Real China

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18-29 yrs
  • max group size 16
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  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Eat your way through China from Beijing duck to Sichuan pepper, and challenge yourself with authentic local delicacies like silk worms, spicy rabbit head and beer fish.
  • Walk the walk on the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, watching the stones snake as far as the eye can see. If you’d like, you can even toboggan back down!
  • Go local every step of the way. See marquee highlights like the Terracotta Warriors with a local guide and sip tea with residents in People’s Park.
  • Watch rolly polly baby pandas playing, munching bamboo and generally doing their cute ol' thing at the Panda Breeding Centre.
Starting in Beijing and ending in Hong Kong, the trip "Real China" is a guided adventure tour that takes 12 days. You will be traveling through Yangshuo, Xian, Beijing and 3 other destinations in Hong Kong and China. "Real China" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

You could travel for a lifetime in China and there would still be more to explore, taste and experience… but this 12-day tour does a pretty good job of narrowing it down to the essentials. That means big hitters like the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and baby pandas. But it also means sipping tea in people’s Park, tasting street food in Xi’an and chilling in the misty countryside of Yangshuo. Ni hao baby!
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Based on 108 reviews
  • Petr
  • From Czech Republic
  • On Jan 22 2019
5 - Excellent
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  • Vafa
  • From USA
  • On Mar 24 2019
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  • Anonymous
  • From South Africa
  • On Nov 18 2018
5 - Excellent
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Beijing
  • Day 2: Great Wall / Beijing
  • Day 3: Beijing / Overnight Train
  • Day 4: Xi'an
  • Day 5: Xi'an
  • Day 6: Xi'an / Chengdu
  • Day 7: Chengdu
  • Day 8: Yangshuo
  • Day 9-10: Yangshuo
  • Day 11: Hong Kong
  • Day 12: Hong Kong
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (10 nights), Overnight Hard Sleeper Train (1 night)
Meals
  • 1 Lunch
Transport
  • Overnight Hard Sleeper Train , Public bus , Private vehicle , High-speed Train , Subway , Taxi
Guide
  • An expert tour leader
Included Activities
  • Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall (entransce fee, transfer included)
  • Beijing - Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing - Leader-led hutong walking tour
  • Xi'an - Musllim quarter walking tour and snack sampling
  • Xi'an - Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square walking tour
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrace fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Chengdu - Walking tour (Tianfu Square, People's Park and Kuanzhai Lane)
  • Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (entrance fee & transport included)
  • Yangshuo - walking tour
  • Yangshuo - Countryside cycling
  • Hong Kong - Leader-led walking tour
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Beijing and from Hong Kong 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 Real China 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 Real China tour. You can cancel the tour up to 28 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 27 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 22 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 October 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 27 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Real 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 Real 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.

Is this trip right for you:
  • This is an 18-29s trip; full of fun, flexibility and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace. If you are looking for a similar itinerary that you can book at any age, see our China Experience trip. Enter code CBSJ on the website search engine.
  • This trip packs a lot into a short amount of time, with very little time spent in our starting and finishing cities. We highly recommend allocating extra time in Beijing and Hong Kong before and after your trip if you want to explore them in depth.
  • Travelling like a local isn’t always glamourous. The overnight train travel included on this trip is in ‘hard sleeper’ class, meaning carriages are sectioned off with six-sleepers per compartment in tiers of three. It’s not luxury, but it’s efficient and a way to spend time with local travellers. If you would prefer more comfort, upgrades to ‘soft sleeper’ (2 tier/4 berth compartments with lockable doors) can be booked (subject to availability) through your agent.
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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Departures will be limited to an average group size of 10 travellers to ensure COVID-19 safety for all travellers.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated. Children aged 17 years and under must present either a negative COVID-19 test, proof of recovery or proof of full vaccination. Any customer who is unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons can apply for an exemption. Customers must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. These new safety measures apply on all trips, except for tours in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands.
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