There are no words or pictures that can do justice to what awaits you in China. Join us as we travel to the very heart of the Orient to experience the exotic culture, special atmosphere and astonishing sights that make China one of the world’s most fascinating and enchanting destinations.
Your holiday itinerary:
Day 1: Join the flight to Shanghai.
Day 2: Arrival in Shanghai and a transfer to your hotel. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. This afternoon you will enjoy a tour of the famous Bund.
Day 3: After breakfast, we include a visit to the magnificent Yu Yuan Gardens and the Children’s Palace. After lunch we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Xi’an, where on arrival we will transfer to the hotel.
Day 4: Embark on a full day tour of the amazing city of Xi’an, which dates back to 6000BC and is the starting point of the great Silk Road. We will visit Xi’an’s most famous attraction, the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi and his terracotta warriors and horses, discovered by chance in a field outside the city in 1974.
Day 5: This morning we join the flight to Peking. This afternoon enjoy a tour of Tian’anmen Square. Also included is a visit to the Temple of Heaven .
Day 6: Today, we include a full day tour of the Great Wall at Badaling. It’s hard to take everything in as you stand on this ‘Wonder of the World’ that follows the contours of the land for some 3000 miles across China. We also visit the Ming Tombs, the burial place of thirteen emperors. This evening, join our optional excursion to the “Peking Opera”.
Day 7: An awe-inspiring day today as we visit the 800 year old Summer Palace and the magnificent Forbidden City .
Day 8: This morning we include a visit to the impressive Lama Temple, the biggest Buddhist temple in China, before continuing to Peking Airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival we will transfer to you hotel. You will have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure, before dinner at the hotel.
Day 9: Today we transfer to Shanghai Airport for the return flight to the UK.