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China Explorer QCE

Visiting: China
Trip Duration 9 Days

China Adventure Holiday

Travelling by local transport and staying in simple hotels, we experience everyday life in modern China. We also discover imperial China's most famous cultural highlights including the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Terracotta Army in Xian. We finish the trip exploring the vibrant streets of Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city.

Tour Highlights

  • Beijing - Walk along the incredible Great Wall at Mutianyu. Free time to explore the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven
  • Xian - Visit the thousands of warrior statues which make up the Terracotta Army
  • Suzhou - Relax on the traditional walled city of Suzhou, famous for immaculate sculptured gardens
  • Shanghai - Explore the modern heart of China


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Beijing

  • 2
    Discover the sights of Beijing; including the Forbidden City

  • 3
    Walk the Great Wall before catching a sleeper train to Xian

  • 4
    In Xian; Visit the Old Ming Dynasty City Wall

  • 5
    Explore the Terracotta Army; overnight train to Suzhou

  • 6
    Optional boat ride along Suzhou's canal's

  • 7
    Enjoy the beautiful garden in Suzhou; bullet train to Shanghai

  • 8
    Optional visit to the Oriental Pearl TV and Radio Tower

  • 9
    Tour ends in Shanghai

Trip notes

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Customer rating:
China Explorer
Why Book this trip
This short tour is a great insight into China and explores the main highlights. It is ideal for travellers who are interested in culture as well as experiencing the busy cities including Beijing and Shanghai. You have the chance to stay on two overnight trains and really experience the China lifestyle.
Included meals 0 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train
6 nights Simple Hotel
2 nights Simple Overnight Train
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14