Beijing to Shanghai Adventure: Ancient Kingdoms & Karaoke

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Overview

Now's the time to explore China on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. With its Great Wall, Forbidden City, and army of Terracotta Warriors, China can be a lil' bit intimidating. But this eight-day trip will wipe away any worries — you'll have an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) leading the way and you'll hit the highlights in the company of other young travellers. Get a mix of the modern and the historic with plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife. Best of all, you're in control — see the sights you like and skip the ones you don't — so it's an adventure you'll never forget.

Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing

Arrive at any time. Welcome to one of the world's most impressive and vibrant cities - Beijing, China's bustling capital.

Tonight, choose to get to know your CEO and fellow travellers over authentic Chinese cuisine at a local restaurant. Afterward, venture into the Beijing nightlife and cheers to new adventures!

Day 2: Beijing

Step back in time for the day with a visit to the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from northern barbarians. Climb the rolling hills, take in the scenery, and explore the wall capturing iconic photos from the watch towers. Later, opt to check out the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, or catch a kung fu show.

Pre-book the Beijing Kung Fu Show on the checkout page to include this experience on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 3: Beijing/Xi'an

Another day in Beijing, another adventure. With so much to discover here, we decided to let you choose. Spend the day exploring the peaceful gardens, lakes, and temples at Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or visit the Temple of Heaven and capture an iconic picture of the Confucian architecture and practice tai chi with the local people. This evening board an overnight train and wake up in Xi'an.

Day 4: Xi'an

Embark on an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the tranquil Great Mosque - a serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out the famous Terracotta Warriors or cycle the ancient city walls (the perfect place to catch the sunset). Be sure to enjoy some of the best street food China has to offer.

Interested in a half-day guided tour to see the Terracotta Warriors? Pre-book the Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour on the checkout page to include this adventure on your tour.

Day 5: Xi'an/Suzhou

Spend the day continuing to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.

Day 6: Suzhou

Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night!

Day 7: Suzhou/Shanghai

See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.

Shanghai is the most modern of Chinese cities. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road or stroll along the Bund district with its many riverside historical buildings.

Opt to see a show, pre-book the Shanghai Acrobatic Performance on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 8: Shanghai

Depart at any time.

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