Discover China's finest national treasures
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to see the life-size warriors of China's Terracotta Army, in a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at Liverpool's highly acclaimed World Museum. Amongst the 180 artefacts you'll see ten life-size figures from the First Emperor's burial pit, including one horse. See for yourself one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century, and gain a real insight into the world of China's First Emperor.
Leaving your coach pick-up, early this morning, we'll head to the Peak District and enjoy a short stop in Bakewell, home of the famous pudding.
We'll then continue to Liverpool, arriving in the city during the late afternoon. Spend this evening at leisure, either settling in and relaxing at the hotel or perhaps exploring the Cavern Quarter or taking a stroll down to Liverpool Waterfront.
After breakfast, we'll head to Liverpool's World Museum for the highlight of our break - the China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition. As well as seeing twelve of the extraordinary Terracotta Warriors - the largest number that has ever left China - you will discover 200 other exhibits, including figures of musicians, acrobats and officials, all of which that have been excavated from the Imperial Mausoleum and selected tombs since their rediscovery in 1974.
This exhibition was organised by National Museums Liverpool, United Kingdom and the Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Relics Bureau and Shaanxi History Museum (Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Centre), People's Republic of China.
You'll also enjoy a panoramic city tour with a Liverpool Guide and have time to enjoy further explorations of Liverpool. You might even like to enjoy a "Ferry 'cross the Mersey" or visit one of music's legendary music venues, the Cavern Club. There is a good choice of restaurants suiting all tastes and budgets for you to enjoy before returning to your hotel.
Leaving our hotel, after breakfast, we'll head home via the historic city of Chester. Spend some time exploring the famous 'Rows' - galleried tiers of shops dating back to medieval times - head to the Cathedral and discover its secrets on an audio tour, walk the city walls or simply sit back and relax in one of the city's cafes and tea rooms.
In the mid afternoon we'll return to the coach and continue our journey home, arriving back at your original pick-up point in the mid-to-late evening.
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Coach seating arrangements
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Joining your holiday
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.