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Tour code: RETCH01

20-Day China Highlights Tour






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After the highly acclaimed 2014 & 2016 China Highlights, an opportunity to join this tour is offered again in 2019. This tour visits key “must see” sites in China, as well as enhancing understanding of various aspects of Chinese history, culture and society. Four destinations have been selected to give diverse and in depth experiences of China old and new.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Important Info

great wall

Being capital of the People's Republic of China,located in north Chinathe nation's political, economic, and cultural center. As one of the six ancient cities in China, Beijing has been the heart and soul of politics throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore the city's ancient past and exciting modern development.

Xian, located in central-northwest China, records the great changes of the country just like a living history book. Called Chang'an (meaning the eternal city) in ancient times, it is one of the birthplaces of the ancient Chinese civilization in the Yellow River Basin area. As the eastern terminal of the Silk Road and the site of the famous Terracotta Warriors of the Qin Dynasty, the city has won a reputation all over the world. More than 3,000 years of history including over 1,100 years as the capital city of ancient dynasties, have endowed the city with an amazing historical heritage.

Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China's thriving tourist industry on account of the natural beauty and historic treasures. 'East or west, Guilin landscape is best!' It is located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China. The stunning landscape in which the city is situated has a kind of magic that is all its own. The strangely shaped hills or karsts, with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboos to conifers together with crystal clear waters and wonderful caves make the city such an appealing destination. It is an important cultural city with a history of more than 2,000 years, and has been served as the political, economic and cultural center of Guangxi since the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

Suzhou is located in southern Jiangsu Province in the center of the Yangtze Delta. Shanghai lies to the east, Zhejiang Province to the south, Wuxi City to the west and the Yangtze River to the north. The city is divided by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south. Since 42% area of the city is covered by water, including a vast number of ponds and streams, it is praised as the 'Venice of the Orient'. Built in 514 BC, this is an ancient city with over 2,500 years of history.

Shanghai is a renowned international metropolis drawing more and more attention from all over the world. Situated on the estuary of Yangtze River, it serves as the most influential economic, financial, international trade, and cultural center in East China. In addition to its modernization, the city's multicultural flair endows it with a unique glamour. Here, one finds the perfect blend of cultures, the modern and the traditional , and the western and the oriental. New skyscrapers and old Shikumen together draw the skyline of the city. Western customs and Chinese traditions intertwined and formed the city's culture, making a visitor's stay memorable.


Arrival in Beijing

  • The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
  • Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Bell and Drum Towers
  • Song Qingling house/museum (Madame Sun Yatsen, China’s most revered woman of the 20th century)

Travel to Xi’an

  • Terracotta warriors
  • City sights
  • Visit a village community and an introduction to rural society
  • Mt. Huashan

Bullet train to Chengdu

  • Chengdu Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Fly to Guilin

  • Karst landscapes, Li River cruise, Yangshuo
  • Yao minority village, terraced hill landscapes
  • World famous performance: “Impressions of Liu Sanjie” on water

Fly to Shanghai, bus to nearby Suzhou

  • the garden city, ‘Venice of the East’, Grand Canal, historic centre of silk production
  • Stop overnight in picturesque water village of Zhouzhuang on way to International departure

Travel to Shanghai

  • Experience a range of city sites old and new - the Bund, Pudong,museum, parks
  • acrobat show

Tour Leader

Led by Dave Bromwich, who has been visiting China for over 25 years, extensive work experience in rural China, 8 years experience in tours to China, current President of New Zealand China Friendship Society; escorted by English-speaking Chinese guide.

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  •   4-star twin-share accomadation with western breakfast
  • ●  English-speaking guide
  •  Experienced New Zealand Tour Leader (>10 PAX)
  •   Entrance fee of all sites in the itinerary
  •   Air-conditioned vehicle
  •   Travel accident insurance
  •  Tips for the driver and guide
  •   All meals
  •  Mineral water on the bus
  •  All transport listed in the itinerary(train, flight, etc.)


  • ●  Single supplement (695USD/person)
  • ●  International flights
  •  Chinese Visa
  •   Payment transaction commission charged by bank or third-party
  •   Anything doesn't listed in the inclusions. 


        Certain refund policy should be subject to current circumstance,  

  •   Confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability