Magical China
China & Sanya Tropical Paradise
14 days from £1900 - Cultural and Leisure...
  • Beijing: City tours (3 nights)
  • Great Wall of China
  • Forbidden City
  • Bird's Nest Stadium
  • Xian: City tours (2 nights)
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Sanya: Tropical Beach Resort, 5* hotel sea view room (5 nights)
  • Shanghai: city tour (2 nights)
  • Maglev train

*Exclusive Small Group tours *Deluxe 4 & 5 star Hotels *Well paced itinerary *Special banquets & shows *Long Established China Tour specialists*

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Day 1
Depart from Heathrow or your preferred airport on scheduled flights to Beijing. Meals on board.

Day 2 Beijing
Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted at the airport by our English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel by private transport. The rest of the day is at your leisure to recover from jet lag and get ready for the adventures awaiting you! (China is 8 hours ahead of UK GMT)

Day 3 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today, enjoy a full day city tour to soak up the atmosphere of Beijing. This includes visiting must-see historical sites such as the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Our welcome evening dinner in the evening provides an opportunity to sample a delightful selection of Beijing style dishes, including Peking Duck.

Optional Evening entertainment * Acrobatic show.

Day 4 Beijing (Breakfast, Lunch)
The highlight of today's tour is a walk on the Great Wall of China. We visit the Mutianyu Section of the wall, which is quieter and less touristy, compare with many other access points. This section is also equipped with a cable car for those who prefer an easier way up (fee payable at local ticket office, approx £5). We allow plenty of time for you to walk along the wall and enjoy the unforgettable views.

Our memorable day continues with a trip to see the 2008 Bird's Nest Olympics Stadium and enjoy great photo opportunities. Time permitting, we will have a stroll in the large Olympic square and see the Water Cube (exteriors only).

After a full day visiting the many highlights of Beijing, enjoy a relaxing evening with free time for dinner on your own. This will give you a better opportunity to sample various dishes to your own liking. Our guide will be happy to make recommendations according to your requirement. A good dinner of your choice (with a beer/drink) should be no more than £10 per person.

Day 5 Beijing to Xian (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, we visit the stunning 12th century Summer Palace, Kunming Lake and the Garden of Harmony. Next we take the ferry alongside the famous Marble Boat and enjoy a fascinating Rickshaw ride through the 'Hutong' traditional residential area of Beijing. For a great place to experience shopping in China and purchase some unique souvenirs, we can take you to the popular Xiushui Silk Market and shopping mall.

In the evening, we take a flight to Xian, the former capital of China and starting point of the ancient Silk Road.

Day 6 Xian (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
An exciting day awaits, as we head to the Terracotta Warriors Archaeological Museum, home to over 6,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and their horses. The warriors are meant to be the after life protectors of the first emperor Qinshihuang, who united China (221BC-206BC).

Enjoy a selection of Xian's speciality dishes for lunch and afterwards we visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built as a Buddhist Monastery during the Tang Dynasty. We enjoy the jovial atmosphere around the beautiful Pagoda and picturesque boulevards, where Xian residents come to socialise & relax.

Evening entertainment includes: a re-enactment of the royal arts performance of a 7th century Tang Dynasty Show, with a special dinner of dumplings included.

Day 7 Xian to Sanya ( Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast we explore Xian's historic Muslim Quarter, home to a large Chinese Muslim community who have lived in the city since the silk road was first established.

Enjoy walking through Muslim Square, along narrow winding streets crammed with shop stalls selling an array of interesting handcrafts and local food specialities. We also have opportunity to visit Xian's Wooden Mosque. Afterwards we walk to the majestic Bell Tower (exterior only) for a great photo opportunity. On the opposite side of the square we visit the famous Drum Tower, which provides fantastic views across the city.

In the afternoon we enjoy a leisurely walk & optional cycle ride along the ancient city walls. The smooth & well preserved walls provide an ideal and safe walking & cycling route around the entire historic city centre. This is a charming way to enjoy the local lifestyle of Xian.

After our tour we transfer to the airport for our departure flight to Hainan Island and transfer to your beach resort hotel in Sanya.

** Resort In Time Hotel is a good 5 star hotel that has private beach and within easy reach to local shops, bars and town centre. We book sea view rooms for our guests here.

Days 8 - 11 Sanya - Tropical beach resort (Includes: Breakfast)
Free days to relax on the golden sandy beach or in your hotel pool. Sanya city has many shopping and souvenir opportunites and there are many cultural sights to explore. We recommend you enjoy eating out at one of the excellent street grills in the night markets and of course try the fresh Coconuts, which Hainan Island is famous for.

There are also an abundance of leisure activities that can be purchased locally, such as golfing, diving, fishing, motor boat hire, relaxing in hot springs or enjoying a reflexology massage.

Day 12 Sanya to Shanghai (Includes: Breakfast, Lunch)
Today we take a flight to Shanghai on mainland China, where our guide will meet you upon arrival and check into your hotel.

After having a short rest, we start our city tour of Shanghai which will include visiting Yu Garden, famous for its rock gardens, pavilions, halls and ponds. We marvel at the futuristic landscape and magnificent towers on the famous promenade along the Huangpu River, the Bund and Nanjing Road. Finally our tour takes us to see the historic side of Shanghai. We visit the traditional low-rise homes, which was the former French quarter in colonial times and known locally as 'Heaven on Earth'.

Optional evening entertainment *Martial art show, dance show etc.

Day 13 Shanghai (Breakfast)
We leave this final full day for you to explore this cosmopolitan city at your own leisure, to relax, and perhaps do some last minute shopping in Shanghai's incredible shopping malls. We also recommend a visit to Pudong area and the Oriental Pearl Tower.

Day 14 Shanghai to homeward (Breakfast)
Today, you will be taken by private car to the Maglev train station in Shanghai. Our local guide will assist you to board the super fast Maglev train to the airport in time for your flight homeward.

Hong Kong extension (from £399* per person inc flight)

Day 14 Shanghai to Hong Kong (Includes: Breakfast)
Today, you will be taken by private car to the Maglev train station in Shanghai. Our local guide will assist you to board the super fast Maglev train to the airport in time for your flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival in Hong Kong, transfer to your hotel (superior/moderate deluxe standard). The rest of day is free at leisure.

Day 15 Hong Kong (Breakfast)
After breakfast, enjoy a half day morning tour to visit some of Hong Kong's must-see locations, such as the Victoria Peak, Stanley Market and Aberdeen Fishing Village. Rest of the day is free.

Day 16 Hong Kong (Breakfast)
Airport transfer from your hotel will be provided to suit your departure flight times.

Alternative Hong Kong option- For the same price, you may choose to have 3 nights/4 days in Hong Kong. (flight & accommodation only).

*supplement apply for Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct, Nov.

China & Sanya Tour Dates & Price 2016

Departure dates on Saturdays
Twin share £
Twin share £ (Excl international flights)

19 March - 01 April


26 March - 08 April


09 April - 22 April


14 May - 27 May

04 June - 17 June
11 June - 24 June

18 June - 01 July

25 June - 08 July
23 July - 05 Aug
06 Aug - 19 Aug

13 Aug - 26 Aug

20 Aug - 02 Sept

03 Sept - 16 Sept

10 Sept - 23 Sept
15 Oct - 28 Oct 2016

Price Includes (The prices shown above are 'per person')

  • All internal flights in China including airport tax.
  • All airport/hotel transfers.
  • Sightseeing tours (including entrance fee) by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Selections of good 4 star hotels in well furnished rooms with private facilities. 5 star sea view in Sanya. In Hong Kong it is 3 star in good location, upgrade choice can be provided upon request. Please view our Hotel Selection.
  • All breakfast, most lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary. Several meals not included to allow more free time for you. Trying out food by yourselves can be part of the great holiday experience.

Price Does Not Include

  • International flight from £600 per person. We can book it based on your prefered airline choice with full ATOL Protection.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Chinese visa - we can provide service, currently £110/person.
  • Tips - recommend £3 for guide and £2 for driver per day but not compulsory.
  • Optional tours and extensions.
  • Single supplement £520.

FAQ and further Tour information
Please see our FAQ page for further essential tour information.

The itinerary is designed according to the most updated information of flights available, although on rare occasions the sequence in which cities are visited, duration of time spent can change due to local conditions which are out of our control. The above itinerary highlights the main attractions that are to be visited each day. Further places of interest may be visited during your stay, which will provide unique ethnic and cultural handcraft shopping opportunities. We reserve the right to change, amend or alter the itinerary, although we will act in your best interests to handle any amendments. Please refer to the booking form for detailed terms & conditions.

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