Arrive Beijing; traditional Beijing Duck dinner.
3 - 5
Three full days sightseeing in China's capital; including the Forbidden City, Hutongs, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace, plus an unforgettable visit to the Great Wall; overnight train to Xi'an on day five.
Walking tour visiting the Old City Wall, local markets, Grand Mosque and Muslim area.
Visit the Terracotta Warriors; overnight train to Chengdu.
Drive to Leshan and visit the Grand Buddha; on to Emei Shan.
Sightseeing including a trip to the summit of Mt Emei, one of China's four holy Buddhist sites; return to Chengdu.
Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre; to Chongqing, board cruise boat.
11 - 12
Two full days cruising the spectacular Yangtze River including the Three Gorges and a visit to the dam.
Disembark; overnight sleeper train to Liuzhou.
Arrive Liuzhou; transfer to Yangshuo; free afternoon.
15 - 16
Two free days in Yangshuo, surrounded by towering limestone scenery; various optional activities available.
To Guilin for flight to Shanghai; drive to Tongli water town for orientation walk.
Free morning; drive to Suzhou, famous for its canals and silk industry; tour of gardens; late afternoon return to Shanghai.
Morning city tour; afternoon free.
Free day; chance to visit the French Quarter, Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Museum.
Fly to London.