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China Express - 8 Days

This eight-day trip offers a great option if you plan to have a good explore the country in a shorter time. From the historical and modern Beijing, the ancient capital Xi’an, to the lively and colourful Shanghai, it makes the best use of your time for must-see heritages and local cuisine or even stories from interesting local people.

Take a secret path walking into a hidden courtyard in the Hutongs, taste a local family cooking lunch, learn from a lovely man about his proud—cricket fighting, follow our local host in Xi’an to make some dumpling etc.

Day 1

Arrival in Beijing,make your own way to the starting hotel. Relax before joining the welcome meeting, orientation walk and prepare your appetite for the Peking duck welcome dinner.

Day 2

Get ready for a great day trip to the GREAT WALL of China. Start early in the morning and drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. Explore one of the world’s most amazing construction wonders. Head back to Beijing in the afternoon afterwards. In the evening, there’s an option to see a great stage play – The Legend of Kongfu.

Day 3
Beijing/Overnight Train

Start from the morning to explore the amazing Beijing. Hop on a local bus heading to the world’s largest city square – Tiananmen Square. Walk from the square into the former royal palace of 600 years – Forbidden City. Join in a beautiful taste of Beijing traditional culture in old living quarter. Later in the afternoon, transfer to station for an overnight train (First Class) experience.

Day 4
Overnight Train/Xi'an

Arrive into the ancient walled city Xi’an in the morning, transfer to hotel. Freshen up and get ready to explore the historical but vibrant city – the 600-years-old City Wall, 1200-years-old Grand Mosque. In the Muslim Quarter around the Great Mosque. All kinds of snacks and gift shops are along. Enjoy a dumpling cooking lesson and end the day with a beautiful dumpling banquet.

Day 5

Today it’s a Must-See day. Transfer to the world-famous Terracotta Army Museum, see the terra-cotta soldiers and horses right at the site where they were buried more than 2000 years. Listen to stories of the emperor and history of the powerful ancient dynasty. There’s a chance to pick up a traditional Chinese brush pen for a calligraphy class to learn about Han Zi (Chinese Characters), one of the oldest surviving language in the world. There’s free time to explore the night beauty of Xi’an.

Day 6

Today is a travelling day – transfer to bullet train station for highspeed train to Shanghai, the biggest city in China. Arrive and transfer to the hotel in Shanghai, then take a short break before head out for dinner. In the evening, sit back and enjoy the best acrobatics performance in the world.

Day 7

Explore Shanghai with our tour leader with a walking tour winding through the secret streets and alleyways of the modern city, the Bund and a beautiful Chinese garden. Dress up and get ready for our farewell dinner.

Day 8

Depart anytime for onward travelling.

Included Activities

  • Welcome Meeting
  • Welcome Dinner (Beijing Roast Duck)
  • Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion
  • Beijing Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City Visit
  • Hutong Story (Rickshaw Ride, Lunch, Paper-cutting Class and Family Visit)
  • Xi'an Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk
  • Xi'an Dumpling Cooking Class & Banquet
  • Xi'an Calligraphy Class
  • Xi'an Terra-cotta Army Museum Visit
  • Shanghai Walking Tour
  • Farewell Dinner


  • Meals: 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 6 breakfasts are included.
  • Transportations: Transportations between destinations and for included activities as described in the trip itinerary are included.
  • Tour Leader: Excellent English-speaking tour Leader throughout the trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money should I bring for meals not included?

$15-20USD per day is recommended for meals not included.

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China Express
From $ 1,689.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Journeys (multi-day trips with in-depth cultural experiences)
  • Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai
  • 1689USD
  • Classic
  • 8 days
  • Max 16
  • 12+
  • 2

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