The Grand Emperor (20 days)

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flag Shanghai - Suzhou - Beijing - Xian - Yichang - Yangtze River (cruise) - Guilin - Yangshuo - Hong Kong
What's included?
+ included - not included
  • International Flight
  • Accommodation
  • Water
  • Meals
  • Escorted Tour
  • Domestic Flights
  • Airport Taxes Charges
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Tipping

Be treated like a real Emperor and Empress, staying in 5 star luxury throughout your tour of China. Staying in high 5 star quality hotels, you can relax and be assured of the luxury you deserve. This complete package is everything you will need to experience the very best of China, whilst indulging yourself in the luxury you deserve.

 

Day 1 UK to Shanghai

Depart from London Heathrow airport for scheduled flight to Shanghai.

(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 Shanghai

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel in city centre. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner. After dinner, take a leisurely walk on the Bund, where you can enjoy the stunning views of Shanghai’s famous waterfront, with the breathtaking skyline on both sides of Huangpu River.

Meals Included

  • Dinner
Day 3 Shanghai

We start our tour today by visiting the Jade Buddha Temple. Later we then continue to the Yuyuan Garden and Old Town. Finally today we visit the Shanghai Museum, which possesses a collection of over 120,000 precious works of art. This evening enjoy the famous Shanghai Acrobatic Show.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 4 Shanghai / Suzhou

This morning travel by coach to Suzhou – China’s garden city renowned for it’s canals, arched stone bridges and silk products. We will visit two of it’s most popular gardens – Humble Administrator’s Garden and Garden of the Master of the Nets. Also visit the city’s famous Silk Museum and Panmen Gate. Return to Shanghai in the evening.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 5 Shanghai to Beijing

This morning we will transfer to Shanghai Station for the high speed express train to Beijing. Upon arrival transfer to hotel in city centre. Rest of day at leisure.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Day 6 Beijing

This morning visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Continue to Beihai Park Imperial Restaurant for lunch, where you will be treated like real emperors and empresses. In the afternoon we visit the Summer Palace, with the largest imperial garden in China. Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on the beautiful Kunming Lake.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 7 Beijing

Today we travel outside the city to the Great Wall at Mutianyu, an original and remote section of the wall. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the wall whilst having the time to explore and photograph one of the wonders of the world. This evening enjoy a traditional Peking Duck Banquet.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 8 Beijing

We start our tour today with a visit to the Temple of Heaven followed by a rickshaw tour around old Beijing’s Hutong (alleyways) area – visit a typical Beijing family in courtyard house. Later we will also visit the Olympic Village, Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 9 Beijing to Xian

This morning we take a short flight to Xian – the ancient capital of the Middle Kingdom. Upon arrival we visit Han Yangling Tomb. We then visit the Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Tonight enjoy a spectacular Tang Dynasty dinner show.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Day 10 Xian

Today we have a full day excursion to the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and Huaqing Hot Spring.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 11 Xian to Yichang

Today we have a relaxing morning before flying to Yichang in the afternoon. After dinner transfer to board the 5* Cruise.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Day 12 Yangtze River*

Our cruise today visits the Three Gorges Dam, sailing through the Three Gorges Shiplocks and Xiling Gorge.

* Cruise schedule may be subject to change, depending on the water level.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 13 Yangtze River

Excursion to the beautiful Daning River through its Lesser Three Gorges or a small boat trip to the Shennong Stream – drift along the crystal clear water and be dazzled by the strength and bravery of boat-trackers.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 14 Yangtze River

Today we have a shore excursion to Shibaozhai (Precious Stone Stronghold), one of the most spectacular sites along the river.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 15 Chongqing to Guilin

We disembark the cruise ship at Chongqing this morning and transfer to the airport for a short flight to Guilin, one of the most picturesque cities in China. Upon arrival transfer to hotel in city centre. Later we will visit the Reed Flute Cave and Fubo Hill.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Day 16 Guilin / Yangshuo

Today take a boat cruise along the scenic Li River to Yangshuo – a small town near Guilin which boasts of stunning landscapes. After lunch on boat, we will have plenty of time to browse around Yangshuo’s lively local market. Return to Guilin in the evening. A tour to see cormorant fishing will be organised this evening.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Day 17 Guilin to Hong Kong

This morning is time to relax again before an afternoon flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival transfer to the luxurious 5* Harbour Grand Kowloon Hotel or similar. Rest of day free at leisure.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 18 Hong Kong

Day time free to relax or feel the rush as you indulge in shopping and savour the culinary delicacies that Hong Kong has to offer. This evening enjoy a romantic Harbour Lights and Lei Yue Mun Seafood Village Dinner Cruise, where you will be served a superb dinner at Lei Yue Mun seafood village, adored by seafood aficionados.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
Day 19 Hong Kong to UK

Day time free to either relax or explore the amazing east west culture of Hong Kong. Late evening transfer to airport for flight home.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Day 20 UK arrival

Morning arrival in London Heathrow. End of itinerary.

Extra nights and additional sightseeing tours of Hong Kong can be arranged: please ask for details.

Shanghai - 5* Radisson New World Hotel

5* Radisson New World Hotel

An iconic structure in the city’s diverse skyline, the Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World sets itself apart with a unique 208-meter tower that features unparalleled views. Leisure guests love that popular Shanghai attractions surround the hotel’s property and that Nanjing Road shopping is moments from their stylish room or suite.

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Beijing - 5* Marriott Hotel Beijing City Wall or Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing

5* Marriott Hotel Beijing City Wall

Xian - 5* Sofitel on Renmin Square Hotel

5* Sofitel on Renmin Square Hotel

Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square is located very centrally within the Xian city walls near many historical sites including the Bell Tower Drum Tower Great Mosque and Forest of Steles.

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Yangtze - 5* Century Cruise or Victoria Cruise

5* Century Cruise

The only fleet with all ships built after 2003, with a Grand Atrium Lobby in every cruiser, private balconies in all cabins and with the largest standard cabins of any Yangtze fleet. Century Cruise also offer five star service, with European hospitality experts providing personal management on every ship and international five star quality all-cotton linen and bathroom products.

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Guilin - 5* Sheraton Hotel

5* Sheraton Hotel

 
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Hong Kong - 5* Harbour Grand Kowloon

5* Harbour Grand Kowloon

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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19 nights
04/06/2017
23/06/2017
£3,840 (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.
19 nights
02/07/2017
21/07/2017
£3,940 (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.
19 nights
23/07/2017
11/08/2017
£3,940 (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.
19 nights
06/08/2017
25/08/2017
£3,940 (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.
19 nights
03/09/2017
22/09/2017
£3,990 (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.
19 nights
17/09/2017
06/10/2017
£3,990 (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.
19 nights
08/10/2017
27/10/2017
£3,990 (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.
19 nights
25/03/2018
13/04/2018
£3,920 (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.
19 nights
08/04/2018
27/04/2018
£4,020 (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.
19 nights
22/04/2018
11/05/2018
£4,020 (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.
19 nights
06/05/2018
25/05/2018
£4,020 (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.
19 nights
20/05/2018
08/06/2018
£4,020 (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.
19 nights
03/06/2018
22/06/2018
£3,920 (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.
19 nights
01/07/2018
20/07/2018
£4,020 (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.
19 nights
22/07/2018
10/08/2018
£4,020 (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.
19 nights
05/08/2018
24/08/2018
£4,020 (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.
19 nights
02/09/2018
21/09/2018
£4,070 (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.
19 nights
16/09/2018
05/10/2018
£4,070 (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.
19 nights
07/10/2018
26/10/2018
£4,070 (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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