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  • An in-depth, 15 night group tour visiting iconic cities and sights, as well as lesser known rural landscapes.
  • Highlights include the terracotta warriors, the Great Wall, the amazing scenery of Guilin and cruising the mighty Yangtze.
  • Our offer includes a VIP home pickup service, flights with Emirates, comfortable accommodation, and the services of a knowledgeable local guide throughout.

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Your Destination

Holidays in China offer a glimpse into a dramatically different world - a land of striking contrasts, where soaring skyscrapers sit alongside majestic ancient temples, and vast swathes of unspoiled natural landscapes.

This 15 night tour will take you to some of China's most iconic cities and sights including Tiananmen Square, the terracotta warrriors and the Great Wall.

You will also get to delve deeper, into the lesser-known landscapes such as the verdant misty mountains of Guilin, the ancient canals of Suzhou and the mighty Yangtze River.

Knowledgeable local guides will travel with you the whole way, helping you unearth the hidden gems of this awe-inspiring country.

Highlights

  • Shanghai
  • Suzhou
  • Great Wall of China
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Guilin & Li River

Your Itinerary

Meals included: 15 breakfasts (B),  11 lunches (L), 10 dinners (D)

DAY 1: Depart UK.  
  
     
DAY 2: Arrive Shanghai.
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. (D)

DAY 3: Shanghai.
Once dubbed the 'Paris of the Orient', cosmopolitan and exhilarating Shanghai still retains much of the sophistication and ebullience of yesteryear. Your included sightseeing tour features the famous Yu Yuan Garden, the atmospheric old town and the stunning Jade Buddha Temple. The afternoon is at leisure to explore 'The Bund' riverside boulevard and Nanjing Road. In the evening, enjoy an exciting acrobatics show. (B, L, D)

DAY 4: Shanghai - Tongli - Suzhou.
This morning visit the splendid Shanghai Museum, which houses thousands of exquisite Chinese archaeological and artistic exhibits. After lunch, drive to Tongli and experience the life of local people living along the canals, before continuing on to Suzhou. This evening, musicians with classical Chinese instruments, folk singers and dancers will entertain you in Suzhou's scenic Garden of the Master of the Nets. (B, L, D)

DAY 5: Suzhou - Beijing.
Suzhou is famed for its silk industry and was dubbed the Venice of the East because of its many ancient canals and bridges. Your memorable time here begins with a visit to Tiger Hill, on the summit of which stands the Pagoda of Yunyan; and the Lingering Garden, before a short cruise along the Grand Canal. After lunch visit a silk factory to see the intricate silk-making process and have the opportunity to purchase some silk products, followed by a rickshaw ride along the canal banks. This evening, fly to Beijing. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Beijing.
Beijing holds many wonders for the visitor, from the historic to the enigmatic and stirring. Highlights include the legendary, vast Tiananmen Square, home to the imposing city museum, and the magnificent Forbidden City, the palace complex that was home to successive Emperors for over 500 years. Afterwards, we continue to the glorious Summer Palace, with its exquisite gardens and landscapes. (B, L)

DAY 7: Beijing and Great Wall of China.
An unforgettable day travelling to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, which criss-crosses forested mountain tops (return cable-car rides are included). One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Wall stretches approximately 4,000 miles and is a spectacular sight you'll be sure never to forget. Visit the Jade Museum where you can buy pieces of this precious stone. Your day ends with a traditional Peking Duck dinner in Beijing. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Beijing - Yichang - Yangtze River.
After a morning visit to Beijing's Temple of Heaven, fly to Yichang where you will board your Victoria Cruises ship for an exciting four night Yangtze River cruise journey upstream. (B, L, D)

DAY 9: Yangtze River.
Set sail this morning and watch endless dramatic vistas unfold before you as your ship passes through the serenely beautiful Xiling Gorge, the Yangtze's longest. After a shore excursion to the incredible Three Gorges Dam, the world's biggest, you'll then sail through the Three Gorges Dam Five Stage Ship Lock. (B, L, D)

DAY 10: Yangtze River.
Today experience the swift, crystal waters of the Shennong Stream - a Yangtze tributary. Travel through mystical, fairytale landscapes that are unlike anywhere else in the world. Later you will pass through Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge. (B, L, D)

DAY 11: Yangtze River.
Enjoy a free day on your Yangtze cruise - or choose to take an optional shore excursion. (B, L, D)

DAY 12: Yangtze River - Chongqing - Xian.
Disembark from your cruise ship this morning and fly to Xian for a two night stay. (B)

DAY 13: Xian and Terracotta Warriors.
Yet another highlight of your tour, the remarkable Terracotta Warriors, built in around 250 BC to guard an Imperial Tomb and comprising thousands of full-size, hand-carved clay soldiers, chariots and horses. Visit the Xian Arts and Ceramic Exhibition Centre to see life-sized models of the warriors being made. Next, stroll along the city's ancient walls. In the evening, enjoy dinner with the Tang Era music and dance show. (B, L, D)

DAY 14: Xian - Guilin.
After a morning visit to Xian's Wild Goose Pagoda, a revered Buddhist pagoda built around 600 AD, fly to Guilin.  (B, L)

DAY 15: Guilin & Li River.
Cruise the stunning Li River to Yangshuo and enjoy the landscape of limestone hills, fishing scenes and picturesque villages. Overnight at the Elite Hotel. (B)

DAY 16: Yangshou - Guilin.
Spend the day discovering the beautiful rural countryside around Yangshuo. Return to Guilin in the evening and see the cormorant fishermen. Overnight at the Bravo Hotel. (B)

DAY 17: Guilin - Shanghai.
Visit the Reed Flute Caves - a vast cavern pitted with stalagmites and stalactites, named after the nearby reeds that were used to make flutes. Afterwards transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Shanghai. (B)

DAY 18: Home landing in the UK.

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Please note: A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Tipping is an expected element in China's tourism industry. Usually every passenger pays on arrival to the guide and it is distributed appropriately between the local guides and drivers. As a guideline we recommend 5- 7 USD per person per day.

Your Hotels

You will stay in the below hotels or similar (depending on availability) in a Standard Room.

All hotels are of a 3/4* standard have been carefully selected for their location and reputable service.

2 nights Shanghai: Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel
1 night Suzhou: Aster Hotel 
3 nights Beijing:Grand Gongda Jianguo    
4 nights cruise: Victoria Cruises  
2 nights Xian: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel        
2 nights Guilin: Bravo Hotel    
1 night Yangshou: Elite Hotel   

Your Journey

Just for you: VIP home pickup service to and from London Gatwick, if you live within 50 miles of the airport. (If you live further than this, you can still add the service for an additional fee.)

Flights: Economy class flights included with Emirates (23kg luggage per person)

For flight times please click here

Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per itinerary.

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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Your Contract

The flight inclusive offer(s) shown on this page are ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Voyage Privé is acting as agent for Cosmos Tours and Cruises with ATOL number 1082 and your contract is with that company.

Travel Documents

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Important Information

For further information on passport & visa requirements click here

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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