Grand Tour Of China

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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 10-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-32880
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, German
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Shanghai, China
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Great Wall: Stroll along the restored Mutianyu section and see how the undulating wall disappears into the horizon in front of you.
  • Forbidden City: Discover the majesty of the walled imperial palace which was reserved for China’s royalty for centuries.
  • Terracotta Army: Pay homage to the immortal clay warriors unearthed after 2,000 years guarding China’s first emperor in the afterlife.
  • The Yangtze River: The longest river in Asia and third longest in the world, the Yangtze carries you on an eternal journey through China’s heartland.
  • Shanghai: A city of contrasts where China’s traditional past meets modern technology and futuristic design.
The "Grand Tour Of China" starts from Beijing and ends in Shanghai. The "Grand Tour Of China" is an art and architecture trip that takes 13 days taking you through Beijing, Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an and 4 other destinations in China and china. This is a guided small group that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Embark on our extensive 13-day grand tour of China and experience some the country’s main attractions and cultural experiences. From the wonders of its imperial past and beautiful, heavenly landscapes, to its charmingly inquisitive giant panda and the beating heart of urban modernity, the new face of contemporary China. Our comprehensive programme delivers a unique and captivating insight into the soul of this fascinating country. Take this wonderful opportunity to experience the hospitality and appeal of the many different faces of an ancient and unique culture. Visit the great cities responsible for China’s illustrious past and present, and cruise the mighty Yangtze to enjoy the spectacular scenery at a more leisurely pace.
  • Day 1: Arrival Beijing
  • Day 2: Beijing (forbidden City Tour, Temple Of Heaven)
  • Day 3: Beijing (mutianyu Section Of The Great Wall Tour - Beijing Enamel Factory - Summer Palace Visit )
  • Day 4: Beijing – Xi’an (4.5 Hr By High-speed Train; Included)
  • Day 5: Xi’an (terracotta Warrior Museum - Big Wild Goose Pagoda Visit)
  • Day 6: Xi'an - Chengdu (4 Hrs By Train)
  • Day 7: Chengdu – Chongqing (1.5 Hrs By Train)
  • Day 8: Yangtze River - Fengdu - Yangtze River
  • Day 9: Yangtze River - Shennong Stream - Yangtze River
  • Day 10: Yangtze River - Yichang – Shanghai (8 Hrs By Train)
  • Day 11: Shanghai (full Day Tour Of Shanghai)
  • Day 12: Shanghai
  • Day 13: Departure Shanghai
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Xiyuan Hotel or similar 5*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Grand Park Hotel or similar 5*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Dorsett Grand or similar 4*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = President Cruise 5*
  • Deluxe Hotel Category = Huating Hotel & Tower or similar 5*
  • 9 nights' accommodation
  • 3 nights in a five-star Yangtze cruise vessel in Twin Rooms with bath or shower/W.C
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 8 Lunches on days 2,3,5,7,8,9,10,11
  • 2 Dinners on days 8, 9
  • Private transfer from Beijing Airport to hotel in Beijing
  • Air-conditioned coaches throughout the tour
  • 2nd class seat on the bullet train from Beijing Xi'an on day 4 (No guides and Porterage not included)
  • 2nd class seat on the bullet train from Xi'an Chengdu on day 6 (No guides and Porterage not included)
  • 2nd class seat on the bullet train from Chengdu Chongqing on day 7 (No guides and Porterage not included)
  • 2nd class seat on the bullet train from Yichang Shanghai on day 10 (No guides and Porterage not included)
  • Private transfer from hotel in Shangai to Shangai Airport
  • Operated with local English or German-speaking guide
  • Xian:
  • Yangtze River Cruise:
  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary; Forbidden City (excl. exhibitions), Temple of Heaven and tea ceremony on Day 2; Great Wall Mutianyu section tour, cable car ride, Cloisonne Factory tour and Summer Palace tour (excl. boat, theatre and Longevity Hill) on Day 3; Beijing's Hutongs tour on Day 4; Terracotta Warriors Museum tour and Big Wild Goose Pagoda visit (excl. climbing the tower) on Day 5; Dujiangyan Giant Panda Base visit on Day 7; Shennong Stream tour on Day 9; Three Gorges Dam tour on Day 10; Yu Garden visit, Jade Buddha Temple tour and Silk Factory visit on Day 11.
  • Meet & Greet at Beijing International Airport on day 1
  • Ghost City Fengdu tour on Day 8 (payable on spot)
  • White Emperor City on Day 9 (payable on spot)
  • International flight tickets and airport taxes or China visa fees (if any)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone/fax calls, alcoholic/non- alcoholic beverages, camera/video camera fee at monuments, medical expenses or items not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Any visit not mentioned in the programme
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Tips for guides and drivers
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 07 2019
5 - Excellent
He went above and beyond to make are experience as amazing and memorable as possible and if there were any problems he would help solve them as quickly as possible.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Grand Tour Of China tour. You can cancel the tour up to 35 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 34 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 31 October 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 31 October 2023, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 34 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Grand Tour Of 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.


For this Grand Tour Of 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has implemented smaller group sizes than normal, allowing for more personal space on the vehicles, sights visited, hotels and restaurants.
  • Hygiene protocols have been adopted on this trip. Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are furthermore regularly disinfected.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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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