Trip idea in China

Exploring China by High Speed Train


from £2,580 pp

(ex international flights)


13 days

A different way to see some of the highlights of China - entirely by High Speed bullet train. See Beijing, Xian, the famous Kung Fu monks of Shaolin Temple as well as the pretty karst scenery of the Guilin region and the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong - all by train. Save money vs flying, and save carbon emissions too.

We will tailor this trip to you. Change anything - from excursions to accommodation to places visited.

Create your trip

Day 1 - Beijing

  • Transfer from Beijing airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Beijing

Day 2 - Beijing

  • Watch locals practice t'ai chi at the Temple of Heaven
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

Day 3 - Beijing

  • Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Stroll around the Summer Palace
Beijing, Xian

Day 4 - Beijing, Xian

  • Walk through the hutongs to see the real life of Beijingers
  • Experience Tibetan culture in Yonghe Lama Temple
  • High speed bullet train from Beijing to Xi’an
  • Rail station pick up service in Xi'an

Day 5 - Xian

  • Visit Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Army
  • Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum
  • Visit Muslim Quarters

Day 6 - Luoyang

  • Rail station drop off service in Xian
  • High speed bullet train from Xi'an to Luoyang
  • Rail station pick up service in Luoyang
  • Visit Longmen Buddhist Grottoes
Dengfeng, Zhengzhou

Day 7 - Dengfeng, Zhengzhou

  • Private transfer from Luoyang to Dengfeng
  • Visit Shaolin Temple
  • Private transfer from Dengfeng to Zhengzhou

Day 8 - Guilin

  • Rail station drop off service in Zhengzhou
  • High speed bullet train from Zhengzhou to Guilin
  • Rail station pick up service in Guilin
  • At leisure in Guilin
Guilin, Yangshuo

Day 9 - Guilin, Yangshuo

  • Visit a local Guilin family
  • Enjoy lunch with a local family
  • Private transfer from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • A visit to West Street

Day 10 - Yangshuo

  • Cycling tour in Yangshuo's countryside
  • Bamboo rafting on the Li River via Xingping Ancient Town
Hong Kong

Day 11 - Hong Kong

  • Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin
  • Take high speed train from Guilin to Hong Kong
  • Private transfer from Hong Kong rail station to your hotel
  • At leisure in Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Day 12 - Hong Kong

  • At further leisure in Hong Kong

Day 13

  • Transfer from Hong Kong to the airport