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Mystical China from £1750

Departure Date:

Group departures are on:

08 May 2017

20 May 2017

22 Jul 2017

09 Sep 2017

23 Sep 2017

14 Oct 2017

 

 

If you would like to travel on any other date then this can be arranged however a supplement will apply.

 

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Book 12 Weeks in advance and get £100 OFF per adult and child

Book 8 Weeks in advance and get £60 OFF per adult and child

 

Tailor Made Options:

Below is a suggested itinerary which is the most popular one; however we are able to customise this holiday to suit your requirments. We are able to add or remove excursions as well change the number of night you wish to stay for. We have a great selection of hotels ranging from basic 3 star to luxurious 5 star resorts.

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Suggested Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive Beijing

On arrival at Beijing Airport, meet your local tour manager and proceed to your hotel. Transfer time from airport to hotel will be at 16:00hrs

local time. You must ensure your fl ight is arriving before this. Your day is at leisure to explore the surroundings or to relax. In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner.

Dinner Y

 

Day 2: Beijing

Today we visit Tiananmen Square which is known to be one of the largest public squares in the world, bordered by the Qianmen Gate,

the Great Hall of the People and Theatre of Heavenly Peace. Later visit the Forbidden City to see the courtyards, palaces and pavilions. In

the afternoon, continue to Lama Temple, which combines styles of Manchurian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian architecture. Everywhere you turn, expansive details and bold patterns can be found to tease and tantalize the senses.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 3: Beijing

In the morning visit the Jade Factory for shopping before departing for a tour of the Great Wall of China. This 6,400 kilometre long wall is

a symbol of China’s ancient civilisation and ranks among the greatest ancient monumentsin history. Later visit some of the modern sights

that Beijing has to offer; view the iconic Olympic buildings, take photos with the National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), and the National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 4: Beijing

Today visit the Summer Palace which is a vast group of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by

Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. Later visit the Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties

worshiped heaven and prayed for good harvests. Before lunch visit the Factory. Here you may purchase gifts; jeans, jackets, bags

and souvenirs for families and friends. Also visit the Yashow Market also known as the “Yaxiu Market”. This evening enjoy a wonderful

acrobatic show which promises to dazzle and entertain.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 5: Beijing: Xian

Today check out and proceed to Xian via a super fast train. On arrival visit the Wild Goose Pagoda which is a Buddhist pagoda, built in 652 AD by the Tang Dynasty. Also visit the Bell Tower Square which is in the heart of this bustling city.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 6: Xian

Today enjoy a full day tour of the Terracotta Warriors - the tomb of the First Emperor of China and a UNESCO site. See more than 6000

moulded soldiers, offi cers, horses and wagons of this famed legendary army which were buried together with the Emperor 2,200 years ago and discovered only in 1974.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 7: Xian - Guilin

In the morning fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Reed Flute Cave, which is named after a certain type of reed grown near the carve gate and used to make musical instruments. The natural beauty of a large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, with their endless variety of remarkable scenes in the cave will undoubtedly evoke breathless admiration. Thus, the cave is highly praised as the Huge Art Palace of the Nature.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 8: Guilin

After breakfast, enjoy a half day visit of Elephant Trunk Hill. Here, marvel at the huge rock formation by the confl uence of the Yang and Li

rivers, which looks as if an elephant is dipping it’s trunk into the water. After lunch time begin your Li River Cruise (2hours). The Li River

is a masterpiece of nature with crystal water, picturesque mountains, peaceful farm fi eld, hard working fi shermen and wondering water buffalos which compose a poem of Guilin scenery and life.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 9: Guilin – Chongqing –Yangtze River Cruise

Morning at leisure in Guilin. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your fl ight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, we proceed to the pier to embark on your wonderful Yangtze River Cruise.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 10: Chongqing – Yangtze River Cruise

Depart from Chongqing in the morning. Visit Fengdu - the City of Ghosts on the Ming Hill. You may climb the winding cobblestone road

or take a cable car to reach the 288 meter-high Ming Hill. Later, have an enjoyable time at the Captain’s Welcome Party, as your ship anchors at Wanxian for an overnight stop. (Please note that the fi rst shore excursion of the cruise may occur either at Fengdu, Shibaozhai or Wanzhou, dependent on local river conditions).

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise

Today sail pass the Three Little Gorges. The magnificent Qutang Gorge extends 8 km and leads us to the splendour of Wu Gage.

Disembark for an excursion through Daning River Lesser Three Gorges. Sail into the west section of the third gorge of the Yangtze River - the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Yangtze gorges, after which the ships passes through the 5 stage ship lock. As you pass through the gorge, the river varies from 200 metres wide at is broadest to just 10 metres. The thundering waters and towering crags makes a breathtaking sight.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 12: Three Gorges Dam - Yichang - Shanghai

After breakfast on board the cruise, enjoy a shore excursion of the Three Gages Dam, the largest project of its kind in the world. The dam

is 1,983 metres long and 185 meters high. Its construction involves the relocation of 13 cities, 140 towns and 1.3 million people and

the enormity of the project is quite staggering. Later we sail to the port of Yichang, on arrival disembark and drive to the airport for the flight to Shanghai.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 13: Shanghai

This morning, visit the famous Buddhism shrine, Jade Buddha Temple, located in the bustling city of Shanghai. It is named for its two bejewelled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of the Chinese people. Later, visit the Yuyuan Garden which has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and fl ora that are all connected by corridors and passageways.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 14: Shanghai

Today you will visit Zhujiajiao, located in a suburb of Shanghai city. Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the

country, with a history of more than 1,700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometres, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - ‘Pearl Stream’ - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Later drive back to Shanghai for shopping at The Bund, Nanjing Road and TV Tower, which was completed on October 1, 1994. The TV Tower has a height of 468 meters, which multi-functions as a sightseeing attraction,

dining opportunities, shopping, amusement and accommodations. This tower has become the symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction in Shanghai.

Breakfast Y Lunch Y Dinner Y

 

Day 15: Shanghai – Flight Out / Hong Kong Extension

Continue onto Hong Kong After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport for your departure home. Please note that late check-out is not guaranteed and it is advisable to opt for an early morning flight.

Breakfast Y

 

Meals: Y=YES, N=No

 

Tour Highlights

 

  • Beijing

  • Beijing City Tour

  • Great Wall of China

  • Tiananmen Square

  • Forbidden City

  • Summer Palace

  • Temple of Heaven

  • Yashow Market

  • Lama Temple

  • Jade Factory

  • Olympic Buildings

  • Xian

  • Terracotta Warriors

  • Bell & Tower Square

  • Wild Goose Pagoda

  • Reed Flute Cave

  • Elephant Trunk Hill

  • Li River Cruise

  • Yangtze River Cruise

  • Three Gorge Dam Project

  • FengduShanghai

  • Yuyuan Garden

  • Zhujiajia City Tour

  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower

  • The Bund

  • Jade Buddha Temple

  • Maglev train

  • Terracotta Warriors, Xian

 

 

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