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Exploring Highlights of China from Shanghai


from £3,330 pp

(ex international flights)


12 days

Get to know the highlights of eastern China on this 12 day tour. Begin in Shanghai, the country's largest city, and explore the nearby ancient water town and urban parts before heading into the Huangshan Mountains. You will ride the cable car to the summit of Mt Huangshan before exploring the outstanding historical villages Hongcun and Cengkan. In the city of Hangzhou, take light treks through tea gardens, then discover the highlights before flying across to Guilin to enjoy some of China's rural highlights. Cruise along the Li River and cycle through the countryside around Yangshuo before travelling to Beijing. In the capital, you will explore all the classic highlights and have the chance to visit China's most iconic site - the Great Wall.

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Day 1 - Shanghai

  • Transfer from Shanghai airport to your hotel

Day 2 - Shanghai

  • Visit Yu Garden and the nearby market
  • Visit the Shanghai Museum
  • Explore Nanjing Road and The Bund
  • View Shanghai's skyline from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Shanghai, Huangshan

Day 3 - Shanghai, Huangshan

  • Visit to Zhujiajiao Water Town
  • Take High Speed train from Shanghai to Huangshan
  • Rail station pick up service in Huangshan

Day 4 - Huangshan

  • Explore the highlights of Huangshan Mountain
Huangshan, Hangzhou

Day 5 - Huangshan, Hangzhou

  • Visit Hongcun village
  • Explore Chengkan village for a deeper understand of Chinese culture
  • Take High Speed train from Huangshan to Hangzhou
  • Railway station pick up service in Hangzhou
  • Visit the be-loved West Lake by a short cruise

Day 6 - Hangzhou

  • Half day light walking through tea farms and villages
  • A visit to traditional Chinese Medicine Museum-Huqingyu Tang
  • Try to find some cluds of old urban area of Hangzhou by a visit to Hefang Street

Day 7 - Guilin

  • Transfer from hotel to Hangzhou airport
  • Fly from Hangzhou to Guilin
  • Transfer from Guilin airport to your hotel
  • Visit a local Guilin family
Guilin, Yangshuo

Day 8 - Guilin, Yangshuo

  • Enjoy a Li River Cruise to Yangshuo
  • A visit to West Street
  • At leisure in Yangshuo
Yangshuo, Beijing

Day 9 - Yangshuo, Beijing

  • Cycling tour in Yangshuo's countryside
  • Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport
  • Fly from Guilin to Beijing

Day 10 - Beijing

  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Watch locals practice t'ai chi at the Temple of Heaven

Day 11 - Beijing

  • Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Ming Tombs

Day 12 - Beijing

  • At leisure in Beijing
  • Transfer from Beijing to the airport