Summer Tour in China

Tour cost (excluding international flights):
£2600.00 per person based on 2 people travelling

(please contact us for an up-to date-price)

Note:Tickets for rail, river and air travel in China & Tibet travel permit will be handed to you on arrival. Please note the programme subject to amendment in China.

Clients booked & paid for their own international flight tickets on-line.

Summer Tour in China

Summer Tour in China for 2 including Lhasa and the Yangtze River Cruise

Day 1 Depart UK

Depart London Heathrow, on flight overnight.

Day 2 Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing in the morning, meeting and transfer to Beijing International Hotel (or similar) for 3 nights. Central location close to Wang Fu Jing & Tiananmen Square. Rest of day free.

Day 3 In Beijing

Full day excursion to Great Wall & Ming Tombs with local guide.

Day 4 In Beijing

In Beijing visit Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple. (with local guide), lunch included

Day 5 Beijing to Xi'an

Suggest own visit to Forbidden City where there are good audio guides in English and you can take your time. After lunch Accompanied transfer to airport for afternoon flight to Xian. Stay at Sheraton or similar. Obtain Tibet permit in Xian.

Day 6 In Xi'an

Depart after breakfast on full day tour to Terracotta Army, Provincial Museum & Great Wild Goose Pagoda (with local guide) B, L

Day 7 Xi'an to Lhasa

Morning free in Xi’an, late morning departure from hotel. Depart on flight to Lhasa, flight time two and a half hours. On arrival meeting and transfer to Hotel for 3 night stay. Acclimatize to altitude.

Day 8 In Lhasa

Sightseeing and visits in and around Lhasa with local guide: Potala , Barkhor Square and the bazaar, Johkang Temple, Norbulingka Summer Palace (B,L)

Day 9 In Environs of Lhasa

Day trip outside Lhasa to Ganden and Sera Monasteries B,L

Day 10 Lhasa - Chengdu - Guilin

After breakfast depart for airport, fly to Chengdu 1hr 40 minutes, connect with flight to Guilin 1hr 15minutes. Meeting and Transfer to Royal Garden Hotel or similar. Remainder of day free.

Day 11 On the Li River to Yangshuo

Full day accompanied tour on the Li Jiang river to the village of Yangshuo. B,L

Day 12 Guilin to Chongqing

Morning free in Guilin. Afternoon tour to Fubo Hill and Reed Flute Cave. Late transfer to airport for flight to Chongqing 1hr 10minutes Arrive Chongqing transfer to Marriott Hotel.

Day 13 Chongqing - Dazu Grottoes - Embark for Cruise

Day trip to Buddhist grottos at Dazu – with local guide, return in late afternoon and early evening embarkation on the 5 Star MV East King (or similar depending on schedule) for 3 nights. B, L,

Day 14 On Yangtze Cruise - Three Gorges

On Yangtze River – shore excursion to Shibaozhai and pass through the Qutang gorge and Wuxia Gorge. All meals on board.

Day 15 Three Gorges & Shennong Stream

On Yangtze River – shore excursions – travel by dinghy along the Shennong Stream – this is a small tributary of the Yangtze, usually the water is very clear and the scenery dramatic. Return to MV King for lunch. In the afternoon sail through the Xiling Gorge, followed by the 5 level locks and dock at Yangjiawan after midnight. All meals on board

Day 16 Three Gorges Dam - Yichang - Shanghai

Morning visit to Three Gorges Dam Project, shortly before midday arrive Yichang. Disembark and transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai (one and a half hours) Arrive Shanghai airport, transfer to Sunrise on the Bund  Hotel.

Day 17 In Shanghai

Full day guided tour in Shanghai to visit Old City & Yuyuan Garden, Pudong, Temple of Jade Buddha, museum . Lunch included.

Day 18 Visit to Suzhou and its gardens

Early breakfast and ransfer to station for 40 minute train journey to Suzhou. On arrival you will be met by a local guide – sail on Grand Canal, visit to Garden of the Master of the Nets, Lingering Garden and silk reeling demonstration or embroidery institute. Lunch in Suzhou. Evening return to Shanghai and transfer back to your hotel.

Day 19 Depart Shanghai on International Flight

After an early breakfast transfer to Pudong airport, Depart on flight to UK, arriving the same day.