Tony Robinson Around the World by Train: Thailand and Malaysia
14/03/2019 · By Jack Stacey
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2021 Tour code: CTG21
About the tour
Explore China and Tibet, travelling across the 'roof of the world'. Experience the Himalayas in full glory, along with heavenly lakes, gigantic glaciers, and awe-inspiring passes. Discover Chinese historical wonders and futuristic cities during this immersive 15-day holiday.
We depart London Heathrow on our overnight flight to Beijing, arriving on Day 2. We transfer to our base for the next 3 nights, the Novotel Xinqiao Hotel.
On Day 3 we visit Tiananmen Square, the city's political heart and home to Chairman Mao's Mausoleum. This public area was famously the site of various demonstrations in 1989, and is immortalised by the iconic Tank Man picture. Beijing is home to a number of palaces and we explore the palace complex of the Forbidden City before continuing to the Summer Palace with its sprawling gardens and the man-made Kunming Lake.
On Day 4, we visit one of the country's most famous attractions and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China. Stretching an astonishing 5,500 miles from Shanhai Pass in the east to Jiayu Pass in the west, the Great Wall and its original foundations are over 2,300 years old and enjoy UNESCO World Heritage status. After ascending by cable cars that offer panoramic views, we enjoy the chance to walk along this architectural masterpiece. Back in Beijing, we visit the distinctive Bird's Nest and Water Cube, both venues used during the 2008 Olympic Games. Tonight we sample Beijing's signature dish, Peking duck.
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Based on 5 verified reviews
Mr D Holdstock
The was a great experience not a lot of down time. The high altitude did hit one or two of us. I would recommend this tour for its historic and geographical interest.
Mr K Hoggett
Very good tour. I wasn't happy about using an internal flight from Xian to Xining (new this year) But since this seemed to enable us to take a later train from Xining and so see more of the high section in daylight, it was some compensation. According to the brochure we would have the chance to view Everest. However, the local guide told us that, in spite of the clear weather, this was absolutely impossible - too far away. Everybody was quite disappointed.The
Mr P Woolcock
Great place to visit, excellent tour manager, good and 2 very good guides.... Well organised and trip went very smoothly
Beautiful purchases and such fun buying them. Talking to local people selling items they had made themselves.
Mrs Fiona Boness
The four stars are for the overall content of the tour and the excellent tour manager and all the local tour guides. However, the fifth star is not awarded, as no allowance was made on the day of arrival in Beijing for jetlag, as we had had little or no sleep on the overnight flight, or for the delayed Hong Kong to Beijing connecting flight. Interestingly, the departure lounge in Hong Kong was directly overlooked by the airport hotel, and I'm sure I was not alone in looking at it longingly! We thus began the tour feeling extremely tired, with no chance to "sleep it off" until we returned home afterwards!
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