A China Experience

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Price per person
from £1,930

Price based on
London Heathrow
8th Jun 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 10 days

  • China

  • Classic escorted tour

Walk Great Wall ramparts, explore an ancient water town, gaze upon mysterious terracotta warriors and uncover the legacy of royal dynasties. This is a China experience of epic scale and fascination.

At a glance


  • Wuzhen An ancient water town built around a series of canals over 1300 years ago.
  • Shanghai Museum Browse its superb antiquities and fine arts.
  • Terracotta Warriors Enter the first emperor's funeral vault to see these remarkable sculptures.
  • Tiananmen Square Stand in the largest public square in the world.
  • Forbidden City The imperial palace residence for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
  • Great Wall of China Walk a section of one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
A China Experience 2016

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Customer Reviews

originally when booked the holiday was for 11days when the details...

15th October 2017
Mr Radhakrishnan Meenakshisundaram

originally when booked the holiday was for 11days when the details were sent over few weeks before the actual holiday a day has been reduced and holiday ended a day earlier. No explanation or information was provided for the same

It was a holiday I always wanted to do....

4th September 2017
Trusted Customer

It was a holiday I always wanted to do. It ran smoothly, hotels were great and food good. Third local tour guide not so engaging but other ones great.

Because everything was finely tuned & went to plan...

29th May 2017
Mrs Mary Sausse

Because everything was finely tuned & went to plan

Could have done without the silk and jade shops, however...

8th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Could have done without the silk and jade shops, however the terracotta warriors shop was very good

excellent value for money saw everything we wanted to see...

7th May 2017
Trusted Customer

excellent value for money saw everything we wanted to see

Absolutely amazing - would have liked to have spent more...

7th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Absolutely amazing - would have liked to have spent more time in Xi'an than Shanghai. They were long days but our tour guide (Amy) made sure we saw everything there was to see, at a reasonable pace.

Overview

Walk Great Wall ramparts, explore an ancient water town, gaze upon mysterious terracotta warriors and uncover the legacy of royal dynasties. This is a China experience of epic scale and fascination.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Shanghai

Day
2

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.

Welcome to Shanghai, China’s largest city and centre of trade. Join your Tour Director and travelling companions for dinner this evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Shanghai including Wuzhen Canal Town

Day
3

Visit the ancient water town of Wuzhen and take a leisurely stroll to soak up the atmosphere of this centuries-old Chinese town. Home to an intricate system of canals, stone bridges, wooden waterside homes, and narrow cobblestone streets, Wuzhen is renowned for its Old World charm and picturesque setting, as well as an abundance of local handicrafts. Return to Shanghai and enjoy a dinner of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Shanghai

Day
4

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful Yu Yuan Gardens, a place of peace and tranquillity in this bustling city. Visit the Shanghai Museum, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture, and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s-style Shikumen buildings. You will also visit a silk museum. In the evening, enjoy a CRUISE on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face to face.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Shanghai - Xian

Day
5

Today, fly to Xi’an, the former ancient capital. This evening, sample a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal, followed by a performance of tang dynasty dancing.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Xian

Day
6

One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of terracotta warriors that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. We also walk along the ancient city wall of Xi’an and visit a ceramic and lacquerware factory.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Xian - Beijing

Day
7

Today, visit the renowned Shaanxi history museum, home to thousands of cultural relics in bronze, terracotta, gold, and silver. Later, take a walking tour through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets before flying to Beijing, capital of China.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Beijing

Day
8

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tian’anmen Square past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the centre of politics. Also, visit the unique temple of heaven and enjoy an amazing Chinese acrobat show in the evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Beijing

Day
9

An unforgettable day travelling to the Great Wall of China One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Wall stretches approximately 4,000 miles and is a spectacular sight you'll be sure never to forget. Visit the Jade Museum where you will have the opportunity to purchase bits of this precious stone. Also tour the exquisite Summer Palace. Your evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Beijing - UK

Day
10

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning

Transfer to the airport today for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
11

No meals included

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Tipping is an expected element in China's tourism  industry. Customarily every passenger pays on arrival to the guide and then it is distributed appropriately between the local guides and drivers. As a guideline we recommend 5- 7 USD per person per day.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Shanghai: Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel;
  • Xian: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel;
  • Beijing: Grand Gongda Jianguol. 

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