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Classic China - 19 Days

Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity from iconic attractions such as the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors in the north to the beauty of nature along Yangtze River and amazing landscape in Yangshuo, from cutest Pandas in Chengdu to peaceful monastery stay in Emei mountain. Together with knowledgeable and passionate tour leaders, discover this land of epic history and vibrant cultures.

Day 1
Arrival/Beijing

Arrival in Beijing,make your own way to starting hotel. Relax before joining welcome meeting, orientation walk and prepare your appetite for the Peking duck welcome dinner.

Meals: Beijing Duck Welcome Dinner

Accommodataions: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Group Meeting

Day 2
Beijing

Get ready for a great day trip to the GREAT WALL of China. Start early in the morning and drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. Explore one of the world's most amazing construction wonders. Head back to Beijing in the afternoon afterward. In the evening, there's an option to see a great stage play - The Legend of Kongfu.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodataions: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Great Wall

Optional Activities: Kungfu Legend (39USD)

Day 3
Beijing/Overnight Train

In the morning, visit Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City, a masterpiece of traidtional Chinese architectures & arts. See with your own eyes where China was ruled from for 400 years. Explore the most traditional living style of Beijing on a rickshaw ride in Hutong. Visit a special host who lived his whole life in Hutong. Transfer to station for overnight sleeper bullet train to Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodataions: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Hutong Culture Tour

Day 4
Overnight Train/Shanghai

Arrive in Shanghai in the morning, transfer to hotel and then head out for a walking tour in shanghai. In the evening, enjoy the world's best acrobatics show.

Accommodataions: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Shanghai Walking Tour, Acrobatic Show

Optional Activities: Shanghai Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum

Day 5
Overnight Train/Xi’an

Enjoy a free morning in Shanghai. Transfer to station for overnight train to Xi'an.

Accommodataions: Sleeper Overnight Train, First Class

Optional Activities: Shanghai Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Museum

Day 6
Xi'an

Arrive into the ancient walled city Xi’an in the morning, transfer to hotel. Freshen up and get ready to explore the historical and vibrant city - the ancient City Wall and the beautiful Great Mosque. In the Muslim Quarter around the Mosque, all kinds of snacks and gift shops are along. Enjoy a dumpling cooking lession and end the day with a beautiful dumpling banquet.

Meals: Dumpling Cooking Class & Banquet Dinner

Accommodataions: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Walking Tour, Dumpling Cooking Class

Optional Activities: City Wall

Day 7
Xi'an

Today it's a Must-See day. Transer to the world-famous Terracotta Army Museum, see the terra-cotta soldiers and horses right at the site where they were buried more than 2000 years. Listen to stories of the emperor and history of the powerful ancient dynasty. There's a chance to pick up a traditional Chinese brush pen for a calligraphy class to learn about Han Zi (Chinese Charaters), one of the oldest surving language in the world. There's free time to explore the night beauty of Xi'an.

Meals: Breakfast, Home Cooking Lunch

Accommodataions: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Terra-cotta Army Museum, Chinese Calligraphy Lesson

Day 8
Xi'an/Chengdu

Check out in the morning, transfer to visit the 2000 years old tomb Hanyangling, which belongs to the fourth emperor of one of the most important dynasties in China, Han Dynasty. Later, travel to station and enjoy a relaxing bullet train journey to Chengdu. Finish the day with a famous Hotpot dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Hotpot Dinner

Accommodations: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Hanyangling Guided Tour

Day 9
Chengdu

Get up early to see the Pandas. In the afternoon, sit back in an old-style teahouse. Enjoy a cup of tea like local does in the People’s Park. Optional to watch a traditional opera in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations:Comfort Hotel

Activities: Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre, the People’s Park, Tea Tasting

Optional Activities: Sichuan Opera

Day 10
Chengdu/Emei Mountain

Check out and hop on our private bus, travel to the world's biggest buddha statue. Later, stop at Suji, a laidback old town with living style that you can't see in many other places. Drive to Baoguo Monastery, where we stay for overnight. Sit with the monks and have a special buddhist dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Vegan)

Accommodations: Monastery Stay (Basic)

Activities: Leshan Giant Buddha, Suji Ancient Town, Monastery Stay

Day 11
Emei Mountain

Explore temples in the area, including Baoguo Monastery and a nunnery, Fu Hu Nunnery. Take a Taichi Class in the mountain. Later in the day you have the free time to explore the mountain via different walking routes, or travel by bus & cable car to the Summit.

Accommodations: Monastery Stay (Basic)

Activities: Temples Visit Walking Tour, Taichi Class

Day 12
Emei Mountain/Yangtze River

Travel by highspeed train to Chongqing, the starting point of 3-Day Yangtze River Cruise through the Three Gorges section.

Accommodations: Local 5-star Cruiseship

Day 13
Yangtze River

Enjoy the scenery and embark on riverside excursions up stunning tributaries and to historic sites. Take two days sailing through the Three Gorges en route to Yichang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodations: Local 5-star Cruiseship

Activities: as per Cruise schedule

Day 14
Yangtze River

Enjoy the scenery and embark on riverside excursions up stunning tributaries and to historic sites. Take two days sailing through the Three Gorges en route to Yichang.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodations: Local 5-star Cruiseship

Activities: as per Cruise schedule

Day 15
Yangtze River/Yangshuo

Disembark in Yichang, transfer to airport and fly to Guilin. Transfer to Yangshuo, our base for the next 3 days exploration in the beautiful Karst formation area. Take an orientation walk and then enjoy some free time in the lovely town.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Comfort Hotel

Day 16
Yangshuo

Hop on a bike and follow our tour leader, cycle along the winding country roads for breathtaking views of the area.

Meals: Breakfast, Homec-cooking Lunch

Accommodations: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Countryside Cycling Tour

Optional Activities: Impression - Ms Liu Sanjie Light Show

Day 17
Yangshuo

Enjoy a free morning before joing a private tour to tea planation up on the mountains and one of the best viewing point for scenery along the famous Li River, Xianggong Mountain. Dress up in the evening for our farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Accommodations: Comfort Hotel

Activities: Tea Plantation & Xianggong Mt. Tour

Optional Activities: Chinese Cooking Class

Day 18
Yangshuo/Hong Kong

Enjoy a late morning, check out and transfer to station for direct bullet train ride to West Kowloon Station in Hong Kong.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations: Comfort Hotel

Day 19
Hong Kong/Departure

Depart anytime for onward travelling.

Inculsions

  • Welcome PekingDuck Dinner
  • Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Tiananmen Square & Forbidden city
  • Hutong Culture Tour (rickshaw riding, lunch, paper cutting class, family vist)
  • Muslim Quarter Walking Tour, Dumpling Lesson
  • Terracotta Army Museum Guided Tour
  • Chinese Calligraphy Lesson
  • Home Cooking Lunch
  • Chengdu Hotpot Dinner
  • Chengdu Panda Breeding Center
  • People’s Park
  • Tea Tasting
  • Leshan Giant Buddha
  • Suji Ancient Town
  • Monastery Stay
  • Yangzte Cruise Tour
  • Countryside Cycling Tour
  • Mt. Xianggong & Tea Plantation
  • All transportation between included activities and travelling.
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Knowledgeable and passionate tour leader

Exclusions

  • Personal expense & cost not mentioned above not included
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much money should I bring for meals not include?

Most breakfasts and some dinners are included. Basically for this trip please allow $400 meals and own drinks.

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Price From USD $ 3,999/person
3999
Total $ 3,999 USD

Trip Facts

  • Max 16
  • 18 days
  • Classic
  • Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Chengdu, Emei, Yangtze River, Yangshuo, Hong Kong
  • 2
  • 12+
  • Journeys

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