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Experience British Polo Day China with the Abercrombie & Kent difference

9th October-13th October 2013

From £1,595 per person, single room supplement from £465 The A&K Difference A&K offices throughout China Taittinger champagne reception Gala at the Great Wall Choice of pre and post extensions 

Wednesday 9th October 2013

Arrive Beijing Upon arrival at Beijing you will be met by an Abercrombie & Kent representative and transferred to the InterContinental Beijing Financial Street. Conveniently located to Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing and the Xidan Shopping Centre, the hotel will also be the base for many of the polo teams.  

Thursday 10th October 2013

Beijing sightseeing Today you will be met by your Abercrombie & Kent guide for a tour of the highlights of Beijing. The tour begins with a visit to the Summer Palace, where you can enjoy a boat ride on Lake Kunming. The Summer Palace is the largest imperial garden in the world. The sightseeing continues at the Forbidden City; centre of the Chinese world for nearly 500 years, the imperial palace remains the most complete and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. This is followed by a visit to the Hongqiao Market, a popular market for local shoppers and one of Beijing's best places to buy Chinese pearls. Take a walk past the fresh and dried foods, to the jewellers upstairs. Please note that lunch is not included.  

Friday 11th October 2013

Great Wall of China sighteeing Today you will visit the Great Wall at the Mutianyu site. Originally built to guard strategic passes to the plains on which Beijing is located, the magnificent vistas and solitary setting here evoke the grandeur and dazzling achievement of 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. It remains one of the great man-made wonders of the world. 

Saturday 12th October 2013

Beijing International Polo Open Tournament and British Polo Day China Today you will be transferred from the hotel to the Sunny Times Polo Club for the 2013 Beijing International Polo Open Tournament and British Polo Day China. 17.30hrs Prize giving 18.30hrs Great Wall Black Tie Gala at the Badaling Great Wall 21.30hrs Vehicles return to InterContinental Beijing Financial Street.

Sunday 13th October 2013 Depart Beijing.


After the polo events why not extend and visit more of China? From the bright lights of its cities such as Shanghai and Hong Kong to the solitude of the Taklamakan desert or the peace of rural life, holidays to China are captivating and engrossing. They offer today's traveller a journey of discovery full of magnificent temples, pagodas and monuments. China is home to a vast expanse of terrain ranging from snow-capped mountains and steeply terraced hillsides, to the bizarre karst scenery on a Guilin and the dramatic gorges of the mighty Yangzi River - a must for every luxury China holiday.


  • 4 nights accommodation at the InterContinental Beijing Financial Street
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing in Beijing
  • Transfers to/from Beijing airport
  • Transfers to/from Sunny Times Polo Club with Jaguar Land Rover
  • Beijing International Polo Open Tournament and British Polo Day China 21st September 2013 including
  • Champagne reception
  • Afternoon tea
  • Gala Dinner at the Great Wall of China


The InterContinental Beijing Financial Street is conveniently located to Tiananman Square and the Xidan Shopping Centre. This is also the base for many of the polo teams playing in Beijing.

British Polo Day With Angelica Cheung, the Editor of Beijing Vogue as a key ally, and the event regularly featured in Beijing Tatler, this is one of the sporting and social highlights of the year. "The club's polo pitch offers impressive views of the mountains near the Great Wall", Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, The Guardian. Sunny Times Polo Club Founded in 2004 by Mr Xia Yang the Sunny Times Polo Club was the first modern polo club in China. Covering 16 hectares, the club is located at The Sunny Manor in Yanqing County only 60 kilometres North of Beijing CBD. This modern garden club is surrounded by mountains and a river. This unique environment provides wonderful clean air away from the city.


British Polo Day

Time table for the day

12th October 2013

- Taittinger Champagne Reception
14:30 - Opening Ceremony
15:00 - Silver Cup
15:00 - Afternoon Tea
16:00 - Gold Cup
17:30 - Prize Giving
18:30 - Great Wall Gala
21:30 - Carriages

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