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Landscapes of China

  • Shanghai
  • Chengdu
  • Lijiang
  • Guilin
  • Yangshuo
  • Hong Kong
  • 13 nights from
  • £2,775 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1176

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Landscapes of China

 

Enjoy some of the many varied and contrasting vistas of China on this comprehensive tour. Commence your adventure in Shanghai, famed city of the Orient and now an economic powerhouse with neck craning skyscrapers fantastic shopping and renowned nightlife. Spend a day exploring the Water Town of Zhujiajiao before catching the flight to Chengdu, home to Pandas, 1000’s of years of history and fantastic Sichuan cuisine. Breathtaking panoramas abound in the next stop, Lijiang. Enjoy the iconic views of the Black Dragon Pool and the Jade Dragon Mountain, along with the old town of Lijiang itself. Continue to Guilin and Yangshuo for some unique karst mountain scenery, which has been described as surreal and otherworldly. Board a highspeed train for the last stop, Hong Kong, a true gem of a city. Victoria Peak affords stunning views across the urban spectacle of the Island and adjacent Kowloon.

14 days / 13 Nights

Start Shanghai – End Hong Kong (can be done in reverse)

Landscapes of China includes:

  • Transfers and sightseeing as listed
  • 3 nights accommodation Shanghai
  • Domestic Flights
  • 2 nights accommodation Chengdu
  • 3 nights accommodation Lijiang
  • 2 nights accommodation Guilin
  • 1 night accommodation Yangshuo
  • 2 nights accommodation Hong Kong
1

Day 1 - Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Accommodation – Central Hotel Shanghai

Meals Included – None

 

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Day 2 - Shanghai

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Shanghai. visiting the Shanghai Museum, the old city area of Shanghai, including the Yuyuan Garden and Longhua Temple. Continue to Tianzifang, which has gentrified itself into an bohemian area housing bars, cafes, craft shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques. Conclude the day in Xintiandi and a leisurely walk along the riverbank before transferring back to your hotel.

Accommodation – Central Hotel Shanghai

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

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Central Hotel Shanghai

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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

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Day 3 - Shanghai & Zhujiajiao

Today, escape the hustle and bustle of tShanghai and drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town. It’s about 1.5 away. With over 1,000 years of history, known as “The Venice of Shanghai”, the town features beautiful waterways, arched stone bridges, ancient streets paved with stone and many houses dating back to Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. 

Accommodation – Central Hotel Shanghai

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

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Central Hotel Shanghai

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Grand Central Hotel Shanghai

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Day 4 - Shanghai - Chengdu

You will be met at the hotel in the morning. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Chengdu. In the afternoon, you will be met by the guide in Chengdu. Explore Jinli Street, a commercial street with over 2000 years’ trading history. Here you will be able to try local Sichuan food and check out the arts and crafts in various ilocal shops and stalls. Another Chengdu highlight awaits at Renmin Park, where you have a chance to enjoy some leisure time watching locals exercise, sing, dance or play mahjong while tasting a cup of tea. Transfer to the hotel and check in. 

Accommodation – Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast 

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Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine

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Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

5

Day 5 - Chengdu

Today you will visit the Giant Buddha located outside Chengdu City. It is about 2.5 hours away. Leshan Giant Buddha is the largest Buddha statue in the world. There you will also take a boat trip on the Min River to gain a better perspective for appreciating the Buddha. At the end of the day, you will transfer back to Chengdu for the night. 

Accommodation – Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast 

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Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine

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Sofitel Chengdu Taihe

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Day 6 - Chengdu - Lijiang

In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. transfer to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Observe the Pandas roll, play, eat and sleep. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lijiang. When you arrive in Lijiang, your local guide will meet you and help you check in at your hotel. 

Accommodation – Ivy Garden Resort Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

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Lijiang Ivy Garden Resort

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InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

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Day 7 - Lijiang

Explore the Ancient Town of Lijiang. Wander through the local market and visit the Mu Family’s Mansion. Later, you will reach the Black Dragon Pool. If the weather is good, you may have a spectacular view of the Jade Dragon Mountain from there.

Accommodation – Ivy Garden Resort Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

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Lijiang Ivy Garden Resort

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InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

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Day 8 - Lijiang

Today take the round-trip cable car at the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to the top of the mountain for marvellous views. Then proceed to the Baisha Murals at Baisha Village. They were created during Ming Dynasty, the heyday of Mu Family ruling over Lijiang.  Visit the Shuhe Ancient Town before returning to Lijiang. 

Accommodation – Ivy Garden Resort Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

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Lijiang Ivy Garden Resort

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InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

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Day 9 - Lijiang - Guilin

Spend the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. The guide there will help you check in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day in Guilin at leisure.

Accommodation – Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast 

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Guilin Lijiang Waterfall

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Sheraton Guilin

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Day 10 - Guilin

Spend a full day exploring Guilin City. Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, for the days first photo opportunity. It is a perfect example of the karst landscape in the area. After lunch, visit the Reed Flute Cave. Renown as a dazzling underground palace, the Reed Flute Cave is one of Guilin city's top sites offering many stone pillars, stalactites, stalagmites, stone flowers, curtains and mushrooms etc. For the last stop today, you will pay a visit to the Seven Star Park, where you can see how the locals spend their late afternoon. 

Accommodation – Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

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Guilin Lijiang Waterfall

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Sheraton Guilin

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Day 11 - Guilin - Yangshuo

Today a 4-hour scenic ride on a cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. A simple lunch will be served on the cruise. On arriving in Yangshuo, you will visit West Street with many small shops and stalls. Later ride a bike through the picturesque countryside, taking in the fresh air with ample stops for pictures. Tonight, stay overnight in Yangshuo

Accommodation – Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Meals Included – Breakfast & Lunch

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Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

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Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel

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Day 12 - Yangshuo - Hong Kong

After breakfast at the hotel, your guide will meet you and accompany you to the car back to Guilin. Then transfer to the rail station and take the high speed train to Hong Kong. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, your guide will meet you and lead you to the hotel. For lunch today, you may pack some food as most Chinese do, or order on the train however a pack lunch is advised.

Accommodation – Metropark Hotel Kowloon

Meals Included – Breakfast

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Metropark Hotel Kowloon

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Harbour Grand Kowloon

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Day 13 - Hong Kong

Enjoy a day of leisure exploring Hong Kong at your own pace. Perhaps take the seemingly impossibly steep peak tram to the summit of Victoria Peak for one of the most impressive city views in the world. There a re plenty of tours and excursions that can be organized, just ask your consultant.

 

Accommodation – Metropark Hotel Kowloon

Meals Included – Breakfast

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Metropark Hotel Kowloon

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Harbour Grand Kowloon

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Day 14 - Hong Kong

Today your tour concludes wit a transfer to the airport.

Meals Included – Breakfast

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