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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 (or similar) for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven. Welcome dinner at a Peking duck restaurant. (D)Day 3: Beijing
Morning visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, then stroll through historic Liulichang district and the hutongs (narrows streets). Optional evening visit to the state acrobatics show. (B, L)Day 4: Great Wall
Morning drive out of the city to the Great Wall at Jinshanling, a quiet and dramatic section of the wall. Stay one night at the Dhawa Jinshanling hotel near the Great Wall. (B, L, D)Day 5: Xian
Drive back to Beijing and board a high-speed train* to Xian and stay at the Grand Noble Xian for 2 nights. (B)Day 6: Terracotta Warriors • Xian
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 Great Mosque. Optional evening excursion to enjoy a Tang dynasty music performance with dinner. (B, L)Day 7: Train to Chengdu
Morning high-speed train journey* to Chengdu, then transfer to the Sheraton Lido Chengdu for 1 night. Afternoon visit to the Giant Panda Research Base. Optional evening excursion to enjoy a Sichuan opera performance. (B)Day 8: Fly to Guilin
Fly to Guilin and overnight at the Sheraton Guilin. (B)Days 9-10: Yangshuo
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)Day 11: Chongqing
Train journey* to Chongqing, then transfer to the port to board the Victoria Jenna for a 3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, D)Days 12-13: Yangtze river cruise
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)Day 14: Yichang • Fly to Shanghai
Disembark this morning in Yichang, then fly to Shanghai, and stay 2 nights at the Central Hotel. (B, L)Day 15: Shanghai
Morning tour of Jade Buddha temple and Yu garden, followed by tea tasting at the Huxinting Teahouse, then end the day with a walk along the historic Bund. (B, D)Day 16: 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 Accessibility:
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.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation. Prices are based on the standard room category and First Class rail travel.Single supplement
Available on request.Tailor-made travel
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Low season from £4195 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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