Tailor-made Tour 13 days from £1949 per person

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  Places Visited: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Yangtze Cruise, Shanghai

Journey to the capital city of Beijing on our Classic China tour. See the iconic Tian An Men Square, catch a glimpse of life in the Hutongs and amble on the Great Wall of China, a World Heritage site. Take a day train to Xi'an, to explore the bustling Muslim Quarter and to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Museum of Horses.

Fall in love with the charming Giant Panda at their breeding centre in Chengdu and also see the special Wen Shu Temple. Cruise on the mighty Yangtze, the longest river in Asia. Sail past the impressive Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric power station in the world and visit the Ghost City of Fengdu. End in the world class city of Shanghai, known for its impressive skyline and unmissable shopping. 

Holiday Types

Cultural Tours Family Holidays River and Island Cruises


Travel Arrangements

  • Group Size 6-16 people
  • Internal Travel A combination of road and air. Road travel in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accompanying Guide Local English-speaking guides for all sightseeing (English-speaking accompanying guide throughout for 10 or more people)
  • Accommodation 12 nights
  • Meal Plan Breakfast daily, lunch on days 2 to 7 & 12, dinner on days 2 & 5, all meals on the Yangtze cruise


Itinerary for Classic China

Day 1

On arrival in Beijing, transfer to Howard Johnson Paragon hotel or similar for three nights. Enjoy a Peking Duck welcome dinner in the evening.

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Day 2

Start the day off at Tian An Men Square before spending a few hours exploring The Forbidden City with your guide. Afternoon visit to see the pavilions, prayer halls and gardens of the Summer Palace; built for the Emperors to escape the summer heat.

Day 3

Another day spent in Beijing to visit the Temple of Heaven which comes alive each morning when elderly locals gather to practise Tai Chi. In the afternoon, drive out to see the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, one of the most iconic sights in Asia.

Day 4
Beijing, Xi'an

Take a high-speed Bullet train to Xi'an this morning (5-6 hours). On arrival, check-in at the Grand Dynasty Culture hotel or similar for two nights. In the afternoon, visit the sights of Xi'an including the Big Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque and the bustling Muslim Quarter.

Day 5

Start off the day with the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Museum of Horses, learning about this incredible archaeological treasure from your guide. Explore the city walls in the afternoon. Enjoy a dumpling dinner banquet in the evening.

Day 6
Xi'an, Chengdu

This morning take a short flight to Chengdu. Stay at Tianfu Sunshine hotel or similar for two nights. Later, visit Leshan Big Buddha and take a boat ride on the river. Optional: Sichuan opera performance.

Day 7

Visit the Panda Breeding Centre in the morning followed by a very special vegetarian lunch at the Wen Shu Temple. Later on, walk along the famous Jin Li Street and explore the city on your own in the evening.

Day 8
Chengdu, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise

In the morning, take the train to Chongqing to visit the Dazu Grottoes. In the evening, check-in to a private, en-suite cabin aboard a modern river vessel for a three-night cruise towards Shanghai on the mighty Yangtze River. Dinner in a local restaurant or on the cruise.

Day 9
Yangtze Cruise

The morning starts with a briefing of the river and safety instructions. After lunch, disembark at Shibaozhai for an excursion to this pagoda. Enjoy the captain’s welcome party in the evening.

Day 10
Yangtze Cruise

The scenery is simply stunning when passing the Wu and Qutang Gorges. Stop for an excursion at the Shennong stream to see the Lesser Three Gorges and the mysterious Tujia tribal coffins.

Day 11
Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai

Visit the Three Gorges Dam and pass the eastern section of the Xiling Gorge, before disembarking at Yichang. Fly to Shanghai and stay at Greeland Jiulong Hotel or similar for two nights.

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Day 12

Walk along the famous ‘Bund’ in the morning. Afterwards, visit the Jing’an Temple and the World Financial Centre. In the evening enjoy a performance by Chinese acrobats.

Day 13

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Tailor-made Tour 13 days from £1949 per person

What's included

✓   12 nights accommodation
✓   All internal transportation and transfers
✓   Local English-speaking guides for all sightseeing (accompanying guide for 10+ people)
✓   Breakfast daily, lunch on days 2 to 7 & 12, dinner on days 2 & 5, all meals on the Yangtze cruise
✓   Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary

Holiday Extensions for this tour

Classic China - Vibrant Hong Kong

3 days, 2 nights from £465 per person

Single supplement £ per person
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Day 13
Shanghai, Hong Kong

Fly to Hong Kong in the morning and transfer to your hotel for two nights. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Day 14
Hong Kong

Day at leisure.

Day 15
Hong Kong

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Classic China - Hainan Island beach break

4 days, 3 nights from £585 per person

Single supplement £ 225 per person
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Day 13
Shanghai, Hainan

Fly to Sanya airport today. Stay at Huayu Resort for three nights.


Day 14, 15

Days at leisure.

Day 16

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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