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Please note, the first time you use the new booking system you will need to set your password for your Friends' account. Click 'book now' on your selected event below, this will bring you to our events page. Click 'login' at the top right-hand corner and then click 'Forgot your password?', enter your email address and click 'send'. An email will be sent to your email address with instructions how to set your password. We also take bookings over the phone: (01) 4070 759 


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Friends' Holiday

Chester Beatty Library China Highlights, Shanghai, Xian & Beijing

This year’s 11 day tour is to China. The group will fly to Shanghai via Abu Dhabi and spend 2 nights in the city to visit the highlights including the Shanghai Museum which holds the finest porcelain collection in China. The group will then fly to Xian for 3 nights to explore the Grand Mosque, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Banpo Museum, and visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses. 

The final 4 nights will be spent in Beijing visiting the Temple of Heaven, Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall, and Ding Tombs amongst other sites before embarking on the overnight return journey. 

The trip will take place in mid-October and a full itinerary and dates will be available to those who are interested in travelling.

Guide price: Single room €2699

Twin rooms reduction €300 per person

Price includes all flights and transport, expert local guides and entrance fees, 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners and 9 nights hotel accommodation in 4 star hotels.

Please note that it is important both for you and for your fellow travellers that you are fit enough to be able to enjoy all the activities on this tour. There is a considerable amount of walking involved. If you

have restricted mobility, it is likely that you will find this itinerary challenging.


To register your interest, please email Sabhbh at: friends@cbl.ie or call (01) 4070759.


Refund Policy- Friends Events:
The Chester Beatty Library reserves the right to cancel any event which is under-subscribed or rendered impossible due to circumstances beyond our control, in which case ticket holders will receive a full refund. 
We regret that refunds cannot be issued for events where the ticket price is €15 or less. For events where the ticket price is over €15, refunds will be given less an administrative fee of 20% when the place is cancelled seven days before the event.