Depart from Heathrow or your preferred airport for a scheduled flight
to Beijing. Meals on board.
Upon arrival in Beijing, you are greeted at the airport by our Driver
and transferred to your hotel by private transport. The rest of
the day is at your leisure to recover from jetlag and get ready
for the adventure to come! (China is 8 hours ahead of UK)
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
A full day city tour to soak up the atmosphere of Beijing. This
includes visiting historical sites such as Temple of Heaven,
Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Then we will
go to watch an entertaining acrobat show.
welcome dinner in the evening provides an opportunity to
sample special Chinese cuisine combined with live music, singing
and dancing entertainment.
The highlights of today's tour include a visit to the Great Wall,
the only man-made wonder on earth visible from the moon. We travel
to the Ming Tombs and walk on the Sacred Way to see
the resting place of thirteen Chinese Emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
Enjoy the famous Peking Roasted Duck dinner upon your return.
will visit Juyongguan section of the Great Wall, which was
originally constructed in the 5th century and is regarded as the
most strategic section of the Wall. The section is quieter and less
commercial than some other areas and it provides the opportunity
to visit the Sacred Way, another highlight of the Great Wall
to Xian (Breakfast,
Today, our tours includes a visit to the Summer Palace (Yiheyuan),
which dates back to the 12th century when the Jin ruler built his
Gold Mountain Travelling Palace. We walk along the Long Corridor
beside Kunming Lake and take a detour to the Garden of Harmony before
taking the ferry next to the Marble Boat. In the next part
of our tour we take a fascinating Rickshaw ride and visit
an old residential area and see how local people live. Our guide
will then escort you to Houhai, a popular relaxing and eating
out place for both Western and Chinese tourists. For travelers who
would like to experience shopping in China, we can take you to the
popular shopping street - Xiushui Silk Market.
In the evening, we take a flight to Xian, the former capital of
China and starting point of the ancient Silk Road.
the ancient capital of China for many dynasties, Xian has a lot
of historical sites to offer. We will take a city tour which includes
visiting Xian's well preserved Ancient City Walls, built
in the early Ming Dynasty (about 600 years ago) and the historic
Bell Tower where you can overlook the entire city. Our tour
guide will also escort you to Fanggu Street in the city centre,
where the shops have all been reconstructed to resemble ancient
Today, the highlights include Terra-cotta Warriors. You will
visit the luxury underground palace of Emperor Qinshihuang, The
Archaeological Museum of 6,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors and
their horses. The warriors were the after life protectors the first
emperor who united China (221BC-206BC). Following this we will visit
the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, built as a Buddhist Monastery
during the Tang Dynasty. In the evening we attend a re-enactment
of the royal arts performance of a 7th century Tang Dynasty Show,
with a special Dinner of dumplings included.
Guide will meet you at the hotel and see you depart from the airport.
Upon arrival at
Incheon Airport in Seoul, you are met by English speaking staff
and transferred to your Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
city tour of seoul provides a facinating insight into ancient and
modern Seoul. The tour includes Passing by the Blue House
(Presidential residence), visiting Gyeongbok palace (built
in 1395 by the first King of the Joseon Kingdom), Folklore Museum
and Jogyesa Temple.
Seoul - Korean folk village or
DMZ tour (optional) (breakfast)
Full day to explore the exciting city of Seoul or take one of the
following optional excursions:
Optional tour 1: After breakfast your
guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for your tour to a traditional
Korean folk village. The Korean Folk Village is a living museum
where you can enjoy live performances where highlights the traditional
customs and culture of 19th century Chosun Dynasty Korea. The hand
crafted reconstructed village provides an unique glimse into the
diverse architectural structures of the wealthy aristocrats and
the humble dwelling of the farmers.
tour 2: Full day Panmunjeom + Demilitarised zone (DMZ)
tour. Panmunjeom is the historic location where the armistice was
signed in 1953 ending the 3 year Korean War. Literally on the border
between the democratic South and communist North, you will be able
to look across the Border into the world's most sealed-off society,
All visitors to the DMZ must conform to the stict dress code, access
may be denied to visitors wearing jeans, sandals, shorts, miniskirt,
evealing clothes or military style outfits. You must also have your
passport on hand. In any circumstance that Panmunjeom tour is not
available due to military operation or meetings, the tour will be
substituted with the Demilitarises zone tour (DMZ tour). The DMZ
tour has the following itinerary: 3rd Infiltration Tunnel, Dora
Observatory, Station, Unification Village on the way to Imjinkak
Pavilion & Freedom Bridge.
Seoul - homeward
Our Driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Incheon
airport for your departure flight.
Dates & Price (£)
tour price £ (per person)
10 Optional tour 1
10 Optional tour 2
us for 2011 Prices
also arrange private tour or tailor made departure according to
this itinerary, please contact us to discuss your requirement.
prices shown above are 'per person') Note the price shown may
vary around the bank holidays in the UK, and the festivals period
in Korea. Please contact us for confirmation.
between China and Korea.
airport/hotel transfers (both ways) in China.
to hotel pickup service in Korea.
tours (including entrance fee) by professional English-speaking
of deluxe hotel accommodation in China (minimum 4 star, often
with opportunity to free upgrade to 5 star).
of quality 3 Star tourist class accommodation in Korea.
as specified in the itinerary.
Does Not Include
flights are not included, however we can arrange flights at a
great price with departures from your local airport. Please enquire
at the time of your booking.
fee (please go to Our
Visa Service for
to Airport transfer in Korea.
Accommodation for this tour Excellent 4 and 5 star hotels
standard in China. In some remote areas, the hotel standard can
be lower but we will provide you with one of the best available
in the area. Please visit Accommodation
Korea we use well furnished quality 3 Star (tourist class) accommodation
(4 star upgrade is available if required).
of our tour arrangement Our
itineraries are designed at a sensible pace to provide you with
a real opportunity to enjoy touring the country, with a combination
of escorted sightseeing, and some free time. China is huge, please
take into account of flight time required when considering a tour
departure from 2 people. Small group travel with like minded
people and flexibility on tour. Normal group size 16 people in China.
Suitable for all age travellers. Add on tours and city extension
available, for details visit Optional
itineraries are regularly checked and updated to provide ideal and
latest sightseeing spots for our travellers. We organise our own
special activities to introduce the real China to our travellers,
and connect you closer to the local people.
Korea the DMZ tour does not operate during military operations and
certain festive and holiday periods. Seoul morning city tour - Gyeongbok
Palace will be replaced with a visit to Deoksu palace on Tuesdays.
Meals in China: We
include all breakfast (mixture of western & Chinese) at the
hotel, most Chinese lunches and dinners on tour, each with wide
variety of tasty dishes. All meals included in the itinerary are
pre-booked. It is a good experience of trying out a few meals by
yourself while you in China. The hotels we select provide good choices
of cuisine with menu in English, alternatively, plenty restaurants
are available in the main sightseeing area in Chinese cities. A
good meal (dinner) in restaurant should only cost about £5
Meals in Korea:
included at your hotel in Korea.
agent of many airline consolidators, we can obtain flights in various
class, with reputable airlines such as BA, Air China, Virgin, Air
France, KLM, Lufthansa, Finnair etc. Depends on the availability
we will choose airline for you and will try to arrange direct flight
when possible. We can also provide land-only tours if you prefer
to organise your own flights and save airmiles.
itinerary is designed according to the most updated information
of flights and cruises sailing schedules available, although occasionally
the sequence in which cities are visited, duration of time spent
and upstream/downstream cruise route can change due to local conditions
which are out of our control. The above itinerary highlights the
main attractions that are to be visited each day. Further places
of interest may be visited during your stay, which will provide
unique ethnic and cultural handcraft shopping opportunities. We
reserve the right to change, amend or alter the itinerary, although
we will act in your best interests to handle any amendments. Please
refer to the booking form for detailed terms & conditions.
Thank you to Korea Tourist Organisation
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