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Classic China


from £2,030 pp

(ex international flights)


11 days

The classic route through China is Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai. But the difference with this trip is in the details - as well as the must see sights, you'll also have the chance to get an insight into the life of local Chinese families, and have some flexibility to explore under your own steam.

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

Day 2 - Beijing

  • Watch locals practice t'ai chi at the Temple of Heaven
  • Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Panoramic view over the Forbidden City from Jingshan (Coal Hill)

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
  • 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
  • Dumpling making lesson
  • Enjoy a dumpling banquet for dinner
Xian, Guilin

Day 6 - Xian, Guilin

  • Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi’an Museum
  • Explore Xi'an's Great Mosque and Muslim quarter
  • Fly from Xi'an to Guilin
  • Transfer from Guilin airport to your hotel
Guilin, Yangshuo

Day 7 - Guilin, Yangshuo

  • Visit a local Guilin family
  • Enjoy lunch with a local family
  • Private transfer from Guilin to Yangshuo

Day 8 - Yangshuo

  • At leisure in Yangshuo

Day 9 - Shanghai

  • Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport
  • Fly from Guilin to Shanghai
  • Transfer from Shanghai airport to your hotel

Day 10 - Shanghai

  • Explore Shanghai by public transport

Day 11

  • Transfer from Shanghai to the airport