Study Tour of China
Study Tour of China with Focus on Art & Porcelain
This tour was planned for a group of students and their course director, it has a strong emphasis on early Chinese art and porcelain and focused on the collections in several key museums as well as featuring fascinating Jingdezhen – the historic centre of porcelain production in China.
The programme could be upgraded and refined to suit those interested in art and porcelain – Beijing would be included.
Evening departure from London Heathrow. Overnight on flight.
Arrive Shanghai Pudong International Airport in the afternoon where you will be met by your local and national guide. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at the Zhao’an hotel (3 star). D
Full day in Shanghai visiting Shanghai Museum and other galleries in the area such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Shanghai Art Museum (325 Nanjing West Road). Own arrangements for lunch. Dinner included in the early evening.
Half day sightseeing in Shanghai – Yuyuan Garden, Bund etc, lunch and some free time. Late afternoon, depart on overnight train from Shanghai to Zhengzhou. Dinner on train. BLD
Early morning arrival in Zhengzhou, where you will be met and transfer to a local hotel for breakfast. General sightseeing in Zhengzhou and visit Henan Provincial Museum in the afternoon.
After breakfast, depart Zhengzhou for Luoyang and en route visit the Ancient Grottoes of the Northern Wei Dynasty known as the Gongyi Caves in Gongxian county. A visit to the Luoyang Museum in the city centre is also planned, if there is time. Dinner in restaurant of the Peony Hotel. BLD
After breakfast visit the Longmen Grottoes and the Museum (if it is open) Afternoon depart by train for Xian, journey time just over 4 hours. On arrival transfer to the Aurum International Hotel for two nights. BLD
A full day’s sightseeing in Xian including the Terracotta Army and the Forest of Steles (Beilin). Visit to Jade Factory at the end of the day. BLD
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer by coach for the airport. Stop to visit the Han Yang tomb. Board flight in early afternoon, light lunch or snack on flight, mid-afternoon arrive Nanchang, where you will be met by your local guide and coach. Then transfer to Jingdezhen (3-4 hours by road) Arrive Jingdezhen and check in at the 4 star Kaimenzi Hotel for dinner and overnight. BD
Full day visit to Ceramics Museum at Zhu Shan, Lao Yao and Hutian Kiln Site. BLD
Morning visit to Jia Yang Tao Ci Gongsi and Longzhu Tower. Lunch in Jingdezhen. Afternoon transfer by road to Nanchang. Dinner before boarding evening flight to Shanghai, late arrival Shanghai Hongqiao Airport and transfer to the Zhao’an Hotel for an overnight stay. BLD
After breakfast check-out of hotel. Departure by coach for Pudong Airport & board non-stop flight for London, same day arrival.