Country: China
Type of holiday: Heritage
Destinations: Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Xian, Nanjing
Duration: 13
Guideline price: US$ 2693     (per person for Superior accommodation)
Sample travel plan only: for a ‘no obligation’ comprehensive itinerary within 24 hours, click here.

Tour the splendour of imperial history amidst today’s rapidly changing China. See the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors, and experience the inimitable peace of classical Chinese gardens and the Forbidden City. Circle Xian’s ancient city wall, stroll Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, ride a rickshaw through a hutong, and spend time with a local family. Finally, take in the excitement of Shanghai, from the Bund to the dizzying height of the Shanghai World Financial Centre. China is a study in contrasts and never fails to be a compelling travel destination.

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Tour programme:


Day 1: Arrival at Beijing Airport: chauffeured transfer to your hotel.
Day 2: Stroll Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, and follow the steps of the emperors to the Temple of Heaven. 
Day 3: Visit the iconic Great Wall of China, viewing its undulating path over mountain terrain, then return to the capital for a well-earned dinner of Beijing roast duck.
Day 4: Wander the alleys of Beijing’s historical hutong neighbourhoods by rickshaw and visit the local people, and then explore the 798 Art District. 


Day 5: Fly to Xian, then visit the vast collection of art and historical artefacts at Shaanxi History Museum, and tour Xian’s picturesque, ancient city wall by bicycle.
Day 6: View the incredible 2,200 year-old Terracotta Warriors, silently standing guard for 1,800 years, then visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Xian’s Great Mosque. 


Day 7: Fly to Nanjing, visit Zhonghua Gate, Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, and the bustling pedestrian area around Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao). 
Day 8: Visit Nanjing’s Yangtze River Bridge and later board the train to Suzhou.
Day 9: Pass some time at the Humble Administrator’s Garden, cruise on the Grand Canal and ride a rickshaw through Suzhou’s hutong neighbourhoods.
Day 10: Explore the milennia-old water town of Tongli, crisscrossed by rivers and a web of bridges, then drive on to Shanghai.


Day 11: Visit Yuyuan Garden and the riverfront Bund, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and the 474m high observation deck of Shanghai World Financial Centre. 
Day 12: Get a taste of Shanghainese life in Caoyang New Neighbourhood, visit a market and join local residents to make dumplings.


Day 13: Free time until your guide arrives to transfer you to Shanghai Airport for your departing flight.
The price for this sample tour based on group of 2 persons: Contact us
Please note that bank transfer fees are not included.

* Note: Our trips are entirely tailor made and departures can be arranged all year. This itinerary is simply a suggestion. Each element can be entirely modified to meet your personal requirements, including departure date, duration, accommodation used, and time spent in each destination.

The prices include:
Breakfasts and accommodation sharing a twin or double room
Ten lunches and one dinner
Experienced English speaking guides
Private chauffeur-driven air conditioned cars as appropriate
Domestic flights (Beijing-Xian, Xian-Nanjing), rail pass (Nanjing-Suzhou)

The prices exclude:
Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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