Warriors & Dragons - 8 Days

8 days.

From £895pp

BEIJING - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong areas of Beijing, Cloisonne Factory and Chinese Acrobatic Show, BADALING - UNESCO listed Great Wall of China, XI'AN- UNESCO listed Terracotta Warriors, Clay warrior workshop, Xi'an city wall bike ride, SHANGHAI - The Bund and Old Shanghai, cruise on Huangpu River and free time

Your tour to China includes:

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 5 nights 3-4 star hotels
  • 2 overnight trains (soft sleeper cabin)
  • Chinese acrobatic performance
  • Rickshaw ride through Beijing's Hutongs
  • Xi’an - bike ride on medieval City Wall. Entrance to Tang Culture Museum and calligraphy demonstration
  • Shanghai - Huangpu River Cruise
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8
  • Touring of Beijing, Badaling, Xi'an, Shanghai
  • Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more
  • English speaking specialist guides at local sights
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
  • Maximum group size - 20 persons

Your Itinerary:

Day 1, Beijing

Saturday. Huan ying, welcome to China! Airport arrival transfer and hotel check in. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

No meals included.

Day 2, Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is essentially the heart of Beijing. A patriotic vision of grandeur, Tiananmen Square is a square for the public and home of the mausoleum of Chairman Mao and the striking Monument to the People’s Heroes. Dominating the city centre is the Forbidden City, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (replete with Chairman Mao’s portrait), we enjoy a guided tour of this old city within a city.

Later, we take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs of Beijing. As our trusty rickshaw driver peddles us through the network of alleys and old back lanes, we gain a fascinating snapshot of the city’s traditional way of life. After a break for lunch we travel to the Pearl Market - an Aladdin's Cave of souvenirs, handbags and gadgets for a spot of shopping.

Tonight, after a traditional dinner we attend a Chinese acrobatic performance.

1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.

Day 3, The Great Wall & Acrobatic Performance

Beijing - Xi’an. Today, we drive beyond Beijing to Badaling, to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. A symbol of total Chinese genius, the Great Wall is a cultural icon. At least 20 dynasties were involved in its construction. Stretching some 6700 kilometres, we walk along just a small chunk of this massive masterpiece of human endeavour.

Afterwards we enjoy lunch and visit a Jade Carving Centre, before boarding the overnight sleeper train (4 berth soft sleeper cabin) to Xi’an.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.

Day 4, Xi'an & Terracotta Warriors

Arrive Xi’an, hotel check in and free morning. Today we visit one of the 20th century's greatest finds - the Terracotta Warriors! Comprising of more than 7,000 life-sized soldiers which stand in military formation in excavated pits under the cover of a modern protective hanger. Made of local clay, no two faces are alike.We also visit a workshop where warrior figurines are made.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.

Day 5, Try your hand at calligraphy

Xi’an - Shanghai. This morning we visit the Tang Culture Museum. We get a brief introduction to the Folk Art of Shaanxi, traditional painting and calligraphy. Afterwards we get the chance to try our hand at calligraphy using a brush and some ink!

Encircling Xi’an’s old city is the 15km in length and 6 metres wide medieval wall. This afternoon we’ll take a leisurely bicycle ride along the wall (solo or tandem). Looking down offers delightful views of the city hubbub and daily life. Afterwards we spend some time in the down town area, giving an opportunity to enjoy a western meal if you choose before boarding our overnight sleeper train to Shanghai.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 6, Sizzling Shanghai

Good morning Shanghai! Perhaps China’s most modern city, its amazing Pudong skyline is stunning. Spend the morning at leisure and later this afternoon we take a drive along the Bund and through old Shanghai before departing on a sunset cruise along the Huangpu River with dinner afterwards.

1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.

Day 7, Explore Shanghai

Today offers free time to independently explore. Perhaps visit the Oriental Pearl TV tower, the Jade Buddha Temple, French Quarter or take a more interactive approach and discover Shanghai’s Science and Technology Museum with IMAX 3D, IWERKS 4D and space theatres, it’s a top spot for kids!

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 8, Shanghai

Saturday. It's time to take your little Warriors or Dragons home. Our tour concludes after breakfast, hotel check out is at 12 noon and included departure transfer to the airport. Happy Travels!

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Other important information

  • Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate.
  • All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons.
  • Prices shown are per person travelling.
  • 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room.
  • The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
  • If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged provided there is another single traveller booked on the tour date of your choosing.

Not included in the tour

  • International flights and visa
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

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