Stuff Escapes - The Real China


- Due to the success of our first reader's tour, planning is now underway

for another similar tour later in 2018.


Join us on our inaugural 16 day, fully inclusive Reader's Tour from 9-23 March 2018

Price is $7,599pp twin share, flying Singapore Airlines (Additional charges: Tipping RMB700)

Our Reader's Tour itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. This remarkable trip includes China's most spectacular destinations, with visits to the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Yangtze River and more. The tour will be accompanied by our panel of guest China experts from a range of backgrounds, whose unique knowledge of China's history and culture will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights on Singapore Airlines, all accommodation, meals and all touring included. 

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Tour Highlights

The Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square in Beijing
The archaeological marvel of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xian
Beautiful landscapes of the Li River, Guilin
Giant Pandas at Chongqing Zoo’s Panda House
Spectacular Three Gorges on the Yangtze River
The cosmopolitan city of Shanghai

Guest China Experts

Jeremy Rees is a senior editor at Fairfax Media New Zealand. He is currently the National Communities Editor and in charge of local journalism on, the fast-rising social media site. Jeremy has a Master of Arts in History and is currently undertaking further study in Chinese history and culture at the University of Auckland. He visited China in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square and has a special interest in how journalism needs to respond to the growing diversity of New Zealand and the rise of China's economy.

Tony Browne was New Zealand Ambassador to China from 2004 to 2009. He began his Chinese studies in 1973 and made his first visit to Beijing the following year. In his retirement from formal diplomacy he remains actively involved with China as a member of the Executive Board of the New Zealand China Council, Chair of the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre and of the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington, and as a Senior Consultant to Hanban, the Confucius Institute Headquarters in Beijing.  He has traveled to 28 of China's 31 provinces and provincial level municipalities.

Suzy Fewtrell is the Regional Director for Kea New Zealand and has been living in Shanghai for over 10 years. Previously Suzy developed  Shopping Tours Shanghai, which saw Suzy in the role of tour guide in Shanghai for the better part of seven years, introducing her to the history and culture of China. Suzy has a great understanding of the cultural differences between Chinese and Kiwis and some great tips for making your trip to China thoroughly enjoyable. When she isn’t working, she spends time learning Chinese, travelling and enjoying all aspects of food. Suzy looks forward to sharing her stories about her time in China from a New Zealand perspective. 



Beijing (3N) – Xian (2N) – Guilin (2N) – Li River Cruise – Yangshuo – Chongqing – Yangtze River Cruise (3N) – Shanghai (3N) 

Download the detailed itinerary here (PDF)


Tour Includes

- Return international economy flights and taxes
- Guest China experts
- All accommodation
- All meals
- All sightseeing and entrance fees
- All transportation and transfers
- English-speaking National Escort
- Visa fees for NZ passport holders

Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin share. Price and availability correct at time of publishing 3 Aug 2017. Valid from selected New Zealand cities. Tipping is not included and to be paid locally—see tour details and full booking conditions at To connect with airline schedules additional arrangements may be required at an additional cost. Land-only option available from $6,800pp. Single passengers can travel on a willing to share bases at the twin share price or pay an additional $1400 to have single accommodation throughout the tour. Allied Member of TAANZ. Accredited IATA Agent.