Day 1, HONG KONG: Arrival day.
Day 2, HONG KONG - GUILIN: We transfer to the most suitable airport for our flight to Guilin. On arrival perhaps take an evening stroll along the riverfront. (B)
Day 3, LI RIVER CRUISE - YANGSHUO: Cruise down the Li River through amazing landscapes to Yangshuo. In the afternoon we have a Chinese lesson to learn the basics of this fascinating language. (BL)
Day 4, YANGSHUO: A free day to explore on foot or by bike. Pass through beautiful rural scenes with farmers working away in the fields and lovely old stone buildings. (B)
Day 5, YANGSHUO - YANGTSE CRUISE: Return to Guilin and fly to Chongqing. Board our cruise boat. (B)
Days 6-7, YANGTSE CRUISE: Cruise the Yangtse in airconditioned comfort. Daily excursions. (BLD)
Day 8, YICHANG – SHANGHAI: Disembark and visit the impressive dam site. Transfer to Wuhan for the flight to Shanghai. (BL)
Day 9, SHANGHAI: A full free day to explore this vibrant city. In the evening we visit the spectacular Shanghai acrobats. (B)
Day 10, SHANGHAI - XI’AN: A tour to the Bund and some of Shanghai’s other famous sites. Overnight train to the walled city of Xi’an. (BL)
Day 11, XI’AN: A full day to discover the many fascinating sights of Xi’an. Perhaps visit the Muslim quarter, history museum or one of the many temples.
Day 12, XI’AN – BEIJING: Guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors. Overnight express train to Beijing. (B)
Day 13, BEIJING: Arrive in Beijing and visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. This evening you can visit the colourful Beijing Opera. (LD)
Day 14, BEIJING - GREAT WALL: A day at the Great Wall with the option to hike for 3-5 hours along one of the less visited sections. (B)
Day 15, BEIJING: Tour ends. (B)