Essential China

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Beijing , China
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Beijing's Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Jingshan Park 
  • Giant pandas at Chengdu's Breeding & Research Centre
  • One of the bestpreserved parts of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu
  • The famous Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin, near Xi'an
Start and end in Beijing, the Essential China tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 11 days. You will travel through Chengdu Research Base Of Giant Panda Breeding, Great Wall of China, Xian and 5 other destinations in China. Essential China is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Visit China's iconic sites and bring its fascinating history and culture to life! Beijing's history stretches back three millennia and the scale of Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City never fail to amaze. Leaving the grandeur behind, explore the old town's narrow 'hutongs', and locals house for a more humbling experience and a class in the traditional Chinese craft of papercutting. Head out of the city and step foot on one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall; here you'll begin to comprehend the magnitude of this construction as it snakes across the mountains to the horizon and beyond. Juxtaposed to this is Xi'an's vibrant Muslim Quarter, where we catch a shadow puppetry show at Gao's Family Mansion. Xi'an is most famed for the nearby Terracotta Warriors of Emperor Qin, where excavations have revealed thousands of hand-crafted life-size and lifelike army figures. A China holiday would not be complete without a trip to Chengdu to see the endangered Giant pandas - these black and white furry animals are a national emblem and a rare sight. End in cosmopolitan Shanghai, with its unmistakable skyline illuminated at night.
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive Beijing
  • Day 2: Sightseeing including the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park and a walking tour of the hutongs including a class in traditional paper cutting
  • Day 3: Visit the Great Wall of China; return to Beijing and take an overnight train to Xi’an
  • Day 4: Arrive Xi’an; afternoon walking tour of the Muslim Quarter with a shadow puppetry show at Gao’s family mansion
  • Day 5: Excursion to the Terracotta Warriors
  • Day 6: Free day in Xi’an; optional cycling along the old city walls or Mount Huashan day trip
  • Day 7: Bullet train to Chengdu; afternoon walking tour around the People’s Park – try Chinese water calligraphy (weather permitting)
  • Day 8: Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Centre
  • Day 9: Fly to Shanghai; afternoon visit to the Shanghai Museum
  • Day 10: Explore the Bund waterfront area and the French Concession
  • Day 11: End Shanghai
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • 9 nights hotels and 1 night sleeper train , Premium departures available: 10 nights upgraded accommodation (no sleeper train), upgraded transport and 2 dinners in 'Michelin' class restaurants included, All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts and 1 lunch included , All breakfasts and 1 lunch
Transport
  • 11 days land only/12 flight inclusive
  • Travel by bullet train, sleeper train, domestic flight, metro/public bus and private coach
  • All transport and listed activities
Others
  • Optional single supplement, available on request (excludes sleeper train)
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Arrival and departure transfers
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from Beijing are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential China tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 245 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 23 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Essential China tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Essential China tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential China tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
Jane Andersen Customer Service, Bookmundi
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