A 20 day fully escorted private tour – the holiday of a lifetime!
ONLY £3,295 PER PERSON. Code CGT.
BEIJING - CHENGDE - YICHANG - YANTZECRUISE - CHONGQUIN - XIAN - SHANGHAI - GUILIN - GUANGZHOU - HONGKONG
Price includes: Internal flights, visa to China, airport transfers, 4 star hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast, half board, 5 star cruiser as stated or similar, sightseeing, English speaking guides, admission fees.
Price excludes: International flights *, insurance, local airport tax, evening meals, personal expenses and any service not specified above.
* 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 : £795.
DAY 01 Depart on scheduled flights from Heathrow.
DAY 02 BEIJING (-/L/-)
On arrival in Beijing, our representative will transfer you to your hotel in city centre. Start with a visit to the famous Tiananmen Square and Chairman Mao’s mausoleum. Explore the Forbidden City with its spectacular court yard and magnificent palaces. Overnight at 4* Peace hotel in Beijing.
DAY 03 BEIJING (B/L/-)
City tour with guide including: The prestigious Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple with many Buddha statues. Afternoon excursion to the stunning Ming tombs and the Sacred Way, with its imposing array of stone animal & warrior guards at the entrance of the tombs. Overnight in Beijing at Peace hotel.
DAY 04 BEIJING (B/L/-)
Day visit to the Summer Palace, which was a holiday retreat of many Emperors, and leisurely stroll along the romantic Kunming lake before dropping by the Silk market. In the evening, relax and enjoy an acrobatic show. Overnight at Peace hotel.
DAY 05 CHENGDU (B/L/-)
Car transfer to Chengdu, visiting the Great Wall on the way. Afternoon arrival in Chengdu; relax and appreciate the serene local gardens and temples.
DAY 06 CHENGDU (B/L/-)
Explore the 3 Chengdu great temples before returning to Beijing in the afternoon. Overnight at Peace hotel.
DAY 07 YICHANG (B/L/-)
Transfer to airport for flight to Yichang. On arrival, meet your guide for a city tour including the three Caves, Chinese Dolphin and YiChang museum. Evening transfer to a 5* Cruiser.
DAY 08 YANGTZE CRUISE (B/L/D)
Transfer by bus to Maoping harbour to visit the dam construction site. Return to the cruiser for lunch and continue sailing through the beautiful Xiling Gorge. Enjoy a greeting party on board by the Captain.
DAY 09 YANGTZE CRUISE (B/L/D)
Morning arrival at Badong County to see the famous Shenlong Stream. Lunch on board and from the ship’s platform, enjoy the spectacular scenic view of natural wonders along the Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Evening at leisure with dinner on board.
DAY 10 YANGTZE CRUISE (B/L/D)
Morning arrival at Fendu caves before heading to the Ghost city by bus to see the 27 old temples and the statues representing “hell”. Lunch on board. Afternoon at leisure to learn more about local history from your guide. In the evening, savour a farewell banquet on board with the Captain.
DAY 11 CHONGQING (B/L/-)
Morning arrival in Chongqing, with guided visit to the Goose peak, the Old city and the artist’s village. Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to the ancient Capital Xian. Stop by Xian City Wall and the Wild Goose pagoda. Overnight at Jianguo hotel.
DAY 12 XIAN (B/L/-)
Full day visit with guide to the hundreds of Terracotta warriors, the bronze Chariots and Horses, impressively preserved. Overnight in Xian at Jianguo hotel.
DAY 13 SHANGHAI (B/L/-)
Transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai, the exciting modern city of China. You will then be transferred to your hotel in city centre by our local representative to refresh before visiting Yuyuan garden and strolling leisurely along the Bund. Overnight at the 4* Holiday Inn Downtown hotel.
DAY 14 SHANGHAI (B/L/-)
Full day visit to the 19th century Jade Buddha temple, boat cruise on Huangpu river and Shanghai sightseeing. Overnight at Holiday Inn hotel.
DAY 15 SUZHOU (B/-/-)
Day trip by train to Suzhou, famous for its silk industry. Visit the garden of the Master of Nets, a silk embroidery factory and the hill of the leaning Tiger. Overnight in Shanghai at Holiday Inn hotel.
DAY 16 GUILIN (B/L/-)
Morning flight to beautiful Guilin to see the Elephant Hill and the Reed Flute caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. Evening at leisure and overnight at 4* Guishan New World hotel.
DAY 17 GUILIN (B/L/-)
Full day boat cruise on Li river marvelling at the stunning mountain scenery. Overnight at Guishan New World hotel.
DAY 18 GUANGZHOU / HONG KONG (B/L/-)
Fly to Guangzhou and transfer to railway station for a train journey to HongKong. Check in at City Garden hotel. Hong Kong sightseeing with guide including the Peak Victoria, Repulse bay and the Ocean Park. Overnight at City Garden hotel.
DAY 19 DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
At leisure or shopping. Transfer to airport for departure.
DAY 20 Arrival home at Heathrow.