Grand China

Resort: Grand China
Operator: Titan Travel
Destination: China
Price From: £3749.00

Overview

This 18-day grand tour takes in Chinas historical highlights: the mighty Great Wall, Beijings Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army at Xian. Theres also a nod to the countrys natural splendour, with a scenic, three-night cruise along the Yangtze River and a visit to a tea plantation. Well step off the beaten path, too, exploring peaceful pavilions and Buddhist pagodas, seeing giant pandas and watching skilled silk embroiderers at work.

Whats Included

  • 13 nights in hotels, 3 nights cruise on MV Century Sun and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International and internal flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 37 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 3-18) 12 lunches (days 3-4, 6, 8 and 10-17) 9 dinners (days 2, 4-5, 7, 9, 11-13 and 17)

14 excursions and visits

  • Visits to Beijings Summer Palace; Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City; Big Wild Goose Pagoda and North Square; Terracotta Warriors & Tangbo Art Museum; and Guilin tea plantation
  • Excursions to Great Wall of China & Olympic Games village; Chengdu Panda Breeding Institute and Huanglongxi historic town; and Suzhou
  • Peking Duck dinner
  • Li River cruise and visit to Yangshuo
  • Bullet train from Chengdu to Chongqing
  • City tours of Chongqing and Shanghai (including Yuyuan Garden)
  • Yangtze cruise excursions to Shibaozhai, Goddess Stream and Three Gorges Dam

Plus

  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Titans VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local Titan tour manager and guide
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

Itinerary

Day 1 Chengdu – Chongqing

The bullet train whisks us from Chengdu to Chongqing, where there is time for a brief orientation tour before we board the superb MV Century Sun (4-star) for a 3-night Yangtze cruise.

Day 2 Yangtze (Shibaozhai)

Our cruise along scenic waters brings us to Shibaozhai (literally meaning precious stone fortress), a steep-sided crag overlooking the Yangtze with an attractive nine-storey red pavilion providing a walkway to the hilltop temple.

Day 3 Yangtze (Three Gorges – Goddess Stream)

The Three Gorges comprise the most spectacular and captivating stretch of the mighty Yangtze River. This morning, we sail through the first of these – Qutang Gorge, where we join a smaller craft for a ride along the Goddess Stream. Returning to the ship at lunchtime, we continue our journey through the awe-inspiring Witches Gorge, arriving at Maoping later today.

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