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(N)Day 2: Shanghai
Arrive and transfer to The Banyan Tree Shanghai on the Bund for 2 nights, which has a prime location in the northern Bund area along the Huangpu river. (N)Day 3: Shanghai
Morning visit to Jade Buddha temple and Yu garden. Afternoon at leisure to stroll along the Bund or shop on Nanjing Road. (B)Day 4: Train to Huangshan
High-speed train to Huangshan, tour the ancient street of Tunxi, then drive into Yixian County and stay at the Banyan Tree Huangshan for 2 nights, located at the foot of Mount Huangshan. (B)Day 5: Huangshan
Take the cable car up Mount Huangshan for some superb views of the surrounding countryside. Visit Lion Peak, Flower-Scattering Valley and the Cloud-Dispelling Pavilion. (B, L)Days 6-7: Wuyuan
Leave The Banyan Tree Huangshan and visit the villages of Lucun and Hongcun, known for their beautiful wood carvings and well-preserved traditional buildings. Afterwards, drive south into Wuyuan county to the tiny village of Yan, a protected 900-year-old settlement. Stay here for 2 nights at the Skywells Wuyuan, a rare 300-year-old courtyard mansion that has been lovingly restored using traditional building techniques, retaining many original features. Explore the surrounding countryside via a number of walking trails. (B, D)Day 8: Fly to Chengdu/Qing Cheng Mountain
Drive to Hangzhou airport and fly to Chengdu. (At Hangzhou you can extend your trip with a visit to the scenic West Lake and the Dragon Well Tea Estate – please enquire for details). On arrival in Chengdu, you will be met and driven south of the city to the Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain for a 3-night stay. (B)Days 9-10: Qing Cheng Mountain
Spend two days exploring the countryside near Qing Cheng mountain. Take a hike on the mountain, visit the Dujiangyan Irrigation Project, or see pandas at the Dujiangyan Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding. (B)Days 11-12: Xian & the Terracotta Warriors
Travel by high-speed train from Chengdu to Xian. This former Silk Road trading city retains some of its historic character, laid out in a grid pattern within huge perimeter walls. On arrival you will be met and transferred north of the city for a 2-night stay at the award-winning spa hotel Angsana Xian Lintong, which lies in the shadow of Lishan mountain, just 15 minutes from the legendary Terracotta Warriors. Spend the next morning discovering this stunning archaeological site with an expert guide, followed by an afternoon at the Huaqing hot springs in the foothills of the Qin mountains. (B)Day 13: Beijing
Continue east via high-speed train to Beijing, then transfer to the Shangri-La China World Centre Hotel for a 3-night stay. (B)Day 14: Beijing
Morning guided visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, followed by a stroll through the historic Liulichang district and the hutongs (ancient narrow alleyways) nearby. (B, L)Day 15: Great Wall of China
Leave Beijing for a journey to the Great Wall at Huanghuacheng, a quiet section adjoining the peaceful Haoming lake. Walking on the wall here is difficult, but a visit is rewarding as the scenery is particularly beautiful and the area little-visited. (B, L)Day 16: Fly home
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important Information Accommodation
Featuring a range of accommodation, including both luxury and superior category accommodation. Prices are based on the standard room category, unless indicated otherwise.Accessibility
Walking on the Great Wall of China at Huanghuacheng is very difficult: please ask for details. You may also need to carry your luggage at train stations.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.
Overlooking Tianfu Square in central Chengdu, the Ritz-Carlton offers a modern and luxurious experience at the heart of this iconic Chinese city. The 353 spacious guest rooms and suites, many with panoramic views of downtown Chengdu, are furnished in a contemporary style complemented by Ritz-Carlton Signature linens and feather bedding. Diners can choose from a vibrant selection of international dishes prepared at the Spices restaurant's live cooking stations. You can also enjoy sushi and Asian-themed tapas at the Flair lounge, built around a spacious outdoor patio, or classic Cantonese and Sichuanese dishes at Li Xuan. The Ritz-Carlton Spa and Fitness Centre occupies an entire floor of the hotel, with 10 private treatment rooms and unique Chengdu tea culture treatments.
The Shangri-La China World Hotel is attached to the China World Mall in Beijing's Central Business District, within 2km of the prestigious China World Trade Centre. The hotel has a large range of services and facilities. Rooms are available in a range of categories, with those in the Horizon Club grade benefiting from access to the Horizon Club Lounge with complimentary evening cocktails, canapés, beverages and snacks. Features: 716 rooms, 2 restaurants, bar, cafe, lobby lounge, gift shop, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, gym, sauna & steam room. Room amenities: Air conditioning, safe, minibar, television, tea & coffee facilities.
Low season from £6395 per person
High season from £6795 per person
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