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A river cruise down the Yangtze, an escorted tour of historic Beijing, or a walk along the Great Wall of China—which tour is right for you? We’ll try to help you decide. Start by launching our Tour Finder, which allows you to compare all tours of China quickly and easily. Select your desired date range and choose up to three different cities, and our tour finder will show you the best matches. If you still have questions, we invite you to speak with a tripcentral.ca travel agent who’s actually been there!
Tour of Beijing
Begin in the capital of the Peoples Republic of China—tour The Temple of Heaven where emperors performed important religious ceremonies. Visit the many historical buildings of Beijing or slow things down with a stroll through the vast parkland.
Enjoy a full day (or two) of shopping in Beijing, where you can barter at the many markets throughout the city. Immerse yourself in the culture by taking in all the sights, sounds and aromas—and be sure to take advantage of incredible shopping deals!
Visit the massive 100-acre Tianamen Square, the political heart of China, where many political protests took place throughout history. Not to worry, the Forbidden City isn’t actually forbidden. Now a UNESCO Heritage Site, the City was built by 200,000 workers during the 15th century, and was home to a long line of Chinese Emperors until 1924.
Before you leave Beijing, be sure to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. At first it was believed that the Great Wall of China was one single wall, but it has since been proven to comprise a series of frequently overlapping defensive fortifications built over the course of nearly 2,000 years. It is the longest man-made structure ever built. Eight sections of the Wall cross northern Beijing.
Shanghai is the largest city in China, a bustling metropolis blending Eastern and Western cultures. It’s a shopper’s paradise where you’ll find everything from traditional souvenirs to world famous designer fashions. Check out the famous Nanjing Street for digital products, food, cosmetics, clothes and more.
The nightlife in Shanghai is world renowned for its neon lights and trendy bars and restaurants.
Forget about the North American version of Chinese food while in Shanghai and check out the real deal! You’ll find a wealth of restaurants here of all types, from casual to classy and everything in between. Or, if you prefer, Western food can easily be found as well. It’s a good idea to practice eating with chopsticks before you go, though, as they will be offered to you just about everywhere.
Then step away again from the bustling passersby and take a stroll along The Bund, Shanghai’s picturesque waterfront. The best time of year to tour China is September through November to avoid the hot, humid summers and cold, dry winters.