Travel from China’s capital city, to a sleepy rural getaway, before heading to the biggest city in the world, on this whistle-stop tour of China. With an incomparable mix of both ancient and modern historical sites, a sleepy rural retreat, and lavish self-indulgence, this trip has it all. In less than 10 days, see more of China than you thought possible.
Kick off your China tour in the afternoon as we head off to our unmissable attraction, The Great Wall of China! We go to a deserted section of the Wall, where we will have the place to ourselves!
Hike along this wonder of the world as the sun sets, before pitching up your tent for a night camping. Wake up the next morning for what will be one of the most memorable sunrises of your life. Afterwards return to Beijing where you can visit the Olympic Bird´s Nest Stadium (80RMB) or enjoy in the afternoon the incredible Beijing
Acrobatics Show (140RMB). For dinner you’ve got the opportunity to taste one of Beijing´s signature dishes: famous Peking Roast Duck (around 65RMB).
The next two days in Beijing are spent seeing the Tiananmen Square (free), the Forbidden City (60RMB), the Temple of Heaven (35RMB) and a night market where you can try dog, snake, cat, scorpion and a host of other “mouth-watering delicacies”. In the late afternoon of day 4 you board your night train to Hangzhou, famed as China’s most beautiful city.
After arriving in Hangzhou we head to the countryside, this time to a bamboo nature reserve called Moganshan, which was a favoured summer time retreat of Chairman Mao! In the afternoon you´ve got the opportunity to hike to the peak of Moganshan Mountain, passing Chairman Mao´s former residence on the way (50RMB).
The next morning, we participate in another un-missable activity: the Lagoon Trek. Here you can jump in the crystal clear mountain lagoon for a refreshing dip once you´ve reached it. Afterwards the group goes back to Hangzhou to catch the bullet train for our next destination: Glamorous Shanghai!
Shanghai is the world’s biggest city by population, and does not disappoint in what it has to offer. Learn about China’s modern history on a walk around the Former French Concession, which includes a visit to the Propaganda History Museum (20RMB entry), the only one of its kind! Discover TianZiFang (free), a local artisan’s lane set in an old-style residential area in the heart of Shanghai.
Explore the more futuristic side of the city when you embark on a walking tour down Nanjing Road (the world’s busiest shopping street) and take a walking tour down the Bund (your unmissable activity!), where you will get the best view of Shanghai`s stunning skyline.
In the evenings, take advantage of Shanghai’s hedonistic bar scene when you experience the largest bar crawl in China - the Drunken Dragon Pub Crawl (160 RMB). Or, spend your evening in a more sophisticated manner, sipping champagne in a hot tub on the rooftop of a skyscraper, overlooking Shanghai’s dazzling nightlife below (100RMB).
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Trip Name: Beijing to Shanghai
Duration: 9 Days
From Price: £493
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