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SG02: 11 Days Small Group Beijing Xian Guilin Yangshuo Guilin Shanghai
Starting from $984 per person Free Inquiry
Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel 
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, a jade factory, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, a pearl store, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, a pottery-making factory, A local family visit, Homely cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Day06 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Day07 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave, a sea water pearl store. (B)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day08 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Elephant Trunk Hill. (B+L)
Day09 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time for the rest of the day. (B)

Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, a silk shop, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Nanjing Road, an art and cultural street. (B+L)
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
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 taken to the hotel. Now some free time for you to rest and recover from the plane ride.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Central Plaza Hotel  - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing
Day02 Beijing
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 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. 

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 lunch
Day03 Beijing
Our group at Badaling Great Wall
Photo by our client Ms. Robyn Baker
Please have a big breakfast at the hotel and prepare some snacks for lunch because today you will be climbing the most splendid and best preserved Badaling section of the Great Wall, where the tourist restaurants mostly sell low quality food which can't meet our standard, so lunch will be arranged on your own today. At the Great Wall area, there are many peddlers selling souvenirs, we suggest you keep away from those people and do not respond to them if you have no interest in their goods, otherwise they may persist to talk to you. Then a jade factory is arranged. 

After that, you will visit the Sacred Way in the afternoon.  On the way to the downtown area, you will also get to see the magnificent Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at close quarters.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Our group at the City Wall, Xian
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, a pearl store and then enjoy a classic Hutong tour which allows you to experience the essence of Beijing and its old culture. 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 Xian. 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
Day05 Xian
Retired people's leisure life
Today you will be driven to the suburb area to marvel at the powerful Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum and a pottery-making factory. You will enjoy a home cooked a la carte lunch (valued at CNY100.00 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 of charge. 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 & Xian 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

Tips: Clients visiting in December, January, February and March will arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater will not be open at that time.

Day06 Xian
Clients' comments on our service
In the morning there will be a scheduled visit to the ancient City Wall. Then visit Shaanxi History Museum, known as 'the pearl of Xian, the treasury of China'. 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. 

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
Day07 Xian - Guilin
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 a sea water pearl store. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day08 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
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'. In Yangshuo, you will be driven to the nearby countryside to soak up the amazing scenery. Along the way, you will pay a visit to a local family, where you will see many scenes that can only be experienced in some old Chinese movies. Then you will be driven back to Guilin to have a brief visit to the Elephant Trunk Hill

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

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day09 Guilin - Shanghai
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. If you are interested, we suggest you take a visit to Shanghai's shining star - Xin Tian Di area. It is a wonderful place for shopping, entertainment and dining. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day10 Shanghai
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 Yuyuan Garden and a silk shop. After that, enjoy a farewell a la carte lunch of authentic Shanghai cuisine (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price). 

In the afternoon visit the Bund, famous Nanjing Road and an ancient street to compare the old and modern metropolis of Shanghai. Our guide and driver will take you back to the hotel and say goodbye to you. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
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 and the other is Hongqiao Airport. We kindly suggest you reserve a taxi with the hotel bell desk beforehand to save time. 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. Wish you a nice trip home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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Prices are per person in US Dollars; departures are guaranteed even with one person!
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2017Jan 05(Thu) Jan 15(Sun) $1119 $984$289Full
Feb. 2017Feb 14(Tue) Feb 24(Fri) $1119 $984$289
Feb 24(Fri) Mar 06(Mon) $1119 $984$289
Mar. 2017Mar 05(Sun) Mar 15(Wed) $1159 $1019$329
Mar 12(Sun) Mar 22(Wed) $1159 $1019$329
Mar 26(Sun) Apr 05(Wed) $1319 $1160$389
Apr. 2017Apr 01(Sat) Apr 11(Tue) $1439 $1266$439
Apr 06(Thu) Apr 16(Sun) $1439 $1266$439
Apr 13(Thu) Apr 23(Sun) $1439 $1266$439
Apr 20(Thu) Apr 30(Sun) $1439 $1266$439
May. 2017May 04(Thu) May 14(Sun) $1439 $1266$439
May 11(Thu) May 21(Sun) $1439 $1266$439
May 18(Thu) May 28(Sun) $1439 $1266$439
May 25(Thu) Jun 04(Sun) $1419 $1248$419
Jun. 2017Jun 01(Thu) Jun 11(Sun) $1369 $1204$369
Jun 08(Thu) Jun 18(Sun) $1369 $1204$369
Jun 15(Thu) Jun 25(Sun) $1369 $1204$369
Jun 22(Thu) Jul 02(Sun) $1369 $1204$369
Jun 29(Thu) Jul 09(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Jul. 2017Jul 06(Thu) Jul 16(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Jul 13(Thu) Jul 23(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Jul 20(Thu) Jul 30(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Jul 27(Thu) Aug 06(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Aug. 2017Aug 03(Thu) Aug 13(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Aug 10(Thu) Aug 20(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Aug 17(Thu) Aug 27(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Aug 24(Thu) Sep 03(Sun) $1429 $1257$369
Aug 31(Thu) Sep 10(Sun) $1469 $1292$439
Sep. 2017Sep 07(Thu) Sep 17(Sun) $1469 $1292$439
Sep 14(Thu) Sep 24(Sun) $1469 $1292$439
Sep 21(Thu) Oct 01(Sun) $1469 $1292$439
Oct. 2017Oct 05(Thu) Oct 15(Sun) $1469 $1292$439
Oct 12(Thu) Oct 22(Sun) $1469 $1292$439
Oct 19(Thu) Oct 29(Sun) $1469 $1292$439
Oct 26(Thu) Nov 05(Sun) $1319 $1160$429
Nov. 2017Nov 02(Thu) Nov 12(Sun) $1219 $1072$409
Nov 09(Thu) Nov 19(Sun) $1219 $1072$409
Nov 16(Thu) Nov 26(Sun) $1189 $1046$369
Dec. 2017Dec 09(Sat) Dec 19(Tue) $1139 $1002$309
Dec 22(Fri) Jan 01(Mon) $1139 $1002$309
Jan. 2018Jan 06(Sat) Jan 16(Tue) $1139 $1002$309
Feb. 2018Feb 03(Sat) Feb 13(Tue) $1139 $1002$309
Mar. 2018Mar 04(Sun) Mar 14(Wed) $1159 $1019$339
Mar 11(Sun) Mar 21(Wed) $1159 $1019$339
Mar 25(Sun) Apr 04(Wed) $1199 $1055$339
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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