Guilin tours and China tours operator from China Holidays Ltd "Li River cruise is among the most memorable of China's excursions. "

Admire Guilin's innumerable scenic spots, immortalised in paintings, music and poetry since time immemorial
Guilin tours and China tours by China Holidays Ltd 

Guilin Tours

Guilin has always been famous in China for its scenery and eulogised in innumerable literary works, paintings and inscriptions. One of the most fascinating sights, in the evening, is the cormorant fishermen using their long bamboo rafts working with big diving birds.

Li River Cruise is among the most memorable of China’s excursions. The 45 mile journey to Yangshuo glides through a landscape of the natural beauty including mist shrouded crags and bamboo groves which have inspired painters and poets for many centuries. The river is a perfect complement to the peaks which are identified by fanciful names such as 'Painting Brush Hill’, 'Five Tigers Catch a Goat Hill’, 'Looking for Husband Rock’ or 'Nine Horse Hill’. One of the most fascinating sights, in the evening, is the cormorant fishermen using their long bamboo rafts working with big diving birds.

Reed Flute Cave  One of the most extraordinary sights Guilin has to offer is the underground Reed Flute Cave with its multi-coloured lighting and fantastic stalactites and stalagmites.

Elephant Trunk Hill on the bank of the Li River resembles an elephant dipping its snout into the river.

Yangshuo  Surrounded by 18 peaks, Yangshuo is like a blooming lotus flower. The nature and rural scenery in this small mountain town is reputed to be Guilin’s best.

Fubo Hill slopes into the Li River in the east and looms over the ground in the west. Waves run back wherever they meet the rocks thus it gets the name.

Longsheng Minority Area  Longsheng is located in the mountainous region in the northeastern part of Guilin. It is attractive for its natural beauty and the colourful ethnic Chinese cultures and customs.

 

Enchanting China

16 days tour - Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing from £1895.

Taste of China

11 days tour - Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai from £1985.

Panda, Palaces and Pagodas

22 days - Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Yangtze Cruise, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo and Beijing from £2895.

Minority Villages

18 days tour to Shanghai, Guiyang, Anshun, Xijiang, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longji, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai from £2995.

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The Imperial Triangle with Hangzhou, Suzhou, Zhujiajiao, Wuxi and Nanjing; Relaxing 2 and 3 night stays; All meals included in China.

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Clients’ comments

From Dr Groves, Oxford

Your staff Lucy has been always so responsible, thoughtful and proactive....I am very impressed by her professionalism, customer care and efficiency.

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15- day tour to Beijing (3 nights), Xi'an (2 nights), Nanjing (2 nights), Wuxi, Suzhou (2 nights), , Shanghai (2 nights) Zhujiajiao Water Town and Hangzhou (2 nights).

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15 - day tour to Beijing, Xian, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Shanghai, Zhujiajiao and Hangzhou.

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 LONDON / BEIJING

Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Beijing.

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BEIJING

On arrival in Beijing, met on arrival and transferred to the 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel for a 3-night stay. 

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BEIJING  

Walk along one of the most dramatic sections of the Great Wall of China that snakes across the rugged mountain landscape. Also tread along the Sacred Road, the road to heaven that leads to the Ming Tombs where the emperors are buried. Back in the city, enjoy Beijing's most popular dish, Peking Duck.  BLD

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BEIJING

From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City, home to the Emperors for 500 years, and gaze around the grand ceremonial halls and peek into the private family quarters. Later stroll through the elegant formal gardens of the Summer Palace, and admire the famous Marble Boat. B/L/D

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BEIJING / XIAN

Visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest, then take high speed day train to Xian for two nights at the 4* Novotel Xi'an SCPG Hotel. BLD

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XIAN

See the 7,000 terracotta soldiers that have stood guard over China's first emperor for over 2,200 years, and they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. This afternoon see Xian's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements, and tonight we are guests at the Tang Dynasty show, an enchanting performance of music and dance from another era. BLD

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XIAN / HANGZHOU

View some of China's finest artefacts at the Provincial Museum - neolithic ceramics painted with scenes of everyday life, bronze swords and statues, gold and silver artwork and ancient wall murals. Transferred to the airport for the flight to Hangzhou  in the afternoon. one night stay in Hangzhou. B/L    

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HANGZHOU

Morning cruise tour on West Lake, which with mountains on 3 sides; then visit a traditional pharmacy and an extravagant manor house that belonged to a prosperous 19th century local businessman. Walk along the historic 'Culture' Street to observe real local life. B/L/D

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HANGZHOU / NANJING

Free at leisure in the morning, after lunch, transfer to railway station for your high speed train to Nanjing. B/L

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NANJING

This morning we will visit Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum which was built in 1926-29 for the great pioneer of Chinese revolution. Afternoon we are going to visit the Confucius Temple and Xuanwu Lake.  B/L/D

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NANJING /WUXI /SUZHOU

Today transfer to station for the high speed train to Wuxi, visit Li Garden and Taihu Lake IN Wujxi and continue onto Suzhou, which is known as ‘Venice of the east’. Two nights stay in Suzhou. B/L/D

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SUZHOU

Today we will visit this beautiful city of Suzhou, which is famous for its gardens and silk. We start the day by visiting Humble Administrator Garden, Pan Gate, Art Garden and Silk Factory. B/L/D

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SUZHOU / SHANGHAI

Drive overland to Shanghai, en-route visit the Zhujiajiao Watertown. You will take a short boat cruise on the river and enjoy your time at the old town. Zhujiajiao Watertown with a hundred years history is about 48km from downtown Shanghai.  There are some attractions, such as Tongtianhe, the historic Post Office, Yuanjin Temple, Kezhi Garden etc. you will have a very relaxing time in the town. Back to Shanghai after the day tour. Staying at Superb Novotel Shanghai Atlantis Hotel. B/L/D

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SHANGHAI

This morning we will visit the Shanghai Museum and Yu Garden; after lunch, we continue to visit Old Town, Jade Buddha Temple and the Bund an area on the banks of the Huangpu River that gives you a captivating riverside view of 52 skyscrapers and the famous Oriental Pearl Tower. Back to your hotel after the day tour. B/L/D

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SHANGHAI / LONDON

Drive to Airport for your flight from Shanghai via Beijing back to London Heathrow. Arrive in London on the same day. B

 

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Extend your travels in China with a three night stay in Guilin and Yanghsuo, visiting the Reed Flute Cave, a Li River Cruise, a scenic walk along the Yulong River and fantastic son et lumiere show.

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Travel in China at your own pace by making this Enchanting China tour into your own Chinese travel experience, with your own guide and chauffeur and on a date to suit you.

 

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Clients’ comments

From C McGeever, London

We got back from Beijing the day before yesterday, I want to thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for us. You were so patient as we changed the itinerary so many times to accommodate meeting up with our son.We loved China. We were so well looked after by all the guides and on the boat and in the hotels. Our guides Alan in Xi'an and Kevin in Beijing were outstanding. The staff on the boat were amazing. We have already been recommending China Holidays to our friends and family and will continue to do so. Many thanks. You are a great ambassador for your country.

From Mr & Mrs Salter , West Sussex  

We had a wonderful trip, every day full of new experiences and adventure. The idea of visting China made a little nervous but we needn't have worried as the experiences arranged for us by China holidays were well organised and delivered. Our guides were all quite dfferent and we learnt a great deal about what we were looking at and what it was like to live in China from them. All our accommodation was clean and comfortable and we ate well throughout the holiday. The evening shows were all very good and were a good idea as we needed something to do in the evenings on those days. Very good itnerary with nothing missed out and no disappointments whatsoever. Many thanks for all the care in the organising and delivery of our memorable holiday.

 

 

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11 - day group tour with China Holidays - Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Li River cruise, Yangshuo and Shanghai

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11 - day tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai.

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London/Beijing

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Beijing

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Beijing

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Beijing 

From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City, the imperial palace, and gaze around the grand ceremonial halls and peek into the private family quarters. Later stroll through the elegant gardens of the Summer Palace that were laid out for the empress with no expense spared. BLD

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Xian

Visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest, then fly to Xian for two nights at the 4*Bell Tower Hotel.  BLD

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Xian  

See the 7,000 terracotta soldiers that have stood guard over China's first emperor for over 2,200 years, and they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. This afternoon see Xian's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements, and tonight we are guests at the Tang Dynasty show, an enchanting performance of music and dance from another era.BLD

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Xian/Guilin 

Visit Xian's first-class Shaanxi Provincial Museum where 300,000 objects from every dynasty since a thousand years before Christ are displayed. Fly to Guilin and the 4*Guilin Bravo Hotel for two nights. BLD

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Yangshuo

Morning cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo through poetic rural landscapes, karst mountains rising steeply from the river valley, their peaks wreathed in mist, and below, oxen ploughing the rice paddies. Time for shopping at Yangshuo's handicrafts market before a spectacular open-air son et lumiere show, then return to Guilin BLD

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Shanghai

Visit the extraordinary Reed Flute Cave with its dramatic stalagmites and stalagtites, before flying to Shanghai and staying at the 4* Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown Hotel for two nights. Tonight watch an amazing Acrobatic show, and marvel at the skill and daring of the performers.  BLD

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Shanghai 

Admire the very best of China's treasures at the Shanghai Museum and later stroll through Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm and beauty in the midst of the bustling city. Then visit Jade Buddha Temple with its lovely white jade statues and great incense burners, later stroll along the Bund, Shanghai's riverside promenade with futuristic skyscrapers on one bank and grand 19th century European architecture on the other. BLD

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Shanghai/London via Beijing

Fly from Shanghai via Beijing to London Heathrow. B

 

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B=Breakfast    L=Lunch    D=Dinner

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Fly out before the main group tour to China to visit Chengde where the Emperors of China had their beautiful summer palace, high in the cool hills. Visit the palace, gardens and eight outer Temples of the Mountain Retreat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive from Beijing to Chengde via the Great Wall, three nights at the 4-star Yunshan hotel with breakfast and train back to Beijing. Meet the rest of your China tour group in Beijing.

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Clients’ comments

From B Read and J Robert, Halesowen

We had a very enjoyable stay in China, amazing sights. Both guides were very good and we were surprised at the level of personal service which was provided for the tours.

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20 - day tour to Beijing (3 nights), Xi'an (2 nights), , Yangtze river cruise (4 nights), Chengdu (2 nights), Guilin (1 night), Yangshuo (3 nights)  and  Shanghai (3 nights)

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20 Days tour to Beijing, Xian, the Yangtze Cruise, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Suzhou , Shanghai

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UK / Beijing           

Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow or any regional airports for an overnight flight to Beijing.

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Beijing            

On arrival in Beijing, met on arrival and transfer to the 4* Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel for three nights. 

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Beijing            

See Mao’s mausoleum and the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square, then walk across to the Forbidden City, home to China’s ‘celestial’ emperors for over 500 years until the last one was evicted in 1924. Tour the lavishly decorated chambers and halls that a million workers created, then drive to Jingshan Park for panoramic views over Beijing followed by the visit to the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the Emperor, the son of Heaven to make sacrifices for a good harvest. Back to Hotel after the day tour.  B/L

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Beijing            

Walk along the Great Wall of China at its most dramatic but lesser-visited section, Mutianyu, where 22 watchtowers stand guard over the rugged terrain.  Back in the city, stroll through the manicured gardens of the Summer Palace and admire its painted long corridor, seventeen-arch bridge and Marble Boat. Back to Hotel after the visit. B/L

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Beijing/Xian ( By high speed day tain)               

This morning, visit Hutongs where you can havea personal insight into the everyday life of local Bejing resdent, then transfer to train station for your High speed tran to Xian, met on arrival and drive to 4* Ramada Xian Bell Tower for a 2-night stay.  B/L

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Xian               

See the 7,000 terracotta soldiers that have stood guard over China's first emperor for over 2,200 years, and they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. This afternoon see Xian's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements, and tonight we are guests at the Tang Dynasty show, an enchanting performance of music and dance from another era. B/L/D

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Xian/Wuhan  ( By high speed day tran)     

Take high speed train to Wuhan, and then fast tran to Yichag to embark on an utterly memorable Yangtze River Cruise, four nights aboard the luxurious Victoria Cruise. Unpack and settle into your spacious, comfortable cabin and from your private balcony watch the lights of Yichang disappear as you slowly glide up the Yangtze.  B

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Yangtze Cruise       

See the extraordinary Three Gorges Dam this morning, a vast construction 7,761ft long across the river to create the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant. The Victoria Cruise makes her way through the five giant shiplocks before cruising into the dramatically beautiful Xiling Gorge. B/L/D

Remark: Sailing itinerary and times are subject to change according to river conditions.

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Yangtze Cruise           

Explore one of the Yangtze’s tributaries, the Goddess Stream or Shennong Stream on a small boat through the lovely Lesser Three Gorges, and an optional shore excursion later is to the Temple of the White Emperor City. Back on board, cruise through the Wu Gorge, known for its quiet beauty, forest covered mountains. Then sail through Qutang Gorge, the shortest, narrowest and most dramatic gorge.  B/L/D
 
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Yangtze Cruise        

Take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, with its impressive wooden pagoda, appropriately named "The Pearl of the Yangtze" , depending on river conditions, an alternate excursion may be substituted to Fengdu. B/L/D

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Chongqing/ Chengdu       

Disembark at picturesque Chongqing, the "Mountain City". Take a high speed day train to Chengdu. Stay two nights at the 5*Tibet Hotel.  B/L

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Chendgu         

Get close to one of the world’s most adorable and endangered animals, at the Panda Research Base where the current status and future of giant pandas is of great concern. The base supports animals living in the wild and also works on a successful breeding programme. Later, step back in time as you walk along Kuanzhai Lanes, a quaint and colorful part of town. B/L

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Chengdu/Guilin  (By flight)         

Morning at leisure. Fly to Guilin for an overnight stay at the 4* Guilin Bravo Hotel.  B

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Yangshuo           

Morning cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo through poetic rural landscapes and karst mountains rising steeply from the river valley.  At Yangshuo browse the handicraft stall at the West Street before drive to your hotel for a 2-night stay at 5* Green Lotus hotel. B/L

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Yangshuo           

Explore the rural charms of Yangshuo today taking a gentle walk along the Yulong River and climbing Moon Hill for fantastic views of the natural landscape.   B/L

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Yangshuo                    

Enjoy your free time at leisure today. B

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Yangshuo-Guilin/Shanghai ( B flight)                     

Visit the extraordinary Reed lute Cave with its dramatic stalagmites and stalactites before flying to Shanghai. Met on arrival and drive to your hotel for a 3-night stay.  B/L

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Shanghai             

Relax in the poetic surroundingsof Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm in thecity, see the white jade statues at the Jade Buddha Temple and at the Shanghai Museum, arguably China's best, view superb displays of rare, ancient treasures followed by a leisure stroll along the famous Bund, once the richest and most fashionable street in Asia. B/L

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Shanghai /Suzhou / Shanghai                   

Drive to Suzhou, one of the region's beautiful "water towns" and famed for its classical Mingera gardens. Visit the Humble Administrator's Garden, and the 800-year-old Panmen City Gate, the only land and water gate left in theworld. Later inspect some of the region's fine needlework at the Silk Embroidery Institute before returning to Shanghai. B/L

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Shanghai / UK                  

Transfer to the Airport for your flight back to the UK. B

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Extend your trip to China and fly to Hong Kong to stay two nights at the  4-star Metropark Kowloon Hotel with breakfast and airport bus transfers included. Enjoy exploring this vibrant city independently – perhaps take the tram up the 1,200ft- high Victoria Peak, stroll around the Central district with its mix of colonial and contemporary architecture, or visit Tsim Sha Tsui East’s wide range of museums and shops.

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You can adapt any tour in our brochure to create your own bespoke trip to China. You can arrange to stay longer in any particular place, upgrade your hotels, add more meals, extra visits or a longer Yangtze river cruise – whatever you chose. Enjoy a bespoke Pandas, Palaces and Pagodas tour exclusively for you with your own chauffer and guide by calling 020 7487 2999

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Venture off the beaten track on this tour of China's minority villages, a scenic touring holiday through charming rural provinces and finishing amidst the rice terraces of Guilin.

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18 - day tour to Kuming (1 night), Guiyang (1 night), Anshun (1 night),Kaili (1 night), Xijiang (2 nights), Rongjiang (1 night), Zhaoxing (2 nights), Sanjiang (1 night), Longji (2 nights), Guilin (1 night), Yangshuo (2 nights) and Changsha (1 night).

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18 - day tour to Kuming, Guiyang, Anshun, Kaili, Xijiang, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longji, Guilin, Yangshuo and Changsha.

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London/Kunming

You will take a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Kunming via Beijing today.  

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Kunming 

On arrival in unming, you wll be greeted by your English speaking guie and  transfer to the 4* Jinjiang Hotel Kunming for an overnight stay.

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Kunming / Guiyang        

Tis morning, you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site - Stone Forest, an extremely rare geological phenomenon dating back to 270 million years ago, the Stone Forest is 80 hectares of Karst limestone pillars in fantastic shapes that resemble a forest viewed frm a distance. Afterthe visit, transfer to tran tation for your high speedday train to Guiyang. Met on arriva and drive to your hotel foran overnight stay at 4* Novotel Downtown Guiyang. BL

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Anshun         

Drive to Anshun and the magnificent Huangguosho Waterfall, 225ft high and 265ft wide, and Tianxing Bridge beauty spot with its rocks, caves and water. Stay overnight at the Puhua Hotel.  BLD

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Kaili

Visit the Old Han village of Tian Long where you can see a collection of the famous local di opera masks, made of wood and brightly painted, and whose menfolk still dress as they did 600 years ago when they were first sent here as frontier troops. Watch Shiqiao villagers make decorative paper the old way from tree bark, and the women at Qingman produce cotton and silk to make clothes. Stay at the Heaven-Sent Dragon Hotel in Kaili.  BLD

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Xijiang

A visit to the Minorities Culture Museum serves as a good introduction to the customs, costumes, domestic life, crafts and festivals of the various minorities of the region, such as those of the Gejia people of Matang Village whose womenfolk are highly skilled at batik and petit point, and which we visit later. Also walk around the upper and lower Jidao Miao villages to see their waterwheels, stilt houses and the distinctive long-skirted costumes of the women.Overnight in Kali.  BLD

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Kaili / Zhenyuan / Kali

In the morning, we will visit Langde Miao Village, we can also enjoy the Miao People's traditional welcome ceremony and performance by the local villagers, and it will be a fablous experience to you. Also you will be deeply impressed by its wooden houses. In the afternoon, we will drive to Zhenyuan Ancient Town which is the oldest ancient town in Guizhou. Exlplore the Ancient Town on arrival. BLD

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Congjiang

Today explore the home of the God of Thunder at Leigong Mountain, 7,150ft high, its slopes scattered with Shui and Miao villages. Also see the Shui villagers making bamboo musical flute-like pipes called lusheng – they are well known for their love of music, dance and song. After admiring the surprising mini-skirts of the women of Datang we approach Congjiang , en route to visit the Gaozeng Dong Village where the girls adorn themselves with huge pieces of silver jewellery. Stay overnight at the Gaozeng Hotel.  BLD

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Zhaoxing

A scenic riverside drive to Basha Miao village, isolated and almost untouched by the modern world. The men have shaved heads except for a long ponytail at the top of their head twisted into a topknot, carry knives and guns, and their embroidered coat tails display how many girls’ hearts they have won. Continue to Huanggang Dong Village,  a hidden gem in the hills and rie terraces, as it is quite difficult to access, and it makesit so authentic. Carry on to Zhaoxing and stay 2 nights at the 4*Zhaoxing Jindanggong Hotel. BLD

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Zhaoxing       

All Dong villages have at least one Drum Tower which serves as  watchtower and community hall, but Zhaoxing has five, one for each clan, and there are also five covered bridges known as Wind-and-Rain Bridges, and these are covered in paintings of folk tales, animals and daily life. Spend the day exploring Zhaoxing. BLD

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Zhaoxing / Sanjiang

In the morning , drive to train station for taking high speed day train to Sanjiang in neighbouring Guangxi Province., it is a good opportunity to vew the unique view along the route. You wll visit the region’s famous 100-year-old wind-and-rain bridge which is a beautiful piece of architecture - its five pavilions are supported by five stone pillars and connected by roofed corridors with sweeping eaves, and the entire 250ft-long bridge is made of wood with no nails. See Sanjiang’s other fine building, the 155ft high pyramid-like Drum Tower and stay at the Fengyuqiao International Hotel. BLD

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Longji

Admire photogenic Gaoding Dong village which is off the beaten track, visit the Temple of the Three Kings, Sangwanggong, and Batuan’s wind-and-rain bridge that uniquely has one aisle for people and another for livestock. Drive onwards to the Dragon’s Backbone Mountains at Longji and stay at Star Wish Resort for two nights. BLD

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Longji

There being no flat land to farm in this region, the local Zhuang and Yao people had to create their own, and so 800 years ago they started carving these mountains into ribbons of rice terraces that coil around the contours of the steep slopes. There are now over 16,300 acres of rice terraces and today walk through some of them to picturesque Ping’An village. BLD

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Guilin

Drive to Guilin and climb Yao Mountain along a path lined with temples and statues for fantastic views of the karst mountains that rise steeply from the river valley below. Also visit a local tea plantation and stay overnight at the Guilin Bravo Hotel.  BLD

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Yangshou

Morning cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo through breathtakingly-lovely scenery.  Time for last-minute shopping at Yangshuo’s handicrafts market before a spectacular son et lumiere show with the 600-strong cast on rafts on the river. Stay two nights at 5* Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel.   BLD

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Yangshou

A day to enjoy a gentle bicycle ride along the lovely Yulong River and to drift through poetic landscapes on a bamboo raft.  BLD

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Guilin / Changsha

Visit Silver Cave inside a karst mountain where bizarrely-shaped stalagmites and stalagtites are likened to mythical beasts and dramatically illuminated. Drive back to Guilin and take high speed day train to Changsha for an overnight stay at 4* Hampton by Hilton Changsha Hotel.  BLD

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Changsha /  London

Met at hotel lobby and transfer to Airport for your homeward flight back to London via Beijing. Arrive in London on the same day. B

 

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If you would like to make this China touring holiday into a private tour just for you and your partner, friends or family, enjoying the benefit of travelling with your own chauffeur and English speaking guide and choosing your own departure date, please call and ask our tailor-made team on 020 7487 2999 to make arrangements for touring China your way.

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18 days tour to Shanghai, Guiyang, Anshun, Xijiang, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longji, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai from £2995.

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A unique China cookery holiday amidst the glorious landscapes of Yangshuo at a charming, riverside cookery school, with activities and day tours.

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12 - day tour to Shanghai, Guilin and Yangshuo.

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London/Shanghai

Fly from London Heathrow non-stop to Shanghai with British Airways

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Shanghai

On arrival in Shanghai transfer to the 4* Shanghai  Ocean Hotel for a 2-night stay where it is close to the famous Bund. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.  D

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Shanghai       

Stroll around the delightful Yuyuan Garden, its ponds, pavilions, paths and plants creating an infinitely varied series of exquisite views. This garden was laid out over 400 years ago by an official for his aged parents, and it has changed little since. Admire the jewel-encrusted white jade statues in the Jade Buddha Temple, then visit the impressive Shanghai Museum that is home to an immense number of China's greatest ancient treasures - bronzes, ceramics, paintings, crafts, calligraphy, furniture and paintings. Tonight attend a spectacular Acrobatic Show and marvel at the skill and daring of the artists. BLD

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Guilin

Fly to Guilin this morning, a city named after its fragrant sweet osmanthus trees that flourish amidst the dreamy landscapes of karst mountains and rivers. On arrival visit the Tea Research Institute, once the exclusive tea garden for the Ming emperors, and nowadays a leading organic producer of fine quality teas. Continue to Daxu, a charming, story-book old village of traditional wood and stone houses where life proceeds pretty much as it has done since the Ming dynasty. Stay overnight at the 4*Guilin Bravo Hotel.  BL

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Yangshuo

Today enjoy the renowned Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. The vistas from the boat are endlessly fascinating and in the distance are numberless limestone peaks shrouded in mist and covered in pine trees. On arrival in Yangshuo, explore the busy handicraft stalls along West Street, perfect for last-minute presents, and check in at the Green Lotus Hotel for a six-night stay in a deluxe room. Tonight attend a spectacular show, Impressions of Liu San Jie, performed on water with the 600-strong cast on bamboo rafts.  BLD

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Yangshuo

This morning is the first cookery class, at the Yangshuo Cookery School situated right by the Li River. English-speaking teachers take you to the local market to select the freshest ingredients, then take you through the preparation of five dishes which you will have for lunch, sitting out by the river – you will have plenty of hands-on experience and recipes so that you can successfully recreate the dishes at home. In the afternoon climb Moon Hill for fantastic views, and see the 1,400-year-old and 55ft high Big Banyan Tree before your first tai chi class.  BL

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Yangshuo

Today explore Silver Cave inside one of the karst mountains, where a clear underground river wends its way past shimmering stalagmites and stalagtites that have created bizarre natural sculptures. Later visit Jiuxian Garden Village, a 1,400-year-old traditional village that is the subject of a unique conservation and regeneration project to preserve its culture and architecture with botanical gardens, a tea house, guest house and health centre also being created alongside the renovations of its Ming-era buildings. Take another tai chi class this evening.   BL

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Yangshuo

Prepare more local specialities at the cookery school this morning, and after lunch take a gentle stroll along the banks of the river, watching women in coolie hats washing their clothes, men fishing and buffalo bathing. Round off a relaxing day with your nightly tai chi.  BL

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Yangshuo

On the curve of a river, many miles from Yangshuo, is the ancient farming village of Huangyao. The flagstones have been polished to a sheen by centuries of footsteps, ancestral temples and shrines abound, graceful bridges span the rivers and creeks, and an air of timelessness pervades the tiny community, surrounded on all sides and thereby isolated from the world by the steep mountains that stand guard over it. Tai chi this evening will relax you after your excursion.  BL

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Yangshuo

Spend another morning at the cookery school, mastering new dishes and learning more about the region's cuisine. After lunch, take a short trip out to Fuli village where traditional hand-painted paper fans and scrolls are made in the old riverside workshops – and there is certainly plenty of inspiration for painting in the unique scenery around. Enjoy your final tai chi class.   BL

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Guilin / London Heathrow via Hong Kong

Drive back to Guilin and take High speed day train to Shenzhen and then drive to Hong Kong Airport for your flight bak to London Heathrow with British Airways. BL

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London

Arrive early at London Heathrow.

 

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Round off your cookery holiday in China with a relaxing stay on glamorous Hainan Island, known as the Hawai of the Orient. Stay four nights at the 5-star Yalong Bay Resort which boasts superb facilities and enjoy an included visit to Monkey Island’s macaque nature reserve.

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16 - day China gardens tour - Beijing (2 nights), Xi'an (2 nights), Guilin (2 nights), Yangshuo (2 nights), Hangzhou (2 nights), Suzhou (2 nights) and Shanghai (2 nights).

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16 - day tour to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hanghzou, Suzhou and Shanghai.

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London/Beijing

Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Beijing.

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Beijing

On arrival in Beijing transfer to the 4* Super House International Hotel.  Tonight meet your tour manager and fellow travellers over a welcome dinner.  D

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Beijing

This morning visit Beijing’s vast Botanical Gardens and see its 6,000 species of plants. Tour the gardens of rose, lilac, peony, medicinal herbs, an arboretum, and the conservatory. Later, wander through the formal gardens of the imperial Summer Palace created by the ruthless former concubine, Empress Cixi. Tonight enjoy an intriguing performance of Beijing Opera which blends singing, pantomime and acrobatics with exaggerated costumes and make-up to create an unforgettable and unique interpretation of fairy stories and scenes from history.  BLD

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Xian 

Take High Speed Day train to Xian to stay two nights at the 4* Ramada Xian Bell Tower Hotel  Visit the first-class Shaanxi Provincial Museum. Tonight enjoy a performance of elegant and courtly dances from the Tang Dynasty (7th-10th century AD). BLD

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Xian

Rows and rows of life-sized, individually-crafted Terracotta Warriors with their horses, chariots and weapons, have guarded the tomb of China’s first emperor for over 2,000 years, and are on display in the pits where they were accidentally unearthed in the 1970s. Back in the city, climb onto the great City Wall.  BL

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Guilin  

Fly to Guilin, set amidst breath-taking landscapes of karst mountains, green fields and winding rivers. Stay two nights at the 4*Guilin Bravo Hotel and visit Reed Flute Cave, filled with colourfully illuminated stalagmites, stalagtites and other bizarre rock formations. BL

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Guilin 

Today explore the 166-acre Botanical Gardens of Guilin, filled with exotic and endangered plants. Then continue to the former imperial tea garden, nowadays one of the country’s foremost tea research institutes. Finally, visit Daxu, a charming, story-book old village of traditional wood and stone houses where life proceeds pretty much as it has done since the Ming dynasty.  BL

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Yangshou

On the renowned Li River Cruise to Yangshuo admire the endlessly fascinating vistas from the boat of numberless limestone peaks shrouded in mist and covered in pine trees. On arrival in Yangshuo, explore the busy handicraft stalls along West Street, and check in at the 5* Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel for two nights. Tonight attend a spectacular show, Impressions of Liu San Jie, performed on water with the 600-strong cast on bamboo rafts.  BLD

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Yangshuo

After visiting the local market with a chef, spend the morning at a cookery school located in the heart of rural Yangshuo, learning how to produce a range of authentic and tasty dishes for your lunch. Take a gentle stroll along the banks of the Yulong River, then visit quaint Jiuxian, an almost timeless village.   BLD

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Hangzhou

Fly to Hangzhou and stay two nights at the 4*Best Western Meiyuan Hotel. Enjoy scenes from the olden days along Qinghefang Street and sample some of the delicious local snacks there.  BL

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Hangzhou

Take a romantic cruise on West Lake with its landscaped banks, temples, pagdoas and distant hills, then visit a Traditional Pharmacy and Hangzhou’s Botanical Gardens.  BL

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Suzhou

Visit the extravagant manor house of a local 19th century businessman before taking the train to Suzhou, famous for its waterways, silk and gardens. Stay two nights at the 4* Suzhou Grand Garden Hotel, and admire Panmen City Gate, the only land and water gate left in the world.  BL

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Suzhou

Learn about how the relationship between man and nature is expressed in Chinese landscaping at three of Suzhou’s best loved gardens, the Garden of the Master of the Nets, Stone Lion Grove, and the Humble Administrator’s Garden.  BL

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Shanghai

Drive to Shanghai to stay two nights at the 4*Shanghai Ocean Hotel. Explore the Flower Port, a joint Sino-Dutch venture for the spread of horticultural expertise and trade, and which in springtime is a replica of the Keukenhof, boasts chrysanthemums, lotus and hyacinth. BL

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Shanghai 

Enjoy Yuyuan Garden, a perfect example of a Chinese garden with enchanting views of pools, rockeries, trees and elegant pavilions. Continue to the Jade Buddha Temple where two milky-white statues are decorated with jewels, and finally visit Shanghai Museum. BL

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Shanghai / London Heathrow

Fly from Shanghai to London Heathrow. B

 

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Extend your China Gardens tour with extra nights in Beijing. Wander through the old hutong district of Shichahai with its traditional courtyard houses, climb the Drum tower, learn to make dumplings or take a rickshaw ride, the choice is yours.

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If you would like to make this into a private tour of China's gardens just for you and your partner, friends or family, enjoying the benefit of travelling with your own chauffer and English speaking guide and choosing your own departure date, please call and ask our tailor-made team on 020 7487 2999 to make arrangements for your own China's gardens tour.

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An incomparable, fabulous tour offers some of China's most well-known highlights in a compact time frame and at a great price. This tour encompasses so many highlights frm the beauty and serenity of the enchanting landscapes in Guilin and Yangshuo to the buzz and excitement of Hong Kong. An Ultimate tour to China ! 

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Clients’ comments

From Carole and Trevor

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed this wonderful trip to China and the Cruise as well. Everyone, on the trip, said that it fulfilled their expectations and more, as every day, was a new experience and adventure. They all praised Nancy, who was an exceptional guide for us, plus all the other local guides, who gave us such a lot of local historical knowledge for the area that we were visiting, and for those who were with us for a 3 day visit, became good friends.

The hotels were excellent. All of the shows that we were booked into were outstanding and entertaining. Our cruise down the Yangtze to the Three Gorges Dam was very enjoyable and the ship was excellent.

All in all, the organisation for the whole of this trip went like clockwork, thanks to Tom, Nancy, local guides, coach companies and of course, all the work that goes on behind the scenes in your London and Beijing offices.

I would be grateful if you could pass on our gratitude to everyone involved in putting our trip together and executing it so well. So, on behalf of everyone, may I say a big Thank You to your Company for providing us with this trip of a lifetime.

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19 - day luxury tour of China - Beijing (3 nights), Xi'an (2 nights), Shanghai (2 nights), Yangtze Cruise (4 nights), Guilin (1 night), Yangshuo (2 nights) and Hong Kong (2 nights)

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19 - day tour to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Yangtze River Cruise, Guilin, Yangshuo and Hong Kong

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London/Beijing                                                                           

Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Beijing with Cathay Pacific. Alternatively, we can arrange departures from your local Airport.

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Beijing                                                                                     

On arrival in Beijing transfer to the 4* Howard Johnson Paragon  Hotel for three nights. 

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Beijing                                                                                               

See Mao’s mausoleum and the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square, then walk across to the Forbidden City, home to China’s ‘celestial’ emperors for over 500 years until the last one was evicted in 1924. Tour the lavishly decorated chambers and halls that a million workers created, then drive to Jingshan Park for panoramic views over Beijing. Enjoy a thrilling Kung Fu performance tonight.  BLD

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Beijing                                                                                 

Walk along the Great Wall of China at its most dramatic but lesser-visited section, Mutianyu, where 22 watchtowers stand guard over the rugged terrain.  Back in the city, stroll through the manicured gardens of the Summer Palace and admire its painted long corridor, seventeen-arch bridge and Marble Boat. Special Peking Duck dinner. BLD

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Xian                                                                                         

Visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest, before transfer to railway station for high-speed bullet train to Xian for two nights at the 4* Ramada Xian ell Tower Hotel. BL

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Xian                                                                                   

See the 7,000 terracotta soldiers that have stood guard over China's first emperor for over 2,200 years, and they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. This afternoon see Xian's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements. BL

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Shanghai                                                                         

Fly to Shanghai to stay for two nights at the 4* Grand Mercure Shanghai Central Hotel.This afternoon, admire the Jade Buddha Temple, its beautiful white jade statues decorated with emeralds, diamonds and agates. Later, stroll along the Bund, passing grand European-style 19th century buildings on one side, and the futuristic skyscrapers of the Pudong district on the other. Tonight attend a spectacular Acrobatic Show and marvel at the skill and daring of the artists.  BLD

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Shanghai                                                                                     

Yuyuan Garden that is one of China’s most perfect examples of the art of landscaping, its ponds, pavilions, paths and plants carefully designed to create a series of unfolding views. This garden was laid out over 400 years ago by an official for his aged parents, and it has changed little since. Then visit the impressive Shanghai Museum that is home to an immense number of China’s greatest ancient treasures - bronzes, ceramics, paintings, crafts, calligraphy, furniture and paintings. Spend the evening in the charming and fashionable Xintiandi district, whose characteristic shikumen buildings have been restored and now house restaurants and bars, galleries and boutiques. BL

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Yangtze Cruise                                                                              

Fly to Yichang to embark on an utterly memorable Yangtze River Cruise, four nights aboard the luxurious Victoria Cruise. Unpack and settle into your spacious, stateroom and relax from your private balcony as the ship sets off the Yangtze. BL

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Yangtze Cruise                                                                                 

See the extraordinary Three Gorges Dam this morning, a vast construction 7,761ft long across the river to create the world’s largest hydroelectric power plant. The Victoria Cruise makes her way through the five giant shiplocks before cruising into the dramatically beautiful Xiling Gorge. BLD

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Yangtze Cruise                                                                                         

Explore a tributary today on a scenic excursion by small boat through Dragon Gate to the Lesser Three Gorges. Re-join your ship to sail beneath the forbidding, misty cliffs of Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge, the shortest and narrowest of them all, with an optional shore visit to the temple of White Emperor City. BLD

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Yangtze Cruise                                                                                      

The ship continues her leisurely progress upstream, with a shore visit to Snowy Jade Cave to admire its bizarre rock formations.  Take part in the on-board activities, watch the scenery glide by and enjoy fine dining aboard Century Legend. BLD

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Chongqing / Guilin                                                                              

Disembark after breakfast at Chongqing and fly to Guilin, an impossibly beautiful region of karst mountains, rice fields and winding rivers. Stay overnight at the 4* Guilin Park Hotel. BL

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Yangshuo                                                                                              

Morning cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo through poetic rural landscapes and karst mountains rising steeply from the river valley.  Time for shopping at Yangshuo's handicrafts market in West Street before a spectacular open-air son et lumiere show.  Stay in 5* Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel. BLD

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Yangshuo                                                                                       

Today explore Silver Cave inside one of the karst mountains, where a clear underground river wends its way past shimmering stalagmites and stalagtites. Later visit Jiuxian Garden Village, undergoing a unique conservation and regeneration project to preserve its culture and Ming-dynasty architecture.   BL

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Guilin / Hong Kong                                                                                     

Fly from Guilin to Hong Kong for 2 nights stay at the 4* Metropark Hotel Kowloon, situated in the heart of Kowloon - a fantastic base for your stay in this exhilarating city. B

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Hong Kong                                                                                             

Free day. B

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Hong Kong / London Heathrow

Fly from Hong Kong to London Heathrow with Cathay Pacfic. B

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London Heathrow

Arrive in London Heathrow in the early morning.

 

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If you prefer to travel in a private group or to go at your own pace spending more time in one particular city perhaps,our tailor made tours are the perfect answer. Just call and ask our tailor made team to help you create your own luxury China tour.

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China Holidays 14 days tour to beijing、Xi'an、Guilin、Yangshuo、Shanghai and Suzhou gardens.

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Clients’ comments:
 
From Mrs K Amber, Dover

I thought I would let you know what a fantastic holiday we had! We particularly want to mention our guide Nancy, and let you know how brilliant she is. She was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for her...she really is worth her weight in gold. The itinerary was perfect, all of the places we visited were amazing and we all plan to revisit China in a few years.off 'must-sees."

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London/Beijing
 
Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Beijing with Air China.
 
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Beijing
 
On arrival in Beijing transfer to the 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel for three nights.
 
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Beijing
 
Walk along one of the most dramatic sections of the Great Wall of China that snakes across the rugged mountain landscape. Also tread along the Sacred Road, the road to heaven that leads to the Ming Tombs where the emperors are buried. Back in the city, enjoy Beijing's most popular dish, a traditional Peking Duck dinner.  B/L/D
 
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Beijing
 
From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City, the imperial palace, and gaze around the grand ceremonial halls and peek into the private family quarters. Later stroll through the elegant formal gardens of the Summer Palace and admire the famous Marble Boat. B/L/D
 
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Beijing / Xi'an ( By High Speed Day Train)
 
Visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest, before transfer to railway station for high-speed 'bullet train' to Xi'an for two nights at the 4* Novotel Xi'an SCPG Hotel.  B/L 
 
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Xi'an
  
See the 7,000 terracotta soldiers that have stood guard over China's first emperor for over 2,200 years, and they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. This afternoon see Xian's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements, and tonight we are guests at the Tang Dynasty show, an enchanting performance of music and dance from another era. B/L/D
 
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Xi'an/Guilin ( By Flight )
 
Visit Xian's first-class Shaanxi Provincial Museum where 300,000 objects from every dynasty since a thousand years before Christ are displayed. Fly to Guilin and stay one night at  the 4*Guilin Bravo Hotel. B/L/D
 
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Yangshuo
 
Morning cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo through poetic rural landscapes, karst mountains rising steeply from the river valley, their peaks wreathed in mist, and below, oxen ploughing the rice paddies. Time for shopping at Yangshuo's handicrafts market before a spectacular open-air son et lumiere show, stay two nights at 5*Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel. B/L/D
 
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Yangshuo
 
Explore the rural charms of Yangshuo today, first climb Moon Hill for fantastic views, and see the 1,400-year-old Big Banyan Tree. Also visit Jiuxian Garden Village, undergoing a unique conservation and regeneration project to preserve its culture and architecture.   B/L/D
 
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Yangshuo-Guilin/Shanghai ( By Flight)
 
Visit the extraordinary Reed Flute Cave with its dramatic stalagmites and stalagtites, before transferring to Airpot for you flight to Shanghai. Met on arriva and drive to the superb 4* Novotel Shanghai Atlantis Hotel for a four-night stay.  B/L/D
 
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Shanghai
 
Admire the very best of China's treasures at the Shanghai Museum and later stroll through Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm and beauty in the midst of the bustling city. Then visit Jade Buddha Temple with its lovely white jade statues and great incense burners, later stroll along the Bund, Shanghai's riverside promenade with futuristic skyscrapers on one bank and grand 19th century European architecture on the other. Tonight watch an amazing Acrobatic show, and marvel at the skill and daring of the performer. B/L/D
 
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Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
 
Drive to Suzhou, described by Marco Polo as 'the Venice of the East', and visit two of its favourite classical gardens, the Humble Administrator's Garden, and the Garden of the Master of the Nets. Admire exquisite handicraft at the Silk Embroidery Institute before returning to Shanghai.  B/L/D
 
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Shanghai
 
Enjoy your free day in Shanghai. B
 
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Shanghai/London
 
Fly from Beijing to London Heathrow with Air China. B
 
 
Key:
 
B=Breakfast    L=Lunch    D=Dinner

 

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