From the bustle of Beijing to the awe inspiring scenery of Guilin and Yangshou, this itinerary traverses China from north to south. Our journey begins in the majestic city of Beijing and takes us to the Great Wall where we explore the vastness of this manmade wonder away from the main tourist route. We board our overnight train to the historic city of Xian where we will see China’s famous terracotta warriors. Another overnight train journey takes us into the Sichuan Province where the city of Chengdu allows us to sample this region’s architecture, art and spicy cuisine. We then enjoy a cruise down the Yangtze River and the site of the largest construction project in China since the building of the Great Wall – the Three Gorges Dam. This spectacular $24 billion dam is the world’s largest manmade water reservoir and an unforgettable sight. After our cruise we have a few days to explore Shanghai, set on the picturesque Bund where modern skyscrapers coexist alongside fabulous colonial style architecture. Travelling further south to Huangshan we marvel at the soaring peaks and picturebook landscapes and soak up the atmosphere amidst the quaint cobblestoned streets of Yangshou. Our exploration of China's highlights comes to an end alongside the natural beauty of the Li River in the picturesque city of Guilin.
Visit to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Walk an impressive section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu
View the Terracotta Warriors and explore Xian
See Pandas at Chengdu
Cruise the Yangtse river and the Three Gorges
Be immersed in the vibrancy of Shanghai
Walk amongst the granite peaks of Huangshan
Marvel at the sublime limestone scenery at Yangshuo
Great Wall Visit
In Beijing. Overnight train to Xian
Arrive Xian visit Terracotta Warriors
In Xian. Afternoon train to Chengdu
Chengdu. Transfer to Chongqing for Three Gorges Cruise
Three Gorges River Cruise.
Three Gorges Cruise to Yichang. Fly to Shanghai
Shanghai. Overnight train to Huangshan.
Day walk in Huangshan
Fly to Guilin. Transfer to Yangshou
In Yangshou visit Moon Hill
Cooking School and Li River Cruise in Yangshuo
What's not included
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Worldexpeditions