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China Experience

Group Tour | General interest 10 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £1,845 Current prices from: £1,845
Enjoy a taste of China on this outstanding tour of the country’s principal sights. In Beijing, explore the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and an excursion to the Great Wall. See the famous Terracotta Warriors in Xian and the ancient city of Nanjing. Finish in vibrant Shanghai and witness the huge economic changes taking place in China today.

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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Beijing

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) direct to Beijing with British Airways. Please speak to your travel consultant to discuss alternative flight options. (N)

Day 2: Beijing

Arrive and transfer to the Novotel Peace Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. (N)

Day 3: Beijing

Morning visit to the key historic cites of Tiananmen Square and the adjacent Forbidden City. After lunch, visit one of Beijing’s traditional hutong neighbourhoods. (B)

Day 4: Great Wall

Full-day excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a scenic section of the wall north of Beijing. (B, L)

Day 5: Xian

Morning at leisure. Afternoon high-speed train journey to Xian, then transfer to the Grand Noble Xian hotel for a 2-night stay. (B)

Day 6: Terracotta Warriors • Xian

Morning excursion to the legendary Terracotta Warriors, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon visit to the city’s atmospheric Muslim quarter and the Great Mosque. (B, L)

Day 7: To Nanjing

Morning high-speed train to the city of Nanjing, then stay overnight at the Grand Trustel Mandarin Garden. Afternoon tour to visit Ming Xiaoling, the mausoleum of the Hongwu Emperor, founder of the Ming Dynasty; the imposing Zhonghua city gate; and the Confucius temple. (B)

Day 8: To Shanghai

Morning high-speed train to Shanghai. Afternoon visit to the Jade Buddha temple, the Yu garden and a walk along the historic Bund. Stay at the Merry Hotel for 2 nights. (B)

Day 9: Shanghai

Day at leisure. Optional full-day tour to the Wuzhen ancient water town near Shanghai. (B)

Day 10: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and fly back to London. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour extensions

Hong Kong extension to Japan's Cultural Treasures
Hong Kong
3 Nights from £1175

Fly from Shanghai direct to Hong Kong, a city 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. Stay 3 nights at the InterContinental Grand Stanford, then board a direct flight back to London.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2,495 per person

High season from £2,745 per person


Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • 4-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • Direct international flights with British Airways
    • Internal trains as specified
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees

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