11 Days Group Tour Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Chengdu

day 5

Highlights
  • Get to know many faces of China in one trip, historical, natural, modern and etc.
  • Catch a glimpse of how ancient emperors lived their lives in the Forbidden City.
  • Watch an amazing Kungfu show to enjoy a visual feast.
  • Enjoy the pictureque scenery along the amazing Li River.
  • Be close to the giant pandas in Sichuan.


 11 Days
 Small Group
 Available Every Tuesday,Wednesday and Sunday (except holidays)
Itinerary Detail

This 11-day suggested itinerary covers the most popular cities. It makes an ideal tour for first-time visitors.


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Day 1  Beijing Arrival


Welcome to majestic Beijing! To ensure your arrival is stress-free, your driver will meet you in the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it and then transfer you to the Sunworld Hotel.

Hotel: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel 

Free-time Ideas

Unlike other travel agencies choose hotel in remote area, we choose hotel in the famous Wangfujing Street, which is the very center of Beijing. It is very convenient to walk around and do some shopping.

Day 2  Beijing


 Breakfast & lunch

In the morning we meet in the hotel lobby and you have the opportunity to meet other travelers. We will go to the Tian’anmen Square, where the most important national ceremonies are held, surrounded by many historical buildings. From the square, you can walk to the Forbidden City. Inside this imperial palace, we will explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls. After we exit the Forbidden City, we will enter another attraction – Jingshan Park where we will see local Chinese residents taking exercise, singing or dancing, and we will climb the hill inside the park. When we reach the top of the hill, we will enjoy the bird view of the whole Forbidden City and Beijing central city, which is a highlight of today.
At noon, we will have lunch at a very nice restaurant where you can have menu-ordered delicious Chinese dishes.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors came to worship the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
In the evening you will be entertained by a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

 Beijing GPS Audio Guide: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall

The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City -Get to know how emperors lived their lives.

When you visit the Forbidden City, you will see many big water tanks. Guess what they are used for?

The big water tank in the Forbidden City

Day 3  Beijing


 Breakfast & lunch

Today we will hike on the Badaling Great Wall, the most highlighted
sight in Beijing.Please be prepared with your shoes since you will climb on the steps of the great wall. To reach the top of the great wall you can choose to hike on foot or take the cable car(optional with extra charge). You will never forget the view on the great wall, one of the seven wonders in the world.

At noon, we will have lunch in the nice restaurant of Jade Museum.
After lunch, we will visit the Sacred Road. Along the sacred road there are many stone statues of people and animals on both sides. These are the loyal guarders of the royal graveyard.
One the way back to the downtown Beijing, we will stop by the Olympic Stadiums, you can take photos of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.

Badaling Great Wall

Sacred Road

Day 4  Beijing-Xian


 Breakfast & lunch

In the morning we will visit the beautiful Summer Palace – the largest imperial garden in China. Walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, visit Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. You will also enjoy the scenery on a boat. After Summer Palace, we will visit Panda House inside Beijing Zoo, where we will see lovely pandas. Then drive to hutong area, visit a local Beijing family and learn how to make a dumpling and cooking skills, you may try to make a dumpling by yourself and have dumplings as your lunch. After lunch we will enjoy a rickshaw Hutong tour where you will visit Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Skewed Tobacco Pouch Street, etc. allowing you to experience the essence of Beijing and its old culture. If time permits, you can also visit Nanluoguxiang.

Finally transfer to Beijing airport for flight to Xian. Upon arrival at Xian, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Accommodation: Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian

Summer Palace

Beijing Hutong

Day 5  Xian


  lunch & dumpling dinner

In the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel, and we drive to Terra-cotta Warriors, which is the most important attraction in Xian. There are three excavated pits exhibiting amazing Qin dynasty warriors and horses figures.
At noon we will have lunch at a well-known restaurant.
After lunch, we will visit Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional dumpling dinner and a splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Since the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, guests traveling in this period will have a free night by themselves instead of the show and dinner.

Terra-cotta Warriors

Small Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 6  Xian


 Western buffet breakfast

After breakfast we will visit the ancient City Wall. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China which was build in Tang Dynasty. You can walk or cycle on the ancient wall.
Then visit the Great Mosque, a nice place of serenity amid the bustling city. Surrounding the mosque is a Muslim bazaar for souvenirs and local snacks.

Optional Activities: Bicycle ride on the city wall with extra charge.

Xian Ancient City Wall

Great Mosque

Day 7  Xian-Guilin


 Breakfast

A morning flight will take you to Guilin where you will meet your local guide at Guilin airport. A driver will then take you to the hotel. After checking in and a short rest, you will have a half day sightseeing trip to the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill. The hill is the landmark of Guilin, looks like a huge elephant drinking water from the river.

Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel or Guilin Park hotel

Reed Flute Cave

Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 8  Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin


 Breakfast & lunch

At 8:00AM-8:20AM, pick up from hotel to take cruise on Li River down to Yangshuo. Li River is the essence of landscape in Guilin, especially the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which is reputed as ‘A Hundred Miles Gallery’. The cruise finish in Yangshuo at 13:30-14:30 depending on season. We will have a simple lunch on the cruiser (we suggest you have a big breakfast in the morning). After we reach Yangshuo, we will visit West Street where you will see many scenes like in a old Chinese movie.Then drive back to Guilin.

Li River

West Street,Yangshuo

Day 9  Guilin-Chengdu


 Breakfast

After breakfast, catch a morning flight to Chengdu. Upon your arrival, we will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area and transfer you to the hotel. Upon your arrival, our local driver will meet you and help you check in at the hotel. Lunch is not included today and you can have a taste of the famous Sichuan food on your own. This afternoon is left free for you to arrange activities on your own.

Hotel: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza

Day 10  Chengdu


  Breakfast & lunch

Today you will pay a visit to the lovely giant pandas in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding . Giant Panda only inhabits in China, so it is regarded as the national treasure.
After that, you will proceed to visit Jinsha Site Museum. Covering an area of 5 square kilometers, it is the historical remains of the Shang and Zhou dynasties (1700BC-221BC) focusing on the cultural relics' exhibit and the sacrificial site. Then our guide will escort you to explore the Broad and Narrow Alleys for a glimpse on local living style..

Broad and Narrow Alleys

Giant Panda Breeding Center

Day 11  Chengdu Departure


 Breakfast

Our group tour comes to the end today. The hotel check out time is 12:00 at noon. Since clients will have different flight schedules to leave Chengdu, we do not include the airport see-off service today. You can charter a taxi to the airport at about CNY100.00 per cab. Wish you a smooth and pleasant journey!


Accommodation
City 4-Star Hotel
Beijing Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel
Xian Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian 
Guilin Guilin Bravo Hotel
Chengdu Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza

 Price Including
  • Flight Tickets and high-speed train ticket(second class) as mentioned above
  • Hotels (twin share bases) and breakfasts as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals and entrance tickets of attractions as listed in the itinerary.
  • English speaking guide and transfer services.
 Price Excluding
  • Entry or Exit International Airfare.
  • Visa Fees.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Tips for the guide and driver.
  • Optional activity fee.

The group tour departs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday (low season, inquire us). For everyday departure, please check private tour 11 Days Tour (Beijing -Xian -Guilin -Shanghai).

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