The great imperial cities along with the scenic south-east and the finest examples of Chinese gardens.

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“Great value China Holidays tour for the first time visitors.”


Clients’ comments:

From Mrs K Amber, Dover

I thought I would let you know what a fantastic holiday we had! We particularly want to mention our guide Nancy, and let you know how brilliant she is. She was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for her...she really is worth her weight in gold. The itinerary was perfect, all of the places we visited were amazing and we all plan to revisit China in a few years.


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  • Beijing

  • Guilin

  • Shanghai

  • Suzhou

  • Yangshuo

14 - day China Holidays group tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Li River cruise, Yangshuo, Shanghai and Suzhou's gardens. 


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  • Tiananmen Square, Beijing with China Holidays

    Tiananmen Square

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    Xian's Grand Mosque

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    Li River

  • Shanghai by night with China Holidays


  • Forbidden City in Beijing with China Holidays

    Forbidden City

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

China Tour Full Itinerary

Key: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Day 1


Fly from London Heathrow to Beijing. 

Day 2


On arrival in Beijing transfer to the 4* Novotel Xinqiao Hotel for three nights.  

Day 3


Walk along one of the most dramatic sections of the Great Wall of China that snakes across the rugged mountain landscape. Also tread along the Sacred Road, the road to heaven, that leads to the Ming Tombs where the emperors are buried. Back in the city, enjoy Beijing's most popular dish, Peking Duck.   BLD

Day 4


From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City, home to the Emperors for 500 years, and gaze around the grand ceremonial halls and peek into the private family quarters. Later stroll through the elegant formal gardens of the Summer Palace, and admire the famous Marble Boat.  BLD

Day 5


Visit the magnificent red and gold Temple of Heaven that was built for the Emperor, the son of Heaven, to make sacrifices for a good harvest, then fly to Xian for two nights at the 4*Bell Tower Hotel.  BLD

Day 6


See the 7,000 terracotta soldiers that have stood guard over China's first emperor for over 2,200 years, and see Xian's immense city wall complete with towers and battlements. Tonight we are guests at the Tang Dynasty show, an enchanting performance of music and dance from another era.  BLD

Day 7


Visit Xian's first-class Shaanxi Provincial Museum where 300,000 objects from every dynasty since a thousand years before Christ are displayed. Fly to Guilin and the 4*Guilin Bravo Hotel for the night.  BLD

Day 8


Morning cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo through poetic rural landscapes where karst mountains rise steeply from the river valley, their peaks wreathed in mist. Time for shopping at Yangshuo's handicrafts market before the spectacular open-air son et lumiere show. Stay two nights at the 5* Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel.  BLD

Day 9


Explore the rural charms of Yangshuo today, first climb Moon Hill for fantastic views, and see the 1,400-year-old Big Banyan Tree. Also visit Jiuxian Garden Village, undergoing a unique conservation and regeneration project to preserve its culture and architecture.   BLD

Day 10


Drive back to Guilin and visit the extraordinary Reed Flute Cave with its dramatic stalagmites and stalagtites, before flying to Shanghai and staying at the 4* Holiday Inn Shanghai Downtown Hotel for four nights.  BLD

Day 11


Admire China's ancient treasures at the Shanghai Museum and later stroll through Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm and beauty.. Then visit Jade Buddha Temple, stroll along the Bund and watch an amazing Acrobatic show tonight.  BLD

Day 12


Drive to Suzhou, described by Marco Polo as 'the Venice of the East', and visit two of its favourite classical gardens, the Humble Administrator's Garden, and the Garden of the Master of the Nets. Admire exquisite handicraft at the Silk Embroidery Institute before returning to Shanghai.  BLD

Day 13


Enjoy your free day in Shanghai. B

Day 14


Transfer to the airport to take the flight to London.  You will transfer your flight in Beijing Capital Airport.  Arrive in London Heathrow Airport. B



B=Breakfast    L=Lunch    D=Dinner

Tour Departure Dates - China Highlights

  • 3 Nov 2016£2255
  • 16 Mar 2017£2295
  • 6 Apr 2017£2295
  • 4 May 2017£2295
  • 18 May 2017£2295
  • 1 Jun 2017£2295
  • 20 Jul 2017£2495

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