China Solo Traveller Tour

Discover a different side to China on this journey from Beijing to Shanghai. Fully escorted and travelling with a group of solo travellers, enjoy cycle rides along ancient city walls, learn the secrets of Chinese cooking and try your hand at calligraphy, complemented by visits to the classic sights of the Terracotta Warriors, the Forbidden City and the panda sanctuary near Chengdu.

  • Twin / double rooms for single use in 4-star hotels
  • Welcome & farewell group dinners
  • Direct flights with British Airways
  • Visit the Great Wall & the Terracotta Warriors
  • Enjoy a cycling tour, cooking lesson & panda sanctuary visit
  • Small group size – maximum 18 people

Day 1: Fly to Beijing
Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) direct to Beijing with British Airways. (N)

Day 2: Beijing
Arrive and transfer to the Asia Hotel for 3 nights. In the afternoon you can walk around the Summer Palace gardens. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner at a traditional Peking duck restaurant. (D)

Day 3: Beijing
In the morning you can attend a lesson in Chinese cooking with a local chef. After lunch, you will visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Great Wall
Full-day excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Lunch is taken at the Brickyard Eco Retreat near the wall. You will have an evening at leisure to choose a restaurant, or browse the food stalls near the pedestrianised Wangfujing shopping street. All of this is located close to your hotel. (B, L)

Day 5: Xian
Morning visit to the Temple of Heaven. You will then catch a highspeed train to Xian and stay at the Grand Noble Xian hotel for 2 nights. You can then take an evening walk in the Muslim quarter, then transfer to Yongxingfang, a street selling all sorts of food and where you can sample some local Shaanxi cuisine. (B)

Day 6: Terracotta Warriors • Xian
Your morning starts with an excursion to the Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon there will be a cycling excursion on the city’s ancient perimeter walls, followed by a visit to the Tang Bo Art Museum for a lesson in Chinese calligraphy. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to Chengdu
You will catch a morning flight to Chengdu and stay 2 nights at the Xinliang Hotel. In the afternoon there is a visit to the Qingyanggong Buddhist temple to sample some local tea. Afterwards, you can stroll down the Jinli street, lined with traditional architecture and old shops selling goods including Shu embroidery, paintings and local snacks, before stopping for dinner. (B, D)

Day 8: Chengdu
Morning excursion to the Giant Panda Research Base. Afternoon at leisure. (B, D)

Day 9: Fly to Shanghai
You will catch a morning flight to Shanghai for a 2-night stay at the Central Hotel. There is then an afternoon sightseeing cruise on the Huangpu river, followed by dinner. (B, D)

Day 10: Shanghai
This day starts with a morning visit to Jade Buddha temple and Yu garden.You then have the option of an afternoon at leisure, or join the guide for a walk on Nanjing Road, Shanghai’s main shopping street. There is then a farewell dinner at a restaurant followed by a walk along the Bund. (B, D)

Day 11: Fly to London
Transfer to the airport then fly back to London, arriving the same day. (B)

Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Solo Travellers group tours
These small group tours have been specially created for single travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers.

Group tour manager
This tour is fully escorted throughout by a local tour manager from arrival in Beijing.

Superior tour
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation.


Departure dates and costs per person
4th Sep-  14 Sep 2020: £3595 £3295 
18th Sep- 28th Sep 2020: £3595 £3295
9th Oct 2020- 19th Oct 2020: £3395 £3195
30 Apr 2021- 10 May 2021: £3585
03 Sep 2021- 13 Sep 2021: £3755
17 Sep 2021- 27 Sep 2021: £3755
08 Oct 2021- 18 Oct 2021: £3585