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CHINA To find out more visit saga.co.uk/grandchina Grand Tour of China 17 nights from £3099 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £155 if not required§ Solos departures Best seller Cruising Discover the very best of China on this comprehensive tour. Start in the bustling metropolis of Shanghai, then sail on Asia's longest river before travelling into the sublime landscape of Guilin. Your tour includes · VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 27 · 12 nights in hotels, 4 aboard your ship and 1 in flight · 43 meals: 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners Excursions and visits Cruise along the Li River Tour of a tea plantation City sightseeing in Shanghai Trip to the Three Gorges Dam Cruise along the Goddess Stream Visit Shibaozhai Pagoda See the Dazu rock carvings City tour of Chongqing Visit the Panda Breeding Centre and Sanxingdui ruins Tea at a traditional teahouse Tour of the Terracotta Warriors and Big Wild Goose Pagoda Guided excursion around Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City Visit to the Great Wall and Summer Palace in Beijing l l l l l l l l l l l l l The remarkable landscapes of Guilin Great Wall of China Beijing Tian'anmen Square Forbidden City Summer Palace China Xi'an Terracotta Warriors Yangtze River Chengdu Yichang Shibaozhai Chongqing Guilin Shanghai nights in hotel nights on ship Meet China's giant pandas Plus all this... Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Welcome drink eception Porterage at all hotels l l l l l ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Shanghai. Fly overnight to Shanghai. Day 2: Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai for a two-night stay. D Day 3: Shanghai. Explore the sights of China's largest city on a tour taking in The Bund, the Yu Garden and Nanjing Road. Optional acrobatic show this evening. B, L, D Day 4: Yichang. Fly to Yichang and enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city. Transfer by coach and board your cruise ship Victoria Anna (4h) for your four-night cruise. B Day 5: Three Gorges Dam. Set off along the Yangtze. Visit the striking Three Gorges Dam. B, L, D Day 6: Goddess Stream. Embark a smaller boat for a diversion down a tributary of the Yangtze and admire the beautiful river-gorge landscape. B, L, D Day 7: Shibaozhai Pagoda. Visit Shibaozhai for the chance to tour the pavilion and temple and discover the artwork within. B, L, D Day 8: Chongqing-Chengdu. Disembark in Chongqing for an included excursion to the UNESCO-listed Dazu Rock Carvings. Travel by bullet train to Chengdu for an overnight stay. B, L, D Day 9: Chengdu.Visit the Panda breeding centre this morning. This afternoon visit Sanxingdui, where archaeologists uncovered traces of an ancient city. Optional `Changing Face' evening show. B, L, D Day 10: Chengdu-Guilin. Visit a traditional teahouse before flying to Guilin for a two-night stay. Optional evening cruise along Guilin waterways. B, D Day 11: Li River Cruise. Join a half-day cruise on the Li River. Stay overnight in Yangshuo. B, L, D Day 12: Guilin.. Morning at leisure. Drive back to Guilin for an overnight stay, and visit the Reed Flute Cave & South China Pearl Museum. B, L, D Day 13: Guilin-Xi'an. Visit the city gardens of Guilin Fubo Hill Park, then explore a tea plantation. Fly to Xi'an for a two-night stay. B, L Day 14: Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an. Enjoy a tour of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Terracotta Army. Optional evening Tang Dynasty Show. B, L, D Day 15: Xi'an-Beijing. See Xi'an's Old City Wall, then fly to Beijing for a three-night stay. B, L, D Day 16: Beijing. A tour reveals Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Optional afternoon rickshaw ride. B, L Day 17: Beijing. Visit one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall, the 18th-century Summer Palace and a jade-carving workshop. B, L, D Day 18: Beijing-UK. Transfer to the airport and fly back to the UK. B Accommodation... Jin Jiang Hotel, Shanghai (4*) · Tibet Hotel, Chengdu (4*) · Lijiang Waterfall Hotel, Guilin (4*) · New West Street Hotel, Yangshuo (4*) · Golden Flower Hotel, Xi'an (4*) · Beijing New Century Hotel (4*). SAVE up to £350 per person on selected departures Prices from: May 7, 2019 3649 Jun 11 3449 3099 Sep 10 3999 Oct 8 3999 Nov 5 3599 3299 Apr 14, 2020 3199 May 12 3399 May 19- Solos 3999 Jun 9 3299 Sep 15 3599 Oct 13 3599 Single Supplement: from £399 (exc. Solos). Grand Tour of China. Holiday code: CH079 / AF379 Solos. All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, including savings as advertised and are subject to availability. § Optional travel insurance: A reduction of £155 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights ­ see page 27 for details. Getting You There Prices are based on British Airways from Heathrow. Please enquire for regional flights and alternative airline options. · Fly in style ­ ask about our great value cabin upgrades · Remember, wherever you are in the UK, our VIP travel service means we will get you to the airport for no extra cost! To book see page 27 and call FREE on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/escortedtouring Please quote ECT19 25