Terracotta Warriors

China Delights

SG02: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights at good 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
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
At 08:30, a 30-minute tour briefing will be given in the hotel lobby and you will also get the opportunity to meet your traveling companions. Your guide will introduce the tour briefly and share some guidelines and tips for travelling in a group. You are welcome to ask any questions regarding the trip.

Your first stop today 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 number of buildings with golden roofs. As the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), this was the home of 24 emperors. Besides a historical introduction, your guide will also describe you the mysterious palace life.

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
The remarkable Tiananmen Tower at the Tiananmen Square
The remarkable Tiananmen Tower at the Tiananmen Square
Explore the imposing palaces in the Forbidden City
Explore the imposing palaces in the Forbidden City
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall. (B)
Please have a big breakfast at the hotel and prepare some snacks for lunch because today you will spend much time 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 does not meet our standard, so lunch will be arranged on your own today. Your guide will be glad to assist. At the Great Wall area, there are many peddlers selling souvenirs, we suggest you just ignore them if you have no interest in their goods, otherwise they may persist in talking to you. 

Afterwards, we will get back to the downtown area and enjoy some free time at a featured local market. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Enjoy hiking on the Mutianyu Great Wall
Enjoy hiking on the Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by Flight
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)
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 drive by the Olympic National Stadium (namely the Bird's Nest) to see its magnificent outside appearance at a distance.  

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

After lunch, enjoy a classic Hutong rickshaw tour which allows you to experience the traditional Hutong alleys of Beijing and its old culture. Passing the narrow winding lanes of Hutong, you can also get a real glimpse into the locals' daily life. A particular arrangement here is to try your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting, one of China's most popular folk arts. An afternoon flight will take you to the ancient city of Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be driven to the hotel. Your 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
Rickshaw tour in old Hutongs
Rickshaw tour in old Hutongs
Standard Room, Sheraton Xi'an Hotel
Standard Room, Sheraton Xi'an 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)
Today you will be driven to the suburb area to marvel at the powerful Qin Terracotta Army for the whole morning. As the eighth wonder of the world, it is one of the highlights of your 11 days China tour package. Following your guide, you will see the funeral objects in the shapes of chariots, horses and soldiers, and learn the history of Qin Dynasty. 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. Small Wild Goose Pagoda is a very famous Buddhist temple built in the Tang Dynasty. 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.
Our guests visiting the Terracotta Army
Our guests visiting the Terracotta Army
The 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors
The 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors
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)
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 daily 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 quiet place 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. Here you will find various local snacks or flavors, like sweet steamed rice, beef or lamb kabobs, persimmon cake, rice noodles, mutton with bread pieces in soup, etc. It is indeed a heaven for foodies.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Experience unique bike riding on the ancient City Wall
Experience unique bike riding on the ancient City Wall
Day 7 Xi'an to Guilin by Flight
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 the hotel check-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: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, West Street, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin. (B+L)
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'. Immerse yourself into the picturesque scenery along the river, and in the tranquility leave all your cares behind. 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
A fantastic view of the Li River
A fantastic view of the Li River
Day 9 Guilin to Shanghai by Flight
Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during the rest of the day. (B)
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: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Standard room, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Standard room, Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Indoor swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool
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)
Today's trip will start at Shanghai Museum which specializes in ancient art works of China, especially bronze ware, ceramics, calligraphies and paintings. Later, take a trip to the classical Yu Garden and its surrounding traditional bazaar. As a private garden that is over 400 years old, Yu Garden embodies the architecture and design style of classical Chinese gardens.

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, your guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel and say goodbye to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Admire the delicate garden landscaping in Yu Garden
Admire the delicate garden landscaping in Yu Garden
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 before 12:00pm and arrange your own transfer to the airport. Please verify 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 shall be pleased to arrange it for you. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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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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