China Tour from Melbourne

SG02-INTL: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Melbourne - Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai - Melbourne
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Take a Li River cruise down to Yangshuo & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
From $2209 per person Free Inquiry
Day 1 Flying from Melbourne
There is a direct flight available from Melbourne to Beijing every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, which takes around 12 hours. We will book the ticket and confirm flight information with you in advance. On the day of travel, you need to head to airport by yourself.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival, you will meet the guide after reclaiming luggage and clearing customs at the airport. He or she will accompany you to hotel. Then, you can have a rest or get acquainted with Beijing by yourself.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Your China Tour from Melbourne starts today. You will be guided to Tiananmen Square first, and then visit the Forbidden City which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 AD) to the end of the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911 AD). 

We will serve you an a la carte welcome lunch with authentic Chinese food and Peking Roast Duck at a nice restaurant. 

Continue our journey to the Temple of Heaven after lunch, where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties prayed to Heaven for good harvest. Accompanied by our guide, you can enjoy a traditional Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater in the evening.
 
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
The first stop of today's itinerary is Mutianyu Great Wall in the suburb area, which is one of the most essential sections of the Great Wall. As the restaurants near the attraction do not meet our service standard, we do not arrange lunch today. We recommend you to bring some fast food or snacks. If you would like to dine in nearby restaurants, our guide will assist you. We will arrange round-trip cable car up and down from the wall, and specially prepare red wine for you to have a toast on the wall, which will leave unforgettable memories for your China tour from Australia.

In the afternoon, go back to the downtown. On the way, we will have a short stop at the Olympic National Stadium for a brief visit of the Bird's Nest building. Then spend some leisure time exploring a local market. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
Today's China tour from Melbourne will take you to the most well-preserved royal palace garden - the Summer Palace, which is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. Then, you will be guided to Beijing Hutongs. We will arrange rickshaws for you to travel along the narrow lanes. After, experience Chinese Paper Cutting. 

At noon, we will serve you an a la carte lunch at a great restaurant.

In the afternoon, our guide will transfer you to the airport for flight to Xi'an. Upon landing, our Xi'an local guide will pick you up at the airport and help you check in the hotel.  

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Our travel consultant with her clients
Our travel consultant with her clients
After breakfast, our guide will accompany you to Terracotta Army which has three main pits displaying wonderful terracotta figures and Chinese ancient weapons. Then, we specially arrange you an a la carte lunch at a local family where you can also learn to cook Chinese dishes from the host. 

In the afternoon, continue our itinerary to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. Then, watch the splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while having the famous Dumpling Dinner and you will spend a fantastic evening.

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
Cycling on the City Wall
Cycling on the City Wall
Today your memorable trip starts from the City Wall Park, which is a popular place for local people to relax and do morning exercise. You can observe daily life of the locals. We will also invite a master to teach you Tai Chi at the park, an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense function and health benefits. After that, you will be accompanied to visit the City Wall.    

At noon, an a la carte lunch will be provided for you at a great local restaurant.

In the afternoon, extend our China tour from Melbourne to Shaanxi History Museum, which houses over 370,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. Then, our guide will take you to Great Mosque, one of the oldest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Near the mosque is a Muslim Quarter, where you can buy some souvenir or taste local snacks.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xi'an - Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin
After breakfast, our guide will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, our Guilin guide will meet you at the airport and help you to check-in at the hotel.

After a short break, we will make a half day trip to Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill, which are popular attractions in Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 9 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise
Li River cruise
Today, our guide will accompany you to cruise down Li River to reach Yangshuo. Li River is the essence of Guilin landscape, especially the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which like a jade belt wrapped in the green peaks. The duration on the cruise ship is around 4.5 hours. Disembark and walk along the famous West Street. Afterward, we will go to Yangshuo countryside and appreciate charming rural scenery. Along the way, visit the local villagers' home and learn about local customs and culture. Then, go back to Guilin by car. 

Tips: Unfortunately the lunch on the cruise is the simple Chinese lunch box, which is not up to the standard that we would like. So we recommend you take a hearty breakfast in the morning or bring some fast food with you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai
This morning our guide will transfer you to airport for the flight to Shanghai, which is the last stop of your China tour from Melbourne. Upon landing, our Shanghai local guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is left free for you. You can have a rest or get familiar with Shanghai.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai
The Bund
The Bund
Our guide will guide you to Shanghai Museum which displays art works of ancient China, especially bronze ware, chinaware, calligraphies and paintings. Later, visit Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.

Around noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served to you at a reputed restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be guided to have a walking in the Former French Concession, where you can learn about Shanghai's colonial history and enjoy the unique aspect of Shanghai. Then, go to the Bund, a waterfront area in central Shanghai. Then, we will arrange a one-hour cruise along the Huangpu River. At the end of the day, our guide and drive will say bon voyage in the hotel lobby.  

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 12 Shanghai - Melbourne
Today our China tour from Melbourne is going to be finished. You need to head to airport on your own. We recommend you to reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to save time. If you need an airport transfer, we will be very glad to assist you. We wish you all the best! 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From MEL)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Apr 24(Wed) May 05(Sun) $1779$2379$499
May 08(Wed) May 19(Sun) $1779$2679$499
May 15(Wed) May 26(Sun) $1779$2679$499
May 22(Wed) Jun 02(Sun) $1779 $1690$2679 $2590$499
May 29(Wed) Jun 09(Sun) $1749 $1661$2649 $2561$469
Jun 05(Wed) Jun 16(Sun) $1749 $1661$2449 $2361$469
Jun 12(Wed) Jun 23(Sun) $1749 $1661$2449 $2361$469
Jun 19(Wed) Jun 30(Sun) $1749 $1574$2649 $2474$469
Jun 26(Wed) Jul 07(Sun) $1789 $1610$2689 $2510$469
Jul 03(Wed) Jul 14(Sun) $1819 $1637$2719 $2537$469
Jul 10(Wed) Jul 21(Sun) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Jul 17(Wed) Jul 28(Sun) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Jul 24(Wed) Aug 04(Sun) $1849 $1664$2449 $2264$509
Jul 31(Wed) Aug 11(Sun) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Aug 07(Wed) Aug 18(Sun) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Aug 14(Wed) Aug 25(Sun) $1819 $1637$2519 $2337$469
Aug 21(Wed) Sep 01(Sun) $1819 $1637$2519 $2337$469
Aug 28(Wed) Sep 08(Sun) $1819 $1637$2519 $2337$499
Sep 04(Wed) Sep 15(Sun) $1829 $1646$2529 $2346$519
Sep 11(Wed) Sep 22(Sun) $1829 $1646$2529 $2346$519
Sep 18(Wed) Sep 29(Sun) $1829 $1646$2729 $2546$519
Oct 02(Wed) Oct 13(Sun) $1859 $1673$2559 $2373$549
Oct 09(Wed) Oct 20(Sun) $1829 $1646$2629 $2446$519
Oct 16(Wed) Oct 27(Sun) $1829 $1646$2429 $2246$519
Oct 23(Wed) Nov 03(Sun) $1759 $1583$2359 $2183$519
Oct 30(Wed) Nov 10(Sun) $1609 $1448$2209 $2048$509
Nov 06(Wed) Nov 17(Sun) $1609 $1448$2209 $2048$509
Nov 20(Wed) Dec 01(Sun) $1529 $1376$2229 $2076$439
Dec 07(Sat) Dec 18(Wed) $1529 $1376$2329 $2176$399
Dec 21(Sat) Jan 01(Wed) $1529 $1376$2729 $2576$399

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From MEL)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Jan 04(Sat) Jan 15(Wed) $1529 $1376$2529 $2376$399
Feb 12(Wed) Feb 23(Sun) $1529 $1376$2229 $2076$399
Mar 04(Wed) Mar 15(Sun) $1529 $1376$2229 $2076$419
Mar 11(Wed) Mar 22(Sun) $1529 $1376$2229 $2076$419
Mar 25(Wed) Apr 05(Sun) $1619 $1457$2319 $2157$419
Apr 04(Sat) Apr 15(Wed) $1779 $1601$2479 $2301$499
Apr 11(Sat) Apr 22(Wed) $1779 $1601$2779 $2601$499
Apr 18(Sat) Apr 29(Wed) $1779 $1601$2679 $2501$499
Apr 25(Sat) May 06(Wed) $1779 $1601$2379 $2201$499
May 02(Sat) May 13(Wed) $1779 $1601$2679 $2501$499
May 09(Sat) May 20(Wed) $1779 $1601$2679 $2501$499
May 16(Sat) May 27(Wed) $1779 $1601$2679 $2501$499
May 23(Sat) Jun 03(Wed) $1779 $1601$2679 $2501$499
May 30(Sat) Jun 10(Wed) $1749 $1574$2649 $2474$469
Jun 06(Sat) Jun 17(Wed) $1749 $1574$2449 $2274$469
Jun 13(Sat) Jun 24(Wed) $1749 $1574$2449 $2274$469
Jun 20(Sat) Jul 01(Wed) $1749 $1574$2649 $2474$469
Jun 27(Sat) Jul 08(Wed) $1789 $1610$2689 $2510$469
Jul 04(Sat) Jul 15(Wed) $1819 $1637$2719 $2537$469
Jul 11(Sat) Jul 22(Wed) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Jul 18(Sat) Jul 29(Wed) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Jul 25(Sat) Aug 05(Wed) $1849 $1664$2449 $2264$509
Aug 01(Sat) Aug 12(Wed) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Aug 08(Sat) Aug 19(Wed) $1819 $1637$2419 $2237$469
Aug 15(Sat) Aug 26(Wed) $1819 $1637$2519 $2337$469
Aug 29(Sat) Sep 09(Wed) $1819 $1637$2519 $2337$499
Sep 05(Sat) Sep 16(Wed) $1829 $1646$2529 $2346$519
Sep 12(Sat) Sep 23(Wed) $1829 $1646$2529 $2346$519
Sep 19(Sat) Sep 30(Wed) $1829 $1646$2729 $2546$519
Oct 03(Sat) Oct 14(Wed) $1859 $1673$2559 $2373$549
Oct 10(Sat) Oct 21(Wed) $1829 $1646$2629 $2446$519
Oct 17(Sat) Oct 28(Wed) $1829 $1646$2429 $2246$519
Oct 24(Sat) Nov 04(Wed) $1759 $1583$2359 $2183$519
Oct 31(Sat) Nov 11(Wed) $1609 $1448$2209 $2048$509
Nov 07(Sat) Nov 18(Wed) $1609 $1448$2209 $2048$509
Nov 14(Sat) Nov 25(Wed) $1529 $1376$2229 $2076$439
Dec 07(Mon) Dec 18(Fri) $1529 $1376$2329 $2176$399
Dec 21(Mon) Jan 01(Fri) $1529 $1376$2729 $2576$399

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares
  • Round-trip airfare from Melbourne (MEL)
  • 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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