China Tour from Sydney

SG01-INTL: 8 Days Small Group Tour of Sydney - Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Sydney
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: 7 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 7 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
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai
  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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From US$1779 per person
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Day 1 Sydney - Beijing
Today you will take the flight from Sydney to Beijing on your own. The overall travel time is around 11.5 - 12 hours. We will book the ticket for you and confirm the landing time with you beforehand.

When you arrive at Beijing Airport, our guide will greet you and then the driver will transfer you to a cozy hotel to check in. Have a good rest to restore your strength for China tour from Sydney the next day.
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Our group at the Forbidden City
Our group at the Forbidden City
Your wonderful China tour from Australia starts from Tiananmen Square which is the largest city square in the entire world. At this point, our guide will accompany you as we walk north to the Forbidden City, also called Imperial Palace. The palace is known as one of the most majestic palaces in the world and it is the essence of ancient Chinese palace architecture. It has served as the home of emperors and their families, as well as being the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for about 500 years. 

Then, an a la carte welcome lunch will be offered to you at a great restaurant, where authentic Chinese food and popular Peking Roast Duck will be provided.

After lunch, we continue our journey to the Temple of Heaven, where the ancient emperors worshipped the heaven and prayed for a bountiful grain harvest. Afterwards you will be offered an exquisite Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Today's tour will lead you to Mutianyu Great Wall; this is one of the most beautiful and popular sections of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car rides are arranged for you to ascend and descend the wall easily. To accentuate such a memorable and enjoyable experience, we will specially prepare a glass of wine to toast on top of the wall. 

Since the restaurants near the Great Wall do not meet our service standards, we will not organize a uniform dining experience here. You can bring some fast food for your lunch, or choose to dine at a restaurant with the help of our guide.

In the afternoon, return to downtown Beijing and enjoy some free time at a featured local market. Finally, our guide and driver will send you back to your hotel. 
Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
After breakfast, gather at the hotel lobby and start today's China tour from Australia with the Summer Palace, which is the most complete preservation of a royal palace garden. It also serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Then, make a short stop at the Olympic National Stadium, also well-known as the Bird's Nest. You will take some photos of this magnificent building at a distance.

After finishing the morning's tour, have an a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant. 

In the afternoon, our guide will accompany you to see the Beijing Hutongs where we will arrange a rickshaw ride. After the ride, an interesting Chinese paper cutting experience is prepared for you. Afterwards, our guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Xi'an. When you arrive in Xi'an, our Xi'an local guide will pick you up at the airport and accompany you to check-in a carefully chosen hotel in downtown.   

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xi'an
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xian family visit
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xian family visit
The first stop of today's China tour from Sydney is the Terracotta Army which was made for the first emperor of China, Qin Shihuang, to guard him in his afterlife. Here you can see three pits containing more than 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses. 

At noon, we specially arrange for you a home cooked a la carte lunch in a local family. You can also learn to cook Chinese food from the host. This will also help you know more about the daily lives of common Chinese people. 

Then, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda which is an iconic building symbolizing Buddhism was introduced into the Central China and integrated into the Han culture and Xi'an Museum. 

After that, you will spend an unforgettable evening tasting a famous Dumpling Dinner while watching the Tang Dynasty Show accompanied by our guide. 

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

Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
Day 6 Xi'an - Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
Our guide will accompany you to have morning exercise at the City Wall Park, where you can also observe locals' life. We specially arrange a practice of Tai Chi for you, which is an internal Chinese martial art practiced widely for its health benefits under a master's guide. 

After a short break, continue to visit the City Wall, the largest and most preserved ancient city wall in China. Then, an a la carte lunch will be served for you at a famous restaurant. 

After lunch, our guide will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon landing, our Shanghai guide will pick you up and help you check-in at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai - the former Crowne Plaza
Day 7 Shanghai
Yu Garden
Yu Garden
Today's China tour from Sydney will take you to appreciate the highlights of Shanghai. The first stop is Shanghai Museum, which has collected nearly a million pieces of antiques inlcuding bronzes, pottery and porcelain, calligraphy, painting and more. Then, explore ancient Chinese architectural culture in Yu Garden and its surrounding traditional bazaar. 

At noon, we will arrange an a la carte farewell lunch at a nice restaurant. 

Then, you will be guided to the Former French Concession where you can learn about Shanghai' colonial history and enjoy the unique charm of Shanghai. After that, we will head to the Shanghai Bund, a well-known waterfront area on the Huangpu River with clusters of western style buildings. There we will arrange a boat cruise tour on the Huangpu River for you. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 8 Shanghai - Sydney
Today your China tour from Sydney is going to be finished. After breakfast, it is time to head to airport for your flight home on your own. There are two airports in Shanghai, so please carefully check which airport your flight will depart from. The trip to Pudong Airport and Hongqiao Airport takes around 1 hour and 1.5 hours respectively. The cost for the taxi is about CNY 150 to Pudong Airport and CNY 200 to Hongqiao Airport. We recommend that you book a taxi at the hotel reception in advance to avoid waiting outside for a long time. If you need an airport transfer service, we will be very glad to assist you. We wish you all the best and happy travels! 

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)
(From SYD)
Single Room
Jan 05(Sun) Jan 12(Sun) $1099 $967$2099 $1967$339
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 20(Thu) $1099 $967$1799 $1667$339
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 12(Thu) $1119 $984$1819 $1684$359
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 19(Thu) $1119 $984$1819 $1684$359
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 02(Thu) $1119 $984$1819 $1684$359
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 09(Thu) $1279 $1125$2079 $1925$379
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 16(Thu) $1279 $1125$2079 $1925$379
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 23(Thu) $1279 $1125$2079 $1925$379
Apr 23(Thu) Apr 30(Thu) $1279 $1125$2079 $1925$379
May 07(Thu) May 14(Thu) $1279 $1125$2079 $1925$379
May 14(Thu) May 21(Thu) $1279 $1125$2079 $1925$379
May 21(Thu) May 28(Thu) $1279 $1125$2079 $1925$379
May 28(Thu) Jun 04(Thu) $1299 $1143$2099 $1943$379
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 11(Thu) $1289 $1134$2089 $1934$369
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 18(Thu) $1289 $1134$2089 $1934$369
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 25(Thu) $1289 $1134$2089 $1934$369
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 02(Thu) $1289 $1134$2089 $1934$369
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 09(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 16(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 23(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Jul 23(Thu) Jul 30(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 06(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 13(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 20(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 27(Thu) $1319 $1160$2119 $1960$369
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 03(Thu) $1299 $1143$2099 $1943$369
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 10(Thu) $1289 $1134$2189 $2034$399
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 17(Thu) $1289 $1134$2189 $2034$399
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 24(Thu) $1289 $1134$2189 $2034$399
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 01(Thu) $1289 $1134$2189 $2034$399
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 15(Thu) $1289 $1134$1889 $1734$399
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 22(Thu) $1289 $1134$1889 $1734$399
Oct 22(Thu) Oct 29(Thu) $1289 $1134$1889 $1734$399
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 05(Thu) $1179 $1037$1779 $1637$399
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 12(Thu) $1179 $1037$1879 $1737$399
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 19(Thu) $1169 $1028$1869 $1728$389
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 26(Thu) $1109 $975$1809 $1675$339
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 16(Wed) $1109 $975$1809 $1675$339
Dec 23(Wed) Dec 30(Wed) $1109 $975$2109 $1975$339

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)
(From SYD)
Single Room
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 15(Sun) $1079$1779$309
Dec 22(Sun) Dec 29(Sun) $1079 $1025$2279 $2225$309

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 Sydney (SYD)
  • 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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    Leane K G.
    Posted on January 13, 2019
    We arrived back in Sydney today, we have had a wonderful vacation. We particularly enjoyed our stay in China with Karlie -we felt that the tour was extremely well organised and as we expressed in our questionnaires we were very impressed with this organisation and would definitely use Travel China Guide again if the need arises (and would recommend them to all our friends).

    We were truly shown a great time and we were very impressed with our guide in Xian, she understood our needs. Our guide in Xian was fantastic. Whilst our guides are incredibly well learned. All in all it was a life changing experience and we thank you very much. ... More
    Posted on January 01, 2019
    Everything was so wonderful! We wished we stayed in China longer, so well have to come back! The guides and drivers are great! Our agent Kelly’s organization is also excellent, efficient and patient, if we return back to have tours, we definitely would choose the company again!
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