China Highlights
12 Days From $3,750 per person twin share

​China Highlights Tour is perfect for first time travellers, who wish to explore the highlights of China including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall in Beijing, the Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum in Xian, the Pearl of China in Hangzhou, the Ancient Water Town of Wuzhen and shopping paradise in Shanghai.

Day 01: Australia ► Beijing 
Morning depart Australia to Beijing with Cathay Pacific Airlines via Hong Kong. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to four star hotel for 4 nights.
Day 02: Beijing (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner and Show) 
Today city tour includes Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. Then continue to the magnificent Forbidden City, home to emperors for over 500 years and Temple of Heaven, built in 1420, where emperors of Ming and Qing would perform rituals essential to the well-being of the country, praying to Heaven for good harvests. Enjoy the Kung Fu show in the evening.
Day 03: Beijing (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
A full-day tour to the Great Wall, built more than 2,000 years ago to protect China from northern invaders. After lunch visit the sacred Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried. On the way back to Beijing drive by the “Bird Nest” and “Water Cube” – the main 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics venues for a photo stop. Enjoy Peking duck banquet tonight.
Day 04: Beijing (Breakfast. Lunch) 
Visit Summer Palace, which was built as a royal garden for Qing Dynasty Emperors, and then take a “Beijing Alleys Tour”. Ride in three-wheeled rickshaws through Beijing’s quaint alleys, experiencing life as a Beijing local. This afternoon visit  Wangfujing Street, which is one of Beijing’s oldest streets and now a premier shopping district with a modern face.
Day 05: Beijing ► Xian (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner and Show) 
Morning transfer to Beijing Railway Station for a highspeed train ride to Xian, upon arrival visit the well-preserved City Walls and then the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the afternoon, visit Shaanxi Provincial Museum, one of the best history museums in the nation. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show with local famous Dumpling Banquet tonight. Check-in to four star hotel for 2 nights. 
Day 06: Xian (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Morning visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum. After lunch, visit Huaqing Hot Spring Park, then visit the Terra Cotta Warriors Making Workshop.
Day 07: Xian ► Hangzhou (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Morning transfers to airport for flight to Hangzhou. On arrival visit Lingyin Temple one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. The next stop is Meijiawu Tea Plantation, famous for its Longjing Tea (Dragon Well) tradition. Check-in to four star hotel for 2 nights.
Day 08: Hangzhou (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Relax on a wonderful cruise of China’s most famous lake, West Lake, where you can see the famous Three Pools Reflecting the Moon and Huagang Park. After lunch, visit Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine and shopping on the ‘Pedestrians-Only’ Qinghefang Street.
Day 09: Hangzhou ► Wuzhen ►  Shanghai (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Morning drive to Shanghai, on the way stops at, located in Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, which has a history of more than 1,000 years. Visit the ancient residential houses, workshops, and stores still standing on the banks of the rivers, which remain unchanged, lending an atmosphere of antiquity. On arrival, check-in to four star hotel for 2 nights.
Day 10: Shanghai (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner and Show)
City tour in Shanghai includes Shanghai Museum, then to the beautiful Yu Garden and the Old Town Market. After lunch, visit former French Concession area and Nanjing Road, the biggest ‘Pedestrians-Only’ shopping street in Shanghai. After dinner, attend an unbelievable Acrobatic Performance. 
Day 11: Shanghai ► Australia (Breakfast) 
Morning is free for last minute shopping. Meet at the hotel lobby in the afternoon and transfer to airport for your flight home.
Day 12: Australia arrival
Arrive home with unforgettable memories.








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