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  • Embark on an in-depth & diverse tour of China, visiting iconic cities and sights, as well as lesser-known attractions.
  • Travel from Beijing to Shanghai and discover world-renowned sites including the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Army and the impressive Zhangjiajie Avatar Mountains!
  • Stay in a variety of charming 4/5* hotels and enjoy breakfast with 7 lunches throughout!

Your Destination

Home to the Great Wall, the Yellow Mountains, and the Forbidden City, China boasts some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. On this unforgettable itinerary, you will experience Temples, forward-thinking cities, and Terracotta warriors.

Known as the Middle Kingdom, China is the third largest nation in the world bordering 14 countries that include Russia, Mongolia, and Vietnam. Due to its size, this country boasts a diverse landscape ranging from snow-capped mountains to enchanting deserts. With a long history that dates back to around 1250BC, China is also full of fascinating artefacts, making it a thrilling destination with a little something for everyone.

On this spectacular journey, discover the many highlights of China, including the lesser-known Avatar Hallelujah Mountain located in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. This sensational and fairy-tale like area was appointed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and boasts pillaring sandstone rock formations that rise through the luscious green valley. This is somewhere that should not be missed. 

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: UK - Beijing
Day 2: Arrival in Beijing
Day 3: Beijing 
Day 4: Beijing 
Day 5: Beijing - Xi’an 
Day 6: Xi'an 
Day 7: Xi'an 
Day 8: Xi’an-Zhangjiajie 
Day 9: Zhangjiajie 
Day 10: Zhangjiajie - Shanghai 
Day 11: Shanghai 
Day 12: Shanghai-Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Beijing
Fly from the UK to Beijing. Enjoy an overnight stay and meals aboard your flight.

Day 2: Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you'll be met by a guide and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy free time and discover the culinary delights of China with dinner at your own leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel in Beijing.

Day 3: Beijing (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you will take a Didi car, which means Chinese “Uber”, to the Temple of Heaven, one of the most visited monuments of Beijing. This magnificent building with its triple blue glazed tile roof, is the symbol of the relationship between the world of humans and that of the divine. In addition to the Hall of Prayers for the Abundant Harvests, visit the Altar of Circular Tertre and the Echo Wall. In the park of the temple, the locals enjoy a number of leisure activities (songs, dances, chess, calligraphy on earth, etc.). Make sure not to miss the 'corner of the love', where elderly parents exchange the information of their single children to find love.

Indulge in lunch in a local restaurant, then experience the Beijing metro from the Temple of Heaven to Tiananmen Square. Afterwards, visit the Forbidden City, a perfect example of the architectural classicism of the Ming Dynasty. Climb the Coal Hill to have a view of the royal palace. Back to your hotel by metro or by Didi car. Diner by your own. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: Beijing (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Your morning will start with breakfast at your hotel. Take a trip to the lesser visited section of the Great Wall - Mutianyu, and enjoy a morning on this famous site located 80km north of the city. Ascent and descent on foot (with the possibility to take a cable car payable locally). Enjoy lunch on the spot. Visit a cloisonné workshop where you will discover the ancient technique of decorating metalwork objects. Back in town, catch a glimpse of the Olympic sites: the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube. Dinner is at your own leisure. Overnight at your hotel for the night.

Day 5: Beijing - Xi’an (Rapid train, 5 hours 30 minutes - Breakfast included)
Breakfast at your hotel. Take time at leisure in the morning and then meet your guide in the hotel lobby to be transferred by Didi car to the train station. Here, you will take your fast train to Xi’an. Upon arrival, meet your guide & take a transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 6: Xi'an (Breakfast & lunch included)
Walk in the Muslim quarter, and visit the Great Mosque, whose architecture is in Chinese style, in a beautiful square courtyard. Lunch of the local specialty, Roujiamo, Xi'an kebab and Xi'an noodles. Then transfer to the Great Terracotta Excavation, composed of 6,000 horsemen and infantrymen. In the 3 pits of the site, you can admire thousands of life-size statues, which seem fixed in time and which guard the tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. Exhibition halls also offer visitors a beautiful collection of precious objects including a remarkable bronze wagon. Lunch on site at a local restaurant. Return to Xi'an City and visit a jade workshop. You will find good restaurants around your hotel, very well located in the center of the city. Overnight at your hotel Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel 4*. Option at night : Tang Danysty Sing and dance show. 

Day 7: Xi'an (Breakfast & Lunch included)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, dated from Tang Dyansty, following a Chinese calligraphy class, visit the City Wall of Ming Dynasty, as the symbol of the old-line city, the City Wall is the extant most well-preserved and intact part of the Chinese ancient city walls. It is also the largest and most intact ancient city wall structures in the world. Originally built in the Ming Dynasty(1368-16440), it was function for military fortification. You can try to cycle on the city wall, to be paid on spot. Lunch in a local restaurant, in the afternoon, visit the famous Shaanxi Historical Museum, one of a handful of the world's great history museums.  It houses cultural relics from the following dynasties. There are 3 Basic Exhibition Halls and some theme exhibition halls. Dinner by your own. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 8: Xi’an-Zhangjiajie (Breakfast)
Breakfast at your hotel. Time at leisure until the transfer to the airport, flight to Zhangjiajie in the early afternoon(Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday) or at night(Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). By arrival, meet your English speaking guide and transfer to your hotel.

Day 9: Zhangjiajie (Breakfast & Lunch included)
After breakfast go up to Yuanjiajie by Bailong Elevator, for sightseeing of back garden, Mihun Stage, the First Bridge in the world and Hallelujah Mountains. Then travel by eco-car to Emperor Mountain scenic area, sightseeing for Helong Park, fairy maiden present flowers etc and comedown by cable car. Continue bus to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, it is the landform Museum of Zhangjiajie. Lunch is included but dinner on your own.
Day 10: Zhangjiajie - Shanghai (Breakfast and lunch included)
After breakfast, discover the scenic slideway - the longest glass bridge, spanning over two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Stretching 430 metres long and 6 metres wide, hover over a 300 metres vertical drop on this impressive attraction. Later in the evening, take a transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Lunch is included today but dinner is at your own leisure. You will arrive in Shanghai in the middle night, and will be transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay. 

Day 11 : Shanghai (Breakfast included)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today you have the day to yourselves to plan what you wish to see in Shanghai. Uncover this diverse city which combines ancient customs and a bustling cosmopolitan atmosphere at your own leisure. Wander through the old town of Shanghai and uncover its winding alleyways and 16th Century buildings. See the futuristic Lujiazui district and  climb to the 100th floor of the International Financial Center to enjoy panoramic views of Shanghai. End the day with a walk through the former French Concession including the Xintiandi district and the Fuxing Park. This is a day to explore freely and meals are at your own leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Shanghai. 

Day 12: Shanghai-Departure (Breakfast included)
Have your last breakfast in China and enjoy time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 4* and 5* category hotels in a Double Shared Room with meals included as per itinerary (daily breakfast and 2 lunches and 2 dinners). 

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels Your Tour Hotels
Beijing: Beijing King Talent hotel 4* or similar
Xi'an: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel 4* or similar
Zhangjiajie: Pullman Zhangjiajie 5* or similar
Shanghai: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Yilin or Shanghai Hong Kou 4* or similar

Cruise: Century cruises or President Cruises

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
or
Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed. If any of these hotels are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be found.

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

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: Transfers are included throughout this offer including a domestic flight from Zhangjiajie to Shanghai.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Train: A Fast train from Beijing to Xi'an in 2nd class is included.

Weather

Jan
min : -9°C max : 2°C
Feb
min : -7°C max : 4°C
Mar
min : -1°C max : 11°C
Apr
min : 7°C max : 20°C
May
min : 13°C max : 27°C
Jun
min : 18°C max : 31°C
Jul
min : 22°C max : 31°C
Aug
min : 21°C max : 30°C
Sep
min : 14°C max : 26°C
Oct
min : 7°C max : 20°C
Nov
min : -1°C max : 10°C
Dec
min : -7°C max : 3°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


British nationals normally need a visa to enter mainland China, including Hainan Island, but not Hong Kong or Macao. With effect from 1 November 2018, all visa applicants aged between 14 and 70 inclusive will need to make their visa application in person at a Visa Application Centre. As part of the application process, biometric data (scanned fingerprints) will now have to be provided.


If you visit Hong Kong from the mainland of China and wish to return to the mainland, you’ll need a visa that allows you to make a second entry into China.


Registering with the Chinese authorities


You must register your place of residence with the local Public Security Bureau within 24 hours of arrival. Chinese authorities enforce this requirement with regular spot-checks of foreigners’ documentation. If you’re staying in a hotel, they will do this for you as part of the check-in process.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


If you’re on prescription medication, make sure you bring enough with you or have access to a supply in China. Certain medicines may not be available and you may be prohibited from bringing others into the country. For more information and advice, check with your GP and the Embassy of China before travelling.


Dengue fever
 is present in some parts of China mainly during the rainy season. There has been a large increase in cases of dengue fever in Guangdong province. You should take appropriate precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This  offer is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally. Our price also does not include obligatory tips on board for cruise (150RMB per person, pay to the cruise reception).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels in a double shared room with breakfast
  • 7 lunches mentioned in program with 1 glass of soft drink included
  • Rapid train Beijing/Xi’an in 2nd class
  • Domestic flights Xi’an/Zhangjiajie/Shanghai in economic class with tax and fuel charge included
  • Sightseeing mentioned in the program with entrance fee and English speaking guide included
  • 24 hours hotline (English speaking)
  • Chinese VAT

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays
  • Chinese visa(optional, 120usd per person, minimum 2 people)
  • International flights
  • Tips for guides, drivers and porters
  • Excursions not included in the program
  • Obligatory Tips on board (150RMB per person, payable to the cruise reception)

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

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

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

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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