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Beijing to Hong Kong–Fujian Route
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

China is a country full of highlights and hidden treasures, and if you visit it with us, youll be sure to get a top mix of both. Over two weeks, youll venture from Beijing to Hong Kong, taking in Chinas contrasts between ancient and modern as you explore both cityscapes and countrysides. Theres a visit to the Great Wall included, plus the chance to check out the Terracotta Warriors in Xian, 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.

  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ACBF.B/201377
  • Starts: Beijing, China
  • Finishes: Shenzhen Train Station, China
You will Visit
  • Beijing
  • Xi’an
  • Suzhou
  • Shanghai
  • Wuyishan
  • Xiamen
  • Hongkeng Village
  • Shenzhen
  • Hong Kong

Itinerary

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Day 1: Beijing

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Beijing

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


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Day 3: Beijing/Xi’an

Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to Xi'an.

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Day 4: 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.
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).

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Day 5: Xi’an/Suzhou

Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to Suzhou.

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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!

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Day 7: Suzhou/Shanghai

See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.
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.

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Day 8: Shanghai

Enjoy free time in this bustling city.
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.

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Day 9: Shanghai/Wuyishan

Enjoy free time or join the CEO for a walk through the Bund, Old Shanghai, People's Park, and more. Board a bullet train to Wuyishan in the Fujian province.

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Day 10: Wuyishan

Explore the area with an included entrance ticket to the reserve. Go hiking and opt to go bamboo rafting.

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Day 11: Wuyishan/Xiamen

Board a fast train to 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.
Xiamen is a modern city with a little something for everyone from night markets to beautiful sculptures lit-up at night to peaceful parks.

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Day 12: Xiamen

Free day to explore.

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Day 13: Xiamen/Hongkeng Village

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

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Day 14: Hongkeng Village

Experience day to day life in this unique province full of history and traditional Chinese culture. Opt to rent a bike and visit a neighbouring community with more tulou, or travel to visit an ancient village that is still inhabited today.

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Day 15: Hongkeng Village/Shenzhen Train Station

Travel to Longyang in the morning and continue on a fast train to Shenzhen.

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Day 16: Shenzhen Train Station/Hong Kong

Cross the border into Hong Kong. Tour ends upon arrival at train station at approximately 10:00 am.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Big Night Out: Private Karaoke Session, Suzhou
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (11 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), traditional communal roundhouse/tulou (2 nts)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Train, local bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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