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With so much to see, where do you begin?! All our itineraries are tailor-made. No two enquiries are the same so we listen to your interests and help plan an itinerary to meet your requirements, but just as an idea... combine Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai in a private tour, seeing a few of the fascinating treasures China has to offer.


 

Best of China (Ref C/BOC)

13 Days Price from £1865 pp

 

From the mystical landscapes of Guilin to the culture-filled metropolis of Shanghai, our Best of China tour promises to be an unforgettable adventure. In fabled Beijing, home to such historic structures as the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, you will experience a time-honored Chinese pastime, kite-flying at the Temple of Heaven! During your stay, you’ll walk a portion of the 3,700 mile Great Wall of China, enjoy a rickshaw tour and experience a show at the world-famous Peking Opera. In Xian, you’ll take in such legendary sights as the Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most famous Buddhist Temples in the world; and the wondrous excavation site of the Terra-Cotta Warriors. In Guilin, experience tranquility when you participate in a private Tai Chi lesson before cruising the Li River, and shopping the local markets for souvenirs. A three-night stay in Shanghai includes a visit to the YuYuan Gardens; the Temple of the Jade Buddha; and an amazing Acrobatics Show. Enjoy a full day excursion to the water village of Zhujiajiao, an ancient city located on the banks of beautiful Dianshan Lake.

 

Day 1: Overnight Flight


Day 2: Arrive Beijing, China

Your tour of China, one of the most fascinating countries in the world, begins in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China.


Day 3: Beijing

Your sightseeing tour of Beijing begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square. Continue to the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Your evening features a special Peking duck dinner.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 4: The Great Wall

No visit to China would be complete without seeing the Great Wall. Today you have the chance to walk along a portion of this 3,700 mile marvel! Travel through the valley of the Ming Tombs, where you will visit the Sacred Way burial site. This evening, a special treat is in store for you - a Peking opera show.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5: Beijing - Xian

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime rickshaw tour through the Hutongs, the narrow streets of ancient Beijing. Stop at a local home where you will share a simple lunch with a family and learn the art of dumpling making. Later, visit the Temple of Heaven, an ornate sanctuary where Chinese Emperors worshiped their gods. While here, experience a time-honored and favorite pastime of the Chinese when you go kite-flying! Next, you fly to China's interior and the city of Xian.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6: Xian

Begin the day with a visit to one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world, the classical Wild Goose Pagoda. For lunch you will savor a local speciality, Xian dumplings, before traveling to the excavation site of the Terra-Cotta Warriors. This evening, dinner and entertainment are included at the Tang Dynasty show.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 7: Xian - Guilin

A morning flight brings you to the beautiful city of Guilin with its mystical landscape of limestone karst pinnacles covered with lush vegetation. An introduction to the city includes views of Elephant Trunk Hill and a visit to the Reed Flute Caves featuring wonderful underground scenery.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 8: Guilin

Today enjoy a cruise along the Li River and behold the beauty of Guilin's unique scenery which has been inspiring Chinese poets for centuries. Visit the fascinating Chinese Art Institute in Guilin for an informative artisan demonstration.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 9: Guilin - Shanghai

This morning, participate in one of the oldest and most revered Chinese traditions - Tai Chi. Experience peace and tranquility as you participate in a private Tai Chi lesson. Later, depart Guilin for Shanghai, a bustling trade port and the economic heart of China. After lunch you will make a visit to the Bund. Along the waterfront you will see the European-style architecture of the buildings that once housed the institutions of the colonial powers in the 19th century.

Today breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 10: Shanghai

Begin your day with a visit to the Children's Palace, an ornate fortress where the local children come to learn various arts including calligraphy, piano and dance. Visit the Old Town and walk down its narrow lanes past traditional buildings to the once private Yu Yuan Gardens. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as you wander through this island of tranquility. You end your full-day sightseeing tour with a stop at the Temple of the Jade Buddha. Tonight, you are sure to enjoy the amazing performers at the Acrobatics Show.

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 11: Shanghai - Zhujiajiao - Shanghai

Enjoy a full day excursion to the water village of Zhujiajiao, an ancient city located on the banks of Dianshan Lake, at the foot of Dianshan Hill. After more than one thousand years, Ming & Qing dynasty buildings still stand, and 36 ancient stone bridges cross the canal that runs through the center of town. Places of historical interest and scenic beauty surround you. You will visit the museums, enjoy a boat ride on the canal and have time to shop on BeiDa Street, which is famous for its 1,000 shops!

Today breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 12: Shanghai

This morning you visit the Shanghai National History Museum. There you will find artifacts that span the length of China's history, and enliven its cultural traditions. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore more of the city on your own or revisit some of your favorite locales. Later this evening, bid farewell to your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.

Today breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 13: Shanghai - Tour Ends

Your tour ends in Shanghai.

Today breakfast is included.

 

Base Rates Per Person
Air rates are based from the following airport: London