China highlights tour

Join a small group of like-minded travellers on a 9 day cultural tour of China featuring sleeper trains and fast-trains to maximise time from Shanghai to Beijing.
Shanghai Xitang Xi'an the Great Wall of China Beijing
Price
£1015To£1090excluding flights
Duration
9 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement £220.
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Late availability on these dates: 01 Jan
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Description of China highlights tour

Nine days in China will fit in a lifetime of memories and fascinating cultural encounters as this classic China highlights tour goes to prove.

Travelling by overnight sleeper train and high-speed train allows you to experience China highlights on tour from Shanghai to Beijing with the likes of Xi’an and the Great Wall of China providing just a couple of talking points in between.

You’ll do much more than scratch the surface of life in China during your time away with a whole host of culinary encounters and cultural traditions enabling this China highlights tour to truly shine.

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Price information

£1015To£1090excluding flights
Single supplement £220.
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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

Environment
On this trip, we provide all travellers with reusable bags and chopsticks in order to avoid waste. We encourage the use of “tea flasks” for drinking water (or tea, like the locals do!). All travellers in the group will be encouraged to travel with refillable water bottles and purification tablets rather than purchasing water in plastic bottles to minimise waste and your group leader will also be on hand to advise on the responsible discarding of rubbish throughout the trip, recycling wherever possible.
We prefer that our passengers don’t purchase plastic water bottles, however any bottles that are purchased are given to the community of waste collectors who rely on this for an income.
Wherever possible we take local transport. This can mean anything from public bus, trolley bus, tram or subway. We also have the opportunity to explore on bikes and on foot and travel overland on all our basic trips.

Community
We stay in a family run guesthouse in Gubeikou, a less popular area of the Great Wall. This enables travellers to experience rural China as well as major sites like the Great Wall and it supports the local economy by keeping guesthouses up and running in lesser-known parts of China. Travellers are welcomed with great hospitality plus dinner and breakfast are included, a great chance to sample local produce and delicious home style cooking. All entrance fees to the Great Wall are included in the price of the trip and this contributes towards the upkeep of the wall, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, so that generations to come can also enjoy visiting the Wall.
We also support Xi’an Huiling (meaning ‘wise spirit’) – a special supported project for young people with intellectual and learning disabilities and travellers can enjoy a performance of singing and dancing by the students, plus have a chance to see their artwork and handicrafts. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to join in the dancing!

People

Community
We stay in a family run guesthouse in Gubeikou, a less popular area of the Great Wall. This enables travellers to experience rural China as well as major sites like the Great Wall and it supports the local economy by keeping guesthouses up and running in lesser-known parts of China. Travellers are welcomed with great hospitality plus dinner and breakfast are included, a great chance to sample local produce and delicious home style cooking. All entrance fees to the Great Wall are included in the price of the trip and this contributes towards the upkeep of the wall, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, so that generations to come can also enjoy visiting the Wall.
We also support Xi’an Huiling (meaning ‘wise spirit’) – a special supported project for young people with intellectual and learning disabilities and travellers can enjoy a performance of singing and dancing by the students, plus have a chance to see their artwork and handicrafts. Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to join in the dancing!

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