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China by Rail

  • Duration

    15 days
  • Tour Type

    Private Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
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From the Great Wall and the Terracotta Warrior to the bustling urban centre of Shanghai, see the highlights of the Middle Kingdom on this rail experience.

Coronavirus Update for China

China currently has one of the lowest rates of new infections with 11 new daily infections reported yesterday* which makes us optimistic that we will return to life as normal and be able to enjoy our dream holidays soon. *Correct as of 30 November 2020.

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Tour Itinerary

This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time available to travel and who are looking to explore and visit the most iconic and exciting cities and scenic spots in China. This tour is ideal for those who are interested in train travel and also for those interested in taking a Yangtze River Cruise. This is a private tour.

  • Days 1-2

    Fly to Beijing

    Days 1-2 Fly to Beijing

    Fly overnight to Beijing, China's capital city.

  • Day 3

    Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

    Day 3 Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

    See the historical sights of Beijing and enjoy a sumptuous Peking Duck dinner. (B,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Great Wall of China

    Day 4 Great Wall of China

    Walk on the dramatic Great Wall and in the evening board your overnight train to Xian. (B,L)

  • Day 5

    Terracotta Warriors & Xian

    Day 5 Terracotta Warriors & Xian

    Explore the Terracotta Warriors. In the evening enjoy a performance of Tang Dynasty dancing and a dumpling meal. (B,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Xian to Chengdu

    Day 6 Xian to Chengdu

    Discover Xian, the start of the ancient Silk Road. Visit the City Walls and Shaanxi Museum, and in the evening board the overnight train to Chengdu. (B,L)

  • Days 7-8

    Giant Pandas

    Days 7-8 Giant Pandas

    Visit the Giant Pandas at the Conservation Centre and visit ancient Jinli Street. (B,L) Visit the Grand Buddha of Leshan. (B,L)

  • Days 9-11

    Yangtze River Cruise

    Days 9-11 Yangtze River Cruise

    Take the Bullet Train to Chongqing. Board the Yangtze River Cruise to admire the rural scenery as you travel down the river. (B,L,D)

  • Day 12

    Fly to Shanghai

    Day 12 Fly to Shanghai

    Disembark your cruise and fly to Shanghai. (B)

  • Day 13

    Discover Wuzhen

    Day 13 Discover Wuzhen

    Wander through the historical water town of Wuzhen. Return to Shanghai in the evening. (B,L)

  • Day 14

    Explore Shanghai

    Day 14 Explore Shanghai

    Explore Shanghai, a glittering, modern metropolis. (B,L)

  • Day 15

    Fly Shanghai to UK

    Day 15 Fly Shanghai to UK

    Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day. (B)

The best times to visit China are in spring (April to May) and autumn, (September to October) when temperatures are warm and humidity low.

City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • -3°c
  • 3mm
  • Chengdu
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Shanghai
  • 5°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 0°c
  • 5mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 12mm
  • Shanghai
  • 7°c
  • 59mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 6°c
  • 8mm
  • Chengdu
  • 12°c
  • 20mm
  • Shanghai
  • 10°c
  • 94mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 21mm
  • Chengdu
  • 17°c
  • 44mm
  • Shanghai
  • 16°c
  • 74mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 34mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 78mm
  • Shanghai
  • 21°c
  • 84mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 24°c
  • 78mm
  • Chengdu
  • 24°c
  • 107mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 182mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 26°c
  • 185mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 224mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 146mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 25°c
  • 160mm
  • Chengdu
  • 26°c
  • 201mm
  • Shanghai
  • 29°c
  • 214mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 20°c
  • 46mm
  • Chengdu
  • 22°c
  • 119mm
  • Shanghai
  • 25°c
  • 87mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 14°c
  • 22mm
  • Chengdu
  • 18°c
  • 35mm
  • Shanghai
  • 20°c
  • 56mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • 5°c
  • 7mm
  • Chengdu
  • 13°c
  • 16mm
  • Shanghai
  • 14°c
  • 52mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Beijing
  • -1°c
  • 3mm
  • Chengdu
  • 8°c
  • 5mm
  • Shanghai
  • 8°c
  • 44mm
China by Rail map

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