A China Experience for SOLO TRAVELLERs

A China Experience for Solo Travellers

This is a great opportunity to share your experiences with

like-minded people.

 

10 Days

from €2860

Dept 17th Nov 2018
(other dates available…)

 Includes

  • Return Flights & current taxes
  • Transfers
  • 4* Accommodation
  • All meals ( 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 8 Dinners)
  • Touring with experienced guides & Entrance fees
  • Visa fees for EU passport holders
 

The quintessential experience, this introductory tour offers a

glimpse of China’s glorious past, fascinating present and bright

future with visits to the exceptional and contrasting cities of

Xian, Beijing and Shanghai.

Places visited:

Ireland – Shanghai (3N) – Xian (2N) – Beijing (3N) – Ireland

 
 

ITINERARY

Day 1-2 Fly to Shanghai
Fly overnight to the exuberant city of Shanghai, cal‘the
Paris of the East’. Depending on your time of arrival
the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
 
Day 3 Discover Shanghai
Shanghai is China’s great metropolis, where east and west
collide on streets lined with futuristic skyscrapers and 10th
century temples. Explorations include the traditional
Yu Gardens and the atmospheric alleys of the old town,
as well as a visit to the Silk Museum. Admire the
magnificent colonial architecture with a stroll along
the Bund before viewing the city from the Huangpu River
on a panoramic cruise. Dinner is traditional Shanghai cuisine.
Day 3 Discover Shanghai
 
Day 4 Zhujiajiao Canal Town
Visit Zhujiajiao, one of Shanghai’s sleepy water towns, built
on an old canal system once used to transport goods all over
imperial China.
The town’s narrow alleyways exude old-world charm, whilst
the waterways are lined with ancient buildings and crossed
by stone bridges. Return to Shanghai and enjoy the fine arts
and antiquities of the Shanghai Museum and explore People’s Square.
Day 4 Zhujiajiao Canal Town
 
Day 5 Fly to Xian
Fly to Xian, the ancient former capital. Visit the fascinating
Little Wild Goose Pagoda and spend time walking through
the atmospheric alleys of the Muslim Quarter, which are
lined with Islamic food stalls.
Day 5 Fly to Xian
 
Day 6 Terracotta Warriors
After their fortuitous discovery in the 1970s, the Terracotta Army of
China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang has intrigued visitors ever since.
Spend the morning viewing the enigmatic ranks of life-sized warriors.
See the Xian Art Ceramics and Laquer Exhibition, and later stroll
on the beautifully preserved 14thcentury city walls that enclose
Xian’s old town. Tonight, feast on traditional Shui Jiao dumplings
before a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing.
Day 6 Terracotta Warriors
 
Day 7 Fly to Beijing
Fly to Beijing, China’s capital city. The rest of the day is yours
to explore the city on your own. In the evening, there is
an option to enjoy a Kung Fu Show.
Day 7 Fly to Beijing
 
Day 8 Forbidden City
Head to Beijing’s symbolic heart, stroll across Tiananmen Square
and into the sprawling magnificence of the Forbidden City.
Entering through the Gate of Supreme Harmony you will find
a complex full of imperial riches. Later,soak up the harmonious
ambience of the Temple of Heaven, an orderly oasis in a
bustling urban landscape, where you can watch, or participate in,
a dance class. This evening watch a Chinese acrobatic show.
Day 8 Forbidden City
 
Day 9 Great Wall of China
This morning is dedicated to China’s most iconic sight –
the Great Wall. Taking a walk on this incredible structure
is the best way to appreciate both the sheer magnificence
of the wall itself and the dramatic scenery that it crosses.
Jade has been long cherished by the Chinese and at the
Jade Museum you can understand and appreciate the
delicate process of carving the stone and buy a piece if
you wish. Savour an afternoon in the idyllic landscapes
of the Summer Palace as you see the traditional Chinese
gardens and exquisite architecture. Today’s sightseeing
is the perfect way to build up your appetite for Beijing’s
best known delicacy – Peking Duck.
Day 9 Great Wall of China
 
Day 10 Fly Beijing to Ireland
Fly to Ireland, arriving home the same or following day.
 
Please call our award winning team
Ph 090 649 2028
 
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Travel Agent: Grenham Travel