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Treasures of China

Small group tour
9 days - From US$3125*PP

China's fascinating history offers up some of the world's most iconic sites, yet it retains an exotic allure. Travel from the capital, Beijing, to the Sichuan capital of Chengdu, hitting all the highlights on the way, from the countless lifelike Terracotta Warriors to the Great Wall, and the picture perfect landscapes of Yangshuo. Delve beneath the surface, practice Tai Chi and cycle backroads to charming villages for a deeper understanding of this enticing land.

Inclusions

  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 2 internal flights within Asia
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travelers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers

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Start

SEPTEMBER 10th
(Saturday)

End

SEPTEMBER 18th
(Sunday)

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US$3125*

Single supplement:
US$585*
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Start

OCTOBER 15th
(Saturday)

End

OCTOBER 23rd
(Sunday)

Per person from:

US$3125*

Single supplement:
US$585*
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Start

OCTOBER 22nd
(Saturday)

End

OCTOBER 30th
(Sunday)

Per person from:

US$3125*

Single supplement:
US$585*
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

Days 1-3:

BEIJING

Arrive in Beijing and transfer to your hotel, with the choice to join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Traverse the expanse of Tiananmen Square and then walk to the marvellous Forbidden City. Discover one of the few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, in Beijing when you enter a local home for lunch then take a rickshaw ride. View the famous Drum Tower and opt for a Peking Duck dinner before an amazing acrobat show. Visit a lesser-visited section of the incredible Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, then take a high speed train to Xian.

Hotel:

Novotel Beijing Xinqiao

An international hotel just a brisk walk or short subway ride from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, this property has a bright, pleasant reception area and tastefully decorated rooms. With comfortable, modern interiors and the choice of spacious Superior rooms or more compact standard rooms, this hotel is perfect for those seeking fantastic value.

Days 4-5 :

XIAN & GUILIN

Wander through the beguiling Muslim Quarter and stop at the Big Goose Pagoda. In the evening you might like to indulge in a sumptuous dumpling banquet. Marvel at the overwhelming number of intricately detailed Terracotta Warriors then fly to Guilin, one of China's most scenic cities. Stroll along the peaceful riverfront and wander through the night market.

Hotel:

Mercure on Renmin Square

Conveniently located on Renmin Square, this property is in the heart of Xian Old City, with the historic Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter just one kilometer away. Each modern room is simple with clean lines and contemporary decor. The restaurant is open for breakfast and there is a good range of international restaurants and bars on the square.

Hotel:

Guilin Universal

Conveniently located right beside the famous Li River and only a stone's throw from Guilin's town square, this property is a very handy choice. Each room is large and of a good standard, and the east-facing rooms feature fabulous views over the Li River.

Days 6-9:

YANGSHUO & CHENGDU

Cruise slowly along the Li River to soak up the limestone karst scenery. In charming Yangshuo explore the surrounding countryside by bicycle. You may also like to take in a traditional evening show. Return to Guilin for your flight to Chengdu. Spend some time at the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base, then unwind in the peaceful cottage gardens of Dufu, a famed poet from the Tang Dynasty. Soak up local life as you relax in a teahouse in bustling People's Park. There is time for shopping in the afternoon before a farewell dinner. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.

Hotel:

Yangshuo New Century Hotel

Situated in a great location, this hotel is within walking distance of the famous West Street and the beautiful Yangshuo Park. Each of its comfortable guestrooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with modern facilities.

Hotel:

Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

Located in downtown Chengdu, close to popular Wenshu Fang street, this comfortable hotel is the perfect midrange choice for your explorations of Sichuan's capital city. Modern, well-appointed rooms are complemented by a range of guest facilities which include the Xin Ya restaurant serving typical Sichuan cuisine, the Cafe Oriental, a tea house and a bar. After a day of walking through Chengdu's lively streets and parks, unwind by the hotel swimming pool or take a relaxing sauna.

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Treasures of China reviews verified by Reevoo

Accommodation
9.0
Content of holiday
9.0
Local guide(s)
10.0
Value for money
10.0
Overall Rating
10.0
Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
10 out of 10

Camille

El Cajon, CA, USA Single traveller
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I really enjoyed the times we were interacting with local people. Doing exercises in the park was wonderful. I also enjoyed having free time to wander around on my own exploring side streets of the cities we visited. I appreciate that there were very few one night stands.
I know we wanted to fit a lot into the days we had. But a little more free time would make the tour seem less hectic.
Confirmed traveler: October 18 2015
Published on: October 30 2015

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