Classic China Overview

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Experience China on a tour from Beijing to Shanghai.

Travel to China and embark on a tour from Beijing to Shanghai. Classic China offers a fine blend of China's highlights experienced in true Intrepid style - just with a softer landing. Encounter friendly locals on this journey between China's two great cities, Shanghai and Beijing, with plenty of time to marvel at ancient archaeological wonders. Delve into some of the greatest markets the Middle Kingdom has to offer and with the opportunity to dine on local delicacies, discover China's fascinating customs and culture and even cook up your own exotic fare - this is classic adventure travel.

  • Learn to cook local specialties in Yangshuo
  • Admire Shanghai's eclectic architecture
  • Soak up the old-world charm of one of China's water towns
  • Visit China and explore the imperial sights of Beijing
  • Dine on Peking duck
  • See the stoic expressions of Xi'an's Terracotta Warriors

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Shanghai, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Taxi
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Great Wall - Cable car, Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure, Informal Chinese language lesson, Peking duck dinner, Shanghai - Acrobat show, Water town day trip, Xi'an - Dumpling banquet, Xi'an - Huiling visit, Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an - Walking tour, Yangshuo - Cooking school & market tour, Yuyuan Gardens

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1243kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. Arrival airport transfer is included, please advise flight details at time of booking. 2. A single supplement is available for this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 3. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking. In 2013 the CBKB will be shortened to 10 days and will also run in the opposite direction. The itinerary will run as follows: Days 1-2 Shanghai Day 3 Watertown Days 4-6 Xian Days 7-10 Beijing

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Days 1-4 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 5-6 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 7-8 Yangshuo

With karst peaks looming and the Li River gently running alongside, Yangshuo's scenery is glorious and its town is a great place to relax and explore China's countryside.

Days 9-12 Shanghai/Water Town

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