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Tour Overview

Duration: 11 Days
Departure: Every Thursdays
Tour Type: Small Group
Similar Tour: Private tour 8 Days Group Tour excludes Shanghai

Tour Itinerary

Day 1  Arrival Beijing by your own flight

When you arrive in Beijing, after you claim your luggage and custom, meet us at the arrival exit, we will be holding a sign with your name, then we will transfer to the Sunworld Hotel in the famous Wangfujing street. Free at leisure for the rest of the day, you can enjoy the famous Wangfujing street by walking around your hotel. (Unlike other travel agency choose hotel in remote area, we choose hotel in the very center of Beijing for you to feel real Beijing.)

Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing

Day 2  Beijing

In the morning we meet in the hotel lobby and you have the opportunity forbidden cityto 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.
Beijing GPS Audio Guide: Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall Install App or bookmark our website on your phone browser to enjoy.

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.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Day 3  Beijing

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 hike by foot or take the cable car(cable car ticket not included), 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, alone 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.
Optional activity in evening: 1. Peking roasted duck dinner ($33) 2. Acrobat show in Chaoyang Theater ($33) 3. Peking Opera in Liyuan Theater ($33).

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Day 4  Beijing → Xi'an by flight

In the morning we will visit the beautiful Summer Palace - Summer Palacethe largest imperial garden in China. Walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, visit Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Optional boating is available on the Kunming lake. After Summer Palace, we will drive to Panda House which is inside Beijing Zoo, where we will see lovely giant pandas and take pictures.
After that, we will visit Beijing 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. After hutong tour, if time permits, we will visit a local market where local people buy fruit, vegetable and foods for daily life. Then take a flight to Xian. Upon your arrival at Xian, our driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Optional activity: if you have time in the afternoon, you may choose to tour Nanluoguxiang (The Southern Gong and Drum Lane)

Meals: Western buffet breakfast,menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Accommodation: Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian or Sheraton Hotel Xian

Day 5  Xi'an 

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

Meals: Chinese lunch, Dumpling dinner
Note: 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.

Day 6  Xi'an

In the morning we will visit to the ancient City Wall. At the entrance of the City Wall gate, a welcome ceremony with the glorious Tang Dynasty performances will be held. Then visit Shaanxi History Museum, known as 'the pearl of Xian, the treasury of China'.
At noon, we will have lunch at a superior Chinese restaurant with delicious food. Thereafter, we will 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. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Day 7  Xian -Guilin

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.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Guilin Bravo hotel  or Sheraton Hotel

Day 8  Guilin-Yangshuo-Guilin

At 8:00AM-8:20AM, we start from hotel to take cruise on Li River Li River 9down 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 and visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, the hill is the landmark of Guilin, looks like a huge elephant drinking water from the river.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, menu-ordered Chinese lunch

Day 9  Guilin → Shanghai by flight

This morning we will transfer you to Guilin airport for your flight to Shanghai, the last stop of your 11 days guided tour of China. Upon arrival you will find us waiting for you outside the baggage claim area of the airport to take you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is left free for you. If you are interested, we suggest you take a visit to Shanghai's shining star - Xin Tian Di area. It is a wonderful place for shopping, entertainment and dining. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai or Hotel Equatorial Shanghai

Day 10  Shanghai

Visit Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, view Oriental Pearl TV Tower from the Bund and Nanjing Road.bund

In the morning we visit Shanghai Museum treasured with ancient art works of China, including bronze ware, chinaware, paintings and calligraphy. Then we tour the Yuyuan Garden, a famous garden in the south China. The symbol of Yuyuan Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.
At noon we have farewell lunch at a good restaurant with Shanghai cuisine.
Afternoon we visit the Bund, where you can see the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower across the river, this is a good place to take pictures of Shanghai. Then have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. After that we will walk to Nanjing Road if time permits and then visit an old street in Shanghai. At last, we will go back to hotel, and our guide and driver will say goodbye to you.

Optional evening activity: Shanghai Acrobat Show ($43).

Day 11  Shanghai

After breakfast at the hotel, our package finished. You need find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Note that there are two airports in Shanghai: Pudong Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao Airport (SHA). We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel to save waiting time. Also if you wish to stay on in China, please contact us for an extension tour.

City Hotel
Beijing Sunworld Hotel, Beijing or The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
Xian Ramada Bell Tower Hotel, Xian or Sheraton Hotel Xian
Guilin Guilin Bravo hotel  or Sheraton Hotel
Shanghai  The Bund Riverside Hotel, Shanghai or Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Price including:
 All domestic flights and one way soft sleeper train from city to city mentioned above.
Hotels (twin share bases) and breakfasts as listed in the itinerary.
Meals and entrance ticket of attractions as listed in the itinerary.
English speaking guide and transfer services.
Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.
  Price Excluding:
Entry or Exit International Airfare.
Visa Fees.
Personal Expenses.
Tips for the guide and driver.
Optional activity fee.


The group tour usually departs every Thursday (low season, inquire us). For everyday departure, please check private tour 10 Days Memorable Private Tour (Beijing -Xian -Guilin -Shanghai).
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High Season, Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug, Sep, Oct : $1,527 (10,533CNY)
Low Season, Nov : $1,366 (9,418CNY)
Shoulder Season, Mar : $1,509 (10,404CNY)
Winter Season, Dec : $1,222 (8,425CNY)
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Payment Method: 30%~50% Deposit + 50%~70% Pay after arrival in China

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Question and Answers: Totally 134 Questions and Answers Ask a Question
Question: how many people maxium is set for this tour,also need another night at end more..
Answer asked by Judith, 12/13/2018
There are 2 to 20 people in group normally. OK. You just need to pay one day room charge more.’ Do you need us to book this tour for you? Looking forward to your soon reply. more..
Question: o we have a tour starting on 12th March 2019 and whats the date tour ends? Price and method of payment please? more..
Answer asked by Jane, 12/12/2018
Thank you for sending email to Chinatour.Net. The tour would be available on Mar 12th if you have 4 people. 2019-3-12:Beijing Airport – Hotel transfer in Beijing. 2019-3-13(lunch):Beijing Visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City,Jingshan Park and Temple of Heaven. 2019-3-14:Beijing Visit Badaling Gre more..
Question: How much it's cost if I order now for the trip of april 18 2019? could we get some discount,we're 2 persons.and we'd like to have the 4star hotel(the middle price).please come back to me as soon as possible.Because if it's not fit us so I could cancel the fight tickets in time.Thank you very much~! more..
View Answer asked by marsha, 11/26/2018
Thank you for sending email to Chinatour.Net. Sorry, there is no discount for group tour. The price of group tour of 2019 hasn’t been confirmed yet, please take a look at the price of 2018n as reference. High Season, Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct : 10,533CNY(1527USD) per person Price includes: All d more..
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