The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors and Giant Pandas – China’s iconic sights need little introduction and we visit them all on this comprehensive and varied journey.
Equally inspiring are China’s great scenic attractions including the breathtaking Three Gorges on the Yangtze River and the serene limestone mountains around Yangshuo.
China remains one of the world’s ‘must-see’ destinations; from ultra-modern Shanghai to the wizened faces of ancient Chinese villagers, this trip reveals a country as fascinating and beguiling as ever.
Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the center of the nation's politics, culture and international exchanges and a moden metropolis full of vitality. Beijing is one of the six ancient cities in China together with Xian, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Nanjing and Hangzhou. It had served as the capital for the dynasties such as Jin (1115 AD - 1234 AD), Yuan (1279 AD -1368 AD), Ming (1368 AD -1644 A D) and Qin (1644 AD - 1911 AD).
Xi'an, also called Changan is the largest city in north-west China. It had served as the nation's capital for 13 dynasties such as Western Zhou (11th century BC - 771 BC), Qin (221 BC - 206 BC), Western Han (206 BC - 24 AD) and Tang (618 - 907) for more than 1000 years. It is famous for historical importance.
As the largest city in China, Shanghai is located in central-eastern China, confronting the East China Sea. Shanghai is mainly sectioned into two parts: Pudong (east of the Huangpu River) and Puxi (west of the Huangpu River).
Three full days sightseeing in China’s capital; including the Forbidden City, Hutongs, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, plus an unforgettable visit to the Great Wall; overnight train to Xi’an on day five.
Morning walking tour of the Muslim area and mosque. Free afternoon or optional cycle ride on city walls.
Visit the Terracotta Warriors; overnight train to Chengdu.
Drive to Leshan and visit the Grand Buddha; on to Emei Shan.
Sightseeing including a trip to the summit of Mt Emei, one of China’s four holy Buddhist sites; return to Chengdu.
Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre; to Chongqing, board cruise boat.
Two full days cruising the spectacular Yangtze River including the Three Gorges and see the dam.
Disembark; overnight sleeper train to Liuzhou.
Arrive Liuzhou; transfer to Yangshuo; free afternoon.
Drive to Suzhou, famous for its canals and silk industry; tour of gardens; late afternoon return to Shanghai.
Morning city tour; afternoon free.