China: Classic Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Depart UK and fly overnight to Beijing.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Beijing.
  • Day 3 : Beijing – we would suggest visiting Beijing’s imperial treasures today: the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, finishing with a Peking duck dinner.
  • Day 4 : Beijing - head out of the city to see the magnificent Great Wall – visit our dedicated Great Wall page to see which section is best for you.
  • Day 5 : Travel to Xian. This takes 5-6 hours by bullet train or around 2 hours flight. On arrival you can stroll or cycle the old city walls before dining on local dumplings.
  • Day 6 : Xian – dedicating a good part of your day to visiting the breathtaking Terracotta Warriors is a must – you’ll find them about an hour outside of the city. Back in Xian, the Muslim Quarter makes for atmospheric strolling, or admire the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
  • Day 7 : Travel to Wuhan and on to Yichang to board your Yangtze River cruise vessel.
  • Days 8-10 : Spend three nights on the mighty Yangtze, cruising downstream, passing through the dramatic beauty
    of the Three Gorges themselves, where you should prepare yourself for one dramatic panorama after another and by the manmade marvel that is the Three Gorges Dam. Your cruise will include a number of shore excursions, such as Shibaozhai Temple and Shennong Stream.
  • Day 11 : Disembark your cruise vessel and travel to Guilin. This is a one hour 20-minute flight. On arrival in Guilin,
    why not have a look around the Reed Flute Cave?
  • Days 12-13 : Li River - To best enjoy the beautiful karst scenery of the Li River, take a cruise downstream from Guilin
    to the rural village of Yangshuo where you can spend a day or two relaxing or pursuing one of the many activities available in and around it, from traditional painting to river rafting.
  • Day 14 : Travel to Shanghai. This is a three-hour flight. Use the afternoon to begin your explorations, perhaps the Shanghai Museum or a cruise on the Huangpu River.
  • Day 15 : Shanghai – this great metropolis has plenty to keep you entertained. Try combining the Yu Gardens, a stroll along the Bund and the atmospheric alleys of the old town or exploring the many shopping options with a trip to the futuristic Pudong area.
  • Day 16 : Fly Shanghai to UK.

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Highlights

  • Great Wall
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Yangtze River
  • Li River
  • Shanghai

Duration

16 days

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4 star price from £3,590
5 star price from £4,390

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