China Tour from Brisbane

SG03-INTL: 14 Days Small Group Tour of Brisbane - Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang - Shanghai - Brisbane
Tour Type: Small Group of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights at nice 5-star hotels, 3 nights on Yangtze River cruise
Meals: 13 western buffet breakfasts, 8 lunches with some being a la carte style, 3 dinners

Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Fantastic cruise tour on the Li River from Guilin to rural Yangshuo
  • Unwind with a Yangtze River cruise tour & see the Three Gorges
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Brisbane - Beijing
Today, please arrange your own way to the airport for your flight to Beijing. There is no direct flight from Brisbane to Beijing, so it is suggested to make a connection in Sydney or Hong Kong. You will spend at least 14 hours for the flight journey. We will purchase the air ticket for you ahead of schedule and confirm the flight information with you in time.

When arriving in Beijing, our guide will meet you outside the customs of the airport and then the driver will transfer you to the arranged hotel for checking in.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
In the morning, your China tour from Brisbane starts officially. We will first visit Tiananmen Square and then approach the Forbidden City, which served as the residence for imperial families during Ming and Qing Dynasties (1638 - 1912). When walking inside, you can see encaustic tiles, decorations of dragon and phoenix images, and beautiful carved patterns around each corner. All buildings are symmetrical between east and west.

After an exciting appreciation in the Forbidden City, we will enjoy an a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) with Peking Duck at a famous restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, which is an altar to pray for good harvests in ancient times. At night, watch a brilliant Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre to round off your first day of China tour from Brisbane.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Today's visit to the Mutianyu Great Wall will be one of the highlights of your China tour from Australia. We will take a round-trip cable car to ascend and descend. This section is the essence of Ming Great Wall. Moreover, a toast with red wine is specially arranged for you on the wall. 

Lunch is not arranged because restaurants nearby cannot reach our standard. You may have a simple lunch at a nearby restaurant with the help of our guide. Then we will drive you back to downtown and enjoy some free time at a local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
After breakfast, we will visit the Summer Palace, which is highly recognized as the Royal Garden Museum. You can enjoy both natural scenery and cultural relics inside the garden. Next, we will stop at the Bird's Nest for a while, and you can take some photos.

Enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a nice local restaurant around noon.

Then, explore the Hutongs by rickshaw and experience the traditional Chinese folk art - Paper Cutting. Afterwards, our guide will escort you to the airport to fly to the next destination - Xi'an. Our Xi'an guide and driver will meet you at the arrival hall and drive you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xi'an
Our clients visiting the Terracotta Army Museum
Our clients visiting the Terracotta Army Museum
The first stop of your China tour from Brisbane in Xi'an is the mysterious Terracotta Army, which shows you a large scale army of life-size pottery warriors, ranking one of the eight great wonders in the world. In fact, it was an ancient funerary site for the first Emperor of China - Qin Shi Huang (259 - 210 BC).

Then, drive back to downtown area and have an authentic home-cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family. You will also have chance to learn to cook one or two Chinese dishes with the hostess. In the afternoon, learn more about this ancient city at the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. At night, appreciate a fantastic Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while tasting 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 6 Xi'an
Xi'an City Wall
Xi'an City Wall
The morning itinerary will first take you to the City Wall Park, where many local people do morning exercises and other entertainment activities. There, you will be guided to practice Tai Chi with a master. Then, climb up the famous Xi'an City Wall. You may choose to walk around or ride a bike on the wall (bike rental fee is on your side).

After that, enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a nice local restaurant. Then, visit the Provincial History Museum. Next is the Great Mosque, combining the architecture style of Islamic and traditional Chinese. Then, have some leisure time to stroll around the surrounding Muslim market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 7 Xi'an - Guilin
Today, you will be transferred to airport for a morning flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After a short break, start your China tour from Brisbane in Guilin at the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Reed Flute Cave is a brilliant karst cave with fantastic stone formations inside. As a landmark in Guilin marked on many tour itineraries, Elephant Trunk Hill shows visitors spectacular natural scenery as well as some ancient constructions around the hill.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Pleasant Li River cruise
Pleasant Li River cruise
An interesting experience will be created today as you take Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Li River is considered as the "Hundred Miles Gallery" for the beautiful sceneries along both sides. We will spend almost 4.5 hours on the ship. Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning as the lunch on the ship is simple Chinese box food. After disembarking at Yangshuo, we will walk around the West Street. Then, head further to the countryside of Yangshuo to enjoy the picturesque rural scenery. At the end of the day, we will drive back to hotel in Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Chongqing
Local people's life
Local people's life
In the morning, you will be transferred to take a 5-hour bullet train from Guilin to Chongqing, the next destination of your China tour from Australia. When you arrive, you will be greeted at the railway station by our local guide. Then, visit the Jiefangbei CBD and Ci Qi Kou Ancient Village, where you may try some local snacks. Then, our guide will take you to board a 5-star ship to start your Yangtze River Cruise. The ship will set off at around 22:00.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Cruises: President No. 8 with balcony
Day 10 Yangtze River Cruise
In the morning, the river guide will give you some specific presentation about the activities schedule during the river cruise. In the early afternoon, disembark the ship and visit Shuangguishan National Forest Park. Following the river guide, you will appreciate the beautiful natural landscapes and learn about the Chinese culture. In the evening, take part in the exciting Captain's Welcome Party.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River cruise
Yangtze River cruise
Today, the ship will first arrive at the Qutang Gorge, which is the most dangerous part of the Three Gorges. Then, it sails into Wu Gorge. Moreover, an exciting excursion to Shennong Stream by sampan will be arranged for you. It will take almost 3-4 hours, but the wonderful views along the stream will make the travel worthy. Next, continue your Yangtze River cruise to Xiling Gorge

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 Yichang - Shanghai
After breakfast, you need to pack your luggage and check out. Then go ashore to visit the Three Gorges Dam. After visiting this grand project, the ship company will transfer you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang. Our local guide will wait for you there and transfer you to board a 7.5-hour bullet train to Shanghai, the last destination of your China tour from Brisbane. When your train reaches Shanghai, our local guide will pick you up and accompany you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 13 Shanghai
The Bund
The Bund
Today's itinerary starts with the famous Shanghai Museum. After that, visit a classical garden - Yu Garden. You will be amazed at how many delicate constructions contained in such a small garden, including ponds, zigzag stone bridges, pavilions, rockeries... Next is the nearby Yu Bazaar.

At noon, enjoy the farewell a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a well-reputed restaurant. After lunch, come to the Former French Concession, which shows you different views of Shanghai. Then, we will explore the famous Bund area, a good place to appreciate the skylines of Shanghai. What's more, we will arrange a cruise along the Huangpu River for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 14 Shanghai - Brisbane
After breakfast, you need to arrange your own trip from hotel to the Pudong International Airport. We recommend you take a taxi and it costs about CNY 200. There is one direct flight from Shanghai to Brisbane every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, whose flight time is about 10 hours. Wish you have had a nice China tour from Brisbane with us!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
(From BNE)
Single Room
Apr 01(Fri)Apr 14(Thu)$2999 $2699$3799 $3499$979
Apr 08(Fri)Apr 21(Thu)$2999 $2699$3799 $3499$979
Apr 15(Fri)Apr 28(Thu)$2999 $2699$3799 $3499$979
Apr 22(Fri)May 05(Thu)$3049 $2744$3649 $3344$1029
May 06(Fri)May 19(Thu)$3049 $2744$3649 $3344$1029
May 13(Fri)May 26(Thu)$3049 $2744$3649 $3344$1029
May 20(Fri)Jun 02(Thu)$3049 $2744$3649 $3344$1019
May 27(Fri)Jun 09(Thu)$2979 $2681$3579 $3281$939
Jun 03(Fri)Jun 16(Thu)$2969 $2672$3869 $3572$939
Jun 10(Fri)Jun 23(Thu)$2969 $2672$3869 $3572$939
Jun 17(Fri)Jun 30(Thu)$2969 $2672$3869 $3572$939
Jun 24(Fri)Jul 07(Thu)$2969 $2672$3969 $3672$939
Jul 01(Fri)Jul 14(Thu)$3009 $2708$4009 $3708$939
Jul 08(Fri)Jul 21(Thu)$3009 $2708$4009 $3708$939
Jul 15(Fri)Jul 28(Thu)$3009 $2708$3909 $3608$939
Jul 22(Fri)Aug 04(Thu)$3009 $2708$3909 $3608$939
Jul 29(Fri)Aug 11(Thu)$3009 $2708$3709 $3408$939
Aug 05(Fri)Aug 18(Thu)$3009 $2708$3709 $3408$939
Aug 12(Fri)Aug 25(Thu)$3009 $2708$3709 $3408$939
Aug 19(Fri)Sep 01(Thu)$3009 $2708$4009 $3708$939
Aug 26(Fri)Sep 08(Thu)$3079 $2771$4079 $3771$1009
Sep 02(Fri)Sep 15(Thu)$3069 $2762$3869 $3562$1049
Sep 09(Fri)Sep 22(Thu)$3069 $2762$3869 $3562$1049
Sep 16(Fri)Sep 29(Thu)$3069 $2762$3869 $3562$1049
Sep 23(Fri)Oct 06(Thu)$3069 $2762$4069 $3762$1049
Oct 07(Fri)Oct 20(Thu)$3069 $2762$3869 $3562$1049
Oct 14(Fri)Oct 27(Thu)$3069 $2762$3869 $3562$1049
Oct 21(Fri)Nov 03(Thu)$3069 $2762$3869 $3562$1049
Oct 28(Fri)Nov 10(Thu)$2859 $2573$3659 $3373$989
Nov 04(Fri)Nov 17(Thu)$2859 $2573$3559 $3273$989
Nov 11(Fri)Nov 24(Thu)$2839 $2555$3539 $3255$969
Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares & train fares
  • Round-trip airfare from Brisbane (BNE)
  • 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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Questions & Answers
Asked by carole luslac from NEW CALEDONIA | Apr. 20, 2019 15:32Reply
tour from brisbane
I find no date of travel between decemb er 2019 and mars 2020
Is there no departure during holidays ?
thanks for answering
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 25, 2019 02:48

This group tour includes the Yangtze River cruise and the start date of the tour is affected by the sailing date of the cruise. As the cruise seldom operate during the period of December to next March, we do not arrange the small group tours at that time. Besides, winter is not a good season for Yangtze River cruise tour, so we kindly suggest you consider our other group tours instead. Please contact us freely should you need any further help. Thank you.
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