The Fast Train to Shanghai

Shanghai cityscape
Shanghai cityscape
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £3,765 per person based on a shared room for departures in March.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 14 nights' hotel accommodation
    • 1 night on a train (private cabin)
    • Breakfast daily, 13 lunches & 1 dinner
    • Transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guide
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

Why not take a look at China from a different perspective? This tour takes you on a journey by high-speed train through China’s past, absorbing all aspects of Chinese culture, from Imperial Beijing to the ancient and remarkable Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an; to the mysterious and beautiful religious mountains, Tai Shan and Putuo Shan; to the hometown of the forefather of Chinese thought, Confucius; to the colonial architecture and fresh sea air of Qingdao, and on to face China’s future head-on in one of the biggest, boldest and most addictive cities in Asia: Shanghai.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Beijing: with British Airways
  • 2
  • Beijing: arrive and check in. Afternoon tour of Beihai Park and the Hutongs.
  • 3
  • Beijing: tour of Beijing. Visit the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the 798 Art District.
  • 4
  • Beijing: trip to the Great Wall at Mutianyu.
  • 5
  • Beijing - Xi'an: morning tour of the Summer Palace and Lama Temple. Afternoon high-speed train to Xi'an.
  • 6
  • Xi'an: tour of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, the Grand Mosque and the Muslim Quarter.
  • 7
  • Xi'an - Tai'an: excursion to see the Terracotta Warriors. Overnight train to Tai'an.
  • 8
  • Tai'an: day trip to Qufu to visit the hometown of Confucius.
  • 9
  • Tai'an - Qingdao: visit Mount Tai. Afternoon high-speed train to Qingdao.
  • 10
  • Qingdao: morning trip to Mount Lao. Afternoon tour of Qingdao.
  • 11
  • Qingdao - Suzhou: time at leisure in Qingdao. Evening high-speed train to Suzhou
  • 12
  • Suzhou: tour of Suzhou and Tongli Water Town.
  • 13
  • Suzhou - Ningbo: morning high-speed train to Ningbo. Afternoon at leisure in Ningbo.
  • 14
  • Ningbo: day trip to Putuoshan.
  • 15
  • Ningbo - Hangzhou - Shanghai: morning high-speed train to Hangzhou. Guided tour of Hangzhou, followed by an evening high-speed train to Shanghai.
  • 16
  • Shanghai: morning guided tour of Shanghai.
  • 17
  • Shanghai - London Heathrow: with British Airways
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