China Old and New

  • 11 Days
  • Classic Trip

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Depart

Overnight Flight

1 1 Night

Hong Kong

2 2 Nights

Yangshuo

2 2 Nights

Xi'an

2 2 Nights

Beijing

3 3 Nights
Return
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What's Included

Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.

ACIS Guarantees

We have high standards, which is why we take care to include these features in every tour.

Round-Trip Flights

3- or 4-Star Hotels

After a busy day, comfort is key.

Centrally Located Hotels

Save the commuting time, beat the morning crowds and keep right on exploring after dark when your hotel is in the heart of the city.

Double Occupancy

Daily Breakfast and Dinner (unless otherwise noted)

Delicious, authentic, multi-course dinners at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.

24-Hour Tour Manager

Part guide, part educator, part engineer, part mind-reader, part magician—ACIS Tour Managers are your travel partner.

Start Exploring

Never wait hours at the airport to share a transfer with other later groups.

Service Guarantee

We're so sure you're going to love your tour, we guarantee it!

Global Network

24/7 on the ground support whenever and wherever you need it.

Exceptional Experiences

Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.

Bicycle Tour of Yangshuo

Bicycle Tour of Yangshuo

Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of the breathtaking scenery around Yangshuo. Bicycle first to the pier to watch the local fisherman at work on their traditional bamboo rafts, then pedal along the Li River amid breathtaking limestone rock mountains, traditional villages and Moon Hill. You'll visit Moon Water Cave to marvel at its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, crystal clear pools and waterfall before returning to the village.

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Lace up your sneakers for a two-wheeled tour of the breathtaking scenery around Yangshuo. Bicycle first to the pier to watch the local fisherman at work on their traditional bamboo rafts, then pedal along the Li River amid breathtaking limestone rock mountains, traditional villages and Moon Hill. You'll visit Moon Water Cave to marvel at its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, crystal clear pools and waterfall before returning to the village.

Tea with a Local Family

Tea with a Local Family

Enjoy the unique experience of connecting to Chinese culture through an exchange with a local family. Share an important Chinese custom, drinking tea, as you speak with your hosts and come to appreciate an authentic side of China rarely seen by visitors.

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Enjoy the unique experience of connecting to Chinese culture through an exchange with a local family. Share an important Chinese custom, drinking tea, as you speak with your hosts and come to appreciate an authentic side of China rarely seen by visitors.

Visit with Local Students in Yangshuo

Visit with Local Students in Yangshuo

Visit with the local students at a Yangshuo school. As you participate in a joint activity, sharing stories and laughs, you'll gain an understanding of their daily lives and studies and have the opportunity to contrast what you learn and experience with your own lifestyle and educational system at home.

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Visit with the local students at a Yangshuo school. As you participate in a joint activity, sharing stories and laughs, you'll gain an understanding of their daily lives and studies and have the opportunity to contrast what you learn and experience with your own lifestyle and educational system at home.

Taiji Exercises

Taiji Exercises

Touted for providing great physical and mental health benefits to practitioners of all ages, Taiji (or Tai Chi) exercises are practiced regularly by many Chinese citizens and natives of other countries as its popularity has spread across the globe. Join locals on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven to learn about the graceful movement sets and transitions of this popular martial art and to try the exercises for yourself.

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Touted for providing great physical and mental health benefits to practitioners of all ages, Taiji (or Tai Chi) exercises are practiced regularly by many Chinese citizens and natives of other countries as its popularity has spread across the globe. Join locals on the grounds of the Temple of Heaven to learn about the graceful movement sets and transitions of this popular martial art and to try the exercises for yourself.

Hong Kong Tour with Guide

Hong Kong Tour with Guide

Forbidden City

Forbidden City

Local Family Visit

Local Family Visit

Rickshaw Tour of Hutong Area

Rickshaw Tour of Hutong Area

Fragrant Hills Park Eco-Activity

Fragrant Hills Park Eco-Activity

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

Shadow Show at Wild Goose Pagoda

Shadow Show at Wild Goose Pagoda

Beijing Tour with Guide

Beijing Tour with Guide

Xi'an-Beijing Flight

Xi'an-Beijing Flight

Ferry to Kowloon

Ferry to Kowloon

Terracotta Warriors

Terracotta Warriors

Xi'an Tour with Guide

Xi'an Tour with Guide

Guilin-Xi'an Flight

Guilin-Xi'an Flight

Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave

Bamboo Rafting Cruise on Yulong River

Bamboo Rafting Cruise on Yulong River

Hong Kong-Guilin Flight

Hong Kong-Guilin Flight

Kung Fu Show

Kung Fu Show

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Itinerary

This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Depart from the USA.

Day 2: Hong Kong

Arrive in Hong Kong. Meet your guide and get settled in your hotel.

Day 3: Hong Kong

Enjoy a morning island tour which includes Victoria Peak, the Central District, the floating community at Aberdeen, Repulse Bay and Stanley Market. After lunch take the Star Ferry from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and stroll along the waterfront. Meet your coach at the Cultural Centre and head to Wong Tai Sein Temple for your last visit of the day.

Day 4: Yangshuo

Rise early to fly to Guilin, known for its unique scenery and abundance of the Sweet Osmanthus trees, then transfer to the peaceful town of Yangshuo. If time allows, explore the cultural melting pot of West Street in the evening. The oldest street in Yangshuo, with a history dating back over 1,400 years, it has become the epicenter of foreign language learning in China and an ideal spot to engage in conversation with both native Chinese and foreigners across generations.

Day 5: Yangshuo

Glide past the breathtaking limestone landscape of the Yulong River during your morning bamboo rafting cruise. Then return to the pier for a bicycle tour to a nearby village where you will enjoy tea with a local family. This afternoon take part in a cultural exchange with a local school where you’ll channel your inner English teacher, share laughs and learn about the similarities and differences between their school day and your typical day at home.

Day 6: Xi'an

This morning return to Guilin where you’ll visit the Reed Flute Cave, with its stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations, and see Elephant Trunk Hill regarded as a symbol of the Guilin landscape. Then fly to Xi’an.

Day 7: Xi'an

In the morning discover the eighth wonder of the world, the life-size Terracotta Warriors, with a local guide. View the Bronze Chariot and see a Circle Vision movie. After lunch visit the Wild Goose Pagoda to see the Shadow Show and the Muslim Quarter to learn about China's minority cultures.

Day 8: Beijing

This morning board your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival visit the Forbidden City, a maze of buildings also known as the Imperial Palace, that was off-limits to the public for 500 years, and Tiananmen Square.

Day 9: Beijing

Start your day with the popular Taiji exercises before visiting the majestic Temple of Heaven. Then take an excursion to the Great Wall, the world’s largest manmade structure, and see the Olympic site en route. In the evening, enjoy a Peking Duck dinner.

Day 10: Beijing

This morning hike through one of Beijing’s most famous green spaces, Fragrant Hills Park. Help preserve this natural landscape dotted with carefully crafted gardens as you participate in an eco-activity, cleaning up the park along the way. Delve into old Beijing in the afternoon and tour the Hutong area by rickshaw to see how some Chinese live in an enclosed community. You will visit with a local family and learn about their daily lifestyle. After dinner enjoy a spectacular Kung Fu show highlighting one of China’s oldest martial arts.

Day 11: Departure

Depart for the USA.

Price This Tour

Price This Tour

Optional Extras

Ultimate Protection Plan

Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $330

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Comprehensive Protection Plan

Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy

Rate $275

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