The Essence of China

Spend 18 days delving into China’s most remarkable sights – discovering the Essence of China along the way.

From Beijing’s Forbidden City to a close encounter with giant pandas, coming face-to-face with Terracotta Warriors, exploring a remote section of the Great Wall, a three-night river cruise on the Yangtze and cycling among Yangshuo’s limestone karsts – this is an adventure that packs in the best China has to offer.

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Less time? Have a look at China Explorer – our 11-day trip has many of the same essential sights, taking you from Tiananmen Square to Hong Kong’s harbour, with warriors and the Wall, fantastic food and the iconic landscapes of Yangshuo all awaiting in between.

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We’ve also introduced two Trip Extensions that showcase very different sides of China. Stay two nights in Old Shanghai in the historic Park Hotel, nestled in the heart of the city’s revitalised Bund, near great galleries and museums.  Or head for a Great Wall Escape, with village stays in tranquil Gubeikou and visits to remote, untouched and spectacular sections of China’s most stirring icon.

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