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Contents General Information

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Hong Kong & China Map

Experience Hong Kong

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Kowloon Accommodation Island Accommodation Hong Kong for Families Hong Kong Sightseeing

Macau

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Macau Accommodation

Experience China

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Beijing Accommodation Beijing Sightseeing Shanghai Accommodation Shanghai Sightseeing Xian Accommodation & Sightseeing Guangzhou Accommodation & Sightseeing China Private Touring

Wendy Wu Tours

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Escorted Group Tours

Small Group Tours in China

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Intrepid Travel, Peregrine Adventures, G Adventures

General Information House of Travel Accommodation Ratings To assist with the selection of your accommodation we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. These are personal ratings offered by our people from their own experience and should therefore be used as a guide only. These ratings may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. Moderate accommodation with a reasonable range of rooms and facilities, with rooms furnished to a comfortable standard. Superior standard of accommodation with a wide range of rooms and facilities, and a higher standard of service. First Class accommodation with an excellent range of facilities and services. Accommodation in this rating is considered among the best in the country. CHILD POLICY: A child is considered 2-11 years of age. Please note bedding configuration varies between properties and in some cases with different room types within a property. Some hotels also offer family bonuses and specials. Your House of Travel consultant will help you choose the hotel to best suits you and your family’s needs. PRICE INDICATOR: The price is provided as a guide only. The actual price may differ to that indicated in this brochure due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Your travel specialist will quote you the actual price at the time of booking. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars. 1


Experience

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is literally a living fusion of traditional Eastern and Western cultures. It’s fast paced

Fast Facts COUNTRY NAME:

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Hong Kong SAR

POPULATION:

7 Million

CAPITAL:

Hong Kong

LANGUAGES:

English and Cantonese

RELIGION:

Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam and Hinduism

CURRENCY:

Hong Kong Dollar

TIME ZONE:

4 hours behind New Zealand (5 hours with daylight saving)

ELECTRICITY:

Current is 220V, 50HZ Plug is a 3 point rectangle pin adaptor

with a dazzling array of high rise buildings, neon lights and billboards. Split into two by the harbour, Hong Kong has two main regions – Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The Island is the economic heart of the city and home to the lively waterfront locations of Causeway Bay, Central and Wan Chai. In contrast, Kowloon’s heart is the famous Nathan Road and its ‘Golden Mile’. Stretching for miles it’s packed with enormous shopping complexes, hotels, markets and bargains galore. While she feels like a cosmopolitan city, under her contemporary exterior is a traditional Chinese lady at heart. Peer down from Victoria Peak, wind your way through the streets of Mongkok and sample unusual dishes at the floating restaurants in Aberdeen. Markets are definitely a bonus for any visitor to Hong Kong; notably the ladies market, and without a doubt the harbour is the centrepiece, with its dazzling skyline and nightly ‘Symphony of the Lights’ fireworks and laser light extravaganza.


Experience Hong Kong Our favourite things to see and do CATCH THE TRAM UP TO THE PEAK – Enjoy the classic Hong Kong tradition and take in some of the best views across the city. In the funicular, try to sit on the right hand side for the best views on the way up. HIGH TEA – Relive the glamorous colonial past with High Tea at the Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong, down at Tsim Sha Tsui. HULLET HOUSE – Dine at the prized Loong Toh Yuen Cantonese restaurant. The highly acclaimed chef scours the street markets for new tastes and ingredients, adding his own contemporary interpretation to Cantonese cuisine. Throughout Hullet House you will find many examples of the blend between Hong Kong’s vibrant culture and the Chinoiserie style amongst four beautifully designed dining areas. Be sure to make a booking. GIANT BUDDHA – No trip to Hong Kong would be complete without a visit to the Giant Buddha which sits serenely atop Ngong Ping plateau amid the spectacular mountain scenery of Lantau Island. Climb more than 200 steps to reach the platform where the Buddha is seated. A fun way to reach this area is by taking the Ngong Ping 360 cableway from Tung Chung to the culturally themed village. TEMPLE STREET NIGHT MARKET – When the sun goes down, the traders have already laid out their wares and fortune tellers begin to emerge. The Temple Street Night Market is a popular street bazaar offering trinkets, tea ware, electronics, watches, menswear and jade – remember to haggle prices! Take the MTR to Jordan station on Kowloon and head for Temple Street. SKY 100 – Experience spectacular 360 degree views of this world renowned skyline and Victoria Harbour from the city’s tallest building. Located on the 100th floor of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Kowloon, it also features exceptional swift double-deck highspeed elevators, which reach the 100th floor in just 60 seconds! © Hong Kong Tourism Board

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Providing easy access to the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, this hotel is located in the Tokwawan district in Kowloon Bay, with access to the shopping areas of Kowloon via the complimentary hotel shuttle that runs daily. The renowned lobby gives the optical illusion of standing inside the leaning tower of Pisa, hence the name 8 Degrees. A nice hotel offering great value for money.

Situated in the heart of Kowloon and across the road from the Hung Hom MTR station, the hotel has easy access to Tsim Sha Tsui within minutes. With a fantastic resort style pool and one bedroom suites, it is a great option if you are travelling with the kids. Half the hotel has rooms with views over the harbour, so it’s worth paying the upgrade for this.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $106 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $116 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

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With a prime location on Chatham Road South there are unlimited opportunities for bargain-hunting and checking out the local restaurants and shops in the back streets. There’s great access to public transport with just a five minute walk to the local MTR station, a 10 minute drive to the AEL Airport Express Train and a short stroll to the Star Ferry Pier and China Ferry Terminal.

A fabulous hotel offering a convenient stay in the heart of Kowloon. Their T Garden roof top lounge is a great place to relax after a day of experiencing what Hong Kong has to offer. Great family rooms have a separate bunk room area for up to two kids. Lots of restaurants and a nice outdoor pool.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $125

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $128 The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Kowloon Accommodation

Regal Kowloon

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Blending classical European elegance with Oriental hospitality, this large hotel is in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui. It offers an array of room types and a selection of six bars and restaurants, there is even a shopping complex within the hotel. Then all you need to do is step outside to make the most of what lies ahead in this bustling part of town.

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The Kowloon Hotel has a fantastic location right in the heart of the Golden Mile, with thousands of shops, restaurants and the harbour right on your doorstep. The compact rooms have recently undergone a complete renovation, making the hotel look fresh and modern. The Middle Row Bar is a great place to relax and refresh before heading out to take in more of this thrill-a-minute city. PRICE GUIDE FROM: $141 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $134

Novotel Nathan Road

The Kowloon Hotel

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Boasting a convenient location on Nathan Road and within walking distance to the bustling Temple Street Night Markets, you are also surrounded by an array of eating options just outside the hotel. Just across the road is Jordan Station for the MTR, making it easy to get down to Tsim Sha Tsui for more shopping options.

From the moment you step into the breathtaking lobby with huge glass windows showcasing Hong Kong in all her glory, you know you’re somewhere special. The majority of rooms boast inspiring harbour views, while the rooftop pool is a favourite place to relax. The Hunghom ferries leave almost from the doorstep and there’s a free shuttle into Tsim Sha Tsui regularly.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $146

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $176 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

Prince Hotel Hong Kong

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Gateway Hong Kong

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Located on Canton Road and adjacent to the China Ferry Terminal on Kowloon’s busy waterfront, it also forms part of Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping and commercial complex. Comfortable and spacious, the 393 guest rooms and suites come with privileges like 24-hour private dining service and free WiFi.

Rising over Hong Kong’s commercial and entertainment district and housed in Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex, it provides the ideal balance of space, comfort and warm Asian hospitality in all its 397 guest rooms and suites. Stay in The Continental Club and enjoy full access and exclusive benefits of the club lounge; including daily breakfast, afternoon refreshments and evening cocktails, butler service and free WiFi.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $179

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $191

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Kowloon Accommodation

Harbour View Room

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New World Millenium

Conveniently located in the vibrant Tsim Sha Tsui East area, right on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour. The hotel offers 464 tastefully appointed rooms and boasts a fine selection of dining venues. After some shopping, relax at the rooftop swimming pool. If you stay here, we recommend an upgrade to a Harbour View Room for a spectacular vista across the harbour.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $211 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

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Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel

Overlooking the spectacular Victoria Harbour, this hotel is located along Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, at the heart of the city’s busiest commercial and shopping hub. The Star Ferry and Hong Kong’s cruise terminal are on your doorstep, while shopping is right next door with the hotel forming part of Harbour City – Hong Kong’s largest shopping complex. A large hotel featuring 665 rooms with a large number of restaurants and bars to choose from.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $204

Grand Langham Room

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The Mira Hong Kong

The Langham

Offering matchless indulgence for the modern traveller, this hotel offers hip interiors, award-winning cuisine and personalised service. Be pampered at their award-winning spa or dine at the Michelin-rated restaurant, Cuisine Cuisine. After you have been swept away with what The Mira can offer, you are just a stone’s throw away from Knutsford Terrace dining district, or shop `til you drop and take the footbridge over to the Miramar Shopping Centre.

This stunning traditional hotel is one of the finest five star hotels in Asia. An elegant, European-style haven located in the heart of popular Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon’s busy commercial and entertainment district. The hotel is surrounded with superb designer boutiques and entertainment and offers exceptional world-class facilities and services.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $221 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $255 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

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The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Island Accommodation

The Charterhouse

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Boasting an ideal location on the edge of Causeway Bay, this 294 room hotel carries a neo-classical feel. Rooms are small but well appointed. The staff are friendly throughout the hotel and offer great service. Champs Bar is a favourite with locals and guests, showing all the big sporting events live so you won’t miss out on anything! You also have Harry’s Lounge Bar and Gazebo Restaurant, and outside the hotel you are surrounded by restaurants, bars and shopping.

The MTR, North Point Ferry Terminal and local trams are all within walking distance of this comfortable hotel, but if you don’t feel like venturing out you can just relax by one of the biggest hotel swimming pools on the island. If you need extra space you can’t go wrong with a One Bedroom Suite, offering a separate bedroom, kitchen facilities and a living room with sofa bed.

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Novotel Century

This boutique hotel, with its trendy design, is well situated amid the bustling areas of Wan Chai and Causeway Bay, surrounded by a range of dining areas and shopping precincts. Breeze, the outdoor patio area on the 5th floor, is a great place to grab a coffee and relax after a busy day exploring what Hong Kong has to offer.

Located in bustling Wanchai, within minutes of the MTR, Star Ferry and Convention & Exhibition Centre. With Wan Chai known for its splendid nightlife, there is an array of different restaurants and bars right on your doorstep. If you are a keen shopper, Causeway Bay is just a 10 minute walk away. This well equipped hotel includes an outdoor pool, sauna, fitness centre, two restaurants, a deli and bar.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $115 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $146 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

The Excelsior

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $101 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $89

Cosmo Hotel Hong Kong

Harbour Plaza North Point

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Harbour Grand Hong Kong

This iconic hotel stands 34 stories high in the energetic entertainment and shopping area of Causeway Bay. You are surrounded by shops, restaurants and bars. There is a stylish espresso coffee bar in the lobby offering a range of sandwiches and pastries – perfect for when you are on the go. In the evening, head to ToTT’s and grab a spot at their outdoor dining area, great on a typical balmy Hong Kong evening!

As you enter the lobby, with a Swarovski crystal chandelier draping from above, you know you have entered an opulent hotel with no details spared. Located on the edge of Causeway Bay and North Point, you are just steps away from Fortress Hill MTR. Le 188° Restaurant and Lounge has unobstructed views out to the harbour with floor to ceiling windows, a great place to unwind over a drink and savour some seafood delights.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $160

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $161 Stay 4 nights & only pay for 3 (seasonal)

The price guide shown is per adult per night for twin share, based on low season travel. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Hong Kong for Families Eaton Hong Kong With a great location in Kowloon and facilities to match, this hotel offers the convenience of great facilities for families travelling. An easy walk gets you to the heart of all the markets in the area or you can take the MTR to the bottom of Nathan Road and be along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. Their purpose built family rooms offer two bedrooms and a bathroom featuring a rain shower. The parents room is equipped with a large queen sized bed while the second bedroom has two full sized bunk beds, some with an additional full size single sofa bed. Spacious, of modern design and equipped with all that a busy family needs, these rooms can comfortably accommodate up to five guests. The outdoor pool is great for an afternoon dip with the kids, and the on-site Main Street Café allows you to pick up some snacks on the go.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $510

Disney’s Hollywood Hotel Fun for the whole family can be found at Disney’s Hollywood Hotel. Enjoy spacious rooms in this Hollywood-themed hotel that offers great value. Take photos with classic cars, stroll through the gardens or relax at the poolside. Enjoy Disney’s world-famous service with lots of activities available that are designed especially for children – where the little ones are VIPs. © Disney

The hotel is just minutes to Hong Kong Disneyland Park. A complimentary shuttle bus arrives every 10-15 minutes to take you there.

Don’t forget to ask us for park ticket prices.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $459

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel At the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel, you’ll surround yourself with Victorian elegance and enjoy the famous hospitality, including unparalleled service and child-friendly facilities. Their caring staff will ensure your stay is a memorable one.

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Rest easy in the spacious, elegant rooms. Relax in the gardens, swim in the pool or explore the Mickey Maze. Kids activities include a number of outdoor games and bedtime stories. The Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel offers something for everyone. Feel like royalty, as you may meet Disney Princesses in the lobby! Hong Kong Disneyland Park is just a pleasant stroll, or a complimentary shuttle bus ride away!

Don’t forget to ask us for park ticket prices.

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PRICE GUIDE FROM: $641

The price guide shown is per room per night for family (2 adults/2 children) share, based on low season travel. Specials and surcharges may apply depending on travel date.


Hong Kong Sightseeing

Hong Kong Island Tour

Macau Day Tour

Ocean Park

A fabulous way to orientate yourself in Hong Kong. Highlights include a visit to Victoria Peak for great views over Hong Kong, the Stanley Markets – famous for bargain shopping, and Aberdeen, where there’s time for an optional Sampan ride before returning to your hotel.

A 75 minute Jetfoil, Turbocat or Catamaran ride brings you to Portuguese Macau. Visit the statue of Kum Iam and drive to Macau Tower (an option at your own expense is a panoramic view of the Pearl River Delta on the observation deck, Level 61). Also visit A Ma Temple.

Visit the most famous theme park in Asia and enjoy a day of wholesome entertainment and endless fun for the whole family. Ocean Park is a combination of spectacular oceanariums, exhilarating rides and adorable animals within one complex.

DEPARTS: Daily (mornings) DURATION: 5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $56 per adult/$49 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: Full day PRICE GUIDE FROM: $191 per adult/$186 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 6.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $112 per adult/$84 per child

Highlights at Night

Tsing Ma Lantau Monastery

Disneyland Day Tour

A unique way to experience the magic of Hong Kong while taking in the city’s bustling night life. The tour takes you to the world famous Temple Street Night Market. After an hour visit, you’ll hop on an open-top bus that will take you on a spectacular drive through neon-lit streets.

Lantau Island is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island, and with the development of Ngong Ping Cable Car, it has become a new attraction in Hong Kong. Explore a quaint fishing village where the houses are on stilts, and visit the world’s tallest outdoor seated bronze Buddha statue.

The gates of Hong Kong Disneyland are open to reveal a whole new world of family entertainment, and to bring Disney magic to everyone! From the moment you enter the majestic gates, you’ll feel that Hong Kong Disneyland is unlike any other place on earth.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $204 per adult/$184 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 7 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $191 per adult/$164 per child

DEPARTS: Daily including one way transfer DURATION: 9 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $156 per adult/$118 per child

Central District Walking Tour

Big Bus Hop On Hop Off

Foodie Walking Tour

One of the most satisfying ways of getting to know a city is to explore by foot. On this guided walking tour you will discover that behind this modern and rather Western facade lie charming reminders of Hong Kong’s colonial past.

Big Bus Tours Hong Kong is a mobile attraction that links various famous tourist spots around Hong Kong. Owning the largest fleet of 14 opentop and half open-top buses, four sightseeing routes operating daily, with Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Stanley and Night Tour.

Hong Kong is a foodies paradise! With a huge variety of cuisine on offer, this intriguing walking tour will offer a unique chance for you to explore the local delicacies and where they are tucked away, which you may not find in other places!

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $145 per adult/child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 24 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $88 per adult/$76 per child

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $174 per adult/child

The price guide shown is per person (minimum 2 people), based on low season travel. Specials or surcharges may apply depending on travel date.

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Macau Originally settled by the Portuguese, you’ll see their influence everywhere, from the street names, to classic Mediterranean architecture and fantastic food. You have to try one of Macau’s famous egg tarts while you’re here. Contrasting with all this history is Macau’s latest boom industry, the bright and sparkly casinos. Modelling itself on Las Vegas, Macau has had a building boom in recent years and wandering down the Cotai Strip past replicas of the Venetian, MGM Grand and Wynn casinos you’d be forgiven for wondering which city you’re in.

Our favourite things to see and do COTAI STRIP – This is where you will find giant precincts like the City of Dreams, home to the Crown, Grand Hyatt and Hard Rock Macau; the 3000 suite Venetian Hotel and Resort Macao, Four Seasons Macao, and Galaxy Mega Resort, which includes leading hotel brands Okura and Banyan Tree and is home to the world’s largest wave pool! If a bit of pampering is your holiday style, Macau is home to many internationally recognised day spas, at all major resorts. CITY OF DREAMS – Don’t miss the must see show ‘The House of Dancing Water’ – the world’s largest water extravaganza. This breathtaking show is staged in the purpose-built Dancing Water Theater which features approximately 2,000 seats. This state-of-the-art theatre provides the setting for an epic love story and spectacular journey through time, showcasing dazzling costumes, special effects and record breaking acts never seen before in theatre. MACANESE CUISINE – Famous on the island are the Macanese tarts. These egg tarts are a justifiable dessert to a wonderful menu, which were introduced to the island from the Portuguese. BARRA SQUARE, LILAU SQUARE AND SENADO SQUARE – Are among a host of fascinating districts like the iconic Ruins of St Paul’s, once the largest Catholic Church in Asia. Also arousing interest are the Chinese treasures of Na Tcha Temple, Lou Kau Mansion and the much photographed A-Ma Temple on the peninsula’s waterfront.

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PEDICAB RIDE – Once a symbol of Macau, these are now used for visitors to slowly stroll in this World Heritage city. Head to the Pedicab Station at Praca de Ferreira Amaral (opposite Hotel Lisboa).


Macau Accommodation

Grand Emperor Hotel

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Grand Emperor Hotel takes the art of luxury accommodation beyond your expectations. Attending to every single detail, from interior décor to 24 hour personalised service, their aim is to provide a home to guests who appreciate the best in fine living.

Located at the heart of Macau’s shopping and entertainment district, Sands® Cotai Central, this hotel provides guests with easy access to 600 top retail outlets, restaurants and bars, as well as concert venues and conference facilities. It is just a 5 minute drive from Macau International Airport, connected by complimentary buses to and from all arrival points in Macau, including the ferry terminals. Macau’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and city centre are also within easy reach.

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Positioned on Macau’s picturesque waterfront, in the centre of the city and amidst the charming historical quarter, it is within walking distance to St. Paul’s Ruins and A-Ma Temple. The complex of restaurant, bar, recreational facilities, meeting and banquet venues, in-house casino and MJ Gallery, ensures that Sofitel has created an exquisite world for lovers of art de vivre.

This is one of Asia’s most exciting entertainment destinations and nowhere else in Asia will you find such a rare combination of facilities, attractions and amenities. Each spacious suite is built with lavish Italian marble bathrooms. Experience an over abundance of international shops, be dazzled by the street performers or take a ride on an authentic Venetian gondola.

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Experience

China

Fast Facts COUNTRY NAME:

People’s Republic of China

POPULATION:

1.35 Billion

CAPITAL:

Beijing

LANGUAGE:

Mandarin & Cantonese Chinese

CURRENCY:

Chinese Yuan Renminbi

RELIGION:

Buddhism, Shenism, Taoism and Confucianism

TIME ZONE:

4 hours behind New Zealand (except during daylight saving)

ELECTRICITY:

Current is 220V/50HZ Plug is a 2 point rectangle-pin adaptor

After being a world power centuries ago then closing their doors to outside influences, China has opened itself up again and is taking its place preening on the world stage. Diverse, exotic and mysterious, China is the world’s most populous country with a rich culture stretching back at least 4,000 years. China is as unique as it is eclectic, from the hustle and bustle of huge cities such as Shanghai and Beijing, to the quiet introspection of the monasteries and temples. Even the cuisine varies dramatically from one province to another. While cities such as Beijing and Shanghai are certainly must-see destinations, you can only truly appreciate this huge nation if you explore the countryside as well, to really appreciate the contrasts this country has to offer. The once imperial capital of 11 dynasties, Xian, is a haven of archaeological wonders. It is home to the Teracotta Warriors, the famed life sized tomb guards of Emperor Qin Si Huang and the only city in China that’s still has its ancient city wall surrounding it. It’s resurgence as an economic powerhouse has brought a new freedom and new opportunity for foreigners to explore this fascinating country. It is a country you can return to time and time again and always find something new to fascinate you.

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Experience China Our favourite things to see and do THE BUND – The famous Shanghai waterfront, regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years, is a celebration of China’s diversity. The most attractive sight on the west side are the 26 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and Renaissance. Not what you’d expect in China. HUTONGS – No visit to Beijing is complete without a experiencing the Hutongs. These densely packed alleys are the traditional neighbourhoods of Beijing and give you a great insight of how life use to be. The best way to get around is by rickshaw or pedicab. The noise, bustle and food aromas of the Hutongs are a sensory overload and great fun. DUMPLING DINNER – Experience the traditional dumpling cooked in a number of ways; boiled, steamed, fried or baked, with a variety of fillings. These little delights are like a taste explosion once you bite into them. Xian is a great city to try these as they are famous for their dumplings. SHOPPING – In the big cities, you can buy anything from the high street shops that you could in London. But then there are the bargains at the local markets! Shanghai is a mecca for the shopaholic. Check out Xin Tian Di street, a fashionable pedestrian street showcasing an array of boutique shops, galleries and cafés that still retain the feel of old Shanghai in the 1920s with the antique walls and tiles. Or head to Nanjing Road, lined with popular brand names. PEKING DUCK – When in Rome do as the Romans do. So when in Beijing, test your chopstick skills with a mouth-watering plate of Peking Duck. This delicacy of the region is eaten with pancakes, spring onions and hoisin sauce and best served in an original, century-old restaurant.

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Beijing Beijing is the thriving political and cultural heart of China and home to many remnants from China’s historical past. The Forbidden City contains the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. Tian’anmen Square and the largest imperial garden in the world, the Summer Palace, are other highlights within the city alongside teahouses, ancient temples and Hutongs (small streets). The famous Peking Duck, which is served at speciality restaurants is a must try, along with a day at the Great Wall and the Ming Dynasty’s Imperial Tombs.

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Beijing Sightseeing

Beijing City Tour

Great Wall & Ming Tombs – Badaling

A private full-day guided visit to Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Start the tour with a visit to Tian’anmen Square which is the world’s largest and most renowned public square, followed by the Forbidden City where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties ruled. After lunch, enjoy the Summer Palace which is the largest imperial garden in the world, then finish up at the Temple of Heaven.

A full-day guided visit to the awesome Great Wall of China at the Badaling Section. Here you can enjoy the stunning views as you stroll along this seemingly endless piece of history, which winds its way into the far distance. After lunch at a local restaurant continue to explore the Ming Tombs before returning to your Beijing hotel.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8 hours - lunch included PRICE GUIDE FROM: $150

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 9 hours - lunch included PRICE GUIDE FROM: $159

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Acrobat Show

Peking Duck Dinner

The Beijing Acrobatic Troupe is one of the best in China. An acrobatic show has become one of the most popular evening entertainments for visitors. You’ll enjoy gravity-defying contortionism, juggling, unicycling, chair-stacking, plate-spinning and more. Return transfers from your hotel are included.

No visit to Beijing is complete without experiencing a Peking Duck Dinner. The succulent duck is thinly sliced and eaten with pancakes, spring onions, and hoisin sauce all served in an original, century-old restaurant. Return transfers from your hotel are included.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $69

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Kung Fu Show

Tour the myriad of narrow streets by local rickshaw’s (Pedicab) and get close to Beijing’s Hutongs to see how the locals once lived. Explore the Chinese quadrangles and enjoy the hospitality of the local families. Visit the drum tower which was the centre of time alarming during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.

You will be collected at your hotel this evening to see a unique and spectacular traditional Kung Fu Show. The show follows the story of a young boy who dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master. The actors are very skilled and do not speak throughout the performance – the show is all Kung Fu, dance and aerobatics! English subtitles are shown above the stage to keep you informed on the storyline.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4.5 hours - lunch included PRICE GUIDE FROM: $108

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Shanghai Shanghai is an exhilarating and modern metropolis that epitomizes the philosophy of East meets West. The classical Art Deco buildings on the Bund contrast with the modern skyscrapers of Pudong towering above the city on the opposite banks of the Huangpu River. From the Bund explore the ever popular Nanjing Road, a bustling pedestrian shopping street. Don’t miss the Yuyuan Gardens, an ancient old gem and a fine example of Ming Court Gardens or the Jade Buddha Temple, one of Shanghai’s few active Buddhist monasteries.

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Shanghai Sightseeing

Shanghai City Tour

Yu Garden, Old Town & Jade Buddha Tour

Tour the city’s highlights with a visit to the Shanghai Museum, with its enormous collections of bronze ware, porcelain, calligraphy, paintings and stone sculptures. Also included is the Bund, Shanghai’s most famous landmark on the banks of the Huangpu River and Nanjing Road - Shanghai’s famous pedestrian shopping street.

Explore the Yu Gardens – a famous classical garden completed in 1577, then the adjoining old town with its ancient winding streets, traditional shop houses and remnants of the ancient city walls. Finish with a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, home to two rare jewel encrusted jade Buddha.

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Suzhou Excursion by Train

Visit this historical township on the outskirts of Shanghai. Small rivers criss-cross the town with 36 old stone bridges crossing them. Thousands of houses first built in the Ming and Qing dynasties stand along both sides of the original nine narrow streets and offer great photo opportunities. A short cruise on the small river is included before returning to Shanghai.

Visit the city of Suzhou by return high speed train. Suzhou is an ancient water town famous for its beautiful gardens, including the stunning Master of the Nets Garden, silk production and canals. A cruise on the Grand Canal is included along with lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Shanghai.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $112

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Hangzhou Tour by Train

This evening your guide will meet you at your hotel for a transfer to the theatre to experience a traditional acrobat performance. This innovative circus show redefines the Chinese formula of acrobatics and performing arts. At the conclusion of the show your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

Travel to Hangzhou on the return high speed train. The city of Hangzhou is renowned for its beautiful natural scenery including the famous West Lake. Your tour includes a cruise on West Lake, a visit to the Meijiawu tea plantation, the Six Harmony Pagoda and Hefung Old Street, including admission to the Chinese Medicine Museum.

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Xian A world renowned ancient capital with over three thousand years of history, Xian boasts a rich legacy of historical sites and cultural relics. It is home to the Terracotta Warriors, the famed life sized tomb guards of the Emperor Qin Si Huang which had lain underground for over 2,000 years before being rediscovered in 1974. Also worth visiting is Xian’s famous landmark, the ancient and well preserved Big Goose Pagoda and the Banpo Museum, home to a 6000 year old Neolithic village. Don’t miss an opportunity to roam the ancient city walls for great views of the Drum Tower and Bell Tower.

Grand Mercure on Renmin Square

Sofitel on Renmin Square

A heritage hotel located in the grounds of Renmin Square, a sprawling area of gardens, heritage structures, luxury hotels and homes. The property reflects the Sino Russian style of architecture, which is steeped in revolutionary history. There are 194 well-appointed rooms, a restaurant and bar. Extra dining and recreational facilities of the Sofitel Renmin Square can be utilised which is just next door.

The majestic Sofitel on Renmin Square is well located close to many of the city’s historical sites including the Bell Tower, Drum Tower, Great Mosque and the Shaanxi History Museum. The hotel houses several heritage buildings of historic importance and features 414 rooms, five restaurants and two bars. All rooms include ultra-modern conveniences. Facilities include the Touch Spa, swimming pool, Jacuzzi and state-of-the-art fitness centre.

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Terracotta Warriors Tour

Shaanxi History Museum, City Walls and Grand Mosque Tour

Start the day visiting the 2000 year old site of the Terracotta Warriors which remain stunningly well preserved: a vigilant force standing guard over an ancient imperial burial site. The life-sized terracotta warriors and war-horses were discovered in 1974 by farmers digging a well. Then visit the Banpo Museum, home to a 6000 year old Neolithic village followed by a Ceramics and Pottery Centre and Emperor Qinshuihuang’s Mausoleum.

Visit the capacious Shaanxi History Museum rich in cultural relics unearthed in Xian and the Shaanxi Province, including bronze wares, pottery figures, and mural paintings from the Tang tombs. Then explore Xian’s city walls, the oldest and best preserved city walls in China before visiting the Grand Mosque. Located near the Drum Tower in the old city it is the oldest and one of the most renowned mosques in the country, founded in 742.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 8.5 hours - lunch included PRICE GUIDE FROM: $169

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 3 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $100

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Guangzhou Set on the banks of the Pearl River, Guangzhou is one of the bigger cites in China and is home to China’s biggest trade fair – the biannual Canton Fair. The city has an excellent port and local rail network with quick access available from Hong Kong or Macau. For those seeking culture and history, Guangzhou has many attractions including the Chen Clan Academy notable for its rich decorations, carvings and engravings. It is also the home of Cantonese cuisine.

Holiday Inn Guangzhou Shifu

Crowne Plaza Guangzhou

The Holiday Inn Shifu Guangzhou sits in a great location on the Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street – a shopper’s paradise. The Hualin Jade Market and the historic Liwan District home to the Chen Clan Academy and many good local restaurants are also close by. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a rooftop gym. The spacious rooms are well appointed and include all the amenities you would expect from a top international chain.

Well located on Huanshi Dong Road, the heart of the downtown bustling commercial and shopping district. The hotel features 463 well-appointed guest rooms and suites with extensive city and greenery views designed for comfort and convenience. Facilities include an extensive fitness centre, swimming pool and spa facilities. Three great restaurants and a lobby lounge bar serve a variety of authentic Western and Asian delicacies.

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $159

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Guangzhou City Tour

Pearl River Night Cruise

This private tour includes the Sun Yat Sen’s Memorial Hall – a monument to Dr Sun Yat-sen, the forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution, the SixBanyan Temple originally built in 537AD and famous for its flower pagoda as well as the Chen Clan’s Academy, which served as a temple for ancestor worship and a residence for Chen descendants who travelled to Guangzhou for their imperial examinations. Lunch is included before you are transferred back to your hotel.

An evening cruise on the Pearl River is one of the highlights of a visit to Guangzhou. The city’s skyline at night is a visual feast of light and colour and offers a different, colourful perspective. The city’s skyscrapers including the impressive Canton Tower and river spanning bridges are lit with spectacular lighting. You will also see Shamian Island and the Pearl Music Hall as you cruise along the river.

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 4 hours - lunch included PRICE GUIDE FROM: $123

DEPARTS: Daily DURATION: 2.5 hours PRICE GUIDE FROM: $106

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China Private Touring

Shanghai Experience

Beijing Experience

Ancient Capitals

4 days/3 nights

5 days/4 nights

6 days/5 nights

This package is a great introduction to Shanghai. One of the world’s great modern cities and China’s economic powerhouse with awe-inspiring skyscrapers, tranquil gardens and bustling markets – a perfect blend of modern and traditional culture.

This great value short tour introduces you to the sights, sounds and tastes of Beijing – the most popular of China’s cities. You’ll visit major sights including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City as well as visiting the all-important Great Wall.

Experience the splendour of the ancient capitals, Beijing and Xian and experience their rich history and culture. Visit historical monuments including the Great Wall, Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors.

Day 1: Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 1: Beijing Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel.

Day 1-4: Beijing Arrive in Beijing. For the next four days sightseeing includes a visit to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and Summer Palace; the Great Wall at the Mutianyu Section with a stop at a Jade Stone Carving Factory; the Temple of Heaven and explore the Hutong area by traditional rickshaw.

Day 2: Shanghai This morning head to Old Downtown and the classical Yu Gardens, built 400 years ago has architecture of both Ming and Qing Dynasties. The garden is filled with brick carved figures of warlords, warriors, animals and huge dragons. Continue to Shanghai Museum before exploring the colonial past at the Bund. Visit the Xintiandi and Pudong New Development Zone, then spend the evening at the famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show with dinner.

Day 3: Beijing Depart for the Great Wall at the Badaling section which has stood for more than 2000 years. Stop at the famous Bird Nest & Water Cube, built for the Olympics. Day 4: Beijing Visit the Temple of Heaven before travelling to the Hutong area by rickshaw to explore this old part of the city.

Day 3: Shanghai A free day in Shanghai to explore on your own.

Day 4-5: Xian Explore the Summer Palace before your morning flight to Xian. A full day tour includes the Terracotta Warriors which remain stunningly well preserved a vigilant force standing guard over an ancient imperial burial site. Today also includes the Grand Mosque, a shadow puppet show in the Gao’s Grand Courtyard and a Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show tonight.

Day 5: Beijing At leisure until a departure transfer to the airport.

Day 6: Xian Explore Xian’s ancient city walls and the Provincial History Museum before the flight back to Beijing. Arrangements end on arrival in Beijing.

DEPARTURES: Daily

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INCLUSIONS: 3 nights 4 star accommodation with breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner, air-conditioned transport and sightseeing on private basis with local English speaking guide

INCLUSIONS: 4 nights 4 star accommodation with breakfast daily, 3 lunches, air-conditioned transport and sightseeing on private basis with local English speaking guide

INCLUSIONS: 5 nights 4 star accommodation with breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 1 dinner, air-conditioned transport, private sightseeing with local English speaking guide and domestic flights Beijing/Xian/Beijing

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $659

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Day 4: Shanghai At leisure until your departure transfer to the airport.

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Day 2: Beijing Take a full day tour to Tiananmen Square followed by the Forbidden City, where emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years. Continue to the Summer Palace, the largest imperial garden in the world.

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China Private Touring

Beijing & Shanghai Highlights

China’s Golden Triangle

China Discovery

7 days/6 nights

8 days/7 nights

11 days/10 nights

Explore traditional Beijing and then modern Shanghai by 300 km/h high-speed train. The clean and punctual high-speed train is as quick as flying but much more fun and will make your trip a unique and memorable experience.

A fascinating tour showcasing the main highlights of China including the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and the vibrant metropolis of Shanghai.

This classic tour covers most of the must-see destinations in China. In 11 days, you get to visit the ancient cultural cities of Beijing and Xian, enjoy dynamic Shanghai and be impressed by the graceful and charming city of Suzhou.

Day 1: Beijing Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel.

Day 1-2: Beijing Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel. The following day visit to Tiananmen Square followed by the Forbidden City. Continue to the Summer Palace.

Day 1-4: Beijing Arrive in Beijing. During your stay visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Also experience the Hutong area by rickshaw.

Day 2: Beijing Today visit Tiananmen Square, followed by the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace – the largest imperial garden in the world. Day 3: Beijing Depart for the Great Wall at the Badaling section. After lunch visit the Ming Tombs. Day 4: Beijing Today visit the Temple of Heaven. Visit the Hutong area by rickshaw and the Yonghegong Temple. Day 5-7: Shanghai Take the high speed train to Shanghai. During your stay visit the classical Yu Gardens, Shanghai Museum, Bund and Xintiandi. Also enjoy an Acrobatic Show with dinner. Your last day is at leisure until your departure transfer to the airport.

Day 3-4: Beijing Depart for the Great Wall at the Badaling section then explore the Yonghegong Temple. The next day visit the Temple of Heaven, before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xian. Day 5-6: Xian Visit the Terracotta Warriors, then onto Big Wild Goose Pagoda and a Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Show. The next day explore Xian’s ancient city walls before your flight to Shanghai.

Day 5-6: Xian Fly to Xian. Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Visit the Terracotta Warriors. Enjoy a Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show. Day 7-8: Shanghai Fly to Shanghai. Visit the classical Yu Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, Bund and Xintiandi, and an evening Acrobatic Show and dinner. Day 9: Suzhou Enjoy an excursion to Suzhou, renowned for its traditional gardens, canals and silk production.

Day 7-8: Shanghai Explore the classical Yu Gardens, the Shanghai Museum and the colonial past of the Bund before heading to Xintiandi. Enjoy an Acrobatic Show with dinner. On your last day take a transfer to the airport.

Day 10-11: Shanghai Spend a free day in Shanghai before transferring to the airport the following day for your flight.

DEPARTURES: Daily

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INCLUSIONS: 6 nights 4 star accommodation with breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, private airconditioned transport, sightseeing with local English speaking guide & 1st class train tickets Beijing/Shanghai

INCLUSIONS: 7 nights 4 star accommodation with breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 2 dinners, private airconditioned transport, sightseeing with local English speaking guide and flights Beijing/Xian/Shanghai

INCLUSIONS: 10 nights 4 star accommodation with breakfast daily, 7 lunches, 2 dinners, private airconditioned transport, sightseeing with local English speaking guide & flights Beijing/Xian/Shanghai

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $1909

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Take a Tour This section offers exciting destinations throughout China and suggestions on how to see them from a different perspective with Wendy Wu Tours. Whether you are touring as a first-timer to China or a frequent visitor, they are able to offer you a superb range of travel alternatives that not only cover the highlights of China but also offer an insight into this magical land and its way of life. Knowing that every traveller is different, Wendy Wu Tours have developed three touring styles to help you see China in the way that suits you. Classic Tours are a series of journeys for those who wish to see the iconic sites and treasures on a fully inclusive, excellent value group tour. Discovery Tours are designed to get further under the skin of China, by taking part in local cultural and active experiences. The more discerning traveller may opt for a Deluxe Tour, featuring distinctive and life-affirming experiences, many of which are exclusive to Wendy Wu Tours. Over 25 years Wendy Wu Tours have established expert local knowledge that will ensure you see the very best of China – whether that is the major cities and sights or the more remote regions.


Wendy Wu Tours

A China Experience

Exquisite China

11 days/10 nights

15 days/14 nights

Days 1-2: Fly to Shanghai Fly overnight to Shanghai. On arrival into Shanghai, transfer to your hotel for a three night stay. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Days 1-2: Fly to Beijing Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3: Shanghai – Zhujiajiao – Shanghai Visit Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns. Return to Shanghai and enjoy the ancient treasures of the Shanghai Museum before wandering around People’s Square. Dine tonight on traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

Day 3: Beijing Begin the day with a private Tai Chi lesson in the Temple of Heaven park. Cross Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City. Dine on Peking Duck at the Quanjude restaurant and enjoy an optional Chinese acrobatic show. Day 4: Beijing Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, stopping at the ideal spot to enjoy a glass of Champagne. Return to Beijing via the Jade Museum, then take a rickshaw ride through the hutongs. Enjoy a free evening at lively Houhai Lake.

Day 4: Shanghai Today’s explorations include the traditional Yu Gardens and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund before viewing the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

Day 5: Beijing – Xian Fly to Xian. Walk on the 14th century walls, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. This evening, watch a colourful Tang Dynasty dance performance.

Day 5: Xian Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital, for a two night stay. Tonight feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings before a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. Day 6: Xian Spend the morning viewing the formidable ranks of the Terracotta Warriors and horses. Visit the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition centre to see smaller models of the warriors being made. Take a stroll on Xian’s ancient city wall this afternoon. Day 7: Xian – Beijing A relaxed morning includes a visit to the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda and time to walk through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter, which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city. Day 8: Beijing Walk across the lengths of Tiananmen Square and into the magnificent Forbidden City. Soak up the ambience of the Temple of Heaven. This evening enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show. Day 9: Beijing Take a walk on the Great Wall of China. Later, visit the Jade Factory and this afternoon wander the Summer Palace. This evening savour a delicious Peking duck dinner.

Days 6: Xian This morning visit the famous Terracotta Warriors. Tonight there is an option to take a city night tour which includes the fountain display in front of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Day 7: Xian – Chengdu Explore the Hanyangling Mausoleum. Fly to Chengdu and enjoy a quintessential Sichuan hot pot dining experience. Puzzle over a national secret at the Sichuan Opera - the face-changing art of Bian Lian. Day 8: Chengdu Visit Chengdu’s Panda Centre. Transfer to Chongqing and visit Ciqikou, spend a free evening here exploring before boarding your ship. Days 9-10: Yangtze Cruise Enjoy days sailing along the dramatic Yangtze River. Days 11: Yangtze River – Shanghai Disembark your cruise in Yichang and fly to Shanghai. Day 12-13: Shanghai Explore stylish Shanghai and its rustic water towns. Enjoy a farewell dinner at Meiyuancun.

Day 10: Depart Beijing

Days 14: Depart Shanghai

Day 11: Arrive New Zealand

Day 15: Arrive New Zealand

DEPARTURES: Saturdays (set departures)

DEPARTURES: Fridays (set departures)

INCLUSIONS: International Economy Class flights & taxes, 8 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, all meals, domestic transportation and sightseeing with local English speaking guide, domestic flights, Visa fees for New Zealand passport holders

INCLUSIONS: International Economy Class flights & taxes, 12 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, 10 lunches, 6 dinners, domestic transportation and sightseeing with local English speaking guide, domestic flights, Visa fees for New Zealand passport holders

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $4180

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Wendy Wu Tours

Sichuan Explorer

Wonders of China

16 days/15 nights

17 days/16 nights

Days 1-2: Fly to Chengdu

Days 1-2: Fly to Beijing Arrive in China’s historical capital for a three night stay.

Day 3: Chengdu Travel to Leshan to see the Grand Buddha. Continue to Mt Emei.

Days 3: Beijing Stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling Forbidden City. Soak up the ambience of the Temple of Heaven. This evening sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking Duck.

Day 4: Mt Emei Spend the day soaking up the ambience and exploring. You’ll spend the evening at the foot of the mountain.

Day 4: Beijing This morning is dedicated to the Great Wall.

Day 5: Mt Emei – Ya’an Head deep into the forest to Fuhu Temple. After lunch drive to the subtropical city of Ya’an. Day 6: Ya’an Visit the world’s finest panda conservation centre. Later walk through Bifeng Gorge, passing by fairytale waterfalls trickling through forests. Day 7: Ya’an – Mt Qingcheng Visit Pingle on the Silk Road. Take time to walk through its maze of teahouselined streets before seeing the forest from above on Jinjigu Suspended Rope Bridge. Lastly, pay a visit to Lugou Bamboo Sea. Drive to Mt Qingcheng. Day 8: Mt Qingcheng You’ll be welcomed by a Taoist priest at the Old Master Pavilion on the summit of Mt Qingcheng.

Day 6: Xian Visit the formidable ranks of the Terracotta Warriors. Day 7: Xian – Wuhan Fly to Wuhan and transfer to Yichang to board the Yangtze River Cruise vessel. Day 8-10: Yangtze River Cruise Enjoy days sailing along the dramatic Yangtze River.

Day 9-11: Mt Qingcheng – Nine Villages Valley Enjoy the drive through spectacular mountain scenery to Nine Villages Valley (Jiuzhaigou National Park), where you’ll spend the next three nights. Day 12: Nine Villages Valley – Mao County Visit the Huanglong Pools - hundreds of vivid pools in striking colours. Continue to the delightful Mao County. Day 13: Mao County – Chengdu Visit the Qiang Minority Village and spend time with a local family. Later in the afternoon, drive to Chengdu.

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Day 5: Beijing – Xian Fly to Xian and stroll through the Muslim Quarter. This evening enjoy a feast of traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and a Tang Dynasty dancing show.

Day 11: Guilin Disembarking from the cruise vessel, visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo. Fly to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Cave. Day 12: Li River Cruise Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming village of Yangshuo. Day 13: Yangshuo Spend the morning exploring the Yangshuo countryside before having an afternoon at leisure to enjoy the many activities available. In the evening see the famous cormorant fishermen.

Day 14: Chengdu Spend the morning absorbing the local culture at People’s Park. In the evening enjoy the remarkable ‘face changing’ show and dinner.

Days 14-15: Shanghai Fly to Shanghai and spend the afternoon admiring this cosmopolitan city. View the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. The next day explore Yu Gardens and in the evening enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Day 15: Depart Chengdu

Day 16: Depart Shanghai

Day 16: Arrive New Zealand

Day 17: Arrive New Zealand

DEPARTURES: Sundays (set departures)

DEPARTURES: Sundays (set departures)

INCLUSIONS: International Economy Class flights & taxes, 13 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, all meals, domestic transportation and sightseeing with local English speaking guide, domestic flights, Visa fees for New Zealand passport holders

INCLUSIONS: International Economy Class flights & taxes, 14 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, all meals, domestic transportation and sightseeing with local English speaking guide, domestic flights, Visa fees for New Zealand passport holders

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $5540

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $6240

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Wendy Wu Tours

Classic China

Silk Road Explorer

21 days/20 nights

27 days/26 nights

Days 1-2: Fly to Shanghai

Days 1-3: Xian Fly to Xian and visit the formidable Terracotta Warriors.

Day 3: Shanghai Spend a day exploring the city. This evening cruise along the Huangpu River. Day 4: Shanghai – Beijing Fly to Beijing. This evening, savour Beijing’s delicacy – Peking Duck. Day 5: Beijing This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Enjoy an evening Chinese acrobatic show. Day 6: Beijing Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City then board the overnight train to Xian.

Day 4: Xian – Lanzhou Enjoy a cycle ride around the city wall. Board the overnight train to Lanzhou. Days 5-6: Lanzhou Visit the tranquil Baita Temple. The next day explore the Thousand Buddha Caves of Bingling Temple. Day 7: Lanzhou – Xiahe Conquer the scenic Jishi Mountain Pass to arrive at Tibetan Xiahe. Day 8: Xiahe Explore the Labrang Monastery.

Day 7-8: Xian Arrive in Xian and visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda. The next day, visit the famous Terracotta Warriors.

Days 9-10: Xiahe – Jiayuguan Return to Lanzhou and board an overnight train for Jiayuguan. Visit the Jiayu Fortress and take a walk on the western extremes of the Great Wall.

Day 9: Xian – Wuhan Fly to Wuhan and transfer to Yichang to board the Yangtze River cruise vessel.

Day 11: Jiayuguan – Dunhuang Drive to Dunhuang - the ‘City of Sands’.

Days 10-12: Yangtze River Cruise Enjoy days sailing along the dramatic Yangtze River.

Days 12-13: Dunhuang Explore the Mogao Grottoes. Visit Crescent Moon Spring and the famous Singing Sand Dunes.

Day 13: Chongqing – Guilin Disembark from the cruise vessel and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo before flying to the scenic city of Guilin.

Day 14: Dunhuang – Tupan Catch the bullet train to Turpan, a lush green oasis set in a barren landscape.

Day 14: Li River Cruise Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming village of Yangshuo.

Day 15: Tupan Visit the ruins of ancient Jiaohe and the red sandstone Flaming Mountains.

Days 15-16: Guilin – Kunming Visit Reed Flute Cave. Fly to Kunming. The next day explore the Stone Forest.

Days 16-19: The Silk Road Over the next four days travel along the original Silk Route through the Xinjiang Region.

Day 17: Kunming – Lijiang Fly to Lijiang and visit the Black Dragon Pool.

Days 20-21: Kashgar Explore the sights of Kashgar. On Sunday visit Central Asia’s largest bazaar.

Day 18: Lijiang Prepare for breathtaking views at the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Days 22-23: Urumqi Escape to the tranquility of Tian Chi. The next day fly to Beijing.

Day 19: Lijiang – Kunming Visit the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain massif. Fly back to Kunming.

Days 24-25: Beijing This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. The next day explore central Beijing.

Day 16: Depart Shanghai

Day 26: Depart Beijing

Day 17: Arrive New Zealand

Day 27: Arrive New Zealand DEPARTURES: Wednesdays (set departures)

DEPARTURES: Mondays (set departures)

INCLUSIONS: International Economy Class flights & taxes, 18 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, all meals, domestic transportation and sightseeing with local English speaking guide, domestic flights, Visa fees for New Zealand passport holders

INCLUSIONS: International Economy Class flights & taxes, 24 nights accommodation with breakfast daily, all meals, domestic transportation and sightseeing with local English speaking guide, domestic flights, Visa fees for New Zealand passport holders

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $7580

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $8540

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Small Group Tours in China

Explore China

South West China

Best of Yunnan

13 days/12 nights

15 days/14 nights

10 days/9 nights

Days 1-2: Shanghai Explore this vibrant city and embark on a walking tour of historic Shanghai.

Day 1: Hong Kong Arrive in Hong Kong and transfer to your hotel.

Day 1: Kunming Arrive in Kunming

Day 2: Shenzhen – Yangshuo Today we begin our journey into China.

Day 2: Kunming – Dali Enjoy a walk around the Bird and Flower Market in Kunming before boarding an express bus to Dali.

Days 3-4: Luoyang – Xian Step off the overnight train from Shanghai into picturesque Luoyang. Take a trip out to Shaolin Temple. Meander through the Pagoda forest before jumping on a bullet train to the bustling city of Xian. Days 5-6: Xian Take a tour of the city centre and visit the renowned Terracotta Warriors. Days 7-9: Xiahe Spend time with a Tibetan family in tranquil Xiahe. Visit the Labrang monastery to see the Tibetan monks performing their daily rituals and chants. Day 10-13: Bejing A city of epic proportions, Beijing bustles like no other city on earth. Explore Tiananmen Square, visit Mao’s Mausoleum, enter the Forbidden City and walk along the Great Wall.

Days 3-4: Yangshuo Visit a local market then learn to cook some Chinese dishes. The next day we participate in a morning tai chi class or kung-fu lesson. Day 5: Guilin – Kunming Today we fly from Guilin to Kunming and enjoy a free afternoon. Days 6-7: Dali Travel through the countryside to Dali. The next day we visit the nearby town of Xizhou, an authentic Bai town renowned for its traditional Bai architecture. Days 8-9: Shaxi Travel to the ancient town of Shaxi. The next day walk the Shibaoshan Trek with a local guide to Shizong Temple. Days 10-11: Tiger Leaping Gorge Another breath-taking journey takes you past the Yangzi River to one of the world’s deepest gorges. A memorable 4-6 hour guided trek in the gorge is a wonderful way to take in its awesome beauty. Trekking on the second day will be around four hours. Days 12-13: Lijiang Travel to Lijiang and walk up to the Wangu Pagoda on Lion Hill offering an impressive view of the Old Town. The next day is a free day to explore Lijiang.

Day 3: Dali Enjoy a free day to continue exploring this scenic town. Day 4: Dali – Shaxi Travel by bus to Shaxi with free time to explore. Enjoy an included walk around the quiet cobblestoned streets, viewing the fabulous ancient architecture of this hidden traditional village. Day 5: Shaxi Enjoy a free day in Shaxi to continue exploring. Day 6: Shaxi – Lijiang Travel to Lijiang and explore the UNESCO Heritage-listed Old Town. Opt to visit the Black Dragon Pool Park. Day 7: Lijiang – Hetaoyuan Take a bus to Tiger Leaping Gorge and start on the famous hike. The route follows the stunning scenery of the Yangtze as it cuts through the gorge. Day 8: Hetaoyuan – Lijiang Hike in the morning before taking a bus back to Lijiang. Day 9: Lijiang – Kunming Enjoy a free day in Lijiang before flying back to Kunming.

Days 14-15: Kunming Fly from Lijiang to Kunming.

Day 10: Kunming Depart Kunming at any time.

DEPARTURES: Set departures

DEPARTURES: Tuesdays (set departures)

DEPARTURES: Saturdays (set departures)

INCLUSIONS: 8 nights hotel, 3 nights overnight sleeper train, private bus transport, train (bullet), 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, some sightseeing

INCLUSIONS: 10 nights hotel, 4 nights guesthouse, flight Guilin to Kunming, private vehicle, public bus, fast train, taxi, trekking, 14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners, some sightseeing

INCLUSIONS: 9 nights accommodation, train, private van, public bus, flight Lijiang to Kunming, 9 breakfasts, some sightseeing, local guides

PRICE GUIDE FROM: $3725

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1.1 House of Travel Ltd ('we' or 'us' as the case may be) supply services consisting of arranging and co-ordinating travel facilities and services, and making bookings and issuing vouchers to be redeemed by suppliers of travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services ('Suppliers'). House of Travel Ltd is part of the House of Travel group. 1.2 We undertake to perform these services with reasonable care and skill. We will not be liable for any loss or damage which results from the act, default or omission of any person other than ourselves, our employees or agents, or any cause independent of human control. This includes (but is not limited to), loss or damage which arises directly or indirectly from any act of God, weather disruptions, dangers incidental to the sea, fire, breakdown in machinery or equipment, acts of Governments or other authorities de jure or de facto, wars whether declared or not, hostilities, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, deaths, pilferage, epidemics, quarantines or medical or customs regulations. 1.3 We are not able to exercise control over services we do not supply directly, therefore we will not be responsible for any loss or damage arising from: - Any booking made directly with a service Supplier by your travel agent, or - Any services which are not directly provided by us and which are additional to those recorded in clause 1.1 above. 1.4 We will endeavour to provide the most suitable travel arrangements to meet the particular requirements you make known to us. However, travel is an individual experience, and your preferences and opinions may vary from our own. For this reason, we cannot take responsibility for your individual satisfaction. 2.

SUPPLY OF TRAVEL, ENTERTAINMENT AND ACCOMMODATION SERVICES AND FACILITIES

2.1 When we make bookings with Suppliers, we are acting as a booking agent for such Supplier. 2.2 All travel, entertainment, and accommodation facilities or services are supplied directly to you by the Suppliers. We have no control over the facilities or services themselves, or the manner in which they are provided by the Suppliers. Therefore you should be aware of the following conditions: - We will not be liable for any loss or damage of any kind which may arise from your use or consumption of, or inability to use or consume those facilities or services. - The provision of those facilities or services is subject to the terms and conditions of your contract with each Supplier. - Where for any reason, a Supplier is unable to provide particular facilities or services, then that Supplier may be entitled, under its contract with you, to substitute those services or facilities with comparable or equivalent facilities or services without incurring any liability to you. You should check your contract with each Supplier. - All facilities or services described by us are subject to availability from the Supplier. - We will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage relating to your baggage, personal possessions, health or welfare, or delays or travel disruptions unless these arise directly from the service we provide to you. 3.

BUSINESS PURPOSES

You agree that where our services are acquired for business purposes, or where you hold yourself out as acquiring our services for business purposes, the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 will not apply to any supply of goods or services made under these conditions, and we will not be liable or responsible for any loss or damage of any kind to you, including any consequential loss or damage however it may be caused. 4.

INFORMATION IN THIS BROCHURE

4.1 While we attempt to ensure that the contents of this brochure are correct, accurate, and up to date at the time of printing, the contents of this brochure are drawn from information supplied to us by Suppliers. We do not have, and cannot be reasonably expected to have, personal knowledge about all of the facilities or services provided by each Supplier. 4.2 Facilities or services may change after the date of printing. We endeavour to keep travel agents informed of any changes to information in

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this brochure which are brought to our attention. Prior to completing your booking, you should ask your travel agent whether they are aware of any changes to the published information. You should also make sure that if your travel agent is advised of changes which occur after booking, your travel agent is able to contact you. 4.3 Maps and Photographs: Maps are shown for general information and may not necessarily reflect actual routings, locations or services provided. Photographs may show places in the geographic area which are not included in your booking. Hotel room photographs may not be the actual room occupied. 4.4 Property Information: Descriptions featured in this brochure are drawn from information provided by our Suppliers. Any facilities or services shown are subject to change at any time. Please advise your travel agent if you have any special requirements. 4.5 Room Bedding: Prices in this brochure are based on existing bedding in the room. Requests for specific bedding arrangements must be made at the time of booking but can not be guaranteed. For example, twin share may consist of single beds or a shared double bed. 4.6 Rental Cars: We cannot guarantee to provide a particular model or colour within the car category. Availability of car categories is subject to confirmation at the time of booking. We reserve the right to substitute different models. If a vehicle is returned prior to the end of the reserved rental period or if the vehicle is picked up later than the reserved date, NO REFUND will be made for unused rental days 5.

PRICES

5.1 The price indicator is provided as a guide only. It is based on low season, per adult share twin pricing and is correct at the time of printing. The actual price may differ to that indicated due to currency fluctuations, special events, trade shows or peak periods. Price indicators for hotels are per person per night for share twin in a standard room (except for apartments or if specified). Price indicators for tours are based on per adult for share twin based on low season travel. Per person pricing is based in New Zealand dollars. 5.2 We will guarantee the price of the portion of the booking as processed by us, against currency fluctuation for a period of seven (7) days from the time of confirmation of the booking; note: special conditions apply for cruise bookings. It is the responsibility of your travel agent to advise you of the date of confirmation. If your booking remains unpaid after the seven (7) day guarantee period it will be subject to currency fluctuation, up to the time full payment is received by us. 5.3 Events beyond our control, such as changes to the prices of aviation fuel or changes to the cost of services or facilities may result in the prices charged to you being different from those shown in the brochure. You should check all prices with your travel agent before making reservations, and before ticketing. 5.4 Prices may also be liable to variation between the time of booking and the date of departure due to events beyond our control. Due to unforeseen events we reserve the right to vary the price up to the time of your departure. 6.

PAYMENT

7.1 A non-refundable deposit will be required by your travel agent and must be paid at the time of booking. This is in addition to any deposits imposed by Suppliers. 7.2 A communication charge may be made for bookings requested less than 72 hours prior to departure. 7.3 Final payment must be made in full before we can release travel documents (including tickets). 8.

8.3 We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances. See Section 10. 9.

RESERVATION AMENDMENTS

We are happy to incorporate any reasonable amendments you request. An amendment constitutes a change to an existing booking and will attract a $25 fee per amendment prior to final payment and the issuing of the travel documents, and a $50 fee per amendment after travel documents have been issued. These fees are to cover administration and communication costs. You may also be required to pay any Supplier imposed fees. 10. INSURANCE We strongly recommend that you insure yourself fully against cancellation, loss of luggage and personal property, and medical expenses. Your travel agent will be able to provide you with further information. 11. ITEMS NOT COVERED Unless otherwise specified, the cost of airfares, meals, drinks, laundry, insurance, sightseeing, transfers, local taxes, airport departure taxes, Airline imposed insurance levies, passenger service charges and Passport or Visa application fees are not included. 12. VISAS/PASSPORTS For all holidays in this brochure you will require a valid passport. You are responsible for arranging your own passport, visa and health requirements including inoculation. You should check with your travel agent who will be able to provide you with the necessary information. 13. NON-USE OF SERVICES OR FACILITIES If, of your own choice, you decide not to use part or parts of the arranged services or facilities, you will not be entitled to a refund from us (provided we have carried out our service with reasonable skill and care and to your requirements) and you may not be entitled to a refund from any Supplier. 14. HEALTH OR DISABILITY Some Suppliers may reserve the right to refuse to carry or accommodate people who because of a health condition or disability may require services or facilities to be provided in a special manner. You should check this with your travel agent. 15. SERVICE SATISFACTION During your holiday, if you encounter any situation where the service supplied to you does not meet your satisfaction, please take the matter up with the Supplier immediately. Your contract for each service is with the Supplier. If this is not possible immediately, or if you are still dissatisfied, please contact your travel agent. Both we and your travel agent will endeavour to investigate on your behalf and to negotiate with the Supplier to resolve the matter as soon as possible, so that you continue to enjoy your journey.

HOUSE OF TRAVEL ACCOMMODATION RATINGS

To assist you with the selection of your accommodation, we have created our own rating system allowing you to compare each property. Please note that these gradings are to be used as a guide only and may alter throughout the year due to a change of circumstances. Please check with your House of Travel consultant to ensure you get the property that best suits your needs. 7.

incurred by us, Suppliers and your travel agent. Cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and travel agents are beyond our control and you should check with your travel agent regarding what cancellation fees may be applicable.

CANCELLATION

8.1 If you wish to cancel your booking for any reason, you must advise us in writing through your travel agent as soon as possible. 8.2 If you cancel your booking or any part of your booking, we will impose a cancellation fee in respect of each person travelling under that booking. You must also pay all cancellation fees imposed by Suppliers and your travel agent. These cancellation fees are required to offset booking, communication, and administrative charges which have already been

16. LEGAL CLAIMS Any claims or legal action in connection with the provision of our services to you will be governed by the laws of New Zealand. Any claim or legal action against the Suppliers is likely to be subject to the terms of your contract with them, and may be governed by the laws of other countries.


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