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
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 Grand
Noble Xian hotel 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 Sheraton Hotel 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 Yangshuo
Resort 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
Sheraton Lido 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 Central 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
Superior tour departures are
based in 4-star 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.
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 7808 6788 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...
Yangshuo Resort is a 4 star hotel situated amid the striking scenery that makes the area so famous. All of its 236 rooms are spacious, well-appointed and have beautiful river views. The hotel has 4 restaurants and bars that offer local and international cuisines. It is possible to pick your own fruit and vegetables from the local farm and the hotel’s Chinese restaurant will transform them into local specialities. Facilities includea swimming pool, a sauna and a health centre where a massage service is also...
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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CGS2017: 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
Beijing is a modern and fashionable city whose cityscape is changing almost daily....
With a population of 10 million, Chengdu, meaning ‘Perfect Metropolis’, is Sichuan’s...
Guilin, in the southern Guangxi province, is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts...
Shanghai has in recent years become one of the world’s most dynamic cities, which can be...
Xian rests in Shaanxi province and is one of the oldest settled parts of China. The city...