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Classic China & Fujian tulou houses

13 days from $4,995pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Beijing
  • Xian
  • Guilin
  • Yangshuo
  • Xiamen
  • Chuxi
  • Shanghai
  • Visit the Great Wall of China, at the lesser visited Jinshanling section.

  • See the iconic Terracotta Warriors.

  • Relax in the spectacular karst scenery of the south west.

  • Discover Hakka minority culture in the earthen tulou houses of Fujian province.

  • Spend time in the colonial city of Xiamen.

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What our specialists say...

This itinerary combines the highlights of 'classic' China; the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Terracotta Warriors and the beautiful karst peak scenery of the south west, with something a little different. You'll also discover the seaside city of Xiamen with its beautiful gardens and interesting colonial architecture, before delving deeper into Fujian province to explore the Hakka minority earthen 'tulou houses': large, circular buildings comprised entirely of wood, mud and bamboo and built to house several families. The itinerary finishes with time in the metropolitan Shanghai.

We recommend this trip for:

  • Beijing
  • Xian
  • Guilin
  • Yangshuo
  • Guilin
  • Xiamen
  • Chuxi
  • Xiamen
  • Shanghai

Itinerary idea in detail

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Day 1 Beijing

Beijing

Check in to your hotel and then visit the magnificent Forbidden City with your guide in the afternoon.

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Day 2 Beijing

Beijing

Explore the Temple of Heaven this morning, then have the afternoon at leisure.

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Day 3 Beijing

Beijing

Head out of the city to the spectacular Great Wall at Jinshanling, a quieter section, where you can spend as much time as you wish enjoying the views.

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Day 4 Xian

Beijing , Xian

Take the high speed train to Xian today.

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Day 5 Guilin

Xian , Guilin

This morning, visit the iconic Terracotta Warriors, before flying to Guilin in the south west.

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Day 6 Yangshuo

Guilin , Yangshuo

Take the Li River cruise down to Yangshuo, then relax in the beautiful karst peak scenery.

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Day 7 Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Spend today enjoying the stunning countryside.

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Day 8 Xiamen

Yangshuo , Guilin , Xiamen

Fly to Xiamen today, then transfer across to the gardened Gulangyu Island.

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Day 9 Xiamen

Xiamen

You embark on a full day tour of colonial Xiamen and the gardens and sights of Gulangyu Island today.

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Day 10 Chuxi

Xiamen , Chuxi

This morning you'll be driven deep into Fujian province, to visit the Tianluokeng tulou houses en route to Chuxi village.

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Day 11 Shanghai

Chuxi , Xiamen , Shanghai

You have a whole day exploring the beautiful area and its numerous tulou clusters, before being taken back to Xiamen, ready for your flight to Shanghai. Here, you'll be taken to the characterful Astor House hotel.

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Day 12 Shanghai

Day 13 Return home

Shanghai

This morning you'll be taken to the airport, ready to board your international return flight home.

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Enjoying hand pulled noodles

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