Unmissable China tour with extraordinary Great Wall & Terracotta Army excursions

Beijing, Xi’an & Shanghai

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Great Wall, China

Wyndham Beijing North

Wyndham Beijing North

Forbidden City, Beijing

Wyndham Beijing North

Wyndham Beijing North

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Wyndham Beijing North

Wyndham Beijing North

Wyndham Beijing North

Imperial Palace, Beijing

Summer Palace, Beijing

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Xi'an

Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Yu Yuan Gardens, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong

Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong

Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong

Discover three of China’s great cities on a nine-night holiday

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Up to -39% supplier's online rate ?
You'll start your holiday with four nights in a Twin Bed Executive Deluxe room at the Wyndham Beijing North, Beijing.

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

Finally, you'll spend three nights in a King Business room at the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai.

Breakfast is included throughout.

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

A range of tours and excursions are included with an English-speaking guide, as per the itinerary: a half-day tour of Beijing; an excursion to the Juyongguan section of the Great Wall of China, UNESCO World Heritage Site, including a visit to a Jade workshop and the Olympic Park; a visit to the Muslim Quarter in Xi'an; a visit to the Terracotta Warriors Museum, Terracotta Factory and the Yanyuan Art Museum; a walking tour of Nanjing road and the Bund neighbourhood; and tour of Shanghai including a tour of the Old Bazaars, Yuyuan Garden, the Shanghai Museum and a silk factory.

Please be aware tours will be on a private basis (for two people), except for departures on the 4 and 16 September, 14 and 28 October, and 15 and 24 November (maximum 26 people).

A number of optional excursions, early check-in 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.

Flights are included from your selected departure airport to Beijing, China, returning from Shanghai. 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 (Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai) and shared air-conditioned land transfers are included.

Please be aware a visa is required for China and is issued by the embassy or consulate for approximately $50. Please check requirements before travel.

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.

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

The discount:

We advertise this offer at up to 42% off. We calculate this discount percentage based on the rates we offer compared to the supplier's online rate. An example of our top discount is:

On 04/09/2019, leaving from London Heathrow, two people may book this holiday (inclusions as noted above) and will pay £999 per person, per stay, compared to the supplier's online rate of £1,729 per person, per stay. Based on this calculation, by booking with Secret Escapes, you will save 42%.

The discounts, price and availability stated above were checked on 30/04/2019.

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).

A legendary China trip with bucket-list excursions, from the Great Wall and Terracotta Army to the Shanghai Bazaars – with all travel and discounted single rates

Discover the charms of China on this bucket-list trip to three unforgettable destinations – and three unforgettable luxury hotels, as you embark on guided tours, see world-famous sights and explore the sprawling metropolises at your own leisure.

You’ll kick off in Beijing, where you’ll take a tour of the city's top sights, from Tiananmen Square (the largest square in the world), the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven, before heading to the Great Wall – an ancient wonder which stretches for some 13,000 miles and dates back to the third century BC. You'll also squeeze in a visit to the Beijing Olympic Park where you can admire the futuristic design of the famous Bird's Nest Stadium and 'Water Cube' National Aquatics Center.

Then, you'll take the bullet train to Xi'an. While here, you'll come face-to-face with the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors, an army of 8,000 stone statues built over 2,000 years ago by emperor Qinshi Huangdi. Discover the intricate art of Chinese calligraphy at a local museum and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Muslim Quarter, before choosing to enjoy a sumptuous dumpling banquet, before taking another high-speed train to your final destination..

Dive head-first into the hustle and bustle of China's largest metropolis and economic epicentre, Shanghai. During your sojourn here, you'll visit unmissable sights like Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum and the Bund, plus a silk-spinning factory. There's also the option to see the water town of Suzhou, which is laced with canals, criss-crossed with bridges and peppered with classical gardens.

Good to know 

Please note that a visa is required for travel to China.

This holiday allows you to spread the cost of your break by paying only the deposit upfront. The remaining balance is due at a later date and is to be paid directly to the holiday supplier (the exact date will be stated on your booking confirmation). 
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing and transfer to Wyndham Bejing North. Explore the city at your leisure. Optional Peking Duck dinner (chargeable)
Day 2: Take a half-day tour of the Temple of Heaven, where you might see locals perform Tai Chi. After, you’ll visit a pearl factory to learn about the production of this object. Opt for a Hutong Excursion and take a rickshaw down the narrow streets of Bejing. Overnight in Bejing.
Day 3: Visit a jade workshop on the way to the Great Wall of China. Lunch, before seeing Beijing Olympic Park. Enjoy a Beijing roast duck dinner at the hotel. Optional Golden Mask show (chargeable).
Day 4: Your last day in Bejing can be spent at leisure, or you could opt for a full-day Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City excursion. Overnight in Bejing.
Day 5: Transfer from Beijing to Xi’an by bullet train. Upon arrival, check into Jianguo hotel. You’ll have the rest of the day of leisure, so why not head to the South Gate Old City Wall and go shopping in the city's Muslim Quarter. Optional Tang Dynasty show and dinner (chargeable).
Day 6: Visit the Terracotta Warriors Museum, the local terracotta factory and the Yanyuan Art Museum, where you'll learn more about Chinese calligraphy. Overnight in Xian.
Day 7: Take the high-speed train to Shanghai and check into Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong. You’ll go on a walking tour of Nanjing Road and the Bund neighbourhood. Return to the hotel. Optional Huangpu River cruise with dinner (chargeable). Overnight in Shanghai.
Day 8: Full-day tour of Shanghai, visiting the Old Bazaars, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum and an authentic silk factory. Return to the hotel. Optional dinner and acrobatic show (chargeable).
Day 9: Spend your last full day exploring Shanghai on your own, or opt for a Suzhou Gardens tour with a boat ride. Overnight in Shanghai.
Day 10: Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.

Wyndham Beijing North (four nights)

This sprawling resort is close to the international airport, and lies surrounded by spectacular national forests and riveting history in north-eastern China. Its location offers easy access to the area’s top attractions, including Beihai Park, the Beijing Zoo, and The Forbidden City. Plush accommodations feature chic décor and handy amenities, including Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, and a flatscreen TV. Indulge in cocktails, paired with international cuisine, between seven different restaurants and lounges. Book a massage in the hotel's rejuvenating spa, take a dip in a sprawling indoor heated pool, or pump some iron in a well-equipped fitness centre. Tennis and squash courts, a billiards room, and bowling alley provide further entertainment.

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an (two nights)

This TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder is located in eastern Xi'an, 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. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the public areas and the leisure facilities extend to an indoor pool, sauna, spa and massage facilities.

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. Featuring stylish dark-wood furnishings, contemporary rooms are rather spacious and come with a flat-screen TV and desks. Two restaurants serve Shanghai and Japanese fare, alongside a lounge featuring live music. This hotel has also bagged a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. 
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, 1000 Yanggao N Rd, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200137 (your last destination)

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

Details

Flights are included from London Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin, Glasgow and Newcastle to Beijing, returning from Shanghai with China Eastern, KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, and Aeroflot (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 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.

Your outbound or inbound flight may be overnight, so please bear this in mind when planning the time you'll be away for.

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.

Please be aware that our supplier, Exoticca, will also call you directly to confirm your booking.

Please also check the visa requirements for any countries you have a connection in.

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

We source flights from all major scheduled and low cost airlines to offer you a full choice of airlines, departure airports and flight times.

You can choose to add a flight to this hotel. Just select the dates you want to book your stay from the calendar and choose ‘Hotel + Flights’

On the next page you can choose the departure airport, time and airline and price that is convenient to you

When you buy a hotel with a flight with us you are financially protected under the ATOL scheme.

If you need any support booking this holiday, please contact 0207 887 2772 (Mon - Sun 8am to 8pm)

If you wish to make a flight only booking, or add a flight to an existing hotel booking with us, call our reservations team on 0343 227 0007 (Mon-Fri 9-6, Saturday 10-5, Sun closed)

Highlights

  • Ticking sights off your bucket-list with this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through China
  • Embracing luxury with two five-star hotel stays in these thrumming cities
  • Laying eyes on the imperial-red walls of the ornate Forbidden City

Second opinion

  • To find out more about Wyndham Beijing North, please visit their website, or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Jianguo Hotel Xi'an, please visit their website, or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
  • To find out more about Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, please visit their website, or read guest reviews on TripAdvisor
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