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Lead Price
From £4900pp
12 days & 10 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Rail Journey
Tour Highlights

China in Style by Rail

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.


DAY 1: Fly to Beijing
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Fly to Beijing


Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

DAY 2: Beijing
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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)

DAY 3: Beijing
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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)

DAY 4: Great Wall
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Great Wall

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)

DAY 5: Xian
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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. (B)

DAY 6: Xian
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Enjoy a private tour of the Terracotta Warriors. (B)

DAY 7: Wuhan
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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)

DAY 8: Nanjing
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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)

DAY 9: Nanjing
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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)

DAY 10: Shanghai
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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)

Accommodation: Fairmont Peace Hotel
DAY 11: Shanghai
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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)

Accommodation: Fairmont Peace Hotel
DAY 12: Fly home
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Fly home

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)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Travel in comfort by high-speed train
  • Visit the Great Wall of China at Jinshanling, a quieter section away from the crowds
  • Take a lesson in the ancient art of calligraphy
  • Tour of the Terracotta Warriors
  • Stay in 5-star de luxe hotels throughout
Low Season
From £4,900 per person
High Season
From £5,240 per person

What's included

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
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.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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