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  • Date: March
  • Destination: Shanghai & Beijing
  • Duration: 8 nights
  • Price: 2159
Destination China
From Dublin or Cork
Date March to December 2017
Duration 7 nights
Price From €2,159
Flight Details Dublin or Cork via London Heathrow

Details are for guidance only and are subject to change

Introduction to Classic China

China, a country of variety with stunning natural beauty and rich culture, is as unique as it is unpredictable; vibrant, confusing, noisy, colourful, ancient and modern. In Beijing, explore the stately halls of the former Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City and of the Summer Palace, and then view the magnificent engineering achievement that is the Great Wall of China. The famed gardens of Suzhou contrast with Shanghai’s dramatic modern architecture and the elegant Bund.

Itinerary

Day 1 Fly Dublin – London then overnight flight from London Heathrow to Shanghai.

Day 2 Transfer to the Sunrise on the Bund Hotel for three nights.

Day 3 Visit the Yu Garden, old town area, Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Museum with its fine collection of jade, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy. Evening acrobatic show. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Free day. Optional day excursion by rail to Suzhou including the Garden of the Master of the Fishing Nets, plus the Lingering Garden, a short canal cruise, a silk reeling factory and the ancient Pingjiang Street. (B)

Day 5 Visit the Bund and Nanjing Road. Enjoy a Huangpu River cruise. Travel by high-speed train to Beijing (5hrs) for three nights at the Chinese 5-star Sunworld Dynasty Hotel. (B)

Day 6 Full-day tour to the Forbidden City, Tian An Men Square and Summer Palace. (B, L)

Day 7 Visit to the Temple of Heaven and to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Peking Duck dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Return flight, via London (B)

  • Key: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner

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Price inclusions

  • Flights from Dublin or Cork to Shanghai via London (overnight)
  • 3 nights in the 5* Sunrise Hotel in Shanghai
  • 3 nights in the 5* Sunworld Dynasty hotel in Bejing
  • Escorted tour with guide
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary
  • Taxes, hand luggage and 1 item of 20kg baggage per person

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Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes as indicated
  • Single room supplement Apr / May / Sept / Oct = €300 ; Mar / Jan / Jul / Aug / Nov / Dec = €260
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance €38 (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, fees or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price
  • Irish nationals require a visa to enter China.  You will need to apply to the Chinese Embassy in Dublin for this.

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Accommodation details

Accommodation

Sunrise Hotel – Shanghai

This modern 5-star hotel offers stunning views of Pudong skyline. Restaurants, bar, indoor pool, gym, sauna and WiFi (free). 151 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Sunworld Dynasty – Beijing

This Chinese 5-star hotel is in the heart of the Wangfujing Area, a 10-minute drive from Tian An Men Square. Restaurants, bar, indoor pool, gym and WiFi (free). 395 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

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Dates and Prices

Date Price
14 September 2017 €2,619
19 October 2017 €2,619
09 November 2017 €2,159
21 December 2017 €2,829

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