16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights

Including return Cathay Pacific flights, all 4-star hotel accommodation, delicious daily breakfast, bonus meals, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
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  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
  • 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour with Cathay Pacific flights
 

Highlights

 

Be dazzled by China’s greatest monuments, its diverse culture and fascinating history as you experience a 16 day Best of China and Hong Kong tour.

The tour begins in Xi’an, a large city in central China that is most well-known for being the location of the astounding Terracotta Army. A visit to this remarkable site is one of the first stops on your tour itinerary and here you will learn about the creation of the army. It is then onto the Chinese capital, Beijing, where you discover this metropolis’ impressive collection of landmarks, from the mystique of the Forbidden City to the dramatic scale of Tiananmen Square and the beauty of the Summer Palace. One moment you’ll never forget is setting foot on the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass.

Experience one of China’s modern marvels as you travel to Wuxi and admire the landscape of Lake Tai. Wander along the canals and over stone bridges in Suzhou, and visit a silk-spinning mill and West Lake in Hangzhou. The penultimate stop is Shanghai, the vibrant and glittering commercial hub that doubles as the largest city in China. Explore the length of the Bund, Shanghai’s famed waterfront promenade; see the city as the birds do from atop the Observatory Deck of Jin Mao Tower and move through the shops lining Nanjing Road.

Lastly, travel to Hong Kong to get caught up in its hustle and fast pace. Become acquainted with the city on a half-day tour that sees you head up Victoria Peak and visit Aberdeen Fishing Village. Use your free time on the island to discover the authentic tastes of award-winning street food or shop up a storm along boutique-lined boulevards or gritty local markets.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand– airplane-takeoff– Xian 

Your experience begins today as you fly out of New Zealand and towards Xi’an. A tour representative greets you upon arrival and you have the rest of the day as free time once you have checked into the hotel.

Please note that some flights may depart one day earlier. 

Day 2: Xian (B,L,D)

The first stop of today is sure to be one of the most memorable of the tour: the Terracotta Army. This incredible site was only discovered in 1974 and comprises life-size statues of warriors, archers and cavalry. The Army visit is followed by a trip to a ceramic arts factory. Tonight, enjoy an Imperial dumpling banquet and traditional Tang Dynasty singing and dancing show. 

Day 3: Xian – Beijing (B,L)

Make for the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum this morning. Then, watch a noodle-making demonstration and enjoy a noodle lunch. It is then onto Giant Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall. Catch a flight to Beijing in the evening.

 Day 4: Beijing (B,L,D)

Your time in Beijing begins by seeing Tiananmen Square and the fascinating Forbidden City. Learn about both of these landmarks as you go. Feast to your first night in Beijing with a traditional Peking duck dinner.

Day 5: Beijing (B, L)

Journey to Juyong Pass at the legendary Great Wall of China today and take up the opportunity to walk a section of this 6,000-kilometre-long marvel. Your next stops are one of the largest jade exhibitions in Asian and a working cloisonné factory.

Optional: The Golden Mask Dynasty
Spend the evening watching a performance of this large-scale dramatic musical. Additional cost applies.

Day 6: Beijing (B, L)

Tour the resplendent Summer Palace today and see its preserved gardens up close. It used to be the former summer resort of imperial emperors. Move from the Palace to the Panda House at Beijing Zoo; then an institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine and enjoy a rejuvenating foot massage.

Optional: Hutong Life tour and Kung Fu Show
Join an optional Hutong Life tour and explore Beijing’s ancient alleyways and hutongs by pedicab, or shop up a storm at Wangfujing, one Beijng’s most famous shopping streets. Cap off the day by indulging in some entertainment at a local Kung Fu Show. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Beijing –train-icon– Wuxi  (B,D)

A high-speed train whisks you to Wuxi today. Known as the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’, Wuxi has an incredible history that spans more than three thousand years. Explore Wuxi and enjoy the views of Lake Tai, the third-largest freshwater lake in China.

Optional: Grand Canal Cruise
Take a cruise along the picturesque Grand Canal to see Wuxi from a different perspective. Additional cost applies. 

Day 8: Wuxi – Suzhou (B,L)

Move from Wuxi to Suzhou following a visit to a freshwater pearl exhibition. Suzhou has been frequented by Chinese writers and poets for decades and is dubbed both ‘Venice of the East’ and ‘Garden City’ thanks to its waterways and manicured green spaces. One of the places you’ll see while in Suzhou is the Lingering Garden. 

 Day 9: Suzhou – Hangzhou (B, L, D)

Learn how silkworms produce the luxurious textile on an excursion to a working silk-spinning mill. Then travel by coach to Hangzhou, a city renowned for its beauty and West Lake. Take a scenic boat ride on the lake and take note of the city’s historical and cultural sites.

Optional: Impression West Lake
Watch a performance of the grand Impression West Lake show, an open-air spectacle conducted on the water. Additional cost applies. 

Day 10: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B,L)

Savour a cup of tea as you call in to a tea plantation for a tasting and then continue by coach to Shanghai. This vibrant metropolis is the commercial epicentre of China and offers a remarkable juxtaposition of old and new China. Walk the Bund, a mile-long promenade that snakes along the Huangpu River, and unearth the treasures of Nanjing Road.

Optional: ERA: The Intersection of Time; or SPIRAL
Take up the opportunity to watch one of these thrilling Chinese acrobatic shows. Additional cost applies.

Day 11: Shanghai (B, D)

Take in the incredible views of Shanghai from the Observatory Deck of the Jin Mao Tower and move to the City God Temple area to explore.

Optional: Huangpu River Cruise
Spend your last night in mainland China aboard an afternoon/evening cruise along the Huangpu River. Additional cost applies.

Day 12: Shanghai – Hong Kong (B)

Breakfast at the hotel and then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. A transfer takes you to the hotel and you have free time for the rest of the day.

Day 13:  Hong Kong (B)

There is a half-day tour of Hong Kong Island, which takes you to Victoria Peak, Stanley Market and Aberdeen Fishing Village. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy how you like. 

Day 14: Hong Kong (B)

You have the whole day as free time. 

Optional: Disneyland Hong Kong or Macau Day Tour
Not sure what to do with your free time? Choose to embark on a day tour of Macau or spend the day at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Hong Kong. Additional cost applies.

Day 15: Hong Kong – airplane-takeoff New Zealand(B)

At the necessary time, a transfer takes you to the airport and you will catch a return flight to New Zealand.

Day 16: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Cathay Pacific flights, plus all transfers
  • 11 nights’ 4-5 star hotel accommodation in China
  • 3 nights 4-star twin share accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Wuxi
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 8 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • All tipping and gratuities 
 

Fine Print

 

To book your Tour:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed including your passport details within one week to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person(must purchase 2 vouchers)

How to book:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed including your passport details within one week to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)

Tour Excludes: 

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas
  • Personal Expenses 
  • Anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided within 2 weeks prior to departure. A preliminary itinerary will be sent you prior to this time to ensure that you can arrange your Visas (where required) in a timely manner. 

Single Supplement: 

Approx. $1,180 per person in addition to the twin share price. Payable in AUD directly to Nexus Holidays upon confirming your booking. 

Group Size: 20 – 48 people 

Triple Share: Not available

Optional Activities: 

Beijing: The Golden Mask Dynasty – approx. NZD$83 per person
Beijing: Hutong Life tour – approx. NZD$77 per person
Beijing: Chinese Kung Fu Show – approx. NZD$83 per person 
Wuxi:  Grand Canal Cruise – approx. NZD$39 per person
Hangzhou: Impression West Lake – approx. NZD$88 per person
Shanghai: ERA: The Intersection of Time or SPIRAL – approx. NZD$83 per person
Shanghai: Huangpu River Cruise – approx. NZD$44 per person 

Optional Activities in Hong Kong:

Please note, customers can join only 1 of these optional tours on day 14 of the itinerary, which is a day at leisure in Hong Kong.

Ocean Park General Admission with transfers – approx. NZD$127 per person
Disneyland Admission with one-way transfer – approx. NZD$165 per person
Tsing Ma Lantau Monastery tour with Vegetarian Lunch – approx.  NZD$182 per person
Macau day tour with Lunch – approx.  NZD$182 per person

All optional tours are payable in AUD directly to Nexus Holidays upon booking confirmation.
Optional tours are subject to availability, minimum numbers and must be pre-booked no later than 2 months prior to departure. 
For more information see the itinerary.

Coach transportation: Where group sizes are not sufficient to use a full-sized coach, we reserve the right to use a smaller coach on the same level of comfort.

Train transportation Passport details are also required to issue train tickets. 

Accommodation: 

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed.

Xian: Titan Times Hotel or similar
Beijing: Wyndham Beijing North or similar
Suzhou: Pan Pacific Hotel or similar
Wuxi: Days Hotel Baile Wuxi or similar
Hangzhou: Marco Polo Garden Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Radisson Exhibition Centre Shanghai or similar
Hong Kong: Harbour Plaza 8 Degrees or similar 

Please note: all accommodation star ratings are based on local ratings

Child Price: Same price as adults – Minimum age 2 years

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

26 April*
10 May
17 May
31 May
07 June
14 June
5 July*
26 July
02 August
09 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
06 September
13 September*
20 September**
04 October*
11 October***
18 October
25 October
01 November
08 November
15 November 

*A $440 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

**A $660 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

***A $100 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

2020:

27 February*
5 March
12 March
19 March
26 March*
02 April*
16 April
23 April
30 April
07 May
14 May
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June**
25 June**
02 July**
23 July
30 July
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September**
8 October*
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November 

 *A $330 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

**A $440 per person surcharge applies please see the availability calendar for more details

**Nexus booking link must be submitted within one week of purchase otherwise departure date cannot be guaranteed**

Bookings not accepted when within 35 days of departure

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline
  • Return economy airfares departing Auckland with Cathay Pacific and their codeshare partners
  • Including minimum 20kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline)
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until within 2 weeks prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: from $275 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Cathay Pacific flights, plus all transfers
  • 11 nights’ 4-5 star hotel accommodation in China
  • 3 nights 4-star twin share accommodation in Hong Kong
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 8 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Wuxi
  • Dedicated air-conditioned coach transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
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