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China Experience

Group Tour | General Interest 10 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £2195

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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City & the Great Wall of China
  • Discover ancient Ming dynasty history in the city of Nanjing
  • See the famous Terracotta Warriors in the ancient city of Xian
  • Take a scenic cruise on the Qinhuai river in Nanjing
  • Stay in 4-star accommodation
  • Small group size - 10-15 people (max 18)
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Superior Group 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 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.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Grand Noble Hotel
    Grand Noble Hotel

    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 &amp; suites, 2 restaurants, cafe, spa, gym, souvenir shop, cigar lounge. <br>Room amenities: iPod dock, broadband internet access, minibar, coffee &amp; tea facilities, safe, television.

  • Merry Hotel Shanghai
    Merry Hotel Shanghai

    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.

Superior group tour extensions

Hong Kong extension to Japan's Cultural Treasures
Hong Kong
3 Nights from £1475

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

CXP2022

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Saving Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
1 Sep 2022 - 10 Sep 2022 £2,195 £0 £345 Reserve
6 Oct 2022 - 15 Oct 2022 £2,195 £0 £0 Reserve
 

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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.

 
  • What's Included
    • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
    • Fully escorted by an English-speaking guide throughout
    • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated

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