CHINA HIGHLIGHTS – Shanghai, Xian & Beijing…

December 17, 2015 by pattclub No Comment

CHINA HIGHLIGHTS – Shanghai, Xian & Beijing…

09th – 20th October 2016

Visit the very best of China! Begin your tour with the Imperial splendours of Beijing, the modern capital of China. Next, the ancient capital of Xian , site of the world famous Terracotta Army and Horses of Emperor Qing Shi Huang and starting point of ancient Silk Road. Fly onwards to Shanghai, a city of unique charm and characteristics, one of the World’s most famous and popular cities renowned for its colourful past!

Day 1 – Depart Dublin to Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing – Arrive Beijing in the morning, where you will be met by your Chinese guide. Visit the Temple of Heaven before transferring to the centrally located excellent Beijing New Otani Hotel***** for 5 nights. (Dinner at hotel)

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D) – Full day excursion to the formidable Great Wall of China (one of the great wonders of the world) and the Ming Tombs . The group will also be taken to a Cloisonne and a Jade factory. The evening meal will be a traditional Peking Duck dinner.

Day 4 Beijing (B/L/D) – In the morning visit Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City. In the afternoon, explore by rickshaw the maze of old city lanes known as Hutongs.

Day 5 Beijing (B/L/D) – Full day excursion to the beautiful and serene Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo to see the Pandas. You will also be taken to the Beijing Olympic Village to view the Birds Nest Stadium and the Water Cube.

Day 6 Beijing (B) – At leisure. Free time to relax, take in some shopping, sightseeing etc.

Day 7 Beijing / Xian (B/L/D) – This morning the group will travel on the world’s fastest train (Maglev) to Xian. Visit Xian City Wall before transferring to the Titan Times Hotel****+ for 2 nights. Enjoy an evening performance of Tang Dynasty music.

Day 8 Xian (B/L/D) – Full day programme to include visits to the site of the world renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qing Shi Huang, the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter.

Day 9 Xian / Shanghai (B/L/D) – Morning flight to Shanghai. Transfer by Maglev to the city centre. Take a stroll along the much acclaimed waterfront district known as The Bund.-Stay in the city centre at the excellent Jinjiang Tower Hotel***** for 3 nights.

Day 10 Shanghai ( B/L/D) – Sightseeing today will include the Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai old Town and Pudong Development Zone. Take a lift to the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower, the landmark of Shanghai, for a breathtaking view of the city.

Day 11 Shanghai (B) – At leisure. Visit museums, join optional tours available or do some shopping.

Day 12 – After breakfast transfer to airport for your return flights, arriving back in Dublin on same day.


Tour Price from  1,995 + taxes € 475 per person sharing

                Single supplement €450


Tour price includes:

* All flights & trains in economy class

* Transfers/transportation throughout China as per itinerary

* Breakfast included – Chinese lunch & dinner as specified

* Extensive guided sightseeing programme

* Services of English speaking guides in each city

NOT Included:

  • Chinese Visa fee €40 (Irish passports)
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Meals and sightseeing not specified
  • All expenditure of a private nature
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers in China €50

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