CHINA DISCOVERY (SMALL GROUP TOUR )

  
visit asia - tours to asiaA 15 day fully escorted & fullboard tour. Group size: approx 16 persons.

ONLY £2,995 PER PERSON.
Code CBT.

BEIJING-XIAN-GUILIN-YANGSHUO-SUZHOU-SHANGHAI

SET DEPARTURE DATES: ONE DEPARTURE EACH MONTH. Please ring us on 020 8617 3358 to enquire.


Price includes: Visa for China, airport/hotel transfers, internal flights, 4 star hotel accommodation as stated or similar with daily buffet breakfast, entrance fees for all sightseeing spots listed in the schedule, boat trip, special dinners and evening entertainments mentioned in the program, all the meals indicated in the schedule, English-speaking local guides and air-conditioned vehicles, Chinese insurance and city construction fee.

Price excludes: International flights *, travel insurance, drinks, tips, optional entertainment, personal expenses and any service not specified.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.

Price is per person based on 2 persons sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplement is £995.

DAY 01 International flights to Beijing, Capital of the People’s Republic of China.

visit asia - tours to asiaDAY 02 BEIJING (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at Beijing international airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to 4* Novotel Peace Beijing. Rest of day is at leisure to relax after long flight. Overnight in Beijing.

DAY 03 BEIJING (B/L/D)
After breakfast guided visits to the famous Tiananmen Square and the prestigious Forbidden City . On to visit the picturesque Temple of Heaven, built in 1420, where emperors of Ming and Qing would perform rituals essential to the well being of the country, praying to Heaven for good harvests. Enjoy a delicious Peking Duck dinner banquet in the evening. Overnight at Novotel Peace Hotel.

DAY 04 BEIJING (B/L/D)
A full-day tour to take in the grandeur of The Eighth Wonder of the World, the Great Wall, built more than 2000 years ago to protect China from northern invaders. Lunch during visits. On the way back to Beijing stop by the sacred Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried. To complete the day opportunity to see the Olympic Venues including the Bird Nest and Water Cube ( view from the outside). Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Beijing.

DAY 05 BEIJING (B/L/D)
Discover the Summer Palace, which was a holiday retreat of many Emperors, and leisurely walk along the romantic Kunming lake and see the Silk market. Lunch during visits. Attend the fabulous Peking Opera performance in the evening. Dinner in town. Overnight in Beijing.

visit asia - tours to asiaDAY 06 BEIJING/XIAN (B/L/D)
Morning car transfer to Beijing west railway station to board a bullet train for a pleasant rail journey to the ancient Capital Xian. Marvel at the City Wall which was built in the Ming Dynasty. Dinner in town & overnight at 4* Grand Park Hotel.

DAY 07 XIAN (B/L/D)
Full day guided visit to the hundreds of Terracotta warriors, the bronze Chariots and Horses and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Lunch during visits. In the evening, enjoy a dumpling banquet followed by a beautiful Tang Dynasty show. Overnight in Xian.

visit asia - tours to asiaDAY 08 XIAN / GUILIN (B/L/D)
After breakfast transfer to airport for a morning flight to beautiful Guilin, known for its unparalleled scenery in China. On arrival transfer to 4* Guilin Jin-Tone Hotel. Enjoy an afternoon tour to the fascinating Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. Dinner & overnight in Guilin.

DAY 09 GUILIN / YANGSHUO / GUILIN (B/L/D)
Appreciate the beauty surrounding Guilin on a Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. Exciting bicycle ride through this charming town to nearby mountain areas to take in breathtaking sceneries. Continue to visit the local market and walk through the famous West Street before returning to Guilin for dinner & overnight.

DAY 10 GUILIN / SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Transfer to airport for a short flight to Shanghai, the exciting modern city of China. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in city centre. Afternoon visit to the newly developed Pudong area and comprehend the great achievements after China started the Reform & Opening up policy in 1980's. Then visit the Tianzifang to experience the atmosphere of local life and also the former French Concession quarter. Lunch & dinner in town. Enjoy an unbelievable Acrobatic performance in the evening. Overnight at 4* The Bund Hotel.

visit asia - tours to asiaDAY 11 SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Today's tour brings you to the famous Shanghai museum, the magnificent Yu Garden, the Bund area, and Nanjing road, known as the No.1 shopping paradise in China. You will also visit Xintiandi, a renovated and popular area in Shanghai full of dynamic bars, fancy restaurants and fashion shops. You may find lots of unique Shikumen buildings along the streets in the area which are the traditional houses for Shanghai people.

DAY 12 SHANGHAI / SUZHOU / SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Day trip to Suzhou, the Oriental Venice, by bullet train. Upon arrival, guided visits to the Lingering garden, the Tiger Hill Scenic resort and Pingjiang Road, a historical street. With a river flowing along it, bridges across the river, houses with white walls and black roofs built along the stone road, locals especially the old walking leisurely, the scene here successfully reconstructs the traditional Suzhou local life. Return to Shanghai by train. Dinner & overnight in Shanghai.

DAY 13 SHANGHAI (B/-/-)
Day at leisure for shopping or optional visits around Shanghai staying at the same hotel on bed & breakfast basis.

DAY 14 Departure (B/-/-)
After an early breakfast transfer to airport by bullet train for your flight home.

DAY 15 Arrival home.