Classic China -12 days / Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai
Land only 12 days/10 nights from £1995 pp (single sup. £335) - Daily departure mini 2pax
Day 1: UK - Beijing
Our journey begins as we board our overnight scheduled flight to Beijing.
Day 2: Beijing
Morning arrival into Beijing where you will be greeted by your tour manager and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon visit the sacred Temple of Heaven Welcoming dinner. Hotel: Beijing JianGuo Hotel. (or similar)
Day 3: Beijing
Our days begins with a stroll through Tiananmen Square, and imperial splendour of the Forbidden City. We then take a rickshaw ride along Beijing's old quarter "Hutongs". Lunch in a local family. in the afternoon, we visit the Lama & Confucius temples. Free evening.
Day 4: Beijing
Enjoy marvellous scenery as we wind our way up to the Great Wall (Mutianyu Section) - a much quieter and picturesque section of the Great Wall. Unforgettable views, and when the weather is good, a lovely picnic lunch will go to make this a day to remember! En route back to Beijing we make a short visit to the iconic "Birds Nest" Olympic Stadium. In the evening enjoy a Peking Duck banquet
Day 5: Beijing - Xian
After a leisurely breakfast we visit the majestic Summer Palace before we then transfer to airport for your midday flight to Xian (flight duration 1hr, 50mins). On arrival transfer to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
Accommodation: Grand New World Hotel/ Xian Garden Hotel
Day 6: Xian
Visit The Museum of the
Terracotta Warriors which is located just over 1hr drive outside of Xian. This
afternoon return to Xian and we visit the City Walls.& the Muslim quarter. Return back to your hotel. Free evening.
Day 7: Xian /Guilin
Sightseeing at the Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi Museum This afternoon you will fly to Guilin then transfer to your hotel for 2 nights.
Day 8: Guilin to Yangshuo
We take a 3hr leisurely cruise from Guilin to the small town of Yangshuo. A simple meal will be served on-board the cruise will be scenic and relaxing as the boats cruise past unspoilt countryside. Overnight Yangshou with the opportunity to see the evening sound and light show “Impressions”
Day 9: Yangshuo
Half day free at leisure for you to explore the stunning surroundings of Yangshuo and the Karst landscape. This charming town offers various activities to suit everyone. Later we return to Gulin and visit the Reed Flute Cave & Fubo Mountain before flying to Shanghai where we stay for three nights.
Day 10: Shanghai
Today, we take a stroll through the Shanghai Old Quarter and Yuyuan Bazaar , Xiantiandi(french concession) & the Bund . Afternoon cruise on the Hunagpo River and in the evening the award-winning Shanghai Acrobatics Show.
Day 11: Shanghai (or Suzhou/Watertown)
Full day excursion by train to the water city of SUZHOU including a visit to a traditional Chinese Garden and Silk Spinning factory plus a cruise on the Grand Canal. Return back to Shanghai in early evening.OR
Free for your leisure. You may want to try your hand bargaining in the local markets, enjoy a traditional massage, or visit the Shanghai Musuem or further explore the city at your own pace.
Day 12: Shanghai - UK
Today depart from hotel to the Longyang station and the MAGLEV (Bullet train) to the airport and your return flight home. Arrival in the same day.
INCLUDES: All Domestic Flights, Full sightseeing programme, Quality hotels on a twin/double room basis, Air conditioned vehicle, admissions/entances, English speaking guides, All meals mentioned on the itinerary
EXCLUDES: Travel Insurance, Expenses of a personal nature, drinks and meals not shown or included in the above itinerary.