The Best of China






Highlights: Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai Alternate travel dates: 8 Oct 19 - 11 Dec 19 Other departures: Manchester - £1759, Birmingham - £1765, London Getwick - £1705, Glasgow - £1765, Edinburgh - £1665, George Belfast City - £1815, Bristol - £1825, Newcastle - £1765, Norwich - £1745 Hotels:
Beijing- King Parkview Hotel or Traveler Inn Huaqiao (3 nights)
Xi’an- Skytel Hotel Xian or Days Inn City Center (2 nights)
Guilin - Days Hotel or Hongfeng Jincheng International Hotel (2 nights)
Shanghai- Huajing Grand Hotel or New Century Manju Hotel (3 nights) Note: Hotel check in is after 14:00 and checkout timing is before 12:00. This packed itinerary checks of China's top cultural and natural highlights. Visit Beijing to see the Forbidden City, historical Tiananmen Square, and the nearby Grea t Wall of China. Take the bullet train to Xi'an to see the Qin Terracotta Warriors, and then head to Guilin for nature scenery and local culture. End your trip in the metropolitan Shanghai and explore its busy Nanjing Road and The Bund waterfront, as well as peaceful Yuyuan gardens and artsy Old French Concession. Highlights:
Walk the Badaling section of the Great Wall, a monument to human endeavor
Explore Beijing's Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square
See the 2,200 year old Terra Cotta army in Xi'an
Picturesque Lee River Cruise in Guilin
Visit one of Shanghai's oldest attractions, the Yu Garden
See the European style houses of the French Concession of Shanghai Itinerary:
Day 1: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, Welcome by your local guide and transfer to the hotel
Accommodation: King Parkview Hotel or
Traveler Inn Huaqiao Day 2: Day 2 Beijing Classic City Tour
Today, enjoy y our full day Seat in Coach Tour that covers the most popular sites in Beijing city. Our first
stop is the impressive Tiananmen Square , where most of the national ceremonies are held. From the square, you can walk to the splendid Forbidden City. Upon arrival at the largest imperial palac e, travelers are
always impressed by the high red walls and large quantity of buildings with golden roofs. Then you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture. After having a short rest, we'll visit the Temple of Heaven the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. After Chinese lunch in Restaurant, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market not missed. D riving to Summer Palace , The palac e was used as the royal family’s “Palace to avoid the heat” when in summer and regarded as a museum of gardens in China. After the visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Accommodation: King Parkview Hotel or
Traveler Inn Huaqiao
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch Day 3: Beijing Badaling Great Wall and Ming Tombs
You will take a Seat in Coach Tour to visit the must see place in Beijing today. You will first visit the Ming Tomb , which are the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. Afterward, you will visit Changling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour.
Then we will have a stop in the Jade Workshop ; the jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures. After lunch, we will proceed to the
fascinating Badaling Great Wall ; Badaling section is the most famous and best preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional. On the way to hotels, you will have a chance to enjoy Chinese traditional Tea Ceremony . Tr ansfer back to hotel for
rest. Accommodation: King Parkview Hotel or
Traveler Inn Huaqiao
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch Day 4: Day 4 Beijing Xian by Bullet Train
You will have a leisure day in Beijing , then be transferred to the train station for your bullet train to Xi'an with se cond class seat/ G87 (1400/1820) or similar pic k up and transfer to the hotel for rest. Accommodation:
Skytel Hotel Xian or Days Inn City Center
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch
Day 5: Xian Full Day Tour
You will have a full day to take a Seat in Coach Tour to visit the world wonder Terracotta Warriors of 6,000 terra cotta soldiers standing in battle formation guard the tomb of the very first emperor of China, Qin
Shi Huang. After that drive back to downtown, where you will have trip along Xi'an City Wal l which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military
defensive systems in the world . En route, you will see skilled artisans at work at a Terra cotta Factory. Accommodation:
Skytel Hotel Xian or Days Inn City Center
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch Day 6: Xian to Guilin by flight
Enjoy your morning in Xian, pick up and transfer to airport , fly to Guilin with a short afternoon flight. You will be picked up by your driver and head to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation:
Days Hotel or Hongfeng Jincheng International Hotel
Meal: Breakfast Day 7: Guilin Li River Cruise
Join a Seat in Coach Tour to enjoy the charming natural view along Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. In the morning you will depart from your hotel and be transferred to the Mopanshan Pier (about 45 minutes’ drive) for a 4 hours wonderful Li River C ruise . You will enjoy the unique mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. In the afternoon you will disembark at the old town Yangshuo . Having a history of more than 1,400 years, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo. You will have some time to explore the old town's lovely attractions. After the tour you will be transferred back to your hotel and finish the tour
today. Accommodation:
Days Hotel or Hongfeng Jincheng International Hotel
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch Day 8: Guilin to Shanghai by flight
Transfer to airport to catch an early morning flight to Shanghai, the largest city and financial center of China. It is also the last stop of your China tour. Upon arriving in Shangh ai, you will be picked up b y the driver and transferred to hotel , free at leisure. Accommodation: Huajing Grand Hotel or
New Century Manju Hotel
Meal: Breakfast Day 9: Shanghai City Tour
Join a Seat in Coach Tour in Shanghai. Today we first visit Yu Garden including nearby Bazzars . In Yuyuan , you can see the sophisticated design and fine layout of pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters. After that, we will take a walking tour of Nanjing Road and The Bund to enjoy the modern view of Shanghai. Enroute, we will have a stop at a Pearl s tore and get an introduction how the presentation goes and see
beautiful beads in countless shapes and colors. Then we proceed to Renmin Square and visit Shanghai Museum , which specializes in ancient art works of China, especially bronze ware, chinaware, calligraphies and paintings. Afterward, we will visit French Concession to see the catholic Cathedrals and European style houses of the French Concession of Shanghai. Transfer back to hotel and enjoy your night in Shanghai. Accommodation: Huajing Grand Ho tel or New Century Manju Hotel
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch Day 10: Shanghai Free Day at Leisure
Free Day in Shanghai on your own (Consult us for optional Suzhou Day tour OR Zhujiajiao Water Town tour if you need) Accommodation: Huajing Grand Hotel or New Century Manju Hotel
Meal: Breakfast Day 11: Farewell from Shanghai
Breakfast at hotel, day at leisure before transferring to airport and take
departure flight.
Meal: Breakfast Shanghai Optional Tour (2options available):
Option 1: One Day Zhujiajiao Water Town and Huangpu River Night Cruise Tour+Lunch Rate: USD90 p.p for 1pax and above/ SIC basis/ no discount Book: Need to be booked and paid at least 3days before the travel day. Join a Seat in Coach Tour in Shanghai. Pick up and drive to visit the Picturesque Zhujiajiao Ancient Water Town, with a history of more than 1,700 years. Endowed with another elegant name 'Pearl Stream' the small town is the best preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Then we will Silk Spinning Mill to learn how silk is created from mulberry munchi ng silkworms to produce the nest thread and cloth. After Lunch, we drive back to Shanghai. and take the Huangpu River Night Cruise. The Huangpu River is a tributary of the Yangtze. You'll see the magnificent building skylines on both the historic west side (the Bund), and the modern east side (Pudong). You will enjoy the charming Shanghai Night view Tour with dinner served on the ship. Option2: One Day Suzhou Tour+ Lunch+ no shopping stops
Rate: USD110 p.p for 1pax and above/ SIC basis/ no discount Need to be booked and paid at least 3days before the travel day.
Join a Seat in Coach Tour from Shanghai to Suzhou. Today we drive to Suzhou, one of the most famous historical and cultural cities in Southern China and also be known as the "the Venice of the East". After arrive , you will enjoy a relaxing tour to the famous Humble Administrator's Garden, which is a representative of Suzhou Classical Chinese Garden. Later, we will take a Rickshaw Ride on Pingjiang R oad in the Suzhou Old City to explore the alley s of Suzhou, the most authentic place to peek Suzhou’s life. After that, we will proceed to Master of Nets Garden the garden demonstrates Chinese garden designers' adept skills for synthesizing art, nature, and architecture to create unique metaphysical ma sterpieces. Drive back to Shanghai. Optional tour Price includes:
Transfer between hotel and attractions on
Seat in Coach basis
Sharing
English speaking guide service
Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itinerary.
Meals as itinerary specifies!




Offer Includes

Flights from London Heathrow with KLM
Airport taxes
10 nights accommodation as per itinerary
City Tours are Sit-in-Coach basis with driver and English-speaking guide
Entrance fee to attractions & programs listed in the itinerary
Hotel to Airport return transfer with private car in Beijing, Shanghai (no guide)
Hotel to Airport return transfer with SIC basis in Hong Kong (no guide)
Shanghai Optional Tour (2 options available)

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary