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Escorted Rail Tours to Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was built by Emperor Yongle in the 15th century as the Imperial household, with a total of 800 buildings and 9,999 rooms. The complex was eventually opened to the public in 1949, having served as the Emperor's home for 505 years - used by 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors.

The 'city', called "Gu Gong" in Chinese, is rectangular (961 metres x 753 metres) and is enclosed within its own protective nine-metre walls and 52-metre wide moat. Guards in watchtowers protected the city further with bows and arrows.

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Grand Tour of China

A dizzying mix of ancient cultures, tumultuous history, breathtaking natural beauty and dynamic urban landscapes, China is a feast for all the senses. Magnificent Beijing, the legendary Terracotta Warriors, captivating pandas and a cruise through the Three Gorges combine to offer an unforgettable experience.

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2019AprMayJunAugSepOctNov

15 days from £2,995 pp

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Harbin Ice Festival

Discover the enigmatic culture of China on a tour that celebrates its fascinating cities and sights during the Harbin Ice Festival. We visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai on a captivating tour that captures the essence of this spellbinding country.

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2019Jan

13 days from £3,195 pp

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Beijing to Tibet - 'Across the Roof of the World'

Join us on an epic journey to the 'Roof of the World', and explore the mystical Himalayan Kingdom of Tibet, one of the most iconic nations in Asia. We start our journey in Beijing, China's vibrant capital, before traversing varied and diverse landscapes, and climbing to the mystical city of Lhasa on board arguably the most remarkable railway journey in the world.

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2019MaySepOct

15 days from £3,995 pp

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Grand Tour of the Orient

Uncover the incredible countries of China and Japan on this comprehensive tour that takes in some of the most incredible history, sights, and cities that these two exquisite countries have to offer.

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2019MarOct

17 days from £4,845 pp

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The Trans-Siberian: Moscow to Beijing

Let the Tsar's Gold Train take you on an incredible adventure across almost half of the surface of the world from the ornate splendor of Moscow to the bustling beauty of modern Beijing, through remote Siberia, beautiful Mongolia and the vast landscapes of the Gobi Desert.

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2019Sep

21 days from £8,995 pp

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Around the World in 50 Days

Beginning and ending in London, we travel just under 23,000 miles across the globe on this incredible worldwide adventure. Starting in the iconic 'Big Apple', we chart a course across the heartland of America, to the West Coast. From there, we cross the Pacific into Asia and immerse ourselves in the rich legacies of China, before boarding the iconic Tsar's Gold Train for the journey across Russia. For the final leg of the journey, we head into central Europe, south through the imperial cities to Venice, boarding the luxurious Simplon-Orient- Express for the journey home.

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