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 to Beijing with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Novotel Peace Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon
walk in the gardens of the Summer Palace with
afternoon tea at the Aman hotel. (N)
In the morning, visit Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City, followed by a tour of the ancient
hutong district by rickshaw. Lunch will be taken
in a Chinese family’s home, followed by a papercutting
lesson. End the day with a visit to Jing
Shan Park for a bird’s-eye view of the Forbidden
City. (B, L)
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall at
Jinshanling, a quiet and dramatic section of the
wall. Picnic lunch provided. (B, L)
Morning visit to the Temple of Heaven. Highspeed
train to Xian and stay at the Sofitel on Renmin Square for 2
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors,
followed by a visit to the Xian Art Museum and a
lesson in Chinese calligraphy. Afternoon visit to
the Muslim quarter and Grand Mosque,
and stroll among the stalls of the bazaar.
Optional evening excursion to enjoy a
Tang dynasty music performance with
dinner. (B, L)
Morning tour of the city walls, then continue to
the Wild Goose Pagoda. Afternoon visit to the
tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), then fly
to Guilin. Stay at the Sheraton Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L)
Take a cruise down the Li river, past a landscape
of limestone hills, fishing villages and rice fields,
then drive back to Guilin. (B, L)
Full-day excursion to the spectacular rice
terraces of Longsheng. Late evening flight to
Chengdu and transfer to the Sheraton Lido for 2 nights. (B, L)
Morning tour to visit Jinli Street and the Wenshu
monastery. Afternoon at leisure. Optional
evening excursion to enjoy a Sichuan opera
Morning visit to the Giant Panda Research Base.
Afternoon train journey to Chongqing, then
transfer to a local restaurant for a traditional
hotpot dinner. In the evening, board the Victoria
Katharina (or similar) for a
3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, L, D)
Full-day cruise along the upper reaches of the
Yangtze with a morning excursion to Shibaozhai
or Fengdu. (B, L, D)
Full day passing through the Three Gorges.
The cliffs here reach up to 1,200 metres tall
and, even after the dam, they remain hugely
impressive. In the evening, pass through the
locks. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the vast Three Gorges Dam.
Disembark in Yichang, then take an evening
flight to Shanghai for a 2-night stay at the
Central Hotel. (B)
Morning tour of Jade Buddha temple, the
Yuyuan garden and the Bund. Optional evening
visit to the state acrobatics show. (B)
Morning transfer to the airport and fly back to
London. Afternoon arrival. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
The 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.
This itinerary can be tailored to your exact requirements.
Please call 020 7808 6786 or email email@example.com.
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 décor, and there are a range of services and facilities.
Features: 428 rooms & suites; 2 restaurants; café; spa; gym; business centre; souvenir shop; cigar lounge; business centre.
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...
TheCentral 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...
The Victoria Katarina is one of the finest, with 133 well-appointed en suite cabins, fully air-conditioned with private balconies for viewing the magnificent scenery. Facilities include a lounge and dining area, which is stylishly decorated in dark woods and brass, a spacious roof deck, a bar for evening entertainment and socialising, a library, and a small fitness...
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.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CGI2016: 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
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