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Tour Overview

Now's the time to explore China on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. With its Great Wall, Forbidden City, and army of Terracotta Warriors, China can be a lil' bit intimidating. But this eight-day trip will wipe away any worries — you'll have an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) leading the way and you'll hit the highlights in the company of other young travellers. Get a mix of the modern and the historic with plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife. Best of all, you're in control — see the sights you like and skip the ones you don't — so it's an adventure you'll never forget.

Highlights

  • iconLet loose like the locals with a group karaoke session.
  • iconExplore Xi'an's Muslim Quarter.
  • iconRide the bullet train to Shanghai.
  • iconTake in ancient and modern China.
  • iconTrek along the Great Wall.

Places You'll See

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Cities & Attractions:
Beijing to Shanghai Adventure: Ancient Kingdoms & Karaoke
Beijing to Shanghai Adventure: Ancient Kingdoms & Karaoke
Beijing to Shanghai Adventure: Ancient Kingdoms & Karaoke
Beijing to Shanghai Adventure: Ancient Kingdoms & Karaoke
Beijing to Shanghai Adventure: Ancient Kingdoms & Karaoke
Beijing
Forbidden City Visit

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Beijing

Location: Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sicily Hotel, Beijing Tiantan East Gate (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time and welcome to one of the world's most impressive and vibrant cities - Beijing, China's bustling capital. Tonight, choose to get to know your CEO and fellow travellers over authentic Chinese cuisine at a local restaurant. Afterward, venture into the Beijing nightlife and cheers to new adventures!

Additional Information: Peak season notice: Golden Week falls between October 1st and 7th, 2020/2021. Please note that Golden Week is a semi-annual 7-day or 8-day national holiday for the people of China. This is a very busy time of the year for domestic tourists, so expect some crowding at major attractions. We recommend booking these dates well in advance as accommodations and transportation availability is extremely limited.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

ACTIVITY: Connect with new friends on your first night out in a new destination. Only available on 18-to-Thirtysomethings tours.

icon Day 2 : Beijing

Location: Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sicily Hotel, Beijing Tiantan East Gate (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Step back in time for the day with a visit to the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from northern barbarians. Climb the rolling hills, take in the scenery, and explore the wall capturing iconic photos from the watch towers. Later, opt to check out the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, or catch a kung fu show.

Pre-book the Beijing Kung Fu Show on the checkout page to include this experience on your tour, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

ACTIVITY: Climb the rolling hills of Huairou County at Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Enjoy scenic views as the wall winds along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall from any of the 22 towers.

icon Day 3 : Beijing/Xi'an

Location: Beijing, Xi'an

Accommodation: Basic Overnight Train (beds)

Meals: No Meals

Another day in Beijing, another adventure. With so much to discover here, we decided to let you choose. Spend the day exploring the peaceful gardens, lakes, and temples at Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or visit the Temple of Heaven and capture an iconic picture of the Confucian architecture and practice tai chi with the local people. This evening board an overnight train and wake up in Xi'an.

Additional Information: Train is our main mode of transport in China and it's a great way to travel. We aim to get the best sleeping berths available on each train journey. However, train tickets availability is limited during peak travel times, including summer vacations and Chinese national holidays. As such, it is possible that the group may be separated into different carriages or assigned top sleeping berths.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get out and explore more of Beijing.

TRANSPORT: Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.

icon Day 4 : Xi'an

Location: Xi'an

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: 7 Sages Bell Tower Youth Hostel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

With two days in Xi'an, you'll be able to experience all the excitement this ancient city has to offer. Embark on an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the tranquil Great Mosque - a serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out the famous Terracotta Warriors or cycle the ancient city walls (the perfect place to catch the sunset). Be sure to enjoy some of the best street food China has to offer. For your big night out with new friends, head to a karaoke bar and sing your heart out!

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a walk around Xi'an’s Muslim Quarter with our CEO, and be introduced to favourite streets, artists, chefs or food stalls in the quarter. Each CEO offers a unique perspective. Get a better feel for the district and have plenty of time to roam around on your own, shopping and eating along the way.

ACTIVITY: Release your inner rock star and let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group. Grab a drink on us and sing your heart out!

icon Day 5 : Xi'an

Location: Xi'an

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: 7 Sages Bell Tower Youth Hostel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

With two days in Xi'an, you'll be able to experience all the excitement this ancient city has to offer. Embark on an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the tranquil Great Mosque - a serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out the famous Terracotta Warriors or cycle the ancient city walls (the perfect place to catch the sunset). Be sure to enjoy some of the best street food China has to offer. For your big night out with new friends, head to a karaoke bar and sing your heart out!

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a walk around Xi'an’s Muslim Quarter with our CEO, and be introduced to favourite streets, artists, chefs or food stalls in the quarter. Each CEO offers a unique perspective. Get a better feel for the district and have plenty of time to roam around on your own, shopping and eating along the way.

ACTIVITY: Release your inner rock star and let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group. Grab a drink on us and sing your heart out!

icon Day 6 : Xi'an/Shanghai

Location: Xi'an, Shanghai

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Phoenix Hostel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Board a bullet train and speed to Shanghai, the most modern of Chinese cities. Spend the evening exploring with your fellow travellers or go see a magical acrobatic performance. The night is yours!

Pre-book the Shanghai Acrobatic Performance on the checkout page to include this show on your tour, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

TRANSPORT: Get to your next destination faster than the speed of light (ok maybe not that fast) aboard a high-speed train.

icon Day 7 : Shanghai

Location: Shanghai

Accommodation: Hostel

Accommodation Name: Phoenix Hostel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Get to know this unique coastal city on an orientation walk through the Bund, Old Shanghai, and People's Park. Afterward, the day is yours to further explore this massive metropolis. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road, enjoy a picnic in Yuyuan Gardens, or stroll along the Bund district with its many riverside historical buildings and nighttime light show.

ACTIVITY: Take a stroll along the Bund, a main road that follows the Huangpu River, with our CEO. This is a great opportunity to get a layout of the city and figure out what you want to explore next.

FREE TIME: FULL DAY Get out and explore bustling Shanghai.

icon Day 8 : Shanghai

Location: Shanghai

Meals: No Meals

Today is departure day, but don't fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Share last laughs with your newfound friends and exchange social medias before heading on your way. Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Your Discover Moment: Shanghai

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    Meals

    No meals included Allow USD185-240 for meals not included.

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    Accommodation

    Hotels (3 nts), Hostels (standard twin/double) (3 nts), sleeper trains (1 nts).

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    Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends

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    Excursion to the Great Wall

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Your Discover Moment: Beijing

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    Your Big Night Out Moment: Private Karaoke Session, Xi'an

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Fully Guided

    English-speaking Chinese CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout.

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    Orientation walks in Xi'an and Shanghai

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    Private karaoke session with one drink

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Accommodation

Hotels (3 nts), Hostels (standard twin/double) (3 nts), sleeper trains (1 nts).

Meals Included

No meals included

Transport

Train, local bus, walking.

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    G Adventures requires a deposit of 200 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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