China in Depth
Small Group Holiday
China conjures up images of the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, of glittering cities like Shanghai, of the Forbidden City in Beijing and of a cruise down the gorges of the Yangtze. China is so diverse it's like several different countries rolled into one and this is reflected in its many cultural minorities and its food. This in-depth tour of China shows you all that and more. We also include the Giant Buddha at Leshan, the Panda Research Base in Chengdu and the ancient water town of Xitang.
Come and sample this marvelous country with us.
Activity / Theme
Leisurely / Moderate
Train, sleeper train, private minibus, public bus, cruise boat, internal flight
13 nights hotels, 3 nights cruise boat, all en suite, 2 nights sleeper train.
Months of Operation
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
If you feel adventurous, order from a Chinese menu. I did this on a trip to Beijing and recognised the character for "beef". A few minutes later, my breakfast order arrived: a cow's bone in a black watery broth.
DAY 1 Start Beijing
DAY 2 Explore Beijing
DAY 3 Great Wall
DAY 4 In Beijing; overnight train to Xi'an
DAY 5 Muslim quarter, free afternoon
DAY 6 Terracotta Warriors
DAY 7 Bullet train to Chengdu, sightseeing
DAY 8 Leshan Giant Buddha
DAY 9 Giant Panda Research Centre, to Chongqing, board cruise boat
DAYS 10-11 Cruising the Yangtze River
DAY 12 Disembark, sleeper train to Liuzhou
DAY 13 To Yangshuo, cooking class
DAY 14 Explore countryside by bike
DAY 15 Free in Yangshuo
DAY 16 Fly Shanghai, visit the Bund
DAY 17 Xitang water town
DAY 18 Explore Shanghai
DAY 19 Finish Shanghai
18 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 3 dinners
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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