China In Depth

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Schedule Details

Departs from
Hong Kong
Guesthouse, Hotel, Overnight boat, Overnight sleeper train
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Boat, Bus, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Taxi, Train
Important Notes
1. A Single Supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 2. A scanned copy of the personal details page of your passport is required at time of booking in order for us to purchase your train tickets. 3. An upgrade to Soft Sleeper trains is available on this trip. Please see Trip Notes for full details.


Walk an ancient path along China's Great Wall, See the fearsome Terracotta Warriors, Travel to Beijing to discover the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, Grab a moment of tranquillity in a water town, Uncover history and culture on a visit to Shanghai, Hop aboard a boat tour through the Three Gorges, Experience the bright lights of buzzing Hong Kong

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Experience China In Depth on this tour that takes in the bright lights of big cities and the rural wonders of water towns, as well as plenty of bike riding, boat cruising and Great Wall traversing. From the sights of Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi'an and Beijing to the natural beauty of Fenghuang, Hangzhou and the Three Gorges, discover the history and culture of China. Meet the local people, dine on traditional cuisine and delve into a country that's just waiting to reveal its true magic.


Days 1-2 Hong Kong
A British colony until 1997, Hong Kong's cityscape is spectacular and its modern fast-paced life is only minutes from picturesque islands and beaches.
Days 3-4 Zhangjiajie
Set in one of China's most beautiful locations, Zhangjiajie is home to an amazing World Heritage-listed national park, which is filled with unique sky-rocketing pillars and twisting streams.
Days 5-6 Fenghuang
With green waters, ancient walls, stilted houses, and lantern-lit streets, Fenghuang (Phoenix Town) is a beautifully preserved ancient town guaranteed to enchant.
Days 7-10 Yangzi River
Located on the Yangzi River, Yichang is an important trading town and has been the site of many historic battles due to its strategic location. Named after the site of an ancient ferry crossing, the Yangzi River flows for 6,418 km and winds through a diverse range of China's landscapes.
Days 11-12 Chengdu
Chengdu has plenty of traditional flavour with its famous tea houses, numerous markets and as the home of Sichuan cuisine, known the world over for its spiciness.
Days 13-14 Shanghai
Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.
Days 16-18 Xi'an
As the start of the ancient trading route the Silk Road and an imperial centre for 2,000 years, Xi'an has a fascinating history and rich cultural sites to discover.
Days 19-20 Xiahe
The colours of Tibet can be seen on the streets of Xiahe, a celebrated town for Tibetans due to the Labrang Monastery and its stunning surrounding landscapes.
Day 21 Tongren
Greatly influenced by Tibetan culture, Tongren is famous for its Thankga art and the peaceful Longwu Monastery, which retains its authentic religious atmosphere.
Days 22-23 Xining
The biggest city on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, Xining is a multi-ethnic city of 3 million people composed mainly of Han people, Chinese Muslims and Tibetans.
Days 24-27 Beijing
Beijing has a long and colourful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.