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Wonders of China

15 day Guided Tour - from £2485

Visit all the famous sights of China in just over two weeks. Experience the variety of wonders of China, from the history of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, to cosmopolitan Shanghai. Take in the beauty of Guilin and the dramatic Three Gorges and don’t forget the adorable Giant Pandas!

Highlights

  • The Forbidden City, Great Wall of China and Terracotta Warriors
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Seeing Pandas
  • City of Guilin and vibrant Shanghai
  • Stunning scenery
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Your Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing

On arrival in Beijing you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the evening meet up with your fellow travellers over dinner.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand
Meals: 1 Dinner

Day 2: Beijing

Head out on a full day of sightseeing including a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which has the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. Afterwards take a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong areas and visit the unique Temple of Heaven. Your dinner this evening includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3: Beijing

After breakfast travel to the magnificent Great Wall to appreciate its historical significance and admire the panoramic views from the top. Later tour the exquisite Summer Palace and in the evening there’s a fascinating Chinese acrobatic show.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 4: Xian

Fly to the former ancient capital of Xian and visit the Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics. In the evening there’s a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. The next morning visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors, followed by a walk along the Ancient City Wall.

Hotel: Xian Tourism Golden Flower
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6: Yangtze

Fly to Wuhan and transfer by coach (approx 4.5 hours) to board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel, your home for the next four nights. Enjoy a tour of the Three Gorges Dam before cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Over the next three days, you will take a trip to the striking Shennong Stream in a pea-pod boat or visit the Lesser Three Gorges. There are also various shore excursions along the way, including the ‘Ghost City’ of Fengdu with its captivating temples.

Hotel: Victoria Cruise boat
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 10: Guilin

Disembark this morning and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo, before taking the bullet train to the beautiful city of Guilin.

Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Days 11 & 12: Guilin

Cruise the stunning Li River and enjoy the breathtaking landscape of jagged limestone peaks, tranquil fishing scenes and picturesque villages. The next day, explore local countryside around Yangshuo before returning to Guilin to the Reed Flute Cave and Pearl Museum. A highlight this evening will be the chance to see the famous cormorant fishermen.

Hotel: Jasper International
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 13: Shanghai

This morning, stroll around picturesque Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon Pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese-Buddhist architecture, and visit the Ancient South Gate. After, fly to Shanghai and in the evening enjoy a view of the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

Hotel: Mingde Grand
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 14: Shanghai

Today’s explorations include the peaceful Yu Garden and a quick visit to the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund, before visiting the Silk
Factory. In the evening, enjoy the exciting ERA acrobatic show.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Fadan
Meals: 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 15: Farewell

After breakfast transfer to Shanghai Airport for your onward flight.

Meals: 1 Breakfast

15 day Guided Tour - from £2485

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All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes. Compulsory gratuities are payable locally.

Your Touring Experience

Touring at its very best with a private driver/guide and vehicle and time to explore at your own pace.

Your private tour includes:

  • 14 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • All domestic flights
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Free visa service
  • English speaking guide
  • Maximum of 30 passengers

Departure dates:

2019:

Jun: 10 & 24
Jul: 8 & 22
Aug: 5, 19, 26, & 31
Sep: 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21 & 23
Oct: 7, 12, 14, 21 & 28
Nov: 3 & 11

2020

Mar:  3, 10, 19, 23 & 30
Apr: 6, 11, 13, 20 & 27
May: 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18 & 25
Jun: 8 & 22
Jul: 6 & 20
Aug: 3, 17, 24, 29 & 31
Sep: 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 & 21
Oct: 5, 10, 12, 19 & 26
Nov: 2 & 9

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