Beijing to Hong Kong on a Shoestring
14 days
From $ 1124
Duration14 days

Get thee to China for the adventure of your life! Seriously though, these two weeks of the country's big-ticket highlights (as well as some smaller, more personal ones) will have you missing this country for years to come. From massive and historical Beijing (hello Forbidden City!), central Xi'an (home of the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors), glittering Shanghai, pastorally picturesque Yangshuo, and eventually to the world-in-itself gobsmacking city of Hong Kong, this is your (super affordable) opportunity to get here with a whole group of new friends.

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  • Duration: 14 days
    Service level: Basic
  • Starts in: Beijing
    Physical Grading: Average
  • Ages: 18+
Beijing to Hong Kong on a Shoestring - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Beijing

Start place: Beijing

Arrive at any time.

End place: Beijing

Day 2: Beijing

Start place: Beijing

The Chinese capital, Beijing, is one of the world's most impressive and vibrant cities. Spend a day at the Great Wall, a monumental feat of engineering intended to protect China from the northern barbarians.

Opt to pre-book the Beijing Kung Fu Show on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Step back in time with a visit to the Great Wall. Opt to check out the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.

End place: Beijing

Day 3: Beijing/Xi'an

Start place: Beijing

Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi'an. Train is our main mode of transport in China and it's a great way to travel.

End place: Xi'an

Day 4: Xi'an

Start place: Xi'an

Opt to tour the lovely and unusual Great Mosque (a wonderfully serene place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city), great souvenir stalls, and enjoy some of the best street food in China. The remaining city walls are a great place to watch the sunset or join the locals for ballroom dancing or tai chi in the early morning.

Interested in a half-day guided tour to see the Terracotta Warriors? Pre-book the Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour.
Enjoy an orientation walk through the Muslim Quarter, then opt to visit the Terracotta Warriors, cycle the ancient city walls, or practice tai chi with the locals.

End place: Xi'an

Day 5: Xi'an/Suzhou

Start place: Xi'an

Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.

End place: Suzhou

Day 6: Suzhou

Start place: Suzhou

Visit Suzhou, the "Venice of the East." Opt to explore the Master of the Nets Garden, one of China's most exquisite gardens. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night!

End place: Suzhou

Day 7: Suzhou/Shanghai

Start place: Suzhou

Shanghai is the most modern of Chinese cities. Go shopping on the famous Nanjing Road or stroll along the Bund district with its many riverside historical buildings.


Opt to see a show, pre-book the Shanghai Acrobatic Performance on the checkout page to include this optional activity on your tour or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.

End place: Shanghai

Day 8: Shanghai

Start place: Shanghai

Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of your adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.
Enjoy free time in this bustling city.

End place: Shanghai

Day 9: Shanghai

Start place: Shanghai

After some free time, board an overnight train to Guilin.

End place: Shanghai

Day 10: Guilin/Yangshuo

Start place: Guilin

Arrive in Guilin by train and transfer to the nearby village of Yangshuo, nestled among the limestone karsts jutting out of the Li River. One of the most scenic regions of China, this beautiful backpacker town is a haven for activities, cultural immersion, and relaxing at caf├ęs.

The Li River and the limestone karst mountains interspersed with picturesque riverside villages and markets make this area perhaps the best known scenic attraction in the region.
Continue on to Yangshuo and enjoy some free time.

End place: Yangshuo

Day 11: Yangshuo

Start place: Yangshuo

Try your hand at cooking local fare at a boutique cooking school and pre-book the Central Chinese Cooking Class by adding it to your checkout page, or ask your GCO or travel agent for assistance.
Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or try your hand at calligraphy.

End place: Yangshuo

Day 12: Yangshuo

Start place: Yangshuo

Explore Yangshuo with a free day. Opt for a tai chi lesson, a cooking class, or a calligraphy lesson.

End place: Yangshuo

Day 13: Yangshuo/Hong Kong

Start place: Yangshuo

Travel to bustling Hong Kong via Guilin.
Day 14: Hong Kong
Depart at any time.

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Discover Moment: Beijing Your Big Night Out Moment: Private Karaoke Session, Suzhou Your Discover Moment: Shanghai Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo
  • Excursion to the Great Wall
  • Orientation walks in Xi'an and Shanghai
  • Private karaoke session for the group (Suzhou)
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Train, Local bus, Private vehicle, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (7 nts ), Hostels (standard twin/single) (3 nts ), Sleeper trains (3 nts )

Dates & availability: Beijing to Hong Kong on a Shoestring

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Departing Wed, 07/03/2019 Finishing Tue, 07/16/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 -
Departing Wed, 07/31/2019 Finishing Tue, 08/13/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1499 -
Departing Wed, 08/21/2019 Finishing Tue, 09/03/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1124 10 Book
Departing Wed, 09/18/2019 Finishing Tue, 10/01/2019 Catalog Price $ 1499 Sale Price $ 1274 2 Book
Departing Wed, 10/16/2019 Finishing Tue, 10/29/2019 Catalog Price $ 1399 Sale Price $ 1399 3 Book

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