based on 13 nights inc. flights & daily experiences
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per person based on two people 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.
This beautiful honeymoon provides a great introduction to China, visiting some of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country alongside its striking scenery
A brilliant itinerary for couples that love to be busy and active, visiting somewhere new and exciting each day
This itinerary provides the perfect combination of culture, adventure and stunning scenery
Enjoy the amazing scenery of Yangshuo and Yunnan which are equally beautiful and dramatic
Shanghai and Hong Kong offer some of the best restaurants in China and we can of course make some brilliant recommendations for you
The weather in China has four distinct seasons - a pleasant warm spring, a hot rainy summer, a comfortable cool autumn and a cold winter. The hottest time in China comes in July and August, with more than 10 days at temperatures above 35 C. The coldest time is from the late January to early February. The spring from March to May is recommended as the best time to travel to China. Summer which also sees heavy rainstorms late in the season is surprisingly the peak season.
This journey through China is perfect for a honeymoon with buzzing cities, incredible culture and beautiful scenery. The itinerary includes two of the most cosmopolitan cities in China, Shanghai and Hong Kong, the incredible history of Beijing and the stunning scenery of Yunnan and Yangshuo to complete the romantic adventure.
You will start your honeymoon in one of China's most cosmopolitan cities, Shanghai. This buzzing metropolis is bursting at the seams with fantastic restaurants and beautiful boutique shops and cafes. Spend your days exploring the historical Bund and French Quarter and nights indulging your taste buds at some of the best restaurants in Asia, or sipping cocktails overlooking the bright lights of Shanghai at some of the most happening sky bars. We have included three days for you here and alongside your Shanghai exploring, with your private guide, we have included a day trip out to the beautiful town of Tongli. One of the oldest in the region and known as the ‘Venice of the China’ Tongli is full of romantic canals and beautiful bridges to explore.
After three nights in Shanghai, you’ll take a direct flight to Beijing. Beijing is home to some of the world's most amazing cultural sites including The Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City to name a few. On top of this there are definitely some more cool and quirky areas as well which are fantastic to explore such as the 798 District which is more Bohemian and full of artists' studios. As a couple, also take the chance to visit the Temple of Heaven where you can watch young couples posing for their own wedding photos as you relive your own special day. Like in Shanghai you'll have three nights in Beijing and we have included a private guide and driver for you here to make the most of its amazing, historical sites.
For a quieter and slower pace, you’ll visit Lijiang next again reachable by a direct flight from Beijing. This is a beautiful and picturesque area of China and provides a wonderful contrast to the busy streets of Shanghai and Beijing. With your private guide, spend your days exploring the charming city of Lijiang and enjoying hiking, walking or horseback riding through the dramatic surrounding landscapes.
Your next stop will be equally dramatic in the exotic town of Yanghsuo which is completely outstanding. From Lijiang to Guilin it is a fairly short flight of just over an hour and a half. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you just over an hour to Yangshuo. During your time here you’ll be able to take one of the most beautiful journeys in China with a bamboo raft cruise along the Yulong River, take part in a cooking class including a visit to the local market with your chef and a cycling trip through the spectacular countryside surrounded by the karst peaks. As a finale in the area, we have included tickets to the ‘Impressions Liu Sanjie’ show. Taking place on water in a naturally formed amphitheatre out of the limestone karts this is a mesmerising experience.
The final stop on the adventure will be Hong Kong which has an electric, fun and buzzy atmosphere, providing the perfect way to end your trip. From Yangshuo, you’ll transfer back to Guilin and then take a direct flight into Hong Kong. With so many amazing restaurants, brilliant cocktail bars and plenty to keep you entertained it is the perfect end to your trip. If you are looking for some downtime at the of the trip, we definitely suggest visiting Cheung Sha, the longest beaches in Hong Kong and a great spot to enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants.
Drift leisurely down the Li River on a bamboo raft as you pass a picturesque landscape of lush fields framed by limestone karsts. Step ashore to visit villages complete with Ming and Qing era architecture and discover a world away from the bustling city.
Wind through the alleyways and lanes of Beijing’s Hutongs and discover neighbourhood haunts where you’ll taste the city’s favourite late-night snack and sample local craft beer and spirits, including the potent ‘baijiu’.
Cruise for 4 hours along the rippling Li River from Guilin and enjoy the most spectacular scenery from your boat.
Uncover China’s beautiful rural countryside and explore local villages as you spend a day cycling from Yangshuo to Xingping, through a landscape of rice paddies, tea fields and the serene Li River.
A great option for those who are more active, enjoy a cycling tour through Xinping Old Town that's home to beautiful bridges, ancient shop houses and intricate temples.
Explore Lijang's maze of humble cobbled streets with your guide today. During this full day tour enjoy a visit to the city's Old Town, a cable car up to The Jade Dragon Mountain and later, a bird's eye view from the famous Lion Hill.
Get a taste for the flavours of Beijing as you spend an evening touring neighbourhood family-run restaurants in a tuktuk before ending the night at a local craft beer brewery. Feast on local delicacies as you mingle with the residents of the hutongs.
Cruise for hours along the rippling Li River from Guilin and enjoy the most spectacular scenery from your boat. Afterwards, visit Yangshuo Town
Explore the cultural riches of Shanghai, both ancient and modern, as you travel through the city, from the artefacts of the Shanghai Museum to the religious heritage of the Jade Buddha Temple and on to the contemporary art scene of M50.
Travel in style through the rural landscape of Yangshuo as you speed past limestone sugarloaf mountains and lush fields in a vintage sidecar. Enjoy Champagne in the scenic surrounds of some of China’s most idyllic countryside.
Walk along the ancient Jiankou section of the Great Wall of China, offering perhaps the most authentic experience with unrestored towers and crumbling ramparts, towards the renovated section at Mutianyu. Soak in the views with a picnic lunch on the wall.
Discover the countryside and culture around Yangshuo as you delve into its markets and discover the cooking techniques and traditional recipes of the region. After cooking up a storm you’ll sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve helped prepare.
Boasting some of China’s most spectacular landscapes, the Yangshuo countryside offers exceptional trekking opportunities amongst ‘sugarloaf’ mountains and fertile fields. Explore historic villages to discover local life in this rural region.
Enjoy a half day tour to The Great Wall of China. This visit will take you to Mutianyu and although further from the city it offers a much more natural Wall experience as it is less visited, enabling one to appreciate the stunning countryside.
Enjoy a half day tour of Beijing's most well-known landmarks. Start with a trip to Tian'ammen Square before heading onto The Forbidden City, a former imperial palace which was the residence to twenty-four different Chinese Emperors.
Visit The Temple of Heaven and The Summer Palace on this full day tour. The Temple of Heaven is one of China's most iconic sacrificial monuments meanwhile The Summer Palace, a World Heritage Site, was built as a luxurious royal garden for royal families.
Enjoy a visit to the traditional water villages of Shanghai. Head to Zhujiajiao and Zhouzhuang where you will see a former trading village that rose to glory as a result of the Grand Canal system which exported China’s goods overseas.
Works started on the Great Wall of China as early as 200 B.C and it now stretches from Shanhaiguan by the Yellow Sea to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. Sections of wall have been restored and repaired, offering fantastic walking opportunities.
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