China Highlights

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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 of China (one of the Seven Wonders of the World!) and the Terracotta Warriors along the way. In between the well-known sights, you'll delve beneath the surface, visit the ancient town and traditional garden in Wuxi City, snack through the Muslim Quarter in Xi’an and watch the sun setting on the Great Wall. In just eight days, you’ll have the perfect introduction to the highlights of China.

Availability

From 03/03/2024 to 03/01/2026

Departure dates & prices

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  • Mar Sun 03 2024 to Mar Sun 10 2024
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    $1,857*
  • Mar Sat 09 2024 to Mar Sat 16 2024
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    $2,205*
  • Mar Sat 16 2024 to Mar Sat 23 2024
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    $2,007*
  • Mar Sat 30 2024 to Apr Sat 06 2024
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    $2,340*
  • Apr Sat 06 2024 to Apr Sat 13 2024
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    $2,480*
  • Apr Sat 13 2024 to Apr Sat 20 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Apr Wed 17 2024 to Apr Wed 24 2024
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    $2,295*
  • May Sat 11 2024 to May Sat 18 2024
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    $2,270*
  • May Sun 19 2024 to May Sun 26 2024
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    $2,340*
  • May Sun 26 2024 to Jun Sun 02 2024
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    $2,270*
  • Jun Sat 01 2024 to Jun Sat 08 2024
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    $2,185*
  • Jun Sun 16 2024 to Jun Sun 23 2024
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    $2,185*
  • Jul Sat 06 2024 to Jul Sat 13 2024
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    $2,295*
  • Jul Sun 21 2024 to Jul Sun 28 2024
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    $2,270*
  • Aug Sat 03 2024 to Aug Sat 10 2024
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    $2,156*
  • Aug Sun 18 2024 to Aug Sun 25 2024
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    $2,270*
  • Sep Sun 01 2024 to Sep Sun 08 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Sep Wed 04 2024 to Sep Wed 11 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Sep Mon 16 2024 to Sep Mon 23 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Oct Wed 09 2024 to Oct Wed 16 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Oct Wed 16 2024 to Oct Wed 23 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Oct Sun 27 2024 to Nov Sun 03 2024
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    $2,360*
  • Nov Wed 13 2024 to Nov Wed 20 2024
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    $2,185*
  • Dec Sat 21 2024 to Dec Sat 28 2024
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    $2,185*
  • Dec Sat 28 2024 to Jan Sat 04 2025
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    $2,185*
  • Jan Sat 11 2025 to Jan Sat 18 2025
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    $2,175*
  • Feb Sat 15 2025 to Feb Sat 22 2025
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    $2,175*

What's included

Take on one of the most popular trips in China, packed full of experiences that will give you a great insight into China in just a short time.
Be dazzled by Shanghai’s neon lights and the stunning night skyline.
Then, get a peek into : 3.
Hotel (6 nights),Guesthouse (1 night).
Private Vehicle,Public Bus,High Speed Train,Subway.
Age: min 15.
Group Size: 1 - 16.
Wuxi - Huishan Ancient Town.
Wuxi - Jichang Garden.
Xi'an - Muslim Quarter Walking Tour and Snack Sampling.
Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour.
Great Wall - Sunset.
Great Wall - Jinshanling section.
Beijing - Forbidden City.
Beijing - Tiananmen Square.
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Itinerary

  • 1 - Shanghai Ni Hao! Welcome to China. Your adventure begins in Shanghai with a welcome meeting at 4 pm. If you arrive early, there is much to see and do in this frenetic city. Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai pulses with the beat of new China. After your meeting this afternoon, you'll head out for a leader-led walking tour on the bund - the perfect spot to see the nighttime skyline light up when the sun descends. Tonight, why not get a taste of Shanghai's eclectic food scene, grab your group and ask your leader for the best recommendations for dinner.
  • 2 - Wuxi Get ready for your first bullet train experience this morning. A half-hour train ride will take you to Wuxi - once a prominent water town and now a booming city. Follow your leader on a walking tour through the Huishan Ancient Town Scenic Area and explore the cultural relics, historic sites and Xihui scenic area full of gorgeous gardens. Wander through the Huishan historic and cultural streets almost like travelling back in time. Take some epic snaps, learn about the traditional life here and then visit the Jichang Garden - one of the finest examples of traditional Chinese gardens, listed as a protected national heritage site in 1998. Head back to Shanghai in the afternoon. The evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace - why not grab a drink in one of the rooftop bars in Shanghai and look out over the bund.
  • 3 - Xi Hop on the bullet train to Xi'an this morning - the capital of Shaanxi Province and the largest city in northwest China. Once the imperial centre and start of the Silk Road, Xi'an is now a vibrant, modern city dotted with many historical sites and a great place to explore. When you arrive, join your leader on a walking tour, passing the iconic Bell and Drum Towers - according to legend, the Bell Tower was built to restrain the pesky dragons that were causing devastating earthquakes. See the Muslim Quarter and wander past the shops, markets, and the Great Mosque. Sample some street snacks from local carts and see why this area is known for its food! For dinner tonight, maybe try some tantalising local specialties such as pao mo (lamb broth with flat bread), hand-pulled noodles and meat skewers.
  • 4 - Xi Today, you'll journey outside Xi'an and visit what is undoubtedly one of the man-made wonders of the world - the Terracotta Warriors. Learn about this incredible archaeological find, discovered after being buried for 2000 years, and take your time getting to know the 1000 warriors (each individually sculpted, with a different costume, height and facial expression). These clay statues depicting soldiers, horses and chariots were commissioned by the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi as part of his mausoleum after he ascended to the throne in 264 BC. Later, return to Xi'an and enjoy a free evening at leisure. Why not head to the Tang Paradise walking street near the Big Wild Goose Pagoda - this is an eclectic part of the city, full of light and sound and perfect for some local nightlife.
  • 5 - Great Wall Today is a big day of travelling, so grab some snacks and a good book for the journey. You'll transfer to the railway station, then board the high-speed train to Beijing. Watch the landscape change from farmland and villages to industrialised cities and take the opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers along the way. When you arrive in Beijing, board a private vehicle and drive into the countryside, where you'll spend the night in a family-run guesthouse right inside the scenic area near the Great Wall of China! Tonight it's highly recommended that you go for a short hike to the Wall for an unforgettable sunset. You've made it to one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
  • 6 - Beijing Today is an exciting day as you'll visit a section of the Great Wall of China - an ancient wonder of the world and this country's iconic site. Spend some time exploring, take plenty of photos and learn the history of this mighty landmark. An incredible piece of engineering, the wall stretches 6000 km west of Beijing. It was initially constructed to protect Chinese empires from invaders from the north. Even though it failed, it's still one of the country's most remarkable achievements and an iconic destination. Hike along the top of the Wall for about 2 hours, along a section less visited by tourists and one of the most original section of the Wall - don't be surprised if you even feel you are the only ones on the Wall. Take in the scenery of the structure snaking through the hills almost endlessly into the distance. After, say goodbye to the epic site and head for Beijing - the capital and last stop of your trip.
  • 7 - Beijing Make your way to the centre of Beijing this morning and explore Tiananmen Square - supposedly the largest downtown square in the world and the symbolic centre of Chinese power. Framed by the Gate of Heavenly Peace, Mao's Mausoleum and the Great Hall of the People, it's a place of pilgrimage for Chinese tourists who consider it to be the heart of their nation. It's from here that you'll enter the enormous Forbidden City, which was built more than 500 years ago and has been off-limits to commoners for almost all that time. You'll explore the halls and courtyards and witness the grandeur of the Imperial Chinese court during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In the afternoon, enjoy some free time to explore on your own. Maybe check out the Temple of Heaven before getting together with your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner. There's no better way to celebrate the end of your journey than with a meal of Beijing duck (and maybe a drink or two).
  • 8 - Beijing As there are no activities planned today, your China adventure comes to an end. There's so much to see and do in Beijing, so if you'd like to stay an extra few days, just speak to your booking agent.
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