Ancient villages or bustling metropolises – what will you see while in China? We made sure this 28-day tour included both (and then some), so you won’t have to choose. Sights like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and army of Terracotta Warriors can make China can seem intimidating. With an expert CEO leading the way, we’ll wipe away those worries and leave you free to enjoy the ride. And between the panda breeding centre, bamboo rafting, beaches, historic sites, Tai Chi, and lively nightlife, it’s not a ride you’ll want to miss.
Day 1 Hong Kong
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Hong Kong/Yangshuo
Cross the border to Shenzhen and board a train to Guilin before transferring to scenic Yangshuo.
Day 3 Yangshuo
Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
Day 4 Yangshuo
Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
Day 5 Yangshuo/Chengdu
Transfer to Liuzhou and board an overnight train to Chengdu.
Day 6 Chengdu
Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
Day 7 Chengdu
Opt for a day trip to Leshan to see the giant Buddha or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
Day 8 Chengdu/Luoyang
Opt to see the famous pandas up close at the Giant Panda Breeding Center before boarding an overnight train to Luoyang.
Day 9 Shaolin
Transfer to the holy mountain of Song Shan and visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Spend the night in a local guesthouse.
Day 10 Song Shan
Enjoy free day to explore the area around Mount Song.
Day 11 Song Shan/Beijing
Transfer to Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes before boarding an overnight train to Beijing.
Day 12 Beijing
Enjoy free time in China’s booming capital city.
Day 13 Beijing
Step back in time with a visit to the Great Wall. Opt to check out the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Day 14 Beijing/Xi’an
Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi’an.
Day 15 Xi’an
Enjoy an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the Terracotta Warriors, cycle the ancient city walls, or practice tai chi with the locals.
Day 16 Xi’an/Suzhou
Enjoy free time to explore Xi’an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.
Day 17 Suzhou
Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China’s most exquisite gardens. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night!
Day 18 Suzhou/Shanghai
See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.
Day 19 Shanghai
Enjoy free time in this bustling city.
Day 20 Shanghai/Wuyishan
Enjoy free time or join the CEO for a walk through the Bund, Old Shanghai, People’s Park, and more. Board a bullet train to Wuyishan in the Fujian province.
Day 21 Wuyishan
Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Go hiking and opt to go bamboo rafting.
Day 22 Wuyishan/Xiamen
Board a fast train to Xiamen. Enjoy an orientation walk around colonial Xiamen on the coast, then opt to visit the cafÉs and beaches of Gulangyu Island and check out the night markets. Be sure to indulge in the lively nightlife of this university town.
Day 23 Xiamen
Free day to explore.
Day 24 Xiamen/Hongkeng Village
Transfer to a Yongding County. Overnight in a Hakka tulou, a large, multi-storey fortified roundhouse built for communal living. Enjoy an orientation tour around the village, then experience day-to-day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture.
Day 25 Hongkeng Village
Experience day to day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture. Opt to visit more Tulou villages in the scenic mountain area or enjoy some free time in the guesthouse.
Day 26 Hongkeng Village/Shenzhen
Travel to Longyan in the morning and continue on a fast train to Shenzhen.
Day 27 Shenzhen/Hong Kong
Cross the border into Hong Kong. Tour ends upon arrival at train station at approximately 11:00 am.
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