China on a Shoestring–Hong Kong to Beijing

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Hong Kong to Beijing
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Tour description

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.

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


  • Explore shanghai and hong kong's bustling streets
  • Snap photos of yangshuo's karst scenery
  • Discover history in xi'an and beijing
  • Walk along the great wall of china.


Day 1: Hong Kong Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Hong Kong/Yangshuo Cross the border to Shenzhen for the fast train to Guilin/Yangshuo.

Day 3: Yangshuo Enjoy free time in Yangshuo.

Day 4: Yangshuo Enjoy free time in Yangshuo.

Day 5: Yangshuo/Wuchang Enjoy a free morning in Yangshuo, then hop on an overnight train to Wuchang.

Day 6: Wuchang/Yichang Arrive in Wuchang and travel by train to Yichang.

Day 7: Yichang Enjoy a full-day boat trip along the mighty Yangtze River to the Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge.

Day 8: Yichang/Xi'an Enjoy a free morning to explore Yichang before we take an overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 9: Xi'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 10: Xi'an Free time to explore Xi'an.

Day 11: Xi'an/Shanghai Take advantage of a final day to explore Xi'an before boarding an overnight train to Shanghai.

Day 12: Shanghai 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 13: Shanghai Visit the impressive Shanghai Museum, which houses over 120,000 pieces of ancient Chinese art.

Day 14: Shanghai/Beijing Enjoy free time to explore. In the early evening, take an overnight train to Beijing.

Day 15: Beijing Free time to explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, or the Temple of Heaven.

Day 16: Beijing Free time to explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, or the Temple of Heaven.

Day 17: Beijing Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore more of Beijing.

Day 18: Beijing Depart at any time.