Enjoy exclusive access to a private section of the Forbidden City, once used as the living quarters of Emperor Qianlong.
Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared buffet lunch along a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China.
Head down to Shanghai's waterfront promenade, the Bund, for a Tai Chi lesson – what a way to start your day!
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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
Welcome to China! We’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel. You’ll have plenty of time to settle in, explore or relax. Tonight, celebrate the start of your adventure with a welcome reception.
Stay: Three Nights, Regent Hotel Beijing
Your first full day in China begins with a tour of Tiananmen Square. Head to the World Heritage-listed Forbidden City, where you’ll delight in your first Signature Experience of the trip. Lunch will be at a local restaurant, before an afternoon at leisure. Tonight, indulge in an authentic Peking duck banquet for dinner.Daily :
Wander along the Badaling section where you’ll savour a private lunch with free-flowing drinks, prepared especially for you.
Today, set out for the Great Wall of China. Tonight, explore the city at your own pace.Daily :
Stroll through the market stalls of the Muslim Quarter, sampling authentic street food. Or, watch a Tang Dynasty show with dinner.
Today you’ll fly to Xi’an. Join a city tour which includes a buggy ride within the ancient city walls. Tonight, choose your sightseeing.
Stay: Two Nights, Xi’an, Shangri-La HotelDaily :
Feast on an international buffet at Yi Cafe, or for traditional Chinese cuisine, sit down for a set menu at Tian Xiang Ge.
This morning, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi’an’s most iconic landmark. Afterwards, head to a clay factory where terracotta soldiers are still made today. Spend the afternoon at the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses and discover the history of the warriors. Tonight, it’s up to you where to dine.Daily :
You might like to sample a range of different dishes with a buffet at the Grand Café, or feast on a Sichuan hotpot at #8 restaurant.
Today, fly to Chengdu. On arrival, we’ll transfer you to your hotel before you have the chance to set out to explore at your own pace. After lunch, visit Jinli Old Street, one of China’s oldest commercial streets. Choose where in your hotel you’d like to dine tonight.
Stay: Two Nights, Chengdu, Grand Hyatt HotelDaily :
Relish a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Get up close to these cuddly creatures and learn about their breeding program.
If you’re an animal lover, you’ll love the Signature Experience that’s in store. This afternoon you’re left to your own devices with free time to relax or explore.Daily :
After breakfast head to the airport for your flight to Shanghai, where a coach awaits to take you to the ancient water town of Wuzhen.
Stay: Two Nights, Wuzhen, Waterside Resort HotelDaily :
Spend the day exploring the wonders of Wuzhen. Climb into a small boat for a ride along the famous canals. Cross the ancient stone bridges that arch over the canals. See old wooden houses, intricately carved sculptures, and workshops selling silk and pottery. You’ll also visit a courtyard and witness traditional cloth dying and soy bean paste making.Daily :
Witness a thrilling acrobatic show this evening.
You might like to cruise the Huangpu River through the heart of the city and explore Yu Garden. Or take part in a French Concession walking tour.
After breakfast it’s time to head back to Shanghai. Tonight, enjoy the final Signature Experience of your trip.
Stay: Two Nights, Shanghai, Fairmont Peace HotelDaily :
Head down early to Shanghai’s waterfront for a Tai Chi lesson. Take an open-top Jeep ride through the city. Later, stop at the Jin Mao Tower and take an elevator to the 88th floor viewing deck. End your day with a farewell dinner shared between your fellow travellers.Daily :
Your trip ends after breakfast with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Luxury accommodation with a second to none location, the Regent Beijing is the perfect base for your China adventure.
Located along the historic Chunxi Road, a stay at the Grand Hyatt Chengdu guarantees luxury and superb location.
Stay in some of China's finest hotels such as Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel.
It has been a privilege to welcome so many guests aboard APT’s award-winning journeys, and a joy to see those guests fall in love with each new experience the world presents.