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Flavours of China

10 days from $2,690 per person twin share

Short Stay itinerary

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 Hutongs 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 and explore Maliandao Tea Street for tea-tasting. (B,L)

DAY 4: BEIJING TO XIAN

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

DAY 5: XIAN

Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. (B,L)

DAY 6: XIAN TO CHENGDU

Fly to Chengdu and participate in a Sichuan cooking class. Sichuan cuisine is renowned for the use of Sichuan peppers and bold, spicy flavours. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: CHENGDU TO SHANGHAI

Visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. 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. Visit Fangsheng Bridge, an ancient stone bridge built in 1571. You will also explore 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

Your arrangements end after check-out this morning. (B)

Price guide

From $2,690 Per person twin share based on low season #
From $3,850 Single Traveller based on low season #
CategoryTwin ShareSole Traveller
Standard $2,690 $3,850
Superior $2,840 $4,095
Deluxe $3,570 $5,560

Notes:

# Shoulder and high season Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner surcharges apply.

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Terracotta Warriors & Horses, Xian Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City, Beijing Giant Panda Research Base, Chengdu