- Visit Shanghai and its surrounding areas
- Enjoy a Yangtze River cruise
- See the Terracotta Army, City Wall of Xian & Giant Wild Goose Pagoda
- Explore the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace & the Forbidden City in Beijing
Starting from Beijing, this tour continues to Xi’an and Shanghai. See the highlights and spectacular monuments in each of these cities as you travel. Explore the Great Wall and visit the Temple of Heaven and Tiananmen Square in the Chinese capital city. Dive deep into China's history in Xian, home to the more than 2,000 year old Terracotta Army and the ancient City Wall of Xian.
Contrast the antiquity of these monuments with the grand skyscrapers and modern outlook of Shanghai, one of the world's major financial centres. In between these destinations, you will also visit a water town in southern China, see a beautiful example of classic Chinese landscape gardening in Suzhou and discover the famous West Lake of Hangzhou.
Last but not the least, do not miss out on the experience of sailing down the Yangtze River and seeing the massive Three Gorges Dam. Enjoy your boat's luxurious amenities while taking in the sights along the majestic Yangtze. Also included in the tour price are bullet train and flight tickets. For more details, please scroll down to the itinerary below.
Day 1: Beijing arrival
Day 2: Beijing: Great Wall (Mutianyu section) & Temple of Heaven
Day 3: Beijing: City sightseeing tour
Day 4: Beijing hutong tour and transfer to Xian by bullet train
Day 5: Visit Terracotta Warriors of Xian
Day 6: Xi’an sightseeing tour and transfer to Shanghai by flight
Day 7: Shanghai highlights tour
Day 8: Shanghai: Zhujiajiao Water Town
Day 9: Shanghai – Suzhou – Shanghai by private car
Day 10: Shanghai – Hangzhou – Shanghai by bullet train
Day 11: Shanghai – Yichang by flight
Day 12: Sail in the Yangtze River
Day 13: Sailing through Three Gorges
Day 14: Last day of sailing
Day 15: Chongqing arrival, half-day city sightseeing tour & departure
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 3 dinners
- Pickup and drop-off transfers. All transport during the tour
- A private, English-speaking tour guide ( except during Yangtze River cruise tour)
- Bullet train tickets (second class) from Beijing to Xi'an (seat upgrade available upon request)
- Flight tickets (economic class) from Xi'an to Shanghai (seat upgrade available upon request)
- Flight tickets from Shanghai to Yichang and Chongqing to Shanghai (economy class). Seat upgrade available on request
- Round-trip Bullet train tickets (second class) from Shanghai to Hangzhou. Seat upgrade available on request
- All entrance tickets to the monuments as per the itinerary
- 4 nights in golden series cruise on a standard twin/double occupancy
- 10 nights 4 star hotel
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Excursions and tours mentioned optional on the itinerary
- Expenses that are personal in nature like laundry and phone calls
- China visa fees
- Accommodation: You can book accommodation with us (look for the accommodation addon) or by yourself
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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.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.Other Practical InformationPlease note for Yangtze river cruise: The above itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, water level, navigation and seasonal conditions. If there is additional time, one or two optional shore excursions may be organized according to sailing conditions. The fee for the optional shore excursions is not included in the cruise package. The itinerary on the boat is subject to update while boarding the cruise. We will inform you 24 hours before tour start time. Accommodation options: You can either book your hotel by yourself or book this tour with 4-star hotel accommodation by our selection. In case you book the tour with accommodation with us there is 10 nights' accommodation with breakfast based on double occupancy (standard room at 4star hotels)
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.