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ACBNG - Best of China

Mix the bustle of China's metropolises with the tranquility of rural life on a 12-day adventure. Explore hidden corners of Beijing's Forbidden City. Cycle along ancient city walls and learn about Xi'an's famed terracotta soldiers. Enjoy a paddle on the gorgeous Li River. Along the way, discover how China's many contrasts make it one of the world's most intriguing places.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chinese Shadow Puppetry, Xi'an National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Tai Chi Class, Yangshuo Hands-on: Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo, Yangshuo Carte Blanche: Shanghai
Arrival transfer
Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven
Visit Beijing's traditional hutongs
Excursion to the Great Wall
Xi'an Muslim quarter orientation walk
Cycle along the Xi'an city walls
Terracotta warriors tour
Lunch in a local village
Li River boat ride
Walk through the countryside with village visits
Shanghai orientation walk
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
12
Price From
AUD $3,299
Start Location
Beijing, China
End Location
Shanghai, China
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
17 Mar 201928 Mar 201911AUD $3,299
07 Apr 201918 Apr 20198AUD $3,299
21 Apr 201902 May 20198AUD $3,299
12 May 201923 May 201912AUD $3,529
30 Jun 201911 Jul 201912AUD $3,529
14 Jul 201925 Jul 201914AUD $3,529
28 Jul 201908 Aug 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
18 Aug 201929 Aug 201911AUD $3,529
01 Sep 201912 Sep 201911AUD $3,529
08 Sep 201919 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
15 Sep 201926 Sep 201915AUD $3,529
06 Oct 201917 Oct 201912AUD $3,299
13 Oct 201924 Oct 2019Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
15 Mar 202026 Mar 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
29 Mar 202009 Apr 202015AUD $3,299
12 Apr 202023 Apr 202015AUD $3,299
26 Apr 202007 May 202015AUD $3,299
10 May 202021 May 202015AUD $3,529
31 May 202011 Jun 202015AUD $3,529
07 Jun 202018 Jun 202015AUD $3,529
21 Jun 202002 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
12 Jul 202023 Jul 202015AUD $3,529
26 Jul 202006 Aug 202015AUD $3,529
02 Aug 202013 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
23 Aug 202003 Sep 202015AUD $3,529
06 Sep 202017 Sep 202015AUD $3,529
13 Sep 202024 Sep 202011AUD $3,529
20 Sep 202001 Oct 202015AUD $3,529
27 Sep 202008 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
04 Oct 202015 Oct 202015AUD $3,299
11 Oct 202022 Oct 202015AUD $3,299
18 Oct 202029 Oct 202015AUD $3,299
25 Oct 202005 Nov 2020Fully BookedAUD $3,299 
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Beijing
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Peking Duck welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Beijing
Take a walk along the 500-year-old Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Spend time exploring the towers, views, and the magnificent structure of this unique wonder.
Day 3 - Beijing
Explore historic Beijing including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. After, take a walk through the hutongs local backstreet neighbourhoods.
Day 4 - Beijing/Xi'an
Continue to explore Beijing with our local CEO and enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Xi'an.
Day 5 - Xi'an
Explore Xi'an like the locals with a bike ride along the ancient city walls. Later, visit the Muslim Quarter and local markets then enjoy a unique, behind-the-scenes experience at the historic Gao's Grand Courtyard House. Visit backstage, interacting with the local artists, and enjoying a performance of shadow puppetry.
Day 6 - Xi'an
Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors the archaeological wonder built over 2,000 years ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Afterwards, head to a local village and enjoy lunch. Opt for a Tang Dynasty dinner banquet in the evening.
Day 7 - Yangshuo Area
Fly to Guilin and continue on to China's lush southwest to experience the rural culture and unique limestone karst scenery of the Yangshuo area. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Li River.
Day 8 - Yangshuo
Trek through the beautiful countryside, passing through villages and rice and fruit fields. Later, try preparing local cuisine at a cooking school and enjoy the results for dinner.
Day 9 - Yangshuo
Rise early for a private tai chi class with a local expert. Later, you'll have the opportunity to wander the shop and caf -lined streets or relax with a drink.
Day 10 - Yangshuo/Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund area.
Day 11 - Shanghai
Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum, or catch the famed Shanghai acrobats in performance this evening.
Day 12 - Shanghai
Depart at any time.