China by Train 18 Days

If you are a person who enjoys freedom and flexibility while you travel, this is the ideal trip for you. It is now well known that the Chinese are advanced in their high speed train technology, and you will get to have a taste of their futuristic ideas while traveling the marvelous country by high speed train. This trip allows you to explore China to your own preference and likings, as you are going to have the freedom to choose the activities on days you are in certain cities such as Beijing, Pingyao, Xi’ao, Yangshuo, and Shanghai. You will still be getting the comfort of getting transferred and being picked up. While you will have choices to do what you want on certain days, others you will be visiting iconic sights such as the Terra Cotta Army. The hotels are all comfortable and full of character.

 
 
 
  • Day 01 Arrive Beijing
  • Day 02 Full day in Beijing
  • Day 03 Full day in Beijing
  • Day 04 Train Beijing - Pingyao
  • Day 05 Full day in Pingyao
  • Day 06 Train Pingyao-Xian
  • Day 07 Full day in Xian
  • Day 08 Train from Xian to Chengu
  • Day 09 Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu
  • Day 10 Train from Chengdu to Guilin
  • Day 11 Activities in Yangshuo
  • Day 12 At leisure in Yangshuo
  • Day 13 Drive Yangshuo to Ping'an
  • Day 14 Train from Guilin North Station - Shanghai
  • Day 15 Arrive in Shanghai
  • Day 16 Shanghai
  • Day 17 Shanghai
  • Day 18 Shanghai-U.S. or extension
 

Day 01 Arrive Beijing

Upon arrival in Beijing, you will be picked up by your driver and transferred to hotel.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 02 Full day in Beijing

MEAL: Breakfast

After breakfast, visit Mutianyu Great wall and Summer Palace. 

(no guide, no entrance fees)

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 03 Full day in Beijing

MEAL: Breakfast

Today explore Beijing on your own.

Overnight in Beijing.

Day 04 Train Beijing - Pingyao

MEAL: Breakfast

 Transfer from hotel to Beijing West train station without guide, high speed day train 2nd class seat to Pingyao Gucheng.

Upon arrival in train station in Pingyao, you will be met by your driver and transferred to ancient town of Pingyao.

Overnight at Pingyao.

Day 05 Full day in Pingyao

MEAL: Breakfast

Explore the ancient town on your own.

Day 06 Train Pingyao-Xian

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer from hotel to Pingyao Gucheng train station without guide and take a high speed day train 2nd class seat to Xi'an North.

Meet your driver at the train station and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Xian.

Day 07 Full day in Xian

Your driver will transfer you to Terra Cotta Warrior Visit Terra Cotta Warrior.

 (no guide, entrance)

Overnight in Xian.

Day 08 Train from Xian to Chengu

MEAL: Breakfast

 Transfer from hotel to Xi'an North train station without guide. Take a high speed day train 2nd class seat to Chengdu East.

In Chengdu, transfer to hotel with driver.

Overnight in Chengdu.

Day 09 Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu

MEAL: Breakfast

Morning transfer to visit Panda Breeding Center.

Overnight in Chengdu.

Day 10 Train from Chengdu to Guilin

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer from hotel to Chengdu East train station without guide and take high speed day train 2nd class seat to Guilin West,

The driver will meet you at the station adn then transfer to Yangshuo.

Overnight at Yangshuo.
 

Day 11 Activities in Yangshuo

MEAL: Breakfast

Morning half day bike trip and bamboo rafting on Yulong river, including bicycles. English speaking guide and bamboo raft,

No entrance of Moon hill is included.

Overnight at Yangshuo.
 

Day 12 At leisure in Yangshuo

MEAL: Breakfast

Explore around the Yangshuo on your own.

Day 13 Drive Yangshuo to Ping'an

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer from Yangshuo to Ping'an without guide . You will pay the entrance fee directly.

Overnight at Ping'an. 

Day 14 Train from Guilin North Station - Shanghai

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer from Ping'an terrace to Guilin North train station without guide and take night train on soft sleeper from Guilin North to Shanghai South.

Overnight on train.

Day 15 Arrive in Shanghai

MEAL: Breakfast

Arrive in Shanghai South train station and transfer to hotel.

Day 16 Shanghai

MEAL: Breakfast

Explore Shanghai on your own.

Day 17 Shanghai

MEAL: Breakfast

Explore Shanghai on your own.

Day 18 Shanghai-U.S. or extension

MEAL: Breakfast

Transfer to airport and fly to U.S. or extend your trip to other destinations in Asia.