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Vast China


from £5,670 pp

(ex international flights)


22 days

Spend three weeks exploring China in depth including the most famous historical sites, picturesque landscapes and modern landmarks. Travelling from the narrow hutongs of Beijing and historical Xian to the grand snow mountain in Lijiang and the mighty Yangtze, you will experience the ever-changing urban and rural cultures throughout vast China.

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

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Day 1 - Beijing

  • Transfer from Beijing airport (PKX) to your hotel

Day 2 - Beijing

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

Day 3 - Beijing

  • Visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China
  • Pedicab ride: hutongs & siheyuans

Day 4 - Pingyao

  • Private transfer from Beijing to Beijing rail station
  • Take high speed train from Beijing to Pingyao
  • Explore Pingyao Ancient Town
Pingyao, Xian

Day 5 - Pingyao, Xian

  • Visit Family Qiao Courtyard House
  • Double Forest Temple
  • Private transfer from Pingyao to the train station
  • Take high speed train from Pingyao to Xi'an
  • Rail station pick up service in Xi'an

Day 6 - Xian

  • Visit Qin Shi Huang's Terracotta Army
  • Enter the Big Wild Goose Pagoda Park to explore the historic pagoda
Xian, Chengdu

Day 7 - Xian, Chengdu

  • Shanxi History Museum
  • Have a leisurely walk on the City Wall
  • Visit Muslim Quarters
  • Private transfer from Xian hotel to train station
  • Take a high speed train from Xi'an to Chengdu
  • Rail station pick up service in Chengdu

Day 8 - Chengdu

  • Giant Buddha at Leshan
  • Huanglongxi Ancient Town
Chengdu, Shangri-la

Day 9 - Chengdu, Shangri-la

  • Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base
  • Stroll in People's Park and visit He Ming Teahouse
  • Explore Jinli Ancient Street
  • Transfer from Chengdu to airport
  • Fly from Chengdu to Shangri-la
  • Private transfer from Shangri-la airport to hotel

Day 10 - Shangri-la

  • Pudacuo National Park
  • Guided visit of Zhongdian Ancient Town
Shangri-la, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang

Day 11 - Shangri-la, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang

  • Songzanlin Monastery
  • Private transfer from Shangri-la to Lijiang
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge

Day 12 - Lijiang

  • Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
  • Joseph Rock's Former Residence at Yuhu Village
  • Explore historic Baisha Village

Day 13 - Lijiang

  • Explore Lijiang's Old Town
  • Visit Black Dragon Pool Park
  • Visit the Dongba Culture Museum at Black Dragon Pool Park
Lijiang, Guilin

Day 14 - Lijiang, Guilin

  • Morning at leisure in Lijiang
  • Transfer from Lijiang to the airport
  • Fly from Lijiang to Guilin
  • Transfer from Guilin airport to your hotel
Guilin, Yangshuo

Day 15 - Guilin, Yangshuo

  • Enjoy a Li River Cruise to Yangshuo
  • A visit to West Street

Day 16 - Yangshuo

  • Cycling tour in Yangshuo's countryside
  • Cooking class in rural village, outside of Yangshuo

Day 17 - Chongqing

  • Transfer from Yangshuo to Guilin airport
  • Fly from Guilin to Chongqing
  • Private transfer from Chongqing airport to your cruise ship
  • Yangtze Cruise day 1

Day 18 - Chongqing

  • Yangtze Cruise day 2

Day 19 - Chongqing

  • Yangtze Cruise day 3
Yichang, Shanghai

Day 20 - Yichang, Shanghai

  • Yangtze Cruise day 4
  • Fly from Yichang to Shanghai

Day 21 - Shanghai

  • Happiness Garden: Yu Yuan
  • Visit the Shanghai Museum
  • Explore Nanjing Road and The Bund

Day 22

  • Transfer from Shanghai to the airport