Due to popular demand for a tour of China’s two greatest cities, we have specially designed this great value ten day tour as an ideal introduction to China.
Our sightseeing programme will include the major attractions of the ancient city of Beijing, the capital of modern China, and China’s powerhouse the cosmopolitan and ultra modern city of Shanghai. There will also be some leisure time for you to explore more of these two fascinating cities at your own pace.
Depart Dublin to Beijing.
Day 2 Beijing (D)
Arrive Beijing in the morning where you will be met by our Chinese guide. Visit the Temple of Heaven before transferring to the excellent New Otani Hotel*****
Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)
Visit Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City (the former Emperor’s palace).
Day 4 Beijing (B/L/D)
In the morning, visit the beautiful and serene Summer Palace. In the afternoon, explore by rickshaw the maze of Beijing’s old city lanes known as Hutongs.
Day 5 Beijing (B/L/D)
Full day excursion to the awesome Great Wall Of China and the Ming Tombs . The group will also visit a Cloisonn é and a Jade factory. The evening meal will be a traditional Peking Duck dinner.
Day 6 Beijing (B/–/–)
At leisure to relax or explore more of this wonderful city e.g. go shopping, visit the Silk Market, Art Galleries, Museums etc. There are also many optional tours available in Beijing.
Day 7 Beijing / Shanghai (B/L/D)
This morning the group will travel by High Speed Train to Shanghai. Visit the Yu Yuan Garden and take a stroll along the much acclaimed waterfront district known as The Bund . Transfer to the Jinjiang Tower Hotel***** for 3 nights
Day 8 Shanghai (B/L/D)
Visit Pudong Development Zone . Take a lift to the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower , the landmark of Shanghai, for a breathtaking view of the city.
Day 9 Shanghai (B/–/–)
After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai airport for your return flights, arriving back in Dublin on the same day.
*Please call 01 2187811 / 01 2187809 for departure dates
*For groups of 10 or more you can choose your own departure dates (subject to availability)
Tour Price Includes
- International return flights in Economy class
- Train in China in Standard class
- All transfers in China as per itinerary
- Daily western breakfast (buffet style)
- Chinese lunch and dinner as specified
- Guided sightseeing programme as per Itinerary
- Services of an English speaking guide
- Chinese Visa fee €40 (Irish passports)
- Optional travel insurance (under 65 years) €55 [conditions apply]
- Meals and sightseeing not specified
- All expenditure of a private nature
- Gratuities for guides and drivers