10 day escorted tour itinerary

Discover China with Chengdu

Culture and nature

This exciting tour combines the must-see sights in China's most interesting cities with the adorable giant panda's of Chendgu, at one of the largest Giant Panda reserves in the world, 

Group departures available on select Mondays and Thursdays 

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 Giant Pandas at Chengdu Panda Base
  • See the bright lights of The Bund in Shanghai

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
10 days
Guide Price
£2,499 per person
Price based on
Based on November 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 pricing which will vary depending on exchange rates, accommodation, duration, dates, 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 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.

Itinerary Breakdown

Upon arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel for three nights.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Presidential or similar

After breakfast enjoy a full day of sightseeing including a walk through Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world where you can see the Great Hall of the people and other historical monuments. You will also visit The Forbidden City, located directly behind the Tiananmen tower gate, where the Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors and Empresses lived and ruled from 1420 to 1924. After lunch at a local restaurant visit the Summer Palace.

If you book our group tour you will also enjoy a 45 minute stop at a Pearl Factory after the Summer Palace. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Presidential or similar

After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing including the Great Wall at Badaling. You will be able to walk and climb or travel by cable car (price not included). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.

Book our private tour and make this experience a once in a lifetime with a Forest Picnic or Champagne on The Great Wall. 

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Presidential or similar

After breakfast visit the Temple of Heaven where the Emperors worshipped and prayed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties for a good harvest. After lunch at a local restaurant transfer to the train station for the high-speed train to Xi'an (approximately five and a half hours). Upon arrival in Xi'an transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tianyu Gloria or similar

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a visit to the Terracotta Warriors and their chariots. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Banpo Neolithic Village in Xi'an. On the way back to your hotel, stop off at the Terra-Cotta Replication factory.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Tianyu Gloria or similar

After breakfast transfer to the train station for the high speed train to Chengdu (approximately three hours). Upon in Chengdu arrival transfer to your hotel for two nights. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Xinliang Hotel or similar

After breakfast, depart for the Giant Panda Research Base where you will spend some time learning about the conservation of this amazing species and of course getting to watch the pandas at close range. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the People's Park - the first public park in the city. Later, visit Wide and Narrow Street which is a pedestrianised upmarket area with old style pagoda buildings as well as many restaurants and tea houses. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Xinliang Hotel or similar

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for two nights. 

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ambassador or similar

After breakfast visit Mandarin Yu Garden, an extensive Chinese garden and the bazaar. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Jade Buddha Temple and The Bund before returning to your hotel. 

If you book our group tour you will also enjoy a 45 minute stop at a Silk Factory after visiting The Bund. 

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Ambassador or similar

After breakfast transfer to Shanghai for your onward flight.

  • 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
  • Chengdu

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See the Giant Pandas at Chengdu Panda Base
    • Visit the first public park in Chengdu - People's Park
  • Shanghai

    Itinerary Highlights

    • See Shanghai's most famous monastery - Jade Buddha Temple
    • Hit the shops on Nanjing Road
    • Visit the waterfront area, the Bund