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This comprehensive tour of China visits the
treasures of Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors
at Xian, picturesque scenery between Guilin
and Yangshuo and the pandas at Chengdu.
Cruise the Yangtze river and visit the Three
Gorges Dam, before ending the tour in
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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
Arrive and transfer to the Peace
Hotel (or similar)for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven. Welcome dinner at a Peking duck
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)
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)
Option to visit the wall again this morning. After breakfast, drive back to Beijing and board
a high-speed train* to Xian and stay at the Grand Noble Xian for 2 nights. (B)
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)
Morning high-speed train journey* to Chengdu,
then transfer to the Sheraton Lido for 1 night. Afternoon visit to
the Giant Panda Research Base. Optional
evening excursion to enjoy a Sichuan opera
Fly to Guilin and overnight at the Sheraton
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
Train journey* to Chongqing, then transfer to
the port to board the Victoria Jenna (or similar) for a 3-night cruise to
Yichang. (B, D)
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)
Disembark this morning in Yichang, then fly to Shanghai, and stay
2 nights at the Central Hotel. (B, L)
Morning tour of Jade Buddha temple and Yu
garden, followed by tea tasting at the Huxinting
Teahouse. Afternoon tour of the Shanghai
Museum with an expert guide, then end the
day with a walk along the historic Bund. A
farewell dinner will be held tonight. (B, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly back to
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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.
Excursions on days 7 and 8 may be
switched, subject to local conditions
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation. Prices
are based on the standard room category and
Second Class rail 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
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CGS2020: 14 Nights
There were many inspirational moments each with their own quality. The tour manager, Garry, was quite outstanding and all the members of my party agreed that apart from the unique sights of China he was a major factor in making it a wonderful holiday.Mr Stephens
It was wonderful being taken to a part of the Great Wall with so few other people on it. I could happily have spent the whole day just sitting there and taking in the amazing view. Quite mind-blowing!Mrs Fiona Crosthwaite Eyre
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