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 and visit the Three
Gorges Dam, before ending the tour in
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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 Park Plaza (or similar) 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 Grand Noble Xian hotel 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
Sheraton Hotel. (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 Yangshuo Resort (or similar)
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 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 Victoria Jenna (or similar) 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 Central 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.
Superior tour departures are
based in 4-star accommodation, while 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 category and
First Class rail travel.
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 Grand Noble Hotel is located in central Xian, within a 10-minute walk of the Bell Tower and Forest of Stone Steles Museum. Rooms and suites are spacious with contemporary decor, and there are a range of services and facilities.
Features: 428 rooms & suites, 2 restaurants, cafe, spa, gym, souvenir shop, cigar lounge.
Room amenities: iPod dock, broadband internet access, minibar, coffee & tea facilities, safe,...
The 4-star Novotel Peace Hotel is well located in the centre of Beijing, within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and next to the Wanfujing shopping and entertainment district. All rooms have a range of modern facilities including satellite television, air conditioning, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, and a hairdryer. The hotel is well equipped for leisure travellers with three restaurants, a swimming pool and fitness...
The Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Chengdu's commercial and entertainment districts, just 30 minutes drive from Shuangliu International Airport and 10 minutes from the train station. The hotel is modern in style with 402 rooms and suites, each decorated in soft colours and featuring Chinese art pieces. Club Level rooms offer additional amenities, as well as access to the Club Lounge.
Dining options include the Side Walk Lounge & Deli, the Nova Café & Grill, or the Celestial Court restaurant. The Fontana Bar features live entertainment. Leisure facilities include a sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, fitness centre, massage parlour, hair salon, and indoor swimming pool. There is also a garden on the 5th floor offering views of the Chengdu Stadium and the...
The Sheraton hotel has a choice of western and Chinese restaurants, coffee shop and bar, a health club and outside swimming pool. It is located on the banks of the Li River a short walk from Elephant Trunk hill and central...
The Central Hotel towers over the heart of Shanghai, adjacent to Century Square on the pedestrianised section of Nanjing Road, famed for its shopping and entertainment. The 317 spacious guestrooms are furnished in an elegant style, and come well equipped with a host of conveniences including bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer, air conditioning, internet access, tea and coffee facilities and international television. The hotel has a choice of restaurants and bars, and a fitness centre with sauna and beauty...
Yangshuo Resort is a 4 star hotel situated amid the striking scenery that makes the area so famous. All of its 236 rooms are spacious, well-appointed and have beautiful river views. The hotel has 4 restaurants and bars that offer local and international cuisines. It is possible to pick your own fruit and vegetables from the local farm and the hotel’s Chinese restaurant will transform them into local specialities. Facilities includea swimming pool, a sauna and a health centre where a massage service is also...
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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CGI2018: 14 Nights
Every moment was special, there were so many amazing events - walking along the Great Wall of China, looking down over the rice terraces in Longsheng, seeing the giant pandas in Chengdu, watching the shiplocks do their work on the Yangtze.Miss Michelle Cormack
Beijing is a modern and fashionable city whose cityscape is changing almost daily....
With a population of 10 million, Chengdu, meaning ‘Perfect Metropolis’, is Sichuan’s...
Guilin, in the southern Guangxi province, is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts...
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...