Essential China

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Run by: G Adventures

Reference number: ACEC

From: £1709.25

Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity — climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this three-week tour of China’s cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan and explore ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan, then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your€commodation and transport arranged by our expert Chief Experience Officers, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Beijing

Head out to discover the wonders of the Great Wall of China.

Day 3 Beijing

Explore bustling Beijing including the famous Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City.

Day 4 Beijing/Shanghai

Enjoy a free morning before catching a bullet train to vibrant Shanghai.

Day 5 Shanghai

Take a walk along the bund before a visit to the world-famous Shanghai Museum. Opt to take in a breathtaking Chinese€robat performance.

Day 6 Shanghai/Xi’an

Enjoy free time before boarding an overnight train to Xi’an.

Day 7 Xi’an

Arrive early and opt to cycle along the ancient city walls, visit the Great Mosque or walk through the bustling Muslim Quarter.

Day 8 Xi’an

Visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors. This evening, opt for dumpling banquet.

Day 9 Xi’an/Chengdu (1D)

Enjoy a free morning to explore in and around Xi’an. Later, board an bullet train to Chengdu and enjoy a Hotpot dinner this evening.

Day 10 Chengdu

See the famous giant pandas up close at the Panda Breeding Centre. Enjoy a free afternoon then opt to catch a performance at the Sichuan Opera.

Day 11 Chengdu/Emei Shan

Enjoy the morning free before catching the train to Emei Shan. Continue to the monastery, home for the next 2 nights.

Day 12 Emei Shan

Spend a full day exploring the monasteries, and hiking around the stunning sites of Mt Emei – one of China’s sacred Buddhist peaks.

Day 13 Emei Shan/Yangtze River

Visit the Giant Buddha in the morning. Take the bullet train from Leshan to Chongqing. In the evening embark on the Chinese-style boat to cruise down the mighty Yangtze River through the Three Gorges.

Days 14-15 Yangtze River

Enjoy the views from the deck and embark on riverside excursions up stunning tributaries and to historic sites.

Day 15 Yangtze River

Enjoy the views from the deck and embark on riverside excursions up stunning tributaries and to historic sites.

Day 16 Yangtze River/Liujiang

Disembark in the morning and transfer to Yichang Train Station for an overnight train to Liujiang.

Day 17 Liujiang/Yangshuo

Arrive in Liujiang and transfer to Yangshuo.

Day 18 Yangshuo (1L)

Navigate the stunning Li River on a bamboo raft. After, enjoy a traditional lunch at a G Adventures supported restaurant where rural women are working to create new opportunities for their families.

Day 19 Yangshuo

Enjoy free time for more€tivities and to explore this beautiful area.

Day 20 Yangshuo/Hong Kong

Travel to Guilin for the fast train to West Kowloon, then cross the border into Hong Kong. Enjoy some free time to explore the city.

Day 21 Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
21/04/2019 11/05/2019 0 £2099.00
28/04/2019 18/05/2019 9 £1799.25
12/05/2019 01/06/2019 3 £1823.20
19/05/2019 08/06/2019 8 £1709.25
26/05/2019 15/06/2019 7 £1709.25
09/06/2019 29/06/2019 7 £1823.20
16/06/2019 06/07/2019 0 £2279.00
30/06/2019 20/07/2019 10 £1709.25
07/07/2019 27/07/2019 10 £1709.25
14/07/2019 03/08/2019 10 £1709.25
21/07/2019 10/08/2019 1 £1709.25
04/08/2019 24/08/2019 4 £1823.20
11/08/2019 31/08/2019 16 £2279.00
25/08/2019 14/09/2019 9 £2279.00
01/09/2019 21/09/2019 10 £2279.00
08/09/2019 28/09/2019 8 £2279.00
15/09/2019 05/10/2019 0 £2279.00
22/09/2019 12/10/2019 10 £2279.00
29/09/2019 19/10/2019 0 £2399.00
06/10/2019 26/10/2019 9 £2399.00
13/10/2019 02/11/2019 11 £2099.00
18/10/2019 07/11/2019 14 £2099.00
20/10/2019 09/11/2019 14 £2099.00
27/10/2019 16/11/2019 14 £2099.00
03/11/2019 23/11/2019 14 £2099.00
08/11/2019 28/11/2019 16 £2099.00
10/11/2019 30/11/2019 16 £2099.00
01/12/2019 21/12/2019 16 £2099.00
15/12/2019 04/01/2020 14 £2099.00
12/01/2020 01/02/2020 15 £2099.00
02/02/2020 22/02/2020 16 £2099.00
16/02/2020 07/03/2020 16 £2099.00
01/03/2020 21/03/2020 16 £2099.00
15/03/2020 04/04/2020 16 £2099.00
22/03/2020 11/04/2020 16 £2099.00
29/03/2020 18/04/2020 16 £2099.00
05/04/2020 25/04/2020 16 £2099.00
10/04/2020 30/04/2020 16 £2099.00
12/04/2020 02/05/2020 16 £2099.00
19/04/2020 09/05/2020 14 £2099.00
26/04/2020 16/05/2020 14 £2399.00
03/05/2020 23/05/2020 16 £2399.00
10/05/2020 30/05/2020 16 £2399.00
17/05/2020 06/06/2020 16 £2279.00
24/05/2020 13/06/2020 16 £2279.00
31/05/2020 20/06/2020 16 £2279.00
07/06/2020 27/06/2020 16 £2279.00
14/06/2020 04/07/2020 16 £2279.00
21/06/2020 11/07/2020 16 £2279.00
28/06/2020 18/07/2020 16 £2279.00
05/07/2020 25/07/2020 16 £2279.00
10/07/2020 30/07/2020 16 £2279.00
12/07/2020 01/08/2020 16 £2279.00
19/07/2020 08/08/2020 16 £2279.00
26/07/2020 15/08/2020 16 £2279.00
02/08/2020 22/08/2020 16 £2279.00
09/08/2020 29/08/2020 16 £2279.00
16/08/2020 05/09/2020 16 £2279.00
23/08/2020 12/09/2020 16 £2279.00
30/08/2020 19/09/2020 16 £2279.00
06/09/2020 26/09/2020 14 £2279.00
11/09/2020 01/10/2020 16 £2279.00
13/09/2020 03/10/2020 15 £2279.00
20/09/2020 10/10/2020 16 £2279.00
25/09/2020 15/10/2020 16 £2279.00
27/09/2020 17/10/2020 16 £2399.00
04/10/2020 24/10/2020 0 £2399.00
09/10/2020 29/10/2020 16 £2399.00
11/10/2020 31/10/2020 16 £2099.00
16/10/2020 05/11/2020 16 £2099.00
18/10/2020 07/11/2020 16 £2099.00
23/10/2020 12/11/2020 16 £2099.00
25/10/2020 14/11/2020 16 £2099.00
08/11/2020 28/11/2020 16 £2099.00
15/11/2020 05/12/2020 16 £2099.00
29/11/2020 19/12/2020 16 £2099.00
06/12/2020 26/12/2020 16 £2099.00
20/12/2020 09/01/2021 14 £2099.00
27/12/2020 16/01/2021 16 £2099.00

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