Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
FROM: USD $1,895

Warriors & Dragons - 8 days

FAMILY TOUR TO CHINA: Take your little warriors on a Chinese Adventure. Climb the Great Wall, visit the awesome terracotta army in Xi’an and discover modern Shanghai.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
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Trip Highlights

BEIJING - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong areas of Beijing, Cloisonne Factory and Chinese Acrobatic Show
XI'AN- UNESCO listed Terracotta Warriors, Clay warrior workshop, Xi'an city wall bike ride
BADALING - UNESCO listed Great Wall of China
SHANGHAI - The Bund and Old Shanghai, cruise on Huangpu River and free time

Included

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
2 overnight trains (soft sleeper cabin)
Rickshaw ride through Beijing's Hutongs
Shanghai - Huangpu River Cruise
Touring of Beijing, Badaling, Xi'an, Shanghai
English speaking specialist guides at local sights
Maximum group size - 20 persons
5 nights 3-4 star hotels
Chinese acrobatic performance
Xi’an - bike ride on medieval City Wall. Entrance to Tang Culture Museum and calligraphy demonstration
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8
Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$50-60, 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: Adult USD$50-60/ Child USD$40-50, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing

Saturday. Huan ying, welcome to China! Airport arrival transfer and hotel check in. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Beijing

Day 2

Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is essentially the heart of Beijing. A patriotic vision of grandeur, Tiananmen Square is a square for the public and home of the mausoleum of Chairman Mao and the striking Monument to the People’s Heroes. Dominating the city centre is the Forbidden City, a centre of power for five centuries and seat of the emperors. Entering through the Gate of Heavenly Peace (replete with Chairman Mao’s portrait), we enjoy a guided tour of this old city within a city.

Later, we take a rickshaw ride through the Hutongs of Beijing. As our trusty rickshaw driver peddles us through the network of alleys and old back lanes, we gain a fascinating snapshot of the city’s traditional way of life. After a break for lunch we travel to the Pearl Market - an Aladdin's Cave of souvenirs, handbags and gadgets for a spot of shopping.

Tonight, after a traditional dinner we attend a Chinese acrobatic performance.
Overnight: Beijing  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Great Wall & Acrobatic Performance

Beijing - Xi’an. Today, we drive beyond Beijing to Badaling, to walk a section of the famous Great Wall. A symbol of total Chinese genius, the Great Wall is a cultural icon. At least 20 dynasties were involved in its construction. Stretching some 6700 kilometres, we walk along just a small chunk of this massive masterpiece of human endeavour.

Afterwards we enjoy lunch and visit a Jade Carving Centre, before boarding the overnight sleeper train (4 berth soft sleeper cabin) to Xi’an.
Overnight: Sleeper train  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Xi'an & Terracotta Warriors

Arrive Xi’an, hotel check in and free morning. Today we visit one of the 20th century's greatest finds - the Terracotta Warriors! Comprising of more than 7,000 life-sized soldiers which stand in military formation in excavated pits under the cover of a modern protective hanger. Made of local clay, no two faces are alike.We also visit a workshop where warrior figurines are made.
Overnight: Xi'an  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Try your hand at calligraphy

Xi’an - Shanghai. This morning we visit the Tang Culture Museum. We get a brief introduction to the Folk Art of Shaanxi, traditional painting and calligraphy. Afterwards we get the chance to try our hand at calligraphy using a brush and some ink!

Encircling Xi’an’s old city is the 15km in length and 6 metres wide medieval wall. This afternoon we’ll take a leisurely bicycle ride along the wall (solo or tandem). Looking down offers delightful views of the city hubbub and daily life. Afterwards we spend some time in the down town area, giving an opportunity to enjoy a western meal if you choose before boarding our overnight sleeper train to Shanghai.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Sizzling Shanghai

Good morning Shanghai! Perhaps China’s most modern city, its amazing Pudong skyline is stunning. Spend the morning at leisure and later this afternoon we take a drive along the Bund and through old Shanghai before departing on a sunset cruise along the Huangpu River with dinner afterwards.
Overnight: Shanghai  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Explore Shanghai

Today offers free time to independently explore. Perhaps visit the Oriental Pearl TV tower, the Jade Buddha Temple, French Quarter or take a more interactive approach and discover Shanghai’s Science and Technology Museum with IMAX 3D, IWERKS 4D and space theatres, it’s a top spot for kids!
Overnight: Shanghai  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Shanghai

Saturday. It's time to take your little Warriors or Dragons home. Our tour concludes after breakfast, hotel check out is at 12 noon and included departure transfer to the airport. Happy Travels!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 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 and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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Extra Prices

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Person
Single
Supp.
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Beijing
USD $90
USD $85
Post-Tour Accommodation - Shanghai
USD $80
USD $85

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4 out of 5 based on 1 recent reviews

Sabrena was a wonderful guide! She helped so much with the language and logistics of our travels in China. I don't think we could have possibly managed without her.

All the local guides were very helpful also.

I would highly recommend this tour.

• Submitted 11 Oct 2017
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We have loved our "on the go tour". It has been just right for our family in all aspects. I especially want to comment on Feng-out tour guide. She has been most professional, caring, friendly and has gone out of her way to make sure our tour has been fantastic for both adults and children.

Jessica Green • Submitted 24 Jul 2014

Tour guide was friendly, informative and helped create a fun, exciting atmosphere. We felt very comfortable and trusted her judgements. She made the tour extremely enjoyable.

Scott Billsborough • Submitted 25 Apr 2014

Pass on our group's thanks and praise to Feng. She has been an excellent leader and we will never forget her.

Julia Brand • Submitted 13 Sep 2010

The itinerary organised by on the go was very good, but with an excellent guide it comes alive. Feng, our guide was fantastic. Benny in Xian was also very good. This type of tour as organised by on the go is a good concept.

Alan Brand • Submitted 13 Sep 2010

We have had a fabulous holiday and will remember it forever. Our tour guide, fenf, was amazing, helpful and very friendly. A ++++

Thank you so much

Sophie Green • Submitted 20 Aug 2010

A great experience coming to China. Our tour guide, Feng, provided a lot of useful information: Historic about the sites & Cultural about the people of China and the development over the recent years. There was nothing that was too much trouble for her. Feng is an excellent guide, she made our family feel safe and secure.

Joyce Brand • Submitted 20 Aug 2010

The itinerary organized by on the go was very good, but with an excellent tour guide it comes alive. Feng, our tour guide, was fantastic. Benny, the guide in Xian, was also very good.

This type of tour as organized by on the go is a great concept for a family holiday.

I was sceptical at first about hte recommended tipping procedure, but it worked out excellently.

Alan B. • Submitted 20 Jul 2010

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Beijing
Ends
Shanghai
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
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4th October 2017

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Sabrena was a wonderful guide! She helped so much with the language and logistics of our travels in China. I don't think we could have possibly managed without her.

All the local guides were very helpful also.

I would highly recommend this tour.

Lynette Haines