Discover a different side to China on this
journey from Beijing to Shanghai. Fully
escorted and travelling with a group of
solo travellers, enjoy cycle rides along
ancient city walls, learn the secrets of
Chinese cooking and try your hand at
calligraphy, complemented by visits
to the classic sights of the Terracotta
Warriors, the Forbidden City and the
panda sanctuary near Chengdu.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) direct to Beijing with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Asia Hotel for 3 nights.
Afternoon walk in the Summer Palace gardens.
Welcome dinner at a Peking duck restaurant. (D)
Morning with a local chef and a lesson in
Chinese cooking. After lunch, visit Tiananmen
Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L, D)
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
Lunch is taken at the Brickyard Eco Retreat
near the wall. Evening at leisure to choose a
restaurant or browse the food stalls near the
pedestrianised Wangfujing shopping street,
which is close to the hotel. (B, L)
Morning visit to the Temple of Heaven. Highspeed
train to Xian and stay at the Grand Noble
Xian hotel for 2 nights. Evening walk in the
Muslim quarter, then transfer to Yongxingfang,
a street selling all sorts of food and where you
can sample some local Shaanxi cuisine. (B)
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors.
Afternoon cycling excursion on the city’s
ancient perimeter walls, followed by a visit to the Tang Bo Art Museum for a lesson in Chinese
calligraphy. (B, L, D)
Morning flight to Chengdu and stay 2 nights
at the Xinliang Hotel. Afternoon visit to the
Qingyanggong Buddhist temple to sample
some local tea. Afterwards, stroll down the Jinli
street, lined with traditional architecture and old
shops selling goods including Shu embroidery,
paintings and local snacks, before stopping for
dinner. (B, D)
Morning excursion to the Giant Panda Research
Base. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Morning flight to Shanghai for a 2-night stay at
the Central Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing cruise
on the Huangpu river, followed by dinner. (B, D)
Morning visit to Jade Buddha temple and Yu
garden. Afternoon at leisure, or join the guide
for a walk on Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main
shopping street. Farewell dinner at a restaurant
followed by a walk along the Bund. (B, D)
Transfer to the airport then fly back to London,
arriving the same day. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
These small group
tours have been specially created for single
travellers. Benefits include single occupancy
of double / twin rooms as standard and at
sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded
travellers. View the complete collection at
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 4-star
The Asia Hotel has a central location in Beijing with the nearest subway and the city's main railway station within a 10-minute walk. This modern property has a garden, which provides an area for relaxation in this bustling city with bamboo trees, quaint bridges and brooks full of fish. The award-winning restaurant has a unique rustic setting created by renowned designer Mr Haiyan where you can dine in thatched boats on the water.
Features: 319 rooms, restaurant, cafe, lounge/bar, fitness room, indoor pool.
Room amenities: Television, coffee machine, air conditioning, minibar, safe,...
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 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 Xinliang Hotel is located at the south of Chunxi Pedestrian Street, a short walk from Tianfu Square and 25 minutes' drive from Chengdu's international airport. Rooms and clean and comfortable, and although facilities are limited the hotel is good value with an ideal location for exploring the city and surrounding area.
Features: 345 rooms, 2 restaurants, tea lounge, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, air conditioning, safe, fridge, minibar, coffee & tea facilities,...
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
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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