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Great Wall, China

Imperial Jewels Of China

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£3,485 pp
*based on 28th October 2020
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WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS...

Trace timeworn steps along the Great Wall. Marvel at 8,000 ancient Terracotta Warriors, each distinctly carved. Admire emerald-draped cliff faces and hushed monasteries during a tranquil Yangtze river cruise. Step inside the massive Three Gorges Dam and gaze upon Shanghai’s cutting edge neon-lit skyline.
Includes early booking savings of £500 per person plus gratuities included - book by 30th November 2019.
Departures available March - November 2020. Call Barrhead Travel today for the latest availability and fares!

What's Included

Return flights from the UK - fly from up to 14 regional airports.
All port charges, airport taxes & internal flights and overseas transfers.
3 night hotel stay in Beijing, 2 night hotel stay in Xi'an & 2 night hotel stay in Shanghai.
6 night Yangtze River cruise on board the Viking Emerald, including all meals on board.
Specially selected wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board plus Specialty teas and coffees available at any time.
11 guided tours.
Free Wi-Fi internet access (connection speeds may vary).
No surcharges guaranteed once your deposit is paid.
Fully ATOL protected.

Trip Highlights

Beijing - visit the Great Wall of China which was known as the Grand Imperial Capital from the 10th century until 1949. With over 3,000 years of history, Beijing is a huge repository of monuments of the past.
Xi'an - see thousands of ancient Terracotta Warriors that were buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang over 2,000 years ago.
Shanghai - sail into one of the largest cities and most important ports. Shanghai is the largest financial and metropolis centre and orbits around its famous Bund, an elegant riverfront promenade overlooked by colonial-era banks.
Imperial Jewels of China Itinerary from Viking River Cruises
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RIVER CRUISE ITINERARY

Fly from the UK to Beijing.  On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

Time at leisure in Beijing.  Includes tour of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and lunch at a locla restaurant.  Enjoy time to explore Beijing independently in the afternoon.

Time at leisure in Beijing.  Includes tour to the Badaling Hills and Great Wall of China, a visit to the Sacred Way and Ming Dynasty Tombs and lunch and dinner at local restaurants.

Enjoy the morning at leisure n Beijing before transferring to the airport for your flight to Xi'an.  Lunch and dinner included.

Time at leisure in Xi'an.  Includes visit to the Terracotta Warriors, optional evening excursion and Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Today fly to Chongqing to embark the Viking Emerald for your 5 day Yangtze River cruise.

Includes morning visit to the bright red Qing Dynasty Shibaozhai Temple.

Today, relax on the Viking Emerald as you cruise through the most beautiful stretch of the Yangtze River.

Today disembark for a tour of the Three Gorges Dam before cruising through Xiling Gorge in the evening.

Enjoy time in Jingzhou, including a visit to a Viking sponsored elementary school.

Enjoy time to discover Wuhan and visit the Hubei Provincial Museum before returning to the Viking Emerald for your final night on board.

Disembark the Viking emerald in Wuhan and transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.  On arrival transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

Enjoy time at leisure in Shanghai, including visits to Old Shanghai, the Shanghai Museum and Yuyuan Garden.  Includes lunch and dinner at local restaurants and evening show by the Shanghai Acrobatic troupe.

Transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight back to the UK.

WHY NOT EXTEND YOUR STAY IN CHINA?

Extended your holiday with 2 additional nights in Beijing, allowing you time to discover even more in China's great capital and visit it's seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Prices start from only £399 per peraon, and all this is included:

  • 2 hotel nights in Beijing (JW Marriott Beijing or similar).
  • 3 meals - 2 breakfasts & 1 lunch.
  • Guided tour of the Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace.
  • Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director.
  • All transfers.

Alternatively, why not add on two extra nights in Shganhai following your cruise and enjoy more time to discover the modern metropolis known as "the New York City of China".

Prices start from only £399 per person, and all this is included:

  • 2 hotel nights in Shanghai (Westin Hotel or similar).
  • 3 meals - 2 breakfasts & 1 lunch.
  • Guided tour of Suzhou City.
  • Fully escorted by your Viking Tour Director.
  • All transfers.

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