Discover the Highlights of China
BEIJING - XIAN - SHANGHAI - SUZHOU - GUILIN
13 Days/10 nights accommodated
Extend your stay in any city if you wish
DEPARTS EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT YEAR ROUND - minimum 2 passengers:
Locally hosted in each city by english speaking guides
Escorted from Auckland subject to minimum of 6
Day 1. Sunday. AUCKLAND DEPART
Depart Auckland late evening for your flight to Beijing.
Day 2. Monday. BEIJING ARRIVE
Arrive Beijing this morning. You will be met on arrival by your local guide and transferred to your hotel with an orientation tour en route.
Day 3. Tuesday. BEIJING (BLD)
Full day sightseeing includes the magnificent Forbidden City and the Summer Palace of the Emperors.
Day 4. Wednesday. BEIJING - GREAT WALL(BLD)
Drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu with a ride on the cable car included then on to the Ming Tombs to walk the sacred way of the animals and visit one of the tombs. Also today visit a Cloisonne factory with demonstrations of this ancient art form - and the opportunity to buy!. This evening enjoy a Peking Duck dinner.
Day 5. Thursday. BEIJING - XIAN (B)
Most of the day is free to explore at your leisure. Late in the day we fly to Xian, first capital of all China, dating back to 202 BC. You will be met by your local guide and transfer to your accommodation. Lunch and dinner are not included.
Day 6. Friday. XIAN (BLD)
A highlight day as we visit the amazing Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city including the Little Wild Goose pagoda, City Wall, Grand Mosque, Bell Tower, and market. This evening enjoy the Tang Dynasty show and dinner.
Day 7. Saturday. XIAN - SHANGHAI (BLD)
Free time this morning and this afternoon fly to the modern bustling mega city of Shanghai and transfer to Shanghai Mansions Hotel or similar.
Day 8. Sunday. SHANGHAI (BLD)
Today visit the Pudong development area including a visit to the Upper Sphere of the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Bund, Nanjing Road shopping precinct and enjoy a one hour cruise on the Huangpu River. Also explore the famous Yu Gardens and Jade Buddha temple. This evening enjoy a special Dim Sum dinner and the world famed Shanghai Acrobats.
Day 9. Monday. SHANGHAI (B)
We have left today free for you to explore at your leisure. Maybe take a day tour to Suzhou or Hangzhou (extra cost $190 per person for either tour) or explore the shops, museum, etc.
Day 10. Tuesday. SHANGHAI - GUILIN
Transfer to the airport and fly south to Guilin, one of the most beautiful areas of China. You will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel.
Day 11. Wednesday. GUILIN (BLD)
A day of magnificent scenery as you cruise down the Li River among the amazing karst limestone scenery. See the cormorant fishermen at 'work' and enjoy lunch on board. Arrive at the village of Yangshuo and explore the market and town before returning to Guilin by road.
Day 12. Thursday. GUILIN DEPART (BL)
Visit the Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, and an art gallery and you have time to shop and explore at your leisure. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight home
Day 13. Friday. ARRIVE AUCKLAND
Arrive Auckland today.
Tour cost includes: Economy class air fares, arrival and departure transfers at all points in China, 10 nights accommodation and western breakfast in 4 star hotels, Chinese lunches and dinners as indicated by each day, and comprehensive sightseeing and special features with local english speaking guides.
Note: This tour links from and to our tours in Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore.
TOUR COST PER PERSON FULL TOUR 13 DAYS
Low season 2 per room $4,400 Single room $5,500
Shoulder Season 2 per room $4,600 Single room $5,500
High Season 2 per room $4,900 Single room $5,800
OPTION ONE - BEIJING 4 NIGHTS (with 1 extra night in Beijing)
Low season 2 per room $2,990 Single room $3,600
Shoulder Season 2 per room $3,300 Single room $3,900
High Season 2 per room $3,500 Single room $4,100
OPTION TWO: BEIJING AND XIAN - 5 nights
Low Season 2 per room $3,700 Single room $4,400
Shoulder Season 2 per room $3,900 Single room $4,600
High Season 2 per room $4,100 Single room $4,800
OPTION THREE: BEIJING - XIAN - SHANGHAI - 8 nights
Low Season 2 per room $4,900 single room $6,200
Shoulder season 2 per room $5,100 Single room $6,400
High Season 2 per room $5,300 Single room $6,600
Low: 1st December, 2013 - 31st March, 2014,
Shoulder: 1st June - 31st August, 2014, 1st - 30th December, 2014
High: April, May, September, October, 2014
TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Personal expenses, tips in China - allow $NZ10 per person per day.