9 Days China Classic

China Tour

Celebrate the highlights of four of China's most well-known cities as you take on this classic nine day tour.

This city-hopping tour begins on the east coast with the powerhouse of Shanghai. Explore the famous Bund area by the river, where you can catch a glimpse of old Shanghai and the remaining European buildings that still line the waterside. Journey to handsome Suzhou, dubbed the 'Venice of the East' for its canal system and attractive architecture which features many classical gardens. Travel west to Xian, where a wealth of Chinese history awaits you. Take a walk along the ancient city walls and uncover the mystique of the great Terracotta Army. Finishing the tour with an extended stay in Beijing allows you to explore its most notorious landmarks, including history-steeped Tianamen Square and the incredible Great Wall. Make sure to sample some of the city's famous nightlife and indulge in a drink or two whist enjoying panoramic views of the urban jungle.

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  • Day 1 Arrive Shanghai

    You will be warmly welcomed by your guide, and transferred to your hotel. Shanghai is the commercial and financial centre of China and its largest city by population. After refreshments, we will...

  • Day 2 Shanghai

    Today you will visit the Yu Yuan Gardens with its beautiful Tea House on a small bridge. After the visit, you will walk to the old town, Li Nong, and see the life of the normal local people behind...

  • Day 3 Suzhou

    After Breakfast, drive to Suzhou to explore the Water Village, and see how the area remained unchanged over the centuries. On the way back you will visit the town Luzhi Water Village by the Canal,...

  • Day 4 Shanghai - Xian

    After breakfast, you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Xi’an. On arrival, you will begin your day by vising the Shan Xi Museum, located not far away from the Wild Goose Pagoda, opened...

  • Day 5 Xian

    Today visit the famous Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the most important attraction in Xian after it was discovered in 1974 by a local farmer who was digging a well during drought in...

  • Day 6 Xian - Beijing

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Beijing, the capital of the “People’s Republic of China”, as well as its political centre. Beijing is China’s second largest city by...

  • Day 7 Beijing

    Today drive to The Great Wall at Ju Yung Guan which was built and remodelled many times since the 5th century BC – 16th century AD. The main purpose of the wall was to protect China against the...

  • Day 8 Beijing

    You will begin your day and drive to the south of Beijing to visit the magnificent and colourful Temple of Heaven, which according to Chinese tradition was imperial use only. It was built in 1420....

  • Day 9 Depart Beijing

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Weather

Shanghai weather can be split into four distinct seasons - a warm spring, a hot and rainy summer, a comfortable autumn and an overcast and cold winter. The region receives rain for around a third of the year due to its location at the estuary of the Yangtze River. The weather is hottest during July and August, peaking over 35C. The best time to visit Shanghai is during spring, from March to May.

Xian weather is mild with four distinct seasons - a warm but variable spring, a hot and wet summer, a cool and rainy autumn and a dry and cold winter. March to May is usually warm and pleasant and is the best time of the year to visit. Early autumn from September to October is also a good time for a visit.

Beijing weather is split into four main seasons - a short, blustery spring; a long, hot summer; a cool but pleasant autumn and a long, cold winter. Temperatures can reach extremes during summer and winter, exceeding 40C in July and August and plunging to -20C during January. The best time to visit Beijing is during September or October, when temperatures are mild and conditions are fine. 


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