Experience the comfort and efficiency
of China’s rapidly expanding high-speed
rail network as you travel around the
major cultural centres of China. Starting
in Beijing, continue to Xian, Wuhan and
Nanjing, before finishing in the modern
metropolis of Shanghai. Along the
way, stroll through beautiful gardens,
ancient temples and mausoleums, visit
celebrated sights such as the Great Wall
and Terracotta Warriors, and learn about
various aspects of Chinese history in the
key museums of each city.
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Overnight flight from London to Beijing with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the Peninsula
Hotel for a 3-night stay. (N)
Morning visit to Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City. After lunch, visit the Summer
Palace, with a walk in the palace gardens, followed
by afternoon tea at the Aman Hotel. (B)
Drive north from Beijing and visit the legendary
Great Wall at Jinshanling, a peaceful and
dramatic section of the wall. (B, L)
Early morning departure to Xian by high-speed
train. Afternoon arrival in Xian and proceed to
the Wild Goose Pagoda. Afterwards, transfer to
the Sofitel on Renmin Square for 2 nights. (B)
In the morning, visit the remarkable Terracotta
Warriors, then the Xian Art Museum. (B)
Departure to Wuhan by high-speed train. Arrive
and transfer to the Shangri-La Hotel for a
1-night stay. Afternoon visit to the Yellow Crane
Tower and the Hubei Provincial Museum. (B)
Departure to Nanjing by high-speed train. Arrive
and transfer to the Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley
Hotel & Towers for a 2-night stay. (B)
Morning tour of Mount Zijin (Purple Mountain),
Zijinshan observatory, and Ling Gu temple.
Afternoon at leisure, with time to visit the
Nanjing Museum and the Nanjing Massacre
Memorial Hall. (B)
Early morning departure to Shanghai by high-speed train. Transfer to the Fairmont Peace
Hotel for 2 nights. (B)
Morning tour of Shanghai, visiting the Jade
Buddha temple, the Yu garden and the Bund.
Optional afternoon cruise on Huang Pu river, or
visit the Shanghai Museum independently. (B)
Transfer to the airport. Fly to London with British
Airways. Afternoon arrival. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is led in each
destination en route by a local tour escort.
Featuring some of the most
luxurious accommodation in each destination
throughout the tour. Rooms are based on the
holidays, supplements may apply. Dates include,
but are not limited to, 4 April (Tomb Sweeping
Day), 1-3 May (May Day holiday), 1-7 October
(national holiday) and 7-13 February (Chinese
For a price quote based on
alternative accommodation standards or flight
options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020
7808 6786 or email email@example.com.
This itinerary uses only
the latest generation of high-speed train, with
a top speed of 300km/h, using G category
trains and travelling in First Class seats. Luggage
allowance is 20kg, and meals / drinks are
available in the buffet car or from your seat.
Porters at train stations are provided where
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...
The Shangri-la is one of the finest hotels in Wuhan, with the elegant design, excellent facilities and outstanding service associated with the Shangri-la group. It is located in Jianshe Avenue in the heart of the city. The 442 spacious guestrooms and suites all feature contemporary Chinese decor and have grand city views of Wuhan, and are equipped with complimentary broadband internet access, a minibar, safe, satellite television and coffee / tea making facilities. Meals are available at the signature Shangri-La restaurant, the Shang Palace, or the Café Wu. The Q Bar serves cocktails with live...
Centrally located, the Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Hotel & Towers offers 350 well-appointed guestrooms. The hotel's facilities include a spa, a heated indoor swimming pool and several restaurants and...
The Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian, enjoys an ideal location on the historic Renmin Square in the heart of the old town, ringed by the 14th-century city walls. Each of the 432 rooms is luxuriously furnished with warm tones using local designs, and comes equipped with a host of modern facilities. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants serving Asian, European and Muslim cuisine and two bars. For relaxation, there is an indoor heated pool, fitness centre, jacuzzi and...
The sumptuous Peninsula Palace Hotel, a member of the Peninsula hotel group, is in the centre of Beijing, within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the ancient Forbidden City as well as being close to the main shopping and entertainment district of Wanfujing. The airport is 30 km from the hotel and the railway station is 2 km away.
Decorated in classic earth tones, subtly blended with Chinese influences, and featuring elegant furniture and large white marble bathrooms, the 525 superbly appointed rooms and suites offer style and comfort. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as air conditioning, WiFi Internet, plasma TV and mini bar and all have views across the city. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, state of the art gymnasium, sauna and steam room and the two restaurants offer a selection of western and Cantonese...
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’, and overlooked
by green hills.
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, a cruise on West
Lake and stroll along Qinghefang Street. Optional
evening excursion to watch the Impression West
Lake Show (payable locally). (B, L)
Day at leisure. (B)
To Shanghai by train. Overnight stay at the
Central Hotel. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to London.
Afternoon arrival. (B)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Cox & Kings offers a
selection of alternative hotels in Hangzhou to
suit your budget and requirements. Please ask
your consultant for further details and prices.
Suzhou is one of the oldest cities in the Yangtze
basin. Due to its strategic location on the
Grand Canal, the city flourished as a trading
and silk centre from the sixth century. Its most
prosperous period was during the Ming and
Qing dynasties when many officials, scholars
and artists settled here and local traders grew
rich. 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 three of 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 ask your
consultant for further details and prices.
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. (B)
Morning tour of Hong Kong Island. (B)
Day at leisure to explore the city, go shopping or
take a day trip to Macau. (B)
Day at leisure. Evening transfer to the airport
and fly to London. (B)
Early morning arrival. (N)
Cox & Kings offers a
selection of hotels on Hong Kong Island or in
Kowloon to suit your budget and requirements,
please see page 29 or ask your consultant for
further details and prices. The guideline price
above includes private transfers and a half-day
tour of Hong Kong Island.
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