China Express

Discover the best of China on a 14 day tour from Beijing to Shanghai. Visit the Great Wall, enter the Forbidden City and see the Terracotta Warriors.

14 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,490
  • 2018/2019 Beijing > Shanghai

    Tour Code:

    CHEY

    Duration:

    14 Days

    Departure City:

    Beijing

    Return City:

    Shanghai

  • 14 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      You’ll be welcomed at Beijing Airport and transferred to the luxurious hotel located in walking distance of the Silk Markets, for a three night stay. A wonderful journey awaits, starting with a welcome feast of Peking Duck. Please book flights to arrive by 5pm.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Great Wall of China, Freechoice

      Today is a special highlight as you visit China’s most iconic attraction – the Great Wall at Mutianyu.

      Freechoice

      Look forward to an unforgettable evening at either the famed Peking Opera or the spectacular Kung Fu Show.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 3 - Beijing
      Highlights:
      Forbidden City, Sundowners, Freechoice Dining

      Wander through Tiananmen Square and enter the mysterious Forbidden City. Afterwards enjoy lunch with a local family in a traditional home before relaxing on a rickshaw ride through the ancient alleyways.

      Sundowners

      Finish the day as you started, overlooking the Beijing Skyline. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a drink and take in Beijing at dusk.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose between mixed Asian at Lost Heaven or Western dishes at The Cut.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Beijing > Yichang > Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Summer Palace, Embark Cruise

      Explore the landscaped beauty of the Summer Palace and cruise Kunming Lake before flying to Yichang to join your cruise ship, the Yangzi Explorer. On board enjoy included wine and beer with your lunch and dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Three Gorges Dam Project, Captain’s Reception

      Inspect the Three Gorges Dam project site. Experience the ship locks in operation as your ship transits each gate. Later, sail through Xiling Gorge while sampling afternoon tea delights. Tonight enjoy the Captain’s reception.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Wu Gorge and Qutang Gorge

      Explore the dramatic gorges of Shennong Stream by longboat (sampan). Later, traverse Wu Gorge, known for its sheer rock walls, and Qutang Gorge, the most dramatic of the three gorges.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Yangtze River Cruise
      Highlights:
      Fengdu, Gala Dinner

      Enjoy an insightful excursion to Fengdu and the relocated village. Tonight, mingle at the Taste of China gala dinner. Be sure to dress in your finest Chinese outfit.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Chongqing > Xi’an
      Highlights:
      See a Panda at Chongqing Zoo

      Disembark and visit Chongqing Zoo where you’ll get to see the rare and treasured giant panda before flying to Xi’an. Later, check into your hotel for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Xi’an
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Terracotta Warrior and private museum visit
      Enrich

      Gaze at Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s amazing Terracotta Warriors in the company of a museum curator, an amazing opportunity to learn first-hand about the restoration process. (VIP viewing platform closed indefinitely for major repairs).

      Enjoy a stroll around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Thanksgiving Temple.

      Enrich

      Be treated to a special private after hours viewing of ancient artefacts at a local museum. Enjoy a refreshing drink and learn about the history of Shaanxi Province from the museum’s curator. Continue your refreshments overlooking the Big Wild Goose Pagoda at sunset.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Xi’an
      Highlights:
      Enrich - lunch in Painter’s home, Xi’an City Wall
      Enrich

      Visit a local painter’s home in nearby Hu Xi’an County, famous for its rural peasant paintings, and learn about his art before you enjoy lunch with his family.

      Later explore Xi’an’s ancient city wall on foot, by push bike or electric buggy.  Tonight enjoy the wonderful Tang Dynasty Cultural Show with dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Xi’an > Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Muslim Quarter, Maglev Train

      This morning explore the Muslim Quarter, an integral part of daily life in Xi’an at the eastern end of the Silk Road. Later fly to Shanghai and experience the speed of the Maglev train from the airport before being transferred to your luxurious hotel for a three night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      City sightseeing tour

      Today, discover Shanghai’s stark historical contrasts. Stroll along the famous Bund before comparing its heritage buildings to those in Yu Gardens. Across the Huangpu River, explore the Pudong area and discover modern China. Admire the view from Shanghai Tower, the tallest building in Pudong. Tonight, enjoy the agility and skill of the renowned Shanghai Acrobats.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Wander through the Shanghai Museum and People’s Square before exploring the French Concession Region and Xintiandi entertainment area. Alternatively, visit Zhujiajiao, a town with a rich canal life and a wealth of traditional buildings and bridges.

      Later, spend your free time exploring Nanjing Road’s shopping opportunities before enjoying your highlight dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Shanghai
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Finish after breakfast and transfer to Shanghai airport for your onward journey.

      Meals included: Breakfast