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A short but sweet adventure from Shanghai to Beijing

Get a taste of China on this short but culture-filled adventure. Travel from modern Shanghai to old Beijing and explore busy Xi'an, taking in iconic attractions such as the Great Wall of China and Terracotta Warriors along the way. Of course, there is time to delve beneath the surface, discovering gourmet delights and learning about Chinese lifestyles and traditions.

  • Walk a section of China's Great Wall
  • Stand in the centre of Tiananmen Square
  • Visit Beijing's ornate Forbidden City
  • Uncover the spirit of Shanghai
  • Sip tea by a canal in a water town
  • Salute the ancient Terracotta Warriors

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Shanghai, China
  • Finish:

    Beijing, 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
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure, Informal Chinese language lesson, Shanghai - Acrobat show, Shanghai - Walking tour, Xi'an - Huiling visit, Xi'an - Local-style lunch, Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an - Walking tour, Xitang - 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 'Accommodation' in the 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 1-2 Shanghai

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

Day 3 Water Town

With nine rivers and alleys joined by old stone bridges, Xitang is a unique water town with narrow, maze-like streets, antique temples and atmospheric waterways.

Days 4-6 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.

Days 7-9 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.
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