Classic option from £1975* PP
Trip code: TGD-C-12 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Beijing, Great Wall, Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Yangtze River Cruise, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai FINISH
Uncover the cities, sites and scenery of China on this magical journey. Beijing offers insights into the history and culture of this beguiling land, and vibrant Shanghai is a confounding mix of ancient and modern. To witness the scale of the Great Wall and the intricately carved Terracotta Warriors in person is simply astonishing, and the views as you cruise down the Yangtze take your breath away.
DAYS 1-3: BEIJING
On arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel. Walk through the expanse of Tiananmen Square before continuing on foot to the impressive Forbidden City. Unearth one of Beijing’s few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, for lunch in a local home and a rickshaw ride. After viewing the famous Drum Tower, you may choose to explore the Wangfujing Night Markets. A trip to Mutianyu affords the opportunity to walk the incredible Great Wall of China, before free time to dine on sumptuous Peking Duck.
Hotel: Novotel Xinqiao
DAYS 4-5: XIAN
Wander the lovely Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace before a short flight to Xian. Witness the incredible number of intricate Terracotta Warriors, hidden for so long, and explore the fascinating Muslim Quarter and the Big Goose Pagoda. Don’t miss the chance to indulge in a lavish dumpling banquet.
Hotel: Meihua Golden Tang Hotel
DAYS 6-8: YANGTZE RIVER
Fly to Chongqing and board the handsome Victoria Grace for a cruise down the Yangtze. Relax on your private balcony as ever changing vistas of shiny new cities and remnants of old towns drift by, beholding the amazing Three Gorges. A number of compelling shore excursions enhance the trip including a fascinating visit to the dam site.
Hotel: Victoria Grace (Cruise ship)
Note: Cruise ships and itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions and water levels.
DAYS 9-12: SHANGHAI & ZHUJIAJIAO
A short flight to Shanghai brings you to one of the world’s most riveting cities. Admire the fashionable, Art Deco streetscapes of the Bund, and then visit the superb Shanghai Museum and peaceful Yu Garden. Explore the backstreets of the Old City in the lively Chinese Quarter, and visit the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao. The famed Shanghai acrobats will astound. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.
Hotel: Rendezvous Merry Hotel Shanghai
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