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China: Shanghai to Beijing

  • Yuyuan Garden. Shanghai, China

    Yuyuan Garden. Shanghai, China NCN
  • China - Beijing - Summer Palace

    China - Beijing - Summer Palace
  • Terracotta Warriors, China

    Terracotta Warriors, China NCN
  • Shanghai Museum, China

    Shanghai Museum, China NCN
  • Xian City Wall, China

    Xian City Wall, China NCN
10 day tour
Prices available on request

Experience the variety of wonders that China has to offer; from the history of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors to modern and cosmopolitan Shanghai.

The tour starts in exuberant city of Shanghai and enjoy the atmosphere of the great metropolis, where east and west collide. Head west to Xian where you will see the Terracotta Army of China’s first Emperor Qin Shi Huang in Xian. A trip to China would not be complete without seeing the famous Great Wall. The section of the wall at Gubeikou retains its original bricks and stones from two separate dynasties, Northern Qi Dynasty (550) and Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). Finally head to Beijing, China’s historical capital. After sightseeing in the city, you will visit Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Discover what this vast and diverse country has to offer.


Dates

Dates available throughout the year


Suggested itinerary by Air

Day 1

Departure

Fly from UK to Shanghai.

Day 2

Shanghai Arrival

Nimen Hao! Welcome to China. On arrival at Shanghai Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or a first exploration of the city – perhaps get a taste of Shanghai’s eclectic food scene, which draws influence from far beyond China’s walls.

Day 3

Shanghai City Tour

Today join your leader for a walking tour that will take you to historical Shanghai. At the Bund you can get a taste of 1920s Shanghai, Explore the European-influenced French Concession, the area of Shanghai once designated for the French, consisting of today’s Luwan and Xuhui Districts.

Day 4

Xitang and Sleeper train to Xi’an

Get a taste of traditional China on a day trip to an ornate water town. Also visit the Yu Garden, an extensive traditional Chinese garden. Return to Shanghai and then board an overnight sleeper train bound to Xi’an.

Day 5

Xi’an Walking Tour

Arrive in Xi’an; take private bus Xian station to hotel. Today you’ll visit the the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a famous buddish pagoda, and the ancient city wall, surrounding the old city and one of the largest ancient military defences in the world.

Day 6

Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors

Today you’ll journey out in to the countryside surrounding Xi’an (approximately 2 hours) and visit what is undoubtedly one of the man-made wonders of the world – the Terracotta Warriors. Afterwards you’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, before visiting the Shaanxi Provincial Historical Museum. Return to Xi’an for you final evening in the city.

Day 7

Beijing

Today is a big day of travelling so grab some snacks for the journey. Transfer to the railway station and then board the high-speed train (approximately 6 hours) to Beijing. When you arrive you will transfer to your hotel.

Day 8

Beijing – City Tour

Today you will make our way to the centre of the city – Tiananmen Square. From here you will enter the enormous Forbidden City then you can visit the Jingshan Park. In the afternoon you will also enjoy a Hutong Tour by Pedicabs.

Day 9

Beijing – Badaling Great Wall

Today you will visit the Badaling Great Wall, one of the most preserved sections of the Great Wall. On this day you will also visit the Beijing Jade carving factory.

Day 10

Return to UK

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.


Visa Requirements:
British Citizens must apply for a visa before visiting China, although a visa is not required if only visiting Hong Kong or Macau. You can apply for visa’s at the embassy or through the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre.

Tour will run with a minimum of 10 passengers. All prices are per person and based on a minimum full fare paying passengers sharing a double or twin room, if fewer passengers book, price may increase. Other dates & durations available for group bookings. Prices do not include UK airport transfers or travel insurance. Prices are subject to availability of all services and are not guaranteed. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

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A group is 10 persons or more. Smaller groups can be accommodated. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this email are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services)

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