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A Broad Taste of China

13-Day Private Tour: Beijing – Xi'an – Chengdu – Guilin – Hong Kong
Day 1–3 Beijing
  • The Great Wall
  • Beijing Roast Duck
Day 4-5 Xi'an
  • Terracotta Army
  • Dumpling Banquet
Day 6-7 Chengdu
  • Panda Base
  • Sichuan Cuisine
Day 8-10 Guilin
  • Li River Cruise
  • Bamboo Tube Rice
Day 11-13 Hong Kong
  • Dim Sum
  • Michelin Street Food


  • Try the famous Beijing roast duck and find out how to eat it like a local.
  • Enjoy a dumpling feast like the Chinese do when they celebrate the Spring Festival.
  • Unmask the secrets of Sichuan cuisine and cook representative dishes yourself.
  • Experience the charms of ethnic minority food and tea at the Longji Rice Terraced Fields.
  • Taste Hong Kong-style dim sum and local street food recommended by the Michelin Guide.
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Tailor Make Your Tour:
  • Your Schedule
  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes
From US $3,259 p/p

Based on 2 persons & 4-star hotels for reference

Itinerary Details

This 13-day suggested itinerary is an in-depth discovery of Chinese cuisine from the north to the south and from modern to rural areas, covering the representative destinations where different styles of cuisine originated from.

The itinerary below is only one possibility. Tips to tailor-make your trip are offered as inspiration. Send us details of your preferences and our travel experts will customize this trip to suit your interests, tastes, and budget.

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Day 1Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing! To ensure your arrival is stress-free, your private tour guide will meet you in the arrivals hall and transfer you to your hotel in a private car.

Your luggage and hotel check-in will be taken care of.

Tips to Tailor-Make Your Tour

Worried about jet lag? You may start the tour with a relaxing free day to adjust.

If you are an energetic person, we can fill your first day with activities you enjoy.

Just send us your preferences on the form to the right.

Hotel options:
Penta Hotel Beijing
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town

Day 2The Forbidden City and Hutong Alleyways
Day 3The Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall
Day 4The Summer Palace and a Flight to Xi'an
Day 5The Terracotta Army and a Traditional Cave Dwelling
Day 6Xi'an City Highlights and a Dumpling Banquet
Day 7Meet Cute Pandas and Cook Sichuan Cuisine
Day 8A Noon Flight to Guilin
Day 9Longji Rice Terraced Fields and Ethnic Minority Food
Day 10A Li River Cruise and the Idyllic Yangshuo
Day 11Bamboo Rafting and a Flight to Hong Kong
Day 12Hong Kong Half-Day Michelin Food Discovery
Day 13Hong Kong Departure

Our Service Includes

  • One-to-one consultancy with our travel expert
  • Versatile and knowledgeable local guides
  • Your own chauffeur and comfortable vehicle
  • Hand-picked hotels to suit your preferences
  • Hotel buffet breakfasts and local restaurant lunches
  • Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
  • The booking of internal transportation per your preferences
  • A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling

Trip Notes

Every element of the tour above can be tailored. Feel free to tell us your ideas and we will be happy to make adjustments for you.

1. Extend the Tour

  • Chengdu: Add a day for the Panda Keeper Program in Dujiangyan Panda Base.
  • Guilin: Add a day to take a farming experience in Yangshuo, or see the Guilin city highlights and Daxu Ancient Town.
  • Shanghai: Add 2 days to visit the Bund, Yu Garden, and Shanghai Tower.
  • Suzhou and/or Hangzhou: Add 1–4 days to visit the water towns, gardens, the Grand Canal, and West Lake.
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2. Accommodation

Various types of accommodation are available, including famous 5-star hotel chains, 4-star hotels in the best locations, good value 3-star hotels, or boutique hotels that reflect the style of the region. Whatever your accommodation preferences are, our travel experts will seek out and find the perfect one for you.

Most hotels in China allow at most three people in one room. If there are more than three people in your group, we will check if there is family room available or do our best to arrange interconnecting rooms or adjoin rooms.

3. Transportation

China is a huge country, so to make your travel experience more efficient, we usually arrange flights to connect your destinations.

China's high-speed rail network is a fast-paced way to travel. We recommend taking high-speed trains for journeys of less than 6 hours to interested customers — please tell us if you are one of them.

4. Meals

Lunches at popular local restaurants are included for you so you can taste authentic Chinese food. Your guide will assist you with ordering the dishes.

We have left the evening meals for you to make your own arrangements, as having dinner is part of the cuisine discovery and you may want to explore all the options yourself. Our tour guides are happy to make recommendations based on your taste preferences. If you want us to arrange a hassle-free dinner for you, let us know.

Vegetarian, halal, kosher, Indian, or gluten-free — all your dietary requirements can be taken care of by our experienced private guides. Let us know if you have any of these dietary requirements when you make your booking.