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The Grand Tour of China including Panda Bears & Terracotta Warriors

24 nights from £4149pp

  • 3 Nights in the Capital Beijing
  • Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors & Ancient Pingyao
  • 12 Day Fully Escorted Tour of China
  • 11 Nights Full Board Cruising on 5* Queen Elizabeth
  • Flights and Transfers Included

19 March 2020

The Grand Tour of China including Panda Bears & Terracotta Warriors

Cruise Highlights

Cunard Cruises- Queen Elizabeth - 24 Nights - 19 March 2020


WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- 3 Nights in the Capital Beijing

- Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors & Ancient Pingyao

- 12 Day Fully Escorted Tour of China

- 11 Nights Full Board Cruising on 5* Queen Mary 2- Flights & Transfers


SHIP HIGHLIGHTS:

From relaxing pursuits and enriching activities to world-class entertainment and gourmet cuisine, when you step aboard, you are setting a course for a world of wonderful new discoveries.

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Your Itinerary

  •    

    19 Mar 20

        

    UK to Beijing

    Fly overnight from the UK to Beijing.

         

  • 20 Mar 20

    Arrive Beijing

    Upon arrival, transfer to your 5* Central Hotel for your 3 nights in Beijing.

          

  • 21 Mar 20

    Beijing - Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square & The Forbidden City 

    Visit the Temple of Heaven and walk through the famous Tiananmen Square, passing Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, followed by a visit to the Forbidden City. Tonight enjoy traditional Peking Duck.

          

           

  • 22 Mar 20

    Beijing - The Great Wall of China & The Summer Palace

    Today visit Juyongguan section of Great Wall. Later, wander through the exquisite Summer Palace. You will be transferred back to your hotel.

    The Great Wall of China was originally built under the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, The Great Wall of China is the country’s most iconic sight. Snaking through the northern countryside from the Gobi Desert in the west into the Bohai Sea in the east, the Great Wall of China is the longest wall in the world and was used as a fortification against northern nomadic tribes. The current structure dates back to the Ming Dynasty - over 700 years old.

         

  • 23 Mar 20

    Bullet Train to Pingyao with a half day Tour

    When arriving in Pingyao railway station, you will be transferred to have a half day tour of Ancient Pingyao City. The wall is ten meters high, 6163 meters around. and three to five meters wide at the top. While the west, north and east walls are straight. the southern one curves forming a rough square.

         

         

  • 24 Mar 20

    Pingyao Half Day Tour & Bullet Train to Xi'an

    Shuanglin Temple is located in Qiaotou Village, 6km southwest of the ancient city of Pingyao . As a key cultural relic under state protection, it was added to the World Heritage List by the UNESCO in 1997. The temple houses a collection of priceless art treasure , such as the Chinese scholar tree dating back to the Tang Dynasty , bells cast in the Ming Dynasty, and various painted sculptures and examples of ancient architecture.

            

            

  • 25 Mar 20

    Terracotta Warriors, The Ancient Wall & a Dumpling Dinner

    Start your day amongst the famous Terracotta Warriors. Stop at the Xian Art Ceramics and Lacquer Exhibition. In the afternoon, Visit the ancient City Wall.

           

  • 26 Mar 20

    Bullet Train from Xi'an to Chengdu with Half Day Tour in Chengdu

    Upon arrival in Chengdu Railway Station, your guide will be waiting to transfer you to have a half day tour to Kuan Zhai Alley and Jinli street, and then enjoy a Sichuan Dinner.

         

  • 27 Mar 20

    CHENGDU PANDA RESERVE

    The panda has become one of the most adored animals in China and the cute and memorable mascot for the Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF). You will be able to explore the grounds to see some of the animals up close and learn more about this endangered species.

          

  • 28-29 Mar 20

    YANGTZE CRUISING

    Fengdu is located on the northern bank of the Yangtze River. Fengdu got its reputation as the "Ghost City" in the Eastern Han Dynasty. Two officials from the imperial court: Wang Fangping and Yin Changsheng, got bored with the political life in the court and came to Mt. Minshan outside Fengdu City to practice Taoist teachings.

          

  • 30 Mar 20

    WUHAN TO HONG KONG

    "Three Gorges Dam Project" is the short term for the water control project at the three gorges on Yangtze River. It is located in the middle section of Xiling Gorge near Sandouping Town in Yichang City, Hubei Province. Being the world's largest hydropower project, Three Gorges Dam Project has created many "Firsts" such as the most efficient dam in flood control, the most difficult construction work and the largest migration project in the world. After that, clients will be transferred to Wuhan Airport to fly to Hong Kong.

           

  • 31 Mar 20

    Embark Queen Mary 2

    Your guide will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the Hong Kong Cruise Terminal. For now, China has come to an end, but your trip will now take you further into beautiful Asia.

         

  • 01 Apr 20

    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is a visual masterpiece. Immerse yourself in its culture and unique spirit as you travel from skyscrapers to holy Sikh temples, browsing endless markets along the way. Hong Kong’s culinary reputation is that of legend; enjoy diverse meals, from new cutting edge sensations to classics such as wonton noodles.

  • 02-03 Apr 20

    At Sea. 

         

  • 04-05 Apr 20

    Shanghai, China (overnight)

    Home to the world’s second tallest tower, an endless array of art deco buildings and a truly diverse arts/music scene, Shanghai is a city that keeps on giving. From traditional Chinese cuisine through to unique cultural amalgamations, Shanghai’s food is arguably the bedrock of its bustling social centre.

            

  • 06 Apr 20

    At Sea.

         

  • 07 Apr 20

    Busan, South Korea

    Often visited by travellers for its mountain-rooted Buddhist Temples and rugged landscapes, Busan is South Korea’s second-largest city. Founded in 678 AD, the city’s rich history is a joy to explore, from its historical fish markets and traditional cuisine through to its age-old architecture.

          

  • 08 Apr 20

    At Sea.

        

  • 09 Apr 20

    Kobe, Japan

    Located on the north shore of Osaka Bay, Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture. Attractions include: Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden, Kobe City Oji Zoo, Meriken Park, Rokko Alpine Garden and Kobe Animal Kingdom.

            

  • 10 Apr 20

    At Sea.

        

  • 11 Apr 20

    Tokyo - Disembark

    Disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK.

           

Highlights

  • Giant Pandas

    Giant Pandas

    Visit the research based of giant pandas, there are a number of pandas living here in semi-natural enviroment. Besides adult pandas, you will be able to see some baby pandas as well. Don't miss the unique red pandas, which is a rare and protected species in China. 

  • Great Wall

    Great Wall of China

    Today, you will walk on the Great Wall to appreciate 2000 years of historical significance and admire the panoramic views. The Great Wall is China's most iconic attraction, which stretches over 4000 miles from the Shanhaiguan Pass on the east coast to the Gobi Desert in the west. 

  • Hong Kong, China

    Home to one of the world’s most iconic harbours and consisting of over 70% mountains and country parks, Hong Kong is a visual masterpiece. Immerse yourself in its culture and unique spirit as you travel from skyscrapers to holy Sikh temples, browsing endless markets along the way. Worshipers of the God of Cookery, Hong Kong’s culinary reputation is that of legend; enjoy diverse meals, from new cutting edge sensations to classics such as wonton noodles.

  • Kobe, Japan

    Kobe is a city in Osaka Bay in central Japan. One of the most attractive cities in Japan, it is known for its scenic setting of mountains framing the harbour, which you can see even better on the antique cable cars. A must try is their signature marbled beef and a tour of a Japanese brewery. You can visit the Hakutsure Sake Brewery Museum year-round. Finish off with the outdoor hot springs of Arima Onsen.

  • Shanghai

    Shanghai

    Home to the world’s second tallest tower, an endless array of art deco buildings and a truly diverse arts/music scene, Shanghai is a city that keeps on giving. From traditional Chinese cuisine through to unique cultural amalgamations, Shanghai’s food is arguably the bedrock of its bustling social centre. 

  • Taipei, Taiwan

    Taipei (Keelung) is one of Taiwan's Major Port City's situated in the Northeast. it is home to the Gold Falls, where the waterfall flows a golden shade as a result of heavy mining activities in the past era.

    Famed for its vibrant food scene, modern harbour and busy marketplaces.

  • Tiananmen Square & The Forbidden City

    Enjoy Tian'anmen Square with its plentitude of monuments testifying to the communist, Mao's influence on China's modern history. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces with over 500 years of history. A UNESCO World Heritage Site; made up of nearly 1,000 buildings, it is the world’s largest surviving palace complex. Walk its grounds among the opulent palaces, pavilions, courtyards and imperial gardens within the 26-foot-high walls.

  • Xian

    Xi’an is the first of China’s four great ancient temples and has played a very important part in China’s history. Xi’an is characterised by and proud of its ancient heritage, being home to the Terracotta Warriors and the starting point of the silk road.

  • Yangtze River

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Enjoy a tour of the Three Gorges Dam beofre cruising upstream through some of the most dramatic scenery in the world. Over the next three days, you will take a side-trip to the striking Shennong Stream in a peapod boat or visit the Lesser Three Gorges. You will also enjoy various shore excursions along the way, including the 'Ghost City' of Fengdu with its captivating temples and statues. All meals are included on board.

Your Ship

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Newest of the Queens launched in October 2010 she was named in a majestic ceremony by Her Majesty The Queen. Her elegance compliments the legendary age of the first Cunarder to bear the name and intensify her modern charm.

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Package fares from £pp

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    £4149

  • Outside

    £4379

  • Balcony

    £5229

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