ClassicAdventurousVisit the well-known highlights of China onone of our most popular tours (pages 18-35).Tours are also graded by the level of fitness required (pages 8-9).Value for moneyThe prices of our Group Tours include international flights,current taxes and fuel surcharges, domestic transportation,accommodation, all meals, daily tours with entrance fees andvisa fees for UK passport holders. All you have to pay forlocally is the compulsory tipping and any personalexpenditure which could include optional excursions or shows.If you would prefer a more personal and flexible experienceor are travelling in a smaller group of friends or acquaintances, then a Private Tour is perfect for you(pages 58-65).To make even more of your holiday, we can also arrange a convenient tour extension to Hong Kong, Japan or Dubaieither at the beginning or end of your tour (pages 78-81).Terracotta Warriors, XianDiscover China's lesser known gems, ideal for those who havevisited before or have a particular interest (pages 36-47).SpecialistDiscover the magic of China with one ofour popular Group Tours. Travelling witha group of like-minded people on triedand tested itineraries, our Group Toursare fully inclusive and offer excellentvalue for money. Your National Escort plus Local GuidesOne of the key benefits of travelling on a Group Tour is thatyou will be accompanied by a National Escort throughoutyour holiday, from your arrival right up until your departure tothe UK (minimum 10+ passengers). You will also be joined byexpert Local Guides who get beneath the skin of each placewe visit. Our customers consistently sing the praises of theknowledge and professionalism of our National Escorts andLocal Guides, particularly their friendly, supportive nature.Choosing the right tour To assist you in deciding which of our various itineraries suitsyou best, we have grouped them into the following categories:Get off the beaten track to explore the more remote,adventurous and less developed destinations (pages 48-57).
Suzhou (1N)Chongqing (1N)(1N)Chengdu (3N)LeshanDazuInbound (1N)SHANGHAI (4N)Hangzhou (2N)Kunming (2N)Yangshuo (1N)Guilin (2N) Overnight Train (1N)Xian (2N)Overnight Train (1N)BEIJING (4N)of the finest oriental gardens: the HumbleAdministrator's Garden and the Master ofthe Nets Garden, a local silk mill still inoperation today and enjoy a cruise on theancient Grand Canal. Days 5-6: Suzhou - Hangzhou Travel to beautiful Hangzhou, one of China'sformer imperial capitals. Explore the localmarkets and experience an oriental tea-tasting. The next day, visit the Temple of Inspired Seclusion, Six Harmonies Pagodaand enjoy a relaxing cruise on West Lake. Day 7: Hangzhou - Wuzhen - Shanghai Visit the ancient canal town of Wuzhen en-route to Shanghai. Days 8-9: Shanghai - Guilin Walk along the famous Bund with its colonialarchitecture and shop along Nanjing Road. Inthe evening, enjoy a cruise on the panoramicHuangpu River. The next day, visit themodern Pudong area before flying to thebeautiful city of Guilin. Days 10-11: Guilin -Yangshuo -GuilinCruise the stunning Li River to Yangshuo and enjoy the breathtaking landscape ofbeautiful limestone hills, tranquil fishingscenes and picturesque villages. The nextday, return to Guilin and visit Mt Diecai. Wealso see an evening display of traditionalcormorant fishing.Days 12-13: Guilin - Kunming Visit the colourful stalagmites and stalactitesof Reed Flute Caves. Fly to Kunming, alsoknown as the 'City of Eternal Spring' and18 AirCoachBoatRail 27 days from £2,390ppFully Inclusive from the UKOur best value tour to Chinaexplores the famous sights of this fascinating land as well as many of its hiddentreasures. See historic cities,fabulous landscapes and the famous panda reserve in Chengdu. Also discover the ancient Buddhist sites at Leshan and Dazu as well as the beautiful cities ofSuzhou and Hangzhou.Days 1-2: UK - Shanghai Fly overnight to the cosmopolitan city ofShanghai, also known as the 'Paris of the East'.In the evening enjoy traditional Shanghai cuisine. Day 3: Shanghai Sightseeing today includes a stroll throughthe beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town aswell as a visit to the Shanghai Museum. Wealso explore the restored Xintiandi area withits unique 1920's style shikumen buildings. Day 4: Shanghai - Suzhou Travel to the charming city of Suzhou, alsoknown as the 'Venice of the East'. Visit twoChina HighlightsDiscover eight ancient cities on our best value tour of China"My personalhighlight is getting toknow the passengerson the long overnighttrain journeys whilsttalking, laughing and sharing food."National Escort Jay Chen's tour highlights