Essential China Holiday


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Trip Code: ACW
Region: Asia
Countries visited: China
Activities: People & Religion, Archaeology, History
Duration: 11 Days
Difficulty: Leisurely
Profile: Travel by train, ferry, private minibus and internal flight.
Meals: All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner included.
Accomodation: 7 nights nights comfortable hotels, en suite. 2 nights 1st class sleeper train, soft-bed berths.
Group: Normally 6 to 16, plus local leader, local guides and drivers.

Holiday price from: to including flights.

A short trip encompassing ancient and modern China

Hong Kong harbour at night

Visiting all that is China: the Terracotta Warriors, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City on this introductory exploration of one of the world's most diverse countries. Starting in Beijing our journey provides contrasting experiences at every turn. The frantic pace of life in the cities is complemented by discovering markets in Xi'an, and sitting down for a cup of tea with the locals or trying your hand at calligraphy. Rural Yangshuo with its spectacular karst scenery, much beloved by Chinese poets and painters, offers a tranquil change before ending our China adventure holiday in the bright lights of Hong Kong.

Holiday Itinerary

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Day 1: Depart London.Show detailed information

Day 2: Arrive Beijing; traditional Beijing Duck dinner.Show detailed information

Day 3: Full day sightseeing to the Great Wall.Show detailed information

Day 4: Day sightseeing in Beijing, visiting Tiananmen Square, Hutongs, Forbidden City and Summer Palace; evening sleeper train to Xi'an.Show detailed information

Day 5: Arrive Xi'an; visit local markets, Grand Mosque and Muslim area.Show detailed information

Day 6: Morning visit the famed Terracotta Warriors; afternoon fly to Guilin and transfer to stunning Yangshuo.Show detailed information

Day 7: Free day: optional boat or bike ride, cooking lesson or calligraphy class available.Show detailed information

Day 8: Free morning; afternoon drive to Guilin for overnight sleeper train to Shenzhen.Show detailed information

Day 9: To Hong Kong; afternoon orientation tour including Victoria Peak and Stanley Market.Show detailed information

Day 10: Free day.Show detailed information

Day 11: Fly to London.

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