Northern Delights (9 Days)

Beijing & Xian

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China is a destination totally different from anywhere else in the world. A trip to China is a unique travel experience to a country steeped in mystique and fascination.

This value for money 9 days tour is specially designed as an ideal introduction for the first time visitor to China and for those with limited time.

The tour features two great cities of China: the modern capital city of Beijing and the ancient capital city of Xian.

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The highlights include two great wonders of the world:The Great Wall of China and the astonishing Terracotta Warriors & Horses of Xian.

Discover some of China’s ancient history, scenic beauty and culture of this vast nation, with a civilisation dating back to 6000 B.C and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Chinese people.


Itinerary


Day 1
Depart Dublin to Beijing.


Day 2 Beijing   (-/-/D)
Arrive Beijing in the afternoon where you will be met by our Chinese guide. Visit the Temple of Heaven before transferring to the Four Point Sheraton Hotel***** for 4 nights.


Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)
Full day excursion to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs . The group will also visit a Cloisonné and a Jade Factory. In the evening we are guests at a traditional Peking Duck Dinner.


Day 4 Beijing (B/L/D)
In the morning we visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City . In the afternoon, explore by rickshaw the maze of old city lanes, known as Hutongs.


Day 5 Beijing (B/L/D)
In the morning, visit the beautiful and serene Summer Palace . Afternoon at leisure.


Day 6 Xian (B/-/D)
Fly to Xian.  Visit Xian City Wall (the starting point of the ancient Silk Road ) before transferring to the Jian Guo Hotel**** for 2 nights.


Day 7 Xian (B/L/D)
Visit the world-renowned site of the  Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Emperor Qing Shi Huang, the Mosque and the Muslim Quarter. Enjoy an evening performance of Tang Dynasty Music and Dance.

Day 8 Beijing (B/L/D)
This morning the group will travel on the world’s fastest train (Maglev) to Xian. Transfer to the Hotel for 1 more night. Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 9
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flights, arriving back in Dublin on the same day.

 Departure Dates

*Please call 01 2187811 / 01 218780 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
  • Internal flight and Train in China in Economy 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

Not Included

  • 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