This comprehensive tour of China visits the
treasures of Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors
at Xian, picturesque scenery between Guilin
and Yangshuo and the pandas at Chengdu.
Cruise the Yangtze river and visit the Three
Gorges Dam, before ending the tour in
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) direct to Beijing with British
Airways. Please speak to your tour consultant to
discuss alternative flight options. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Novotel Peace Hotel or
the Park Plaza (or similar) for 3
nights. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven.
Welcome dinner at a Peking duck restaurant. (D)
Morning visit to Tiananmen Square and the
Forbidden City, then stroll through historic
Liulichang district and the hutongs (narrows
streets). (B, L)
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall of China, the largest man-made structure on earth that is an amazing feat of engineering, labour and sacrifice. (B, L)
Morning visit to the lake, gardens and pagodas
of the Summer Palace. High-speed train* to Xian
and stay at the Grand Noble Xian hotel for 2 nights. (B)
Morning excursion to the Terracotta Warriors,
the Tang Bo Art Museum, followed by a lesson
in Chinese calligraphy. Afternoon visit to the
Muslim quarter and Grand Mosque. Optional
evening excursion to enjoy a Tang dynasty
music performance with dinner. (B, L)
Morning tour of the city walls and Wild Goose
Pagoda. Fly to Guilin and overnight at the
Sheraton Hotel. (B, L)
Morning cruise down the Li river, past a
dramatic landscape of limestone peaks. Arrive
in Yangshuo and stroll along busy West Street,
then transfer to the Yangshuo Resort (or similar) for a 2-night stay.
Following day at leisure to enjoy the relaxed
riverside atmosphere of Yangshuo. (B)
Morning flight to Chengdu, then transfer to the
Sheraton Lido for 1 night.
Afternoon at leisure. Optional evening excursion
to enjoy a Sichuan opera performance. (B)
Visit the Giant Panda Research Base. Afternoon
train journey* to Chongqing, then transfer to a
local restaurant for dinner. In the evening, board
the Victoria Jenna (or similar) for a 3-night cruise to Yichang. (B, L, D)
Cruise through the striking Three Gorges section of
the Yangtze, an area of towering cliffs and twisting
canyons. A range of shore excursions are available,
with entertainment provided in the evenings. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Three Gorges Dam,
then disembark in Yichang. Tour the Yichang
Museum, followed by a visit to a local teahouse.
Evening flight to Shanghai, and stay 2 nights at
the Central Hotel. (B, L)
Morning tour of Jade Buddha temple, Yu garden
and the historic Bund. Optional evening visit to
the state acrobatics show. (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly back to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour involves climbing steps
and some long walks. A reasonable level of
fitness is required. You may need to carry your
luggage at train stations.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
Superior tour departures are
based in 4-star accommodation. Prices
are based on the standard room category and
Second Class rail travel.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5233 or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CGS2018: 14 Nights
There were many inspirational moments each with their own quality. The tour manager, Garry, was quite outstanding and all the members of my party agreed that apart from the unique sights of China he was a major factor in making it a wonderful holiday.Mr Stephens
It was wonderful being taken to a part of the Great Wall with so few other people on it. I could happily have spent the whole day just sitting there and taking in the amazing view. Quite mind-blowing!Mrs Fiona Crosthwaite Eyre
Beijing is a modern and fashionable city whose cityscape is changing almost daily....
With a population of 10 million, Chengdu, meaning ‘Perfect Metropolis’, is Sichuan’s...
Guilin, in the southern Guangxi province, is regarded as one of the most beautiful parts...
Shanghai has in recent years become one of the world’s most dynamic cities, which can be...
Xian rests in Shaanxi province and is one of the oldest settled parts of China. The city...