Backroads to Beijing - 8 Days
From 2019-06-29 to 2020-11-21
Departure dates & prices
Dates Availability Price
Jun Sat 29 2019 to Jul Sat 06 2019Limited AvailabilityFrom$1,495*
Jul Sat 13 2019 to Jul Sat 20 2019Limited AvailabilityFrom$1,495*
Jul Sat 27 2019 to Aug Sat 03 2019AvailableFrom$1,495*
Aug Sat 10 2019 to Aug Sat 17 2019AvailableFrom$1,495*
Aug Sat 24 2019 to Aug Sat 31 2019AvailableFrom$1,495*
Sep Sat 07 2019 to Sep Sat 14 2019AvailableFrom$1,595*
Sep Sat 21 2019 to Sep Sat 28 2019AvailableFrom$1,595*
Oct Sat 05 2019 to Oct Sat 12 2019AvailableFrom$1,595*
Oct Sat 19 2019 to Oct Sat 26 2019AvailableFrom$1,595*
Nov Sat 02 2019 to Nov Sat 09 2019AvailableFrom$1,495*
Nov Sat 16 2019 to Nov Sat 23 2019AvailableFrom$1,495*
Mar Sat 14 2020 to Mar Sat 21 2020AvailableFrom$1,495*
Mar Sat 28 2020 to Apr Sat 04 2020AvailableFrom$1,495*
Apr Sat 11 2020 to Apr Sat 18 2020AvailableFrom$1,595*
Apr Sat 25 2020 to May Sat 02 2020AvailableFrom$1,595*
May Sat 09 2020 to May Sat 16 2020AvailableFrom$1,595*
May Sat 23 2020 to May Sat 30 2020AvailableFrom$1,595*
Jun Sat 06 2020 to Jun Sat 13 2020AvailableFrom$1,495*
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8.
7 breakfasts and 3 lunches.
6 nights 3-4 star hotels, 1 overnight train (soft sleeper cabin): Shanghai - Qufu.
Touring of Shanghai, Suzhou, Qufu and Jinan.
Shanghai - Huangpu River Cruise.
Suzhou - historic Grand Canal cruise.
Return cable car journey – Mt Tai Shan.
Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more.
English speaking specialist guides at local sights.
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles.
Day 1 - Shanghai Saturday. Arrive into Shanghai airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 - City tour Today we explore the cosmopolitan city of Shanghai. On our guided tour of the city we'll visit the iconic Oriental Pearl TV tower, Shanghai’s Bund, where on and around the waterfront promenade are a vast series of grandiose pre-1949 buildings, the picturesque Yuyuan Gardens and the Old City. This evening enjoy a cruise on the Huangpu River and admire Shanghai's incredible illuminated skyline.
Day 3-4 - Suzhou & Shanghai Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai - Qufu. Today we visit the picturesque and ancient city of Suzhou, which is reminiscent of Venice with its series of canals and pretty waterways. Here we enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal and visit a silk workshop.
There’s plenty to see and do in Shanghai and day 4 is free for you to venture to the Old City, French Quarter or opt to shop along the famous Nanjing road. This evening we bunk down in our soft sleeper train cabins en route to Qufu.
Day 5 - Qufu This morning we arrive into Qufu, birthplace of Confucius and home to the remarkable Confucius Temple. With 466 rooms and over a kilometre long, the complex was built and dedicated to the Kong clan, descendants of the great sage, who lived here continuously for more than 2,500 years, spanning 77 generations. Today we explore the mansion and temple before taking a rickshaw ride around the city wall with a visit to the eerie Confucius forest. The forest is studded with tombs and graves of Kong family members dating back some centuries. This evening we take a stroll through the colourful night market.
Day 6 - Bu Yang Village Qufu – Bu Yang village - Mt Tai Shan – Jinan. This morning we take a short drive to Bu Yang Village. In this traditional village the principles of Communism, communal work and land ownership are somewhat still in place. Here's we'll enjoy a light lunch at Mr Peng’s (one of the party officials) home. Seated around the family’s low to the ground lazy Susan, Mrs Peng serves up local dishes and copious bottles of beer. This is a real taste of village life! A short stroll leads us to the village prep-school, where we'll visit the classroom to meet the children who will all be vying for our attention.
After our visit to the school we travel on to Mt Tai Shan, perhaps the holiest of the five Chinese holy mountains devoted to Taoism. Whilst flocks of pilgrims climb the 6000 or more steps to the summit, we will take the cable car. With stunning scenery and many ancient temples dotting the slopes we will visit Heaven Street, Cloud Bridge and the Jade Emperor’s temple. A short drive takes us to Jinan where we spend the night.
Day 7 - Jinan Jinan - Beijing. Today we embark on a short city sightseeing tour of Jinan, capital of Shandong province in Eastern China, and enjoy a fabulous Hotpot lunch. Afternoon express train journey to Beijing.
Day 8 - Beijing Saturday. Tour ends after breakfast and included onward transfer to airport. Or consider extending your stay to explore China's bustling capital.
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