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Beijing to Shanghai Adventure

  • 8 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GAACBI

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China can be intimidating, what with its Great Wall, Forbidden City and army of Terracotta Warriors. This 8-day trip will wipe away any worries-you'll have an expert CEO leading the way and you'll hit the highlights in the company of other young travellers. Get a mix of modern and historic with plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife. Best of all, you're in control-see the sights you like and skip the ones you don't-so it's an adventure you'll never forget.

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Day 1 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

As fellow group members will be arriving throughout the day there are no planned activities until the group meeting in the evening at 6:00pm, followed by an optional group dinner. Upon arrival please check the notice board in the hotel reception for details of the time and place of the meeting.

Day 2-3 Beijing

Step back in time with a visit to the Great Wall. Opt to check out the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Overnight train to Xi'an.

The Chinese capital, Beijing, is one of the world's most impressive and vibrant cities. Spend a day at the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from the northern barbarians. Be sure to check out Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in your free time. You also have the option to visit the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Yonghegong Tibetan Monastery and some of Beijing's many markets. We take an overnight train to Xi'an on Day 3.

Day 4-5 Xi'an

Orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the Terracotta Warriors, cycle the ancient city walls or practice tai chi with the locals. Overnight train to Suzhou.

Our CEO will take you on an orientation walk through one of Xi'an's most fascinating areas-the Muslim Quarter. Opt to tour the lovely and unusual Great Mosque (a wonderfully serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city), great souvenir stalls and enjoy some of the best street food in China. The remaining city walls are a great place to watch the sunset or join the locals for ballroom dancing or tai chi in the early morning. Opt to take a day trip to the Terracotta Warriors, situated a short drive out of town (approximately 1 hour). The warriors were re-discovered in 1974, having been buried for over 2000 years. All face east in battle formation, complete with horses and chariots to guard the tomb of the emperor Shi Huang Di. In the evening of Day 5, we board an overnight sleeper train that will ease us into Suzhou early the following morning. (Approx. 12 hrs.)

Day 6 Suzhou

Check out the historic canal town of Suzhou, the 'Venice of the East', rounded off with beautiful Chinese gardens to explore. Opt to take in a traditional Chinese performance complete with ancient costumes, folk singing and dancing.

While Shanghai is the modern center of the Yangtse delta, Suzhou was the capital of Wu culture 800 years ago and is one of China's leading historical cities. Developing around the Grand Canal that forged much of China's traditional north-south commerce, Suzhou is built around a series of canals inspiring Chinese to consider it the "Venice of the East". Now a modern thriving city Suzhou maintains a traditional core surrounded by a moat and is world famous as a UNESCO world heritage site for its traditional Chinese gardens. Opt to visit one of China's most exquisite gardens, Master of the Nets, and take in a traditional Chinese performance, complete with ancient costumes, folk singing and dancing, and traditional instruments. The Garden of Master of the Nets includes both a residential quarter and a delicately landscaped garden, both of which are illuminated at night by lanterns.

Day 7 Shanghai

See the city on an orientation walk then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis. Let loose like the locals on the final evening with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be the most memorable night!

Arrive in Shanghai and enjoy an orientation walk to help you get your bearings. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group. This will definitely be a night to remember! Shanghai is the most modern of Chinese cities. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road or stroll along the Bund district, with its many riverside historical buildings.

Day 8 Shanghai

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  • TRIP CODE : GAACBI
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  • China

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures, 18-35s
  • Comfort Level: Basic
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

What's included?

Excursion to the Great Wall. Orientation walks in Xi’an and Shanghai. Private karaoke session for the group in Shanghai. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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