VACC tour of China

The Winds of Change




China Tour Cancelled

The outbreak of novel coronavirus has resulted in the cancellation of the study tour of China that was scheduled for April 2020.
The current Australian Government travel advice is to not travel to China, and Qantas has cancelled all outgoing flights to China. The safety of our guests is of utmost importance so we will not be traveling to this region at this time.
Full credits or refunds will be issued
People who have booked their tickets to the China study tour will be contacted directly and will receive a full credit or refund of their purchase. Credits may be used to book an alternative study tour.
VACC Study Tours
China may be off limits for now, but the world is still your oyster. There are 8 VACC study tours available in 2020 – check out the full list of available tours and make your booking today.

All Tours Include

Private Room Accomodation

Economy Airfares & Private Transfers

All Entry Fees & Tickets

Dedicated IST Tour Guides

Includes GST and other taxes*

China is now the world’s largest vehicle market and the world’s fastest growing automotive producer. They are an economic superpower, and you can see it all for yourself on the VACC tour of China. You’ll experience Shanghai’s Auto Museum and the 2020 Chinese Grand Prix, with exclusive benefits like meeting some of F1’s biggest names, a pit lane walk, a paddock club reception and a guided tour of the track. You’ll attend the Guangzhou International Automobile Expo, including vehicle displays and specialist exhibitions for auto maintenance and repair, manufacturing equipment, and parts and accessories. Your adventure will be topped off with a visit to the iconic Great Wall, and plenty of delicious and adventurous culinary delights along the way.

Formula 1 GP

The Shanghai International Circuit is a wonderful combination of the traditional and the modern. Designed to showcase Shanghai’s splendour to the world, authorities spared no expense in creating this modern track, housed in stunning contemporary architecture. With an overall length of 5.451km, the track includes technical low speed sections, winding turns and high-speed straights, offering a thrilling spectator experience and challenging racing opportunities.

EXPO Auto China

Auto China, also known as the Beijing Motor Show, is the country’s premier international car show. The show is expanding almost as fast as China’s car industry, and it’s grown to become a key event in the calendar of major car brands who are competing for a slice of the lucrative and growing Chinese car market. You’ll see the best models and concepts from Europe, including their cars made specifically for the Chinese market. The Chinese brands also have a huge presence, so you’ll see for yourself what they are up to as they expand around the globe.


Guangzhou International Automobile Expo and China Auto Exhibition E-commerce Car Festival is China’s largest international automobile exhibition. Displays include cars, coaches, buses, touring cars, electric vehicles, postal vehicles, mini vans, and even golf carts. A large variety of car manufacturers and auto part suppliers will present their latest products and technologies. Immerse yourself in the latest happenings and meet the up and coming leaders in this important growth market.


The China International Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo provides international level exhibition services for the auto maintenance and repair segments. Showcasing products like checkout systems, PC and software systems, to litfing machines and more, this is a not-to-be missed event if you’re in maintenance and repair. The Guangzhou International Automotive Manufacturing Equipment & Material Expo will feature exhibits of laser technology and parts welding, industrial robots, body welding engineering, assembly and stamping, painting, plant ventilation equipment, automobile mould and 3D printing, and much more. Exhibitors will showcasep roduct surface treatment and precision techniques, paint coating and auxiliary products, manufacturing equipment and measurement technology.


CAPE is the largest auto parts exhibition in southern China. It has been successfully held for 18 years and is highly praised by domestic and foreign exhibitors alike. It’s an important platform to promote domestic and foreign trade exchanges, strengthen international cooperation, protect intellectual property rights and uphold the integrity system of enterprises. You will also be visiting the China International Auto Accessories Expo. As the accessories industry continues to develop, this expo allows buyers and suppliers from around the world to discuss the latest trends and hot topics in the international accessories industry.

Shanghai Auto Museum

China’s first dedicated auto museum in Shanghai features a vintage car collection, modern technology displays and an exhibition hall, all of which vividly show how cars have impacted society over the years. It’s huge, covering an area of 28,000m2, and its exhibition area exceeds 10,000m2. There’s some great interactive activities like car design and assembly, drive simulation and remote controlled car racing.

Tour Beijing

Exploring Beijing, China’s sprawling capital, is a trip through time. It has history stretching back 3 millennia, and you’ll wander the Great Wall, see the grand Forbidden City complex, Tiananmen Square, and the imperial palace. You’ll watch local life unfold in the hutong, a dense matrix of residential alleyways shaped by the enclosing walls of traditional courtyard homes. In Beijing, chī le ma? (have you eaten?) is literally how locals greet their neighbours, so get ready for some great feasts.

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Depart Melbourne
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
VACC Electric Factory Tour
Day 6
Shanghai Auto Museum
Day 7
Formula 1 Grand Prix
Day 8
Formula 1 Grand Prix
Day 9
Beijing City Tour
Day 10
Auto China Expo & BIAE
Day 11
Depart Beijing

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