12 or 14 days
Beijing, Mutianyu, Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Suzhou, extension to Hong Kong

The modern capital Beijing—with its sprawling Summer Palace and the majestic Great Wall—is a worthy successor to the former capital Xi’an.

That ancient city is home to the Terracotta Warriors and other monuments to ancient Chinese customs. In the south, Yangshuo’s natural formations are equally as eye opening—where dramatic mountain peaks and cliffs are highlighted by the enchanting Moon Hill.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tiananmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only)

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Mutianyu

    Take a day trip to Mutianyu

    Visit one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall of China that’s less traveled by tourists

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a rickshaw tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood 

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an [shee-ahn]

    Take a bike ride on Xi’an’s ancient city wall

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food, and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Tour Xi’an with an expert local guide

    Visit the Terracotta Army archaeological dig site

    Excursion to the Terracotta Warriors

    Visit a street food market in the city’s Muslim Quarter

  • Day 7: Xi'an • Guilin • Yangshuo

    Fly to Guilin

    Travel to Yangshuo

    Take a walking tour of West Street 

  • Day 8: Yangshuo

    Tour Yangshuo with an expert local guide

    Climb Moon Hill

    Take a bamboo raft cruise on the Li River 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Yangshuo cooking class

    Yangshuo cooking class

    Upon arrival, you’ll be divided into two groups. After a brief demonstration by a professional chef, groups will prepare several traditional Chinese dishes on their own. Afterwards, relax and enjoy your own personally cooked meal.

  • Day 9: Yangshuo • Guilin • Shanghai

    Travel to Guilin 

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

  • Day 10: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Road

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Explore one of the world’s busiest shopping streets 
    • Interact with locals as you navigate the bustling crowds 
  • Day 11: Shanghai • Suzhou

    Take a full day excursion to Suzhou

    Visit the Master of the Nets Garden

    Explore Suzhou on your own

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: Shanghai • Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Explore the Temple Street Night Market

    Take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor

    Enjoy dinner in Kowloon

    Watch the cityscape come alive in a dazzling light show

  • Day 13: Hong Kong

    Explore Stanley Market on your own

    Take a tour of Hong Kong

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Aberdeen Fishing Village
    • Repulse Bay

    Ride the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island

    Enjoy a dim sum tasting

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to China

  • Day 2: Beijing

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport
  • Day 3: Beijing

    Take a guided tour of Beijing

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Tiananmen Square [tyahn-ahn-men]
    • Forbidden City
    • Summer Palace

    Visit Tiananmen Square

    Visit the Forbidden City

    Visit the Summer Palace

    Enjoy a dragon boat ride (Available April–October only)

    Participate in a tai chi lesson

    Enjoy a Peking duck dinner

  • Day 4: Beijing • Mutianyu

    Take a day trip to Mutianyu

    Visit one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall of China that’s less traveled by tourists

    Participate in a tea ceremony

    Take a rickshaw tour of a traditional Beijing neighborhood 

    Enjoy an authentic Chinese meal with a local family

  • Day 5: Beijing • Xi'an

    Fly to Xi’an [shee-ahn]

    Take a bike ride on Xi’an’s ancient city wall

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    Tang Dynasty show and dinner

    This evening, experience the splendor of the Tang Dynasty at this world-class theater and restaurant featuring famous Cantonese cuisine. As music, food, and dance delight your senses from every angle, you’ll see why more than 2.5 million visitors have proclaimed this a favorite part of their Chinese experience.

  • Day 6: Xi'an

    Tour Xi’an with an expert local guide

    Visit the Terracotta Army archaeological dig site

    Excursion to the Terracotta Warriors

    Visit a street food market in the city’s Muslim Quarter

  • Day 7: Xi'an • Guilin • Yangshuo

    Fly to Guilin

    Travel to Yangshuo

    Take a walking tour of West Street 

  • Day 8: Yangshuo

    Tour Yangshuo with an expert local guide

    Climb Moon Hill

    Take a bamboo raft cruise on the Li River 

    Explore on your own or
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Yangshuo cooking class

    Yangshuo cooking class

    Upon arrival, you’ll be divided into two groups. After a brief demonstration by a professional chef, groups will prepare several traditional Chinese dishes on their own. Afterwards, relax and enjoy your own personally cooked meal.

  • Day 9: Yangshuo • Guilin • Shanghai

    Travel to Guilin 

    Fly to Shanghai

    Visit the Shanghai World Financial Center

    Walk along the Bund, a colonial-era center for international banking and trade

  • Day 10: Shanghai

    Take a guided tour of Shanghai

    With your expert local guide you will visit:

    • Jade Buddha Temple
    • Yu Garden, whose name literally means “happiness” 

    Visit the Jade Buddha Temple

    Visit Yu Yuan Garden

    See Nanjing Lu

    Take a walking tour of Nanjing Road

    With your Tour Director you will:

    • Explore one of the world’s busiest shopping streets 
    • Interact with locals as you navigate the bustling crowds 
  • Day 11: Shanghai • Suzhou

    Take a full day excursion to Suzhou

    Visit the Master of the Nets Garden

    Explore Suzhou on your own

  • Day 12: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 12: Shanghai • Hong Kong

    Fly to Hong Kong

    Explore the Temple Street Night Market

    Take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor

    Enjoy dinner in Kowloon

    Watch the cityscape come alive in a dazzling light show

  • Day 13: Hong Kong

    Explore Stanley Market on your own

    Take a tour of Hong Kong

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Aberdeen Fishing Village
    • Repulse Bay

    Ride the Peak Tram to Victoria Peak, the highest point on Hong Kong Island

    Enjoy a dim sum tasting

  • Day 14: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Internal flights

  • Hotels

    10 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (12 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily (1 dinner with extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides (5 with extension); 3 sightseeing tours led by your Tour Director; 1 walking tour

  • Entrances

    Summer Palace; Forbidden City; Tiananmen Square; Great Wall of China; Temple of Heaven Park; Terracotta Warriors; World Financial Center; Jade Buddha Temple; Yu Yuan Garden; Master of the Nets Garden (with extension: Star Ferry ride; Peak Tram)

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

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