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Travel along China’s Golden Triangle. Start in Shanghai; next to Xian, home to the enigmatic Terracotta Warriors; and ending in Beijing, the political and historical hub of China, home to the majestic, world-renowned Great Wall of China. Stay in luxurious Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts throughout your trip.
Our Classical China with Shangri-La itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading guides whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Arrive in Shanghai and transfer to your 5* Shangri-La accommodation for a 3 night stay. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure exploring this magnificent city or spend time in luxury discovering your accommodation.
Visit Wuzhen water town, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns, with an intricate system of canals, ancient pavilions and overhead bridges. The town’s narrow alleyways exude old-world charm, whilst the waterways are lined with ancient buildings. Return to Shanghai and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. (B,L)
Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th century temples. Today’s explorations include the traditional Yu Gardens and the atmospheric alleys of the old town.Next visit the Shanghai Museum, for an informative introduction to both Shanghai and China's history and culture. Admire the magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along the Bund before enjoying the 1920's architectural styling of the Xintiandi area. This evening view the city from the Huangpu River on a panoramic cruise. (B,L)
Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. Tonight feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings before a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.(B,L,D)
After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang has intrigued visitors ever since. Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors. Later stroll on the beautifully preserved 14th century city walls that enclose Xian’s old town.(B,L)
A relaxed morning includes a visit to the lovely Little Wild Goose Pagoda as well as visit the Shaanxi Museum, as well as enjoy time to walk through the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter, which are lined with Islamic food stalls. Later, fly to Beijing, China’s capital city. (B,L)
Heading to Beijing’s symbolic heart, stroll across Tiananmen Square and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City. Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony you will find a complex full of imperial riches. Soak up the harmonious ambiance of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a bustling urban landscape, before an evening watching a Chinese acrobatic show. (B,L)
This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight – the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses. Jade has been long cherished by the Chinese and at the Jade Museum you can understand and appreciate the delicate process of carving the stone and buy a piece if you wish. Savour an afternoon in the idyllic landscapes of the Summer Palace as you see the traditional Chinese gardens and exquisite architecture. Today’s sightseeing is the perfect way to build up your appetite for Beijing’s best known delicacy – Peking Duck. (B,L,D)
Check out from your hotel and be transferred to Beijing Capital International airport where your arrangements will end. (B)
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