Intrepid Sightseeing

  • Join this St Petersburg tour to discover the gritty greats and strange sights of the 'burg - and make some new friends along the way! Visit the former homes of Lenin and Rasputin, sip on vodka in a bar filled with Soviet Airforce paraphernalia, find metro station art relics, and see a yard dedicated to the Wizard of Oz.  Ahhhh Russia, don't go changing!
    St. Petersburg
    3 hours
  • Give the tour buses a wide berth and experience the contradictions of modern Moscow from the ground level with a local insider. From lavish ultra-luxury hotels, to stark Soviet-era buildings, and those distinct gold-domed Orthodox churches, Moscow is mindblowing.
    Moscow
    3 - 3.5 hours
  • What could be cooler than heading 60 metres underground to hang in a Cold War era military bunker? Join this Moscow tour to scout out Soviet-era tunnels, admire the artwork that adorns the city's underground metro system, and sip tea with locals in a typical Russian café.
    Moscow
    3 - 3.5 hours
  • A gold leaf church and an imposing monastery are what Quito’s Old Town is all about. See them both on this Quito tour as well as heading into the kitchen of a local bakery that has been mastering the art of quesadillas and Quiteñian sweets for four generations. 
    Quito
    6 hours
  • Condors may be strong and skillful but sometimes even birds of prey get the blues. Visit a rehabilitation centre for condors that are down on their luck, then enjoy a nature walk, a visit to a sacred waterfall and some down time at a craft market. This Quito tour isn't full of the usual travel suspects. 
    Quito
    10 hours
  • Be one of the estimated nine million bicyclists in China on this Beijing tour. Spin your wheels through the backstreets and hutongs, stopping for quirky hutong stories, a tasty local lunch, and a visit to a local community organisation.
    Beijing
    5-6 hours
  • See the historical icons that you can’t miss in this majestic capital. Blend in local’s morning exercise in Temple of Heaven Park. Feel standing in the symbolic power centre of China on Tian’anmen Square and reminisce the “no longer royals” in Forbidden City.  this is Beijing 101 suitable for newbies and returning travellers. 
    Beijing
    6-7 hours
  • One of the greatest constructions in the world, the Great Wall of China is a hard act to follow, but this Beijing tour does its best by getting a head start on the crowds, providing a tasty local lunch, and keeping you on track and focused on the Wall and the Wall only.
    Beijing
    7-8 hours
  • You may not associate mosques and Muslims with China, but Xi’an is home to some fine examples of Islamic architecture and a strong Muslim community. On this Xi’an tour you’ll explore the Muslim Quarter area, meet the Hui minority, and feast on street food and a traditional banquet. 
    Xian
    3 – 4 hours
  • Escape Shanghai's futuristic streetscapes to waltz around the nostalgic Old Town area for a few hours. Join sprightly locals in group ballroom dancing or tai chi sessions in the park, try some old-school dumpling soup, pick through antiques, ride on the efficient metro system, and picture the future of Shanghai at the Urban Planning Museum.
    Shanghai
    5-6 hours

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