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China: Day Trips & Extensions


Below are Goway’s China day tours and extensions listed in alphabetical order by city (there are many more options we haven’t listed). They combine well with our China stopovers/city breaks. As experts in customizing itineraries to suit your personal interests, time available and budget, we look forward to being of service to you.

Day Trips

  • Beijing: Backstreets Half Day Tour with Lunch

    Take half a day in Beijing to explore the old downtown area, riding a pedicab to see the oldest corners and streets of the Chinese capital. On this tour you’ll also visit the Drum Tower and spend time with a local family to gain insight into the rhythms of life in one of the largest cities in the world.
    Duration:
    4.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Beijing: Calligraphy Lesson at a Local Home

    Learn how to write Chinese calligraphy at a local Beijinger’s home on this short excursion. This practical Chinese artform combine aesthetics, writing speed, and self-composure to create beautiful script. At the end of the lesson, you’ll be able to take your calligraphy home with you.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Beijing: Evening Peking Opera Show

    Enjoy an evening at the Peking Opera, the country’s most famous traditional opera company. This stylized form of opera is known for its bright design and elaborate acrobatics and is an unforgettable cultural experience in Beijing.
    Duration:
    2.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Beijing: Full Day Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven with Lunch

    Visit the largest public square in the world and the former imperial palace on this full day tour of Beijing. This tour includes a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Beijing: Gaobeidian Village Half Day Tour

    Explore the 1000-year-old Gaobeidian Village on this half-day tour from Beijing. As you tour the village, you’ll observe traditional ways of life, visit a kindergarten class to meet local children, and learn how to make delicious Chinese dumplings at a farmer’s home.
    Duration:
    5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Beijing: Great Wall at Badaling with Lunch Full Day Tour

    Explore the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China on this day trip from Beijing. Built in 1505, the Badaling section is one of the most popular sections of the Great Wall, offering stunning views and well-preserved structures. This tour also includes a visit to the Ming Tomb.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Beijing: Morning Tai Chi Class

    Take the morning to practice Tai Chi under the tutelage of a Tai Chi Master. Engaging with this internal martial art will teach you to balance your yin and yang and cultivate your body for maximum health and wellness.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Chengdu: Emei Mountain & Visit to Leshan Mountain with Lunch Full Day Tour

    Visit one of China’s most beloved summer destinations on this day trip to Emei Mountain. Begin with an exploration of the mountain and its Buddhist structures before heading to Wannian Temple and finishing with a trip to Leshan Mountain with its Great Buddha statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world.
    Duration:
    13 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Chengdu: Giant Panda Breeding Centre & Saxingdui Museum Full Day Tour

    Take an illuminating journey to the Giant Panda Breeding Centre outside Chengdu to learn about panda breeding methods and observe these adorable animals in an intimate environment. Afterwards, head to the Sanxingdui Museum to learn about ancient Sichuan culture.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Chongqing: Panda Zoo & Three Gorges Museum with Lunch Half Day Tour

    Take half a day to see pandas and learn about the incredible region around Chongqing. On this tour you’ll visit the Panda Zoo in Chongqing to see these adorable animals up close before heading to the Three Gorges Dam Museum to learn about the Three Gorges Dam Project that is transforming Sichuan Province.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Guilin: Reed Flute Caves & Fubo Hill with Lunch Half Day Tour

    Take half a day to explore the natural landmarks around Guilin. First, explore the Reed Flute Cave, with its rock formations and water reeds. Afterwards, climb Fubo Hill, with its mystical power to subdue the river, and visit Elephant Trunk Hill to experience a landmark of the Guilin landscape.
    Duration:
    4 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Guilin: Longsheng Rice Terraces

    Take a day in Guilin to explore the rice terraces of Longsheng. As you tour these agricultural marvels, you’ll also enjoy stunning views of the Chinese countryside and visit a Yao Minority Village, where you can interact with the Yao people and learn about their traditional ways of life.
    Duration:
    9.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Hangzhou: Song Dynasty Show

    Take the evening to enjoy a performance of the Song Dynasty Show in Hangzhou, which takes you through the history of the Song Dynasty and entertains with its colourful costumes and elaborate song and dance.
    Duration:
    1 Hour
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Hangzhou: West Lake Cruise, Lingyin Temple & Tea Plantation with Lunch Full Day Tour

    Take a cruise across West Lake to explore the ancient Lingyin Temple Scenic Area. As you spend a full day here, you’ll visit Buddhist temples, climb the mini-mountain Feilai Peak, admire rock carvings, and tour a tea plantation where you’ll learn how tea is made.
    Duration:
    7.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Kunming: Dongchuan with Lunch Full Day Tour

    Explore the gorgeous amber landscape of Dongchuan on this day trip from Kunming. On this full-day tour, you’ll experience one of the world’s most picturesque landscapes. The red-soil hillsides are dotted with local villages and home to an invitingly warm, humid climate.
    Duration:
    14 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Kunming: Stone Forest with Lunch Full Day Tour

    Take a full day to explore the Stone Forest to the south of Kunming. This incredible landscape of towering limestone peaks is one of China’s most remarkable natural phenomena. You’ll wind along a 2km path to see the peaks and explore the forest, caves, and ponds that are home to countless legends.
    Duration:
    8.5 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Lhasa: Nobrulingkha Sera Temple & Drepung Monastery with Lunch Full Day Tour

    Tour the main temples at the heart of Tibetan Buddhism on this full-day tour of Lhasa. You’ll visit the former summer residence of the Dalai Lama, Norbulinka Park, explore the lama training centre of Sera Monastery, and tour the Drepung Monastery, one of the most important temples in all of Tibet.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Lhasa: Potala Palace Jokhang Monastery & Bakhor Street with Lunch Full Day Tour

    Once the centre of political and spiritual life in Tibet, Potala Palace is now the region's most visited site. Its awe-inspiring white walls, topped with red and gold roofs, all in the shadow of the Himalayas, make it now one of the most impressive museums in the world.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Shanghai: Acrobatic Show

    Take the evening to enjoy a demonstration of Chinese Acrobatics in Shanghai. This ancient artform has been practiced since Neolithic times and offers a display of agility, flexibility, and strength that is sure to dazzle you.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Shanghai: M50 Art Center Half Day Tour

    Deep dive into the contemporary Chinese art scene with this half day tour to Moganshan Lu M50, where you’ll explore a thriving artists’ community showcasing paintings, sculptures, and ceramics based out of old warehouses along Suzhou Creek.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Shanghai: Nanjing Road, The Bund, Yu Garden & Jade Buddha Temple Full Day Tour

    Explore the sights of Shanghai on a full day tour, heading from the world-class shopping mecca of Nanjing Road to the lavish Yu Garden in the heart of the Old Town before ending with a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple, which houses one of two opulent Buddha statues brought from Myanmar in the 19th century.
    Duration:
    8 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
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  • Shanghai: Suzhou by Train

    Take a day in Shanghai to travel to the “Garden City” of Suzhou. Begin with a visit to the Garden of Fish Net Master before cruising the Grand Canal and learning about the production and application of silk at a silk-spinning factory and the Silk Embroidery Institute.
    Duration:
    9 Hours
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips
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