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China Beijing, Yunnan and Shanghai

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This customizable, two-week tour encompasses the thriving cities of China and the wonders of the countryside. Travel from Beijing to the beautiful city of Lijang and explore the natural treasures of Yunnan. Finish your journey with a trip to Shanghai, the symbol of modern China. Embark on this journey of a lifetime to the most renowned places in China.

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Touch down in Beijing, the beating heart of China...

• Your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel
• Visit the Temple of Heaven, an architectural  masterpiece
• Tour the Hutong alleyways on a rickshaw

Visited:
Beijing
Accomodation
Novotel Xinqiao (Beijing)

Day 2: Enter the Forbidden City 

Explore the capital's greatest landmarks...

• Start the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square
• Head on to take a tour of the Forbidden City
• Visit Lama Temple, one of Beijing's holiest sites

Visited:
Beijing
Accomodation
Novotel Xinqiao (Beijing)

Day 3: The Great Wall of China

Climb the Great Wall, China's greatest wonder...

• Embark on a trip to the Huanghuacheng Great Wall
• Walk along one of the most beautiful sections of the wall
• Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Lijang

Visited:
BeijingLijiang
Accomodation
Night at Lijiang Hexi Hotel (Lijiang)

Day 4: Lijiang Ancient Town (UNESCO)

Discover the rich natural wonders of Lijang...

• Arrive in Lijiang, a mountainous town of stone
• Tour the Black Dragon Pond and Dongba Culture Museum
• Visit the Five Phoenixes Pavilion, a 17th-century monument

Visited:
Lijiang
Accomodation
Night at Lijiang Hexi Hotel (Lijiang)

Day 5: Explore the Temples of Lijang

Tour the stunning sites of the city...

• Enjoy a full-day tour of Lijiang’s greatest attractions
• Visit Yufeng Monastery, Yuhu Naxi Village, and Shuhe Old Town
• Explore the Liulidian and Daobaoji Temples in Baisha Village

Visited:
Lijiang
Accomodation
Night at Lijiang Hexi Hotel (Lijiang)

Day 6: The Ancient Town of ​Shangri-La

Take in the breathtaking scenery of Yunnan...

• Take a road trip to the ancient town of Shangri-La
• Stop off for a magnificent view of the river Yangtze
• Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the old town of Shangri-la

Accomodation
Night at Shangri-la Zhaxidele (Shangri-La)

Day 7: Geden Songzanglin Monastery 

Explore the mysterious town of Shangri-La...

• Explore the city of Shangri-La, with its breath-taking views
• Visit Geden Songzanglin Monastery, and its living Buddha!
• Embark on a half-day tour of Pudacuo National Park

Visited:
Shangri-La
Accomodation
Night at Shangri-la Zhaxidele (Shangri-La)

Day 8: The Ancient City of Dali

Uncover the secrets of this unique city...

• Explore Dali Old Town, with a history of over 1300 years
• The town's unique design resembles a chess board
• View the beautiful Cangsham mountains and Erhai lake

Visited:
Shangri-LaDali
Accomodation
Landscape (Dali)

Day 9: Local Culture in Dali

Immersive yourself in the unique local culture...

• Visit a Zhoucheng workshop and Xizhou Bai village
• Cable car to the Cangshan Mountains and the Three Pagodas
• Take an overnight train from Dali to Kunming 

Visited:
Dali, Kunming
Accomodation
Jinjiang (Kunming)

Day 10: The Fascinating "​Stone Forest"

Discover the secrets of Shilin's Stone Forest...

• Arrival in Kunming and transfer to your hotel for breakfast
• Drive to the Stone Forest, a unique geological formation
• Return to Kunming and stroll through Green Lake Park

Visited:
Kunming
Accomodation
Jinjiang (Kunming)

Day 11: Shanghai, Past and Present

Take in the glorious sights of Shanghai...

• Breakfast at the hotel, then transfer to the airport
• Visit the Shanghai Bund and take a cruise on Huangpu River
• Stroll through Pudong and the beautiful Yu Garden

Visited:
Shanghai
Accomodation
Riverview (Shanghai)

Day 12: Relax in the "Venice of the East"

 Cruise the canals of Tongli and Suzhou...

• Morning drive to Tongli, known as the Venice of the East
• Pay a visit to Tuisiyuan Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
• Continue to Suzhou and visit a local silk factory 

Visited:
TongliShanghai
Accomodation
Riverview (Shanghai)

Day 13: ​The Jade Buddha Temple

Explore the highlights of Shanghai...

• Tour the Museum of Chinese Art in People's Square
• Visit Jade Buddha Temple, one of the city’s must-see sights
• Stroll down Nanjing Road, China's premier shopping street

Visited:
Shanghai
Accomodation
Riverview (Shanghai)

Day 14: Departure from Shanghai

Enjoy a final day in Shanghai before flying home...

• Make the most out of your final day in Shanghai
• Transfer to the airport for your flight home
• We hope you've had an amazing time!

Visited:
Shanghai

Beijing Lijiang Shangri-La Dali Kunming Shanghai Tongli

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £2,020 / 14 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax
Price per person£2,060

Included in price:

  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing during the trip by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver who will remain with you throughout your time in that city
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges
  • Accommodation in Beijing, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Shanghai
  • All mentioned activities in the program
  • All mentioned meals in the program
  • Transportation

Not included in price:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Other meals or beverage
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Excess Baggage Charges : Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carry-on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary
  • Please note that the price will be much higher during the festival of Labors’ Day, National Day, Spring Festival
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