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Day 1: Arrive Shanghai
After arrival, make your way to the hotel and check in. An evening group meeting is planned followed by dinner.
· Group meeting

Day 2: Shanghai / Suzhou
Full day walking tour of Shanghai, visiting Nanjing Road, Bund, French section People's Square and Shanghai Museum. Then bullet train to Suzhou.
· Nanjing Road, the Bund, French section People's Square, Shanghai Museum.

Day 3: Suzhou / Xi’an
Day tour Master of Nets Garden, Santang Street and a walk along the Grand Canal. Overnight soft-sleeper train to Xi'an.
· Master of Nets Garden, walking tour of Santang Street and the Grand Canal

Day 4: Xi’an
Arrive into Xi’an, then orientation walk to Bell and Drum Tower, Muslin area. Afternoon bike along the old city wall.
· Bell and Drum Tower, Muslin area, old city wall bike tour

Day 5: Xi'an
Whole day visit the Terracotta Warriors.
· Terracotta Warriors

Day 6: Xi'an / Beijing
Morning fast train to Beijing, then transfer to Mutianyu for the hike. Overnight in Jiankou farmer's house.
· Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion

Day 7: Beijing
Return to Beijing to visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong. Evening enjoy an acrobatic show.
· Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong, acrobatic show

Day 8: Beijing
We offer early morning tour to see lcoal people doing their morning exercises at Temple of Heaven. We return to our hotel for breakfast, then you are free to depart at anytime.

Day 1 Shanghai
Nihao! Welcome to Shanghai. Shanghai is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and the most populous city proper in the world, with a population of more than 24 million. It is a global financial center and transport hub, with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta, it sits on the south edge of the estuary of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the East China coast. Upon arrival at the airport, own transfer to your hotel located in the city center. You will have a 6 pm group meeting at your hotel, and there will be more information about the meeting when you arrive at the hotel. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask at reception.

Accommodation:
· Yitel Jing'an Temple Shanghai

Included transfer and activities:
· Group meeting

Day 2 Shanghai -Suzhou(B)
After breakfast, join your tour leader for a historical Shanghai walking tour: you will explore the Bund, and you can get a taste of 1920s Shanghai. Walking along Huangpu River, you will get a feeling of the urban city with long history. Then you will walk along famous Nanjing Road down to the People's square where the Shanghai municipal government headquarter based. Afterwards, you will explore Shanghai French Concession, a concession area from 1849 till 1943. In almost one century, it develops its distinct character with culture mixture of Chinese and European, also one of the Catholic centers in China. Then transfer to train station and board on an bullet train to Suzhou.

Accommodation:
· Suzhou Overseas Chinese Hotel

Included activities:
· Historical Shanghai walking tour
· Shanghai Museum
· French Concession

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 3 Suzhou-Xi’an (B)
Today we will visit the Master of Nets Garden. As one of the four famous gardens in Suzhou City, the Master of Nets Garden is the one with most artistic features and cultural values. It is a typical private garden composed by residence and gardening. With the designers’ adept skills in synthesizing of art, nature and architecture, the Master of Nets Garden is particularly celebrated for its techniques of relative dimension, strong contrast, exquisite architecture, skilled layout and profound cultural connotation. Then visit the Santang Street and walk along the Grand Canal, the Grand Canal is the world's longest artificial river listed on UNESCO World Heritage. Afterwards, transfer to train station and board on an overnight sleeper train to Xi’an.

Accommodation:
· Overnight soft sleeper (First class) train

Included activities:
· Master of Nets Garden, Sangtang Street, walk along the Grand Canal

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 4 Xi’an (L)
Upon arrival, transfer from train station to our downtown hotel. Then take a short walking tour of the city, passing by the Bell and Drum Tower, Muslim quarter. In the afternoon, start exploring the city by visiting the ancient City Wall, the most significant and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running over 13 kilometers around Xian. 

Accommodation:
· Ibis Xi’an

Included activities:
· Bell and Drum Tower
· Muslin quarter
· Old city Wall

Meals Included:
· Lunch

Day 5 Xi'an
Today we will visit the Terracotta Warriors by private bus. You’ll learn all about this incredible archaeological find, discovered in 1976 by farmers digging a well, after being buried for 2,000 years. Three main pits are open for you to view, where just under 2,000 of the total 6,000 warriors – each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expressions – stand in battle formation. The scale is incredibly impressive. 

Accommodation:
· Ibis Xi’an

Included activities:
· Terracotta Warriors

Day 6 Xi'an- Beijing
This morning we will take a fast train to Beijing, then transfer to Mutianyu for the hike, which is one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall with 22 towers winding along the mountain ridges. Spend quality time exploring and learning the history of Great Wall of China as well as enjoy the view at Huairou county the suburban area of Beijing. The great idea is to bring a picnic lunch with you to enjoy at the top the wall during a rest break. Overnight in a local guesthouse.

Accommodation:
· Local Guesthouse

Included activities:
· Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion

Day 7 Beijing (B)
Today we'll explore famous sights in Beijing. There will be a lot of walking today as well as using public the subway to get around. After breakfast, we will take the metro to Tiananmen Square, one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument of the People's Heroes and the Great hall of the People. Then enter the Forbidden City, built from 1406 to 1420, a ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for more than 500 years. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the most extensive collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. After the Forbidden City, we will stroll in the alleys formed by lines of traditional courtyards known by Hutong and experience the local lifestyle of Old Beijing. You will enjoy a fantastic acrobatic show in the evening.

Accommodation:
· Dongfang Hotel

Included Activities:
· Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
· Walking tour of Hutong area
· Acrobatic show

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 8 Beijing (B)
We offer early morning tour to see lcoal people doing their morning exercises at Temple of Heaven, then return to our hotel for breakfast, and you can depart the accommodation at any time.

Included activities:
· See lcoal people doing morning exercises at Temple of Heaven 

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Tour Code
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Price(US$)
  • CA-DC180915

    Saturday

    2018-09-15

    From Shanghai

    Saturday

    2018-09-22

    From Beijing

    Over

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC181013

    Saturday

    2018-10-13

    From Shanghai

    Saturday

    2018-10-20

    From Beijing

    Over

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC181110

    Saturday

    2018-11-10

    From Shanghai

    Saturday

    2018-11-17

    From Beijing

    Over

    US$1187.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC181208

    Saturday

    2018-12-08

    From Shanghai

    Saturday

    2018-12-15

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1187.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190111

    Friday

    2019-01-11

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-01-18

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190125

    Friday

    2019-01-25

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-02-01

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1187.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190215

    Friday

    2019-02-15

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-02-22

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190308

    Friday

    2019-03-08

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-03-15

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1187.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190322

    Friday

    2019-03-22

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-03-29

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190412

    Friday

    2019-04-12

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-04-19

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1187.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190419

    Friday

    2019-04-19

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-04-26

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190503

    Friday

    2019-05-03

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-05-10

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190517

    Friday

    2019-05-17

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-05-17

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190531

    Friday

    2019-05-31

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-06-07

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190614

    Friday

    2019-06-14

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-06-21

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190628

    Friday

    2019-06-28

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-07-05

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190712

    Friday

    2019-07-12

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-07-19

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190726

    Friday

    2019-07-26

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-08-02

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190802

    Friday

    2019-08-02

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-08-09

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190823

    Friday

    2019-08-23

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-08-30

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$11319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190913

    Friday

    2019-09-13

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-09-20

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC190920

    Friday

    2019-09-20

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-09-27

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC191011

    Friday

    2019-10-11

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-10-18

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC191025

    Friday

    2019-10-25

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-11-01

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC191108

    Friday

    2019-11-08

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-11-15

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC191115

    Friday

    2019-11-15

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-11-22

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC191206

    Friday

    2019-12-06

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-12-13

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC191220

    Friday

    2019-12-20

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2019-12-27

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200110

    Friday

    2020-01-10

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-01-17

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200124

    Friday

    2020-01-24

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-01-31

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200214

    Friday

    2020-02-14

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-02-21

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200306

    Friday

    2020-03-06

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-03-13

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200320

    Friday

    2020-03-20

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-03-27

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200410

    Friday

    2020-04-10

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-04-17

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200417

    Friday

    2020-04-17

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-04-24

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200501

    Friday

    2020-05-01

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-05-08

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200515

    Friday

    2020-05-15

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-05-23

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200529

    Friday

    2020-05-29

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-06-05

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200612

    Friday

    2020-06-12

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-06-19

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200710

    Friday

    2020-07-10

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-07-17

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200724

    Friday

    2020-07-24

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-07-31

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200731

    Friday

    2020-07-31

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-08-07

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200821

    Friday

    2020-08-21

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-08-28

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200911

    Friday

    2020-09-11

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-09-18

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC200918

    Friday

    2020-09-18

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-09-25

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC201009

    Friday

    2020-10-09

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-10-16

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC201023

    Friday

    2020-10-23

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-10-30

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC201106

    Friday

    2020-11-06

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-11-13

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC201113

    Friday

    2020-11-13

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-11-20

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC201204

    Friday

    2020-12-04

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-12-11

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

  • CA-DC201218

    Friday

    2020-12-18

    From Shanghai

    Friday

    2020-12-25

    From Beijing

    Available

    US$1319.00

    8
    Days

Visas

A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.

In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.

Booking a Single Room

On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

Vaccinations and Your Health

We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years. 

Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 18 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.

Luggage

One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.

Itinerary Disclaimer

The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

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Roger

The planning is all done for you by an experienced guide. All you need to do is relax and take it all in. My guide Charles was very knowledgeable and organized, which meant to trip was great fun and stress free for me.   The tour has been fantastic from start to finish. Was able to see many of the main attractions, gained an insight into the Chinese culture, ate loads of amazing food, met a group of lovely people and now have some wonderful memories.

 

Mellisa

Short tour but was jam packed with activities, no time to rest but meant that we could see china up close and personal. Our guide Anson was great, always had suggestions and helped out with finding our way around. We had a fair number of young travelers and he did a good job keeping everyone up to date on the plans, as well as options of things to do in the evening.

 

Lorna


A trip of a lifetime! Highly recommended for people who are short of   time. Small group and get to see and experience more places like homestays   and local culture besides the usual tourist attractions. All the hotels were   centrally located - very nice thank you. Love the bullet train experience!   That was such special to see between the cities!  

 

Christopher

The tour was very well organised from start to finish. This was an awe inspiring, breath taking trip. This was the first organised tour we had ever been on and we were a bit apprehensive but it exceeded our expectations. We would definitely use this company again. Our guide was excellent every step of the way she got to know us all in a short period of time was always on hand to answer any queries or to give information and advice and even accompanied us to the bank when we required extra funds.

 

Melva

Our guide David was EXCELLENT!! She gets the HIGHEST marks from my husband & I. We were the oldest, sometimes slowest ones & she made sure we were included in everything & never left out or left behind! We saw the sights of China that we wanted to see, with an excellent leader and a lovely group of like minded people.

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