Land of the Dragon
Marvel at the 6,000-strong Terracotta Warriors and visit Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Park to see the Bird’s Nest stadium on a top-performing Saga tour that combines ancient and modern China.
Pay homage to Confucius at temples dedicated to the great philosopher and stroll along Shanghai’s cosmopolitan waterfront parade on this valued-packed tour which can be extended by five nights on a Yangtze River cruise or three nights in Hong Kong.
11 nights from £2199, departing from Heathrow to Beijing with British Airways from March to November 2014
Unearth the treasures of bygone dynasties as you travel by plane, train and ship on this intriguing new holiday. Sail along the Yangtze on the five-star Century Sky cruise ship for four days before taking the bullet train from Chongqing to Chengdu, home of the panda breeding centre. Finally, step back in time at the Sanxingdui ruins, discovered in the 1980s, and 1,700-year-old Huanglongxi temples.
11 nights from £1999, departing from Heathrow to Shanghai Pu Dong with British Airways from April to June and August to October 2014
The Lhasa Express
Visit the Dali Lama’s summer palace and the Sera Monastry, in Norbu Lingka, before boarding the Lhasa Express to begin an unforgettable overnight journey on the world’s highest railway. This tour of spiritual Tibet and historic China includes visits to Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tian’anmen Square, the Terracotta Warriors, the pandas at Chengdu, Shanghai and the Yu Yuan gardens.
14 nights from £2999, departing Heathrow to Beijing with British Airways from May to June and September to October 2014.
All holidays include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights and transfers, airport taxes, accommodation, most meals, porterage, tour manager, tourist visa, travel insurance and cancellation cover.