Best of China

Upgraded, Beijing to Shanghai
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Tour description

From cosmopolitan cities to ancient capitals and surreal rural scenery, China’s stunning diversity offers adventurous visitors to the Middle Kingdom a chance to explore both its modern allure and ancient past. A rapidly changing country, now is the time to discover its cultural and historical diversity—and do it with a bit of style! Our experienced CEO will lead the way and eliminate the hassle so you're free to explore China's urban and rural highlights.

What's included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Foodie Moment: Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo, Yangshuo
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven
  • Visit Beijing's traditional hutongs
  • Excursion to the Great Wall
  • Xian Muslim quarter orientation walk
  • Cycle along the Xi'an city walls
  • Terracotta Warriors tour and a lunch at the local village where they were uncovered
  • Li River boat ride
  • Bicycle ride trough the countryside with village visits
  • Cooking class and dinner in Yangshuo
  • Explore Yue Luo Wan rural village
  • Shanghai orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Walk the great wall and cycle along the xi'an city walls
  • Explore the back-alley streets in beijing's traditional hutongs
  • Face the terracotta warriors and visit the farming community where they were discovered
  • Cycle the countryside and visit quaint villages
  • Learn to cook local specialities at a rural cooking school

Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Beijing duck welcome dinner.

Day 2: Beijing Today we visit the Great Wall of China.

Day 3: Beijing Explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Also, take a walk through some of the local backstreet neighbourhoods.

Day 4: Beijing/Xi'an Continue to explore Beijing with our local CEO and enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 5: Xi'an Explore Xi'an like the locals with a bike ride along the ancient city walls. In the evening, visit the Muslim Quarter and local markets.

Day 6: Xi'an Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors museum and then have lunch in the local farming village where these priceless artifacts were found.

Day 7: Xi'an/Yueluowan Village Fly to Guilin and continue on to a traditional Chinese village and immerse yourself in the local culture with an overnight stay in a small guesthouse.

Day 8: Yueluowan Village/Yangshuo Trek through the beautiful countryside, passing villages, rice and fruit fields to the quaint town of Yangshuo. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Li River.

Day 9: Yangshuo Take a rural cycling trip, passing rice paddy fields and limestone karst mountains. Later, try preparing local cuisine at a cooking school and enjoy the results for dinner.

Day 10: Yangshuo/Shanghai Fly to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund area.

Day 11: Shanghai Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens or the Shanghai Museum.

Day 12: Shanghai Depart at any time.