We Love —
- A classic itinerary visiting the three most famous cities of China: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
- With a private guide you will visit iconic sights such as Tiananmen Square and the terracotta warriors, with the option to also trek part of the Great Wall.
- You will stay in three luxury hotels along the way, so you can be assured of relaxation and a great night's sleep after your adventures!
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Your Destination —
Your Itinerary —
Optional Extra —
You may choose to add the optional extra tour at the next stage of booking: “Trekking on Great Wall from the Battlefield Gubeikou to Jinshanling with lunch”
Gubeikou Great Wall occupies a strategically important location, which is difficult to access. Situated between Shanhaiguan Pass and Juyongguan Pass, and about 62 miles to Beijing, it is the bastion protecting the northern gateway to the capital. There are 14 beacon towers, 143 watchtowers, 16 strategic pass, three citadels and many other military constructions. Many of them are famous cultural relics, such as the Big Flower Beacon Tower of the Northern Qi Dynasty, Fairy Tower, General Tower, and the dominant Wangjing Tower.
Gubeikou is completely unrestored, covered with over 140 watchtowers, all differing in size and design. From the wall here you will be able to witness how the wall twists and winds along the steep mountain ranges. This is as dramatic a view on the Great Wall as you’ll find. If the weather is clear, you will be able to see the shimmering blue lake of the Miyun Reservoir.
There is a section on the wall that is part of a military base, and which is off-limits to civilians. You will be able to detour by walking and exploring a quaint nearby local village, and you will re-enter the wall somewhere close to Jinshanling. Please be advised that it may take up to one hour to bypass the military base. While walking away from the Great Wall, you'll still be able to see the Great Wall from a short distance. After going through this detour, you'll get back to the Great Wall and enter via the section of Jinshanling.
Jinshanling has five main passes and 67 watchtowers. Every 100 meters (328 feet), there is an enemy tower each of which is about ten meters (33 feet) high. Featuring various structures and having various functions, those watchtowers are either one tiered or two-tiered. Among them, the most celebrated are the Big and Small Jinshan Watchtowers. The Wangjinglou Tower, the General Tower, the Black Tower and the Taochun Tower are also must-sees on the Jinshanling Great Wall. Each tower has its legend. Legend has it that the stone bars used to build the Wangjinglou Tower were carried to the mountaintop by Er Lang Shen, the nephew of the Jade Emperor. The general tower was named to commemorate Wu Guihua, a heroine who sacrificed herself to resist northern invader's invasion in the Ming Dynasty. The Black Tower and the Taochun Tower were christened to commemorate two girls, Heigu and Taochun, who made great contributions to the construction of the Great Wall.
When you finally reach the park at Jinshanling, you'll stop by a local farmer's restaurant owned by Mr. Duan Jiujun. His family will make delicious country-style lunch for you and may invite you to tour his small gallery after your stomach becomes full.
Your Hotels —
Daily breakfast is included at the hotels below. All other meals as per itinerary.
Voted as one of Beijing's top ten hotels, this beautiful hotel offers unequivocal luxury and superlative service.
Relax after your flight with a massage at the Serenity Spa, or take a dip in the pool, followed by gourmet dining- The Regent is home to some of the city's top-rates restaurants.
Your Deluxe Room measures 45 sqm and combines combines contemporary luxuries with Oriental elegance.
Located inside the ancient city walls, this 5* hotel is ideally placed to explore all the historical sights. Blending signature Sofitel elegance with local authenticity, unique features include extensive manicured gardens and an indulgent spa.
Your tastebuds will be spoiled for choice with siganture Mediteranean, Braziliana nd Chinese restaurants. Superior Rooms meausre 36 sqm and offer a plush Sofitel MyBed, rainforest shower and free wifi.
This hotel is ocated in the heart of the city's commercial hub on the famous pedestrian shopping street - Nanjing Road. It offers 383 modern guest rooms, 2 restaurants, 1 bar and a relaxing spa.
The hotel is within walking distance of People's Square, the Bund and Grand Theatre, as well as two metro stations, making it ideal for sightseeing.
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from economy or business class flights
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included throughout.
Beijing airport to hotel: 40 mins / 17 miles
Xian airport to hotel: 1hr / 24 miles
Shanghai airport to hotel: 50 mins / 30 miles