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China in Style

  • Duration
    15 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    $9,890pp

Indulge yourself with a Yangtze cruise and opulent hotels as this relaxed itinerary takes you from imperial treasures and Terracotta Warriors to vibrant cities, adorable pandas and delicious gastronomy.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 13 , Lunches: 12 , Dinners: 13
  • Accommodation
    13 nights in 5 star accommodation
  • Cruise
    Yangtze River Cruise, Huangpu River Cruise
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our China in Style tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Exquisite China Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time available to travel and who are looking to tour the most iconic and popular destinations and cities in China.

  • Day 1
    Fly To Beijing
    Day 1: Fly To Beijing

    Arrive at the airport by chauffeured transfer and fly overnight to Beijing. On arrival, you will be accompanied by one of our experienced guides to the hotel.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Explore Imperial Beijing
    Day 2: Explore Imperial Beijing

    Begin the day like many locals with gentle exercise, as you partake in a private tai chi lesson with a master in the Temple of Heaven Park. Cross vast Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City and enter the intimate Treasure Hall, a glittering showcase of royal life. In the evening, dine on Peking duck and enjoy an optional kung fu show.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Champagne On The Great Wall
    Day 3: Champagne On The Great Wall

    Ride the cable car up the beautiful Mutianyu section, stopping at an ideal spot to enjoy a glass of champagne whilst admiring the views of the Wall as it snakes over craggy peaks. Return to Beijing via a jade factory, then take a leisurely stroll through the traditional hutongs where you will stop for a lesson in calligraphy with a learned scholar. Enjoy a free evening at lively Houhai Lake.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Ancient City Walls
    Day 4: Ancient City Walls

    Fly to Xian. Walk on the 14th-century walls for an excellent overview of the city and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy an optional exuberant and colourful Tang Dynasty dance performance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    The Terracotta Warriors
    Day 5: The Terracotta Warriors

    Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of the life-sized warriors and horses in the company of an expert. We have also exclusively arranged for you to meet one of the farmers who stumbled upon them in 1974. Visit the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts and perhaps buy a souvenir to take home. With the evening at leisure, you may also wish to take an optional night tour of the city which includes the dazzling fountain display in front of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Excavation Dig At Han Yang Ling
    Day 6: Excavation Dig At Han Yang Ling

    Head to Han Yang Ling Mausoleum which comprises of two large burial mounds and several smaller pits. Meet an archaeologist and take part in a simulating excavation. Next, board the bullet train to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province and in the evening, enjoy a performance of the face changing show at the Sichuan Opera.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Pandas With An Expert
    Day 7: Pandas With An Expert

    Visit Chengdu's Panda Centre, where an expert will talk to you about the centre's work and the pandas themselves as you observe these peaceful bears. Stroll through the vibrant People's Park, one of the city's social hubs. Visit Matchmakers Corner to see parents searching through reams of notices looking for worthy suitors for their sons and daughters before sipping tea in a traditional teahouse. This evening, sit down to the quintessential Sichuanese dining experience – hot pot.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Board Your Cruise
    Day 8: Board Your Cruise

    Transfer to Chongqing and make a relaxed exploration of Ciqikou, a historic district full of traditional architecture with time for your own leisurely lunch. Board your five star Century Legend cruise ship.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Captain's Welcome
    Day 9: Captain's Welcome

    The Yangtze has played a pivotal role in the history, culture and economy of China – this voyage is the perfect way to get an insight into its importance. The first excursion will be to Shibaozhai, a hilltop pagoda. This evening the captain will host a welcome reception before a lavish dinner is served.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Dramatic Yangtze Gorges
    Day 10: Dramatic Yangtze Gorges

    Prepare for breathtaking vistas as you sweep through the Wu and Qutang gorges before sailing along the scenic Shennong Stream on a sampan to explore further.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Three Gorges Dam Project
    Day 11: Three Gorges Dam Project

    The Three Gorges Dam is a massive feat of engineering that saw the century-old dreams of Chinese luminaries come to fruition. It is difficult not to be awestruck as you stand on the viewing platform. Next, travel to Yichang and then fly to Shanghai.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 12
    Zhujiajiao Water Town
    Day 12: Zhujiajiao Water Town

    Travel to the 1,700-year-old water town of Zhujiajiao which boasts old stone bridges, wood-panelled houses and numerous atmospheric waterways once used to transport goods. Return to Shanghai and enjoy an optional acrobat show or a cruise on the Huangpu River.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 13
    Stylish Shanghai
    Day 13: Stylish Shanghai

    Visit the old town, Yu Garden, colonial Bund, a silk factory and Shanghai Museum. Enjoy a farewell dinner then end the tour with a cocktail at Cloud 9 in Jin Mao Tower, with views of the Pudong skyline.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 14-15
    Fly Shanghai To Australia
    Days 14-15: Fly Shanghai To Australia

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Australia, arriving home the same or following day. On arrival you will be transported home by chauffeured transfer.

    • Breakfast

We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.

  • Nights 3
    Regent Beijing Wangfujing
    Regent Beijing Wangfujing
    Within steps of the vibrant Pedestrian Zone of Wangfujing, the Regent Building offers a grand choice in sophisticated, centrally located accommodation. This luxurious hotel provides meticulously designed rooms with a King Size bed and 42" plasma screen TV. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Serenity Spa.
  • Nights 2
    Shangri-La Hotel Xian
    Shangri-La Hotel Xian
    Set in an upscale commercial area, the Shangri-La Hotel offers spacious and refined rooms with marble bathrooms and city views through the room’s expansive floor-to-ceiling window. You can enjoy the hotel’s amenities, which include 3 restaurants and an elegant lobby bar, as well as a spa, a gym and an indoor pool. Dedicated and experienced staff caters to the needs of guests with an extensive range of services and facilities.
  • Night 1
    The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu
    269 Shuncheng St, Qingyang, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, 610017
    The Ritz-Carlton Chengdu
    Located 1km from the vibrant Chunxi Road shopping district, this luxury hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows with city views. Each room includes flat-screens, Nespresso machines and minibars, plus iPod docks and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include 2 upscale restaurants, a fashionable bar with a terrace, and a lounge offering afternoon tea. There's also a spa with an indoor pool, a yoga studio and a gym.
  • Nights 3
    Fairmont Peace Hotel
    20 Nanjing East Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
    Fairmont Peace Hotel
    Fairmont Peace Hotel is a "luxurious Art-Deco masterpiece", brilliantly reinvented for the 21st century where old fashioned glamour sparkles with a new luster. Situated at the famous Bund promenade and the unrivalled shopping area on Nanjing Road, it is the perfect place to explore Shanghai's spectacular scenery and vibrant lifestyle.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • -3°c
  • 3mm
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Chongqing
  • 8°c
  • 20mm
  • Shanghai
  • 5°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 0°c
  • 5mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 21mm
  • Shanghai
  • 7°c
  • 59mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 36mm
  • Shanghai
  • 10°c
  • 94mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 105mm
  • Shanghai
  • 16°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 34mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Chongqing
  • 23°c
  • 152mm
  • Shanghai
  • 21°c
  • 84mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 24°c
  • 78mm
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Chongqing
  • 26°c
  • 171mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 182mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 26°c
  • 185mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 175mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 146mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 25°c
  • 160mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Chongqing
  • 29°c
  • 134mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 214mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 46mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Chongqing
  • 24°c
  • 128mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 87mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Chongqing
  • 19°c
  • 92mm
  • Shanghai
  • 20°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Chongqing
  • 14°c
  • 46mm
  • Shanghai
  • 14°c
  • 52mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • -1°c
  • 3mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Chongqing
  • 10°c
  • 25mm
  • Shanghai
  • 8°c
  • 44mm
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China in Style map

Places Visited: Australia - Beijing (3N) - Xian (2N) - Chengdu (2N) - Chongqing - Yangtze River Cruise (3N) - Yichang - Zhujiajiao - Shanghai (3N) - Australia

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