Budget China–Beijing to Hong Kong

18-to-Thirtysomethings, Beijing to Hong Kong

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For ambitious travellers on a tight budget who are after an experience full of the very best this country has to offer, this tour showcases the scenic wonders without missing its most famous cities and sites. Walk back in time along the Great Wall then see the future in Shanghai. Our CEOs will help you dig deeper into the very best of China. Offering a great deal of flexibility, our optional activities allow you to go beyond the highlights.

What’s included

  • Your Discover Moment: Beijing Your Discover Moment: Shanghai Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo
  • Excursion to the Great Wall
  • Half-day hike through the Longji Terraces
  • Orientation walks in Shanghai and Xi'an
  • Visit Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore cosmopolitan cities
  • Uncover ancient capitals and charming rural villages
  • Hike the beautiful hills dotted with longji rice terraces
  • Marvel at the terracotta warriors
  • Stand in awe on the great wall.


Day 1 Beijing Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Beijing Set out early for a visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Spend the day wandering from tower to tower along this magnificent feat of construction. Opt to see a Shaolin Monk Kung Fu Show, the Beijing Opera, or the Beijing Acrobats. Included Activities: Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
Day 3 Beijing Free time to explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, or the Temple of Heaven. Additional Notes: Please note: if you have pre-booked the China Cultural Bundle your CEO will inform you when you will see each show throughout your tour: Shaolin Kung Fu Show (Beijing), Acrobat Performance (Shanghai), and the Li River Light Show (Yangshuo). Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an Explore Beijing by day and board an overnight train by night. Additional Notes: Train is our main mode of transport in China and it's a great way to travel. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-15.00 hours)
Day 5 Xi'an Get to know Xi'an on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time. Included Activities: Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk
Day 6 Xi'an Opt to visit one of China’s greatest archaeological treasures—the Terracotta Warriors—or cycle the ancient city walls.
Day 7 Xi'an/Shanghai Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Shanghai. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
Days 8-9 Shanghai Shop till you drop in China's hippest stores! Included Activities: Orientation Walk
Day 10 Shanghai/Guilin Take an overnight train to Guilin and transfer to the Longji Terraces area. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (19.50 hour(s))
Day 11 Guilin/Longji Settle into the hotel and freshen up after the long transfer. Transport: Local bus (7.50-9.00 hours)
Day 12 Longji (1B) Enjoy an included half-day trek along the hills and terraces to Dazai. Included Activities: Longji Terraces Half Day Trek
Day 13 Longji/Yangshuo (1B) Opt to cycle through the countryside of Yangshuo, experience a local cooking school, practice tai chi, or see the light and sound show on the river produced by Zhang Yimou. Transport: Local bus (2.00 hour(s)) Local bus (1.50 hour(s))
Days 14-15 Yangshuo Free time in Yangshuo.
Day 16 Yangshuo/Shenzhen Travel to Guilin, then board a fast train to Shenzhen. Transport: Local bus (1.00-1.50 hours, 75km) Local train (3.50 hour(s))
Day 17 Shenzhen/Hong Kong Cross the border into Hong Kong. Visit Victoria Harbour. Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city. Included Activities: Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong) Victoria Harbour Visit Transport: Train
Day 18 Hong Kong Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day