Trip idea in China

Emperors and Mountains

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £2,010 per person
11 days
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Ideal for first time visitors to China, this varied trip takes you to the heart of Imperial China - Beijing and Xian, with the Forbidden City, Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors, as well as giving you a taste of Yunnan province in China's west - the foothills of the Himalayas, known for it's pretty scenery and colourful cultures.

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Day 1
  • Transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel
Day 2
  • Watch locals practice t'ai chi at the Temple of Heaven
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Panoramic view over the Forbidden City from Jingshan (Coal Hill)
Day 3
  • Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Stroll around the Summer Palace
Day 4
Beijing, Xian
  • Walk through the hutongs to see the real life of Beijingers
  • High speed bullet train from Beijing to Xi’an
  • Rail station pick up service in Xi’an
Day 5
  • Visit Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Army
  • Dumpling making lesson
  • Enjoy a dumpling banquet for dinner
Day 6
Xian, Lijiang
  • Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum
  • Explore Xi'an's Great Mosque and Muslim quarter
  • Transfer from Xi'an to the airport
  • Fly from Xi'an to Lijiang
  • Transfer from Lijiang airport to your hotel
Day 7
  • Cycle to Baisha village
  • Cycle to Shuhe Old Town
Day 8
  • Full day at leisure in Lijiang
Day 9
  • Rail station drop off service in Lijiang
  • Train from Lijiang to Dali
  • Rail station pick up service in Dali
  • Visit Dali's old town
Day 10
  • Explore Xizhou's morning market
  • Hike through fishing villages near Erhai Lake
Day 11
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  • Transfer from Dali to the airport
  • Fly from Dali to Kunming