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Luxury China in Style

Tailor-Made Journey

Luxury China in Style

Iconic sights and luxury accommodation make this the perfect choice for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday

This itinerary of China explores all of the country’s main sights and highlights, whilst staying in the comfort of luxury 5* accommodation. Experience China at its best, starting in Beijing and visiting iconic sights such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Travel to Xian by high speed bullet train for the impressive Terracotta Warriors. In Guilin, enjoy a cruise on the scenic Li River and explore Yangshuo’s stunning limestone karst scenery, and relax on a luxurious cruise along the longest river in Asia, the Yangtze, before admiring the magnificence of the Three Gorges Dam. The tour ends in Shanghai where ancient and modern China meet, making for a fitting finale to your tour.

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Locations you will be visiting

  • BeijingTemple of Heaven china

    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, China

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

    1 Day

  • Li River guilin china

    Guilin & Yangshuo, China

    Home to the Li River, this area is spectacularly beautiful

    3 Days

  • 3 Gorges yangtze china

    The Yangtze River, China

    Winding about 3,964 miles, the Yangtze River is the largest in China and the third largest in the wo...

    3 Days

  • pudong skyline shanghai china

    Shanghai, China

    A vibrant financial city where tradition meets innovation

    2 Days

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Luxury China in Style

15 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Beijing

Fly from Heathrow or your regional airport to Beijing.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

 

DAY 3 Beijing City Tour

Visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for good harvests for the year. This will be followed by a stroll through Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world, and a visit to the Forbidden City which served as the grand imperial palace for centuries.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 4 Great Wall

Today visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall and an area with fewer tourists, offering stunning views. Continue to the Summer Palace, which includes a grand collection of lakes, gardens, palaces and scenic vistas. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 5 Bullet train to Xian

There will be an opportunity for photographs at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube, venues for the memorable 2008 Olympics and 2015 World Championships. Continue to the Hutongs for a personal insight into the everyday life of traditional Beijing citizens, before taking a first class bullet train to Xian.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Bullet Train
DAY 6 Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors is today’s first stop, an amazing collection of 10,000 life size statues of the Chinese army made over 2,000 years ago. This will be followed by a visit to Xian’s ancient city wall, the most complete city wall surviving in China, and one of the largest military defensive systems in the world.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 7 Fly to Guilin

The Shaanxi Museum which has over a quarter of a million artefacts on display, including treasures from many periods of China’s history, will be followed by the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, with the day ending on a visit to the Muslim Quarter to see local life in the community. You will then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Guilin.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 8 Li River Cruise

Following breakfast, enjoy a four hour boat cruise on the breathtaking Li River towards Yangshuo. Arrival in Yangshuo will be at around 14:00. This evening there is an optional spectacular ‘Impressions of Liu Sanjie’ show staged on the Li River.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Boat
DAY 9 Yangshuo, Guilin

Morning free for leisure and relaxation. Take the opportunity to explore this beautiful area independently, or perhaps join an optional cookery class. Later in the afternoon return to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Caves and in the evening you will see the fascinating Cormorant Fishing Show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 10 Fly to Chongqing

Today you will fly to Chongqing. Transfer to the quay to board your luxury, 5* ship for the start of your cruise along the majestic Yangtze River.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane, Cruise
DAY 11 Yangtze River Cruise

Relax while the ship meanders along the Yangtze, allowing you to enjoy the scenic views.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 12 Yangtze River Cruise

Take an excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”, and enjoy a journey on a small motorboat through the tranquil Shennong Stream.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 13 Fly to Shanghai

You will visit The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest power station and sail through the Xiling Gorge. Disembark at Yichang and transfer to the airport for a flight to Shanghai.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Cruise, Airplane
DAY 14 Shanghai City Tour

The first attraction of the day will be the Yu Yuan Gardens, home to beautiful pavilions, streams and courtyards, followed by the Jade Buddha Temple, with its large, intricate sculptures of Buddha. After the Shanghai Museum, you will visit the waterfront attraction of the Bund. Later, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the whole city from the top of the Shanghai world financial centre.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 15 Shanghai to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back 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.

  • colourful Beijing opera china
    China

    China: Beijing Opera

    Delight at a performance of traditional Beijing Opera

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  • Impressions li river yangshou china
    China

    China: Impressions of Liu Sanjie in Yangshuo

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  • yangshuo cooking school china
    China

    China: Cookery Classes in Yangshuo

    Learn to cook traditional dishes in Yangshuo

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  • Huangpu River Cruise Shanghai china
    China

    China: Night Cruise on the Huangpu River in Shanghai

    Marvel at Shanghai's twinkling lights on a night cruise

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Sample Accommodation

Regent Hotel, Beijing

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Shangri-La Hotel, Xian

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Shangri-La, Guilin

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Yangshuo Resort, Yangshuo

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Century Cruises, Yangtze River

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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

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What's included:
  • Including international and domestic flights in economy class
  • Airport taxes
  • 5★ accommodation based on twin share
  • Transfers
  • Transportation
  • Tours
  • Meals as stated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch)
  • Tips
  • Personal Spending
  • Travel Insurance
  • China visa

Price from £3,844 per person

Single supplement £1,380

Land only from £3,199 (excluding international flights and visa fees)

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.

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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