Classic China Tour

Far East Asia, China

Overview

Visit the remarkable Great Wall of china and Terracotta Warriors, watch the endangered Giant Panda play. Enjoy breathtaking sights and scenic views cruising along the Yangtze river. In this Classic China tour you can get sight of multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks of Nine Villages Valley, a World Heritage Site inscribed by UNESCO. Finally explore vibrant Shanghai. This incredible Classic China tour show case China’s hidden beauty

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21 DAYS
CLASSIC CHINA
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Pit Stops

  • Beijing (4N)
  • Guilin (2N)
  • Yangshuo(1N)
  • Guilin (1N)
  • Xian (2N)
  • Nine valley (2N)
  • Chengdu (2N)
  • Yangtze river cruise(3N)
  • Shanghai (2N)- UK

Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 20 nights in hotel and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 48 meals: 20 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 20 Dinners
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours

Tour Highlights

  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Admire Terracotta warriors
  • Cruise on the Li River and enjoy magnificent scenery
  • Explore Long ji Terrace
  • Experience magical fairytale of ninevalley
  • Meet the pandas in there home town
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Yangtze river
  • Admire Three Gorges Dam up closes
  • Walk along “The bund”

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1 UK – BEIJING

Fly to Beijing

DAY 2 BEIJING (D)

On arrival Beijing you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Novotel Peace.

DAY 3 BEIJING (B/D)


The tour starts at Tian’anmen Square with its plentitude of monuments testifying to the communist, Mao’s influence on China’s modern history. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces with over 500 years of history. Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for 2 hours. The visit to the Temple of Heaven will take about 1 hour. We will then drive to the Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden.

DAY 4 BEIJING (B/D)


You will be driven to Mutianyu Great Wall. On the way to the less crowded Mutianyu Great Wall, you’ll have a chance to visit a jade carving factory, learn about the stone carving and do some shopping if you like. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings – dense woods and rich pastures which change colours with the seasons of the year. Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huai Rou County, north-east of Beijing. This section of the Great Wall is about 75km from the center of Beijing.

DAY 5 BEIJING (B/L/D)


You will visit the largest Lama Temple of Beijing – Yonghe Temple, tour of the mysterious Tibet style Buddhist temple. Next is lunch with the locals in a typical Beijing resident’s house, before exploring the old Beijing lanes by rickshaw. This Hutong tour will last for approximately 2 hours and you will visit the typical Chinese quadrangles, many famous old buildings and the bell tower – a fantastic opportunity to explore the real life of ordinary people in Beijing. You also have the chance to enjoy the porcelain factory. Enjoy a tea ceremony at a typical China Tea House.

DAY 6 BEIJING – GUILIN (B/D)

After breakfast transfer to Beijing International airport to board your flight to Guilin. On arrival Guilin you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Guilin Bravo

DAY 7 GUILIN (B/D)


On this day you will firstly visit the Reed Flute Cave. The stalagmite and flowers of grotesque shapes within the caves, create breathtaking spectacles, which are a real feast for the eyes. , you will visit Elephant Trunk Hill, which resembles an elephant sucking water and is a symbol and landmark of the city. You will then visit Duxiu Peak, which abruptly rises, steep and precipitous. Lying at the southeast foot of the peak, is the oldest famous relic in Guilin of a well-known figure and is also known as the Solitary Beauty Peak.

DAY 8 GUILIN – YANGSHUO (B/L/D)


Today , you will enjoy a 4 hour cruise on the Li River. The 60-kilometere journey from Guilin down the river to Yangshuo, through the numerous loft peaks of varied shapes, has been likened to enjoying a melodious symphony. This cruise offers you magnificent scenery, e.g. the smoke and mists in Langshi, bamboo groves in Yangdi, Mural Hill and the Yellow-cloth shoal, a Xingping Highlight. . Upon arrival at Yangshuo Port, you will have the opportunity to take a walk across the well known Western Street, where you can go shopping at your ease. Then check in at hotel Yangshuo Village retreat .

DAY 9 LONGJI – GUILIN (B/L/D)

Longji Terraces. Explore this scenic area before visiting Ping An Zhuang Village and its surrounding areas. The minority village of Ping An is surrounded by beautiful rice fields and has been home to Zhuang and Yao people for hundreds of years. You will be driven back to your hotel in Guilin

DAY 10 GUILIN – XIAN (B/D)

After breakfast transfer to Guilin airport to board your flight to Xian .On arrival Xian you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Golden Flower hotel Xian by Shangri La . Evening enjoy the Tang Dyansty show .

DAY 11 XIAN (B/D)


Full day tour of Xian .On this tour you will see the terracotta figures of warriors and horses that were buried underground for more than 2000 years. After noon visit to the Great wild goose Pagoda,Bell Tower . Then you will go to the Muslim Quarter, a location famous for its many and varied restaurants, each with its own speciality dishes. Here you will be sure to find something that will appeal to your taste buds from the many novel and captivating dishes on offer. Experiencing the Muslim

DAY 12 XIAN – SONGPAN (B/D)

After breakfast transfer to Xian airport to board your flight to Songpan . On arrival we drive to nine valley and check in at hotel Sheraton Jiuzhaigou . Then we visit the Huanglong Temple at the summit of Huanglong Mountain en route.(exclude the cable car in Huanglong)

DAY 13 NINE VILLAGES VALLEY(B/D)

After breakfast we visit the 16km-long Nine Villages Valley, a botanical gallery that is heavily forested and home to many protected species. Entering the valley is like being transported into a different world, where crystal clear lakes gather at the foot of every waterfall. It is as if one of the world’s most beautiful silk scroll paintings unfolds along this scenic valley.

DAY 14 NINE VILLAGES VALLEY – CHENGDU (B/D)


After breakfast we fly to Chengdu. On arrival check in at hotel Dorsett Grand. Afternoon excursion will start from driving you to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Here we can spend some leisure time learning the habitant and evolution of this amazing creature. And tourists will get a chance to have some fun with these lovely giant pandas while they make some donation for the pandas and the base.

DAY 15 CHENGDU – LESHAN (B/D)


After early breakfast we travelling to the Grand Buddha of Leshan, After a 2.5 hour drive to Leshan from Chengdu you will take a boat ride (about 40 minutes) to see the Giant Buddha, which is the biggest in the world. The man-made Leshan Giant Buddha can be seen seated at the heart of the ‘Giant Sleeping Buddha’, which lies across Wuyou Mountain, Lingyun Mountain and Guicheng Mountain and is a marvelous natural spectacle.

DAY 16 CHENGDU – CHONG QING (B/D)

After breakfast we take fast train to Chong Qing .On arrival visit to Erling Park in Chongqing where you can get a grand view of the whole city of Chongqing, as well you have chance to get a general idea of the Yangtze River there. Continue to visit Chongqing Zoo where you can see the Giant pandas, Lesser pandas, Then we will transfer you to board the victorua Cruise Ship. As the cruise sets sail at 21:30 tonight, your fantastic Yangtze River journey begins.

DAY 17 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)

Morning shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda in Zhongxian;
Optional excursion to Fengdu Ghost City on Mingshan Hill.

DAY 18 YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)


Sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge
Shore excursion to Shennv Stream (Goddess Stream); Optional excursion to White Emperor City (River conditions permitting);
Sail through the Three Gorges Dam Ship Locks.

DAY 19 YICHANG – SHANGHAI (B/D)

Morning excursion to the Three Gorges Dam Site;
Around 12:00, disembarks in Yichang. Then transfer to Yichang airport to board your flight to Shanghai .On arrival check in at hotel Grand central

DAY 20 SHANGHAI (B/D)


Full day tour of Shanghai .The first stop on this tour is the Yu Yuan Garden, a classic creation of the Ming Dynasty, and Shanghai Old street, that originated in the Qing Dynasty.Drive along the former French Concession and transfer to visit Shanghai Arts and Crafts Store. Then visit the Jade Buddha Temple with its priceless jade statues from Burma. The last stop, Xin Tian Di, is a stylish nightlife district with many boutiques, pubs and restaurants.

DAY 21 SHANGHAI – UK (B)

Fly to UK . Arrive home today

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