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China Explorer QCE

Visiting: China
Tour Duration 9 Days
  • The Bund, Shanghai
  • The Forbidden City, Beijing
  • The Great Wall
  • Traditional garden in Suzhou
  • Traditional garden and old bridge in Suzhou
  • Tour Style: Simply
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Busy
  • Tour Comfort: Simple

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China Adventure Holiday

Travelling by local transport and staying in simple hotels, we experience everyday life in modern China. We also discover imperial China’s most famous cultural highlights including the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Great Wall at Mutianyu and the Terracotta Army in Xian. We finish the trip exploring the vibrant streets of Shanghai, China’s most cosmopolitan city.

Tour Highlights

  • Beijing - Walk along the incredible Great Wall at Mutianyu. Free time to explore the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven
  • Xian - Visit the thousands of warrior statues which make up the Terraccota Army
  • Suzhou - Relax on the traditional walled city of Suzhou, famous for imaculate sculptured gardens
  • Shanghai - Explore the modern heart of China


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join tour Beijing

  • 2
    Exploring Beijing

  • 3
    Walk the Great Wall before catching the overnight train to Xian

  • 4
    Arrive in Xian; free to explore the city

  • 5
    In Xian visit the Terracotta Army

  • 6
    Suzhou, the garden city

  • 7
    Fast train to Shanghai

  • 8
    In Shanghai

  • 9
    Tour ends in Shanghai

Tour notes

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Included meals 0 0 0
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train
6 nights Simple Hotel
2 nights Basic Overnight Train
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14