Our ever-popular 11-day fully inclusive group tour of China with renowned China Holidays, featuring the 'must-see' highlights of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai plus enchanting Guilin and Yangshuo.

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“The great value group tour to China with China Holidays. ”


Clients’ comments

From C McGeever, London

We got back from Beijing the day before yesterday, I want to thank you for organising such a wonderful trip for us. You were so patient as we changed the itinerary so many times to accommodate meeting up with our son.We loved China. We were so well looked after by all the guides and on the boat and in the hotels. Our guides Alan in Xi'an and Kevin in Beijing were outstanding. The staff on the boat were amazing. We have already been recommending China Holidays to our friends and family and will continue to do so. Many thanks. You are a great ambassador for your country.

From Mr & Mrs Salter , West Sussex  

We had a wonderful trip, every day full of new experiences and adventure. The idea of visting China made a little nervous but we needn't have worried as the experiences arranged for us by China holidays were well organised and delivered. Our guides were all quite dfferent and we learnt a great deal about what we were looking at and what it was like to live in China from them. All our accommodation was clean and comfortable and we ate well throughout the holiday. The evening shows were all very good and were a good idea as we needed something to do in the evenings on those days. Very good itnerary with nothing missed out and no disappointments whatsoever. Many thanks for all the care in the organising and delivery of our memorable holiday.



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11 - day group tour with China Holidays - Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Li River cruise, Yangshuo and Shanghai

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China Tour Full Itinerary

Key: B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner

Day 1


Begin your unique holiday by making your own way to London Heathrow for an overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2


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

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, a traditional Peking Duck dinner.  BLD

Day 4


From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City, the imperial palace, and gaze around the grand ceremonial halls and peek into the private family quarters. Later stroll through the elegant gardens of the Summer Palace that were laid out for the empress with no expense spared. 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 they still stand in battle formation in giant exhibition halls erected around the pits where they were discovered in the 1970s. This afternoon see Xian's immense City Wall complete with towers and battlements, and 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 two nights. BLD

Day 8


Morning cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo through poetic rural landscapes, karst mountains rising steeply from the river valley, their peaks wreathed in mist, and below, oxen ploughing the rice paddies. Time for shopping at Yangshuo's handicrafts market before a spectacular open-air son et lumiere show, then return to Guilin BLD

Day 9


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 two nights. Tonight watch an amazing Acrobatic show, and marvel at the skill and daring of the performers.  BLD

Day 10


Admire the very best of China's treasures at the Shanghai Museum and later stroll through Yuyuan Garden, an oasis of calm and beauty in the midst of the bustling city. Then visit Jade Buddha Temple with its lovely white jade statues and great incense burners, later stroll along the Bund, Shanghai's riverside promenade with futuristic skyscrapers on one bank and grand 19th century European architecture on the other. BLD

Day 11

Shanghai/London via Beijing

Fly from Shanghai via Beijing to London Heathrow. B



B=Breakfast    L=Lunch    D=Dinner

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Holiday Extension

Fly out before the main group tour to China to visit Chengde where the Emperors of China had their beautiful summer palace, high in the cool hills. Visit the palace, gardens and eight outer Temples of the Mountain Retreat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Drive from Beijing to Chengde via the Great Wall, three nights at the 4-star Yunshan hotel with breakfast and train back to Beijing. Meet the rest of your China tour group in Beijing.

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£ 355 per person twin shared.

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If you prefer to travel in a private group or to go at your own pace spending more time in one particular city perhaps, China Holidays' tailor made tours are the perfect answer. Travel with your own personal chauffeur and English-speaking guide, available for any group size. Just call and ask our tailor made team to help you create your own Taste of China tour.

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£ 195 per person twin shared.

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