From  £3095
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the magnificent Forbidden City
  • Stroll along the Great Wall of China
  • Admire Big Goose Pagoda
  • Visit Xian'sTerracotta Warriors
  • Taste delicious Peking Duck
  • Travel to the Longji Rice Terraces
  • Discover Jade Bouddha Temple
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Cultural Landscapes of China

15 Day Tour, from £3095 per person

From the hustle and bustle of modern Beijing, travel south to discover timeless unspoilt landscapes on this private China holiday. Admire Guilin’s incredible karst scenery, see Longji’s rice terraces snaking across mountain ranges, relax in a remote hot spring surrounded by dense forest and visit Hangzhou’s beautiful West Lake – inspiration to artists and writers for hundreds of years.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO BEIJING
FLY TO BEIJING
Take an overnight flight to Beijing.
DAY 2
BEIJING
BEIJING
Arrive in China's capital. Transfer to the hotel for two nights. Spend a free afternoon relaxing or exploring Beijing at leisure.
DAY 3
BEIJING
BEIJING
Embark on a guided sightseeing tour of Beijing by car, metro and on foot and discover iconic sights including the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven. In the evening enjoy a delicious Peking duck banquet. (B,D)
DAY 4
BEIJING TO XIAN
BEIJING TO XIAN
Travel to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, and admire the impressive structure snaking along endless mountain ridges. Transfer to the railway station for the overnight train to Xian. (B,L)
DAY 5
XIAN
XIAN
Arrive in Xian and transfer to the hotel. Embark on a guided sightseeing tour. Discover Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower and the Muslim Quarter, best known for its delicious street food. Take time to walk or cycle the 14th century City Wall which rises 40 feet above the ancient city. (B)
DAY 6
XIAN
XIAN
Discover the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors, buried with the first Emperor of China over 2,000 years ago, and learn about the history of how they came to be found in 1974. Enjoy a free afternoon at leisure before a fabulous dumpling dinner and Tang Dynasty performance. (B,D)
DAY 7
XIAN TO GUILIN
XIAN TO GUILIN
Transfer to the airport for a flight to scenic Guilin with its stunning karst landscape. (B)
DAY 8
GUILIN
GUILIN
Wander Guilin’s beautiful Seven Stars Park, with its clear lakes and towering limestone karsts. Perhaps explore Seven Star Cave, photograph reflections of 700-year-old Flower Bridge or visit Gui Hai Forest of Steles where over 2,000 ancient stone carvings can be found. (B)
DAY 9
GUILIN TO LONGSHENG
GUILIN TO LONGSHENG
Travel to Longsheng along scenic mountain roads with stunning views of rural China. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Longji’s incredible rice terraces, known as the Dragon’s Backbone. (B)
DAY 10
LONGSHENG
LONGSHENG
Slow down the pace with a relaxing visit to a tranquil, natural hot spring surrounded by dense forest. (B)
DAY 11
LONGSHENG TO HANGZHOU
LONGSHENG TO HANGZHOU
Enjoy a free morning before transferring to the airport for a flight to Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province. Meet the local guide for an orientation tour of the city, famed for its natural beauty. (B)
DAY 12
HANGZHOU
HANGZHOU
Embark on a full day sightseeing tour beginning with the inspirational West Lake, surrounded by hilly peaks dotted with temples and pagodas. Finish the tour with a visit to the Long Jing tea plantation to admire its impressive tea terraces. (B)
DAY 13
HANGZHOU TO SHANGHAI
HANGZHOU TO SHANGHAI
Enjoy a free morning to relax before transferring to Hangzhou railway station for the high speed train to Shanghai, China’s largest city. (B)
DAY 14
SHANGHAI
SHANGHAI
Take a half day sightseeing tour of Shanghai including the Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Market and classical Yu Gardens with their Ming Dynasty pavilions and decorative arched bridges. Perhaps make use of a free afternoon to take a boat trip across the river for panoramic views, or head to Pudong to enjoy some last minute shopping in the gigantic shopping malls. (B)
DAY 15
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

15 day tour, from £3095 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with British Airways direct from London Heathrow
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in  three/four- star hotels with breakfast
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing with English-speaking guide/driver

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Chinese visa

Price Notes

Single room supplement from £495

Tour Route Map


  1. China, Beijing
  2. China, Xian
  3. China, Guilin
  4. China, Longsheng
  5. China, Hangzhou
  6. China, Shanghai

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