Best of China Tour & Taiwan Holiday Package 17 Days
DAY 1 (THURS): Departure from Australia Depart flight from Sydney, Australia with China Airlines CI52 22:10-05:55 / 08:05-10:55 to via Taiwan to Mainland China.
DAY 2 (FRI): Arrival Beijing CHINA (X/X/X)
Arrive Taipei Airport at 5:55AM, then departs by CI511 TPE-PEK 08:05-10:55. Upon arriving at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), you will be greeted by your tour guide and be nsferred to hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax. (Free Pick-up Period: 9:00a.m.-11:30p.m.; passengers arriving adjacent within 2 hours will be picked up together; extra pick up fee: $50 vehicle/transfer for 2-3pax). Hotel: Beijing Taishan Hotel or similar (5*)
DAY 3 (SAT): Beijing (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take an outside view of 【the National Grand Theater】. Then visit 【Tiananmen Square】-the biggest city central square in the world, the area of the square is about 44 hectares and it can accommodate 1 million people. Then explore the incredible 【Forbidden City】 with its best-preserved imperial palace complex. After lunch visit the famous【Temple of Heaven】. It was the Ming and Qing dynasties emperor worship, is the world's largest existing buildings of praying. Then taste the Puer tea with the tour guide. After dinner enjoy【Golden Mask Dynasty Show】. Then proceed to 【The Place】 to see the first electronic dream backdrop in Asia with the second largest scale in the world. After that enjoy the beautiful【Night Tour of Chang an Avenue in coach】. Hotel: Beijing Taishan Hotel or similar (5*)
DAY 4 (SUN): Beijing (B/L/X)
After breakfast we will explore the【Juyongguan Great Wall】, one of the 'Seven Wonders of the World'. On the way there, visit Bona Jade Store first. After lunch, continue to take an outside view of 【Bird’s Nest】 and 【Water Cube】, which are Olympic stadiums of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Then visit invigorant store (free foot massage). After that visit the famous shopping area --【Wangfujing Street】. The snack street is a must-see, selling all the interesting snacks. You may enjoy your dinner here. Hotel: Beijing Taishan Hotel or similar (5*)
DAY5 (MON): Beijing / Shanghai / SuZhou (B/L/D)
Take an early flight to Shanghai (Hongqiao airport only). Then transfer to SuZhou. Visit the【Garden of Master of the Nets】which is the smallest yet the most delicate landscape garden in SuZhou City. Then take a river boat in the famous 【Water Town】. After lunch, enjoy the beautiful scenery of 【Golden Cock Lake Scenic Area】, it is SuZhou's newly developed zone. Then visit 【Ligongdi Pub Block】. Later travel to 【Yuanrong Time Square】, a large scale comprehensive modern high quality 'commercial syntheses', where you can see the 500m long LED marquee screen which is the longest in the World. In the evening, we visit the Silk Fashion Show. Hotel: Pan Pacific Hotel SuZhou or similar (5*)
DAY 6 (TUES): SuZhou / Wuxi (B/L/D)
After Breakfast, Transfer to Wuxi. Visit the 【Lihu Park】, and 【TaiHu Lake Scenic Area】. 【Turtle Head Park 】 is the City's most attractive tourist area and the best place to admire the beauty of 【TaiHu Lake】, which is one of the top five largest freshwater lakes in China and has been world famous for its fascinating beauty. Later appreciate the Pearl Display Centre and Tea Pot Factory. After dinner, check into the 5 star hotel for relaxation.
Hotel: Noble Crown Hotel WuXi or similar (5*)
DAY 7 (WED): WuXi / Hangzhou (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer to Hangzhou by bus. Enjoy a cruise tour on 【West Lake】-the most famous attraction in Hangzhou. West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love foro garden style parks for recreation. Enjoy【Fish Wonder at Huagang Crook】. Then visit 【Meijiawu Tea Plantation】. Then we will visit 【Jingci Temple】. After dinner, enjoy the wonderful show--【Night of West Lake】. Hotel: Oriental Deluxe Hotel ZheJiang or similar (5*)
DAY 8 (THURS): Hangzhou / Shanghai (B/L/D)
Transfer to Shanghai after breakfast. We will visit【Pudong Newly Developed Zone】, which now has been transformed into the fastest developed international economic area in China with looming skycrapers and hi-tech international enterprises. Then visit the 【City God Temple Bazaar】, which is composed of specialty stores selling traditional Chinese arts and crafts, medicine and souvenirs. After lunch, visit the silk rug store. Then take a 【Cruise on the Huangpu River】. While on the cruise, you can take an outside view of the【Oriental Pearl Tower】, which is the symbol of the modern Shanghai City. Hotel: Crowne Plaza Shanghai Hotelor GuangDong Hotel Shanghai or similar (5*)
DAY 9 (FRI): Shanghai (B/L/X)
After breakfast, walk along【the Bund】, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. This area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. Then continue to the bustling shopping district - 【Nanjing Road】. After that, explore the famous 【Xintiandi】, a stylish pedestrian street composed of Shikumen architecture and modern complex. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. At night, enjoy the show 【ERA-Intersection of Time】.
DAY 10 (SAT): Shanghai CHINA / Arrival Taipei TAIWAN / Time at leisure (B/X/X)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for onward flight CI8000 PVG-TPE 12:30-14:00. Arrive Taipei International Airport at approx 14:00, you will be met by Taiwan Holidays driver who will greet and transfer you to your hotel in Taipei, where you will spend one night. Time at leisure this afternoon. Hotel: Gala Hotel, Taipei or similar (4*)
Day 11 (SUN): Taipei City Sightseeing / Taipei Night Tour (B/D) After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel lobby to visit Taipei City's must see places. Sightseeings for today are: 【Presidential Building】(Pass by), 【Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall】and 【National Palace Museum】(has the world's largest Chinese art and painting collection), 【Martyrs' Shrine】, Chinese Temple, then the Taiwanese Handicraft Centre, where you can see and purchase some Taiwanese souvenirs. Then you will be transfered back to you hotel to refresh & Check In at the hotel. In the afternoon you are free to explore many parts of Taipei by yourself. You can take the MRT to go to Dienshuei, where you will be able to see many interesting boutique shops that carries the history of Taiwan. The 【Tienshuei Old Street】 should not be missed, where you can taste the many famous Taiwanese gourmet or snacks. In the evening about 6:30PM, your friendly tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby to take you out to explore the night life of Taipei. Firstly, you will have Dinner at the Taiwanese dinner locally, then visit the oldest temple in Taiwan 【Longshan Temple】, and then off to the most colourful night market in Taiwan 【Hwahsi Night Market】(aka Snake Valley). Finally you will be taken to see the world's 2nd tallest building in the world 【Taipei 101】. Hotel: Gala Hotel, Taipei or similar (4*)
DAY 12 (MON): Taipei / Puli / Sun Moon Lake (B)
After breakfast, you will depart for your Around Taiwan Tour, picking up by your guide at hotel lobby then drive to 【Sun Moon Lake】which is located in the middle of Taiwan and situated 762 meters above sea level in the lofty mountains of Central Taiwan. Tour will stop at the famous 【Wenwu Temple】and 【Literature Warrior Temple】dedicated to Confucius as Master of Pen and to Kuan Ti as Master of Sword, 【Holy Monk Shrine】and【Peacock Garden】. After touring around the Sun Moon Lake, proceed to hotel for check in, stay overnight at Sun Moon Lake. The hotel we stayed at is Fleur De Chine, which is the newest (built in 2009) deluxe '6 star' hotel at Sun Moon Lake, which is the only hotel in the area that has the unique detox hot spring & spa facility inside the hotel. Hotel: Fleur De Chine, Sun Moon Lake or similar (5*)
DAY 13 (TUE): Taichung / Foguangshan Monastery / Kaohsiung (B)
Breakfast at hotel, then we will drive to 【Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery】, the most famous Buddhist sacred place of southern Taiwan. Here you will learn about Buddhism during the monastery walking tour, and there will be chance to taste Buddhist vegetarian lunch (at your own expense) and communicate with some of the monks, nuns during the visit to the Main Shrine, Great Buddha Land where you will find a huge Buddha statue. In the afternoon, we will drive to 【Kaohsiung City】, which is the second largest city of Taiwan. The tour will take you to 【Former British Consulate】, 【Love River】and 【Lio Ho Night Market】. Overnight at Kaohsiung’s best luxury hotel located above the Hanshin Super Mall Department Store. Hotel: Grand Hi-Lai Hotel, Kaohsiungor similar (5*)
DAY 14 (WED): Kaohsiung / Kenting / Taitung (B)
Today, the highlight for many visit Taiwan is a visit to 【Kenting National Park】, undoubtedly one of the most beautifully reserved natural forest in Taiwan. It is located in south of Taiwan with popular beach bordering on the tropical region of Taiwan where palm tree, banana trees, sugar cane and surfing beach are part of the scene. It's an excellent place for swim, surf, and dive. Other sightseeings will be visited today are the souther most tip of Taiwan, 【Maopitou】 (named after the shape of cat-nose-like rock.) The coast of coral reef is worth a visit for land reforms which strongly affected by wave erosions, efflorescence, and salt-soaking. The natural landscape like wave erosion caves, ditches, and pillars are amazing, sea view here is attractive and very enjoyable. The 【Oluanpi Light House】will also be visited. We then continue to Taitung via the scenic SouthernLink Highway. Overnight at Taitung and enjoy a relaxing bath at the 5 star hotel's Spa & Hot Springrecreation area. Hotel: Naruwan Hotel, Taitung or similar (5*)
DAY 15 (THU): Taitung / East Coast National Scenic Area / Hualien (B)
After breakfast, you will be on the exciting East Coast National Scenic Tour. The 【East Coast National Scenic Area】 known as "Taiwan's Last Unspoiled Land", stretches 170 kilometers down the east coast of the island. Weathering, erosion, and accumulation have produced a wide range of landforms here. Our tour will stop at 【Siaoyeliou】, 【Sansientai】, 【Stone Steps】, 【Caves of the Eight Immortals】. In the late afternoon, we will proceed to 【Hualien】for overnight stay. Hotel: Silks Place Taroko or similar (5*)
DAY 16 (FRI): Hualien / Taroko Gorge / Taipei / Australia (B)
After breakfast, a whole day visit to 【Taroko National Park】. Taroko Gorge is an Exceptionally beautiful, narrow raving created by the Liwu river which has cut deep into the mountains of solid marble. A road carved into sheer walls of rock rewinding its way past forested peaks and cliffs towering thousands of feet above it, while hundreds of feet below a river roars past gigantic marble boulders. Stops will be made at 【Eternal SpringShrine】, 【Swallow Grotto】, 【Tunnel of Nine Turns】, 【Marble Bridge】, 【Tienshiang】and【marble factory】. We will drive back to Taipei via Su-Hwa Highway and Hsuei-Shan Long Tunnel (12.9 Kms) to arrive at around 7 PM, and then you will be transported to Taipei International Airport for your onward (CI 51 23:55) flight back to Australia.
DAY 17 (SAT): Arrive Australia
The flight will arrive Sydney approximately 11AM.
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Best of China & Taiwan Holiday Package 17 Days
Tour Code: CHTW17D 2015 DepartureSYD: Thursday
Single Room Supplement
Adult Price: $2980*
Thurs Dep SYD
Friday Arr CHINA
03, 10, 17, 24
01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Adult Price: $TBA
Airport & Government Taxes (Approx min $450 p.p.)
Return international economy airfare with China Airlines
China 's domestic airfare (Beijing -Shanghai)
14 nights hotel accommodation (4-5 star hotels)
Return airport / hotel transfers
Meals as specified (B=14, L=7, D=6)
Admission and entrance fees
All transportation during tour
English speaking tour guide throughout the whole tour
Airport & Government Taxes (Approx min $450 p.p.)
Comprehensive travel insurance
Passport & Visa fees (if applicable)
Drinks & food not mentioned in your itinerary
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