Experience the towering achievements of China's rich history as you uncover its past along the Great Wall and reflect on its future among Shanghai’s gleaming towers. Explore the country’s great cities, magnificent architecture, gorgeous landscapes and archaeological treasures. Float down the Yangtze River and wander among iconic limestone karsts. 



Day 1 Shanghai
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Hangzhou
Visit the Shanghai Museum before boarding a bullet train to Hangzhou.

Days 3-5 Guilin/Yangshuo
On Day 3, visit a tea plantation in Longjing village and the famous West Lake in Hangzhou before an evening flight to Guilin and transfer to Yangshuo. Spend Days 4 and 5 enjoying the beautiful scenery in this region. Take a guided bike ride through the stunning countryside with an included local lunch. Opt to experience a local cooking school, practice tai chi or see the Light and Sound show.

Days 6-9 Yangtze River 
Fly to Chongqing and prepare for a 2-day boat journey along the Yangtze River, cutting through the magnificent Three Gorges. Overnight train to Xi'an on Day 9.

Days 10-11 Xi'an
Enjoy all Xi'an has to offer. Take an orientation walk of the city and visit the Terracotta Warriors. Opt to cycle the ancient city walls. Take an overnight train on Day 11 to Beijing.

Days 12-13 Beijing
Arrive to Beijing and enjoy Included tours of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. On Day 13, visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China.

Day 14 Beijing
Depart at any time.


What's Included

  • Shanghai orientation walk
  • Shanghai Museum entrance
  • West Lake orientation walk (Hangzhou)
  • Tea plantation visit
  • Yangshuo countryside bike tour with local lunch
  • Yangtze River cruise through the Three Gorges (2 nts)
  • Terracotta Warriors tour
  • Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City guided tour
  • Great Wall entrance
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD260-320 for meals not included.)
  • Train, plane, bullet train, local bus, air-con bus, boat, metro, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (8 nts), sleeper train (2 nts), Yangtze boat (3 nts).


Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £1274 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Code: ACHC