Heritage & Panda’s (9 days)

9 days from just £2,160 pp
12 days with Hong Kong Extension from just £2,540 pp
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What's included?
+ included - not included
  • International Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Water
  • Meals
  • Escorted Tour
  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport Taxes Charges
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Tipping

Visit the most famous and memorable sights that China is best known for. The Forbidden City, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and the Panda Bear are just a few of the wonders you will encounter throughout your tour of China with the Heritage & Panda’s holiday.

 

4* Value Option – save up to £350 per person on advertised price!

 

Day 1 UK to Beijing

Take international scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Beijing. 

(We can also arrange flights from other UK airports without any additional cost; upgrade to premium economy class or business class available on request)

Day 2 Beijing Arrival

Arrive at Beijing Capital Airport. You will be greeted by English speaking guide and driver and transferred to hotel in city centre. Later visit the Temple of Heaven – built in 1420, it was the place where the Ming and Qing emperors worshipped the God of Heaven and prayed for a good harvest for the year. Time permitting, we will visit the Olympic Village, Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube. Conclude today with a welcome dinner in a traditional Chinese restaurant.

Meals Included

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 3 Beijing

Today your guide will take you to visit Tiananmen Square – the largest public square in the world. Walking through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (with late Chairman Mao’s huge portrait hanging over the gate), enter the magnificent Forbidden City – which served as imperial palaces for 24 emperors since the 15th century. This massive palace compound never fails to impress. This afternoon tour to the enchanting Summer Palace – with the largest imperial garden in China, where late Qing emperors and empresses stayed between May and October seeking escape from the pollution inside the city. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 4 Beijing

Today we travel outside the city to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. You will be given plenty of time to explore this magnificent monument and climb to the top. Afternoon is spent visiting the Ming Tombs – 13 Ming Emperors were buried in the basin surrounded by Tiger and Dragon Mountains. This evening enjoy Peking duck dinner.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 5 Beijing to Xian

This morning take a rickshaw tour around the old Beijing’s Hutong Area, stop by a local family in the courtyard house. Then transfer to airport for flight to Xian, the ancient capital of China. Upon arrival you will be met by your local guide and driver. Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda – known as the best-preserved Buddhist temple complex. Also visit the Ancient City Walls, originally built during the Tang Dynasty. This evening enjoy a Tang Dynasty Dinner Show.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Day 6 Xian

Today your tour will begin with one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th century – the Terracotta Warriors and Horses – built over 2,000 years ago to guard the tomb of Emperor Qinshihunag, with over 7,000 life-sized figures unearthed since 1974. Later you will visit the Bell Tower – beautifully lit with red lanterns, the landmark of Xian. Also visit the colourful local food market in the Muslim Quarter.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 7 Xian to Chengdu

This morning we transfer to airport for a flight to Chengdu – the capital of Sichuan Province. Upon arrival, take a trip to Leshan and visit the Grand Buddha Statue, the largest stone Buddha sculpture in the world. This evening, after a Sichuan style dinner, enjoy a traditional Chuan Opera performance.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 8 Chengdu

This morning visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Centre. Experience a close encounter with the rare and cute panda bears. Afternoon continue to visit the Wu Hou Temple and Jinli Ancient Street.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 9 Chengdu to UK

Transfer to airport for flight home. End of itinerary.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Beijing - 5* Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

5* Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel

Feel the pulse of the city from your central location on Wangfujing Steet, a short walk from Beijing’s international banking and shopping districts. Stroll 15 minutes to the mighty Forbidden City, Beijing’s vast, imperial network of wooden temples and palaces, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Beijing 4* Value Option - Sunworld Hotel

4* Sunworld Hotel

Sunworld Hotel Beijing is located in the “Golden” center of downtown Beijing at the corner of Wangfujing and Dengshikou streets. The new design of our distinguished hotel reveals a beautiful blend of modern simplicity and traditional elegance with great hospitality.

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Xian - 5* Grand Noble Hotel

5* Grand Noble Hotel

Grand Noble Hotel Xi’an is a luxurious property, managed by Grand Noble Hotels & Resorts. The hotel offering comprehensive facilities and services for leisure and business stays. It is conveniently located in the commercial center, shopping and entertainment area of downtown Xi’an, neighboring several popular tourist attractions. Bell Tower and Forest of Stone Steles Museum is 10 minutes-walk away.

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Xian 4* Value Option - Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel

4* Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel

Located next to the city wall, the friendly staff at this location can make any stay in Xian effortless and memorable. With 480 rooms, Xian Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel can accommodate a large amount of people, and they usually do because of their popularity and reputation for excellence.

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Chengdu - 5* Tibet Hotel

5* Tibet Hotel

Located near Manjusri Square and Living Water Park. Exquisite luxury room furniture, all rooms equipped with broadband INTERNET, free Internet access, fine design, business rooms and convenient amenities.

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Chengdu 4* Value Option - Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

4* Tianfu Sunshine Hotel

 Designed by global first class company Hirsch Bender, Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is a four-star hotel with oriental charm. The hotel lies near to historic tourism site WenShuFang and ecologic water park, bringing you the oriental life of Chengdu. With hotel’s spirit of “Dedicate to Perfect Service”, you will enjoy the most honourable experience here.

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Hong Kong - 4*+ Harbour Plaza Metropolis Hotel

4+* Harbour Plaza Metropolis

Harbour Plaza Metropolis is situated in the heart of Kowloon, overlooking the spectacular world-famous Victoria Harbour. Conveniently located near the MTR Hung Hom Station, it is just minutes away from Kowloon’s renowned Tsim Sha Tsui shopping districts.

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Hong Kong Extension

Day 9 Chengdu to Hong Kong

Transfer to airport for morning flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, be met and transfer to hotel. Rest of day at leisure.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 10 Hong Kong

Morning pick up from hotel for half day Hong Kong Island coach tour, covering the Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Fishing Village and Stanley Market. Rest of day free.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 11 Hong Kong to UK

Day time at leisure. Evening transfer to airport for flight to London Heathrow.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 12 UK arrival

Morning arrive in London Heathrow. End of itinerary.

* Extra nights in Hong Kong available upon request; please ask for details.

Tour Price includes:

  • International economy flights;
  • Hotel accommodation as shown (based on twin occupancy);
  • Meals as described (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Meeting and assistance on arrivals and departures;
  • Sightseeing excursions with English speaking guides;
  • All transfers and road transportation in air-conditioned vehicles;
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in program;
  • Train/Boat journeys where mentioned in program;
  • Domestic flights where mentioned in program;
  • Daily supply of bottled water;
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Tour Price excludes:

  • China visa;
  • Drinks during meals;
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, souvenirs etc;
  • Travel insurance (can be arranged, please ask for details);
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Optional tours;
  • Early check-in or late check-out;
  • Flight and accommodation upgrades.
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8 nights
03/11/2017
11/11/2017
£2,160 (pp)
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8 nights
16/03/2018
24/03/2018
£2,210 (pp)
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8 nights
30/03/2018
07/04/2018
£2,260 (pp)
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8 nights
13/04/2018
21/04/2018
£2,260 (pp)
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8 nights
04/05/2018
12/05/2018
£2,260 (pp)
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8 nights
18/05/2018
26/05/2018
£2,260 (pp)
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8 nights
01/06/2018
09/06/2018
£2,210 (pp)
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8 nights
05/07/2018
13/07/2018
£2,360 (pp)
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8 nights
26/07/2018
03/08/2018
£2,360 (pp)
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8 nights
02/08/2018
10/08/2018
£2,360 (pp)
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8 nights
16/08/2018
24/08/2018
£2,360 (pp)
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8 nights
01/09/2018
09/09/2018
£2,310 (pp)
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8 nights
15/09/2018
23/09/2018
£2,310 (pp)
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8 nights
06/10/2018
14/10/2018
£2,310 (pp)
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8 nights
20/10/2018
28/10/2018
£2,310 (pp)
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All of our available tour extensions and prices (including additional surcharges for single supplement) are shown in the table below. Please select which extension(s) you wish to include with your tour.
8 nights
03/11/2018
11/11/2018
£2,210 (pp)
N.B. There is an additional surcharge for single supplement applied for travellers occupying a room on their own. Please select below if this applies.
All of our available tour extensions and prices (including additional surcharges for single supplement) are shown in the table below. Please select which extension(s) you wish to include with your tour.

We used Emperor for a group trip to India. they were fantastic with their choice of hotels (some truly incredible) their tour guide, the whole programme and their choice of airlines for the trip. We made things quite tough for them with different members of the group travelling for different periods and arriving in and out of different airports. We specifically had some issues with one of the airlines on the return leg of our trip, through no fault of Emperor, but they did their utmost to put things right and made the journey home as pleasant as possible by meeting the cost of a lounge at the airport for us do to the shortcomings of one of the airlines checking in procedures. The pre holiday package of information was very comprehensive and we were presented with very durable luggage tags. We would have no hesitation in recommending Richard and his team in tailoring a package for a trip to India. We had an amazing culturally stimulating trip and will certainly go back to India in the future.

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