Iconic China Overview

Experience Iconic China with Intrepid Travel. From glitzy Hong Kong attractions to rural China and bustling Beijing, this trip has it all.

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Visit China's iconic sites and bustling cities

Take in China's iconic sights and highlights on this in-depth adventure. From Hong Kong to Beijing, discover ancient relics, natural wonders, vibrant cities and a culture and history dating back thousands of years. Whether you're standing atop the Great Wall, checking out the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, cycling past paddy fields or scoffing dumplings in Shanghai, you'll be creating memories of China to last a lifetime.

  • See ancient stone warriors in Xi'an
  • Walk a section of the Great Wall of China
  • Stand in the centre of Tiananmen Square
  • Sip tea by a canal in a charming water town
  • Experience the vibrant contrasts of Hong Kong
  • Explore the Chinese countryside on a cycling tour
  • Gasp at the death-defying feats of Shanghai acrobats

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Finish:

    Beijing, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    2 lunches
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bicycle, Bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Private Bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure, Informal Chinese language lesson, Shanghai - Acrobat show, Shanghai - Walking tour, Xi'an - Huiling visit, Xi'an - Local-style lunch, Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an - Walking tour, Xitang - Walking tour, Yangshuo - Countryside cycling guided tour

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1376kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. An upgrade to soft sleeper trains is available on this trip. Please see 'Accommodation' in the trip notes for full details. 2. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking. 3. A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information 4. This trip is discontinued for 2013. Please contact us or your booking agent for more information and suggested alternatives.

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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 Yangshuo

With karst peaks looming and the Li River gently running alongside, Yangshuo's scenery is glorious and its town is a great place to relax and explore China's countryside.

Days 5-7 Shanghai

Blending 21st-century architecture with old-world character, Shanghai is the vibrant pulse of new China.

Day 8 Water Town

With nine rivers and alleys joined by old stone bridges, Xitang is a unique water town with narrow, maze-like streets, antique temples and atmospheric waterways.

Days 9-11 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 12-14 Beijing & Great Wall

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.
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