Wonders of China

Far East Asia, China



Overview

Discover legendary landmarks like Great Wall of China & Terracotta warriors, Scenic landscapes of the Li River. Enjoy the natural scenery of Longji, ancient rice terraces and visit to ethnic minority villages. Admire landmarks like the Six Harmonies Pagoda, looking out over the Qiantang River. Gain fascinating insight into the spectacular city of Shanghai. This tour provides real opportunity to see wonders of China.

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16 DAYS
WONDERS OF CHINA
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Pit Stops

  • Beijing (4N)
  • Xian (2N)
  • Guilin (2N)
  • Yangshuo (1N)
  • Guilin (1N)
  • Hangzhou (2N)
  • Shanghai (2N)- UK

Tour Includes

  • International flights (and domestic flights, if applicable)
  • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • 14 nights in hotel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 35 meals: 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 15 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
  • Delight to explore west lake of Hangzhou on foot
  • 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 – XIAN (B/D)

After breakfast take a fast train to Xian. On arrival Xian you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Golden Flower hotel Xian by Shangri La

DAY 7 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 8 XIAN – GUILIN (B/D)

Morning free for leisure. Afternoon transfer to Xian airport to fly to Guilin. on arrival you will be welcomed and transferred to hotel Guilin Bravo

DAY 9 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 10 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 11 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 12 GUILIN – HANGZHOU (B/D)

After breakfast transfer to Guilin airport to board your flight to Hangzhou. On arrival check in at hotel New Century. Evening witness Imperssion west lake show. A unique outdoor performance, show, all consisting of sound, light, music and magnificent dance as well. Even the performers appear to dance on water.

DAY 13 HANGZHOU (B/D)


Enjoy this full day sightseeing tour of Hangzhou, now the capital city of Zhejiang Province. The first stop is Lingyin Temple. As one of the best known Buddhist monasteries in China, it houses a statue of Skyamuni carved out of 24 pieces of camphor wood. After that we will take a cruise on west lake, taking in the many sights along the way.Then we visit Liuhe Pagoda (Six Harmonies), a famous octagonal pagoda, built in 970.AD, which towers majestically on the Yuelun Mountain by the Qiantang River.

DAY 14 HANGZHOU – SHANGHAI (B/D)

After breakfast we transfer to Hangzhou railway station to board your train to Shanghai. On arrival Shanghai transfer to hotel Grand Central.

DAY 15 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 16 SHANGHAI – UK (B)

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