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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Fly from London to Beijing with British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Raffles Beijing for 3
Morning tour of Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City. Drive out to the Aman at Summer
Palace for lunch, followed by a visit to the
Imperial Summer Palace. (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 first class, then enjoy a dinner
of the local spicy hotpot known as má là at a
local restaurant. Afterwards, board the Sanctuary
Yangzi Explorer for a 3-night cruise
to Yichang. (B, D)
Cruise in style for 3 days, stopping for a shore
excursion in Fengdu, a charming river village
noted for its elaborate Daoist temple, before
arriving at the Three Gorges near Yichang. (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 Peninsula Shanghai for 2 nights. (B)
Visit Jade Buddha temple and Yu Yuan garden,
then take a stroll along the famous waterfront of
the Bund. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Save up to £150 per person and receive a complimentary cabin upgrade on the Sanctuary Yangster River cruise. Bookings must be made by February 29th 2016
The Sanctuary MS Yangzi Explorer is the smallest and most exclusive boat on the river. Capacity is just 124 passengers, accommodated in 38 luxurious cabins and 24 suites, each featuring a private balcony for passengers to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Yangtze river. Public areas are spacious and tastefully furnished, with superb photo opportunities from the observation deck. The Viewing Lounge is the ideal place to relax for a pre-dinner drink. In addition to the international restaurant, there are two private dining rooms that can be pre-booked at an extra cost. The boat's facilities include a gym, beauty salon, and lounge bar with live...
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...
The Peninsula Shanghai is superbly located on the Bund, Shanghai's historic waterfront, with spectacular views of Huang Pu River, Pudong and former British consulate gardens. The hotel offers 235 luxuriously furnished rooms and suites inspired by the Art Deco period and the "Golden Age" when Shanghai was Paris of the East. The hotel features a collection of 5 restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisines and styles. The Peninsula Spa by ESPA is an ideal retreat for relaxation and indulging the...
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