Highlights of China


The imprint of Emperors remains indelibly stamped on each corner of China despite the onrush of modernity. Thoughts of ancient dynasties are inevitably inspired by exploration of the stately halls and warren-like living quarters of the former Imperial Palace and the Summer Palace at Beijing, or gazing at the world’s most colossal construction, the Great Wall.

This Highlights tour has been carefully designed to distill the authentic Travel Escapes experience into a concise arrangement. It still encompasses the essential sounds, sights, and atmosphere of China, including visits to the Panda Breeding Research Centre, the Terracotta Warriors, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and Tian An Men Square.


  • Flights from Dublin to Chengdu via London & Beijing (overnight flight)
  • 6 nights accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels in China (see Itinerary or Accommodation Details for further details
  • Breakfast daily, 4x lunch & 1 dinner
  • Escorted tours with guide as per itinerary
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary
  • Taxes, hand luggage and 1 item of 20kg baggage per person


Day 1

Fly from Dublin to London Heathrow then onwards on an overnight flight from Heathrow to Chengdu via Beijing.

Day 2

Stay overnight at the 5-star Tibet Hotel.

Day 3

Morning visit to the Panda Breeding Research Centre and enjoy a walk along Jinli Street. Evening flight to Xian for two nights at the 4-star Titan Times Hotel. (B, L)

Day 4

Visit the Terracotta Warriors and Shaanxi Provincial History Museum. Optional Tang Dynasty show with dinner (bookable locally). (B, L)

Day 5

Travel by high-speed train to Beijing (6 hrs) for three nights at the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel. (B, D)

Day 6

A full-day tour to Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace. (B, L)

Day 7

Full-day exploring Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall. Optional Peking Duck dinner at a local restaurant (£35). (B, L)

Day 8

Return flight direct from Beijing to London Heathrow and onwards to Dublin. (B)

Key B – Breakfast L – Lunch D – Dinner

Hotel facilities include restaurant/s, bar, coffee shop, English speaking reception staff, WiFi (mostly free) and air-conditioned rooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, complimentary mineral water, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV. Included meals, often around large tables of 8, are at either the hotel or in local restaurants and generally offer a selection of Chinese dishes with a drink. Transportation is in private air-conditioned vehicles with local guides accompanying all tours (except on flights and rail journeys).


Tibet Hotel – Chengdu
This 5-star hotel features a Tibetan theme with modern art decor and it is a 15-minute walk from Chengdu train station. Restaurants, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 275 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Titan Times Hotel – Xian
This modern 4-star hotel is a 10 minutes’ drive from the centre. Restaurants, bar, gym, WiFi (free) and 335 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Radisson Blu – Beijing
This 4-star hotel is in Chaoyang area of Beijing. Restaurants, bar, indoor pool, spa, gym and WiFi (free). 360 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Chengdu – 1 night
Xian – 2 nights
Beijing – 3 nights

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes as indicated
  • Single room supplement from €270
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
  • Full payment due 12 weeks before departure
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance €38 (conditions apply)
  • Taxes, fees or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price
  • Irish nationals require a visa to enter China.

  Cost per person: €2,179pp
  Number of nights: 7

09 April 2018 €2,249
07 May 2018 €2,249
10 September 2018 €2,549
15 October 2018 €2,549
05 November 2018 €2,179

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