Inspirational China

Inspirational China

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Inspirational China

12 Days Starting in Beijing, China and ending in Shanghai, China

Visiting:

Beijing

,

Great Wall of China

,

Xi'An

,

Chengdu

,

Leshan

,

Shanghai

Tour operator:

Just You

Physical rating:

Low, Classic Touring

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Please make us aware of any specific dietary requests

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SLCHI

Group size:

15 - 35

Age range:

18-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$4587

$4197 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

Operator discount: $181

EXTRA tourhub discount: $209

Tour Overview

This exciting journey through China begins in Beijing, where you'll discover highlights including the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Take in spectacular views as you walk along a section of the iconic Great Wall, then board a high-speed train to Xian, where you'll view the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army. Immerse yourself in Chinese traditions and visit the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre before heading to the exciting city of Shanghai. Showcasing China's prosperity and development as well as its heritage and culture, you'll explore the main sights on a tour and take a cruise on the Huangpu River.

Highlights

  • Summer Palace

  • Beijing sightseeing tour

  • Great Wall including a cable car ride

  • Journey on the High-speed China Railway (CRH)

  • Yangling Mausoleum visit

  • Terracotta Army

  • Xian City Walls

  • Traditional Chinese dumpling-making experience

  • Chengdu tea ceremony with jasmine tea

  • Visit Chengdu's Jinli Street

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icon Day 1 : UK - Beijing
Location:

  Beijing


Today, you fly to Beijing today, arriving on day 2.

icon Day 2 : Beijing
Location:

  Beijing


Accommodation Name:

  Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town


Meals Included:

  Lunch, Dinner


​Beijing is an exceptional city, a huge sprawling metropolis bursting with ancient history and contemporary culture. Our introduction starts with a visit to the Summer Palace, a former royal garden set in beautiful grounds, which you can explore.

icon Day 3 : Beijing
Location:

  Beijing


Accommodation Name:

  Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


​We'll discover more of Beijing today on a full-day tour. At the heart of the city is Tiananmen Square, a site of huge cultural and political significance, bordered by the Qianmen Gate, the Great Hall of the People and the Gate of Heavenly Peace. We'll also visit the Forbidden City, where you can marvel at the Imperial Palace. Our visit concludes with a visit to the Temple of Heaven before we return to the hotel. This evening you can get out and about and explore Beijing on your own. Alternatively, we offer an optional walking tour along the city's narrow streets and alleys known as Hutongs. In these traditional residential areas, we will visit local families and learn about their day-to-day lives. We'll then head to a restaurant for a ​dinner, included in the optional excursion.

icon Day 4 : Great Wall of China
Location:

  Great Wall of China


Accommodation Name:

  Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


​Today you'll visit one of the world's most iconic sites, the Great Wall of China. We'll head to a lesser-known section of the wall at Mutianyu, and one of the best ways to appreciate its magnificence is from above, so we'll take a cable car ride. From this vantage point the views of the wall and the surrounding countryside are spectacular. Up here, you can also take the opportunity to walk along part of the ramparts, or simply take it all in. This afternoon, we'll return to Beijing for time at leisure. However, if you want to discover more, why not join an optional excursion to the ​Yonghe Lamasery. This renowned Lama temple houses a treasure trove of Buddhist art, including sculptured images of gods, demons and Buddha, as well as Tibetan-style murals. We'll round off the day with a special Peking duck dinner.

icon Day 5 : Beijing - Xian
Location:

  Beijing


Accommodation Name:

  Grand Park Xian


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


An exciting experience awaits us today as we journey to Xian by a high-speed train. On arrival, we'll visit the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, also known as the Yangling Mausoleum. In this underground museum, which is also a working excavation site, we'll see hundreds of terracotta figures and clay animals that were buried with the fourth emperor of the Han Dynasty.

icon Day 6 : Xian
Location:

  Xi'An


Accommodation Name:

  Grand Park Xian


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Xian, often referred to as the 'city of eternal peace', was once the flourishing capital of China. It is here that the first Qin emperor was interred in 200 BC with at least 6,000 life-size terracotta figures, and we will visit this impressive site today. The warriors, representing individuals of the Imperial Guard, are grouped in battle order, rank by rank. Some are mounted on horse-drawn chariots and others are armed with spears, swords and crossbows. This dazzling display of Chinese military power is quite simply breathtaking. We'll also visit a remodelled green tea house, where there may be an opportunity to meet one of the farmers who discovered the warriors back in the 1970s when they were digging a well. Next, we will head to Xian's beautifully preserved City Walls, where a buggy will take us from the south gate to the east gate.  Dumplings are a staple food in Chinese cuisine and this afternoon you will have the chance to make some with the guidance of an expert. Keeping to the theme we will gather this evening for a traditional dumpling dinner. Later, you have the opportunity to join an optional excursion to watch the famous Tang Dynasty show. The show you will see is performed by the world-renowned Shaanxi Song and Dance Troupe, the largest performing group in Western China, and promises to be truly entertaining.

icon Day 7 : Xian - Chengdu
Location:

  Chengdu


Accommodation Name:

  Tianfu Sunshine Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


We'll travel by high-speed train again today as we journey to Chengdu. Our tour here starts with a visit to a traditional tea house where we'll sample some jasmine tea. Our next stop is Jinli Street, one of the city's main streets. Here you can try local delicacies and visit tea houses and silk workshops. Alternatively, if you want to soak up more of China's traditions, you've the option to attend a face-changing show tonight, with dinner included. This spectacle features performances ranging from opera to comedy and, of course, the famous face-changing act, which has to be seen to be believed.

icon Day 8 : Chengdu
Location:

  Leshan


Accommodation Name:

  Tianfu Sunshine Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Leshan is a must-see location thanks to its wonderful lush scenery and the famous Leshan Giant Buddha that casts his gaze over the Minjiang and Qingjiang Rivers. It is the tallest Buddha in the world and was carved out of the cliff by a monk of the Tang Dynasty in around 713 AD. We'll see this today on a tour, which also includes a cruise on the Minjiang River offering an alternative view. If you wish, an easy climb will take you to the top of the mountain where you will find yourself parallel to this magnificent statue. On our way back to our hotel we'll visit the nearby Lingyun temple, and this evening we'll enjoy a regional speciality, a Sichuan hotpot.

icon Day 9 : Chengdu - Shanghai
Location:

  Chengdu, Shanghai


Accommodation Name:

  Jin Jiang Tower


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


A fantastic morning tour takes us to the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre to view these endangered creatures. We'll learn all about China's national treasure, and if we're really lucky we might get to see some baby pandas. This evening, we'll transfer to the airport for our flight to Shanghai.​

icon Day 10 : Shanghai
Location:

  Shanghai


Accommodation Name:

  Jin Jiang Tower


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Shanghai is the fastest-developing city in China, with a rich history embedded in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and we'll discover its highlights on today's included tour. The maze of streets in the Old Town form a stark contrast with modern Nanjing Road, and as we stroll we'll also see the ancient Wu Xing Ting Teahouse, the classic Yu Yuan Gardens and the beautiful Jade Buddha Temple. At the city's heart is the Huangpu River, with its constant stream of water traffic. On a cruise we'll take in views of the architecture that lines its banks, including the Yangpu Bridge, Nanpu Bridge and  famous sites such as the People's Hero Monument, the Bund and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Look out too for the dramatic skyline of the Pudong business district and the Wu Song ancient Gun Fort relics. By night, Shanghai is a culinary delight, with all sorts of local and international food on offer and plenty of exciting entertainment which you can enjoy at your lesiure. Alternatively, why not watch the famous Shanghai Acrobatics Show. The troupe was founded in 1951, and people from all over the world come here to witness the gravity defying stunts and amazing feats of balance and strength they perform. A night to remember is promised if you choose to join this optional excursion, which also includes dinner.

icon Day 11 : Shanghai - at Leisure
Location:

  Shanghai


Accommodation Name:

  Jin Jiang Tower


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


There is so much to see in Shanghai and you can spend today exploring independently or with your travelling companions. Nanjing Road is awash with sparkling shopping malls and boutiques selling all manner of goods and is a great place to visit and maybe pick up some souvenirs. The Bund is also a good place to head - this famous riverside boulevard is lined with colonial-style buildings. If you'd rather join an organised trip, why not come on a visit to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao to see the 36 stone bridges which were built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.​  In the evening, we will gather as a group for a farewell dinner. Afterwards, why not join our optional excursion, which gives you the chance to appreciate Shanghai's stunning skyline beautifully illuminated. We'll head to the landmark Jin Mao Tower, which gives a birds eye view of Shanghai City.​​

icon Day 12 : Shanghai - UK
Location:

  Shanghai


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK, arriving later the same day.

What's Included

  • Use of an airport lounge in the UK

  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own

  • Accommodation

    10 nights in 4 & 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight

  • Meals

    24 included meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 6 dinners including welcome drink

  • Return flights from London

  • Overseas transfers, internal flights, other transportation & porterage

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide

Accommodation

    • Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town
    • The Crowne Plaza U-Town Beijing is situated directly next to Beijing U-Town, which is home to a variety of shops and restaurants, making it perfect for relaxing and entertainment. Other hotel amenities include an indoor pool, fitness centre, bar and Hopfenstube German restaurant. <br></br> Rooms are furnished with private bathrooms, minibar, air-conditioning and flat-screen TV.
    • Grand Park Xian
    • The 5-star Grand Park Xian is a comfortable hotel in a convenient location. It's just a short walk away from the beautiful south gate of the city wall, and close to the bustling shops of the city centre. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, cafe, fitness centre and a games room. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
    • Tianfu Sunshine Hotel
    • The 4-star Tianfu Sunshine in Chengdu is located in the downtown area of the city. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and Wi-Fi. Bedrooms have private facilities and air-conditioning.
    • Shanghai New Jinjiang Tower
    • Jinjiang Tower Is located in the Huaihai Road Central Business District Shanghai Jin Jiang Toer close to Xin Tian Di and People''s Square. The hotel features include an indoor swimming pool, health club, eight restaurants of which Semillon Café is a buffet restaurant which serves lunch and dinner and is open 24 hours, Semillon Lounge which is a pub that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, Le Fun which serves lunch and dinner, J-Show which serves lunch and dinner, Exquisite bocuse which serves again lunch and dinner, meeting facilities, 24-hour front helpdesk and concierge services. Rooms are equipped with satellite televisions, minibar, in-room safe, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Excursions Included

 

  • Summer Palace
  • Beijing sightseeing
  • Great Wall including a cable car excursion
  • Xian city walls
  • Han Tombs visit
  • Terracotta Warriors
  • Small Wild Goose Pagoda & traditional dumpling making
  • Chengdu tea ceremony
  • Leshan Giant Buddha and boat ride
  • Panda Breeding Research Centre
  • Shanghai sightseeing
  • Shanghai Acrobats show
  • Cruise along the Huangpu River

Optional Excursions

  • Xian Tang Dynasty show
  • Chengdu face-changing show
  • Shanghai by night

Check out our Q&As

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes, overseas transfers, internal flights, other transportation & porterage

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

Yes

What is the maximum group size?

35

Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

Yes

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    All the people in your group will be solo travellers and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of solo travellers who have more, or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of l

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    A few years ago we set up Just You Cares, a programme that gives back to some of the places we love. We have always believed in taking care of the communities we visit, and have taken the time to really get to know the local people and understand the challenges they face. Some of our holidays give our Customers the chance to see how the money from their trips has been spent.

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    At Just You, we are committed to operating our business operations responsibly, with integrity and always act ethically in all our business dealings and relationships. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our own business or in any of our supply chains

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If we can accommodate a change in date - we will always do our best to help you. Just pick up the phone and ask one of our friendly advisors - just make sure you have your booking number to hand.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes, and all of our accommodation providers will be working to the very highest standards of hygiene – you already always enjoy a private room of your own on all of our trips, all of our partners will be guided by local government operational standards of hygiene and the new protocols we have issued to them.

    Will I eat alone?

    We find there’s always a social element to dining, so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! Every holiday includes a welcome get-together, all breakfasts and many other meals. When a meal is not included we find travellers meet and dine together.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No, given the nature of our holidays, it is not possible to join the tour once it has departed.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Just You has been operating solo holidays for more than 15 years.

    Am I guaranteed a room of my own?

    Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day. In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.

    What is the typical age range on a Just You holiday?

    Typically, our customers are solo travellers in their 40s, 50s and 60s, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between)... After all, age is just a number!

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have received the World Travel and Tourism Councils (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, which recognises businesses and destinations worldwide that have adopted a new set of global protocols to support the return of 'Safe Travel' around the world. The 'Safe Travels' stamp provides you, with assurance and peace of mind that we have implemented enhanced health and hygiene prprotocols on all holidays.

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Once you book, you will receive a confirmation invoice within 7 days, prior to departure, we will send you further information to help prepare for your trip.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Just You is exclusively for solo travellers, every tour includes a twin or double room of your own, with no single supplement.

Please note, this tour is not available for booking in your country.

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Sep 17, 2023

Thursday

Sep 28, 2023
  • Operator discount: $181 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $215 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

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$4312 (USD)
$4708
$4312 (USD)

Operator discount: $181

EXTRA tourhub discount: $215

Including Flights from the UK

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Oct 08, 2023

Thursday

Oct 19, 2023
  • Operator discount: $181 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $209 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$4587
$4197 (USD)
$4587
$4197 (USD)

Operator discount: $181

EXTRA tourhub discount: $209

Including Flights from the UK

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

May 05, 2024

Thursday

May 16, 2024
  • Operator discount: $302 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $215 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$4828
$4312 (USD)
$4828
$4312 (USD)

Operator discount: $302

EXTRA tourhub discount: $215

Including Flights from the UK

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Sep 15, 2024

Thursday

Sep 26, 2024
  • Operator discount: $302 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $221 (USD)

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$4949
$4427 (USD)
$4949
$4427 (USD)

Operator discount: $302

EXTRA tourhub discount: $221

Including Flights from the UK

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Oct 06, 2024

Thursday

Oct 17, 2024
  • Operator discount: $302 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $215 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$4828
$4312 (USD)
$4828
$4312 (USD)

Operator discount: $302

EXTRA tourhub discount: $215

Including Flights from the UK

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Oct 13, 2024

Thursday

Oct 24, 2024
  • Operator discount: $302 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $215 (USD)

  • IncludingUK Flights

$4828
$4312 (USD)
$4828
$4312 (USD)

Operator discount: $302

EXTRA tourhub discount: $215

Including Flights from the UK

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  • Free Date Changes

    Just You allows you to make 2 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 75 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Just You allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform just you, 75 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Just You requires a minimum deposit of 20% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 84 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of just you charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: 75% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • Book with Confidence

    When you book your holiday with Just You, you can have complete peace of mind. Your money is 100% protected through our Independent Trust Fund, any money you pay to us is held by them & governed by 3rd?party trustees. It is also a condition of our ATOL license and is regularly monitored by the Civil Aviation Authority. We don’t receive any money until after you’ve come back from your holiday – so your money is 100% protected no matter what. If you have any questions you can speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable holiday advisors.

Inspirational China

12 Days Starting in Beijing, China and ending in Shanghai, China

Visiting:

Beijing

,

Great Wall of China

,

Xi'An

,

Chengdu

,

Leshan

,

Shanghai

Tour operator:

Just You

Physical rating:

Low, Classic Touring

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Please make us aware of any specific dietary requests

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SLCHI

Group size:

15 - 35

Age range:

18-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:
$4587

$4197 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

Operator discount: $181

EXTRA tourhub discount: $209

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"To get to Drangarnir and Tindholmur, make sure you're with a guide! As far as the hiking is concerned, bring layers (around 3 should be fine), as well as lots of water and some food!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The road in Streymoy ends in the town of Tjørnuvik. This town is located in a valley, boasting its very own beach, and a great view of the North Atlantic!"

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"Visiting the Kallur Lighthouse on Kalsoy island was surreal. Plush green landscapes and adoring sheep families join you on this 1-hour hike. I had it entirely to myself too!"

@ck_the_explorer's Top Tips

"Views like this are found by hiking up to Klakkur, a viewpoint near Klaksvik in the Faroe Islands. Seeing the salmon cages in the distance and Faroe's 2nd largest city is quite the experience."

What do you love most about Faroe Islands?

"The old town Torshavn, in the capital of the Faroe Islands, still has old turfed homes in perfect condition. These houses are reminiscent of Faroese ancestors!"

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Amsterdam

Netherlands

What do you love most about Amsterdam?

"The architecture with the canals are so amazing! The whole city has a really charming vibe!"

Favourite time of year to visit Amsterdam

"Amsterdam is truly an all year destination! "

@biankadventures's Top Tips

"- Avoid the peak season - Book in advance - Get the Amsterdam city card - Try the stroopwafel - Get lost in the canals - By some flowers in the market"

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Loved visiting the Damrak and the iconic flower market! Nice to see so many beautiful flowers in one place! "

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Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

United States

What do you love most about Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area?

"The Columbia River Gorge has one of the best concentrations of waterfall hikes with over 90 waterfalls in the area waiting to be explored!"

Favourite time of year to visit Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

"Late spring or early autumn! Both provide good weather conditions, a chance to see new blooms or fall foliage & minimised crowds."

A 'MUST' whilst you're there?

"Escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get lost in nature!"

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"Wear layers & always bring a jacket. The Gorge is known to have big wind gusts, especially in the late fall, winter, and early Spring. Best to be prepared with a jacket or layers."

@thishomeschoolerslife's Top Tips

"The historic Vista House at Crown Point is an excellent starting point for your drive on HWY 30. Climb to the top for the best views of the Columbia River."

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