Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Ancient To Modern - Essential China

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAMPXSB

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • 4 star hotel
  • Excursions: 5

If you want to see China's most iconic sights, this exciting 8-day tour is perfect.

If you want to see China's most iconic sights, this exciting 8-day tour is perfect.

PRICE FROM ? £1399 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Air China
  • 6 nights full board in 4-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • Tour the exciting city of Shanghai
  • Visit the ancient Xian City Wall
  • The world-famous Terracotta Army
  • Beijing city tour
  • The Great Wall of China and the Summer Palace

Not Included


  • DAY 1 UK/Shanghai
  • Today you will depart on your scheduled flight to Shanghai, via Beijing.
  • DAY 2 Shanghai
  • On arrival in Shanghai today, you'll be met by a Local Guide and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay. This will give you plenty of time to discover this exciting, vibrant port.
  • DAY 3 Shanghai
  • Shanghai is the fastest developing city in China, if not the world, and you'll discover many of its highlights on your tour today. At its heart is the Huangpu River, where you'll see a constant and extraordinary stream of water traffic. You'll also see the famous riverside boulevard, the Bund, which is lined with magnificent former colonial buildings.  Contrast the busy shopping street Nanjing Road with the traditional Old Town and its ancient Hu Xing Ting Teahouse. You'll also take in the Yu Yuan Gardens and visit the ornate Jade Buddha Temple. This evening you have a chance to watch the incredible Shanghai Acrobats, be prepared for a wonderful spectacle if you choose to join this optional excursion.​
  • DAY 4 Xian
  • After breakfast we're going to set off for the airport, where we'll take a flight to Xian. The 'City of Eternal Peace' was once the capital of China and on arrival we'll visit its ancient and beautifully preserved City Wall. We'll then transfer you to your overnight hotel. Tonight there will be an opportunity to see the famous Tang Dynasty show.
  • DAY 5 Xian
  • Today's the day that you are going to see one of the world's most remarkable sights, the Terracotta Army at Li Shan Mountain. Discovered in the 1970s by farmers digging a well, this collection of at least 6,000 life-size terracotta figures was interred in 200 BC with the first Qin emperor. The warriors, representing individuals of the Imperial Guard, are grouped in battle order, rank by rank. Some are mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others are armed with spears, swords and crossbows. This dazzling display of Chinese military power is quite simply breathtaking. Our next stop is Beijing, where three nights gives us ample time to discover this fascinating city.​
  • DAY 6 Beijing
  • Beijing is an extraordinary city, where ancient temples and palaces stand beside the vast 20th century civic buildings created by Chairman Mao and his people. You're going to explore today on a sightseeing tour that will take you to Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world. From here we will pass through the Gate of Heavenly Peace into the incredible Forbidden City, the largest palace complex in the world. Prepare to be blown away by its size and the magnificent buildings that house the Imperial Palace from which China was ruled for hundreds of years. After lunch we'll take a guided tour of the Temple of Heaven, which was built during the Ming Dynasty in 1420. It sits within a vast park and during your tour you'll see amazing collections of Chinese bronzes, porcelain, paintings and other treasures.​
  • DAY 7 Beijing
  • It's the final day of your holiday and there's another fabulous highlight still to come, a visit to the Great Wall of China. Winding its way through the hills of northern China, this iconic structure passes within about 40 miles of Beijing, and that's where we visit it, at Badaling. It's wide enough to allow five horsemen to ride abreast at this point, and you'll have plenty of time to walk along the historic ramparts. When we return to Beijing this afternoon, we'll head to the Summer Palace, which is surrounded by hills and set beside the Kunming Lake. You'll have time to admire the views and soak up its tranquil beauty.
  • DAY 8 Beijing/UK
  • Today we will transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK. You'll arrive later the same day.​

    Itinerary shown is for 2018 departure dates, for 2019 please call for details of the itinerary

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    • Green Land Jiulong Hotel
    • The 4-star Greenland Jiulong Hotel is ideally located in the north bund area of Shanghai.

      Hotel facilities include a selection of restaurants, bar and a gym. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, hairdryer and a TV.
    • Holiday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda
    • Holiday Inn Xi’an Big Goose Pagoda guestrooms all feature flat-screen televisions, satellite channels, work desks with ergonomic seats and high-speed Internet access. The hotel has a fitness centre, spa, bar and restaurants.
    • Radisson Blu Hotel, Beijing
    • Radisson Blue Beijing is located 20 kilometres from Beijing Capital International Airport, short walk from the rail station, multiple subway lines and bus stops. Also near to Beijings attractions such as the New CIEC and the Forbidden City. Hotels facilities include the Huang Du Restaurant, Royal Cafe, The Grill, The Bar and fitness centre. Bedrooms have private facilities.
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Optional Excursions

  • Shanghai Acrobats show
  • Tang Dynasty show in Xian
  • Kong Fu martial arts show, Beijing
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Further Information

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