Ancient China Capitals Discovery

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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1-79 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-41494
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts/Ends Beijing, China/ Shanghai, China
  • Discover ancient capital Beijing
  • Practice Kung-fu moves in Shaolin Temple
  • Face the incredible Terracotta Warriors in old Xi'an
  • Explore the bustling byways of cosmopolitan Shanghai
Explore the ancient capitals of China on this 12-day tour. Arrive in Beijing, where you will see the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and more, and also spend a day visiting Mutianyu Great Wall. Discover the Longmen Grottoes and practice Kung-fun in Shaolin Temple. Uncover the ancient Silk Road on tour in Xi'an and spend an afternoon exploring the famous West Lake in Hangzhou by boat before wandering the streets of historical Shanghai. See the full itinerary for all the fabulous activities and sights offered on this trip.

We offer so many choices, choose a private tour or group adventure tour for this trip. Private trips can be booked for one to twenty travelers. Book a certain departure date, set your own pace, enjoy more one-on-one attention from the tour leader and if you would like, upgrade your hotels. This is a great idea for families, friends, company employees or social clubs as there is something for everybody. If you prefer group travel, you can choose from our most adventurous trips, with international groups traveling with participants of all ages from all over the world. 
  • Day 1: Beijing, arrival day
  • Day 2: Beijing, explore Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Day 3: Beijing, discover Tian’anmen Square & Forbidden City
  • Day 4: Shaolin Kungfu Temple & Longmen Grottoes
  • Day 5: Xi’an, Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Day 6: Xi’an, Terracotta Warriors, overnight train to Nanjing
  • Day 7: Nanjing, Sun Yatsen's mausoleum
  • Day 8: Hangzhou, West Lake walking tour
  • Day 9: Hangzghou, Longjing tea farm
  • Day 10: Hangzhou to Shanghai
  • Day 11: Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden walking tour
  • Day 12: Shanghai, departure Day
  • 10 Breakfasts + 1 Dinner
  • All accommodations in double and twin share rooms with private facilities
  • Professional English speaking tour leader
  • All transportation during the tour is included
  • High speed train (Beijing-Zhengzhou, Luoyang-Xian, Nanjing - Hangzhou, Hangzhou- Shanghai ), 2nd class
  • Overnight Train (Xi’an-Nanjing), soft sleeper
  • Private bus and entrance tickets for excursion to Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing
  • Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City
  • Private bus and entrance tickets for excursion to Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang
  • Private bus and entrance tickets for excursion to the Terracotta Warriors in old Xi'an
  • Muslim Quarter walking tour in Xi'an
  • City tour in Nanjing
  • Visiting Sun Yatsen's Mausoleum in Nanjing
  • West Lake walking tour and Longjing tea farm exploration in Hangzhou
  • Yuyuan Garden and Old Shanghai street walking tour in Shanghai
  • International flight and departure tax
  • Arrival transfer and departure transfer
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Other optional excursions and entrance tickets
  • Tips to drivers and tour guides
  • Other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa to China
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    


  • How many days is enough for Asia?

    A seven-day Asia trip can give you a taste of the general highlights of two countries at most. Go for destinations in the same region, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, if you are planning a week-long vacation to save time. A two-week trip gives you the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of three countries. If you want to cast your net further and cover more ground, then a month-long sojourn would be ideal. This duration is enough to cover everything from the futuristic Tokyo to the backwaters of Kerala and the vast, arid landscapes of Kazakhstan.  

    Ideally, we suggest that you spend around three weeks in the continent if you wish to get under the skin of its cultures and people.


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