Beijing to Hong Kong Express
Slutdestination: Hong Kong
Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors and marvel at the Temple of Heaven and other national treasures on this 12-day showcase of four diverse yet defining pieces of the Middle Kingdom. By crossing the country via train, you'll go from the power of the Great Wall to the bright lights of Shanghai and through the karst scenery of Yangshuo. Discover China's natural and cultural highlights with the perfect combination of included activities and free time to explore.
Climb the Great Wall, stroll through Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, stare down the Terracotta Warriors, cycle through scenic rice paddies, marvel at skyscrapers in Shanghai and Hong Kong
Train, private van, public bus, bicycle, walking
Hotels/guesthouses (8 nts), sleeper trains (3 nts).
Great Wall excursion and entrance (Beijing). Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven guided tour. Xi'an orientation walk. Terracotta Warriors excursion. Shanghai orientation walk. Yangshuo countryside bike tour. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Beijing
Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore Beijing.
Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
Explore the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Visit the Temple of Heaven before boarding an overnight train to Xi'an.
Day 4 Xi'an
Take an orientation walk of the city with time to explore the city. Opt to cycle the ancient city walls.
Day 5 Xi'an/Shanghai
Visit the Terracotta Warriors before boarding an overnight train to Shanghai.
Day 6 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai and enjoy two days in this fascinating city. From the colonial influence to the futuristic skyline seen from the Bund, Shanghai is a diverse and unique place.
Day 8 Shanghai/Guilin
Enjoy free time to visit the Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Gardens, or wander the streets of the old neighbourhood. Take an overnight train to Guilin.
Day 9 Yangshuo
Arrive by train to Guilin and transfer to Yangshuo. There are plenty of activities to fill the days in this scenic town.
Day 10 Yangshuo (1L)
Take a guided cycle ride through the countryside, enjoy a local lunch, and opt to climb up Moon Hill. With free time, opt to learn some Chinese dishes a local cooking school, practice Tai Chi, or see the Light and Sound show produced by Zhang Yimou.
Day 11 Yangshuo/Hong Kong
Travel back to Guilin to catch the fast train to Shenzhen. Cross the border into Hong Kong with an evening to explore this vibrant and exotic city.
Day 12 Hong Kong
Depart at any time.
Day 7 Shanghai
Enjoy free time to visit Shanghai Museum, the Yuyuan Gardens or wander the streets of the old neighbourhood.