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China on a Shoestring–Hong Kong to Beijing

18 days, Hong Kong to Beijing

Rafting the Yangshuo River in China
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Soak in the vibrant pulse of Hong Kong, float down the Yangtze on a Chinese-style riverboat, and walk the Great Wall with other others that share your appetite for adventure. Enjoy 18 days packed with China's major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Cycle along Xian’s ancient city walls and through the stunning rice fields and limestone karsts of Yangzhou. Explore gorgeous scenery straight out of a painting or just relax and take it all in.

18 days

Hong Kong to Beijing

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Trip Code: ACRC

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Soak in the vibrant pulse of Hong Kong, float down the Yangtze on a Chinese-style riverboat, and walk the Great Wall with other others that share your appetite for adventure. Enjoy 18 days packed with China's major sights and out-of-the-way gems with the freedom to choose those that interest you. Cycle along Xian’s ancient city walls and through the stunning rice fields and limestone karsts of Yangzhou. Explore gorgeous scenery straight out of a painting or just relax and take it all in.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14.

Age requirement: 18-39

Visa Requirements

Countries visited during this trip have special visa requirements applicable to many nationalities.

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18 days

Hong Kong to Beijing

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Trip Code: ACRC

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Places visited

Itinerary

Day 1Hong Kong

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Hong Kong/Yangshuo

Cross the border to Shenzhen for the fast train to Guilin/Yangshuo.

Days 3–4Yangshuo

Enjoy free time in Yangshuo.

Day 5Yangshuo/Wuchang

Enjoy a free morning in Yangshuo, then hop on an overnight train to Wuchang.

Day 6Wuchang/Yichang

Arrive in Wuchang and travel by train to Yichang.

Day 7Yichang

Enjoy a full-day boat trip along the mighty Yangtze River to the Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge.

Meals included:

Lunch

Day 8Yichang/Xi'an

Enjoy a free morning to explore Yichang before we take an overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 9Xi'an

Take an orientation walk around this historical city. Opt to cycle Xi'an's ancient walls or visit China’s greatest archaeological treasure – the Terracotta Warriors.

Day 10Xi'an

Free time to explore Xi'an.

Day 11Xi'an/Shanghai

Take advantage of a final day to explore Xi'an before boarding an overnight train to Shanghai.

Day 12Shanghai

Take an orientation walk of the Bund, then enjoy free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city. Opt to watch a breathtaking performance by the Chinese acrobats.

Day 13Shanghai

Visit the impressive Shanghai Museum, which houses over 120,000 pieces of ancient Chinese art.

Day 14Shanghai/Beijing

Enjoy free time to explore. In the early evening, take an overnight train to Beijing.

Days 15–16Beijing

Free time to explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, or the Temple of Heaven.

Day 17Beijing

Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore more of Beijing.

Day 18Beijing

Depart at any time.

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What's Included

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo
  • Your Discover Moment: Beijing
  • Full-day Yangtze River boat trip to Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge
  • Excursion to the Great Wall
  • Visit to Shanghai Museum
  • Orientation walks in Xi'an and Shanghai
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Simple hotels (12 nts), sleeper trains (5 nts, 6-berth compartments)

Meals

1 lunch
Allow USD485-630 for meals not included.

Transportation

Train, local bus, private bus, Chinese-style boat, walking.

Staff & experts

English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

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China on a Shoestring–Hong Kong to Beijing

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