13 day fully escorted & fullboard. Group size: approx 16 persons.
ONLY £1,695 PER PERSON.
TOUR Code CHB.
BEIJING- XI’AN- SUZHOU- SHANGHAI
21/03/14 - 11/04/14 - 02/05/14 - 06/06/14 - 25/07/14 - 16/08/14 - 05/09/14 - 10/10/14 - 01/11/14 - 03/12/14
Price includes: Visa to China, internal flights, airport/hotel transfers, 4* hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast, lunch & dinner, special evening dinner banquets as stated, special evening entertainment as stated, air conditioned vehicles, English speaking local guides for excursions and visits as per programme, admission fees.
Price excludes : International flights *, travel insurance, tipping, optional entertainments and any service not specified. Single room supplement is £595 per person.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
DAY 01 International flights to Beijing, Capital of the People’s Republic of China.
DAY 02 BEIJING (-/-/-)
Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide and transferred to your 4* Beijing Holiday Inn Downtown Hotel or similar. Rest of day is at leisure.
DAY 03 BEIJING (B/L/D)
Excursion to the famous Tiananmen Square and the prestigious Forbidden City . Then on to see the picturesque Temple of Heaven, built in 1420, where emperors of Ming and Qing would pray to Heaven for good harvests and perform rituals essential to the well being of the country. You will also have the opportunity to see the Olympic Venues including the Bird Nest and Water Cube. Enjoy a delicious Peking Duck dinner banquet in the evening.
DAY 04 BEIJING (B/L/D)
A full-day tour will 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. On the way back to Beijing stop by the sacred Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were buried.
DAY 05 BEIJING (B/L/D)
Visit the Summer Palace, a holiday retreat of many Emperors, and delight in a leisurely walk along the romantic Kunming lake and a visit to the Silk market. Attend the fabulous Peking Opera performance in the evening.
DAY 06 XIAN (B/L/D)
Transfer to airport to fly to the ancient Capital Xian. Take in sights of the City Wall which was built in the Ming Dynasty and the Big Wild Goose pagoda. Overnight at 4* Aurum hotel.
DAY 07 XIAN (B/L/D)
Full day visit to the hundreds of Terracotta warriors, the bronze Chariots and Horses and the 6000 year old Neolithic village remains in Banpo museum. In the evening, enjoy a dumpling banquet followed by a beautiful Tang Dynasty show. Overnight in Xian at Aurum hotel.
DAY 08 SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai, the exciting modern city of China. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in city centre. Afternoon visit to the famous Shanghai museum. Enjoy an unbelievable Acrobatic performance in the evening. Overnight at Greenland Jiulong 4* hotel.
DAY 09 SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Today's tour brings you to the magnificent Yu Garden, the Bund area, the former French Concession quarter and Nanjing road, known as the No.1 shopping paradise in China. You will also get the chance to see the newly developed Pudong area and comprehend the great achievements after China started the Reform & Opening up policy in the 1980's. You will have the opportunity to climb up one of the highest landmark buildings in Shanghai, the Oriental Pearl Tower to enjoy a panoramic bird’s eye view of this energetic city. Overnight in Shanghai.
DAY 10 SHANGHAI / SUZHOU / SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Day trip to Suzhou, the Oriental Venice. Upon your arrival, visit the Lingering garden, the Tiger Hill Scenic resort and observe the silk manufacturing process in a traditional China silk factory. Return to Shanghai and in the evening, explore 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. Overnight in Shanghai.
DAY 11 SHANGHAI (B/-/-)
Day at leisure for shopping and to enjoy Shanghai.
DAY 12 Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport by bullet train for departure.
DAY 13 Arrival home.