Best of China in a small group tour

12 Days, from AU $3,199

Great Wall of China

The Forbidden City, Beijing

To truly understand China, you’ve got to get out and meet it on its own terms, which is exactly what this 12-day trip through the country delivers. You will visit world famous sites such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Xi’an’s Terracotta Army and lesser-known treasures that only the hardiest of travellers ever get to see. 

This is a small group and cannot be customised. However, our Asia Experts can arrange pre and post trips according to your schedule and interest.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing

You will meet your guide on arrival, transfer and check-in to your hotel. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Beijing and answer any questions you may have. Enjoy a first taste of Chinese cuisine with a Peking Duck welcome dinner.

Beijing has served as the capital of China for over 800 years and is the second largest city by population. Home to the sprawling Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace, as well as the most popular spot to visit the world famous Great Wall.

Day 2: Beijing

Take a walk along the 500-year-old Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. Spend time exploring the towers, views, and the magnificent structure of this unique wonder.

Day 3: Beijing

Explore historic Beijing including Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. After, take a walk through the hutongs, local backstreet neighbourhoods.

Day 4: Beijing / Xi'an

Continue to explore Beijing with our local CEO and enjoy some free time on your own. In the evening, catch an overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 5: Xi'an

Explore Xi'an like the locals with a bike ride along the ancient city walls. Later, visit the Muslim Quarter and local markets and enjoy a unique, behind-the-scenes experience at the historic Gao’s Grand Courtyard House. Visit backstage, interacting with the local artists, and enjoying a performance of shadow puppetry.

Day 6: Xi'an

Visit the famed Terracotta Warriors the archaeological wonder built over 2,000 years ago to protect the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Afterwards, visit a Village and enjoy lunch. Opt to enjoy a Tang Dynasty dinner banquet in the evening.

Day 7: Xi'An / Yangshuo

Fly to Guilin and continue on to China's lush southwest to experience the rural culture and unique limestone karst scenery of the Yangshuo area. In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Li River.

Day 8: Yangshuo

Trek through the beautiful countryside, passing through villages and rice and fruit fields. Later, try preparing local cuisine at a cooking school and enjoy the results for dinner.

Day 9: Yangshuo

Rise early for a private Tai Chi class with a local expert. Later, you'll have an opportunity to wander the shop and cafe-lined streets or relax with a drink.

Day 10: Yangshuo / Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai and take an orientation walk along the Bund area.

Day 11: Shanghai

Enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city on your own. Opt to visit Yuyuan Gardens, the Shanghai Museum or this evening catch the famed Shanghai acrobats performance.

Day 12: Shanghai

On your last day enjoy free time until your departure transfer.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Superior:from AU $3,199

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information


Accommodation each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. 

  • All activities as mentiopned in the itinerary
  • Internal flights
  • Language support throughout
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners 
  • English-speaking guides
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Hotels (10 nts), sleeper train (1 nts)
Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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"My husband hadn't been to China for 21 years and kept saying 'this is a Chinese Wonderland', so much had changed in that time. I had been eight years previously, but even in that time could see immense changes. The guides were all very personable and excellent at their jobs. We were very impressed by their command of English and their knowledge of their city or area, and their willingness to go out of their way to troubleshoot. The hotels were well chosen and convenient. Thanks for a well organised and enjoyable tour." — Bernadette & Peter Trotter, Hobart, TAS, September 2014

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