China16 Days

  • 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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      Beijing to Xi'An on the bullet train!

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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

    This trip of a lifetime is packed with wonderful sights! 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; you will travel to Xian on the bullet train to see 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 also include 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 fishermen who have not allowed time to change their age-old way of life. We include evenings at the Peking Opera, the magnificent Tang Dynasty folklore show in Xian and the astounding world-famous Shanghai acrobats. With all meals, with a drink included, and a range of unique experiences thrown in this truly is an amazing cultural experience! Your hotels Throughout your holiday in China you will be staying in the following four and five-star hotels: Number of nights 3 nights - Beijing: Apr ? Beijing Friendship Hotel (4 star) Oct - Grand Gongda Jian Guo Hotel (4star) 3 nights - Xi?an: The Grand Noble Hotel (5 star) 3 nights - Guilin: The Bravo Hotel (4 star) 2 nights - Chengdu: The Tianfu Sunshine Hotel (4 star) 3 Shanghai: Ocean Hotel (5 star)