Be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument
View the life-sized clay soldiers of the ancient Terracotta Army in Xi'an
View the famous endangered species and learn about the plight of this national treasure
These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest
Be transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception tonight.
Stay: Three Nights: Regent Hotel Beijing or similar
Enjoy a private cruise of the Summer Palace.
Take a tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Later this afternoon we visit the World Heritage-listed Summer Palace, then indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet this evening.Daily :
After dinner at leisure, attend a Peking Opera show, a Kung Fu Show or explore Silk Alley market.
Set out for the Great Wall of China today. Be captivated by the magnitude of this 8th-century monument as you wander along one of the best preserved stretches of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section.Daily :
Transfer to the airport and fly to Yichang. On arrival, explore Yichang with a city tour before boarding your luxury river ship.
Stay: Four Nights: the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi ExplorerDaily :
Set off on your cruise along the Yangtze River through the stunning Three Gorges region. Take a tour of the remarkable Three Gorges Dam. Indulge in the Captain’s Welcome Dinner this evening.Daily :
Disembark your ship at Badong and transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). As you cruise on this longboat, poled by a local Tujia boatman, you’re able to absorb the serenity of the river and take in the rich surrounding forest and towering rock formations. After lunch back on board, continue to the tranquil and spectacular Wu Gorge. Later, your ship will enter Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic of the Three Gorges. In the afternoon, there is the opportunity to attend a fun hands-on arts and crafts demonstration on board.Daily :
Rise early to participate in a Tai Chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to your day. After lunch, visit The 816 Underground Project, an intriguing, secret military project, hidden in the mountains of Fuling. A visit to this Cold War relic offers an interesting insight into China’s military capabilities at the time. Tonight, savour the Emperor’s Farewell Dinner, a Chinese banquet feast.Daily :
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival visit the fascinating Reed Flute Cave. This evening, choose to dine at Li Café or Shang Palace.
Stay: Two Nights: Guilin, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. After lunch on board, disembark for a visit to Yangshuo, bordered by spectacular karst peaks and the majestic Li River. Tonight, enjoy a dinner of the region’s authentic rice noodles.Daily :
Tonight, choose from Thai at Siam Garden, a Western choice at Yi Cafe or an authentic Cantonese meal at Tian Xiang Ge.
Travel out to visit Fubo Hill before boarding a flight to Xi’an.
Stay: Two Nights: Xi’an, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
This evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and a dumpling dinner. Or, embark on a tour of the Muslim Quarter, including dinner at a local restaurant.
Explore Xi’an on a guided tour, then visit a clay factory. Spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum.Daily :
After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport and fly to Shanghai. This evening, choose from a range of restaurants.
Stay: Three Nights: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace HotelDaily :
After breakfast, visit Shanghai Zoo to view the endangered Giant Panda. Later, take a bus tour through the downtown area of Shanghai. Stop at the 88-story Jin Mao Tower for panoramic views of the city then visit a local silk factory. This evening, after dinner at your leisure, enjoy premium seating at an acrobatic show.Daily :
Choose your sightseeing activity this morning. Perhaps cruise the Huangpu River and explore the Yu Garden; take part in a cooking class; or visit Jinxi, an ancient water town.
This evening, attend a Farewell Dinner at The Cathay Room in The Fairmont Peace Hotel.Daily :
Transfer to the airport for your flight home this morning.Daily :
There's more to Chinese cuisine than you may think. Try authentic dishes, gourmet delights and familiar fare
Stay in some of China's finest hotels such as Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel
Tour director, Emily, was excellent and did not miss a beat.