Enchanting China

Explore the ancient treasures and modern wonders of China, with 5,000 years of culture and history. The natural beauty, fascinating heritage, mouth-watering cuisine, and state-of-the-art cities will enthrall, excite and amaze you.


Group Departures: 12 March, 14 May, 11 June & 10 September 2019

Prices from £2976.00 per person based on a minimum of 15 People


Including tips


(17 days Group Tour)
Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Chongqing, Yangtze River, Shanghai, Suzhou

ITINERARY

D1: LONDON – BEIJING

D2: ARRIVE BEIJING (-/L/D)

Welcome to Beijing! Upon arrival in Beijing, we will be greeted by our local tour guide. Then have an early lunch at the local restaurant and check in at the hotel.
After check-in, relax and have a good rest. In the late afternoon, we will visit Wang Fu Jing Street and the night food market before dinner.
Dinner at the local restaurant and return to our hotel.
Overnight in Beijing.

D3: BEIJING (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we go to visit the heart of Beijing - the historic Tiananmen Square followed by the marvelous "Egg" - National Centre for the Performing Arts (from the outside) and the magnificent Forbidden City (closed on every Monday).
Lunch at local restaurant.
After Lunch, we will have our Rickshaw Hutong tour.
After dinner, we go to a Kung Fu Show. Then we will be transferred back to the hotel.
Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Beijing.

D4: BEIJING (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we drive to the Mutianyu Great Wall where we take a cable car up to the top of the wall where we will experience the wonder of the Great Wall. On the way down we take a chair ride to the bottom.
Lunch at local restaurant.
We will have an opportunity to visit Beijing traditional Jade Shop, there we will learn Chinese Culture and more knowledge about different Jade.
Afterward, visit the Sacred Way and Changling, one of the Ming Tombs; on the way back to our hotel, we might make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some photos of the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube from the outside.
Dinner at the local restaurant and we will return to our hotel for rest.
Overnight in Beijing.

D5: BEIJING (B/L/D)

Today after breakfast we visit the Summer Palace. Then we will be transferred to the old Beijing area for lunch.
Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we will visit the Lama Temple and temple of heaven. In the afternoon we will have some free time to enjoy the local market for some shopping, such as Chinese Tea.
Dinner at the local restaurant.
Overnight in Beijing.

D6: BEIJING /XIAN (B/L/D)

In the morning after a very early breakfast, we take the fast train to Xian.
On arrival, we are transferred to the restaurant for Lunch.
Lunch at local restaurant.
We will start our tour with a visit to the Xian city wall. We then visit the Grand Mosque and the Muslim quarter, we also stop off at the Drum and Bell Tower (outside view).
Dinner at the local restaurant.
After dinner, we visit the Musical Fountain and then return to our hotel and have a well-deserved rest.
Overnight in Xian.

D7: XIAN (B/L/D)

After breakfast, our tour in Xian starts with the Terra - Cotta Warriors and horses. We will take a short visit to the Pottery-making House later on. Then we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, time at leisure.
In the evening, we have a dumpling cooking class and enjoy a traditional dumpling banquet like a royal in Tang Dynasty.
Dinner at Tang Dynasty with the show. After Dinner, return to the hotel.
Overnight in Xian.

D8: XIAN / GUILIN (B/L/D)

In the morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and then depart for the airport to fly to Guilin.
Upon arrival, we will be met by our local guide and transferred to our hotel for check-in.
Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we will visit Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, and Fubo Hill. Before dinner, we will visit local Pearl culture shop.
Dinner at local restaurant and return to our hotel.
Overnight in Guilin.

D9: GUILIN /LONGSHENG /GUILIN (B/L/D)

Today we will have a one day tour from Guilin to Longsheng. We will visit the Longji Rice Terrace. Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon.
After the visit, we will return to Guilin.
Overnight in Guilin.

D10: GUILIN /YANGSHUO (B/L/D)

After breakfast today, we will be driven to Zhujiang Pier to start our boat cruise down the picturesque Li River to Yangshuo County, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin. Along the river, we will be inspired by breath-taking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. We will feel like we have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting.
After checking into our hotel in Yangshuo, we are free to explore the beautiful town and its famous West Street. In the evening enjoy the Impression, Lijiang Show. Lunch and dinner at the local restaurant.
Overnight in Yangshuo.

D11: YANGSHUO /GUILIN /CHONGQING (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we check out early from the hotel and fly to Chongqing.
Upon arrival, we will be met by our guide and have an early lunch.
Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will visit Ciqikou, which is on a hill above the Jialing River in the western part of Chongqing, Ciqikou is a small section of the city with about two city streets and back allies that are set aside as a pedestrian shopping and dining area. Subsequently, we will visit Chongqing Zoo. Upon finishing the city tour we will have dinner at the local restaurant and then be transferred to the port to embark on to our boat.
Overnight on the Victoria Cruise.

D12: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)

Shibaozhai - Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named “The Pearl of the Yangtze”. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu, visiting the new relocation village built for families who have moved as a result of the Yangtze’s rising waters brought about by the Three Gorges Dam. Additional optional Shore Excursion to Fengdu’s “Ghost City” (river conditions permitting), known for its statues of ghosts and devils on Mingshan Hill.
Overnight on the Victoria Cruise.

D13: YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE (B/L/D)

Enter the Three Gorges, one of nature’s most extraordinary sculptures. Today you will pass through the first two—Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge. Qutang Gorge is the shortest (5 miles), narrowest (500 feet), and most dramatic. The 25-mile long Wu Gorge is known for its quiet beauty, forest-covered mountains, and cliffs so sheer that the sun barely penetrates the precipices. Transfer to another vessel for a relaxing excursion through the attractive gorges of Goddess Stream. Depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted for the gorges of Shennong Stream. Enter Xiling Gorge, the longest (41 miles), and the deepest of the Three Gorges. Additional optional Shore Excursion to White Emperor City (river conditions permitting), an ancient city overlooking the western end of Qutang Gorge.
Overnight on the Victoria Cruise.

D14: YICHANG/SHANGHAI (B/L /D)

Disembark, this morning, take a specially-designed sightseeing boat through the recently-completed unique ship lock with a ship lift, which is the world’s largest. The lock will be transited in about 40 minutes to an hour. Then visit the Three Gorges Dam, which spans the Yangtze River at Sandouping; it is the world’s largest power station. After the tour in the late morning, Victoria Cruises will provide a motor coach to nearby Yichang.
Disembarkation in Yichang.
We will be meet and greet by our local guide at the pier and will be transferred for lunch at the local restaurant.
Then we will be transferred to the airport to take our flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, we will be met and greet by our local guide at the airport, transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Shanghai.

D15: SHANGHAI (B/L/D)

Today after breakfast, we will first visit the magnificent Yu Garden. Right out of the Yu Garden, we can observe local people's life at the Yuyuan Market (Yu Garden Market). Then we will proceed to the Temple of Jade Buddha.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Take a shopping to Brummel in the famed Nanjing Road and then down to the Bund alongside the Huangpu River to explore the modern aspect of Shanghai. In this evening, we will enjoy the Acrobatics Show in Shanghai. Then return to our hotel.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Shanghai.

D16: SHANGHAI /SUZHOU /SHANGHAI (B/L/D)

Depart for Suzhou from Shanghai by private coach. Today we will visit the Master Nets Garden. It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. Subsequently, we will experience Pan Gate which is a famous historical landmark in Suzhou. It is located on the south-west corner of the Main Canal or encircling canal of Suzhou. We will take the boat trip along the canal. It was originally built during the Warring States Period in the state of Wu, historians estimate it to be around 2,500 years old. The final visit is Tiger Hill and visits local Silk shop.
Lunch and Dinner at the local restaurant.
Overnight in Shanghai.

D17: SHANGHAI - LONDON (B/-/-)

After Breakfast met in the lobby by our local tour guide who will escort us to the airport. Depart Shanghai for London.
Arrival at London Heathrow and having enjoyed an INCREDIBLE TOUR say goodbye to your new friends.

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TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

- Return International and Internal flights inclusive of taxes
- 4* accommodation as stated
- All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles
- Tour Manager from the UK and Local English speaking guides
- All entrance fees as per program
- Lunches and dinners as described in program, (Meal Symbols: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner) with one soft drink (soda, mineral water, local beer) per person per meal
- High speed train ticket Beijing/Xian
- All Tips

TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:

- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
- Drinks
- Visas to China
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Early check-in or late checkout
- Insurances
- Optional excursions and activities
- Additional transfer required due to an emergency situation
- Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
- All not mentioned above
- Excess baggage charges

HOTELS (4*)

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