Highlights

Map The ancient treasures and modern wonders of China span 5,000 years of culture and history. The natural beauty, fascinating heritage, mouth-watering cuisine, and state-of-the-art cities will enthrall, excite and amaze you. And throughout this great destination, a warm and friendly people awaits you, eager to share a level of hospitality that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Now is the time to discover beautiful China, like never before!

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 10 days & 9 nights
  • Countries: China
  • Category: Guaranteed Departures
  • Minimum Passengers: 2
  • Starting Point: Beijing
  • Ending Point: Shanghai
Introduction

Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.

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Upon arrival in Beijing, our representative will meet you at airport and assist you in transferring to your hotel. Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China, one of the largest and most populated cities in the world that is full with monuments and great points of interest. Once you check-in, the rest of the day is open at leisure.

  • Overnight in Beijing
  • None

Following breakfast, you will visit the Tian An Men Square which is the largest public square in the world, which can hold one million people. You will then visit the Imperial Palace known as the Forbidden City, China’s traditional symbol and a masterpiece of classical architecture. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. You will visit the Summer Palace, the summer residence of the emperors located about ten kilometers northeast of the city. In the evening, you will be treated to a roasted duck in Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant.

  • Overnight in Beijing
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will head off to the world famous Great Wall, a colossal architectural work designed for defensive purposes and communication over 6,000 kilometers. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Following lunch, you will make a photo stop at the Olympic Stadium, known as the “Bird’s Nest” for its characteristic shape of a bird’s nest, and the “Water Cube” Aquatic Center opened at the forefront during the 2008 Olympics.

  • Overnight in Beijing
  • Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a multi-eave, square, brick structure of fifteen stories. Originally it was 46 meters high, but now it is 43.3 meters high, because its steeple was destroyed. You will be able to witness a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and visit a jade atelier. You will also have ravioli for lunch at DefachangResturant (or similar restaurant). Following lunch, you will visit the Terracotta Army that illustrates the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. You will also have the opportunity to see the Bronze Chariots as well.

  • Overnight in Xi’an
  • Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a multi-eave, square, brick structure of fifteen stories. Originally it was 46 meters high, but now it is 43.3 meters high, because its steeple was destroyed. You will be able to witness a Chinese calligraphy demonstration and visit a jade atelier. You will also have ravioli for lunch at DefachangResturant (or similar restaurant). Following lunch, you will visit the Terracotta Army that illustrates the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China. You will also have the opportunity to see the Bronze Chariots as well.

  • Overnight in Xi’an
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to your hotel to take your flight to Guilin. Guilin is a city famous for its fascinating landscapes of peaks, rock formations and rivers repeatedly celebrated by painters and poets. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Guilin
  • Breakfast

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier and board a Li River Cruise to Yangshou. Enjoy the beautiful scenery along the river that includes quaint villages on the shores, bamboo groves, small fishing boats that still practice the traditional fishing with cormorants. Have a delicious, traditional lunch on board. You will have time at leisure in Yangshuoto explore West Street after you disembark the cruise. Afterwards, you will return to Guilin.

  • Overnight in Guilin
  • Breakfast

Have breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Shanghai is a multicultural metropolis with both modern and traditional Chinese features in the city. Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight. The rest of the day is open at leisure for you to do as you please.

  • Overnight in Shanghai
  • Breakfast

Following breakfast, you will visit Mandarin Yu Garden, 16th-century Ming style masterpiece which reproduces the typical landscape of the South of the country with small lakes and streams, rocks and the bazaars around it. You will also enjoy the Jade Buddha Temple, with the statue in the precious white material coming from Myanmar, and the Bund, the symbol of Shanghai, where you can view the history of the city. After lunch, you will be transferred to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Shanghai
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Have breakfast at your hotel on your final day. You will be transferred to the airport at the appropriate time, depending on your departure time, to take your flight home.

Tour Accommodation

What's included

•  Arrival and departure transfers
•  2 nights in Beijing at Presidential Hotel or similar
•  2 nights in Xi’an at Tianyu Gloria Hotel or similar
•  2 nights in Guilin at Park Hotel or similar
•  2 nights in Shanghai at Ambassador Hotel or similar
•  16 meals: ­9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 1 dinner
•  Visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
•  Visit the Summer Palace
•  Excursion to the Great Wall
•  Photo stop for a panoramic view of Olympic Stadium and Beijing National Aquatics Center
•  Visit the Temple of Heaven
•  Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda
•  Chinese calligraphy demonstration and visit the Jade Atelier
•  Visit Terracotta Warriors & Bronze Chariots
•  Li River cruise
•  Visit the Mandarin Yu Garden
•  Visit the Jade Buddha Temple and the Bund
•  All transfers and transportation for sightseeing in air-conditioned vehicles
•  Train tickets in 2nd class on high-speed trains
•  Domestic flight from Xi’an to Guilin in economy class
•  Domestic flight from Guilin to Shanghai in economy class
•  Entrance fees
•  English-speaking guide

Not Included

• Porterage
• Visa fee for China
• Tips for services of local guides and drivers
• Any personal expenses

The rates displayed below are for the listed travel dates only. The travel dates for this tour package cannot be changed or altered. If you or your clients would like to experience this destination on a date not listed, please use the custom tour request form button below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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