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China Highlights

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China Highlights - Intrepid Travel
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Michelle "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 e..."
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10 reviews
Starts
Shanghai
Destinations
+3
Ends
Beijing
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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
Age range
15 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
16
Transportation
Train & Rail, Local Transport, Private Vehicle
Travel style
Discovery, Historical, Christmas & New Year
Start in Shanghai and end in Beijing! With the discovery 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 includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • ES
    Written on April 30, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Great trip. Well paced. Our tour guide went above and beyond to make sure we had a great trip. The accommodations and food could have been better in some cases, but that’s China. The Great Wall at Jinshanling was spectacular and definitely the highlight... Read more

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  • China Highlights reviewer 2
    Written on January 19, 2019
    4.5 - Excellent

    Jerry was a great guide, very personable, clearly loves his country and showing off it's fantastic history. I, personally, could have used a bit more fun in the tour, perhaps some bumper cars, gokarting, etc. or even just going down the crazy slide that I... Read more

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  • J
    Written on January 4, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Excellent tour with an awesome guide in Alan. He was very kind, friendly and helpful as well as bringing the places we visited to life with his great knowledge.

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  • China Highlights reviewer 4
    Written on August 13, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    great trip, a lot of variation in this very compact overview of China. I will go back

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  • AH
    Written on August 5, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    In a nutshell we enjoyed the trip but I would have appreciated a better guide to make the walking tours useful as they felt like just a follow the leader exercise and I feel we missed out on a lot of history which could have been explained. This could be... Read more

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  • JL
    Written on December 25, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    It was an excellent trip. Luckily as well the weather was on our side; always blue sky, even in Beijing (no smog at all). Our Tour Guide (Jing) was also excellent. Her english was very good, her attitude always positive and upbeat, and she was open to... Read more

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  • China Highlights reviewer 7
    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... Read more

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  • China Highlights reviewer 9
    Written on October 30, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

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  • 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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Itinerary

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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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  • Accommodation

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  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
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Videos

  • A Taste of China
  • Main Page Video
A Taste of China

Questions & Answers

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

    • 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!

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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.

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    Location
    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.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Intrepid Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 26 July 2019 the full payment of $1,307 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1307 for China Highlights, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
    Credit Cards
    The following cards are accepted for Intrepid Travel tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

    Destinations

    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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