China Family Panda Tour

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China Family Panda Tour

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding is located outside Chengdu, Sichuan in China. In addition to Giant and lesser pandas, the base cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals such as black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals. The Giant Panda Museum provides public awareness of the protection of both wild creatures and their environment. The three main exhibitions are in the Giant Panda Hall, the Butterfly Hall and the Vertebrate Hall. 

This China family tour is ideal for any family seeking the best of China's urban culture. Visit Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, for world-famous sights such as the Great Wall in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Spend time in Chengdu to see the giant pandas. Stay at the most luxurious hotels and resorts, suitable for families of all ages. All touring is private and highly personalised based on each family's specific interests and requirements.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS CHINA FAMILY TOUR…
And, experience China's urban culture and see giant Pandas.
 

What We Love
  • Internal flights as indicated with private airport transfers and assistance.
  • Accommodation is the most luxurious China has to offer, suitable for families of all ages.
  • This is a private tour with your own private multilingual guide and driver throughout the trip.
  • Trouble-free travel experiences, as we take care of all the logistics, so that you avoid queuing, irritations and delays.
  • Highly personalised itinerary designed for families by China specialists with insider knowledge.
  • Around-the-clock support with our local contacts throughout China.
What to Know
  • Some of Beijing's prime attractions require extensive walking and even modest climbing. Put on sturdy footwear before tackling crumbling sections of the Great Wall.
  • Touring includes important cultural attractions and exclusive shopping districts with a private guide.
  • We can arrange private China tours to coincide with festival dates and arrange special activities such as cooking classes, arrange restaurant and spa reservations and other activities, including private airport transfers, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations.

Review

This China tour is ideal for any families seeking the best of China's urban culture in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. It includes sights such as the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors in Xian. Also spend time in Chengdu to see the giant pandas. All touring is private and highly personalized based on each family's specific interests and requirements.

Begin in Beijing, world-renowned for historical and cultural magnificence. With your private guide, visit the fabulous ancient buildings, religious temples and imperial masterpieces such as the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and lesser-known temples.

Travel by rickshaw or opt to bicycle down the narrow hutongs (lanes) of a traditional residential neighbourhood. Spend one day hiking along a less-touristy section of the Great Wall of China. Stay at China’s top luxury properties and dine on traditional specialties at favourite family-run restaurants.

Fly to Shanghai. During private touring see the famous Three Temples, learn about Shanghai’s history through the architecture of the Bund and cruise on the Huangpu River. Visit Shanghai’s old town and stop for tea and dumplings the city’s oldest teahouse. Also visit up-and-coming neighbourhoods filled with art galleries, design shops and stylish new restaurants. One day, visit the classic Ming Dynasty gardens that we’ve chosen as our favourites or take an excursion to Suzhou or another nearby water town to cruise canals lined with Ming Dynasty homes.

Next, fly to the ancient capital of Xian, once a hotspot on the Grand Silk Road. Today, it is one of the most important cradles of ancient Chinese civilization. Visit the Army of Terracotta Warriors and the city highlights – Big and Small Goose Pagodas.  – enjoy Xian’s culinary highlights including the city’s markets, the lively Muslim Quarter and dine on dumplings, a local specialty.

Continue by air to Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan, is one of China’s famous ancient cultural cities with a history of 2,000 yrs. Visit the Memorial Temple, the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, and the panda reproduction centre.

Dine on Sichuan’s spicy and delicious cuisine, and enjoy performance of Sichuan Opera that includes the mysterious local art of face-changing. Other options include visiting nearby archaeological sites such as Sanxingdui to learn about the ancient cultures that once inhabited this area.

The tour concludes in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most attractive and exciting cities. During touring with your expert private guide, ride the Peak Tram to the top of Hong Kong Island, dine on dim sum at teahouses, explore local markets to learn about traditional Chinese medicine and unusual food products, and ride in a traditional sampan boat across Aberdeen Harbour.
 


 

 
China Family Panda Tour China

China Family Panda Tour

See the best of China's urban culture in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong and Giant Pandas.
(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Beijing & Great Wall, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Hong Kong


Day 1 – Arrive
Beijing Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.

Day 2 – Tour
Beijing Full-day private city tour.

Day 3 – Tour
Great Wall Private excursion to the Great Wall.

Day 4 – Transfer
Shanghai Private transfer to airport for flight to Shanghai.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.

Day 5 – Tour
Shanghai Full-day private city tour.

Day 6 – Tour
Shanghai & surrounds Private excursion to nearby water village or continue city touring.

Day 7 – Transfer
Xian Private transfer to airport for flight to Xian.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour.

Day 8 – Tour
Xian Morning private visit to Terracotta Warriors.
Afternoon private city touring.

Day 9 – Transfer
Chengdu Private transfer to airport for flight to Chengdu.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.

Day 10 – Explore
Chengdu Morning visit to panda breeding center.
Afternoon private city tour. Evening tickets to Sichuan Opera.

Day 11 – Transfer
Hong Kong Private transfer to airport for flights to Hong Kong.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.

Day 12 – Tour
Hong Kong Full-day private city tour.

Day 13 – Tour
Hong Kong Full-day private city tour, with option for theme park.

Day 14 – Depart
Hong Kong Private airport transfer.


Hotels

  • Beijing:            Four Seasons Beijing, Waldorf Astoria Beijing or Aman at Summer Palace* (supplement applies for Aman)
  • Shanghai:        Peninsula Shanghai
  • Xian:               Sofitel Legend People’s Grand Hotel
  • Chengdu:         Ritz-Carlton Chengdu
  • Hong Kong:      Peninsula Hong Kong

Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There Beijing Capital International Airport, about 12 miles (19 kilometres) northeast of the city centre, is served by numerous international carriers from the UK. Taxis at the airport are plentiful; the ride into town costs about $20 and can take anywhere from half an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. For the adventuresome there's also a train that whisks you in 23 minutes to a fairly central station in Beijing from which you can cab it to your hotel.

When to go The best time to visit China is during autumn (September to early November) when the skies are clear and the weather is at its comfortable best. The days are warm, sunny and dry with clear skies and pleasantly cool evenings. Local Beijingers describe this short season as tiāngāo qìshuǎng (literally ‘the sky is high and the air is fresh’).

The second-best time is spring, late March to mid-May, when winds blow away the pollution but also sometimes bring clouds of scouring sand for a day or two, turning the sky a livid yellow (great for pictures). From May onwards the mercury begins to surge well over 30°C until the rains arrive. The months of July and August are sultry and humid.

Passport/Visa Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Chinese territories. The most common is a single entry 30-day visa. Multiple entry, 60-day and 90-day visas are also available. Passports must have a minimum of six months validity. Enquiries should be directed to the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate.