North China Getaway Itinerary

Travel to China on a getaway from Beijing to Shanghai. Visit Xi'an and Huangshan, see the Great Wall and witness China's ancient and modern delights.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later North China Getaway.
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Day 1 Beijing/Große Mauer

Das prachtvolle Beijing ist voller Sehenswürdigkeiten aus den verschiedenen Zeitepochen wie der Tiananmen Platz oder die Verbotene Stadt. Entdecken Sie aber auch die Gegenwart und bummeln Sie durch das Labyrinth von Hutongs und Märkten. Die Gelegenheit Chinas berühmteste Sehenswürdigkeit, die Große Mauer, zu besichtigen, wie sie allmählich vom Sonnenaufgang erleuchtet wird, ist der passende Abschluss dieser Reise.
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Days 2-4 Great Wall

Jump on a bullet train and power from Beijing to Shanhaiguan. Take a tour of Old Dragon Head - Shanhaiguan's section of the wall and the only part that enters the ocean. The following day, travel out to Dongjiakou village and visit a part of the wall that hasn't been restored. Then get a taste of rural Chinese life on a local family homestay.
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Days 5-6 Xi´an

Die alte Königstadt mit ihren historischen Stätten und einem bezaubernden Ambiente ist unser nächstes Ziel. Wahlweise nehmen Sie an der Besichtigung der alten Terrakottasoldaten teil, die mit außergewöhnlicher militärischer Präzision aufgestellt wurden. Lockerer ist die Atmosphäre in den Parkanlagen, wo man Einheimische bei ihren Tai Chi Übungen sieht.
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Day 7 Shanghai

Visit China’s most dynamic city, Shanghai. Embark on a guided tour of the city's historical quarters, such as The Bund, Nongtang and the European-influenced French Concession. To gain a deeper understanding of China’s engrossing past, perhaps stop by the Shanghai Museum or Propaganda Museum for a versing in local history.
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Days 8-9 Xitang

Catch a local bus out to Huangshan. Also known as Yellow Mountain, the dramatic limestone peaks populating this superbly beautiful area make for some of the country's most breathtaking scenery.
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Day 10 Hongcun

Pass through verdant bamboo and pine forests en route to the age-old village of Hongcun. Amble along the quiet cobblestone streets, hire a bike and pedal out to surrounding villages or do your best Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon re-enactments – this is where a bunch of the film's scenes were shot.
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Days 11-12 Shanghai

Return to the bustle of Shanghai. After freshening up at the hotel, why not head out as a group for a traditional tea ceremony or visit the Bund's hippest bar and toast the conclusion of this memorable Chinese journey.
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