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  ► PG-13  CHINA CITY EXPRESS
8 NIGHTS FROM £ 1,960 pp  
   
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The perfect itinerary for those wanting to see the best of China's three most dynamic yet very different cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong!

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The trip starts in BEIJING, China’s political and cultural centre offering some of China’s most famous sights from both the past and present including the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium.

Travel on to SHANGHAI by bullet train to reach China’s financial centre and a city hurtling into the future from the reinvention of the old colonial Bund to the skyscrapers of Pudong across the Huangpu river.

A flight takes you on to HONG KONG, a fantastically located city that is fun, sightseeing, shopping and nightlife all wrapped into this 24 hour city.

All this and more... see full details below.

 
         
  ► PRICE GUIDANCE FOR THIS TRIP
             
 All prices in UK £ Sterling Number of people travelling on the same itinerary
  1 2 3 4 5 6+
 All year round £ 3,590 £ 2,870 £ 2,050 £ 2,090 £ 1,970 £ 1,960
 
 
 ★ All prices in UK £ Sterling per person and not including international flights (ask us for a flight quote)
 ★ As a guide children 0 to 2 years from 10 to 20% and children 3 to 11 years 70% of the above prices
 ★ A single supplement of £ 660 is applicable where a single room in hotel accommodation is required for 2+ passengers
 ★ Prices for 3 or 5 people assume at least one triple room in hotel accommodation
 ★ These prices are here to give guidance and final quotes are subject to availbility and may be slightly higher or lower
 
 
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

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Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpu
  ► DETAILED DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
     
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Below you will find a detailed, day by day itinerary for this tour and under that a list of inclusions and exclusions. Please remember:
 
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR CAN START ON ANY DATE
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS
  ✔︎  THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A GROUP TOUR
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR IS GUARANTEED TO RUN
 
 
 
 
 
  ► DAY 1 - ARRIVAL BEIJING
 
ARRIVAL IN BEIJING WITH TIME TO RELAX AT THE HOTEL

Welcome to Beijing, China’s cultural and political capital and a real highlight with it’s extraordinary blend of ancient and modern sights. Your guide will greet you at the airport with a transfer by private car to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax from the long flight or start to explore the city with the help of your personalised and exclusive Trip Guidebook we send you before the trip. The area around your centrally located hotel is perfect for an introductory walk.

♨ Meals included: None today.

kapok hotel  

OVERNIGHT KAPOK HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Stunningly designed boutique hotel located just to the east of the Forbidden city  making the perfect blend of design, comfort and great location.

 
  ► DAY 2 - BEIJING
 
THE GREAT WALL AT STUNNING MUTIANYU & THE 2008 OLYMPIC VENUES

Today we will be showing you one of China’s most famous sights - the Great Wall. We visit the dramatic and less crowded Mutianyu section 70 km from Beijing set amongst spectacular mountain scenery. Dating back to the 6th Century and largely rebuilt in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the best preserved sections of the wall largely due to the high standard of construction.

On the way back to the city we stop at the 2008 Olympic sites of the spectacular Bird’s Nest Stadium and the aquatics centre known as the Water Cube - external viewing only.

Return to your hotel with the evening free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

kapok hotel  

OVERNIGHT KAPOK HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Stunningly designed boutique hotel located just to the east of the Forbidden city  making the perfect blend of design, comfort and great location.

 
  ► DAY 3 - BEIJING
 
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, TIANANMEN SQUARE, FORBIDDEN CITY & SUMMER PALACE

Today you will see the main highlights of Beijing starting with the Temple of Heaven, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in China. On to vast Tiananmen Square, home to the Mao Mausoleum (it may be possible to visit if open) and Monument to the People’s Heroes before walking to the huge palace complex of the Forbidden City. We’ll walk up the middle axis from South to North taking in the splendour of the most important central buildings before finishing in a small and ancient garden by the north gate.
 
The last stop today is at the Summer Palace to the west of Beijing. Dominated by Kunming lake it is as popular an escape from the city for todays Beijingers as it was for the Imperial court over the centuries.

Return to your hotel with the evening free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

kapok hotel  

OVERNIGHT KAPOK HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Stunningly designed boutique hotel located just to the east of the Forbidden city  making the perfect blend of design, comfort and great location.

 
  ► DAY 4 - BEIJING TO SHANGHAI
 
RICKSHAW RIDE, PRINCE GONG’S MANSION & BULLET TRAIN TO SHANGHAI

Step back in time with a trip by cycle rickshaw through some of Beijing’s ancient residential Hutongs - the heart and soul of the city. The Hutongs surround the Forbidden city and the closer you lived to the Emperor the more important you were socially. Today the Hutongs are preserved in the centre of Beijing and provide a fascinating insight into traditional Chinese city life. There is also luxury in the Hutongs and we visit Prince Gong’s Mansion, an extravagant residential complex of gardens and pavilions built in 1777.

Transfer to the station to catch a bullet train. Reaching speeds of over 300 km/hour the overall trip is on a par with flying with the added bonuses of views from the window and being able to stretch your legs. Arrival in Shanghai, China’s exciting and futuristic financial capital and living testament to China's phenomenal growth. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

renaissance  

OVERNIGHT RENAISSANCE YU GARDEN  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Good value higher end option, within walking distance of some of Shanghai’s main sights including the Yu Garden, the Bund and Old Shanghai.

 
  ► DAY 5 - SHANGHAI
 
YUYUAN GARDENS, OLD SHANGHAI, ANTIQUE MARKET, THE BUND, SKYSCRAPER & ACROBATS

Today you have a private tour of some of Shanghai’s highlights starting with the classical Yuyuan Garden that dates back to 1577. Surrounding the garden is Old Shanghai, an area that has been a vibrant commercial centre for over a century. Here we visit Fuyou Road antique market, one of the best places for souvenir hunting and a fascinating experience even if not shopping. The tour finishes with a walk down the Bund along which the Huangpu River runs and where some of Asia’s finest colonial architecture is located. From here we cross the River by ferry to Shanghai’s ultra modern Pudong Financial district for a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of one of the stunning skyscrapers.

There is no better way to round off this Shanghai experience than with a visit to the world famous Chinese Acrobats for a show filled with colour and excitement. Return to your hotel or head out to sample Shanghai’s vibrant nightlife.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

renaissance  

OVERNIGHT RENAISSANCE YU GARDEN  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Good value higher end option, within walking distance of some of Shanghai’s main sights including the Yu Garden, the Bund and Old Shanghai.

 
  ► DAY 6 - SHANGHAI, ZHOUZHUANG & SUZHOU
 
VISIT THE ANCIENT GARDENS OF SUZHOU & WATER TOWN OF ZHOUZHUANG BY CAR

Today travel out of the city by car north 100 km to the city of Suzhou famous for its silk production, canals and classical Chinese gardens. Growing rich on the silk trade it became a flourishing cultural centre particularly famous for its gardens and we see today the Humble Administrators Garden and the Master of Nets Garden. Continue 30 km to Zhouzhuang, an ancient water town dating back 2,500 years. The architecture is well preserved and there are several famous bridges and scenes celebrated in traditional Chinese paintings and poetry. We take a boat trip on the canals, the best way to appreciate the architecture of this town. Return to Shanghai by early evening.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

renaissance  

OVERNIGHT RENAISSANCE YU GARDEN  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Good value higher end option, within walking distance of some of Shanghai’s main sights including the Yu Garden, the Bund and Old Shanghai.

 
  ► DAY 7 - SHANGHAI TO HONG KONG
 
VISIT THE ANCIENT GARDENS OF SUZHOU & WATER TOWN OF ZHOUZHUANG BY CAR

This morning a transfer to the airport in good time for your flight. Lunchtime arrival in Hong Kong. This former British colony is still very distinct from Mainland China with one of the world’s most impressive skylines, superb food, world class shopping and tranquil islands dotted with timeless temples and fishing harbours. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

harbou grand kowloon  

OVERNIGHT HARBOUR GRAND KOWLOON  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Great option that is just far enough away from the bustle of TST to be relaxing yet close enough to easily visit. Good standard,fantastic views and pool.

 
  ► DAY 8 - HONG KONG
 
FREE DAY TO EXPLORE HONG KONG’S MANY & VARIED ATTRACTIONS

A full day in Hong Kong to explore this fabulous city, famous Victoria harbour, the Peak, outlying islands such as Lamma and Lantau, vibrant markets and fantastic entertainment scene. Shopping and food are world class and if you still have any energy left by the end of the day the nightlife is some of the most varied and vibrant in Asia. In short you will have plenty to keep you occupied!

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

harbou grand kowloon  

OVERNIGHT HARBOUR GRAND KOWLOON  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Great option that is just far enough away from the bustle of TST to be relaxing yet close enough to easily visit. Good standard,fantastic views and pool.

 
  ► DAY 9 - DEPART HONG KONG
 
DEPART CHINA WITH A WEALTH OF MEMORIES OF THIS UNIQUE DESTINATION

Make your own way from your hotel to the airport for your flight out of the city. The easiest way to get to the airport is by taxi which your hotel can arrange. There is also an efficient airport bus service or you can use the Airport Express trains. See our Trip guidebook or ask your hotel for full details. We sincerely hope that you have had a fantastic China experience with us full of all the memories which make this country such a fascinating destination that continues to inspire us!

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

 
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  ► LIST OF TRIP INCLUSIONS
     
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
► INTERNATIONAL PLANE TICKETS: Tickets to and from China

✈ International flight tickets are NOT included in this itinerary but we CAN arrange these for you.

► INTERNAL PLANE TICKETS: Tickets for flights within China

✔︎  Shanghai to Hong Kong economy class

► TRAIN TICKETS: Click here to learn more about the trains - ask us about upgrades

✔︎  Beijing to Shanghai first class bullet train (5 hour trip)

► ACCOMMODATION: Let us know if you have your own preferences or wish to upgrade

✔︎  3 nights Beijing - Kapok Hotel 4* (courtyard room with breakfast)
✔︎  3 nights Shanghai - Renaissance Yu Garden 5* (deluxe room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Hong Kong - Harbour Grand Kowloon 5* (Superior Court view room with breakfast)

The hotels used for this trip are from our hand picked selection and all are excellent for their class. We also offer upgraded hotels in most locations. If you would like to explore additional hotel options please CLICK HERE and let us know of any changes you wish to make.
  hotel preferences
     
► TRANSFERS: Private with driver and an English speaking guide (except where stated)

✔︎  Beijing - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Bullet Train Station
✔︎  Shanghai - Bullet Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport
✔︎  Hong Kong - Airport to Hotel

► TOURS: All our tours include entrance fees and use professional, licensed guides

✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and 2008 Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube (exteriors only).
✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace.
✔︎  Beijing - Half day private tour of the ancient Hutongs by rickshaw including Prince Gong’s Palace.
✔︎  Shanghai - Full day private tour to the Yuyuan gardens, Old City, Fuyou Road Antique Market, The Bund, Huangpu River and Skyscraper.
✔︎  Shanghai - Evening trip to the Chinese Acrobats including transfers.
✔︎  Shanghai - Full day private tour by car to Suzhou and the beautiful water town of Zhouzhuang.

► OTHER INCLUSIONS: Also included in this trip

✔︎ Meals - As indicated in the itinerary.
✔︎ Support - Emergency numbers and contacts for each destination.
✔︎ Guidebook - Our exclusive Trip Guidebook personalised to your trip.
✔︎ Financial Peace of Mind - All monies paid to us are legally protected under UK law.

All our tours come with our exclusive, 150+ page Trip Guidebook customised to your trip and packed full of information about China and the destinations you will be visiting including emergency numbers and a multitude of travel tips
  trip guidebook
     
  ► LIST OF TRIP EXCLUSIONS
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf

✘ International Airfare to / from the start / finish of your trip - we can book these flights on request.
✘ The Chinese visa - we can advise and partner with VisaCentral.
✘ Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment - we recommend ABTASure.
✘ Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides.

 
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