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Essential China

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  • 9 Days 8 Nights
  • Max People : 16
  • Wifi Available
  • Mar 28; Apr 04, 25; May 09; Sep 12; Oct 10, 24
  • Min Age : 10+
  • Pickup: Airpot

This small group tour is the perfect introduction for first-time visitors to China. Discover the futuristic city of Shanghai, where towering skyscrapers blend effortlessly with a historic waterfront, and see the ancient Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, a city famous for its delicious Chinese dumplings. Continue to Beijing to see ancient palaces and the world-famous Great Wall

Departure & Return Location

United Kingdon

Price Includes

  • Quality Accommodation
  • Insightful local tour leaders
  • Hand-picked itineraries
  • Flexible arrival times
  • Small groups
  • Porterage and guide tips
  • Meals where most convenient (B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All specified flights.

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees
What to Expect.
  • Special diets, including vegetarianism and gluten free, are not widely understood and cannot be adequately provided for in China
  • With many stairs and steep slopes at monuments and the Great Wall, the tour is not suitable for those with walking difficulties
  • There are early mornings and late evenings throughout to help maximise your sightseeing opportunities and experiences
  • Expect crowds at the main sights
  • Baggage allowance on domestic flights is limited to 20kg; excess luggage fees will apply locally.
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Itinerary

Day 1UK to Shanghai

Depart from the UK on your overnight flight to Shanghai

Day 2Shanghai (Dinner)

Transfer to your hotel where a guaranteed early check-in means you’ll be able to head to your room as soon as you arrive. Freshen up and spend the rest of the day relaxing or sightseeing at your own pace. This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the rest of your group and tour leader at a welcome dinner in a local restaurant. Stay: Central Hotel Shanghai (or similar). .

Day 3Shanghai (Breakfast, Dinner)

This morning, head out into the city for a guided tour. You’ll start in the Old Town, which sits inside the ancient city walls, before continuing to the beautiful 16th-Century Yu Garden and the leafy tree-lined streets of the French Concession – an area of Shanghai once administered by the French government. This afternoon take a stroll along the Bund, the famous waterfront on the west bank of the Huangpu River, before embarking on a private cruise along the river. Stay: Central Hotel Shanghai (or similar).

Day 4Shanghai to Xi’an (Breakfast, Dinner)

After a relaxed breakfast, spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight to China’s ancient capital city of Xi’an. Spend some time exploring the busy Muslim Quarter; this historic neighbourhood is a foodie heaven that’s famed for its market stalls, buzzing local atmosphere, and unusual culinary treasures like deep fried octopus and flatbread in mutton soup. Enjoy dinner this evening at a local restaurant. Approx. journey time: 3 hours. Stay: Grand Mercure Xi’an on Renmin Square (or similar).

Day 5Xi’an (Breakfast, DInner)

An entire day of sightseeing awaits, starting with an early morning visit to the world-famous Terracotta Warriors (approx. 1½ hours from the city). You’ll arrive just as the doors open to avoid the crowds that head here later in the day. In the mid-1970s a clay warrior was found buried under farmland on the outskirts of Xi’an and through further excavations thousands more warriors were discovered, all lined up in a battle formation. You can see these incredible pottery figures at the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses in a handful of excavated pits. If an archaeologist is in residence during your visit, a meet and greet session will give you the chance to chat about their current work. This afternoon, visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda – a landmark temple set in beautiful gardens – and join a cooking class where you’ll learn how to make traditional Chinese dumplings. This evening, you’ll have the opportunity to catch a Tang Dynasty Show; a dramatic performance of Changan music and dance which originated in China’s Tang Dynasty. Stay: Grand Mercure Xi’an on Renmin Square (or similar).

Day 6Xi’an to Beijing (Breakfast, Dinner)

Enjoy a leii=surely breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the staion for your high-speed rall journey to Beijing. Travelling in first class, this is a great opportunity for to relax and catch your breath white enjoying the beautiful Chinese countryside passing by. On arrival in Beijing transfer to the hotel where you’ll be able to refresh before you head out for a classic Peking duck dinner approx journey time: 6 hours. Stay: Park Plaza Wangfujing.

Day 7Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)

Your tour of the capital starts with an early morning visit to Tian’anmen Square, followed by a leisurely stroll around the Forbidden City. After lunch at a local restaurant, the tour will continue at the classical Summer Palace, which is home to a huge number of lakes, gardens and palaces. A boat ride on one of the lakes is included here (subject to weather conditions). The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure. Stay: Park Plaza Wangfujing (or similar).

Day 8Beijing to Mutianyu (Breakfast, Dinner)

Begin your final day with an early morning visit to the beautiful Temple of Heaven; arriving just as the gates open means that you’ll avoid the large crowds that head here later in the day. While an early start, it’s a relaxing morning, finishing with the chance for you to join a guided t’ai chi lesson. After lunch at a local restaurant, you’ll continue to the iconic Great Wall of China (approx. 1¾ hours from Beijing). Visiting in the afternoon means that you’ll arrive at the wall after the busy morning crowds have left. Take the cable car up onto the Mutianyu section, a quieter and lesser-visited area that’s noted for its meandering chain of Ming Dynasty guard towers. This evening you’ll stay at the stylish Brickyard Retreat in Mutianyu Village; a boutique converted tile factory where each room overlooks fantastic views of the Great Wall. Tonight you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Stay: Brickyard Retreat (or similar).

Day 9Mutianyu (Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

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Accommodation on Tours

We have selected quality city hotels that are well located for local and independent sightseeing. You’ll spend your final night at the Brickyard Retreat; a converted tile factory where all rooms look out to views of the Great Wall. At this stylish hotel, service is friendly with a large proportion of the staff local to the area, and the dining experiences use lots of fresh produce sourced locally or straight from the hotel’s kitchen garden.

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Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Austria – Euro (EUR)
– France – Euro (EUR)
– Germany – Euro (EUR)
– Italy – Euro (EUR)
– Netherlands – Euro (EUR)
– Switzerland – Swiss franc (CHF)
– United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£)

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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.