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Explore China

From US$ 2,775 US$ 2,636 per person
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highlights
  • See the best known sights in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an, as well as visiting towns that may not be quite as iconic but perhaps even more intriguing because of it
  • The Longmen Grottoes are the most stunning remnants of Northern Wei and Tang-era Buddhist art in existence, and you'll have plenty of insight into their history with a local guide
  • Visit Shaolin Temple, the birthplace of Kung Fu
  • By taking two sleeper trains, you'll maximise your time in your destinations, get a chance to interact with locals and see some fascinating landscapes
The Explore China tour starts in Shanghai and ends in Beijing. The Explore China is a Explorer tour that takes 13 days taking you from Shanghai to Beijing and 9 other destinations in China.

Capture the spirit of China on this 13-day tour from Shanghai to Beijing. Stroll along the narrow lanes of Shanghai’s nongtang, be entranced by ancient Buddhist art at the Longmen Grottoes, see the incredible Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, get a sense of Tibetan life in the town of Xiahe and walk on the Great Wall of China. This is a journey abounding with bustling cities, natural beauty, incredible culture and history stretching through the ages.
Day 1 Shanghai

Day 2 Shanghai

Day 3 Shanghai - Overnight Train

Day 4 Luoyang/Shaolin

Day 5 Longmen/Xi'an

Day 6 Xi'an

Day 7 Xi'an – Overnight Train

Day 8 Lanzhou - Xiahe

Day 9 Xiahe

Day 10 Beijing

Day 11 Beijing/Great Wall

Day 12 Beijing

Day 13 Beijing

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what’s included Accommodation
  • Hotel (10 nights), Overnight Sleeper Train (2 nights)
Meals
  • 10 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners & 4 Lunch
Transport
  • Overnight Sleeper Train, Plane, Private Bus, Public Bus, High Speed Train, Subway, Taxi
Group Leader
  • One group leader will accompany you on this tour. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you to have the best possible trip
Included activities
  • Shanghai - Walking Tour
  • Shanghai - Yuyuan Gardens
  • Shaolin - Temple & Kung Fu show
  • Luoyang - Longmen Caves
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors & Guide
  • Xiahe - Labrang Monastery & Family Visit
  • Beijing - Great Wall Mutianyu
  • Beijing - Hutong Walking Tour
  • Beijing - Tian'anmen Square & Forbidden City
what’s excluded
    International Flights
  • Any international flights to Shanghai and from Beijing are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Explore China tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
Duration 13 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point Shanghai, China
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Good to know Travel Insurance

The Explore China tour requires that you have a travel insurance covering emergency evacuation and repatriation.

Payment

Bookmundi only requires a deposit of 250 USD to confirm this tour. For any departures before 01 February 2017 full payment is required.

Visa

For this Explore 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.

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Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Explore China tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 58 days of departure.
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