Two old ladies, Beijing

Highlights of China

11 days from £2,840pp

with international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

This itinerary is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible.

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements

  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Highlights of this Itinerary

  • See the home of the emperors for centuries, The Forbidden City

  • Get away from the crowds and walk along The Great Wall

  • See the Terracotta Warriors at Xian

  • Take a relaxing cruise down the River Li, amongst beautiful limestone karst scenery

  • Get a taste of rural life in China in the village of Longji

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Your Itinerary

Day By Day

Day 1

International Outbound Flight

Today you will begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Beijing.

Day 2


Upon arrival into Beijing you'll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. This afternoon we recommend visiting the Forbidden City & Tiananmen Square.

Accommodation: Days Inn Forbidden City

Day 3


The Temple of Heaven is one of Beijing`s most impressive sites. If you can rise a little early you'll also be able to see Beijing`s pensioners doing Tai-Chi here. Take in the Summer Palace in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Days Inn Forbidden City

Day 4


You`ll leave the city today to see one of China`s iconic sites - the Great Wall. You`ll be taken a few hours out of the city in order to escape the crowds and see the wall at its best.

Accommodation: Days Inn Forbidden City

Day 5

Beijing , Xian

Today transfer to the station to take the bullet train to Xian. On arrival you'll be met and transferred to your hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure to explore Xian.

Accommodation: Citadines Apartment Hotel

Day 6

Xian , Guilin

This morning head out to Xian`s star attraction - the Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon fly onto Guilin, with time to explore this southern city on arrival.

Accommodation: The Bravo Hotel

Day 7

Guilin , Yangshuo

This morning you`ll be taken on a relaxing cruise down the River Li, to drink in Guilin`s justifiably famous limestone scenery. Arriving into Yangshuo at lunchtime you`ll be met and taken to your hotel, with the rest of the day to explore.

Accommodation: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Day 8


A further day in Yangshuo

Accommodation: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat

Day 9

Yangshuo , Longji

You leave the town of Yangshuo this morning and head to the village of Longji. The village is set around centuries old rice terraces, and a visit here will give a small taste of rural life in China.

Accommodation: The Starwish Guesthouse

Day 10

Longji , Guilin , International Return Flight

In the morning explore the pretty rice terraces. In the afternoon transfer back to Guilin`s airport and fly onto Hong Kong where you transit for your international return flight.

Day 11

International Return Flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

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Route Map

  • Beijing
  • Xian
  • Guilin
  • Yangshuo
  • Longji

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