Inspirational China

Classic Touring

12 Days from £2,999

Jun 2019 - Nov 2020 Departures

​​View the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, walk the iconic Great Wall and experience the hustle and bustle of Beijing and Shanghai, two exciting cities which showcase China's prosperity and development as well as its heritage and culture, on this thrilling tour.  

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Your holiday at a glance

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS
MAX GROUP SIZE 35

What's included

  • ​​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with Air China
  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
  • 10 nights in 4 & 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners

PLUS

  • Specialist Local Guides
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

  • Summer Palace
  • Beijing sightseeing tour
  • Great Wall including a cable car ride
  • Yangling Mausoleum visit
  • Terracotta Army
  • Xian City Walls
  • Traditional Chinese dumpling-making experience
  • Bullet Train journeys
  • Chengdu tea ceremony with Jasmine Tea
  • Visit Chengdu's Jinli Street
  • Leshan Giant Buddha & Minjiang River cruise
  • Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre
  • Shanghai sightseeing tour
  • Cruise along the Huangpu River​

Optional excursions

  • Discover Beijing's hutongs by rickshaw with dinner
  • Yonghe Lamasery visit
  • The spectacular Tang Dynasty Show
  • Chengdu face-changing show with dinner
  • Shanghai acrobatic show with dinner
  • Shanghai's ancient water town Zhujiajiao
  • Shanghai by night​​

Your itinerary

​We'll fly to Beijing today, arriving on day 2.​

​Beijing is an exceptional city, a huge sprawling metropolis bursting with ancient history and contemporary culture. Our introduction  starts with a visit to the Summer Palace, a former royal garden, set in beautiful grounds, which you can explore.

​We'll discover more of Beijing today on a full-day tour. At the heart of the city is Tiananmen Square, a site of huge cultural and political significance, bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and the Gate of Heavenly Peace.
We'll also visit the Forbidden City, where you can marvel at the Imperial Palace. Our visit concludes with a visit to the Temple of Heaven before we return to the hotel.
This evening you can get out and about and explore Beijing. Alternatively, we offer an optional rickshaw ride along the city's narrow streets and alleys known as hutongs. In these traditional residential areas we will visit local families and learn about their day-to-day lives. We'll then head to a restaurant for dinner included in the optional excursion.

​Today you'll visit one of the world's most iconic sites, the Great Wall of China. We'll head to a lesser-known section of the wall at Mutianyu, and one of the best ways to appreciate its magnificence is from above, so we'll take a cable car ride. From this vantage point the views of the wall and the surrounding countryside are spectacular. Up here you can also take the opportunity to walk along part of the ramparts, or simply take it all in.
This afternoon, we'll return to Beijing for time at leisure. However, if you want to discover more, why not join an optional excursion to the ​Yonghe Lamasery. This renowned Lama temple houses a treasure trove of Buddhist art, including sculptured images of gods, demons and Buddha, as well as Tibetan-style murals.
We'll round off the day with a special Peking duck dinner.

An exciting experience awaits us today as we journey to Xian on an iconic Bullet Train, which can reach speeds of up to 200mph.
On arrival, we'll visit the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, also known as the Yangling Mausoleum. In this underground museum, which is also a working excavation site, we'll see hundreds of terracotta figures and clay animals that were buried with the fourth emperor of the Han Dynasty.
Xian, often referred to as the 'city of eternal peace', was once the flourishing capital of China. It is here that the first Qin emperor was interred in 200BC with at least 6,000 life-size terracotta figures, and we will visit this impressive site today. The warriors, representing individuals of the Imperial Guard, are grouped in battle order, rank by rank. Some are mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others are armed with spears, swords and crossbows. This dazzling display of Chinese military power is quite simply breathtaking.
We'll also visit a remodelled green tea house, where there may be an opportunity to meet one of the farmers who discovered the warriors back in the 1970s when they were digging a well.
Next we will head to Xian's beautifully preserved City Walls, where a buggy will take us from the south gate to the east gate. If time allows, there may be the chance to cycle along the walls.
Dumplings are a staple food in Chinese cuisine and this afternoon you will have the chance to make some with the guidance of an expert. Keeping to the theme we will gather this evening for a traditional dumpling dinner. Later, you have the opportunity to join an optional excursion to watch the famous Tang Dynasty show. The show you will see is performed by the world-renowned Shaanxi Song & Dance Troupe, the largest performing group in Western China, and promises to be truly entertaining.

We'll travel on one of China's famous Bullet Trains again today as we journey to Chengdu. Our tour here starts with a visit to a traditional tea house where we'll sample some jasmine tea.
Our next stop is Jinli Street, one of the city's main streets. Here you can try local delicacies and visit tea houses and silk workshops.
Alternatively, if you want so soak up more of China's traditions, you've the option to attend a Face Changing show tonight, with dinner included. This spectacle features performances ranging from opera to comedy and, of course, the famous face-changing act, which has to be seen to be believed.

Leshan is a must-see location thanks to its wonderful lush scenery and the famous Leshan Giant Buddha that casts his gaze over the Minjiang and Qingjiang Rivers. It is the tallest Buddha in the world and was carved out of the cliff by a monk of the Tang Dynasty in around 713 AD. We'll see this today on a tour which also includes a cruise on the Minjiang River, which offers an alternative view. If you wish, an easy climb will take you to the top of the mountain where you will find yourself parallel to this magnificent statue.
On our way back to our hotel we'll visit the nearby Lingyun temple, and this evening we'll enjoy a regional speciality, a Sichuan hotpot.

A fantastic morning tour takes us to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre to view these endangered creatures. We'll learn all about China's national treasure, and if we're really lucky we might get to see some baby pandas.
This evening, we'll transfer to the airport for our flight to Shanghai.​

Shanghai is the fastest-developing city in China, with a rich history embedded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and we'll discover its highlights on today's included tour.
The maze of streets in the Old Town form a stark contrast with modern Nanjing Road, and as we stroll we'll also see the ancient Wu Xing Ting Teahouse, the classic Yu Yuan Gardens and the beautiful Jade Buddha Temple.
At the city's heart is the Huangpu River, with its constant stream of water traffic. On a cruise we'll take in views of the architecture that lines its banks, including the Yangpu Bridge, Nanpu Bridge and  famous sites such as the People's Hero Monument, the Bund and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Look out too for the dramatic skyline of the Pudong business district and the Wu Song ancient Gun Fort relics.
By night, Shanghai is a culinary delight, with all sorts of local and international food on offer and plenty of exciting entertainment which you can enjoy at your lesiure.
Alternatively, why not watch the famous Shanghai Acrobatics Show. The troupe was founded in 1951, and people from all over the world come here to witness the gravity defying stunts and amazing feats of balance and strength they perform. A night to remember is promised if you choose to join this optional excursion, which also includes dinner.

There is so much to see in Shanghai and you can spend today exploring independently or with your travelling companions. Nanjing Road is awash with sparkling shopping malls and boutiques selling all manner of goods and is a great place to visit and maybe pick up some souvenirs. The Bund is also a good place to head - this famous riverside boulevard is lined with colonial-style buildings.
If you'd rather join an organised trip, why not come on a visit to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao to see the 36 stone bridges which were built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.​ 
In the evening we will gather as a group for a farewell dinner. Afterwards why not join our optional excursion, which gives you the chance to appreciate Shanghai's stunning skyline beautifully illuminated. We'll head to the landmark Jin Mao Tower, which gives a birds eye view of Shanghai City.

​Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving later the same day.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

China - Xian Tang Dynasty

China - Xian Tang Dynasty

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Xian Tang Dynasty
This is a great night out in Xian and listed as one of the top 10 of things to do, the Tang Dynasty Show you are going to see is performed by Shaanxi Song & Dance Troupe which has a world-renowned reputation and is also the largest performing group in western China. The young performers are highly gifted and have been training in the arts since 1982. Watch Chinese music and dance which originated in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), this in turn gives you an insight into the ancient, rich and prosperous life style of the era. Considered the golden age of Chinese culture, this evening’s show of Tang folklore takes place with performers who are distinguished by their costumes of splendid extravagance and colours. The show begins with an ancient Chinese musical instrument ensemble and then later the cultural dance segment begins. A truly spectacular event.

Evening show – Minimal Walking – Unmissable

China - Shanghai Acrobats including dinner

China - Shanghai Acrobats including dinner

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Shanghai Acrobats including dinner
One of the most loved attractions in Shanghai is the Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe founded in 1951. People from all over the world come to witness the gravity defying stunts and amazing feats of balance and strength that are synonymous with a performance by these world-renowned acrobats. The Troupe performs a humorous show focusing on Chinese traditional features. In the 90-min show the performance is slick and entertaining with acts including the hoop diving, tightrope walking and the ‘ball of death’ motorcycle stunt. Your excursion will include an evening meal.

Evening show - Minimal Walking - Amazing Performance

China - Chengdu Face Changing Show including dinner

China - Chengdu Face Changing Show including dinner

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Chengdu Face Changing Show including dinner was Chengdu Face Changing Show
Tonight, you can see a real variety show, featuring a number of different local acts ranging from opera, music, comedy, fire breathers, puppets, hand shadow and the famous face changing act. (Has to be seen to be believed, you will marvel at how it is done). The venue is in an old cultural tea house and this show is highly recommended by our customers. Your excursion will include evening meal.

Evening show – Minimal Walking – Cultural Experience

China - Beijing Hutongs and Rickshaw Ride including dinner

China - Beijing Hutongs and Rickshaw Ride including dinner

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Beijing Hutongs and Rickshaw Ride including dinner
We visit the Hutongs, which are the narrow streets or alleys of Beijing; these form the early traditional residential areas of Beijing. The Hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, namely a traditional courtyard. The neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a Hutong. The number of Hutongs in the city peaked in the 50’s at around 6000. Today, however, there’s considerably less. During our time in the Hutongs, you will learn about how traditional Beijingers lived, despite the modern cosmopolitan city which surrounded them. Your excursion will include evening meal.

Evening visit – Moderate Walking - Charming

China - Beijing Lama Temple

China - Beijing Lama Temple

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Beijing Lama Temple
The Lama Temple, also known as Yonghe Palace, is listed on Beijing’s top 20 attractions due to the unique role it played in China’s religion, history and politics. Yonghe Palaces’ foundations were laid in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty for Prince Yong as an imperial residence, which was also partly converted into a royal Lamasery (a monastery for Tibetan Buddhism) after Prince Yong ascended to the throne to be the Yongzheng Emperor in 1722. Over time it gradually became national centre of Lama administration where the Dalai Lama and Panchen used to speak.
Its construction is thought to be one of the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in China with an aesthetical mixture of Tibetan and Han constructional features.

Approx two hours – Moderate walking – Rich in history

China - Shanghai by Night including Jinmao Tower

China - Shanghai by Night including Jinmao Tower

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Shanghai by Night including Jinmao Tower was Shanghai by Night (Tower)
The 88-story Jin Mao Tower was completed in 1999. It is 420.5 metres (almost 1,380 feet) tall. The architect of this skyscraper ingeniously combined the elements of traditional Chinese culture with the newest architectural styles of the time, which makes it one of the best-constructed buildings in China. The Observation Deck of Jin Mao Tower is on Level 88, 340 metres above ground. In good weather you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the fabulous Shanghai City. The tower has the best lifts available. Two direct lifts operate at the speed of 9.1 metres (nearly 30 feet) per second that can send visitors from the ground floor to the 88th floor for only 45 seconds!

Evening excursion - Minimal Walking – Breath-taking

China - Shanghai ancient water town Zhujiajiao

China - Shanghai ancient water town Zhujiajiao

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Shanghai Ancient Watertown - Zhujiajiao is an ancient town located at the bank of the Dianshan Lake in Qingpu District in China. It is about 60 km away from the Bund, Shanghai. Possessing rich history of over thousand years, Zhujiajiao is truly the most well reserved ancient town in Shanghai and has been widely known as “the little Venice of Shanghai” for its symbolic and characteristic appearance of water towns in the southern China. Zhujiajiao delivers authentic experience and is also a place for people live in concrete pillar in Shanghai to track back time and recall their lives back in decades by wandering through 36 stone bridges and complicated inner canals, strolling amognst thousands of ancient buildings that line up the riverbanks

Accommodation

The Crowne Plaza U-Town Beijing is situated directly next to Beijing U-Town, which is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, making it perfect for relaxing and entertainment. Other hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, bar and Hopfenstube German restaurant.

Rooms are furnished with private bathrooms, minibar, air-conditioning and flat-screen TV.
The 5-star Grand Park Xian is a comfortable hotel in a convenient location. It's just a short walk away from the beautiful south gate of the city wall, and close to the bustling shops of the city centre.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, cafe, fitness centre and a games room. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
The 4-star Tianfu Sunshine in Chengdu is located in the downtown area of the city.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi. Bedrooms have private facilities and air-conditioning.
Jinjiang Tower Is located in the Huaihai Road Central Business District Shanghai Jin Jiang Toer close to Xin Tian Di and People''s Square. The hotel features include an indoor swimming pool, health club, eight restaurants of which Semillon Café is a buffet restaurant which serves lunch and dinner and is open 24 hours, Semillon Lounge which is a pub that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Fun which serves lunch and dinner, J-Show which serves lunch and dinner, Exquisite bocuse which serves again lunch and dinner, meeting facilities, 24-hour front helpdesk and concierge services. Rooms are equipped with satellite televisions, minibar, in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on.

The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour. If the main tour is displaying a SOLD OUT notification, there may still be places available on the tour with the add-on:

Inspirational China with Yangtze Cruise Add-on

17 days from £4,198

Jun 2019 - Nov 2019 Departures

​Yangtze Gorge Cruise - on day 12 of your holiday you will board your ship, one of the America Victoria fleet, for a four night full-board cruise along the Yangtze. See the Three Gorges Dam, and the Xiling, Wuxia and Qutang Gorges before disembarking at Chongqing and transferring to Beijing for your final night. 

Facilities on board your ship include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, and viewing deck. You will enjoy an upgrade to Bridge/Promenade Deck with amenities package including tea/coffee, a 'happy hour' before dinner and complimentary house wine and beer with your evening meal. 

You will be accompanied by a Just You Tour Manager. Please note a one off mandatory service charge of $25 is payable locally. 

Day 12 Shanghai to Yichang

Transfer by train for embarkation aboard your Victoria Cruise ship for four nights where you will enjoy all the comfort and elegance of river cruising.

Victoria Cruises boasts the largest fleet on the Yangtze. On-board entertainment includes activities showcasing the culture of China. During the daytime enjoy informative lectures, painting demonstrations, acupuncture demonstrations, Tai Chi as well as lessons in the Mandarin language, calligraphy and mah jong.

During the evening in the elegant Yangtze Club, you can delight in colourful cultural presentations, traditional fashion shows and the sounds of authentic Chinese music.

Please note - Due to regular maintenance on the ship locks at the Three Gorges Dam, river traffic through the locks can be restricted.  During these periods all Cruise ships embark at Maoping, which is west of the Three Gorges Dam site, instead of Yichang.

Day 13 – 15 cruise the Yangtze

We cruise through the Three Gorges Dam, and then onto the Xiling, Wuxia and Qutang Gorges, a stop will be made in order to take a side trip down the Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze.

Shore excursions during your cruise include a trip to the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, a sacred site that features a 100-foot tall statue depciting the Jade Emperor.

Day 16 Chongqing

Disembark the cruise in the morning then enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Chongqing, which is one of the most absorbing cities in all China, with its bustling water traffic, fascinating street life, lively markets and small restaurants famous for Sichuan cuisine. We stay overnight in Beijing.

Day 17 Beijing/UK

Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to the UK. Our arrival will be later the same day.​



Inspirational China with Hong Kong Add-on

15 days from £4,138

Oct 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

​Extend your tour with a three night stay in Hong Kong, starting on day 12. During your stay you will watch the Symphony of Lights Show that illuminates Hong Kong's skyline, visit Stanley Market, and Aberdeen Fishing Village. A harbour cruise with drinks is also included on your final evening. 

Your add on includes: 

* Transfer​s

* 3 nights' accommodation with breakfast and 2 dinners

* Services of a Just You Tour Manager

* Hong Kong Island tour 

* Dinner at Victoria Peak followed by a cruise on Victoria Harbour

Your hotel - You will stay at the Dorsett Wanchai located on Hong Kong Island between Causeway Bay and Wanchai, just a short walk from a shopping and entertainment area. Facilities include a restaurant , bar and fitness centre. Guest rooms have en-suite, air-conditioning,  TV, safe, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities.

Day 12 Shanghai to Hong Kong

Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Hong Kong.

On arrival in Hong Kong we will transfer you to your hotel in this dynamic city that was a British colony from the early 1800s right up to 1997. 

After time to settle in, we'll gather at the hotel and get to know one another over a welcome cocktail. Tonight we eat at a restaurant overlooking Victoria Harbour. After our meal is served,  we'll be entertained by the dazzling Symphony of Lights show. This spectacular display of colourful lights, laser beams and searchlights illuminates more than 40 skyscrapers and landmarks in synch with an uplifting soundtrack. 

Day 13 Hong Kong

Once one of the main fishing villages in Hong Kong, Stanley Market is now home to a thriving market and a range of lively eateries, most overlooking the water. It's a wonderful place to relax, mingle with the locals and enjoy time with your fellow travellers as part of today's included excursion, which also takes in two other highlights.

On the southern side of the island is Aberdeen Fishing Village, with its floating community. Here you can see a huge number of traditional fishing vessels, some still employed as such and many others used for sightseeing purposes. It's a great spot for photo opportunities, as the huge skyscrapers that line the harbour contrast spectacularly with the traditional sampan boats with their colourful sails.

We'll also visit Victoria Peak – the highest point on Hong Kong Island – and the best place to enjoy fabulous views of the city. We'll board the historic funicular railway to ascend to the viewing platform in this exclusive neighbourhood.

Hong Kong is so accessible and the hotel's location offers opportunity to visit the local sights. Many museums are also within easy reach along with the shops,  so with the rest of the day at leisure, why not explore at your own pace.

Day 14 Hong Kong

Cheung Sha is one of Hong Kong's longest and most beautiful beaches and it's our first stop on today's optional excursion by ferry to Lantau Island. We'll also visit the Po Lin Monastery, which is home to the largest seated bronze Buddha in the world, at 26 metres high. After a vegetarian lunch here we'll enjoy a ride on the Ngong Ping cable car for stunning views (weather permitting).

This evening, we include dinner at one of the city's restaurants. Why not compare notes about your adventures with your fellow travellers as you dine, before meandering through Temple Street night market. Later, we'll step aboard a boat for a cruise around Victoria Harbour. Its a wonderful way to admire the shimmering skyline – an experience that's even better with a complimentary drink in your hand! 

Day 15 Hong Kong/UK

Today we'll transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.



Inspirational China with Hong Kong Add-on

15 days from £4,138

Apr 2020 - Oct 2020 Departures

​Extend your tour with a three night stay in Hong Kong, starting on day 12. During your stay you will watch the Symphony of Lights Show that illuminates Hong Kong's skyline, visit Stanley Market, and Aberdeen Fishing Village. A harbour cruise with drinks is also included on your final evening. 


Your add on includes: 
* Transfer​s
* 3 nights' accommodation with breakfast and 2 dinners
* Services of a Just You Tour Manager
* Hong Kong Island tour 
* Dinner at Victoria Peak followed by a cruise on Victoria Harbour
Your hotel - You will stay at the Dorsett Wanchai located on Hong Kong Island between Causeway Bay and Wanchai, just a short walk from a shopping and entertainment area. Facilities include a restaurant , bar and fitness centre. Guest rooms have en-suite, air-conditioning,  TV, safe, hairdryer, and tea/coffee making facilities.
Day 12 Shanghai to Hong Kong
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Hong Kong.
On arrival in Hong Kong we will transfer you to your hotel in this dynamic city that was a British colony from the early 1800s right up to 1997. 
After time to settle in, we'll gather at the hotel and get to know one another over a welcome cocktail. Tonight we eat at a restaurant overlooking Victoria Harbour. After our meal is served,  we'll be entertained by the dazzling Symphony of Lights show. This spectacular display of colourful lights, laser beams and searchlights illuminates more than 40 skyscrapers and landmarks in synch with an uplifting soundtrack. 
Day 13 Hong Kong
Once one of the main fishing villages in Hong Kong, Stanley Market is now home to a thriving market and a range of lively eateries, most overlooking the water. It's a wonderful place to relax, mingle with the locals and enjoy time with your fellow travellers as part of today's included excursion, which also takes in two other highlights.
On the southern side of the island is Aberdeen Fishing Village, with its floating community. Here you can see a huge number of traditional fishing vessels, some still employed as such and many others used for sightseeing purposes. It's a great spot for photo opportunities, as the huge skyscrapers that line the harbour contrast spectacularly with the traditional sampan boats with their colourful sails.
We'll also visit Victoria Peak – the highest point on Hong Kong Island – and the best place to enjoy fabulous views of the city. We'll board the historic funicular railway to ascend to the viewing platform in this exclusive neighbourhood.
Hong Kong is so accessible and the hotel's location offers opportunity to visit the local sights. Many museums are also within easy reach along with the shops,  so with the rest of the day at leisure, why not explore at your own pace.
Day 14 Hong Kong
Cheung Sha is one of Hong Kong's longest and most beautiful beaches and it's our first stop on today's optional excursion by ferry to Lantau Island. We'll also visit the Po Lin Monastery, which is home to the largest seated bronze Buddha in the world, at 26 metres high. After a vegetarian lunch here we'll enjoy a ride on the Ngong Ping cable car for stunning views (weather permitting).
This evening, we include dinner at one of the city's restaurants. Why not compare notes about your adventures with your fellow travellers as you dine, before meandering through Temple Street night market. Later, we'll step aboard a boat for a cruise around Victoria Harbour. Its a wonderful way to admire the shimmering skyline – an experience that's even better with a complimentary drink in your hand! 
Day 15 Hong Kong/UK
Today we'll transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK.




Inspirational China with Yangtze Cruise Add-on

17 days from £4,438

Jun 2020 - Nov 2020 Departures

​Yangtze Gorge Cruise - on day 12 of your holiday you will board your ship, one of the America Victoria fleet, for a four night full-board cruise along the Yangtze. See the Three Gorges Dam, and the Xiling, Wuxia and Qutang Gorges before disembarking at Chongqing and transferring to Beijing for your final night. 


Facilities on board your ship include a restaurant, bar, coffee shop, and viewing deck. You will enjoy an upgrade to Bridge/Promenade Deck with amenities package including tea/coffee, a 'happy hour' before dinner and complimentary house wine and beer with your evening meal. 
You will be accompanied by a Just You Tour Manager. Please note a one off mandatory service charge of $25 is payable locally. 
Day 12 Shanghai to Yichang
Transfer by train for embarkation aboard your Victoria Cruise ship for four nights where you will enjoy all the comfort and elegance of river cruising.
Victoria Cruises boasts the largest fleet on the Yangtze. On-board entertainment includes activities showcasing the culture of China. During the daytime enjoy informative lectures, painting demonstrations, acupuncture demonstrations, Tai Chi as well as lessons in the Mandarin language, calligraphy and mah jong.
During the evening in the elegant Yangtze Club, you can delight in colourful cultural presentations, traditional fashion shows and the sounds of authentic Chinese music.
Please note - Due to regular maintenance on the ship locks at the Three Gorges Dam, river traffic through the locks can be restricted.  During these periods all Cruise ships embark at Maoping, which is west of the Three Gorges Dam site, instead of Yichang.
Day 13 – 15 cruise the Yangtze
We cruise through the Three Gorges Dam, and then onto the Xiling, Wuxia and Qutang Gorges, a stop will be made in order to take a side trip down the Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze.
Shore excursions during your cruise include a trip to the Jade Emperor Scenic Area, a sacred site that features a 100-foot tall statue depciting the Jade Emperor.
Day 16 Chongqing
Disembark the cruise in the morning then enjoy a short sightseeing tour of Chongqing, which is one of the most absorbing cities in all China, with its bustling water traffic, fascinating street life, lively markets and small restaurants famous for Sichuan cuisine. We stay overnight in Beijing.
Day 17 Beijing/UK
Transfer to the airport this morning for your flight to the UK. Our arrival will be later the same day.​


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