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(N)Day 2: Beijing
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
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
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)Days 5-6: Xian
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. The following day, take a private tour of the Terracotta Warriors. (B)Day 7: Wuhan
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
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
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
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)Day 11: Shanghai
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)Day 12: 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.Important information * Shanghai Maglev train:
Use of the Shanghai Maglev train will depend on your flight departure time.Luxury tour:
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.Single supplement
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The Peninsula Beijing underwent a spectacular renovation in 2016, inspired by China's imperial architecture, exquisite art and cultural traditions. The hotel has a convenient city centre location, just a short walk from the main sights and famous shopping street of Wangfujing. The hotel's architecture is traditional Chinese in style, combined with luxurious, modern hotel amenities and facilities. Guestrooms are elegantly appointed and the service is of the highest standard. The Peninsula shopping arcade houses the largest selection of designer boutiques in the city.Features: 230 rooms, spa, 3 restaurants, limousine airport transfer service, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, The Peninsula Spa, sauna, Wi-Fi.<br>Room amenities: Television with complimentary movies through video on demand, Blu-Ray player with an iPod/iPad docking station, air conditioning, minibar, Nespresso coffee & tea facilities, safe, sitting area with sofa and coffee table, telephone with complimentary VoIP long-distance calls, marble bathroom with separate shower and bath tub, hairdryer, spacious dressing room.<br> ...
The Sofitel on Renmin Square, Xian, enjoys an ideal location on the historic Renmin Square in the heart of the old town, ringed by the 14th-century city walls. Each of the 432 rooms is luxuriously furnished with warm tones using local designs, and comes equipped with a host of modern facilities. The hotel offers a selection of restaurants serving Asian, European and Muslim cuisine and two bars. For relaxation, there is an indoor heated pool, fitness centre, jacuzzi and sauna.
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 £4295 per person
High season from £4595 per person
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*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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