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China Highlights - Intrepid Travel
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9 days

China Highlights

From Shanghai to Beijing
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US $1,450
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  • Discover the spectacular skyline of buzzing Shanghai
  • Marvel at the Army of Terracotta Warriors in Xian
  • Enjoy home cooked meals in a family run guesthouse
  • Zoom past rural villages on a high-speed bullet train
  • Walk beside the immense Great Wall of China


Start in Shanghai and end in Beijing! With the discovery tour China Highlights, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Shanghai, China and 3 other destinations in China. China Highlights includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Shanghai
  2. Day 2: Shanghai - Xitang
  3. Day 3: Xitang - Overnight train
  4. Day 4: Xi'an
  5. Day 5: Xi'an
  6. Day 6: Great Wall
  7. Day 7: Great Wall - Beijing
  8. Day 8: Beijing
  9. Day 9: Beijing
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

6 nights
1 night
Sleeper Train
1 night

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  • China Highlights reviewer 1
    · October 20, 2019
    Extremely disappointed that we were not informed of the hotel change at the beginning of the trip. I think it would be beneficial to change the group meeting either early afternoon or after dinner so that people can see the Shanghai skyline at night... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    Perfect trip, the experiences were amazing and Peter, the tour guide, was outstanding.
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Wonderful company , wonderful trip itinerary and a diversity of experiences
    Trip date: January 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    Our guide Peter was absolutely fantastic. He was incredibly helpful, supportive and just a fantastic guy. He was very informative regarding all of the sites and incredibly accommdating. I will definitely be coming back to China and I credit this to... Show more
    Trip date: January 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    Amazing Tour
    Trip date: January 2019
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  • A
    · September 18, 2019
    Peter was a fantastic guide who truly cared about everyone, was very friendly and helpful and went above and beyond the duties of a tour guide.
    Trip date: January 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    The trips bevore have been 1, but this time we haven't been happy with our tourguide.
    Trip date: January 2019
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    · September 18, 2019
    Guide for first half was adequate but not great. Only major activities included not as much free time as suggested in itinerary There were a few issues with the tour and first guide around clarity of itinerary and inclusions. One incident on the... Show more
    Trip date: December 2018
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    · September 18, 2019
    I have to submit feedback on the tour leader
    Trip date: December 2018
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  • KF
    · September 16, 2019
    We had a wonderful time! Kris led a great tour with a lot of private time at the great wall. As many activities as we wanted and lots of special local places, good experiences. Would recommend the tour, we had fun!
    Trip date: September 2019

Dates & Availability

9 days
China Highlights
From Shanghai to Beijing
No credit card fees
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    • How do I arrange a Chinese tourist visa?

      As a tour booking website, TourRadar cannot be an effective and accurate visa authority as this information is regularly being updated and varies for the nationality of one traveller to the next. However, Intrepid will be able to offer guidance on Chinese tourist visas for their China trips as soon as you have a booking request however if you have any additional questions in the meantime please contact your local consulate or embassy.

    • Where and when does the tour end?

      The tour will finish in Beijing on Day 9 at the King Parkview Hotel. There are no planned activities for this day so you're free to depart at any time after breakfast, or enjoy an extended stay in China's capital and tick off some of our suggested optional activities. Please be aware that the departure point is subject to change until your final documents are released.

    • Where and when does the tour start?

      Day 1 of this tour starts in Shanghai with your 6pm important Welcome Meeting, which will take place at the Greenland Jiu Long Hotel. You can get the details of this from your hotel reception upon arrival. For the rest of the time you're free to explore the bright lights of China's most sprawling city!

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      We are happy to pre-book your departure and arrival transfers, however this is not included in the tour price and will be an extra charge. Please contact our travel experts to arrange this once you have a confirmed booking. Below are the public transport links from both airports to the joining point:

      If you are flying into Pudong airport then you can take the meglev to Longyang station or take the subway to the joining point by changing twice. Greenland Jiulong Hotel is close to Hailun station on Line 4 (Exit 3)

      If you are landing at Hongqiao international airport, you can take the metro to your hotel, which is about 1km to Northern Sichuan Road on Line 10 (Exit 3).

    • Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

      Of course we can! If you wish to arrange additional accommodation then please contact our travel experts once you have a confirmed booking.

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      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.


      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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before 29 June 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 29 June 2020, a minimum payment of $400 is required to confirm your booking with Intrepid Travel. 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 26 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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