Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hangzhou & Shanghai
The Splendour of China includes all the most famous and popular sights of the bustling cities, as well the most picturesque locations in the east. As you travel from place to place you will have the opportunity to try delicious local cuisine, as well as immerse yourself in the traditional culture of China. Stay in fantastic accommodation and experience why China is one of our favourite destinations!
Day 01: Arrive Beijing (-/-/-)
You will be met on arrival in Beijing and transferred to your hotel to check in for the next four nights.
Day 02: Beijing (B/L/D)
Spend the day exploring the most popular highlights of magnificent Beijing. Walk through Tiananmen Square, immerse yourself in royal life at the Forbidden City, and admire the beauty of the World Heritage Listed Imperial Garden at the Summer Palace. In the evening feast on incredible Peking Duck and be amazed by a thrilling acrobatic show.
Day 03: Beijing (B/L/-)
Break out your walking shoes! Today you will explore the Ming Tombs before walking along and enjoying sunset champagne on the famous Great Wall.
Day 04: Beijing (B/L/-)
Marvel at the wooden yet nail-less Temple of Heaven before a walking tour through the old quarters of Beijing. Learn how to make delicious dumplings and enjoy lunch with a local family, then enjoy the afternoon at your own pace to explore as you wish.
Day 05: Beijing – Xi’an (B/L/D)
Take the highspeed train to Xi’an in the morning, then transfer downtown to the Provincial History Museum. Admire the thousands of treasures and relics preserved here. Finish the day with a delicious dumpling banquet and entertaining Tang Dynasty Show.
Day 06: Xi’an (B/L/-)
Today you will be in awe of the famous life size Terracotta Warrior Army and learn how the 6,000 replicas were painstakingly crafted. See the traditional Tang Dynasty era Wild Goose Pagoda.
Day 07: Xi’an – Guilin (B/-/D)
Admire the Drum and Bell Tower Square, before wandering through the Muslim Quarter and local food market. Take an afternoon ﬂight to Guilin.
Day 08: Guilin – Yangshuo (B/L/-)
Take a scenic cruise on the Li River, enjoying lunch on board as you pass by the beautiful landscapes. On arrival in Yangshuo you can explore the market town. Watch the fantastic Light Show in the evening.
Day 09: Yangshuo – Longsheng – Guilin (B/L/D)
On your way back to Guilin, stop in the remote region of Longsheng. You will see spectacular rice terraces and visit a minority village. On arrival in Guilin you will be taken to explore the city, with reﬂexology after dinner.
Day 10: Guilin – Hangzhou (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit the beautiful Reed Flute Caves. Then transfer to Hangzhou by domestic ﬂight. On arrival you will check in to your hotel for two nights.
Day 11: Hangzhou (B/L/-)
Explore the celestial city, with a private rowing boat on the picturesque West Lake, then a visit to the Meijiawu Tea Village. In the evening enjoy a stunning lake performance.
Day 12: Hangzhou – Shanghai (B/L/D)
Wander through Hefang Street and a few of the museums of Hangzhou. After lunch you will take the high speed train to Shanghai. In Shanghai you will explore the charming Bund.
Day 13: Shanghai (B/-/D)
Travel to the Venice of Shanghai, Zhujiajiao, to wander along the bridges shaded by picturesque willow trees. Return to Shanghai to visit the Silk Museum, then see Shanghai at night from the water on a fantastic Huangpu River cruise.
Day 14: Depart Shanghai (B/-/-)
Enjoy the last hours in Shanghai at your leisure before making your own way to the airport on the Maglev Train (Magnetic Levitating Train)!
Number of Days 14
Price From $5199
14th February – 27th February
14th March – 27th March*
4th April – 17th April*
9th May – 22nd May*
6th June – 19th June*
19th September – 2nd October*
24th October – 6th November*
7th November – 20th November*
Prices are based on Low Season (01/01/2021-29/02/2021). *Surcharges apply for other periods.
13 nights quality (4-5 star) accommodation with daily breakfast
2nd class high speed train (Beijing – Xi’an, Hangzhou -Shanghai)
Flights from Xi’an – Guilin, Guilin – Hangzhou
Maglev Train Ticket
Most meals as indicated
Tipping for guide and driver
All transportation, daily tours and admission fees
Professional English speaking guide
International airfares and taxes
$ Price (Twin Share)
From $5,199 per person (land only, low season)
Private Touring available for an additional fee.