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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.
Once your flight lands at Beijing Capital International Airport, your tour guide is ready to welcome you outside the customs, holding a pick-up sign with your name on it. Then you will be driven to the hotel that has been reserved for you. The rest of the day is yours to recover from the long-distance plane ride.
 
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)
Our group at the Great Wall
Your small group China tour starts today. In the morning our guide will accompany you to the Tiananmen Square, the world's largest city square and a significant venue for major ceremonies and gatherings in China. Then walk northward to visit the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1922) dynasties with magnificent architectures and historical collections.

We will serve you an a la carte welcome lunch with authentic Chinese food and Peking Roast Duck at a famous local restaurant. It values CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, continue the tour to the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to worship the God of Heaven for blessings. In the evening, we will take you to enjoy an eye-catching Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

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 Temple of Heaven
In the morning, today's Beijing small group tour will begin with the Mutianyu Great Wall, the essence and one of the best preserved sections of China Great Wall. To save your time and energy, you will take the cable car up and down the mountain. As you reach the top of the wall, you can feast your eyes on the magnificent landscapes over it. We will specially prepare a bottle of red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall. 

We will not arrange lunch for you since the restaurants near the site are not good enough. You are suggested to have a big breakfast at hotel this morning and have some fast food for lunch. 

On the way back to downtown, we will drive by the Bird's Nest where the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony was held. Get your camera ready and take some photos of this splendid building. The day will be concluded after you experience an authentic 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
In the morning, our guide will lead you to visit the largest and best-preserved royal park in China - the Summer Palace. Next, we will arrange you a Hutong tour by a local rickshaw to have a glimpse of local's lives and experience the real culture of Beijing. Many folk arts are hidden in the traditional alleys. Today you will have a chance to learn how to make the paper cutting and do it on your own to create a unique gift for yourself. 

We will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at an upscale restaurant which will definitely satisfy your appetite this noon.

In the afternoon, our guide and driver will transfer you to the airport to take a flight to Xi'an, one of the oldest cities in the world. Upon arrival, our Xi'an guide will pick you up and help you check in the hotel.

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)
Biking on the City Wall
Today you will start your small group Xi'an tour by visiting the Terracotta Army for the whole morning. You will be amazed by thousands of life-sized terracotta soldiers and horses standing in battle formations. This noon, we will heartily arrange you a home cooked a la carte lunch at a local family and also offer you a chance to learn how to cook Chinese dishes for free.

After lunch we will proceed to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda built in Tang Dynasty (618-907). Then walk for five minutes to visit Xi'an Museum. This evening, you will enjoy a splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while having the well-known 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)
Li River cruise, Guilin
After breakfast, follow our guide to observe the local life in the City Wall Park. It is also worthwhile to practice Tai Chi with a master in the morning. After that, head to visit the landmark of Xi'an, the City Wall, where you can take a leisurely walk or rent a bike to ride on the wall. The bike rental fee is at your expense. 

At noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served to you at a quality restaurant. 

Then you will visit the Provincial History Museum, which collects 370,000 relics items from over a million years ago to about 1840AD. Afterwards, continue your Xi'an small group tour to the Great Mosque built in 1392. The mosque is surrounded by a Muslim quarter and you can have a stroll there.

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 you will take a flight to Guilin and your Guilin guide will escort you to the hotel. After a short break, start your Guilin trip with visits to the Reed Flute Cave, a colorful Karst cave in the suburb of the city, and the Elephant Trunk Hill, naturally forming the shape like an elephant stretching its trunk into the water.

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)
Yangshuo countryside
After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to take a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo to enjoy the beautiful Li River scenery, famous spots including Yellow Cloth Shoal, the Mural Hill and so on.

When arriving at Yangshuo, you will walk along the West Street, the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Then you will be driven to the rural area for sightseeing, where you could visit a local farmer's home to feel the traditional southern Chinese farming life. At the end of the day, you will be driven back to the hotel in Guilin.

Tips: Today's lunch will be provided by the cruise company on the ship, which is simple Chinese box lunch. It might not be up to your taste, so we suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during the rest of the day. (B)
In the morning, you will take a flight to Shanghai. Our guide will welcome you upon landing and transfer you to the hotel. You could use the rest of the day to freely explore this magical city 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 area at sunset
Your small group Shanghai tour starts today. First, we will visit Shanghai Museum which is one of the four largest museums in China with more than 120,000 collections. The next spot is Yu Garden, an exquisite traditional Chinese garden with a history of more than 400 years. There is a traditional bazaar surrounding the garden where you can spend some time seeking souvenirs for your family and friends. 

We will serve you an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a popular restaurant.

After lunch, head to the Former French Concession for a walking tour and then our guide will escort you to visit the Bund, the symbol of Shanghai and have a one-hour cruise tour on the Huangpu River. When today's Shanghai small group tour ends, our guide will send you back to 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)
Your China small group tour will come to an end today and you will go to the airport by yourself. We won't provide the transfer service due to different leaving schedules. We kindly suggest you reserve a taxi to the airport with the help of the hotel concierge. We wish you a smooth trip!

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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Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1779$509
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1749$479
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1749$479
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1689 $1604$479
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1549 $1471$469
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1549 $1471$469
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1469 $1395$399
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1469 $1322$369
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1469 $1322$369

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
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Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1489 $1310$439
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1489 $1310$439
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1619 $1424$469
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $1739 $1530$509
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $1739 $1530$509
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Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $1739 $1530$509
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May 21(Thu) May 31(Sun) $1739 $1530$509
May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $1719 $1512$489
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $1709 $1503$479
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 21(Sun) $1709 $1503$479
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 28(Sun) $1709 $1503$479
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $1749 $1539$479
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 19(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $1779 $1565$479
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $1789 $1574$489
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $1789 $1574$519
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $1789 $1574$519
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $1789 $1574$519
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $1789 $1574$519
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $1789 $1574$519
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $1789 $1574$519
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $1789 $1574$519
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $1579 $1389$509
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $1579 $1389$509
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $1559 $1371$499
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $1499 $1319$449
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 19(Sat) $1479 $1301$429
Dec 23(Wed) Jan 02(Sat) $1479 $1301$429

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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    Robert Slack
    Canada
    Posted on February 14, 2019
    Abby has been great. Setting up this trip and answering our concerns has been excellent so far but we have not experienced any part of the trip yet. We are waiting the flight info, vouchers etc. Concerned about what 4 flights and baggage allowances are for each. Hoping we are not paying more for baggage.

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    USA
    Posted on January 12, 2019
    We have been busy back at work and planning our next visits! Our journey was amazing in every way. We consider this journey to be one of the best we have ever taken. We were initially hesitant about signing up with a company based in other countries given we were booking and paying out of Canada. However, we found this company to be the BEST we have ever dealt with - organized, respectful, efficient, communicative, and friendly.
    Meredith Ann
    U.S.A
    Posted on December 23, 2018
    We were thoroughly pleased with our tour. It definitely exceeded our expectations in nearly every aspect. Apart from one disappointing meal in Xi'an, our trip was nearly perfect.

    We thought that the time allotted for each site was sufficient with the exception of our second day on Xi'an.

    The meals were tremendous. We were thoroughly shocked as we had relatively low expectations before the trip. The guides always did their best to help order a variety of dishes to satisfy the group. The dumpling banquet/show was exceptional.

    One suggestion for future groups is that I would have gladly paid additional money as part of the tour to have unlimited beverages at the meals. I thought the two drink maximum was a bit of an annoyance, especially during some of the spicier meals.

    The guides' level of English was above our expectations and never caused a problem. They were all conscientious and like a walking encyclopedia of the sites we visited.

    The drivers were courteous and always on-time and the busses were clean.

    David in Beijing and Owen in Guilin were exceptional. They were by far the best guides during our trip. They were kind and helpful and put in a tremendous amount of effort to ensure the happiness of each member of the group.
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    Brazil (currently I have been living in China)
    Posted on December 15, 2018
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    Canada
    Posted on December 08, 2018
    Yes, we had an amazing time on the arrangements.... Everything was fantastic and I can't think of anything that I would have changed. The food was excellent - every meal - and all of our guides were engaging, excellent English speakers, and very knowledgable about the cultural spots we visited. Daniel, Echo, Rebecca and Amy - all kind and generous people! Rebecca went out of her way to ensure that we had a good time in Yangshuo by arranging for us to see an amazing show on the water that was not part of the organization- we were really thankful to her for taking the time to do that. Also in Yangshuo, I was surprised with a birthday cake at our evening meal and that was a great way to end a memorable day there. Thank-you to TravelChinaGuide for the thoughtfulness of that gesture.

    One spot we ended up seeing in Shanghai on our own after the tour was the Jade Buddha Temple - because it is such a tranquil, beautiful place I would recommend that it be included in the Shanghai itinerary....it probably is on the longer tours but I think there would be time for groups to visit it even when there is only 1.5-2 days in the city.

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    Posted on December 02, 2018
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    Posted on November 26, 2018
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    Aris
    Canada
    Posted on November 25, 2018
    I am a frequent traveler and this journey was one of the best experiences I ever had. The country, its history, culture and modernization will surprise you. I also should express my respect and admire for the Chinese people. They are extremely friendly, hospitable and warm. We were a group of six and everyone in the group got along with each other. We had so much fun, laughs and good times.

    To me, the day we visited the Great Wall was the peak of the trip. It's a breath taking scenery, especially from the top tower, where you can feel history right in front of your eyes. Xi'an is the city of history and Shanghai was the city of the future. Two amazing cities that complete each other.

    Travel China Guide delivered what they promised. They were accurate, caring and made great efforts to make sure everything went smooth. I must also mention that Maggie arrived in person, in Xi'an, to meet and check on us. She also gave each one of us a nice souvenir. Thank you Maggie!

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    Robert
    United States
    Posted on November 06, 2018
    Our guides were excellent. Ray, in Beijing, was friendly, spoke good English, and seemed very concerned about taking good care of everyone. Echo, in Xian, also spoke very well, was friendly, and knew lots of information. Lee, in Guilin, was very energetic, friendly and knowledgeable. They all had a good sense of humor and sense of caring for people. The drivers were all very skilled and we always arrived at our destinations safely. The busses were kept clean and we felt safe leaving our things on the bus when we didn't want to carry them around. It was also nice to have water available. We eventually were comfortable enough to just take our allotted amount when we needed it. Our hotels were all very nice, although the beds at some hotels seemed unusually hard.

    We would recommend TravelChinaGuide to anyone planning a trip to China. Everything was well planned out, and the guides seemed able to handle anything that came up unexpectedly. Our group was a friendly bunch of people of various nationalities and we had a great time. Thank you again for a wonderful China experience.
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