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Travel to China and tour Beijing, visit the Great Wall of China, travel from Xi'an to Suzhou and see the Terracotta Warriors before travelling to Shanghai.

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Take an Express tour of China from Beijing to Shanghai

Travel to China and embark an express tour from Beijing to Shanghai as you experience the ancient wonder of China's most famous attractions. Feel the sturdy rock of the Great Wall of China beneath your boots, imagine the artisans who carved an army of Terracotta Warriors and take time out to sit with the locals and sample fresh cuisine. This trip combines the imperial grandeur of palaces and temples with the vibrancy of modern cities, iconic landmarks and the beauty of nature for the perfect taste of China.

  • Stroll the canals in Suzhou
  • Relax in the serenity of perfect gardens
  • Join the bustle in the 'Paris of the East'
  • Marvel at body-bending acrobats in Shanghai
  • Walk a section of the Great Wall of China
  • See the iconic sights of Beijing
  • Make friends on a visit to a community project
  • Be amazed by the ancient Terracotta Warriors

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Shanghai, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    1 lunch
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (6 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Public bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Great Wall - Mutianyu section, Informal Chinese language lesson, Shanghai - Acrobat show, Shanghai - Walking tour, Suzhou - Garden of the Master of the Nets, Terracotta Warriors, Walking tour, Xi'an - Huiling visit, Xi'an - Local-style lunch, Xi'an - Walking tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    714kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 2. An upgrade to soft sleeper trains is available on this trip. Please see trip notes for full details. 3. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.

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Days 1-3 Beijing

Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.

Days 4-5 Xi'an

As the start of the ancient trading route the Silk Road and an imperial centre for 2,000 years, Xi'an has a fascinating history and rich cultural sites to discover.

Day 6 Suzhou

Suzhou, once described by Marco Polo as one of China's most beautiful cities, still has traditional gardens and a network of canals that brighten this modern bustling city.

Days 7-9 Shanghai

Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.
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