BEIJING | SHANGHAI
- Lesle Gallimore,
University of Washington Women's Soccer Coach
The trip was outstanding and Jon, Antonio and Andre were the best three amigos we could have hoped for. The atmosphere each game brought was truly unique and added to our experience. Thanks again for the wonderful experience XL Travel offered us and for tailoring the trip to our needs and desires it was truly amazing and something none of us will ever forget!
Whether it’s the bright lights of the biggest cities or the long ancient history that fascinates you, China is a diverse country that can be host to some of the best XL tours. With western culture integrating with Chinese heritage there is a lot to explore and uncover- from Shanghai, one of the fastest growing cosmopolitans in the world to the Great Wall of China that has been around for centuries. Around every corner there is something different to discover and with sport becoming an increasingly dominant pastime there is no better time to stretch yourself both on and off the field. Engage in Chinese heritage, culture and sport on an unforgettable XL Tours.
We like to give you a taste of what is possible on our tours. Below is an itinerary that previous customers have started with, then got creative and customized to exactly what they want. Feel free to do the same.
Customization comes as standard.
This isn't our a first time planning a tour, we've been doing it since 2002, so have a look at some of our highlights and the places we have visited on our previous tours.
Something that you really want to see or visit?
Customization comes as standard. We will tailor your trip around you.
"I always have a problem liking things that I'm told I should like. The fact that this one is called the 'Great' Wall of China annoys me. I'll decide if it's great or not. It might end up being the 'All Right Wall of China' to me"
- Karl Pilkington
The Great Wall...
Standing for centuries The Great Wall of China is famous across the world with 5,500 miles of it dating back to the Ming Dynasty. Such a famous icon cannot be left out of any trip to China!
The Forbidden City...
One of the most symbolic images of China, The Tiananmen Gate serves as the entrance to the Forbidden City, the Emperor's palace until 1912. The gate serves to divide the Forbidden City from Tiananmen Square, host to many historic events throughout China's chequered history. Witness a prime example of Chinese palatial architecture or stand and reflect in the historic and infamous Tiananmen Square.
The Bird's Nest...
Host of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing created stunning structures and stadia to host the prestigious event leaving a legacy of high quality sporting venues for you to explore. Take a trip to the iconic Beijing National Stadium or slip and slide round the recently converted National Aquatics center that has been transformed into an indoor waterpark.
One of the greatest archaeological finds in the 20th century with over 9000 terracotta structures being unearthed. Dating back to China's first emperor they were commissioned to protect him in the afterlife and were placed in his expansive tomb. This is another iconic and historic image of ancient China.