Golden Triangle of China: Discover Beijing, Xian, Shanghai - 8 Days (CN-03)

China encapsulated – this tour is a ‘best of’ tour where you will experience the very finest sights in China’s most fascinating cities. A great introductory tour, or perfect for those who are interested in seeing how China’s race towards the future impacts on its past. Shoppers, history buffs, culture enthusiasts, foodies, photographers, children and anyone with a passing interest in this complex country should book this tour – don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes and your camera too!
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from £1,325 per person, 8 days



Day 1. Beijing
You are collected from the airport, transfer to the hotel. We will start by exploring Beijing’s past by embarking on a ‘Hutong neighbourhood by rickshaw tour.’
Day 2. Beijing
Today we will explore Tiananmen Square, the symbol of Beijing. After, we will visit the famous Imperial palace, the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. In the evening, we get to tuck into a hearty dinner of roasted duck.
Day 3. Beijing
Today is a real highlight: you will get to visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. We will also visit the site of the 2008 for the Summer Olympics. In the evening, marvel at one of the finest Acrobatic Shows.
Day 4. Beijing - Xian
You’ll catch the morning bullet train to Xian. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel, then you’ll start your Xian city tour. In the evening enjoy a Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show with dinner.
Day 5. Xian
Today we will get to visit the Terracotta Army. Afterwards, our driver will meet you in the hotel and will take you on to Xian railway station. Tonight will be a comfortable adventure aboard the overnight train to Shanghai.
Day 6. Shanghai
Today you’ll arrive in China’s most exciting city, Shanghai. Our city tour today will explore the city’s highlights including: the Shanghai Museum, People’s Square and Bund.
Day 7. Shanghai
For today’s tour, there will be a gentle start in old Shanghai where we will visit a peaceful garden. Then we fast-forward to the future on to the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Finish the tour on the Nanjing Road.
Day 8. Shanghai
Our tour ends. Our driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and take you to the airport to catch your flight home.
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Beijing Beijing
Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, the People's Republic of China, and it is also the second largest city after Shanghai. Beijing literally means... Read more
Shanghai Shanghai
Shanghai is the largest city in China’s and it is an important economic, financial, international and cultural centre. It is a very modern city by Chinese standards - althoug... Read more
Xian Xian
Xian is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and it has held that position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history. Xian is located in the no... Read more

Quick Facts
  • Season: Four Seasons
  • Days: 8
  • Group Size: 2-14
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

Day 1. Beijing
You are collected from the airport (our driver will have a “China & Beyond” signboard), transfer to the hotel. We will start by exploring Beijing’s past by embarking on a ‘Hutong neighbourhood by rickshaw tour.’ Our slow pace will allow us to soak in the narrow streets or alleys that date back hundreds of years. It is a stark contrast to Beijing’s modern buildings that today dominate the skyline. Thankfully, some old hutong areas have received ‘special status’ by the government and are carefully preserved. (D)
Day 2. Beijing
Everyone has heard of Tiananmen Square, the symbol of Beijing, but nothing can prepare you for the impact - located in the centre of the city, it is the fourth largest city square in the world covering 440,000 square metres. After, you will visit the famous Imperial palace and the Forbidden City, listed by UNESCO as the biggest collection of preserved antiquated wooden constructions in the world. Home to Chinese emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Palace is home to one of the most important collections of Chinese artwork in the world. Later on you will visit the magnificent Summer Palace for a relaxing time spent exploring Chinese landscape garden design. In the evening, we get to tuck into a hearty dinner of roasted duck. (B,L,D)
Day 3. Beijing
Today is a real highlight: you will get to visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall situated in Yanqing County, approximately 70 kilometres (44 miles) north of Beijing. A symbol of Chinese civilisation and one of the wonders of the world it is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The highest point of the Wall in this part is 1015m (3300ft), offering great views. Afterwards, we will visit the site of the 2008 for the Summer Olympics and will see the Olympic Green and park, including the famous ‘Bird’s nest’ building. In the evening, marvel at one of Beijing finest Acrobatic Shows. (B,L,D)
Day 4. Beijing - Xian
A slice of modern China today as after a transfer to the Beijing West railway station, you’ll catch the morning bullet train to Xian. This new high-speed train covers the distance of 711 miles from Beijing to Xian in only 4h and 40min. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel, then you’ll start your Xian city tour. One of the four ancient capitals of China, we begin with the Big Goose Pagoda, a seven-storey Buddhist temple built in the 7th century (great views from the top) and the Little Goose Pagoda. Other attractions include the Bell Tower and the Great Mosque, one of the first Mosques built in China. Lunch afterwards and in the evening a Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show with dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 5. Xian
Arguably the most famous tourist attraction in China, today we will get to visit the Terracotta Army, which draws millions of tourists every year. Accidentally discovered in 1974 by local farmers working in the fields, you will examine the pits, walk up the burial mound of the emperor, and see the thousands of terracotta statues of warriors and horses depicting the army of the First Chinese Emperor. Afterwards, our driver will meet you in the hotel lobby and will take you on to Xian railway station. Tonight will be a comfortable adventure aboard the train to Shanghai (a choice of 2 and 4 berth compartments available). (B,L,D)
Day 6. Shanghai
Today you’ll arrive in China’s most exciting city, Shanghai. Our driver will meet you off the train and take you to the hotel to leave your luggage. Our city tour today will explore the city’s highlights including: the Shanghai Museum, People’s Square and Bund. As the largest and busiest city in China there is a lot to take in. The People’s square is located in the heart of the city as is the Shanghai Museum, the place to learn about Chinese arts like calligraphy as well as ceramics and furniture. The Bund is a mile-long riverside promenade with dozens of European-style buildings. (B,L,D)
Day 7. Shanghai
For today’s tour, there will be a gentle start in old Shanghai where we will visit a peaceful garden, next to the City God Temple. The garden has five acres including a rockery, a chamber of ten thousand flowers, ponds, pavilions and towers. Then we fast-forward to the future on to the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower, which built in 1994 once was the tallest building in China. There are great opportunities to take some panoramic shots of the city. You can also stop at the revolving restaurant located at 267m level. Finish the tour on the Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main shopping street. (B,L,D)
Day 8. Shanghai
Our tour ends. Our driver will meet you in the hotel lobby with a “China & Beyond” signboard and take you to the airport to catch your flight home. (B)


Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

 

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24.03.2019 - 31.03.2019 £1,325 £1,875 £195 book now
31.03.2019 - 07.04.2019 £1,325 £1,875 £195 book now
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13.10.2019 - 20.10.2019 £1,325 £1,875 £195 book now
27.10.2019 - 03.11.2019 £1,325 £1,875 £195 book now
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24.11.2019 - 01.12.2019 £1,325 £1,875 £195 book now
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22.12.2019 - 29.12.2019 £1,325 £1,875 £195 book now
29.12.2019 - 05.01.2020 £1,325 £1,875 £195 book now

* Price including flights will be reconfirmed by your travel consultant as we need to know your departure airport, preferred airline, dates and class of travel. Our prices are based on economy fares from London Heathrow.

** Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation at your hotel, ger camp.


Tiantan Hotel Beijing 4*
Address: No.1, Ti Yu Guan Road, Chong Wen District, Beijing 100061
Telephone: +86 10 6719 0666

DESCRIPTION
The Tiantan (The Temple Of Heaven) Hotel is a modern 4 star hotel located in downtown Beijing. The hotel was fully renovated in 2005 and opened in June that year. Tiantan hotel is just minutes walk from the famous Temple of Heaven and the nearby park. The major tourist attractions like Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square are within less than a 15-minute drive, and it is only 40 minutes to Beijing Capital International Airport.

There are 300 guest rooms in the Temple of Heaven hotel, all equipped with telephone, central air-conditioning, safe-box, mini-bar, satellite TV system and bed-side control panel.

The hotel also features Chinese and Western restaurants, coffee shop, lobby bar, karaoke dancing club, billiard and recreational centre with gym, sauna and massage room. Business centre offers fax, photocopying and telex services.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • Private parking
  • Business centre
  • Deposit boxes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Night Club
  • Fitness centre and sauna
  • Beauty-centre
PHOTOGALLERY


Grand New World Hotel Xian 4*
Address: 172 Lian Hu Road, Xian, 710002
Telephone: +86 29 87 21 68 68

The Grand New World is one of the top 4* accommodation options in Xian. It opened in 1989 and was designed for both leisure and business travellers. The hotel owners have strived to achieve a balance between the ancient and new. With world-class facilities and services designed to please even the most demanding customers, they also try to preserve the spirit of the historical Xian. The decoration of the lobby with frescos and its sculpture of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, reflects the Chinese past and splendid culture.

The hotel is located within the ancient part of Xian close to the City Wall, Great Mosque of Xian and the Drum and Bell Towers. There underground station (line 1) is in front of the hotel.

The hotel has 471 superior rooms and exclusive deluxe suites all equipped with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, TV with international channels and minibar.

The fabulous Dynasty Chinese and Western restaurants at the Grand New World hotel offer first class international and Asian favourites served in an elegant setting.

The hotel also features a spacious fitness centre with table tennis, yoga room and indoor swimming pool.
Free WiFi is available in public areas.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Restaurants, bar / lounge
  • Deposit boxes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Business centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Beauty salon
  • Free WiFi in public areas
PHOTOGALLERY


Shanghai Marriott Courtyard Puxi 4*
Address: 338 Heng Feng Road, Shanghai 200070
Telephone: +86 21 22 15 38 88

DESCRIPTION
Courtyard Puxi is the brand's largest hotel in China and third largest in the world. It is conveniently located within a 5-minutes walk from Shanghai railway and underground stations (line 1, 3 and 4), Shanghai’s main tourist attractions - Nanjing Road, Jingan Temple and the People's Square – are all within easy access from the hotel. It will take you about one hour to reach Pudong International Airport by car.

The hotel has 411 guest rooms and 40 luxury suites located over 30 floors. Spacious rooms with modern amenities and comprehensive hotel facilities ensure the stay a total success. All rooms feature high speed internet access, large desks, 37-inch LCD TV with international channels, in-room safe, mini-bar, tea & coffee service, hair dryer and iron.

Dining facilities include MoMo Café or takeaway at MoMo 2 Go. Coffee, tea, cocktails and other drinks are offered at the hotel lounge. There are plenty of restaurants serving local Sichuan or international cuisine in the nearby area.
There is a business centre and 24-hour fitness centre with indoor swimming pool in the hotel.

FACILITIES
  • 24 hour reception
  • ATM
  • Café, take away, lounge
  • Deposit boxes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Business centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Gift shop
PHOTOGALLERY





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