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China Highlights - Intrepid Travel
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9 days

China Highlights

From Shanghai to Beijing
Tour Operator:
Intrepid Travel
Max group size:
16
Age range:
15 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
4067
Hygiene Measures:
Included
Private available:
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US $1,320
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Highlights

  • 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

Travel, Your Way

Good reasons for travelling privately:

  • Personalise your trip

    Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method

  • Increased safety during COVID

    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

  • Travel more exclusively

    Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group

  • Travel for a special occasion

    Celebrate an important event by only travelling with your friends or family

Itinerary

Start in Shanghai and end in Beijing! With the Discovery tour China Highlights, you have a 9 days tour package taking you through Shanghai, China and 2 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
  • Hygiene Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
6 nights
Guesthouse
1 night
Sleeper Train
1 night

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.5
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.7
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.9
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.5
  • 4.6
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  • China Highlights reviewer 1
    · October 20th, 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
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Perfect trip, the experiences were amazing and Peter, the tour guide, was outstanding.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Wonderful company , wonderful trip itinerary and a diversity of experiences
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 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
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    Amazing Tour
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 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
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    The trips bevore have been 1, but this time we haven't been happy with our tourguide.
    Trip date: January 2019
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 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
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • A
    · September 18th, 2019
    I have to submit feedback on the tour leader
    Trip date: December 2018
    Review collected by Intrepid Travel
  • KF
    · September 16th, 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
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • What is the age range?

      This tour accepts travellers between ages 15 - 99, however the general age range of participants is from early 20's to late 30's.

    • I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

      Many solo travellers join this trip, and you will be roomed with a member of the same gender for no additional cost. This is an amazing way to bond with your fellow travellers and enrich your travel experience! If you did want a little more privacy then a single supplement can be paid in most cases, and we can arrange you a private room for the duration of the trip. Please contact our travel experts for more information.

    • Is there a hotel list available?

      All accommodations are subject to change until 4-6 weeks before the departure date, therefore the tour operator cannot confirm a set hotel list. You will be spending 6 nights in a hotel, 1 night in a guesthouse and 1 night in an overnight sleeper train. This trip is classed as one of Intrepid's Originals style tours, and the accommodations are selected to provide travellers with an authentic local and cultural experience. Hopefully, this list will give you a better idea of what kind of accommodation you can expect while on tour.

    • Are the flight included?

      Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price and you need to arrange these separately by yourself once your tour is guaranteed. As we specialise in organising the best tours around the world for you, we are unable to advise on flight prices or book flights on your behalf. If you have not already booked your flights we recommend checking out the following link which is powered by Skyscanner - https://flights.tourradar.com

    • 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.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      ¥
      Yuan Renminbi
      China
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types G, I. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types A, B, I. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types A, B, G, I.

      Type A
      China
      Type B
      China
      Type G
      China
      Type I
      China
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • 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.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before June 7th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 7th, 2021, 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 30 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Intrepid Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Intrepid Travel" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Cancellation Policy
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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