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  ► PG-16  ANCIENT & MODERN CHINA
15 NIGHTS FROM £ 3,490 pp  
   
stamp   BEIJING ► PINGYAO ► XIAN ► HANGZHOU ► SHANGHAI ► GUILIN ► YANGSHUO - HONG KONG   map of PG-16 tour
 
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A wide ranging fantastic China adventure full of contrasts and experiences designed to give a deeper understanding of the country!

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BEIJING has both ancient and modern sights such as the Great Wall and Forbidden City 2008 Olympic stadium. PINGYAO is a different world, a Ming dynasty walled city seemingly frozen in time. XIAN, home of the Terra Cotta Warriors before time is spent at the sublime West Lake of HANGZHOU with it’s temples and gardens.

SHANGHAI provides another blast of modern China looking to the future before slipping back in time to the classical Chinese river and mountain scenery around GUILIN & YANGSHUO including Longji Rice Terraces. Finish in HONG KONG, an exciting city that has helped China in its transition from the past to present.

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 £ 6,030 £ 3,910 £ 3,840 £ 3,590 £ 3,660 £ 3,490
 
 
 ★ 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 £ 970 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
 
TIANANMEN SQUARE, FORBIDDEN CITY, JINGSHAN PARK & THE HUTONGS

Start today with vast Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world and home to the Mao Mausoleum and Monument to the People’s Heroes. To the north of the square is the equally huge palace complex of the Forbidden City. We will walk up the middle axis from south to north taking in the splendour of the most important central buildings before finishing in the ancient garden by the north gate. Directly north of the Forbidden city is Jingshan park where we climb beautifully landscaped “Coal Hill” for one of Beijing’s best views.

In the afternoon step back in time with a trip by cycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes and alleys of Beijing’s ancient residential Hutongs - the traditional Chinese city homes. There is also luxury in the Hutongs and we will visit Prince Gong’s Mansion, an extravagant residential complex of gardens and pavilions built in 1777.

Return to your hotel with the rest of 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 PINGYAO
 
HALF DAY TOUR TO THE BEAUTIFUL TEMPLE OF HEAVEN & SUMMER PALACE, BULLET TRAIN

Today’s tour starts with the Temple of Heaven considered by many to be the most beautiful building in China. Perfectly symmetrical, its primary purpose was as a prayer hall the Emperors visited to ask the Gods for good harvests. Set inside a large park popular with Beijingers, you are likely to see cultural activities such as kite flying, Tai Chi classes, singing and ballroom dancing. Continue on to the tranquil Summer Palace west of Beijing built in 1750 by Emperor Qianlong. Dominated by Kunming lake, dotted with peaceful pavilions and gardens, it is as popular an escape from the city for today’s residents as it was for the Imperial court.

Transfer on 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 Pingyao, an intact Ming Dynasty city and once a centre of banking in China with the only complete city wall of that era left in China. Pingyao also holds an International Photography Festival every September which draws in entries from all over the world providing stark contrast to the ancient architecture. Transfer to your hotel.

The rest of today is free to start exploring this ancient and easily navigated city with the help of your trip Guidebook. Alternatively, this characterful traditional style courtyard hotel is an ideal place to relax.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

pingyao hongshanyi hotel  

OVERNIGHT HONGSHANYI HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Wonderfully located Ming Dynasty style hotel within the walls of the old city offering a traditional Chinese experience which is what Pingyao is all about.

 
  ► DAY 5 - PINGYAO
 
WALKING TOUR OF THE OLD CITY INCLUDING MERCHANTS HOUSES & THE CITY WALLS

Today you have a full day private walking tour of Pingyao’s old city within the walls. Visit a selection of the merchant and banking houses which have been converted into museums. You also have the opportunity to see the Confucius Temple and spend time walking up on the city’s most impressive structure, the Ming Dynasty Walls which completely enclose the old city.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

pingyao hongshanyi hotel  

OVERNIGHT HONGSHANYI HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Wonderfully located Ming Dynasty style hotel within the walls of the old city offering a traditional Chinese experience which is what Pingyao is all about.

 
  ► DAY 6 - PINGYAO TO XIAN
 
THE BEAUTIFUL QIAO FAMILY COURTYARD & DISTINCTIVE SHUANGLIN TEMPLE & XIAN

Today we concentrate on sights outside of the city first heading 7 km south west to the 1,500 year old, Buddhist, Shuanglin Temple. The distinctive architecture here is beautiful but the highlight are the 2,000 vivid terra cotta and wooden sculptures some of which date back more than 1,000 years. Drive on 30 km north to the Qiao Family Compound constructed in 1756 by the wealthy merchant Qiao Guifa, who made his fortune in tea and bean curd! The buildings are impressive not just for their number but also the quality of the craftsmanship and variety of the architecture. Some of the film “Raise the Red Lantern” was shot here.

After the the tour a transfer to the station to catch a bullet train on to your next destination. Arrival in Xian, the once golden city of Emperors, soldiers, arts, culture and the capital of the prosperous Tang Dynasty. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

xian atour hotel  

OVERNIGHT ATOUR HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
A new addition and one of the few boutique places available in Xian. Good location near the City Walls and good staff make this a good choice.

 
  ► DAY 7 - XIAN
 
THE TERRA COTTA ARMY, BIG WILD GOOSE PAGODA, CITY WALLS & MUSLIM QUARTER

Today visit one of China’s most extraordinary sights, the Terra Cotta Army built by China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang in 246 BC. Several thousand of the life-sized soldiers are on display and, with no two soldiers looking alike, make for a truly impressive spectacle.

We also visit a relic of the Tang Dynasty, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, home to some of the most famous Buddhist scriptures in China. It is possible to climb the pagoda - you will need to buy a ticket locally if you wish to do this - for views over Xian. Continue to the 14 km Ming Dynasty City Walls which are up to 18 meters thick at the base and 12 meters in height. It is possible to hire bicycles and ride some sections of the wall - local rental payment required.

Finish the day with a wander through Xian’s vibrant Muslim quarter, including a visit to the Great Mosque, unusually built entirely in the Chinese architectural style. This area is an excellent place to souvenir shop and eat - just ask your guide for recommendations. Return to your hotel with the rest of the day free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

xian atour hotel  

OVERNIGHT ATOUR HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
A new addition and one of the few boutique places available in Xian. Good location near the City Walls and good staff make this a good choice.

 
  ► DAY 8 - XIAN TO HANGZHOU
 
THE SUPERB UNDERGROUND HANYANGLING MAUSOLEUM & FLIGHT TO HANGZHOU

On the way to the airport we visit the unique Hanyangling Mausoleum, the burial place of the Emperor Jing of Han who ruled from 188 BC to 141 BC. The Mausoleum is China’s first underground museum where you can actually walk over the burial pits along glass paths. Much less crowded and more intimate than the Terra Cotta Army, the experience allows you to get up closer to the ancient artifacts which are well presented. Continue onto the airport for your onward flight.

Arrival in Hangzhou, famed throughout China for its culture and the beauty of its West Lake, praised and written about for centuries. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Breakfast on the ship.

hangzhou jinxi hotel  

OVERNIGHT JINXI HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Green surroundings, clean rooms and a great ambience make this a good and relaxing choice on the lush green west of the lake.

 
  ► DAY 9 - HANGZHOU
 
BOAT RIDE ON THE WEST LAKE, LINGYIN TEMPLE, SIX HARMONIES PAGODA & A TEA PLANTATION

Hangzhou is famed throughout the country for its beautiful West Lake, one of China’s most important cultural centers for the last 1,000 years and represents the Chinese ideal of man in perfect harmony with nature. The many temples and gardens surrounding the West lake are designed to personify this relationship and this style has been exported to Japan and Korea. Today’s tour includes a boat ride on the lake itself as well as visit the Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda and a visit to a nearby tea plantation.

Return to your hotel with the rest of the evening free.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

hangzhou jinxi hotel  

OVERNIGHT JINXI HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Green surroundings, clean rooms and a great ambience make this a good and relaxing choice on the lush green west of the lake.

 
  ► DAY 10 - HANGZHOU TO SHANGHAI
 
ONTO SHANGHAI BY BULLET TRAIN. THE BUND, HUANG PU RIVER & PUDONG SKYSCRAPER

After a leisurely breakfast a transfer to the station to catch the new bullet train service which will whisk you at up to 300 km / hour to your next destination of Shanghai in roughly one hour. 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.

After checking in we will be visiting the two very different banks of the Huangpu river. We start with a walk down the Bund along which the Huangpu River runs and where some of Asia’s finest colonial European architecture is located. From here we cross the busy Huangpu River by boat 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 that now dominate the skyline.

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

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

shanghai astor house hotel  

OVERNIGHT ASTOR HOUSE HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A famous Shanghai Bund hotel from the colonial era and as popular today as it was then. One of the few options of character in this modern metropolis.

 
  ► DAY 11 - SHANGHAI TO GUILIN
 
SOAK UP THE CITY & EXPLORE MORE OF SHANGHAI’S SIGHTS INDEPENDENTLY

Today is free to explore Shanghai. The city is China’s shopping capital and a good place to stock up on souvenirs. Another option is to wander the French Concession, Xintiandi or Tianzifang stopping at cafes and restaurants - perhaps our favourite activity! Late afternoon transfer to the airport in good time for your flight.

Arrival in Guilin, one of China's more pleasant cities and the jumping off point for the stunning scenery of this area of China and particularly at Yangshuo and along the Li River. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

guilin golden oriole  

OVERNIGHT GOLDEN ORIOLE HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
New hotel in Guilin near Elephant Trunk Hill. Clean, new rooms and cheerful happy staff this is a welcome new addition to the competitive hotel scene.

 
  ► DAY 12 - GUILIN TO YANGSHUO
 
A CLASSIC BOAT CRUISE ALONG THE BEAUTIFUL LI RIVER TO LOVELY YANGSHUO

After breakfast your guide meets you for a transfer to the wharf to begin your cruise down the Li River to the relaxed town of Yangshuo. This trip is a real highlight and takes you through the stunning limestone karst scenery that has made this part of China so famous. Lunch is served on the boat and depending on the river conditions the trip usually takes from 5 to 7 hours. Early afternoon disembark in Yangshuo with a transfer to your hotel. Settle in and then free time to explore the wonderfully laid back town and its beautiful surrounding countryside.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Lunch on the boat.

yangshuo mountain retreat  

OVERNIGHT YANGSHUO MOUNTAIN RETREAT  ✭ ✭ ✭
Perfect option for those wanting a quiet, relaxing stay to appreciate the rural beauty of this part of China. A little way from town but that is the point!

 
  ► DAY 13 - YANGSHUO
 
FREE DAY TO EXPLORE THE TOWN & BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE

A free day in Yangshuo to continue to explore the town and it’s beautiful surrounding countryside. A wide range of local tours and activities can easily be booked locally through the hotel. Such activities include cycle tours, rafting trips, cookery, Tai Chi or calligraphy classes or you can do as so many do here - just relax and take in all the scenery from the terrace of your hotel or the many cafes and restaurants in the town itself.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

yangshuo mountain retreat  

OVERNIGHT YANGSHUO MOUNTAIN RETREAT  ✭ ✭ ✭
Perfect option for those wanting a quiet, relaxing stay to appreciate the rural beauty of this part of China. A little way from town but that is the point!

 
  ► DAY 14 - YANGSHUO TO HONG KONG
 
VISIT THE ANCIENT VILLAGE OF DAXU & GUILIN’S COLOURFUL REED FLUTE CAVE

Free time today before a transfer back to Guilin for your onward transport. On the way we stop at Daxu village founded over 1,000 years ago on the east bank of the Li River. The village is showcase of rural architecure largely unspoiled by modern development and has become a popular backdrop for Chinese films and TV series. Continue on to Guilin’s beautiful Reed Flute Cave, an extensive and colourful subterranean experience over 180 million years old and full of stalactites, stalagmites and 70 inscriptions which can be dated back as far as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty and has been a tourist attraction for nearly 1,200 years!

Continue onto Guilin Airport for your onward flight. 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.

hong kong salisbury ymca  

OVERNIGHT SALISBURY YMCA  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
A long time favourite and for good reason as the location is hard to beat for the class of hotel (next door to the world famous Peninsula in Kowloon).

 
  ► DAY 15 - 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.

hong kong salisbury ymca  

OVERNIGHT SALISBURY YMCA  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
A long time favourite and for good reason as the location is hard to beat for the class of hotel (next door to the world famous Peninsula in Kowloon).

 
  ► DAY 16 - 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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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

✔︎  Xian to Hangzhou economy class
✔︎  Shanghai to Guilin economy class
✔︎  Guilin to Hong Kong economy class

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

✔︎  Beijing to Pingyao first class (4 hour bullet train trip)
✔︎  Pingyao to Xian second class (4 hour bullet train trip)
✔︎  Hangzhou to Shanghai first class (1 hour bullet train)

► OTHER TRANSPORT: Between destinations and other than plane or train

✔︎  Li River Cruise Guilin to Yangshuo

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

✔︎  3 nights Beijing - Kapok Hotel 4* (courtyard room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Pingyao - Hongshanyi Hotel 4* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Xian - Atour Hotel 4* (Executive room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Hangzhou - Jinxi Hotel 4* (garden view room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Shanghai - Astor House Hotel 3* (executive room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Guilin - Golden Oriole Hotel 4* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Yangshuo - Yangshuo Mountain Retreat 3* (deluxe room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Hong Kong - Salisbury YMCA hotel 4* (harbour 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
✔︎  Pingyao - Bullet Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Bullet Train Station
✔︎  Xian - Bullet Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport
✔︎  Hangzhou - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Bullet Train Station
✔︎  Shanghai - Bullet Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport
✔︎  Guilin - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Li River Cruise Boat
✔︎  Yangshuo - Li River Cruise Boat to Hotel / Hotel to Guilin 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, Jingshan park and the ancient Hutongs by cycle rickshaw including Prince Gong’s Mansion & 798.
✔︎  Beijing - Half day private tour to the Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace.
✔︎  Pingyao - Full day private tour of Pingyao Old City.
✔︎  Pingyao - Half day private tour to the Qiao family courtyard and Shuanglin Temple.
✔︎  Xian - Full day private tour to the Terra cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, City Walls, Muslim Quarter.
✔︎  Xian - Half day private tour to the Hanyangling Mausoleum.
✔︎  Hangzhou - Full day private tour of the West Lake.
✔︎  Shanghai - Half day private tour to The Bund, Huangpu River and Pudong Skyscraper.
✔︎  Guilin - Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo.
✔︎  Guilin - Visit to Daxu Ancient Town and the Reed Flute Cave on the way back from Yangshuo to Guilin.

► 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.

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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.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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