China Family Adventure

  • Hong Kong
  • China

Visit the Great Wall and Beijing's monuments, encounter Terracotta Warriors, cycle through karst landscapes, wander Hong Kong's vibrant streets, see pandas in Chengdu.

China is that rare place that looks to the future while embracing its past. Come see where it’s been and where it’s headed on this incredible 14-day adventure through times both ancient and modern. Starting in Beijing, you’ll stop in at the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall before departing to Xi’an for a summit with the Terracotta Warriors. Later, enjoy three days in the rugged beauty of rural Yangshuo before winding it all up in bustling Hong Kong. In China, the future – and the past – is now.

was €2,19914 days from €1,779

(€127.07 per day)

Suitable for
All ages
Trip Code
ACFB
Travel Style
Family
Service Level
Upgraded
Physical Grading
2 - Light
Trip Type
Small Group
Group Size
Max 20, Avg 12
Transport
Sleeper train, plane, private and public bus, bicycle, walking
Accommodation
Hotels (13 nights), sleeper train (1 night)
Meals
13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
Other
  • Arrival transfer
  • Trip to the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square guided tour
  • Temple of Heaven tour
  • View more
    • Orientation walk of Xi'an
    • Cycling in Xi'an
    • Terracotta Warrior tour
    • Giant Panda Breeding Center visit
    • Town of Huanglongxi visit
    • Li River cruise
    • Cycle ride through the countryside of Yangshuo
    • Victoria Peak
    • Walk to the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong.
China Family Adventure itinerary
  • Day 1Beijing

    Arrive at any time. Enjoy a Peking duck dinner with the group.

    Arrive in Beijing at any time today as there are no planned activities. The group will meet at 6pm. Please check for a notice from your Tour Leader. Following the meeting, we head out into the city to eat some delicious Beijing delights with your new group. Our dinner tonight is the traditional specialty, as we enjoy some delicious Peking Duck.

    Private Vehicle

    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

    accommodation

    Suyuan Fenghuang Hotel

    Meals Included

    • Dinner
  • Day 2Beijing

    Included visits to Forbidden City, hutong tour, Great Wall, and Temple of Heaven.

    Day 2 takes us exploring the Forbidden City and its corridors and buildings. Stand in the heart of Tiananmen square, and find out about the significance of these places to modern day Chinese. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, which is a refuge for Chinese retirees who practice water calligraphy, tai chi, or walk pet crickets here. Tour the temple itself and learn the history of this intricate structure, historically used only twice a year.

    Forbidden City Tour

    Our CEO will steer around crowds and help make the most of a visit to the Forbidden City.

    Tiananmen Square

    Explore one of the world's largest public squares, home to the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the Great Hall of the People.

    Temple of Heaven

    Explore the stunning Temple of Heaven, which was built during the rule of the Ming dynasty. Learn more about the history and significance of this place, often referred to as the symbol of Beijing.

    accommodation

    Suyuan Fenghuang Hotel

    Optional Activities:

    • Beijing Acrobatics Performance

      Show will begin at 19:30.

      Enjoy an evening of spectacular acrobatics performed by some of China’s most talented performers and athletes. This unforgettable spectacle features Chinese-style tricks, like plate-spinning, contortion, foot-juggling, and a host of circus-style acrobatics, too.

    • Beijing Opera

      There's a show every night at 19:30.

      Enjoy this form of traditional Chinese theatre that combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. Dating back to the late 18th century, this form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.

    • Shaolin Monk Kung Fu Show

      Watch this moving performance of choreographed martial arts, complete with a story line to follow.

    • Factory 798 Art & Galleries

      Explore the modern art district of Beijing! Named after 798 factory which was built in 1950's, now an exhibition centre of Chinese culture and art, also the world - famous culture and creative industries centralized area. This is a place to not miss while in Beijing!

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 3Beijing

    Set out early for the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Spend the day wandering from tower to tower along this magnificent feat of construction. Possibly bring a picnic lunch and eat it atop the wall.

    Great Wall Mutianyu Visit

    Climb the rolling hills of Huairou County at Mutianyu, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall. Enjoy scenic views as the wall winds along mountain ridges, and take brag-worthy photos of the wall from any of the 22 towers.

    free time

    Free time in Beijing, with plenty of optional activities. Explore the city or take in a cultural show in the city.

    accommodation

    Suyuan Fenghuang Hotel

    Optional Activities:

    • Beijing Opera

      There's a show every night at 19:30.

      Enjoy this form of traditional Chinese theatre that combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. Dating back to the late 18th century, this form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.

    • Beijing Acrobatics Performance

      Show will begin at 19:30.

      Enjoy an evening of spectacular acrobatics performed by some of China’s most talented performers and athletes. This unforgettable spectacle features Chinese-style tricks, like plate-spinning, contortion, foot-juggling, and a host of circus-style acrobatics, too.

    • Cable Car at Great Wall

      The cable car ride is about 5 minutes ride up to tower 14, from where you may walk to the highest point of Mutianyu Great Wall at Tower 23. The walk from ticket check to tower 10 is about 30 minutes.The cable car ride is a good option if you are hoping to save energy to challenge the Tower 23. Return ticket is recommended as you may spend more time on the wall.

    • Toboggan at Great Wall

      Toboggan Station is at Tower 6. The return ticket include a cable car up to Tower 6 and the Toboggan.

      After your hike on the Great Wall, opt to take a Toboggan ride back down instead of the cable car!

    • Factory 798 Art & Galleries

      Explore the modern art district of Beijing! Named after 798 factory which was built in 1950's, now an exhibition centre of Chinese culture and art, also the world - famous culture and creative industries centralized area. This is a place to not miss while in Beijing!

    • Kung Fu Show - Beijing

      Follow the tale of a young boy on his journey to becoming a kung fu master through six gripping scenes told through traditional Chinese art and live modern dance. (Don’t worry; there are subtitles above the stage). Developed by some of China’s top stage directors and designers, the performance showcases the skills of its talented cast, most of whom are just 17 years old.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
  • Day 4Beijing / Xi’an

    After a free morning in Beijing, board a comfortable overnight sleeper that arrives into Xi'an early the following morning.

    free time

    Explore the side streets and winding lanes of Beijing, or visit some of the fascinating historical spots in this incredible city.

    Basic overnight train (beds)

    Soft sleeper compartments - 4 beds to a compartment with closing doors.

    Experience overnight travel like a local. Sit back and get some well-earned (and likely much-needed) rest en route to your next stop.

    Optional Activities:

    • Shaolin Monk Kung Fu Show

      Watch this moving performance of choreographed martial arts, complete with a story line to follow.

    • Beijing Opera

      There's a show every night at 19:30.

      Enjoy this form of traditional Chinese theatre that combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics. Dating back to the late 18th century, this form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.

    • Beijing Acrobatics Performance

      Show will begin at 19:30.

      Enjoy an evening of spectacular acrobatics performed by some of China’s most talented performers and athletes. This unforgettable spectacle features Chinese-style tricks, like plate-spinning, contortion, foot-juggling, and a host of circus-style acrobatics, too.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
  • Day 5Xi’an

    Cycle the city walls and visit the Muslim Quarter.

    Arrive into Xi'an in the morning, and after taking time to refresh in the hotel, rent bikes and head out onto the city walls. Xi'an is surrounded by well-preserved walls, and because these are flat, its easy to cycle around them. After our trip, walk around the Muslim Quarter, packed with stalls and shops.

    Cycling Xi'an City Walls

    Rent a bike and cycle the Xi’an city walls. The walls – built for protection in the Tang Dynasty and expanded in the Ming dynasty –are a great way to absorb local history. Hop off where you like and admire the views as you pedal along the 12m (39 ft) wide wall, which takes about 2 hrs to cycle along.

    Muslim Quarter Orientation Walk

    Enjoy a walk around Xi'an’s Muslim Quarter with our CEO, and be introduced to favourite streets, artists, chefs or food stalls in the quarter. Each CEO offers a unique perspective. Get a better feel for the district and have plenty of time to roam around on your own, shopping and eating along the way.

    accommodation

    Guanzhong Hotel

    Optional Activities:

    • Big Goose Pagoda Visit

      Head to the outskirts of the city to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a beautiful, brick Buddhist temple. Check out the Music Fountain Square at the base of the leaning pagoda at night to see an amazing light show.

    • Defachang Dumpling Banquet

      Dumpling banquets are a great way to experience the traditional Northern Chinese cuisine. Have a delicious meal trying all the different dumpling flavours.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 6Xi’an

    Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors.

    Visit the famous Terracotta Warriors, built over 2,000 yrs ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, approximately 1 hr from town. Over 6,000 life-size warriors have been discovered. Spend half a day exploring this archaeological wonder before we return to Xi'an for the evening.

    Terracotta Warriors Guided Tour

    Take a guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors where more than 8,000 clay soldiers and hundreds of replica horses and chariots stand in three pits. Learn why the Emperor Qin Shihuang commissioned the statues to serve as his army in the afterlife and how they were discovered. Spend a half-day exploring this archaeological wonder.

    accommodation

    Guanzhong Hotel

    Optional Activities:

    • Big Goose Pagoda Visit

      Head to the outskirts of the city to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a beautiful, brick Buddhist temple. Check out the Music Fountain Square at the base of the leaning pagoda at night to see an amazing light show.

    • Defachang Dumpling Banquet

      Dumpling banquets are a great way to experience the traditional Northern Chinese cuisine. Have a delicious meal trying all the different dumpling flavours.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 7Xi’an / Chengdu

    After a free morning in Xi'an, fly to Chengdu in the evening. Visit the panda breeding centre and the ancient town of Huanglongxi. Enjoy a dinner of Sichuan hotpot.

    free time

    Wander around walled centre of Xi'an, or relax and watch the people walking around the city.

    Flight

    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 8Chengdu

    Watch the noble giant panda at the Giant Panda Breeding Center and check out the historic town of Huanglongxi.

    In the morning, visit the Giant Panda Breeding Center. In the afternoon, explore the historic town of Huanglongxi. The Qing dynasty buildings in the town have been preserved in their original style, and it retains the charm and style of years passed. Wandering around Huanglongxi can make you feel that you have gone back in time.

    Giant Panda Breeding Center

    This is the best opportunity to see the giant pandas up close and personal. To do this we have an early start, but this is to fit in with the pandas' schedule. The pandas eats one type of bamboo, and in large quantities. However, these noble animals get up early to eat, and once they have eaten, then they prefer to sleep for the rest of the day. But, getting here early, we can see them at their best.

    Town of Huanglongxi Visit

    Explore the Qing dynasty buildings in this historical town, which have been preserved in their original style -- it retains the charm of years passed. Wandering around Huanglongxi can make you feel that you have gone back in time.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9Chengdu / Yangshuo

    Enjoy a free morning to explore Chengdu. Fly to Guilin and transfer to Yangshuo.

    Enjoy a free morning in Chengdu before we fly to the city of Guilin. From the airport, transfer 2 hrs to the village town of Yangshuo. This will undoubtedly rate as one of your favorite spots in China. The scenery is spectacular, surrounded by limestone karsts with a river running through the rice fields.

    free time

    Enjoy the diverse life in Chengdu.

    Flight

    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Private Vehicle

    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    Optional Activities:

    • Wenshu Monastery

      Wenshu Monastery definitely worth a visit during your stay in Chengdu. The monastery was first built in Tang dynasty (618-907). More than 500 pieces of painting and calligraphy by celebrities are stored in this monastery. The exquisite garden and solemn halls are other highlights of this place.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
  • Day 10Yangshuo

    Enjoy an included Li River cruise and free time for a variety of activities in Yangshuo.

    Enjoy a cruise along the Li River, which snakes its way through the region. The unique landscape, with karst peaks towering over the river and poking through the mist, makes for a beautiful ride. Along the way, keep a lookout for local fishermen, who use coromrants to catch fish.

    There is lots of free time in Yangshuo as there are a wide variety of activities that you and your family might want to do.

    During free time visit a cooking school in a picturesque setting, do tai chi by the river, learn calligraphy and painting, shop in the local markets, walk along the river, swim, or just spending time soaking up the scenery in one of the many tempting cafes around town.

    Take a cycle ride through the fields with a local guide, and be rewarded by a delicious local lunch. Try beer fish, garlic fried water spinach, and stuffed aubergine!

    free time

    Enjoy free time to explore the countryside around Yangshuo, or some of the optional activities available to try here.

    Li River Cruise

    Enjoy the Li River cruise, a centrepiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Take in breathtaking scenery and a taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis. See gorgeous karst mountains peeking out each river bend, water buffalo patrolling fields, and locals reaping rice paddies. Greet school kids and fishermen as they float by on bamboo rafts. Be sure to bring your camera for this popular water tour.

    Yangshuo Guided Cycle Tour

    Follow the guide and cycle over the flat(ish) landscape past rice paddies, local farmers, and water buffalo. Marvel at the limestone karsts and hear the legends of how they came to be.

    Optional Activities:

    • Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo

      Calling all foodies! Get an inside look at real Chinese food with a tour of the Yangshuo market to learn about the ingredients used in the Yangshuo area. Afterward, learn to cook Chinese food in a traditional Chinese farmhouse in the beautiful countryside just outside Yangshuo. After the cooking class you can sit down and enjoy the delicious dishes you have prepared.

    • Yangshuo Tai Chi Lesson

      Learn how to do Tai Chi, the local exercise regimen. Practice in any park around sunrise, and be sure to have company from locals.

    • Swimming

      Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

    • Bamboo Rafting

      Get on a bamboo raft and enjoy the ride!

    • Moon Hill Entrance and Hike

      Enjoy a hike up to Moon Hill, one of Yangshuo's most popular attractions. This karst hill has a huge hole through the middle that's shaped like the moon, hence its name. The views of the surrounding countryside from the hill are spectacular -- it's worth the climb!

    • Calligraphy Yangshuo

      Classes are available throughout the day and last 1 hr.

      Watch and learn how to do calligraphy, a traditional form of writing Chinese characters using a brush and ink. See how calligraphers have evolved a richly varied tradition of calligraphic styles, which have been handed down from generation to generation.

    • Chinese Language Lesson

      Enjoy a lesson in basic Mandarin and practice what you've learned with the locals.

    • Kung Fu Lesson

      Pick up some basic skills of Kung Fu and learn a bit of the history behind this ancient martial art form.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast

    We have included the services of a 2nd CEO here in Yangshuo to give parents and kids time to enjoy different activities. There will be something for all of you to talk about at the end of the day.

  • Day 11Yangshuo

    Enjoy a free day to explore Yangshuo and the surrounding area. There are plenty of activities available for all the family here.

    free time

    Explore Yangshuo and the surrounding area at leisure.

    Optional Activities:

    • Central Chinese Cooking Class - Yangshuo

      Calling all foodies! Get an inside look at real Chinese food with a tour of the Yangshuo market to learn about the ingredients used in the Yangshuo area. Afterward, learn to cook Chinese food in a traditional Chinese farmhouse in the beautiful countryside just outside Yangshuo. After the cooking class you can sit down and enjoy the delicious dishes you have prepared.

    • Yangshuo Tai Chi Lesson

      Learn how to do Tai Chi, the local exercise regimen. Practice in any park around sunrise, and be sure to have company from locals.

    • Swimming

      Grab your bathing suit and go for a refreshing swim.

    • Bamboo Rafting

      Get on a bamboo raft and enjoy the ride!

    • Moon Hill Entrance and Hike

      Enjoy a hike up to Moon Hill, one of Yangshuo's most popular attractions. This karst hill has a huge hole through the middle that's shaped like the moon, hence its name. The views of the surrounding countryside from the hill are spectacular -- it's worth the climb!

    • Calligraphy Yangshuo

      Classes are available throughout the day and last 1 hr.

      Watch and learn how to do calligraphy, a traditional form of writing Chinese characters using a brush and ink. See how calligraphers have evolved a richly varied tradition of calligraphic styles, which have been handed down from generation to generation.

    • Chinese Language Lesson

      Enjoy a lesson in basic Mandarin and practice what you've learned with the locals.

    • Kung Fu Lesson

      Pick up some basic skills of Kung Fu and learn a bit of the history behind this ancient martial art form.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
  • Day 12Yangshuo / Hong Kong

    After a free morning in Yangshuo, transfer to Guilin and catch the train to Hong Kong. Enjoy an orientation walk of the city.

    Relax in Yangshuo before transferring to Guilin and across the border to Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, enjoy an orientation walk around town.

    Private Vehicle

    Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

    Local train

    Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

    Border Crossing (China - Hong Kong)

    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.

    Orientation Walk

    Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

    accommodation

    Pentahotel

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
  • Day 13Hong Kong

    Take the Star Ferry across to visit Victoria Peak, and check out the evening lightshow in Kowloon.

    Take the Star Ferry across the water to climb Victoria Peak, and admire the spectacular views over the whole city. In the evening, head down to the harbour front to watch the incredible lightshow -- it illuminates the entire skyline of Kowloon.

    Star Ferry

    The Star Ferry is as famous a landmark in Hong Kong as they come. Officially becoming the Star Ferry in 1898, it carries over 26 million people a year between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Enjoy the short trip amongst the historic boats.

    Victoria Peak with Tram

    Take the tram to the top of Victoria Peak and look out over the sparkling skyline.

    accommodation

    Pentahotel

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
  • Day 14Hong Kong

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day

    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

    Meals Included

    • Breakfast
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