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China Family Adventure - 8 days map

FAMILY TOUR OF CHINA - For families with children aged 5 years and over. Take your warriors on a grand Chinese Adventure. Climb the Great Wall, visit the awesome terracotta army in Xi’an and discover modern Shanghai.

Prices & Dates

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


7 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
High speed train: Xi'an - Shanghai
Chinese acrobatic performance
Xi’an - bike ride on medieval City Wall. Entrance to Tang Culture Museum and calligraphy demonstration
Beijing Capital Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer day 8 from Shanghai Airport
Tour Guide escorted for groups of 6 or more
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles
6 nights 3 - 4 star hotels
1 overnight train: Beijing - Xi'an (4-berth 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

Not Included

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


Day 1

Huan ying

Saturday. Huan ying, welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Airport arrival transfer from Beijing Capital Airport to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day offers free time for you to independently explore this astonishing city.
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 center is the Forbidden City, a center 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 kilometers, we walk along just a small chunk of this massive masterpiece of human endeavor.

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. Lastly today, we will head to the vibrant Muslim Quarter, where free time is offered to independently explore.
Overnight: Xi'an  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Try your hand at calligraphy & bicycle ride along the wall

Xi’an - Shanghai. Encircling Xi’an’s old city is the 15km in length and 6 meters wide medieval wall. This morning 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. We then 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! This afternoon we board our express train to Shanghai. Arrival Shanghai and check into our hotel later this evening.
Overnight: Shanghai  |  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, Shanghai Disneyland or take a more interactive approach and discover Shanghai’s Science and Technology Museum with IMAX 3D, IWERKS 4D and space theaters, it’s a top spot for kids!
Overnight: Shanghai  |  Breakfast

Day 8

A fond farewell

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!

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. We offer a discounted price for children under 12 years of age at time of travel, which is listed at the very bottom of this page. China is a family friendly destination and this trip is designed for families in mind.

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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.

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.

Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan, Beijing

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located just a stones throw from the Beitucheng Subway station, with access to Line 10 & Line 8, the Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan is a perfect base to explore the many amazing highlights of Beijing. Within walking distance of the hotel you'll find the famous Birds Nest Olympic Stadium. The hotel boasts a stylish restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel, Xi'an

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located a stone’s throw away from the Ancient City Wall and Islamic Mosque, is the Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel. The hotel offers modern comforts in the heart of the city. Each air-conditioned guestroom features WiFi, a minibar and satellite TV. There is an onsite restaurant which serves a daily buffet or a la carte breakfast as well as a variety of Asian and Western dishes. During free time, guests can enjoy a relaxing massage or work out in the fitness centre.

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.


Travellers have rated this tour as 4 out of 5 based on 2 recent reviews

Everything was good.

• Submitted 14 Sep 2019
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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.

• 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

At a Glance

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 18
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
Minimum Age
5 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Dep. Transfer
Click to play videoBeijing cityscape with a view of the sprawling Forbidden City palace complex from above
Click to play videoGreat Wall Highlight
Click to play videoCyclists on the old city walls in Xian
Click to play videoThe view across the Huangpu River to the modern cityscape of Pudong in Shanghai

Everything was good.

Andrea Jimenez Morales
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