16 days from Beijing to Hong KongExperience this 17 day tour from Beijing to Hong Kong visiting Hong Kong and China with G Adventures.
|Group Size||Small Group - Max 18, avg 12.|
|Price From||$1,345 AUD*|
China is a country full of highlights and hidden treasures, and if you visit it with us, you’ll be sure to get a top mix of both. Over two weeks, you’ll venture from Beijing to Hong Kong, taking in China’s contrasts between ancient and modern as you explore both cityscapes and countrysides. There’s a visit to the Great Wall included, plus the chance to check out the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, an overnight stay at the roundhouses in Fujian, and so much more packed into a relatively short trip. This is a great first trip to China to get a taste that will leave you wanting to come back.
Trek along the Great Wall, take in ancient and modern China, overnight in a traditional communal roundhouse, enjoy a night out at karaoke in Suzhou, Get to know Xi’An’s bustling Muslim Quarter, Visit the scenic Wuyishan Biosphere Reserve
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Day 1 Beijing
Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 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. Included Activities: Great Wall Mutianyu Visit
Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an
Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi'an. Additional Notes: Train is our main mode of transport in China and it's a great way to travel. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (12.00-15.00 hours)
Day 4 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. Opt to take a day trip to the Terracotta Warriors, situated a short drive out of town (approximately 1 hr). Included Activities: Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk
Day 5 Xi'an/Suzhou
Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou. Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (14.00-16.00 hours)
Day 6 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! Included Activities: Private Karaoke Session
Day 7 Suzhou/Shanghai
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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk of the Bund Transport: Bullet train (2.00 hour(s))
Day 8 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.
Day 9 Shanghai/Wuyishan
Enjoy free time to explore, opt to join the CEO for a walk through the Bund. Board a bullet train to Wuyishan in the Fujian province. Included Activities: Orientation Walk of the Bund Transport: Bullet train (3.50 hour(s)) Local bus (0.50-1.00 hours)
Day 10 Wuyishan
Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Go hiking and opt to go bamboo rafting. Included Activities: Wuyishan Reserve Visit Transport: Local bus (0.50-1.00 hours)
Day 11 Wuyishan/Xiamen
Xiamen is a modern city with a little something for everyone from night markets to beautiful sculptures lit-up at night to peaceful parks. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (0.50-1.00 hours) Train (3.00 hour(s)) Metro (0.50-1.00 hours)
Day 12 Xiamen/Hongkeng Village
Transfer to Yongding County. Overnight in a Hakka tulou, a large, multi-storey fortified roundhouse built for communal living. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s))
Day 13 Hongkeng Village
Enjoy an orientation tour around the village, then experience day-to-day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture. Included Activities: Hongkeng Village Walk
Day 14 Hongkeng Village/Xiamen
Leave the beautiful Hongkeng Village behind and head back to Xiamen. Transport: Local bus (4.00 hour(s)) Metro (0.50-1.00 hours)
Day 15 Xiamen/Hong Kong
Hop on the bullet train and get ready to cross the border into Hong Kong. Included Activities: Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong) Transport: Metro (0.50-1.00 hours) Bullet train Metro (1.00-1.50 hours)
Day 16 Hong Kong
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day (Activities)
Your Discover Moment: Beijing Your Big Night Out Moment: Private Karaoke Session, Suzhou Your Discover Moment: Shanghai. Excursion to the Great Wall. Private karaoke session for the group (Suzhou). Wuyishan entrance ticket. Tour of a traditional tulou. Orientation walks in Xi'an, Shanghai, and Xiamen. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Tour GuideEnglish-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
MealsNo meals included
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.
TransportTrain, local bus, walking.
AccommodationHotels (8 nts), Hostels (standard twin/double) (3 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), guesthouse (standard twin/double) (2 nights).
Notes1. LUGGAGE As we use (sometimes crowded) local transport please note backpacks are much more suitable than suitcases for this style of trip. Train travel means that bags have to be stowed either overhead or under beds, so travelling as light as possible is recommended. 2. COMBO TRIP Please note that this trip is a combination of multiple G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments.
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
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