• China

Wonders of China Tour

Combine the historic sights of Beijing and the former capital Xi'an with the natural beauty of rural Guilin. Enjoy a cruise along the Li River to picturesque Yangshuo and a leisurely stroll along The Bund in Shanghai. 

Group departures 2018:                          

  • June 4, 7, 11, 18, 21,28                             
  • July 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26                             
  • August 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 30                  
  • September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17,20                   
  • October 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25                     
  • November 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29            
  • December 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 24, 27                                 

                                                               
 Group departures 2019:                                                               

  • January 7, 14, 21  
  • February 11,18, 25  
  • March 4, 11, 18  
  • April 8, 15, 22
  • May 13, 20, 27       
  • June 10, 17, 24       
  • July 8, 15, 22                                      
  • August 5, 12, 19            
  • September 2, 9, 16                                                    

Private tour departs daily on request.

Itineraries for departures after the dates shown above are subject to change, please call for more details. 

Duration
10 days
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Start your journey
Great Wall of China

Trip highlights

  • Explore Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors of Xian
  • Enjoy a cruise on the Li River

Upon arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel for three nights 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Presidential or similar

After breakfast enjoy a full day of sightseeing including a walk through Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world where you can see the Great Hall of the people and other historical monuments. You will also visit The Forbidden City, located directly behind the Tiananmen tower gate, where the Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors and Empresses lived and ruled from 1420 to 1924. After lunch at a local restaurant visit the Summer Palace with an optional boat ride via famous Empress Cixi Water Way to appreciate the beautiful scenery on both sides of the River.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Presidential or similar

After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing including the Great Wall at Mutianyu. You will be able to walk and climb or travel by cable car (price not included). After lunch at a local restaurant stop to take a photograph of Bird's Nest and Water Cube where the 2006 Beijing Olympics were held.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Presidential or similar

After breakfast visit the Temple of Heaven where the Emperors worshipped and prayed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties for a good harvest. After lunch at a local restaurant transfer to the train station for the high-speed train to Xi'an (approximately five and a half hours). Upon arrival in Xi'an transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Tianyu Gloria or similar

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and their chariots and the Emporer Qinshihuang Mausoleum. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Banpo Neolithic Village, in Xian.  On the way back to your hotel, stop off at the Terra-Cotta Replication factory.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Tianyu Gloria or similar

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival your guide will take you to Fubo Hill, a vertically rising rock, part of which is submerged in the Li River. 

If you book our group tour you will also enjoy a 45 minute stop at a Pearl Factory after Fubo Hill.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Park Hotel or similar

Today you will enjoy a leisurely cruise to Yangshuo on the Li River. The afternoon is free at leisure at West Street, which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of over 1,400 years. This pedestrianised area is home to hundreds of shops with a variety of local crafts, antiques, souvenirs along with restaurants and bars. Later, return to your hotel in Guilin.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Park Hotel or similar

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for two nights. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Ambassador or similar

After breakfast visit Mandarin Yu Garden, an extensive Chinese garden and the bazaar. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit The Shanghai Mansion and take a stroll through the old French Concession. Tianzifang is a trendy new destination where the traditional architectural style Lilong meets modern art galleries and small design shops. 

If you book our group tour you will also enjoy a 45 minute stop at a Pearl Factory after visiting The Bund. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Ambassador or similar

After breakfast transfer to Shanghai for your onwards flight

Included

  • International flights.
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double room with private facilities (alternative but similar accommodation may be used ar certain times of the year).
  • Internal flights or train journeys as detailed.
  • Air-conditioned transportation.
  • An English speaking local guide.
  • All entrance fees as appropriate.
  • Meals included as detailed. Breakfast is usually a Western-style buffet in your hotel. Most other meals are taken in local restaurants.

Not included

  • Tips for the driver/guide.
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions.