local family home to obtain a glimpse in to their lifestyle and enjoy a home-cooked lunch. Cost: $50 per person.

Meals: Breakfast 1

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3: BEIJING - The Great Wall

An exciting day starts with a drive to the modern and gigantic National Stadium and the Olympic Village built for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. A stop will be made at a local jade carving workshop to learn about the Chinese jade culture. After lunch, travel to China’s most iconic symbol - the Great Wall. Once you set foot on the wall, you will be impressed by the longest, oldest and most labour-intensive projects in mankind’s history. Climb the ramparts of this ancient wonder to view the beautiful mountain passes, plateaus and grasslands from atop this 7th century defensive fortification. Optional Tour : ‘The Golden Mask Dynasty’. A creative masterpiece inspired by ‘Sanxingdui’ ancient civilisation, representing a soul- stirring and romantic great love and harmony legend. Cost: $55 per person.

Meals: Breakfast 1 | Lunch 1

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4: BEIJING / SHANGHAI (High-speed train experience)

"After breakfast this morning, transfer to Beijing Railway Station for a 5-hour high- speed train journey to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will visit the old charm of the Bund, as you walk along the park-like waterfront promenade with gorgeous views of the old and new Shanghai. Spend two nights at the Holiday Inn Express or similar. Optional Tour : Watch a superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show ‘ERA: The Intersection of Time’. Cost: $65 per person.

Meals: Breakfast 1

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5: SHANGHAI

Today, visit the classical Yu Garden with lakes, pavilions and pagodas and reputed to have one of the best and largest rockeries. Then step back in time at the Shanghai Museum with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of art objects on display. End you day visiting an authentic local silk factory for an insight in to the history of Chinese silk manufacturing. Enjoy some free time this afternoon. Optional Tour : This evening, be sure to join the night cruise on the Huangpu River and complete the night sailing the tranquil waters and enjoy the spectacular lights of Pudong’s modern skyline Cost: $65 per person.

Meals: Breakfast 1

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6: SHANGHAI / AUSTRALIA

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Shanghai on your own. This afternoon, your incredible journey through China draws to an end as you are transferred to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Meals: Breakfast 1

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7: ARRIVE AUSTRALIA

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Economy class airfare to/from China on Qantas Airways
  • Economy class high speed train from Beijing to Xian
  • Taxes, security and fuel surcharges $130
  • Specified sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Tipping $60 for Guide and Driver
  • 5 nights 4 star accommodation
  • 5 breakfast & 1 lunch
  • English speaking guide
  • Travel kit

August

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Highlights

  • Climb China’s most iconic symbol – the Great Wall
  • See the extraordinary walled complex - the Forbidden City
  • Learn about the Chinese Jade culture
  • Appreciate the art collections at the Shanghai Museum
  • Experience the high-speed train
  • Marvel over the old charm of Th nd
  • Explore the classical Yu Garden