|Best of China 10 Day Private Tour
from £2135 per person
The contrasts in China are both striking and enthralling. Start your journey in the bustling metropolis of Shanghai. Fly to Xian and experience the Terracotta Warriors. Take the high speed train to Beijing, home to ancient traditions and modern attractions. Wander the vast Tiananmen Square and walk the ancient Great Wall. Accommodation is in 4 star hotels with breakfast included. This is a private tour so there are no set departure dates. International flights are not included.
• 9 nights accommodation
• Breakfast daily
• 6 lunches
• Touring as shown
• Flight Shanghai - Xian
• Xian - Beijing high speed train
• English speaking guide
Day 1 Arrive Shanghai
Upon arrival in Shanghai you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: The Riverview Hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Shanghai
Stroll through the old town area and Yuyuan Garden, visit the Shanghai Museum and enjoy an evening river cruise.
Day 3 Shanghai
Visit Suzhou, the home of Chinese gardens. In the afternoon take a trip to the 900 year old water village of Zhouzhuang.
Day 4 Xian
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the next exciting destination, Xian. Upon arrival your guide will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Accommodation: The Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel for 3 nights
Day 5 Xian
Start your day amongst the famous Terracotta Warriors. Grab a souvenir from the museum before scaling China’s oldest wall, the Xian City Wall. In the afternoon, head to the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the most significant Buddhism sites in China and one of the oldest structures in the country.
Day 6 Xian
In the morning, travel back in time to 1200 BC as you discover more than 130,000 cultural relics at Shaanxi History Museum. Head to visit the Bell Tower, then visit the Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.
Day 7 Beijing
Travel in comfort today on China’s fast and efficient high speed rail network to Beijing. The trains travel at speeds of up to 300km/hr and covers the 1216km distance to Beijing in approximately 5 - 6 hours. Accommodation: The Novotel Peace Hotel Beijing for 3 nights
Day 8 Beijing
In the morning, walk around Tiananmen Square and visit the Forbidden City. Explore Beijing’s fascinating hutongs by rickshaw. Get a glimpse of daily life within the traditional courtyard houses and local markets away from the soaring skyscrapers of modern Beijing.
Day 9 Beijing
Today make your way to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Hike along the wall’s high ridges and scope out its ancient watchtowers. In the afternoon, venture over to the Summer Palace and the grand Marble Boat.
Day 10 Depart Beijing
Morning at leisure before your transfer to the airport.
Prices from £2135 per person, based on twin share.
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