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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Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the luxurious
Peninsula Hotel for a 3-night stay. (N)
Morning visit to Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City. After lunch, visit the Summer
Palace and beautiful gardens, followed by
afternoon tea at the Aman Hotel. (B, L)
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, followed by a short
art tour and calligraphy lesson at the Tang Bo
Art Museum. Transfer to the Sofitel on Renmin
Square for 2 nights. The following day take a
private tour of the Terracotta Warriors. (B)
Continue 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)
Continue to Nanjing by high-speed train. Transfer
to the Fairmont Hotel for a 2-night stay. (B)
Morning tour of Mount Zijin, 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, Yu garden and the Bund.
Optional afternoon cruise on Huang Pu river, or
visit the Shanghai Museum independently. (B)
Option to transfer to the airport via the
Shanghai Maglev train, then fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
holidays, supplements may apply. Dates in
2018 include, but are not limited to, 15 – 21 Feb
(Chinese New Year), 4 – 6 Apr (Tomb Sweeping
Day), 1 – 3 May (May Day holiday) and 25 Sep
– 7 Oct (national holiday).
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
For a price quote based
on alternative accommodation standards,
to discuss flight options or to tailor this
itinerary, please call 020 3930 5233 or email
The Fairmont Nanjing occupies the upper half of the Jin Ao Tower, built to resemble a Chinese lantern. Its 359 luxurious rooms and suites have a stylish decor and contemporary furnishings with views across the city or towards the Yangtze river. The hotel features seven restaurants and bars including the Vancouver Grill thats specialises in Canadian cuisine, the Richesse Chinoise for Huaiyang, Cantonese & Sichuan cuisine and Altitude, a bar located on the 60th floor. The Willow Stream Spa offers a full range of treatments using traditional Chinese methods together with mineral pools, steam rooms and saunas, a state-of-the-art gym and an indoor swimming...
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...
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 Peninsula Beijing underwent a spectacular renovation in 2016, inspired by China's imperial architecture, exquisite art and cultural traditions. The hotel has a convenient city centre location, just a short walk from the main sights and famous shopping street of Wangfujing. The hotel's architecture is traditional Chinese in style, combined with luxurious, modern hotel amenities and facilities. Guestrooms are elegantly appointed and the service is of the highest standard. The Peninsula shopping arcade houses the largest selection of designer boutiques in the city.
Features: 230 rooms, spa, 3 restaurants, limousine airport transfer service, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, The Peninsula Spa, sauna, Wi-Fi.Room amenities: Television with complimentary movies through video on demand, Blu-Ray player with an iPod/iPad docking station, air conditioning, minibar, Nespresso...
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
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 Langham*
for a 3-night stay. (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
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 Hotel. (B)
Cox & Kings offers a selection of alternative hotels in Suzhou to suit your budget and requirements.
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CRW2018: 10 Nights
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First the nation's capital in the early years of the Míng dynasty (A.D. 1368-1644), then...
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...