Holiday Itinerary - China Experience

Day 1: Shanghai, China.

Welcome to Shanghai, China’s largest city and center of trade. Hotel rooms are available for a midafternoon check-in.

Day 2: Shanghai

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through the Old Town and the beautiful YU YUAN GARDENS, a place of peace and tranquility in this bustling city. Visit the SHANGHAI MUSEUM, where superb antiquities and fine arts dating back 6,000 years are on display. Walk along the famous Bund with its colonial architecture, and explore the restored Xintiandi area with its unique 1920s-style Shikumen buildings. You will also visit a SILK FACTORY to learn about the silk-making process. Tonight, join your traveling companions for dinner at your hotel. (B,L,D) 

Day 3: Shanghai

.Explore Shanghai at leisure. You may opt to join an optional excursion to the historic water town of Wuzhen, renowned for its Old World charm and picturesque setting. (B)

Day 4: Shanghai - Xi'an.

Today, fly to Xi’an, the former ancient capital. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B) 

Day 5: Xi'an.

 One of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world when China dominated the silk trade, Xi’an today is an archaeological treasure trove. Sightseeing begins with the enormous tomb of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, accidentally discovered by local farmers in 1974. Marvel at the legion of TERRACOTTA WARRIORS that has been guarding the burial site for 2,000 years. Later, walk along the ancient CITY WALL of Xi’an. The balance of the day is at your leisure. (B,L) 

Day 6: Xian - Beijing

This morning, take a WALKING TOUR through the lively Muslim Quarter to explore the Islamic food markets before flying to Beijing, the capital of China. (B) 

Day 7: Beijing

Sightseeing today includes a stroll through TIAN’ANMEN SQUARE past Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum and to the treasure-filled FORBIDDEN CITY, the largest and best-preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was home to emperors as well as the center of politics. (B,L)

Day 8: Beijing

 The GREAT WALL OF CHINA once stretched 4,000 miles across China’s barren northern terrain from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. Head north to a village where the Great Wall is well preserved and walk along the wall to enjoy sweeping vistas of this mammoth fortress. This evening your dinner features the local delicacy, PEKING DUCK. (B,L,D) 

Day 9: Beijing

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable. 

Departure dates 2020 : China Experience (9 days) : 7% discount on all dates

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1420

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1321*

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Shanghai to Beijing - tour 2180


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April 16, 23


September 3, 10, 17


May 21


October 1, 15, 22


July 23


*Dates & Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos 

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single Room Supplement is available from £289. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available; please call for details and prices. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Add Hong Kong to your vacation

From Shanghai to Hong Kong Tour 2185 - 12 days from £2369/£2204 land only*

Days 1 to 8 Like tour 2180

Day 9 Beijing - Hong Kong After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. (B) 

Day 10 Hong Kong Your sightseeing tour begins with a ride on the popular STAR FERRY from Kowloon Island to Hong Kong Island. On arrival, take a CABLECAR RIDE up Victoria Peak for panoramic vistas. Then, explore the old Sheung Wan neighborhood and visit the DRIED SEAFOOD MARKET. Savor a DIM SUM feast for lunch before traversing the Central District aboard the historic DOUBLE DECKER TRAM, commonly referred to as the “Ding Ding,” due to the sound of its bell. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B,L) 

Day 11 Hong Kong  Enjoy free time for independent exploration. (B) 

Day 12 Hong Kong Your tour ends with breakfast this morning (B)

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Cosmos Tours
China Experience

7% discount - 9 days escorted tours

Discount prices start from only £1321

Walk Great Wall ramparts; explore an ancient water town; gaze upon mysterious terracotta warriors; and uncover the legacy of royal dynasties: this is a China experience of epic scale and fascination.

This wondeful Cosmos 9 day China Experience tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos. Call on 0330 8088 351 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55C.

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 8088 351 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos brochure price. 

At a glance

Shanghai Sightseeing with a Local Guide including headsets; visit Yu Yuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, and a silk factory

Xi'an Sightseeing with Local Guide including headsets; visit the Terracotta Warriors and the City Wall; walking tour through Muslim quarter

Beijing Guided city sightseeing including headsets; visit Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall; Peking Duck farewell dinner 

Professional tour director

Transportation: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

Hotels: Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling. Listed hotels or equivalent

Shanghai - Golden Tulip New Bund Asia

Xi'an - Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel

Beijing - Novotel Xin Qiao

Meals: 8 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L), 2 dinners (D)

Everything you need


When it comes to showing you the best the world has to offer, Cosmos goes the extra mile! In addition to our private, first-class motorcoaches, we use a variety of transportation for an out-of-this-world experience! How do we do it? With a journey on a bullet train in Japan…a rickshaw ride in India…cruises on Ha Long Bay in Vietnam or the Amazon River in Brazil, or the open-air safari vehicles in South Africa…and so much more! Plus, with Cosmos, you never have to worry about getting to the boat on time, buying tickets for the train, or waiting in long lines. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!


After a day of travelling, you want to relax at a comfortable, clean, and attractive hotel or safari lodge that is centrally located. We select hotels with the best guestrooms (always with a private bathroom), and service. Our hotels in Asia, Africa and South America include a full breakfast each day so you can start the day off right. See individual itinerary pages for hotel listings.


Our packages include guided sightseeing and scenic highlights that reveal the best of the Exotics. Discover the wonders of historic Kyoto, Beijing, and Siem Reap…walk along Shanghai’s famous Bund…explore ornate temples in Bangkok…discover the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu…hand-feed giraffes in Nairobi…experience the Great Barrier Reef…and more. Enjoy inside visits of the must-see sites and parks with knowledgeable Local Guides and Driver/Guides who will bring each destination to life. See itinerary pages to learn what’s included in your holiday.

Leisure time

No one enjoys a holiday where every second is spent on a schedule. We build free time into every Cosmos holiday where possible, so you can eat, shop, and explore the way you want. Your Tour Director and Local Guides can offer suggestions for things to see and do—or you can join one of our many intriguing optional excursions.


Our free CosmosGO mobile app puts the world at your fingertips. While travelling, get entertainment, sightseeing, dining, and shopping suggestions for each destination. With built-in GPS navigation, you’ll have the direction you need. 


At the heart of every great Cosmos tour are the friendly, knowledgeable folks who show you around and help you maximise your free time. We go to incredible lengths to find the most professional Tour Directors and Local Guides for the richest experience possible.

See individual tours for hotel listings and learn what is included in your holiday.


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