Join this 10-day tour to explore the historic cities of Beijing and Xian, before heading to the ultra modern metropolis of Shanghai.
Today you will be picked-up upon arrival at the Beijing airport or train station and transferred to your accommodation where you will have time to get settled in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to begin your exploration of Beijing, China’s political and cultural capital.
Beijing Free Day & Chinese Acrobatics Show
Enjoy a free day today in Beijing with plenty of time to discover the incredible sights of Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven or Lama Temple. Tonight you will watch a fascinating Chinese Acrobatics show in which the performers contort their bodies in ways you never imagined possible!
Wild Great Wall of China Day Tour
Today you will depart on an exciting and much-anticipated guided day trip to the Great Wall of China located approximately 2.5 hours from Beijing. You will spend you day at the deserted section of the Great Wall (Wild Badaling Great Wall) and have time for a 3-hour hike with views of the lush surrounding jungles followed by a late lunch. Different sections of the wall were built over time, the earliest dating from 200 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shihuang. Stretching from Lop Lake in the west to Shanhaiguan in the east, several different walls were built in the 7th century during the Ming Dynasty as border defence against invasions of neighbouring nomadic groups. The wall has also served as a border control along the Silk Road for regulation of goods and taxes and as a transportation corridor. Enjoy your day at the Great Wall of China with your guide to learn about the historical events that occurred here and to admire the incredible natural mountain landscapes surrounding you. Enjoy the 2.5-hour drive back to Beijing and rest up tonight at your accommodation after an exciting day!
Hutong Tour & Kung Fu Night Show
This morning you will take a private Hutong Tour to walk among the narrow alleys and traditional courtyard residences that were once commonplace in northern Chinese cities. At one time, Hutongs were joined together to create entire neighbourhoods. Visit a local family to experience a taste of life in a Hutong. Enjoy more free time this afternoon to visit the Summer Palace, Olympic Park and make a trip to the Silk Market for last minute souvenir shopping! Tonight you will enjoy a fantastic Kung Fu Show before your trip ends!
Beijing to Xi’an
Today you will check-out from your accommodation and be transferred to the station to board the bullet train to Xi’an for a 6 hours ride. Upon arrival, there will be someone waiting for you to transfer you to your accommodation. Overnight.
Terracotta Warriors Tour
In the morning you will have a guided visit of the infamous Xi’an Terracotta Army, a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, first Emperor of China. They were buried with the emperor with the purpose of protecting him in his afterlife. After the tour, explore Xi’an at your pace and overnight.
Xi’an to Shanghai
Today you will checkout from your accommodation and be transferred to the airport to board a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, there will be someone waiting for you to transfer you to your accommodation. Overnight.
Shanghai Day Tour
Enjoy a day tour of Shanghai including a visit to the underground Propaganda museum, a walking tour of People’s Square, Nanjing Road, the World’s busiest shopping street with a million visitors per day, the Bund riverside, and the Pudong Financial District. Go up the Pearl Tower for stunning views over the city.
Shanghai Free Day
Have a day to enjoy Shanghai at your own pace, where you can go shopping at the fake goods market, explore Yu Gardens or wander through the picturesque former French Concession.
Departure Day After checking-out of your accommodation, you will be transferred to the Shanghai airport, where your amazing trip will come to an end.
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Trip Name: Independent - Beijing, Xian & Shanghai Air Expedition
Duration: 10 Days
From Price: £2,118
Supplier Tour ID: BJSSHN/158826
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