Treasures of ChinaIncludes flights, accommodation, transfers, sightseeing, local guide & meals.
Arrive in Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, the capital city of China. you will be warmly greeted at the airport by the tour guide and transferred to your hotel.Hotel Details
BEIJING [Breakfast & Lunch]
Beijing has served as the capital of five dynasties over a period of 800 years. Today, visit Tiananmen Square, the second-largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City, the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming to Qing dynasty. Your welcome banquet includes the local delicacy, Peking Roast Duck. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure or join an optional Temple of Heaven & Hutong Life tour with Dinner (£79/pp). Temple of Heaven, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for a good harvest. Then take a famous rickshaw Hutong Tour & Local Family Visit, this package also includes a traditional Beijing Zhajiangmian (‘Fried Sauce Noodles’) as Dinner. Hutongs are traditional alleyways that made up Beijing’s old city planning, take a special rickshaw ride for an immersive tour to get a wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture, and see the dramatic changes the city has to undergo- ne continue to visit a local family. Breakfast & Lunch included. Overnight in Beijing.Hotel Details
BEIJING [Breakfast & Lunch]
Today’s highlight is an excursion to the majestic Great Wall, the most famous image of China, and a chance to climb a portion of this 3,700-mile marvel. Visit one of the largest Jade Exhibitions in Asia en-route before the Great Wall. After lunch, see skilled artisans at work at a Cloisonné Factory. Then we will drive pass by modern exteriors of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Tonight, you can choose to attend an optional large scale dramatic musical, “The Golden Mask Dynasty" ( £65/pp ). Breakfast & lunch included. Overnight in Beijing.Hotel Details
BEIJING/ SHANGHAI - SUZHOU [Breakfast]
Start your tour from the exquisite Summer Palace, the largest preserved ancient imperial garden in China, and a former summer resort for Emperors. Then, visit a Chinese Herbal Institute to learn about traditional Chinese medicine, which has existed for thousands of years. In the afternoon, depart for Shanghai, and be transferred to Suzhou upon arrival. Breakfast included. Overnight in Suzhou.Hotel Details
SUZHOU - WUXI [Breakfast & Lunch]
This morning, visit the Lingering Garden, one of the classical garden masterpieces on the UNE- SCO World Heritage List. Suzhou is known as the “Venice of the East” as a large part of the city is covered in water. After lunch, you may take an optional cruise along the Grand Canal for a glimpse of the local life and China’s golden waterway in its heyday (£30/pp). Then, visit a Silk Spinning Mill to learn how silk is created from mulberry-munching silkworms to produce the nest thread and cloth. You will be transferred to Wuxi hotel this afternoon. Breakfast & lunch included. Overnight in Wuxi.Hotel Details
WUXI - HANGZHOU [Breakfast & Lunch]
To start the day, visit a Fresh Water Pearl Farms. Then, head to admire the famous Lingshan Grand Buddha, with a thousand-year-old Buddhism temple nearby. Later, you will travel by coach to Hangzhou, described by Marco Polo as “the most beautiful and magnificent city in the world”. Upon arrival, take a boat ride on the West Lake, known for its scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sights. This evening, you can enjoy an optional performance, “Enduring Memories of Hang- zhou”(£90/pp), a masterpiece created by Zhang Yimou, the director of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics Games Opening Ceremony. Breakfast & lunch included. Overnight in Hangzhou.Hotel Details
HANGZHOU - SHANGHAI [Breakfast & Lunch]
In the morning experience an oriental tea-tasting at the Dragon Well Tea Plantation. After lunch, travel by coach to Shanghai, the vibrant metropolis and commercial Centre of China. Upon arrival, walk along the famous Bund, a mile-long stretch along the Huangpu River. Lined by the colonial architectures of European design, this area is the best place to capture the western influences of the old days. At night, you may enjoy a Huangpu River Night Cruise (£50/ pp) and get a glimpse of the dazzling and charming night view of Shanghai. Breakfast & lunch included. Overnights in Shanghai.Hotel Details
SHANGHAI [Breakfast & Lunch]
Today, visit the Shanghai Museum and indulge in ancient Chinese art, furniture and jade. Later, you will visit Shanghai Old Street, a busy shopping centre where you may find souvenirs and delicious local food. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon. In the evening, attend a thrilling optional Chinese acrobatic show “ERA – The Intersection of Time” at your own expense (£65/pp). Breakfast & lunch included. Overnights in Shanghai.Hotel Details
SHANGHAI - HOME
Your China journey is over all too soon. Flyback home and arrive home on the same day as you leave China. As this is a sight-seeing and shopping tour, there are seven shopping excursions on this tour, and a minimum amount of time (60mins) must be spent at each shopping site. However, there is no obligation to purchase anything. For those who are not very keen on shopping, visit shopping sites should be treated as cultural learning experiences s all the products including jade, silk, tea, etc are deeply ingrained in the Chinese culture and well worth learning.Hotel Details
- Return flights from London with 30kgs luggage allowance
- 8 nights in 5* hotel accommodation
- Transportation : coach & cruise
- Entrance fees to scenic attractions as indicated
- English-speaking tour guide(s)
- 3 nights in 5* Beijing Wyndham Beijing North or Similar
- 1 night in 5* Suzhou-Pan Pacific Hotel or Similar
- 1 night in 5* Wuxi - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel or Similar
- 1 night in 5* Hangzhou - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Hangzhou East or Similar
- 2 nights in 5* Shanghai - Wyndham Bund East Shanghai Hotel or Similar
- Prices are based on Double or Twin Sharing basis.
- Offer includes return flights with luggage, accommodation, Coach & Cruise.
- Single occupancy charges may apply
- Supplementary charges may apply for alternative flights.
- No cancellations or changes once booked.
- Hotels & flights are subject to availability; please book early to secure your preferred dates.
- Prices and taxes are correct at the time of publishing and subject to change without prior notice.