• Flight included
  • Accommodation included
  • Transfer included

Experience China's authentic highlights

  • Round trip
  • 13 or 14 nights
  • China
price from £ 1,999.00
  • per person
  • based on 2 persons
Refundable

With this offer, you can get a partial refund if you cancel up to 29 days before your check-in date.

If your check-in date is less than 29 days away, you will not be eligible for a refund, however this might improve depending on your selection. Please check before booking.

Explore authentic China including 4-star hotels with breakfast, 5 excursions, transfers and flights.

The famous Great Wall of China, the colourful dragons symbolizing good luck, the crispy sweet and sour Peking duck... these are probably some of the things that immediately come to your mind about China. The country, which is almost twice the size of all of Europe, has a lot more to offer. Here one highlight follows the next: as well as visiting the Great Wall of China, see the film set of the blockbuster "Avatar", cross a glass bridge that feels like a walk on the clouds, stroll through the picturesque green rice terraces, and explore the Li River Bamboo boat. China is a land of contrasts: megacities vs. quiet country life, centuries-old temples vs. glittering shopping malls, small food stalls vs. large fast food chains. The meeting of old and new, East and West, tradition and modernity is what makes China a fascinating travel destination and it invites you to observe and discover. You'll see a genuine side to the country, with access to the traditional China and a chance to meet those who know the country best - the locals themselves. Let's go - Ni Hao, China!

Included
  • Round trip through China: 12 nights

  • Breakfast

  • Half board (day 2)

  • Day tour: Great Wall of China Badaling + Ming tombs including lunch (day 2)

  • Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve (Private Excursion, Day 4)

  • Tianmen Mountain and Glass Skywalk (Day 5)

  • Longji rice terraces (day 7)

  • Li River Tour by Bamboo Boat (Private Excursion, Day 8)

  • English-speaking guide (German-speaking guide bookable on days 7 & 8 for a surcharge)

  • Domestic flights Beijing-Zhangjiajie and Guilin-Shanghai

  • Domestic flight Fenghuahng-Guilin (on the China Express trip)

  • Fenghuang-Changsa bullet train (on the China Standard Tempo trip)

  • Changsa-Guilin bullet train (on the China Standard Tempo trip)

  • Flight from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester to Beijing and from Shanghai to Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester

  • Please note that there may be an additional night(s) in transit due to flight schedules.

We know plans can change. Our Flexible holidays let you rearrange your trip!

Choose from any alternative available dates. Includes refundable options. T&C's apply!

Day 1-2: Every globetrotter's dream: The Great Wall of China

Welcome to the Chinese capital, Beijing. This exciting metropolis combines an incredibly fascinating old past and the exciting present, in which you will immerse yourself on this journey. After you land at the airport, your driver will take you to your hotel. Take time to rest, because tomorrow … Read more

Jianguo Hotel Beijing  or similar

Day 3-4: Zhangjiajie - The mountains from the movie "Avatar"

Pinch yourself, you're not dreaming! You really have seen the Great Wall of China with your own eyes and as if that weren't enough, today will bring more exciting experiences.

On the third day, you can choose how to spend your time. Fancy exploring Beijing on your own? The best w… Read more

International Hotel  or similar

Day 5: Fenghuang - A walk on the clouds

On day 5 you'll make an excursion to the "most beautiful mountain in the world", as Tianmen Mountain is known by travellers from all around the world. It's rightly earned this title, because the impressive view looks like the gateway to heaven! Here you can also walk over the &… Read more

Phoenix Grand Hotel - Fenghuang  or similar

Day 6: Changsha - 250-350 km / h by bullet train

Today you will experience what travelling at a speed of 250-350 km/h feels like. You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast and driven to the train station, from where you'll take a bullet train to Changsha for around 1.5 hours. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as it zips by, before… Read more

Ruiman International Hotel  or similar

Day 7: Guilin - The picturesque Longji rice terraces

Today you'll take a trip to the Longji Rice Terraces (also known as Longsheng Rice Terraces). The Longji Rice Terraces are a large group of terraces in the Guilin area, where rice has been planted for more than 700 years. They are located at a height of between 300 and 1,100 metres and the s… Read more

Travelling With Hotel Long Ji Ping An  or similar

Day 8-10: Yangshuo - In a bamboo boat on the Li River

On the 8th day you will be transferred to Yangshuo and see China as the locals do. You'll take a tour by a bamboo boat on the Li River, where the people here on the riverbanks lead their lives as they have done for centuries, giving you an incredible insight into the traditional way of life.… Read more

Mehood Hotel  or similar

Day 11-12: Shanghai - The two sides of the metropolis with a departure on day 13

On the 11th day you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport from where you will take the plane to Shanghai. Enjoy a relaxing evening and a good night's rest, because the next day will be eventful!

On day 12 you can take part in an optional city tour. Experience the… Read more

SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou  or similar

Day 1-2: Every globetrotter's dream: The Great Wall of China

Welcome to the Chinese capital, Beijing. This exciting metropolis combines an incredibly fascinating old past and the exciting present, in which you will immerse yourself on this journey. After you land at the airport, your driver will take you to your hotel. Take time to rest, because tomorrow … Read more

Jianguo Hotel Beijing  or similar

Day 3-4: Zhangjiajie - The mountains from the movie "Avatar"

Pinch yourself, you're not dreaming! You really have seen the Great Wall of China with your own eyes and as if that weren't enough, today will bring more exciting experiences.

On the third day, you can choose how to spend your time. Fancy exploring Beijing on your own? The best w… Read more

International Hotel  or similar

Day 5: Fenghuang - A walk on the clouds

On day 5 you'll make an excursion to the "most beautiful mountain in the world", as Tianmen Mountain is known by travellers from all around the world. It's rightly earned this title, because the impressive view looks like the gateway to heaven! Here you can also walk over the &… Read more

Phoenix Grand Hotel - Fenghuang  or similar

Day 6: Guilin - Breathtaking karst landscapes

On the 6th day you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the airport, from where you will fly to Guilin. You have the rest of the day at leisure. Explore the area or relax in your hotel. Guilin is famous for its karst landscapes, and there are countless hills to climb, caves to explore… Read more

Tailian Hotel Guilin  or similar

Day 7: Guilin - The picturesque Longji rice terraces

Today you'll take a trip to the Longji Rice Terraces (also known as Longsheng Rice Terraces). The Longji Rice Terraces are a large group of terraces in the Guilin area, where rice has been planted for more than 700 years. They are located at a height of between 300 and 1,100 metres and the s… Read more

Travelling With Hotel Long Ji Ping An  or similar

Day 8-10: Yangshuo - In a bamboo boat on the Li River

On the 8th day you will be transferred to Yangshuo and see China as the locals do. You'll take a tour by a bamboo boat on the Li River, where the people here on the riverbanks lead their lives as they have done for centuries, giving you an incredible insight into the traditional way of life.… Read more

Mehood Hotel  or similar

Day 11-12: Shanghai - The two sides of the metropolis with a departure on day 13

On the 11th day you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the airport from where you will take the plane to Shanghai. Enjoy a relaxing evening and a good night's rest, because the next day will be eventful!

On day 12 you can take part in an optional city tour. Experience the… Read more

SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Hongkou  or similar
Optional excursions

If you want to make your trip even more memorable, you can book the following optional excursions. All excursions can be booked and paid for during the booking process. Please note that these excursions are in English.

• Beijing Highlights Tour: Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City (Day 3, approx. 6 hours) • Beijing has a lot to offer, and on this excursion you will get to see the best of the city. You'll visit the Temple of Heaven, the largest square in the world, the Forbidden City, filled with several 18th-century buildings, and take a rickshaw ride through the hutongs (narrow streets) that will make you feel like you are have been transported back to traditional Beijing. Including: transfers, English-speaking guide, entrance

• Cooking course of Chinese cuisine including lunch and bamboo rafting on the Yulong River (day 9, approx. 4 hours) • Do you love Chinese food? Then now is your chance to learn how to make it! After your class, you'll get to enjoy your self-cooked dish and go on a bamboo rafting tour on the Yulong River, during which you will see the pastoral life of the people on both sides of the river, for an interesting insight into the life of the locals! Inclusive: transfers, English speaking guide, cooking course, lunch, rafting

• Bike tour to Moon Hill including lunch (day 10, approx. 4 hours) • The Yangshuo Bike Path takes you straight into the pristine landscapes and to Moon Hill, which owes its name to a hole that runs through the top of the rock that looks like a full moon hanging on the cliff. Including: transfers, English-speaking guide

• Impression Liusanjie Show (day 10, approx. 70 minutes) • It's show time! Over 600 actors take part in this show and offer the audience a colourful experience, with classic folk songs, insights into fishing culture and fantastic light shows. The show reflects the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature from different perspectives. Includes transfers, English-speaking guide, admission

• Shanghai Highlights Tour: Old Town, Yu Garden, Nanjing Road, The Bund, Pudong New District, Huagpu River Cruise (Day 12, approx. 6 hours) • Experience the highlights of the city like the Yu Garden from the Ming Dynasty with its typical Chinese architecture or a trip on the Huangpu River, which is the perfect way to see both the old and the new Shanghai. Including: transfers, English-speaking guide, entrance

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  • Possibly tips for the drivers and guides (recommended amount approx £3 per person per day)
Payment

If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.

Additional Information
Conditions

Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Ltd. for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.

Secret Escapes Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under number 07026107, registered office 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, United Kingdom.© Secret Escapes 2021

Price changes

Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.

COVID-19 info

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination, which are subject to change at short notice. Please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before departure via your government's foreign advice service.

Occupancy

Max. 3 adults or 2 adults and one child under 10 years or 1 adult and 2 children under 10 years

Einpersonenzuschlag

The single supplement is based on travel dates and duration of travel. You will see the final price in the booking process.

Children's discount

On the basis of 2 full-paying guests per room, one child can receive a discount in the hotels. The discount depends on the selected travel time and duration. Complete your booking process to see the final price. Children up to the age of 1 pay a reduced fare, but are not entitled to a seat or checked baggage.

Infant bed

A cot is available on request and subject to availability. If necessary, please contact our customer service department before booking.

Accessibility

Unfortunately this trip is not wheelchair-friendly.

Flight times

Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.

Travel documents

You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.

Vaccinations

No compulsory vaccinations are required for travellers from the UK. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and poliomyelitis are recommended, and for long-term stays or special exposure also against hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and typhoid.
For the latest medical travel prevention and advice, please ask your GP or find out more on the GOV.UK website.

Passport

Please note that as a British citizen you need a valid passport to enter China. The travel document must be valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. For the most up-to-date information on entry, we recommend visiting the GOV.UK website for further details.

Visa

A visa is required to enter the People's Republic of China and must be obtained from the Visa Application Service Centre prior to travel. There are additional fees for this. At Chinese airports, people who do not have a required, valid entry visa for the PRC are generally not issued visas, but are regularly refused entry. For the most up-to-date information on entry, we recommend visiting the GOV.UK website.

Travel schedule

The specified itinerary is subject to change in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Quality standards

Please note that the quality standards of hotels, facilities, transportation and roads may differ from Europe.

Currency

In China the national currency is the Chinese Yuan (CNY).

Adapter

You will need a world travel adapter to use your electronic items in China.

Similar accommodation

In some circumstances, the hotel specified in the itinerary may not be available. In this case, you will be transferred to a comparable hotel in the vicinity. You will receive details of your definitive accommodation five days before departure.