Odyssey in China: Beijing, Chengdu & Hong Kong 2021

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Our once-in-a-lifetime China adventure takes you from Beijing's ancient hutong neighborhoods to Giant Pandas at a renowned Chengdu conservation center... a memorable Li River cruise... a walk atop the Great Wall... a talk by a preservationist at Xi’an’s great Terra Cotta Warriors... Leshan’s ancient Giant Buddha... Shanghai's Bund and much more!
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    • The journey of a lifetime... exploring the best of China
    • filled with ancient treasures
    • a look at modern life
    • and discovering the world of the panda!Spend three nights in both Beijing and Chengdu
    • and two nights each in Xi’an
    • Yangshuo
    • Shanghai
    • and Hong Kong
    • where travels take you from the Great Wall to the dynamic cities that define China today. Visit a breeding facility for giant pandas... enjoy a private talk with a conservation expert at Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors Museum... go on a private tour
    • a rickshaw ride

What's this trip about?

    Our once-in-a-lifetime China adventure takes you from Beijing's ancient hutong neighborhoods to Giant Pandas at a renowned Chengdu conservation center... a memorable Li River cruise... a walk atop the Great Wall... a talk by a preservationist at Xi’an’s great Terra Cotta Warriors... Leshan’s ancient Giant Buddha... Shanghai's Bund and much more!

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Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Beijing, China
End CityHong Kong

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • Asia
  • China
  • Hong Kong


  • Beijing
  • Chengdu
  • Guilin
  • Hong Kong
  • Shanghai
  • Xian


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private talk with a conservation expert at the Terra Cotta Warriors museum in Xi’an On-Tour Air included (4 flights) Visit to the Chengdu Panda Base, a conservation and breeding center for the vulnerable Giant Panda – with an opportunity to feed a panda Insider experience in one of Beijing’s traditional hutong neighborhoods, including a rickshaw ride and a visit with a local family Ancient “face-changing” Sichuan Opera performance in Chengdu and an excursion to the Giant Buddha of Leshan Visit to the Han Yang Ling Underground Museum

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Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Tour begins: 5:30 PM, Waldorf Astoria Beijing.
 A transfer is included upon your arrival from Beijing Capital International Airport to the Waldorf Astoria Beijing in the heart of the city, where a taste of local specialties awaits at tonight's welcome reception followed by dinner.


LODGING : Waldorf Astoria Beijing

PORTOFCALL : Beijing, China

Day 2 The Great Wall & Beijing's Hutongs

Besides being the only man-made structure visible from space, the Great Wall of China tops most travelers' lists of the Earth's must-visit places. Take a walk atop the highest point of its Badaling section, then walk down to the bot...

Day 3 Temple of Heaven to Tiananmen Square

In bygone days, the emperor and his retinue would process from the Forbidden City to the Temple of Heaven to pray for a bountiful harvest; today you’ll make your own way to the gilded temple, where you might see the locals playing c...

Day 4 Xi’an on the Silk Road

A morning flight takes you to the city of Xi’an at one end of the ancient Silk Road, the conduit along which for centuries the Chinese exported luxury goods including teas, salt, sugar, porcelain, spices, and, of course, silk. In Xi’an vis...

Day 5 Terra Cotta Warriors & Islamic culture in Xi'an

Eight thousand life-size terra cotta warrior statues stood guard at the tomb of China’s first emperor for more than 2,000 years. Your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site today includes a Tauck Exclusive insider talk by a museum...

Day 6 Chengdu’s Traditions

Take a high-speed train in First Class this morning from Xi’an to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. After lunch at your hotel in Chengdu, visit the ancient Buddhist Wenshu Temple to see its revered artworks, examples of call...

Day 7 Pandas of Chengdu

Today enjoy a special experience learning about China’s iconic Giant Pandas – and observing them in a natural setting. During a visit to the Chengdu Panda Base, discover them living their lives in a quiet outdoor sanctuary, hear abo...

Day 8 Leshan & the Giant Buddha or Chengdu

You have a choice of sightseeing this morning. You can journey to Leshan by train to see what’s likely to be the largest buddha you’ve ever encountered, or stay in Chengdu for more discoveries. If you choose the excursion, take a tr...

Day 9 On to Guilin & a Li River cruise

Fly to Guilin, among China's most picturesque places, whose landscapes have inspired poets and artists for centuries. Shortly after your arrival, spend the afternoon on a private Tauck cruise along the storied Li River; feast your e...

Day 10 Yangshuo, Fuli village & a cooking lesson

Morning activities in Yangshuo County include a stop in the ancient, artistic village of Fuli on the Li River, to explore its market and attend a Chinese fan making demonstration; a look at a "new socialism" village; and a visit to ...

Day 11 Discovering Old Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai this morning, where you’ll have some free time this afternoon to discover the fashionable Xintiandi area. This sought-after historic neighborhood is ideal for walking and has been preserved intact with its characteri...

Day 12 In Shanghai, the Bund and Acrobats

The Bund on the waterfront in Shanghai is famous for its stretch of historic buildings in international architectural styles, built as the headquarters of the western banks, hotels, clubs, businesses, and other organizations that th...

Day 13 Shanghai past, present, and future

At the Shanghai Urban Planning Center, housed in a dramatic glass building, learn about the future development of the city through detailed models and multimedia displays. Explore the center's exhibits about this historic port city'...

Day 14 Welcome to Hong Kong

A morning flight brings you from Shanghai to Hong Kong, where you’ll have some time today to explore the city as you please from your world-class hotel overlooking Victoria Harbour. From your hotel, the views of the city are stunning.


LODGING : Rosewood Hong Kong

PORTOFCALL : Hong Kong, China

Day 15 Hong Kong from Many Viewpoints

Discover the city with a local guide today by ferry and double-decker bus. A funicular tram ride takes you up the mountain known as Victoria Peak, where the views are as impressive as the high-end residential properties! Have lunch ...

Day 16 Journey Home


Tour ends: Hong Kong.
Fly home anytime. A transfer to Hong Kong International Airport from Rosewood Hong Kong is included. You should allow three hours for flight check-in.


PORTOFCALL : Hong Kong, China

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Last Updated: 5/15/2023

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