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China on a Shoestring (from Beijing to Shanghai)

China on a Shoestring (from Beijing to Shanghai) - Explore!
China on a Shoestring (from Beijing to Shanghai) - Explore!
Excellent
9 reviews
Starts
Beijing
Destinations
+15
Ends
Shanghai
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Highlights

Start in Beijing and end in Shanghai! With the discovery tour China on a Shoestring (from Beijing to Shanghai), you have a 21 day tour package taking you from Beijing to Shanghai and through Beijing, China and 15 other destinations in China. China on a Shoestring (from Beijing to Shanghai) is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train, Houseboat
Max Group Size
14
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
Discovery, Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Operator
Explore!

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join tour Beijing
  2. Day 2: Discover the sights of Beijing; including the Forbidden City
  3. Day 3: Walk the Great Wall; afternoon free in Beijing
  4. Day 4: Overnight train to Xian
  5. Day 5: Free time to explore Xian's Muslim Quarter
  6. Day 6: Discover the Terracotta Army; optional Tea Ceremony
  7. Day 7: Morning train to Yichang; board the Yangtse riverboat
  8. Day 8: Cruise down the Yangtse River
  9. Day 9: Continue down the Yangtse River; passing through the fabulous Three Gorges
  10. Day 10: A chance to visit the Jade Emperor's Shrine and take part in the Captain's farwell dinner
  11. Day 11: Disembark riverboat; bullet train to Chengdu
  12. Day 12: Visit the Panda Research Centre and take the bullet train to Sanjiang before driving to Ma An Zhai Village
  13. Day 13: Drive to Ma An Zhai Village. Evening with local family
  14. Day 14: Meet Yao families in Longji and Dazhai Village
  15. Day 15: Hike from Dazhai to Pingan, passing incredible views
  16. Day 16: Transfer from Pingan to Yangshuo
  17. Day 17: Free day in Yangshuo; optional bike hire and cooking classes
  18. Day 18: Transfer to Guilin; overnight train to Shanghai
  19. Day 19: Free day in Shanghai; stroll along the Shanghai Bund
  20. Day 20: Optional visit to the Pearl TV and Radio Tower
  21. Day 21: Tour ends Shanghai

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Optional Extras

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services

9 Reviews

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  • W
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    More of the same

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  • S
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    Excellent group of fellow travellers combined with a great guide allowed us to see some of the great sights of China at reasonable cost.. Highlight for me was definitely the days spent walking in the rice terraces, high up in the mountains.

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    I think the trip notes need updating to give a full picture of the optional activities and costs. It would also have been useful to know that quite a lot of the trek is going up and down steps (I have an old knee injury which responds badly to a large... Read more

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  • A
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I would thoroughly recommend this trip - the food was excellent - Oliver was able to direct us to safe eating establishments and there was always a new or different style of food to try.

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.7 - Excellent

    The guide was absolutely excellent with timings and as vegetarians we were very well catered for. (Guide was Oliver Luo)

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    A must do trip to experience as much as possible of this vast country in one hit - very full on but fascinating.

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  • J
    Written on May 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    As always explore has excelled. I have recommended explore to friends and family.

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  • B
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.3 - Excellent

    Looking forward to planning our next trip with Explore. Thank you.

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  • M
    Written on May 17, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Would certainly consider another trip with Explore

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    Sep 2, 2019
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    Sep 22, 2019
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    $57
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    Oct 27, 2019
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    May 10, 2020
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    $58
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    May 18, 2020
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    21 Days
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    Jun 7, 2020
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    $59
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    Jul 27, 2020
    from Beijing
    21 Days
    Sunday
    Aug 16, 2020
    to Shanghai
    10+ seats left
    $58
    USD $2,842
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    Sep 7, 2020
    from Beijing
    21 Days
    Sunday
    Sep 27, 2020
    to Shanghai
    10+ seats left
    $58
    USD $2,842
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    Oct 12, 2020
    from Beijing
    21 Days
    Sunday
    Nov 1, 2020
    to Shanghai
    10+ seats left
    $58
    USD $2,842

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Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Typhoid
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Beijing is the starting point and Shanghai is the endpoint.
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Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 24 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 24 October 2019, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Some departure dates and prices may vary and Explore! will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 5,151 km.
  • Beijing (China)
  • 61 km
  • Great Wall (China)
  • 61 km
  • Beijing (China)
  • 912 km
  • Xian (China)
  • 453 km
  • Yichang (China)
  • 9 km
  • Xiling Gorge (China)
  • 162 km
  • Qutang Gorge (China)
  • 338 km
  • Three Gorges (China)
  • 451 km
  • Fengdu (China)
  • 116 km
  • Chongqing (China)
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