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China Explorer QCE

Visiting: China
Trip Duration 9 Days

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China ExplorerScores 8.2 out of 10 based on 9 reviews
(9 out of 10)


A great trip led by an efficient, knowledgeable, interesting and warm tour leader. I felt as though I have seen a small part of the 'real' China. I would suggest that the majority of the 'optional' site seeing is included and paid for in the main holiday. As it was the group of 6 all went on the offered activities which meant having a significant amount of cash available (if you include meals etc). I did ask about ATMs and it was suggested that we take cash which can be a concern when you are carrying £500 or so around with you. Although it was classed as 'busy' I think I would extend the holiday by 2 days to give more 'down' time and it would still be fairly busy but not hectic! The first hotel although great location was only OK, the rest were good or great.
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2016
Published on: 13 April 2016
(6 out of 10)


This trip is excellent for hitting the highlights of China. You can see the Great Wall, the Terracotta Army and visit Shanghai in only a handful of days. It's perfect for people with a limited number of days.

Top tips:

Money for China always comes in 100 yen notes in the UK, break a note immediately upon arrival, as you'll need one yen notes for bottles of water and the local bus.

Do visit the Muslim Quarter street market in Xi'an.

Expect very long ques at the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. You'll need to que for an hour on both the way in and the way out!
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 10 December 2015
(9 out of 10)


Terracotta army, and remember it will probably rain in November.
Confirmed traveller: 22 November 2015
Published on: 27 November 2015
(7 out of 10)


The Great Wall ,Terracotta Army Shanghai Bund . Extend the trip to 10 days to allow more time do your own thing.
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 06 November 2015
(8 out of 10)


The Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Sozhou , using public transport (trains & buses )
don't pack too much gear.
Confirmed traveller: 01 November 2015
Published on: 03 November 2015
(7 out of 10)


Fast paced trip covering 4 cities in 8 days - excellent 'taster' of some of China's key highlights
Confirmed traveller: 20 September 2015
Published on: 01 October 2015
(10 out of 10)


Lichfield, Staffordshire
Very good value for money way to see highlights of China in a limited timeframe.
Confirmed traveller: 02 August 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015
(9 out of 10)


Excellent - an ideal way to see the real lifestyle of China.
Confirmed traveller: 26 October 2014
Published on: 30 September 2015