Unmissable China tour with Yangtze cruise, Chengdu pandas & Great Wall excursions

Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu & Shanghai

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Chengdu

Great Wall of China

Forbidden City, Beijing

Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Imperial Palace, Beijing

West International Trade Hotel, Beijing

West International Trade Hotel, Beijing

Imperial Palace, Beijing

Forbidden City, Beijing

Temple Of Heaven, Beijing

Summer Palace, Beijing

Terracotta Army, Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Jianguo Hotel Xi'an

Chengdu

Chengdu

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Chengdu

Leshan

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Felton Gloria Grand Hotel, Chengdu

Chengdu

Leshan

Chongqing

Shibozhai Pagoda, Yangtze River

Yangtze River

Victoria Cruise

Victoria Cruise

Three Gorges, Yangtze River

Yichang

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Pudong, Shanghai

Enjoy 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 1-5: Beijing

The dizzying heights of Beijing are your first stop: 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 (£51 per person). You'll also tick a visit to the Great Wall of China off your bucket list, before heading to 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 6 & 7: Xi-an

Taking the bullet train to Xi'an, you'll check in to Jianguo Hotel Xi'An 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 8, 9 & 10: 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 how 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 11: Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise

You'll depart for Chongquing, where you'll take a short city tour of Ciqikou Old Town and visit Chongqing People’s Liberation Monument - built in 1945 to commemorate the victory over Japan in WWII. In the afternoon, transfer to the port to board your Yangtze River cruise. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 12-13: Yangtze Cruise

Begin the day with Tai Chi before watching the scenery roll by. In the afternoon, disembark for an excursion to the Ghost City of Fengdu. Return to the boat to enjoy the Captain's welcome party. (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner) The next day, you've the option to join a morning excursion to the White Emperor City (chargeable). Sail through Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and the Xiling Gorge, before taking a shore excursion to the Lesser Three Gorges by boat in the afternoon. You'll also have the option to join a Mini Lesser Three Gorges Excursion (chargeable). (Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 14: Yichang - Shanghai

Take a shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam - one of the largest dams in the world. Disembark the ship at Yichang and transfer to the train station to take a high-speed train to Shanghai. (Meals: breakfast)

Days 15, 16 & 17: Shanghai

Electric shanghai awaits: take a walking tour to Nanjing Road and the Bund on your first day, then perhaps opt for a half-day city tour (£62 per person) 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 options for you: opt for the Suzhou Gardens tour with a boat ride (£128 per person) and, in the evening, catch an acrobatic show with dinner (£41 per person). Finally, you'll check out of Crowne Plaza and head home. (Meals: breakfast)

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