China on a Shoestring

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China on a Shoestring

from £1,129
Duration: 18 days
Countries: China
Soak in the vibrant pulse of Hong Kong, float down the Yangtze on a Chinese-style riverboat, and walk the Great Wall with other others that share your appetite for adventure.

China on a Shoestring

Day 1 Hong Kong
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Hong Kong/Yangshuo
Cross the border to Shenzhen for the fast train to Guilin/Yangshuo.

Days 3–4 Yangshuo
Enjoy free time in Yangshuo.

Day 5 Yangshuo/Wuchang
Enjoy a free morning in Yangshuo, then hop on an overnight train to Wuchang.

Day 6 Wuchang/Yichang
Arrive in Wuchang and travel by train to Yichang.

Day 7 Yichang
Enjoy a full-day boat trip along the mighty Yangtze River to the Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 8 Yichang/Xi’an
Enjoy a free morning to explore Yichang before we take an overnight train to Xi'an.

Day 9 Xi’an
Take an orientation walk around this historical city. Opt to cycle Xi'an's ancient walls or visit China’s greatest archaeological treasure – the Terracotta Warriors.

Day 10 Xi’an
Free time to explore Xi'an.

Day 11 Xi’an/Shanghai
Take advantage of a final day to explore Xi'an before boarding an overnight train to Shanghai.

Day 12 Shanghai
Take an orientation walk of the Bund, then enjoy free time to explore this vibrant and exotic city. Opt to watch a breathtaking performance by the Chinese acrobats.

Day 13 Shanghai
Visit the impressive Shanghai Museum, which houses over 120,000 pieces of ancient Chinese art.

Day 14 Shanghai/Beijing
Enjoy free time to explore. In the early evening, take an overnight train to Beijing.

Days 15–16 Beijing
Free time to explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, or the Temple of Heaven.

Day 17 Beijing
Visit the Great Wall of China with time in the late afternoon to explore more of Beijing.

Day 18 Beijing
Depart at any time.

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Price details:

from £1,129


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What's included

Full-day Yangtze River boat trip to Three Gorges Dam and Xiling Gorge
Excursion to the Great Wall
Visit to Shanghai Museum
Orientation walks in Xi’an and Shanghai
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Simple hotels (12 nts), sleeper trains (5 nts, 6-berth compartments)


1 lunch
Allow USD440-575 for meals not included.


Train, local bus, private bus, Chinese-style boat, walking.

Staff & experts

English-speaking Chinese Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.

About StudentUniverse

StudentUniverse has been supplying the best flight, hotel and tours deals to students around the world for years now and we’re delighted to be the preferred travel partner of and to make your travel experience even more amazing.

We have a great team of travel gurus that understand what a gap year is all about just waiting to help you, and since we are part of the Flight Centre Travel Group we are able to offer the best flights, gap year packages, hostels, tours, volunteer placements and insurance - the works. This is not your average travel agency, it’s the ultimate backpacker travel agency.

If you’d like to get in touch to chat about your travels, even if you’re in the preliminary stages and you’d just like some advice, give us a call on 0333 333 9923 or submit an enquiry to StudentUniverse – we’d love to hear from you.

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Terracotta Warriors

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Yangshuo cycling

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