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What's Included?

  • Fully Inclusive Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Accommodation 12 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Hassle Free Visa
  • Flights International flights and current taxes
  • Cruise Li River Cruise, Huangpu River Cruise
  • Visit The Great Wall Of China
  • See The Terracotta Army Of Xi'an
  • City stop in Beijing
  • City stop in Shanghai

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Fly Overnight To Shanghai

Take an overnight flight to the modern metropolis of Shanghai. Coequally titled the 'Paris of the East', Shanghai is the perfect place to begin our Chinese adventure. Be sure to check out the street food here it's amongst the best in all of Northern Asia.

Day 3 - Huangpu River Cruise

Whilst Shanghai is the mega-city of the country with contemporary modern art hung a few feet away from temples that were erected over a thousand years ago, the ancient roots of Chinese culture are not lost despite the glass surfaces of skyscrapers and neon advertisements flashing overhead like digital fireworks. We'll start the day with a visit to the iconic Yu Gardne, passing through old town to peruse a silk factory. As night falls we'll embark on one of the coolest boat trips the world over, a night cruise on the Huangpu River, with the Shanghai providing a spectacular LED silhouette of it's skyline.

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Day 4 - Explore Shanghai

Not just a one trick pony, Shanghai's suburbs provide the opportunity to sample sleepy water towns and provincial districts that are closer connected to it's Daoism roots. Zhujiajiao is one such town we'll visit. We'll then return to browse the astounding Shanghai Museum and end the days activities with a relaxing waltz along the Bund.

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Day 5 - Gorgeous Guilin

If pictures can say a thousand words, a well timed snap of Guilin is stunning enough to tell a thousand stories. Breeze through Seven Star Park and examine the incredible details of the Seven Star Cave.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 6 - Li River Cruise

Unwind with a scenic cruise along the Li River to the Karsts embraced town of Yangshuo. Each coil of the river invites a new spectacular view and karsts and caves add a layer of scale and depth to the landscape rarely seen elsewhere. Grazing buffalo and traditional local fisherman add a sense of life to the stunning backdrops and create an atmosphere that's as charming as it is photogenic. In the evening we'll have the chance to witness a Liu Sanjie music and light show.

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Day 7 - Yangshuo

Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Start the day with a relaxing and invigorating session of Tai Chi, taking a class with a master to learn this ancient martial art. Spend the rest of the morning exploring the countryside and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. There are many optional activities available including cycling, rafting and walking.

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Day 8 - Explore Gulin

Return to Guilin. En route, stop on the banks of the Li River for a photo opportunity with a cormorant fisherman. Stroll around Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture. Visit the South China Pearl Factory which covers the fascinating 1,700-year-old history of pearling and see the many displays and demonstrations on offer.

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Day 9 - Tang Dynasty Dancing

Fly to Xian and visit the Little Wild Goose Pagoda before feasting on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings and watching a lively performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 10 - Terracotta Warriors Of Xi'an

After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors, followed by a visit to the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors. Later, stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian's old town.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 11 - Bullet Train To Beijing

Board the bullet train to Beijing, the capital of China. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the warren-like hutongs and visit a local family to gain a deeper insight into Chinese culture and local customs.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 12 - The Great Wall Of China

This morning is dedicated to China's most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that surrounds it. In the afternoon, return to Beijing and enjoy the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace. End the day watching a Chinese acrobatic show.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 13 - Explore Beijing

Soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in a dance class and mingle with the locals. Head to Beijing's symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, and stroll into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony, you will find a complex full of imperial riches. This evening, savour Beijing's best-known delicacy – Peking duck.

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Build Your Own Dynasty

Our Discover The Dynasties Of China tour has been curated by industry veterans to ensure you absorb all there is to be found in this culturally rich continent sized country. However if you've got something specific in mind and would like to customise your adventure simply get in touch and we'll customise your next trip for you.

Faq?

It is not compulsory you take out insurance, however normal travellers insurance to cover cameras and belongings is still recommended.

Requirements may vary and can change at any time. No vaccinations are currently required if you travel directly from the United Kingdom.

We will help arrange your visa as part of the price of the trip.

Chinese Yen is the national currency and you may be best served exchanging some money prior to leaving, or arranging and international allowance on your account so you can withdraw abroad without charges.

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