Classic option from £1755* PER ADULT, £1505* PER CHILD
Trip code: CCH-F-10 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Beijing, Great Wall, Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Guilin, Li River, Yangshuo, Shanghai FINISH
Be astounded by the people and places of China. Discover incredible natural beauty as you cycle through the countryside. Marvel at manmade wonders atop the Great Wall or while flying a kite at the Temple of Heaven. Be amazed by the people of China as you lunch in a local home, learn Kung Fu moves from the experts, and see the spectacular Shanghai acrobats. China is everything you imagine and more.
DAYS 1-4: BEIJING & OVERNIGHT TRAIN
The enormous expanse of Tiananmen Square is awe-inspiring as you cross it by foot, before an exploration through the fabled Forbidden City. A thrilling rickshaw ride races through Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s traditional backstreets, before an enticing lunch in a local home immerses you in the culture. Hear the beating of the massive drums at the city’s famous Drum Tower and see an exhilarating Kung Fu show. In your free time, wander the Wangfujing Night Markets and discover Chinese delicacies of every kind. In Mutianyu, you can enjoy a picnic lunch perched atop the iconic Great Wall. In the evening, a Peking Duck dinner is not to be missed. Join the locals and fly a kite at the Temple of Heaven and see the Giant Pandas at the zoo before seeing impressive feats performed by students at the Shichahai Sports Centre. Tonight, your comfortable train races through the night to Xian.
Hotels: Novotel Xinqiao, Overnight train
DAY 5: XIAN
Wander the vibrant streets of the thriving Muslim Quarter then visit the Big Goose Pagoda. To see the famous Army of Terracotta Warriors in person is a once in a lifetime experience. Marvel at the countless life-sized statues, each intricately carved. In your free time, you might cycle along the old city walls and feast on a lavish dumpling banquet.
Hotel: Golden Tang Hotel
DAYS 6-7: GUILIN & YANGSHUO
Fly to lovely Guilin and take a night walking tour. Board a leisurely cruise along the Li River past stunning limestone karst scenery to charming Yangshuo. Venture through the cobbled streets and then reveal your inner artist with a Chinese painting lesson.
Hotels: Guilin Universal, Yangshuo New Century Hotel
DAYS 8-10: SHANGHAI
Cycle into the pretty countryside, before a short flight to Shanghai brings you to one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Uncover the Art Deco architecture of the Bund, see fantastic views of the city from atop the futuristic Oriental Pearl Tower and learn about the Shanghai of old at the compelling Shanghai History Museum. Become a ‘Karate Kid’ in a fun Kung Fu class and witness the unbelievable feats of the Shanghai acrobats. On your last day enjoy free time before your departure transfer. Those departing from Pudong Airport may have the option of taking the fabulous Maglev train which travels at up to 431 km per hour.
Hotel: Rendezvous Merry
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