10% Discount on all departures till end April 2018
Places Visited: Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
Beijing, the enthralling capital city of China, is your first stop on our China Experience tour. Visit Tian An Men Square and the Great Wall of China. Take a day train to Xian to explore the bustling Muslim Quarter and to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Museum of Horses. The Giant Pandas await in Chengdu, where there is also the Wen Shu Temple.
Visit Guilin, a city situated in the northeast of Guangxi prefecture, which is known for its unique Karst topography and the stunning landscape of Elephant Trunk Hill and Seven Star Park. Take a cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo to tour the Moon Hill. Also visit the historical Xinping fishing village to see expert cormorant fishermen at work afloat bamboo rafts. The tour ends in the contrastingly vibrant city of Shanghai.
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- Group Size 6-16 people
- Internal Travel A combination of road and air. Road travel by 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, 9, 10 & 12, dinner on days 2 & 5
Itinerary for China Experience
On arrival in Beijing, transfer to Howard Johnson Paragon hotel or similar for three nights. Enjoy a Peking Duck welcome dinner in the evening. Optional excursion: Kung Fu show
Start the day off at Tian An Men Square, before spending a few hours exploring the magnificent 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.
Another day is spent in Beijing to visit the Temple of Heaven which comes alive each morning when elderly locals gather to practice 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.
Take a high-speed 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.
Start off the day with the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Museum of Horses, learning about the history of this incredible archaeological treasure from your guide. Explore Xian city wall in the afternoon, the most complete ancient city wall to survive in China. Enjoy a dumpling dinner banquet.
This morning take a short flight to Chengdu. Stay at the Tianfu Sunshine hotel or similar for two nights. Later, visit Leshan Big Buddha and take a boat ride on the river.
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. Optional excursion: Sichuan opera performance.
Fly to Guilin in the morning. Stay overnight at the Guilin Universal hotel or similar. Afternoon at leisure to explore the town on your own. Optional excursion: Guilin Art museum tour.
This morning, cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Lunch arranged on the cruise. Check into Yangshuo New Century hotel or similar for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Explore the countryside around Yangshuo including the picturesque Moon Hill. Later, enjoy a bamboo raft ride on the Yulong River to visit the Xinping fishing village.
Yangshuo, Guilin, Shanghai
Drive back to Guilin for your flight to Shanghai. Stay at the jiulong hotel or similar for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Walk along the famous ‘Bund’ in the morning. Afterward, visit the Jing’an Temple and the World Financial Centre. In the evening enjoy a performance by Chinese acrobats.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
13 days from £ 1889 per person
✓ 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, 9, 10 & 12, dinner on days 2 & 5
✓ Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary
Holiday Extensions for this tour
Vibrant Hong Kong Tour extension
days, 2 nights from £465 per person
Single supplement £ per person
Single supplement £ per personview itinerary
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 at leisure. Sightseeing tours can be arranged.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Hainan Island Tour Extension
4 days, 3 nights from £585 per person
Single supplement £ 225 per person
Single supplement £ 225 per personview itinerary
Take an early flight to Sanya airport today. Stay at Huayu Resort for three nights.
Days at leisure.
Fly to the airport for your onward flight.
2018/2019 tour prices for China Experience
|DEPARTURE DATE||PRICE PER PERSON||SINGLE ROOM supplement||AVAILABILITY|
|Fri 23 Mar 2018||£ 2465||£ 595||Please call us|
|Fri 06 Apr 2018||£ 2495||£ 595||Please call us|
|Fri 13 Apr 2018||£ 2495||£ 595||Please call us|
|Sun 13 May 2018||£ 1985||£ 468||Good|
|Sun 09 Sep 2018||£ 1985||£ 468||Good|
|Sun 16 Sep 2018||£ 1985||£ 468||Good|
|Sun 21 Oct 2018||£ 1985||£ 468||Good|
|Sun 11 Nov 2018||£ 1985||£ 468||Good|
|Sun 24 Mar 2019||£ 1889||£ 439||Good|
|Sun 07 Apr 2019||£ 2185||£ 468||Good|
|Sun 14 Apr 2019||£ 2185||£ 468||Good|
|Sun 08 Sep 2019||£ 2185||£ 468||Good|
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Temple of Heaven (Beijing)
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The Terracotta Army
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Guilin & the Li River
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Yangshuo (Li River)
The main hub for the Li River is Yangshuo (‘Bright Moon’), a lively riverside village with a crop of Ming-era houses and bustling market area where you can stock up on local souve...
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