China on a Shoestring: Hong Kong to Beijing

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18 days,Hong Kong to Beijing
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Exploring Shanghai and Hong Kong's bustling streets and Yangshuo's karst scenery, cruising the Three Gorges of the Yangtse River, discovering history in Xi'an and Beijing, walking along the Great Wall of China.

Soak in the vibrant pulse of Hong Kong, float down the Yangtze on a Chinese-style riverboat and walk the Great Wall with other others that share your appetite for adventure. Enjoy eighteen days packed with China's major sights and out-of-the way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Cycle along Xian’s ancient city walls and through the stunning rice fields and limestone karsts of Yangzhou. Explore gorgeous scenery straight out of a painting or just relax and take it all in.

What's Included

  • Full-day Yangtze River boat trip to Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge. Excursion to the Great Wall. Visit to Shanghai Museum. Orientation walks in Xi'an and Shanghai.
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD 270 - 360 for meals not included.)
  • Simple Hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), Sleeper train (5 nts, 6 berth train)
  • Train, Local bus, Private bus, Chinese-style boat, Walking, Cycling
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.

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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

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

Day 1 Hong Kong

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Hong Kong/China border

Visit Stanley Market or catch the views of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak. Overnight train to Guilin (Yangshuo).

Day 3-6 Yangshuo

Options to cycle through the countryside of Yangshuo, experience a local cooking school, practice tai chi, or see the Light and Sound show produced by Zhang Yimen, of the film 'Hero' and the Beijing Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies acclaim. Overnight train to Chongqin on Day 6.

Day 7-9 Yichang/Three Gorges Dam & Xiling Gorge (1L)

Full-day boat trip along the mighty Yangtze River to the Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge. Overnight train to Xi'an on Day 9.

Day 10-12 Xi'an

We take an orientation walk around this historical city. Optional visit to China’s greatest archaeological treasures – the Terracotta Warriors. Option to cycle the ancient city walls. Overnight train to Shanghai on Day 12.

Day 13-15 Shanghai

Enjoy an orientation walk around People's Park, and visit the Shanghai Museum. Free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city. Opt to witnessing the breathtaking Chinese acrobats. Overnight train to Beijing.

Day 16-17 Beijing

Visit the awe-inspring Great Wall of China. Options include exploring Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven.

Day 18 Beijing

Depart at any time.

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