Overview

Flight - 1 night
Chengdu - 2 nights
Xian - 2 nights
Beijing - 3 nights

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HIGHLIGHTS OF CHINA

Exceptional value for a high speed rail journey from the pandas and Terracotta Warriors to the Great Wall and Forbidden City, now featuring a new direct flight to Chengdu

This highlights tour is carefully designed to distil the Jules Verne experience into a concise arrangement, shorter and more affordable. 

This tour encompasses the essential sounds, sights and atmosphere of China. This country of variety with stunning natural beauty and rich culture is as unique as it is unpredictable; vibrant, confusing, noisy and colourful. Be prepared for the unexpected, the unusual, the amazing and for an experience that will be truly unforgettable.

The imprint of Emperors remains indelibly stamped on each corner of China despite the onrush of modernity. Thoughts of ancient dynasties are inevitably inspired by exploration of the stately halls and warren-like living quarters of the former Imperial Palace and the Summer Palace at Beijing or gazing at the world’s most colossal construction, the Great Wall. In visiting Xian, the ancient capital, the visitor is transported to the origins of Chinese history.

Key Features

Culture & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
5 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 6 – 25

 

Our guides in Chengdu and Xian were excellent, as were the hotels.

Daphne Hilsdon
Highlights of China

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Day 1 Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Chengdu.

Day 2 Transfer to 5-star Tibet Hotel or Minshan Hotel (Oct 2019 - Mar 2020) for two nights.

Day 3 Visit the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base. At the base the pandas live in large enclosures designed to resemble their natural habitat. Walk along Jinli Street. Optional Sichuan Opera (£35). (B, L)

Day 4 Travel by high-speed train to Xian (4 hrs) and transfer to 4-star Titan Times Hotel for two nights. Visit Hanyang Tombs, the mausoleum complex of Emperor Liu Qi. (B)

Day 5 Visit the Terracotta Army of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, the ancient city wall and Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Optional Tang Dynasty show with dinner (bookable locally). (B, L)

Day 6 Travel by high-speed train to Beijing (6 hrs) for three nights at the 4-star Beijing Royal Grand Hotel (2019) or Chinese 5-star Hotel Sunworld Dynasty (2020). (B, D)

Day 7 Explore the Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming architecture, and the impressive Great Wall at Mutianyu, one of the best preserved sections. Travel by gondola up and down to the level of the wall is included. (B, L)

Day 8 Visit Tian An Men Square, the largest city square in the world, the Forbidden City, an ancient palatial structure followed by the Summer Palace, a masterpiece of Chinese landscaped garden design. Optional Peking Duck dinner at a local restaurant (£35). (B, L)

Day 9 Return flight direct from Beijing to London Heathrow. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

TRAVEL IN CHINA

Hotel facilities include restaurant/s, bar, coffee shop, English speaking reception staff, WiFi (mostly free) and air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, complimentary mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV. Included meals, often around large tables of 8, are at either the hotel or in local restaurants and generally offer a selection of Chinese dishes with a drink. Transportation is in private air-conditioned vehicles with local guides accompanying all tours (except on flights and rail journeys).

Tour involves carrying luggage on and off trains and some uneven surfaces and inclines.

2019

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Air China from Heathrow

Date Price
September 17 £1675
October 15 £1575
November 19 £1395

2020

Tuesdays
per person in a twin/double room
Air China from Heathrow

Date Price
March 3 £1395
April 7 £1525
May 5 £1445
September 15 £1545
October 13 £1545
November 3 £1395
December 1 £1375

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £295
(Mar/Nov/Dec £255; May/Sep/Oct 2019 £275)

Flight Options

Air China Business Class from £1645

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Chengdu
Tibet Hotel (per night) £45
Single supplement £45

Extra Nights - Beijing (2019)
Beijing Royal Grand Hotel (per night) £55
Single supplement £50

Extra Nights - Beijing (2020)
Hotel Sunworld Dynasty (per night) £55
Single supplement £55

Optional Excursions

Sichuan Opera £35
Peking Duck Dinner £35

Independent Arrival

Save £500 
Arrival transfer add £30
Departure transfer add £25

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 7 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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