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Day 1 Beijing
Arrive Beijing, make your way to the hotel and check in. An evening group meeting is planned followed by dinner.
· Group meeting, Peking duck dinner.

Day 2 Beijing
Spend the day exploring the impressive Great Wall Mutianyu. Get back to downtown Beijing in the late afternoon, and visit the Temple of Heaven.
· Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion, the Temple of Heaven

Day 3 Beijing
Spend the day visiting central Beijing's sites including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Hutong.
· Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Hutong

Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an
Free time until evening sleeper train to Xi’an.
· Optional activity.

Day 5 Xi'an
Arrive Xi’an. Explore the city with a cycle tour on ancient wall; later, stroll around the Muslim Quarter; then enjoy a performance of Chinese shadow puppetry behind the scene.
· Ancient City Wall visit and bike tour, Muslim Quarter, Chinese shadow puppetry behind the scene

Day 6 Xi'an
Morning visit the Terracotta Warriors, afternoon visit a village. Opt to enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner banquet in the evening.
· Terracotta Warriors

Day 7 Yangshuo
A short flight to Guilin and pay a visit to the beautiful karst landscape of the Yangshuo area. In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the Li River.
· Li River Cruise

Day 8 Yangshuo
Trek through the beautiful countryside in Yangshuo, later, try preparing local cuisine at a cooking school and enjoy the results for dinner.
· Pam Dinner-Cooking Class

Day 9 Yangshuo
An early morning Tai Chi lesson is available for the early risers before the bicycles exploring the surrounding villages.
· Tai Chi lesson, cycling Tour of Yangshuo countryside

Day 10 Yangshuo/Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, upon arrival, take an orientation walk along the Bund area.
· The Bund, Nanjing Road, City God's Temple, Xintiandi, People's Square, Shanghai Museum

Day 11 Shanghai
Enjoy free time to explore the vibrant city on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum or catch the famed Shanghai acrobats performance in the evening.

Day 12 Shanghai
You are free to depart anytime during the day.

Day 1 Beijing
Nihao! Welcome to Beijing, the Capital of China. 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. Your group meeting will include details about your trip, followed by an orientation walk and included dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation:
· Dongfang Hotel

Included transfer and activities:
· Group meeting

Meals Included:
· Peking duck dinner

Day 2 Beijing
This morning we'll take a private bus to visit Great Wall - Mutianyu Section (approx. 2hrs), 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.

We will back to downtown Beijing in the late afternoon, and visit the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, predates Taoism.

Accommodation:
· Dongfang Hotel

Included activities:  
· Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion
· The Temple of Heaven

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 3 Beijing
Today we'll explore famous sights in Beijing. After breakfast, we will go 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.

Accommodation:
· Dongfang Hotel

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

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an
Enjoy free time to explore Beijing on your own. Then private bus to Beijing railway station and board on an overnight sleeper train to Xi’an.

Accommodation:
· Overnight soft sleeper (First class) train 

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 5 Xi'an
Upon arrival, private bus from train station to our downtown hotel. Enjoy a breakfast of unique local food, then 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. Later, take a short walking tour of the city, passing by the Muslim quarter, then enjoy a performance of Chinese shadow puppetry behind the scene.

Accommodation:
· Skytel Hotel

Included activities:
· Bike around the Xian City Wall
· Muslim Quarter
· Shadow puppetry behind the scene

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 6 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. After the tour, we will enjoy a lunch in a local village. In the afternoon, we will visit a village nearby. Opt to enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner banquet in the evening.

Accommodation:
· Skytel Hotel

Included activities:
· Terracotta Warriors

Meals Included:
· Breakfast and local Lunch

Day 7 Yangshuo Area
Today we flight to Guilin, then private bus to Yangshuo. Yangshuo, a county and resort town in southern China's Guangxi region, is known for its dramatic karst mountain landscape and outdoor recreation. Today we will enjoy a relaxing Li River Cruise.  Li river boat cruise can be a great introduction to the clear rivers and the impressive karst mountain landscape, which is a true highlight of your China river trip.

Accommodation:
· Outside Inn

Included activities:   
· Li River Cruise

Meals Included:
· Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8 Yangshuo
Yangshuo offers an excellent safe and comfortable hiking, you can discover Yangshuo through short and pleasant hikes, without climbing high mountains. Here you will find hiking tours through Yangshuo's beautiful surrounding. You will see the beautiful nature and get a chance to see the life styles of hill tribe ethnic people. Later, we will make our way to cooking school, where you can put this new knowledge to use and learn the art of Chinese cooking.

Accommodation:
· Outside Inn

Included activities:
· Cooking School 

Meals Included:
· Breakfast and Dinner

Day 9 Yangshuo
This morning we will join a Tai Chi class with a local Master. After that, head out of town on bikes to cycle through the surrounding countryside, and gain an insight into Chinese rural life on a ride where each turn in the road brings you to another picture-postcard location.

Accommodation:
· Outside Inn

Included activities:
· Tai Chi lesson
· Bicycle ride at Yangshuo countryside (Bicycle rental)

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 10 Yangshuo/Shanghai
Private transfer to Guilin airport, then take a flight to Shanghai.

Upon arrival, we will take an orientation walk along the Bund area. At the Bund, you can get a taste of 1920s Shanghai, walk along Huangpu River; you will get a feeling of the urban city with long history.

Accommodation:
· Yitel Jing'an Temple Shanghai

Included activities:
· The Bund, Nanjing Road, City God's Temple, Xintiandi, People's Square, Shanghai Museum

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 11 Shanghai
Enjoy free time in Shanghai. You can visit the Yuyuan Garden, also called Yu Garden, was originally built in 1559, opened to the public in 1961 and a declared monument in 1982. It is the most extensive ancient garden with Ming and Qing architectural styles. Shanghai Museum, a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. Rebuilt at its current location in 1996, it is considered one of China's first world-class modern museums.

Accommodation:
· Yitel Jing'an Temple Shanghai

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Day 12 Shanghai
There are no activities planned for the final day, and you can depart the accommodation at any time.

Meals Included:
· Breakfast

Tour Code
Start
End
Price(US$)
  • CA-CE180909

    Sunday

    2018-09-09

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2018-09-20

    From Shanghai

    Over

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE181014

    Sunday

    2018-10-14

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2018-10-25

    From Shanghai

    Over

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE181111

    Sunday

    2018-11-11

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2018-11-22

    From Shanghai

    Over

    US$2216.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE181209

    Sunday

    2018-12-09

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2018-12-20

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2216.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190113

    Sunday

    2019-01-13

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-01-13

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2216.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190217

    Sunday

    2019-02-17

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-02-17

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2216.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190310

    Sunday

    2019-03-10

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-03-10

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2216.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190407

    Sunday

    2019-04-07

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-04-18

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190421

    Sunday

    2019-04-21

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-05-02

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190505

    Sunday

    2019-05-05

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-05-16

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190519

    Sunday

    2019-05-19

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-05-30

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190609

    Sunday

    2019-06-09

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-06-20

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2216.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190721

    Sunday

    2019-07-21

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-08-01

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190811

    Sunday

    2019-08-11

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-08-22

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190825

    Sunday

    2019-08-25

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-09-05

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190908

    Sunday

    2019-09-08

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-09-19

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE190922

    Sunday

    2019-09-22

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-10-03

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE191013

    Sunday

    2019-10-13

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-10-24

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE191027

    Sunday

    2019-10-27

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-11-07

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE191110

    Sunday

    2019-11-10

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2019-11-21

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200112

    Sunday

    2020-01-12

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-01-23

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200216

    Sunday

    2020-02-16

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-02-27

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200322

    Sunday

    2020-03-22

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-04-03

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200405

    Sunday

    2020-04-05

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-04-16

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200419

    Sunday

    2020-04-19

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-04-30

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200510

    Sunday

    2020-05-10

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-05-21

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200524

    Sunday

    2020-05-24

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-06-04

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200614

    Sunday

    2020-06-14

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-06-25

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200719

    Sunday

    2020-07-19

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-07-30

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200816

    Sunday

    2020-08-16

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-08-27

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200906

    Sunday

    2020-09-06

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-09-17

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE200920

    Sunday

    2020-09-20

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-10-01

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE201011

    Sunday

    2020-10-11

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-10-22

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE201025

    Sunday

    2020-10-25

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-11-05

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE201115

    Sunday

    2020-11-15

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-11-26

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    Days

  • CA-CE201206

    Sunday

    2020-12-06

    From Beijing

    Thursday

    2020-12-17

    From Shanghai

    Available

    US$2473.00

    12
    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.

 

What to Expect on Tour

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. 

Accommodation

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Marlana

The tour was great. Everything was well planned out and we enjoyed every minute of being inChina. The staff was very knowledgeable and the accommodation were first class. Tour leader Jenet was very pleasant and comfortable to be around. She made sure that everyone was enjoying the trip and did everything she could to make our trip exciting.


John

Our recent tour was very well executed, the itinerary presented at time of booking was followed almost exactly. We hit the majorChinaplaces to see in a relatively short period of time. At times the pace was a little frantic perhaps taking away the opportunity to enjoy the immediate surroundings. I was impressed with the nimbleness of our guide throughout the tour. This was our first tour so we have no point of reference. Regardless, the tour was fantastic and suited our needs.

 

Serah

Brilliant tour, makes going toChinaand experiencing everything it has to offer so easy. fantastic itinerary but extra days/time in xian would be better. Local guides are a brilliant idea. Tar was brilliant, helped us many times with suggestions for dinners out and activities to do. gave us plenty of free time to discover some city's by ourselves.

 

Benjamin

Itinerary was very excellent, visiting the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors --all excellent. Good hotels and food, with local knowledge great inChina. Typically prefer mixing with locals and not being seen as a tourists, but in order to due to quick trip inChina, the trouble saved by having a tour guide with local knowledge is great. Our sweet guide Leah was such a great lady. Engaged in any conversation from family values to politics. Always let us know what the schedule was & helped me learn how to us chop sticks. She always had suggestions for bargaining in the market & where to eat....a great lady, a pure joy.

 

Ting

The trip was exactly what we expected. Well organised, moved at a good pace. For the length of the trip, it had gave us a great over-view of China. The tour was well organized and moved at a good pace. Would suit a wide age group. We were blessed with a small group, hence it was more personal and private. We enjoyed that the most. Leah was fantastic. She managed to bond us as a family. She engaged very well with all tour members. It was sad to say goodbye at the end of the trip.

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