For many people, travelling to China and seeing all of its natural and manmade wonders, would be a dream come true. However, if you feel daunted by the thought of even trying to plan such a trip, you might want to look into taking an escorted tour of China’s top attractions with the UK-based group Newmarket Holidays. Almost every detail of the trips they offer is planned out for you, so the full requirements will consist of you simply booking a place, packing your things and enjoying the journey! In this article, we go through some of the main excursions included in this particular tour.
Your typical holiday to China will begin with a flight to Shanghai. When you arrive, your guide will meet you and take you to a hotel, where you will spend your first night. Once you have unpacked, you will then be taken on a fascinating tour of this incredible city, during which you’ll get to visit Pearl TV Tower, as well as the Shanghai History Museum, a place filled with fascinating artefacts. The next day, you and your travel companions will board a coach, which will take you to Suzhou, an ancient city, for one night. Famed for its silk trade and breathtaking architecture, Suzhou is perfect for both history buffs and shopaholics! Your trip of the city will include visits to the Silk Embroidery Institute and the Lingering Garden, as well as a cruise on the canal.
You will then board a train and head off to Beijing for a three-night, whirlwind tour of the city. The guided tour, arranged by Newmarket Holidays, will take you around the museums of Chinese History and the Revolution, as well as to the Great Hall of the People and Tiananmen Square. After the day is done, you’ll get to enjoy a wonderful Peking-duck feast. The next morning, the tour group will travel to Badaling, a place where the Great Wall of China has been carefully restored to its former glory.
During the afternoon, you will also have a chance to view the Birds’ Nest Stadium, which was constructed specifically for the Olympic Games five years ago. In the evening, you can either kick back and relax at your hotel, or go on an optional excursion to the Beijing Opera. On the seventh day, you’ll have the opportunity to take a rickshaw ride through the narrow streets of ‘Old Peking’s’ before you head off to Yichang port.