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The Wonders of China

(Tour code: CGG17)Embark on an enthralling discovery of China

Take a captivating journey through time as we embark on an enthralling discovery of China's cultural highlights. Boasting ancient, natural and modern wonders, we travel from vibrant Beijing to the iconic Terracotta Warriors, the rural idyll and majestic limestone peaks of Guilin, and the superb architectural legacies of Shanghai.

Tour Highlights
  • Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai
  • Hangzhou
  • Tiananmen Square and Mao’s Mausoleum
  • The Forbidden City
  • The Great Wall
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Longmen Grottoes
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
  • Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    12 Nights' Accommodation
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Great Wall of China
Days 1-3

To Beijing

We depart from London to Beijing, arriving on Day 2 when we visit one of Beijing's spectacular monuments, the Temple of Heaven. Day 3's sightseeing tour takes us to Beijing's key sites including Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an
Days 4-6

The Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors

Today we transfer by coach to the Great Wall of China. On Day 5, we travel by high-speed train to Xi'an On Day 6 we visit the world renowned Terracotta Warriors.

Longmen Grottoes
Days 7-8

The Longmen Grottoes and Guilin

We travel by train to Luoyang, an ancient fortress city with a culture spanning centuries. Here we visit the magnificent Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On Day 8 we take the high-speed rail to Guilin.

River Li
Day 9

River Li Cruise

This morning we take to the River Li to admire some the spellbinding riverside scenery. We follow the azure river to Yangshuo, a charming town with a core of traditional architecture. After time to explore the town with its selection of craft shops and pretty pavement cafés, we make our way back to Guilin.

Hangzhou
Days 10-11

Hangzhou and West Lake

Today we leave Guilin and take the short internal flight to Hangzhou. After settling in, your afternoon is free to relax in this historical city. On Day 11 we discover more of Hangzhou's wonderful attractions on a guided tour. We begin with a visit to Lingyin Temple, also known as the 'Temple of the Soul's Retreat.' Following lunch in a local restaurant, we enjoy a cruise on the stunning West Lake.

Shanghai
Days 12-13

Shanghai

We make the short journey by train to Shanghai. Later we enjoy an introductory tour of Shanghai, visiting the Shanghai Museum, a distinctive building that houses a wonderful collection of ancient Chinese art. Then we continue to the Bund, one of Shanghai's most iconic locations. Here the dazzling buildings tower over the broad boulevard alongside the Huangpu River. Our sightseeing on Day 13 includes the serene Yu Garden, nestled within the bazaar, Shanghai's historic core and the famous French Concession.

Fly home
Day 14

Return to London

Today we transfer to the airport for the flight back to London.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.

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