FULL CIRCLE TOUR OF CHINA St Georges School, Harpenden
CENTURIES OF EXPERIENCE Cox & Kings is the longest established travel company in the world, its history stretching back to 1758 when Richard Cox was appointed as regimental agent to the Foot Guards, later the Grenadier Guards, during the French and Indian War. This role involved organising the payment of officers and men, the provision of clothing and the shipping of anything from personal effects to weapons, supplies and, ultimately, personnel.
Cox & Co.'s business grew hand in hand with the British Empire, notably throughout the Raj era in India, and by the early twentieth century the company was acting as agent and banker throughout the armed forces. In 1922 the company merged with the Henry S. King bank and, although the banking business was sold the following year, the Pall Mall building was opened as the Cox & Kings branch.
Cox & Kings continued to flourish after the two World Wars and today it thrives as an independent travel company. The company has built on the tradition of high quality service and attention to detail established by Richard Cox in the 18th century and it now provides travel arrangements of the highest calibre in some of the most fascinating parts of the world.
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Forbidden City, Beijing
FULL CIRCLE TOUR OF CHINA 15 days / 14 nights
Escorted Group • Beijing • Xian • Guilin • Shandan
Experience a taste of China on this special tour of the country’s principal sights. In Beijing, visit the Forbidden City, the Great Wall and the Imperial Summer Palace. See the famous Terracotta Warriors in Xian and discover the spectacular landscape of Guilin. In Shandan visit the Shandan Bailie School - the legacy of the late George Hogg who died in 1945.
TOUR ITINERARY Day 1 To Beijing: Overnight flight from London to Beijing with British Airways. (N) Day 2 Beijing: Arrive in Beijing and transfer to the Park Plaza, Beijing for 4 nights. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Heaven. Evening Peking Roast Duck dinner at Quan Ju De Restaurant. (B, D)
Day 9 Shandan: This morning visit the Shandan Bailie School. Evening Banquet organised by the school. (B) Day 10 To Xian: Morning visit to the Big Buddha Temple and transfer back to Jiayuguan. Fly to Xian. Stay at the Grand Mercure for 2 nights. Evening Dumpling dinner at Defachang Restaurant. (B, D)
Day 3 Beijing: Full day in Beijing to attend organised functions (B) Day 4 Great Wall: Full day excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Ming Tombs. (B, L) Day 5 Beijing: Full day tour of Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Imperial Summer Palace. (B, L) Day 6 To Jiayuguan: Fly to Jiayuguan and stay at the Jiayuguang Hotel for 2 nights. (B, L) Day 7 Jiayuguan: This morning visit the Jiayuguan Pass, the western terminus of the Great Wall. This afternoon is spent exploring the city of Jiayuguan. (B, L) Day 8 To Shandan: Travel to Shandan. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight in a local hotel. (B)
The Summer Palace, Beijing
Day 14 Li River & to London: Take a cruise down the Li River, past Guilin’s landscape of green limestone hills, fishing villages and rice fields. Afternoon flight to Hong Kong to connect with the British Airways flight to London. (B)
Day 11 Terracotta Warriors: Full day visit to the Terracotta Warriors, Banpo Museum & Huaqing Hotspring Garden. (B, L) Day 12 To Guilin: Morning tour of the Old City and City Wall, and the Muslim Quarter. Fly to Guilin and stay at the Sheraton for 2 nights. (B, L)
Day 15 London: Arrive in London. (N) Day 13 Longsheng: Full day excursion to the rice terraces of Longsheng. (B, L)
Meals: (N) = No Meals, (B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner
Price Per Person
Price based on twin-share.
Price includes: • All services as detailed in your itinerary • International & internal economy flights • Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis (unless otherwise specified in your itinerary) • All private transfers to hotels (unless otherwise stated) • Local English speaking guides during the excursions • The services of our local agents • Hotel and local taxes • Air Passenger Duty Price excludes: • Travel insurance • Visa • Airport departure taxes where they must be paid locally • Hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services. • Tipping & Porterage • Optional excursions • Camera Fees at monuments
BOOKINGS & FURTHER INFORMATION Should you wish to discuss any aspect of this tour, please do not hesitate to call Full Circle Travel on 01582 969022.
If you would like to make a reservation, please request a booking form from Sean MacDonald at Full Circle Travel. Completed booking forms together with your deposit (15% of the tour price) and insurance premium (if required) should be returned to:
Sean MacDonald Full Circle Travel 2 Carlton Road Harpenden Herts AL5 4SX
Please note that bookings for this tour must be made directly with Full Circle Travel. If you are arranging your own insurance, please ensure that you are fully covered for the holiday booked and forward details of the policy arranged when mailing your booking form.
Please also note an administration fee of 2% is charged on credit card payments. Payments made by cheque must be made payable to 'Full Circle Travelâ€™.
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Full Circle Travel is a trading name of The Freedom travel Group Limited registered in England and Wales with registered number 3816981. VAT number 403 3146 04. Registered office: New Century House, Manchester, M60 4ES Head office: Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke on Trent, ST6 1AJ. The Freedom Travel Group Limited is part of the Co-operative Group Limited.