Trip idea in China

China's Southeast by Train

Trip cost ex. international flights
from £1,970 per person
11 days
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Get under the skin of China's fascinating centuries-old culture with this alternative tour. Discover its unprecedentedly rich history and explore the splendour of its rural countryside. Relax in the romantic coastal town of Xiamen. Stay with a Hakka family in a traditional earthen roundhouse. Trek through Wuyi Mountains and taste its ancient oolong tea. Bamboo-raft down Nine Curves River. Explore the whitewashed, black-tiled homes of feng shui villages in Huangshan, and climb the crooked, supernatural peaks of Yellow Mountain, poking through the ethereal cloud sea. Be swamped by the enormous metropolis of Shanghai, and discover its Ming era gardens, Buddhist monasteries and colonial architecture.

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Day 1
  • Transfer from Shenzhen airport to railway station
  • High speed bullet train from Shenzhen to Xiamen
  • Rail station pick up service in Xiamen
  • At leisure in Xiamen
Day 2
Yongding, Nanjing
  • Private transfer from Xiamen to Yongding
  • Explore the tulou at Nanjing Village
  • Private transfer from Nanjing Village to Shuyang Village
Day 3
Yongding, Xiamen
  • Guided tulou exploration around Hongkeng village
  • Private transfer from Hongkeng to Xiamen
Day 4
  • Rail station drop off service in Xian
  • High speed bullet train from Xiamen to Wuyishan
  • Visit Wuyi Mountains
Day 5
  • Bamboo raft down Nine Bend River
  • Explore the ancient Dahongpao mother tree and Water Curtain Cave
  • Taste Wuyi tea at a local farmer's house
Day 6
Wuyishan, Huangshan
  • Visit Xiamei Village
  • Rail station drop off service in Wuyishan
  • High speed bullet train from Wuyishan to Huangshan
  • Visit Hu Kaiwen ink stick factory
  • Explore Tunxi district
Day 7
  • Explore Huangshan Mountain
Day 8
Hongcun, Xidi
  • Private transfer from Huangshan to Hongcun village
  • Visit Hongcun village
  • Hike to Tachuan and Xieli villages
  • Transfer from Xieli to Xidi village
Day 9
Xiuning, Shanghai
  • Visit Wan'an Luopan Museum
  • Private transfer from Wan'an to Huangshan City
  • Rail station drop off service in Huangshan
  • High speed bullet train from Huangshan to Shanghai
  • Rail station pick up service in Shanghai
Day 10
  • Visit Yu Yuan Gardens and neighbouring bazaar
  • Look around Jade Buddha Temple
  • View Shanghai's skyline from the Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Wander along the Bund
Day 11
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  • Transfer from Shanghai to the airport