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Valid for travel on 5 Sept 2024. Book by 31 May 2024

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Lead Price
From £2545pp
Duration
10 days & 8 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

China Experience

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.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Beijing
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Fly to Beijing

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) direct to Beijing with British Airways. (N) Meal basis As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Beijing
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Beijing

Arrive and transfer to the Novotel Xingqiao (or similar) for 3 nights. The rest of the day is at leisure. A welcome dinner will be held this evening. (D)

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
DAY 3: Beijing
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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)

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
DAY 4: Great Wall
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Great Wall

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

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
DAY 5: Xian
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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)

Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel, Xian
DAY 6: Terracotta Warriors - Xian
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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)

Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel, Xian
DAY 7: To Nanjing
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To Nanjing

Morning high-speed train to the city of Nanjing, then stay overnight at the Grand Trustel Mandarin Garden. Afternoon visit to the imposing Zhonghua city gate and the Confucius temple, then take a cruise along the Qinhuai river. (B)

DAY 8: To Shanghai
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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 Central Hotel for 2 nights. (B)

DAY 9: Shanghai
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Shanghai

Morning visit to the Jade Buddha temple, the Yu Garden and a walk along the historic Bund. Afternoon at leisure. A farewell dinner will be held tonight. (B, D)

DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

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

DAY 1: Fly to Beijing
- +

Fly to Beijing

Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) direct to Beijing with British Airways. (N) Meal basis As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Beijing
- +

Beijing

Arrive and transfer to the Novotel Xingqiao (or similar) for 3 nights. The rest of the day is at leisure. A welcome dinner will be held this evening. (D)

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
DAY 3: Beijing
- +

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)

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
DAY 4: Great Wall
- +

Great Wall

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

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
DAY 5: Xian
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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)

Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel, Xian
DAY 6: Terracotta Warriors - Xian
- +

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)

Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel, Xian
DAY 7: To Nanjing
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To Nanjing

Morning high-speed train to the city of Nanjing, then stay overnight at the Grand Trustel Mandarin Garden. Afternoon visit to the imposing Zhonghua city gate and the Confucius temple, then take a cruise along the Qinhuai river. (B)

DAY 8: To Shanghai
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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 Central Hotel for 2 nights. (B)

DAY 9: Shanghai
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Shanghai

Morning visit to the Jade Buddha temple, the Yu Garden and a walk along the historic Bund. Afternoon at leisure. A farewell dinner will be held tonight. (B, D)

DAY 10: Fly to London
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Fly to London

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

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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

Important information

Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, 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.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
  • Average group size 10 people (max 18)
  • Direct international flights with British Airways
  • Internal trains as specified
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour manager
  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at hotels and train stations

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £2,795 | Guide price month: March

High season from £2,945 | Guide price month: September

Single supplement from £495

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