The mysteries of the East

Fascinating and mysterious, vast, sweeping and truly, wholly, a world away from the West, China is a wonder to behold, and a joy to experience. Join this superb-value escorted tour to discover the very best of this extraordinary country. Stay excellent, modern hotels, and discover Shanghai, where ancient and ultramodern worlds collide, the breath-taking sights of the mesmerising capital, Beijing, and part of the Great Wall. Visit ancient Xi'an with its iconic, world-famous army of Terracotta Warriors, and cruise down the Li River through a timeless landscape of paddy fields. Less a holiday and more a journey of discovery, this is the perfect introduction to the wonders of China.

Highlights

  • An excursion to the astonishing Great Wall of China
  • See the extraordinary Terracotta Army
  • Visits to Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace in Beijing
  • A guided tour of old and new Shanghai, including the iconic Pearl Tower
  • Shanghai's Old City and Yuyuan Chinese Gardens
  • A city tour of ancient Xi'an
  • A traditional Peking Duck Dinner
  • Marvel at Beijing's stunning Temple of Heave
  • Journey along the languid Li River - home to traditional cormorant fishermen - to Yangshou

Inclusions

  • Nine nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in a series of good-quality hotels in Shanghai (2 nights), Beijing (3), Xi'an (2), Guilin (1) and Yangshuo (1)
  • Nine lunches and six evening meals
  • Return flights to Shanghai
  • All internal flights and rail travel in China
  • Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

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