china cruise and tour



We’ve paired our most extensive China tour with 5-star hotel accommodation in Haikou to make a truly, unforgettable cruise and tour holiday. Taste the diversity, tradition, and culinary delights of each city as you venture from the tropical island of Hainan to the most famous archaeological finds in the Terracotta Army! We guarantee no two nights will ever be the same!


  • Return international flights
  • 8-day tour of China including hotel stays in Haikou (Hainan), Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai
  • Luxurious 5-star hotel stay in Haikou
  • Daily breakfast and sightseeing (admissions included) during your land tour
  • Air-conditioned transport and transfers during the land tour
  • Gratuities included for tour guides and drivers during the land tour
  • Tour Highlights: The Great Wall of China, Beijing Zoo, Hainan Island, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, high speed train journey and so much more! 
  • Cruise: Choose from a selection of cruise packages that include this escorted land tour


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  • Begin by relaxing at your 5 star Hilton Haikou hotel and exploring Hainan Island
  • Visit China's most historic symbols in the Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Great Wall of China
  • Visit Beijing Zoo to see the giant Pandas
  • Enjoy a high speed train experience from Beijing to Suzhou where you'll set sights on a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the The Lingering Garden
  • End your unforgettable tour by stepping back in time at the Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 art objects on show.


  • Half-day city tour of Haikou including a famous Hainan chicken dinner
  • Hutong Rickshaw tour with Rickshaw ride and lunch in a local family
  • Golden Mask Dynasty show, a large-scale Chinese musical drama showed at OCT Theatre in Beijing Happy Valley
  • Take a cruise along the Grand Canal to view life along China’s ancient waterway.
  • Superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time”
  • Half-day tour of Shanghai, including Yu Garden
  • Call us for more information about adding the above activities to your holiday, additional costs will apply but they're experiences you won't want to miss! 


Enjoy the day relaxing at your 5 star hotel or explore Hainan Island at leisure or you can take the opportunity to join an optional half day city tour of Haikou including a famous Hainan chicken dinner (not included).

Optional tour add-on

The first stop of the optional half day city tour is Wugong Temple, an ancient architectural complex of temples and surrounding buildings. Next you will visit Qilou Old Street, one of the most famous historic Chinese streets. With origins dating back around 2,000 years to ancient Greece. Arcade architecture was introduced to Haikou in the 1820s. It features a stylish fusion of European and Asian architecture, as well as Indian and Arabic influences. It’s certainly the most impressive example of arcade architecture in all of China. The last stop is Hainan Museum where you will get to see cultural relics and learn about the history of Hainan and minority nationalities. The optional tour also includes a famous Hainan Chicken dinner with a local beer.

After breakfast (included), your exploration of Beijing begins at Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. As the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square is the first “must-see” tourist attraction for Chinese and foreign visitors. The Forbidden City, actually a “nick-name” for the Imperial Palace, was the political center of China for almost 600 years, during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Visit a Pearl Factory to learn more about Chinese fresh pearl. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure or join an optional Hutong Rickshaw tour.

Optional tour add-on

The Hutong Rickshaw tour includes a rickshaw ride and lunch with a local family. The narrow alleyways lined by courtyard residences will give you an insider’s look into the lives of local families.

Launch into an exciting experience with a visit to China’s historic symbol – the Great Wall, a monumental feat of ancient Chinese engineering. Once you set foot on the wall, you will be appreciated by this longest, oldest and most labour-intensive projects in mankind’s history.

Optional tour add-on

In the evening, you can choose to watch the Golden Mask Dynasty show, a large-scale Chinese musical drama showed at OCT Theatre in Beijing Happy Valley. It is a fairy tale about wars, royalty and romance. A queen, who wears a golden mask, creates a splendid dynasty. In the years of wars, Golden Mask Dynasty defeat Blue Mask Dynasty. However, the queen declares a total amnesty. The king of Blue Mask Dynasty is moved by her mercy and trust. Soon, they fall in love with each other. Unfortunately, there comes catastrophic natural disaster. The queen scarifies herself to save the people.

Take a visit Beijing Zoo to see giant pandas. Then make a stop at “Tongrentang” to learn more about traditional Chinese medicine. Then transfer to Beijing Railway Station for a high speed train ride to Suzhou (approx 4.5 hour train ride).

Suzhou, which dates back to 514 BC, is sometimes called the "Venice of the East". There is an option to take a cruise along the Grand Canal (optional add-on) to view life along China’s ancient waterway. You'll then visit the famous Lingering Garden, a renowned classical Chinese garden recognised alongside other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. China is known for its silk, so of course a visit to the Silk Spinning Factory is in order. Afterwards drive to Hangzhou (approx. 2 hour coach ride), where the 2016 G20 Summit was held in September 2016.

You'll start an amazing day with a small boat ride on the West Lake another UNESCO World Heritage Site, which reveals the ethereal beauty of Hangzhou's willow draped islands. Hangzhou is considered the tea capital of China, so a visit to the city just isn’t complete without a trip to a local tea house. Make a special visit to the Tea House at Meijiawu Tea Village located at the hinterland of West Lake Park which is considered one of the most important Longjing tea productions in China. Enjoy the natural environment and beautiful village scenery while learning more about their special tea culture and how to appreciate the sophisticated taste and aroma of Longjing tea. At the Tea House, learn how to make the Longjing Tea including tea leaves picking, frying and tasting.

Afterwards, drive to Shanghai to visit the famous Bund (Approx. 2 hour bus ride). Shanghai is divided by the Huang Pu River into eastern and western sections. Modern mega high rises are seen on the eastern side while traditional European style architecture may be seen on the western side. The Bund is a five-block riverfront promenade with many of Shanghai's banks and trading houses.

Optional tour add-on

In the evening, there is an optional activity to watch a superb and thrilling Chinese Acrobatic Show “ERA: The Intersection of Time”.

In the morning, take a step back in time at the Shanghai Museum with more than 120,000 art objects on show.

You'll then be free to enjoy some leisure time in the afternoon or join an optional half-day tour of Shanghai.

Optional tour add-on

The half-day tour of Shanghai includes a visit to Yu Garden, believed to have been built in the Ming Dynasty, more than 400 years ago. The exquisite layout, beautiful scenery, and the artistic style of the garden architecture have made the garden one of the highlights of Shanghai. Other attractions include Xintiandi, Old Town and Nanjing Road.


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1300 857 345