China Classic Tour
18 Days From $5,750 per person twin share

Take this 18 Day China Classic Tour and visit the renowned sites in China. Your tour includes trips in Shanghai, Suzhou Garden, Water Town in Wuzhen, and West Lake in Hangzhou. Then continue to Guilin, Panda Research Centre in Chengdu, Xian and Beijing.

Day 01: Australia ► Shanghai 
Depart Australia with Cathay Pacific Airlines to Shanghai via Hong Kong. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to four star hotel for 2 nights.
 
Day 02: 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 03: Shanghai ► Suzhou  (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Travel by road to Suzhou. Upon arrival visit Suzhou Garden, Tiger Hill and Master Net to understand the art of Chinese aesthetics through every rock, waterway, plant and flower. Continue your experience to track the history of local people’s life at Museum of Suzhou Folk Customs. Check-in to four star hotel for 1 night.
 
Day 04: Suzhou ► Wuzhen ► Hangzhou (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Suzhou has been the silk trade centre of China for centuries. Visit the Silk Embroidery Research Institute and Silk factory to see how silk is produced and dyed. Afternoon drive to Hangzhou via Wuzhen Town located in Tongxiang City, Zhejiang Province, with its history extending thousands of years. Upon arrival in Hangzhou, check-in to four star hotel for 2 nights.
 
Day 05: Hangzhou (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Enjoy a scenic cruise of China’s most famous lake, West Lake, where you can see the famous Three Pools Reflecting the Moon and Huagang Park. Continue to visit the Lingyin Temple (Soul’s Retreat Temple), the most influential temple in South China. It is regarded as one of the 10 famous Buddhist temples in China. Then visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda, also known as the Liuhe Pagoda. It is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure originally built in 970AD in the Northern Song Dynasty. Your day will end by strolling in the Dragon Well Green Tea Village.
 
Day 06: Hangzhou ► Guilin (Breakfast. Lunch . Dinner) 
Take a morning flight to Guilin. Upon arrival visit Elephant Trunk Hill, where you can see the shape of the hill is like an elephant extending its trunk into the river. Then continue to visit Reed Flute Caves. Check-in to four star hotel for 1 night.
 
Day 07: Guilin ► Yangshuo (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Enjoy a scenic cruise down the Li River, taking in the amazing scenery that has inspired many Chinese poets and painters over the centuries. Disembark at the village town of Yangshuo and enjoy bargain shopping at the colourful markets. Afternoon is free time to experience the local life in Yangshuo. Check-in to four star hotel for 1 night.
 
Day 08: Yangshuo ► Guilin ► Chengdu (Breakfast. Dinner)
Morning free time. Afternoon meet back at the hotel and transfer to the airport for flight to Chengdu. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to four star hotel for 3 nights.
 
Day 09: Chengdu ► Panda Research Centre ► Chengdu (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Today take a tour of the Giant pandas at the Giant Pandas Breeding Base and see how the Giant Panda live in large naturalistic habitats. It is an excellent recreational area and a highlight of any visit to Chengdu. After lunch, visit Thatched Cottage of Du Fu. Situated on the side of the Flower Washing Brook in the western suburbs of Chengdu, it is the former residence of the celebrated Tang dynasty poet, Du Fu. Then visit the Wuhou Temple, dedicated to the memory of Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang, Emperor of Three Kingdoms period.
 
Day 10: Chengdu ► Leshan ► Chengdu (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Morning drive to Leshan and visit Giant Buddha known as the largest stone Buddha in the world. Enjoy a boat trip for a spectacular view of the Giant Buddha. Late afternoon return to Chengdu.
 
Day 11: Chengdu ► Xian (Breakfast. Dinner and Show) 
Take a morning flight 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 12: Xian (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner) 
Morning visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors Museum. After lunch, visit Huaqing Hot Spring Park. 
 
Day 13: Xian ► Beijing (Breakfast. Lunch) 
Morning enjoy free time. After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to four star hotel for 4 nights.
 
Day 14: Beijing (Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner and Show) 
Today visit Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. Next continue to the magnificent Forbidden City, home to emperors for over 500 years. Afternoon visit Temple of Heaven, built in 1420, where emperors of Min 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: Beijing ► Australia (Breakfast) 
Morning free leisure time for shopping. Afternoon, meet at the hotel lobby and transfer to airport for your flight home.
 
Day 18: Australia arrival
Arrive home with unforgettable memories.

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