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  • Exploring the electric pulse of the Bund in Shanghai, where futuristic skyscrapers meet colonial-era architecture.
  • Embarking on a journey into the mystical landscape of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, inspiration for the floating mountains of Pandora in "Avatar."
  • Losing ourselves in the labyrinthine hutongs of Old Beijing, where traditional courtyard homes and bustling markets offer a glimpse into the city's rich history.

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Your itinerary in brief

Embark on an unforgettable 12-night tour through the heart of China. Begin your adventure in Shanghai, a bustling metropolis adorned with towering skyscrapers and historic landmarks along the Huangpu River. Then, delve into the ethereal landscapes of Zhangjiajie, where towering sandstone pillars inspired the mystical world of Pandora in "Avatar". Then, immerse yourself in Xi'an's rich tapestry of history, where the legendary Terracotta Army stands guard over the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Conclude your odyssey in Beijing, where the iconic Great Wall winds through rugged mountains and the majestic Forbidden City whispers tales of imperial grandeur.

 

Your itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Shanghai
Day 2 & 3: Shanghai
Day 4: Shanghai - Zhangjiajie
Day 5: Zhangjiajie
Day 6: Zhangjiajie - Furong Village - Fenghuang Village
Day 7: Fenghuang Village - Xi'an
Day 8 & 9: Xi'an
Day 10: Xi'an - Beijing
Day 11 & 12: Beijing
Day 13: Depart Beijing

Your itinerary in detail

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN SHANGHAI

Shanghai, a sprawling metropolis on China's eastern coast, seamlessly blends tradition with modernity. Its futuristic skyline, anchored by iconic skyscrapers like the Shanghai Tower, coexists with historic neighbourhoods such as the French Concession and the Bund. Amidst bustling streets and tranquil gardens, Shanghai offers a dynamic cultural tapestry, a vibrant culinary scene, and an unparalleled glimpse into China's past and future.

  • Arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  • Meet your guide
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Stroll along East Nanjing Street to Bund
  • Night at SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou 4* 

 

 

DAY 2 & 3: SHANGHAI

  • Breakfast included (day 2 & 3)
  • Lunch included (day 2 only)
  • Visit Mandarin Yu Garden & Temple of the Jade Buddha (day 2)
  • Free day (day 3)
  • Night at SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou 4*

DAY 4: SHANGHAI - ZHANGJIAJIE

Zhangjiajie, located in China's Hunan province, is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, particularly the towering sandstone pillars of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which inspired the floating mountains of Pandora in the film "Avatar." Visitors can explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site through a network of trails and glass skywalks, immersing themselves in lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas.

  • Breakfast included
  • Transfer to the airport
  • Domestic flight Shanghai - Zhangjiajie (Economy Class)
  • Visit the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon & the Zhangjiajie Relief Museum
  • Night at National Scenic Spot Sunshine Resort Hotel 4* 

 


DAY 5: ZHANGJIAJIE

  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Visit Zhangjiajie National Park & Yuanjiajie Park
  • Visit Tianzi Mountain
  • Night at National Scenic Spot Sunshine Resort Hotel 4*

DAY 6: ZHANGJIAJIE - FURONG VILLAGE - FENGHUANG VILLAGE

Fenghuang Village, also known as Phoenix Ancient Town, is a picturesque destination nestled along the Tuojiang River in Hunan Province, China. Renowned for its well-preserved Qing and Ming dynasty architecture, cobblestone streets, and traditional wooden houses, Fenghuang exudes an enchanting atmosphere reminiscent of ancient China. As dusk falls, the town's illuminated buildings cast a magical glow over the river, creating a scene straight out of a fairytale.

  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Visit Tianmen Mountain in the morning
  • Transfer to Furong for a visit
  • Transfer to Fenghuang Village
  • Night at Chengyun Yuexi Resort 4*

 

 

DAY 7: FENGHUANG VILLAGE - XI'AN

  • Breakfast & lunch included
  • Spend a day visiting Fenghuang Village
  • Domestic flight Zhangjiajie - Xi'an (Economy Class) in the evening
  • Night at Aurum International Hotel 4*

 

 

DAY 8 & 9: XI'AN

Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province in China, is a city steeped in history and culture. Best known as the starting point of the ancient Silk Road, Xi'an served as the capital for 13 dynasties and is famed for the Terracotta Army, an archaeological marvel discovered in the mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The city's ancient city walls, pagodas, and mosques offer a glimpse into its rich heritage, while its modern developments, bustling markets, and lively atmosphere showcase its dynamic present.

  • Breakfast included (day 8 & 9)
  • Lunch included (day 9 only)
  • Free day (day 8)
  • Visit the Great Terracotta Army (day 9)
  • Visit a jade workshop (day 9)
  • Night at Aurum International Hotel 4*

DAY 10: XI'AN - BEIJING

Beijing, the capital of China, is a dynamic metropolis blending ancient history with modernity. Home to iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square, Beijing is steeped in imperial grandeur and cultural significance. Its rich heritage is juxtaposed with bustling markets, contemporary architecture, and a thriving arts scene, reflecting the city's status as a global powerhouse.

  • Breakfast included
  • High-speed train Xi'an - Beijing in 2nd class
  • Visit the Xiushui market
  • Night at Jinglun Hotel 4* 

 

 

DAY 11 & 12: BEIJING

  • Breakfast included (day 11 & 12)
  • Lunch included (day 11 only)
  • Visit Mutianyu Great Wall (day 11)
  • Chinese tea tasting and ceremony in a tea house (day 11)
  • Free day (day 12)
  • Night at Jinglun Hotel 4* 

 


DAY 13: DEPART BEIJING

  • Breakfast included
  • Transfer to the airport

Important information about your tour and visits: 

  

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure.  The order of visits is also subject to change without affecting the overall experience of the itinerary. 

Your hotels

Hand-picked just for you

Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, you will be staying in comfortable rooms in thoughtfully selected hotels.

 

Your hotels:

Shanghai: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou 4* 
Zhangjiajie: National Scenic Spot Sunshine Resort Hotel 4* 
Fenghuang Village: Chengyun Yuexi Resort 4*
Xi'an: Aurum International Hotel 4*
Beijing: Jinglun Hotel 4* 

 

If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply. 

Your dining choices

This is a bed and breakfast stay.

Included excursions

English-speaking guide

Included excursions

Enjoy the company of an English-speaking local guide during your trip, and make the very most of your stay. 

Optional excursions

Day 3: Day trip to Suzhou

Optional excursions

Begin your journey with a visit to the enchanting Garden of the Net Master, a masterpiece of traditional regional design. Indulge in a delightful lunch amidst the garden's serene ambience. Afterwards, wander through the charming streets of Pingjiang's old town before venturing to Tongli, a picturesque water village steeped in ancient history.

Day 8: Day trip to Xi'an

Optional excursions

Get ready for an exciting day in Xi'an, packed with local encounters, cultural discoveries, and entertainment. From scaling the Ramparts to enjoying captivating Tang dynasty song and dance performances, it's going to be an unforgettable experience.

Day 12: Day tour of Beijing

Optional excursions

Embark on a captivating day tour of Beijing, where history comes to life at Tiananmen Square and the awe-inspiring Forbidden City, showcasing the Ming Dynasty's architectural grandeur. Experience the city's pulse at Coal Park, offering a breathtaking panoramic vista of the majestic Royal Palace.

Your journey to China

Flights:

You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destination

China

China beckons travellers with its enchanting blend of ancient wonders and modern marvels. Explore the iconic Great Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site, winding majestically across diverse landscapes, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse into China's rich history. Immerse yourself in the imperial grandeur of the Forbidden City in Beijing, adorned with intricate architecture and imperial gardens. Discover the vibrant cityscape of Shanghai, where futuristic skyscrapers contrast with historic neighbourhoods, creating a dynamic urban tapestry. Delight your senses with the diverse flavours of Chinese cuisine, from Peking duck to regional specialities, and witness the traditional charm of ancient towns like Suzhou and Lijiang.

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally. 

General terms and conditions of sale apply. 

 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in 4* hotels as per the itinerary
  • Breakfast included
  • Visits and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide (except in Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang)
  • -Transfers:
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Transfers throughout the tour as per the itinerary
  • High-speed train Xi'an - Beijing in 2nd class
  • Domestic flights Shanghai - Zhangjiajie - Xi'an (Economy Class)

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Chinese visa
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any tips 
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional excursions

If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy and configuration are 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.

 

Travel with peace of mind

 

To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.

 

Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

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. 

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