This classic China tour covers the must-see destinations and sights in China including the picturesque and charming water town of Suzhou.

Destination China
Cities Beijing, Xian, Shanghai
Departure Location Hotel, Beijing
Visits Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Suzhou
Duration 10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour Schedule

Departs: On Selected Dates - Modular Group Tour

Guaranteed Departure Applies: As soon as 2 people are booked on this tour.

NOTE: We regret we do not accept children under 15 years old on this tour.

Departure Dates:
2019: - 03 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 01 May, 08 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 05 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 03 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 07 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 04 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 02 Oct, 09 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 06 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 04 Dec.
2020: - 08 Jan, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 04 Mar, 11 Mar and 18 Mar


Day 1: Beijing

Arrive in Beijing where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Beijing (B, L)
Enjoy a full day of sightseeing – visit Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace.

Day 3: Beijing (B, L)

Today, visit the Great Wall of China (Badaling section) and the Ming Dynasty’s Imperial Tomb. If time permits visit a Jade Stone Carving Factory and make a photo stop at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Centre – the Birds Nest and Water Cube.

Day 4: Beijing (B, L)

Visit the Temple of Heaven, a renowned imperial site where the ancient Chinese emperors made sacrifices to heaven for bountiful harvests. After lunch, enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride through the ancient Hutongs (alleyways).

Day 5: Beijing - Xian (B, L)

Transfer to Bejiing Airport for a flight to Xian. On arrival visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum followed by an afternoon visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Day 6: Xian (B, L, D)

Visit the 2,000 year old UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Army of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Bronze Chariots which remains stunningly well preserved. Tonight, enjoy a different taste of China with a dumpling dinner and colourful Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 7: Xian - Shanghai (B)

Transfer to Xian Airport for a flight to Shanghai, where the rest of the day is spent at leisure.

Day 8: Shanghai (B, L)

Visit the classical Yu Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, followed by the Bund and Xintiandi Street, a contemporary boutique area.

Day 9: Shanghai (B, L)

An excursion to Suzhou is today’s highlight. This 2,500 year-old city is well known for its traditional gardens, ancient canals and silk production.

Day 10: Shanghai (B)

Today, transfer to Shanghai Airport where tour arrangements end.

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary and price subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please refer to our full terms and conditions available on our brochure or from our website. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions.


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XianA world renowned ancient capital with over 3,000 years of history, Xian boasts arich legacy of historical sites and cultural relics. Xian’s city centre is dominated by its well preserved ancient city walls, the most complete city wall that has survived in China. However undoubtedly, Xian’s drawcard is the impressive terracotta army with thousands of Read more


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