Real Food Adventure - China Overview

Discover China and the tantalising sights, culture and food of Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu and Shanghai – from climbing the Great Wall to tasting the delicious spicy street food of the Sichuan province.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,035
      CAD $2,082
      AUD $2,163
      EUR €1,504
      GBP £1,296
      NZD $2,545
      ZAR R19,690
      CHF FR1,857
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Visit China and take a culinary tour of Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Shanghai

Welcome to enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience. Explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs to search out some of the city’s best street food. Discover Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City before seeing another side of China's gastronomy at the Donghuamen Night Market. Wander along the Great Wall of China and then travel to Xi’an to be awed by the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and the city’s excellent snack-food scene. Taste the peppery treats of Sichuan cuisine in Chengdu and enjoy a visit to a farming village learning about the food grown and what life is like for people out of the cities. End the adventure in Shanghai, where fresh food markets, an excellent bar culture and a range of amazing architecture await.

  • Dine on delectable Peking duck in Beijing
  • Sizzle and chop through a mouth-watering northern Chinese cooking class
  • Walk a stunning section of The Great Wall of China
  • Munch on guan tang baozi (steamed buns with gravy) for breakfast in Xi’an
  • Marvel at Xi’an’s impressive Terracotta Warriors
  • Spice up the trip with an exquisite Sichuan hotpot in Chengdu
  • Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the lights of the Pundong district in Shanghai
  • Brave the wilds of Donghuamen Night Market, where nothing is off the menu

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Shanghai, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (8 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

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

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu Walking Tour, Donghuamen Night Market walking tour, Great Wall - Mutianyu section, Market Tour and Cooking Class, Muslim Quarter Snack Crawl, Rainbow Trout Farm Lunch, Shanghai - Walking tour, Sichuan Hotpot Dinner, Terracotta Warriors

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    724kg 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. A scanned copy of the personal details page of your passport is required at time of booking in order for us to purchase your train tickets. 3. An upgrade to Soft Sleeper trains is available on this trip. Please see Trip Notes for full details.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,035
    CAD $2,082
    AUD $2,163
    EUR €1,504
    GBP £1,296
    NZD $2,545
    ZAR R19,690
    CHF FR1,857
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $203
    CAD $208
    AUD $216
    EUR €150
    GBP £129
    NZD $254
    ZAR R1,969
    CHF FR185
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Real Food Adventure - China Summary

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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.

Days 6-7 Chengdu

Chengdu has plenty of traditional flavour with its famous tea houses, numerous markets and as the home of Sichuan cuisine, known the world over for its spiciness.

Day 8 Huanglongxi & Sichuan Countryside

Step back in time in ancient town of Huanglongxi. With its well-preserved Qing dynasty buildings and tasty street foods, this town delights not only the tastebuds but all the senses.

Days 9-10 Shanghai

Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.
    • 10
    • CBZF
    • 4.57 out of 5
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,035
      CAD $2,082
      AUD $2,163
      EUR €1,504
      GBP £1,296
      NZD $2,545
      ZAR R19,690
      CHF FR1,857
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Food
    • Original
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