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Beijing to Hong Kong-Fujian Route

  • 17 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : GAACBF

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. 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.

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Day 1 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

As fellow group members will be arriving throughout the day there are no planned activities until the group meeting in the evening at 6:00pm, followed by an optional group dinner. Upon arrival please check the notice board in the hotel reception for details of the time and place of the meeting.

Days 2-3 Beijing

Step back in time with a visit to the Great Wall. Opt to check out the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Overnight train to Xi'an.

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. Be sure to check out Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in your free time. You also have the option to visit the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace, Yonghegong Tibetan Monastery and some of Beijing's many markets. We take an overnight train to Xi'an on Day 3.

Days 4-5 Xi'an

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. Overnight train to Suzhou.

Our CEO will take you on an orientation walk through one of Xi'an's most fascinating areas-the Muslim Quarter. 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 hour). The warriors were re-discovered in 1974, having been buried for over 2000 years. All face east in battle formation, complete with horses and chariots to guard the tomb of the emperor Shi Huang Di. In the evening of Day 5, we board an overnight sleeper train that will ease us into Suzhou early the following morning. (Approx. 12 hrs.)

Day 6 Suzhou

Check out the historic canal town of Suzhou, the 'Venice of the East', rounded off with beautiful Chinese gardens to explore. Opt to take in a traditional Chinese performance complete with ancient costumes, folk singing and dancing.

While Shanghai is the modern center of the Yangtse delta, Suzhou was the capital of Wu culture 800 years ago and is one of China's leading historical cities. Developing around the Grand Canal that forged much of China's traditional north-south commerce, Suzhou is built around a series of canals inspiring Chinese to consider it the "Venice of the East". Now a modern thriving city Suzhou maintains a traditional core surrounded by a moat and is world famous as a UNESCO world heritage site for its traditional Chinese gardens. Opt to visit one of China's most exquisite gardens, Master of the Nets, and take in a traditional Chinese performance, complete with ancient costumes, folk singing and dancing, and traditional instruments. The Garden of Master of the Nets includes both a residential quarter and a delicately landscaped garden, both of which are illuminated at night by lanterns.

Day 7-9 Shanghai

See the city on an orientation walk then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis. Let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group; this is sure to be a memorable night! Free time to explore People's Park or visit the Sh

Arrive in Shanghai and enjoy an orientation walk to help you get your bearings. In the evening, let loose like the locals with a karaoke session in a private room for the group. This will definitely be a night to remember! 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. Free time to explore People's Park or visit the Shanghai Museum. Explore the busy Yu Yuan Bazaar, the French Concession, or shop 'til you drop in China's hippest stores! There is enough to see in the impressive Shanghai Museum to spend half, if not a whole, day exploring; it houses one of the best collections of Chinese bronze and artwork. Overnight train to Wuyishan in the Fujian province.

Days 10-11 Wuyishan

Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Opt to go hiking, visit a tea plantation or go bamboo rafting. Overnight train to Xiamen.

Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Opt to go hiking, visit a tea plantation or go bamboo rafting. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, both for the natural biodiversity and for its role in the development and spread of neo-Confucianism, which has influenced East Asian culture for centuries. Temples and monasteries dot the area, many in ruins, and are a testament to the cultural heritage in the area. Beautiful gorges, caves and trails are spread throughout the area and are great for exploring. Check out the temples and other historic buildings, or opt to enjoy a calm bamboo rafting excursion down a river canyon. Overnight train to Xiamen.

Days 12-13 Yongding (1D)

Transfer to a Yongding County. Overnight in a Hakka tulou, or large, multi-storey fortified roundhouse built for communal living. Enjoy an orientation walk and tour around a tulou, then experience day to day life in this unique province full of history an

Transfer to a Yongding County. Overnight in a Hakka tulou, or large, multi-storey fortified roundhouse built for communal living. Enjoy an orientation walk and tour around a tulou, then experience day to day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture. The countryside is dotted with approximately 30,000 tulou, or Hakka roundhouses. Up to 80 families live in one tulou, though some are much smaller. We will spend the night in a tulou and enjoy a local meal one evening with our hosts.

Days 14 Xiamen

Enjoy an orientation walk around colonial Xiamen on the coast, then opt to visit the cafés and beaches of Gulangyu Island and check out the night markets. Be sure to indulge in the lively nightlife of this university town.

Enjoy an orientation walk around colonial Xiamen on the coast, then opt to visit the cafés and beaches of Gulangyu Island and check out the night markets. Be sure to indulge in the lively nightlife of this university town. Xiamen is a modern city with a little something for everyone from night markets to beautiful sculptures lit-up at night to peaceful parks. Gulangyu Island is car-free and has beautiful colonial buildings along its streets. Check out local gardens, climb the many stairs to the top of the highest point on the island for good views, or sit down for an afternoon tea and watch the world go by.

Day 15 Shenzhen

Enjoy a free day to further explore Xiamen before hopping on a fast train to Shenzhen for a brief overnight stop across the border from Hong Kong.

Enjoy a free day to further explore Xiamen before hopping on a fast train to Shenzhen for a brief overnight stop across the border from Hong Kong.

Day 16 Hong Kong

Cross the border into Hong Kong and enjoy an orientation walk around this bustling metropolis. Enjoy a last evening with the group.

Cross the border into Hong Kong and enjoy an orientation walk around this bustling metropolis. Enjoy a last evening with the group. Hong Kong is one of the world's most fascinating, vibrant and impressively situated cities - it boasts a unbeatable array of cultural sights, shopping, fabulous restaurants and atmosphere galore.

Day 17 Hong Kong

Depart at any time.

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  • Hong Kong > China

Is this for me?

  • Trip Style: Small Group Adventures, 18-35s
  • Comfort Level: Basic
  • Physical Demands: There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

What's included?

  • Excursion to the Great Wall. Private karaoke session for the group (Shanghai). Wuyishan entrance ticket. Tour of a traditional tulou. Orientation walks in Xi’an, Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Max 18, avg 12.
  • 1 dinner.
  • Allow USD270-360 for meals not included.
  • Train, local bus, walking.
  • Simple hotels (10 nts), sleeper trains (4 nts), traditional communal roundhouse/tulou (2 nts).

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