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
walk in the Summer Palace gardens. Luxury tour
includes 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. 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.
High-speed train* to Xian and stay at the
Sofitel on Renmin Square for
2 nights. (B)
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors,
Temple of Heaven, Beijing followed by a visit to the Tang Bo Art Museum
and a lesson in Chinese calligraphy. Afternoon
visit to the Muslim quarter and Grand Mosque,
with a 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 1 night. (B, L)
Morning cruise down the Li river, past a
landscape of limestone hills, fishing villages and
rice fields. Arrive in Yangshuo and stroll along
busy West Street, then transfer to the Banyan Tree Yangshuo for a 2-night
stay. The following day is 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 visit to Jinli Street and the Wenshu
monastery. Optional evening excursion to enjoy
a Sichuan opera performance. (B)
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. Even
after the dam, they remain hugely impressive.
In the evening, pass through the locks. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the huge Three Gorges Dam,
then disembark in Yichang. Fly to Shanghai for
a 2-night stay at the Fairmont
Peace Hotel. (B)
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 is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
departures feature upgraded accommodation, while the Yangtze
river cruise is aboard a Victoria cruise ship with
Bridge Deck privileges for group tours only. Prices
are based on the standard room category and
First Class rail travel.
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.
This itinerary 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.
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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. Please speak
to one of our Far East experts for further details
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
(harbour-view room). (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 requirements.
Please see page 33 or speak to one of our Far
East experts for further details and prices.
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
Cox & Kings offers a
selection of alternative hotels in Suzhou to suit
your budget and requirements. Please speak to
one of our Far East experts for further details
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CGR2017: 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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