JEWELS OF THE ORIENT - 17 DAYS - $1999

Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Osaka and beyond… the glittering jewels of China and Japan are yours to discover on this inspiring 17 day package featuring the game-changing Quantum of the Seas, or the brand new Spectrum of the Seas ship. 

Begin your cultural odyssey with visits to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, walk along the mighty Great Wall of China, see giant pandas at Beijing Zoo, view the mesmerising Shanghai skyline, and more. Then, set sail for a relaxing seven night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s dazzling new Spectrum of the Seas or the 5-star Quantum of the Seas. Sail through the magical Japanese archipelago to Osaka, Kobe and Tokyo, enjoying free time to enjoy the highlights of these diverse cities at leisure. This incredible-value package includes return flights, eight nights 4-star hotel accommodation, a seven-night Royal Caribbean cruise, a one-way high speed rail journey and so much more!

Want to see more? Upgrade to the 19 day package with Terracotta Warriors pre-tour extension.

Typically $3,599. Save up to $1,600!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the cultural wonders of China and Japan
  • Visit Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Wuxi
  • Sail from Shanghai through the Japanese archipelago
  • Cruise to the iconic cities of Osaka, Kobe and Tokyo
  • Walk along the remarkable Great Wall of China
  • Visit impressive Tiananmen Square in Beijing
  • Explore the UNESCO listed Forbidden City
  • View adorable Giant Pandas at Beijing Zoo
  • Enjoy a boat ride on Hangzhou’s scenic West Lake
  • View the incredible Shanghai skyline from The Bund promenade
  • Delve into the history of China at the inspiring Shanghai Museum
  • Learn about Longjing Tea at Meijiawu Tea Village with a tasting
  • Visit Suzhou’s Lingering Garden and a silk spinning factory
  • Learn about pearls at a Freshwater Pearl Centre
  • See artisans at work at a local Jade Museum and see artisans
  • Visit Nanchan Temple and enjoy free time on ancient Nanchan Street in Wuxi 
  • Learn about traditional Chinese medicine at ‘Tongrentang’ in Beijing
  • Visit Li Lake Park, the habitat of egrets and many rare species of birds

Departures: 

17 Day Package
16th May 2019 ('Quantum of the Seas')
29th May 2019 ('Spectrum of the Seas')
 
19 Day Package
14th May 2019 ('Quantum of the Seas')
27th May 2019 ('Spectrum of the Seas')


Booking terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Additional optional tours available but not included. For full information about this amazing package, email us at info@stonestreets.com.au or phone 07 4687 5555 and speak to our friendly Travel Team.

Duration
17 Days
Physical Rating
General level of fitness will be required.
Transport
Private A/C Vehicles, High Speed Rail

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  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/*BNE
  • 7 night Japan cruise with Royal Caribbean International
  • Sail aboard the 5-star ‘Spectrum of the Seas’ or 'Quantum of the Seas' ship
  • Selected entertainment and standard (pre paid) gratuities
  • 8 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Enjoy 29 meals including all meals while cruising 
  • English speaking tour guides (day 1-9) 
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • 1-way high-speed train: journey Beijing to Hangzhou
  • Return airport, rail and cruise transfers
  • All of the above, plus the following:
  • Discover historic Xi’an, capital of Shaanxi Province
  • Marvel at the ancient Terracotta Warriors and Horses
  • Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, a world heritage site
  • Experience the fascinating historical exhibits of Xi'an Museum
  • 2 nights additional quality hotel accommodation plus 2 meals
  • 1-way high speed train journey: Xi'an to Beijing
  • English speaking tour guides (day 1-11)


After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 29th May 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies:
17 Day Package
- Interior Stateroom: $1550
- Ocean View Stateroom: $1610
- Balcony Stateroom: $1750
 
19 Day Package
- Interior Stateroom: $1660
- Ocean View Stateroom: $1720
- Balcony Stateroom: $1860
 
Departure Dates 
17 Day Package
16th May 2019 ('Quantum of the Seas')
29th May 2019 ('Spectrum of the Seas')
 
19 Day Package
14th May 2019 ('Quantum of the Seas')
27th May 2019 ('Spectrum of the Seas')
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne or *Brisbane
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Brisbane: $200 per person
 


Full Service Airline(s) Used

China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Capital Airlines, Air China, Hainan Airlines or Xiamen Airlines (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 

 

Arrive early
Not available.
 
Stay behind
Not available.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
Not available.
 


Cabins

All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.


 


Accommodation Used

5 Star (self-rated)

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines ‘Spectrum of the Seas’ or 'Quantum of the Seas' ship

 

4 Star (self-rated)

- Beijing: Friendship Hotel / Plaza Hotel / Feitian Hotel / Jianguo Hotel Qianmen / North Star Continental Grand Hotel / Ramada Parkside / Gehua New Century / Chang An Grand Hotel /Novotel Sanyuan / Ritan International Hotel / Rosedale Hotel & Suites / Schonbrunn Hotel or similar

- Hangzhou: Pujing Garden Hotel / Yuandong Hotel / Hai Wai Hai Bai Na Hotel or similar

- Suzhou: Snowy Sea Hotel / Jincheng Hotel / Vienna International Hotel / Nanya Hotel or similar

- Wuxi - Swiss-Belhotel Liyuan / Mingdu Hotel / Landison Plaza Hotel / Gloria Grand Hotel or similar

- Shanghai: Holiday Inn Express / Howard Johnson Hong Qiao / Regal Plaza Hotel & Residence or similar

- Xi'an: Grand Noble Hotel / Yulong International Hotel / Holiday Inn or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
 


Minimum group size 20, maximum group size 44 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Beijing: Day 2 (Day 4 extension package): The Golden Mask Dynasty 330 RMB (approx. $66 AUD)
- Beijing: Day 3 (Day 5 extension package): Tour 700 year old Hutong with Dinner 300 RMB (approx. $60 AUD)
- Suzhou: Day 5 (Day 7 extension package): Grand Canal Cruise 190 RMB (approx. $38 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 7 (Day 9 extension package): ERA and The Intersection of Time 380 RMB (approx. $76 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 8 (Day 10 extension package): Half day city tour 180 RMB (approx. $35 AUD)
- Shanghai: Day 8 (Day 10 extension package): Huangpu River Night Cruise 240 RMB (approx. $48 AUD)
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions, and are payable direct to the tour operator in the currency 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Shore excursions can be booked/reserved directly with the cruise line prior to travel (subject to availability)
- Shore excursions can also be booked whilst onboard (subject to availability).
 


- Visa fees and requirements (A double entry tourist visa for China is a strict requirement but a visa is not required for Japan if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Mandatory gratuities/tipping:
*Tour $12 AUD per person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided (this will include day of arrival and departure).
*Cruise: Gratuities are payable on additional items and services such as wines and spa treatments.
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 


TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide:  
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
China:
May/June is the end of spring. It is warm during the day and cool at night. The average low and high temperatures are 14 °C and 26 °C.
 
Japan:
Across the month of June, the average temperature is 21°C, the lowest being 18°C and the highest reaching 24°C and is a beautiful time of year to visit Japan.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation:
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts:
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The mandatory tip for the tour leader and driver is $12 AUD per person/per day where tour or transfer services are provided, which will be collected whilst on tour (this will include day of arrival and departure).
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
 


China

- A double entry Tourist Visa for China is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. You will be able to start your Visa application process once you receive your final travel documentation approximately 6 weeks prior to departure. 

- TripADeal offers a fast, secure and easy service to obtain a Visa for this country - This Visa can take approximately 2 weeks to complete.

- Please start arranging your visa as soon as you receive your documentation to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.

 

Japan
A Tourist Visa for Japan is not required if traveling on an Australian passport. 
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
 


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
 


Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.
Duration
17 Days
Physical Rating
General level of fitness will be required.
Transport
Private A/C Vehicles, High Speed Rail
Price
List price: AUD $3,599
AUD $1,999
You save: AUD $1,600 (44%)
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