Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
FROM: USD $1,595

Shanghai to Beijing - 8 days

Travelling from Shanghai to the capital, cruise the canals of Suzhou, cycle the City Wall in Xi’an, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors, take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs in Beijing and climb the Great Wall.

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Shanghai - Plaza Tower, The Bund and Old Shanghai, Yuyuan Garden, Huangpu River skyline of Pudong City
Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Muslim Quarter & City Wall bike ride
Badaling - Great Wall of China at Badaling
Suzhou - Grand Canal boat trip and Lingering Garden
Beijing – Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, rickshaw ride around the Hutongs, Pearl Market and evening Chinese acrobatic performance

Included

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
2 overnight trains (soft sleeper cabin)
Shanghai - Huangpu River cruise
Xi’an - bike ride on medieval City Wall
Chinese acrobatic performance
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
5 nights 3 - 4 star hotels
Touring of Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an, Beijing and Badaling
Suzhou - historic Grand Canal cruise
Rickshaw ride through Beijings' Hutongs
Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more
English speaking specialist guides at local sights

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$100-110, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 5 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-60, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Sizzling Shanghai

Saturday. Welcome to Shanghai! Transfer from Shanghai airport to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to relax or head out and explore the city.
Overnight: Shanghai

Day 2

Shanghai city tour

A city with a turbulent history and a promising future, Shanghai is the best of old and new with grand colonial architecture engulfed by gleaming skyscrapers. Today we embark on a guided tour taking in sites including the lofty Plaza Tower, tranquil Yu Garden, the Old City and the bustling Bund. In the evening we’ll take a cruise on Huangpu River and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Shanghai  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Suzhou - an oriental Venice

Shanghai - Suzhou - Xi'an. Today we travel by road to ancient Suzhou. A sort of oriental Venice, ancient Suzhou is interwoven by a series of canals and pretty waterways which feed a series of classical gardens, laid out here since the Song dynasty a thousand years ago, they are justly famous across China.

Suzhou sits very close to the Grand Canal, here we enjoy a cruise on the Grand Canal before exploring the Lingering Garden - a beautiful classical Chinese garden dating back from the Ming Dynasty. Today’s final visit is a silk workshop before returning to Shanghai for our overnight train to Xi’an.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Xi'an & Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Upon arrival into Xi'an we transfer to our hotel for breakfast and check in with time to freshen up. Today we visit the iconic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of Xian’s most iconic landmarks, followed by the vibrant Muslim Quarter.

Later we enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the Xi’an City Wall. Dating back to 1370 the 12m-high walls are some of the few remaining urban fortifications still standing in China today. Tonight, there is our optional Tang Dynasty Bolt-on, with dinner and performance.
Overnight: Xi'an  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Terracotta Warriors

Xi'an - Beijing. Today we visit the famous Terracotta Warrior archaeological site. Emperor Qin’s 2,200 year old terracotta army of life-sized warriors and horses were designed to offer protection to the emperor in the afterlife. The 7,000 clay warriors stand in military formation in excavated pits under the cover of a modern protective hanger and no two faces are alike.

Later we visit the clay workshop, specialising in making replica figurines of the Terracotta Warriors. After dinner we board the overnight express train bound for Beijing.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Beijing

We arrive into Beijing bright and early this morning, where we’ll enjoy a full day of sightseeing in the city. Our first stop will be Tiananmen Square and the sprawling Forbidden City. Boasting some 9999 rooms, the city within a city was once the sole preserve of the Chinese emperors. This afternoon we take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs and have lunch in the home of a local family, before watching a Chinese Acrobatic performance in the evening.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

The Great Wall

Make sure you don some comfortable shoes today as we set out to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. Zig zagging some 6000 kilometres across barren hills, deserts and mountains, the now partially ruinous Great Wall stretches from east to west in northern China and was constructed over a period of 2000 years. The wall is steep in sections but the photo opportunities are well worth the effort.

After our walk we have lunch and visit a jade carving factory. In the afternoon we visit the bustling Pearl Market where you'll find anything from jewellery and clothing to gadgets and DVDs.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Beijing

Saturday. Our Chinese adventure comes to an end today. Hotel check out and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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Extra Prices

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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Shanghai
USD $75
USD $75
Post-Tour Accommodation - Beijing
USD $80
USD $80

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Ramada Wujiaochang Shanghai , Shanghai

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located within the Wujiaochang business district, this modern high-rise hotel boasts comfortable living. Guests can grab a drink at the lobby bar and dine in the on-site restaurant, or alternatively venture out into the city to find somewhere to local to eat. Guest rooms benefit from high-speed internet access and LCD TVs. There's also a gym, sauna, spa, shop and concierge for additional convenience. The Bund and People's Square, in the heart of Shanghai are less than 10km away as is the shopping haven of Nanjing Road.

Wan Nian Grand Hotel, Xi'an

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Wan Nian Grand is a comfortable, friendly hotel with light, good sized rooms. Elegantly decorated, the rooms also boast modern amenities and the hotel has a wealth of facilities including an indoor pool and sauna house, a cafe and bar, and well-equipped business centre.

Yong An Hotel, Beijing

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Just a 5 minute walk from the Agricultural Exhibition Centre, the Yong An hotel is a modern hotel with great amenities. Guest rooms are classically decorated with large windows allowing lots of natural light. The hotel has a restaurant that serves up both Chinese and western dishes. Complimentary wi-fi is available and the popular buzzing bar street is just a 15 minute taxi ride away.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews

Our tour was brilliant and Jackie was an excellent tour guide.

• Submitted 08 Sep 2017
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The tour was great, a variety of activities and we were catered for. The pace was a little too fast but we had an amazing experience. Jackie Chan is an great tour guide who went the extra mile for everyone. He is a fantastic tour guide.

• Submitted 24 Aug 2017
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Being our third time with On The GO Tours, we had high expectations and they were met. Our guides, Jackie, who was our trip guide, and Tom and Tristan, who were guides in two of the cities, were fantastic. Fun and informative, we were very happy with all they did and how they helped us with anything we asked. I would definitely travel with On The Go again and the only complaint I have is that the trip could have lased longer. Thank you so much for the professionalism of the guides as well as their ability to deal with everyone on the trip. Kudos and hope to see you soon.

• Submitted 29 Jul 2017
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What an absolutely amazing trip we had last month on the Shanghai to Beijing tour, our first trip to China, and our first trip with On the Go Tours. Our guide James (along with Tom in Xian and Tristian in Beijing) did an excellent job, and we were quite a large group of 22. All ensured that that our whole trip ran smoothly,

James's knowledge gave us a great local insights into all the places we visited. Everything was so well planned. His patience and ability to adapt ensured our entire group all had the best experience. James is a true asset to On the Go Tours.

I am certain that if had we decided to explore China on our own we would be lucky if we would have seen and done a quarter of what we did as part of our tour.

My only disappointment was the untimely rain we had in Beijing meaning we were not able to experience the Badaling section of the wall but on the bright side I now have a reason to go back.

I have not stopped recommending China as a fantastic holiday destination since we came home and I look forward to my next On the Go Tour.

• Submitted 19 Jul 2017
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The guide Feng was absolutely Fantafabulous. She was amazing.

1) Punctual

2) Knowledgeable

3) Helpful

4) Courteous and well mannered

5) Professional

I am not sure if I would have enjoyed the trip as much as I did had it been a different guide.

Definitely 100/100

• Submitted 12 Jun 2017
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Shanghai
Ends
Beijing
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries
Updated
4th October 2017

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Our tour was brilliant and Jackie was an excellent tour guide.

Carolyn Howarth