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This tour is the perfect introduction to China, covering the must-see sights in China's most interesting cities including the Great Wall of China at Badaling, near Beijing, Xi'an's Terracotta Warriors and the bright lights of The Bund in Shanghai. Start discovering this fast-changing country with an itinerary less demanding than the longer tour durations available.
Selected departure dates are available between January and December for the Group Tour.
Private tour departs daily on request.
- Explore Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City in Beijing
- Climb the Great Wall of China
- Marvel at the Terracotta Warriors of Xian
- See the bright lights of The Bund in Shanghai
Start your Journey
Upon arrival in Beijing, transfer to your hotel for three nights.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a walk through Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world, where you can see the Great Hall of the people and other historical monuments. You will also visit The Forbidden City, located directly behind the Tiananmen tower gate, where the Ming and Qing Dynasty Emperors and Empresses lived and ruled from 1420 to 1924. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Summer Palace with an optional boat ride via the famous Empress Cixi Water Way to appreciate the beautiful scenery on both sides of the River.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day of sightseeing including the Great Wall at Mutianyu. You will be able to walk, climb or travel by cable car (price not included). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel.
Beijing to Xi'an
After breakfast visit the Temple of Heaven where the Emperors worshipped and prayed during the Ming and Qing Dynasties for a good harvest. After lunch at a local restaurant, stop for tea appreciation at a local tea shop before transferring to the train station for the high-speed train to Xi'an (approximately 5.5 hours). Upon arrival in Xi'an transfer to your hotel for two nights.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then see the Terracotta Warriors and their chariots, and the Emporer Qinshihuang Mausoleum. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Banpo Neolithic Village, in Xian. On the way back to your hotel, stop off at the Terra-Cotta Replication factory.
Xi'an to Shanghai
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for two nights.
After breakfast, visit Mandarin Yu Garden, an extensive Chinese garden and the bazaar. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit The Shanghai Museum and take a stroll through the old French Concession. Tianzifang is a trendy new destination where the traditional architectural style Lilong meets modern art galleries and small design shops.
If you book our group tour you will also enjoy a 45 minute stop at a Pearl Factory after visiting The Bund.
After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai for your onward flight
- International flights.
- Accommodation as detailed in twin or double room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year).
- Internal flights and train journeys as detailed.
- Air conditioned transportation.
- Meals included as detailed. Breakfast is usually a Western-style buffet in your hotel. Most other meals are taken in local restaurants.
- A local English-speaking local guide.
- All entrance fees as appropriate.
- Tips for driver/guide
- Visa fees.
- Optional excursions.
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