China is a country so vast and packed full of wonders both ancient and modern that most of us wouldn't know where to begin exploring it. This 10-day tour from RT Holidays allows you to see some of the most spectacular sights, get up close to city culture and sample authentic local cuisine -- all in 5-star style and from £1249 per person.
This deal saves £300 on the regular price of a package that includes international and domestic flights, luxury accommodation, guided excursions and more. Here's a taste of what you'll get:
Starting in Beijing, the tour includes visits to the Forbidden City and peaceful Summer Palace (a former royal retreat), plus a day trip to the Great Wall of China. You'll stay for four nights at the central Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong.
Next is a flight to Xi'an, an ancient city that once marked the end of the Silk Road. Guests will explore the well-preserved city walls and pagoda, and visit the army of life-size Terracotta Warriors, buried to accompany Emperor Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife. On the second night you'll experience an Imperial dumpling dinner and a show -- we've been to this ourselves and were served several courses of delicious and intricately shaped dumplings. Accommodation is at the Sheraton North City Hotel.
After a short flight to Shanghai, guests can walk along the city's Bund -- a waterfront promenade with views of the skyline. A city tour is included, plus a visit to the Shanghai Museum and a Chinese acrobatics show. Your base in Shanghai is the riverside Sheraton Hongkou Hotel.
Please note the price does not include a Chinese visa, which is £90 per person extra.
Depart on 8 March, 2013. It's £100 extra per person to travel on 22 March; 5, 19 April; 15 November; 27 December -- saving £150 on the regular price. Other dates have also been discounted, click here for more details, but you must phone to book this tour.
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