China Tour from Manchester

SG02-INTL: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Manchester - Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai - Manchester
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures, all-inclusive
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 10 western buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Take a Li River cruise down to Yangshuo & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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From US$2279 per person
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Day 1 Flying from Manchester
There is one direct flight from Manchester to Beijing on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday weekly and the journey takes about 10.5 hours. Today, you will take a flight to Beijing on your own and we will prepare your air ticket and confirm with you in advance to make sure you have a smooth China tour from UK.
Day 2 Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival, we will meet you at the Beijing Airport and then transfer you to a luxury hotel for check-in. After that, you can take a rest in the hotel to recover from the jet lag or have a short tour to get familiar with the capital city on your own.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Our clients visiting the Forbidden City
Our clients visiting the Forbidden City
Your China tour from Manchester starts with Tiananmen Square, where you can see a lot of memorable buildings including Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes and Great Hall of the People. Next, you will be guided to the famous Forbidden City. Once served as the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911), the Forbidden City houses about 1/6 of the China’s cultural relics. After visiting, we will arrange an a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) for you and you can taste authentic Chinese food like Peking Roast Duck.

After lunch, we will head to the Temple of Heaven where you can learn about the worship ceremonies of Chinese emperors to heaven and gods. In the evening, a fantastic Chinese Kung Fu Show will be prepared at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
The Great Wall
The Great Wall
Today's Mutianyu Great Wall is undoubtedly an essential part of your China tour from Britain. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Great Wall and the round-trip cable car is included. The ancient walls and dense watchtowers for military defense will leave you a deep impression. To memorize this moment, we will provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall. No lunch will be arranged today. You are suggested to take some fast food or have lunch by yourself in a restaurant nearby. Afterwards, you will have a photo stop at the Olympic National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) on the way back to the city and then enjoy some free time at a local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfas
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
Local people's life
Local people's life
Today's itinerary starts with the Summer Palace which is one of the most famous royal resorts in China. You can appreciate the delicate pavilions and elegant palaces here. After that, you will be guided to have a rickshaw trip to the old Hutongs, which are typical ancient city alley ways and lanes in Beijing. What's more, you will have an opportunity to try the traditional Chinese Paper Cutting. At noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be served for you at a popular restaurant. Then you will take a flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, our Xi’an guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 6 Xi'an
Terracotta army
Terracotta army
Xi'an is the second city of your China tour from Manchester. Today, we will pay a visit to the well-known Terracotta Army, which has the reputation of the eighth wonder of the world. The marvelous terracotta soldiers and horses were all buried to protect China’s first emperor, Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After appreciating the ancient warriors and weapons, you will be accompanied to taste home cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family. In addition, you will have a chance to learn to cook Chinese food from the enthusiastic hostess.

In the afternoon, we will move towards the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum. In the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), the Small Wild Goose Pagoda was built for storing and translating the Buddhist scriptures taken from India. At dusk, enjoying the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance show while eating the Dumpling Dinner will definitely add fun to your trip.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day because the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 7 Xi'an
Local people doing the laundry by the river
Local people doing the laundry by the river
Today's first stop is City Wall Park, where you can learn to practice a special Chinese Kung Fu, Tai Chi with a master. Afterwards, we will head to the ancient City Wall which has a history of more than 600 years. Cycling on the City Wall is really an exciting experience; the bike rental fee is not included. At noon, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a fancy local restaurant. After that, we will visit the Shaanxi History Museum, where houses ancient treasures including bronze wares, pottery figurines and murals from different dynasties. Then we will proceed to the Great Mosque and taste snacks in Muslim bazaar.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xi'an - Guilin
Take a flight to Guilin in the early morning and our local guide will meet you at Guilin airport. You will then be escorted to the hotel and have a short break. Afterwards, you will be guided to visit the amazing karst cave, the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the landmark of Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 9 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River
Li River
After breakfast, we will cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. This is surely an essence of your Guilin tour and the picturesque scenery along the Li River will leave you a deep impression. After arriving at Yangshuo, we will visit the famous West Street, where you can taste delicious snacks and pick some souvenirs. After that, we will appreciate the rural landscape in the countryside and pay a short visit to a local’s house. Then we will drive back to Guilin.

Tips: As the cruise company offers box lunch on the ship. It may fail to meet with your approval. We are aware of the shortcomings and suggest you prepare for the cruise with a generous breakfast at the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai
Today, our guide will transfer you to the airport for a flight to Shanghai, the largest city in your China tour from Manchester. Upon landing, our Shanghai guide will pick you up and assist you to check in at the hotel. The rest time of the day is free for you to explore the modern city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai - the former Crowne Plaza
Day 11 Shanghai
Shanghai Bund at sunset
Shanghai Bund at sunset
In the morning, we will head to the Shanghai Museum featured the ancient bronze potteries, calligraphy masterpieces, and Chinese paintings. The next stop is the Yu Garden, which is the most famous and exquisite garden of the city. You can not only appreciate the beautiful pavilions, rockeries and ponds with elaborate design but also glance at plaques, inscriptions of the ancient Chinese artists.

After exploring the garden and the traditional bazaar nearby, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be prepared for you at a nice restaurant.

In the afternoon, our guide will accompany you to visit the Former French Concession and vigorous Bund area, where you can appreciate the buildings with western characteristics. Besides that, a cruise tour on the Huangpu River will help you enjoy the city from a different angle.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 12 Shanghai - Manchester
Today, your China tour from Manchester comes to an end and you will take your homeward flight by yourself. Surely if you need help, our guide will assist you to book a private transfer to the airport. Wish you have a good memory of this China tour and a nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From MAN)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Aug 21(Wed) Sep 01(Sun) $1739$3039$439
Aug 28(Wed) Sep 08(Sun) $1739$3039$469
Sep 04(Wed) Sep 15(Sun) $1749$3049$489
Sep 11(Wed) Sep 22(Sun) $1749$3049$489
Sep 18(Wed) Sep 29(Sun) $1749 $1661$3049 $2961$489
Oct 02(Wed) Oct 13(Sun) $1799 $1709$3099 $3009$519
Oct 09(Wed) Oct 20(Sun) $1769 $1680$3069 $2980$489
Oct 16(Wed) Oct 27(Sun) $1769 $1592$3069 $2892$489
Oct 23(Wed) Nov 03(Sun) $1699 $1529$2999 $2829$489
Oct 30(Wed) Nov 10(Sun) $1559 $1403$2859 $2703$479
Nov 06(Wed) Nov 17(Sun) $1559 $1403$2359 $2203$479
Nov 20(Wed) Dec 01(Sun) $1479 $1331$2279 $2131$409
Dec 07(Sat) Dec 18(Wed) $1479 $1331$2379 $2231$379
Dec 21(Sat) Jan 01(Wed) $1479 $1331$2579 $2431$379

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Start DateFinish DateLand Only
(No Intl Air)
Air+Land
(From MAN)
Single Room
Supplement
 
Jan 04(Sat) Jan 15(Wed) $1479 $1331$2379 $2231$429
Feb 12(Wed) Feb 23(Sun) $1479 $1331$2579 $2431$429
Mar 04(Wed) Mar 15(Sun) $1499 $1349$2299 $2149$449
Mar 11(Wed) Mar 22(Sun) $1499 $1349$2299 $2149$449
Mar 25(Wed) Apr 05(Sun) $1629 $1466$2429 $2266$479
Apr 01(Wed) Apr 12(Sun) $1749 $1574$2849 $2674$509
Apr 08(Wed) Apr 19(Sun) $1749 $1574$2849 $2674$509
Apr 15(Wed) Apr 26(Sun) $1749 $1574$2849 $2674$509
Apr 22(Wed) May 03(Sun) $1749 $1574$2849 $2674$509
May 06(Wed) May 17(Sun) $1749 $1574$2849 $2674$509
May 13(Wed) May 24(Sun) $1749 $1574$2849 $2674$509
May 20(Wed) May 31(Sun) $1749 $1574$2849 $2674$509
May 27(Wed) Jun 07(Sun) $1739 $1565$2839 $2665$499
Jun 03(Wed) Jun 14(Sun) $1729 $1556$2929 $2756$489
Jun 10(Wed) Jun 21(Sun) $1729 $1556$2929 $2756$489
Jun 17(Wed) Jun 28(Sun) $1729 $1556$2929 $2756$489
Jun 24(Wed) Jul 05(Sun) $1759 $1583$2959 $2783$489
Jul 01(Wed) Jul 12(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Jul 08(Wed) Jul 19(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Jul 15(Wed) Jul 26(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Jul 22(Wed) Aug 02(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Jul 29(Wed) Aug 09(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Aug 05(Wed) Aug 16(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Aug 12(Wed) Aug 23(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Aug 19(Wed) Aug 30(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$489
Aug 26(Wed) Sep 06(Sun) $1809 $1628$3109 $2928$499
Sep 02(Wed) Sep 13(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$529
Sep 09(Wed) Sep 20(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$529
Sep 16(Wed) Sep 27(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$529
Sep 23(Wed) Oct 04(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$529
Oct 07(Wed) Oct 18(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$529
Oct 14(Wed) Oct 25(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$529
Oct 21(Wed) Nov 01(Sun) $1799 $1619$3099 $2919$529
Oct 28(Wed) Nov 08(Sun) $1589 $1430$2889 $2730$519
Nov 04(Wed) Nov 15(Sun) $1589 $1430$2389 $2230$519
Nov 11(Wed) Nov 22(Sun) $1569 $1412$2369 $2212$509
Nov 18(Wed) Nov 29(Sun) $1509 $1358$2309 $2158$459
Dec 08(Tue) Dec 19(Sat) $1489 $1340$2389 $2240$439
Dec 22(Tue) Jan 02(Sat) $1489 $1340$2589 $2440$439

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount of land tour. International airfare does not enjoy discount.

Price Includes
  • China domestic airfares
  • Round-trip airfare from Manchester (MAN)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • Land only package excludes international airfare
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings!
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