China In Depth

19 Day Small Group Tour & Cruise from Beijing to Shanghai with Bunnik

Read reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 19 Day China In Depth. Take an in depth journey through modern and ancient China. Explore the dynamic city of Beijing, see the famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses in Xi'an and get up close with the endangered more

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1 Depart Australia - Arrive Beijing
Ni hao! Welcome to China and the bustling capital city of Beijing, which is a fascinating combination of rich history and new innovation.
2 Beijing
Special Experience: Stroll through Beijing's hutongs (narrow streets and alleys) to explore a different side of the city. We'll then visit a local home to try some homemade dumplings. We'll then visit Tiananmen Square and explore the Forbidden City, which was the former Chinese Imperial Palace from the Ming dynasty to the Qing dynasty. Tonight we enjoy an authentic Peking Duck banquet for our group welcome dinner. (B/L/D)
3 Beijing
A must-do for every visitor to China, today we'll walk a small section of the Great Wall. Built more than 2,000 years ago, and spanning some 6,700 kilometres, the Great Wall is perhaps China's most iconic attraction. We also visit Sacred Road; lined with huge stone statues, it was originally built to lead the way to the Changling Mausoleum. (B/L)
4 Beijing
This morning we'll discover the beautiful Temple of Heaven, where emperors performed rituals to ensure a good harvest in ancient times. Here we'll enjoy a tai chi lesson with a local master. Summer Palace is our next destination, where we'll take a dragonboat cruise on Kunming Lake. (B/L)
5 Beijing - Xi'an
We travel to Xi'an by high-speed train. After our arrival this afternoon, we'll visit the well-preserved city walls and the Bell Tower. (B)
6 Xi'an
We see the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses this morning. Later we'll explore the Muslim Market, passing through its narrow bazaar street filled with local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs. We'll also enjoy a Shadow Puppet show in Xi'an's Muslim Quarter - the famous Silk Road's starting point over 1,000 years ago. (B/L)
7 Xi'an - Chengdu
Today we take the high-speed train to Chengdu, home of the giant pandas. (B/L) Special Experience: Enjoy an afternoon cup of traditional Chinese tea and a game of Mahjong in the stunning Wangjiang Park.
8 Chengdu - Guilin
Special Experience: Get up close with the endangered giant pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. We'll then take a visit to Wenshu Temple - Chengdu's oldest and largest Buddhist temple, before soaking up the charming atmosphere of Jinli Old Street. Later, we'll fly to beautiful Guilin. (B/L)
9 Guilin - Yangshuo
A relaxing day cruising the Li River to Yangshuo. Enjoy the stunning views of the dramatic karst mountain landscape and watch colourful village life pass us by. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure for you to take in this beautiful setting at your own pace. Why not take a stroll down the famous West Street for dinner? (B/L)
10 Yangshuo
We'll take a cooking class this morning and learn some traditional techniques and recipes. (B/L)
11 Yangshuo - Chongqing
This morning we'll transfer back to Guilin, where we will take the high-speed train to Chongqing. Embark Cruise: Later today we'll board our three-night cruise along the Yangtze River, Asia's longest river. (B/D)Please note: The Yangtze cruise featured within this tour is not privately chartered by Bunnik Tours and as such, you will be travelling with other passengers on board and during the shore excursions.
12 Yangtze River Cruise
After an early morning tai chi lesson, we can enjoy the stunning scenery as we cruise along the Yangtze. Later, we'll take a shore excursion to Shibaozhai, the ‘Precious Stone Fortress', built during the Ming Dynasty. (B/L/D)
13 Yangtze River Cruise
Spend the morning relaxing on board and admiring the view before an afternoon shore excursion to Shenny Stream, a smaller tributary of the Yangtze. (B/L/D)
14 Yangtze River Cruise - Yichang
We visit the Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Disembark Cruise: Early this afternoon, we'll disembark in Yichang. (B/L)
15 Yichang - Shanghai
This morning we fly to Shanghai, China's largest city and a global financial hub, We'll begin exploring this afternoon, visiting the Yu Garden and the lively Yuyuan Market. (B/L)
16 Shanghai
We'll spend half the day touring this magnificent city. Highlights include a visit to Shanghai Museum, a stroll along the Bund and the famous Nanjing Road. Tonight, we'll enjoy an incredible acrobatics show at the Shanghai Centre Theatre. (B/L)
17 Depart Shanghai
Special Experience: We explore Zhujiajiao, an ancient water town dating back some 700 years. Complete with traditional old bridges and small rivers, it's set against a stunning backdrop of lakes and mountains. We'll visit Xintiandi Plaza before enjoying a group farewell dinner this evening. (B/L/D)
18 Depart Shanghai
Today we'll transfer to the airport by maglev train and begin our journey home.
19 Arrive Australia

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Journey Highlights
Classical China and its capital
  • Stroll through the hutongs of Beijing and enjoy lunch with a local family.
  • Explore some of Beijing's most iconic sights, including Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City.
  • Walk the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu Section), one of the wonders of the world, and stroll along the Sacred Way, the approach to the Changling Tomb from the Ming dynasty.
  • Take a Tai Chi class with a local master at the Temple of Heaven.
  • Visit the beautiful Summer Palace and take a Dragon Boat cruise on Kunming Lake.
  • Lunch at Bai Family's Courtyard - including performance with staff dressed in character.
The end of the Silk Road
  • Travel across the Chinese countryside by fast train to Xi'an.
  • Wander along Xi'an's Ancient City Walls and visit the Bell Tower.
  • Visit the spectacular Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum, the most significant archaeological excavation of the 20th century.
  • Discover more of authentic China on a visit to Xi'an's Muslim street, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road trading route. Experience a Shadow Puppet Show in a traditional dwelling in the Muslim Quarter.
The beautiful Giant Pandas
  • Tea tasting and play Mahjong in Wangjiang Park.
  • Watch the beautiful Giant Panda's going about life at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda breeding.
  • In Chengdu see Wenshu Temple and Jinli Old Street, one of the oldest shopping streets in the Sichuan Province that dates back some 1,800 years.
  • Cruise the scenic Li River to Yangshuo, believed to be the most beautiful route in China.
Culinary delights
  • Stroll down the oldest street in Yangshuo, West Street, with more than 1,400 years of history. Enjoy some time at leisure here to experience cuisine from around the world.
  • Try your hand at cooking, Chinese style, in a cooking class in the countryside of Yangshuo.
Asia's longest river
  • Enjoy a 3-day journey along the Yangtze River on board the luxury Century Paragon cruise ship.
Contrasts of old and new
  • Explore modern and traditional Shanghai on a city tour, including the Shanghai Museum, the Bund & Nanjing Rd, an evening Acrobatic Show at Shanghai Centre Theatre, a visit to Yu Garden and the lively Yuyuan Market.
  • Enjoy a day excursion to Zhujiajiao water town. Take a boat cruise on the river, see Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street and a local family residence.
  • Travel on the amazing Maglev (Magnetic Levitation) train to Shanghai airport, reaching speeds of up to 430km/h.
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to China. Taxes included.
  • 2 economy-class flights within China
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3 high-speed train journeys in China
  • Tipping Made Easy, $250pp pre-paid
  • Porterage included where available
Accommodation & Meals
  • 14 nights in 3-4 star hotels
  • 3 nights on board the 5 star (Chinese standard) Yangtze Century Paragon cruise ship
  • 17 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • English-speaking national guide
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

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19 Day China In Depth reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Our holiday was excellent and everything went to plan”
- Australia May 2014 2 Helpful Votes

Thank you Global Journeys, our holiday was excellent and everything went to plan and was made easy. We had a wonderful national tour guide who made our trip a pleasure and the local guides we had along the way were all very good with their local knowledge and made our stay in China a wonderful experience. We will in the future highly recommend both Global Journeys and Bunnik tours to all our friends and family and we will be booking our next holiday through you - it has been a real pleasure more

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