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The Very Best of China Tour

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It’s not surprising China is considered one of the world’s most fascinating and exciting touring destinations. The country offers ancient history and archaeological discoveries, vibrant and colourful cities, stunning and diverse landscapes, peaceful gardens, giant pandas, and warm and friendly people.

Our leisurely 23-day tour covers all the country’s major attractions with a perfect blend of included sightseeing tours and Freedom Days to spend as you please. What’s more, you will discover less-visited cultural gems such as Pingyao, and experience an unforgettable three night cruise along the spectacular Yangtze River. With quality accommodation, all breakfasts and many other delightful meals included, along with an opportunity to stopover in Hong Kong or Dubai on your way home, the Very Best of China tour really does offer exceptional value for money.

SPECIAL OFFERS: To celebrate the launch of our new 2020/ 2021 season, any guests booking the Very Best of China tour (departing from September 2020) by 29 February 2020, will be entitled to a two night homebound stopover in either Hong Kong or Dubai, for an incredible price from only £49pp or a direct flight from London Heathrow with British Airways for just £49pp.

The Very Best of China

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart with Emirates from the UK airport most convenient for you. Choose from; London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow. Alternatively, fly via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Manchester. No matter which airport or airline you choose there will be no additional cost.
In-flight meals and drinks included

Alternative airline – British Airways

If you prefer, you can fly direct from London Heathrow to Beijing with British Airways. Prices from £195pp (Special offer – only £49pp if booked by 29 February 2020).

 

Day 2: Beijing, 4 nights

All flights with Emirates to Beijing will travel via Dubai, and those travelling with Cathay Pacific will travel via Hong Kong. Arrive into the wonderful city of Beijing and transfer to the Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing, conveniently located in central Beijing. Previously known as Peking, China’s capital city is a historical treasure trove, boasting over 3,000 years of tumultuous history. However, it’s not only this city’s ancient monuments that attracts visitors. Its imposing socialist monuments of the 1950s along with the explosive growth of modern buildings and infrastructure, make Beijing an unmissable showcase of China old and new. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers, to become acquainted and learn more about our adventure ahead.
In-flight meals and drinks included

Day 3: Beijing

Today, our sightseeing tour of Beijing begins in Tiananmen Square. Measuring around 440,000m2, and surrounded by soviet-style buildings, it was here that Chairman Mao declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China. We continue to the nearby Forbidden City, the world’s largest palace complex and home to China’s best-preserved collection of ancient and ornate buildings. We have plenty of time to explore the Forbidden City, prior to lunch in a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, we explore the Temple of Heaven Park, which is the site where, during the Ming and Qing dynasties emperors prayed for a good harvest.
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 4: The Great Wall

China’s most iconic sight and greatest engineering triumph, the Great Wall wriggles its way through 4,000 miles of northern China’s landscapes. This morning, we travel northeast from the city to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, famous for its Ming-era guard towers and the fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. We take a short cable car ride to the wall, and have ample time to stroll along, and take in the spectacular landscapes. Following our memorable visit, we take lunch nearby and return to our hotel in the afternoon to relax. Food is an obsession in China and during the course of our journey, we will encounter an incredible array of different dishes and cuisines. This evening, we will enjoy a classic imperial dish from Beijing: Peking Duck, served with plum or garlic sauce, scallions and pancakes.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5: Beijing

Following breakfast, we spend the morning exploring the halls, pavilions, palaces, temples, gardens, corridors and bridges of the Summer Palace. The Palace was the playground for the royal family as they escaped the suffocating heat of the summer. As we explore the palace, we marvel at this masterpiece of traditional Chinese landscaping, which has been designed according to the principles of feng shui. We return to the hotel, and our afternoon has been left free to spend as we please. This evening, why not experience a Kung Fu show, featuring dynamic displays of this country’s most famous martial art?
Breakfast included

Day 6: Pingyao, 2 nights

This morning we experience the benefits of China’s huge investment in its infrastructure, as we board our ‘bullet train’ to Taiyuan. On arrival, we enjoy lunch in the Shanxi Hui Guan restaurant, which specialises in Jin cuisine and a multitude of noodle dishes. En route to Pingyao, we stop to visit the Chang family mansion, the former home of one of the richest merchants in the Shanxi Province. Covering a total area of more than 600,000m2, the compound has over 4,000 rooms, 50 buildings and 13 gardens. Its courtyards feature some of the country’s most elaborate examples of Qing Dynasty decorative architectural features. Later in the afternoon, we make our way to Yunjincheng Hotel, a charming boutique hotel in the centre of Pingyao, whose courtyards and rooms have been lovingly decorated to reflect the history of its surroundings.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 7: Pingyao

Not many UK visitors can lay claim to have visited Pingyao, which is surprising because this UNESCO World Heritage Site is China’s best preserved ancient walled town and is a true highlight. The city was at its peak during the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644) and, incredibly, Pingyao has managed to keep its imposing town walls and watchtowers, elegant courtyards and ancient temples largely intact. What’s more, 30,000 locals still reside in the old town, which creates the vibrancy of this living and breathing community. This morning we explore the streets of Pingyao, including visits to its fine temples, government buildings and the Rishengchang Financial House Museum, which began life as a humble dye shop before transforming into China’s first bank and pioneering the use of paper cheques as a form of payment. With a visitor pass allowing free entry to many more of Pingyao’s delights, your afternoon could be easily spent further exploring the town. Alternatively, you may wish to make the short journey to the Shuanglin Temple for an optional tour of this astonishing Buddhist temple, with its impressive complex of ancient halls and intricately carved statues.
Breakfast included

Day 8: Xi’an, 2 nights

We say farewell to Pingyao and board our ‘bullet train’ to Xi’an. Xi’an is one of China’s most famous cities with a long and fascinating history. A considerable amount of its ancient city has managed to survive alongside its modern developments. We make a stop to explore the magnificent city walls, which date back to the Ming dynasty around 1370, to enjoy incredible views of Xi’an old and new from our vantage point on top of the 12m-high wall. We reach the Holiday Inn Big Wild Goose Pagoda Hotel later in the afternoon, where we stay for the next two nights. One of the delicacies in Xi’an is its fantastic dumplings, which are similar to dim sum. This evening, enjoy sampling a selection of dumplings – each are handmade into a variety of shapes and with a selection of delicious fillings.
Breakfast, boxed lunch and dinner included

Day 9: The Terracotta Warriors

Discovered in 1974 by a group of farmers drilling a well, the Terracotta Army is one of the most famous and spectacular archaeological discoveries in the world. Today we explore the pits containing the terracotta soldiers, which have stood guard since 246 BC when Emperor Qin Shi Huang commissioned the work for his mausoleum. Each life-sized warrior has been crafted with individual facial features and clothing, and are arranged in battle formations alongside their horses and chariots. We also visit the equally fascinating Qin Shi Huang Emperor Tomb Artefact Exhibition Hall, which contains many artefacts including a pair of bronze chariots and horses, which are displayed with some of the original weaponry. After lunch, we visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, before returning to our hotel. Later, why not enjoy an evening of traditional music and dance at the Tang Dynasty show?
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 10: Guilin, overnight

Following breakfast, we head to the airport in time for our flight to Guilin. Upon arrival our waiting coach will take us to the Sheraton Hotel, ideally situated in central Guilin and overlooking the Li River. In the evening, there is an opportunity to take an optional Lakes and Rivers cruise, or you may prefer to enjoy a traditional cormorant fishing display.
Breakfast included

Day 11: Li River & Yangshuo, 2 nights

The countryside through which the Li River flows is a photographer’s dream. During our four hour cruise, we glide serenely between verdant hills, enjoying iconic scenes of wallowing water buffalo and farmers tending their crops against a backdrop of limestone peaks. Our cruise finishes in Yangshuo, where we meet our waiting coach and leave the hustle and bustle of the town behind as we head to Yangshuo Resort. Our home for the next two nights enjoys an idyllic and peaceful location on the banks of the Yulong River, and is a perfect place to relax and unwind.
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 12: Yangshuo Freedom Day

Although our day has been left at leisure to soak up the wonderful surroundings, we have the opportunity to enjoy a selection of fantastic optional activities. Why not take a gentle bike ride along the banks of the Yulong River? Alternatively you may prefer to float downstream on a bamboo raft or join a small cookery class, where you will visit a local market to choose ingredients, before creating a selection of local dishes. In the evening, there’s also a chance to experience the enchanting Impression Liu Sanjie show, where six hundred performers take to the Li River to deliver a spectacular light show with illuminated karst peaks as a backdrop. Whatever you choose to do –enjoy!
Breakfast included

Day 13: Chengdu, 2 nights

After breakfast, we make our way to the airport for our flight to Chengdu, in the Sichuan Province, renowned for its teahouse culture and its most famous inhabitants – the Giant Pandas. Enjoy lunch at the charming Tibet Hotel, where we spend our next two nights. Later, we take a gentle stroll through The People’s Park, which is often filled with dancing, song and tai chi. The park is also home to some of the city’s favourite local teahouses, where we stop to sample the local brews and perhaps mix with the locals over a game of Mahjong.
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 14: Chengdu & pandas

With over 80% of the world’s Giant Panda population found in Sichuan Province, it’s little surprise to find the area taking the lead in conservation projects to save these endangered species. The panda is the national symbol of China, and today we visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Institute, which is home to around 120 giant and 76 red pandas. The project allows us to see these loveable and rare creatures, at close quarters in a near-natural habitat setting. Later in the afternoon, we explore the bustling stalls and shops of the Wide and Narrow Alleys, two ancient streets restored in Ming and Qing architectural styles. We enjoy dinner in one of the local restaurants, serving traditional dishes, cooked with distinctive Sichuan flavours. Later, we recommend venturing to the Sichuan Opera for a one of a kind cultural performance, including acrobats, dancers, puppets and the amazing ‘face-changing’ mask spectacle.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 15: Yangtze River Cruise

Our morning is free to spend as we please. In the afternoon, our ‘bullet train’ whisks us from Chengdu to Chongqing, where we board either the MV Century Legend or MV Century Paragon, for a fabulous three-night cruise along the Yangtze River. Our accommodation is in well-proportioned Deluxe Balcony Cabins, with private en-suite facilities and balcony. Whilst on board, all our meals are included. Following dinner and our safety briefing, enjoy a drink at the Captain’s welcome party, as the cruise sets sail.
Breakfast and dinner included

Day 16: Yangtze River Cruise

Following breakfast, there is an optional tour of the ‘ghost city’ of Fengdu. Alternatively, you may prefer to relax on board or enjoy a presentation on traditional Chinese medicine. This afternoon, we cruise along scenic waters prior to our arrival into Shibaozhai, where we can climb up to a nine-storey red pavilion and hilltop temple, affording spectacular views over the Yangtze. We return to the ship and freshen up for dinner with our fellow travellers.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 17: Yangtze River Cruise

The Three Gorges comprise arguably the most spectacular landscapes of the magnificent Yangtze River. In the morning, we sail through the first of these gorges – Qutang Gorge. We disembark and board a smaller vessel for an excursion along the Goddess Stream. The smaller ship allows us to get much closer to the soaring mountains, which rise up from the Yangtze tributary. Returning to the ship, we journey through the awe-inspiring Witches Gorge, before arriving at Maoping.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 18: Shanghai, 4 nights

We disembark the ship after breakfast and board our coach for a morning excursion to the remarkable Three Gorges Dam – the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. During our visit we will truly appreciate the immense scale of this hydroelectric project which cost an estimated $37 billion to complete. We continue to Yichang, and enjoy a stroll through the riverside gardens and visit the city’s museum, prior to our flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, we transfer to the Jin Jiang Tower Hotel, where we spend our final four nights in China.
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 19: Shanghai

Shanghai is China’s most glamourous and prosperous city, where Chinese and Western cultures run side by side. This morning our sightseeing tour begins with a walk along the Bund, on the banks of the Huangpu River. The Bund perfectly encapsulates the diversity of Shanghai, with the grandiose Art Deco architecture of the city’s former banks and trading houses on one side of the river, and the futuristic skyline of Pudong on the other. We continue to the charming Old Town, which is the original centre of the city and retains many of its original temples, alleyways and buildings. Our morning ends in Yuyuan Gardens. Taking 18 years to build during the Ming dynasty, the gardens survived wars and rebellions, and today are a fine example of classically styled Chinese Gardens. This afternoon we explore the impressive collection of Chinese artefacts housed in Shanghai Museum. In the evening, witness a spectacular performance of skill and grace as we experience the worldclass Shanghai Acrobatic Show.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 20: Suzhou

We embark on a full day tour to Suzhou, a city famed for its culture and elegance, and home to many artists and scholars, drawn to the city by its UNESCO-listed classical gardens. Our first stop is to explore one of China’s most famous gardens – the Humble Administrator’s Garden, with its bamboo islands, many ponds, humpback bridges and beautiful pavilions. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Grand Canal before lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Master of the Nets Garden, which is relatively small, but gives the impression of being much larger thanks to its ingenious use of space. Suzhou embroidery is considered to be one of the four major regional styles of Chinese embroidery, and our final stop of the day is a visit to a silk factory to see how incredible images are brought to life with fine, highly detailed stitching.
Breakfast and lunch included

Day 21: Shanghai Freedom Day

A Freedom Day in Shanghai to spend as you please. Take an optional cruise on the Huangpu River, visit a local community project and enjoy lunch with a local family, or possibly explore the French Concession area on a walking tour. Whatever you wish to do, our Tour Manager will be very happy to help. This evening, we bid farewell to China and our new-found friends in style, with a dinner of authentic Shanghainese cuisine, served in the elegant Xian Qiang Fang Restaurant.
Breakfast and dinner included

Day 22: Depart Shanghai

The day is ours until it’s time to depart for the airport in the late afternoon / early evening. Our flights to our chosen UK airport operate via either Dubai or Hong Kong, if flying with Emirates or Cathay Pacific. If choosing British Airways, your flight will be direct into London Heathrow.
Breakfast, and in-flight meals and drinks included

SPECIAL OFFER: If you would like to break the long journey home to the UK after your Very Best of China tour, then why not add on a stopover in either Hong Kong or Dubai? To celebrate the launch of our new 2020/ 2021 season, we are offering any guests travelling in our new season (departing from September 2020) a two night homebound stopover for only £49pp (£98 for single occupancy). The homebound stopover includes return airport transfers, two nights accommodation in a four star hotel and a full daily breakfast. To enjoy this special launch offer, simply book by 29 February 2020.

Day 23: Arrive UK

Today we arrive into our chosen airport; London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow, bringing an end to our incredible adventure.
In-flight meals and drinks included

Departure dates & prices

We believe in offering great value for money, so on the Very Best of China tour, so much of what you do and see is already included in the price. That’s all your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast, experienced Tour Managers, and many amazing excursions, already paid for.

SPECIAL OFFERS: If you are flying with Cathay Pacific or Emirates and would like to break the journey home to the UK after your China tour, then why not add on a stopover in Hong Kong or Dubai? To celebrate the launch of our new 2020/ 2021 season, we are offering any guests travelling in our new season (departing from September 2020) a two night homebound stopover for only £49pp (£98 for single occupancy). The homebound stopover includes return airport transfers, two nights accommodation in a four star hotel and a full daily breakfast. To enjoy this special launch offer, simply book by 29 February 2020.

Alternatively, if flying with BA, take up the special launch offer of a reduced flight supplement.  Enjoy a direct flight from London Heathrow with British Airways for just £49pp (normal supplement £195pp).  See the ‘Offers’ tab for more details.

To take advantage of either special launch offers, simply book by 29 February 2020.

 

 

Very Best of China departures

Departure datePrice (pp)AvailabilityOffer
2020
17 March£3,495ONLY 6 ROOMS LEFTCall for details
07 April£3,695ONLY 1 SINGLE LEFTCall for details
14 AprilSOLD OUTSOLD OUTSOLD OUT
28 April£3,695ONLY 3 ROOMS LEFTCall for details
12 MaySOLD OUTSOLD OUTSOLD OUT
19 May£3,695ONLY 1 ROOM LEFTCall for details
08 September£3,995ONLY 6 ROOMS LEFT£49 pp stopover or £49 BA supplement
10 October£3,995NEW DATE£49 pp stopover or £49 BA supplement
2021
20 March£3,895NEW DATE£49 pp stopover or £49 BA supplement
17 April£3,995NEW DATE£49 pp stopover or £49 BA supplement
11 May£3,995NEW DATE£49 pp stopover or £49 BA supplement

 

Prices: Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single supplement: £1,195 if travelling before September 2020 or £1,295 for departures from September 2020.

Deposit: £1,000 per person if travelling in economy class, £1,950 per person if travelling in premium economy, and £3,750 per person for business class.

Terms and conditions: Holiday prices are subject to the availability of flights in the lowest fare booking class and may change, however the correct price will always be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our terms and conditions page.

What’s included

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights
  • Choose to fly with Emirates via Dubai from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow. Or fly with Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong from London Heathrow, London Gatwick or Manchester
  • Alternatively, travel direct with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplement from £195 per person
  • All airport charges, security charges and any applicable fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty

 

Carefully selected hotels

  • First class and deluxe hotels in great locations
  • All hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

 

Many meals

  • Daily breakfast, worth £357 per person
  • Thirteen lunches
  • Nine dinners

 

Unforgettable experiences

  • Sightseeing tours in Beijing, Pingyao, Xi’an, Chengdu, Shanghai and Suzhou
  • The Great Wall
  • Visit the Forbidden City and Summer Palace
  • Stay in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pingyao
  • View the Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruise on the Li River
  • Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Institute
  • Three night cruise on the Yangtze River

 

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager and local guides
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

 

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  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

Park Plaza Hotel, Beijing

Park Plaza Wangfujing Hotel is a modern oasis, ideal for making the most of your time in China's capital. Centrally located in the heart of Beijing's bustling and developing cultural, commercial, business and entertainment district, the hotel is within walking… Find out more >
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Pingyao Yunjincheng Hotel

A particularly unique and exciting accommodation, The Pingyao Yunjincheng Hotel boasts an enviable location on West Avenue. Here, your hotel sits near the Ancient City Wall and the entrance to many Mingqing Street attractions. Your fantastic location puts you close… Find out more >
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Holiday Inn Big Wild Goose Pagoda Xi'an Hotel

Unique, vibrant and modern, Holiday Inn Xi’an Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the perfect place to stay in Xi’an, situated close to Xiaozhai shopping district and within exploring distance of many more of the region’s top attractions. During your stay,… Find out more >
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Sheraton Guilin Hotel, China

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Yangshuo Resort Hotel, China

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Tibet Hotel Chengdu, China

The stylish Chengdu Tibet Hotel bears remarkable resemblances to Lhasa’s Potala Palace, making your stay here a truly enchanting experience. In fact, look beyond the hotel, and you can see towering mountains and the sacred Potala Palace itself in the… Find out more >
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Century Legend or Paragon River Cruise Ship

What better way to experience the beauty of the longest river in Asia and the third longest river in the world, than on a floating hotel on The Yangtze. Flowing from the Tibetan Plateau in the west, to the east… Find out more >
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Jin Jiang Tower Hotel, Shanghai

Towering at 153 meters high, with 360° unobstructed panoramic views, the luxurious Shanghai Jin Jiang Hotel is the ideal base to explore Shanghai. Many consider Shanghai Jin Jiang Tower one of the most beautiful hotels in the city, thanks to… Find out more >
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Chinese Kung-Fu show in Beijing

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Shuanglin Temple tour

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Tang Dynasty Dinner and Show

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Guilin Lakes and Rivers Night Cruise

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Cormorant fishing show at the Li River

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Impression Liu Sanjie Light Show

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Cookery class in Yangshuo

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Bamboo rafting on the Li River

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Cycling in the Yangshuo countryside

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Walking tour of Shanghai’s former French Concession Area

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Evening cruise on the Huangpu River

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Dubai – Helicopter Flight Tour

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Dubai – an Evening of Elegance Dinner Cruise

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Macau Day Excursion

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Lantau Island tour

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Hong Kong Island tour

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Special Offers

Book your place on our new season (tours departing from September 2020) Very Best of China tour by 29 February 2020 and you can take advantage of one of two special launch offers.

Option 1

Enjoy a two night stopover in Dubai or Hong Kong on the homeward journey for the very special price of just £49 per person, based on 2 sharing.  Your offer includes two nights bed and breakfast accommodation and return airport – hotel transfers. Your stopover hotels are the Marriott al Jaddaf Hotel, Dubai (if flying with Emirates) and the Regal Hotel Kowloon (if flying with Cathay Pacific).  Single travellers will pay £98 for this offer.

Option 2

Fly direct from London Heathrow with British Airways, for just £49 per person. The usual supplement is £195 per person.

 


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Dubai Offer, Marriott al Jaddaf Hotel

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Hong Kong Temple

Hong Kong Offer, Regal Kowloon

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  1. Choose to download or receive your brochure by post
  2. Select your brochure
  3. Complete your details and click submit

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