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Classic China 2014

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Great Wall of ChinaThe Temple of Heaven in Beijing, ChinaShanghai, ChinaBig Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, ChinaGiant Pandas
Great Wall of China
The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China
Shanghai, China
Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xi'an, China
Giant Pandas
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Asia 2014
  • Style: Discovery
  • Description: Take a rickshaw ride around the ancient Hutong alleyways and stop to enjoy a Be My Guest lunch in one of the local courtyard houses. Visit China’s Forbidden City with its imperial gardens, and sacred structures of Beijing before admiring the view from the famous Great Wall. Visit the home of the Terra Cotta Warriors and try your hand at making traditional Chinese dumplings at a Highlight Lunch in Xi'an. Walk the cosmopolitan streets of Shanghai, all in time to catch a stunning Chinese acrobatic performance and a Farewell Dinner cruise along Huangpu River. Why not extend your trip with a few days in Hong Kong? See our extensions page for options.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • Xian

    • + Day 5: Tang Dynasty show Tang is a powerful feudal empire dynasty in Chinese history. During its reign from 618 to 907, China stepped into an unprecedented age of unity and solidarity. It is under such a flourishing and peaceful circumstance that exquisite Tang imperial feast with music and dance emerged and developed. The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show is put on at the Tang Dynasty Music Palace in Xi'an, which is a large-scale theatre with characteristic catering. The whole performance in the Tang Dinner Show is made up of 8 parts, in which the actors and actresses are dressed in Tang costume and dance accompanied with music by a classical Chinese orchestra and ancient Chinese poems.(minimum of two to five people)

  • Shanghai

    • + Day 7 Shanghai Museum The Shanghai Museum holds a plethora of ancient Chinese art, as well as artefacts demonstrating ancient wisdom and philosophy. The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. The eleven galleries cover most of the major categories of Chinese art: Ancient Bronze, Ancient Ceramics, Paintings, Calligraphy, Ancient Sculpture, Ancient Jade, Coins, Ming and Qing Furniture, Seals, and Minority Nationalities. (minimum of two to five people)

    • + Day 8 Caoyang New Village Yuyuan and Jade Buddha Temple Begin the day visiting the Caoyang New Village, the first Worker’s Housing Project in Shanghai and the earliest working village in China. First, you’ll experience the life of an ordinary Shanghai resident by exploring the neighborhood’s community center, which is open to all who live in the community, and offers a place to read, dance and work. After visiting the community center, continue on to a traditional market, where many local Shanghainese do their shopping, and then join a local Shanghainese family for lunch. Later In the afternoon, visit the Yuyuan garden in which the pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters all have unique characteristics. And continue to the Jade Buddha Temple, before returning to the hotel.(minimum of two to five people)

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