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Days
12
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Cost/day $233
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China Adventure - Contiki
China Adventure - Contiki
James "Amazing experience that was worth every penny! Really well organized so that all the major sites could be seen in a relatively short space of time. Accommodation and included meals generally very good, and Jelly even made the effort to prearrange my meals to accommodate my diet (thanks, Jelly!). Jelly was the best trip manager to see this awesome country with; superb organisation and highly profes..."
Excellent
17 reviews
Starts
Beijing
Destinations
+3
Ends
Shanghai
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Highlights

  • Embrace Chinese life with a ride on a rickshaw
  • Marvel at the architecture of TangBo Art Museum
  • Fall in love at the enchanting Terracotta Warrior Complex
  • Visit the bamboo-eating bears at a local Panda Sanctuary
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Discovery, Historical
Operator
Contiki
Start in Beijing and end in Shanghai! With the in-depth cultural tour China Adventure, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Beijing to Shanghai and through Beijing, China and 4 other destinations in China. China Adventure includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Beijing
  2. Day 2: Beijing
  3. Day 3: Beijing
  4. Day 4: Beijing Overnight Train to Xi'an
  5. Day 5: Xi'an
  6. Day 6: Xi'an to Chengdu
  7. Day 7: Chengdu
  8. Day 8: Chengdu to Yangshuo
  9. Day 9: Yangshuo
  10. Day 10: Yangshuo to Shanghai
  11. Day 11: Shanghai
  12. Day 12: End Shanghai

Travel guide

Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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17 Reviews

Excellent
94%
Good
0%
Average
0%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
6%
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  • K
    Written on September 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I love love LOVED this trip! I didn’t know much about China beforehand so went in with no expectations and was thoroughly blown away. Our itinerary covered everything that I wanted to do in mainland China and then some! For example massive bucket list... Read more

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  • A
    Written on September 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    I was quite apprehensive about travelling to China. I had no idea what to expect. Before I arrived I got an email from the guide, Yelitza (Jelly). Her email was so informative and instantly put me at ease. It was warm, fun and had helpful things to know... Read more

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  • China Adventure reviewer 3
    Written on September 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    China Adventure was my best trip so far. Contiki drafted an excellent itinerary which covered the vast cultural richness of the country from the history and fascination of Beijing (the Great Wall, Ming Tombs), the ancient walled city of Xi'an and the... Read more

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  • L
    Written on September 19, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was amazing, one of the best experiences of my life! Yelitza Perez, Jelly to us, was the most amazing person I've ever met. She really made this trip, she was kind and funny, she knew all of these amazing places to take us during our free time.... Read more

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  • China Adventure reviewer 5
    Written on September 19, 2019
    1.0 - Bad

    I took a trip to china with this organization. I went on their china adventure tour. DO NOT TRAVEL WITH COMPANY TO CHINA! Especially with YELITZA she was a horrible tour guide and was so unprofessional and made it super uncomfortable for multiple people.... Read more

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  • N
    Written on August 14, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was absolutely incredible, and made a million times better thanks to our Trip Manager, Jelly! The itinerary was jam packed whilst allowing for free time everywhere we went. The tour allowed us to explore massive cities as well as some smaller... Read more

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  • China Adventure reviewer 7
    Written on August 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    This tour was everything I hoped it would be and more! Checked just about everything I wanted to do in China off my list, made amazing friends (we're still messaging each other), and grew as a person while learning so much about the culture and the people.... Read more

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  • China Adventure reviewer 8
    Written on August 3, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Yelitza was an incredible tour manager. I never felt like anything unexpected happened, or that we were never in good hands. This was my first tour I've done, and all the worries and concerns I had were gone once I saw how personable and responsible she... Read more

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  • China Adventure reviewer 9
    Written on May 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing experience that was worth every penny! Really well organized so that all the major sites could be seen in a relatively short space of time. Accommodation and included meals generally very good, and Jelly even made the effort to prearrange my meals... Read more

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  • S
    Written on May 21, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Couldn’t fault Contiki as a tour company and Elle as our tour manager! Everything was so organised and action packed. I didn’t feel like I missed a thing! Definitely value for money!

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Questions & Answers

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  • What is intra tour air tax?

    The intra tour air tax covers the air taxes for the flights included on this tour. It's imposed by the airlines and therefore needs to be paid before the tour departs to secure your flight as a part of this tour.

  • What is internal air price for?

    The internal air price covers the cost of your internal flights on China Adventure and needs to be paid upfront before the tour departs.

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Guides who have led this tour

  • Yelitza Jelly Acevedo Perez
    "One of my dreams was to be able to work and live in another country, after doing a couple of Contiki..."
  • Eleanor
    "If you haven't fallen in love with Southeast Asia yet, then you haven't travelled with me! I've travelled..."
  • Matt
    "Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia with a Sri Lankan background, the decision to leave home and..."

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  • Gail30th September 2019
    It was really easy to book my trip online. I got a prompt response to questions I asked through their help messaging before finalizing my booking. Once booked I received an email with a set of "next steps" which helped further with questions I had. A very good experience

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About the countries

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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.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Contiki to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 19 December 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 19 December 2019, a minimum payment of $200 is required to confirm your booking with Contiki. 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 65 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.
Cancellation policy
TourRadar is an authorised Agent of Contiki. Please familiarise yourself with the Contiki payment, cancellation and refund conditions.
Payment methods
The following cards are accepted for Contiki tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 3,723 km.
  • Beijing (China)
  • 912 km
  • Xian (China)
  • 614 km
  • Chengdu (China)
  • 903 km
  • Yangshuo (China)
  • 1,295 km
  • Shanghai (China)

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