Real Food Adventure - China Overview

Discover China and the tantalising sights, culture and food of Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu and Hong Kong – from climbing the Great Wall to tasting the delicious spicy street food of the Sichuan province.

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      USD $2,960
      CAD $3,055
      AUD $2,995
      EUR €2,060
      GBP £1,730
      NZD $3,335
      ZAR R29,780
      CHF FR2,495
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Visit China and take a culinary tour of Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu and Hong Kong

Welcome to enigmatic China, where culture, history and cuisine all combine to create a truly mesmerising travel experience. Explore Beijing’s ancient hutongs to search out some of the city’s best street food. Discover Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City before seeing another side of China's gastronomy at the Donghuamen Night Market. Wander along the Great Wall of China and then travel to Xi’an to be awed by the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and the city’s excellent snack-food scene. Stay in a monastery in the lofty heights of Emei Shan, taste the peppery treats of Sichuan in Chengdu and enjoy a visit to a small tea-farming village and discover the secrets to this most famous of Chinese beverages. End the adventure in Hong Kong, one of the world's most vibrant cities and home to the globally revered flavours of Cantonese cuisine.

  • Dine on delectable Peking duck in Beijing
  • Sizzle and chop through a mouth-watering northern Chinese cooking class
  • Walk a stunning section of The Great Wall of China
  • Munch on guan tang baozi (steamed buns with gravy) for breakfast in Xi’an
  • Marvel at Xi’an’s impressive Terracotta Warriors
  • Spice up the trip with an exquisite Sichuan hotpot in Chengdu
  • Discover the eclectic food culture of Hong Kong
  • Visit a remote tea farm near the mystic mount of Emei Shan

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Beijing, China
  • Finish:

    Hong Kong, China
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (8 nts), Overnight sleeper train (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Public bus
  • Included activities:

    Beijing - Donghuamen Night Market walking tour, Beijing - Forbidden City, Beijing - Market Tour and Cooking Class, Beijing - Tiananmen Square, Chengdu - Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu - Walking tour, Emei - Tea Farm Visit, Great Wall - Mutianyu section, Hong Kong - Street Food Tour, Xi'an - Noodle-making demonstration, Xi'an - Terracotta Warriors

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    833kg pp per trip
  • 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.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,960
    CAD $3,055
    AUD $2,995
    EUR €2,060
    GBP £1,730
    NZD $3,335
    ZAR R29,780
    CHF FR2,495
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $246
    CAD $254
    AUD $249
    EUR €171
    GBP £144
    NZD $277
    ZAR R2,481
    CHF FR207
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Real Food Adventure - China Summary

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Days 1-3 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.

Days 4-6 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 7-8 Emei

Emei Shan is one of the holiest places in China. At just over 3000 m high, this mountain has been a centre of pilgrimage for over 1800 years.

Day 9 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 10-12 Hong Kong

Cantonese, from the southern Guangdong province is perhaps the most globally renowned of all China's regional cuisines, thanks to waves of immigrants departing these shores for cities around the world. As a result, most international 'Chinatowns' celebrate Cantonese flavours - but nothing tastes as good as the real thing! Recognised for a dedication to the freshest ingredients, and the delicate balance of flavours, Cantonese food is not to be missed on any food tour of China.
    • 12
    • CBZF
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,960
      CAD $3,055
      AUD $2,995
      EUR €2,060
      GBP £1,730
      NZD $3,335
      ZAR R29,780
      CHF FR2,495
      *
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    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Food
    • Original
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