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Yangtze & beyond 18-Day small group Tour

Yangtze & Beyond 18-Day Private Tour
from £3015 per person

China has so much to discover, from the thronging cities of Shanghai and Beijing to the cobbled streets of Yangshuo. Icons such as the Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall are not to be missed, and a sojourn into backstreets and local homes is a real treat. A cruise along the Yangtze reveals soaring mountains and tranquil rivers. Maximum group size of 16. Departure dates on request. International flights are not included.
Price includes:
• 14 nights 4-star hotel accommodation
• 3 nights cruise accommodation
• Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
• 3 internal flights
• Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
• entrance fees
• Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
• Local English-speaking guides
• Return transfers

Days 1-4: Beijing

Transfer to your hotel to meet your tour leader for a welcome drink. Walk through Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Plunge into the city’s traditional back streets, for lunch in a local home and a rickshaw ride. See the beating of the drums ceremony at the Drum Tower, and take the chance to feast on Peking Duck. Travel to Mutianyu to walk on the Great Wall with fewer tourists than other sites, and perhaps browse the Wangfujing Night Markets. Explore the impressive Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Board a high speed train to Xian, and transfer to your hotel on arrival. Hotels: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao, Mercure on Renmin Square

Days 5-6: Xian
In Xian, marvel at the life-size Army of Terracotta Warriors, uncover the vibrant Muslim Quarter and explore the holy Big Goose Pagoda. You also have the chance to indulge in a sumptuous dumpling banquet. Hotel: Mercure on Renmin Square Days 7-8 Guilin and Longsheng A short flight ends in beautiful Guilin. Climb the stone steps to the top of Fubo Hill for panoramic views across the city’s rooftops and limestone mountains beyond then head further afield to explore an ancient town and a small tea plantation. A day trip to Longsheng reveals a local White Yao village for a taste of traditional village life. Here, take a short hike and admire the spectacular rice terraces known as the Dragon’s Backbone. Hotel: Guilin Universal Days 9-10 Yangshuo Cruise the Li River and soak up the limestone karst scenery. Wander the cobbled streets of Yangshuo and cycle delightful backroads of local villages. Free time to take in an evening show or browse the markets. Hotel: Yangshuo New Century Hotel

Days 11-13: Chongqing and Yangtze River
Fly to Chongqing and see the Giant Pandas at the local zoo, before you begin your cruise down the mighty Yangtze River to view the scenery from your private balcony. Float passed shiny new cities, remnants of towns, and the amazing Three Gorges. Shore excursions include a visit to the Three Gorges Dam site and a cruise up the Daning River. Note Yangtze cruise ships and itineraries are subject to change.Hotel: Victoria Jenna (Cruise Ship), Main Deck Superior Days 14-18 Shanghai and Zhujiajiao Fly to Shanghai. Admire the gorgeous, Art Deco streetscapes of the Bund. A day trip to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao unveils lovely old architecture and bridges, perched along canals. Later, see the breathtaking Shanghai acrobats in action. Visit the serene Yu Garden before roaming the backstreets in the Chinese Quarter. Enjoy a farewell dinner that evening. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer. Hotel: Park Hotel

Prices from
£3015 per person based on twin share.

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Yangtze & Beyond 18-Day Private Tour

Yangtze & Beyond 18-Day Private Tour

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