Land Journey

Odyssey in China: Beijing, Chengdu & Hong Kong


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Select small group departures (averaging 24 Tauck guests), or classic departures, and the year you would like to travel.

$8,790 USD
Includes On-Tour Air
Journey Type
Time of Year
Cities & Landmarks
Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chengdu, Guilin, Xi'an
Odyssey in China Escorted Tour
Shanghai, China


Uniquely Tauck

Experience with tauck


TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private talk with a conservation expert at the Terra Cotta Warriors museum in Xi’an


tauck value includes


On-Tour Air included (4 flights)


Visit to the Chengdu Panda Base, a conservation and breeding center for the vulnerable Giant Panda – with an opportunity to feed a panda


Insider experience in one of Beijing’s traditional hutong neighborhoods, including a rickshaw ride and a visit with a local family


Ancient “face-changing” Sichuan Opera performance in Chengdu and an excursion to the Giant Buddha of Leshan


Visit to the Han Yang Ling Underground Museum





Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.



Often robust – may include long days, active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, significant travel times.

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Experiences of a lifetime

The journey of a lifetime... exploring the best of China, filled with ancient treasures, a look at modern life, and discovering the world of the panda!

Spend three nights in both Beijing and Chengdu, and two nights each in Xi’an, Yangshuo, Shanghai, and Hong Kong, where travels take you from the Great Wall to the dynamic cities that define China today. Visit a breeding facility for giant pandas... enjoy a private talk with a conservation expert at Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors Museum... go on a private tour, a rickshaw ride, and a visit with a family inside one of Beijing’s disappearing hutongs... and attend a magical “face-changing” Sichuan Opera performance. Featuring stays at world-class hotels throughout, your journey includes three nights in Beijing for a guided walk along the Great Wall and visits to the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, and the mausoleum of Mao Zedong; Xi’an, with visits to Han Yang Ling Underground Mausoleum and the Terra Cotta Warriors, as well as a dim sum lunch; Yangshuo, for a traditional boat cruise on the Li River and an interactive cooking demonstration; Chengdu, for a visit to Chengdu Panda Base, a hot pot lunch and an excursion to Leshan to see the 233 ft.-tall Giant Buddha; Shanghai, where you'll visit Yu Gardens, the Urban Planning Center and more, see historic shikumen homes, and view an acrobatic performance; and marvelous Hong Kong for rides on the Star Ferry, a private double-decker bus, and a funicular tram to the top of Victoria Peak.  Read Less

The Giant Buddha of Leshan

Day 8

A boat ride to Leshan's ancient Giant Buddha

Near the city of Leshan in China's Sichuan Province, at the confluence of the Min and Dadu rivers, sits a massive stone sculpture of a Maitreya Buddha, carved out of a cliff face. As you approach it by boat for your visit, you may find it almost too big to be believed. The world's largest stone Buddha statue, its construction was suggested by an 8th-century Buddhist monk in the hope that the shrine would calm the dangerous waters that threatened ships on the river. Completed within the next century, the statue's carving caused so much stone to be dropped into the river that its treacherous currents actually were alleviated, and it became safer to navigate!

The Great Wall of China

Day 2

A walk along the Great Wall

One of the only man-made structures that can be seen from space, China's magnificent Great Wall is indeed one of the world's wonders; its sheer size and length make its construction a remarkable human feat. Conceived as a protective barrier, the Great Wall influenced China's history and geography for centuries. On your visit, you'll walk along part of the wall's Badaling section, visit its massive watchtowers, and enjoy lunch at the adjacent Commune... and the spectacular views seemingly stretching on forever...

The Terra Cotta Warriors

Day 5

A 2,000-year-old army of statues

While digging a well near Xi'an in 1974, a Chinese farmer stumbled upon what turned out to be the 3rd-Century BC burial site of Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi... where archaeologists soon discovered an army of more than 8,000 life-sized terracotta statues of warriors – each with distinctive physical features – that have been guarding their Emperor for over 2,000 years! And with Tauck, you'll get an insider's view of the Terra Cotta Warriors from a museum staffer.

The St. Regis Chengdu

Nights 6, 7 and 8

An indulgent experience in Chengdu

Situated just steps from Tianfu Square and Chunxi Road, Chengdu’s newest iconic hotel unites impeccable service with the singular ambience of a private residence. An alluring haven in the heart of Chengdu’s business district, The St. Regis Chengdu artfully combines historic Art Deco accents with cutting edge in-room technology and captivating decor that reflects the local culture.


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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

Solo Traveler Savings

Traveling solo doesn't mean traveling alone – with Tauck, it means camaraderie on a journey with like-minded travelers who share similar interests, enjoying the spirit of travel that makes exploring the world a necessary part of life – and sharing the special travel experiences found on Tauck’s guided land trips and cruises that create lifetime memories. For 90+ years, solo travelers have found a special "travel" home with Tauck in destinations the world over – and we’re offering solo travelers an additional reason to travel with Tauck – special Solo Traveler Savings on select departures.

Book Your Air

Traveling with Tauck ensures more than a memorable travel experience; it also enables you to take advantage of additional do-it-for-you travel services that take the hassle out of arranging them yourself. As an added service, we can make flight arrangements for your journey, if your travels originate in Canada or the United States, offering you a number of welcome advantages. With Tauck, you can reserve your flights now and pay later when tickets are issued; benefit from Tauck’s lenient change and refund policies; earn Frequent Flyer mileage on most airlines; and more.

What you need to know

Before You Go


Travel Documents, Booking and Deposits, and more

No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

Important Information

Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Guest Protection Product

Your vacation is an important investment – and to help you protect it, Tauck's Guest Protection Product provides you with important benefits before your trip and while you are traveling, including 24-hour worldwide emergency assistance services; you'll also find deposit details and information should you have to cancel. Truly peace of mind travel at its best!

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