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Home to some of the world’s most fascinating historic sites and unique culture, China will excite and amaze you in this 15-day journey. Enjoy modern Shanghai, historic Beijing and the Great Wall of China, before flying to Xi’an to visit the Terracotta Warriors. Visit the panda breeding centre in Chengdu, then on to charming Guilin.
On a Worldwide Journey Splendours of China tour you start your holiday in style with complimentary lounge entrance at Heathrow, this comprehensive tour then takes you through the key highlights of China including a T'ai Chi lesson at the temple of Heaven and an opportunity to see a Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe show. The group size will never be more than 25 people.
Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Shanghai with Virgin Atlantic.
On arrival, you will be met by your tour guide and transferred to the Holiday Inn Vista Hotel for the next 2 nights. The afternoon is at leisure.
The day begins with a visit to the lovely Yu Gardens and the Old Town, followed by a stop at the Shanghai Museum to view 5,000 years of Chinese culture. This afternoon, a cruise along the waterfront Bund on the Huangpu River is included. You will also have some free time at Xintiandi, Shanghai’s fashionable district. This evening enjoy an excursion to the famous Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe show. (B/L/D)
Take a short train journey to the beautiful canal town of Suzhou. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to retrace the 2,500 years of history that the city has enjoyed. Spend the next 2 nights at the Holiday Inn Suzhou Jasmine. This afternoon, visit the Garden of Humble Administration, the silk-spinning factory and Tiger Hill. (B/L/D)
Morning visit to the nearby picturesque water town of Tong Li where we visit the Garden of Retreat and Meditation before taking lunch at a local restaurant. Return to Suzhou in the afternoon for a rickshaw tour of the city, stopping at the bustling local market and Suzhou Park. Afterwards, you will have a short cruise on the Grand Canal. (B/L/D)
This morning take the bullet train to Beijing, arriving early afternoon. Stay at the Holiday Inn Downtown for 3 nights. Afternoon visit to the Summer Palace, the seasonal retreat of the Qing Emperors. (B/D)
Enjoy a full-day tour of the impressive Great Wall of China. Built over 500 years ago to protect the northern border from invaders, the Great Wall of China is a collection of shorter walls stretching over 3,100 miles and is a World Heritage Site. This evening, dinner is a Peking duck banquet. (B/L/D)
A full-day tour of some of the world’s greatest cultural highlights. The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. (B/L)
This morning, enjoy some free time before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi’an, China’s ancient capital. Upon arrival, visit the Yangling tomb of the Hang dynasty, dating back 2,000 year, before transferring to the Jianguo Hotel for 2 nights. This evening dine out at a local Dumpling Dinner and show. (B/D)
Visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors today, discovered in 1974, there are over 8,000 soldiers and 130 chariots, followed by a visit to the City Wall and dramatic Wild Goose Pagoda. (B/L)
Fly to Chengdu and transfer to Leshan Mountain where you will take a boat ride to visit the gigantic statue of Dafo (the Grand Buddha), at 71 metres believed to be the largest in the world. Dinner is a local Sichuan meal and your overnight accommodation is at the Tianfu Sunshine Hotel. (B/L/D)
In the morning, visit the Panda Breeding Centre to watch these endangered creatures feeding and playing. In the afternoon, visit the ancient Jin Li street where all buildings have been modelled on a traditional old town from the Qing Dynasty. After dinner transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Stay 2 nights at the Bravo Hotel. (B/L/D)
Enjoy a memorable cruise along the Li River which winds through magical scenery, ending in the town of Yangshuo where you have time to explore, before returning to Guilin. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with your tour group. (B/L/D)
Morning visit to the Reed Flute Cave. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong to connect with your overnight Virgin Atlantic flight to London. (B/L)
Arrive at London Heathrow in the morning.
Please note the above prices are a guide only as the final prices are dependent on flight availability at the time of booking. Please call our travel experts on 0844 417 3382 for our latest prices and offers. Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing a twin room. Single room and flight upgrade prices available at a supplement. The prices shown includes any applicable saving mentioned.
Group departure dates:
2013: 08 Nov
2014: 21 Mar, 11 Apr, 25 Apr, 9 May, 23 May, 6 Jun, 20 Jun, 4 Jul, 18 Jul, 1 Aug, 15 Aug, 29 Aug, 12 Sep, 19 Sep, 10 Oct, 24 Oct, 7 Nov
2015: 20 Mar, 10 Apr, 24 Apr
Please note this tour is subject to minimum numbers. Please call our travel experts on 0844 417 3382 for prices on a specific departure.
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Why not extend your tour with a few nights in Hong Kong for some sightseeing and shopping? Contact our Travel Experts to explore a choice of hotel options in this diverse and vibrant city.
2 nights at the Metropark Causeway Bay Hotel.
Prices start from £180