Shanghai skyline at night

Shanghai at night.




The cities of Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing are special places and the perfect destinations to explore China with a cultural tour. These teeming cities are culturally rich, with a fascinating history dating from the prehistoric to medieval to modern times. This is an opportunity to visit many of the area’s most spectacular sights, taste the local cuisine and experience the majesty of the Middle Kingdom. Explore China’s key sites worry-free with an experienced guide throughout your trip.

When: Rescheduled for later in 2021. Stay tuned for new dates

What’s included in the China Cultural Tour:

Airport pick-up

 8 nights accommodations (hotel, overnight train, guest house)

All meals with local Chinese families

All admission fees unless otherwise stated

All local transportation to scheduled activities.

Fully dedicated experienced guide throughout

only $1,650.00*

(*Does not include airfare. Price for double occupancy.

Single rooms available for additional $220.00.)

Reserve your spot with a $400.00 deposit here.


  • Explore Beijing’s Forbidden City.
  • Walk the Great Wall of China.
  • Experience Old Shanghai.
  • See Xi’an’s famous Terracotta Warriors.


  • Share meals with local Chinese families.
  • Learn how to make authentic Chinese dumplings from an expert cook.
  • Sleep in a Chinese guesthouse near the Great Wall of China.

Chinese street food

  • Stroll through 1000 year old, winding “hutong” alleyways.
  • Sample amazing food at China’s famous night markets.
  • Visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Forbidden City

  • Experience travel in an overnight train from Shanghai to Xi’an.
  • Visit Tiananmen Square, the heart of China.
  • Explore a 2000 year old water town with its curved bridges and winding canals.

798 Art District Beijing

  • Travel at over 250 miles per hour on China’s fast trains.
  • Explore legendary Muslim Quarter in Xi’an, the original start of the ancient Silk Route.
  • Experience China’s nightlife in its many clubs and music venues.

China monastery front WHAT TO PACK FOR CHINA

  • Wide-brim hat and sunglasses.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • Rain gear; umbrella, rain slick.
  • A hearty appetite.

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy. Some walking on uneven pavement.

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Space is limited. Book early to secure your spot.

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About Talek (Your Guide)

Talek Nantes

Talek Nantes is an author, digital content creator and founder of the travel blog, She is a passionate travel enthusiast and enjoys sharing her travel experiences with others. On her site, Talek shares information on unique destinations and provides actionable travel tips and advice to help travelers make the most of their time away from home. Her focus is on cultural immersion and interaction with local people to help travelers create their own unique travel experiences. Talek’s work has appeared in several travel publications and she is the author of two travel books.

Talek’s personal and professional background have led her to travel to over 110 countries. She has lived and worked throughout the world and speaks several languages. Talek is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and lives with her husband in New York City and Miami.

When it comes to travel, Talek believes it’s all about the experience.

If you have any questions, please contact Talek.

Testimonials about Travels with Talek Cultural Tours:

“We both agree it was a packed tour filled with interesting and fun events.” Jack and Rose J. Key West, FL

“A beautiful experience. Would love to go back and explore more.” John M. Tampa, FL

“I am in awe of my experience. Not only was the tour well organized, but it had so much substance. You not only see the country, you KNOW it. My favorite part of the tour was staying with the locals, eating the meals they prepared for us and even helping prep the food for them.”    Jaems B. Utah

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