Classic China Itinerary

Travel to Hong Kong and visit the very best sights of China, including Beijing, Xi'an, the Great Wall and Shanghai.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,295
      CAD $3,340
      AUD $3,470
      EUR €2,395
      GBP £2,075
      NZD $4,095
      ZAR R31,565
      CHF FR2,975
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Classic China.
Panda, China

Forbidden City, Beijing

Hong Kong at night

Local selling handmade goods, Shanghai

Cooking school, Yangshuo

Terracotta warriors, Xi'an

Days 1-2 Hong Kong

Begin this China adventure in dynamic Hong Kong. Vibrating with vitality, Hong Kong’s crowded markets, fascinating special-interest museums, creative fashion stores and diverse eateries threaten sensory overload of the best possible kind. Sample the city’s famous dim sum brunch and learn Chinese phrases during a language lesson. At night, head down to Victoria Harbour to catch the dazzling light and sound show.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Yangshuo

Marvel at stunning jagged-green karst peaks that border the Li River while travelling to Yangshuo, the perfect place to glimpse local traditions. Perhaps get an up-close look at pastoral culture by taking a cruise along the river, which is dotted with weeping willows, rice paddies, crop fields and fishing villages. Encounter fresh local produce on a market tour, then whip up a feast during a cooking class.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-7 Xi'an

Catch a flight to Xi'an: one of the country's oldest cities and site of the Terracotta Warriors. Become acquainted with the city on a short walking tour that takes in many of the city's landmark attractions, then travel out to visit the First Emperor's 8,000-strong terracotta army.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 8-10 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, China's massive – and ever-expanding – capital city. Drive out for a walk along the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, amble through Tiananmen Square and pay a visit to our friends at The Intrepid Foundation-supported project, Beijing Huiling. With plenty of free time in this larger-than-life city, why not head out on an optional excursion to the Summer Palace or catch a thrilling acrobatics performance.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Day 11 Suzhou & Tongli

Hop aboard a high-speed train to Suzhou. Admire the principles of feng shui on a leisurely stroll through the tranquil Humble Administrator's Garden before continuing on to Tongli. Navigate the town's quaint cobblestone streets on a guided walking tour, sample some of the region's delicacies and perhaps jump in a gondola for a ride through the canals of this picturesque town.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 12-14 Shanghai

A fascinating fusion of space-age ambitions with old-world traditions, Shanghai makes for a fitting finishing destination to this classic Chinese adventure. Learn about the city's history and admire its extraordinary architecture on a walking tour led by your leader, then mark the conclusion of this memorable journey with a toast at one of the highest bars in the world – Cloud 9.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2