China Essentials 10 days

China Essentials 10 days

See for yourself the ancient and modern aspects of this fascinating and flourishing country. To stand on the Great Wall of China is a dream shared by many. Accomplish this, and more, on our very affordable tour.

Beijing • Great Wall • Xian • Suzhou • Shanghai
  • Group Tour Itinerary and Tour Map
    China Essentials 10 days

    Day 1 – Arrive to Beijing
    Arrive Beijing airport and transfer to your hotel.

    Stay three nights at the Jianguo Garden Hotel in a superior room.

    Day 2 – Great Wall excursion
    Travel north from the city to the Great Wall of China where you can walk on top of the wall and appreciate the scale of this remarkable structure as it snakes down valleys and along ridge lines as far as the eye can see. On the way back to Beijing stop at the Ming Tombs and stroll along the Sacred Way lined with animal statues. This evening be entertained by a Kongfu Show. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 – Beijing
    Today you will visit the famous sights of Beijing including the majestic Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven, and the Olympic Green to see the “Bird’s Nest” and “Water Cube”. In the evening enjoy a Peking Duck Dinner. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 – Depart Beijing
    In the morning tour the Hutongs, Beijing’s ancient, narrow streets, by rickshaw. Stop at one of the courtyard homes for lunch. See the panda house at Beijing Zoo, then visit the Summer Palace, the summer retreat of the imperial court set in beautiful gardens with lakes and pavilions. Transfer to the rail station to board the overnight train to Xian.

    Stay one night on the overnight train. (B,L)

    Day 5 – Arrive Xian
    Arrive Xian early this morning and transfer to your hotel for breakfast. Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum, one of the best museums in China, the Muslim Quarter, the Great Mosque, and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built to house Buddhist scriptures.

    Stay two nights in Xian the Grand New World Hotel. (B,L)

    Day 6 – Xian
    Today you will see another amazing sight; the Terracotta Warriors and Horses still standing in battle formation as placed 2000 years ago. Visit the large exhibition halls where excavation and restoration work is on-going. Later walk along the top of 500 year old City Wall. This evening try a Dumpling Banquet and see the colourful Tang Dance Show. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 – Xian to Suzhou
    Transfer to the railway station for the high speed train to Suzhou, a city famous for its exquisite gardens and traditional canal living. Visit the old town and take boat ride on the small canals.

    Stay two nights at the Suzhou Central Hotel. (B)

    Day 8 – Suzhou
    Visit the classical Lingering Garden then learn about silk production and see highly skilled textile work at a silk factory. Visit Tongli, an ancient water town, in the afternoon.  (B,L)

    Day 9 – Suzhou to Shanghai
    Travel back to Shanghai. Take a guided stroll along the Bund, enjoy a panoramic view over the city from the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and see the thriving waterfront on a Huangpo River cruise.

    Stay one night at the Grand Mercure Shanghai Central in Shanghai.  (B,L)

    Day 10 – Depart Shanghai
    Time at leisure until transfer to the airport for the flight home. (B)


    Why stop there?
    We offer our China Essentials tour combined with some great add-ons. See our website or call us for details.

    China Essentials plus Yangtze – 13 days from $4530 twin share, land only. Enjoy a relaxing three night cruise on the 5* Century Sun.

    China Essentials plus Huangshan & Hangzhou – 13 days from $4965 twin share, land only. Explore misty mountains and tranquil lakes.

    China Essentials plus Guilin – 12 days from $4399 twin share, land only. Includes the unforgettable Li River cruise.

    China Essentials with Harbin – 5 Jan and 12 Jan 2020 – 11 days from $5347 twin share, land only. Our  special departures include a visit to the winter wonderland of Harbin during the Ice Festival.

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  • Group departure dates and prices
    Departure Date Twin share Land Only Single supp
    30 Mar 19 $3242 $780
    13 Apr 19 $3242 $780
    11 May 19 $3305 $843
    01 Jun 19 $3242 $780
    17 Aug 19 $3242 $780
    14 Sep 19 $3305 $843
    12 Oct 19 $3305 $843
    02 Nov 19 $3305 $843
    28 Mar 20 $3242 $780

    Prices are per person, in Australian dollars. Please confirm prices when booking.

  • Price Includes:
    • 8 nights in quality, well located 4 star hotels.
    • 1 night on overnight train Beijing-Xian, soft class, four-share sleeping compartments.
    • High speed train Xian-Suzhou, second class seat
    • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners, plus a glass of local beer, tea or bottled water with lunch and dinner
    • All transfers, sightseeing, entrance fees, evening entertainment
    • InterAsia China guidebook

    Price Excludes:

    • Visa fees
    • Gratuities

    Tour prices and inclusions based on a minimum of 2 passengers.
    Surcharge for two berth compartment for the overnight train Beijing-Xian: $128 pp
    Surcharge for first class seat for the high speed train Xian-Suzhou: $130 pp


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China Essentials 10 days


  • Walk on the Great Wall
  • Visit Forbidden City
  • See amazing Kongfu Show
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Suzhou’s gardens, canals and silk crafts
  • See Shanghai’s skyline from the river and the TV Tower
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