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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.
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: 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
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!
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Arrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1779$449
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1779$479
Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1789$499
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1789$499
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1789 $1699$499
Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1839 $1747$529
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1819 $1728$499
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1819 $1728$499
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1739 $1565$499
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1519 $1367$419
Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1519 $1367$389
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1519 $1367$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) $1519 $1367$439
Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1519 $1367$439
Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1539 $1385$459
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1539 $1385$459
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1669 $1502$489
Apr 02(Thu) Apr 12(Sun) $1799 $1619$529
Apr 09(Thu) Apr 19(Sun) $1799 $1619$529
Apr 16(Thu) Apr 26(Sun) $1799 $1619$529
Apr 23(Thu) May 03(Sun) $1799 $1619$529
May 07(Thu) May 17(Sun) $1799 $1619$529
May 14(Thu) May 24(Sun) $1799 $1619$529
May 21(Thu) May 31(Sun) $1799 $1619$529
May 28(Thu) Jun 07(Sun) $1779 $1601$509
Jun 04(Thu) Jun 14(Sun) $1769 $1592$499
Jun 11(Thu) Jun 21(Sun) $1769 $1592$499
Jun 18(Thu) Jun 28(Sun) $1769 $1592$499
Jun 25(Thu) Jul 05(Sun) $1809 $1628$499
Jul 02(Thu) Jul 12(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 09(Thu) Jul 19(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 16(Thu) Jul 26(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 23(Thu) Aug 02(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Jul 30(Thu) Aug 09(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 06(Thu) Aug 16(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 13(Thu) Aug 23(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 20(Thu) Aug 30(Sun) $1839 $1655$499
Aug 27(Thu) Sep 06(Sun) $1859 $1673$509
Sep 03(Thu) Sep 13(Sun) $1849 $1664$539
Sep 10(Thu) Sep 20(Sun) $1849 $1664$539
Sep 17(Thu) Sep 27(Sun) $1849 $1664$539
Sep 24(Thu) Oct 04(Sun) $1849 $1664$539
Oct 08(Thu) Oct 18(Sun) $1849 $1664$539
Oct 15(Thu) Oct 25(Sun) $1849 $1664$539
Oct 22(Thu) Nov 01(Sun) $1849 $1664$539
Oct 29(Thu) Nov 08(Sun) $1629 $1466$539
Nov 05(Thu) Nov 15(Sun) $1629 $1466$539
Nov 12(Thu) Nov 22(Sun) $1609 $1448$519
Nov 19(Thu) Nov 29(Sun) $1549 $1394$469
Dec 09(Wed) Dec 19(Sat) $1529 $1376$449
Dec 23(Wed) Jan 02(Sat) $1529 $1376$449

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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    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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    Maree
    USA
    Posted on August 11, 2019
    I found all of our guides to be accommodating, easy to deal with and very caring and with the smaller group of 11, the trip was very enjoyable and I would recommend this company to anyone who will listen to me.
    Philip
    Canada
    Posted on August 06, 2019
    We did a small group tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai. TravelChinaGuide provided a well-organized trip in the respective cities, so that we got a very good impression of China as well as the company. Overall we were satisfied with the service. The organization and arrangements of this itinerary were excellent. Thank you Abbey for all your help.
    Noel Waldon
    Australia
    Posted on August 03, 2019
    The trip was top class. Meals, Hotels and Drivers were fantastic and I could not have asked for more in respect to service and quality. You possess in your company some of greatest treasures. Tourism is a huge industry that will bring Billions of dollars into China and in your guides you possess ladies who will be directly responsible for return clients and contribute greatly to this growing industry.

    I had the pleasure of having 4 guides from your company -
    • Candy in Beijing
    • Lily in Xi'an
    •Julie in Guilin and
    •Ellie in Shanghai.

    All of these ladies provided our group with fabulous experiences and were willing and able to answer questions as they arose. They were all very capable with their English and were able to communicate very well with the group. They provided us with a great array of information both historical and mythical. Their professionalism was of the highest order with such aspects as punctuality, attire and the manner in which they handed the varying needs of group first class. They also attended to all of the operational matters [Entry tickets, seating arrangements, Feedback questionnaires etc.] most efficiently, with a minimum of fuss and loss of time. All in all, as I have said, these ladies are some of greatest treasures and will continue to grow your company client base and tourism in your country in general.

    I would like to give special feedback in respect to our Beijing guide Candy. She is an exceptional person and has left all of the people in our group with an amazingly positive opinion of the country and people. During our vacation all matters were handled with poise and a smile. She is efficient without being too busy to assist clients. Candy is also flexible and able to adjust presentations to suit various people's interests. She provided relevant information to the group on all sites we visited. She also was able to inform us of many aspect of day to day life for local people that do not come in the travel books. In addition she was willing to share some personal stories that gave us real knowledge of Chinese life. These little anecdotes are priceless as it creates a bond of openness and trust between client and guide.

    Candy also sought feedback in informal conversations on many occasions about her presentations and content to ensure it was suitable and was meeting the group's needs. She is eager to improve and keen to ensure each person is enjoying their experience.

    One of our group had an unfortunate incident with some counterfeit money. Candy spent several hours assisting the client in sorting out the matter, and while not completely resolved, she ensured that all people from the group were supported and felt safe and comfortable during the matter. This is yet another example of her going beyond the call of her normal duties to ensure client satisfaction.

    I will be speaking of TCG in very positive terms to many people. This is as a direct result of the work of the staff I have mentioned above - special note for Wendy, Kelly and Candy.
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    Etienne
    United States
    Posted on July 22, 2019
    In general, I truly recommend the trip we did (Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai). We loved each day. Hotels, foods, activities, explanation, guides, etc, were all better than what we expected. If I come back, I will definitely do another trip with Travel China Guide.
    Pavlin
    Serbia
    Posted on July 13, 2019
    We were nicely surprised by the good organization of the whole trip and the delicious meals which were provided. The accommodations were also good - clean and providing abundant buffet breakfast. We especially enjoy the boat cruise on Li River. Highly recommended!
    Leanne Moore
    USA
    Posted on July 06, 2019
    I am very satisfied with the tour! The things we saw were so wonderful and amazing, and all the guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels we stayed in (especially the one in Shanghai) were so nice. Thank you so much!
    Lena F
    Australia
    Posted on July 04, 2019
    Our guides in Beijing (Tina), Guilin (Oscar) and Xian (Lily) were outstanding and we really enjoyed being part of their group. They were all like our family and we miss them very much. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. We learned a lot about each city and about the history & culture. The hotel accommodations were wonderful and the service was high quality. The places they have arranged for us to visit were amazing, and we loved each site. In Xian, we were given only one hour to ride bicycles/walk along the City Wall, and we felt that the time was not sufficient for our group. Thank you for this wonderful experience. ... More
    L Johnson
    USA
    Posted on June 30, 2019
    I took the 11-day tour of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai. The trip was well planned. The accommodations were great --mostly used the Sheraton chain. Breakfasts were outstanding --buffets with so many choices --you could not eat everything. The lunch at a local woman's apartment is not to be missed--one of the best meals on the trip. The tour sponsored lunch and dinners were great--many courses of delicious food!! An excellent dinner I had on my own--Beef Noodle Boutique in Shanghai near the Radisson Blue in downtown Shanghai. Hand-pulled noodles, beef slices, and vegetables in a rich beef broth. Delicious and inexpensive --about $5 US dollars.

    The tour covered the iconic destinations--The Great Wall, The Forbidden Place, Terracotta Warriors..etc. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and looked for ways to make this an outstanding trip. Kudos Candy, Carol, and Ocean!! I recommend you take the night tour in Shanghai.

    A few tips--If your trip ends in Shanghai. Plan to take the subway and the MagLev (magnetic levitation) train. The trip to the airport is quick (the MagLev hits nearly 200 mph) and inexpensive ~$8 US dollars. The subway signs are subtitled in English so you can navigate fairly easily.

    Tip 2: If you are sensitive to cigarette smoke, you may want to pack a smog mask. There does not seem to be a law against smoking in restaurants, and the popular cigarettes seem to be unfiltered. That said, this was NOT a frequent problem on my trip. But when it cropped up, I wish I had a mask.

    Finally, take toliet paper with you --always. Most places have tissue (and a few Western toilets) but you want to be prepared for the ones that do not.

    Enjoy your trip--I did!!!
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    Pauline
    United States
    Posted on June 18, 2019
    We must say congratulations on the most amazing holiday we enjoyed with TCG.com in China. The hotel accommodation and breakfast were of top quality. Guides were very friendly. Punctual and very informative making our trip so exciting and memorable. Internal flights were well organized and made travel from one city to the other very easy. Our banquet lunches supplied by them along with drinks were far beyond expectations. We have no hesitation of confirming how happy we were with this company.
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