"Experience some of China's highlights on this carefully crafted tour, witnessing raw natural beauty and sprawling cities."

From the vast commercial centre of Shanghai to the culture-rich giant that is Beijing, this 12 day tour captures the magic of China, and is a perfect introduction to this great nation. The first half of the tour guides you through some of the country's most picturesque sights, including the mist-shrouded rice terraces of Longji, which glisten and gleam in the sunlight. Cruise the lazy Li River both by day and night, savouring the wonderfully fresh air and witnessing the traditional fishing techniques used by the locals. A trip to Guilin, with its stunning cave and karst systems precedes a back to back city tour of ancient Xian and bustling Beijing. Take an excursion north east to the Great Wall, unarguably one of China's must-see landmarks. Your final day includes a visit to the Temple of Heaven and its peaceful park complex, as well as a rickshaw tour of the traditional Hutongs - ancient alleyways that formed tightly-knit neighbourhoods, originating back to the Yuan Dynasty.

Itinerary

Day 2 Shanghai - Suzhou

Day 2 Shanghai - Suzhou

Drive to Suzhou to explore the Water Village, and see how the area remained unchanged over the centuries.

Day 7 Xian

Day 7 Xian

You will begin your day by visiting the Shan Xi museum, located near the wild Goose Pagoda

Day 9 Beijing

Day 9 Beijing

Today you will visit the Tiananmen Square “The gate of the heavenly sky”

Day 10 Beijing

Day 10 Beijing

After Breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and driven about 70 kilometres north east of Beijing to

Day 11 Beijing

Day 11 Beijing

Begin your day by driving to the south of Beijing to visit the magnificent and colourful Temple of Heaven.

Weather

Weather information for Shanghai
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp 4 ℃ 6 ℃ 9 ℃ 15 ℃ 20 ℃ 24 ℃ 29 ℃ 29 ℃ 24 ℃ 19 ℃ 13 ℃ 7 ℃
Rain 39MM 59MM 81MM 102MM 115MM 152MM 128MM 133MM 156MM 61MM 51MM 35MM
Sunshine 4HRS 4HRS 5HRS 5HRS 6HRS 6HRS 7HRS 8HRS 6HRS 5HRS 5HRS 5HRS

Fast Facts

12 Days Wonders of China
  • Time Difference GMT +8 approx
  • Currency Chinese Yuan Renminbi
  • Flight Time 12 hours 40 minutes from UK
  • Capital Beijing
  • Best time to go November - January

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