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Highlights Of China tour

Highlights Of China

Insider Journeys
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
10 days
From: $ 2,665 $ 267 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Terracotta Warriors
  • Explore the exotic streets of the Muslim Quarter
  • Discover Tiananmen Square
  • Visit to Forbidden City

Short Description

The contrasts in China are both striking and enthralling. Stroll amongst the shining skyscrapers in Shanghai and marvel at Terracotta Warriors and the melting pot of cultures in Xian. Unveil a complex history in Beijing and discover the culture in a visit to a local hutong home for lunch. Wander the vast Tiananmen Square, and walk the ancient Great Wall. With unexpected delights around every corner, this journey is packed with excitement.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Shanghai
End City Beijing

Trip Includes

  • 9 nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
  • 1 internal flight within Asia
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Small group touring
  • Entrance fees
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Return transfers

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Itinerary

Days 1-3: Shanghai

Accommodation: Park Hotel

On arrival in Shanghai, transfer to your hotel. If you wish, join your group for a welcome dinner. A walk along the Bund, a remnant of Shanghai's days as a trading port, reveals an impressive collection of Art Deco buildings. Find peace in the serene Yu Garden and explore the Confucius Temple and the neighborhoods of Old Shanghai. Enjoy a visit to the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, famed for its tranquil canals which you will explore by boat. Visit the Propaganda Poster Art Center and marvel at the spectacle of the famed Shanghai acrobats in action.

Days 4-5 : Xian

Accommodation: Mercure on Renmin Square

Fly to Xian, and opt to join your fellow travelers for a dumpling dinner. Marvel at the spectacular scene of countless life-size Terracotta Warriors. Take a morning walk through City Park. See the old city walls and Big Goose Pagoda, and explore the exotic streets of the Muslim Quarter. You can also wander a calligraphy street before taking a high-speed train to bustling Beijing.

Days 6-10: Beijing

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao

Traverse the expanse of Tiananmen Square and then walk to the marvellous Forbidden City. Discover one of the few remaining backstreets, or hutongs, in Beijing when you enter a local home for lunch then take a rickshaw ride. View the famous Drum Tower and enjoy free time to explore the Wangfujing Night Markets. Visit the Temple of Heaven, the huge model of China's capital city at the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall and the splendid Summer Palace. A short trip to Mutianyu brings you to a lesser-visited section of the incredible Great Wall of China. Spend your last night in Beijing enjoying a farewell Peking Duck dinner with fellow travelers. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.

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We had an amazing holiday covering Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Hotels were fab. Tour Guides lovey and so informative and knowageable. We had days off planned in and the three weeks passed in a flash. Would highly recommend this company.
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An awesome holiday

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Just got back from 2 weeks in Vietnem and Cambodia with private tour organised by Insider Journeys. Never heard of Private Tours but if you want to explore, see, experience and understand a destination, then Private Tour is the answer.
Insider Journeys had drivers and guides waiting for us, took us everywhere and explained it all. They made this an awesome holiday that we have no problems recommending to family and friends.
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Best time ever

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As it was my first time overseas I don't have anything to compare to but in saying that I had the best time ever. The whole trip was filled to the brim with culture, spirituality, humility, great food, the making of long friendships, terrific local guides who were so informative & just great people. I cannot speak highly enough of our tour guide Dave who went above & beyond with all aspects of the tour. Nothing was of any trouble to him (especially for me as I got a tummy bug in the middle of the trip) as he had a wide rang of ages to accommodate. I would not hesitate in recommending the Highlights Tour Of Vietnam to anyone and look forward to the day that I can return to do it all again. Thank you Insider Journeys...
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Probably the most exciting and enjoyable three weeks we have ever spent

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Our second holiday with Insider Journeys. Thanks to our excellent tour leader we managed to explore a huge part of India ranging from the beautiful Taj Mahal to a Bollywood film in an Art Deco cinema. This holiday seemed to have a "surprise" around every corner! Probably the most exciting and enjoyable three weeks we have ever spent! We are currently planing our third trip with Insider Journeys!
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Well organized, good hotels in the center of cities which makes easy access for shoping & sight seeing. Guides were excellent, helpful & knowledgeable
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Flights & Transport

Internal airfare and ground transport

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Minimum of 7 travellers

Accomodations

Hotel: Park Hotel

Just across the road from the People's Park in the heart of Shanghai, this hotel boasts an unbeatable location just a stone's throw away from many popular sites as well as a plethora of shopping and dining options. The lovely public areas and the well-appointed rooms at this Art Deco hotel reflect its elegant past. A choice of restaurants serve Western and Chinese cuisine and The Bar is a great place to kick back with a drink after a busy day of sightseeing or shopping.

Hotel: Mercure on Renmin Square

Conveniently located on Renmin Square, this property is in the heart of Xian Old City, with the historic Bell Tower and Muslim Quarter just one kilometer away. Each modern room is simple with clean lines and contemporary decor. The restaurant is open for breakfast and there is a good range of international restaurants and bars on the square.

Hotel: Novotel Beijing Xinqiao

An international hotel just a brisk walk or short subway ride from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, this property has a bright, pleasant reception area and tastefully decorated rooms. With comfortable, modern interiors and the choice of spacious Superior rooms or more compact standard rooms, this hotel is perfect for those seeking fantastic value.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation by the traveler: All cancellations must be received in writing. No refunds will be made for unused services, regardless of the reason once travel has commenced. Cancellations will be subject to the following cancellation fees applied per person, per confirmed booking:

  • cancellations made more than 65 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - the full deposit of US$ 600;
  • cancellations made between 50-65 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - a cancellation fee of 25% of the travel arrangements and booking fee or US$ 600 (whichever is the greater) will be payable;
  • cancellations made between 35-49 days before the scheduled date of first service provided by us - a cancellation fee of 50% of the travel arrangements and booking fee or US$ 600 (whichever is the greater); and
  • cancellations made within 35 days of the scheduled date of first service provided by us - 100% of the travel arrangement and booking fee.

Cancellation of air, cruising and rail arrangements will be subject to fees charged in accordance with the type of airfare, cruise or rail tariff regulations.

Trip ID#:

HigChiIns

Trip Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Personal expenses

Meals Included:

Breakfasts Daily ,1 Lunch and 1 Dinner

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