Treasures of China

On your 11 Day Treasures of China tour delve into the unique world of China during this magnificent tour as you explore Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai. As you’d expect from a holiday to China, a highlight is your visit to the Great Wall of China. Known as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it is the only man-made object that can be seen from space by the naked eye. As you walk along the wall, see how expansive it is and imagine what it was like to construct the wall—at a time without modern machinery to help! As if the Great Wall of China is not enough to astonish you, wait until you see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Discovered accidentally in 1974, construction on the roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses started in 210 BC—all to help China’s first emperor in the afterlife.

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Day 1: Arrive Beijing  

Welcome to China! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, 3 nights

Day 2: Beijing  

Your full-day sightseeing starts with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Next, explore the Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest palace complex. Once the home of China’s great emperors, today it showcases ancient Chinese architecture, landscaped gardens, and displays of rare art and artifacts. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, followed by free time to explore on your own. This evening, savour a special Peking Duck Welcome Dinner.

Day 3: Beijing – Great Wall Excursion  

The Great Wall Of China once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. Return to Beijing for some time at your leisure. Tonight, you may choose to attend a performance of the Peking Opera, a traditional form of Chinese theatre, or attend the Legend of Kung Fu Show, with a fusion of kung fu, dance, and acrobatics.

Day 4: Beijing – Xi’an

This morning, visit the Temple Of Heaven and enjoy a rickshaw ride through one of Beijing’s Hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys. Experience life in this historic neighbourhood as you are invited into the courtyard of a family’s home to learn more about their life. A short flight brings you to Xi’an.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Xi’an, 2 nights

Day 5: Xi’an

One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of Terracotta Warriors that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. During lunch, enjoy a Noodle-Making Demonstration by a master chef and learn how Chinese noodles are made by hand. Next, visit the Dayan Pagoda, built in 652 AD. This evening, attend the “Tang Dynasty” Dinner Show, featuring a colourful assemblage of classical performances.

Day 6: Xi’an – Guilin

Today, fly to Guilin, one of China’s most beautiful areas. Tonight, you may choose to join our optional trip to see trained cormorants dive for fish, the traditional Lijiang fishing method.

Hotel: Sheraton Guilin Hotel, 2 nights

Day 7: Guilin  

Savour unique vistas during a leisurely Cruise on the Li River, where limestone mountains rise sharply from the surrounding plain. The scene conveys a sense of mystery that for centuries artists have tried to capture. Afterward, visit a local Tea Farm for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process, followed by a tea ceremony.

Day 8: Guilin – Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai, China’s most populous city and centre of trade and industry. This evening, consider an optional cruise on the Huangpu River for stunning views of the Bund.

Hotel: Grand Central Hotel Shanghai, 3 nights

Day 9: Shanghai

This morning, your sightseeing starts with a stroll along the Bund, the city’s riverfront boulevard lined with historic buildings, housing, banks, and trade houses. Visit Yu Yuan Gardens, dating back to the Ming Dynasty, and a Silk Factory to learn about the silk-making process. Then, take a Walking Tour of the former French Concession, once Shanghai’s leading residential and retail area. Today, the qualities that made the area so popular endure-from quaint, tree-lined streets and exquisite architecture to charming shops and fashionable restaurants and bars. Stop at a local restaurant for lunch featuring Xiaolongbao, Shanghai’s most famous dumpling dish. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. You may consider joining an optional tour to see a spectacular acrobatic show.

Day 10: Shanghai

Today, travel to the ancient watertown of Suzhou. Start your sightseeing with a Boat Ride on the Old Canal, followed by a visit to the tranquil Garden Of The Master Of The Fishing Nets, designed during the Song Dynasty. Enjoy a bit of free time to explore on your own before returning to Shanghai. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner.

Day 11: Depart Shanghai

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 18$4,187.00Price on Application
May: 02, 16$4,227.00Price on Application
May: 30$4,127.00Price on Application
June: 06$4,127.00Price on Application
July: 19$4,127.00Price on Application
August: 29$4,227.00Price on Application
September: 12, 19$4,227.00Price on Application
October: 03, 10$4,227.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
Flights:Air Ticket: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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