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China Real Food Adventure

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China Real Food Adventure

Visit energetic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience. Taste the peppery treats of Sichuan in Chengdu, then enjoy a visit to a small tea-farming village to discover the secrets of this most famous of Chinese beverages. Stay in a monastery in the lofty heights of Emei Shan, and travel to Xi’an to be struck by the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and to learn the art of noodle-making. Explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs to search out some of the city’s best street food, discovering Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Wander along the Great Wall of China, then board a train to Shanghai, one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

  • Chengdu - Sichuan Cooking class
  • Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (entrance fee & transport included)
  • Emeishan - Tea Farm Visit
  • Xi'an - Muslim Quarter walking tour
  • Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrance fee, transport, local guide included)
  • Xi'an - Noodle-making demonstration in a local home
  • Beijing - Forbidden City
  • Beijing - Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing - Hutong Tour
  • Beijing - Traditional Tea Ceremony
  • Beijing - Mutianyu Great Wall (entransce fee, transfer included)
  • Shanghai - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Shanghai - Dumpling cooking class
  • Embrace the tastes of four of China's most important food regions – from the imperial cuisine of Beijing, to the Muslim-influenced food of Xi'an, the spicy Sichuan flavours of Chengdu and the international melting pot of Shanghai.
  • Nothing beats the flavour of Peking Duck in the city where this iconic dish was born, so treat yourself to a feast with your group in Beijing.
  • Savour the spicy flavours of Sichuan, like the fiery, tingling, tongue-numbing sensation of the famous Sichuan Pepper at Chengu’s spice market.
  • Get a hands-on experience with everyone’s favourite Chinese specialties – dumplings – as you learn to make them in Shanghai, China's unofficial dumpling capital.
  • Hand pick a variety of fresh seafood from a famous local fish market and have several regional dishes prepared on the spot for tasting.
  • Culinary and Cooking
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We get it – travel’s a big decision. It’s not every day you fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. But for us, it’s been our everyday for the past three decades (whew, we’re old). Let’s just say we know what travellers really want: a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience.

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May 21, 2023 through
Aug 13, 2023
11 Nights from
$2,755.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
Apr 02, 2023 through
May 07, 2023
11 Nights from
$2,865.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
Sep 10, 2023 through
Sep 17, 2023
11 Nights from
$2,865.00 (USD)
Per Person
Various departures
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Day Destination
1 Chengdu
2 Chengdu
3 Emeishan
4 Overnight Train
5 Xi'an
6 Xi'an
7 Overnight Train
8 Beijing
9 Beijing
10 Shanghai
11 Shanghai
12 Shanghai
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.