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→ The Great Wall of China
→ Forbidden City
→ Terracotta Warriors
→ Temple of Heaven
→ Birds Nest Stadium
2-Night Terracotta Warrior Extension
→ Xian's Old City Walls & the Grand Mosque
3-Night Shanghai City Extension
→ Yu Yu Gardens
→ The Old Town
→ The Bund
→ Shanghai Museum
→ High Speed Train Ride from Beijing to Shanghai
→ Plenty Free Time to Explore
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2013/14 All Inclusive
This 6-day tour of China's capital city Beijing has been planned so that whilst it fits neatly into just one week, there’s still plenty of time to show you all the highlights. And best of all, our departure dates mean you’ll avoid the queues and crowds of the peak period and save money too.
• The Great Wall of China, Beijing
• Forbidden City, Beijing
• Terracotta Warriors, Xian
• Temple of Heaven, Beijing
• Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing
What’s Included in the Tour Price
• Return flights to and from the UK
• All UK airport taxes
• Return transfers from Beijing airport to your hotel
• 4 nights hotel accommodation with en-suite bathroom
• Local expert guide to accompany your sightseeing
• Sightseeing programme including transfers from/to your hotel, entrance fees and tickets
• 4 breakfasts in your hotel
• 3 Chinese lunches at a local restaurant
• One drink with each Lunch from a choice of local beer, soft drink or small mineral water
• 3 Chinese dinners at a local restaurant
• One drink with each dinner from a choice of local beer, soft drink or small mineral water
• Tips and gratuities for local guide and drivers
At Extra Cost
• Additional drinks with your meals
• Western style food or snacks
• Souvenirs, shopping and personal expenses such as minibar, laundry etc
• Chinese Visa fee (compulsory)
• Insurance (compulsory)
• Terracotta Warrior Extension from £550pp (Not All Inclusive)
• Shanghai City Extension from £290pp (Not All Inclusive)
2013 Departure Dates
23 March - DEPARTED
Day 1 – Depart Heathrow
Your overnight flight to Beijing departs today travelling via Paris or Frankfurt.
Day 2 – Arrive Beijing
This afternoon you’ll arrive into China’s capital and check into the Holiday Inn Express Temple of Heaven Hotel for 4 nights. Later enjoy this evening’s welcome group dinner.
Day 3 – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace
Today you’ll enjoy a full day tour of Beijing’s most impressive historical buildings. You’ll visit the huge Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public square, featuring the imposing Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao’s mausoleum and the huge city gates. You’ll continue under the famous Tiananmen Gate and Mao’s huge portrait to enter The Forbidden City. Closed to the outside world for centuries, this extensive collection of palaces and temples was home to the Emperors of China. After lunch you’ll travel to the Summer Palace - the largest and bestpreserved imperial garden in China. Here you’ll explore the tranquil lakes, pavilions and courtyards before returning to the city centre and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 – The Great Wall of China
This morning you’ll head out for an unforgettable experience at the Great Wall of China. You’ll visit the Badaling area which was built in 1505 during the Ming period and is one of the best preserved sections. Originally a military defence against hoards of invaders, the wall remains one of the country’s greatest cultural icons. After lunch you’ll visit a jade workshop to observe craftsmen at work. On the way back into the city for dinner, you’ll pass the famous Birds Nest Stadium, site of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Day 5 – Temple of Heaven and The Hutongs
Today you’ll visit the 15th century Temple of Heaven. Full of symbolism and set in beautiful gardens, this is where locals practice tai chi, dance and chat with family and friends. You’ll also explore Qianmen, a pedestrianised shopping area. After a traditional Beijing noodle lunch, you’ll continue to The Hutongs for a walking tour. This traditional area of Beijing features picturesque old houses, alleyways and courtyards. Much of the area was demolished to make way for modern life, but it’s now a protected area preserving traditional Chinese culture.
Day 6 – Depart Beijing
Today you return to Beijing airport for your flight home, arriving later the same day, or connect to Xian or Shanghai to begin your prebookable extension.
Terracotta Warrior Extension from £550 per person (Not All Inclusive)
After your tour why not choose our 2 night Terracotta Warriors extension to really make the most of your trip? Your package includes a half day sightseeing tour of the famous Terracotta Warrior site, visits to Xian’s old city walls and the Grand Mosque, return flights from Beijing to Xian, 2 nights at the Grand New World Hotel, breakfast daily and one included lunch.
Shanghai City Extension from £290 per person (Not All Inclusive)
After the historical sites of Beijing, how about contrasting it with something more cosmopolitan on our 3 night Shanghai City extension? Your package includes a half day city sightseeing tour of the city (Yu Yu Gardens, the Old Town, The Bund and Shanghai Museum), plenty of free time for you to explore independently, high speed train journey from Beijing to Shanghai, 3 nights at the Green Land Jiulong or Holiday Inn Express Putuo Hotel, breakfast daily and one included lunch.
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