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Premium China by IntrepidUncover modern cities and ancient villages on this Shanghai to Beijing tour.
Starts AtShanghai
Ends AtBeijing
Duration12 days
Group SizeMaximum 12
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Starts AtShanghai
Ends AtBeijing
Duration12 days
Group SizeMaximum 12
Physical Rating
Light
Style
Discovery
Book today with a £100/person deposit
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About Your Trip

The Great Wall of China. The Terracotta Warriors. The Forbidden City. Experience the highlights of China on this premium 12-day tour run by our partner Intrepid. You’ll travel from Shanghai to Beijing, exploring the best of both with guided tours. Also journey through the karst hills of Yangshuo, visit artisans in a Huizhou village and explore the ancient history of Xi’an. Visits to local homes and restaurants will provide an insight into the real China.

The Terracotta warriors stand in the position where they were unearthered near the city of Xian.
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The Forbidden City after a light snow fall in December.
The Tang Dynasty tourist show tells the story of a woman who became empress.
China Highlights participants Annabel and George start exploring the Jinshanling section of the Great Wall on a cold winters morning in December
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Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Get to know Shanghai on a guided walking tour
  • 2
    Visit artisans in the ancient Huizhou village of Tangmo
  • 3
    Tour a vast tea plantation
  • 4
    Uncloak ancient wonders with a trip to the Terracotta Warriors
  • 5
    Visit the Great Wall of China, one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of the World
  • 6
    Experience the highlights of Beijing taking in Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • 7
    Discover the best of Chinese cuisine with special restaurant visits and a cooking class
  • 8
    Tour the old imperial centre of China, Xi’an
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Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Hotel (eight nights), Huizhou feature stay (one night), Yangshuo feature stay (two nights)
  • 11 breakfasts, three lunches, four dinners
  • Shanghai cuisine welcome dinner
  • Walking tour of Shanghai including the French Concession, People’s Park and Bund
  • Home-cooked lunch in Huizhou
  • Tangmo village tour
  • Stone tablet inscription printing demonstration
  • Visit to bamboo-weaving family
  • Shanghai rooftop bar (one drink included)
  • Xianggong Hill and tea farm visit
  • Yangshuo walking tour
  • Yangshuo cooking class
  • Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Muslim Quarter dumpling dinner
  • Terracotta Warriors tour (entrance fee and transport included)
  • Home-cooked lunch in a family-run restaurant
  • Jingshan Park visit
  • Tiananmen Square visit
  • Forbidden City visit
  • Hutong home-cooked lunch
  • Hutong walking tour with local expert
  • Wood mortise and tenon demonstration
  • Tour the Huanghuacheng section of the Great Wall of China
  • Beijing duck dinner
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support

Accommodation

What you need to know

Our premium accommodation has been specially selected for both quality and location, with an average local accommodation rating of four stars. All our premium itineraries include a feature stay in a unique property chosen for historical significance, to showcase the local architectural style or to provide an unusual and exceptional local experience.

Book today with a £100/person deposit
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: tripssupport@theculturetrip.com