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This 10 day trip takes you to explore the sights of Beijing with the Forbidden City, Great Wall with the hutong area and Summer Palace. Fly to Xian to see the legendary Terracotta Warriors and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. A flight to Shanghai will see you in a warmer clime and with the amazing skyscrapers of Pudong, the rapidly developing commercial heart of the city. See too the Colonial area of the Bund and take a river trip at night to see the Bund illuminated. On your independent day you may wish to visit Suzhou, home of silk embroidery and fabulously warm duvets - or to the pretty watertown of Zhujiajiao.
Air China business Class upgrades on request.
10 days tour to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai
Depart London Heathrow at around 2020 on the non-stop Air China flight to Beijing.
Arrive Beijing and transfer to the 5-star International Hotel for a 3 night stay. Enjoy an evening welcome dinner. (D)
Leave the City behind and drive to the Iconic Great Wall of China. We will take you to the section known as the Badaling Pass. After time spent ‘walking the wall’ enjoy lunch and return to the City to visit the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming architecture and one made entirely of wood. Before returning to your hotel there will be an opportunity to stroll around Tiananmen Square. Optional evening Kung Fu Show Performance. (BL)
Visit the magnificent Forbidden City, the most complete imperial complex remaining in China and a supreme example of Ming dynasty architecture. If time allows take a short walk around the Nanluoguoxiang area with its quaint shops, small bars and restaurants. After Lunch visit the Summer Palace complete with Kunming Lake, the Marble Boat, pavilions and covered walkways. Optional evening Beijing Opera performance. (BL)
Morning at leisure. Around noon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Xi’an. Transfer to the 5-star Grand Noble Hotel for a two night stay. Optional evening Tang era music and dance dinner show. (B)
Visit the world-renowned Terracotta Army – 7000 individually crafted life-sized figures, complete with chariots and horses. Afternoon visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Grand Mosque and the Muslim quarter. (BL)
Fly to Shanghai and the 5-star Grand Central Hotel or similar. Explore the bustling Nanjing Road before dinner and an Acrobatics Performance. (BD)
Visit the Yuyuan Garden and the old Chinese quarter with its colourful bazaar where cobbled streets are lined with traditional shops selling herbal medicines, Chinese Tea, Handicrafts and tantalising snacks. After a Dim Sum Lunch continue to the Shanghai Museum to view its super collection of paintings, bronzes and ceramics. This evening visit the illuminated Bund and Pudong from a cruise on the Huangpu River. (BLD)
Enjoy a day at leisure in this fabulous city, or join an optional day trip to Suzhou. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight with Air China, flying via Beijing and arriving London later the same day. (B)
This fabulous 5-star hotel has a central location, close to Beihai Park. The elegant and comfortable guest rooms are contemporarily and stylishly furnished with all modern amenities including minibar, safety deposit box, and satellite TV. The hotel also boasts a beautiful indoor swimming pool and a spa.
Located in the downtown area of Xian, the Grand Noble Hotel offers all the facilities and comforts expected of a 5-star city hotel. There are a total of 428 comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms and suites, all featuring excellent facilities including complimentary wifi and butler service.
This comfortable and stylish hotel is conveniently located in a vibrant shopping and business district adjacent to the Nanjing Road. It has 353 modern guest rooms and suites situated over 16 floors. The hotel boasts excellent facilities including a gym, sauna and an indoor swimming pool.
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