Beijing to Hong KongFujian Route
Slutdestination: Hong Kong
China is a country full of highlights and hidden treasures, and if you visit it with us, you'll be sure to get a top mix of both. Over two weeks, you'll venture from Beijing to Hong Kong, taking in China's contrasts between ancient and modern as you explore both cityscapes and countrysides. There's a visit to the Great Wall included, plus the chance to check out the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, an overnight stay at the roundhouses in Fujian, and so much more packed into a relatively short trip. This is a great first trip to China to get a taste that will leave you wanting to come back.
Trek along the Great Wall, take in ancient and modern China, overnight in a traditional communal roundhouse, enjoy a night out at karaoke in Suzhou
Train, local bus, walking.
Simple hotels (12 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), traditional communal roundhouse/tulou (2 nts).
Excursion to the Great Wall. Private karaoke session for the group (Suzhou). Wuyishan entrance ticket. Tour of a traditional tulou. Orientation walks in Xi'an, Shanghai, Xiamen, and Hong Kong. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Beijing
Step back in time with a visit to the Great Wall. Opt to check out the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi'an.
Day 4 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 5 Xi'an/Suzhou
Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.
Day 6 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 7 Suzhou/Shanghai
See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.
Day 9 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 10 Wuyishan
Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Go hiking and opt to go bamboo rafting.
Day 11 Wuyishan
Enjoy a free day to explore more of Wuyishan or visit the nearby ancient ruins of Chengcun from the Han Dynasty.
Day 11 Wuyishan/Xiamen
Board a fast train to Xiamen. Enjoy an orientation walk around colonial Xiamen on the coast, then opt to visit the cafes and beaches of Gulangyu Island and check out the night markets. Be sure to indulge in the lively nightlife of this university town.
Day 13 Xiamen/Hongkeng Village (1D)
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 14 Hongkeng Village
Experience day to day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture. Opt to rent a bike and visit a neighbouring community with more tulou, or travel to visit an ancient village that is still inhabited today.
Day 15 Hongkeng Village/Shenzhen
Travel to Longyang in the morning and continue on a fast train to Shenzhen.
Day 16 Shenzhen/Hong Kong
Cross the border into Hong Kong and enjoy an orientation walk around this bustling metropolis. Enjoy a last evening with the group.
Day 17 Hong Kong
Depart at any time.
Day 8 Shanghai
Enjoy free time in this bustling city.