China Express

Start: Beijing Finish: Shanghai

Visiting: Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall, Xi'an, Shanghai, Suzhou


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: 2 - Light

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour Operator: G Adventures

Group size: 12 - 16

Age range: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1285 $1092

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Tour Overview

Walk backwards in time along the Great Wall and stare down an army of Terracotta Warriors before leaping into the future of Shanghai's incredible high-rise towers on this fast-paced tour of China’s highlights. With the perfect blend of guided activities and free time to explore on your own, this adventure is made for those who want to get a taste of China in a short amount of time.

Highlights

  • iconTrek along the Great Wall
  • iconExperience a local meal and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an
  • iconVisit the Forbidden City in Beijing and the canal town of Suzhou
  • iconWitness an exciting acrobatic performance in Shanghai.

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Beijing

Location: Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Laurel Hotel Beijing (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Arrive at any time.

Is Beijing top of your must-see list? Booking pre-trip accommodations will let you do Beijing your way before meeting up with the group.

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.

icon Day 2 : Beijing

Location: Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall, Beijing

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Laurel Hotel Beijing (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.

Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Spend time wandering around, taking photos, and picking up souvenirs.

ACTIVITY: Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

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.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: Use your evening to explore the cityscape of Beijing.

icon Day 3 : Beijing/Xi'an

Location: Beijing, Xi'an

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Huiyuan Jinjiang International Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an.

TRANSPORT: Get around underground via public transit.

ACTIVITY: MORNING Explore one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Great Hall of the People.

ACTIVITY: MORNING Our CEO will steer around crowds and help make the most of a visit to the Forbidden City.

TRANSPORT: Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

icon Day 4 : Xi'an

Location: Xi'an

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Huiyuan Jinjiang International Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. After, the day is yours to explore as you wish.

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.

ACTIVITY: Take a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors where more than 8,000 clay soldiers and hundreds of replica horses and chariots stand in three pits. Learn why the Emperor Qin Shihuang commissioned the statues to serve as his army in the afterlife and how they were discovered. Spend a half-day exploring this archaeological wonder.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Opt for some cycling, or just take a walk around and explore the city of Xi'an.

icon Day 5 : Xi'an/Shanghai

Location: Xi'an, Shanghai

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Shanghai Holland Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Say goodbye to Xi'an this morning and hop on the fast train to the bustling city of Shanghai.

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

icon Day 6 : Shanghai

Location: Shanghai, Suzhou

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Shanghai Holland Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

Take the train to Suzhou today for a day exploring in the city. Visit Suzhou's famed Master of the Nets Garden, one of the most beautiful in China and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the impressive Tiger Hill Pagoda and its surrounding landscape.

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

ACTIVITY: Take the train to Suzhou for a day trip that includes a visit to the famed Master of the Nets Garden, one of the most beautiful in China and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Tiger Hill Pagoda, an impressive octagonal tower completed in 961 during the Song Dynasty. Walk around the hill and admire the natural beauty and landscapes all around you.

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: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Shanghai Holland Hotel (or similar)

Meals: No Meals

After an orientation walk along Shanghai's famous Bund, you are free to explore the delights of this modern Chinese city. In the evening, head to the theatre for an intense acrobatic performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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 Take advantage of your free time today to visit Yuyuan Gardens, return to the Bund, or do some shopping on Nanjing Road.

ACTIVITY: Let some of China’s most talented entertainers and athletes dazzle you for an evening with gravity-defying tricks and acrobatics. These spectacular performers will contort, balance, plate-spin, foot-juggle and more. Keep your eyes on the stage and you may even see a motorcycle or two.

icon Day 8 : Shanghai

Location: Shanghai

Meals: No Meals

Depart at any time.

We highly recommend post-accommodation to fully experience all Shanghai has to offer.

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

What's Included

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour

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    Shanghai orientation walk and acrobatic show

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    Master of the Nets Garden visit

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    Fully Guided

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

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group

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    Master of the Nets Garden and Tiger Hill Pagoda visit

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    Accommodation

    Hotel (7 nts)

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    Meals

    No meals included Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.

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    Your Discover Moment: Shanghai

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    Great Wall excursion

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    Terracotta Warriors tour

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nts)

Meals Included

No meals included

Transport

Train, local bus, metro, private van/bus, walking.

Book with Confidence

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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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