The Chinese Grand Prix
12 Day Tailor-Made Tour from £2,995 per person
Combine the sights of Shanghai, Xian and Beijing, with the thrill of the Chinese Grand Prix on this 12-day itinerary to China. Enjoy the atmosphere of qualifying and race day at the Shanghai International Circuit, with seats in Grandstand A, providing an excellent view of the starting grid and pits. Explore Shanghai on a private tour of the city, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors in Xian and take the Bullet Train to Bijing before treading in the footsteps of ancients at the Great Wall.
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Day 1 – 14 April, Fly to Shanghai
Fly from your UK regional airport to Shanghai.
Day 2 – 15 April, Arrive Shanghai
On arrival at the airport in Shanghai, you will be met by our representative and shown to your private transfer to your accommodation, to check-in for a five-night stay. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax after your journey, or to explore the local area.
Day 3 – 16 April, Shanghai (B)
Enjoy a private tour of Shanghai including sights such as the Yu Yuan Gardens, the Jade Buddha Temple, the Shanghai Museum and the pre-war colonial buildings along The Bund.
Day 4 – 17 April, Shanghai (B)
Day at leisure to either attend practice day at the circuit, or perhaps take an optional private day excursion to Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town with a 1,700 history (enquire for price).
Day 5 – 18 April, Qualifying Day (B)
Following breakfast at the hotel, your private transfer will take you to the track for qualifying day. After qualifying has ended, your private transfer returns you to your accommodation. The evening is at leisure.
Day 6 – 19 April, Chinese Grand Prix (B)
Your private transfer will collect you from your hotel and take you to the circuit for the 2020 Chinese Grand Prix. Enjoy the thrill of the race from your seats in Grandstand A, overlooking grid and pits.
Day 7 – 20 April, Shanghai to Xian (B)
Take your private transfer to Shanghai airport for your flight to Xian. On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your accommodation for a two-night stay.
Day 8 – 21 April, Terracotta Warriors (B)
Today your guide will take you to visit the Terracotta Warriors, a mesmerising collection of 10,000, almost perfectly preserved, life size statues of Chinese warriors, made over 2,000 years ago. This will be followed, in the afternoon, by a visit to Xian’s ancient city wall, which is best explored on foot or by bike. It is the most complete city wall surviving in China today, and is one of the largest military defensive systems in the world.
Day 9 – 22 April, Xian to Beijing (B)
Your private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to Xian station for your Bullet Train to Beijing. Relax in your First Class seats as the train speeds it’s way north to China’s capital city. On arrival at the station in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to check-in for a three-night stay.
Day 10 – 23 April, Beijing (B)
Your day starts with a visit to the Temple of Heaven, where Ming and Qing emperors worshipped and prayed for good harvests for the year. This is followed by a stroll through Tiananmen Square to the Forbidden City, which was the grand imperial palace for centuries. Your final stop of the day will be at the Hutongs, an area of the city filled with traditional courtyard homes.
Day 11 – 24 April, The Great Wall (B)
Today visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu, a post along the wall offering breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Mutianyu was built in the mid-6th century and its rich history can be observed in its unique construction. This will be followed by an opportunity for photographs at the Birds Nest Stadium and Water Cube, venues for the memorable 2008 Olympics.
Day 12 – 25 April, Fly to UK (B)
Your private transfer will collect you from your accommodation and take you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
4★ Greenland Jiulong Hotel, Shanghai
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, the Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel is located in Shanghai, near the Oriental Pearl Tower. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Each room has air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a kettle and a private bathroom. Extras include slippers and free toiletries.
4★ Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xian
The Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel is ideally located in the city centre near several major Xian attractions. All 464 guestrooms in this Xian hotel feature modern amenities including large screen TV’s, mini bars and 24 hour room service. In terms of recreation, the hotel offers a fully equipped gym and a tennis court, along with an indoor swimming pool, steam room and sauna. The hotel’s restaurant serves a variety of Asian and Western delicacies, and a bar/lounge caters for after dinner drinks.
4★ Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Set in the Chongwenmen business district, this hotel is 2 km from Tiananmen Square and 3 km from the Forbidden City palace complex. Guest rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, safes and minibars, plus tea and coffee makers. All have bathrooms with hot spring water. Upgraded rooms add city views and access to a private lounge, while suites feature living rooms. Room service is available 24/7. Amenities include a bar and 4 dining options, including a buffet restaurant serving international cuisine. There’s also a bathhouse with hot spring water, and a sauna.
Price from £2,995 per person
Single Room Supplement: £432
Each itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your personal requirements, so please call us today with your preferences.
- International flights with British Airways
- Daily breakfast
- Private transfers
- Formula 1 tickets in Grandstand A (overlooking grid and pits)
- English speaking guides
- Entrance fees to the sites listed
- Local tips
- Personal spending
- Chinese visa fees
- Travel insurance
Call now for latest availability from your regional airport