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Beijing to Shanghai Adventure

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time and welcome to one of the world's most impressive and vibrant cities - Beijing, China's bustling capital. Tonight, choose to get to know your CEO and fellow travellers over authentic Chinese cuisine at a local restaurant. Afterward, venture into the Beijing nightlife and cheers to new adventures!

Day 2 Beijing
Step back in time for the day with a visit to the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from northern barbarians. Climb the rolling hills, take in the scenery, and explore the wall capturing iconic photos from the watch towers. Later, opt to check out the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, or catch a kung fu show.

Pre-book the Beijing Kung Fu Show on the checkout page to include this experience on your tour, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
Another day in Beijing, another adventure. With so much to discover here, we decided to let you choose. Spend the day exploring the peaceful gardens, lakes, and temples at Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or visit the Temple of Heaven and capture an iconic picture of the Confucian architecture and practice tai chi with the local people. This evening board an overnight train and wake up in Xi'an.

Days 4-5 Xi'an
With two days in Xi'an, you'll be able to experience all the excitement this ancient city has to offer. Embark on an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the tranquil Great Mosque - a serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Check out the famous Terracotta Warriors or cycle the ancient city walls (the perfect place to catch the sunset). Be sure to enjoy some of the best street food China has to offer. For your big night out with new friends, head to a karaoke bar and sing your heart out!

Day 6 Xi'an/Shanghai
Board a bullet train and speed to Shanghai, the most modern of Chinese cities. Spend the evening exploring with your fellow travellers or go see a magical acrobatic performance. The night is yours!

Pre-book the Shanghai Acrobatic Performance on the checkout page to include this show on your tour, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 7 Shanghai
Get to know this unique coastal city on an orientation walk through the Bund, Old Shanghai, and People's Park. Afterward, the day is yours to further explore this massive metropolis. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road, enjoy a picnic in Yuyuan Gardens, or stroll along the Bund district with its many riverside historical buildings and nighttime light show.

Day 8 Shanghai
Today is departure day, but don't fret! There is no such thing as goodbye, only until next time. Share last laughs with your newfound friends and exchange social medias before heading on your way. Depart at any time.
All This Included
Now's the time to explore China on your terms with this tour that's affordable for young travellers. With its Great Wall, Forbidden City, and army of Terracotta Warriors, China can be a lil' bit intimidating. But this eight-day trip will wipe away any worries — you'll have an expert Chief Experience Officer (CEO) leading the way and you'll hit the highlights in the company of other young travellers. Get a mix of the modern and the historic with plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife. Best of all, you're in control — see the sights you like and skip the ones you don't — so it's an adventure you'll never forget.
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your First Night Out Moment: Connect With New Friends Your Discover Moment: Beijing Your Big Night Out Moment: Private Karaoke Session, Xi'an Your Discover Moment: Shanghai
  • Excursion to the Great Wall
  • Orientation walks in Xi'an and Shanghai
  • Private karaoke session with one drink
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (3 nts)
    Hostels (standard twin/double) (3 nts)
    Sleeper trains (1 nts)
  • No meals included.
  • Transportation: Train, local bus, walking.
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Trek along the Great Wall
  • Take in ancient and modern China
  • Explore Xi'an's Muslim Quarter
  • Ride the bullet train to Shanghai
  • Let loose like the locals with a group karaoke session.
Hotels (3 nts)
Beijing, China: Sicily Hotel, Beijing Tiantan East Gate (or similar)

Hostels (standard twin/double) (2 nts)
Xi'an, China: 7 Sages Bell Tower Youth Hostel (or similar)
Shanghai, China: Phoenix Hostel (or similar)

Sleeper trains (2 nts)
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 12.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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