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  ► FT-03  MARTIAL ARTS & SNOW DRAGONS
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The chance to Toboggan down the Great Wall! Kite flying & Beijing’s Hutongs by rickshaw! Kung Fu & Calligraphy lessons & the Snow Dragon Mountain.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS ITINERARY FOR KIDS & ADULTS!

★  The chance to Toboggan down the Great Wall!
★  Kite flying & Beijing’s Hutongs by cycle rickshaw!
★  Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace!
★  Kung Fu & Calligraphy lessons - Cycle Xian’s City Walls!
★  Kunming’s extraordinary Stone Forest!
★  Amazing cable car ride up the Snow Dragon Mountain!
★  Giant Pandas & exciting Sichuan Opera in Chengdu!

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

 
         
  ► PRICE GUIDANCE FOR THIS TRIP

The price of a family tour very much depends on both how many children you have travelling with you and their ages at the time of travel. Please contact us either by phone or by using the form at the bottom of this page and we will be delighted to provide you with an accurate quote.

 
 

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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
     
advice  
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 AFTER YOUR FLIGHT

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 your family 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. We tend to find that by the end of the day any concerns you may have had about China not being child friendly have been dispelled!

♨ Meals included: None today.

beijing bamboo garden hotel  

OVERNIGHT BAMBOO GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Long time favourite for those looking for Chinese traditional style combined with a good deal of Western comfort. A real Beijing experience.

 
  ► DAY 2 - BEIJING
 
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, TIANANMEN, FORBIDDEN CITY, JINGSHAN PARK & LAO SHE TEAHOUSE

Today see some of the highlights of Beijing starting with the Temple of Heaven, considered by many to be the most beautiful building in China. What makes the Temple of Heaven really special is that it is set inside a vast park which is a centre for a wide range of cultural activities. Here you will see - and be able to participate in if you wish - kite flying, Tai Chi, various styles of dancing, all manner of martial arts, water calligraphy and a range of sports peculiar to China. In short, there is something for everyone.

On to the 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 with its 980 buildings with 8,707 rooms (you can keep the kids busy by asking them to check this figure!) We walk up the middle axis from South to North taking in the splendour of the most important buildings before finishing 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.

A fun evening of entertainment awaits you at the Lao She Teahouse to experience a variety of traditional  performances including Peking Opera, Acrobatics, Martial Arts, Cross Talk, Music and Shadow Puppetry. Transfers from and back to your hotel are included.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

beijing bamboo garden hotel  

OVERNIGHT BAMBOO GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Long time favourite for those looking for Chinese traditional style combined with a good deal of Western comfort. A real Beijing experience.

 
  ► DAY 3 - 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. You can also opt to descend from the Wall the exhilarating way by toboggan (small local payment required).

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 rest of the evening free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

beijing bamboo garden hotel  

OVERNIGHT BAMBOO GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Long time favourite for those looking for Chinese traditional style combined with a good deal of Western comfort. A real Beijing experience.

 
  ► DAY 4 - BEIJING
 
EXPLORE OLD BEIJING BY CYCLE RICKSHAW & THE SUMMER PALACE

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.

After lunch a tour to 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. Your tour here will include a boat trip on the lake. Return to your hotel with the rest of the evening free.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

beijing bamboo garden hotel  

OVERNIGHT BAMBOO GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Long time favourite for those looking for Chinese traditional style combined with a good deal of Western comfort. A real Beijing experience.

 
  ► DAY 5 - BEIJING TO LUOYANG
 
BULLET TRAIN TO THE 100,000 BUDDHIST CARVINGS AT THE LONGMEN GROTTOES

Transfer to the station for a bullet train to Luoyang, the perfect base for visiting the fabulous Longmen Grottoes and the impressive Shaolin Temple complex up in the Song Mountains. Transfer on arrival directly to the important Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO recognised masterpiece of Buddhist rock carving 13 km south of of Luoyang. The carvings date from around AD 500 when Luoyang was the capital of China. Over 100,000 were sculpted from tiny buddhist statues just centimeters high to the 17 meter high statue of Buddha in the Ancestor Worshipping Temple, the face of which was supposedly modeled on that of Empress Wu Zetian of the Tang Dynasty who happened to pay for this temple! Continue on to your hotel with free time in the evening.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

luoyang peony plaza hotel  

OVERNIGHT PEONY PLAZA HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Looking a bit like a space ship about to launch this large hotel has good standard rooms and amazing views from the rooftop revolving restaurant.

 
  ► DAY 6 - LUOYANG TO XIAN
 
THE WORLD FAMOUS SHAOLIN MARTIAL ARTS TEMPLES & BULLET TRAIN TO XIAN

Today leave Luoyang for a full day tour up into the Song Mountains to the Shaolin Monastery Temple complex, famous the world over for the practice and teaching of martial arts. The Monastery was founded in AD 497 to teach the Mahayana branch of Buddhism. Since then it has been destroyed and rebuilt several times. We visit the main temples, will see a martial arts display and explore the unusual Forest of Pagodas, a cemetery of 246 pagodas of various sizes containing the ashes of prominent monks. Return to the city to catch a bullet train in to 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 to overnight.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

xian grand noble hotel  

OVERNIGHT GRAND NOBLE HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Well appointed hotel located close to the city walls of Xian with large comfortable rooms, good bathrooms and a great buffet breakfast.

 
  ► DAY 7 - XIAN
 
THE TERRA COTTA ARMY, CALLIGRAPHY LESSON, CITY WALLS, MUSLIM QUARTER & TANG DYNASTY SHOW

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.

After lunch it is time for a calligraphy lesson. There is more the the Chinese script than just writing as characters often have stories and deeper meaning attached to them. You will have an opportunity to learn the brush technique and keep the results of your efforts. After this we finish on Xian’s largest construction, the 13.7 km City Walls which are up to 18 meters thick at the base and 12 meters in height. The walls were constructed during the Ming Dynasty from 1370 AD and replaced an even larger wall. It is possible to hire bicycles and ride some sections of the wall (a decision that can be made and paid for locally) and the top of the Wall is perhaps the safest place in China to ride a bicycle!

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.

This evening a trip to the lavish Tang Dynasty show performed in a beautiful theatre. The show itself highlights Chinese culture from this Dynasty, considered a golden age in China’s long history. Music, singing and dance with a traditional orchestra and colourful costumes makes this a visual feast for all ages! Tickets include return transfers.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

xian grand noble hotel  

OVERNIGHT GRAND NOBLE HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Well appointed hotel located close to the city walls of Xian with large comfortable rooms, good bathrooms and a great buffet breakfast.

 
  ► DAY 8 - XIAN TO KUNMING
 
THE SUPERB UNDERGROUND HANYANGLING MAUSOLEUM

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.

After lunch continue onto the airport for your onward flight. Arrival in Yunnan Province’s capital of Kunming with its pleasant year round climate and a gateway to the highlights of popular south west China. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

kunming new era hotel  

OVERNIGHT NEW ERA HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Modern hotel located in the heart of Kunming making it an ideal option in this city and a good base from which to explore Yunnan province.

 
  ► DAY 9 - KUNMING TO LIJIANG
 
VISIT THE UNIQUE LIMESTONE KARST FORMATIONS OF THE STONE FOREST. OVERNIGHT TRAIN

Today’s tour leaves the city driving  85 km south east to the extraordinary and unique Stone Forest or "Shilin" in Mandarin. This area of unusual and photogenic Karst formations covers a vast 2,670 sq km and is believed to have been formed over 270 million years ago. You see some of the Greater Stone Forest, Lesser Stone forest, the edge of the wild outer Stone Forest and the Stone Forest Lake - The whole place is like a giant adventure playground!

After the tour a transfer to the station for an overnight sleeper train.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

overnight train  

OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN
There is nothing like a sleeper train journey to experience the real China. Standards are good and the class of cabin we use is comfortable and secure.

 
  ► DAY 10 - LIJIANG
 
LIJIANG OLD TOWN, MU PALACE & IMPRESSIVE VIEWS FROM BLACK DRAGON POOL

Morning arrival in Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage city of cobbled streets and tiled roofs set against the magnificent backdrop of the 5,596 meter high, 13 peaked Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

Please note that the check-in time is 12 noon but if a room is available or you have pre-booked early check-in you can go straight to your room. We have booked an extra breakfast for you today due to your early arrival.

Today you have an half day tour of the Lijiang’s Old City including the fabulous palace of the Mu Clan who ruled over this area for 400 years. This large complex is a superb example of local Naxi architecture. You also visit the Black Dragon Pool, a beautiful park containing traditional architecture and one of the most famous views in China of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - stunning if the weather cooperates!

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

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

lijiang zen garden hotel wuyi branch  

OVERNIGHT ZEN GARDEN HOTEL (WU YI BRANCH)  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Stunning hotel located close to the old town and set in beautiful grounds. Rooms are very comfortable and staff very friendly. Best high end choice in Lijiang.

 
  ► DAY 11 - LIJIANG
 
THE 13 PEAKED JADE SNOW DRAGON MOUNTAIN & THE FRESCOES OF BAISHA VILLAGE

Today we drive the 15 km through beautiful countryside to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the 5,596 meter, thirteen peaked massif clearly visible from Lijiang but much more impressive up close. We take a spectacular cable car ride up to a high grassland plateau on the mountain from where the snow covered peaks tower above making for quite an adventure!

WE SUGGEST - note NOT included in this trip yet!
While on the mountain why not experience the spectacular “Impressions of Lijiang” show involving a cast of over 500 and directed by Zhang Yimou perhaps better known for films such as Hero and House of Flying Daggers as well as the Beijing 2008 Olympic opening ceremony. The show brings to life the traditions of the Naxi, Yi and Bai people who live in this areas of Yunnan.

Descend by cable car and visit Baisha Village, the earliest known settlement of the Naxi people and a treasure trove of local, traditional architecture. The village is known for the 44 Baisha Frescoes drawn during the Ming Dynasty and which embody the artistic styles of the Naxi, Tibetan and Bai minorities.

After the tour return to your hotel with the rest of the evening free.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

lijiang zen garden hotel wuyi branch  

OVERNIGHT ZEN GARDEN HOTEL (WU YI BRANCH)  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Stunning hotel located close to the old town and set in beautiful grounds. Rooms are very comfortable and staff very friendly. Best high end choice in Lijiang.

 
  ► DAY 12 - LIJIANG TO CHENGDU
 
THE WORLD FAMOUS RESEARCH BASE FOR GIANT PANDA BREEDING

After breakfast a transfer to the airport for your flight. Arrival in Chengdu, capital of mountainous and spicy Sichuan province and the place to come and see Giant Pandas. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of today is free to start exploring Chengdu with the area around your hotel being full of interest. Alternatively, this characterful hotel’s courtyard is an ideal place to relax.

In the evening trip to the colourful, loud and exciting Sichuan Opera. Not sure if opera is for you? Well this opera is like no other including it’s cousin - Peking opera. In spicy Sichuan the show combines stunts such as face-changing, sword play and fire spitting with the plot. The tickets include transfers from and back to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

chengdu buddha zen hotel  

OVERNIGHT BUDDHAZEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A favourite of ours and a top mid-range option with the advantage of being designed in the Chinese traditional style - a rare option in China.

 
  ► DAY 13 - CHENGDU
 
THE WORLD FAMOUS RESEARCH BASE FOR GIANT PANDA BREEDING

Today we visit Chengdu’s famous Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding which has over 60 pandas and is considered the best place in the world to see these endangered icons of China. In addition to the many pandas you can see here (including Red Pandas) there is an opportunity to hold a panda cub although note that this is not guaranteed and requires a local payment direct to the the Research base of RMB 2,000 per person in the photo (not per photo) and must be booked in advance which we can do for you.

WE SUGGEST - note NOT included in this trip yet!
We can also arrange a full day volunteering at the Panda Centre. This involves helping with the daily duties from preparing the pandas food and cleaning out their quarters! Full clothing is provided as well as a certificate on completion for the day. Available Monday to Friday only - ask us for more details.

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

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

chengdu buddha zen hotel  

OVERNIGHT BUDDHAZEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A favourite of ours and a top mid-range option with the advantage of being designed in the Chinese traditional style - a rare option in China.

 
  ► DAY 14 - DEPART CHENGDU
 
DEPART CHINA WITH A WEALTH OF MEMORIES OF THIS UNIQUE DESTINATION

Free time for any final sightseeing or last minute shopping for souvenirs if time. Your local guide will have arranged a time to meet you in the hotel lobby for a transfer to the airport in good time for your flight out of China. 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.

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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 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 Kunming economy class
✔︎  Lijiang to Chengdu economy class

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

✔︎  Beijing to Luoyang soft sleeper class (4 hour day time bullet train trip)
✔︎  Luoyang to Xian second class (3 hour day time bullet train trip)
✔︎  Kunming to Lijiang soft sleeper class (11 hour overnight trip) 1 berth each in a 4 berth cabin

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

✔︎  4 nights Beijing - Bamboo Garden Hotel 4* (standard room(s) with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Luoyang - Peony Plaza Hotel 4* (standard room(s) with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Xian - Grand Noble Hotel 5* (standard room(s) with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Kunming - New Era Hotel 4* (standard room(s) with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Kunming to Lijiang (shared 4 berth soft sleeper cabin)
✔︎  2 nights Lijiang - Sanhe Hotel 4* (standard room(s) with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Chengdu - BuddhaZen Hotel 3* (superior room(s) 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 Train Station
✔︎  Luoyang - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Xian - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport
✔︎  Kunming - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Lijiang - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport
✔︎  Chengdu - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Airport

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

✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Jingshan Park.
✔︎  Beijing - Evening visit to the Lao She Tea house show (including transfers).
✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Olympic Venues.
✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour  Hutong Rickshaw ride and the Summer Palace.
✔︎  Luoyang - Full day private tour to Shaolin Temple, 30 min Martial Arts Show, 2 hours Kung Fu lesson.
✔︎  Luoyang - Half day private tour to Longmen Grottoes.
✔︎  Xian - Full day private tour to the Terra cotta Warriors, Calligraphy Class, City Walls and the Muslim Quarter.
✔︎  Xian - Tang Dynasty Show in the evening (including transfers).
✔︎  Xian - Half day private tour to the Hanyangling Mausoleum.
✔︎  Kunming - Full day tour the the Stone Forest 85km outside of Kunming.
✔︎  Lijiang - Half day private tour of the Old City, Mu Fu Family Palace and Black Dragon Pool.
✔︎  Lijiang - Full day private tour to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
✔︎  Chengdu - Half day private tour to the Giant Panda Research and Breeding Centre.
✔︎  Chengdu - Evening visit to a Sichuan Opera show (including transfers).

► 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
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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 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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