Great Classics of China 4*/5* - Beijing - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Embark on an in-depth and diverse tour of China, visiting iconic cities and sights, as well as lesser-known rural landscapes.
  • Travel from Beijing to Shanghai and fall head over heels for world-renowned sites including the Great Wall of China and the Temple of Heaven, as well as the awe-inspiring peaks of Yangshuo. 
  • Our members will stay in a choice of 4*  or 5* category accommodation throughout their stay, and will have the opportunity to add a host of authentic and exciting excursions!

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Your Destinations

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 rice paddies, Buddhist temples, forward-thinking cities, and mountaintop villages.

Also 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.

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9-Night Great Classics of China 4*/5* 
3-night stay in Beijing
2-night stay in Xian
2-night stay in Yanshuo
2-night stay in Shanghai 

Your Itineraries In Brief

Day 1: Arrival into Beijing
Day 2: Beijing
Day 3: Beijing
Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Day 5: Xi'an
Day 6: Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo
Day 7: Yangshuo
Day 8: Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Day 9: Shanghai
Day 10: Departure from Shanghai 

Your Itineraries

During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as detailed below.

Day 1: Arrival into Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, meet your representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Beijing. Meals at your own arrangement. 

Day 2: Beijing (Breakfast  & Lunch Included)
After breakfast at your hotel, you will enjoy an important visit to the Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City (closed on Mondays).

The Forbidden City, was the imperial residence for over 400 years. Home to 24 different emperors, this remarkable landmark will take at least half a day to explore. Notable sights within the Forbidden City include the halls of Supreme Harmony, Perfect Harmony and Preserved Harmony, the room of the cultivated spirit, the concubine halls, and a collection of treasures.

After lunch at a local restaurant, you'll get to visit the Temple of Heaven. 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.

In the evening, you'll have the opportunity to add a small Hutong tour by rickshaw or evening Chinese Kong Fu Show for an additional supplement. Overnight in Beijing. Breakfast & Lunch included.
Day 3: 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 80 km north of the city. Ascent and descent on foot (with the possibility to take a cable car payable locally). The Great Wall is one of the most spectacular structures ever built by humans and is the only one visible from space at 6700 km long and it was constructed to protect the Middle Kingdom from invasions. 

Lunch will be provided locally. 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. Overnight in Beijing. Breakfast and Lunch included.
Day 4: Beijing - Xi’an (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast, enjoy some free time at leisure in hotel or exploring the city, then transfer to railway station for the high-speed train to your next destination. Upon arrival in Xi’an, you will be met and greeted by your English-speaking guide at the railway station, then transfer to hotel for time at your own leisure. In the evening, you have an option of add an Evening Tang Dance Show at the next stage of the booking process. Overnight in Xi’an. Breakfast included. 

Day 5: Xi'an (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
After breakfast, your first trip will be to Lintong to visit the Terracotta Army. Discovered in 1974 this site is one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. These 6000 life-size terra cotta warriors, archers, infantrymen, horses, and bronze chariots, with their horse and chariots, were created over 2,000 years ago to accompany Emperor Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. You will then head back to the city and visit a jade factory. 

Take a walk in the Muslim quarter, and visit the Great Mosque, whose Chinese style architecture is is centred in beautiful square courtyards. Why not delight in local specialties for lunch including Roujiamo, Xi'an kebab and Xi'an noodles. Overnight in Xi’an. Breakfast & Lunch included. 

Day 6: Xi'an (Breakfast Included)
Following breakfast at the hotel. enjoy free time at leisure to explore the last of the city. You will then take a transfer to the airport for your departure flight towards your next destination. Upon arrival in Guilin, you will be greeted by your local English-speaking guide then will be transferred to Yangshuo by road (76 km, 2 hrs.) Upon arrival, the rest of the day is free for you rest at hotel of Yangshuo. Overnight in Yangshuo. Breakfast included.
Day 7: Yangshuo (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
After breakfast, take a cruise on the Li River by bamboo raft in Fuli. Located about eight kilometers east of Yangshuo, Fuli town is a charming, quiet old town with 800 years of history, and is known as the artistic town of the area with its typical colorful fans and scroll paintings. When in Fuli, you'll get to visit the Old Town and a fan workshop before returning back to Yangshuo. When back in Yangshuo, take a stroll on the commercial West Street. With a history of more than 1,400 years, sine the 80's, this street has become a bustling mix of eastern and western culture. This evening you can opt in to be entertained by an Impression Sanjie Liu Lights Show. Overnight in Yangshuo. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 8: Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai (Breakfast Included)
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport in Guilin, then depart from Guilin to your next destination by flight. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be welcomed and greeted by your local English-speaking guide at the airport. Then, you will take your transfer to the hotel and enjoy time at leisure in the afternoon. In the evening, you have the option of adding an Acrobatics Show at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee. Overnight in Shanghai . Breakfast included.
Day 9: Shanghai (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, after which you will visit Yu Gardens - once a private garden of the Pan family in the Ming Dynasty. The Yu Garden was the largest and most prestigious of its era, in Shanghai, after it was completed. The garden is unique in its design and perfectly blends decorative halls, elaborate pavilions, glittering pools, zigzag bridges, pagodas, archways, and impressive rockeries. You then have the chance to stroll in the old town followed by a visit to a silk factory. 

In the afternoon, you will get to take a visit of Tianzifang street, which is full of the interesting boutiques and local food. You will then proceed to Xintiandi, a fashionable pedestrian street composed of old-style Shikumen residences and modern architecture. Continue onto the Shanghai French Concession, filled with leafy boulevards home to cozy live-music venues and boutique wine bars. Here you will also find the Shanghai Arts and Crafts Museum and Fuxing Park. Take a stroll through the romantic streets, have a drink in a coffee bar and then continue your Nanjing Road. This is Shanghai's main shopping streets. Then, head to the BUND to have a walk on this landmark avenue for a chance to gaze over the glittering skyscrapers and historical buildings in the centre of Shanghai. In the evening, you have the chance to opt for an evening cruise on the Huangpu River. Overnight in Shanghai. Breakfast & Lunch included.

Day 10: Departure from Shanghai (Breakfast Included)
Have a last breakfast in your hotel with some time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following 4* or 5* category hotels in Double/Twin Rooms with meals as per itinerary (9 breakfasts & 5 lunches).

Your 4* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Beijing: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel or similar
Xian: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel or similar
Yangshuo: New century Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Narada Shanghai Hongkou or similar

Your 5* Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Beijing: Presidential Hotel or similar
Xian: Grand Noble Hotel or similar
Yangshuo: Green Lotus Hotel or similar
Shanghai: Grand Central Hotel or similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability.

Beijing Hutong Small Tour by Rickshaw (On Day 2)

Your Optional Excursions
Uncover the typical alleys and pathways of Beijing aboard a traditional rickshaw, allowing you to see another side of the city!

Beijing Kung Fu Show (On Day 2 - standard seat with transfers included)

Your Optional Excursions
At this show, you'll get to discover the martial art of Kung Fu - one of the most ancient Chinese traditions. 

Xi'an Tang Dynasty Show (On Day 4 - standard seat and transfers included)

Your Optional Excursions
This evening you will have the opportunity to be entertained by a Tang Dynasty Night show which includes a private transfer in addition to a dumpling banquet dinner (diner 0.5-1h, show 1h30mn, plus transfer time about 1h).

Yangshuo Impression Sanjie Liu Lights Show (On Day 7)

Your Optional Excursions
You may have watched plays in the theatre and have been used to the stage, lights, and sound equipment in an enclosed space. This is an alternative way of enjoying a fantastic light and colour show, in a natural environment.

Shanghai Acrobatic Show (On Day 8 - transfers included)

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy the contortions and skills of the artists in this Shanghai acrobats show. Transfers and an English guide is included in this excursion (show starts at 19:30, please make sure your flight arrives at least 2 hrs).

Shanghai Cruise on Huangpu River (On Day 9 - dinner excluded)

Your Optional Excursions
Sail along the Huangpu River where an unforgettable cruise awaits you. Pass by the iconic sights of the city whilst enjoying the soothing motions of the gliding boat. 

Your Journey to China

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: Return transfers are included in this offer as per itinerary. These transfers include all land transfer arrangements in private vehicle with air-conditioning as well as internal flight between Xi'an - Guilin and Guilin - Shanghai, and a  2nd class seat on a high-speed train from Beijing - Xi’an.

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. 

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.

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

  • 9-night tour in either 4* or 5* accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (9 breakfasts & 5 lunches)
  • All excursions and activities as mentioned as per itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guide in each city
  • All land transfer arrangements in a private vehicle with air-conditioning
  • 2nd class seat on a high-speed train from Beijing - Xi’an
  • Internal flight between Xi'an - Guilin and Guilin - Shanghai

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

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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