China Tour from Auckland

SG15-INTL: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Auckland - Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Hong Kong - Auckland
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 9 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 9 western buffet breakfasts, 5 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
  • Feel the vibrant atmosphere & explore bustling markets in Hong Kong
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
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Day 1 Flying from Auckland
There is one direct flight available from Auckland to Beijing every day except Wednesday and Friday. We will reserve the air tickets and confirm the flight information with you ahead of time. On the day of departure, you need to go to the airport and board the flight to Beijing by yourself.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Upon landing after 13 hours' flying, our guide will meet you outside the customs of the airport. Then, the driver will transfer you to the hotel and help you check-in. You will be free for the rest of the day for relax or independent exploration of the city.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Your China tour from Auckland will begin with a visit to the Tiananmen Square. Afterwards, walk through this largest city square of the world to reach the mysterious Forbidden City, which is said to consist of 999.5 rooms, making it the world's largest imperial architecture complex. An a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a popular restaurant with authentic Chinese foods served, including Peking Duck.

Next, we will head to the Temple of Heaven, which is a religious building complex for ancient emperors to worship gods. Thereafter, a nice Chinese Kung Fu Show will be arranged for you at Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Today's itinerary starts with the Mutianyu Great Wall, where you can see the long wall stretching like a dragon up and down along the mountain ridges. A round-trip cable car will be arranged not only to make climbing easy, but also to avoid crowds. Moreover, we will provide red wine on the wall for you, which may leave you an incredible impression. Lunch is not included today, and you may have some simple food at restaurants nearby.

When returning back to downtown area, we will pay a visit to a popular local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
In the morning, we will explore the Summer Palace, which is the largest and well-preserved masterpiece of traditional imperial garden in China. After that, we will have a photo stop at the Olympic National Stadium, well-known as the Bird's Nest.

At noon, a nice a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a famous local restaurant. Then, a rickshaw ride will be arranged for you to travel through old Hutongs and learn about local people's life. Besides, you will also have chance to experience the activity of Chinese Paper Cutting. Afterwards, our guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Xi'an. On arrival, our Xi'an guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day will be on your own arrangement. You can either have a good rest to store energy for your China tour from New Zealand in Xi'an or get familiar with the city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
Today's schedule starts with the mysterious underground army, Terracotta Army, whose establishment dates back to over 2,200 years ago. A large collection of lifelike pottery soldiers and horses indicate the strong military power during the reign of Qinshihuang, the first emperor in China. Then, enjoy an authentic home-cooked a la carte lunch at a local family where you can also try to cook Chinese food. Then, continue your China tour from Auckland at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. At night, you will be guided to watch a fantastic Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show as well as tasting the Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner
 Friendly Tips

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 7 Xi'an - Shanghai
Today, we will firstly have a morning walk in the City Wall Park, where many local people do exercise in their own way. There, you will also learn to practice Tai Chi. After Tai Chi exercise, we will ascend the Xi'an City Wall, which is one of the landmarks in the city. You can choose to walk or take a bike riding on the wall (bike rental fee is not included in our price).

After an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120 per person and included in our price) at a popular restaurant, our guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon landing, our Shanghai guide will pick you up at the airport and send you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 8 Shanghai
Your China tour from New Zealand in Shanghai will start with the Shanghai Museum to learn about Shanghai history. Next, go ahead to Yu Garden, which was a private garden for the Pan family in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Surrounding the garden is the famous Yuyuan Bazaar, which is a prosperous shopping street with small stores designed in traditional style. Then, have an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150 per person and included in our price) at a popular local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, have a short walk at the Former French Concession. Then, stroll along the Bund to appreciate the beautiful western style architectures, which were built in the colonial time of Shanghai. What's more, we will arrange a cruise over Huangpu River for you to enjoy the different scenery on both sides of the river.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 9 Shanghai - Hong Kong
After checking out of the hotel, you need to arrange your own way to Pudong International Airport (PVG) for your flight to Hong Kong. We will book flight for you in advance. You can take a taxi to PVG and it will cost about CNY 200. When flight arrives, you need to find your own way to the arranged hotel, 4 star Regal Kowloon Hotel. Airport shuttle bus and public bus A21 are both available to send you to the downtown area. After check-in, you can have a good rest or start your independent China tour from Auckland in Hong Kong.

Airport Shuttle Bus:
The bus departs every 1.5 to 2 hours from 07:10 to 23:35. It costs HK$130 per person for a single trip. The whole trip takes around 45 minutes.

Public Bus A21:
It is at work from 06:00 to 24:00 daily. The ticket costs HK$33 per person. You can take it for 15 stops to Mody Road and then walk for about 5 minutes to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Regal Kowloon Hotel
Day 10 Hong Kong
Our clients visiting the Victoria Peak
Our clients visiting the Victoria Peak
Today is free for you to explore Hong Kong on your own. We recommend you start your China tour from New Zealand in Hong Kong with the Ocean Park, where you can watch many amazing Asian animals and series of enjoyable performances.

At noon, you are advised to have lunch inside the park. Then, you can head to the Stanley Market, where many stores selling small products and souvenirs. After that, enjoy a pleasant sunbath at Repulse Bay.

Before night comes, take a bus or taxi to reach Victoria Peak to appreciate the charming night scenes of Victoria Harbour.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 11 Hong Kong - Auckland
After breakfast at hotel, you need to go to the airport by yourself, which indicates the end of your China tour from Auckland. There are two direct flights from Hong Kong to Auckland on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and three direct flights on the other days of the week. We will book the air ticket for you in advance according to your schedule. The flight journey takes about 11.5 hours. Wish you have had a happy trip with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From AKL)
Single Room
Aug 12(Wed)Aug 22(Sat)$2169$2969$739
Aug 19(Wed)Aug 29(Sat)$2169$2969$739
Aug 26(Wed)Sep 05(Sat)$2159$2959$749
Sep 02(Wed)Sep 12(Sat)$2149$2949$789
Sep 09(Wed)Sep 19(Sat)$2149$3249$789
Sep 16(Wed)Sep 26(Sat)$2149$3249$789
Sep 23(Wed)Oct 03(Sat)$2149$3249$789
Oct 07(Wed)Oct 17(Sat)$2239$3339$899
Oct 14(Wed)Oct 24(Sat)$2239$3339$899
Oct 21(Wed)Oct 31(Sat)$2239$3339$899
Oct 28(Wed)Nov 07(Sat)$2109$3209$899
Nov 04(Wed)Nov 14(Sat)$2109$3209$899
Nov 11(Wed)Nov 21(Sat)$2009$3109$769
Nov 18(Wed)Nov 28(Sat)$1939$3039$719
Dec 08(Tue)Dec 18(Fri)$1929$3129$709
Dec 22(Tue)Jan 01(Fri)$2019$3219$819
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From AKL)
Single Room
Jan 08(Fri)Jan 18(Mon)$1799$2999$649
Feb 19(Fri)Mar 01(Mon)$1799$2899$649
Mar 03(Wed)Mar 13(Sat)$1819$2619$679
Mar 10(Wed)Mar 20(Sat)$1819$2619$679
Mar 24(Wed)Apr 03(Sat)$1849$2649$689
Mar 31(Wed)Apr 10(Sat)$1999$2999$719
Apr 07(Wed)Apr 17(Sat)$1999$2999$719
Apr 14(Wed)Apr 24(Sat)$1999$2999$719
Apr 21(Wed)May 01(Sat)$1999$2999$719
May 05(Wed)May 15(Sat)$1999$2899$719
May 12(Wed)May 22(Sat)$1999$2899$719
May 19(Wed)May 29(Sat)$1999$2899$719
May 26(Wed)Jun 05(Sat)$2009$2909$699
Jun 02(Wed)Jun 12(Sat)$1999$2899$689
Jun 09(Wed)Jun 19(Sat)$1999$2899$689
Jun 16(Wed)Jun 26(Sat)$1999$2899$689
Jun 23(Wed)Jul 03(Sat)$1999$2899$689
Jun 30(Wed)Jul 10(Sat)$2029$3029$689
Jul 07(Wed)Jul 17(Sat)$2029$3029$689
Jul 14(Wed)Jul 24(Sat)$2029$3029$689
Jul 21(Wed)Jul 31(Sat)$2029$2929$689
Jul 28(Wed)Aug 07(Sat)$2029$2929$689
Aug 04(Wed)Aug 14(Sat)$2029$2829$689
Aug 11(Wed)Aug 21(Sat)$2029$2829$689
Aug 18(Wed)Aug 28(Sat)$2029$2829$689
Aug 25(Wed)Sep 04(Sat)$2019$2819$709
Sep 01(Wed)Sep 11(Sat)$2009$2809$739
Sep 08(Wed)Sep 18(Sat)$2009$3109$739
Sep 15(Wed)Sep 25(Sat)$2009$3109$739
Sep 22(Wed)Oct 02(Sat)$2009$3109$739
Oct 06(Wed)Oct 16(Sat)$2099$3199$839
Oct 13(Wed)Oct 23(Sat)$2099$3199$839
Oct 20(Wed)Oct 30(Sat)$2099$3199$839
Oct 27(Wed)Nov 06(Sat)$1979$3079$839
Nov 03(Wed)Nov 13(Sat)$1979$3079$839
Nov 10(Wed)Nov 20(Sat)$1879$2979$719
Nov 19(Fri)Nov 29(Mon)$1809$2909$669
Dec 03(Fri)Dec 13(Mon)$1799$2999$659
Dec 22(Wed)Jan 01(Sat)$1899$3099$769
Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares
  • Round-trip airfare from Auckland (AKL)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • Land only package excludes international airfare
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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