Five Star Tour Of China

Tour cost (excluding international flights):
£1995.00 per person based on 2-5 people travelling in May 2015

Please enquire for further details depending on number of people travelling and proposed date of travel.

Five Star Tour Of China

Five Star Tour Of Beijing – Xian – Guilin – Shanghai With Suzhou

While planning this programme, our clients were clear that they wanted to make a once in a life-time visit to China and that they would stay in the finest hotels, providing they were centrally located. One member was adventurous with food, while the other was more conservative – we chose hotels, which we knew provided varied style of cuisine.

Day 1Departure

Depart London Heathrow, overnight on flight.

Day 2 Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing, meeting and transfer to five star Palace Peninsula Hotel or Waldorf Hotel. Central location close to Wang Fu Jing & Tiananmen Square. Afternoon city tour, Temple of Heaven & Pearl Market or Hutong tour – back streets of traditional Beijing by trishaw. Lunch and dinner own arrangements.

Day 3 Visits in Beijing

Visit to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Lunch in Fangshan Imperial Restaurant Beihai Park. Afternoon visit to Summer Palace. B, L, Dinner own arrangements – suggest also visit to night market.

Day 4 The Great Wall of China

Full day excursion to Great Wall & Ming Tombs with local guide. We suggest lunch at the Commune at the Great Wall Hotel – this will be reserved for you, but you can choose from the menu and pay locally.
B, D – Peking Duck dinner in the evening.

Day 5 Beijing to Xi'an

Morning free in Beijing. Early afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Xian. On arrival accompanied transfer to the five star Sofitel Hotel. B
Lunch and dinner own arrangements

Day 6 Visits in Xi'an

Full day tour to Terracotta Army & Lesser Wild Goose Pagoda (with local guide). BL

Day 7 Xi'an to Guilin

Morning visit to Provincial Museum, then stop at Han Dynasty Tombs en route to airport. Depart by air for Guilin, on arrival meeting and transfer to the five star Shangrila Hotel. BL

Day 8 In Guilin

Full day accompanied tour on the Li Jiang river to the village of Yangshuo. Guilin.

Day 9 Guilin to Shanghai by air

Morning tour to Fubo Hill and Reed Flute Cave. Transfer to airport in the early afternoon and flight to Shanghai where you will be met by your local guide and driver and taken to the five star Fairmont Peace Hotel with its stunning location overlooking the Bund and Pudong, the hotel has recently been restored and retains original features from its heyday in the 1930’s with a high standard of finish. B
Evening in Shanghai

Day 10 In Shanghai

Full day guided tour in Shanghai to visit the Bund, Old City & Yuyuan Garden, Craft market and Pearl Market, Temple of Jade Buddha, and Shanghai Museum.
Acrobatics show in the evening own arrangements for lunch and dinner.

Day 11 Day excursion to Suzhou

Transfer to station for one hour rail journey to Suzhou. Accompanied by local guide – sail on Grand Canal, visit to Garden of the Master of the Nets, Humble Administrator’s Garden, and silk reeling demonstration or embroidery institute (both have shops!). Lunch in Suzhou at Bamboo Grove Hotel. Return by train to Shanghai in the evening. BL

Day 12 Departure from Shanghai

After breakfast transfer to Pudong airport for the BA flight to London, arriving late afternoon.