Including direct flight with British Airways

 

Overview:  Discover the mesmerising beauty of China on this  11-day halal tour.  This trip is Ideal for Muslim families who wish to combine their wanderlust with tasty cuisine as all meals are halal and included. You will also go sightseeing at many iconic mosques –where you can perform your prayers. Enjoy gardens, and stunning lake cruises, as well as exploring landmarks and palaces as you travel through Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Yangshuo and Guilin. The 11-day package also includes domestic flights, accommodation, transfers, sightseeing tours and a guide.

 

Holiday highlights:  

  • Centrally located hotels
  • Halal meals at local Muslim restaurant
  • Private cars and drivers
  • Flights & transfers in China
  • Characteristic local shows
  • Sightseeing tours

Itinerary:

 

Day 1 – Arrive in Beijing (NO MEALS)

Gear up for an amazing holiday once you arrive in Beijing. When you land, our friendly guide will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. You will have the  rest of the day free to spend as you wish. Feel free to  rest and sleep off  any jetlag or even venture out and explore the local area. Your guide will introduce you to halal restaurants and the surrounding area so you can make the most of your free time.

 

Day 2 – Beijing (B, HALAL L)

Peel back the many fascinating layers of Beijing as you explore the area today. Today your Beijing adventure will begin with a trip to Tiananmen Square. As the largest public square in the world, Tiananmen Square can hold over one million people. Next,  you will head to the Forbidden City, which is the best-preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. Be wowed by the magnificence of royal architecture and imperial treasures. You will visit a pearl shop before feasting on a delicious halal lunch, after which, you will go to Niujie Mosque to perform your prayers. As the largest and oldest mosque in Beijing, Niujie Mosque is a must-visit destination for Muslims. It’s grand size and mix of Islamic and traditional Chinese culture makes it an amazing landmark. Then you will visit Muslim Supermarket, which sells various kinds of halal food and products. Finally, you can enjoy the ride of your life as you go on a rickshaw ride at Hutongs.

 

Day 3 – Beijing (B, HALAL L, Peking Roasted Duck for dinner)

Start the day by coming face to face with one of the major landmarks of China – The Great Wall. Get your camera ready as you  visit the Great Wall along the  Badaling Section, which was the greatest military project in ancient time. After taking countless holiday selfies at this magnificent site, you will stop for a delicious lunch. Next you will visit a Jade shop, before  visiting Summer Palace, which is the largest and the most well-preserved royal park in China that boasts lakes, gardens and palaces.

You will have plenty of time to wander through the Chinese Royal Garden which has the largest scale of conservation in the world.  You are bound to have worked up an appetite after a busy day – which is good news because tonight you will taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck for dinner.

 

Day 4 – Beijing & Xian  (B, HALAL L)

Culture vultures will be in their element this morning, as  you will visit 798 Art District or Dashanzi Art District, which are a part of a thriving artistic community. Next you will have a stop at Beijing Olympic Green. Here you can appreciate the unique and stunning buildings including Bird’s Nest, Water Cube, and Ling Long Pagoda. After lunch, you can  pray at Madian Mosque, before your transfer to Beijing Airport to take a flight to Xian.  Once you land, a guide will welcome you and then escort you to your hotel for check-in.

 

Day 5 –  Xian (B, HALAL L, HALAL D)

This morning you will visit the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses. It is dubbed as “World’s Eighth Great Wonder” and the largest excavation of the 20th century. Be wowed by the numerous life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses with different features, facial expressions, clothing and hairstyles – all arranged in battle formations. Be sure to pull out your camera and snap this fascinating landmark. You will also visit a Pottery Factory to see  a reproduction of the Terracotta Warriors. After lunch, you will return back to the downtown area  and pay a visit to Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter. Finally as night falls, you will enjoy the Tang Dynasty Dance Show. Be wowed as you watch this wonderful performance of ancient music and dance, before heading back to your hotel.

 

Day 6 –  Xian & Guilin (B, HALAL L)

After breakfast at hotel, you will go on a tour starting at the magnificent Ancient City Walls. Next you will be taken to Shaanxi History Museum which houses a large collection of historic and cultural relics, including murals, paintings, pottery, and coins. Culture vultures will love the museum which will give you a better insight into ancient Chinese history and culture. You will then be taken to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival, you will meet your guide and then be transferred  to your hotel for check-in. Finally put your feet up and unwind.

 

Day 7 – Guilin (B, HALAL L)

Today you will enjoy the Gulin halal tour, which will start at the Reed Flute Cave. This  magnificent and spectacular underground palace is made of precious stone, corals, and jades. It is one of the most sparking pearls among the large number of grotesque caves. You will also see Elephant Trunk Hill which looks like an elephant is dipping its snout into the Li River. Get your camera ready to snap this and  Fubo Hill which is a unique shape and a garden park in the city centre.

 

Day 8 – Guilin to Yangshuo  (B, buffet lunch on the cruise)

Today you will take the Li River Cruise tour sailing down from Guilin to Yangshuo. Enjoy a moment of tranquillity as you relish in the beautiful landscape and feast on lunch during the cruise. Once you arrive in Yangshuo, you can go to the West Street to hunt for souvenirs and sip on a cup of coffee at the roadside.

 

Day 9 –  Yangshuo, Guilin & Shanghai (B, HALAL L)

Experience the hustle and bustle of the Yangshou traffic for 5 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the beautiful Yangshou countryside. Today you will enjoy biking through the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains – giving you a fascinating insight into life in rural China. Centuries old farming methods sit side by side with mobile phones and satellite dishes. It is an fascinating sight to behold.

 

Day 10 – Shanghai (B, HALAL L, HALAL D)

Today your sightseeing adventure will begin with a visit to Yuyuan Garden. As a famous classical garden in Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden boasts stunning natural rocks, pavilions, ornamental ponds and flower walls. It is a great place to take a holiday selfie. And then you will take your time to visit the City God Temple Market. After lunch, pray at Xiaotaoyuan Mosque, and then visit the Xin Tian Di and Former French Concession. Your next destination will be the Bund, which is on the waterfront. The Bund is the best place to enjoy  views of Huangpu River.  After that you will visit a Silk Factory and then go up to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to enjoy  a bird’s view of this metropolis city. Finally as evening falls,  you will be entertained with the Acrobatics Shows after dinner.

 

Day 11 – Depart Shanghai  (B)

Relish in the final breakfast of your holiday as you no doubt replay all the wonderful memories you have created. Your guide will transfer you back to the airport for your departure flight. If you would like to travel in a premium cabin or extend your stay then please speak with our travel specialists who will be more than happy to assist you.


Accommodation:

 

Deluxe Hotel Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao – Be at the heart of everything when you stay here because  the hotel is a 5-minute walk from Beijing Railway Station and a 10-minute walk from New World Shopping Mall. From Chongwenmen Subway Station, the top attractions in Beijing, such as the famous Wangfujing Street and the Tiananmen Square, can be easily reached. Elegantly decorated, air-conditioned rooms feature light wood furnishings and satellite TV. Enjoy relaxing massage treatments after an active workout at the tennis court. For convenience, 24-hour room service and a tour desk are available. Daily breakfast buffets are served at The Coffee Shop while Citrus Restaurant offers international dishes.

 

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Garden
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Karaoke
  • Massage
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Tennis court
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas free of charge
  • Parking
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Ticket service
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Shoeshine
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Room facilities & amenities:
  • Elegantly decorated room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Light wood furnishings
  • Satellite TV
  • Comfortable seating area
  • Work space
  • Safe
  • Natural hot spring water is supplied to all rooms

 

Luxury Courtyard by Marriott shanghai Puxi Hotel – The hotel sits in the commercial centre of Shanghai Jingan District. You can reach all the top attractions with ease because The Metro lines 1, 3, 4, 12, 13 are just 200 meter from hotel. These take you to the Shanghai Railway Station, Yu Garden, Xin Tian Di, Tian Zi Fang, Shanghai Museum of Natural History, Nanjing Road West, Jing An Temple, and People’s Square. Guests will enjoy spacious accommodations featuring well-lit desks, high-speed Internet, in-room safes and mini-bars, as well as a 30th-floor Executive Lounge with panoramic skyline views. To satisfy your craving, its MoMo cafe, MoMo 2 Go and lounges offer coffee, cocktails and casual dining throughout the day.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Fitness centre
  • Pool
  • Meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Concierge desk
  • Foreign exchange
  • Housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry on-site
  • Limousine service
  • Mobility accessible rooms
  • Newspaper delivered to room, on request
  • Safe deposit boxes, front desk
  • Valet dry-cleaning
  • Room facilities & amenities:
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Connecting rooms are available
  • Living/sitting area
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Chair
  • Alarm clock (Sony)
  • Safe
  • Table with seating for 1
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 24-Hour room service
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee maker / tea service
  • Free mini-bar

Group Size Luxury Class Tour Deluxe Class Tour Tourist Class Tour
March  01 – December  31 Peak Season
2 Persons £ 2651.00 £1999.00 £1864.00
3-5 Persons £ 2124.00 £ 1890.00 £1737.00
6-9 Persons £ 2001.00 £ 1768.00 £1615.00
Single Room Supplement £520.00 £318.00 £200.00

 

Inclusions:

  • International  direct Airfare BA
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. You will enjoy hotel buffet breakfast and halal lunch or dinner as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
  • Guide: English speaking guide service
  • Domestic Airfare and taxes:Beijing-Xian, Xian-Guilin, Guilin-Shanghai

 

Hotel accommodation based on twin share

 

Exclusions:

  • Train Ticketst o enter or leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals: Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Tips to guide and driver

 

Remarks:

Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day, China National Day Holiday and Chinese Spring Festival