Duration
8 Days
For Kids
Over 12 Years Old
Travel
Multiple Departures in 2019
Destination
China

Designed for families with children above the age of 12, take the kids to climb the legendary Great Wall in Badaling and Juyongguan Pass. Then on to Explore the Forbidden City in Beijing, marvel at the subterranean army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an and get lost in the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai on a fun adventure for young and old.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour amazing cities in china such as Beijing, Badaling, Xi’an, Juyongguan and Shanghai 
  • Accompanied by Tour Guide for groups of 6 or more and English speaking specialist guides at local sights
  • Visit the UNESCO listed Terracotta Warriors and bike ride on medieval City Wall in Xi’an

HOLIDAY INCLUDES

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner including a Peking Duck dinner  
5 nights 3 – 4 star hotels
2 overnight trains (soft sleeper cabin)
Touring of Beijing, Badaling, Xi’an, Juyongguan and Shanghai
Chinese acrobatic performance
Rickshaw ride through Beijings’ Hutongs
Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more
Shanghai – Huangpu River cruise
English speaking specialist guides at local sights
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 9
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
 

TRAVEL DATES

  • Apr: 06, 20
  • May: 04
  • Jun: 29
  • Jul: 27
  • Aug: 10
  • Sep: 21
  • Nov: 02

ITINERARY 

  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: The Forbidden City
  • Day 3: The Great Wall
  • Day 4: Morning at the Great Wall
  • Day 5: Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Day 6:Terracotta Warriors
  • Day 7: Sizzling Shanghai
  • Day 8: Shanghai

For full itinerary information  CLICK HERE 


WHY BOOK WITH FAMILY TRAVEL?

At Family Travel, we have a passion for helping families all over Australia create meaningful and memorable experiences. Whether you’re a band of avid campers, adventure-seekers, or if you prefer a little luxury, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for your family. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 100 and one of our accredited family travel specialists can create an incredible family holiday package for you.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


FINE PRINT 

  • Valid for travel: Multiple Departure in 2019
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice
  • Advertised Per Adult & Per Child prices are based on package for 2 adults & 2 children staying in an Inside cabin
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees   
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the Family Travel  Booking Guarantee applies. The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Excludes: Travel Insurance, Flights, Visas, Entrance Fees: USD$100-110 –  paid in local currency, Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 – 5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture, Tipping Kitty: USD$50-60, paid in local currency 

 


VISA INFORMATION

Visas for Australians travelling overseas: 
A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.
We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.FAMILYTRAVEL.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 100

BEST FOR FAMILIES

Why is this holiday great for kids?

Touring: Escape the typical family holiday and trade it in for an adventure. Each itinerary has been carefully planned with the family in mind with interesting excursions, comfortable transportation and hotels chosen specifically for their family-friendly facilities. family adventure holidays and tours include a range of cultural and active experiences to tantalise young travellers. 

Destination: China is also one of the most cultural, scenic and historically rich nations on earth. The birthplace of one of the world’s great civilisations, the country has a wealth of well-preserved ancient treasures like the Terracotta Army, Forbidden City, the incredible iconic Great Wall and its quaint medieval water towns. It is a destination that is as educational as it is fun, safe and packed full of kid-friendly entertainment. Add one of the world’s best-loved cuisines, and the warm welcome from the friendly people and China is fabulous for families. 


Why is this tour best for families?

The 8 Day China for teens tour is great for families as it gives teens a chance to socialise with others their own age and make new friends, while also spending lots of holiday time with the entire family. Parents can relax as the tour guide takes the wheel and handles all the complicated organisational parts of your family holiday. Meaning you can focus on exploring the sights and teach the kids about the different lives and cultures through travel.  Group touring makes for a smooth and hassle-free journey as you take kids to see Mao’s Mausoleum,  Terracotta Warrior archaeological site and shimmering skyscrapers filled skyline of Shanghai. 

Have more than 2 Children? At Family Travel we accommodate all families – Call us on 1300 404 100 for a personalised quote. 

1

Beijing

Saturday. Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Spend the rest of the day at your own leisure exploring China’s capital city. Vast squares, magnificent palaces and beautiful gardens are just some of the treasures still visible from the Beijing’s imperial past, while down narrow alleyways one can find charming tea houses, traditional workshops, and quiet courtyards.


2

The Forbidden City

First thing this morning we will embark on a guided tour of the city centre, including the legendary Forbidden City, which stood as the residence of emperors and as the political powerhouse of the country for over half a millennia. Today it houses the Palace Museum and is the country’s largest and best-preserved complex of ancient buildings, which we will get to explore. The red-roofed Gate of Heavenly Peace stands entrance to the Forbidden City just off of Tiananmen Square, a vast public space which is home to Chairman’s Mao’s Mausoleum and several historic monuments as well as being a fascinating place to people watch and snap a few pictures. 

In the afternoon we will enjoy a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs – or backstreets, of Beijing and in the evening we will witness a jaw-dropping Chinese acrobatic performance. Human pyramids, spinning plates, juggling hoops and swinging ropes are just some of the tricks you can expect to see here. Later we’ll head to a local restaurant for a Welcome Dinner of Peking Duck. 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


3

The Great Wall

After a free morning to further explore the city, we drive beyond Beijing to Badaling, to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Built in the Ming Dynasty, a 6m wide pathway makes a formidable defence, following the highest contours of a steep range of hills. This evening we spend the night at our quaint hotel near Juyongguan Pass, which offers views of the Great Wall.

Meals: Breakfast


4

Morning at the Great Wall

We rise early this morning and head (5 min bus drive) to the Great Wall at Juyongguan Pass when it opens to beat the crowds. We have time to enjoy and explore the wall before visiting a Jade Carving Centre to learn about this ornamental rock and its importance in Chinese culture. After lunch we head back to Beijing. Free time is offered in the cavernous Pearl Market – a multi floor shoppers paradise with clothing, jewellery, gadgets and much more, before travelling by express soft sleeper train to Xi’an in Shaanxi Province.


5

Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Upon arrival into Xi’an we transfer to our hotel for breakfast and check in with time to freshen up. Today we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of Xian’s most iconic landmarks, followed by the vibrant Muslim Quarter.

Later we enjoy a leisurely bike ride atop the Xi’an City Wall. Dating back to 1370 the 12m-high walls are some of the few remaining urban fortifications still standing in China today and after extensive restorations the City Walls offer ample opportunities from which to explore Xi’an. Tonight, we offer our Tang Dynasty dinner and show. Check out our Tang Dynasty bolton for more details.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 


6

Terracotta Warriors

Today’s highlight is the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site. Standing in battle-ready formation and numbering into the thousands, the Terracotta Army is Xian’s most popular sight and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, 13 years after the army was discovered. Built by local craftsman during the 3rd century BC for emperor Qinshihuang, the life-sized warriors and horses were designed to offer protection in the afterlife. Later we visit to a clay workshop specialising in making replica figurines of the Terracotta Warriors. We’ll enjoy an early dinner this evening before heading to the train station for our overnight journey to Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


7

Sizzling Shanghai!

Arriving early in the morning we will be welcomed by a skyline filled with shimmering skyscrapers, gleaming shopping malls, luxurious hotels and thriving art centres in modern Shanghai. After check-in and breakfast at our hotel, we will take a tour of the many city sights including Yuyuan Garden and The Bund – once the trading and commercial centre of Old Shanghai, before ending with a cruise on the Huangpu River. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


8

Shanghai

 Our tour will come to an end after breakfast and your onward departure transfer to the airport. 

FLIGHT
 
Looking for flights to start your holiday? Family Travel can organise flights to any destination. You can fly direct from Sydney and Brisbane to China on Qantas and China Eastern, Qantas also fly from Adelaide to China via Sydney.   Fly from Melbourne to China on Air China and China Eastern for the most direct form of travel. Fly on Singapore Airlines to China via Singapore from Adelaide and Perth. Fly Cathey Pacific via Hong Kong to China from Perth. 

TRANSFER

  • All domestic transfers are included

WEATHER
  • China is a huge country with diverse climates.
  • Spring, from March to May, and Autumn, from September to early November, are the best months to travel.

VISA 

Visas for Australians travelling overseas: 

A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country.
We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here


TRAVEL INSURANCE

  • Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and for a 10% discount.

What is included in the deal? 
Please refer to the ‘HOLIDAYS INCLUDES’ section. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 100for more details.


Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that my family needs? 
We recommend you see your doctor at least eight weeks prior to travel for advice, and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.


Can Family Travel organise my travel insurance? / Do I need a travel insurance?
We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. Family Travel can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you. Call us on 1300 404 100 and quote Family10 for a 10% discount.


Can I arrange my flights with Family Travel? 
We at Family Travel are fully licensed travel agents and are able to arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 100 to get a personalised quote.


When will my booking be confirmed?
Once your Family Travel Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the Family Travel Reservations team. Family Travel will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking into your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements. The Family Travel team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.

The Family Travel 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back

 


What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking?
If for any reason you need to cancel, contact the Family Travel reservation team on 1300 404 100, and make sure you have your travel voucher number and traveller names on hand. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, Family Travel will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. Once we have received a variable request for cancellation, we request it be submitted in writing. Once received we will begin to process your cancellation. 


I haven’t received my Family Travel voucher yet. What do I do?

If you have not received your voucher within 24 hours contact Family Travel on 1300 404 100 and we will resend your voucher by email.


Where can I find full terms and conditions for Family Travel? 
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