China on a Shoestring: Hong Kong to Beijing

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18 days,Hong Kong to Beijing

Explore Shanghai and Hong Kong's bustling streets, snap photos of Yangshuo's karst scenery, discover history in Xi'an and Beijing, walk along the Great Wall of China.

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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 18 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. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 1 lunch. (Allow USD 270 - 360 for meals not included.)
  • Simple hotels/guesthouses (12 nts), sleeper trains (5 nts, 6-berth compartments)
  • Train, local bus, private bus, Chinese-style boat, walking.
  • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10.
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Places Visited
Day 1 Hong Kong

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Hong Kong/China border

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

Day 3-6 Yangshuo

Opt to cycle through the countryside of Yangshuo, experience a local cooking school, practice tai chi, or see an amazing evening light and sound show. Overnight train to Chongqing.

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.

Day 10-12 Xi'an

Take an orientation walk around this historical city. Opt to cycle Xi'an's ancient walls or visit China’s greatest archaeological treasures – the Terracotta Warriors. Overnight train to Shanghai.

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. Free time to explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City or the Temple of Heaven.

Day 18 Beijing

Depart at any time.

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