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Experience the comfort and efficiency of China's rapidly expanding high-speed
rail network as you travel around the major cultural centres of China. Along the way, stroll through beautiful gardens, ancient temples and mausoleums, visit celebrated sights such as the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, and learn about various aspects of Chinese history in the key museums of each city.
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Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the luxurious Peninsula Hotel for a 3-night stay. One of the finest hotels in the city, The Peninsula Beijing is located just a short walk from the main sights and the famous shopping street of Wangfujing. (N)
Morning visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. After lunch, visit the gardens the Summer Palace, then enjoy afternoon tea at the luxury Aman Summer Palace resort. (B, L)
Drive north from Beijing and visit the legendary Great Wall at Jinshanling, a peaceful and dramatic section of the wall that receives far fewer visitors than other sections of the wall nearer the city. Option to stay at the Dhawa Hotel next to the wall - please enquire for details. (B, L)
Early morning departure to Xian by high-speed train. Afternoon arrival in Xian and proceed to the Wild Goose Pagoda, followed by a tour of the Tang Bo Art Museum, which displays a collection of Shaanxi folk art, landscape paintings and contemporary works. Take a lesson in calligraphy at the museum, then transfer to the Sofitel on Renmin Square for a 2-night stay. The following day, take a private tour of the Terracotta Warriors. (B)
Continue to Wuhan by high-speed train. Arrive and transfer to the Shangri-La Hotel for a 1-night stay. Afternoon visit to the 52-metre-high Yellow Crane Tower, set on banks of the Yangtze river and surrounded by gardens and pavilions. Continue to Hubei Provincial Museum, which houses a collection of more than 200,000 historic and cultural relics. (B)
Continue to Nanjing by high-speed train. Nanjing was once the nation's capital in the early years of the Ming dynasty era, and is home to a range historical sights, museums and monuments. Transfer to the Fairmont Hotel for a 2-night stay. (B)
Morning visit to Zijin Shan (Purple Mountain), home to a number of historic sites including the Ling Gu temple, the Zijinshan Astronomical Observatory and the Mausoleum of Dr Sun Yat-sen, the founder of modern China. Afternoon at leisure, with time to visit the Memorial Hall of the Nanjing Massacre, which commemorates all those who were killed during the Japanese occupation of 1937. (B)
Early morning departure to Shanghai by high-speed train. Transfer to the Fairmont Peace Hotel for 2 nights, located on Shanghai's famous waterfront, the Bund. (B)
Morning tour of Shanghai, visiting the Jade Buddha temple and the Yu garden. The afternoon is at leisure, with options to take a cruise on Huang Pu river, visit the Shanghai Museum, or shop on Nanjing Road. (B)
Transfer to Longyang Road Station, then continue to the airport on the Shanghai Maglev train*, one of the world's fastest commercial train services. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
holidays, supplements may apply. Dates in
2019 include, but are not limited to, 4 – 10 Feb
(Chinese New Year), 5 – 7 Apr (Tomb Sweeping
Day), 29 Apr – 1 May (May Day holiday) and
1 – 7 Oct (national holiday).
Use of the Shanghai Maglev train will depend on your flight departure time.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
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
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