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Beijing
Temple behind red gate door, China

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Walking the Great Wall

Beijing
9 Days from CAD 2,468
CAD 2,355

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Trek one of the seven wonders of the world

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Imperial China & Yangtze River Cruise

Beijing
19 Days from CAD 6,838
CAD 5,930

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An extensive itinerary covering China's length and breadth

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Essential China

Beijing
11 Days from CAD 3,800

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Travel from Beijing to Shanghai to discover China's highlights

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Top 5 Things to Do on Beijing Trips

Visit The Forbidden City: So named because it was once forbidden to ordinary people and only the emperor could enter at free will, the Forbidden City is an imperial palace dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nowadays it’s often called the ‘Former Palace’ and is one of the most important in the world. As you explore its majestic halls, you’ll witness the magnificent artwork and traditional Chinese architecture which was designed based on the ancient art of feng shui. The site spans 178 acres and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Walk a Section of The Great Wall of China: One of the most epic manmade structures in the world and important pieces of Chinese history, The Great Wall of China takes you on an exhilarating journey into the past. Because the building of the wall took more than 2,000 years, there are many contrasting sections. The wall runs for more than 13,000 miles from the west to the east of Northern China and is a magnificent architectural feat that passes through some of China’s most dramatic mountain scenery. The Great Wall was originally constructed to protect North China and the Silk Road from invasion and some of the finest sections can be walked inside Beijing Great Wall National Park.

Try the Beijing Duck: Commonly known as Peking duck, Beijing duck is a traditional, and arguably the most famous, dish in Beijing. It has a long history and was once served as a royal dish in medieval times, cooked by imperial chefs for the emperor, and it even has a dedicated museum in Beijing. Traditionally cooked over an open charcoal fire, the duck would be covered in a sweet syrup and Chinese spices and served with spring onions, cucumber and hoisin sauce before wrapping in a soft pancake. It’s likely you’ve already tried Beijing duck but there’s no better place to try it than in its homeland.

Ride a Bullet Train: Home to the fastest and largest high-speed train, China created the ‘bullet train’ which can travel at a staggering 320km per hour. But what makes it even more surprising is that even when travelling at such a speed, you would hardly know you were moving if you didn’t look out of the window. The Beijing to Shanghai high-speed railway connects the Bohai Economic Rim with the Yangtze River Delta and is one of the busiest of its kind in the world.

See the Terracotta Warriors: One of the most significant and awe-inspiring architectural finds in history, the Terracotta Warriors at Xi’an are a must-see site when visiting Beijing. The life-size army of approximately 6,000 terracotta soldiers and horses were discovered in a subterranean vault in 1974 by a group of peasants. It’s believed the army was built to protect Qin Shi Huang in the afterlife and they’re made up of archers, cavalrymen, horses and generals. The level of detail of each of the models is extraordinary with no two soldiers the same, from the facial expressions and hairstyles to the armour they wear.

What a fab 10 days!! Great walking, excellent guide, fab food ..

Donald Moffatt Walking the Great Wall

Walking was moderate to challenging in places for some people, the very fit may have found the pace slowed down a bit but more time to take in the views! The less walked sections were the best and we met very few other people unlike the more tourist sections but it didn’t feel too over crowded in May. The guest houses were mainly better than we had anticipated, all were clean and the hosts were exceptionally welcoming and the food was plentiful.

Kathleen Goodey Walking the Great Wall

This was the first trip of its kind travelling around China with Exodus. It covered all the iconic sights and we used every mode of transport. There were some incredible sights and experiences which could only be done with an experienced local leader and a small group. There were just eight of us.

Anita Wainwright Essential China