Whether this is your first visit or tenth visit to China, no journey is complete without exploring some of the country’s most captivating cities, like Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an.
Backpacker Concierge has taken it up a notch and will pair discerning travelers with historians, professors, and art experts for in-depth tours of modern China. If your passion is architecture, religion, or simply eating the most delicious food in the world, we can craft a program to suit your taste.
Beijing – Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Tiananmen Square
Shanghai – Modern Art, Shanghai Museum, and the “Bund”
Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors and the Muslim Quarter
As capital of China during the imperial era and today, the city has survived the rise and fall of dynasties, colonialism, and war. However, some of the city’s sites are slowly disappearing, like the hutong – narrow alleyways home to some of Beijing’s residents for hundreds of years. Visit these wonders in addition to:
- The Forbidden City
- The Great Wall
- Tiananmen Square
- 798 Art Space
For the most discerning travelers, Backpacker Concierge can pair you with historians, professors, and art experts for an in-depth look at the city’s most complex sites.
Continue customizing your program by incorporating a selection of rustic lodges, swanky boutique hotels, or full service 5-star properties.
Shanghai was once just a backwater fishing village, but is now considered to be China’s most dynamic and vibrant city. Beneath the steel and glass facades of shopping centers, office towers, and luxury hotels, the city manages to hold onto a colonial era charm that is waiting to be explored.
Backpacker Concierge utilizes a mixture of guides: historians, professors, art gallerists, and foreign expats. All with a particular passion that they are waiting to share with you.
- M50 Art Complex
- Shanghai Museum
- The “Bund”, or embankment
- Tea Tastings and Culinary Exploration
Shanghai can be something different for everyone, so please let us know your historical, cultural, and culinary interests so we can craft the perfect itinerary for you.
Xi’an’s city walls and narrow streets stand testament to its place in history as the center of cultural, religious, and economic interactions between the East and West.
Located on the eastern end of the former Silk Road trading route, the city offers a diverse array of activities, like:
- An up close and personal visit of the Terracotta Warriors and a private visit to its restoration area
- Bicycling along the ancient city walls
- Exploring the fascinating Muslim Quarter and sampling its culinary delights