Your first stop is on the outskirts of Xi’an, where you will find the final resting place of Qin Shihuangdi and his protectors into the after-life, the Terracotta Warriors. Then it’s time for lunch, a quick and simple (yet authentic) Chinese meal. That will give you the energy you need to explore the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the old city walls. You’ll wrap up the day in the Muslim...
1 day • CNY 480
Zhujiajiao is the closest water town to Shanghai and the most visited, making it a good choice if you don't have a lot of time. The tour includes a canal boat ride and you get a chance to stroll the streets of the village. If you do want to make a longer day of it we would recommend our Tongli Water Town/Suzhou one day tour from Shanghai, or our Two Water Towns in one day tour. What...
Shanghai → Zhujiajiao → Shanghai
When most people hear the words ‘Beijing art scene’, they imagine ancient architecture, Chinese calligraphy and ink paintings; but there is so much more going on than that. On the outskirts of Beijing lies Songzhuang, a traditional Chinese village that has been taken over by a community of artists and is now home to creative types from all over China and the rest of the world. We...
This day trip is packed full of historical and religious significance. Your first stop, the Longmen Grottoes, are a sight to behold, both from the outside and within! Despite the ‘long men’ (huge statues of Buddha and his disciples) who welcome you on your arrival, ‘Long Men’ is actually Chinese, not English! The name translates as ‘Dragon’s Gate’. The White Horse Buddhist...
Huangshan can be easily visited from Shanghai by overnight train. This option is both convenient and economical as you will save money on hotels. You will be transferred from your hotel or apartment in Shanghai to the train station where you will catch the overnight train to Huangshan. Upon arrival in Huangshan, you will be picked up by your guide and driver and taken into Tunxi old town where...
Shanghai → Huangshan → Shanghai
Cloud-shrouded mountains, tranquil lakes, white-washed canal towns, rolling tea fields; this is what comes to mind for many when they think about China. This tour gives you a little bit of nature, a touch of modernity, and a lot of history and culture. Starting and ending in Shanghai, this tour includes the most popular sights of the Pearl of the Orient. You will then visit Hangzhou, home to...
Shanghai → Hangzhou → Suzhou → Huangshan → Shanghai
This six-day itinerary takes in the best of Chengdu, including city sights, a Sichuan hotpot dinner, a genuine local teahouse, the Giant Buddha of Leshan and a pilgrimage up Emei Shan mountain. We have paced the tour so you are not rushed but see a lot on each day. With such an expansive itinerary this tour can be customized to suit any taste or budget. It can also be linked to a longer China...
Chengdu → Emei Shan → Chengdu
Have you ever heard of Datong? It is a small city in Shanxi province, best known for its rich history, and it is well worth checking out. The first day of this tour will take you to the famous Hanging Temple, which is bound to blow you away with stunning architecture inside and out. Visiting the Yungang Grottoes, home to the oldest Buddhist cave art in China, is also sure to be an...
Beijing → Datong → Beijing
On this epic journey you spend a night in a permanent tent at Mount Everest Base Camp. You’ll think of all the climbers who have slept there before, prior to staging their journey to the top of the world's highest peak, rising before dawn to begin their climb. Along the way you will have time on the road to see other sights outside the capital, Lhasa. Samye Monastery and Shigatse are...
Beijing → Tibet / Lhasa → Tsedang → Gyantse → Shigatse → Mount Everest Base Camp → Shigatse → Tibet / Lhasa
Guangzhou is often overshadowed by northern Chinese cities when it comes to history. However, for those wishing to get a more rounded view of China's legacy, this city has played an essential role first as a cultural center during ancient times and later as the entry point of Western influence in China. This two day tour provides a concise version of Guangzhou's story from the ancient...