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Wonders of ChinaEscorted Tour, China

This itinerary encompasses the best of China’s natural and man-made wonders, from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze river.

Hotel Details

  • Wonders of China
    Escorted Tour, China

Escorted Tour

Departs From Belfast City. Depart between 13th March 2022 and 13th November 2022 for 16 Days . Prices From £3,190 per person

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This itinerary encompasses the best of China’s natural and man-made wonders, from the magnificent Great Wall to the mighty Yangtze river. You will take a comprehensive journey through China’s most iconic sights, both ancient and modern, experiencing everything that the fast-paced bustling cities and the relaxing rural countryside have to offer.

Fully Inclusive

Touring with Guides and entrance fees

Included Meals

Breakfasts: 14, Lunches: 13, Dinners: 14

Flights

International flights and current taxes

Accommodation

14 nights in 4 star accommodation

Cruise

Yangtze River Cruise, Li River Cruise, Huangpu River Cruise

Group Tour

Max Group Size: 28

Physical Rating 1

Walking, some steps and time on your feet

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Discover the imperial treasures of Beijing

Explore the Great Wall of China

See the spectacular Terracotta Warriors

Take a 4-night Yangtze River Cruise

Relax with a scenic cruise on Li River

Explore the Yangshuo countryside Enjoy vibrant Shanghai

ITINERARY

DAY 1-2: Beijing

Fly overnight to Beijing, China's historical capital. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

Dinner

Day 3: Imperial Beijing

This morning, 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. Take a leisurely stroll through the narrow alleys of the warren-like hutongs and learn more about living in this traditional area. Later, soak up the harmonious ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, where you can mingle with the locals and watch or participate as they practise Tai Chi, dance or play cards. This evening, sit down to a traditional dinner of Peking duck.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: The Great Wall

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 both the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. You will then have an opportunity to visit a jade factory, where you have the opportunity to buy a small handcrafted piece. Jade is revered throughout China, it is said to bring fortune and prosperity to those who wear it. Enjoy the afternoon strolling through the idyllic gardens of the Summer Palace and admire the traditional Chinese landscapes and exquisite architecture. This evening, enjoy an optional kung fu show.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Tang Dynasty Dancing

Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. Take a walking tour of the narrow and winding streets of the lively Muslim Quarter and gain an insight into the city's fascinating culture and significance as the start of the Silk Road. In the evening, enjoy a dumpling feast and Tang Dynasty dancing show.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Terracotta Warriors

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 and horses. Also visit the workshop to see where the warriors are intricately recreated in the style of their ancient counterparts and stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian's old town.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Board your cruise

Fly to Yichang and then travel by road to Maoping Dock to board your Yangtze River Cruise vessel.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 8-10: Yangtze River Cruise

A man-made marvel, the Three Gorges Dam showcases this massive feat of engineering. But as you cruise upstream nature takes over, revealing some of the world’s most dramatic scenery. Over the next three days prepare for one breathtaking panorama after another, take a side trip to the attractive Shennong or Goddess Stream and enjoy various shore excursions.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Chongqing Panda House

Disembark from the cruise vessel and visit the Panda House in Chongqing. Later, board the bullet train to Guilin.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day12: Li River Cruise

Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River to the charming town of Yangshuo. Around every river bend is a view to take your breath away as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day13: Yangshuo

Yangshuo sits in an exquisite rural location, surrounded by landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. Spend the morning exploring the countryside before returning to Guilin by road. Explore the impressive Reed Flute Cave and visit the South China Pearl Factory before stopping for a photo opportunity on the banks of the Li River to meet a cormorant fisherman.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14: Explore Shanghai

Take a walk around the picturesque Ronghu Lake and admire the Sun and Moon pagodas and then fly to the exuberant and cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. This evening, view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day15: Discover Shanghai

Visit the charming Yu Garden, the old town and a silk factory and admire the colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund. This evening, enjoy some tasty traditional Shanghainese cuisine.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day16: Fly Shanghai to UK

Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

Breakfast

Wonders of China is located in Escorted Tour, China. Accommodation rating is the operators own rating and may not be the official rating. Hotel details correct at 30/12/2020

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