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On our trips to China uncover ancient marvels, rich history, and traditions that will transport you back in time. Enjoy a balance of sightseeings led by locals and free time to follow your interests in this impressive country.

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China: Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise & Shanghai
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What travelers say about their tours to China

Loved everything about this trip.
10/09/19 by 1st-time traveler Judy
Our Tour Director was exceptional and the local guides were all very good. The country is beautiful and the food is delicious. I would highly recommend this trip and would love to go back to explore other areas that I did not get to see.
China: Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise & Shanghai
A Dream Come True
07/24/19 by 2nd-time traveler Sanford
Ever since I studied Mandarin fifty years ago, I have wanted to visit mainland China, especially Beijing, the Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Warriors, and Shanghai. All of these wishes became reality during my recent tour of China with EF Go Ahead Tours.
China: Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise & Shanghai
Beyond Expectations!
05/29/19 by 3rd-time traveler Peggy
This tour was well run and organized and recommended to those seeking to see China! Amazing trip! Loved every minute! Thank you Go-Ahead for making this trip a memorable one!
China: Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise & Shanghai
My China Experience
04/10/19 by 2nd-time traveler Veronica
Michael Du, our tour director was superb. His knowledge of the culture and environment enhanced my overall experience. The people on the tour were friendly and eager to learn the culture as well.
China: Beijing, Yangtze River Cruise & Shanghai
A most magnificent trip!
10/16/19 by 1st-time traveler Helen
The trip to China was much more than I expected! Not only were the tours magnificent, the people in our group were friendly and personable.
Highlights of China: Beijing to Shanghai

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Your tour includes hotels, breakfast daily and other select meals, comfortable transportation, an expert Tour Director, guided sightseeing, and more.

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Your local Tour Director will meet you and your group on the first day, and be your go-to for the best sites, flavors, and stories of the region.

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Travel tips for tours to China

What are the must-visit spots in China?

China is rich in history and unique culture. On our trips to China, you’ll get to experience some of the must-visit spots including:

  • The Terracotta Army, one of the country’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Yuyuan Garden, also known as the Garden of Happiness
  • The Yangtze River,  the third-longest river in the world
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What are the top landmarks to visit in China?

On our tours of China, you’ll visit some of the most popular landmarks, including:

  • The Great Wall, one of the world’s most impressive structures
  • The Temple of Heaven, an incredible imperial complex of buildings
  • The Imperial Palace, also referred to as the Forbidden City

You can see all of these on Highlights of China: Beijing to Shanghai.

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What are some common dishes to try in China?

The cuisine in China is as diverse as its history. With each dynasty, new recipes and cooking styles emerged. The food on our trips to China will introduce you to many of the country’s Eight Cuisines: Shandong, Sichuan, Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hunan, and Anhui.

Popular ingredients throughout the country include noodles, tofu, bok choy, bitter melon, Chinese broccoli, and meats like chicken, duck, and shrimp. Most meals are served with rice, and are often seasoned with ginger, garlic, and white pepper.

If your China tour visits the Yangtze River, you may sample Anhui cuisine. One traditional Anhui dish includes braised turtle with ham.

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When is the best time to visit China?

We recommend the spring and fall, when the weather tends to be warm and dry. Summers can be very hot and humid and winters can be bitterly cold. The in-between seasons are the perfect time to visit China on one of our tours.

Here are 5 things to know before you visit Beijing.

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How long should I spend in China?

Our China vacation packages are between 12 and 15 days long. China is one of the largest countries in the world, so you’ll never run out of things to do.

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What are the benefits of taking a group tour to China?

When on an escorted tour of China, you’ll get to visit all the beautiful sites without the hassle of planning. You’ll also have an expert guide by your side to teach you all about the history, culture, and so much more.

One of the best parts of visiting China on a group tour is that you’ll make new friends, too. Traveling brings people closer together—especially in a place with different culture than your own.

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