Contrast China's imperial and communist past in Beijing to its booming present in Shanghai, where we also find European heritage and grandeur. Hike along a wild part of the Great Wall, get close to the Terracotta Army, a 71m high Giant Buddha and adorable panda cubs and marvel at classic storybook landscapes.
In the company of our welcoming and knowledgeable local guides, this 17 night private guided tour will take you on a panoramic journey through China's fascinating history and thriving local life, with a special focus on the heritage of each city and its people. It can be tailored to your personal interests, schedule or budget. Explore China's Imperial and Communist eras in Beijing and hike along a lesser-visited section of the Great Wall. Discover historic Xi'an, starting point for the Silk Road and see the iconic 8,000 strong Terracotta Army at close quarters. Visit Chengdu's renowned Panda Base and the 71m high Giant Buddha. Continue into the countryside to the majestic Longji Rice Terraces, before cruising down the Li River through the extraordinary karst landscape of Guilin. Finish in the futuristic mega-city of Shanghai to understand modern day China and explore its European heritage. Please email to gain full details of the activities and accommodation, to ask any questions and discuss your travel plans.