China Highlight Tour

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  • 11 Days
  • Private Tour
  • Multi language
  • Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai, Suzhou

11 days China tour package covering all recommended major highlights for first time visitors to China. tour visit the Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Xian, tranquil scenery cruise in Guilin, the modern Shanghai and beautiful Suzhou gardens. A complete experience of the amazing history, nature wonder and modern culture.

Departure

Departs daily. Pick up from Beijing (PEK) Airport.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Beijing

Arrive Beijing. Our tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 2Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City Tour (B, L, D)

Morning tour visit the Temple of Heaven, a complex visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for prayer to Heaven for good harvest. Now days, you will find locals practicing Taichi and other unique morning exercises. After lunch, visiting Tiananmen Square and explore the Forbidden City, the largest imperial palace in the world. Enjoy the famous Beijing Duck dinner in evening.

Day 3Great Wall and Hutong Tour (B, L)

Morning tour visit the Great Wall. You may hike or take the cable car to the top to enjoy the magnificent view. Afternoon, return to Beijing city and visit the Hutong alley ways with rickshaw ride to learn traditional Beijing culture and history. Then take a leisure stroll through the NanluoguXiang, an alley way in old part of Beijing combining old architecture and modern gallery, cafe and souvenir shops.

Day 4Beijing - Xian (B, L)

Morning tour to Summer Palace, an imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty and the largest and the most well-preserved imperial garden in China. Afternoon, travel to Xian. You can choose travel by flight (2.5 hrs) or experience the modern high-speed train. The high-speed train is one of the best ways to travel in China and it runs at speed of 180 – 215 mph. Upon arrival, guide meet and transfer to hotel. Rest day free.

Day 5Terracotta Warriors and City Tour (B, L D)

Morning visit Terracotta Warriors Museum, a collection of life size terracotta sculptures in battle formation guarding the mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China for over 2000 years. Afternoon, tour visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Grand Mosque and Muslim Quarter. For dinner, you will experience the famous dumpling feast where you can choose from over 100 varieties. After dinner, attend the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day 6 Xian – Guilin (B, L)

Morning tour to the ancient city wall and Provincial Historical Museum. Afternoon, depart for Guilin by flight (2.5 hrs). Upon arrival, guide meet and transfer to hotel. Rest day free.

Day 7Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Tour (B, L)

Take the morning Li River Cruise (4.5 hrs) from Guilin to Yangshuo with lunch on board. Enjoy the spectacular view of the limestone peaks, bamboo groves, rice paddies along the river. Disembark in Yangshuo. Here you can get a closer look at the village life or relax at the West Street. West Street is global market mixed with eastern and western culture. Here you will find an array of both local traditional and international elements. Later afternoon, transfer back to Guilin by car (1 hr).

You may choose to spend the night in Yangshuo to take a closer look at the local life by hiking or cycling through the rice fields or take a bamboo raft ride along the Yulong River, etc.

Day 8Guilin Tour – Shanghai (B, L)

Discover highlights of Guilin such as Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill. Transfer to airport and depart Guilin for Shanghai by afternoon flight (2.5 hrs). Transfer to hotel upon arrival.

Day 9Shanghai Highlights (B, L)

Morning tour the old part of Shanghai by visiting the famousYu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Shanghai Museum, Xintiandi and Tianzifang area. Later afternoon, visit the the Bund to see the charming view of Huangpu river and distinctive architectures. Later stroll through the famous Nanjing Road, the main shopping streets of Shanghai.

Day 10Shanghai - Suzhou (B, L)

Day tour to Suzhou by car (1.5 hrs) and visiting Lingering Garden, Penman Gate, boat ride on the Grand Canal and Embroidery Institute. Return to Shanghai in later afternoon.

Day 11 Shanghai - Departure (B)

Transfer to airport for departure.

Based on flight schedule, can arrange optional tour visit the Pudong New Development Zone and Shanghai Tower (as of 2019, it’s the 2nd tallest building with world’s tallest observation deck).

Accommodation

Centrally located 3, 4 or 5 star hotels available

Price Includes

  • China domestic train or flight
  • Hotel Accommodation with daily breakfast
  • Meal as mentioned (L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Experienced private tour guide (various language guides available)
  • Admission
  • All local transportation with private car and driver

Price Excludes

  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • International flight
  • China Visa
  • Optional tour, service not mentioned in itinerary
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