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Get a taste of China on a short but sweet tour. China Highlights travels between Shanghai and Beijing, visiting the Great Wall and Terracotta Warriors.

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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 China Highlights.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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 15
  • Meals:

    1 lunch
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (6 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Public bus
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Great Wall - Gubeikou section, Shanghai - Acrobat show, Shanghai - Walking tour, Xi'an - Huiling visit, 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. 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.

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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 Xitang

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 4-5 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.

Day 6 Great Wall

Head to this world wonder and spend a day ambling along the ancient stone pathways that make up the spectacular Great Wall of China.

Days 7-9 Beijing

Beijing has a long and colorful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.
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