Discover the place where culture, history and cityscapes collide at a dizzying pace.
There has always been a fascination
with all things Chinese and it's easy to see why, as the world's
oldest continuous civilisation, China has culture and history in
abundance. Combine that with cities that are modernising at a
head-spinning pace with slick skyscrapers, the world's top designer
brands and Maglev trains. China is vast, in fact it's easy to
forget how big it actually is; from the ancient Silk Road
traversing west to the economic powerhouse of Shanghai in the east.
To make sense of such a big country, we highly recommend an
escorted tour, as the easiest way to experience the wonders China
has to offer.
Western designer fashions may have arrived in China's big cities,
but of far more interest are the Chinese goods and handicrafts
you'll find in the traditional markets. Be prepared to bargain and
you'll come home with some wonderful souvenirs.
- Culture and history in abundance
- Modern cities
Essential information about China.
Flight time from the UK (London) Approximately
Arrival Airport Beijing Airport. Transfers take
approximately 45 minutes. Shanghai Airport. Transfers take
approximately 40 minutes.
Entry details (for British nationals) A visa is
required and needs to be arranged before departure. Passports need
at least 6 months validity from your date of entry. Before you
depart, check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
Time difference GMT +8 hours.
Currency Chinese Yuan. Language Cantonese,
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A local Signature representative will meet you at your arrival
airport and escort you to your pre-booked private transfer vehicle.
Your travel documentation will contain all contact details should
you wish to get in touch with a local representative during your
So much to see
Any trip to China must include the historic capital city of
Beijing, here you can explore:
• The breathtaking Temple of Heaven • Royal gardens of the Summer
• Wonders of the Forbidden City • Stand in Tiananmen Square • Ride
in a rickshaw
• Visit the Mao Mausoleum
Further afield, highlights include:
• The Great Wall of China, an extraordinary feat of early
engineering 6,350 kilometres in length
• In Xi'an visit the Qin Terracotta Army Museum that displays the
thousands of life-size terracotta soldiers discovered in the 2,000
year old tomb of Qin Shi Huang
• Shanghai is thoroughly modern with fabulous skyscrapers and
plenty of traditional temples and pagodas to explore
• Take some time to visit China's longest shopping street, Ninjing
The climate in China.
Due to the vast
terrain of China, the climate varies dramatically from east to west
and north to south. Here is an example of the climate in
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