Iconic China: Beijing to Tibet

15 days*
From 36710 SEK
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Overview
Go beyond the wall for a transformative adventure through China’s awe-inspiring interior. Explore the unforgettable city of Beijing and meet pandas at a breeding centre in Sichuan. Discover daily life in Tibet and cruise the incredible Yangtze River on a riverboat. Cycle atop the city walls of Xi’an, and face its standing army of terracotta warriors before eating lunch in the local farming village where they were discovered. Get into China’s very heart and it will most certainly get into yours.
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Overview

  • Departs/Ends: Beijing to Shanghai
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 15, Avg 10.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (10 nts), soft-sleeper overnight train (1 nt), Yangtze riverboat (3 nts).
  • Transport: Train, minibus, cruise boat, small canal boat, ferry, bicycle, plane, walking.
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer), local guides.

Extras

  • The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price. Allow USD365-475 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Peking Duck welcome dinner. Meals included: dinner
Day 2 Beijing
Start the day early with a lesson in tai chi, led by a local expert at the historic Temple of Heaven. After, continue exploring the key sites of Beijing including the famed Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Meals included: breakfast
Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
Take a walk along the 500-year-old Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Spend time exploring the towers, views, and the magnificent structure of this unique wonder. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Xi'an. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Xi'an
Arrive early into Xi'an where we take a leisurely bike ride along the ancient city walls. Then enjoy a visit to the historic Gao’s Grand Courtyard House and enjoy a performance of shadow puppetry. This evening, explore the vibrant Muslim Quarter and local markets then opt to try some of the best street food in China. Meals included: breakfast
Day 5 Xi'an
Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors — an archaeological wonder built over 2,000 years ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After, visit a local village for lunch. End the day by sampling the local fare or exploring on your own. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 6 Xi'an/Lhasa
Fly over the Himalayas to Tibet. Settle into our Lhasa hotel, our home for the next three nights, before setting out on an orientation walk with a local guide through Barkhor Square. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Lhasa
Enjoy a guided visit to the Jokhang Temple and the Tibetan Medicine Institute to learn more about Tibetan spirituality and culture. Also visit a tangka academy to observe this ancient and intricate art form, considered sacred to Buddhists. The works usually depict a deity, scene, or mandala and are tied directly into Buddhist teaching and meditation. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Lhasa
Visit the breathtaking Potala Palace and the historic Sera Monastery, one of the great Tibetan Universities famed for its open debates among monks on the Buddhist doctrines. Later take a cooking class with a local chef and make (and eat) Tibetan momo beef dumplings. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 9 Lhasa/Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 10 Chengdu/Chongqing
Visit the Panda Breeding Centre to learn about and observe these gentle animals. Later, catch a train to Chongqing and board a luxury riverboat for the first night on the Yangtze. Meals included: breakfast
Day 11 Yangtze River
Cruise the Yangtze River with daily shore excursions that can include Fengdu, Shibaozhai, or Wanzhou; sailing through Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge, Daning River Small Gorges, or Shennong Stream, and sailing through Three Gorges dam ship locks. Relax in comfortable cabins and enjoy onboard activities such as tai chi, tea tasting, and Chinese calligraphy classes. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 12 Yangtze River
Cruise the Yangtze River with daily shore excursions that can include Fengdu, Shibaozhai, or Wanzhou; sailing through Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge, Daning River Small Gorges, or Shennong Stream, and sailing through Three Gorges dam shiplocks. Relax in comfortable cabins and enjoy shipboard activities such as tai chi, tea tasting, and Chinese calligraphy classes. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 13 Yangtze River/Shanghai
Enjoy a tour of Three Gorges Dam (dependent on river conditions) before flying to Shanghai. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 Shanghai
Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, or catch the famed Shanghai acrobats in performance this evening. Meals included: breakfast
Day 15 Shanghai
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Overview

Go beyond the wall for a transformative adventure through China’s awe-inspiring interior. Explore the unforgettable city of Beijing and meet pandas at a breeding centre in Sichuan. Discover daily life in Tibet and cruise the incredible Yangtze River on a riverboat. Cycle atop the city walls of Xi’an, and face its standing army of terracotta warriors before eating lunch in the local farming village where they were discovered. Get into China’s very heart and it will most certainly get into yours.

Is this trip for me?

  • Departs/Ends: Beijing to Shanghai
  • Travel style: National Geographic Journeys
  • Physical rating: 2
  • Age requirements: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.
  • Trip type: Max 15, Avg 10.

What you get

  • Accomodation: Hotels (10 nts), soft-sleeper overnight train (1 nt), Yangtze riverboat (3 nts).
  • Transport: Train, minibus, cruise boat, small canal boat, ferry, bicycle, plane, walking.
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Team leader: CEO (Chief Experience Officer), local guides.

Extras

The international flight to and from start and finish city is not included in the tour price.

Allow USD365-475 for meals not included.

Map & Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Peking Duck welcome dinner. Meals included: dinner
Day 2 Beijing
Start the day early with a lesson in tai chi, led by a local expert at the historic Temple of Heaven. After, continue exploring the key sites of Beijing including the famed Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Meals included: breakfast
Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
Take a walk along the 500-year-old Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Spend time exploring the towers, views, and the magnificent structure of this unique wonder. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Xi'an. Meals included: breakfast
Day 4 Xi'an
Arrive early into Xi'an where we take a leisurely bike ride along the ancient city walls. Then enjoy a visit to the historic Gao’s Grand Courtyard House and enjoy a performance of shadow puppetry. This evening, explore the vibrant Muslim Quarter and local markets then opt to try some of the best street food in China. Meals included: breakfast
Day 5 Xi'an
Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors — an archaeological wonder built over 2,000 years ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. After, visit a local village for lunch. End the day by sampling the local fare or exploring on your own. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 6 Xi'an/Lhasa
Fly over the Himalayas to Tibet. Settle into our Lhasa hotel, our home for the next three nights, before setting out on an orientation walk with a local guide through Barkhor Square. Meals included: breakfast
Day 7 Lhasa
Enjoy a guided visit to the Jokhang Temple and the Tibetan Medicine Institute to learn more about Tibetan spirituality and culture. Also visit a tangka academy to observe this ancient and intricate art form, considered sacred to Buddhists. The works usually depict a deity, scene, or mandala and are tied directly into Buddhist teaching and meditation. Meals included: breakfast
Day 8 Lhasa
Visit the breathtaking Potala Palace and the historic Sera Monastery, one of the great Tibetan Universities famed for its open debates among monks on the Buddhist doctrines. Later take a cooking class with a local chef and make (and eat) Tibetan momo beef dumplings. Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Day 9 Lhasa/Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Day 10 Chengdu/Chongqing
Visit the Panda Breeding Centre to learn about and observe these gentle animals. Later, catch a train to Chongqing and board a luxury riverboat for the first night on the Yangtze. Meals included: breakfast
Day 11 Yangtze River
Cruise the Yangtze River with daily shore excursions that can include Fengdu, Shibaozhai, or Wanzhou; sailing through Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge, Daning River Small Gorges, or Shennong Stream, and sailing through Three Gorges dam ship locks. Relax in comfortable cabins and enjoy onboard activities such as tai chi, tea tasting, and Chinese calligraphy classes. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 12 Yangtze River
Cruise the Yangtze River with daily shore excursions that can include Fengdu, Shibaozhai, or Wanzhou; sailing through Qutang Gorge/Wu Gorge, Daning River Small Gorges, or Shennong Stream, and sailing through Three Gorges dam shiplocks. Relax in comfortable cabins and enjoy shipboard activities such as tai chi, tea tasting, and Chinese calligraphy classes. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Day 13 Yangtze River/Shanghai
Enjoy a tour of Three Gorges Dam (dependent on river conditions) before flying to Shanghai. Meals included: breakfast
Day 14 Shanghai
Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, or catch the famed Shanghai acrobats in performance this evening. Meals included: breakfast
Day 15 Shanghai
Depart at any time. Meals included: breakfast
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Apr 04
04 Apr 2020 18 Apr 2020
15 days
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36710 SEK
  • Departs from Beijing
  • Ends in Shanghai
Price per person 36710 SEK
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Apr 18
18 Apr 2020 02 May 2020
15 days
7+ left
36710 SEK
  • Departs from Beijing
  • Ends in Shanghai
Price per person 36710 SEK
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Apr 25
25 Apr 2020 09 May 2020
15 days
7+ left
36710 SEK
  • Departs from Beijing
  • Ends in Shanghai
Price per person 36710 SEK
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