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  ► SG-03  CHINA EXPLORER
16 NIGHTS FROM £ 2,170 pp  
   
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BEIJING  XIAN  CHENGDU  YANGTZE  SHANGHAI  YANGSHUO  GUANGZHOU  HONG KONG
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A true explorer trip through China with many of the Middle Kingdom’s main highlights covered in 3 weeks of travel by train, plane and boat!

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Starting in BEIJING you see the Great Wall before continuing by train to XIAN, home of the famous Terra Cotta Warriors. Train on to CHENGDU to see Giant Pandas.

A bullet train takes you to the start of your YANGTZE CRUISE passing through the Three Gorges. Another bullet train on to SHANGHAI, before a complete change of pace provided by the stunning river and karst scenery around YANGSHUO.

The last part of this trip takes you to GUANGZHOU, centre of Cantonese culture, before finishing the trip by arriving in the heart of HONG KONG by jetfoil.

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+
 Available March to December £ 3,760 £ 2,340 £ 2,400 £ 2,260 £ 2,360 £ 2,170
 
 
 ★ 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 £ 750 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.

beijing double happiness hotel  

OVERNIGHT DOUBLE HAPPINESS COURTYARD HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A slice of traditional Beijing with a few modern comforts in this charming and well regarded courtyard style hotel - a top Beijing experience!

 
  ► DAY 2 - BEIJING
 
TREKKING ALONG A WILD & SPECTACULAR SECTION OF THE GREAT WALL

For the active and energetic, one of the best ways to see the Great Wall is to walk it and with nearly 4,000 miles of actual wall we need to be selective! The most scenic section to trek within reach of Beijing is at Jinshanling. The trek involves about 6km of walking along the wall itself which averages 4 hours. This is the best way to see and absorb yourself in China’s best known sight, get some superb photos and avoid the tourist crowds.

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 double happiness hotel  

OVERNIGHT DOUBLE HAPPINESS COURTYARD HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A slice of traditional Beijing with a few modern comforts in this charming and well regarded courtyard style hotel - a top Beijing experience!

 
  ► DAY 3 - BEIJING TO XIAN
 
EXPLORE MORE OF BEIJING’S SIGHTS INDEPENDENTLY BEFORE AN OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO XIAN

A free day to explore the wealth of sights Beijing offers. Besides the must sees the city offers ample opportunity to shop in markets such as Hongqiao, the Silk Market or our favourite, the vast Panjiayuan antique market. For something a bit more sedate we recommend Hou Hai lake and its ancient residential Hutongs which offer a great opportunity to absorb local culture combined with many small cafes, bars and restaurants. For a more contemporary experience the 798 district to the east of the city offers an impressive array of galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Late afternoon make your own way to the station for an overnight sleeper train.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

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 4 - XIAN
 
ARRIVAL IN XIAN VISITING THE TERRA COTTA ARMY BEFORE A FREE AFTERNOON

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. 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 a half day tour to 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 the tour, 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.

xian citadines hotel  

OVERNIGHT CITADINES CENTRAL APART HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Very popular cross between a hotel and serviced apartment in a good location in Xian making this ideal for the semi-independent traveller in China.

 
  ► DAY 5 - XIAN TO CHENGDU
 
FREE DAY TO EXPLORE MORE OF XIAN’S MANY SIGHTS INDEPENDENTLY

Today is free to further explore the wealth of sights this ancient capital of the Tang Dynasty has to offer. The Drum and Bell Towers located in the centre of the city are particularly easy to visit independently. The Shaanxi Historical Museum and Forest of Steles are all well worth a visit as is spending more time in the Muslim Quarter and cycling a longer section of the City Walls. Your exclusive personalised Trip guidebook has plenty of ideas to make the most of your time.

Mid afternoon make your own way to the station for an overnight sleeper train.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

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 6 - CHENGDU
 
ARRIVAL IN CHENGDU & FREE TIME TO EXPLORE THE AREA & TEMPLES AROUND YOUR HOTEL

Mid morning 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

♨ Meals included: None today.

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 7 - CHENGDU TO YANGTZE CRUISE
 
VISIT THE GIANT PANDAS BEFORE A BULLET TRAIN TO JOIN YOUR YANGTZE CRUISE SHIP

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.

After the tour a transfer to the station to catch a bullet train to a vast city on the banks of the Yangtze River and start point for Cruises downriver. Transfer on arrival to your cruise ship which departs early evening with dinner once underway. Note that some cruise ships do not offer dinner the first night in which case we will take you to a local restaurant before boarding. Settle in to your cabin and start to explore the boat before heading to an observation deck as the ship departs later in the evening to watch the city of Chongqing recede into the distance.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Dinner (restaurant or ship).

yangtze cruise ship  

OVERNIGHT YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE SHIP
Cruise boats fall into 4* or 5* categories with little to distinguish boats within their class. All boats have decent facilities, good food and the same views!

 
  ► DAY 8 - YANGTZE CRUISE
 
CRUISE THROUGH QUTANG GORGE & TAKE A SIDE TRIP TO SHIBAOZHAI

Your first full day on board navigating the 8 km long Qutang Gorge, the Yangtze’s third gorge. The ship also stops for a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, a complex perched on cliffs above the river with commanding views. In the evening the crew put on a show or other entertainment in the ship’s lounge.

♨ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on the ship.

yangtze cruise ship  

OVERNIGHT YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE SHIP
Cruise boats fall into 4* or 5* categories with little to distinguish boats within their class. All boats have decent facilities, good food and the same views!

 
  ► DAY 9 - YANGTZE CRUISE
 
TRIBUTARY SIDE TRIP & CRUISE THE WU & XILING GORGES TO THE THREE GORGES DAM

Today the ship stops for a side trip up on of the Yangtze tributaries switching passengers to much smaller boats to do so. The ship also cruises through the impressive Wu Gorge as well as the West section of Xiling Gorge both of which offer some of the best scenery along the river. During the evening a complete change of scene as the Giant Three Gorges Dam is approached.

♨ Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on the ship.

yangtze cruise ship  

OVERNIGHT YANGTZE RIVER CRUISE SHIP
Cruise boats fall into 4* or 5* categories with little to distinguish boats within their class. All boats have decent facilities, good food and the same views!

 
  ► DAY 10 - YANGTZE CRUISE TO SHANGHAI
 
TOUR TO THE VAST THREE GORGES DAM BEFORE TAKING A BULLET TRAIN TO SHANGHAI

Your final morning on the ship with a shore excursion to the gigantic and controversial Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest in terms of its ability to generate electricity through its 32 turbines. After the tour depart the ship with a transfer to Yichang station for a bullet train on to Shanghai.

Late evening arrival in Shanghai, China’s exciting and futuristic financial capital and living testament to China's phenomenal growth. Your guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

♨ Meals included: Breakfast on the ship.

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
 
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! Alternatively we can arrange a trip out to one of the nearby water towns such as Suzhou, Hangzhou or Zhouzhuang all offering a more traditional experience from China’s past.

♨ 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 12 - SHANGHAI TO GUILIN & YANGSHUO
 
A FREE MORNING BEFORE THE A TRAIN TO GUILIN IN SOUTHERN CHINA

A free morning to further explore Shanghai before making your own way to the station early afternoon for the overnight sleeper train to your next destination of Guilin.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

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 13 - YANGSHUO
 
ARRIVAL GUILIN & TRANSFER DIRECT TO THE SCENICALLY STUNNING TOWN OF YANGSHUO

Much of today is spent on the train to Guilin passing through the traditional scenery of south central China, a lush land of villages and farms. Late afternoon arrival in Guilin with a transfer direct to your hotel in Yangshuo,a relaxed town about 1 hour from Guilin and surrounded by some of China’s best scenery.

♨ Meals included: None today.

yangshuo c source west residence  

OVERNIGHT C. SOURCE WEST RESIDENCE  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
The former Hong Fu Palace Hotel is the best option if you want to be in the heart of the famous West Street but can be a bit noisy if you’re after quiet relaxation.

 
  ► DAY 14 - 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: None today - this hotel no longer includes a pre-booked breakfast.

yangshuo c source west residence  

OVERNIGHT C. SOURCE WEST RESIDENCE  ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭
The former Hong Fu Palace Hotel is the best option if you want to be in the heart of the famous West Street but can be a bit noisy if you’re after quiet relaxation.

 
  ► DAY 15 - YANGSHUO TO GUANGZHOU
 
CONTINUE TO EXPLORE THE DELIGHTS OF THIS SPECIAL PART OF CHINA. OVERNIGHT TRAIN

Today is free to discover more of Yangshuo and enjoy this very special part of China before making your own way to the station in Guilin leaving plenty of time to catch your onward train. Your hotel will be able to arrange a taxi and in almost all cases the guide who initially met you on arrival in Guilin will have given you the tickets.

♨ Meals included: None today - this hotel no longer includes a pre-booked breakfast.

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 16 - GUANGZHOU
 
SIX BANYAN TREE TEMPLE, SUN YAT-SEN MEMORIAL HALL & ANCESTRAL CHEN FAMILY TEMPLE

Morning arrival in 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. 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’s tour covers the Six Banyan Tree Temple (also known as Liurong Temple) whose centre piece is the impressive 17 story Flowering Pagoda dating back to the 3rd Century AD. A more modern construction is the Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the founder of the Republic of China who was from Guangzhou. Perhaps the architectural highlight of Guangzhou is the beautifully ornate Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family built in the 19th century and quite unlike other temples you will have seen on your China travels.

Return to your hotel with the rest of the evening, perhaps to take a Pearl River Cruise or wander the newly restored Shamian Island, the former British and French concession which still has much of its colonial architecture preserved.

♨ 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 17 - GUANGZHOU TO HONG KONG
 
THE HYDROFOIL TO HONG KONG

Transfer to the port at Nansha, about 1 hour outside of the city, for the Jetfoil ferry to Hong Kong. At the port you pass through immigration and exit China before boarding the ferry to Hong Kong. The trip takes about two hours through the Pearl River Delta arriving in Hong Kong at the China Ferry Terminal in the heart of Kowloon’s Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district instantly throwing you into the buzz and bustle of this fabulous city and surely the best way to arrive in Hong Kong!

End of services on arrival in Hong Kong or we can book you nights at the Salisbury YMCA Hotel 3* in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui.

♨ 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.

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

✔︎  Beijing to Xian soft sleeper class (11 hour overnight trip) 1 berth each in a shared 4 berth cabin
✔︎  Xian to Chengdu soft sleeper class (17 hour overnight trip) 1 berth each in a shared 4 berth cabin
✔︎  Chengdu to Chongqing first class (2 hour bullet train trip)
✔︎  Yichang to Shanghai first class (8 hour bullet train trip)
✔︎  Shanghai to Guilin soft sleeper class (24 hour overnight trip) 1 berth each in a shared 4 berth cabin
✔︎  Guilin to Guangzhou soft sleeper class (11 hour overnight trip) 1 berth each in a shared 4 berth cabin

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

✔︎  Yangtze River Cruise ship from Chongqing to Yichang (3 nights)
✔︎  Jetfoil from Guangzhou to Hong Kong (2 hours)

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

✔︎  2 nights Beijing - Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel 3* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Beijing to Xian (shared 4 berth soft sleeper cabin)
✔︎  1 night Xian - Citadines Central Apart Hotel 3* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Xian to Chengdu (shared 4 berth soft sleeper cabin)
✔︎  1 night Chengdu - BuddhaZen Hotel 3* (superior room with breakfast)
✔︎  3 nights Yangtze River - 4* Cruise ship standard twin room with private bathroom and river view.
✔︎  2 nights Shanghai - Astor House Hotel 3* (deluxe room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Shanghai to Guilin (shared 4 berth soft sleeper cabin)
✔︎  2 nights Yangshuo - C Source West Residence 4* (standard room - NO breakfast included)
✔︎  1 night overnight sleeper train Guilin to Guangzhou (shared 4 berth soft sleeper cabin)
✔︎  1 night Guangzhou - Guangdong Victory Hotel 3* (standard 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
✔︎  Xian - Train Station to Hotel
✔︎  Chengdu - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Chongqing - Train Station to your Yangtze cruise ship
✔︎  Yichang - Yangtze cruise ship to Train Station
✔︎  Shanghai - Train Station to Hotel
✔︎  Guilin - Train Station to Hotel in Yangshuo
✔︎  Guangzhou - Train Station to Hotel / Hotel to the wharf for the Jetfoil to Hong Kong

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

✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour walking a section of the Great Wall at Jingshanling.
✔︎  Xian - Half day private tour to the Terra Cotta Warriors.
✔︎  Chengdu - Half day private tour to the Research Base for Giant Panda Breeding.
✔︎  Yangtze river - group excursions to Shibaozhai, Shennong Stream and the Three Gorges Dam.
✔︎  Guangzhou - Full day private tour to the Six Banyan Tree Temple, Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family.

► 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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