Grand China

    Resort:Grand China
    Operator: Titan Travel
    Destination: China
    Price From: £3299.00


    This 18-day ˜grand tour™ takes in China™s historical highlights: the mighty Great Wall, Beijing™s Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army at Xi™an. There™s also a nod to the country™s natural splendour, with a scenic, three-night cruise along the Yangtze River and a visit to a tea plantation. We™ll step off the beaten path, too, exploring peaceful pavilions and Buddhist pagodas, seeing giant pandas and watching skilled silk embroiderers at work.

    Whats Included

    • 13 nights in hotel, 3 nights cruise on MV Century Diamond and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
    • 37 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 3-18) 12 lunches (days 3-4, 6, 8 and 10-17) 9 dinners (days 2, 4-5, 7, 9, 11-13 and 17)
    • VOX portable audio headset system on excursions

    14 included excursions and visits

    • Visits to Beijing™s Summer Palace; Tian™anmen Square & Forbidden City; Big Wild Goose Pagoda and North Square; Terracotta Warriors & Tangbo Art Museum; and Guilin tea plantation
    • Excursions to Great Wall of China & Olympic Games village; Chengdu Panda Breeding Institute and Huanglongxi historic town; and Suzhou
    • Peking Duck dinner
    • Li River cruise and visit to Yangshuo
    • Bullet train from Chengdu to Chongqing
    • City tours of Chongqing and Shanghai (including Yuyuan Garden)
    • Yangtze cruise excursions to Shibaozhai, Goddess Stream and Three Gorges Dam

    Plus all these benefits

    • Titan™s VIP door-to-door travel service
    • Services of a local Titan tour manager and guide
    • International and internal flights as detailed (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
    • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
    • Porterage
    • All airport/port taxes and duties


    Day 1 Chengdu – Chongqing

    The ˜bullet train™ whisks us from Chengdu to Chongqing, where there is time for a brief orientation tour before we board the superb MV Century Diamond (4T) for a 3-night Yangtze cruise.

    Day 2 Yangtze (Shibaozhai)

    Our cruise along scenic waters brings us to Shibaozhai (literally meaning ˜precious stone fortress™), a steep-sided crag overlooking the Yangtze with an attractive nine-storey red pavilion providing a walkway to the hilltop temple.

    Day 3 Yangtze (Three Gorges – Goddess Stream)

    The Three Gorges comprise the most spectacular and captivating stretch of the mighty Yangtze River. This morning, we sail through the first of these – Qutang Gorge, where we join a smaller craft for a ride along the Goddess Stream. Returning to the ship at lunchtime, we continue our journey through the awe-inspiring Witches Gorge, arriving at Maoping later today.