French speaking tour and cruise China with best China itinerary

An unforgettable tour and cruise
From 2,799
Destination:
Available from:
15 April 2023
Available to:
21 October 2023
from:
Paris
Duration:
14 nights
Travellers:
1 to 10
Meal plan:
according to program
Star rating:
3, 4 and 5 stars
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This tour is combined with an exceptional cruise that provides the perfect opportunity to explore a significant part of China. Your French speaking tour and cruise China with best China itinerary begins in Beijing, from where you will explore the Middle Kingdom, a vast multi-faceted treasure trove that promises a whole new series of discoveries: a thousand-year-old culture, culinary specialities, a fascinating heritage, captivating natural sites and architectural treasures that have become symbols of Chinese civilization. Notable landmarks along this road of discovery are the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, the old city of Shanghai, Guilin National Park, the modern city of Hong Kong, the rice terraces of Longji, the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River.

This French speaking tour and cruise China with best China itinerary is full of surprises with a multi-day cruise on the legendary Yangtze River, the longest river in Asia, and a cruise on the Li River through the magnificent karsts of South China, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007 (karsts are regions with irregular limestone formations with underground streams, sinkholes and caverns). These must-see sites will be complemented by the discovery of other places of interest such as a tea house, shows, art workshops, villages, temples, palaces, museums, gardens, parks and historical monuments. To better understand all these treasures, a French-speaking guide will accompany you throughout the excursion.

From 2,799 per person, for 17 days and 14 nights. Non-contractual information as of 03 December 2022. All departures are from Paris.

 


  • Visiting outstanding Chinese national heritage sites that defy the laws of time and human engineering.
  • The passage along the Qutang, Wu and Xiling gorges, renowned for their scenic beauty, on the Yangtze River (nicknamed the Blue River); the magnificent landscapes crossed by the Li River; the trip on the Shennong Stream, a tributary of the Yangtze, aboard a small wooden boat; the Three Gorges Dam that spans the Yangtze River and has the largest hydroelectric gravity dam in the world.
  • The important number of meals planned in this tour are mainly based on local cuisine; the presence of a French-speaking guide throughout your tour, except for of Hong Kong.
  • The city of Xi’an, where the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor is located, was once the most highly populated city in the Middle Kingdom. It was the capital of China during the Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang dynasties. Today, it has more than 8 million inhabitants and is one of the 10 largest cities in China. This major city of the Shaanxi province was the starting point of the ancient silk routes to Europe.
  • In Chinese, the Great Wall of China is also called Wan Li Chang Cheng which can be translated as “the wall of ten thousand li” (a li is a unit of measurement and the number ten thousand refers to something infinitely large in Chinese culture).
  • The Italian merchant Marco Polo was one of the first Europeans to visit China in the second half of the 13th century. He stayed in an imperial palace in Dadu, now known as Beijing, the winter capital of the Yuan dynasty founded by Kublai Khan. During his long journey, Marco Polo carried out several missions in the service of the Mongol Prince Kublai Khan who was the fifth khagan-emperor of the Mongol Empire from 1260 to 1294.
  • The number of participants is limited to 18 and departures are guaranteed on the proposed dates (service charges and formalities fees are not included). This tour includes all transportation and domestic transfers: flight Shanghai / Guilin, night train Beijing / Xian, express trains Xian / Chengdu, Chengdu / Chongqing, Yichang / Shanghai and Guilin / Hong Kong.
  • Accommodation is provided in 3, 4 and 5-star hotels; meals mentioned in the program include one drink per person; guides and drivers can be tipped at your discretion.
  • Various optional excursions are offered: night tour of Beijing, Tang Dynasty song and dance show, and visits to The Ghost City of Fengdu located on the Ming Mountain, and the small village of Baidi in the Tibet region.

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