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China Experience

Shanghai | Zhujiajiao | Xian | Beijing

This classic itinerary visits the three most famous cities of China: Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. Included are the must-see sights of the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and for contrast we also visit the historic canal town of Wuzhen.

Tour Highlights

  • Shanghai - 'Paris of the East'
  • Ancient town of Zhujiajiao
  • Terracotta Army in Xian
  • Beijing sightseeing


Day 1
- Shanghai
On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel. In the evening there is a welcome dinner of traditional Shanghai cuisine where you can get to know your fellow travellers.

Hotel: Regal Shanghai East

Day 2 - Shanghai 
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the atmospheric alleys of the Old Town. Stroll along the famous Bund to admire its colonial architecture, before viewing the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. 

Hotel: Regal Shanghai East  

Day 3 - Zhujiajiao
After breakfast travel to the ancient canal town of Zhujiajiao for glimpse of China's past. The town's narrow alleyways exude old world charm whilst the waterways are lined with ancient buildings and crossed by stone bridges. Visit the Shanghai Museum before a traditional Shanghainese dinner. 

Hotel: Regal Shanghai East

Day 4 - Xian
This morning is at leisure before flying to the former ancient capital of Xian. Visit the Litle Wild Goose Pergoda and take a stroll through the exotic Muslim Quarter with its numerous stalls selling a myriad of snack food, silks, fabrics and knick-knacks.  

Hotel: Ramada Plaza

Day 5 - Xian
The Terracotta Warriors are one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century and you will be amazed at the detail on the statues. Afterwards take a walk along the 14th century walls that enclose Xian's old town. In the evening there's a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling dinner followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Hotel: Ramada Plaza

Day 6 - Beijing
A relaxed morning visiting the Wild Goose Pagoda, before exploring the lively Muslim Quarter, visit the Great Mosque and see the Islamic food markets. Later, fly to Beijing and visit the unique Temple of Heaven.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 7Beijing
Today you will be able to stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum to the fascinating and treasure-filled Forbidden City which has 8,000 rooms. In the evening there is a Chinese Acrobatic show for your entertainment.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 8 - Beijing
Have a hearty breakfast to prepare you to walk on the Great Wall of China. Afterwards visit the exquisite Summer Palace with its lovely gardens and architecture. This evening dinner includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 9 - Farewell
Transfer to Beijing Airport for your onward flight, you may like to extend your stay to Hong Kong or elsewhere in the region.

9 day tour from £1399

with flights from £1949 All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes. Departs selected Saturdays throughout the year. Hotels may on occasion need to be substituted for a similar standard. Excludes compulsory gratuities payable locally.
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China Experience
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Escorted Tour

First class touring with like minded travellers. Our experienced guides will make sure you don't miss a thing.

Your escorted tour includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • All domestic flights
  • Airrival/departure transfers
  • Free visa service
  • English speaking guide
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • All meals
  • Maximum 30 passengers



"We just wanted to say thank you, we had a fabulous time in China. The Terracotta Warriors and Great Wall of China were definitely the highlights for us. Thanks again. "
- Sharon and Paul Gibson
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