Hong Kong to Beijing Express

Day 1: Arrive Hong Kong

Arrive at any time during the day and make your way to the hotel. An evening group meeting is planned followed by an orientation walk.

·   Group Meeting and orientation walk of Hong Kong waterfront

Day 2: Hong Kong /Yangshuo

Cross the border into Shenzhen, and catch a bullet train to Yangshuo.

·  Orientation walk - West Street

Day 3: Yangshuo

Enjoy a bike ride in the countryside of Yangshuo.

·  Cycle tour in the countryside of Yangshuo

Day 4: Yangshuo

Enjoy the day exploring the beautiful countryside and surrounding villages stopping at local farmers’ houses, rice paddy fields and karst mountains.

·   Orientation of Yangshuo sites and optional activities

Day 5: Xi'an

Morning flight to the historical Silk Road city of Xi’an followed by an orientation of the Muslim Quarter and surrounding sites.

·  Orientation walk around Bell and Drum Towers and old Muslim Quarter

Day 6: Xi'an

Spend the morning visiting to the Terracotta Warriors until boarding an overnight hard sleeper train to Beijing.

·  Terracotta Warriors

Day 7: Beijing

Morning arrival in the capitol and spend the day exploring the central Beijing’s sites starting with a morning orientation of Tiananmen Square.

·  Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

Day 8: Beijing

Take an excursion out to the famous Great Wall.

·  Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion

Day 9: Depart

You are free to depart anytime during the day

Day 1: Hong Kong
Nihao! Welcome to Hong Kong.You will have a 6 pm group meeting at your hotel, and there will be more information about the meeting when you arrive at the hotel. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask at reception. Your group meeting will include details about your trip, followed by an orientation walk and optional group dinner.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Group meeting
• Orientation walk

Day 2: Hong Kong / Yangshuo
Today we will cross the Hong Kong - Shenzhen border, The China-Hong Kong border is busy, so there can often be a bit of a wait to get through, and a lot of patience is required. Then we will take the fast train from Shenzhen to Guilin, then bus to Yangshuo.Followed by an orientation walk of the west street of this fantastic town.Yangshuo, a county and resort town in southern China’s Guangxi region, is known for its dramatic karst mountain landscape and outdoor recreation.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
•Orientation walk - West Street

Day 3: Yangshuo
Today we will head out of town on bikes to cycle through the surrounding countryside, and gain an insight into Chinese rural life on a ride where each turn in the road brings you to another picture-postcard location.Free afternoon to explore the town.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Yangshuo countryside cycling tour

Day 4: Yangshuo
Enjoy free time in Yangshuo. There's plenty to see and do in Yangshuo, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like taking a tai chi lesson, indulging in a traditional massage, and checking out the Moon Hill or gain experience of rock climbing.

• Hotel (1 night)
Optional activities:  
• Yangshuo Tai Chi Lesson
• Chinese Cooking Class
• Impressions Light Show
• Calligraphy Yangshuo
• Chinese Language Lesson
• Moon Hill Entrance and Hike

Day 5: Xi'an
Take a morning flight to Xi'an, the historic Silk Road city, and begin your exploring with a walking tour at the trendy Muslim quarter, and stroll around at the narrow streets dotted with small shops, markets, and restaurants. Then we will take a walk around Muslim quarter, lively markets, and Bell & Drum Tower.The afternoon we will visit the ancient City Wall, the most significant and best-preserved wall extant in China now, running over 13 kilometers around Xian.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Bell and Drum Towers
• Muslim Quarter
• The Ancient City Wall
• Flight Guilin to Xi'an

Day 6: Xi'an
Today we will visit the Terracotta Warriors by bus. You’ll learn all about this incredible archaeological find, discovered in 1976 by farmers digging a well, after being buried for 2,000 years. Three main pits are open for you to view, where just under 2,000 of the total 6,000 warriors – each individually sculpted from clay, each having a different costume, height, and even facial expressions – stand in battle formation. The scale is incredibly impressive.The free afternoon before overnight train journey to Beijing.

• Overnight Hard sleeper(2nd Class) train
Included activities:  
•Terracotta Warriors

Day 7: Beijing
Today we’ll explore famous sights in Beijing. There will be a lot of walking today as well as using public the subway to get around.After breakfast, we will take the metro to Tiananmen Square, one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument of the People's Heroes and the Great hall of the People. Then enter the Forbidden City, built from 1406 to 1420, a ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government for more than 500 years. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 and is listed by UNESCO as the most extensive collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. After the Forbidden City, we will stroll in the alleys formed by lines of traditional courtyards known by Hutong and experience the local lifestyle of Old Beijing.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City
• Walking tour of Hutong area

Day 8: Beijing
This morning we’ll take a private bus to visit Great Wall - Mutianyu Section (approx. 2hrs), one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall with 22 towers winding along the mountain ridges. Spend quality time exploring and learning the history of Great Wall of China as well as enjoy the view at Huairou county the suburban area of Beijing.
The great idea is to bring a picnic lunch with you to enjoy at the top the wall during a rest break. We will back to downtown Beijing.

• Hotel (1 night)
Included activities:  
• Mutianyu Great Wall Excursion

Day 9: Beijing -Depart
There are no activities planned for today, and you can depart the accommodation at any time.

Visas - A visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei who are allowed visa free stays under 14 days. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China.

Under the current guidelines to get a visa you will need to provide the following:

- Letter of Invitation from a Chinese agency

- Copy of Flight tickets

- Hotel booking confirmation

- Travel Insurance (some embassies ask for this document) 

In some cases, you may be required to provide further information or documentation and if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.

Booking a Single Room - On this particular tour we are pleased to be able to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room. Due to the variety of accommodation used on this tour, single rooms are available for a majority of the nightstops, however it would still mean sharing on any overnight trains. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.

Vaccinations and Your Health - We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years. 

Insurance - Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. At the start of the trip you must provide us with: the name of your insurance company, your policy number, a 24 hour medical emergency contact number, and the expiry date of the policy. You should ensure that your policy covers you for medical expenses and repatriation. If you are unable to provide all this information at the start of the trip you will not be allowed to join the trip. You can purchase insurance easily online by checking our Travel Insurance page.

Luggage - One main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Remember, you are expected to carry your own baggage – so don’t overload yourself. It is essential that your baggage is lockable; the airline/train authorities insist on this. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.


What to Expect on Tour

Itinerary Disclaimer – The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. 

Accommodation -Your accommodation is selected for convenient.

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9 Days