China Highlights

8 nights from £836

China Highlights
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China Highlights
China Highlights
China Highlights
China Highlights
China Highlights
China Highlights
China Highlights
Start:Shanghai
Finish:Beijing
Duration:8 Nights
Group size:1 - 16
Suitable for: 15-99 years
Accommodation:Hotel (6 nights), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night), Guesthouse (1 night)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:1 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English

Overview

Get a taste of historical China on this culture-stuffed adventure. Travel from Shanghai to Beijing, taking in iconic attractions such as the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors along the way. In between the well-known sights, you'll delve beneath the surface, making dumplings with a family who lives near the Great Wall and exploring the quiet canals in the ancient water town of Xitang. .......read more
Highlights
  • This is our most popular trip in China and one of the top trips from the entire Intrepid range. The trip may be quick, but it is packed full of experiences that will give you a great insight into China in a short time.
  • In addition to the main highlights in the big cities of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, you'll get a glimpse of small-town life in Xitang and a taste of the countryside when we stay near the Great Wall. 
  • Our small group size allows us to explore destinations on foot together, eat in authentic local restaurants, travel by subway and train, and escape the tourist traps - all under the expert guidance of a passionate local leader.
  • Spend the night in a charming, family-run guesthouse near the Great Wall. Learn how to make dumplings for dinner and see this iconic structure without the masses.
  • Stay overnight in Xitang, a water town just outside of Shanghai. Imagine a way of life lost long ago as you explore the narrow alleys and canals after the daytrippers go home. 
  • Like everything it does, China’s ancient history is on an epic scale. No matter how many guide books you have read, nothing truly prepares you for the grandeur and immensity of sights like the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Terracotta Army (or thousands of local tourists at the Forbidden City!).
Included Activities
  • Shanghai - Leader-led walking tour
  • Xitang - Walking tour
  • Xi'an - Muslim Quarter walking tour (Leader-led)
  • Xi'an - Night market
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Xi'an - Home-cooked lunch
  • Great Wall - Dumpling making
  • Great Wall - Jinshanling section
  • Beijing - Forbidden City (entrance fee included)
  • Beijing - Tiananmen Square
Accommodation
  • Hotel (6 nights), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night), Guesthouse (1 night)
Transport
  • Overnight Sleeper Train , Private Vehicle , Public Bus , High Speed Train , Subway

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tour details

This tour is operated by Intrepid Travel

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Start:Shanghai
Finish:Beijing
Duration:8 Nights
Group size:1 - 16
Suitable for: 15-99 years
Accommodation:Hotel (6 nights), Overnight Sleeper Train (1 night), Guesthouse (1 night)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:1 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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