8 day escorted tour

Discover China Tour

Terracotta warriors and Tiananmen Square

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This tour is the perfect introduction to China, covering the must-see sights in China's most interesting cities including the Great Wall of China at Badaling, near Beijing, Xi'an's Terracotta Warriors and the bright lights of The Bund in Shanghai. Start discovering this fast-changing country with an itinerary less demanding than the longer tour durations available. 

Group departures 2018:                          

  • June 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 28                                             
  • July 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26                                             
  • August 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 30                                      
  • September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20                                  
  • October 8, 11, 15, 18,  22, 25                                     
  • November 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 29                                 
  • December 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 24, 27                                 

Group departures 2019:  

  • January 7, 14, 21       
  •  February 11,18, 25     
  • March 4, 11, 18       
  • April 8, 15, 22     
  • May 13, 20, 27   
  • June 10, 17, 24           
  •  July 8, 15, 22 
  •  August 5, 12, 19 
  •  September 2, 9, 16
  •  October 14, 24, 28 
  •  November 4, 11, 18  
  •  December 2, 9, 16

Private tour departs daily on request.

Itineraries for departures after the dates shown above are subject to change, please call for more details. 

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Explore Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City in Beijing
  • Climb the Great Wall of China
  • Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors of Xian
  • See the bright lights of The Bund in Shanghai

Sample Itinerary Summary

Not quite your cup of tea? Our Destination Specialists can tailor any part of this itinerary or create one from scratch just for you.

Duration
8 days
Guide Price
£1,689 per person
Price based on
Based on 13 January 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing).
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for an itinerary like this. The price will vary based on many elements including exchange rates, and your choice of accommodation, duration, departure date, airline and cabin class.
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private or Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • International flights.
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year).
  • Internal flights and train journeys as detailed.
  • Air conditioned transportation.
  • Meals included as detailed: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D) and No Meals (RO). Breakfast is usually a Western-style buffet in your hotel. Most other meals are taken in local restaurants.
  • A local English speaking local guide.
  • All entrance fees as appropriate.
Not included
  • Tips for driver/guide
  • Visa fees.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Beijing

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Walk along the Great Wall of China
    • See the most holy imperial temple - the Temple of Heaven
    • Visit the Summer Palace
    • Explore the Forbidden City
    • See the iconic Bird’s Nest National Stadium
  • Xian

    Itinerary Highlights

    • One of the oldest cities in China
    • Home to the striking Terracotta Army
    • Explore Banpo Neolithic Village in Xian
  • Shanghai

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit the new trendy area of the city - Tianzifang
    • Hit the shops on Nanjing Road
    • Visit the waterfront area, the Bund

Tailor your itinerary

Whilst this itinerary is varied and exciting - here are a few extras that we think would be perfect to make it even more memorable. 

The below extras are only available to add on to private tours. 

Private Talk with archaeologist at Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors is a must-see attraction in Xi'an.

Meet with archaeologist Mrs Tianjing who will teach you all about the history of Xi'an and discovery of the Terracotta Warriors. Mrs Tianjing has been a guide for many celebrities, including Mr & Mrs Clinton

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Excursion

Champagne Forest Picnic on The Great Wall

With a personal guide, climb up through chestnut orchards into a pine forest.

Arrive at the ridge top clearing where you will be handed a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne and find a white linen laid with a picnic. Enjoy the spectacular views of The Great Wall from your forest refuge. 

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Excursion

Champagne on The Great Wall

What a better way to enjoy the Great Wall, than with bubbles? 

After walking half way to the highest watching towers, take a seat at your table, enjoy seasonal fruits, fine snacks and sip Moët & Chandon champagne. 

Make your visit to The Great Wall of China a magical moment that will be engraved in your memory forever. 

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