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Charming China

  • Duration
    14 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Solo
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From the history of imperial Beijing to the bright lights of modern Shanghai, enjoy the very best China has to offer with time at leisure to further explore this fascinating country with your new-found friends.

  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Charming China tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Tour Itinerary

This tour has been exclusively designed for Solo travellers who wish to experience the many highlights of China with time at leisure to explore independently or with your new-found friends.

  • Days 1-2
    FLY OVERNIGHT TO BEIJING
    DAYS 1-2: FLY OVERNIGHT TO BEIJING

    Fly overnight to China’s historic capital, Beijing. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

  • Day 3
    THE GREAT WALL
    DAY 3: THE GREAT WALL

    Meet the group in the hotel lobby and together begin your first day exploring China! We start with the iconic Great Wall, where we will take a walk on this incredible structure to truly appreciate its sheer magnificence and the dramatic scenery that surrounds it, followed by a visit to a jade factory. This afternoon, stroll through the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace, discovering traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite architecture. Tonight, the group will dine on local delicacy Peking duck. (B,L,D)

  • Day 4
    FORBIDDEN CITY
    DAY 4: FORBIDDEN CITY

    Begin the day soaking up the harmonious ambience of the glorious Temple of Heaven, where we can mingle with the locals and watch or participate as they practise Tai Chi, dance or play cards. Together, we will take a leisurely stroll through a traditional hutong neighbourhood, popping in to visit a family at home, to learn about life living in the hutongs. We then head to Beijing’s symbolic heart, Tiananmen Square, before entering the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City to explore this complex full of imperial riches. (B,L)

  • Day 5
    BULLET TRAIN TO XIAN
    DAY 5: BULLET TRAIN TO XIAN

    Board the bullet train to the ancient city of Xian. On arrival, we will check in to the hotel and freshen up before heading out for a traditional Shui Jiao dumpling dinner and a lively Tang Dynasty dance show. (B,L,D)

  • Day 6
    TERRACOTTA WARRIORS
    DAY 6: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS

    After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, has intrigued visitors ever since. We spend the morning admiring the enigmatic ranks of warriors and horses, before stopping by the workshop of the craftsmen who recreate terracotta warriors in the style of their ancient counterparts. Later, the group will stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th-century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town. (B,L)

  • Day 7
    FLY TO GUILIN
    DAY 7: FLY TO GUILIN

    Fly to the city of Guilin. Stroll around Ronghu Lake and see the Sun and Moon pagodas – two towering examples of traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture. We will also take a walk down Guilin’s pedestrian street that is lined with shops and restaurants. (B,L)

  • Day 8
    LI RIVER CRUISE
    DAY 8: LI RIVER CRUISE

    Take a relaxed cruise along the Li River. Around every river bend is a view to take our breath away, as jagged karst peaks loom over rural scenes of lush greenery, grazing buffalo and local fishermen. Arriving in the charming town of Yangshuo, we will have a look around the local markets and stroll along West Street together to get our bearings. (B,L,D)

  • Day 9
    EXPLORE YANGSHUO
    DAY 9: EXPLORE YANGSHUO

    The day begins with a shared Tai Chi experience before heading out into Yangshuo’s breathtaking surroundings, exploring the landscapes of emerald-green paddy fields and dramatic limestone karsts. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or enjoy one of the many optional activities available, such as cycling, walking or bamboo rafting. (B)

  • Day 10
    CORMORANT FISHERMEN
    DAY 10: CORMORANT FISHERMEN

    We head back to Guilin by road, stopping en route on the banks of the Li River for a photo opportunity with a cormorant fisherman. Also visit the South China Pearl Factory which covers the fascinating 1,700 year old history of pearling and see the many displays and demonstrations on offer. (B,L)

  • Day 11
    FLY TO SHANGHAI
    DAY 11: FLY TO SHANGHAI

    Take a short flight to the exuberant and cosmopolitan city of Shanghai, also known as the ‘Paris of the East’. This evening, we will get an alternative view of Shanghai with a panoramic cruise on the Huangpu, the river that flows through the heart of the city. (B,D)

  • Day 12
    EXPLORE SHANGHAI
    DAY 12: EXPLORE SHANGHAI

    This morning, the group will visit the traditional Yu Garden, pass through the charming old town and visit the Silk Factory. After lunch together, the afternoon is at leisure to relax or further explore this bustling city. This evening, we will all head to Shanghai Circus World to see the spectacular ERA Show, a mesmerising display of martial arts and acrobatics. (B,L)

  • Day 13
    SHANGHAI FREE TIME
    DAY 13: SHANGHAI FREE TIME

    Today is a free day to spend in Shanghai as you wish. Choose to explore this city further with your new-found friends or choose from optional tours including a ride on the super speedy Maglev train or ascend Jin Mao Tower. This evening, the group will meet for a final dinner together, where we can reflect on the adventure we've shared. (B,D)

  • Day 14
    FLY SHANGHAI TO UK
    DAY 14: FLY SHANGHAI TO UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • -3°c
  • 3mm
  • Guilin
  • 8°c
  • 63mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 10°c
  • 53mm
  • Shanghai
  • 5°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 0°c
  • 5mm
  • Guilin
  • 10°c
  • 97mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 10°c
  • 81mm
  • Shanghai
  • 7°c
  • 59mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Guilin
  • 13°c
  • 137mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 14°c
  • 114mm
  • Shanghai
  • 10°c
  • 94mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
  • Guilin
  • 19°c
  • 247mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 20°c
  • 224mm
  • Shanghai
  • 16°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 34mm
  • Guilin
  • 24°c
  • 352mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 24°c
  • 312mm
  • Shanghai
  • 21°c
  • 84mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 24°c
  • 78mm
  • Guilin
  • 27°c
  • 347mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 26°c
  • 293mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 182mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 26°c
  • 185mm
  • Guilin
  • 29°c
  • 231mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 28°c
  • 200mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 146mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 25°c
  • 160mm
  • Guilin
  • 29°c
  • 173mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 28°c
  • 186mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 214mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 46mm
  • Guilin
  • 26°c
  • 82mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 26°c
  • 83mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 87mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
  • Guilin
  • 21°c
  • 66mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 22°c
  • 85mm
  • Shanghai
  • 20°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
  • Guilin
  • 16°c
  • 64mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 16°c
  • 69mm
  • Shanghai
  • 14°c
  • 52mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • -1°c
  • 3mm
  • Guilin
  • 11°c
  • 43mm
  • Yangshuo
  • 12°c
  • 44mm
  • Shanghai
  • 8°c
  • 44mm
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Charming China map

Places Visited: UK - Beijing (3N) - Xian (2N) - Guilin (2N) - Yangshuo (2N) - Shanghai (3N) - UK

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