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Hong Kong to Shanghai on a Shoestring

Hong Kong to Shanghai on a Shoestring
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19 Days

Highlights

Meet some furry friends at the Giant Panda Breeding Centre, Visit the Shaolin Temple, Explore the Great Wall, Belt out your favourite tunes during a private karaoke session, Go shopping in Shanghai, Take in the scenery in Yangshuo, Spend the night in a local guesthouse in Song Shan

What's included

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China is a great example of a country with equally modern and historic relevance, and with this 19-day tour you’ll learn why. By crossing the country via train you’ll not only be able to visit a bunch of different cities (and Hong Kong!) in just under three weeks, but you’ll also get to see the diverse landscapes that make up the world’s most populous country. Stand face-to-face with the Terracotta Warriors, cycle the ancient city walls, practice Tai Chi with locals, go shopping in Shanghai, or sing your heart out in a karaoke session. If you’re feeling adventurous, do it all.
Hong Kong to Shanghai on a Shoestring
Starts
Hong Kong
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19 Days
Ends
Shanghai

Itinerary

  • Arrive at any time.
  • Cross the border to Shenzhen and board a train to Guilin before transferring to scenic Yangshuo.
  • Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. Opt for a tai chi lesson, visit a women-run Community Restaurant, take a cooking class, or cycling tour of the area.
  • Continue to explore beautiful Yangshuo with a free day.
  • Today, take the bullet train from Yangshuo to Chengdu. Transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of your day free to explore Chengdu.
  • Enjoy a free day to explore Chengdu, known for its spicy local food and the Giant Panda Breeding Centre.
  • Opt to see the Giant Pandas or continue exploring the vibrant city of Chengdu.
  • Say goodbye to Chengdu and its Giant Pandas and travel to Luoyang.
  • Arrive in Luoyang and opt to visit the Longmen Grottoes.
  • Travel to the holy mountain of Song Shan and enjoy a hike in the surrounding countryside.
  • Visit the Shaolin Temple, the home of Kung Fu. Transfer by private vehicle to Luoyang then board the bullet train to Beijing.
  • Enjoy free time in China's booming capital city.
  • Step back in time with a visit to the Great Wall. Opt to check out the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
  • Enjoy free time in Beijing before an overnight train to 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.
  • Enjoy free time to explore Xi'an, then take an overnight train to 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!
  • See the city on an orientation walk, then enjoy free time to explore this metropolis on your own.
  • Depart at any time.