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SG02: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 10 western buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Take a Li River cruise down to Yangshuo & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at any time, Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), you will meet our professional guide outside the customs. After a warm greeting, you will be escorted to check in at the hotel. For the rest of the day, we will leave it for you to explore the city freely.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
A tour briefing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
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Having fun at the Great Wall
In the morning, you will be guided to the well-known Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen is distinguished as the biggest city square around the world with the famous Monument to the People's Heroes standing solemnly in its center. The Forbidden City, also called the Palace Museum, is the best preserved and the largest old wooden architecture in the world, collecting a large number of precious cultural relics. 

Then, we will arrange you an a la carte welcome lunch at a wonderful restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food, including the famous Beijing Roast Duck. The lunch values CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, our guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven. It was a place for emperors to pray for God's kindness in ancient times and includes two altars called Circular Mound and Prayer for Good Harvests respectively. After that, our guide will lead you to the Red Theatre to enjoy the excellent Chinese Kung Fu Show. You will have a better understanding about the Chinese traditional martial arts from the lively show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Our group at the Forbidden City
We will begin the third day of this 11 days China tour package with the Mutianyu Great Wall. The round-trip cable car is in the schedule, which can provide you a great scene of the Great Wall going up and down along the mountains ranges and stretching to the distance. We also provide you red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall to commemorate this moment. Lunch is not arranged by us. You can have some fast food by yourself, and our experienced guide will be glad to recommend some restaurants for you.

On the way back to Beijing, we will leave you time at the Olympic National Stadium, also called the Bird's Nest, and you can have a glimpse of its grand appearance and take some photos. Today's Beijing tour will come to an end after you spend some leisure time at a well-known local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A la carte lunch, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
After breakfast, you will be led to the splendid Summer Palace. It is a well-preserved royal garden mainly composed of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Then, you will be arranged to take a local rickshaw to explore the famous Hutong alleys surrounded by old courtyards built of gray bricks. You can take a look at the original lifestyle of the local families during the trip. Another highlight of this Hutong tour is to experience the traditional Chinese Paper Cutting. 

About noon we will transfer you to a fancy restaurant to enjoy an a la carte lunch, which is valued about CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price. 

After that, our guide and driver will take you to the airport for your onward flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will meet the guide of your coming Xi'an tour and then take a comfortable ride to your hotel to check in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Learning cooking at a local family
Your 11 days China tour in Xi'an will start with the Terracotta Army. You will see a great number of life-like terracotta warriors and horses and have a better understanding of the history of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). After that, you will be treated with an a la carte lunch at a local family to enjoy the authentic home-cooked food. You are welcome to learn the method of cooking Chinese cuisines from the host. 

In the afternoon, we will guide you to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which stands quietly in Jianfu Temple built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). We will then go to the other spot inside the temple, Xi'an Museum. In order to let you spend a memorable evening, we will arrange you a wonderful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of the delicious Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 6 Xi'an
Observe local life in the park, Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter. (B+L)
Local people doing the laundry by the river
Today's Xi'an small group tour will start with the City Wall Park, where you will experience a Tai Chi practice. Then you will be accompanied to admire the sceneries over the whole Xi'an city on the renowned City Wall, which is the most complete ancient wall in China with 1,400 years of history. The bike rental is available on the wall if you are interested in cycling for one or a half circle. After sightseeing on the wall, you will have an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant. The lunch is valued at CNY120.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, the guide will escort you to Shaanxi History Museum. It is a palace of art including exquisite bronze wares of Shang and Zhou dynasties (17th century BC - 256 BC), vivid pottery figurines, unique gold and silver wares of Han (202 BC - 220 AD) and Tang dynasties, as well as fancy murals in Tang tombs. We will then pay a visit to the Great Mosque to enjoy the distinct religious culture. The rest time of the day is free for you to explore the nearby Muslim Quarters and shopping malls.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 7 Xi'an - Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill. (B)
Today the guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch a flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel to check in. After a short interval, you are going to visit the Reed Flute Cave, where you will have a visual feast of bizarre stalactites and stalagmites, and then visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is so named for its elephant-like appearance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, West Street, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin.  (B+L)
Li River cruise
After breakfast, the guide will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to take a relaxing Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo which is on the must-do list of your Beijing Xi'an Guilin Shanghai tour. You will appreciate gorgeous scenery with endless mountains and rivers along the way. Lunch will be served onboard, but it may not be to your taste, so we suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel and prepare some snacks.

After a 4.5-hour cruise journey, you will disembark at Yangshuo and take a visit to the West Street first. Then, you will be driven to the countryside area to admire the fascinating rural landscape of Yangshuo and also have a chance to visit a local villager's home. You may compare home visits in Yangshuo and Xi'an and find the differences between city life and country life. When your Yangshuo sightseeing tour is over, we will drive you back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during the rest of the day. (B)
After breakfast, our guide and driver will take you to the airport and help you with the boarding procedures. After landing in Shanghai, you will meet our local guide at the airport arrival hall and then be escorted to the hotel. For the rest of the day, you will be free to explore the surroundings on your own.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai - the former Crowne Plaza
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte farewell lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
After breakfast, your 11 days China tour package in Shanghai will begin with a visit to the Shanghai Museum. There are twelve exhibition halls displaying 120,000 precious items, such as bronze wares, porcelains, calligraphy works, and paintings. After that, you will be guided to the elegant Yu Garden, which used to be the private garden owned by an official of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Getting out of the garden, you will see a bustling traditional bazaar. Enjoy some free time there.  

At noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a popular local restaurant. The lunch costs CNY120.00 per person and is included in our price. 

After lunch, continue our visit to the Former French Concession where you are able to learn the history of the old Shanghai. Next, we will visit the Bund. At the western bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is attractive for housing 52 exotic mansions built during the 19th century. You will also take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Finally, our guide and driver will send you back to your hotel and say bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Please check out before 12:00. We recommend the most efficient and money-saving way - taking a taxi by yourself from hotel to the airport, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today your 11 days China tour will draw to an end. Due to different flight schedules, we won't provide airport drop-off service. Please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. It is suggested that you hail a taxi to the airport. It takes around CNY150 to the Pudong Airport (PVG) and CNY200 to the Hongqiao Airport (SHA). We wish you a smooth return journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
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Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1779$479
Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1789$489
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1789$489
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1789$489
Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1839 $1747$529
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1809 $1718$489
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1809 $1718$489
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1739 $1565$489
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1509 $1358$419
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1509 $1358$379
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1509 $1358$379

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $1519 $1367$439
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1519 $1367$439
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1539 $1385$459
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1539 $1385$459
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1669 $1502$489
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $1789 $1610$519
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $1789 $1610$519
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 26(Sun) $1789 $1610$519
Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $1789 $1610$519
May 07(Thu) May 17(Sun) $1789 $1610$519
May 14(Thu) May 24(Sun) $1789 $1610$519
May 21(Thu) May 31(Sun) $1789 $1610$519
May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $1769 $1592$509
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $1769 $1592$499
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 21(Sun) $1769 $1592$499
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 28(Sun) $1769 $1592$499
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $1799 $1619$499
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 19(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $1849 $1664$509
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $1839 $1655$539
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $1839 $1655$539
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $1839 $1655$539
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $1839 $1655$539
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $1839 $1655$539
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $1839 $1655$539
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $1839 $1655$539
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $1629 $1466$529
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $1629 $1466$529
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $1609 $1448$519
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $1539 $1385$459
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 19(Sat) $1519 $1367$439
Dec 23(Wed) Jan 02(Sat) $1519 $1367$439

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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    4.728 Reviews
    Ian Spence
    USA
    Posted on August 18, 2019
    We thank you for arranging the trip - it was special and we are grateful for your attention to detail and making it pleasurable.
    Amy
    USA
    Posted on August 13, 2019
    Thank you so much for the outstanding service from you, Abbey! We had a wonderful time in China! Linda, Tracy, and Thomas (in Guilin) were all professional, friendly, well trained, and efficient. And, they speak perfect English. The guide in Shanghai was not so experienced. Drivers were very impressive. They do a great job quietly. Hotels exceeded our expectation. People were friendly, helpful, and professional. The room in Beijing had bad smoking smell. All meals were wonderful. Some exceeded our expectations, like the one in Beijing the first day , the one in Shanghai was great, and Xi'an was wonderful. We had hard time to find a restaurant for dinner in Guilin, they were so crowded near by the hotel, we probably should eat in the hotel, but the hotel had a couple of big conference and workshop, it was busy and crowded. Overall, it was a nice trip that I will remember for a long time. ... More
    Andrew Wood
    United Kingdom
    Posted on August 05, 2019
    SG02 feedback from Andrew's family:

    1. The guides were all very good, a true credit to your company and my compliments go especially to Candy and Lily. Candy gave a warm and friendly welcome, and learning about modern China and the history of Beijing were highlights of the trip for me. At one point I asked her about the Chinese Zodiac, a point of interest to me, and the following morning she had prepared a presentation including everything I wanted to know which showed she was actively engaged with her group and not just reciting facts, which I really appreciated. As for Lily, her passion for her job, Xi'an and her country were evident throughout. It was great to see someone enjoy their work so much, and her customer service was fantastic. When I thought I was unable to charge my camera overnight, she arrived the next morning with another camera for me to borrow so I did not miss any photo opportunities. I noticed that such professional and caring attitudes were displayed at all levels of the company from making the booking right through to flying home and it makes a real and positive difference. All guides offered privacy when filling out the forms. They were, in fact, very professional and a pleasure to be around at all times.

    2.The hotels were all fantastic, in great locations and offering really friendly and helpful service the latter being especially true at the hotel in Beijing. I never found cause to complain throughout my stay and would happily revisit any of those hotels. The only minor issue I had in a hotel with was in Xi'an. The internet access there was very poor and I struggled to access emails or message my family during my stay. I realized this may have only been a temporary problem for them and so did not dwell on it much.

    3.The meals were also great, and I have no complaints whatsoever as to the quality of food or timing of meals. Perhaps the home visit in Xi'an would have benefited from a little time to speak with the host and learn what modern living there is like. I feel this would have complimented the visits in Beijing's Hutong and the Guilin countryside well.

    4.The countryside visit was one of the highlights for me. It was truly fascinating and really insightful. I enjoyed learning about Beijing's history the stories of the emperor's and their concubines, and Empress Dowager Cixi, were all fascinating and developed as we visited their historical abodes. I felt it was a special touch to have the narrative evolve as we visited the different attractions over the days, it gave a real sense of cohesion and story to Beijing. I also enjoyed visiting the Small Wild Good Pagoda, and would like to learn more about Chinese Buddhism and spirituality on my next visit. Xi'an was beautiful and I am grateful to Lily for letting us explore the city on our own after the Great Mosque it gave us a great chance to see a different side of this huge country.

    5.It is hard to choose a single highlight. I think seeing the diversity of the country from Guilin to Shanghai especially was the highlight and the one thing I have taken away from the trip. The tour was a highlight in and of itself.
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    Giampietro
    Italy
    Posted on July 26, 2019
    I haven't Started for my journey yet but up to now everythink was done With extreme care to customer need.
    Erin Brown
    USA
    Posted on July 16, 2019
    Everything was OK: guides, drivers, cars, meals, hotels during the trip. The program was interesting and intensive and was fully realized, although there were some flight delays due to bad weather. We liked very much Beijing, the glorious Great Wall, Xian with its ancient history, the beautiful landscapes of Guilin, the modern Shanghai and the visits to local families. Some minor recommendations concerning the program we have included in the separate feedbacks for each town we have visited and concern mainly: some more time for museums; also the first day in Shanghai could include some introductory visit to the city or at least some information how to organize such visit individually. If we have further possibility to return, we shall count on this company and will recommend it to our relatives and friends. ... More
    Ne
    Canada
    Posted on July 11, 2019
    The trip was everything I expected and more!
    Andrew Menon
    Australia
    Posted on July 10, 2019
    The guides were all good –Linda was the most attentive of the group. The guide in Shanghai - David, was excellent however the tour in Shanghai was too limited - the itinerary had us arrive in Shanghai at lunch time and gave us the free day - more time in each of the tourist locations in Shanghai would have been better.

    Hotels were fantastic - both my wife and I were very impressed with the selection of hotels in Beijing (except it was a little far out of the center) Xian and Shanghai. The hotel in Guilin was a little disappointing. The hotel itself was a little old, the room was run down and the meal supplied for breakfast was not the same as the other hotels.

    Having said that, I was very impressed with the trip and I have recommended to several friends inbound to China.
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    Bhanu & Subramaniam
    India
    Posted on July 05, 2019
    We reached Mumbai on Jul 1, 2019. Both of us were feeling very sad to part with the group. All your guides were very good. They possess a good knowledge of Chinese History and the modern China too. The hotels were excellent and the food was also very good. I must thank you for the special attention given to us by our guides to choose the vegetarian dishes considering our needs. We enjoyed every bit of the tour and look forward to travel with this company again.
    Mary Ivory
    Australia
    Posted on July 01, 2019
    Everything was perfect: The hotels were great, the guides were beautiful people that could speak fantastic English and would go out of their way to answer questions, requests etc - our guides were Candy, Tracey, Michael and Claire. The meals were brilliant. The meal in the Chinese ladies home was memorable. The sightseeing was great. The drivers were always on time and very careful and the price was reasonable. Thanks so so much.
    Alejandro Larriva & Fabiola Velez
    Ecuador
    Posted on June 17, 2019
    The trip was excellent. All the guides were very kind to us. Meals were delicious (even in Shanghai, where I recommend you that the restaurant you choose should have a menu in English, because we weren't able to choose the right food because of the language). Another problem was the wifi in hotels. We had to go to the lobby in order to be able to use that service. However, all the hotels were very good. Thank you for everything.
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