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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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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 Beijing Xin Qiao for 3 nights. Afternoon at leisure. A welcome dinner will be held this evening. (D)Day 3: Beijing
Morning visit to the key historic sites 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. Optional evening performance of Tang dynasty show. (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 visit to the Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre, then continue to Ming Xiaoling, the mausoleum of the Hongwu Emperor, founder of the Ming Dynasty. Afternoon high-speed train to Shanghai. Stay at the Merry Hotel for 2 nights. (B)Day 9: Shanghai
Morning visit to the Jade Buddha temple, the Yu garden and a walk along the historic Bund. (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.
Superior tour This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.
Private & tailor-made travel This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
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. <br>Room amenities: iPod dock, broadband internet access, minibar, coffee & tea facilities, safe, television.
The Merry Hotel Shanghai is situated in the centre of Shanghai's Jing An Commercial Centre, within 10 minutes' walk of the Jing An Temple and the western end of the city's popular Nanjing Road shopping district. The hotel has two restaurants, one serving western cuisine and the other specialising in Chinese delicacies. Rooms are comfortable and well-equipped with modern amenities.
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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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