Xi'an to Beijing Overview

The real China waits to be discovered on this epic holiday adventure. Travel from Xi'an, along the Great Wall and finish in Beijing city.

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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,042
      CAD $1,128
      AUD $1,110
      EUR €765
      GBP £615
      NZD $1,237
      ZAR R11,073
      CHF FR922
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      USD $528
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,612*
      CAD $1,746*
      AUD $1,740*
      EUR €1,181*
      GBP £992*
      NZD $1,911*
      ZAR R17,135*
      CHF FR1,426*
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Trip Validity

  • 2012-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Discover the Imperial heart of China

If you're looking to combine China's highlights with some of the country's hidden gems and don't have much time to spare, Xi'an to Beijing is the perfect way to do it. Get an authentic glimpse of life in provincial China, revisit the country's Imperial past in Chengde and stroll along the Great Wall. From the moment you arrive in bustling Xi'an, China will amaze and surprise you with its old-world wonder and modern-day mischief.

  • Delight your tastebuds with classic cuisine
  • Explore the ancient walled town of Pingyao
  • Gaze upon thousands of Buddhas at the Yungang Grottoes
  • Hike sacred Wutai Mountain
  • Jump on a bike to experience regal Chengde
  • Lose yourself in busy Beijing
  • Mosey along the astonishing Great Wall
  • Overnight in the unique cave village of Lijiashan

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Xi'an, China
  • Finish:

    Beijing, China
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Cave house (1 nt), Hotel (15 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    697kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1.Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights. 2. This Intrepid trip is operated by our experienced local partners Dragoman Overland. Your departure will be run in a Dragoman vehicle with a Dragoman crew.

  • Trip price from

    USD $1,042
    CAD $1,128
    AUD $1,110
    EUR €765
    GBP £615
    NZD $1,237
    ZAR R11,073
    CHF FR922
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    USD $528
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    USD $1,612*
    CAD $1,746*
    AUD $1,740*
    EUR €1,181*
    GBP £992*
    NZD $1,911*
    ZAR R17,135*
    CHF FR1,426*
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  • Per day from:

    USD $94
    CAD $102
    AUD $102
    EUR €69
    GBP £58
    NZD $112
    ZAR R1,007
    CHF FR83
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About China

Xi'an to Beijing Summary

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Days 1-2 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 3-4 Yan'An

Yan'an was where Mao's Long March ended in 1935, and was the Communist Party's base until 1948 - it's also filled with cultural sites and nature to enjoy.

Day 5 Lijiashan

With cave dwellings adorning the hills around Lijiashan, this fascinating town is a definite highlight of any trip to China.

Days 6-7 Pingyao

Walking through the beautifully preserved streets of Pingyao is like stepping back into Imperial China with red lanterns lighting streets, imposing city walls and traditional buildings at every turn.

Days 8-9 Wutai Shan

Wutai Shan is also called 'Five Plateau Mountain', and is home to the Bodhisattva of wisdom and harbours some of China's most sacred monasteries and temples.

Days 10-11 Datong

Bordering Inner Mongolia, Datong is a coal rich city that founded in 200BC and is the gateway to the incredible Yungang Grottoes and Hanging Monastery.

Day 12 Jinshanling

Jinshanling is a mountainous area with an attractive section of the Great Wall, which zigzags up the steep terrain and straddles peaks like a suspension bridge.

Days 13-14 Chengde

Sitting pretty in the mountains, Chengde is a breath of fresh air, especially the enchanting Mountain Resort which is a former royal summer residence.

Days 15-17 Beijing

Beijing has a long and colorful history and this rapidly modernising city is an amazing whirl of ancient sites, modern buildings, bicycles, people, shops and eateries.
    • 17
    • CDOB
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,042
      CAD $1,128
      AUD $1,110
      EUR €765
      GBP £615
      NZD $1,237
      ZAR R11,073
      CHF FR922
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $528
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,612*
      CAD $1,746*
      AUD $1,740*
      EUR €1,181*
      GBP £992*
      NZD $1,911*
      ZAR R17,135*
      CHF FR1,426*
      *
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    • Overland
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.