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7N/8D Oriental Odyssey to Beijing and Shanghai

Glittering Skylines Converge with Great Fortresses and Emperors

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! 

Holiday Highlights

  • Tour the incredible blockbuster gem of the Great Wall of China in Beijing
  • Enjoy an enlightening tour of the Emperor's burial site, the Chang Tomb
  • After exploring the Forbidden City cross over the Shichahai Lakes by rowboat 
  • Dine at one of Beijing’s oldest hutongs with dim-lit rooms and tailored menus
  • Sip cocktails at a rooftop bar and gaze over the roofs of the Emperor’s residence
  • For a spot of retail therapy, head to the Drum and Bell Tower District’s shops 
  • For a nightcap, make a beeline to the Legation Quarter for a range of bars
  • Head for the Bund of Shanghai just after dawn for the ball room dancing action 
  • Marvel at the architecture of the tallest building in China, Shanghai Tower
  • Hit the antique markets at the Dongtai Lu Antique Market for Mao memorabilia 
  • Shanghai beach bums can relax at the beach or head to the biggest water parks 
  • Take in one of Shanghai's oldest towns, Qibao, by joining a night tour of the town

What's Included

  • Fly to the great metropolis of Beijing from the UK
  • All roundtrip transfers via private car  
  • 4 Nights accommodation in Beijing with daily breakfast 
  • Tour to Great Wall of China and Chang Tomb with Lunch
  • High speed train from Beijing to Shanghai (Standard class)
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Shanghai with daily breakfast
  • Fly from the vibrant city of Shanghai back to the UK
  • Entrance fee to monuments
  • All Pre-Payable Taxes


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. 

Please see itinerary and other information for more details. 


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