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Jewels of China

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Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy and create your own work of art
14 days priced at 2975, flight and hotel inclusive
Tailor-made Journey
See the sights of China with a touch of added luxury on this relaxed Journey, staying in five-star hotels and setting sail on a picturesque Yangtze River cruise.

Highlights

You’ll take in imperial treasures, vibrant cities, delicious gastronomy and unique experiences as you travel across the country from the bustling capital Beijing to the modern delights of Shanghai, with the adorable pandas of Sichuan thrown in too.

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Join in with a Tai Chi Class at the peaceful Temple of Heaven
  • Soak up the views as you sip champagne on the Great Wall of China
  • Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy and create your own work of art
  • Come face to face with the adorable pandas at Chengdu’s research centre

Holiday Type

Culture
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Wildlife & Nature
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What's included
  • All international & internal flights
  • 12 nights in 5* hotels
  • Services of a guide throughout your Journey
  • 3 night Yangtze River Cruise
  • Beijing city tour
  • Peking duck dinner
  • Visit to the Great Wall of China with champagne
  • Summer Palace
  • Terracotta Warriors tour
  • Dumpling demonstration
  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
  • Three Gorges Dam
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Silk Museum
  • 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
 

Itinerary

Day 1
Fly from UK to
Days 2-4
Beijing

Meet your guide, join a Tai Chi class at the Temple of Heaven and learn the turbulent history of Tiananmen Square, one of the largest city plazas in the world. The next day, ride the chairlift up to the Great Wall of China and take in the views with a glass of champagne. On the way back to the city, stop off at the Jade Museum, where you’ll have the opportunity to purchase some of this precious stone as a souvenir. In the evening, dine on succulent roast duck at Quanjude Restaurant.

centrally located 5* hotel

Beijing city tour Peking duck dinner Visit to the Great Wall of China with champagne Summer Palace

Days 5-6
Xi'an

Fly on to Xian and join an archaeologist for a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors, over 2,000 years old and discovered by chance in 1974, buried under farmland. Meet the man who found them in the flesh and chat to him about this chance discovery. In the evening, you’ll watch a dumpling-making demonstration, where you’ll be shown how to create them and have the chance to make one yourself, and eat it afterwards.

centrally located 5* hotel

Terracotta Warriors tour Dumpling demonstration

Day 7
Chengdu

Meet the cute and cuddly residents at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and join a resident panda expert to learn more about the conservation and breeding programmes of this national treasure. Look out too for the giant panda’s cousin, the red panda. Smaller and more energetic than the black and white variety, these loveable creatures closely resemble foxes, including the bushy tail. In the evening, perhaps enjoy a performance of Chengdu’s famous face-changing show, where colourfully costumed artists change from mask to mask in the blink of an eye.

centrally located 5* hotel

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Days 8-10
Yangtze River

Take the bullet train to Chongqing and cruise the Yangtze River for three nights, taking in the magnificent Three Gorges and the enormous Three Gorges Dam, a whopping 2,335 metres in length. You’ll pass by the dramatic cliffs of the Wu and Qutang Gorges and have the opportunity to disembark at Fengdu Ghost City and the Shibaozhai Temple, if water levels permit it. Upon leaving the cruise, you’ll be transferred to the airport.

Yangtze River cruise

3 night Yangtze River cruise Three Gorges Three Gorges Dam

Days 11-13
Shanghai

Fly on to Shanghai and explore the ancient waterways, historic bridges and crumbling buildings of Zhujiajiao Water Town, built on an old canal system. In Shanghai itself, you’ll visit the historic Old Town and see the traditional Yu Garden, plus you’ll take a look around the Silk Museum and learn about the production of this traditional material. Do not miss taking a stroll along the atmospheric Bund to admire the colonial buildings and grand hotels.

centrally located 5* hotel

Zhujiajiao Water Town Shanghai Museum Silk Museum

Day 14
Depart Shanghai and return to the UK

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2975 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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