Soaring grandly out of the beguiling plains of China, the glittering towers of Beijing touch the sky, framing the distant mountains of the agricultural heartland, and create a capital so rich, so modern, yet so deep-rooted in history, that there is something almost surreal to its majesty. At the rugged tip of this capital, there stands the Great Wall of China. It is the most iconic attraction in the country, a UNSECO World Heritage Site, the world's longest wall, the fortification of the Ming Dynasty, and for more than 2,700 years it has been one of the great ancient wonders on earth.
We have included a Tour to the fortress so you can go and see it for yourself, and by doing so fall in love forever. One of the 7 New Wonders of the World cannot be left out of China’s odyssey!
“Exactly where this city is now heading, no one quite knows for sure”, reads Lonely Planet’s introduction to Beijing, for the architecture is marvellously innovative and contemporary, and the temper of the capital constantly changing to suggest a vigorous revolution. If you stand upon the hills of Jingshan Park, you can see the ancient palace of the Forbidden City shimmering in a medley of earthy tones. You will have the privilege of enjoying our Tour to the ancient architecture of the Chang Tomb, burial site of the Emperors.
The ultimate city-hopping destination and the world’s largest construction site, the giant metropolis of Shanghai is bubbling in what Mao would call a state of permanent revolution. The speed of the changing cityscape is so unmatched by any other Chinese city, that even one's daily ritual of flinging open the hotel’s curtains reveals a new building added to the skyline. The city also bursts with old-world architecture, excellent shopping and the excitement of China’s most economically, cultural and socially open city. There’s a condo with your name on it!
For 7 Nights experience the iconic sights whilst falling in love with the spirit of China from £899pp!
Extend your Oriental Idyll with our 5 Nights Xian and Chengdu Extension from £599pp!
For those who find paradise in rich history, outstanding archaeological sites and exotic wildlife, there are few journeys in the world that can compare with this tour which combines Xian with Chengdu. Xian holds a special place in Chinese history where over two thousand years ago the First Emperor unified China. The Terracotta Warriors, the Provincial Museum, the Wild Goose Pagoda Square and Muslim Quarter all represent China’s historical heartland. Whether you are an animal lover or not, you can’t fail to be impressed by final stop Chengdu – this is the home of the adorable Giant Panda conservation where you will observe the pandas in their enclosures.