China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

Hello. If you'd like to chat about this holiday or need help finding one we're very happy to help. Rosy & team.

01273 823 700

Map

Check dates, prices & availability

Date
Price
Basis
15 Mar 2017
£ 1855
excluding flights
7 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 15 Mar 2017 departure
12 Apr 2017
£ 1855
excluding flights
2 spaces left
Click here to enquire about or book the 12 Apr 2017 departure
07 Jun 2017
£ 1930
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Jun 2017 departure
05 Jul 2017
£ 1930
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Jul 2017 departure
02 Aug 2017
£ 1930
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 02 Aug 2017 departure
06 Sep 2017
£ 1930
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 06 Sep 2017 departure
11 Oct 2017
£ 1855
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 11 Oct 2017 departure
08 Nov 2017
£ 1855
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 08 Nov 2017 departure
14 Mar 2018
£ 1945
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 14 Mar 2018 departure
11 Apr 2018
£ 1945
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 11 Apr 2018 departure
04 Jul 2018
£ 1945
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 04 Jul 2018 departure
01 Aug 2018
£ 1945
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 01 Aug 2018 departure
05 Sep 2018
£ 1945
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 05 Sep 2018 departure
10 Oct 2018
£ 1945
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 10 Oct 2018 departure
07 Nov 2018
£ 1945
excluding flights
Departure Guaranteed
Click here to enquire about or book the 07 Nov 2018 departure
Vouchers
Accepted
Holiday type

Small group adventure

What is a small group adventure?
It's a great way to travel! Whether you are travelling on your own, with a partner or with friends, a small group trip is a fantastic way to see the world. You'll travel on a fixed itinerary that has been designed to help you discover the best of region. From the known highlights, the hidden gems that you won't find in the guidebooks.

Itineraries run on set departure dates, accompanied every step of the way by an English speaking local group leader. You chose the itinerary and the date that suits you best and you book on.

Why travel on a small group adventure?
Small groups allow us to explore where larger tour groups can't. Our maximum group size of 16 travellers allows us to use local transport to get from A to B, to visit rural villages, spend time with the locals and even stay at a local home overnight, and it allows us to give our travellers genuine, real life experiences of the countries we are visiting; what you'll be doing and how you'll travel depends entirely on your chosen itinerary.

Is an adventure right for me?
The word adventure means something different to everyone, and our range of trips reflects that. Whether you want to explore local markets, visit out of the way temples and meet local people or go on an early morning safari drive searching for the 'big five', we'll have a trip for you. If you are looking for a physical challenge such trekking the Kokoda Track or summiting Kilimanjaro, we can help with that too.

So what can I expect on this trip?
This is one of our Basix trips, designed specifically for budget travellers who still want the security of group travel without lots of added inclusions. These trips don't have many included activities and meals are rarely included in the price, giving you the opportunity to search out local restaurants and sample regional specialities to your heart's content. The amount of free time in these itineraries means that the Basix trips often appeal to younger travellers looking to explore independently and tailor the trip to your own interests. You often won't spend too many days in any one place and you'll pack lots of different locations into your holiday.

As you might expect, accommodation on a Basix trip will be fairly basic! We'll stay in 1-2 star accommodation, often including homestays and there may be nights where the group stays somewhere multi-share / in a dormitory-style. Most accommodation however will be twin share; with solo travellers automatically roomed with a fellow group member of the same sex, this means that there are no single supplements on Basix trips.

On camping trips you will be expected to help out around the camp; putting up and taking down your own tent, helping with meals and other camp duties. We often find the nights where we are without a few creature comforts are those that are most amazing; wild bush camping in Serengeti anyone?! We'll use local transport where ever possible which is a great way of seeing the country and meeting locals as we travel.

Can I book my flights with you?
Yes! We are a fully ATOL bonded tour operator meaning that we can book flights from the UK as part of your holiday package. Just ask us for a quote including flights when you make your enquiry.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

As a global tour operator, the values of responsible travel are ingrained in everything we do, from our office based staff to our local tour leaders. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment and plan and operate every tour with this in the front of our minds.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.

When travelling through a country like China, it is vitally important that our travellers respect local cultures and sensibilities, and we endeavour to educate our travellers prior to the tour with some advice on different cultures.
Not only do we visit numerous Pagodas and temples, but we also head into rural China to the small village of Shanhaiguan – Dongjiakou where we stay overnight with a local family, thus a conservative place to be respected by visitors.
The maximum group size on this trip is 16, but we often find that the average is about 10 passengers. We never exceed 16 to ensure we minimise our impact on the communities and environments we travel through. When staying at a homestay in Shanhaiguan – Dongjiakou, we often split our travellers into smaller groups which supports more local families and their income and gives our travellers a real insight into local life. We talk to local families to find out what the Great Wall of China means to them and learn about the history in the surrounding areas.
Throughout this trip, we use small locally run guesthouses that gives travellers an authentic experience but also provides imperative financial support to local communities. Supporting small businesses enable locals to stay in their home towns and live amongst family rather than having to travel to big cities in search of work. We use local transport wherever possible on our tours because it not only shows travellers the local way of life and gives them a feeling of contributing to a place, but it minimises pollution as we don’t have to hire multiple private mini buses.
As a company, our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
We are proud to be carbon neutral. We offset all our global carbon emissions and offer a carbon offset option to passengers booking their flights through us. On this particular tour, we offset 2126kg per passenger. Since 2007, we have offset over 45,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. That's equal to approximately the amount of carbon that 2,796,047 trees would absorb over 10 years, or taking over 4,753 passenger cars off the road for an entire year!

Reviews of China holiday, Beijing to Hong Kong

You can trust Responsible Travel reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays.

I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The terracotta warriors at Xi'an and the Great Wall. Cherry, our guide although very young, was dedicated and gave us great tips and help when choosing restaurants and outings. Our group integrated very well and everyone was on time for going places.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Travel light, but do take toilet paper!!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


We certainly used local transport (busses, trains and only once taxis).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Most enjoyable. The only thing that didn't work out too well was the time left to visit the Forbidden City - it closed only 40 minutes after our entry.

Popular similar holidays

Exciting family holiday in China

Exciting family holiday in China

An exciting family holiday taking in the highlights of China

From £1650 - £2000 16 days excluding flights

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

China and Japan holiday, Beijing to Tokyo

Incredible journey showcasing the best of two ancient cultures

From £3199 - £3459 18 days excluding flights

Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound

Trans-Mongolian Express, Eastbound

Russia to China on the Trans-Siberian Railway

From £2555 - £2885 20 days excluding flights

South East China holiday, culture & nature

South East China holiday, culture & nature

Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China

From €1950 10 days excluding flights

Convert currencies