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View the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, walk the iconic Great Wall and experience the hustle and bustle of Beijing and Shanghai, two exciting cities which showcase China's prosperity and development as well as its heritage and culture, on this thrilling tour.
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- Return flights from Heathrow with Air China
- Use of an airport lounge in the UK
- 10 nights full board in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
- 30 meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
- Specialist Local Guide
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
- Just You rep to greet you at all UK airports
- Audio Guide
- Summer Palace
- Beijing sightseeing
- Great Wall
- Xian city walls
- Han Tombs visit
- Terracotta Warriors
- Small Wild Goose Pagoda
- Chengdu tea ceremony
- Leshan Giant Buddha and boat ride
- Panda Breeding Research Centre
- Shanghai sightseeing
- Shanghai Acrobats show
- Cruise along the Huangpu River
Day 1: The UK to Beijing
We'll fly to Beijing today, arriving on day 2.
Day 2: Beijing
Beijing is an exceptional city, a huge sprawling metropolis bursting with ancient history and contemporary culture. Our introduction starts with a visit to the Summer Palace, a former royal garden, set in beautiful grounds, which you can explore.
Day 3: Beijing
We'll discover more of Beijing today on a full-day tour. At the heart of the city is Tiananmen Square, a site of huge cultural and political significance, bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
Day 4: Great Wall
Today you'll visit one of the world's most iconic sites, the Great Wall of China. We'll head to a lesser-known section of the wall at Mutianyu, and one of the best ways to appreciate its magnificence is from above, so we'll take a cable car ride. From this vantage point the views of the wall and the surrounding countryside are spectacular.
Days 5: Xian
An exciting experience awaits us today as we journey to Xian on an iconic Bullet Train, which can reach speeds of up to 200mph.
On arrival, we'll visit the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, also known as the Yangling Mausoleum. In this underground museum, which is also a working excavation site, we'll see hundreds of terracotta figures and clay animals that were buried with the fourth emperor of the Han Dynasty.
Day 6: Xian
Xian, often referred to as the 'city of eternal peace', was once the flourishing capital of China. It is here that the first Qin emperor was interred in 200BC with at least 6,000 life-size terracotta figures, and we will visit this impressive site today. The warriors, representing individuals of the Imperial Guard, are grouped in battle order, rank by rank. Some are mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others are armed with spears, swords and crossbows. This dazzling display of Chinese military power is quite simply breathtaking.
Days 7: Chengdu
We'll travel on one of China's famous Bullet Trains again today as we journey to Chengdu. Our tour here starts with a visit to a traditional tea house where we'll sample some jasmine tea. Our next stop is Jinli Street, one of the city's main streets. Here you can try local delicacies and visit tea houses and silk workshops.
Day 8: Chengdu
Leshan is a must-see location thanks to its wonderful lush scenery and the famous Leshan Giant Buddha that casts his gaze over the Minjiang and Qingjiang Rivers. It is the tallest Buddha in the world and was carved out of the cliff by a monk of the Tang Dynasty in around 713 AD. We'll see this today on a tour which also includes a cruise on the Minjiang River, which offers an alternative view. If you wish, an easy climb will take you to the top of the mountain where you will find yourself parallel to this magnificent statue.
Day 9: Chengdu - Shanghai
A fantastic morning tour takes us to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre to view these endangered creatures. We'll learn all about China's national treasure, and if we're really lucky we might get to see some baby pandas. This evening, we'll transfer to the airport for our flight to Shanghai.
Day 10: Shanghai
Shanghai is the fastest-developing city in China, with a rich history embedded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and we'll discover its highlights on today's included tour.
Days 11 - 12: Shanghai to the UK
Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving later the same day.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on solo travellers in their own room. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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