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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
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
The Yangshuo Resort is situated along the banks of the Yulong river, a 15-minute drive from the town of Yangshuo. The resort has pleasant gardens from which to enjoy views of the river and the striking scenery that makes the area so famous. Accommodation is available in a range of guestrooms, studios and suites, all spacious and well-appointed with beautiful river views. A complimentary shuttle bus service is available for trips into West Street in Yangshuo. Features: 236 rooms, 3 restaurants, bar, swimming pool, fitness centre, sauna, massage rooms, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, safe, hair dryer, minibar, air conditioning.
The Central Hotel towers over the heart of Shanghai, adjacent to Century Square on the pedestrianised section of Nanjing Road, famed for its shopping and entertainment. The 317 spacious guestrooms are furnished in an elegant style, and come well equipped with a host of conveniences including bathroom with bath and shower, hairdryer, air conditioning, internet access, tea and coffee facilities and international television. The hotel has a choice of restaurants and bars, and a fitness centre with sauna and beauty salon.
The Sheraton hotel has a choice of western and Chinese restaurants, coffee shop and bar, a health club and outside swimming pool. It is located on the banks of the Li River a short walk from Elephant Trunk hill and central Guilin.
The Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Chengdu's commercial and entertainment districts, just 30 minutes' drive from Shuangliu International Airport and 10 minutes' drive from the train station. The hotel is modern in style with 402 rooms and suites, each decorated in soft colours and featuring Chinese art pieces. Club Level rooms offer additional amenities, as well as access to the Club Lounge. There are several dining options which offer a wide array of choice, as well as a bar featuring live entertainment. Leisure facilities include a sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, fitness centre, massage rooms, hair salon, and indoor swimming pool. There is also a garden on the fifth floor offering views of the Chengdu Stadium and the city.
The 4-star Novotel Peace Hotel is well located in the centre of Beijing, within walking distance of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and next to the Wangfujing shopping and entertainment district. All rooms have a range of modern facilities including satellite television, air conditioning, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and a hairdryer. The hotel is well equipped for leisure travellers with three restaurants, a swimming pool and fitness centre.
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 Dhawa Jinshanling is located at the foot of Jinshanling Great Wall, a 2-hour drive north of Beijing Airport. The hotel fuses cutting-edge design with China's rich cultural heritage to create a stylish property that merges seamlessly into its ancient surroundings. Accommodation is available in a range of categories, including rooms housed in preserved classically-styled buildings, some with unrestricted views of the Great Wall.Features: 200 rooms, restaurant, lobby lounge, spa, fitness centre, Wi-Fi, mahjong rooms. <br>Room amenities: Television, heated floors, safe, tea & coffee facilities, hair dryer.
Low season from £4195 per person
High season from £4395 per person
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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.
*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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