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Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
Starting in Beijing and ending in Shanghai, this tour will take you to all of China's classic destinations. From rolling mountains and fields to rising skyscrapers, China is a country of great wonders and varieties.
Admire a less crowded part of the Great Wall by stepping on the world wonder
Discover more than the axis of the Forbidden City with your expert guide
Meet the Terracotta Warriors
Taste oil tea with a minority tribe family at the Longji Terraced Fields
Explore an ancient town with a local guide in Guilin and meet the old generation who are still living there
Enjoy the elegance of the Bund by entering old buildings that celebrities
What You Can Expect
This 11-day suggested itinerary covers not only China's Golden Triangle cities – Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai – but also includes a classic wonder, Guilin, which keeps views of rural China as you will have imagined them to be.
Day1- Beijing arrival
Your guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel in a private car.
Day2- Forbidden City
Visit the mysterious Forbidden City as the first stop of the trip.
In the afternoon, venture to Tian'anmen Square, world's largest public square.
Take a rickshaw ride through the old Hutongs.
Day3- Temple of Heaven
Visit the Temple of Heaven first, a taoist temple that has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its symbolic layout and design.
Mutianyu Great Wall
In the afternoon, drive for about 2 hours to the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. Explore the section in your preferred way— walking, hiking, taking a cable car or a toboggan ride
Day4- Summer Palace
Visit the Summer Palace first, the renowned royal garden.
Beijing to Xi'an by Gaotie
In the afternoon, take Gaotie to Xi'an. (Second-class tickets are included in your tour.) Your Xi'an guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel for check-in.
Day 5- Terracotta Warriors
Wait to be amazed by the magnificent underground army that dates back thousands of years at the Terracotta Army Museum.
Ancient City Wall
After lunch, return to the city area to visit the ancient City Wall.
Day6- Shanxi History Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Venture to the Shanxi History Museum and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda to uncover more mysteries of Xi'an and China's ancient history.
Then head to the Muslim Quarter to try some local cuisine.
Flight from Xi'an to Guilin
Transfer to the airport for your evening flight to Guilin. Your Guilin guide will meet you at the airport, ready to take you to your hotel via private car and driver.
Day7- Longji Terraced Fields
Visit the Longji Terraced Fields first. Longji, which stands for "dragon's backbone" in Chinese, is the most amazing terrace in China.
Then, drive for about 2 hours to Ping'an Village in Longji to visit the Yao minority and witness its special culture
Day 8- Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will take about 4 hours. After arriving at Yangshuo, check in at a boutique home-stay.
After check in, get on a bike and explore the local villages freely. Meet local people and have pleasant interaction.
Day 9- Daxu Ancient Town
As a nice touch of your visit to Guilin, you'll be taken to Daxu Ancient Town near Guilin, a town that owns a history of 1000 years and still retains ancient Chinese residences. Your guide will give you a detailed introduction.
Flight from Guilin to Shanghai
In the afternoon or evening, head to Guilin airport to travel to Shanghai.
Day 10- The Bund
Begin your Shanghai day tour by going on a 2-hour in-depth Bund culture discovery. This experience will take you back to the 1920s, the golden age of the Bund.
The Oriental Pearl Tower
Continue your tour by visiting the Oriental Pearl Tower.
To see the more traditional part of Shanghai, visit the Yu Garden and its surrounding market.
Day 11- End of the tour
Your tour guide and your driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Shanghai Pudong International Airport to wrap up your holiday.
The price for 2/4 persons is based on 2 persons sharing 5-star standard hotel rooms,the price for one person is based on one person living in an independent room with king-size bed, the price for 3 persons is based on 3 persons sharing a room with a king-size bed and an additional bed
One-way airplane ticket Xi'an to Guilin and Guilin to Shanghai
Your own versatile and knowledgeable tour guide (per city)
Your own chauffeured and comfortable vehicle, chosen for ample space
Hand-picking of hotels for your requirements
5-star standard hotels in Beijing/Xi'an/Guilin/Shanghai, and boutique home-stay in Yangshuo
Hotel breakfasts arranged, and local restaurant lunches ordered, to suit you
Entry to all attractions on your itinerary, with queues avoided wherever possible
Second-class Gaotie tickets from Beijing to Xi'an
Exclusions: Gratuities (recommended)
Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy
Cancellation is free if you notify us 15 days prior to your scheduled arrival. Otherwise, 40% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us about your cancellation 2 to 15 days before your scheduled arrival; 75% of your total amount will be charged if you notify us within 2 days or no show.
The detailed information of your private guide and pickup time(usually at 9 a.m) will be informed to you by email at least 24 hours prior to your travel date.