Essential China - Premium

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 11 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Shanghai, China
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Premium adventure: upgraded accommodation (minimum 4star) throughout, no sleeper train (as on standard departures), 2 highspeed trains and 2 additional meals in 'Michelin' class restaurants
  • 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
Start in Beijing and end in Shanghai, the Essential China - Premium tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 11 days. You will travel through Great Wall of China, Shanghai, Xian and 5 other destinations in China. Essential China - Premium is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Visit China's iconic sites in style on this premium tour with upgraded accommodation, upgraded transport, and the chance to sample Michelin class culinary delights. 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 have a class in the traditional Chinese craft of papercutting in one of the homes. 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; welcome dinner in Michelin class restaurant
  • Day 2: Sightseeing including the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park and a walking tour of the hutongs including a traditional paper cutting class
  • Day 3: Visit the Great Wall of China; return to Beijing 
  • Day 4: Bullet train to Xi’an; 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; farewell Michelin class dinner
  • Day 11: End Shanghai
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 10 nights upgraded hotels (minimum 4-star) , All accommodation (upgraded throughout)
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners in 'Michelin' class restaurants included , All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners in Michelin class restaurants
Transport
  • 11 days land only/12 flight inclusive
  • Travel by bullet train, domestic flight, metro/public bus and private coach
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
Others
  • Optional single supplement, available on request
  • 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 Beijing and from Shanghai 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 - Premium tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential China - Premium tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 30 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 January 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essential China - Premium 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 - Premium 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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