Unmissable China tour with Chengdu pandas, Terracotta Warriors & Great Wall excursions

Shanghai, Beijing, Xian & Chengdu

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Great Wall of China

Chengdu

Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Imperial Palace, Beijing

Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping, Beijing

Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping, Beijing

Beijing Marriott Hotel Changping, Beijing

Forbidden City, Beijing

Summer Palace, Beijing

Forbidden City, Beijing

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Terracotta Army, Xi'an

Chengdu

Leshan

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Chengdu

Leshan

Incredible China sights: Beijing, Great Wall & pandas

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

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

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

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

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 a Silk Factory

- Tour of the fantastic Temple of Heaven

- Visit a local Pearl Factory

- Excursion to the best-preserved section of the Great Wall of China

- Jade Workshop

- Chinese Medicine factory

- Full day Tiananmen square and the Forbidden city excursion

- Visit the Muslim quarter

- Visit to the Terracotta Warriors museum

- Visit the local Terracotta Factory and the Yanyuan Art Museum

- Visit to the Panda Base and the Panda Museum

- Visit to the Shu Embroidery Museum

There are a range of optional excursions available on this tour for an additional cost; please call Exoticca directly on 0203 695 9677 to arrange these before booking on the website. Additional tours must be confirmed before your final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's website.

Optional excursions include: Shanghai city tour, Dinner and Huangpu river cruise, acrobatic show and dinner, Peking duck dinner and tour, Hutong excursion, dinner and Kung Fu show, golden mask show, Tang Dynasty show with dinner, Old City wall and Wild goose pagoda night tour, Sichuan Opera show, full day excursion to Huanglongxi and Leshan Big Buddha, full day tour to Dujiangyan and Sichuan cuisine museum.

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

If you select a flight without included luggage, you can add luggage by contacting the airline directly after receiving the flight information.

Shared air-conditioned transfers and bullet train transfers (hanghai - Beijing - Xian - Chengdu) 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 (mandatory) it is important that all of your details and names are given to Exoticca exactly as they appear on 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 (provided by Exoticca) to apply for your Chinese Visa. Please apply for your visa as early as possible. The cost is approximately £150.

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 43% 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 12/11/2019.

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).

Embark on a legendary China 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 some meals

Days 1-4: Shanghai

Set off from your UK departure airport to China, spending a night on board before you arrive in electric Shanghai. On arrival you’ll transfer to the hotel and have time to settle in, spending the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. The following morning you’ll take a walking tour to Nanjing Road and the Bund, visiting a silk factory before heading into the bustling Old City Bazaar. Perhaps opt for a half-day city tour (£62 per person) in the afternoon, to discover even more and, in the evening, you might want to join a Huangpu River Cruise with dinner (£51 per person).

On your last full day in Shanghai, there are plenty of things to do, from shopping to sampling street food. In the evening, catch an acrobatic show with dinner (£41 per person). After breakfast the next morning you’ll check out and move on to Beijing, China’s enormous capital. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 5-8: Beijing

Arrive in Beijing ready and raring to explore after experiencing your first bullet train journey from Shanghai. Spend the afternoon at leisure, and in the evening you can opt to feast on a Peking Duck during a Beijing food tour (£36 per person. The next morning, take a tour to the Temple of Heaven, where you can witness locals practising Tai Chi in the tranquil surroundings. Visit a local pearl factory one morning, then explore the city at your own pace in the afternoon. Alternatively, opt to take an optional excursion to Hutong and/or an optional Kung Fu Show and dinner (both £51 per person).

On your second full day in Beijing, you'll also tick a visit to the Great Wall of China off your bucket list, visiting the best-preserved section of the wall, before heading to Jade and Chinese Medicine factories and the Olympic Park, with the beautiful Bird's Nest Stadium and the Water Cube Aquatics Centre. Spend the evening over an optional Golden Mask Show (£51 per person). On your final full day in China's capital, you could take an optional excursion to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City (£112 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Days 9 & 10: Xi'an

Taking the bullet train to Xi'an, you'll check in to your hotel before visiting the Muslim Quarter. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, with the option to witness a Tang Dynasty Show with dinner (£46 per person). The next day, the Terracotta Warriors Museum awaits, as well as a local terracotta factory and the Yanyuan Art Museum, where you can learn about Chinese calligraphy (and maybe even have a go yourself). In the evening, join an optional Old City Wall and Wild Goose Pagoda Tour (£26 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Days 11, 12 & 13: Chengdu

After another bullet train to Chengdu, you'll head to Panda Base - home to the iconic and elusive giant pandas. Then, head to the Panda Museum to learn about these endangered animals. Next, visit the Shu Embroidery Museum before transferring to your hotel to check in. In the evening, you've the option to go to a Sichuan Opera Show (£36 per person). The following days are yours to spend as you wish, with the option to join a couple of excursions: to Huanglongxi Ancient Town & Leshan Big Buddha (£102 per person) and to Dujiangyan and the Sichuan Cuisine Museum (£123 per person). (Meals: breakfast)

Day 14: Chengdu - UK

After a final breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. (Meals: breakfast)

Good to know

There are a range of optional excursions available on this tour for an additional cost; please call Exoticca directly on 0203 695 9677 to arrange these before booking on the website. Additional tours must be confirmed before your final payment. Please note your final payment is due 60 days before your departure. More information can be found on our supplier's website. 
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong (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 
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, 1000 Yanggao N Rd, Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200137 (your first destination)

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

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow to Shanghai, China returning from Chengdu. Exoticca operates flights with all airlines, and will select the most cost effective fare at the time of booking. Please note all airlines are 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.

If you select a flight without included luggage, you can add luggage by contacting the airline directly after receiving the flight information.

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 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.co.uk

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

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