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 Novotel Peace Hotel or
the Park Plaza (or similar) 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 Grand Noble Xian hotel 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
Sheraton Hotel. (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 Yangshuo Resort (or similar) 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
Sheraton Lido 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 Victoria Jenna (or similar) 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 Central 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.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Superior tour departures are
based in 4-star accommodation. Prices
are based on the standard room category and
First Class rail travel.
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 Grand Noble Hotel is located in central Xian, within a 10-minute walk of the Bell Tower and Forest of Stone Steles Museum. Rooms and suites are spacious with contemporary decor, and there are a range of services and facilities.
Features: 428 rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, cafe, spa, gym, souvenir shop, cigar lounge.
Room amenities: iPod dock, broadband internet access, minibar, coffee & tea facilities, safe,...
The 4-star Novotel Peace Hotel is well located in the centre of Beijing, within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and next to the Wanfujing shopping and entertainment district. All rooms have a range of modern facilities including satellite television, air conditioning, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a hairdryer. The hotel is well equipped for leisure travellers with three restaurants, a swimming pool and fitness...
The Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Chengdu's commercial and entertainment districts, just 30 minutes drive from Shuangliu International Airport and 10 minutes from the train station. The hotel is modern in style with 402 rooms and suites, each decorated in soft colours and featuring Chinese art pieces. Club Level rooms offer additional amenities, as well as access to the Club Lounge.
Dining options include the Side Walk Lounge & Deli, the Nova Café & Grill, or the Celestial Court restaurant. The Fontana Bar features live entertainment. Leisure facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, fitness centre, massage parlour, hair salon, and indoor swimming pool. There is also a garden on the 5th floor offering views of the Chengdu Stadium and the...
The Sheraton hotel has a choice of western and Chinese restaurants, coffee shop and bar, a health club and outside swimming pool. It is located on the banks of the Li River a short walk from Elephant Trunk hill and central...
The Central Hotel towers over the heart of Shanghai, adjacent to Century Square on the pedestrianised section of Nanjing Road, famed for its shopping and entertainment. The 317 spacious guestrooms are furnished in an elegant style, and come well equipped with a host of conveniences including bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer, air conditioning, internet access, tea and coffee facilities and international television. The hotel has a choice of restaurants and bars, and a fitness centre with sauna and beauty...
The Yangshuo Resort is situated along the banks of the Yulong river, a 15-minute drive from the town of Yangshuo. The resort has pleasant gardens from which to enjoy views of the river and the striking scenery that makes the area so famous. Accommodation is available in a range of guestrooms, studios and suites, all spacious and well-appointed with beautiful river views. A complimentary shuttle bus service is available for trips into West Street in Yangshuo.
Features: 236 rooms, 3 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, massage rooms, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hair dryer, minibar, air...
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.
CGS2018: 14 Nights
There were many inspirational moments each with their own quality. The tour manager, Garry, was quite outstanding and all the members of my party agreed that apart from the unique sights of China he was a major factor in making it a wonderful holiday.Mr Stephens
It was wonderful being taken to a part of the Great Wall with so few other people on it. I could happily have spent the whole day just sitting there and taking in the amazing view. Quite mind-blowing!Mrs Fiona Crosthwaite Eyre
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