China Train Safari from North across South China
12-Day Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Guangzhou and Hong Kong Group Tour
Join in a group tour but travel in comfort, while you take in all that China has to offer from Beijing to Hong Kong. Every day the coach with a driver and an English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel to start the day's tour. After the tour, you will be transfered by coach back to your hotel. This tour is available every day.
- Race with speed by riding fast and comfortable bullet train as transport between some cities
- Join in group tour can save you money and see no less
- The most popular section of the Great Wall
- Magnificent underground Terracotta Army
- Li River cruise down the picturesque waterway
- Guangzhou Chen Family Shrine with folk exhibitions
About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Staycations for expats in Beijing
We are expats living in Beijing, and due to the current epidemic prevention rules, we had to cancel our original plans for a long weekend at the last minute. We contacted China Highlights and they planned a great last-minute staycation for us near the Great Wall. more
Feel relaxed from the moment you arrive, as our guide and driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Good to Know
Group Tours: On the group tours included in some of the cities you will be picked you up at the hotel; our guide will confirm the time each night before the tour.
Start your day standing on the awe-inspiring Tiananmen Square. Then move on to the Forbidden City, the most famous imperial palace in China, maybe the world!
More unknown but just as magnificent is the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors of old would sacrifice for good harvest. On the way you will have a chance to get to know the Chinese traditional medicine culture.
A Chinese lunch, and then breathe the fresh air in the Summer Palace, surrounded by lakes and mountains. It's easy to understand why the emperors' choose this as their summer residence.
Stand on one of the wonders of the world, the Badaling Great Wall, and see it snake into the distance. On the way you will have a chance to see the oldest imperial tombs from the Ming Dynasty, have lunch before heading back to the city.
While resting your feet onboard the bus from the walk on the Great Wall, you will catch a glimpse of the Olympic Green, the National Stadium - the Bird's Nest, and the National Aquatics Center – the Water Cube, before returning to your hotel.
Enjoy your free morning in Beijing. Transfer to train station for high-speed train to Xi'an, which takes about four and a half hours on the fast and comfortable train.
Upon arrival, meet your Xi'an guide and transfer to hotel.
One of the most memorable experiences in China waits: seeing the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Each one is subtly different; some say they must have been based on real people. After lunch you visit Banpo ancient village with thousands of years of history.
Transfer to airport for flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, your Guilin guide will greet you at the arrival hall and transfer to hotel for check-in.
A cruise down the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo offers stunning natural scenery along the way. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. Simple lunch is provided onboard. Arrive at Yangshuo pier at around 2 pm (depending on water level and weather). After strolling along the narrow roads on the Yangshuo Market, transfer back to your hotel in Guilin.
You will have a full morning to see the beautiful city of Guilin by yourself. In the afternoon, your guide and driver will escort you to train station for bullet train to Guangzhou, which takes no more than 3 hours of comfortable ride. After arrival, meet your Guangzhou guide and transfer to hotel.
Guangzhou was not always the metropolitan city it is now; you get to see a glimpse of the history through visits to the Chen Family Temple, Lizhiwan canal area and Qing Ping Market. Ranked by our customers and those on TripAdvisor as one of the best attractions in the city.
After lunch, visit the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, built in memory of the founder of the first Chinese republic, and the Six Banyan Pagoda.
We will escort you from your hotel to the train station, ensuring your catch the direct though train to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, meet your Hong Kong guide and transfer to hotel.
The rest of the day is left free to exlpre the city by yourself. For things to do while in Hong Kong, see our web page: https://www.chinahighlights.com/hong-kong/. Most service people speak good English.
We recommend Temple Street night market in Kowloon near you hotel, open from 4pm to midnight. There is an astonishing variety of clothing, electronic gadgets, luggage etc. Even if you're not into shopping, the narrow streets and atmosphere are an experience to remember.
Continue to explore Hong Kong by yourself. For retail therapy we recommend Causeway Bay, one of the largest concentrations of shopping and entertainment complexes.
1. Tailoring your tour
This tour is can be altered to a private tour. You can alter the itinerary, extend or shorten it to suit your price, interest and schedule. Feel free to tell us your requirements, and we are happy to help you arrange with our professional knowledge and experience.
2. Taking a Group Tour
Joining in a group tour is a cost-effective way to travel: it allows you to see as much important as possible, while costing you less than a private tour. Plus, you get to know some other travelers from around the world. Minimun size of this group tour is 2 people. On each sightseeing day, you will visit a shop where quality souvenirs are for sale and manufacturing process of artifacts is demonstrated, but there is no pressure to buy.
Before the day of sightseeing, your tour guide will leave you a message at your hotel, to confirm the time of departure for the next day.