Highlights Of China

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The contrasts in China are both striking and enthralling. Stroll amongst the shining skyscrapers in Shanghai and marvel at Terracotta Warriors and the melting pot of cultures in Xian. Unveil a complex history in Beijing and discover the culture in a visit to a local hutong home for lunch. Wander the vast Tiananmen Square, and walk the ancient Great Wall. With...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Explore Terracotta Warriors
    • Explore the exotic streets of the Muslim Quarter
    • Discover Tiananmen Square
    • Visit to Forbidden City

What's this trip about?

    The contrasts in China are both striking and enthralling. Stroll amongst the shining skyscrapers in Shanghai and marvel at Terracotta Warriors and the melting pot of cultures in Xian. Unveil a complex history in Beijing and discover the culture in a visit to a local hutong home for lunch. Wander the vast Tiananmen Square, and walk the ancient Great Wall. With unexpected delights around every corner, this journey is packed with excitement.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityShanghai
End CityBeijing

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Asia
  • China


  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Terra Cotta Warriors
  • The Forbidden City
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Xian


  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Trains & Rail

Trip includes

    • 9 nights hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
    • 1 internal flight within Asia
    • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Small group touring
    • Entrance fees
    • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
    • Local English-speaking guides
    • Return transfers

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Days 1-3: Shanghai

Accommodation: Park Hotel

On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel. If you wish, join your group for a welcome dinner. A walk along the Bund, a remnant of Shanghai's days as a trading port, reveals an impressive collection of Art Deco buildings. Find peac...

Days 4-5 : Xian

Accommodation: Mercure on Renmin Square

Fly to Xian, and opt to join your fellow travelers for a dumpling dinner. Marvel at the spectacular scene of countless life-size Terracotta Warriors. Take a morning walk through City Park. See the old city walls and Big G...

Days 6-10: Beijing

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao

Traverse the expanse of Tiananmen Square and then walk to the marvellous Forbidden City. Discover one of the few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, in Beijing when you enter a local home for lunch then take a rickshaw ride...

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,665
Price per day$267
Single supplement (single occupancy)$750
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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What's excluded

    • International airfare
    • Passport and visa fees
    • Personal expenses


,Hotel: Park Hotel Just across the road from the People's Park in the heart of Shanghai, this hotel boasts an unbeatable location just a stone's throw away from many popular sites as well as a plethora of shopping and dining options. The lovely public areas and the well-appointed rooms at this Art Deco hotel reflect its elegant past. A choice of restaurants serve Western and Chinese cuisine and The Bar is a great place to kick back with a drink after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping. Hotel: Mercure on Renmin Square Conveniently located on Renmin Square, this property is in the heart of Xian Old City, with the historic Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter just one kilometer away. Each modern room is simple with clean lines and contemporary decor. The restaurant is open for breakfast and there is a good range of international restaurants and bars on the square. Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao An international hotel just a brisk walk or short subway ride from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, this property has a bright, pleasant reception area and tastefully decorated rooms. With comfortable, modern interiors and the choice of spacious Superior rooms or more compact standard rooms, this hotel is perfect for those seeking fantastic value.
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Cancellation by the traveler: All cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds will be made for unused services, regardless of the reason once travel has commenced. Cancellations will be subject to the following cancellation fees applied per person, per confirmed booking:

  • cancellations made more than 65 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - the full deposit of US$ 600;
  • cancellations made between 50-65 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - a cancellation fee of 25% of the travel arrangements and booking fee or US$ 600 (whichever is the greater) will be payable;
  • cancellations made between 35-49 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - a cancellation fee of 50% of the travel arrangements and booking fee or US$ 600 (whichever is the greater); and
  • cancellations made within 35 days of the scheduled date of first service provided by us - 100% of the travel arrangement and booking fee.

Cancellation of air, cruising and rail arrangements will be subject to fees charged in accordance with the type of airfare, cruise or rail tariff regulations.

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Breakfasts Daily ,1 Lunch and 1 Dinner

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