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  • Forbidden City

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  • Suzhou garden

  • The Great Wall

  • The Forbidden City, Beijing

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  • Discover the history of over 5000 years of Chinese civilisation

  • Explore the extraordinary architecture, fine art and garden design left by dynasties throughout the centuries, on visits to several of China’s ancient and modern capitals, including Beijing, Xi’an, Luoyang and Hangzhou

  • Highlights will include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army, as well as many lesser-known sites

“The cultural content was exceptional, giving a good understanding of the areas we visited”

“Excellent organisation from beginning to end”

– ACE customers on a previous Chinese Civilisation tour
 

Please note that the below description represents a guide to what we hope to offer. Full details, including the cost and itinerary, will be released later in 2024. If you would like to receive further details of this tour when they are available, we invite you to register your interest here.

 

Throughout the centuries, successive dynasties have left a legacy of extraordinary fine art, architecture, garden design, calligraphy and porcelain across China. On a journey encompassing several of the country’s ancient and modern capitals, including Xi’an, Luoyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Beijing, we will discover the fascinating history of over 5000 years of Chinese civilisation.

 

Highlights of our tour will include the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Army, as well as many lesser-known sites. From early elaborate bronzes to the world of the modern Chinese artist, we will encounter the many facets of Chinese art and creativity. 

 

Examples of traditional architecture include the Qing dynasty Qiao Family Mansion and the walled city of Pingyao, while the fine arts are represented by the rare Song dynasty sculptures at the Jinci Temple, the Tang Murals at the Shaanxi History Museum and the painting and calligraphy collection at the Shanghai Museum.

 

We also look forward to experiencing elegant Chinese garden design on a visit to the UNESCO-listed classical gardens at Suzhou, and to seeing examples of modern art at the 798 Art District in Beijing. 
 
Experienced ACE Tour Director Elizabeth Morrell, BA, a sinologist and Chinese speaker, will lead this tour. Elizabeth has been visiting China since 1976 when she studied modern Chinese literature at Fudan University in Shanghai, and she wrote one of the earliest guidebooks to China, published in 1984.

Days
18
Cost
£TBC
Tour Code
CHIN-25


Included: Full details, including the cost and itinerary, will be released later in 2024. Please contact the ACE office or fill in the register interest form to receive further details when available.


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