Premium China

06/21/2023 through 10/10/2024
06/21/2023 through 10/24/2024
Intrepid Travel

Premium China

Embark on a 12-day Premium journey that weaves together China’s layered history, famous icons, cultural heritage and celebrated cuisine. Be dazzled by modern China in Shanghai, then step back in time to the charming villages of Huizhou. See the magnificent karst hills of Yangshuo and come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Walk an original section of the Great Wall and revel in the big show of Beijing. Of all China’s assets, its greatest is its people – visit traditional family homes and travel with an expert local leader to uncover a lesser-known side of the country.


  • Shanghai – Shanghai cuisine welcome dinner
  • Shanghai – City walking tour
  • Huizhou – Bamboo weaving family visit
  • Huizhou – Stone tablet inscription printing demonstration
  • Huizhou – Home-cooked lunch
  • Huizhou – Tangmo village tour
  • Shanghai – rooftop bar (one drink included)
  • Yangshuo – Walking Tour
  • Yangshuo – Xianggong Hill & Tea Farm Visit
  • Yangshuo – Cooking class
  • Xi’an – Muslim Quarter Walking Tour
  • Xi’an – Muslim Quarter dumpling dinner
  • Xi’an – Terracotta Warriors Tour (entrance fee, transport, guide)
  • Xi’an – Home-cooked lunch
  • Beijing – Forbidden City
  • Beijing – Tiananmen Square
  • Beijing – Wood mortise and tenon demonstration
  • Beijing – Hutong home-cooked lunch
  • Beijing – Hutong walking tour
  • Beijing – Jingshan Park
  • Great Wall – Huanghuacheng Section
  • Beijing – Beijing duck dinner


  • Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine during Exclusive Experiences, including a homecooked lunch with a local family in Huizhou and a delicious duck dinner in a Beijing courtyard.
  • With karst hills dotted along Li River, the scenery in Yangshuo is spectacular – here you’ll enjoy awe-inspiring mountain views, perfectly brewed green tea, and a traditional countryside cooking class.
  • Get a sense of the scale of China’s epic history when you come face to face with the Terracotta warriors, and visit a lesser-known section of the Great Wall during an Exclusive Experience.
  • Journey to the peaceful Huizhou villages, home to the quintessential image of white walled, black tiled traditional houses, and enjoy a Feature Stay in a heritage hotel converted from the mansion home of a famous Ming Dynasty poet.
  • Discover the bright lights of modern China in Shanghai, and uncover a different side of Beijing as you wander through the city’s hutongs, followed by a homecooked lunch in an authentic hutong house.


Day 1 Shanghai
Day 2 Shanghai
Day 3 Huizhou villages
Day 4 Shanghai
Day 5 Yangshuo
Day 6 Yangshuo
Day 7 Xi'an
Day 8 Xi'an
Day 9 Beijing
Day 10 Beijing
Day 11 Beijing
Day 12 Beijing

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