China Tour from Melbourne

SG02-INTL: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Melbourne - Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai - Melbourne
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: 10 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 10 western buffet breakfasts, 6 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 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
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Day 1 Melbourne - Beijing
Please head to the airport and take flight from Melbourne to Beijing by yourself. We will book the ticket and confirm flight information with you in advance. The flight time is around 12 hours.

Upon arrival, you will meet the guide after reclaiming luggage and clearing customs at the airport. Then our driver will drive you to your hotel.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 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, the grand Chinese imperial palace complex 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. 

We continue our journey to the Temple of Heaven after lunch, where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties prayed to Heaven for a 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 3 Beijing
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
The first stop of today's itinerary is the Mutianyu Great Wall, located in a suburb, and one of the most essential sections of the Great Wall. As the restaurants near the attraction do not meet our service standard, we will 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 a 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 from your China tour from Australia.

In the afternoon, go back to the downtown. Then we will spend some leisure time exploring a local market. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 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, we will have a short stop at the Olympic National Stadium for a brief visit of the Bird's Nest building.

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

In the afternoon, you will be guided to browse Beijing Hutongs. We will arrange rickshaws for you to travel along the narrow lanes. Here you will also have chance to experience Chinese Paper Cutting. After that, our guide will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Xi'an. Upon landing, our Xi'an local guide will pick you up at the airport and help you check into the hotel.  

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xi'an
Our travel consultant with her clients
Our travel consultant with her clients
After breakfast, our guide will accompany you to the 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 with a local family where you can also learn to cook Chinese dishes from the host. 

In the afternoon, we 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 enjoy a real cultural extravaganza.

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
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 the daily life of the locals. We will also invite a master to teach you Tai Chi at the park, a meditative 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, we extend our China tour from Melbourne to the 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 the 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 7 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 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 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise
Li River cruise
Today, our guide will accompany you to cruise down the Li River to reach Yangshuo. Li River is the essence of the Guilin landscape, especially the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which manifests itself like a jade belt wrapped around the green peaks. The duration on the cruise ship is around 4.5 hours. Disembark and walk along the famous West Street, and afterward, we will go to the 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 9 Guilin - Shanghai
This morning our guide will transfer you to the 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: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 10 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 reputable restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will be guided on a walking tour of 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. Later, 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 11 Shanghai - Melbourne
Today our China tour from Melbourne comes to a close. You need to head to the 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
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2019, 10% off - book by Jan 31, 2020
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From MEL)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $1489$2589$419
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1489 $1310$2089 $1910$419
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1499 $1319$2099 $1919$439
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1499 $1319$2099 $1919$439
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1639 $1442$2339 $2142$469
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $1759 $1547$2359 $2147$509
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $1759 $1547$2459 $2247$509
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 26(Sun) $1759 $1547$2459 $2247$509
Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $1759 $1547$2359 $2147$509
May 07(Thu) May 17(Sun) $1759 $1547$2359 $2147$509
May 14(Thu) May 24(Sun) $1759 $1547$2359 $2147$509
May 21(Thu) May 31(Sun) $1759 $1547$2359 $2147$509
May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $1739 $1530$2339 $2130$489
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $1729 $1521$2329 $2121$479
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 21(Sun) $1729 $1521$2329 $2121$479
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 28(Sun) $1729 $1521$2429 $2221$479
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $1769 $1556$2569 $2356$479
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $1799 $1583$2599 $2383$479
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 19(Sun) $1799 $1583$2599 $2383$479
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $1799 $1583$2399 $2183$479
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $1799 $1583$2399 $2183$479
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $1799 $1583$2399 $2183$479
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $1799 $1583$2399 $2183$479
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $1799 $1583$2399 $2183$479
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $1799 $1583$2499 $2283$479
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $1819 $1600$2519 $2300$499
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $1809 $1591$2509 $2291$529
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $1809 $1591$2509 $2291$529
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $1809 $1591$2509 $2291$529
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $1809 $1591$2509 $2291$529
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $1809 $1591$2509 $2291$529
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $1809 $1591$2409 $2191$529
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $1809 $1591$2409 $2191$529
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $1599 $1407$2199 $2007$519
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $1599 $1407$2199 $2007$519
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $1579 $1389$2179 $1989$499
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $1509 $1327$2209 $2027$449
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 19(Sat) $1489 $1310$2289 $2110$429
Dec 23(Wed) Jan 02(Sat) $1489 $1310$2589 $2410$429

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
 
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1479$2679$369

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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