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Highlights of China - Scheduled

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Highlights of China - Scheduled

Wander through the narrow laneways of Beijing’s ancient ‘hutongs’ where its people have lived and traditions have evolved for centuries. Visit the Giant Panda Research & Breeding Base to learn about these endangered animals, and the conservation and breeding initiatives that have been implemented to protect them. Gain a glimpse into local life as you explore the fascinating backstreets on a walking tour in the older parts of Shanghai.

Shanghai

On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing. Stay the next three nights at Penta Hotel (or similar).

Penta Hotel (or similar)

Shanghai

Shanghai has emerged as one of Asia’s most important cities and is a buzzing contemporary metropolis. Visit the China Art Palace and discover the modern buildings of the Pudong area. Enjoy lunch before exploring the French Concession area and take a backstreets walking tour to find Shanghai’s hidden gems. Discover the historical riverfront area known as the Bund, home to an impressive collection of 1920s neoclassical buildings. Wander through Yu Yuan, an extensive garden nestled in the centre of Shanghai’s old city. In the evening, enjoy an acrobatic performance. (BL) Read more

Penta Hotel (or similar)

Shanghai to Fengjing

Drive from Shanghai to Fengjing, a traditional water canal town. Enjoy a short cruise along the narrow canals to see the daily life of the people living along the river. Known for peasant painting, meet local artists who take inspiration from folk art including indigo prints, embroidery and murals to create unique art depicting traditional life. Return to Shanghai for an evening at leisure. (B) Read more

Penta Hotel (or similar)

Shanghai to Xian

Fly from Shanghai to Xian, the start of the world’s most famous trade route – the Silk Road. Visit the 14th century city walls and continue to the Great Mosque, an interesting fusion of Middle Eastern and traditional architectural styles. Walk through the Muslim Quarter to Yongxingfang as you take in the lively street markets and exotic local foods which range from Muslim cuisine to traditional Shaanxi dishes. Stay the next two nights at Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel (or similar). (B) Read more

Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel

Xian

Drive a short distance to the Army of Terracotta Warriors – one of the most important archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. Still under excavation, the life-sized terracotta warriors and horses were only unearthed in 1974 after being buried for 2,000 years. Each figure is completely unique both in facial features and expression. Return to Xian for an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, choose to join an optional dumpling cooking class and sample your creations for dinner or discover your own eatery to try some local delicacies. (BL) Read more

Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel

Xian to Beijing

Travel by high-speed train from Xian to Beijing and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Summer Palace and discover the temples, pavilions and decorated corridors of the extensive grounds. Stay the next four nights at Novotel Xinqiao (or similar). (BL)

Novotel Xinqiao (or similar)

Beijing

Spend a full day exploring Beijing’s impressive sites. Walk through vast Tiananmen Square which is said to hold over a million people. Continue to the Forbidden City and discover the massive collection of imperial buildings which make up one of the largest palace complexes in the world. At a local restaurant, try zha jiang mian, a noodle dish with pork or beef topped with soybean paste. Venture off the tourist path into traditional residential alleyways known as ‘hutongs’ which have not changed significantly for centuries and gain a glimpse into the lives of the locals. Continue to rarely visited Miaoying Temple and tranquil Beihai Park before returning to your hotel. (BL) Read more

Novotel Xinqiao (or similar)

Beijing

Visit the iconic Temple of Heaven, a perfect example of Ming architecture and a symbol of Beijing. With neither nails nor concrete used in its construction, the temple stands 38 metres high, 30 metres in diameter and is completely balanced by wooden pillars. Continue to Beijing’s largest market, Panjiayuan Antique Market which is known for its arts, crafts and antiques. Spend time wandering through the market before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (B) Read more

Novotel Xinqiao (or similar)

Beijing – Great Wall of China

Considered one of the world’s most famous man-made sites, the Great Wall of China is not to be missed. Travel to Mutianyu, a less crowded section of the wall with numerous guard towers. Take the cable car up to the wall and spend time exploring this incredible creation. This evening, enjoy a farewell Peking duck group dinner. (BD) Read more

Novotel Xinqiao (or similar)

Beijing

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Shanghai
Hotel Penta Hotel (or similar)
Day 4
Location Xian
Hotel Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel (or similar)
Day 1
Location Beijing
Hotel Novotel Xinqiao (or similar)

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • All flights as specified in the itinerary
  • All high-speed train travel as specified in the itinerary
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance Fees
  • English-speaking Tour Leader
  • All tips on tour
  • Return arrival and departure transfers (conditions apply)
  • Meals as indicated
  • (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Christina K., Germany

Zunächst 2 Tage in Luang Prabang, danach Weiterflug nach Hanoi, um von dort aus die Vietnam-Rundreise zu starten. Sämtliche vietnamesischen Reiseleiter verfügten über hervorragende Deutschkenntnisse und sind stets auf unsere Besichtigungswünsche eingegangen. Die Bootstour mit Übernachtung in der Halong-Bucht war ein einmaliges Erlebnis, das wir nur empfehlen können. Das Hotel am Strand von Ho Thram (oder so ähnlich :) war exzellent gewählt, da wir uns hier 3 Tage von der anstrengenden Rundreise erholen konnten. Am meisten gefallen hat: Der reibungslose Ablauf; die Qualität der Reiseleitung, da sämtliche Reiseleiter umfassend auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen sind und über hervorragende Kenntnisse zur Landesgeschichte / Kultur verfügt haben; die Auswahl der Unterkünfte mitten im Zentrum; die Art des Transports in gut ausgestatteten PKWs Read more

Stefan L. , Switzerland

Zu meiner Rundreise: Ich wurde stets pünktlich an den Flughäfen und in den Hotels abgeholt. Einziger Zwischenfall war die defekte Maschine am 8.8.17 von der Mann Yadanarpon Airlines. Es musste ein Ersatzflieger der Golden Myanmar Airlines von Yangon eingeflogen werden, der Zwischenfall hatte eine Verspätung von 4 Stunden zur Folge. Zudem wurden wir bei der Rückfahrt vom goldenen Felsen Zeugen eines Scooter-Unfalls wo ich (als Arzt) die Notversorgung und den Transport ins nächstgelegene Spital übernahm. Sehr zufrieden war ich mit sämtlichen Guides und deren Fahrer, alles klappte nahtlos, auch war mein Guide über die Verspätung informiert und wartete ab. Besonders erwähnen möchte ich die Guides Till in Bagan, Min Min in Inle und Kendy in Myanmar, alle sehr hilfsbereit und sehr professionell. Beim Fahrer möchte ich Jo und Mr. Weng erwähnen, sehr liebe und hilfsbereite Menschen die mir sehr ans Herz gewachsen sind. Auch die Kommunikation mit Ihnen und die Planung war für mich sehr positiv. Read more

Ursula K. , Germany

Wir haben uns für die Myanmarreise sehr kurzfristig (ca. 4 Wochen vor Abflug) entschieden. Deshalb und weil uns die Zeit zur Vorbereitung gefehlt hat, haben wir uns zum ersten Mal für ein 'rundum sorglos' Paket inkl. Reiseführer entschieden. Die dreiwöchige Reise hätte nicht besser organisiert sein können, auch wenn wir sie sechs Monate im Voraus geplant hätten. Das Paket war nicht billig aber jeden Euro wert. Wir haben die klassischen Reiseorte besucht: Ankunft/Abflug in Yangoon, Bagan, Mandalay, Kalaw, drei Tage Wandern, Inle See und zum Abschluss ein paar Tage zum Entspannen am Ngapali Beach. Gut hat uns vor allem gefallen, dass wir in der Regel mehrere Nächte an einem Ort verbracht haben und an jeder Station schon im ersten Angebot auch 'freie' Tage, d.h Tage ohne organisierte Besichtigung, eingeplant waren. Überall hatten wir einen lokalen Reiseführer(in), alle sprachen sehr gut englisch, sind auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen und haben uns Myanmar auf unterschiedliche Weise näher gebracht. Read more

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