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  ► ST-03  CHINESE GARDENS TOUR
14 NIGHTS FROM £ 2,900 pp  
   
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This tour covers the Imperial gardens in northern China the Jiangnan gardens in southeast China and the Lingnan style gardens of southern China.

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The trip starts in BEIJING home to beautifully manicured parks and gardens in the Northern tradition & nearby CHENGDE also shares this tradition of landscaping.

After visiting the Terra Cotta warriors in XIAN continue to SHANGHAI to see the famous Yuyuan Garden. on to SUZHOU with it’s classical gardens and canals and nearby HANGZHOU, justly famous throughout China for its beautiful West Lake dotted with pagodas and banks lined with graceful willows.

GUANGZHOU is next to see the Southern tradition in this tropical climate so different from the North of China before finishing HONG KONG.

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+
 April, May, September, October £ 4,990 £ 3,300 £ 3,090 £ 3,080 £ 3,020 £ 2,900
 
 
 ★ 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 £ 650 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
 
 
 

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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.
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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.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 IS BEST TAKEN IN APRIL, MAY, SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER
  ✔︎  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, and, of course, it beautiful parks and gardens. 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.

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
 
THE GREAT WALL AT STUNNING MUTIANYU & PRINCE GONG’S PALACE IN THE HUTONGS

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.

After visiting the Wall drive back to the city to visit Prince Gong’s Palace and it’s stunning gardens and pavilions built in 1777. In the evening a delicious Peking Duck dinner to satisfy the appetite you will have built up today. Return to the hotel and overnight.

♨ 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
 
BEIHAI PARK, JINGSHAN PARK & THE SUMMER PALACE

Today you will have a private tour of some of Beijing’s immaculately kept parks and gardens - all fine examples of Northern Chinese garden design. Starting with Behai and Jingshan park both of which offer wonderful views of the city in addition to their beautifully kept gardens. 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.

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 TO CHENGDE
 
DRIVE TO CHENGDE TO VISIT THE IMPERIAL CHENGDE SUMMER PALACE & HAMMER PEAK

Today your driver and guide will accompany you on the 4 hour journey to Chengde, location of the Qing Dynasty’s Imperial Summer Resort where the Emperor retreated to in the hottest summer months and is a treasure trove of architecture. Settle in to your hotel before lunch with a private tour of the extensive grounds of the Summer Palace and the distinctive Hammer Peak.

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.

chengde  

OVERNIGHT QI WANG LOU HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Quite simply the best and most characterful hotel in Chengde. This is part of the Summer Palace and was a former state guesthouse.

 
  ► DAY 5 - CHENGDE TO BEIJING
 
THE TEMPLE OF PUTOUZONGCHENG & PUNING SI TEMPLE & DRIVE BACK TO BEIJING

After breakfast visit the Temple of Putuozongcheng and the Puning Si Temple, all fantastic examples of architecture from this period set against the backdrop of the mountainous scenery that surrounds Chengde. After lunch transfer back to Beijing with a transfer to your hotel with free time in the evening.

♨ 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 6 - BEIJING TO XIAN
 
TEMPLE OF HEAVEN, TIANANMEN SQUARE & FORBIDDEN CITY & BULLET TRAIN ON TO XIAN

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. 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. 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.

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 Xian, China’s Tang Dynasty Capital and terminus of the Silk Road with a transfer to your hotel to overnight.

♨ 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 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 SHANGHAI
 
FLIGHT ON TO SHANGHAI. YUYUAN GARDENS, OLD SHANGHAI, THE BUND & ACROBATS

After breakfast a transfer to the airport. 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. This afternoon you will have a half day 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. 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. Across the river rises Shanghai’s ultra modern Pudong Financial district whose skyscrapers dwarf the once dominant buildings of the Bund. All in all a superb introduction to Shanghai.

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.

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 9 - SHANGHAI TO SUZHOU
 
SOAK UP THE CITY & EXPLORE MORE OF SHANGHAI BEFORE A BULLET TRAIN TO SUZHOU

This morning 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!

Afternoon transfer to the station for your 45 minute bullet train journey. Arrival in Suzhou, the most famous of China’s water towns and the centre for silk production, the wealth of which financed the many beautiful gardens in this city. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of today is free to start exploring the canals and alley ways of the old town. Alternatively, this comfortable hotel is an ideal place to relax.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

suzhou  

OVERNIGHT GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Elegant traditional Chinese style hotel in a fantastic location in the heart of Old Suzhou. High standard and set in beautiful grounds.

 
  ► DAY 10 - SUZHOU
 
A DAY SPENT AMONGST THE MANICURED CLASSICAL CHINESE GARDENS OF SUZHOU

Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history as a major trading centre long before Shanghai rose to prominence. The wealth generated from the closely guarded skills of silk production led to it becoming an important centre of Chinese culture particularly famous for its classical gardens and it is some of these that you see today including Humble Administrators Garden, the Rock Lion Garden, the Lingering Garden and the Garden of the Master of Nets.
Return to your hotel with the rest of the evening free to enjoy this amazing city.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

suzhou  

OVERNIGHT GARDEN HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
Elegant traditional Chinese style hotel in a fantastic location in the heart of Old Suzhou. High standard and set in beautiful grounds.

 
  ► DAY 11 - SUZHOU TO HANGZHOU
 
THE PICTURESQUE CANALS OF SUZHOU BEFORE A TRAIN ON TO HANGZHOU

Today you will take a cruise along the canals this city has long been famous for and there is no better way to see the real Suzhou than from a small boat. We  also visit the Embroidery Institute which still produces some of it’s silk in the traditional manner. Late afternoon transfer to the station for a train on to 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: 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 12 - HANGZHOU
 
A FULL DAY TOUR OF THE TEMPLES & GARDENS OF HANGZHOU’S FAMED WEST LAKE

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 is of the West Lake and it’s many temples and gardens.

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 13 - HANGZHOU TO GUANGZHOU
 
LINGYIN TEMPLE & A TEA PLANTATION BEFORE A FLIGHT TO GUANGZHOU IN SOUTH CHINA

This morning’s tour visits the Lingyin Temple and a visit to a nearby tea plantation. After the tour a transfer to the airport for a flight on to Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province and one of China’s most prosperous cities with more in common with Hong Kong than Beijing. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel with the evening free.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

guangdong victory  

OVERNIGHT GUANGDONG VICTORY HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A fantastically located hotel in calm and relaxing Shamian. Right in the middle of this historic district, with clean and comfortable rooms.

 
  ► DAY 14 - GUANGZHOU
 
BAOMOYUAN GARDEN, YUYINGSHANFANG GARDEN & THE CHEN FAMILY TEMPLE

A full day private tour to the Baomoyuan Garden, Yuyinshanfang Garden as well as the unique Chen Family Temple. An evening boat trip with dinner on the Pearl River rounds off your day. Return to the hotel to overnight.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

guangdong victory  

OVERNIGHT GUANGDONG VICTORY HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A fantastically located hotel in calm and relaxing Shamian. Right in the middle of this historic district, with clean and comfortable rooms.

 
  ► DAY 15 - GUANGZHOU TO HONG KONG
 
ORCHID GARDEN & BOTANICAL GARDEN OF SOUTH CHINA

A morning tour to the exotic Orchid Garden and the lush Botanical Garden of South China before catching the Jetfoil service on to Hong Kong.

End of services on arrival in Hong Kong or we can book you nights at the Salisbury YMCA Hotel 4* in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

 
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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.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 Shanghai economy class
✔︎  Hangzhou to Guangzhou economy class

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

✔︎  Beijing to Xian first class (5 hour bullet train trip)
✔︎  Shanghai to Suzhou first class (30 minute bullet train trip)
✔︎  Suzhou to Hangzhou first class (4 hour trip)

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

✔︎  Private car or minibus from Beijing to Chengde and back
✔︎  Jetfoil Guangzhou to Hong Kong

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

✔︎  4 nights Beijing - Bamboo Garden Hotel 4* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Chengde - Qi Wang Lou 4* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Xian - Atour Hotel 4* (executive room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Shanghai - Astor House Hotel 3* (deluxe room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Suzhou - Garden Hotel 5* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Hangzhou - Jinxi Hotel 4* (garden View room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights Guangzhou - Victory Hotel 3* (superior 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 Hotel in Chengde
✔︎  Chengde - Hotel to Hotel in Beijing
✔︎  Beijing - Hotel to Bullet Train Station
✔︎  Xian - Bullet Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport
✔︎  Shanghai - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Bullet Train Station
✔︎  Suzhou - Bullet Train station to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Hangzhou - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Airport
✔︎  Guangzhou - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Wharf

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

✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and Prince Gong’s Palace & Peking Duck dinner.
✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour to Beihai Park, Jingshan Park and the Summer Palace.
✔︎  Beijing - Half day private tour to Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.
✔︎  Chengde - Half day tour of the Summer Palace and the distinctive Hammer Peak.
✔︎  Chengde - Half day tour of the Temple of Putuozongcheng and the Puning Si Temple.
✔︎  Xian - Full day private tour to the Terra cotta Warriors, Wild Goose Pagoda, City Walls, Muslim Quarter. Dumpling dinner in the evening.
✔︎  Shanghai - Half day private tour to the Yuyuan gardens, Old City and Bund - Acrobats in the evening.
✔︎  Suzhou - Full day private tour of the Gardens of Suzhou.
✔︎  Suzhou - Half day private tour of Tiger Hill, the Grand Canal and Embroidery Institute.
✔︎  Hangzhou - Full day private tour of the West Lake.
✔︎  Hangzhou - Half day private tour of the Lingyin Temple and a Tea Plantation.
✔︎  Guangzhou - Full day private tour the Baomoyuan Garden, Yuyinshanfang Garden as well as the Chen Family Temple. Pearl River Cruise with dinner in the evening.
✔︎  Guangzhou - Half day private tour to the Orchid Garden and the Botanical Garden of South China.

► 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.

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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
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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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