Explore China

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Shanghai, China
  • Ends Beijing , China
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the Longmen Grottoes with a local guide and wonder at the thousands of Buddha statues carved directly from the limestone cliffs, including the 17metrehigh Vairocana.
  • Take a spectacular hike along the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall and see towers that date back to the Ming dynasty period.
  • Fall in love with Chinese food during a vegetarian feast at a Buddhist temple, a homecooked lunch with a family in rural Xi’an, a Beijing (Peking) duck dinner and more.
  • Check out the mindblowing Terracotta Army, then head to a local’s house for lunch and some insight into how life has changed since farmers discovered the vast mausoleum.
The Explore China tour starts from Shanghai and ends in Beijing. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 12 days taking you through Shanghai, Lanzhou, Xiahe and 3 other destinations in China. Explore China is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Capture the spirit of China on this 12-day tour from Shanghai to Beijing. From fast-paced modern cities to the well-preserved remnants of a long and storied history, this adventure reveals the many sides of one of the world’s great cradles of civilisation. We think it’s important to contrast the big and the bold with quiet moments and real connections. That’s why our tour of the Terracotta Warriors finishes with lunch at a local family home, and why we spend a few days in the Tibetan Buddhist town of Xiahe before tackling boisterous Beijing. Whether you’re scaling the Great Wall or sharing crispy Beijing (Peking) duck with your fellow travellers, this tour is packed with unforgettable moments.
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  • Anonymous
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 16 2020
“Excellent itinerary, friendly and knowledgeable tour leader. Highly recommended!”
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  • Jovel
  • From Singapore
  • On Jun 15 2018
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  • Douglas
  • From Wales
  • On Jun 10 2019
“Was busy before joining the tour so really looking forward to wind down and get a well-deserved break. Starting in the hotspot of San Francisco and finishing in mind-blowing LA, with a lot of great flora and fauna in between. Our guide was knowledgeable and managed to make everything smooth. Was fortunate to join a great group of people as well.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Shanghai
  • Day 2: Shanghai
  • Day 3: Luoyang
  • Day 4: Shaolin – Luoyang
  • Day 5: Longmen – Xi'an
  • Day 6: Xi'an
  • Day 7: Xiahe
  • Day 8: Xiahe
  • Day 9: Lanzhou – Beijing
  • Day 10: Beijing
  • Day 11: Beijing
  • Day 12: Beijing
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel (11 nights)
Meals
  • 11 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 3 Dinner
Transport
  • Plane , Private vehicle , High Speed Train , Subway , Taxi
Included Activities
  • Shanghai - Walking tour
  • Shanghai - Yuyuan Gardens
  • Shaolin - Temple, Pagoda Forest & Kung Fu show
  • Shaolin - Buddhist vegetarian lunch
  • Luoyang - Longmen Grottoes
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors
  • Xi'an - Home-cooked lunch
  • Xiahe - Labrang Monastery
  • Xiahe - Tibetan family visit & lunch
  • Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Beijing - Hutong Walking Tour
  • Beijing - Forbidden City
  • Beijing - Beijing duck dinner
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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 is not included in this Explore 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 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 57 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 20 April 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Explore 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 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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