A China Experience

China Experience
China Experience
China Experience
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • Cosmos

On this tour through China, you'll explore some of China's most famous sites and learn about its ancient and current culture. You'll spend two nights in Xi’an between three night stays in both Beijing and Shanghai. No China tour is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. Imagine how you'll feel when you're standing on this famous site! In Xi’an, see the famed Terracotta Warriors. These well-preserved, life-size figures of thousands of warriors, horses, and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China's first emperor into the afterlife. They are nothing short of spectacular! Other highlights include visits to the Shanghai Museum, with a collection of 140,000 relics, some dating back 6,000 years; Beijing’s Forbidden City, the home of China's emperors from 1420 to 1912; and a Peking Duck dinner at a famous local restaurant. For the value-minded traveller, this China tour has it all!

On this tour through China, you'll explore some of China's most famous sites and learn about its ancient and current culture. You'll spend two nights in Xi’an between three night stays in both Beijing and Shanghai. No China tour is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. Imagine how you'll feel when you're standing on this famous site! In Xi’an, see the famed Terracotta Warriors. These well-preserved, life-size figures of thousands of warriors, horses, and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China's first emperor into the afterlife. They are nothing short of spectacular! Other highlights include visits to the Shanghai Museum, with a collection of 140,000 relics, some dating back 6,000 years; Beijing’s Forbidden City, the home of China's emperors from 1420 to 1912; and a Peking Duck dinner at a famous local restaurant. For the value-minded traveller, this China tour has it all!

Destinations
  • China
  • Asia & The Far East
  • Asia
Tour Types
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Singles
  • Cosmos escorted tours
Departure Points
  • London Heathrow
  • STN
  • Gatwick
Day 1: Depart UK


Day 2: Beijing, China
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China! Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 3: Beijing
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and to the treasure-filled FORBIDDEN CITY, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the centre of politics. This evening your dinner features the local delicacy, PEKING DUCK.

Day 4: Beijing
The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress.

Day 5: Beijing - Xi'an
Today, fly to Xi’an, the former ancient capital. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 6: Xi'an
One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. We also walk along the ANCIENT CITY WALL of Xi’an and visit a CERAMIC and LACQUERWARE factory.

Day 7: Xi'an - Shanghai
This morning, take a WALKING TOUR through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets before flying to Shanghai, China’s largest city and centre of trade.

Day 8: Shanghai
Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful YU YUAN GARDENS, a place of peace and tranquility in this bustling city. Visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture, and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s-style Shikumen buildings. You will also visit a SILK MUSEUM to learn about the silk-making process. This evening is at your leisure.

Day 9: Shanghai
Explore Shanghai at leisure. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the historic water town of Wuzhen, renowned for its Old World charm and picturesque setting. Tonight, join your travelling companions for dinner at your hotel.

Day 10: Shanghai - UK
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.Transfer to the airport today for your flight back to the UK.

Day 11: Home landing in the UK


  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

Prices for sole occupancy are available on request

Dates Price Single Availability
15-Apr-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LHR Flight Included On Request Visit Website
22-Apr-2020 for 8 Nights Departing STN Flight Included On Request Visit Website
20-May-2020 for 8 Nights Departing STN Flight Included On Request Visit Website
22-Jul-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LHR Flight Included On Request Visit Website
02-Sep-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LGW Flight Included On Request Visit Website
09-Sep-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LGW Flight Included On Request Visit Website
16-Sep-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LGW Flight Included On Request Visit Website
30-Sep-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LGW Flight Included On Request Visit Website
14-Oct-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LGW Flight Included On Request Visit Website
21-Oct-2020 for 8 Nights Departing LHR Flight Included On Request Visit Website

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Suitable For: Over 50s
Accommodation:3+ star hotels
Difficulty:Active Pace
Meals:8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
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