Great Wall of China
China's mystique and epic history combined with its abundance of natural wonders and ultra-modern cities lure travelers from all around the world every year. While it can be quite an undertaking to plan a trip there, Virgin Vacations' selection of China tour packages make it easier than ever, and provide an extraordinary and affordable way to see and experience all of China's best sites. Stay in first-class, centrally located hotels and enjoy escorted tours led by English-speaking guides. Visit China's most amazing cities, including Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Xian. Several of Virgin's best China vacations also feature a Yangtze River cruise, where you'll experience China's beautiful countryside.
Most of Virgin's China tour packages begin in Beijing, China's dazzling capital city. Stroll through Tiananmen Square, which dates back to the Ming Dynasty and is the largest public square in the world. View several impressive monuments outlining the Square's perimeter, including the Great Hall of the People, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the Square's famed ceremonial gateway. Then enjoy guided tours of the Forbidden City, home to over 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms, and the Summer Palace.
From there it's on to the Great Wall of China. Walking along this 4,000-mile-long man-made masterpiece is truly an experience that won't ever be forgotten. Virgin's guests also have a chance to explore the Ming Tombs, another must-see site.
A short flight from Beijing brings us to Xian, where the highlight is a visit to the Museum of the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Here you'll witness over 7,000 life-sized warriors that have been standing guard for over 2,000 years. Optional excursions in Xian include a traditional Tang Dynasty dinner with live entertainment.
Virgin's China vacations often conclude with a stay in Shanghai, known as the "Paris of the East." Shanghai is proof that a highly populated city can also be enchanting, charming and loveable. Though the city is extremely modern, the past lives on in certain areas, including the Art Deco Bund and French Concession's colonial boulevards. Discover the many wonders within the Shanghai Museum, which showcases a wide array of Chinese bronzes, ceramics and priceless artifacts and paintings. Be sure to also take a ride to the top of the Jin Mao Tower for breathtaking views of the city.
If you're looking for the perfect, all-inclusive China tour package deal, look no further than Virgin Vacations! We can plan your dream vacation in China.