This jam-packed tour, covering two of China’s most diverse cities, is a must for those intrigued by the landscapes, architecture and ancient history of this enigmatic country. First stop? The capital city. Beijing is, on the surface, a modern metropolis adorned with glittering skyscrapers, art galleries and museums. Scratch the surface, however, and you’ll discover an extensive and fascinating history found in the many temples, imperial gardens and maze-like hutongs that cover the city. The ancient city of Xi’an boasts a long and storied past. Having served as China’s capital through 13 dynasties, and once the starting point of the Silk Road, it is filled with many fascinating sights that is sure to impress even the most discerning historian.