Explore a new side of China on an 8-day craft beer tour


The popularity of craft beer is a world-wide trend, including in China, where microbreweries are popping up all over the country.

Capitalizing on this, and China’s plethora of historical sites, China Special Tours (CST) is launching a new tour this fall that pairs ancient sites and with craft beer sampling.

Starting in Beijing on September 24 and running through October 1, the tour will be limited to 20 travelers who will “experience points of interest such as The Great Wall and the Forbidden City, a rickshaw ride through the old alley ways of Beijing, and three days in the vibrant metropolis Shanghai,” according to the CST press release.

And then there’s the beer. Visits to local microbreweries in Beijing and Shanghai will offer a chance to sample beer with uniquely Chinese characteristics, including purple rice, Sichuan peppercorn, jasmine tea, and bitter melons.

The trip is the first of its kind, and “attendees will have the opportunity to explore unchartered territory and be pioneers; they will be exposed to both ancient cultures and the modern ways now being embraced by the Chinese people, Dieter F. Schnieder, president of CST, said in the press release.

The tour costs $1,699 and includes seven nights accommodation in four-star hotels, all meals, admissions, domestic transportation, and English speaking guides.

More info about the trip can be found at chinaspecialtours.com.

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