• The idyllic Summer Palace

    Overview

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      Full board with drinks throughout

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      All excursions included

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      The Great Wall & Terracotta Warriors

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      Now three nights in Guilin!

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      Half day at the Panda Conservation Centre

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      Cruise on Guilin's Li River

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      Maglev high speed rail travel

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      Peking Opera, folklore and acrobat shows

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      Shanghai by night

    Description

    Our 16 day China holiday now includes three nights in Guilin in southern China with a day cruising on the beautiful Li River with its haunting shaped karsts, fields of water buffalo and cormorant fisherman who have not allowed time to change their age-old way of life.

    This trip of a lifetime is packed with interesting sights and experiences. In Beijing you will see the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, experience life in the old Hu-Tong area in a rickshaw and have lunch with a local family; in Xi'an the Terracotta Warriors; in Chengdu in the southwest province of Sichuan, the Giant Panda Conservation Centre to observe these rare creatures in their natural-like habitat.

    In Shanghai, a visit to a traditional water town, the famous Bund on the waterfront with its dramatic skyline on one side and colonial buildings on the other (best viewed on our included Huang Po river cruise). We include evenings at the Peking Opera, the magnificent Tang Dynasty folklore show in Xi'an and the astounding world-famous Shanghai acrobats.