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Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, and Chengdu

£1199pp – China: 5-star 12-night tour w/flights & panda visit

Exoticca -- Fully refundable
James Clarey
Deal Expert
See four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, visit two cosmopolitan cities, and see the giant pandas

The Deal

Fully refundable

There are no fees if you decide to amend or cancel your holiday up to 60 days before the departure date.

Pay a 60% deposit on booking (from £780 per person) and the remainder 60 days before departure. Learn more.

Set out on a Chinese odyssey with this exclusive 12-night tour from Exoticca. For £1199 per person, you get you the chance to trek the Great Wall of China, see the extraordinary 8000 life-size clay statues of the Terracotta Army, meet the endangered giant pandas, and explore two of the world's most innovative cities. This tour includes flights, bullet-train rides, transfers, and 5-star accommodation throughout.

What's included

  • Return international flights: outbound to Shanghai; return from Chengdu
  • Three nights at the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai
  • Bullet train from Shanghai to Beijing
  • Four nights at the Wyndham Hotel Beijing North, Beijing
  • Bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an
  • Two nights at the Jianguo Hotel, Xi'an
  • Bullet train from Xi'an to Chengdu
  • Three nights at the Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu
  • Daily breakfast
  • All entry fees and excursions with an English-speaking guide
  • Shared transfers in air-conditioned vehicle

A Chinese visa invitation will be provided, but the visas for travel are not included — they cost around £217 per person for UK residents and need to be secured before travel.

Depart from London or Dublin on select dates October-November, 2021

Fly from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, or Newcastle from £1299 per person.

Travel on select dates March; May-June, 2022, from £1599 per person.

For more information, further departure dates and airports, or to book this deal online, visit the Exoticca website. Or call 020 3966 8627, quoting deal ID 5426.

Itinerary highlights

  • Shanghai… spend three nights in this cosmopolitan megalopolis, and discover its unique blend of historic sites, peaceful gardens, and towering, futuristic buildings. You'll take a walking tour of Nanjing Road and the historic Bund area
  • Beijing… explore China's buzzing capital, walking the enchanting hútòngs (ancient alleyways) and tasting the imperial-era cuisine. You'll visit the "absolutely unique" (Lonely PlanetTemple of Heaven, the Olympic Park, a pearl factory, and take a day-long excursion to the Great Wall of China — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of the World
  • Xi'an… once the eastern starting point of the Silk Road, it is now a "roaring modern city" (Lonely Planet). You'll see the Terracotta Army, explore the Old City Wall's South Gate, the warren-like Muslim Quarter, and learn about the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy at the Yanyuan Art Museum
  • Chengdu… meet the endangered giant pandas in their leafy enclosures at the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base. During your 3-night stay you'll also visit the Panda Museum and the Shu Brocade and Embroidery Museum, before heading back to the airport for your flight back to the UK

Other options
Alternatively, take a 12-night tour which visits Zhangjiajie National Park — the area which Avatar was based on — including Hallelujah Mountain, instead of Chengdu, from £1399 per person.

Transfers & baggage
All transfers are included. Checked baggage is included on some departures — check with Exoticca when booking. 

* Restrictions may apply. Pay a 60% deposit on booking (from £780 per person) and the remainder 60 days before departure. There are no fees if you decide to amend or cancel your holiday up to 60 days before the departure date. Changes in flight prices will still apply. Cancellation fee between 15-30 days prior to departure is 50% of the holiday value; cancellation fee within 15 days of departure is 100% of the total holiday cost. Price based on two sharing; a single supplement applies. This is a special offer and is based on specific flight times, dates, airlines and airports. Some flights may depart very early in the morning or late at night. Check flight times before you book. Other flight dates and times, or flights from other airports, may be available at an additional cost. Offer is limited and may be withdrawn without notice. Exoticca's full terms and conditions apply; see For the latest information on your destination, see Local tourist taxes may be payable at the property.

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When You Can Go

Select dates Oct-Nov, 2021; +£300 Mar; May-Jun, 2022



How to Book

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Call Exoticca -- Fully refundable on 020 3966 8627.

Quote deal ID 5426.

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