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2021 Tour code: CYG21
About the tour
A dizzying mix of ancient culture, tumultuous history, stunning natural beauty, and dynamic urban landscapes, China is a feast for the senses. Magnificent Beijing, the Terracotta Warriors, captivating pandas, and a cruise through the Three Gorges offer an unforgettable experience.
We depart London Heathrow on our overnight flight to Beijing, arriving in the Chinese capital on Day 2.
After transferring to the Novotel Peace Hotel, you are free to settle in. On Day 3, we discover the sights and sounds of China's vibrant capital. We begin by visiting the Tiananmen Square, which, at over 4 million square feet, is the largest city square in the world. Built by Mao Tse Tung to flaunt the power of Communism, the area houses his mausoleum where his embalmed body is kept. Most important state offices, including the Parliament House, are situated around the square. We also take in the neighbouring Forbidden City, a palace complex which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. A visit to a local tea house gives us the chance to experience one of China's oldest traditions in authentic surroundings, before we explore the sprawling Summer Palace.
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97% of travellers would recommend this tour
Based on 37 verified reviews
Great trip, well thought out, saw all the main sights without being too rushed.
Brilliant well organised tour catering for a group of 38
This was an amazing tour. The hotels were excellent and well situated. The local guides were knowledgeable and helpful. For me the downside was the size of the group. 42 was rather large.
Mr M Robinson
Excellent well organised tour with minimal hassle at terminals as porterage very effective. Excellent tour guide throughout and very informative local guides. Highly recommended. Only disappointing feature was the Yangtse river trip where vessel was a bir dated and shabby and service quality - particularly in restaurant - rather patchy..
A very busy but well managed itinerary with both an excellent Tour Manager and local guides.
Mr C Bell
Great itinerary, fantastic tour manager.
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