China

Beijing Highlights

Day 1, Australia - Beijing

Your trip begins to day with your flight to Beijing, China.  On arrival transfer to your hotel followed by free time to settle in.

Day 2, Beijing

First stop is the historical Tiananmen Square,  the biggest open-urban square in the world. Named for its ‘Gate of Heavenly Peace’ (Tiananmen), the square contains the monument of the heroes of the Revolution, the Great Hall of the People & the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall. You will also visit the magnificent ancient Forbidden City which was the imperial palace during the Ming & Qing Dynasties.  After lunch visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of ancient Taoist buildings, where the emperors would come to worship their Gods.

Day 3, The Great Wall at Mutianyu

This morning travel to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, located in Huairou County.  This section of the wall is 70 km from Beijing.  Connected with Juyong Pass in the west and Gubeikou in the east, it is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall.  There are 22 watch towers in the 2250-metre long Mu Tian Yu section, the highest being 540 metres  Tonight, enjoy a sumptuous Peking Duck dinner.

Day 4, Summer Palace & Beijing Zoo

First stop on this half day tour is the Summer Palace, situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing it is the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China.  Afterwards visit the Beijing Zoo to view the Giant Pandas.Day 5, BeijingThis afternoon, experience a rickshaw tour of Beijing’s original “hutong” district, a fascinating maze of back alleys and hidden courtyards.

Day 6, Beijing

Free day to explore and enjoy Beijing.  There are many areas of Beijing where you can shop for clothing, electronic goods and souvenirs.  Here are two such areas.  Wangfujing Street has two huge shopping malls as well as traditional department stores and souvenir shops.  Xiushui (Silk) Street is market-style shopping mall selling all kinds of clothing, bags, replica designer labels etc.  Evening acrobatic performance

Day 7, Beijing - Australia

There may be time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before airport transfer to board your flight to Australia.

Day 8, Australia

Arrive home port today.

SHANGHAI – XI’AN - BEIJING OVERLAND

SHANGHAI – XI’AN - BEIJING OVERLAND

DAY 1, AUSTRALIA - SHANGHAI

Assemble at International Airport this morning to check-in in readiness for flight departing for China. On arrival in Shanghai and after clearing customs and immigration you have a private coach transfer to hotel for overnight stay. Overnight stay Shanghai.

DAY 2, SHANGHAI

This morning’s tour begins with the classic sights from the Ming and Qing dynasties, and you will visitthe enchanting YuyuanGarden and Shanghai Old Street. The tour stops at the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront, a showcase of pre-1949 architecturebefore visiting a silk factory to view this ancient process. This evening, enjoy an acrobatic show.

DAY 3, SHANGHAI

Today after breakfast todays touring starts with themorning spent enjoying the shopping area of Naijing road where lunch will be also be served . Afterwards  enjoy a sound and light cable car ride under theHuangpu River. Visit the Shanghai Financial Centre, admission to the 94th floor observation deck included. 

DAY 4, SHANGHAI – ZHU JIA JIAO – XI`AN

This afternoon tour to the picturesque Zhu Jia Jiao, a classic water village, over 400 years old and with its signature five-archbridge spanning the Cao Gang River. Zhu Jia Jiao was an important town for local trade.Its main street is lined with quaintshops and restaurants serving local favourites. Stroll the maze of paths and bridges, and take a boat ride to view theresidences of this well-preserved water village.Late this afternoon transfer to the train station to travel “soft sleeper” to Xi’an.

DAY 5, XI`AN

On arrival this morning, today’s full day tour takes in the Army of theTerracotta Warriors, the Tomb ofQin Shihuang.Tonight enjoy the experience of a Tang Dynasty Show.

DAY 6, XI`AN - BEIJING

Walk along the top of the Xian City Wall and then visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an. Complete your touringwith a visit to the old mosque and local market. This afternoon, transfer to the station to board your train to Beijing. Traveltime about 4 to 5 hours. On arrival transfer by coach to your hotel.                                                                                                                                                       

DAY 7, BEIJING

First stop is the historical Tiananmen Square, the biggest open-urban square in the world. Named for its‘Gate of HeavenlyPeace’ (Tiananmen), the square containsthe monument of the heroes of the Revolution, the Great Hall of the People & theMao Zedong Memorial Hall. You willalso visit the magnificent ancient Forbidden City which was the imperial palace duringthe Ming & Qing Dynasties. After lunch visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex of ancient Taoist buildings, where theemperors would come to worship their Gods.

DAY 8, BEIJING

Today after breakfast you have return transfers included to visit sister school.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

DAY 9, BEIJING

This morning travel to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, located in Huairou County. This section of the wall is 70 km fromBeijing. Connected with Juyong Pass in the west and Gubeikou in the east, it is one of the best preserved parts of the GreatWall. There are 22 watch towers in the 2250-metre long Mu Tian Yu section, the highest being 540 metres Tonight,enjoy asumptuous Peking Duck dinner.

DAY 10, BEIJING

First stop on this half day tour is the Summer Palace, situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing it is the largest andmost well-preserved royal park in China. This afternoon, experience a rickshaw tour ofBeijing’s original “hutong” district, a fascinating maze of backalleys and hidden courtyards.

DAY 11, BEIJING

Today you a have leisure day for any last minute shopping/ sightseeing.

DAY 12, DEPART BEIJING

Free morning for may be time for last minute shopping or sightseeing before airport transfer to board your departure flight. 

DAY 13, AUSTRALIA

On arrival in Australia your tour concludes

 

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