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12 Days Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Shanghai

 

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Welcome to imperial city-Beijing!Your guide will meet you at Beijing Capital airport and transfer you to your hotel.  The rest of the day is FREE time for you to explore the city.

Accommodation: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing☆☆☆☆

Day 2 Beijing

Have breakfast at the hotel and be ready in your room at 8:00AM for further instruction of 700-acre guide. Then visit the massive Tian’anmen Square, then see the Forbidden City with its elegant palaces, pavilions and landscaped gardens, once open only to nobility. In the afternoon tour the Summer Palace and view the scenery of its lake (One-way boat cost is included).  Optionally you can join the Chinese Kongfu Show with extra charge. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing ☆☆☆☆

Day 3 Beijing

Today, ride to the legendary Great Wall of China and stand on its famous ramparts. A local lunch is included, along with a visit to a jade or cloisonné enamel workshop. Then Drop off at Beijing Olympic Green on the way back to hotel If time and traffic permits! Those who want get into the stadiums of Bird’s Nest or Water Cub could buy tickets on the spot by their own. Our last stop in Beijing is Nanluoguxiang, one of Beijing`s oldest hutongs and has been one of Beijing’s 25 cultural and historical protection areas since 1990. Hutong area is a perfect place to experience the favor of ancient Beijing. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing☆☆☆☆

Day 4 Beijing to Xi’an

In the morning we will try the world-famous “China Speed” by taking high speed train to Xian. After checking your hotel and having lunch, we will Visit Xi’an Museum, a modern, well-organized museum traces the history of Xi’an from prehistory to Qing dynasty, then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Xi’an. At last, we will spend some time learning Chinese Calligraphy, this traditional Chinese art is not only a means of communication, but also a means of expressing a person’s inner world in an aesthetic sense. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Grand New World Hotel Xian☆☆☆☆

Day 5 Xi’an

In the morning stroll on the Ancient City Wall. The wall is considered as the city’s landmark dividing it into the inner part and the outer part. In the afternoon tour Xian’s archaeological wonder: 8,000 life-sized Terracotta Warriors buried with Emperor Qin Shi Huang, each soldier and horse molded in incredible detail, after a visit to a Terra-cotta workshop our next stop is the Muslim Quarter where you can have a walk or try some local snacks. In the evening you can choose to enjoy the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (optional). (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Grand New World Hotel Xian☆☆☆☆

Day 6 Xi’an to Guilin

Fly to Guilin, a small city with beautiful landscape in Southern China. After arrival visit Reed Flute Cave. There are stalactites, stalagmites, stone curtains, stone columns and stone flowers, which look like scenic pictures and human figures and make up more than 30 attraction spots. Then we will visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the limestone that deposited at the sea bottom 360 million years ago formed the rock, and a cave from west through east came into being about 12,000 years ago as the river water washed and dissolved the stone, and the rock with the cave looks just like an elephant sucking water with its trunk. Our last stop is Guilin Tea Research Institute, the largest tea producing centre in Guangxi area, which combined with tea science researching/tea growing/ tea processing and tea tasting, and to take training a lot of tea farmers around how to grow high quality tea as a purpose. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Guilin Plaza Hotel ☆☆☆☆

Day 7 Guilin to Longsheng to Guilin

Today we will visit visit China South Pearl Museum, considered as the symbol of health, longevity and wealth, pearls have always been loved by all people through the history of the world. Then we will drive to Longji Terrace Rice Fields, the fields offer some of the most fantastic scenery in China. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides, and look like great chains or ribbons as they wind around the contours in tiered bands. There are quite a few villages where the ethnic Zhuang and Yao people inhabit, we will visit one of those Minority village beforetransfer back to Guilin. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Guilin Plaza Hotel ☆☆☆☆

Day 8 Guilin to Yangshuo

Enjoy Li River Cruising for about 4.5 hours and arrive at Yangshuo, a small lovely town where we will stay overnight. Looking around the narrow but interesting Yangshuo West Street and Moon Hill, the hill offers some broad, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, which is characterized by the knobby karst hills found throughout the region. An evening option is to enjoy the stunning Impression Liusanjie Show. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation at the Yangshuo New Century ☆☆☆☆

Day 9 Yangshuo to Guilin to Shanghai

Transfer from Yangshuo town to Guilin airport and then fly to Shanghai, China’s most modern metropolis. Optional program is cruising on the Huangpu River to see the enchanting night view of Shanghai. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai☆☆☆☆☆

Day 10 Shanghai

View the Shanghai Museum, Continue to Yuyuan Garden, a 16th century Ming period private garden/residence in the heart of Shanghai’s old Chinese quarter. Along is the local bazaar and Shanghai Old Street. Visit Former French Concession District.. Stroll along the Bund and Nanjing Road to experience the thrills of old and modern Shanghai today. Tonight you can take an optional acrobatics show or enjoy night life at Xintiandi. (Meals: B/L)

Accommodation: Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai☆☆☆☆☆

 

Day 11 Shanghai

Free day in Shanghai for yourself to explore the city. (Meals: B)

Accommodation: Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai☆☆☆☆☆

 

Day 12 Departure from Shanghai

After breakfast, you may have your FREE arrangement as long as you check out before 12:00 until your guide pick you up from your hotel and send you to airport for your departure from Shanghai. (Meals: B)

Rate on Twin Share
$1988
19-30 Apr 2015
17-28 May 2015
06-17 Sep 2015
Single Supplement
$639
11-22 Oct 2015
25 Oct-05 Nov 2015
08-19 Nov 2015
Rate on Twin Share
$1888
21 Jun-02 Jul 2015
19-30 Jul 2015
16-27 Aug 2015
Single Supplement
$549
 
 
 

Price Includes:

    • 3 nights Qianmen Jianguo Hotel Beijing (standard room)
    • 2 nights Grand New World Xian (standard room)
    • 2 nights Guilin Plaza Hotel (standard room)
    • 1 night New Century Hotel Yangshuo (standard room)
    • 3 nights Lexington Plaza Mingde Shanghai (standard room)
    • Daily breakfast
    • Meals served at local Chinese restaurants (L=Lunch; D=Dinner)
    • High Speed train Beijing/Xian based on second class seat
    • Domestic flight Xian/Guilin/Shanghai with tax and fuel surcharge as specified in the itinerary
    • English-speaking guided coach tour in each city, with sightseeing programs listed in above itinerary
    • Arrival & departure transfers in each city on SIC basis

Price Excludes:

    • Entry or exit China international airfare or train tickets
    • Optional program as mentioned in above itinerary or suggested by local guides
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, Excess baggage charges, etc
    • Gratuities (for local guide: $8 to $10 per person(guest) per day, for driver: $4 to $5 per person(guest) per day.)
    • Tips to bellboy or porter (Suggestion: US$1 per piece of luggage per time)
    • National tour guide accompany from the arrival city to the departure city in China
    • Fees for entry visa to China
    • Traveler insurance
    • Services not mentioned in above itinerary