Bamboo Travel has created the ultimate foodie’s trip entitled ‘Gourmet China’ and, thanks to the new high-speed train link between Xian and Chengdu – which started operating December 2017 – less time will be spent travelling and more time spent enjoying the cuisine which is now eaten all over the world.

Running seven times a day, the new bullet train will cut the 643 km (400 miles) journey down from more than 10 hours to just 4 hours, with speeds of up to 250km per hour (155mph).

Each region of China offers a myriad of specialities resulting in what is arguably the most diverse food on the planet.

This 15-day ‘gourmet adventure’ – which also includes two nights in Hong Kong at the end of the tour – provides a chance to try a huge variety of different regional styles of cooking, as well as learning the basics of how to recreate some dishes yourself, so you can impress friends and family when you return from this unforgettable experience.


China is not the only Asian country with great cuisine, for further inspiration, sample our Food Tours in Southeast Asia.


The itinerary commences in Beijing with a chance to sample the world-famous Peking Duck in addition to an ancient Mongolian dish.

In Chengdu, taste the famous spicy Sichuan cuisine before having a cooking course in laid back Yangshuo. The tour ends in Hong Kong, one of the Asia’s great food centres, where you have a couple of days to dine Cantonese style.

Other highlights of the holiday which combines sightseeing with superb dining experiences will include:

  • Visits to the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, and Tiananmen Square
  • Evening street food tour of Beijing
  • Taking a cooking class in Yangshuo
  • High speed train ride from Beijing to Xian
  • Cycling tour of Xian
  • Visit to Chengdu’s Giant Panda Research Centre
  • A cruise on the River Li
  • A beer fish dinner in one of Yangshuo’s restaurants
  • Hong Kong Street food tour

The holiday can start any day from March to November and costs from £3795 pp (two sharing) which includes flights, all transportation on a private basis, 12 nights’ accommodation, most meals, activities and sight-seeing as per the itinerary, and a guide.  For full, detailed itinerary, CLICK HERE.