Classic China and Beach

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Phuket

From £7500 in low season
From £8500 in high season

based on 14 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • First Class High Speed Train Beijing - Xian

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Boat transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on two sharing.

Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Holidays and also Christmas and New Year.

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At a Glance

  • Brilliant combination of a culture lead itinerary through China and some beach time on the end in Thailand to relax and unwind making sure you return from your holiday refreshed.

  • Ideal combination of history, culture, excitement and adventure

  • Incredible journey through the highlights of China - ancient and modern

  • Fascinating history and culture in Beijing and Xian

  • Buzzing and cosmopolitan cities of Shanghai and Hong Kong

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The best time to visit China in combination with the west coast of Thailand is from November through to April. The weather in China is optimal in autumn from September - early November and from March through to May this is also a beautiful time in the country. The winter in China can get very cold but is also a beautiful time to visit. For the west coast of Thailand, the best time to travel is in the driest months from December to March. November and April are also good months to visit and you may get some rain, although it is outside of the monsoon season.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.


This classic itinerary includes the perfect combination of culture and beach. Starting in Beijing you’ll have the chance to journey through China uncovering the history of this amazing country with stops in Xian, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Then to end, we have included four nights in Thailand where you can completely relax and unwind, making sure you come home from your holiday completely indulged and relaxed.

  1. Days 1-4: Beijing

    Start the adventure in Beijing, the real cultural centre and hotspot for China. With a vast array of sites and experiences to explore, this is the perfect introduction to this incredible country. We have included a private guide for you throughout your time here who will be completely flexible to your personal needs, making sure you get the most out of the city. Spend your days exploring the vast Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Great Wall of China, which are musts for any visit. We also highly recommend a visit to the Temple of Heaven to see the older generation of Beijingers taking part in their morning exercise regimes with ballroom dancing and badminton.

    Accommodation: The Opposite House (3 nights)

  2. Days 4-6: Xian

    Then it is on to Xian, which you will reach by highspeed train. The biggest draw to Xian is the world-famous Terracotta Army which is just as impressive as it sounds, if not more. Each of the warriors were individually designed and crafted so all have unique facial features and stances. Alongside this there is the vibrant Islamic quarter of the city which has a fantastic atmosphere in the evening if you can brave the hustle and bustle! Like in Beijing we have included a private guide for you.

    Accommodation: Sofitel Legend People's Grand Hotel Xian (2 nights)

  3. Days 6-9: Shanghai

    From Xian head off to the bright lights of Shanghai which has an undeniable cosmopolitan energy. You’ll reach Shanghai with a direct flight from Xian and upon arrival in the city we have included a tour of the Bund, the city’s famous walkway, so that you can get a real feel for the historic side of Shanghai.  Shanghai has a fantastic energy and gives you a chance to really experience modern China against the backdrop of its fascinating history. With your private guide, spend your days exploring the Yu Gardens and French Quarter and nights dining at some of the best restaurants in the country. On your second full day in Shanghai, with your guide, we have also included a visit to the small town of Tongli, one of the oldest settlements in the region. Here you’ll have the chance to explore the intricate maze of canals and view some incredible examples of Ming Dynasty residences.

    Accommodation: Peninsula Shanghai (3 nights)

  4. Days 9-11: Hong Kong

    The last stop on your China tour will be Hong Kong which you will reach through a direct flight from Shanghai. Hong Kong is another incredibly vibrant city and you’ll be amazed by the towering skyscrapers of Hong Kong Island in juxtaposition with the characterful streets of Kowloon, full of buzzing markets and street hawkers. There is so much to do and see in this metropolis that there will never be a dull moment.

    Accommodation: Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong (2 nights)

  5. Days 11-15: Koh Yao Noi

    After such a jam packed and exciting adventure you will have more than earned a few nights of complete relaxation on Thailand's west coast. From Hong Kong, you’ll take a direct flight to Phuket where you’ll spend four nights relaxing on the pristine, palm fringed beaches.

    Accommodation: Six Senses Yao Noi (4 nights)


Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Hong Kong & Phuket

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