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(N)Day 2: Beijing
Arrive and transfer to the Beijing Hotel Nuo for 3 nights. (N)Day 3: Beijing
Drive out to the Aman at Summer Palace for lunch, followed by a visit to the Imperial Summer Palace gardens. Afternoon tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L)Day 4: Great Wall
Full-day tour of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, including a short walk on the wall and a champagne picnic in a nearby pine forest. (B, L)Days 5-6: Xian
In the morning, relax with a private tai chi lesson at the Temple of Heaven, followed by a tour of the temple. Board a high-speed train to Xian, travelling in First Class. Stay at the Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel Xian for 2 nights. The following day, visit the celebrated Terracotta Warriors. (B)Day 7: Chongqing
Fly to Chongqing in Business Class. Enjoy a dinner of the local spicy hotpot known as má là at a local restaurant before boarding the Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer for a 3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, D)Days 8-9: Yangtze river
Cruise in style for 2 days, with a range of shore excursions and onboard activities available. (B, L, D)Day 10: Fly to Shanghai
Disembark early this morning and visit the site of the Three Gorges Dam project. Transfer to Yichang and fly to Shanghai in Business Class. Stay at the Fairmont Shanghai for 2 nights. (B)Day 11: Shanghai
Visit Jade Buddha temple and Yu garden, followed by a stroll along the Bund waterfront. (B)Day 12: Fly home
Take the Maglev train to Shanghai airport, then fly home. (B)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information
Full-day tour of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, including a short walk on the wall and a champagne picnic in a nearby pine forest. (B, L)Luxury tour
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.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 Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer is the smallest and most exclusive boat on the river. Capacity is just 124 passengers, accommodated in 38 luxurious cabins and 24 suites, each featuring a private balcony for passengers to enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the Yangtze river. Public areas are spacious and tastefully furnished, with superb photo opportunities from the observation deck. The Viewing Lounge is the ideal place to relax for a pre-dinner drink. Onboard facilities include a gym, a beauty salon and a lounge bar with live entertainment.
The Regent Beijing provides luxuriously appointed guestrooms in the historical centre of Beijing. The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Wangfujing shopping centre are all within 10 minutes' walk, while the Dengshikou subway station is adjacent to the hotel to reach other sights in the city. Accommodation is available in a range of rooms and suites, including Executive rooms with access to the Regent Club lounge.Features: 500 rooms, Wi-Fi, fitness centre, 25-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, children's pool, spa, 4 restaurants, lobby lounge, delicatessen.<br>Room amenities: Television, DVD player, safe, minibar, hairdryer, tea & coffee facilities.
The Fairmont Peace Hotel has been lovingly restored to its former glory as one of Shanghai's legendary landmarks, the Cathay Hotel, which served as a glamorous playground of the elite during the 'Golden Age' of the 1920s and 1930s when Shanghai was considered the Paris of the East. Located on Shanghai's famous waterfront, the Bund, the hotel features 270 luxurious guestrooms and suites beautifully furnished in fine materials. Facilities include an indulgent spa with an extensive selection of treatments, a health club, and a selection of dining venues and bars. Highlights include the legendary Jazz Bar, Classic Afternoon Tea served in the Art-Deco surrounds of the Jasmine Lounge, Weekend Brunch on the Bund in the Cathay Room and the rooftop bar with sensational city views over the Huangpu river.
Low season from £5,795 per person
High season from £5,995 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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