Classic Beijing to Hong Kong Adventure

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Overview

Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors and marvel at the Master of the Nets Garden and other national treasures on this 14-day tour through China. By crossing the country via train, you’ll go from the power of the Great Wall to the bright lights of Shanghai and through the karst scenery of Yangshuo. Plus, with optional cycling tours and treks through the countryside, you’ll experience the quieter side of China, too. Discover the country’s natural and cultural highlights with the perfect combination of included activities and free time to explore.

Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Is Beijing top of your must-see list? Booking pre-trip accommodations will let you do Beijing your way before meeting up with the group.

Day 2: Beijing

Enjoy an included visit to the Great Wall.

Head out of town to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Spend time wandering around, taking photos, and picking up souvenirs.

Day 3: Beijing/Xi'an

Take the Beijing metro to visit the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Later, board a fast train to Xi'an.

Day 4: Xi'an

Visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. After, the day is yours to explore as you wish.

Day 5: Xi'an/Shanghai

Say goodbye to Xi'an this morning and hop on the fast train to the bustling city of Shanghai.

Day 6: Shanghai

Train to Suzhou today for a day exploring in the city. Admire Suzhou's classical gardens, canals, bridges and museums.

Day 7: Shanghai

Enjoy free time in this bustling city before watching a spectacular Chinese acrobat show in the evening.

Day 8: Shanghai/Yangshuo

Spend a free day exploring the mix of modern and historic in Shanghai before boarding an overnight train to Yangshuo.

Day 9: Yangshuo

Transfer to Yangshuo home of the world-famous Li River.

Spend two days in Yangshuo enjoying the heaps of activities available in this scenic region. Some favourites include dabbling in Tai Chi or Chinese calligraphy, walking and cycling through the countryside, climbing atop a karst for panoramic views or relaxing at one of the town's many cafés.

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 10: Yangshuo

With an entire free day, Yangshuo is yours to discover.

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.

Day 11: Yangshuo/Longji

Enjoy a morning float down the Li River, then enjoy a traditional lunch at the Jia Community Restaurant. After lunch, transfer to Longji and get ready for the next day's hike with some free time.

Includes: Lunch

Day 12: Longji

Enjoy village to village trekking along the rice terraces.

Longji is famous for its centuries old rice terraces, often referred to as the Dragon's Backbone, built along forested mountain slopes that seem to poke into the clouds. Check out the unique wooden architecture of the local Zhuang and Yao people.

Day 13: Longji/Hong Kong

Transfer to Guilin and board a train to Hong Kong, arriving in the late afternoon.

Day 14: Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

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