How about to have an opportunity to visit both China and Australia during your trip for still very interesting airfare? Based on service of China Eastern Airlines we may currently book multi-city flights from Europe to China and Australia for just Ł556 (€685)! You have to look for a flights departing from Rome to Shanghai from where you would fly to Sydney. Your return flight from Australia will be again routed via Shanghai and you will finally arrive to London.
short update – you may also consider to return to Frankfurt for still interesting fare (€767)
You may either decide to stay longer in China or take the advantage of free transit visa (up to 72h) you can get upon arrival in Shanghai and discover this country on your way to Australia. Thanks to various low-costs carriers such as Ryanair or EasyJet you may easily access both Rome and London which are definitely worth to visit during your trip. As for instance you may book one way flight between London and Rome from €36(Ł30). In case of you prefer classic airlines you may use the service of British Airways which are offering flights from €64(Ł57)
How to book
We have managed to find the cheapest flights mainly during Autumn 2014 (between September and November). You will have to fill in 3 legs in order to reach the cheapest airfare as per below scenario.
Booking sample of a multi city flight Rome to Shanghai then Sydney and returning to London again through Shanghai for Ł556 (€685)
in case of booking please look for following legs:
1) Rome – Shanghai
2) Shanghai – Sydney
3) Shanghai – London
travel date samples
1st leg Rome to Shanghai
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,20th of September
13,15,16,20,21,22,23,24th of October
3,4,5,6,7th of November
2nd leg Shanghai to Sydney
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,21,22,23,24th of September
16,18,19,20,21,24,27th of October
6,9,10th of November
3rd leg Sydney to Shanghai
15,16,17,18,20,22,23,24,25,27,29,30th of October
7,8,11,14,15,17,19,20,21st of November
Booking sample of a multi city flight from Europe to both China and Australia for Ł556 below. In this case you would be flying from Rome to Shanghai on 26th of October. From China to Sydney you would be departing on 30th of October. Finally you would be flying from Sydneyto London via Shanghai on 15th of November 2014.