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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 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
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
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to join our 11 days China tour package! 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
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. You will enjoy a home cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) with 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 11 days guided tour of China. 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
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement, 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 
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $1779$499
May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $1779$499
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $1779$499
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $1779 $1690$499
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $1749 $1661$469
Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $1749 $1661$469
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $1749 $1661$469
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1749 $1661$469
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1789 $1610$469
Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1819 $1637$469
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1819 $1637$469
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1819 $1637$469
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1849 $1664$509
Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1819 $1637$469
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1819 $1637$469
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1819 $1637$469
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1819 $1637$469
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1819 $1637$499
Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1829 $1646$519
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1829 $1646$519
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1829 $1646$519
Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1859 $1673$549
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1829 $1646$519
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1829 $1646$519
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1759 $1583$519
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1609 $1448$509
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1609 $1448$509
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1529 $1376$439
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1529 $1376$399
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1529 $1376$399

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) $1529 $1376$399
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1529 $1376$399
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1529 $1376$419
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1529 $1376$419
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1619 $1457$419
Apr 05(Sun) Apr 15(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
Apr 12(Sun) Apr 22(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
Apr 19(Sun) Apr 29(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
Apr 26(Sun) May 06(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
May 03(Sun) May 13(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
May 10(Sun) May 20(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
May 17(Sun) May 27(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
May 24(Sun) Jun 03(Wed) $1779 $1601$499
May 31(Sun) Jun 10(Wed) $1749 $1574$469
Jun 07(Sun) Jun 17(Wed) $1749 $1574$469
Jun 14(Sun) Jun 24(Wed) $1749 $1574$469
Jun 21(Sun) Jul 01(Wed) $1749 $1574$469
Jun 28(Sun) Jul 08(Wed) $1789 $1610$469
Jul 05(Sun) Jul 15(Wed) $1819 $1637$469
Jul 12(Sun) Jul 22(Wed) $1819 $1637$469
Jul 19(Sun) Jul 29(Wed) $1819 $1637$469
Jul 26(Sun) Aug 05(Wed) $1849 $1664$509
Aug 02(Sun) Aug 12(Wed) $1819 $1637$469
Aug 09(Sun) Aug 19(Wed) $1819 $1637$469
Aug 16(Sun) Aug 26(Wed) $1819 $1637$469
Aug 30(Sun) Sep 09(Wed) $1819 $1637$499
Sep 06(Sun) Sep 16(Wed) $1829 $1646$519
Sep 13(Sun) Sep 23(Wed) $1829 $1646$519
Sep 20(Sun) Sep 30(Wed) $1829 $1646$519
Oct 04(Sun) Oct 14(Wed) $1859 $1673$549
Oct 11(Sun) Oct 21(Wed) $1829 $1646$519
Oct 18(Sun) Oct 28(Wed) $1829 $1646$519
Oct 25(Sun) Nov 04(Wed) $1759 $1583$519
Nov 01(Sun) Nov 11(Wed) $1609 $1448$509
Nov 08(Sun) Nov 18(Wed) $1609 $1448$509
Nov 15(Sun) Nov 25(Wed) $1529 $1376$439
Dec 08(Tue) Dec 18(Fri) $1529 $1376$399
Dec 22(Tue) Jan 01(Fri) $1529 $1376$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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    4.913 Reviews
    Christine Blair
    Posted on April 13, 2019
    The tour was excellent, the guides amazing and the accommodation siper
    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
    Posted on January 19, 2019
    Thanks for an awesome trip. The itinerary was well planned and executed. Each day was excellent right from the start and we commented at the end that it seemed that each day was better than the one before! We really appreciated all of the work from the beginning to the end and we are already recommending you to friends of ours.
    Pable Rizo
    Posted on January 09, 2019
    Our trip to China was excellent with the great service of TRAVEL CHINA GUIDE.

    1) Meals were pretty good. Especially the home cooked lunch in Xian and the last farewell lunch in Shanghai.

    2) Guides were very professional, kind and helpful. Her/his English was good or very good and her/his knowledge too. We especially remember our guides in Guilin "Tom" and "Chris" in Shanghai.

    3) Cars were in very good conditions and the drivers careful and polite.

    Our honeymoon was fantastic and we were delighted with their service and attitude. We were very pleased with this company, and we highly recommend them. We are sure sometime we will go back to China and we will hire their services again.
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    Posted on January 01, 2019
    Excellent travel firm. Helpful from day one of booking. Personally I think the time spent at each location was sufficient. Although I would have liked to see the model of the circular structure at the Temple of Heaven (I've shown that in the last tour).

    I found the lunches at Beijing and the farewell lunch at Shanghai the best; also breakfasts at all the hotels were good. One suggestion I would like to make is to have less or no deep fried food. We didn't care for the deep fried food at all as our guides might have told the company that the group left most of the greasy food untouched. Being cognition of our budgets we thought it might serve the guests better to forgo the high end restaurants in order to have quality menu items.

    All of the staffs went beyond the call of duty to make us welcome. They have good command of the English language and they also tried very hard to make sure we understand. Drivers were excellent and their vehicles were always spotless. While they have shown high level of professionalism and did excellent jobs in looking after us, I found Ray's sense of humour and Maria's personal touch very endearing.

    Travel China Guide has exceeded my expectations both in service level and quality, I highly recommend this company to anyone interested in touring China.
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    Pilar Debuque
    Posted on December 25, 2018
    The times allotted were quite enough given the schedule. As can be expected, some spots may not be interesting to all members of the group but we have to make considerations to others as we chose to journey with a group. I like the schezuan food. I was wondering why during the entire journey, we never had any noodle serving except for 2 meals and these were not good. I was expecting Chinese noodle soup as this was China but never tasted one. We tried going to a local restaurant for a bowl of noodles but since nobody speaks English we didn't pursue this activity. We went to McDonald's with the mindset that this might be a place where the staff can speak and understand English but to no avail. We ended up with the standard McDo offers.

    The guides in Beijing and Guilin are very knowledgeable about the places we visited and they make it a point to make the bus rides interesting by telling stories about the tourist places, about its people, and about themselves and how they live here in China. Their manner of delivery is very interesting and appealing to us. It's as if we are long time friends and we are just making fun conversations. I think they need to increase their English vocabulary to add more to their exceptional talent of making the tour members feel at home during the tour. The guide in Xian is very professional and speaks good English but lacks an appeal like the guides in Beijing and Guilin. The drivers were polite and yes the buses were kept clean and comfortable. Maria in Guilin was very helpful and compassionate especially when some of the tour members got sick.
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    Posted on December 15, 2018
    All communication has been very satisfactory thus far. Emails have been answered very promptly and completely.
    Posted on December 06, 2018
    Thanks very much for arranging a very good tour indeed. We have all liked it very much and it has been an unforgettable experience. The guides were always ready at the airport to pick us up and the hotels were a good choice. I have 2 suggestions:

    - The full day in Xian was a very busy programme with 4 items. Maybe 2 or 3 visits would be enough for 1 day.

    - The day in Guilin (when visiting elephant hill, etc.) was not really special. The sites were very touristic we thought. With hind-sight we would have prefered to have had an additional free half day in Yangshuo and then transfer directly to the airport to fligh to Shanghai. But again, we are very happy with the tour provided and we really enjoyed it. I will certaily recommend any people I know that will travel to China, to use TravelChinaGuide.com. Also if I will plan any travel in the future, I will certainly contact them again! ... More
    Mita D
    United States
    Posted on November 28, 2018
    I would like to take this immense opportunity in thanking TCG for orchestrating such a great experience. It was our pleasure to have traveled through their organization. Our journey was extremely enthralling and enriching in every way. Since the day we embarked on this adventure of our lifetime we were not only mesmerized by the beauty and propensity of China, but we were totally pampered by this company for the services were of superior quality.

    I think we did cover a great deal of sightseeing, though my recommendation would be since Yangshuo is so mystical, we would have liked an additional day to spend at Yangshuo. Our meals were of excellent quality. Sometimes I think they could provide lesser as we almost went into food coma from excessive eating.

    Our travel as far as commuting went very peacefully, the drivers did a great job! As far as the guides are concerned, all of them did a great job but the commitment of Juliet at Beijing and Ruth at Xian was extraordinary. I think they were more lively and well-versed than the rest. My kudos to them. It was truly a great China trip and I do hope to return again. China will forever beckon me as we underwent a spiritual, moral, and cultural metamorphosis in a city that has surged forward beyond our imagination.

    Many many thanks for helping us undergo such a memorable China experience that will remain indelible in our minds with memories that we will cherish forever. Thanks a million for the great work. Keep it up! Our group was great too!
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    Juan Verga
    Posted on November 27, 2018
    Everything was simply perfect with Travel China Guide, from the moment we reached out to them to our departure (at the airport departure security line). Planning the trip via email was perfect (great service) and they delivered exactly what we had jointly planned.
    Our guides and drivers were perfect. STRONGLY RECOMMEND.
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