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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.
  • Our members will stay in 4* accommodation throughout their stay, and have the opportunity to extend their trip with a break in Southern China, featuring stops in Yangshuo, Guilin and Hong Kong!

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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.

Our Offers

9 Nights
9-Night 'Jewels of China' Tour

13 Nights
9-Night 'Jewels of China' Tour + 4-Night Southern China Extension

Your Itineraries In Brief

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

13 Nights
Day 1: UK - Beijing
Day 2: Beijing
Day 3: Beijing
Day 4: Beijing - Pingyao
Day 5: Pingyao - Xi'an
Day 6: Xi'an
Day 7: Xi'an
Day 8: Xi'an - Luoyang
Day 9: Luoyang - Shanghai
Day 10: Shanghai
Day 11: Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo
Day 12: Yangshuo
Day 13: Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong
Day 14: Hong Kong
Day 15: Hong Kong - Departure
Day 16: Arrival in UK

Your Itineraries

During their tour, our members will follow one of the two itineraries detailed below.

9-Night Itinerary

Day 1: UK - Beijing
Use this day to travel from the UK to Beijing.

Day 2: Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city. You may also opt to add an excursion to the Temple of Heaven. Overnight stay at Qianmen Jianguo Hotel 4*.

Day 3: Beijing (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast at your hotel, head out for an excursion to the Badaling of the Great Wall of China - the most famous section of this sight. 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. After lunch at your own leisure, visit a cloisonne workshop to better understand how to create this amazing artwork. You will then head back to the city for a glimpse at the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which are both the Olympic sites. This evening, you may add a night show option to the famous Liyuan Theatre for the Peking Opera which is just inside your hotel, so you can enjoy the show without transfers or a guide service. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 4: Beijing - Pingyao (Breakfast Included - transfer via rapid train - 4 hours)
Have breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, you will enjoy an important visit to the Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City. 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 your own leisure, transfer to the train station and take a high-speed train to Pingyao (4h). Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Dejuyuan Guesthouse, located in the ancient town, transformed by old houses.

Day 5: Pingyao - Xi'an (Breakfast Included - transfer via rapid train - 3 hours)
Enoy breakfast at your hotel. The Ancient City of Pingyao (UNESCO), a well-preserved ancient Chinese city of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, is an must-see attraction for you. You will admire the Ancient City Wall built with bricks and stones. Approach to Rishengchang Bank - the first bank of China, and get impressed by the Old Government Buildings. The courtyard houses, narrow streets and small shops in the city provide a complete picture of China’s cultural and social lifestyle during that period of time. In the late afternoon, head to the train station and take your high-speed train to Xi'an (3h). Upon arrival in Xi'an, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay at the Aurum International Hotel 4*.
Day 6: Xi'an (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast, your first trip will be to Lintong to visit the Terracotta Army: Pits 1, 2, 3 and 2 bronze chariots. 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, followed by a stop at the Shaanxi Province Historical Museum. On this night, you'll have the chance to add a Tang Dynasty night show. Overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 7: Xi'an (Breakfast Included)
Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy this day at your own leisure to explore the city and take on our optional excursion to Huashan. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Xi'an - Luoyang (Breakfast Included - transfer via rapid train - 1.5 hours)
Today you will receive a transfer to Xi’an train station and take an express train to Luoyang. Upon arrival in Luoyang, you will be greeted by your guide who will take you to visit the Longmen Caves. At a length of 1,000 metres from north to south, the Longmen Caves were constructed in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), situated between Mount Xiang and Mount Longmen and face Yi River. In the afternoon you transfer to Dengfeng to visit the Shaolin Temple. During the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-581 AD), Emperor Xiao Wen built the Shaolin Monastery in honour of the Tuo Ba Indian monk. The monk Ta Mo (Bodhidharma) began teaching Chan Buddhism for the first time in around 527 AD (also known as Zen Buddhism). According to the legend, Ta Mo began by teaching physical education which later resulted in a form of martial arts. After exploring the temple and its grounds, you will take part in a fun Kung-fu demonstration, before returning back to Luoyang. Overnight at Peony Friendship Hotel 4*.

Day 9: Luoyang - Shanghai (Breakfast Included - transfer via rapid train - 5.5 hours)
After breakfast at your hotel, take your transfer to the train station and journey by high-speed train to Shanghai (5.5h). Upon arrival, meet your guide who will take you t directly to 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. Overnight at your hotel SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou 4*.
Day 10: Shanghai (Breakfast Included)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Today will be spent at your own leisure. We suggest you to start your day from the Fuxing park, located in the French Quarter to spend some time as a local. Then stroll through the romantic streets, have a drink in a coffee bar and then continue your stroll to the Tianzifang street,which is full of the interesting boutiques and local food. 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 centere of Shanghai. You can then take the ferry boat to the other side of the Huangpu river, to have a birds eye view of the city from one of the highest building of Shanghai! Overnight at your hotel. 

Day 11: 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.

Day 12: Arrival back in the UK
Following a long flight, arrive safely back home in the UK.

13-Night Itinerary

Day 1-10: As seen in 9-night itinerary

Day 11: Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast at your hotel, take a morning flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide and visit the Elephant Trunk, the symbol of Guilin. You will then visit a tea plantation and have a tea tasting before moving onto Yangshuo. This evening you can opt in to be entertained by an Impression Sanjie Liu Lights Show. Overnight at the New West Street Hotel 4*.

Day 12: Yangshuo (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast at your hotel, spend the day at your own leisure with the option of participating in a full day tour of Yangshuo. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 13: Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong (Breakfast Included)
Following breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Guilin railway station and take a high-speed train to Hong Kong or via Guangzhou according to train availability. Upon arrival, you will meet your guide for a transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Penta Hotel Kowloon 4*.

Day 14: Hong Kong (Breakfast Included)
After breakfast at your hotel, spend the rest of the day at your own leisure or have the chance to take an optional half day tour of Hong Kong Island. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 15: Departure from Hong Kong (Breakfast Included) 
Enjoy your last breakfast in your hotel, then have some time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Day 16: Arrival back in the UK
Following a long flight, arrive safely back home in the UK.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in Double/Twin Rooms on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Beijing: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel 4* or Similar

Pingyao: Dejuyuan Guesthouse 4* or Similar

Xi’an: Aurum International Hotel 4* or Similar

Luoyang: Peony Friendship Hotel 4* or Similar

Shanghai: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou 4* or Similar

Yangshuo (only with extension): New West Street Hotel 4* or Similar

Hong Kong (only with extension): Penta Hotel Kowloon 4* or Similar

All Hotels Sleep up to

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

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 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.

Half Day Tour of the Temple of Heaven (On Day 2)

Your Optional Excursions
Visit the Temple of Heaven, where ancient Chinese emperors made sacrifices to Heaven and prayed for beautiful harvests. This temple demonstrates the supreme achievement of traditional Chinese architecture. Do not miss the “Love Corner” where the aged parents exchange the information of theirs single children to help them find love—Chinese speciality!

Peking Opera Show (On Day 3)

Your Optional Excursions
This evening, enjoy a night show at the famous Liyuan Theatre inside your hotel for the Peking Opera.

Tang Dynasty Show with Banquet (On Day 6)

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

Full Day Trip to Huashan Mountain (On Day 7)

Your Optional Excursions
Head out on an adventure with this full day excursion to Huashan, situated in Huayin City. Mount Huashan is 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Xi'an. It is famous for natural vista of steep and narrow paths, precipitous crags and a high mountain range. The Mount Huashan is also home to several influential Taoist temples, where many emperors of past dynasties took part in Taoist activities and sacrificed to the god of mountain, making it a holy land of Taoism. At its foot, are the representatives of its Taoist elements. You will then go up the mountain by cable car from the north peak to visit the Taoism Temples. Enjoy lunch on your trip and then head down by cable car. Back to Xi’an.Minimum 2 people.

Acrobatic Show (On Day 10)

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.

Impression Sanjie Liu Lights Show (On Day 11)

Your Optional Excursions
You may have watched plays in the theater and have been used to the stage, lights, and sound equipment in an enclosed space. Would you like to try an alternative way of enjoying a performance, in a natural environment? If so, please come to Yangshuo to witness a performance of 'Impression Sanjie Liu'. We are sure that it will satisfy you greatly.

Full Day Yangshuo Tour (On Day 12)

Your Optional Excursions
Take a morning transfer to the port for a bamboo rafting cruise for about 1h on the Yulong River from Xingping to Jiumahuashan. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Li River, then visit the ancient town of Xingping. Following lunch, head back to Yangshuo, visiting the Ten Miles Gallery along the way (the best landscape of Yangshuo countryside).

Half Day Hong Kong Island Tour (On Day 14)

Your Optional Excursions
With a guide and driver, venture out to explore Hong Kong island and see sights including Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen Fishing Village.

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: Return transfers are included in this offer as per itinerary. These transfers include airport transfers, rapid trains from Beijing - Pingyao, Xi'an - Luoyang, and Shangai - Guilin/Hong Kong in 2nd class and a domestic flight from Shanghai - Guilin in Economy Class with taxes and fuel surcharge included.

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
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
min : 18°C max : 31°C
Jul
min : 22°C max : 31°C
Aug
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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 or 13-night stay in double/twin rooms in hotels as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Sightseeing excursions and entrance fees included with air-conditioned private car/minivan transfers as per itinerary
  • Services of an English-speaking guide as per itinerary
  • Chinese VAT included
  • Rapid trains included from Beijing - Pingyao, Xi'an - Luoyang, and Shangai - Guilin/Hong Kong (with extension) in 2nd class
  • Domestic flight from Shanghai - Guilin (with extension) in Economy Class with taxes and fuel surcharge included

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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