Starting in Shanghai and ending in Beijing, 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 wonder and variety.
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
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.
Start this comprehensive China journey beneath the electric skyline of modern Shanghai. Relax and enjoy the Li River cruise threading between the most incredible karst hills, and immerse yourself in Yangshuo's countryside views. Pay your respects to the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an. At last, taste the flavor of ancient imperial Beijing and step on the greatest wall in the world.
Your guide will pick you up at Shanghai Pudong International airport and take you to your hotel in a private car.
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.
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.
In the afternoon or evening, head to Shanghai Pudong International airport to travel to Guilin.
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.
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.
As a nice finishing 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.
In the evening or afternoon, head to Guilin airport to travel to Xi'an.
Drive for about 2 hours to the Terracotta Army Museum. Wait to be amazed by the magnificent underground army that dates back thousands of years.
After lunch, return to the city area to visit the ancient City Wall.
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.
In the afternoon or evening, take Gaotie to Beijing. (Second-class tickets are included in your tour.) Your Beijing guide will be waiting for you at the station, ready to take you to your hotel for check-in.
You'll be visiting the mysterious Forbidden City as the first stop of your Beijing tour.
In the afternoon, venture to Tian'anmen Square, world's largest public square.
Take a rickshaw ride through the old Hutongs.
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.
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.
Visit the Summer Palace, the renowned royal garden.
Your tour guide and your driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport to wrap up your holiday.
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