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CHINA DISCOVERY

15 Day Escorted Tour 10th April 2014

$3199 per person twin share


$590 per person single supplement
$800 Deposit Per Person

Tour Overview:
Experience a country rich in culture and history on our sell out China Discovery Tour. Over 15 days you will have a chance to immerse yourself in the traditional and modern way of life in China while taking in an array of significant sites along the way. You will walk part of The Great Wall of China, see the Terracotta Warriors and learn how the locals make the porcelain terra-cotta figures, the same way that ancestors made the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses for the Qin Shi Huangs Tomb. Explore Hangzhou, a city which has been described by Marco Polo as the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world. Whilst in Beijing you will have a chance to discover The Summer Palace, the largest ancient preserved garden in China. This tour has something unique to offer any type of traveller with its once in a lifetime experiences.

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ITINERARY
Day 01: 10 Apr: BrisbaneQGuangzhou (D) CZ382, 10 Apr. Brisbane Guangzhou 0955/1700 Depart Brisbane to Guangzhou (Canton) in the morning on China Southern Airlines. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to a local restaurant for a welcoming dinner. Stay overnight in Guangzhou. Day 02: 11 Apr: Guangzhou (B.L.D) After breakfast enjoy the morning at leisure and explore Guangzhou. The city with a history of more than two thousand years, many important trading ports historical sites and revolutionary monuments. This afternoon enjoy a city tour were you will visit Dr. Sun Yat Sens Memorial Hall and the Chen Family Memorial Temple. After your afternoon of touring enjoy a scrumptious BBQ buffet dinner at Baxi Sunshine Restaurant. You will stay overnight in Guangzhou. Day 03: 12 Apr: Guangzhou Xian (B.L.D) CZ3219, 12 Apr. Guangzhou Xian, 0920/1145 This morning we will fly to Xian , the first Chinese city to open up its doors to the ancient world during the Tang Dynasty as the first stop on the Silk Road. Upon arrival, we will be meet by our local guide and transferred to the Large Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the city. Visit the Bell Tower and the Ancient City Wall, which is not only the most complete city wall that has survived in China, but is also one of the largest and most complete ancient military defence systems in the world. This evening experience the Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show. Day 04: 13 Apr: Xian (B.L.D) Today our local guide will take us to visit the Porcelain Terra Cotta Warriors Factory. Here we will see how the locals make the porcelain terra-cotta figures, the same way, that the old generation used to make the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses for the Qin Shi Huangs Tomb. We will then continue on to visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, the attached defending army to the first emperor of China, regarded as the eighth wonder of the world and among the top archaeological excavations

of the 20th century. Also included today is a visit to Shaanxi Historical Museum. Tonight enjoy a buffet dinner in Sunda Gentleman International Hotel. Day 05: 14 Apr: Xian Shanghai (B.L.D) CZ6438, 14 Apr. Xian Shanghai 1050/1310 After breakfast spend the morning at lesisure until we transfer to the airport for our flight to Shanghai, the financial centre of China. Upon arrival we will visit Pudong newly developed area including the Oriental Pearl Tower (second floor). We will also visit Xingtiandi, an urban tourist attraction created by converting residential blocks into multifunctional dining, retail and entertainment centre flowing with restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars of an international standard. Stay overnight in Shanghai. Day 06: 15 Apr: Shanghai Hangzhou (B.L.D.) Today we will travel to Hangzhou by coach, a city rich in history and culture. Upon arrival we will take a boat cruise on the magnificent West Lake, the symbol of the city and also visit the Yellow Dragon Cave were you can taste the well -known Dragon Well Tea at the No.1 tea plantation. Day 07:16 Apr: Hangzhou Wuzhen Suzhou (B.L.D) After breakfast we will drive to Wuzhen, a quiet Water Town with 1300 years history before arriving in Suzhou. Known as Venice of the East, Suzhou is built around Grand Canal. The citys many excellent classical gardens have made Suzhou the Garden City. Todays tours will include a visit to a silk factory Tonight, enjoy a Western dinner in Suzhou in Yuan Rong Era Plaza while watching a movie. Stay overnight in Suzhou. Day 08: 17 Apr: Suzhou Shanghai (B.L.D.) Our sightseeing today includes the Tiger Hill and Garden of the Master of the Nets. Afterwards we will travel by coach to Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China. Enjoy an exciting acrobatic show in the evening. Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Day 09: 18 Apr: Shanghai (B.L.D.) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel ahead of a stroll along the Nanjing Road and the Bund (Wai Tan) waterfront area, a sweeping area along the Huangpu River. Visit the Yuyuan Garden and the Old City God's Temple. Tonight, enjoy a buffet dinner at BRAZAIL BBQ restaurant on Nanjing Road. Day 10,:19 Apr: Shanghai Beijing (B.L.D) This morning, we will be transferred to the train station. We will take a high speed train to Beijing, the capital of China. Our local tour guide will take us on a Hutong tour to Beijing Old Town Tonight we will enjoy a famous Peking Duck. Stay overnight in Beijing. Day 11: 20 Apr: Beijing (B.L.D.) Start your day with a city tour including a visit to the Forbidden City. Next stop is the Temple of Heaven, which was used to offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvest in ancient times. Enjoy the famous Kung Fu (Martial Art) show in the evening. Day 12: 21 Apr: Beijing (B.L.D.) The highlight today will be a trip to the astonishing Great Wall at Juyongguan Path. It is a symbol of Chinese traditional culture and the pride of the Chinese nation. Later we will visit the Sacred Path of Ming Tombs. Tonight we will have a buffet dinner in Yan Wei Die Tai buffet restaurant. Day 13: 22 Apr: Beijing: (B.L.D) This morning we will tour the Summer Palace, the largest ancient preserved garden in China. Also included today is a visit to Beijing Olympics Site including the Birds Nest and the Water Cube. Day 14: 23 Apr: BeijingQGuangzhou Q Brisbane (B.L) CZ323, 23 Apr Beijing Guangzhou, 1430/1745 CZ381, 23 Apr. Guangzhou Brisbane, 2115/0825 (24 Apr.) This morning you are free to explore Beijing at leisure. In the afternoon, our guide will take us to a local restaurant for your lunch. Before our transfer to the airport for our flights home. Day 15, 24 Apr: Australia Your unforgettable China tour ends upon arrival in Australia.

Inclusions

China Southern Airlines economy class return airfare Brisbane to Guangzhou (enquire about Premium Economy upgrades) China internal flights: Guangzhou, Xian, Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou One way high speed train from Shanghai to Beijing Airport taxes, government levies and fuel surcharges 13 nights accommodation at 4 star hotels Meals as mentioned in itinerary All transfers and transportation by air conditioned vehicle Sightseeing tours with entrance fees as stated in the itinerary Evening entertainment as indicated in the itinerary Tips and gratuities whilst on tour English-speaking guide.

Not Included
Travel Insurance Meals unless specified Beverages Items of a personal nature China Visa Fee
Itinerary subject to change without notice. Prices subject to change until paid in full Min numbers required for tour to depart. A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour.

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