This comprehensive tour of China visits
the treasures of Beijing, the Terracotta
Warriors at Xian, picturesque scenery
between Guilin and Yangshuo, and
the pandas at Chengdu. Cruise the
Yangtze river through the Three
Gorges Dam, before ending the tour
in cosmopolitan Shanghai.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) direct to Beijing with British
Airways. Please speak to your tour consultant to
discuss alternative flight options. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Novotel Peace Hotel or
the Regent Hotel for 3
nights. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven.
Welcome dinner at a Peking duck restaurant. (D)
Morning visit to Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City, then stroll through historic
Liulichang district and the hutongs (narrows
streets). (B, L)
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall at Jinshanling,
a quiet and dramatic section of the wall. (B, L)
Morning visit to the lake, gardens and pagodas
of the Summer Palace. High-speed train* to Xian
and stay at the Sofitel
on Renmin Square for 2 nights. (B)
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors,
the Tang Bo Art Museum, followed by a lesson
in Chinese calligraphy. Afternoon visit to the
Muslim quarter and Grand Mosque. Optional
evening excursion to enjoy a Tang dynasty
music performance with dinner. (B, L)
Morning tour of the city walls and Wild Goose
Pagoda. Fly to Guilin and overnight at the
Shangri-La, Guilin. (B, L)
Morning cruise down the Li river, past a
dramatic landscape of limestone peaks. Arrive
in Yangshuo and stroll along busy West Street,
then transfer to the Banyan Tree Yangshuo for a 2-night stay.
Following day at leisure to enjoy the relaxed
riverside atmosphere of Yangshuo. (B)
Morning flight to Chengdu, then transfer to the
Sheraton Lido / Shangri-La Chengdu* for 1 night.
Afternoon at leisure. Optional evening excursion
to enjoy a Sichuan opera performance. (B)
Visit the Giant Panda Research Base. Afternoon
train journey* to Chongqing, then transfer to a
local restaurant for dinner. In the evening, board
the Sanctuary Yangzi
Explorer for a 3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, L, D)
Cruise through the striking Three Gorges section of
the Yangtze, an area of towering cliffs and twisting
canyons. A range of shore excursions are available,
with entertainment provided in the evenings. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam,
then disembark in Yichang. Tour the Yichang
Museum, followed by a visit to a local teahouse.
Evening flight to Shanghai, and stay 2 nights at
the Fairmont Peace Hotel. (B, L)
Morning tour of Jade Buddha temple, Yu garden
and the historic Bund. Optional evening visit to
the state acrobatics show. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly back to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring first class train travel and some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. The Yangtze river cruise is aboard a Victoria cruise ship with
Bridge Deck privileges for group tours only. Prices are based on the standard room / cabin category.
This tour involves climbing steps
and some long walks. A reasonable level of
fitness is required. You may need to carry your
luggage at train stations.
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 Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The Banyan Tree Yangshuo is set against a backdrop of rice fields and limestone mountains, with a riverside location just 15 minutes' drive outside of Yangshuo. There are 142 suites and villas, each designed and built to mirror local architecture, with latticed windows, dark wood features, classic Chinese furnishings and earth-toned interiors. Resort facilities include two restaurants, a lobby lounge bar, library and games room, gym, yoga studio, boutique shop, luxury Banyan Tree spa and an outdoor swimming pool with pool...
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 Regent Beijing provides luxuriously appointed guestrooms in the historical centre of Beijing. The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Wangfujing shopping centre are all within 10 minutes' walk, while the Dengshikou subway station is adjacent to the hotel to reach other sights in the city. Accommodation is available in a range of rooms and suites, including Executive rooms with access to the Regent Club lounge.
Features: 500 rooms, Wi-Fi, fitness centre, 25-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, children's pool, spa, 4 restaurants, lobby lounge, delicatessan.
Room amenities: Television, DVD player, safe, minibar, hairdryer, tea & coffee...
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...
Located near the centre of Chengdu, the Shangri La Hotel enjoys spectacular views of the Jinjiang River, and the beautiful gardens of Hejiang Pavilion along the riverside. It is approximately 25 minutes drive from Shuangliu International Airport and close to the city's elegant shopping districts.
The hotel consists of 593 well-appointed and spacious guestrooms and suites, each offering a luxurious ambiance complete with relaxing colours, modern furnishings and state of the art technological amenities. Horizon Club rooms offer an enhanced level of service and convenience including late check-out and complimentary broadband Internet access.
Dining options include Shang Palace, which serves authentic Cantonese and Sichuanese dishes, and Cafe Z, which offers international cuisines from South America, Middle East, Asia and China. Leisure facilities include a well-equipped fitness...
Located on the banks of the picturesque Li river, the Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin is within easy reach of the city's pedestrianised tourist street, Die Cai Mountain and the airport. The hotel is set in lush landscaped gardens and comprises 449 elegantly decorated guestrooms fitted with modern amenities. There are two restaurants offering a variety of international and Chinese cuisines. Recreational facilities include a fully equipped health club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a beauty...
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.
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