Best of China
From cosmopolitan cities to ancient capitals and surreal rural scenery, China's stunning diversity offers adventurous visitors to the Middle Kingdom a chance to explore both its modern allure and ancient past. A rapidly changing country, now is the time to discover its cultural and historical diversity-and do it with a bit of style! Our experienced CEO will lead the way and eliminate the hassle so you're free to explore China's urban and rural highlights.
Private bus, plane, boat, train.
Comfort hotels (9 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), soft-sleeper train (1 nt).
Walk the Great Wall and cycle along the Xi'an city walls, explore the back-alley streets in Beijing's traditional hutongs, face the Terracotta Warriors and visit the farming community where they were discovered, cycle the countryside and visit quaint villages, Learn to cook local specialities at a rural cooking school
Hands-On: Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo, Yangshuo. Arrival transfer. Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Visit Beijing's traditional hutongs. Excursion to the Great Wall. Xian Muslim quarter orientation walk. Cycle along the Xi'an city walls. Terracotta Warriors tour and a lunch at the local village where they were uncovered. Li River boat ride. Bicycle ride trough the countryside with village visits. Cooking class and dinner in Yangshuo. Explore Yue Luo Wan rural village. Shanghai orientation walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Beijing (1D)
Arrive at any time, arrival transfer included. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Beijing duck welcome dinner.
Day 2 Beijing (1B)
Today we visit the Great Wall of China.
Day 3 Beijing (1B)
Explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. Also, take a walk through some of the local backstreet neighbourhoods.
Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an (1B)
Continue to explore Beijing with our local CEO and enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Xi'an.
Day 5 Xi'an (1B)
Explore Xi'an like the locals with a bike ride along the ancient city walls. In the evening, visit the Muslim Quarter and local markets.
Day 6 Xi'an (1B, 1L)
Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors museum and then have lunch in the local farming village where these priceless artifacts were found.
Day 8 Yueluowan Village/Yangshuo (1B)
Trek through the beautiful countryside, passing villages, rice and fruit fields to the quaint town of Yangshuo. In the evening, enjoy a sunset cruise on the Li River.
Day 9 Yangshuo (1B, 1D)
Take a rural cycling trip, passing rice paddy fields and limestone karst mountains. Later, try preparing local cuisine at a cooking school and enjoy the results for dinner.
Day 7 Xi'an/Yueluowan Village (1B, 1D)
Fly to Guilin and continue on to a traditional Chinese village and immerse yourself in the local culture with an overnight stay in a small guesthouse.
Day 10 Yangshuo/Shanghai (1B)
Fly to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund area.
Day 11 Shanghai (1B)
Enjoy free time to explore on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens or the Shanghai Museum.
Day 12 Shanghai (1B)
Depart at any time.