China Express
8 days from Beijing to Shanghai
From $ 1499
Duration8 days

Walk backwards in time along the Great Wall and stare down an army of Terracotta Warriors before leaping into the future of Shanghai's incredible high-rise towers on this fast-paced tour of China’s highlights. With the perfect blend of guided activities and free time to explore on your own, this adventure is made for those who want to get a taste of China in a short amount of time.

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  • Duration: 8 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Beijing
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Shanghai
    Ages: 12+
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Day 1: Beijing

Start place: Beijing

Is Beijing top of your must-see list? Booking pre-trip accommodations will let you do Beijing your way before meeting up with the group.
Arrive at any time.

End place: Beijing

Day 2: Beijing

Start place: Beijing

Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Spend time wandering around, taking photos, and picking up souvenirs.
Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.

End place: Beijing

Day 3: Beijing/Xi'an

Start place: Beijing

Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an.

End place: Xi'an

Day 4: Xi'an/Suzhou

Start place: Xi'an

Visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors—and enjoy a local lunch at a farmhouse. Enjoy some free time exploring the city before hopping on an overnight train to Suzhou. Local lunch at a farmhouse.

End place: Suzhou

Meals: L
Day 5: Suzhou

Start place: Suzhou

Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens.

End place: Suzhou

Day 6: Suzhou/Shanghai

Start place: Suzhou

Travel by metro and train to Shanghai. After an orientation walk along Shanghai's famous Bund, you are free to explore the delights this modern Chinese city has to offer.
Travel to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund.

End place: Shanghai

Day 7: Shanghai

Start place: Shanghai

Enjoy free time in this bustling city before watching a spectacular Chinese acrobat show in the evening.

End place: Shanghai

Day 8: Shanghai

Start place: Shanghai

We highly recommend post-accommodation to fully experience all Shanghai has to offer.
Depart at any time.

End place: Shanghai



  • Your Discover Moment: Shanghai
  • Great Wall excursion
  • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour
  • Terracotta Warriors tour
  • Master of the Nets Garden visit
  • Shanghai orientation walk
  • Chinese acrobat performance
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Local bus, Metro, Private van/bus, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotel (6 nts), Sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Meals

    1 lunches,

Dates & availability: China Express

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Departing Fri, 03/22/2019 Finishing Fri, 03/29/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 8 Book
Departing Fri, 03/29/2019 Finishing Fri, 04/05/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 9 Book
Departing Fri, 04/05/2019 Finishing Fri, 04/12/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 11 Book
Departing Fri, 04/12/2019 Finishing Fri, 04/19/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 16 Book
Departing Fri, 04/19/2019 Finishing Fri, 04/26/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 12 Book
Departing Fri, 04/26/2019 Finishing Fri, 05/03/2019 Catalog Price $ 1599 Sale Price $ 1599 16 Book
Departing Fri, 05/03/2019 Finishing Fri, 05/10/2019 Catalog Price $ 1599 Sale Price $ 1599 16 Book
Departing Fri, 05/10/2019 Finishing Fri, 05/17/2019 Catalog Price $ 1599 Sale Price $ 1599 16 Book
Departing Fri, 05/17/2019 Finishing Fri, 05/24/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 16 Book
Departing Fri, 05/24/2019 Finishing Fri, 05/31/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 16 Book

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