Best of China Beijing to Shanghai CHYC14F    *alt*

14 days, from £4945
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Description

Trip Highlights
Dine at the Great Wall: Be the envy of your friends with a private chef-prepared lunch on a quiet stretch of the Great Wall of China

Summer Palace Cruise: Glide across Kunming Lake aboard a traditional vessel to admire the gardens and ancient pavilions of the Summer Palace

See the Terracotta Warriors: View the life-sized clay soldiers of the ancient Terracotta Army in Xi'an

Your holiday includes:
* Home-to-airport transfers by private car*
* Return scheduled flights from the UK*
* Unique cultural experiences in up to 7 towns, villages & cities
* Signature Experiences plus Freedom of Choice Sightseeing and Dining
* 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches and 9 Dinners
* Select complimentary beverages served at your discretion on board*
* APT Tour Director and expert local guides
* Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping

Itinerary

Signature Experiences
Designed Exclusively for APT guests SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories
FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Dining Choose from a variety of included dining options sure to tantalise the tastebuds of every guest


 Day 1 Depart London

Make your way to London Heathrow for your flight to China.


 Day 2 Arrive Beijing

Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel for a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Three Nights: Regent Hotel Beijing or similar


 Day 3 Beijing

~Beijing Your sightseeing begins today with a tour of Tiananmen Square. Afterwards, head to the Forbidden City. Enjoy time at leisure, followed by an authentic Peking Duck banquet.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 4 Beijing, Great Wall of China

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Wander along an unrestored and rarely visited stretch of the Great Wall of China before enjoying a lunch prepared by expert chefs.
FREEDOM OF CHOICE8482 - Sightseeing Following dinner at leisure, you may choose to attend a Peking Opera show at Qianmen Liyuan Theatre, watch a Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre or explore Silk Alley market.
Today, enjoy a Signature Experience followed by the choice of three Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch


 Day 5 Beijing, Yichang, Embark Ship

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Savour a private cruise along the shores of the Summer Palace.
Explore the gardens of the Summer Palace. Fly to Yichang and transfer to your ship.
Stay: Four Nights: the luxurious Sanctuary Yangzi Explorer
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 6 Xiling Gorge, Three Gorges Dam

Cruise along the Yangtze River through China's most picturesque area, the spectacular Three Gorges region. Arrive at the Three Gorges Dam and take a tour. After the Captain's Welcome Reception this evening, enjoy.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 7 Shennong Stream, Wu Gorge, Qutang Gorge

Disembark in Badong and transfer by ferry to a traditional Chinese sampan (longboat). Continue to Wu Gorge before graciously gliding between the Chijia Mountain and Baiyan Mountain to enter Qutang Gorge.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 8 Fengdu OR Relocation Tour

Disembark for a tour of Fengdu, a 'Ghost City', or choose to take a 'Relocation Tour'. Tonight, Disembark for a tour of Fengdu, a 'Ghost City', or choose to take a 'Relocation Tour'. Tonight, enjoy the Emperor's Farewell Dinner, a spectacular Chinese banquet feast.enjoy the Emperor's Farewell Dinner.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 9 Chongqing, Disembark Ship, Xi'an

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Dining This evening, choose from where to dine.
Head to the Chongqing Zoo to see the famous Giant Pandas before flying to Xi'an.
Stay: Two Nights: Xi'an, Shangri-La Hotel
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 10 Xi'an, Terracotta Army

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing Tonight, enjoy a Tang Dynasty cultural performance with a dumpling dinner, or take a tour of the Muslim Quarter with dinner at a local restaurant.
See Xi'an's ancient city wall before heading to a clay factory. Visit the Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, as well as the Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, to view the terracotta warriors.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 11 Xi'an, Shanghai

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Dining Choose where to dine tonight.
Fly to Shanghai. On arrival, ride the high-speed train.
Stay: Three Nights: Shanghai, Fairmont Peace Hotel
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 12 Shanghai

Take a tour through Shanghai and head to the Oriental Pearl Tower for city views. After lunch, visit an authentic local silk factory. This evening, enjoy a thrilling acrobatic show.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch


 Day 13 Shanghai

FREEDOM OF CHOICE - Sightseeing Cruise the Huangpu River, explore Yu Garden and enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony followed by a dim sum lunch. Alternatively, take part in a hands-on cooking class, during which you will learn how to make Shanghai dumplings. Or, take in a full day excursion to Jinxi, an ancient water town.
Today, the choice is yours. Savour a special Farewell Dinner.
Daily : Breakfast Lunch Dinner


 Day 14 Depart Shanghai, Arrive London

After a delicious breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Daily : Breakfast