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11 Days Classical China: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai
Tour Code: 101
Price from $2109 per person
Itinerary Details
Day 1 Entry Beijing
China Great Wall
After getting out of the baggage claim area at Beijing Airport, you will see a friendly smiled guide holding a banner with your name and our logo. The guide will give you a brief introduction to himself/ herself and the city on the way to the hotel. The rest day is free for you to spread yourself and recap the jet lag.
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Day 2 Beijing
The tour today will be in the city. The Tiananmen Square, the largest downtown square in the world, is just located in front of the Forbidden City and the city center. So, after a short walk on the square, you may easily walk to the impressive Royal Palace named the Forbidden City. Covering over 720, 000 square meters, the Forbidden City is too big that it will take many days if visiting every corner of it. Our well-seasoned guide will show the essential sites during the visit. Lunch will be served at a local nice restaurant with an a la carte menu. Knowledge on ancient and traditional sacrifice will impress you as you will visit the Temple of Heaven. It was the imperial altar in the Qing and Ming Dynasties. In the evening, you will enjoy a lively Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.(B+L)
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Day 3 Beijing
There is a saying goes, he who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man. This morning, visit the exciting Great Wall. We will show you the best-preserved section called Badaling. The afternoon is for learning something on the tomb sculptures of the ancient China. Sites of holy Sacred Way and the under-earth Ming Tombs will vividly show you soothing on this. When getting back to the city, we will drive you pass the Bird’ Nest so that you can see the appearance of it.(B+L)
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Xian Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Today you will get to know the Summer Palace which is more like a big and beautiful garden in the south of China. Then, you will have a Hutong tour to experience the original Beijing culture by taking a special rickshaw riding through the various Hutongs and to know about Old Beijing's manners and customs.  An a la carte lunch is served in Beijing. Take a late afternoon flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel.(B+L)
Accommodation: Sheraton Xian Hotel
Day 5 Xian
The first site arranged for you in Xian is the hottest Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum. The amazing life-sized warrior figures and the horses, holding various ancient weapons and with kinds of looks on the faces, reflect the highly advanced technology and the high artistic value in that period. A la carte lunch will be served at a well-known local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the land mark of Xian- the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Pagoda was once the place for Xuan Zang to translate and store the precious scriptures he took from India. Then, visit the Provincial History Museum. In the evening, you will enjoy the Dumping Dinner and be entertained with the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show at Shaanxi Opera Theatre. (Add: No. 165, Wenyi Road, Xian).(B+L+D)
Accommodation: Sheraton Xian Hotel
Day 6 Xian
In the morning, visit the City Wall. If you are interested, you can rent a bicycle and have a ride on the ancient City Wall. You will then have a local family visit to know more about the real life. A la carte lunch will be arranged at the family home you visited. In the afternoon, visit the Great Mosque in the Muslim Area in Xian. After the visit, you may have some free time walking around and buy some souvenirs for the families and friends.(B+L)
Accommodation: Sheraton Xian Hotel
Day 7 Xian - Guilin
Check out in the morning, we will drive you to visit Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda before going to the airport. Then take flight to Guilin. The Guilin guide will pick you up and transfer to check in the hotel.(B)
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Yangshuo scenery, Guilin
In the morning, the guide will accompany you to the dock and board on the Lijiang River Cruise ship. The 4-5 hour cruise trip will impress you much. You can not miss it as it is the best way to enjoy the beauty of Guilin and Yangshuo and the landscape along the river. The cruise trip will end at about 13:00 or 14:00. The following hours are for you to have a short t bicycle trip to the countryside. Then we will arrange a visit to a local family. You will experience the local life and the hospitality of the Chinese people. If you feel too hard to ride bicycle, we will transfer you there. After that we will back to Guilin.(B+L)
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai
Huangpu River Cruise, Shanghai
Before leaving Guilin in the late afternoon or evening, the day is arranged with the sights of Reed Flue Cave, the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill. The Reed Flute Cave is a cave-themed site. Walking on the 500-meter tourist path, you can not help marvel at the stalagmites, stalactites, stone columns, stone curtains and stone flowers. Then you will feel relax in the Seven Star Park, attracted by the charming mountains and waters. After that, people who come to Guilin will definitely take photos in the front of the Elephant Trunk Hill as it is the landmark of the city. Fly to Shanghai and check in the hotel.(B+L)
Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
Day 10 Shanghai
As the largest city in China and one of the largest metropolitan area in the world, Shanghai is a paradise for studying, hunting jobs and tour. First site is the Shanghai Museum which is also one of the greatest museums in China. The four-floor building holds over 120,000 immemorial cultural relics and art treasures. The second site is the Yuyuan Garden. Located near to the old Chenghuang Temple, the Garden is rarely a typical Chinese garden in the downtown. If you got time, you may ask the guide for free time at the surrounding area where is also a attraction to the local people. After an a la carte lunch, have a wonderful Huangpu River Cruise trip. After cruise, explore the Bund area and visit an old street in Shanghai.(B+L)
Accommodation: Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
Day 11 Shanghai Exit
The usual check-out time is 12:00 at noon. If your flight leaves in the afternoon, you luckily got a half-day free time to explore the city on your own or do the last-minute shopping. The guide will meet you at a fixed time and see you off at the airport.(B)
Tour Prices( Based on per person and shown in US dollars. )
    • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
    • Train fare of Shanghai/Suzhou
    • Private English-speaking guides
    • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
    • Entrance fees to tourist sites
    • International airfares
    • Lunches and dinners
    • Entry visa fees
    • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers