China Tennis Tour

China Tennis Tour: Join our China Tennis Tour with tennis legend Judy Dalton and enjoy the China Open and Shanghai Masters while experiencing the wonders of China.

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After the success of previous Tennis Tours to China, this years tour will be led by the legendary Judy Dalton, winner of the 1966 Australian Women’s Open. Judy was also Wimbledon singles runner-up in 1968 and semi-finalist in 1971. In Doubles she won the Australian 4 times, the US Open twice and both the French and Wimbledon doubles titles. In 2013 Judy was inducted into the Australian Tennis Hall of Fame. See the semi-finals of the China Open, one of the world’s premier tournaments with the world’s top men’s and women’s players competing, including Djokovic, Williams and Sharapova.

Experience China’s great culture, history and sights including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Great Wall of China, plus a tennis club matches. We guarantee great tennis, luxury hotels, exciting adventures and an un-forgettable experience!

Day 1  October 2015

Depart Sydney or Melbourne on morning flight and evening arrival in Beijing. We are met and transferred to our luxury Beijing Hotel.

Day 2  October 2015

Today is Semi-Final day at the prestigious China Open. A combined ATP-WTA event, the China Open is the biggest tournament on the Asian leg of the WTA calendar. It has featured Williams, Sharapova, Azarenka, Djokovic and the world’s best over the past few years.

Day 3  October 2015

Today is at your leisure, you have the opportunity to go shopping at the world-renowned Silk Market. Clearly marked on the world’s top tourist map, in the eyes of foreign tourists who rate it on a par with the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Beijing roast duck. There are 1,600 shops with plenty of bargains to be had. In the afternoon we depart for our match at the 6th Sense - Potters Wheel International Tennis Academy. The Potters Wheel has 25 courts and is known around the world with tennis programs designed by Carlos Rodriguez, famous coach of Justine Henin and recently Li Na.

Day 4  October 2015

After breakfast, we take a city tour including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. From Tiananmen Square we enter into the Forbidden City, a massive complex that was the centre of the Ming and Qing dynasties. After lunch, ride a trishaw to tour the ancient city alleys of the Hutongs and ex-perience the lifestyle of the local people. Tonight we see the spectacular and world famous Beijing Acrobat Show. We then visit the Sanlitun Bar or Wangfujing Street which are some of the most “prosperous” entertainment streets in Beijing. Every night, the streets are busy with people against the background of city noise and the luxury of trendy restaurants and bars.

Day 5  October 2015

An early breakfast will be followed by a bus trip to the Great Wall of China. Today you will experience the splendor of the Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Won-ders of the World. We return to Beijing City and visit the 2008 Olympic venues of the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. After we see the trendy and unique 798 Art Village. The Art Village is like “Soho” and houses a rich artist community. It is nestled in a 50-year old out of service military factory complex with a functional Bauhaus-influenced design. There are lots of cool art studios and cafes to be seen. In the evening we celebrate our time in Beijing with a Farewell Dinner.

Day 6 October 2015

After breakfast and check-out we depart Beijing and catch the late morning Bullet Train to Shanghai.With its fully reclining airline-style seats and designed top speed of 350 km per hour, the new Beijing-Shanghai express embodies China's race to the future. When we arrive in Shanghai we are met and transferred to our luxurious hotel.

Day 7 October 2015

The day begins with a city tour of Shanghai, the classical Ming Dynasty Yu Yuan Gardens with pavilions, towers, terraces and Pudong - the new economic district across from the Bund and some window shopping along bustling Nanjing Road. We may have time to see the French Concession, the  Shanghai Jewish Ghetto or visit the local neighborhood to get a glimpse into daily life in this historical area. Tonight’s highlight is a spectacular evening Huangpu river cruise where you will see great views of the city and Shanghai’s spectacular skyline.

Day 8 October 2015

After breakfast, we visit Suzhou, an ancient water town built in 514 BC.  Suzhou is an ancient city with 2500 years’ history, located in the center of Yangtze Delta. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained in present-day Suzhou. It is renowned for the classic gardens, canals, silks, lakes, operas, legends and museums.

Day 9 October 2015

The morning is at your leisure. We depart our hotel at midday for Semi-Final day at the Shanghai Masters. Held at the Qi Zhong Tennis Centre, it debuted in 2009 and has since established itself as one of the premier tournaments on the ATP World Tour featuring Nadal, Federer, Djokovic, Murray and the world’s best players.

Day 10 October 2015

This morning is our tennis match at the stylish Shanghai Racquet Club. The Club has an inviting and friendly environment away from the Shanghai buzz. After the matches and presentation, we move on to the Big Bamboo which is one of the larger and more popular sports bars in Shanghai for lunch. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner party will celebrate a wonderful tour.

Day 11 October 2015

Free morning and  transfer to the airport for your flight home.