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China Express

Starts: Beijing, China
Finishes: Shanghai, China

Visit: Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou, Shanghai

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Budget

Overview

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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.

Highlights

    • Trek along the Great Wall
    • Visit the Forbidden City in Beijing and the canal town of Suzhou
    • Experience a local meal and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an
    • Enjoy an acrobat show in Shanghai

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 126483
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Budget
Transport: Train, local bus, air-con bus, walking.
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Budget

Starts: Beijing, China
Finishes: Shanghai, China
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotel (6 nts), sleeper train (1 nt).
    • 1 lunch
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, metro, private van/bus, walking.
    Group Leader
    • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,086 ($136/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 70 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 70 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Rhoda D  

We really had a great trip. Excellent organization and excellent local guide.

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Pracad L  

Fantastic blend of sight seeing and culture. I got to see many things regular tourists don't get to see. The tour guide warned us of many potential dangers and made the experience a memorable one.

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Andrea V  

Excellent. This was my first time using G Adventures and it was exactly what I was hoping for--a way to explore a substantial part of a country without feeling like we were just getting on and off the same bus---local experiences and flexibility of the trip were great.

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Ursula D  

I found the tour to be excellent. It was very informative. A lot of traveling just for one week though!

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Aurelie P  

The tour was lots of fun. We had a great group and we got to see a lot in a very short time.

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Brenda S  

The China Express trip was amazing! While short in time it was so packed with sights and adventures that my daughter and I left China feeling that we had seen and done everything we could possibly have wished for. Spending my birthday hiking on the Great Wall of China was without a doubt the best! A suggestion would be to always travel with a copy of The Lonely Planet covering the areas you are to visit and read it before or during your trip....it has all sorts of great ideas of where to go for your free times as well as great street maps!

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Lisa H  

It was a good balance between scheduled activities and free time. The guide was there to give you tips on what you could do and see on your free time.

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Bianca P  

The tour was just GREAT. We travelled long distances in only 8 days and saw much of the country, but still it was never stressful. The group including our guide was sooo nice, I had a very good time with these open minded people!

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Colleen S  

The tour was well planned, well executed, Andy (our guide) kept us well informed, and the accommodation was good.

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Steven R  

One of our best holiday experiences. The trip was well organized and the tour leader was fantastic. China proved to be an amazing place to visit and the tour exceeded our expectations.

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Priscila D  

Our tour guide Chris Che went above and beyond the call to make our group experience amazing. He took care of us and made us experience the real Chinese culture. It was an amazing trip.

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Shaun T  

The Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, The Bund, the Peking Duck, our local G Adventures guide and our travel mates were all amazing! We had a wonderful time in China!

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Angela W  

The tour was very well run and covered a good number of sites etc. in the area from Bejing to Shanghai.May was our guide and she was fantastic with a wealth of knowledge about the whole area and very helpful to all of us in the group. Accomodations were excellent for cleanliness and location.

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Nicola D  

Well organised. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour leader. A great bunch of people.

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Cheryl K  

Our leader, Leah, and G Adventures. gave us a high level of comfort in a country we would not have been able to travel alone. Many thanks Leah.

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Joanne S  

we really enjoyed this tour. We visited all the main sights we wanted to see over a large area of China in a short time. We were well taken care of and would definitely recommend this trip.

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Tracy H  

Although this was an express trip we never felt rushed. There were only 8 in our group, which was perfect, as it never felt like an organized tour.

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Samantha R  

I was so pleasantly suprised at how easy & relaxed the tour was overall. The small group of only 8 people was just like traveling with a bunch of friends. I feel very lucky to have been a part of such an interesting & fun tour. G Adventures will always be looked at first when planning all my future trips. Thank you!

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Anthony L  

Everything about my experience with G Adventures was great, starting with the G Adventures Travel Agent who booked the tour with me. Incredibly organized and friendly. On the trip, the hotels were great, the sites were great, our tour guide Frank was great.

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Julie L  

Really well organized tour leader. Group size was great and we really bonded as a group during our week together. Tour was fantastic and allowed me to see places I would never have been able to see on my own

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Barbara M  

Long days but well worth it as we saw everything we wanted to see and more

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Rohan A  

Well executed. Good pace and our trip leader ensured that we all enjoyed ourselves.

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Elaine B  

We both had an excelent experience in China. Our tour leader Michelle was a great leader, very friendly and knowledgeable on Chinese history.

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Stewart M  

The tour took us to many places we would not have found ourselves.

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Logan E  

It was a good tour and a great way to start our 6 month trip. Everything was well organized and we were well looked after. It gave us a great look at what China has to offer tourists in the amount of time that we had.

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Elke W  

Overall tour experience was good! The whole trip was well organized and I felt well informed and safe at any time. My highlights of the trip were the Forbidden city, the Great Wall and the journey from Beijing to Xian with the overnight train.

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Sally B  

This was our first time using G Adventures. It was a very well planned and organized trip. We had such an amazing time. We are already planning to take another adventure with G Adventures.

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Danielle O  

This trip was excellent! It was a great way to see the major sights in China in only a few days. It was fast paced, but we still had plenty of time to enjoy all that China has to offer. Overall great trip!

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Emma J  

I had an amazing time and May was brilliant as a leader and was perfect for the job. The tour was really good, packed in lots of sights and good food. Hotels and transport were good.

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Susanne C  

I loved this tour! It was a safe and economical way for me to see a country I have always dreamed of seeing. The tour gave me a good insight into Chinese culture and the countryside and as always was a great way to travel and meet like minded adventurous individuals. G Adventures took care of my needs with an exceptional, knowledgeable local guide which made the trip enjoyable and relaxing by not having to worry about anything or having to overcome any communication difficulties.

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Keiko T  

This was my first G Adventures tour. I didn't know what to expect. But after the trip I knew I made the right choice. China express was planned well to see major and famous places in China.

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Lullit G  

The tour was well organized and well run. Given the short duration for which we signed up, I feel that we got an excellent introduction to China. I really enjoyed the combination of guided tours and free time we were given to roam on our own.

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Arthur F  

Had a great time! It was a diverse group in age, ethnicity, and where in the world we came from, and we bonded like a family. Also, a lot to see in a short period and G Adventures came through on getting to see the most possible.

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Matthew A  

I was initially dubious about such a large group but the people were very friendly and the group was well balanced

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Jennifer A 

I love how G Adventures. tours are organized, they are especially great for single travelers. My favorite tours are the Original tours, it would be great to see some Original tours of China. I also like the small sizes on most of the tours.

Tour Operator

G Adventures

G Adventures is a tour operator providing small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world. But there's more to it than affordability and product depth – G Adventures is in the business of changing people's lives.  

As the world's largest independent adventure travel company, G Adventures brings curious travellers from different backgrounds together to experience, learn, share, and explore this incredible planet we all inhabit.

In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures with nothing more than two credit cards and a burning desire to create an authentic, sustainable travel experience like nothing the world had ever seen. By offering adventure-craving travellers an alternative to the resorts, cruises and motorcoach tours they were accustomed to, he not only changed the way people looked at their holiday time, but changed the face of travel forever. Over 26 years later, the only thing that hasn’t changed is an inherent belief in the core values that continue to inspire our being and business today.

In Business Since 1990

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