China Highlights

China Highlights - Intrepid Travel
China Highlights - Intrepid Travel
4 reviews


  • Explore historical Shanghai
  • Get a taste of a traditional China in Xitang
  • Visit the night markets in Xian
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • Explore the centre of Beijing
Age range
15 to 70 year olds
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus, Local Transport
Start in Shanghai and end in Beijing! With the historical tour China Highlights, you have a 9 day tour package taking you from Shanghai to Beijing and through Shanghai, China and 3 other destinations in China. China Highlights is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • China Highlights reviewer 1
    Written on July 24, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    Trip and guide were very well organized. Guide was excellent, went out of his way to ensure everyone on the trip was happy and got a chance too see everything. Had good knowledge of local cuisine and transport in the cities and sites.
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  • M
    Written on June 21, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Guide was great, very patient and knowledgeable about culture. He was respectful and knew a lot about Chinas culture and history. Main issue of the tour were other tour attendees which cant be controlled. I'd also reccomend intrepid nixing the water town day and spending the extra day either in shanghai/xian or beijing. I dont feel the water town added much value or interest to the trip. Overall excelletn trip - would do it again!
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  • China Highlights reviewer 3
    Written on October 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • A
    Written on May 18, 2011
    5.0 - Excellent

    Owen was a great tour leader with excellent local knowledge. He made the trip very enjoyable. I have been on a few intrepid trips and Owen was definitely the best tour leader Iメve ever had!


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  • Introduction
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  • Day 1: Shanghai
  • Day 2: Shanghai
  • Day 3: Xitang
  • Day 4: Xi'an
  • Day 5: Xi'an
  • Day 6: Great Wall
  • Day 7: Beijing
  • Day 8: Beijing
  • Day 9: Beijing

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • September 1, 2016

      Could you please provide specific info on the hotels and other inclusions ?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date. After the booking is made you will be issued your final trip documents with your specific accommodation details 4-6 weeks before departure. Under the "What’s Included" tab on each tour page, you can find general info about the accommodations used on the tour before you book.

    • September 1, 2016

      Are meals included on this tour?

      There will be 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 dinner included in the tour price. Your tour guide will be able to offer suggestions for the meals that are not included in the tour price.

    • February 1, 2016

      I'll be travelling alone, will I get my own room, or will I be sharing?

      An optional single supplement is available for this trip, if you want to have you own room. However if you are happy to share, you will be roomed with another passenger of the same gender.

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      • Gim Yang, 33 years old26th February 2017
        Agents are helpful, fast, efficient and attentive to my needs. Will definitely book with TourRadar again.



      China Highlights

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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.
      Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Hepatitis A
      Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      Hepatitis B
      Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      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.


      Shanghai is the starting point and Beijing is the endpoint.
      Hold my space
      TourRadar can request Intrepid Travel to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
      TourRadar only requires a deposit of $400 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 56 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 December 2017 the full payment of $1,440 is necessary.
      Cancellation policy
      No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1440 for China Highlights, but the deposit of $400 is non-refundable.
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      The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


      Covering a total distance of approx 2,253 km.
      • Shanghai (China)
      • 1,219 km
      • Xian (China)
      • 912 km
      • Beijing (China)
      • 61 km
      • Great Wall (China)
      • 61 km
      • Beijing (China)

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