£1199pp – China: deluxe 2-week tour w/flights & Great Wall
See three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, feast on local delicacies, and visit two cosmopolitan cities
Set out on a Chinese odyssey and visit one of the New7Wonders of the World with this exclusive 14-night tour from Exoticca. Now £1199 per person, it includes 4- and 5-star accommodation throughout, and gives you the chance to trek the Great Wall of China, see the Terracotta Army in Xi'an, cruise along the Li River in Guilin and Yangshuo, and visit the metropolis of Shanghai.
- Return international flights: outbound to Beijing; return from Shanghai
- All shared transfers
- Four nights at the 5-star Wyndham Beijing North, Beijing
- Bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an
- Three nights at the Jianguo Hotel, Xi'an
- Internal flight from Xi'an to Guilin
- Two nights at the Guilin Bravo Hotel, Guilin
- Overnight stay at the 5-star Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel, Yangshuo
- Internal flight from Guilin to Shanghai
- Four nights at the 5-star Crowne Plaza, Shanghai
- Daily breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner
- Excursions with an English-speaking guide
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 May-June; August-September; November, 2021.
You can also depart from the following airports:
- Manchester or Newcastle... from £1299 per person
- Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, or Glasgow… from £1399 per person
For more information, further departure dates and airports, or to book online, visit the Exoticca website. Or call 020 8068 3176 to book, quoting deal ID 3914.
After an overnight flight, you'll arrive in Beijing — a culinary capital full of imperial-era delights and enchanting hútòng (ancient alleyways). You'll visit top sights such as Tiananmen Square, the imposing Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace. During your stay, you'll also take a day-long excursion to the Great Wall — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New7Wonders of the World — visit a jade workshop, and see the Olympic Park. You'll then head back to the hotel for a traditional Beijing roast duck dinner.
Next, you'll hop on a high-speed train to Xi'an, where you'll take a tour of the Old City Wall's South Gate and the warren-like Muslim Quarter, and see the world-famous Terracotta Army. Once you're back at the hotel, you will feast on a dumpling banquet.
The next transfer is to Guilin in the south of China, famous for its limestone hills, sparkling rivers, and majestic rice terraces. You will visit a local pearl factory and explore Elephant Trunk Hill, a trunk-shaped rock that extends into the river. You'll then head to the Yangshuo region, cruise down the Li River, and visit the natural wonders of Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree, famous for its age and towering beauty.
The final stop is Shanghai, where you'll stay four nights. You will take a walking tour of Nanjing Road and The Bund neighbourhood, step back in time in a traditional Yu Garden, learn about the city's history at the Shanghai Museum, then stock up on supplies at an authentic silk factory.
Transfers & baggage
All transfers are included. Checked baggage is included on some departures, check with Exoticca when booking.
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