Our cross-country Grand Tour of China

Beijing: 4 nights - Xi'an: 3 nights - Lhasa: 3 nights - Mount Emei: 2 nights - Chengdu: 2 nights - Longsheng: 1 night - Guilin: 1 night - Yangshuo: 2 nights - Shanghai: 4 nights 

Tour Highlights

  • Our fully escorted 23 day private Grand Tour of China
  • Explore the capital Beijing and its mighty Forbidden City
  • Marvel at the Great Wall of China on a choice of excursions
  • Come face-to-face with the 8,000 strong Terracotta Army
  • Ride the Bullet train to the ancient city of Xi'an
  • Tour Tibetan monasteries in the Holy City of Lhasa
  • See the Giant Buddha of Leshan and explore sacred Mount Emei
  • Visit a famous Panda centre to meet China's most beloved animals
  • Cruise through the other-worldly karst landscape of Guilin
  • Be wowed by the bright lights of futuristic Shanghai
  • Admire the classical Chinese gardens of Suzhou

Route Map

Click on a marker to read about each location.

Day breakdown of the Mandarin
Tour Itinerary

Day by day Summary

Day by Day Summary

Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

Day 7 - Terracotta Army

Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet

Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery

Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery

Day 11 - Transfer to Mount Emei

Day 12 - Mount Emei tour

Day 13 - Leshan Giant Buddha

Day 14 - Panda Research Center

Day 15 - Transfer to Longsheng

Day 16 - Longji Rice Terraces

Day 17 - Li River Cruise

Day 18 - Hiking or cycling in Yangshuo

Day 19 - Transfer to Shanghai

Day 20 - Highlights of Shanghai

Day 21 - Shanghai at leisure

Day 22 - Suzhou's Classical Gardens

Day 23 - Return flight to UK

Beijing & Forbidden City

Day 1 - 2

Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs

Day 3

Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

" Beijing Summer Palace " by Jakub Hałun - licensed under CC BY

Beijing & Summer Palace

Day 4

Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

" Terracotta Army " by Colin Capelle - licensed under CC BY

Xi'an & Terracotta Army

Day 5 - 7

Day 5 - Bullet Train to Xi'an

Day 6 - Xi'an City Tour

Day 7 - Terracotta Army

" Potala Palace " by Will De Freitas - licensed under CC BY

Lhasa

Day 8 - 10

Day 8 - Transfer to Tibet

Day 9 - Jokhang Temple & Drepung Monastery

Day 10 - Potala Palace, Norbulingka & Sera Monastery

" 乐山大佛 " by kevinmcgill - licensed under CC BY

Leshan Buddha & Mount Emei

Day 11 - 13

Day 11 - Transfer to Mount Emei

Day 12 - Mount Emei tour

Day 13 - Leshan Giant Buddha

" panda trio sichuan china 2011 " by chensiyuan - licensed under CC BY

Chengdu & Panda Centre

Day 11 - 14

Day 14 - Panda Research Center

" Longsheng Rice Terrace " by severin.stalder - licensed under CC BY

Longsheng Rice Terraces

Day 15 - 16

Day 15 - Transfer to Longsheng

Day 16 - Longji Rice Terraces

" Li River at Dusk in Guilin, China " by Edwin Poon - licensed under CC BY

Guilin River Cruise

Day 17 - 18

Day 17 - Li River Cruise

Day 18 - Hiking or cycling in Yangshuo

" PudongSkyline " by Pjt56 - licensed under CC BY

Shanghai

Days 19 - 21

Day 19 - Transfer to Shanghai

Day 20 - Highlights of Shanghai

Day 21 - Shanghai at leisure

" Master of the Net's garden in Suzhou " by Rita Heine - licensed under CC BY

Suzhou Classical Gardens

Days 22 - 23

Day 22 - Suzhou's Classical Gardens

Day 23 - Return flight to UK

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Tour Options

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  • 4 Star Accommodation
  • Private Vehicle Transfers
  • Private Guide Excursions
  • Economy Flights
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From £7,563 From €8,175 From $8,831

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  • Premium Vehicle Transfers
  • Private Guide Excursions
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Booking Form

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Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - £6,939 £7,563 - £7,050 £7,718
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - €7,426 €8,175 - €8,165 €9,033
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - $8,020 $8,831 - $8,165 $7,718
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

What's Included

  • International flights
  • 2nd class seat on Beijing to Xi'an Bullet train (1st class for Deluxe)
  • Internal flights as shown
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a room
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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