Chinese Opera, China
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Buddha Grottoes, Datong, China
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Fishermen and Osprey Mountain Li River, Guilin, China
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Cityscape of Shanghai China
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Ancient Stone Bridge Yangshuo Guilin,Guangxi, China
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Forbidden City, Beijing, China
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China is the fourth largest country in the world with an area of 3,719,275 square miles.
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Temple in Westlake with Sunset Landscape, Hangzhou, Chint
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ESSENTIAL CHINA

We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements
Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursion to accommodation
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When you picture China in your mind, you undoubtedly visualize the Great Wall of China, The Terracotta Warriors, great food and bustling cities. Of course, these are the most common projections of this immense country, but because of its size, China offers so much more than you can possibly imagine.

Our Essential China tour offers you an in-depth investigation into not just the places you know of already, but also so many you’ve yet to discover. We’ll take you to explore the two most spectacular cities in China to bookend your trip, Beijing and Shanghai, removing the hassle of the hustle of these metropolises with stress-free transfers and personal guided tours.

As well as touring the big cities, we’ll also take you to see the rural areas of China, blessed with natural beauty and a way of life that contrasts the hectic city life perfectly. You’ll visit two truly fascinating regions, Shaanxi and Guangxi and feel fully immersed in a culture and lifestyle you’ll never forget.

Your tour of China will also take you to experience the Great Wall of China at a lesser-frequented section to avoid the crowds, see the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an stand guard over the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang and cruise across the Li River to see the aesthetic beauty of the picturesque Guilin and Yangshuo regions

THE BACKYARD DIFFERENCE
  • Take a trip to a lesser-visited section of The Great Wall of China and enjoy a peaceful picnic perched atop the majestic structure
  • Visit the Terracotta Warriors  in Xi’an, sentries frozen in time, immortalized by stone
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site The Summer Palace
  • Get a true glimpse of Chinese society with an overnight sleeper train experience
  • Learn about ancient Chinese art of penjing (gardening) from an experienced gardener
  • Lift the lid on China’s complicated relationship with religion as you visit the temples of numerous practiced faiths
ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS
Beijing
Beijing – Xi’an
Xi’an
Xi’an – Guilin
Guilin – Yangshuo
Yangshuo – Guilin – Shanghai
Shanghai