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Ancient and Cosmopolitan

Ancient and Cosmopolitan

Small group tour

Ancient and Cosmopolitan

Ancient and Cosmopolitan

Acient buildings and modern life combine

Explore the contrasting and diverse cities (and their cultures) of Beijing, Xian and Hong Kong. Your journey starts in the ancient city of Beijing visiting all the historic attractions including Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and the Great Wall. You then fly to the ancient city of Xian where you will visit one of the most significant and extremely impressive archaeological finds, The Terracotta Warriors. Your final stop will be 2 nights in the cosmopolitan and vibrant city of Hong Kong. A half day island tour will include a ride on the famous Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, offering a spectacular perspective of the city. You will also be taken to the must-go places of Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen. The rest of the day and following day is at your leisure to explore Hong Kong at your own pace or simply relax by the stunning rooftop swimming pool.

Locations you will be visiting

  • Temple of Heaven Beijing China


    Beijing is the capital city of China and is the nation’s political and cultural centre.

    3 Days

  • Ancient City Wall xian china


    Xian, the eastern starting point of the Silk Road, capital of Shaanxi province and one of China’s ...

    1 Day

  • Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a place with multiple personalities, as a result of being both Cantonese Chinese and Br...

    2 Days


Ancient and Cosmopolitan

9 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Beijing

You will take a scheduled flight from the UK to Beijing with British Airways. Regional departures available on request.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. In the afternoon you will have time to relax or take a walk in the surrounding area. Your guide will be pleased to advise on what you can do at your leisure. In the early evening your guide will escort you for dinner where you will meet your fellow group members.

  • Meals included: Dinner
DAY 3 Beijing City Tour

In the morning you will visit the Temple of Heaven – this was the place where the Ming and Qing emperors worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvests for the year, where you can observe the tradition of practicing Tai Chi in the courtyard. This will be followed by a stroll through Tiananmen Square, the biggest square in the world. Continue to the Forbidden City which served as the grand imperial palace for centuries. Your final stop of the day will be at the Hutongs. Here, you can have a personal insight into the everyday life of traditional Beijing citizens.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 Great Wall

Today visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a post along the wall offering breathtaking views in a less crowded atmosphere. Mutianyu was built in the mid-6th century and its rich history can be observed in its unique construction. This will be followed by an opportunity for photographs at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube, which hosted the memorable 2008 Olympics and 2015 World Championships. In the evening, enjoy a sumptuous Peking Duck Dinner, a traditional delicacy and a culinary must.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 Bullet Train to Xian

In the morning visit the Summer Palace, which includes a grand collection of lakes, gardens, palaces and scenic views. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake. You will then catch a bullet train to Xian (approx. 5 hours 30 minutes).

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Train
DAY 6 Terracotta Warriors

Today your guide will take you to visit the Terracotta Warriors, a stunning collection of ten thousand life size statues of the Chinese army made over two thousand years ago, yet preserved almost perfectly. This will be followed by a visit to the ancient city wall in Xian in the afternoon, which can be enjoyed through a peaceful stroll or a bike ride. It is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, it is one of the largest military defensive systems in the world. This evening you will try a dumpling dinner while enjoying the Tang Dynasty Show, a colourful performance of traditional music and dance.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 To Hong Kong

In the morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel, rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 8 Hong Kong City Tour

Start your day with a half day island tour. Highlights include Victoria Peak with the must do tram ride up, Stanley Market, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen. The afternoon is free for you to explore or enjoy the hotel’s facilities.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 Hong Kong to UK

You will have most of the day at leisure. In the evening, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own, or treat yourself to an excursion. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

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Sample Accommodation

Guangxi Hotel, Beijing

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Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xian

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Harbour Grand Kowloon, Hong Kong

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Your holiday details
Departures and Prices 2019/20
Depart Return Days Price from Availability Reservation
Depart21/03/2019 Return29/03/2019 Day9 Depart£2,147 AvailabilityLimited spaces Reservation
Depart04/04/2019 Return12/04/2019 Day9 Depart£2,197 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart11/04/2019 Return19/04/2019 Day9 Depart£2,197 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart09/05/2019 Return17/05/2019 Day9 Depart£2,197 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart16/05/2019 Return24/05/2019 Day9 Depart£2,197 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation
Depart06/06/2019 Return14/06/2019 Day9 Depart£2,147 AvailabilitySpaces available Reservation

Single supplement from £348

Land only from £1,498

Prices and products are subject to availability at the time of booking.

The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 10 weeks before departure.

Please call 020 8543 8133 for more information or to make a booking.

China: Ancient and Cosmopolitan
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What's included:
  • International flights in economy class
  • Transfers and transport in China
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin share
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as specified
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • China visa

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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