Explore China’s major sites at a leisurely
pace, staying at the best hotels, including
a 3-night river cruise aboard the luxurious
Sanctuary MS Yangzi Explorer.
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Arrive and transfer to the Raffles Beijing for 3
Drive out to the Aman at Summer Palace for
lunch, followed by a visit to the Imperial Summer
Palace gardens. Afternoon tour of Tiananmen
Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L)
Full-day tour of the Great Wall of China at
Mutianyu, including a short walk on the wall and
a champagne picnic in a nearby pine forest. (B, L)
In the morning, relax with a private tai chi
lesson at the Temple of Heaven, followed by a
tour of the temple. Board a high-speed train to
Xian, travelling in first class. Stay at the Sofitel
Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian for 2 nights.
The following day, visit the celebrated Terracotta
Fly to Chongqing in Business class. Enjoy a dinner
of the local spicy hotpot known as má là at a
local restaurant before boarding the Sanctuary
Yangzi Explorer (see page 19) for a 3-night cruise
to Yichang. (B, D)
Cruise in style for 2 days, stopping for a shore
excursion in Fengdu, a charming river village
noted for its elaborate Daoist temple. (B, L, D)
Disembark early this morning and visit the site
of the Three Gorges Dam project. Transfer to
Yichang and fly to Shanghai in Business class.
Stay at the Fairmont Shanghai for 2 nights. (B)
Visit Jade Buddha temple and Yu garden,
followed by a stroll along the Bund waterfront. (B)
Take the Maglev train to Shanghai airport, then
fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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...
Raffles Beijing occupies one of Beijing's most historic buildings, with an enviable location minutes from Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the popular Wangfujing district. In true Raffles style, the hotel is elegantly decorated throughout to create an Oriental ambience of a bygone era, with 171 exclusive guestrooms and suites. The hotel offers contemporary French cuisine at Jaan restaurant or pan-Asian at East 33, traditional high tea at La Vie cafe and a luxurious selection of drinks and snacks in the graceful surroundings of the Writers bar. Leisure facilities include a well equipped fitness centre and an indoor swimming...
Originally established in 1953 as the Xian People's Hotel in a beautiful landscaped garden in the centre of Xian, the building has been completely refurbished by the Accor group and reopened as the Sofitel Legend Peoples Grand Hotel Xian. The 71 rooms and suites are spacious and luxuriously appointed, with a 24-hour butler service, complimentary wireless internet access and bathroom with walk-in shower, stand-alone bath, Hermes amenities, silk bathrobes and kimonos. In keeping with the Sofitel focus on high quality food and drink, the restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine, while the Louis XIII bar, in partnership with Remy Martin, offers rare Louis XIII Fortress Cognac and a number of other Special...
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CST2017: 10 Nights
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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...