7 Day Beijing and Chengde Tour
8 Day Mini Triangle China Tour
8 Day Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing Tour
12 Day Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an and Guilin Tour
12 Day Three Gorge Tour
14 Day Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai and Xi'an Tour
14 Day Three Gorge Tour
14 Day Three Gorge Tour
Booking Reference No. 14TG
Day 1 London
Depart London Heathrow for Shanghai by China Eastern Airline.
Day 2 Shanghai/Beijing
After clearing immigration & customs, you will be met by our local guide and transferred to a domestic flight for Beijing. On arrival, check into a 4-star hotel.
Day 3 Beijing
An exciting day begins with a visit to the Tian'anmen (Heavenly Peace Gate) Square, the largest in the world, in the heart of Beijing. Then move on to the Forbidden City, former Imperial Palace, built in the Emperor Yongle period in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, the largest existing temple complex in China today.
Day 4 Beijing
A full day excursion to the Great Wall, the land mark of China and one of the Seven Wonders in the World. After lunch, you will be driven to the Ming Tombs, where you will visit the Ding Tomb, the only excavated tomb of the 13 Ming dynasty tombs. Peking Roast Duck will be served for dinner.
Day 5 Beijing/Xi'an
Visit the Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved of all imperial palace gardens, where you can have a walk along the famous Long Corridor and take a boat ride on Lake Kunming. Depart Beijing for Xi'an, the ancient capital city for eleven dynasties. On arrival, check into a 4-star hotel.
Day 6 Xi'an
The highlight of the day is visiting the Terra-Cotta Warriors, the discovery of the life-size terra cotta warriors drew world attention at the time and it is regarded as the eighth wonder of the world. The excavation site houses one of the most important archaeological findings of our time. The three pits contain more than 7300 warriors, horses and chariots crafted over 2000 years ago in honour of China's first emperor. After the visit, return to the city to do sightseeing. Attend a Tang dynasty theater dinner show in the evening.
Day 7 Xi'an/Chongqing
In the morning visit the Provincial Museum, in which on display are more than 3000 rare cultural relics from various historical periods. Depart Xi'an for Chongqing. Transfer to the piers to get on board Regal Cruise for preboard overnight.
Day 8 Cruise
Sail from 8:00am on the cruise and shore excursion to Fengdu.
Day 9 Regal Cruise - Three Gorges
Sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge and shore excursion to Shennong Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge at 16:00pm and after navigating the Three Gorges' shiplock arrive in Sandouping for overnight.
Day 10 Three Gorges
Visit the Three Gorges dam site.
Day 11 Wuhan/SHanghai
Arrive in Wuhan at 12:00. Depart Wuhan for Shanghai and transfer to a 4-star hotel. Attend Everbright International Exibition.
Day 12 Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
Day excursion to Suzhou and return to Shanghai in the afternoon.
Day 13 Shanghai
In the morning visit the Shanghai Museum, a comprehensive art museum with a collection of over 123,000 cultural relics. Later visit the Yu Yuan Garden, a living portrayal of the finest landscaping designs from Ming and Qing dynasty. In the afternoon, take a visit to the Bund, which is regarded a landmark as well as the birthplace of modern Shanghai. With a length of only 1km, the bund is dotted with various grandiose solid buildings of western style dating back to the early years of last century in its west, while east of the bund is a new developing Shanghai. Enjoy an acrobatics show in the evening.
Day 14 Shanghai/London
Depart Shanghai by China Eastern Airline and arrive in London Heathrow the same day.
What are included
- London/Shanghai/London round trip flight tickets
- All transportation in China as detailed in the itinerary
- 12 night accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels on a shared twin basis
- All meals as listed in the itinerary
- Services of an English speaking local tour guide
- All hotel baggage handling for one piece of luggage per person
- All Chinese state and local taxes
- All UK and China airport taxes and security charges
What are not included
- China visa fee
- Travel insurance
- Excess luggage
- Gratuities to tour guides and drivers
- Other personal expenses, such as telephone and laundry
Dates and Prices
04 Jun 07 at £1469
13 Aug 07 at £1469
03 Sep 07 at £1469
08 Oct 07 at £1469
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