Join YPT for some truly Red Tourism and travel to the unexplored hinterlands of the Communist revolution!
This tour takes you from the seat of Communist power Beijing to the ancient capital Xi’an, then north through Yan’an, the revolutionary Red Base of Chairman Mao, the CCP and the Red Army, combining the cities of Beijing and Xi’an with a tour through the Chinese countryside in northern Shaanxi, a part of China nearly no tourists ever see.
With our YPT China Tours leader, fluent in Chinese and an expert on Maoist history, we see the museums and historical buildings of Chairman Mao’s time in Yan’an, and travel through the countryside of the old base area, spending a night in Zichang county in a rural ‘cave house’ where we can chat with veterans of the Red Army.
We hike through the valleys of the ‘yellow earth plateau’ where the communists took shelter from Japanese air raids and fought the Nationalist army of Chiang Kai-shek. We also check out the village where President Xi Jinping spent his years when ‘sent down’ to the countryside in the Cultural Revolution.
We also visit the Mao Zedong Mausoleum and the museums of Beijing and hang out in Xi’an for a couple of nights, looking around the Terracotta Warriors and also the hills where the Xi’an Incident took place, seeing the very cave where Chiang Kai-shek hid in his underpants from his own generals!
This trip follows on from our North Korean Party Foundation Day Tour. Discounts for booking both tours available.
Friday 13th October – Beijing
Saturday 14th October – Beijing – Xi’an Morning
Sunday 15th October – Xi’an Morning
Monday 16th October – Yan’an Morning
Tuesday 17th October – Yichang Morning
Wednesday 18th October – Anding Morning
Thursday 19th October – Anding Morning
Friday 20th October – Beijing
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
•Accommodation on twin-share basis
•Transportation as per itinerary
•Bilingual english-chinese speaking guide
• Chinese visa (YPT provide full supporting documents)
• Single supplement (€240)
• Chinese visa
• Travel insurance
• Transportation to the beginning and from the end of the tour
• Tips for local guides
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.