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Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) direct to Beijing with British Airways. (N)Day 2: Beijing
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)Day 3: Beijing
Morning with a local chef and a lesson in Chinese cooking. After lunch, visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L, D)Day 4: Great Wall
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)Day 5: Xian
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)Day 6: Terracotta Warriors • Xian
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)Day 7: Train to Chengdu
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)Day 8: Chengdu
Morning excursion to the Giant Panda Research Base. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)Day 9: Fly to Shanghai
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)Day 10: Shanghai
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)Day 11: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport then fly back to London, arriving the same day. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Solo Travellers group tours:
These small group tours have been specially created for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection at CoxandKings.co.uk/solo-travellers.Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-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.
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 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 Dorsett Grand Chengdu hotel is located near the historical Luoma market area of Chengdu and the neighbouring bustling downtown area of Chunxi Road. Metro Lines 1 and 4 are both accessible from directly in front of the hotel. Rooms are spacious with bay windows to let in lots of natural light and a contemporary decor with Chinese decorative features. Features: 550 rooms, lobby lounge, cafe, restaurant, gym. Room amenities: Air conditioning, iPod docking station, television, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer, minibar, safe.
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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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