Shanghai to Beijing - 8 Days

8 days.

From £845pp

Shanghai - Plaza Tower, The Bund and Old Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River skyline of Pudong City, Suzhou - Grand Canal boat trip and Lingering Garden, Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter & City Wall bike ride, Beijing – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, rickshaw ride around the Hutongs, Pearl Market and evening Chinese acrobatic performance, Badaling - Great Wall of China at Badaling

Your tour to China includes:

  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
  • 5 nights 3 - 4 star hotels
  • 2 overnight trains (soft sleeper cabin)
  • Touring of Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an, Beijing and Badaling
  • Shanghai - Huangpu River cruise
  • Suzhou - historic Grand Canal cruise
  • Xi’an - bike ride on medieval City Wall
  • Rickshaw ride through Beijings' Hutongs
  • Chinese acrobatic performance
  • Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8
  • English speaking specialist guides at local sights
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles

Your Itinerary:

Day 1, Sizzling Shanghai

Saturday. Welcome to Shanghai! Transfer from Shanghai airport to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or head out and explore the city.

No meals included.

Day 2, Shanghai city tour

A city with a turbulent history and a promising future, Shanghai is the best of old and new with grand colonial architecture engulfed by gleaming skyscrapers. Today we embark on a guided tour taking in sites including the lofty Plaza Tower, tranquil Yu Garden, the Old City and the bustling Bund. In the evening we’ll take a cruise on Huangpu River and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

1 breakfast, no lunch, 1 dinner included.

Day 3, Suzhou - an oriental Venice

Shanghai - Suzhou - Xi'an. Today we travel by road to ancient Suzhou. A sort of oriental Venice, ancient Suzhou is interwoven by a series of canals and pretty waterways which feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty a thousand years ago, they are justly famous across China.

Suzhou sits very close to the Grand Canal, here we enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal before exploring the Lingering Garden - a beautiful classical Chinese garden dating back from the Ming Dynasty. Today’s final visit is a silk workshop before returning to Shanghai for our overnight train to Xi’an.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.

Day 4, Xi'an & Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Upon arrival into Xi'an we transfer to our hotel for breakfast and check in with time to freshen up. Today we visit the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of Xian’s most iconic landmarks, followed by the vibrant Muslim Quarter.

Later we enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the Xi’an City Wall. Dating back to 1370 the 12m-high walls are some of the few remaining urban fortifications still standing in China today. Tonight, there is our optional Tang Dynasty Bolt-on, with dinner and performance.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 5, Terracotta Warriors

Xi'an - Beijing. Today we visit the famous Terracotta Warrior archaeological site. Emperor Qin’s 2,200 year old terracotta army of life-sized warriors and horses were designed to offer protection to the emperor in the afterlife. The 7,000 clay warriors stand in military formation in excavated pits under the cover of a modern protective hanger and no two faces are alike.

Later we visit the clay workshop, specialising in making replica figurines of the Terracotta Warriors. After dinner we board the overnight express train bound for Beijing.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.

Day 6, Beijing

We arrive into Beijing bright and early this morning, where we’ll enjoy a full day of sightseeing in the city. Our first stop will be Tiananmen Square and the sprawling Forbidden City. Boasting some 9999 rooms, the city within a city was once the sole preserve of the Chinese emperors. This afternoon we take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs and have lunch in the home of a local family, before watching a Chinese Acrobatic performance in the evening.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.

Day 7, The Great Wall

Make sure you don some comfortable shoes today as we set out to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Zig zagging some 6000 kilometres across barren hills, deserts and mountains, the now partially ruinous Great Wall stretches from east to west in northern China and was constructed over a period of 2000 years. The wall is steep in sections but the photo opportunities are well worth the effort.

After our walk we have lunch and visit a jade carving factory. In the afternoon we visit the bustling Pearl Market where you'll find anything from jewellery and clothing to gadgets and DVDs.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, no dinner included.

Day 8, Beijing

Saturday. Our Chinese adventure comes to an end today. Hotel check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Other important information

  • Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate.
  • All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.
  • Prices shown are per person travelling.
  • 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room.
  • The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
  • If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Not included in the tour

  • International flights and visa
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

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