Iconic images of China, the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Terracotta Warriors are complemented by the futuristic city of Shanghai and the beguiling natural beauty that envelops Guilin. This leisurely tour takes in all the key sights of China, with plenty of time at leisure, ideal for first time visitors.
Beijing is a great city to explore and it reveals a wonderful and culturally rich past that somehow remains evident in modern times. Wandering round the Forbidden City is a magical experience and it truly took my breath away when I looked out over it from up at the Jingshuan Viewpoint. The city boasts many other famous sites, but a trip out of the city to the Great Wall of China is a must! I will never forget climbing a short way up the wall and just sitting alone to take it all in. Amy Biddlecombe, Personal Travel Expert, Winchester
- • Beijing: 3 nights • Xi’an: 2 nights • Guilin: 2 nights • Shanghai: 2 nights
• 4 and 5 Star hand-picked hotels
• International and domestic flights and transfers
• A local tour guide
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• Entrance fees
• Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
• Temple of Heaven in the early morning
• Tian’anmen Square
• Bird & Flower Market
• Beautiful Guilin
• The Great Wall
Meals on tour
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner. Meals only included where indicated.
Accommodation on tour
The hotels on the Highlights of China are all of a Four Star standard. Guests can upgrade to Five Star accommodation on the dates highlighted.
Accompanied by an English-speaking local guide. Extensions are not escorted but assistance will be available locally.
Upgrade your tour
Private Tour Upgrade to a private tour (with local guide only) with the same itinerary departing on the day of your choice (subject to cruise schedule) at a supplement from £xx per person.
Optional Excursions This tour is designed to allow for some free time to explore of take some optional excursions at extra cost.
Day 2 Hutong tour by rickshaw including dinner and Tianamen Square by night.
Day 3 Kung Fu show
Day 5 Tang Dynasty dinner and show
Day 10 Acrobat show
Good to know
• For guests over the age of 16
• A maximum of 14 passengers
• This tour will only operate with a minimum numbers of participants, please call for details
• Vegetarian diets cannot be adequately provided for in China
• Your guide will collect money for tips at the beginning of the tour to tip as you go along. This money does not include a tip for your guide.
Tai Chi – 30 May
Tai Chi developed in ancient China and started out as a martial art and a means of self-defense. Over time, people began to use it for health purposes as well and today, Tai Chi is one of the popular morning exercise is practiced by local people at the parks every day. During this tour you will have multiple opportunities to learn and practise your Tai Chi.
2015: Apr 18; May 16, 30*; Jun 13; Jul 4, 18; Aug 15; Sept 5, 19; Oct 10.
* - themed departure
Is this for you?
A real first timers experience with just key sights / key cities covered- train travel is also included giving a flavour of modern China. 3 dinners including Welcome Peking Duck and a Dumpling dinner included one of which is hotel based adding to the laid back experience.