Golden China

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With our expertise in China we seek to show our guests not just the main sights but aspects of the country that are beyond the reach of more conventional tours. The splendours of imperial Beijing, the astonishing Terracotta Army in Xian, the sophistication of cosmopolitan Shanghai, the renowned Mandarin gardens of Suzhou and the elegant and serene beauty of Hangzhou are naturally included in this comprehensive itinerary. Added to this is a splendid excursion to the provincial market town of Chengde, the summer resort favoured by the Manchu Emperors. Its magnificent temples and Bangcui Peak are sights not to be missed. At the Great Wall we take you to the Jinshanling section, a remote and spectacular stretch well away from the crowds, that has proven to be overwhelmingly popular with our clients. In Guilin, following the Li River cruise, we spend two nights at the stunning Yangshuo Resort with its paradise-like setting, and explore one of China’s most beautiful regions.


  1. London Departure.
  2. Beijing.
  3. Beijing.
  4. Beijing.
  5. Chengde.
  6. Chengde.
  7. Xian.
  8. Xian.
  9. Guilin.
  10. Yangshuo.
  11. Yangshuo.
  12. Guilin, Hangzhou.
  13. Hangzhou, Suzhou.
  14. Suzhou.
  15. Shanghai.
  16. Shanghai.
  17. Shanghai.
  18. Hong Kong.
  19. Hong Kong.
  20. London Arrival.


  1. Domestic Flights and ground transfers are included within the package price.
  2. Twin-sharing accommodation is included within the package price.
  3. English Speaking local tour guides will be accommodated with the travellers with no additional price.
  4. International flights and Travel insurance are not included within the package price.
  5. Gratuities and Chinese visa are not included within the package price.
  6. Any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after the booking confirmation, have to be paid by travellers.
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Day 1 – London:

Depart Heathrow at around 16:30 on the non-stop British Airways flight to Beijing.

Day 2 – Beijing:

Arrive Beijing and transfer to the 4-star Jianguo Hotel described as ‘an Englishman’s club’ by a frequent visitor. Visit the quaint hutong quarter by Lake Houhai. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Note – Accommodation and Dinner provided.

Day 3 – Beijing:

Visit the Summer Palace where the Emperors went to escape the heat of the city. Set around the beautiful Kunming Lake, the flowering arbours and delightful pavilions create a tranquil setting. Back in the city visit the ornate Lama Temple and the serene Confucius Temple. Evening optional Beijing Opera performance.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided. 

Day 4 – Beijing:

Morning stroll in Tiananmen Square followed by a visit to the Forbidden City, the complex of imperial palaces which were home to the Emperors for over 500 years. Grand halls and courtyards gradually give way to more intimate domestic quarters, giving a glimpse into the pampered isolation of the Emperors. Visit the Temple of Heaven, an exquisite example of Ming architecture. Tonight enjoy at a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided. 

Day 5 – Chengde:

Morning drive to the Jinshanling area of the Great Wall, one of the most spectacular and least visited sections. We admire this stunning scenery, an experi- ence that can rarely be enjoyed by visiting other parts of the Great Wall. On arrival in Chengde, transfer to the4-star Jiahe International Hotel.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided. 

Day 6 – Chengde:

Visit the magnificent temples of Puning and Putuozongcheng, built in imitation of the Potala Palace in Lhasa. Visit the ‘Mountain Resort’, the summer residence of the Qing Emperors. After lunch enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Bangcui Peak from a relaxing chair-lift ride as we pass over the roof- tops of the Pule Temple.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided. 

Day 7 – Xian:

Drive to Beijing and fly to Xian and the 4-star Grand New World Hotel.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Lunch provided. 

Day 8 – Xian:

The tomb of Qin Shi Huang is one of the greatest archaeological finds of the last century. Guarding the burial place is a vast Terracotta Army of life-sized figures, individually-crafted and complete with chariots and horses. Also visit the Grand Mosque, the lively Muslim quarter and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.        Optional evening Tang era music and dance dinner show.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Lunch provided

Day 9 – Guilin:

Visit the Ming City Wall and Hanyanling Museum where the Han ‘Lady Warriors’ are displayed, before     flying to Guilin and the 4-star Bravo Hotel.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Lunch provided.

 Day 10 – Yangshuo:

Take the scenic Li River cruise to Yangshuo and drift gently through magical landscapes which have inspired some of the most famous Chinese poetry and paintings. Browse through Yangshuo’s colourful shops and stay at the superb Yangshuo Resort. Admire impressive scenery at the sunset view point.       Optional spectacular son et lumiere show performed on the river by a cast of 600 people.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided. 

Day 11 – Yangshuo:

Explore the countryside around Yangshuo and the lovely Yulong River. Visit a local farmer’s house and continue to Jiuxian village. After lunch visit the extraordinary Silver Cave.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Day 12 – Guilin, Hangzhou:

Return to Guilin and fly to Hangzhou and stay at the Zhejiang Grand Hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. Optional ‘Impressions of Hangzhou’ show.

Note – Accommodation and Breakfast provided.

 Day 13 – Hangzhou, Suzhou:

Take a boat trip on West Lake surrounded by idyllic gardens. Visit the delightful garden and manor of a former Qing nobleman, and explore the colourful shops along Cultural Street. Drive to Suzhou for an exclusive stay at the charming Scholars Hotel Suzhou Pingjiangfu.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Dinner provided.

 Day 14 – Suzhou:

Visit the ancient city gate at Panmen and the Garden of the Master of the Nets. Explore the bustling old town and continue to a silk mill to see the ancient technique involved in producing the region’s silks. Enjoy an evening cruise on the Grand Canal to Marco Polo Bridge to admire the prettily illuminated waterways.

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Lunch provided 

Day 15 – Shanghai:

Drive to Shanghai, stopping en route at the pretty canal town of Zhujiajiao. Enjoy lunch by the waterside. Arrive Shanghai and the 4-star Central Hotel, a stone’s throw from Nanjing Road. Optional evening cruise on the Huangpu River.

 Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Day 16 – Shanghai:

Visit the elegant Yuyuan Garden. Opposite is the Huxing Teahouse and old Chinese quarter of Shanghai where cobbled streets are lined with traditional shops selling herbal medicines, handicrafts, Chinese tea and a variety of tantalising snacks. We offer a Shanghai ‘Dim Sum’ lunch at the quarter’s most famous restaurant and visit the bazaar. Ascend the Oriental Pearl Tower for bird’s eye views (weather permitting).

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided.

Day 17 Shanghai:

Hong Kong Visit the excellent Shanghai Museum. Fly to Hong Kong and stay at the Metropark Causeway Bay Hotel

Note – Accommodation, Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Day 18 & 19 – Hong Kong:

Enjoy the many attractions of this city at your own pace. (Optional full-day sightseeing available on Day 18 bookable locally). Board the late evening non-stop British Airways flight back to London on Day 19.

Note – Accommodation and Breakfast provided.

Day 20 – London:

Arrive at London Heathrow at around 0455.

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Golden China

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Tipping Payable locally 80£ per person.

Guaranteed to operate with minimum two passengers.

Price displayed above are for each individuals.

International flights are not included in the adventure price.

Domestic flights and ground transfers are included in the price and will be booked by us when your order has been processed.

Insurance is not included yet its mandatory for this excursion.

Prices are cheaper if you book in large group.

Single accommodations can be provided if requested in advance but could be bit expensive.

20 Days (Beijing - 3 Nights, Chengde - 2 Nights, Xian - 2 Nights, Guilin - 1 Night, Yangshuo - 2 Nights, Hangzhou -1 Night, Suzhou - 2 Nights, Shanghai Grand Canal cruise - 2 Nights, Hong Kong - 2 Nights)

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