b"3CHINA Beijing ASIATHE GREAT WALL OF CHINA YOUR ITINERARY2 XianDays 1-4 - To Beijing and the Great Wall of ChinaWe fly overnight to Beijing, arriving on Day 2 and transferring to ourChongqing Suzhouhotel. Beijing offers up an blend of ancient and new, with skyscrapersChengdu 2 3yards away from ancient wonders. We discover Beijing on Day 3. WeYichang 3begin at Tiananmen Square, a square bordered by some of the mostShanghaiiconic buildings in China. The square is the gateway to the Forbidden City, which we visit next. The complex was built in the 15th century andNights in hotel Nights on shipis now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Our final visit is to the SummerBy Rail Fly Coach ShipPalace. We visit the Great Wall of China on Day 4. We visit the MutianyuTOUR HIGHLIGHTSsection, ascending by cable car before walking along the wall, admiringone of the worlds greatest human-made wonders. We continue to a cloisonne factory for a tour before ending the day with a deliciousVisit the Great Wall of China Peking duck dinner. and the Terracotta Warriors.Days 5-6 - To Xian and the Terracotta Warriors Cruise on the Yangtze River and We visit the Temple of Heaven before we join the high-speed rail servicevisit the Panda Breeding Centre. to Xian, our home for two nights. This evening youre free to beginExplore Shanghai and Beijing.exploring. The street is famous for its cuisine, and bursts with life on an evening, with its street food stalls surrounded by traditional redWHAT'S INCLUDEDlanterns and neon lights. We visit the Terracotta Warriors on Day 6 - one of the worlds most fantastic archaeological finds. The 6,000 figuresUK Tour Manager throughoutDISCOVER CHINA were buried in 210BC, yet only discovered in 1974 by local farmers. TheFlights from London Heathrow statues were built as part of an elaborate tomb of the Qin Emperor, believed to protect him in death, and are a breathtaking sight. Next, weto Beijing and from Shanghai to visit Xians Great Mosque, the largest mosque in China, as well as theLondon Heathrow15 DAYS FROM 2,995 POPULAR TOUR lively bazaar. Later, we sit down to a dumpling banquet dinner.All rail and coach transfersA dizzying mix of ancient cultures, tumultuous history, breathtaking natural beauty,Days 7-9 - Chengdu and Giant Pandas Luggage transfers on some and dynamic landscapes, China is a feast for the senses. Travel through this vastWe visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda before lunch at a local restaurant.sections of the tourThis afternoon, we travel on the high-speed rail service from Xian to country by rail, discovering magnificent Beijing, the legendary Terracotta Warriors,Chengdu, where we spend two nights. Were introduced to the local10 nights 4 and 5-Star hotel wildlife on Day 8 as we visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Institute,accommodation and 3 night captivating pandas, and enjoy a scenic cruise through the Three Gorges.which is home to more than 100 of these magnificent creatures. Wecruise on the 5-Star Century return to Chengdu, where we see the Wenshu Monastery and theVictoryhistoric teak buildings on Jinli Street. We head to Renmin Park on Day 9,31 meals including 13 breakfasts, before a tasting in one of the local tea houses. Later, we take the bullet10 lunches and 8 dinnerstrain to Chongqing, in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, where we board the Century Victory for a three-night cruise on the Yangtze River.All tour excursionsYANGTZE RIVER CRUISEDays 10-11Yangtze River CruiseAfter a morning Tai Chi session, the ship moors, and we visit the Fengdu We enjoy an unforgettable cruise along the Yangtzeghost town, a complex dedicated to the afterlife. This evening, we attend River, taking in its immense natural beauty inthe Captains Banquet on board. On Day 11 theres the option to visit the luxury and comfort on the modern Century Victory.White Emperor City (payable locally). Our cruise continues through the We enjoy state-of-the-art amenities and spaciousscenic Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge, before we make a shore excursion relaxing areas, perfect for watching the sceneryto Shennv Stream. Here, the cliff sides soar steeply away from the near-glide by. The ship boasts an excellent restaurantemerald waters of this beautiful waterway, a truly breathtaking sight.REGIONAL DEPARTURES AVAILABLEthat serves up both traditional Chinese dishes andThis evening, we enjoy a cabaret performance by the crew. from Belfast, Newcastle, Manchester, other international flavours. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen from Days 12-15 - Shanghai and Suzhou 100 per person.Along the route, a scenic highlight comes as weWe disembark at Yichang, where theres a tour of the Three Gorges pass through the Three Gorges within the WuDam. After lunch, we fly to Shanghai for three nights. We transfer to Mountains - the Qutang, Wu, and Xiling gorges.Suzhou on Day 13, where we visit the Master of the Nets Garden, one2023 TOUR DATESThis is a truly spectacular stretch of the river, andof the finest classical gardens in China. After lunch, we visit the citys we sail under soaring peaks that rise seeminglySilk Mill and Garden of Cultivation, before we transfer to Pingjiang RoadMar 23 2,995 Sep 14 3,395endlessly from the waters, as canyons perfectlyfor a canal cruise. A guided tour of Shanghai on Day 14 takes us to YuApr 20 3,295 Oct 12 3,395frame the river with craggy cliff faces and verdant,Gardens and through the vibrant streets of the bazaar. After lunch inMay 11 3,395tree covered slopes. a local restaurant, we visit the Jade Buddha Temple. This evening weTour Code: CYG| per person based on 2 cruise along the Huangpu River, taking in the cityscape while we enjoysharing. Deposit from 550 per person. dinner onboard. We transfer to Shanghai airport on Day 15 for ourSupplement for solo travellers from 945. For return flight to the UK. the latest guidance on entry requirements, please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice114 ASIA Call us on 01904 527194 or visit GreatRail.com for more details 115"