19 Day Escorted Tour Itinerary

Grand Tour of China

An unforgettable journey

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This extensive tour is an unforgettable journey combining the historical and cultural sites with the modern and contemporary China. The tour begins in Beijing and visits an array of cities, includes a cruise along the mighty Yangzte River, before finishing with a few days in bustling Hong Kong.

Departures 2017:                 Departures 2018:                  Departures 2019:
November 5, 12, 19              January 7, 14                          January 6
December 3, 17                    February 25
                                               March 18, 25
                                               April 8
                                               May 6, 13, 20
                                               June 3, 10, 17
                                               July 8, 15
                                               August 5, 12, 19
                                               September 2, 9, 16
                                               October 14, 21
                                               November 4, 11, 18
                                               December 2, 16 

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

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Temples and palaces of Beijing
  • Awe-inspiring Great Wall of China
  • Extraordinary Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruising down the mighty Yangtze
  • Shanghai and Hong Kong skyline
  • Gardens of Suzhou
  • On the Lijiang River to Yangshuo

Sample Itinerary Summary

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19 days
Guide Price
£3,349 per person
Price based on
Based on 08 September 18 departure from London Gawtick flying with Emirates, meal basis as per itinerary (2 adults sharing) and 3 nights room only in a Superior Room (Hong Kong) including transfers.
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
Private or Group basis, Escorted
  • International flights.
  • Internal flights from Guilin to Hong Kong and second class train tickets as detailed
  • Accommodation as detailed in double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • English speaking local driver/guide
  • Meals included as stated. Breakfast is usually a Western-style buffet in your hotel. Most other meals are taken in local restaurants.
  • All entrance fees as appropriate
Not included
  • Visa fees
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the driver and guide
  • 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
    • Tour the Wild Goose Pagoda
    • See a Tang Dynasty show
  • Yangtze River

    Itinerary Highlights

    • The third longest river in the world
    • Panoramic scenery
    • See the Three Gorges Dam
  • Shanghai

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See Shanghai's most famous monasteries - Jade Buddha Temple
    • Hit the shops on Nanjing Road
    • See one of the tallest buildings in the world, the Jinmao Tower
    • Visit the waterfront area, the Bund
  • Suzhou

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Tuisi Garden
    • Garden of Master of Fishing Nets
    • Panmen Gate
  • Hangzhou

    Itinerary Highlights

    • West Lake
    • Huagang Park
  • Guilin

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Stunning scenery
    • Enjoy a river cruise
    • Visit Seven Star Park
  • Hong Kong

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Reed Flute Cave
    • Victoria Peak
    • Harbour Cruise