01 2311889

Call us Mon-Fri 9am to 5:30pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm

Adventure Tours  >  Asia Adventure Tours  >  Budget China-Beijing to Hong Kong

Budget China-Beijing to Hong Kong Adventure Tour

Asia

  • China
  • Hong Kong

For ambitious travellers on a tight budget who are after an experience full of the very best this country has to offer, this tour showcases the scenic wonders without missing its most famous cities and sites. Walk back in time along the Great Wall then see the future in Shanghai. Our CEOs will help you dig deeper into the very best of China. Offering a great deal of flexibility, our optional activities allow you to go beyond the highlights.


Highlights

Explore cosmopolitan cities, uncover ancient capitals and charming rural villages, hike the beautiful hills dotted with Longji rice terraces, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors, stand in awe on the Great Wall.


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Beijing Your Discover Moment: Shanghai Your Discover Moment: Yangshuo. Excursion to the Great Wall. Half
day hike through the Longji Terraces. Orientation walks in Shanghai and Xi'an. Visit Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Simple hotels (14 nts), sleeper train (3 nts, 6
berth train)


Meals Included

2 breakfasts


Transport

Train, local bus, air
con bus, boat, walking


About our Transportation

We will be using a variety of types of transport on this trip. Some transportation is not yet at the same level as you would expect back home. If you are able to bring with you a lot of patience, a great sense of humour and a willingness to try and interact with the local people, your travel experience wil be greatly enhanced. China is a very large country, and this trip covers a lot of ground. There will be multiple overnight trains utilized in order to maximize daylight hours in the places we are visiting. Note that some of these train journeys are quite long, ranging from 14
18 hours. Bring along reading/writing material and other things to pass the time. Our overnight train tickets are for beds in the hard sleeper cars. These consist of open bays of six bunks (upper, middle & lower) to one side of the aisle. Bedding is supplied, and berths are padded. There are approximately 60 berths per carriage.


Group Leader Description

Your G Adventures group trip is accompanied by a G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in China. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 2 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 3 Beijing

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 4 Beijing/Xiâ??an

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 5 Xiâ??an

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 6 Xiâ??an

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 7 Xiâ??an/Shanghai

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 8 Shanghai

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 9 Shanghai

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 10 Shanghai/Guilin

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 11 Guilin/Longji

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 12 Longji

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 13 Longji/Yangshuo

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 14 Yangshuo

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 15 Yangshuo

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 16 Yangshuo/Shenzhen

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 17 Shenzhen/Hong Kong

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Day 18 Hong Kong

Arrive at any time.

On arrival please check the notice board in the hotel entrance for details of the time and place of the welcome meeting.

Details

Duration: 18 Days

Trip Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Service Level: Basic

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: 18



Call Us: 01 2311889




My Own Room Exceptions

Nights 4, 7, 10, 13, & 16, Sleeper train

TRAVEL AWARE - STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY ABROAD

The Department of Foreign Affairs has up-to-date advice for Irish citizens on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more security, local laws, health, passport and visa information see https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/ and follow dfatravelwise