Shanghai Skyline | Shanghai | China
FROM: NZD $2,295 pp

An eight-day adventure from Shanghai to Beijing where you'll explore the city sites and vibrant cultures. And along the way, you'll uncover traditional China in historic Xi'an, idyllic Suzhou, and along the legendary Great Wall.

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Trip Highlights

Xi’an - step back to see the Terracotta Warriors, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and cycle along the ancient city wall
Badaling - marvel at an ancient wonder and enjoy an iconic view. Visit one of the most well-preserved stretches of the Great Wall
Beijing explore China's bustling capital. A melting pot of history, vibrant culture, sensational food, and an ever-evolving skyline
Shanghai - discover a city where towering skyline meets sites of age-old tradition. Shanghai blends the ancient and the ultra-modern like nowhere else
Suzhou - uncover a labyrinth of serene canals and waterworks, with classical gardens hidden around every corner

Included

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner
Airport arrival transfer in Shanghai and departure transfer from Beijing Capital Airport
Touring of Shanghai, Suzhou, Xi'an, Beijing and Badaling
A bike ride on the medieval city wall in Xi'an
Ticket to an amazing Chinese acrobatic performance
Escorted by an English-speaking tour guide for traveller groups of six or more
5 nights in 3-4* hotels, 2 overnight sleeper trains
Private transfers and transportation in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
English-speaking specialist guides at local sights
A rickshaw ride through Beijing's hutongs
A historic Grand canal cruise in Suzhou

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$100-110pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide is not included in the Tip Kitty. We suggest USD$3-5 per day, per traveller for a job well done, however the amount is up to you
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-60pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Sizzling Shanghai

Saturday. You've arrived in China, and your adventure has begun! You'll be transferred directly from the airport in Shanghai to your hotel. And then the rest of your day is free to explore!

Included:

  • Direct transfer from the airport to the hotel

Overnight: 3-4* hotel in Shanghai

Day 2

Discover Shanghai

From the ultra-modern Plaza Tower to the centuries-old Yu Garden. From the bustling Bund to the charming Old City. Today, we'll see the best of Shanghai. And we'll see just how seamlessly the past meets the future.

Tonight, we'll cruise the Huangpu River and enjoy a traditional dinner in the city.
Overnight: 3-4* hotel in Shanghai  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Escape to Suzhou

Shanghai - Suzhou - Xi'an. Today we'll escape the bustle of the city and head to Suzhou: the Venice of the Orient. A town of the past, woven with serene canals, pretty waterways, and classically-styled gardens. Here we'll embark on a cruise of Suzhou's Grand Canal. And we'll explore the centuries-old Lingering Garden - an idyllic park of traditional pavilions, wooden walkways, and calm waters.

We'll finish our day with a silk workshop visit, before catching the overnight train to Xi'an.
Overnight: Overnight sleeper train to Xi'an  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Xi'an: a trip back in time

Xi'an: where reminders of China's dynastic past stand strong. We'll explore the towering Big Wild Goose Pagoda. We'll cycle along the ancient city walls. And we'll wander around the vibrant Muslim Quarter. In Xi'an, we'll get a taste of China's illustrious history and culture.

Tonight there's an optional Tang Dynasty Show, which includes dinner and a captivating performance.
Overnight: 3-4* hotel in Xi'an  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Dynasties in detail

Xi'an - Beijing. Today we'll stand before the mighty army of Terracotta Warriors. 7,000 life-sized soldiers and horses - all carved in exquisite detail, with no two faces alike. The warriors were constructed over 2,000 years ago to protect Emperor Qin in the afterlife. And their designs have inspired the work of clay workshops all across China - including the one we'll visit!

After dinner, we'll board the overnight train to Beijing.
Overnight: Overnight sleeper train to Beijing   |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Beijing-bound

A bright and early start in Beijing - we're in for a full day of sightseeing! We'll visit the iconic Tiananmen Square and the colossal Forbidden City. We'll take a rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding hutongs. And we'll enjoy lunch in the home of a local family - it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience of true Chinese culture and cuisine. This evening, we'll head to a traditional acrobat show in the heart of the city.
Overnight: 3-4* hotel in Beijing   |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Ancient wonders and breathtaking views

Today, we're striking the big one from the bucket list. We'll head north to Badaling - home to one of the most well-preserved portions of the Great Wall. We'll wander the cobbles, we'll cross the watchtowers, and we'll marvel at the rolling mountain views.

After lunch, we'll tour expert jade carving workshops and the bustling Pearl Market.
Overnight: 3-4* hotel in Beijing   |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Beijing and back home

Saturday. Our final morning in Beijing, and the end of our Chinese adventure. We'll sort out your transfer to the airport. And you'll return home with a lifetime's worth of memories.

Included:

  • Direct transfer from the hotel to the airport

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 when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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NZD $115
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Post-tour Accommodation Beijing
NZD $125
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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.

Ramada Encore Shanghai Hotel , Shanghai

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Ideally located close to several plazas and shopping centres, this modern hotel offers you a comfortable stay in one of China’s fastest growing cities. Guestrooms are equipped with all the essential amenities, with free WiFi and access to the breakfast buffet included. The onsite Dakang Restaurant also serves lunch and dinner, and you can expect a tasty menu featuring both Western and Chinese cuisine. Other amenities include a fitness centre, coffee shop and small convenience store.

Rezen Hotel Xi’an Zhonglou, Xi'an

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

For those that like to independently explore, this hotel is in a great location to see all the highlights Xi'an has on offer. The Wulukou Metro Station is just a short walk away, Xi'an Railway Station 1km away and Hui People Street 3km away. To make your stay comfortable, this hotel features free Wi-Fi, A/C, Fitness Centre and shop.

Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven, Beijing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Beijing Holiday Inn Temple of Heaven is an elegant and comfortable hotel with well-furnished and spacious rooms. Practical in design, the guestrooms feature internet access and the hotel also boasts a range of restaurants and bars, as well as an indoor swimming pool. Located just a 10 minute walk from the Temple of Heaven, the hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this fascinating city.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.62 out of 5 based on 26 recent reviews

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Excellent fast-paced tour, highlighting the best that China has to offer! Every interaction with On The Go Tours was very pleasant, easy and efficient. Emily Lorimer was very helpful - her assistance was much appreciated! Great value for money - good hotels. Would have appreciated if the hotels were closer to the city centres, especially in Shanghai. Overall, very good tour with many sights/sounds/delicious food for under 2000$. Do not regret it!

• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
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Thank you to James for being an excellent host! He was informative and very helpful. He made my time in China great and very much appreciate on the go tours for accommodating my early arrival due to typhoon.

• Submitted 03 Nov 2019
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Many thanks to James, who made the week really relaxing and enjoyable. He was really friendly, accommodating and answered all our questions.

• Submitted 02 Nov 2019
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All guides friendly, easy to get about on their advice at all times. Thoroughly an enjoyable vacation. Great tour guide James!

• Submitted 01 Nov 2019
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Thank you to James our tour guide who has been fantastic throughout.

• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
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James was excellent, I cannot fault his organisation and skills. He showed genuine concern for our well being.

• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
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James is a great host. We would definitely recommend him as a tour guide. He was helpful, his English is fantanstic and he has a great sense of humour dealing with all different nationalities and personalities.

• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
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Fei was am excellent tour guide. He constantly tries to help and give special attention to our specialized requirements. I would like to an onthego tour again.

• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
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A very interesting and pleasant holiday. Thank you to Fei for all the help.

• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
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Our guide,Fei, was wonderful and there was nothing he wasn't prepared to help with. Very funny and friendly - couldn't have asked for anyone better.

The Cites we visited were just amazing.

• Submitted 08 Jul 2019
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Shanghai
Ends
Beijing
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries
Click to play videoThe view across the Huangpu River to the modern cityscape of Pudong in Shanghai
View of Suzhou lit up at night from across the water
Click to play videoCyclists on the old city walls in Xian
Click to play videoBeijing cityscape with a view of the sprawling Forbidden City palace complex from above
Click to play videoGreat Wall Highlight

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Excellent fast-paced tour, highlighting the best that China has to offer! Every interaction with On The Go Tours was very pleasant, easy and efficient. Emily Lorimer was very helpful - her assistance was much appreciated! Great value for money - good hotels. Would have appreciated if the hotels were closer to the city centres, especially in Shanghai. Overall, very good tour with many sights/sounds/delicious food for under 2000$. Do not regret it!

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