14 days,Shanghai to Beijing

Explore the Bund and the famous Shanghai Museum, cycle Yangshuo's dramatic rice fields, relax on a Yangzte cruise through the Three Gorges, visit the Terracotta Warriors, walk along the Great Wall

Experience the towering achievements of China's rich history as you uncover its past along the Great Wall and reflect on its future among Shanghai’s gleaming towers. Explore the country’s great cities, magnificent architecture, gorgeous landscapes and archaeological treasures. Float down the Yangtze River and wander among iconic limestone karsts. Our expert CEOs will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on experiencing all that China has to offer.

What's Included

  • Shanghai orientation walk
  • Shanghai Museum entrance
  • West Lake orientation walk (Hangzhou)
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Yangshuo countryside bike tour with local lunch
  • Yangtze River cruise through the Three Gorges (2 nts)
  • Terracotta Warriors tour
  • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour
  • Great Wall entrance
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD260-320 for meals not included.)
  • Train, plane, bullet train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, metro, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (8 nts), sleeper train (2 nts), Yangtze boat (3 nts).

Add to Your Experience

China Cultural Bundle (2 Activities)

China knows how to put on spectacular and mesmerizing performances and the China Cultural Bundle is something you won't want to miss. Take in the Shaolin Kung Fu show in Beijing, followed by the Li River light show in Yangshuo which is sure to impress as a 500 strong band of performers sing and dance on the riverbanks.


Day 1Shanghai

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Shanghai/Hangzhou

Visit the Shanghai Museum before boarding a bullet train to Hangzhou.

Day 3Hangzhou/Yangshuo

Visit a tea plantation in Longjing village and the famous West Lake in Hangzhou. After, take an evening flight to Guilin and transfer to Yangshuo.

Day 4Yangshuo

Spend two days enjoying the beautiful scenery in this region. Take a guided bike tour through the stunning countryside with an included local lunch. Opt to take a local cooking class, practice tai chi or see the Light and Sound show.

Day 5Yangshuo(1L)

Enjoy a cycling tour through the countryside with an included lunch at a farmer's home.

Day 6Yangshuo/Yangtze River

Fly to Chongqing and prepare for a two-day boat journey along the Yangtze River, which cuts through the magnificent Three Gorges.

Days 7–8Yangtze River(1B, 1L, 1D)

Opt to leave the boat and take small side trips on land to see villages and temples along the river. Or board smaller boats to visit tributaries along the way.

Day 9Yangtze River/Xi’an(1B)

Pass through the Three Gorges and head to the train station for an overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 10Xi’an

Enjoy all Xi'an has to offer. Take an orientation walk of the city and visit the Terracotta Warriors. Opt to cycle the ancient city walls.

Day 11Xi’an/Beijing

Enjoy a free day to explore the city before an overnight train to Beijing.

Day 12Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and enjoy included tours of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

Day 13Beijing

Explore the Great Wall before our last night in the city.

Day 14Beijing

Depart at any time.

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