This comprehensive tour of China visits
the treasures of Beijing, the Terracotta
Warriors at Xian, picturesque scenery
between Guilin and Yangshuo, and
the pandas at Chengdu. Cruise the
Yangtze river and visit the Three
Gorges Dam, before ending the tour in
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Overnight flight from London to Beijing with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Raffles Beijing Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon
walk in the gardens of the Summer Palace with
afternoon tea at the Aman hotel. (N)
In the morning, visit Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City, followed by a tour of the ancient
hutong district by rickshaw. Lunch will be taken
in a Chinese family’s home, followed by a papercutting
lesson. End the day with a visit to Jing
Shan Park for a bird’s-eye view of the Forbidden
City. (B, L)
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall at
Jinshanling, a quiet and dramatic section of the
wall. Picnic lunch provided. (B, L)
Morning visit to the Temple of Heaven. Highspeed
train to Xian and stay at the Sofitel on Renmin Square for 2
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors,
followed by a visit to the Xian Art Museum and a
lesson in Chinese calligraphy. Afternoon visit to
the Muslim quarter and Grand Mosque,
and stroll among the stalls of the bazaar.
Optional evening excursion to enjoy a
Tang dynasty music performance with
dinner. (B, L)
Morning tour of the city walls, then continue to
the Wild Goose Pagoda. Afternoon visit to the
tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), then fly
to Guilin. Stay at the Shangri-
La, Guilin for 2 nights. (B, L)
Take a cruise down the Li river, past a landscape
of limestone hills, fishing villages and rice fields,
then drive back to Guilin. (B, L)
Full-day excursion to the spectacular rice
terraces of Longsheng. Late evening flight to
Chengdu and transfer to the Sheraton Lido /
Shangri-La Chengdu* for 2 nights. (B, L)
Morning tour to visit Jinli Street and the Wenshu
monastery. Afternoon at leisure. Optional
evening excursion to enjoy a Sichuan opera
Morning visit to the Giant Panda Research Base.
Afternoon train journey to Chongqing, then
transfer to a local restaurant for a traditional
hotpot dinner. In the evening, board the Victoria Jenna (or similar) for a
3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, L, D)
Full-day cruise along the upper reaches of the
Yangtze with a morning excursion to Shibaozhai
or Fengdu. (B, L, D)
Full day passing through the Three Gorges.
The cliffs here reach up to 1,200 metres tall
and, even after the dam, they remain hugely
impressive. In the evening, pass through the
locks. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the vast Three Gorges Dam.
Disembark in Yichang, then take an evening
flight to Shanghai for a 2-night stay at the Fairmont Peace Hotel. (B)
Morning tour of Jade Buddha temple, the
Yuyuan garden and the Bund. Optional evening
visit to the state acrobatics show. (B)
Morning transfer to the airport and fly back to
London. Afternoon arrival. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Luxury tour departures will feature 5-star accommodation, while the Yangtze river cruise is aboard the
Victoria Jenna, with Bridge Deck privileges forgroup tours only.
The tour involves climbing steps
and some long walks. A reasonable level of
fitness is required. You may need to carry your
luggage at train stations.
can be taken privately, sailing on the Victoria
Selina or other boats in the Victoria Cruises fleet
(Executive Deck privileges are not included).
Guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can
be tailored to your exact requirements.
Please call 020 7808 6786 or email email@example.com.
The Fairmont Peace Hotel has been lovingly restored to its former glory as one of Shanghai's legendary landmarks, the Cathay Hotel, which served as a glamorous playground of the elite during the 'Golden Age' of the 1920s and 1930s when Shanghai was considered the Paris of the East. Located on Shanghai's famous waterfront, the Bund, the hotel features 270 luxurious guestrooms and suites beautifully furnished in fine materials. Facilities include an indulgent spa with an extensive selection of treatments, a health club, and a selection of dining venues and bars. Highlights include the legendary Jazz Bar, Classic Afternoon Tea served in the Art-Deco surrounds of the Jasmine Lounge, Weekend Brunch on the Bund in the Cathay Room and the rooftop bar with sensational city views over the Huangpu...
Raffles Beijing occupies one of Beijing's most historic buildings, with an enviable location minutes from Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the popular Wangfujing district. In true Raffles style, the hotel is elegantly decorated throughout to create an Oriental ambience of a bygone era, with 171 exclusive guestrooms and suites. The hotel offers contemporary French cuisine at Jaan restaurant or pan-Asian at East 33, traditional high tea at La Vie cafe and a luxurious selection of drinks and snacks in the graceful surroundings of the Writers bar. Leisure facilities include a well equipped fitness centre and an indoor swimming...
The Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian, enjoys an ideal location on the historic Renmin Square in the heart of the old town, ringed by the 14th-century city walls. Each of the 432 rooms is luxuriously furnished with warm tones using local designs, and comes equipped with a host of modern facilities. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants serving Asian, European and Muslim cuisine and two bars. For relaxation, there is an indoor heated pool, fitness centre, jacuzzi and...
Located near the centre of Chengdu, the Shangri La Hotel enjoys spectacular views of the Jinjiang River, and the beautiful gardens of Hejiang Pavilion along the riverside. It is approximately 25 minutes drive from Shuangliu International Airport and close to the city's elegant shopping districts.
The hotel consists of 593 well-appointed and spacious guestrooms and suites, each offering a luxurious ambiance complete with relaxing colours, modern furnishings and state of the art technological amenities. Horizon Club rooms offer an enhanced level of service and convenience including late check-out and complimentary broadband Internet access.
Dining options include Shang Palace, which serves authentic Cantonese and Sichuanese dishes, and Cafe Z, which offers international cuisines from South America, Middle East, Asia and China. Leisure facilities include a well-equipped fitness...
Located on the banks of the picturesque Li river, the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is within easy reach of the city's pedestrianised tourist street, Die Cai Mountain and the airport. The hotel is set in lush landscaped gardens and comprises 449 elegantly decorated guestrooms fitted with modern amenities. There are two restaurants offering a variety of international and Chinese cuisines. Recreational facilities include a fully equipped health club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a beauty...
Inaugurated in 2009, the Victoria Jenna is one of the Yangtze’s newest and largest river cruise ships. The ship consists of 189 cabins, spread over five levels, all of which have private balconies. Facilities include two restaurants (a single-seating main dining room, and an a la carte restaurant on the top deck), a three-story atrium lobby, two lounges, three bars, a fitness centre, two full-sized lecture rooms, library, the Oasis beauty salon, artist corners and gift...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Hangzhou developed as a prosperous
commercial city in the sixth century and later
became the capital of the Song dynasty. Now a
peaceful town, it is set around the tranquil and
picturesque Xi Hu, or ‘West Lake’, and overlooked
by green hills.
Train to Hangzhou. Stay at the Hyatt Regency*
for 3 nights. (B, L)
Full-day tour of Hangzhou, including the Dragon
Well tea estate, Lingyin temple, a cruise on West
Lake and stroll along Qinghefang Street. Optional
evening excursion to watch the Impression West
Lake Show (payable locally). (B, L)
Day at leisure. (B)
To Shanghai by train. Overnight stay at the
Central Hotel. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London.
Afternoon arrival. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Cox & Kings offers a
selection of alternative hotels in Hangzhou to
suit your budget and requirements. Please ask
your consultant for further details and prices.
Suzhou is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze
basin. Due to its strategic location on the
Grand Canal, the city flourished as a trading
and silk centre from the sixth century. Its most
prosperous period was during the Ming and
Qing dynasties when many officials, scholars
and artists settled here and local traders grew
rich. This wealth was largely invested in more
than 150 ornamental gardens, of which more
than 50 remain today.
Drive to Suzhou and stay at the Shangri-la
Suzhou* for 2 nights. (B)
Visit three of Suzhou’s best-known gardens: the
Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Garden of
the Surging Waves Pavilion and the Lion Grove
Garden. (B, L)
Drive to Shanghai. Stay 1 night at the Central
Cox & Kings offers a
selection of alternative hotels in Suzhou to suit
your budget and requirements. Please ask your
consultant for further details and prices.
Hong Kong, enclosed by the Pearl river delta and
South China Sea, is celebrated for its culture,
cuisine, shopping and magnificent skyline. It
also holds many surprises, including spectacular
rural scenery, the bays of Sai Kung, and many
quiet outlying islands.
Fly to Hong Kong and transfer to the Royal Pacific
Hotel & Towers Hotel* for a 3-night stay. (B)
Morning tour of Hong Kong Island. (B)
Day at leisure to explore the city, go shopping or
take a day trip to Macau. (B)
Day at leisure. Evening transfer to the airport
and fly to London. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
Cox & Kings offers a
selection of hotels on Hong Kong Island or in
Kowloon to suit your budget and requirements,
please see page 29 or ask your consultant for
further details and prices. The guideline price
above includes private transfers and a half-day
tour of Hong Kong Island.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CGR2016: 14 Nights
Our contact Ewen Moore was readily available on the phone and dealt with all enquiries in a pleasant and efficient manner.Mr. Bennet
The tour manager was outstanding - she ensured a seamless transfer between all activities and destinations, and her personality, good humour and command of English enhanced the whole experience.Mr Brendan Murphy
The Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors made us both quite emotional and very honoured to be able to see them.Mr Laurence Mills
The terracotta army was outstanding . All the main sights – the Great Wall, panda reservation, the Three Gorges and Guilin were up to expectations. Mr Simon Moffat
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