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Discover a different side to China on this
journey from Beijing to Shanghai. Fully
escorted and travelling with a group of
solo travellers, enjoy a walk along Xian's
ancient city walls, learn the secrets of
Chinese cooking and try your hand at
calligraphy, complemented by visits
to the classic sights of the Terracotta
Warriors, the Forbidden City and the
panda sanctuary near Chengdu.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) direct to Beijing with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Novotel Peace Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. In the afternoon, walk in the Summer Palace gardens. Welcome dinner at a Peking duck restaurant. (D)
Morning with a local chef and a lesson in
Chinese cooking. After lunch, visit Tiananmen
Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L, D)
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall at
Mutianyu. Lunch is taken at the Brickyard Eco
Retreat near the wall. Evening at leisure to
choose a restaurant or browse the food stalls
near the pedestrianised Wangfujing shopping
street, which is close to the hotel. (B, L)
High-speed train to Xian and stay at the Grand
Noble Xian hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon visit to
the city walls and then transfer to Yongxingfang,
a street selling all sorts of food and where you
can sample some local Shaanxi cuisine. (B)
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors.
Afternoon visit to the Muslim quarter, followed
by a visit to the Tang Bo Art Museum for a
lesson in Chinese calligraphy. (B, L, D)
Morning high-speed train journey to Chengdu,
then stay 2 nights at the Dorsett Grand
Chengdu. Afternoon visit to the Qingyanggong
Buddhist temple to sample some local tea.
Afterwards, stroll down the Jinli street, lined with
traditional architecture and old shops selling
goods including Shu embroidery, paintings and
local snacks, before stopping for dinner. (B, D)
Morning excursion to the Giant Panda
Research Base. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)
Morning flight to Shanghai for a 2-night stay at the Central Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing cruise
on the Huangpu river, followed by dinner. (B, D)
Morning visit to Jade Buddha temple and Yu
garden. Afternoon at leisure, or join the guide
for a walk on Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main
shopping street. Farewell dinner at a restaurant
followed by a walk along the Bund. (B, D)
Transfer to the airport then fly back to London,
arriving the same day. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard
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This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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
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