Magical China
 

14 days - China & Tibet Highlights
from £1795

  • Beijing: Great Wall, Forbidden City. (3 nights)
  • Temple of Heaven, Birds Nest stadium
  • Summer Palace & Hutong Ricksaw ride.
  • Xian: Terracotta Warriors & city tour (2 nights)
  • Xian city walls, Bell & Drum Tower
  • Muslim Quarter & Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Tang Dynasty Show
  • Chengdu: City tour (2 nights)
  • Giant Panda Breeding Research base
  • Tibet - Lhasa: city tour (4 nights)
  • Potala Palace

*Exclusive Small Group tours *Deluxe 4 & 5 star Hotels *Well paced itinerary *Special banquets & shows *Long Established China Tour specialists*

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Day 1
Depart from Heathrow or your preferred airport for scheduled flight to Beijing. Meals on board.

Day 2 Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel by private transport. The rest of the day is at your leisure to recover from jet lag and get ready for the adventure to come! (China is 8 hours ahead of UK GMT)

Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
A full day city tour to soak up the atmosphere of Beijing. This includes visiting historical sites such as Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Our welcome dinner in the evening provides an opportunity to sample various type of Chinese cuisine.

Day 4 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
The highlights of today's visit is to the Great Wall (Mutianyu Section), the quieter and less commercial section compare with some others. You will have plenty of time to walk along the wall and enjoy unforgettable views. For those who prefer an easier way up to the wall, a cable car is available (payment required locally approx £5).

Our memorable day continues with a trip to the Beijing Bird's Nest Olympics Stadia & the Water Cube swimming stadium (exteriors only). Have a stroll in the large Olympic square and enjoy great photo opportunities. Later we experience the famous Peking Roasted Duck dinner to conclude this unforgettable day.

Day 5 Beijing to Xian (Breakfast, Lunch)
Visit the 12th century Summer Palace, Kunming Lake and the Garden of Harmony before taking the ferry next to the famous Marble Boat. In the next part of the tour enjoy a fascinating Rickshaw ride through the 'Hutong' residential area of Beijing to see how local people live. Our guide will then escort you to Houhai, a popular relaxing eating out place for both Western and Chinese tourists. For travellers who would like to experience shopping in China, we can take you to the popular shopping street - Xiushui Silk Market.

In the evening, we take a flight to Xian, the former capital of China and starting point of the ancient Silk Road.

Day 6 Xian (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
An exciting day awaits you as we head to the Terra-cotta Warriors Museum. You will visit the luxury underground palace of Emperor Qinshihuang, The Archaeological Museum of 6,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and their horses. The warriors were the after life protectors the first emperor who united China (221BC-206BC). Our lunch is arranged at the dining restaurant in the Museum, where you can enjoy a selection of cold and hot dishes (buffet style), and the Xian speciality noodles. Following this we will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built as a Buddhist Monastery during the Tang Dynasty. We enjoy the jovial atmosphere around the beautiful Pagoda and picturesque boulevard where Xian residents come to meet & relax.

In the evening we go to enjoy a re-enactment of the royal arts performance of a 7th century Tang Dynasty Show, with a special Dinner of dumplings included.

Day 7 Xian to Chengdu ( Breakfast, Lunch)

After breakfast we explore Xian and visit the old Muslim Quarter of the City which is home to large Ethnic Muslim Chinese community, who have lived in the city since the silk road was established. Our tour including visiting Muslim square, the Wooden Mosque and later we will have great photos opportunities of the Bell and Drum Towers.

In the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely walk & cycle ride on the ancient city walls. The smooth & well preserved walls make for an ideal and safe cycling route around the inner historic city centre and are a charming way to enjoy the local lifestyle of Xian.

Late afternoon take a flight to Chengdu, the home of China's most famous residents, the Giant Panda.

Day 8 Chengdu (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast we drive to the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base to visit the giant pandas. You have plenty time to watch the Pandas in their playful activities and see them enjoy their Bamboo meals.

After lunch, we take a pleasant stroll down the historic Jin li Street and Kuan zai Ally to observe the local culture and traditional wooden tea houses.

Chengdu is also the home to the famous spicy Sichuan cuisine. Tonight, our dinner is booked at one of the best Sichuan cuisine restaurants in Chengdu where you can enjoy sampling their delicious dishes, such as "Noodles carried on a pole" (Dan Dan Noodles).

*Optional evening entertainment can be arranged to see a very entertaining variety style show that includes the famous Chengdu face-changing performance. Ask for prices & details at time of booking.

*Tour option: you can opt your afternoon tour to Leshan mountain and visit the Giant Buddha Statue (by boat ride). It is about 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Chengdu. Supplement apply.

Day 9 Chengdu to Lhasa (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast we will take a morning flight to Tibet. Upon arrival in Lhasa you will be met and transferred to your the hotel where you can rest and adjusted to the high altitude.

Day 10 Lhasa (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

In the morning, we explore Lhasa city and visit the famous Potala Palace, which was built in the 7th century for the King. In the afternoon we visit Jokhang Temple and stroll in the famous local bazarr on Parkhor Street.

Day 11 Lhasa (Breakfast, Lunch)

Today we visit the Dreprung Monastery, which is the biggest Monastic University of Tibet. The fascinating complex incorporates many beautiful Buddhist chapels and colleges.

Day 12 Lhasa (Breakfast)

A free day for you to explore the interesting ancient city of Lhasa.

Day 13 Lhasa to Beijing (Breakfast)

Morning is free until you take your flight to Beijing. Being transferred to hotel.

Day 14 Beijing to home (Breakfast)
Be transferred to the Airport for flight home.

Departure Dates & Price (£)

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Every Thursday
Twin share (inc international flights)
Twin share (Land only)
CTH1

Early March

2450
1795
CTH2

Mid March - April

2550
1860
CTH2

May

2550
1860
CTH2

June

2450
1795
CTH3

July

2550
1795
CTH3
August
2550
1795
CTH3
September
2550
1860
CTH3

October

2550
1860
CTH2
November
2440
1795

Buy your flight tickets Now and save £££s on your holiday! (Flight Prices from £550pp incl TAX)

The price may be different around the bank holiday period in the UK, and the festival periods in China. Please contact us for confirmation. Single supplement is based on 3 people in 1 group.

We also arrange private tour or tailor made departure according to this itinerary, please contact us to discuss your requirement.

Price Includes (The prices shown above are 'per person' in Mainland China)

  • All flights including airport tax. We can also arrange your local airport departure and return from £60. Please enquire at the time of your booking.
  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Sightseeing tours (including entrance fee) by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Selections of good 4 star hotel and 5 star cruise accommodation in well furnished rooms with private facilities. In Hong Kong it is 3/4 star standard.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.

Price Does Not Include

  • Visa fee (please go to Our Visa Service for details).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Optional tours and extensions

Our Accommodation: We take a great deal of time and effort to source our hotel selection in each city for our travellers enjoyment and our hotels are good 4 star & 5 star rating. We also monitor our established hotel selection continually based upon each of our customers feedback received over the years. Understandable in some remote areas of China such as Tibet, the standard of hotels available can be lower, but we will provide you with one of the best available in the area. Please visit our Hotel page for full accommodation details.

Flights We can obtain international and domestic flights in various class seats with many reputable airlines. We can also provide flights from many UK regional airports and depends on availability we will try to arrange direct flight when possible, however allocation can be limited. If you wish to be booked on a particular airline, please specify at the time of booking (supplement may apply). Alternatively, for the cheapest deal we recommend you book your international flights at time of booking, as this can save you £££s off your final holiday price.

Tour Itinerary Facts: Our tour is arranged on a small group basis, average 10 people per group, as we feel this gives our travellers more flexibility and enjoyment. By reducing the group size our experienced local guides are able to get to know you all individually and show you the true beauty of China.

Our itineraries are designed at a sensible pace with a combination of escorted sightseeing, special activities and some free time. We Believe this give you the best combination to experience the real China and meet local people.

This tour price is calculated based upon a minimum of 6 travellers in 1 group. In the unlikely situation where the number is less than 6, we will either offer an alternative date which is as close to the original departure date as possible, or travellers can pay for a private tour. Add on tours and city extension available, for details visit Optional tours page.

Your Meals We include all breakfasts (mixture of western & Chinese cuisine) at your hotel and most Chinese style lunches and dinners, which are all pre-booked as shown in your itinerary. Each lunch and dinner menu is selected to ensure you can try a wide variety of tasty traditional dishes whilst in China. We feel it is also an important part of your holiday experience to try buying a few meals by yourself whilst you're in China and for your convenience the hotels we select provide a good choices of Chinese cuisine with English menu. Alternatively there are plenty of restaurants to choose from around the main sightseeing area in most Chinese cities. A good meal (dinner) in a restaurant should cost about £8 per person.

The itinerary is designed according to the most updated information of flights available, although on rare occasions the sequence in which cities are visited, duration of time spent can change due to local conditions which are out of our control. The above itinerary highlights the main attractions that are to be visited each day. Further places of interest may be visited during your stay, which will provide unique ethnic and cultural handcraft shopping opportunities. We reserve the right to change, amend or alter the itinerary, although we will act in your best interests to handle any amendments. Please refer to the booking form for detailed terms & conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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