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.
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.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Group Leader Details
All our group trip is accompanied by a Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in China. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it’s the best of both worlds.
Train, plane, bullet train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, metro, walking.
My Own Room
Please note that if you have booked the “My Own Room” option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops
Hotels (8 nts), sleeper train (2 nts), Yangtze boat (3 nts).
Max Group Size
Day 1 Shanghai
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Hangzhou
Visit the Shanghai Museum before boarding a bullet train to Hangzhou.
Days 3-5 Guilin/Yangshuo (1L)
On Day 3, visit a tea plantation in Longjing village and the famous West Lake in Hangzhou before an evening flight to Guilin and transfer to Yangshuo. Spend Days 4 and 5 enjoying the beautiful scenery in this region. Take a guided bike ride through the stunning countryside with an included local lunch. Opt to experience a local cooking school, practice tai chi or see the Light and Sound show.
Days 6-9 Yangtze River (3B,2L,2D)
Fly to Chongqing and prepare for a 2-day boat journey along the Yangtze River, cutting through the magnificent Three Gorges. Overnight train to Xi'an on Day 9.
Days 10-11 Xi'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. Take an overnight train on Day 11 to Beijing.
Days 12-13 Beijing
Arrive to Beijing and enjoy Included tours of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. On Day 13, visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China.
Day 14 Beijing
Depart at any time.
MY OWN ROOM $599.00
During your tour, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room, which is why we offer travellers a 'My Own Room' option - a single room all to yourself.
Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops, with the following exceptions: Nights 6, 7, 8, 9 & 11 (Sleeper train/Cruise).
China Cultural Bundle
Li River Light Show
Yangshuo, 1 hour
Directed by Zhang Yi Mou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), this show set on the banks of the Li River incorporates triggered lights that reflect off the water, creating a magical, otherworldly effect. Gape in amazement as the 500-strong cast bands together to sing and dance in celebration of China’s unique cultural heritage.
Shanghai, 80 minutes
Enjoy an evening of spectacular acrobatics performed by some of China’s most talented performers and athletes. This unforgettable spectacle features Chinese-style tricks like plate-spinning, contortionism, foot-juggling and a host of circus-style acrobatics, too.