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Itineraries

Day 01

Depart from Heathrow

Day 02

Arrival in Beijing (D) -

On arrival at Beijing Airport, meet your local tour manager and proceed to your hotel. Your day is at leisure to explore the surroundings or to relax. In the evening enjoy an Indian dinner.

Day 03

Beijing city tour (B/L/D) -

Today we visit Tiananmen Square which is known to be one of the largest public squares in the world, bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and Theatre of Heavenly Peace. Later visit the Forbidden City to see the courtyards, palaces and pavilions. In the afternoon, continue to Lama Temple, which combines styles of Manchurian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Mongolian architecture. Everywhere you turn, expansive details and bold patterns can be found to tease and tantalize the senses.

Day 04

Beijing city tour (B/L/D) -

In the morning visit the Jade Factory for shopping before departing for a tour of the Great Wall at Mutianyu Sect with cable car of China. This 6,400 kilometre long wall is a symbol of China's ancient civilisation and ranks among the greatest ancient monuments in history. Later visit some of the modern sights that Beijing has to offer; view the iconic Olympic buildings, take photos with the National Aquatics Centre (Water Cube), and the National Stadium, known as the Bird's Nest.

Day 05

Beijing city tour (B/L/D) -

Today visit the Summer Palace which is a vast group of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. Later visit the Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and prayed for good harvests. Before lunch visit the Factory. Here you may purchase gifts; jeans, jackets, bags and souvenirs for families and friends. Also visit the Yashow Market also known as the "Yaxiu Market". This evening enjoy a wonderful acrobatic show which promises to dazzle and entertain.

Day 06

Beijing -Xi'an (B/L/D) -

Today check out and proceed to Xian via a super-fast train. On arrival visit the Wild Goose Pagoda which is a Buddhist pagoda, built in 652 AD by the Tang Dynasty. Also visit the Bell Tower Square which is in the heart of this bustling city.

Day 07

X'an city tour (B/L/D) -

Today enjoy a full day tour of the Terracotta Warriors - the tomb of the First Emperor of China and a UNESCO site. See more than 6000 moulded soldiers, officers, horses and wagons of this famed legendary army which were buried together with the Emperor 2,200 years ago and discovered only in 1974.

Day 08

Xi'an/Chengdu (B/L/D) -

In the morning train to Chengdu. Upon arrival, to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Kanzhai Xiangzi Street & Jin Li Street. Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi in Chinese literally means "Wide and Narrow Alleys". Here enjoy free time to explore the charm of these streets.

Day 09

Chengdu (B/L/D) -

.Begin by visiting the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. This 540 hectare park is a truly splendid way to see the panda in its natural habitat. In the afternoon you will visit the Leshan Buddha - the largest Stone Buddha in the word. Located in the lush background of Leshan. The Giant Buddha, known as Dafo by the Chinese, is carved on the side of the hill, where he sits tall 71 meters high overlooking the river. It took more than 90 years to carve, and is now one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, and without a doubt is the tallest pre-modern statue in the world

Day 10

Chengdu – Chongqing (B/L/D) -

Morning at leisure in Chengdu. In the afternoon, transfer to take a 2nd class high speed train from Chengdu to Chongquing. Upon arrival, we proceed to the pier to embark on your wonderful Yangtze River Cruise.

Day 11

Yangtze River Cruising/Shibao Pagoda (B/Chinese Lunch/ Chinese Dinner)

-Depart from Chongqing in the morning. Visit Fengdu (optional) - the City of Ghosts on the Ming Hill. You may climb the winding cobblestone road or take a cable car to reach the 288 meter-high Ming Hill. Later, have an enjoyable time at the Captain's Welcome Party, as your ship anchors at Wanxian for an overnight stop. (Please note that the First shore excursion of the cruise may occur either at Fengdu, Shibaozhai or Wanzhou, dependent on local river conditions).

Day 12

Yangtze River Cruising/Shennv or Shennong Stream or Lesser Three Gorges (B/Chinese Lunch/Chinese Dinner) -

Today sail pass the Three Little Gorges. The Magnifcent Qutang Gorge extends 8 km and leads us to the splendour of Wu Gage. Disembark for an excursion through Daning River Lesser Three Gorges. Sail into the west section of the third gorge of the Yangtze River - the Xiling Gorge, the longest of the Yangtze gorges, after which the ships passes through the 5 stage ship lock. As you pass through the gorge, the river varies from 200 metres wide at is broadest to just 10 metres. The thundering waters and towering crags makes a breath-taking sight.

Day 13

Yangtze River Cruising/The Three Gorges Dam Site-Yichang / Shanghai (B/D) -

After breakfast on board the cruise, enjoy a shore excursion of the Three Gages Dam, the largest project of its kind in the world. The dam is 1,983 metres long and 185 meters high. Its construction involves the relocation of 13 cities, 140 towns and 1.3 million people and the enormity of the project is quite staggering. Later we sail to the port of Yichang, on arrival disembark and drive to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival in Shanghai, transfer to hotel.

Day 14

Shanghai City tour (B/L/D) -

This morning, visit the famous Buddhism shrine, Jade Buddha Temple, located in the bustling city of Shanghai. It is named for its two bejewelled white jade Buddha. Carved from a whole piece of white jade, the sitting jade Buddha statue is translucent with a solemn expression, displaying the excellent skill and extraordinary art of the Chinese people. Later, visit the Yuyuan Garden which has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools, and flora that are all connected by corridors and passageways.

Day 15

Shanghai - Zhujiajiao-Shanghai (B/L/D) -

Today you will visit Zhujiajiao, located in a suburb of Shanghai city. Zhujiajiao is an ancient water town well-known throughout the country, with a history of more than 1,700 years. Covering an area of 47 square kilometres, the little fan-shaped town glimmers like a bright pearl in the landscape of lakes and mountains. Endowed with another elegant name - 'Pearl Stream' - the little town is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in Shanghai. Later drive back to Shanghai for shopping at The Bund, Nanjing Road and TV Tower, which was completed on October 1, 1994. The TV Tower has a height of 468 meters, which multi-functions as a sightseeing attraction, dining opportunities, shopping, amusement and accommodations. This tower has become the symbol of the city and a popular tourist attraction in Shanghai."

Day 16

Shanghai/ Hong Kong (B/L/D) -

After breakfast/packed, transfer to Shanghai Pudong airport for flight to Hongkong. Arrive Hong Kong, Our English Speaking guide will meet at the airport and we will do a half day tour of Hong Kong including the peak (one way tram) Stanley market. Fishing village (sampan ride optional), Indian Dinner, overnight hotel.

Day 17

Hongkong -Macau -Hongkong (B/L/D) -

The port transfer to the terminal , transfer to Macau by ferry, H/D Tour (Lotus Flower ,A-Ma Temple, Statue of Kum Lam , Ruins of St. Pauld, Venetian resort) take ferry back to HK, transfer to the port

Day 18

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TRANSFER TO HONG KONG airport for our flight back to UK

Including

 

  • Accommodation in 4 star Hotels on twin- shared basis.
  • High-speed train tickets from Beijing-Xi’an, Chengdu-Chongqing (Second class seat).
  • Flight Ticket from Shanghai/Hong Kong (E-ticket)
  • Quality private air-con vehicles & experienced drivers for all transfers and sightseeing.
  • Experienced English-speaking local guides throughout the tour. We will only have Tour Leader from UK if there are 20 passengers.
  • Indian Lunch/Dinner as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fee for all listed attractions.
  • All tips included.
  • Ferry from Hong Kong – Macau – Hong Kong
  • International flights
  • All sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Yangzte cruise

Instalments all accepted.

 

Excluding

 

  • Visa Fee

 

  • Single supplement – £425 Check with office

 

  • Optional tours or activities during free times.
  • Any items or service not specified as included per itinerary.
  • Items of personal nature.

Travel Insurance.

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