View the famous endangered species and learn about the plight of this national treasure
Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared buffet lunch on a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China.
View the life-sized clay soldiers of the ancient Terracotta Army in Xi'an
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, Beijing, Regent Hotel Beijing
Take a tour of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure then indulge in an authentic Peking Duck banquet this evening.Daily :
Be captivated by the magnitude of the Great Wall as you wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Badaling section, which is also the most complete section of the wall. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and free-flowing beverages overlooking the wall, prepared exclusively for APT guests.
Choose to spend your evening attending a fascinating Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre, or watching an exhilarating Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.
Today, set out for the monumental Great Wall of China, which winds its way from the Yellow Sea up into the Gobi Desert for more than 6,000 kilometres. Enjoy dinner at leisure.Daily :
Siam Garden serves the finest traditional Thai cuisine in Xi'an prepared by a Thai master chef. Alternatively, enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine from traditional dim sums to freshly made noodles at Tian Xiang Ge. This dining institution also serves famous dishes from other regions of China, including local Xi'an specialities. Otherwise, soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Yi Cafe, presenting cuisine from China, South-East Asia and Europe.
Choose to visit the Temple of Heaven and explore the main building. Perhaps visit the modern 798 Art Zone, an iconic contemporary art district in Beijing. Alternatively, head to the Hutong district by rickshaw and visit a local calligrapher's home.
Choose your sightseeing activity today. After lunch, fly to Xi'an. This evening, choose from a range of carefully-selected restaurants.
Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
This evening, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance and feast on a local dumpling dinner. Alternatively, you may like to embark on a tour of the Muslim Quarter, famous for its cultural atmosphere, filled with buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Today you will discover the attractions of Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China. The city was one of China’s Four Great Capitals and is the eastern point of the famous Silk Road. Visit the ancient city wall, one of the largest military defensive systems in the world, constructed in the 14th century during the early Ming Dynasty. Afterwards, travel to a clay factory where impressive terracotta soldiers are still made today. Spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum. Following your tour of this lively district, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.Daily :
Choose from international dining at Li Cafe or an authentic Chinese set menu at Shang Palace.
Today, fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, visit Reed Flute Cave. Tonight, choose your dining experience.
Stay: Guilin, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
Today, enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Li River with unobstructed views of your surroundings. See the magnificent karst mountains lining the river bank. Later, wander the colourful local market at Yangshuo. This evening, take in the famous 'Impression Sanjie Liu' cultural show by Zhang Yimou.
Stay: Banyan Tree YangshuoDaily :
This morning, enjoy time at leisure to soak up the sublime views of Li River. Perhaps opt to embark on a bicycle ride to the Banyan Tree Park. Alternatively, perhaps simply stroll through the shopping district and browse the many cafes and shops. This afternoon, relax as you are transferred back to Guilin.
Stay: Guilin, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
Be transferred to the airport for you flight to Chongqing. Upon arrival, head to the famous Chongqing Zoo to view the giant pandas. This afternoon, board your luxury river ship.
Stay: Three Nights, Yangtze River, Sanctuary Yangzi ExplorerDaily :
Tonight, choose from Thai at Siam Garden, a Western choice at Yi Cafe or an authentic Cantonese meal at Tian Xiang Ge.
Rise early to participate in a Tai Chi class atop the ship’s Observation Deck for a relaxing start to your day. Following breakfast, disembark in Fuling, a sleepy town along the Yangtze. Here, enjoy the extraordinary chance to visit the 816 Underground Project, an old nuclear site hidden in the mountains. In the afternoon, choose from a range of activities. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's Welcome Reception.Daily :
This morning, your ship will enter Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic of the Three Gorges. Enjoy breakfast on board, before continuing to Wu Gorge. Later, at Badong, transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). Arrive at a local riverside village for a glimpse of traditional, rural Chinese life. After lunch on board, explore Xiling Gorge. Tonight, relish in a Chinese Banquet Farewell Dinner.Daily :
Enjoy a delicious meal of Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Phoenix restaurant. Alternatively, you may wish to head to Lost Heaven, one of Shanghai's most awarded restaurants that specialises in the tribal cuisine of Yunnan province. Or for a western influenced seafood experience, Amanda Restaurant has a menu that is sure to inspire and delight.
After breakfast on board, take in a final photo opportunity at the Dam Site before disembarking your ship. Be transferred to the airport and fly to Shanghai. On arrival, board the high-speed Maglev train into the city.
Stay: Three Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace HotelDaily :
This morning, be joined by a local guide for a tour through downtown Shanghai. Stop at the Jin Mao Tower and take an elevator to the 88th floor to delight in panoramic views of the city. This evening, after dinner at your leisure, enjoy an acrobatic show.Daily :
Perhaps cruise the Huangpu River through the heart of the city, then explore Yu Garden and enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Regarded as one of the most lavish gardens in China, Yu Garden was built over a period of 20 years by Pan Yunduan who wanted to impress his father, a high-ranking official in the Ming Dynasty. Following your tour, sit down to a dim sum lunch. Alternatively, you may prefer to join a walking tour through the French Concession area to finish in the Xintiandi district, an area abound with unique stores and restaurants. Your final option is a full day excursion to Jinxi, an ancient water town. Although only an hour from bustling Shanghai, Jinxi is worlds away in pace and serenity. Wandering through the covered corridors along the Jinxi River, you’ll discover ancient bridges arching over the town’s many water alleys.
Choose your activity this morning. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and time at leisure before returning to the city Tonight, attend a Farewell Dinner at The Cathay Room in The Fairmont Peace Hotel.Daily :
Transfer to the airport for your flight.Daily :
Stay in some of China's finest hotels such as Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel
A leisurely cruise down Li River ensures unobstructed views of magnificent karst mountaines that line the riverbank
Our holiday experience in China with APT was considered exciting and fulfilling... We would certainly recommend this tour to friends and other associates in Australia.