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SG02A: 11 Days Small Group Luxury 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 air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights, 5-star hotels
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 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.
Welcome to join our Beijing Xi'an Guilin Shanghai tour! After reclaiming your luggage at Beijing airport, you will be met by your guide outside customs. He or she will be holding a sign with your name on it. You will then be escorted to the hotel. Now some free time for you to rest and recover from the 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 Tiananmen Square
Photo by our client Mr. Glenn Theodore Biederman
At 08:30, a tour briefing will be given in the hotel lobby and you will also get the opportunity to meet your traveling companions. Your first stop is Tiananmen Square, from where you can walk to the Forbidden City. Upon arrival at the largest imperial palace, travelers are always impressed by the high red walls and large quantity of buildings with golden roofs.

You will enjoy an a la carte welcome lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a very nice restaurant giving you a taste of authentic Chinese food and Peking Roast Duck.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of Heaven, which was where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped the Gods of Heaven. In the evening you will be entertained by a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

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)
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Please have a big breakfast at the hotel and prepare some snacks for lunch because today you will be visiting Mutianyu Great Wall, the most splendid and one of the best preserved sections of the Great Wall. You will take the round-trip cable car up and down from the wall. Most restaurants nearby are offering low quality tourist food which can't meet our standard, so lunch will be arranged on your own today. Our guide will be glad to assist. At the Great Wall area, there are many peddlers selling souvenirs, we suggest you keep away from those and do not respond to them if you have no interest in their goods, otherwise they may persist to talk to you. 

On the way to the downtown area, you will get to see the magnificent Olympic National Stadium (namely the Bird's Nest) at close quarters. Afterwards, enjoy some free time at a featured 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)
Our group at the City Wall, Xi'an
Photo by our client Ms. Almerie Fourie
Before heading for the next city, you will get the opportunity to visit the elegant Summer Palace - the largest imperial garden in China and then enjoy a classic Hutong rickshaw tour which allows you to experience the traditional Hutong alleys of Beijing and its old culture. A particular arrangement here is to try your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting, one of China's most popular folk arts.  

An abundant a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) is served at an elegant local restaurant.

An afternoon flight will take you to the ancient city of Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be driven to the hotel. Our guide will help you with the check-in procedure and introduce the hotel layout to you so that you will have a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

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)
Local family visit
Our clients learning to make dumplings in Xi'an family visit
Today you will be driven to the suburb area to marvel at the powerful Qin Terracotta Army for the whole morning. It is one of the highlights of your 11 days China tour package. Then you will enjoy a home cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local family that you will visit. You can also learn to cook Chinese dish with the host for free. Highly recommended by our former clients, it is a good opportunity for you to experience close contact with the local people and dine with them in the family environment. 

After lunch, continue your exploration to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xi'an Museum. Tonight, you will be invited to a traditional dumpling dinner and a splendid Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

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)
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After breakfast, we will first head to the City Wall Park, a popular venue for local people to relax and take part in various activities. It is the best place to experience the real life of the locals. We also arrange a Tai Chi practice for you in the park. You will learn some basic skills with the master. After that, we will visit the ancient 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. 

Around noon, we will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a well-known restaurant. 

In the afternoon, visit Shaanxi History Museum, known as 'the pearl of Xi'an, the treasury of China'. Thereafter, you will be taken to the Great Mosque, a nice place of serenity amid the bustling city. Surrounding the mosque is a lively Muslim bazaar, which is a good place to pick up souvenirs or gifts and taste local snacks.

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)
A morning flight will take you to Guilin where you will meet your local guide at Guilin airport. A driver will then take you to the hotel. After checking in and a short rest, you will have a half day sightseeing trip to the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill.

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
Enduring memories are created as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Li River is the essence of landscape in this area, especially the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which is reputed as 'A Hundred Miles Gallery'. The cruise ship will arrive at Yangshuo in about 4.5 hours. Disembark and then walk along the famous West Street. After that, you will be driven to the countryside of Yangshuo to soak up the amazing rural scenery. Along the way, you will pay a visit to a local villager's home, where you will see many scenes that can only be experienced in some old Chinese movies. Finally, you will be driven back to Guilin. 

Tips: Unfortunately the lunch on the cruise is the simple Chinese lunch box, which is not up to the standard that we would like. So we recommend you take a hearty breakfast at the hotel in the morning. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during the rest of the day. (B)
Rural people's life
This morning we will transfer you to Guilin airport for your flight to Shanghai, the last stop of your Beijing Xi'an Guilin Shanghai tour. Upon arrival you will find your local guide is waiting for you outside the baggage claim area of the airport to take you to the hotel. The remainder of the day is left free for you.  

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai
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
Photo by our clients Frank and Hilde van Diest
Today's trip will start at Shanghai Museum which specializes in ancient art works of China, especially bronze ware, chinaware, calligraphies and paintings. Later, take a trip to the classical Yu Garden and its surrounding traditional bazaar.

Around noon, enjoy an a la carte farewell lunch of authentic Shanghai cuisine (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a well reputed restaurant. 

After lunch, you will have a walking tour in the Former French Concession to learn about Shanghai's colonial history. Then you will be guided to the Bund area and have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Enjoy some free time on the Bund. Finally, our guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel and say goodbye to you.

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)
After breakfast, you may check out the hotel and arrange the transfer to the airport by yourself. Please make sure from which airport your flight will depart before you leave as there are two airports in Shanghai, one is Pudong International Airport (PVG) and the other is Hongqiao Airport (SHA). We kindly suggest you reserve a taxi with the hotel bell desk beforehand to save time. Wish you a nice trip home! 

Also if you wish to stay on in China, please contact your travel consultant about an extension tour, we are pleased to arrange it for you. 

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
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1699$449
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1739$449
Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1769$449
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1769$449
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1769 $1680$449
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1799 $1709$489
Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1769 $1680$449
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1769 $1680$449
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1769 $1592$449
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1769 $1592$449
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1769 $1592$479
Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1779 $1601$499
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1779 $1601$499
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1779 $1601$499
Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1829 $1646$529
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1799 $1619$499
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1799 $1619$499
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1729 $1556$499
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1589 $1430$489
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1589 $1430$489
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1509 $1358$419
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1509 $1358$389
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Tue) $1509 $1358$389

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) $1549 $1394$399
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1549 $1394$399
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1549 $1394$409
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1549 $1394$409
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1639 $1475$409
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $1799 $1619$489
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $1799 $1619$489
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 26(Sun) $1799 $1619$489
Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $1799 $1619$489
May 07(Thu) May 17(Sun) $1799 $1619$489
May 14(Thu) May 24(Sun) $1799 $1619$489
May 21(Thu) May 31(Sun) $1799 $1619$489
May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $1769 $1592$469
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $1769 $1592$469
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 21(Sun) $1769 $1592$469
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 28(Sun) $1769 $1592$469
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $1809 $1628$469
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $1839 $1655$469
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 19(Sun) $1839 $1655$469
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $1839 $1655$469
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $1869 $1682$499
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $1839 $1655$469
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $1839 $1655$469
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $1839 $1655$469
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $1839 $1655$469
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $1839 $1655$489
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $1859 $1673$509
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $1859 $1673$509
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $1859 $1673$509
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $1879 $1691$549
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $1879 $1691$549
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $1859 $1673$509
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $1859 $1673$509
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $1779 $1601$509
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $1639 $1475$499
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $1639 $1475$499
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $1549 $1394$429
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 19(Sat) $1549 $1394$399
Dec 23(Wed) Jan 02(Sat) $1549 $1394$399

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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    4.921 Reviews
    Prof. Dr. Horst Wupper
    Germany
    Posted on May 20, 2019
    When we planned this year's familly trip to China we looked first for offers from German travel agencies, however, we didn't find appropriate proposals which met our wishes. Thus we searched for offers from agencies in China and found a Small Group Tour (11 days) Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Shanghai, organized by Xi'an Marco Polo International Travel Service, Abbey Cheng in the Beijing bureau was our contact person. Cheap flight tickets could be bought through a Chinese travel agency in Germany. The whole group consisted of sixteen people fom Australia, Canada, England, United States, and Germany. Only kind people. For me it was nearly a remake of a trip in 1987, when I came to China for the first time. Later, I visited the country almost ten times, hence the places were basically not new to me, but they had changed drastically over the years. For better.

    TravelChinaGuide honored all their pledges, I have no complaints, whatsoever. Abbey Cheng handled everything professionally, my wife communicated to her several times over the phone, everything became executed as soon as possible, mostly the same day. The guides did excellent jobs, particularly those in Beijing and Shanghai, respectively. It happened that Abby Cheng worked in the Xi'an bureau on April 30th, my birthday, and she brought a strawberry cake to me.
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    Tracey
    Australia
    Posted on June 11, 2019
    This was a very well organised tour with some real highlights such as The Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, the wall and park in Xian, the scenery in Guilin and some great shows. For history buffs the museums and the Forbidden Palace were of real interest.

    The guides were friendly and ever helpful. Food and accommodation were outstanding. I had been reluctant to book over the internet and a bit concerned about doing so but had genuinely enjoyable trip.
    Ginette
    Posted on June 01, 2019
    The booking procedure for the trip was very well done. We were impressed that you replied quickly and accurately.
    Noma
    Africa
    Posted on May 22, 2019
    To evaluate this tour: The accommodation they provided was first class and the overall organisation was fantastic. This was our first trip to China and we were uncertain and a little apprehensive about how things would turn out. Their attention to detail and the quality of our guides really put our minds at ease and took away all of the concerns we had. The transfers by plane worked well, with the group check-in and the presence of our guide at the airport being particularly helpful. Our guides were also very knowledgeable and professional. We feel gratitude to all the staff who made our trip the most memorable one. ... More
    Edward Eriksson
    United States
    Posted on May 06, 2019
    Very nice responses to questions and good advice. Outline of the tour was clear and exciting.
    Anthony Bontempo
    USA
    Posted on May 01, 2019
    We wanted to say that we loved our guide in Beijing, Maggie, who was very kind & considerate & always tried to please the whole group of 16. It was difficult at times as there were many that had particular allergies or preferences as to the food they would eat. Sandy in Guilin was very professional & arranged for few of us who were interested in an optional evening lake visit & took us to a local rice noodle restaurant. The food was delicious! The 2 luncheons in Beijing were superb! The 2 best hotels were the Sheraton in Xian & the Crowne Plaza in Shanghai. The breakfasts in both of these hotels were fantastic! We have already recommended their services to our friends. ... More
    Maria
    Dutch Caribbean
    Posted on April 29, 2019
    Excellent service of Wendy Lee. She is the best.
    Beniamino Yankov
    Bulgaria
    Posted on April 20, 2019
    Thank you so much Wendy for organizing this trip for us, it was an amazing experience we will never forget! It was a very good organized trip and every time we faced an issue our guides helped us to resolve it. All our guides/drivers did their very best to ensure that we enjoy our trip. Furthermore all hotels and services were top class. Thanks to all once more for all these beautiful memories.
    Christine Blair
    Uk
    Posted on April 13, 2019
    The tour was excellent, the guides amazing and the accommodation siper
    YK
    UK
    Posted on February 01, 2019
    Overall very good service - I have already been recommending TCG to all my friends, family and colleagues.

    Meals were excellent. I really enjoyed the Peking Duck we were served in Beijing but other meals were good too. The food in Xian was great and the breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Century Park Shanghai was fantastic.

    Helen in Guilin was very enthusiastic and took loads of photos for us. She was very proactive in this respect and thankfully we now have a lot of photos where both my husband and I feature which is memorable. Dobbin was also amazingly knowledgeable and probably had the best command of English. He knew things that were even beyond his capacity to know like how to cook a Peking duck, Chinese traditional medicines and even conversations about the financial markets. We really had a good time together. Lily in Xian was good too and John was very enthusiastic, energetic and a lot of fun. Thanks for the memorable experience. ... More
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