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From £6610pp
12 days & 10 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
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Luxury China

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 Yangzi Explorer.


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 and transfer to the Beijing Hotel Nuo for 3 nights. (N)

DAY 3: Beijing
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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
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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)

DAY 5: Xian
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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 6: Xian
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Make a visit this morning to the famed Terracotta Warriors archaeological site.

DAY 7: Chongqing
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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 Yangzi Explorer for a 3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, D)

DAY 8: Yangtze river
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Yangtze river

Cruise in style for 2 days, with a range of shore excursions and onboard activities available. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Yangtze river
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Yangtze river

Cruise along the Yansgte, with shore excursions included.

DAY 10: Fly to Shanghai
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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)

Accommodation: Fairmont Peace Hotel
DAY 11: Shanghai
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Visit Jade Buddha temple and Yu garden, followed by a stroll along the Bund waterfront. (B)

Accommodation: Fairmont Peace Hotel
DAY 12: Fly home
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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.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Cruise the Yangtze in style on the Yangzi Explorer
  • Stay in luxury Regent, Sofitel & Fairmont hotels
  • Private guided tours of the Great Wall of China & the Terracotta Warriors
Low Season
From £6,610 per person
High Season
From £6,830 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

Luxury tour
These are our most comfortable tours and will usually feature 5-star deluxe accommodation throughout.
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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