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China Express Family Adventure

Travelling across China by train and plane, this fast-paced journey gives all the famous highlights of the country all within a week - visit the imperial palaces of Beijing and Xian's Terracotta Army as well as the giant pandas in Chengdu. We have lunch with a local family, learn the ancient art of calligraphy, make a Terracotta Army statue figure and have a go at flying a kite.

This trip allows the option for triple rooms to be included within the booking on a selected number of night stops within the holiday. If you would like this option, a discount may be applicable on the cost of the trip - please ask our Sales team for further information.

Tour Highlights

  • Beijing - Walk along the Great Wall, explore Tiananmen Square, have lunch with a local family and fly a kite
  • Chengdu - Visit one of the world's few panda research centres
  • Xian - Meet the famous Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huangdi and cycle around the city
  • Tang Art Museum - try your hand at the ancient art of calligraphy


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  • 1
    Join tour in Beijing and visit the Temple of Heaven

  • 2
    Tiananmen Square, lunch with a local family and night market

  • 3
    Visit the Great Wall and overnight train to Xian

  • 4
    Arrive in Xian with city tour

  • 5
    Visit the Terracotta Warriors, make warrior statue and calligraphy class

  • 6
    Visit Chengdu Panda Research Centre

  • 7
    Tour ends in Chengdu

Tour notes

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We have the following different versions of the China Express Family Adventure tour available at present.

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Why Book this tour
Want a quick break for the family that incorporates world famous attractions then look now further. This adventure takes you from the Great Wall in Beijing where we learn to fly a kite and have lunch with a local family, to visiting the Terracotta Army site and the chance to try and make your own figure and finally onto Chengdu where we visit the panda breeding centre - all in a week with enough time to recharge your batteries before Monday morning comes around. And remember, the flight to Beijing is around 10 hours so China is closer than you think !
Included meals 6 5 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Minimum Age
From 5 years
Rickshaw, Bus, Train, Flight, Bicycle
5 nights Standard Hotel
1 night Simple Overnight Train
Tour Staff
Explore Tour Leader
Group Size
Generally 14 - 20