Full programme of excursions, including Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Li River and Three Gorges
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All offers are on a selection of 2014 departures if you book by 31st July 2013.
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The world’s longest river within a single country, the Yangtze has played an essential and inspirational role in Chinese life since the dawn of that glorious civilisation. It unites regions diverse in landscape, language and culture, links cities ancient and modern - thus presenting an engaging timeline of Chinese history - and offers the most scenic means of traversing this vast country.
This superlative tour of China’s myriad highlights reveals the imperial treasures of Beijing and Xi’an along with the vibrancy of Shanghai, and includes a 6-night Yangtze river cruise aboard the state-of-the-art Victoria Sophia, taking in the awe-inspiring Three Gorges en route.
En route to the airport, we make a brief stop at the tomb of the Han Emperor Jing Di which, with its thousands of funerary figures, once adorned with wooden arms and silk garments, depicting all walks of life, provides an enthralling contrast to the overtly martial tomb of Qin Shi Huang. Following a domestic flight to Guilin, we transfer to the 4★ Park Hotel, where we stay for two nights.