Private Tour - A China Experience

  • 11 Days

  • China

Accompanied by local guides, experience a private tour of China. Walk Great Wall ramparts, explore an ancient water town, gaze upon mysterious terracotta warriors and uncover the legacy of royal dynasties: this is a China experience of epic scale and fascination.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a local representative
Accommodation
Selected meals
All airport taxes

Sorry, this holiday isn't available to book yet. Please call us on 0800 668 1365 and we'll let you know as soon as it goes on sale.

  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

of 11 days

Your detailed itinerary

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners

Overview

Accompanied by local guides, experience a private tour of China. Walk Great Wall ramparts, explore an ancient water town, gaze upon mysterious terracotta warriors and uncover the legacy of royal dynasties: this is a China experience of epic scale and fascination.

At a glance

  • Yu Yuan Garden
  • Shanghai Museum
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Forbidden City
  • Great Wall of China

Extensions

  • 3 night Hong kong extension 

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension.

Day 1

Depart UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Arrive Shanghai

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Shanghai including Wuzhen Canal Town

Visit the ancient canal town of Wuzhen and take a leisurely stroll to absorb the atmosphere of this centuries-old Chinese town. Home to an intricate system of canals, old wooden waterside houses, arch stone bridges, narrow cobblestone streets and an abundance of local handicrafts, Wuzhen is renowned for its old-world charm and picturesque setting. Return to Shanghai and enjoy a dinner of traditional Shanghai cuisine.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Shanghai

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Gardens and the Old Town as well as a visit to see the superb antiquities and fine arts of the Shanghai Museum. Afterwards, walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920's style Shikumen buildings. In the evening, enjoy a cruise on the panoramic Huangpu River, where the historic Bund and the futuristic Pudong come face-to-face.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Shanghai - Xian

Today fly to Xian, the former ancient capital. In the evening, sample a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling meal followed by a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Xian

This morning visit one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century - the Terracotta Warriors. The figures were created 2,000 years ago to accompany Qin Shihuang into the afterlife. We also walk along the Ancient City Walls.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Xian - Beijing

Today visit the renowned Shaanxi Museum which is home to thousands of priceless relics and walk through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets. Later, fly to Beijing, China's capital city.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Beijing

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through Tiananmen Square, past Chairman Mao's Mausoleum to the treasure-filled Forbidden City, which is the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China from the Ming and Qing Dynasties and houses over 8,000 rooms. Also visit the unique Temple of Heaven and enjoy a fascinating Chinese Acrobat show in the evening.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Beijing

An unforgettable day travelling to the Great Wall of China One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Wall stretches approximately 4,000 miles and is a spectacular sight you'll be sure never to forget. Also tour the exquisite Summer Palace. Your evening meal includes the local delicacy, Peking Duck.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Beijing - UK

Transfer to the airport today for your flight back to the UK or extend your trip in Hong Kong.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Shanghai: Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel;
  • Xian: Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel;
  • Beijing: Grand Gongda Jianguol.

Notes

Accommodation will be as stated or similar standard.

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

Why book with Cosmos?