Unmissable China and Tibet tour with Chengdu Panda Base & Great Wall excursions

Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu & Lhasa

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Potala Palace, Tibet

Shanghai

Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Suzhou

Garden of the Humble Administrator, Suzhou

Great Wall of China

Forbidden City, Beijing

Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping, Beijing

Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping, Beijing

Forbidden City, Beijing

Imperial Palace, Beijing

Temple Of Heaven, Beijing

Summer Palace, Beijing

Terracotta Army, Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Chengdu

Chengdu

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Leshan

Chengdu

Leshan

Mount Everest, Tibet

Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise, Lhasa

Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise, Lhasa

Wild Tibetan Yak, Tibet

Thrilling China and Tibet: Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an and more

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Up to -39% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with three nights in a Twin or Double room at the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai.

Next, you will spend four nights in a Deluxe King Guest room at Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping, Beijing.

Then, you'll spend two nights in a Standard Lakeview room at Jianguo Hotel, Xi'An.

Next, you will spend three nights in a Deluxe King room at Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu.

Finally, you will spend three nights in a Executive room at Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise, Lhasa.

Breakfast is included throughout.

Please note that if the advertised hotel is unavailable for your selected dates, it will be swapped with one of similar standards. Please visit our supplier, Exoticca's, website for more information.

A range of tours and excursions are included with an English-speaking guide, as per the itinerary:

- Walking tour of Nanjing road and the Bund neighbourhood

- Visit an authentic Silk Factory

- Temple of Heaven tour

- Visit to a pearl factory

- Great Wall of China excursion along the Juyongguan section

- Jade workshop visit

- Traditional Chinese medicine factory visit

- Visit the Olympic Park in Beijing

- Visit the Muslim Quarter in Xi'an

- Visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum

- Visit a local terracotta factory and the Yanyuan Art museum in Xi'an

- Visit the Panda museum in Chengdu

- Panda base excursion

- Visit the Shu Embroidery museum

- Visit to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple

A number of optional excursions, an upgrade to half-board and travel insurance can purchased for additional costs. These can be arranged directly with our supplier, Exoticca, after booking and must be selected before final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's own website.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Shanghai, China, returning from Lhasa. One piece of hand luggage and one piece of hold luggage per person are included, as per the airline's terms and conditions.

Second class bullet train transfers (Shanghai - Beijing - Xian - Chengdu), internal flights (Chengdu - Lhasa) and shared air-conditioned land transfers are included.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will require a copy of the valid passports in order to process the reservation.

In order to receive your invitation letter for your Chinese Visa and it is important that all of your details and names are given to Exoticca exactly as they appear your passport. Once you receive your invitation letter from us you will be required to go to the Chinese Embassy in person with your passport, a passport photo, invitation letter and an Exoticca booking form to apply for your Chinese Visa. Please apply for your visa as early as possible. The cost is approximately £150.

In order to process your Tibet Travel Permit Exoticca will need the following from each traveller: a copy of your Chinese visa, a copy of your passport, a visa invitation letter for China. All documents need to be submitted at least 30 days in advance of your departure.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 45% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate.

The discount stated above was checked on 03/09/2019.

The offer is 100% non-refundable and date changes are not possible once the booking has been made.

This holiday is supplied by Exoticca and is ATOL protected (11248).

Enjoy a legendary China and Tibet trip with bucket-list excursions, from the Great Wall and Terracotta Army to a visit with the giant pandas of Chengdu – includes all travel, excursions and breakfasts throughout

Day 1: UK - night on board

Arrive at your airport and catch your flight to Shanghai. Spend the night on board.

Days 2-4: Shanghai


Spend time at leisure in Shanghai. On your second day in the city, you'll embark on a walking tour of Nanjing road and the Bund neighbourhood, plus visit an authentic Silk Factory before heading into the bustling Old City Bazaar for a taste of the local culture. Optional excursions include a city tour and a Huangpu River cruise with dinner. On day four, you can opt to visit Suzhou with an acrobatic show dinner in the evening. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 5: Shanghai - Beijing

Transfer to the train station to catch a bullet train to Beijing. Arrive in Beijing, famed for its ancient sites such as the iconic Forbidden City, and as being the gateway to some of the most visited portions of the Great Wall. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 6-8: Beijing


On your first morning, enjoy a tour of the fantastic Temple of Heaven, a religious complex used by the emperors of the Quing and Ming dynasties. Afterwards, visit a local Pearl Factory for a fascinating insight into the production of these precious jewels. Later on, opt to enjoy an evening kung fu show. On your second day here, you'll set off to the best-preserved section of the Great Wall of China, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way, admire the countryside and stop at an impressive Jade Workshop, where artisans work with this precious stone. On the way back to Beijing, visit a traditional Chinese Medicine factory, and stop at the famous Olympic Park. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 9: Beijing - Xi'an

Hop aboard a bullet train today to Xi'an. Upon arrival, enjoy a visit to the Muslim Quarter of the city. Then, opt for a Tang dynasty show and dinner for an evening of entertainment. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 10: Xi'an


Today, discover one of China's most iconic sights as you enjoy a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, where around 8,000 sculted figures were buried alongside Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Then, visit the local Terracotta Factory and Yanyuan Art Museum, to learn about the ancient art of Chinese Calligraphy, and even try it out for yourself. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 11: Xi'an - Chengdu

Head to Chengdu today via train, headed to the Panda Base, home to the iconic and elusive giant pandas, one of the most endangered animals in the world. After getting up close to these beautiful creatures, head to the Panda Museum and the Shu Embroidery Museum for an insight into one of China's most prestigious traditions of embroidery. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 12 - 13: Chengdu

Enjoy two days at your leisure in Chengdu. Otherwise, opt for plenty of local excursions. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 14: Chengdu - Lhasa


Transfer to the airport for a flight to Lhasa. Arrive at Lhasa 's Gonggar Airport and meet your guide, who will be waiting with a traditional offering of a Khada, Tibetan Scarf. Spend the rest of the day relaxing and acclimatising to the altitude at your leisure. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 15: Lhasa - Potala Palace - Jokhang Temple - Lhasa


Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, visit Potala Palace, the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas and one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. In the afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple, the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism. Afterwards, explore the surroundings of Barkhor and the old town of Lhasa. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 16: Lhasa

Enjoy a day at your leisure in Lhasa. (Meals: breakfast)

Day 17 · Lhasa - night on board - UK

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport and check in for your return flight back to the UK. (Meals: breakfast)
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai (three nights)

A nine-minute walk from the nearest metro station, this modern, high-rise, five-star hotel features a polished spa with a steam room, sauna and indoor pool. A fitness centre offers gym equipment and you can attend regular yoga classes nearby. Two restaurants serve Shanghai and Japanese fare, alongside a lounge featuring live music.

Amenities: two restaurants, lounge, spa facilities, fitness centre, indoor pool, yoga classes nearby, Wi-Fi


Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping, Beijing (four nights)


Set within the Fun Capital Outlets and Timeless China Theme Park, this glitzy hotel is a great base from which to explore Beijing. Aside from exploring the theme park and shopping mall, you're within easy access of the city's sights, and there is an in-house spa, indoor and outdoor hot springs as well as an infinity pool to ease weary muscles. There are also games rooms and entertainment options and even two ballrooms.

Amenities: indoor and outdoor hot springs, infinity pool, spa and wellness facilities, fitness centre, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, two ballrooms, three restaurants, bar


Jianguo Hotel, Xi'An (two nights)

Located in eastern Xi'an, Jiangup Hotel is just a 15-minute metro ride from the city centre. Designed in the courtyard style, interiors here fuse traditional style with contemporary comfort. Western, Chinese and Cantonese cuisine can be enjoyed across the restaurants, whilst the lobby bar is on hand with a drink after a day of sightseeing.

Amenities: two restaurants, bar, Wi-Fi, indoor pool, sauna, spa treatments, Wi-Fi, chess and billiards room

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu (three nights)

Set in a sleek high-rise building overlooking the Jiang’an River, this stylish hotel is all about grandeur. After a busy day of sightseeing, wind down and relax in the spa or sauna, grab a drink in one of the bars, do some lengths in the pool or enjoy some peace and quiet wandering through the pretty landscaped gardens.

Amenities: indoor pool, fitness centre, spa and wellness facilities, tennis court, sauna, three restaurants, two bars, air conditioning, Wi-Fi

Intercontinental Lhasa Paradise, Tibet (three nights)


Lhasa, otherwise known as the 'Sun City', is one of the highest cities in the world. This vast, glass-fronted behemoth of a hotel is certainly unique. Offering a restaurant, a bar, gardens and a 24-hour Oxygen Bar, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied during your stay here after sightseeing for the day, and comfy rooms will make sure you well placed to enjoy a good nights’ kip.

Amenities: restaurant, bar, garden, 24-hour reception, café, Wi-Fi, oxygen bar, on-site parking
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, 1000 Yanggao N Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200137 (your first destination)

Travel is included in this offer - see below for details.

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow, Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and Newcastle to Shanghai, China returning from Lhasa with China Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Air China, China Southern, KLM, Swiss International Air Lines, Aeroflot and Virgin Atlantic (airlines subject to change).

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from the tour operator, Exoticca. This includes departure times, as well as flight numbers.

Please note that your outbound and inbound flight may be indirect and include a stopover. Your flights may also be overnight, so please bare this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

If you need any further information about flights before booking, please call Exoticca on 0203 695 9677 or contact via sales@exoticca.com.

Please check the luggage rules in the booking confirmation. More information can be found on the airline's website. Please note that the prices of the tour operator are daily adjusted according to the exchange rate and may vary from the stated price.

At the time of booking, Exoticca will book the best available airfare for the selected date.

Please note that at the time of booking, your name must be filled out exactly as per your passport (including any middle names). This is in order to accurately book flights and for any required visa invitation letters.

Within seven days of confirming your booking with us, you'll receive an email from our supplier, Exoticca, with your final booking confirmation detailing the exact flight times confirmed for your specific reservation.

The total amount of nights in the confirmation email may differ from the duration that appears on the website, as it includes accommodation nights and nights spent travelling.

Please be advised it is your responsibility to check any passport, visa, health and immigration requirements, including any countries you have a connection in. For flights via the US or Canada, you must apply for an ESTA or eTA visa before travel.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The flights inclusive offer shown on this page is ATOL Protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Secret Escapes is acting as an agent for Exoticca with ATOL number 11248 and your contract is with that company. Exoticca booking conditions are available from http://www.exoticca.com

For comprehensive travel, visa and health advice, please visit FCO Travel Advice

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