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 (regional
connections available) direct to Beijing with British
Airways. Please speak to your tour consultant to
discuss alternative flight options. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Regent Hotel for 3
nights. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven.
Welcome dinner at a Peking duck restaurant. (D)
Morning visit to Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City, then stroll through historic
Liulichang district and the hutongs (narrows
streets). (B, L)
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the largest man-made structure on earth that is an amazing feat of engineering, labour and sacrifice. (B, L)
Morning visit to the lake, gardens and pagodas
of the Summer Palace. High-speed train* to Xian
and stay at the Sofitel
on Renmin Square for 2 nights. (B)
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors,
the Tang Bo Art Museum, followed by a lesson
in Chinese calligraphy. Afternoon visit to the
Muslim quarter and Grand Mosque. Optional
evening excursion to enjoy a Tang dynasty
music performance with dinner. (B, L)
Morning tour of the city walls and Wild Goose
Pagoda. Fly to Guilin and overnight at the
Shangri-La, Guilin. (B, L)
Morning cruise down the Li river, past a
dramatic landscape of limestone peaks. Arrive
in Yangshuo and stroll along busy West Street,
then transfer to the Banyan Tree Yangshuo for a 2-night stay.
Following day at leisure to enjoy the relaxed
riverside atmosphere of Yangshuo. (B)
Morning flight to Chengdu, then transfer to the
Shangri-La Chengdu for 1 night.
Afternoon at leisure. Optional evening excursion
to enjoy a Sichuan opera performance. (B)
Visit the Giant Panda Research Base. Afternoon
train journey* to Chongqing, then transfer to a
local restaurant for dinner. In the evening, board
the Sanctuary Yangzi
Explorer for a 3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, L, D)
Cruise through the striking Three Gorges section of
the Yangtze, an area of towering cliffs and twisting
canyons. A range of shore excursions are available,
with entertainment provided in the evenings. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam,
then disembark in Yichang. Tour the Yichang
Museum, followed by a visit to a local teahouse.
Evening flight to Shanghai, and stay 2 nights at
the Fairmont Peace Hotel. (B, L)
Morning tour of Jade Buddha temple, Yu garden
and the historic Bund. Optional evening visit to
the state acrobatics show. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly back to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This 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.
Featuring first class train travel and some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on
the standard room / cabin category.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5233 or
The Banyan Tree Yangshuo is set against a backdrop of rice fields and limestone mountains, with a riverside location just 15 minutes' drive outside of Yangshuo. There are 142 suites and villas, each designed and built to mirror local architecture, with latticed windows, dark wood features, classic Chinese furnishings and earth-toned interiors. Resort facilities include two restaurants, a lobby lounge bar, library and games room, gym, yoga studio, boutique shop, luxury Banyan Tree spa and an outdoor swimming pool with pool...
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...
The Regent Beijing provides luxuriously appointed guestrooms in the historical centre of Beijing. The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Wangfujing shopping centre are all within 10 minutes' walk, while the Dengshikou subway station is adjacent to the hotel to reach other sights in the city. Accommodation is available in a range of rooms and suites, including Executive rooms with access to the Regent Club lounge.
Features: 500 rooms, Wi-Fi, fitness centre, 25-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, children's pool, spa, 4 restaurants, lobby lounge, delicatessan.
Room amenities: Television, DVD player, safe, minibar, hairdryer, tea & coffee...
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...
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.
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, Qinghefang Street and a cruise on West Lake. Optional evening excursion to watch the Impression West Lake Show (payable locally). (B, L)
Day at leisure. (B)
To Shanghai by train. Stay at the Central Hotel. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
Cox & Kings offers a selection of alternative hotels in Hangzhou to suit your budget and requirements
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 Langham*
for a 3-night stay. (B)
Days at leisure to explore the city, go shopping
or take a day trip to Macau. Optional guided
tours are available such as a sampan ride
through Aberdeen harbour (B)
Day at leisure. Transfer to the airport and fly to
Arrive in London. (N)
Cox & Kings offers a
selection of hotels on Hong Kong Island
or in Kowloon to suit your budget and
Suzhou is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze
basin. The city flourished as a trading and silk
centre during the Ming and Qing dynasties
when many officials, scholars and artists settled
here. 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 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 Hotel. (B)
Cox & Kings offers a selection of alternative hotels in Suzhou to suit your budget and requirements.
Just 65km from Hong Kong, Macau has a unique Portuguese-Chinese heritage and is one of the Far East's most exciting destinations. Highlights include the Unesco-listed Historic Centre of Macao, the 338-metre-high Macau Tower, vibrant nightlife and world-class shopping. Macau's cuisine is legendary, from the city's 18 Michelin-starred restaurants to the local Macanese fusion cuisine and cafes and bakeries..
Arrive in Macau and transfer to the luxury Sofitel Macau at Ponte 16 for a 3-night stay. (B)
Morning tour of The Historic Centre of Macau, a Unesco world heritage site, including the iconic Ruins of St. Paul's, the ancient A-Ma temple, and elegant Senado Square. (B)
Day at leisure to explore the destination, go shopping or take a day trip to atmospheric Taipa Village, or the rolling hills and coastline of Coloane. (B)
Transfer to the ferry terminal for the 1-hour journey by catamaran to Hong Kong airport. Alternatively, take a ferry direct to Hong Kong to explore the destination for a day (a day room can be arranged at the Prince Hotel opposite the ferry terminal). On arrival, transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
Please call 020 3811 0624 for more information or to make a booking.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CGR2018: 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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