Wonders of China

Beijing | Xian | Yangtze Cruise | Guilan | Shanghai

Visit all the famous sights of China in just over two weeks. Experience the variety of wonders that China has to offer from the history of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors to modern and cosmopolitan Shanghai. Take in the beauty of Guilin and the dramatic Three Gorges and don't forget the adorable Giant Pandas!

Tour Highlights

  • The Forbidden City
  • Great Wall of China
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Seeing Pandas
  • City of Guilin
  • Stunning scenery
  • Vibrant Shanghai

Day 1 -  Beijing
On arrival in Beijing you will be met and transferred to you hotel. In the evening meet up with your fellow travellers over dinner.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 2 -  Beijing
Head out on a full day of sightseeing including a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which has the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. Afterwards take a rickshaw ride through the traditional Hutong areas and visit the unique Temple of Heaven. Your dinner this evening includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 3 -  Beijing
After breakfast travel to the magnificent Great Wall to appreciate its historical significance and admire the panoramic views from the top. Later tour the exquisite Summer Palace and in the evening there's a fascinating Chinese Acrobatic show.

Hotel: Jiangxi Grand

Day 4 -  Xian
Fly to the former ancient capital of Xian and visit the Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics. In the evening there's a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing. The next morning visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century - the Terracotta Warriors, followed by a walk along the Ancient City Wall. 

Hotel: Xian Tourism Golden Flower

Day 6 -  Yangtze
Fly to Wuhan and transfer by coach (approx 4.5 hours) to board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel, your home for the next four nights. Enjoy a tour of the Three Gorges Dam before cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Over the next three days, you will take a side-trip to the striking Shennong Stream in a pea-pod boat or visit the Lesser Three Gorges. There are also various shore excursions along the way, including the 'Ghost City' of Fengdu with its captivating temples.

Hotel: Victoria Cruise boat
Day 10 -  Guilin
Disembark this morning and visit the Panda House at Chongqing Zoo, before flying to the beautiful city of Guilin.

Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

Days 11 -  Guilin
Cruise the stunning Li River and enjoy the breathtaking landscape of jagged limestone peaks, tranquil fishing scenes and picturesque villages. The next day, explore local countryside around Yangshuo before returning to Guilin to the Reed Flute Cave and Pearl Museum. A highlight this evening will be the chance to see the famous cormorant fisherman.

Hotel: Jasper International
Day 13 -
Fly to the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'. Later today, see the superb antiquities and fine arts of the Shanghai Museum and wander around neighbouring People's Square. This evening enjoy a panormaic cruise along the Huangpu River.

Hotel: Mingde Grand

Day 14 - Shanghai
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the atmospheric alleys of the old town. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the famous Bund, before enjoying some tasty Shanghai cuisine this evening. 

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Fadan   

Day 15Farewell
After breakfast transfer to Shanghai Airport for your onward flight.

15 day tour from £2225

with flights from £2799 All prices are per person and based on 2 sharing a double or twin room. Prices are subject to seasonal changes. Departs selected Mondays throughout the year. Compulsory gratuities payable locally.
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Wonders of China
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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:

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

"An awesome experience spent with a great group of travellers. Thank you for planning our entire holiday and for ensuring everything went smoothly. "
- Mark and Simone Jones
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  • Expert staff who have travelled in Asia
  • Friendly advice and professional service
  • Make the most of your time and budget
  • Local agents on hand at all times

Designed for you

  • Your entire holiday is designed around your requirements
  • Pick and choose the places you want to visit
  • Wide range of twin and multi- centre holiday options
  • One consultant to make all your arrangements

Best Value

  • Tailor made service at package tour price
  • Breakfast included in most locations
  • Free nights and upgrades at many top resorts
  • Book now with a low deposit and pay later in full

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  • Part of Freedom Destinations, a leading UK travel company
  • Established for over 15 years
  • Your holiday is fully ABTA and ATOL protected
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