North to South China on a Train

North to South China on a TrainTour Highlights:
Beijing: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City
Xian: Terra Cotta Warriors Museum
Luoyang: Longmen Grotto
Guilin: Li River
Guangzhou: Clan Chen Temple

Beijing-Xian-Luoyang-Dengfeng-Zhengzhou-Guilin-Yangshuo-Guangzhou-HK (16 days)

Itinerary:

Day 1. Beijing arrival

Arrival in Beijing. Pick up and transfer to hotel.

Day 2. Beijing (B, L, D)

BeijingTour Beijing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven. Peking duck dinner.

Day 3. Beijing (B, L)

Tour Beijing: The Great Wall and Ming Tomb (Chang)

Day 4. Beijing-Xian Train (B, L)

Tour Beijing: The Summer Palace and photo stop for 2008 Olympic Games Stadiums, 3 wheel rickshaw tour to Hutong. Take an overnight train ride to Xian.

Day 5. Xian (B, L)

Be met and transfer to hotel, visit Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses Museum, and Old City Wall.

Day 6. Xian-Luoyang Train (B, L)

Xian-LuoyangVisit Wild Goose Pagoda, and old city quarters. After lunch, board the train to Luoyang.

Day 7. Luoyang (B, L)

Visit Longmen Grotto, White Horse Temple and Guanlin Temple.

Day 8. Luopyang-Dengfeng-Zhengzhou (B, L)

Drive to visit Shaolin Temple, and Pagoda Forest. Then proceed to Zhengzhou.

Day 9. Zhengzhou-Guilin (B, L)

Morning visit the provincial museum housing the relics recording thousands years of Chinese orthodox civilization development. Then board the train to Guilin.

Day 10. Guilin arrival

Pick up and transfer to city center hotel. At leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 11. Guilin-Yangshuo

Guilin-YangshuoLeisurely cruise down the Li River for around 4hrs. Arrival in Yangshuo, an idyllic small town set amongst some of the world's most beautiful landscape.

Day 12. Yangshuo-Guangzhou

In Yangshuo, free time for your own exploration to the countryside.In the afternoon transfer back to Guilin for overnight train ride to Guangzhou.

Day 13. Guangzhou (B, L)

Guangzhou is quite a place for gourmet. Here we can taste the great dishes prepared by world famous Cantonese cooks. Visit Clan Chen Temple, the Mausoleum of Southern Yue King, Yuexiu Park.

Day 14. Guangzhou-HK (B)

Take a fast train (2.5hrs) to HK. Check in your hotel on your own. Free to explore the dynamic city. Try to observe any change after the handover.

Day 15. HK (B)

Free day.

Day 16. HK / Exit (B)

HK / ExitTransfer to airport for your journey back home.

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Remarks:

1. Train Choice (all with A/C):

a. Hard sleeper: 6 persons in one booth, perfect to talk around, difficult to hide your privacy, toilet & wash room at the end of each car;

b. Soft sleeper: private compartment, 4 person share, toilet and wash room at the end of each car.