China on a Shoestring—Beijing to Hong Kong

18 days,Beijing to Hong Kong

Explore cosmopolitan cities, uncover ancient capitals and charming rural villages, cruise the Yangtze River, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors, stand in awe on the Great Wall.


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For ambitious travellers on a tight budget who are after an experience full of the very best this country has to offer, this tour showcases the scenic wonders without missing its most famous cities and sites. Walk back in time along the Great Wall then see the future in Shanghai. Our CEOs will help you dig deeper into the very best of China. Offering a great deal of flexibility, our optional activities allow you to go beyond the highlights.

What's Included

  • Excursion to the Great Wall. Full-day Yangtze River boat trip to Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge. Orientation walks in Shanghai and Xi'an. Visit Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong.
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD270-360 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels (13 nts), sleeper train (4 nts, 6-berth train)
  • Train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, walking
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from Hong Kong to Beijing. See China on a Shoestring: Hong Kong to Beijing

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Day 2-4 Beijing

Visit the Great Wall of China. Enjoy an orientation walk. Options include exploring Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City or the Temple of Heaven. Overnight train to Shanghai.

Day 5-7 Shanghai

Free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city after an orientation walk. Options include a visit to the world-famous Shanghai Museum or witnessing the breathtaking Chinese acrobats. Overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 8-10 Xi'an

Orientation walk. Opt to visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors—or cycle the ancient city walls. Board a day train to Yichang.

Day 11-12 Yichang/Three Gorges dam & Xiling Gorge (1L)

Enjoy a full-day boat trip along the mighty Yangtze River to the Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge. Overnight train on Day 12.

Day 13-16 Yangshuo

Opt to cycle through the countryside of Yangshuo, experience a local cooking school, practice tai chi, or see the light and sound show on the river produced by Zhang Yimou. Overnight train on Day 16.

Day 17 Hong Kong

Cross the border into Hong Kong. Visit Victoria Harbour. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city.

Day 18 Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

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