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Learn the fascinating history of Beijing’s Forbidden City
9 days priced at 3065, flight and hotel inclusive
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Highlights

Combine the classic sights of China’s heavyweights together on this concise nine-day tour. Take in the historical sights of Beijing, including the Great Wall of China, witness the drama of the imposing army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an and take a walk through the ultra-modern city of Shanghai.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Learn the fascinating history of Beijing’s Forbidden City
  • Walk along a section of the Great Wall of China and admire the mountain views
  • See the imposing army of Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an
  • Stroll around Shanghai’s atmospheric Old Town and visit the Silk Museum

Holiday Type

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What's included
  • All international & internal flights
  • 7 nights in 4* hotels
  • Great Wall of China Tour
  • Services of a guide throughout your Journey
  • Terracotta Warriors Tour
  • Tang Dynasty Dancing show with dumpling dinner
  • Beijing City tour
  • Hutong Tour
  • Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Shanghai Old Town tour
  • Silk Museum
  • 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
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to
Days 2-4
Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and meet your guide for a city tour. Stand in the centre of Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s largest public plazas, and soak up the fascinating history of the Ming and Qing dynasties at the Forbidden City. Explore Beijing’s historic Hutong district by cyclo-rickshaw and gain an insight into traditional Chinese customs with a visit to a local family. The next day, travel to the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China, about two hours from Beijing by road.

centrally located 4* hotel

Beijing City tour Hutong Tour Great Wall of China

Days 5-6
Xi'an

Fly on to Xi’an and come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors, an army of over 7,000 intimidating soldiers. Take a stroll through the Muslim Quarter, visit the maze of market stalls and take in the streets from above with a walk on the ancient city wall, which dates from the 14th century. In the evening, tuck into a tasty dumpling dinner and watch a lively (and very colourful) Tang Dynasty Dancing Show.

centrally located 4* hotel

Terracotta Warriors Muslim Quarter walking tour Tang Dynasty Dancing show with dumpling dinner

Days 7-8
Shanghai

Fly on to Shanghai, visit a traditional Chinese garden and take a walk around the historic Old Town. Take a look around the Silk Museum and its attached shop, where you’ll have the opportunity to buy a memento to take home with you. While in Shanghai, do not miss taking a walk along the atmospheric Bund, taking in the colonial architecture on one side of the Huangpu River and the futuristic Pudong skyline on the other.

centrally located 4* hotel

Old Town tour Silk Museum

Day 9
Depart Shanghai and return to the UK

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3065 for mid-season travel up to 11 months in advance
This journey can be tailor-made by our experts to suit your plan or budget.

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