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10 days / 9 night(s) from 2,860 per person twin share

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This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.

DAY 1: ARRIVE BEIJING

Make your own way to your Beijing hotel. This evening you will sample the delicious local delicacy, Peking Duck. (D)

DAYS 2-3: BEIJING

Walk through Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum before entering the treasure-filled Forbidden City. Visit the Hutong area and enjoy a rickshaw ride to meet a local family for lunch in their home. This evening walk along Wangfujing Street where you can sample local delicacies. (B,L,D) Tomorrow visit the Great Wall. Later, explore Maliandao Tea Street for tea-tasting. (B,L)

DAY 4: BEIJING TO XIAN

Fly to Xian. Visit the Muslim Quarter and see the spices and trinkets. Later you will take part in a dumpling cooking class at a local restaurant, before enjoying a traditional Shui Jiao Dumpling banquet while watching a music and dance performance dating back to the Tang Dynasty. (B,D)

DAYS 5-6: XIAN TO CHENGDU

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed Terracotta Warriors and Horses. (B,L) Tomorrow fly to Chengdu and in the afternoon, participate in a Sichuan cuisine cooking class. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: CHENGDU TO SHANGHAI

Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. You will enjoy sumptuous Sichuan cuisine for lunch. Later, fly to Shanghai. (B,L)

DAY 8: SHANGHAI

Enjoy a dim sum cooking class. Later, tour the Old Town, the Yu Gardens and the Bund. This evening you will feast on a Shanghai banquet dinner. (B,D)

DAY 9: SHANGHAI – ZHUJIAJIAO

Drive to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water village famous for its canals, ancient pavilions and overhead bridges. Enjoy a tour visiting Fangsheng Bridge which is an ancient stone bridge built in 1571. Continue to explore this charming town at a leisurely pace whilst visiting Kezhi Garden, Daqing Youju, a post office from the Qing Dynasty and Yuanjin Chanyuan, a temple constructed in 1341. Return to Shanghai later this afternoon. (B, L)

DAY 10: DEPART SHANGHAI

After check-out this morning your arrangements end. (B)

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