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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)
This morning you will meet your guide and your traveling companions at a 30-minute pre-trip orientation held in the hotel. After the briefing, 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
Take a morning stroll around Tiananmen Square
Take a morning stroll around Tiananmen Square
Admire the imposing architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Admire the imposing architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall. (B)
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. 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
Have an exciting walk on Mutianyu Great Wall
Have an exciting walk on Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Olympic Bird's Nest, A la carte lunch, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
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, 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.

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. 

In the afternoon, 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. 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
Feast your eyes on the vista of the Summer Palace
Feast your eyes on the vista of the Summer Palace
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)
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.
The life-sized terracotta warriors of 2,200 years ago
The life-sized terracotta warriors of 2,200 years ago
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)
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
Enjoy bike riding on the City Wall
Enjoy bike riding on the City Wall
Play table tennis with local people
Play table tennis with local people
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: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, West Street, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin.  (B+L)
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
Relaxing Li River cruise
Relaxing Li River cruise
Local people doing laundry by the river
Local people doing laundry by the river
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: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
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)
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
Feel the charm of Shanghai at the Bund area
Feel the charm of Shanghai at the Bund area
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 CNY200 to the Pudong Airport (PVG) and CNY100 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!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book by Feb 29, 2020, 10% off - book by Mar 31, 2020
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1539$459
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1539$459
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1669$489
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $1789$529
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $1789$529
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 26(Sun) $1789$529
Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $1789$529
May 07(Thu) May 17(Sun) $1789$529
May 14(Thu) May 24(Sun) $1789$529
May 21(Thu) May 31(Sun) $1789$529
May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $1759$499
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $1759$489
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 21(Sun) $1759$489
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 28(Sun) $1759$489
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $1789$489
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $1829$489
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 19(Sun) $1829$489
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $1829$489
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $1829$489
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $1829$489
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $1829$489
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $1829$489
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $1829$489
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $1849$509
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $1849$539
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $1849$539
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $1849$539
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $1849$539
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $1849$539
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $1849$539
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $1849$539
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $1629$529
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $1629$529
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $1609$519
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $1539$459
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 19(Sat) $1509$429
Dec 23(Wed) Jan 02(Sat) $1509$429

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
12% off - book by Feb 29, 2020, 10% off - book by Mar 31, 2020
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan 09(Sat) Jan 19(Tue) $1549$439
Feb 20(Sat) Mar 02(Tue) $1549$439
Mar 04(Thu) Mar 14(Sun) $1579$469
Mar 11(Thu) Mar 21(Sun) $1579$469
Mar 25(Thu) Apr 04(Sun) $1719$499
Apr 01(Thu) Apr 11(Sun) $1839$539
Apr 08(Thu) Apr 18(Sun) $1839$539
Apr 15(Thu) Apr 25(Sun) $1839$539
Apr 22(Thu) May 02(Sun) $1839$539
May 06(Thu) May 16(Sun) $1839$539
May 13(Thu) May 23(Sun) $1839$539
May 20(Thu) May 30(Sun) $1839$539
May 27(Thu) Jun 06(Sun) $1819$509
Jun 03(Thu) Jun 13(Sun) $1809$499
Jun 10(Thu) Jun 20(Sun) $1809$499
Jun 17(Thu) Jun 27(Sun) $1809$499
Jun 24(Thu) Jul 04(Sun) $1839$499
Jul 01(Thu) Jul 11(Sun) $1879$499
Jul 08(Thu) Jul 18(Sun) $1879$499
Jul 15(Thu) Jul 25(Sun) $1879$499
Jul 22(Thu) Aug 01(Sun) $1879$499
Jul 29(Thu) Aug 08(Sun) $1879$499
Aug 05(Thu) Aug 15(Sun) $1879$499
Aug 12(Thu) Aug 22(Sun) $1879$499
Aug 19(Thu) Aug 29(Sun) $1879$499
Aug 26(Thu) Sep 05(Sun) $1909$529
Sep 02(Thu) Sep 12(Sun) $1899$559
Sep 09(Thu) Sep 19(Sun) $1899$559
Sep 16(Thu) Sep 26(Sun) $1899$559
Sep 23(Thu) Oct 03(Sun) $1899$559
Oct 07(Thu) Oct 17(Sun) $1899$559
Oct 14(Thu) Oct 24(Sun) $1899$559
Oct 21(Thu) Oct 31(Sun) $1899$559
Oct 28(Thu) Nov 07(Sun) $1679$549
Nov 04(Thu) Nov 14(Sun) $1679$549
Nov 11(Thu) Nov 21(Sun) $1659$529
Nov 20(Sat) Nov 30(Tue) $1589$479
Dec 04(Sat) Dec 14(Tue) $1559$449
Dec 23(Thu) Jan 02(Sun) $1559$449

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Price Includes
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  • 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
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  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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