Beijing, the enthralling capital city of China, is your first stop on our China Experience tour. Visit Tian An Men Square and the World Heritage Great Wall of China. Take a day train to Xian to explore the bustling Muslim Quarter and to visit the Terracotta Warriors and Museum of Horses. The Giant Pandas await in Chengdu, where there is also the Wen Shu Temple.
Visit Guilin, a city situated in the northeast of Guangxi prefecture, which is known for its unique Karst topography and the stunning landscape of Elephant Trunk Hill and Seven Star Park. Take a cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo to tour the Moon Hill. Also visit the historical Xinping fishing village to see expert cormorant fishermen at work afloat bamboo rafts. The tour ends in the contrastingly vibrant city of Shanghai
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive in Beijing in the morning and transfer to Howard Johnson Paragon hotel for three nights. Enjoy a Peking duck welcome dinner in the evening.
Optional Excursion: Kung Fu martial art show
Day 2 Beijing
Start the day off at Tian An Men Square, before spending a few hours exploring the magnificent Forbidden City with your guide. Afternoon visit to see the pavilions, prayer halls and gardens of the Summer Palace, built for the Emperors to escape the summer heat.
Day 3 Beijing
Another day is spent in Beijing to visit the Temple of Heaven which comes alive each morning when elderly locals gather to practise Tai Chi. In the afternoon, drive out to see the Mutianyu section of The Great Wall , one of the most iconic sights in Asia.
Day 4 Beijing, Xian
Take a high-speed train to Xian this morning (5-6 hours). On arrival, check-in to the Grand Dynasty Culture hotel for two nights. In the afternoon, visit the sights of Xian, including the Big Goose Pagoda, Great Mosque and the bustling Muslim Quarter.
Day 5 Xian
Start off the day with the amazing Terracotta Warriors and Museum of Horses, learning about the history of this incredible archaeological treasure from your guide. Explore the City walls in the afternoon. Enjoy a dumpling dinner banquet.
Day 6 Xian, Chengdu
This morning take a short flight to Chengdu . Stay at the Tianfu Sunshine hotel for two nights. Later, visit Leshan Big Buddha and take a boat ride on the river.
Day 7 Chengdu
Visit the Panda Breeding Centre in the morning, followed by a very special vegetarian lunch at the Wen Shu Temple. Later on, walk along the famous Jin Li Street and explore the city on your own in the evening.
Optional excursion: Sichuan opera performance.
Day 8 Chengdu, Guilin
Fly to Guilin in the morning. Stay overnight at the Guilin Universal hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore the town on your own.
Optional excursions: Guilin Art museum tour
Day 9 Guilin, Yangshuo
This morning, cruise down the Li river to Yangshuo. Lunch arranged on the cruise. Check into Yangshuo New Century hotel for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 10 Yangshuo
Explore the countryside around Yangshuo including the picturesque Moon Hill. Later, enjoy a bamboo raft ride on the Yulong River to visit the Xinping fishing village.
Day 11 Yangshuo, Guilin, Shanghai
Drive back to Guilin for your flight to Shanghai . Stay at Jiulong hotel for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 12 Shanghai
Walk along the famous ‘Bund’ in the morning. Afterwards, visit the Jing’an temple and the World Financial Centre. In the evening enjoy a performance by Chinese acrobats.
Day 13 Shanghai, London
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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