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Explore China in style, staying in some of the country's finest hotels and enjoy private tours of China's most celebrated sites including Beijing, Shanghai, the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors. The tour also includes a 3-night cruise on the Yangtze river, staying in a suite aboard the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer.
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Arrive and transfer to the Regent Beijing for 3 nights, which provides luxuriously appointed guestrooms within walking distance of the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Wangfujing shopping centre. (N)
Drive out to the Aman at Summer Palace for lunch, followed by a stroll in the gardens of the Summer Palace. Afternoon tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L)
Full-day tour of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, a well-preserved section of the wall with a number of watchtowers and superb views. Afterwards, enjoy a champagne picnic in a nearby pine forest. (B, L)
In the morning, take a walk in the gardens of the Temple of Heaven complex, followed by a tour of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. Board a high-speed train to Xian, travelling in first class. Stay at the Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xian for 2 nights. (B)
Morning visit to the Terracotta Warriors archaeological site. A full day can be spent exploring all three sites and the Exhibition Hall of the Bronze Chariots, or spend the afternoon at the Huaqing Hot Springs and gardens nearby. (B)
Fly to Chongqing in Business Class, then transfer to the port to board the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer for a 3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, D)
Cruise in style for two days along the Yangtze, with shore excursions to the White Crane Ridge Underwater Museum, a local market and a boat ride along a river tributary. (B, L, D)
Disembark early this morning in Yichang and take a tour of the huge Three Gorges Dam Project Site and accompanying exhibition centre. Fly from Yichang to Shanghai in Business Class. 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)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
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