US$ 1760 per person
(Apr 1, 2002 - Nov 15, 2002)

US$ 1760 per person
(Nov 16, 2002 - March 31, 2003)

Single room supplement: $360

Solo traveler: $2490 (single hotel occupancy)

Great Train Journey Of China

The fabulous history of China is studded with the stories of fabulous cities... BEIJING... the Northern capital of Kublai Khan,the Ming,the Qing and the People’s Republic... XIAN...Changan, where the Silk Road began and NANJING at the heart of China...where empires of different ages came and went...These are just some of the historical capitals you are going to visit on this great train journey of China.


Day 1 Beijing
Arrive in Beijing today. Met by your guide and transferred to the Peace Hotel for three nights.

Day 2 Beijing
Today we have a full day excursion to the magnificent Great Wall, the only man-made object visible from moon by naked eyes. After a very traditional northern Chinese style lunch served at local restaurant, we return the city via the valley of Ming Tombs. (B, L)

Day 3 Beijing
After breakfast, you are off to see the sights, including the vast Tian An Men Square, and Ming treasures adorning the imperial palace in the once Forbidden City. In the afternoon, more Ming extravagances are evident as you tour the exquisite architecture and vivid embellishment of the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. (B, L)

Day 4 Beijing/Xian
Explore this exciting city on your own today. Transfer to the train station for your overnight train trip to Xian. (B)

Day 5 Xian
Arrive Xian in the early morning, and transfer to the Le Garden Hotel for two nights. Once called “Chang An” or ‘Eternal Peace’, this ancient capital still retains its old city walls. We also visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Provincial Museum. (B, L)

Day 6 Xian
We have an excursion to the world renowned Terra-cotta Warriors, guarding the tomb of the first emperor of Qin Dynasty for over 2000 years. We also visit the Huaqin Hot Springs and Banpo Neolithic Museum.(B, L)

Day 7 Xian/Luoyang
Today we will take the train to the historical Luoyang, which in ancient times tied with Xian as a capital city and is now a modern industrial centre on the Yellow River with some fascinating ancient monuments. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Friendship hotel. (B)

Day 8 Luoyang
We spend our day visiting the famous Longmen Caves with its 97,300 statues of Buddhist carving created over a period of 1,000 years. We also visit the Luoyang Museum and take a leisure walk in the old city. (B, L)

Day 9 Luoyang/Nanjing
Enjoy your free time to explore the city. Then we get on a overnight sleeper train to Nanjing. (B)

Day 10 Nanjing
We make a spectacular arrival over the vast Yangtze River Bridge, an event usually heralded by rousing music played on the train’s public address system. Nanjing means ’Southern capital’ and is a pleasant city with broad, tree-lined avenues. After lunch, we visit the Purple Hills overlooking the city, the impressive Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat Sen and Confucius Temple by the Qinhuai River. Overnight at Mandarin Chamber Hotel. (L)

Day 11 Nanjing/Suzhou
A short enjoyable train ride takes us to Suzhou that the Chinese describe as " a paradise on earth". Take a scenic riverside walk from Surging Water Pavilion to the Garden of Master of the Nets and enjoy the scenery of traditional houses and small bridges often compared to the canal landscape of Venice. On our way, see Twin Pagodas and Winding Garden for an example of the typical study-style architecture of the late Qing dynasty gardens. We also visit the delightful Lingering Garden and the Silk Research Institute. Overnight at garden style Nanlin Hotel. (B, L)

Day 12 Suzhou/Shanghai
We take morning train to the most populous city. Vivid, energetic and sprawling, Shanghai is a unique blend of east and west, old and new. Arrival transfer to Shanghai Hotel for two nights. We visit the Yu Garden, Old Town, Jade Buddha Temple and the waterfront, the Bund. (B, L)

Day 13 Shanghai
Full day free at your leisure. (B)

Day 14 Shanghai/Guangzhou
Board our train to Guangzhou. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and country views while the train winds from Eastern China Plain to the Pearl Rover Delta. (B)

Day 15 Guangzhou
Arrive in Guangzhou this morning. Met by your guide and start your visits to the Chan Clan Academy, six Banyan Tree Temple, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Memorial, and Qinping Market. Stay overnight at Baiyun Hotel. (B, L)

Day 16 Guangzhou/Hong Kong
Enjoy some free time in the morning. Take afternoon train to Hong Kong. (B)

Land package price:
$1760 per person (double hotel occupancy)
Single room supplement: $360
Solo traveler: $2490 (single hotel occupancy)

Departure: Daily

Land package price includes:

  • All trains first class soft sleeper (4 passengers share one compartment)
  • Round trip private transfers in each city
  • Hotel accomomodation half-twin basis with private shower
  • Daily American breakfast at hotel
  • English guided tours and visits with entrance and admission fees
    Lunch (L) in the local restaurant as indicated in the itinerary
  • Applicable hotel taxes

* Travel arrangements in Hong Kong can be made upon request.
* International airfare available upon request.


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