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China: Land of the Dragon


from £2,249 11 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £40 if not required
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Take in all the iconic sights on this remarkable tour

Wonder at the mighty Great Wall and Emperor Qin Shi Huang Di's vast army of Terracotta Warriors, stroll among the Imperial treasures of Beijing and the cosmopolitan streets of Shanghai. You will see the most iconic sights and incredible highlights of China on this great-value tour.


  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts, nine lunches and eight dinners
  • Excursions as described
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Tourist visa for full British Citizens resident in the UK

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Day 1 UK to Beijing

Enjoy your flight

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, depart in the afternoon for your overnight flight to Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing

On arrival you are met and taken to the New Century Hotel (4Q) for a three-night stay.

Dinner is at your hotel.

Day 3 Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square

Tian'anmen Square

Visit the Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square. Later, perhaps enjoy an optional rickshaw ride. Enjoy a Peking duck dinner at a local restaurant tonight.

Forbidden City Beijing China Asia Tian’anmen Square

Day 4 The Great Wall and Summer Palace

The Great Wall of China

An included tour will take you to the Great Wall and 18th-century Summer Palace. You will also have the option to visit Beijing’s stadiums for the 2008 Olympic Games. Dinner is included tonight.

The Great Wall of China China Asia Summer Palace Beijing

Day 5 Beijing to Xi'an


Today you fly to Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in Chinese history, where you will tour the Old City Wall which dates back to the 14th century Ming Dynasty.

You stay two nights at the Grand New World Hotel (4Q).

Day 6 Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta warriors

The Terracotta Warriors will be your next unforgettable landmark on an included visit. You also visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda before perhaps ending the day with an optional Tang Dynasty Show. Dinner is included tonight.

Terracotta warriors China Asia

Day 7 Xi'an to Nanjing


Fly to Nanjing and visit the Confucius Temples on an included visit. Stay at the Jin Ling Hotel (4Q), with dinner at a local restaurant.

Confucius temples Nanjing China Asia

Day 8 Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum and Chiang Kiashek Hall


On an included excursion visit Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum and Chiang Kiashek Memorial Hall. Later, board a train to Suzhou and stay two nights at the Grand Trustel Aster Hotel (4Q).

Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum Nanjing China Asia

Day 9 Suzhou

Grand Canal

See the Chinese Master of Nets Garden on an included visit. Enjoy a short cruise on the Grand Canal and a visit to the Embroidery Institute. Dinner is at your hotel tonight.

Day 10 Suzhou to Shanghai

Shanghai skyline

Travel by road to Shanghai, visiting the Bund waterfront. You will have time in the shopping district of Nanjing Roa. You stay two nights at the Jin Jiang Hotel (4Q). Dinner is included tonight.

The Bund Shanghai China Asia

Optional excursions

Shanghai looks like a fairyland when lit at night, and you can see the city in all its splendour on this relaxing cruise along the Huangpu River. You'll see the city's most famous landmark, the Bund, which is beautifully lit along the harbour. After the cruise you can enjoy a walk along the Bund to the famous and historic Peace Hotel, which served as the centre of nightlife in the 1920s and 1930s.

Shanghai China Asia

Day 11 Shanghai sightseeing

Yu Garden

Visit Yu Garden and the Temple of the Jade Buddha on an included visit, before spending the afternoon at leisure. This evening you may like to see an acrobatic show. Dinner is included tonight.

Yu Garden Shanghai China Asia Temple of the Jade Buddha

Optional excursions

The New Shanghai Circus presents their thrilling show at the Magnolia Theatre. It lasts 1½ hours and features Chinese acrobatic skills such as contortionists, foot juggling, hoop-driving and plate-spinning.Five acrobats ride motorcycles within an enclosed iron ball with a diameter of about six metres. You can imagine how crowded it is inside, but they manage to do all kinds of tricks as well as staying on their bikes without crashing into other riders!

Day 12 Shanghai to UK

Flight home

Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK, arriving in the evening for your onward UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.

3 nights

Hong Kong

Pre-extension including breakfasts

Discover Hong Kong before your tour with a stay at the Regal Kowloon Hotel (4Q) in Tsim Sha Tsui. Only available when flying with Cathay Pacific.


Tsim Sha Tsui Hong Kong China Asia
Tsim Sha Tsui
5 nights

Yangtze River Cruise

Post extension including all breakfasts, three lunches and all dinners  

After your main tour, extend your holiday with an upstream cruise along the famous Yangtze river. Stay four nights aboard the MS Century Sky followed by a one-night stay in Shanghai at the Jin Jiang Hotel (4Q). Enjoy included excursions to the Three Gorges Dam, Shennu Stream and to Shibaozhai Pagoda.


Yangtza River

China: Land of the Dragon


from £2,249 11 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £40 if not required