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Tuck into a tasty and traditional Peking duck dinner
13 days priced at 2235, flight and hotel inclusive
Tailor-made Journey
Take in the natural grandeur of the Yangtze River with a relaxing three-night cruise, ...


... passing through dramatic gorges and past traditional villages, and culminating with the largest hydroelectric dam in the world, the Three Gorges Dam. On this varied Journey you’ll also visit the city highlights of Beijing and Shanghai this tour and come face to face with China’s adorable giant pandas.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Walk along the ramparts of the Great Wall of China
  • Tuck into a tasty and traditional Peking duck dinner
  • Meet the residents at Chengdu’s panda research centre
  • Take a relaxing cruise through the Yangtze River’s dramatic scenery

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What's included
  • All international & internal flights
  • 11 nights in 4* hotels
  • Services of a guide throughout your Journey
  • Entrance fees
  • All transfers
Need to know
  • Arrives: Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
  • Time difference: GMT+8
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders require a tourist visa; please ask your travel consultant for more information
  • Language: Standard Mandarin
  • Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY)
  • Flying time from UK: Around 10 hours direct
  • Plug type: 3-prong flat blade plug
  • Voltage: 220 volts/50 cycles
Your route


Day 1
Fly from UK to Beijing
Days 2-4

Meet your guide for a tour of the city, taking in Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. You’ll take a cyclo-rickshaw tour of the historic hutong district and visit a local family to learn more about their traditions and customs. The next day, walk along a section of the Great Wall of China, soaking up the views, then tuck in to a delicious dinner of traditional Peking duck.

centrally located 4* hotel

Beijing city tour Great Wall of China Peking Duck dinner

Days 5-6

Fly on to Xian and circumnavigate the city along the ancient walls, giving you a bird’s eye view of everyday life on the streets below. Take a tour of the life-sized Terracotta Warriors, found by accident in the 1970s. The warriors stand guard at the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, who died over 2,000 years ago. Join your guide for a walking tour of the Muslim Quarter, exploring the markets and tasting the local snacks.

centrally located 4* hotel

Terracotta Wariours Muslim Quarter walking tour

Day 7

Board your flight to Chengdu and visit the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Gaze into the eyes of the loveable and lazy giant panda, the national emblem of China, and its lesser-known cousin the red panda, and if you’re lucky, have a look around the panda nursery. Back in town, call in at the Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum and learn about fabric production. You can purchase some of the crafts on sale here if you wish, if you haven’t already bought a life-sized replica terracotta warrior that is!

centrally located 4* hotel

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Days 8-10
Yangtze River

Set off on a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River, taking in the impressive and controversial Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world at 2,335 metres long and 185 metres high. The Yangtze River winds for 3,915 miles from Tanggula in Tibet to the East China Sea near Shanghai. Sail gently through the spectacular three gorges of Wu, Qutang and Xiling, stopping to visit Fengdu Ghost City and the Shibaozhai Temple on the way.

Yangtze River Cruise

Three Gorges Dam

Days 11-12

Fly on to Shanghai and take a stroll along the atmospheric Bund, dotted with street stalls and entertainers, plus locals out for a jaunt by the river. Admire the mixture of modern and traditional architecture with a relaxing boat cruise on the Huangpu River and take a look around a silk museum, where you’ll learn how this material is made and have the opportunity to buy some as a souvenir.

centrally located 4* hotel

Old Town tour Huangpu River cruise

Day 13
Depart Shanghai and return to the UK

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2235 for mid-season travel up to 11 months in advance
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