SH21: 6 Days Private Shanghai & Guilin Tour

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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to the magic city Shanghai! Hope you will completely enjoy the following 6 days Shanghai Guilin tour with us. After arrival, your guide will meet you at the exit holding a sign with your name on it and escort you to the hotel. The rest time of the day is left for your own arrangement. You can have a good rest at the hotel to get over the jet lag or go out for a stroll or shopping.
Day 2 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Huangpu River Cruise, the Bund, Nanjing Road. (B)
Shanghai Bund
The Bund area
The first stop of our Shanghai Guilin tour is Shanghai Museum. There are about one million cultural relics in this art museum and the most characteristic ones are the bronze wares, ceramics, calligraphies and paintings. Then proceed to the classic Chinese garden Yu Garden to appreciate the delicate pavilions, rockeries, corridors and various plants. Outside the Yu Garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where plenty of special snacks can be found. You can have your lunch here. The guide will recommend you some according to your taste. 

After lunch, we will go to Shiliupu Dork to board a cruise along Huangpu River. During the 50-minute journey, you can watch the wonderful landscape and architectures on both sides of the river. After disembarking, follow the guide to the Bund. Here, some free time will be left for you to explore this iconic landmark of Shanghai with many western style buildings. Travelling here, you can also experience the leisure and entertainment life of local people. The final stop of today is Nanjing Road, the first commercial street after Shanghai opened the trade port. You can have a taste of some special snacks and purchase some gifts here.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Shanghai - Guilin
Zhujiajiao Water Town. A flight to Guilin. Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Zhujiajiao Water Town
Zhujiajiao Water Town
In the morning, we will take the car to Zhujiajiao Water Town in about 1 hour. It is one of the nearest southern water towns to Shanghai and one of the top four historical and cultural towns in Shanghai area. When getting there, we will stroll among the alleys and various bridges. Then travel from Kezhi Garden to Great North Avenue by boat. Many special eateries have been opened along the street, so you can have lunch here. After lunch, you will be transferred to the airport and fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, the local guide will pick you up and lead you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin
Guilin-Longsheng transfer. Longji Rice Terraces, Zhuang Village. Drive back to Guilin. (B)
Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces
After breakfast, your Shanghai to Guilin tour in Guilin will start with the Longji Rice Terraces in Longsheng where we will take 1.5 - 2 hours' car to get there. Longji Rice Terraces are first constructed in the early Qing Dynasty (1688 - 1911) covering an altitude from 300 meters (984 feet) to 1,110 meters (3,609 feet). The locals plant crops there to satisfy their daily needs. The main scenic spot is "Seven Stars Accompany the Moon" which is composed of seven small areas of terraces and one large terrace located all on the mountain top. Then visit the local characteristic residences stilted wooden buildings in Zhuang Village and learn the unique culture of the local minorities. In the end, we will drive back to the hotel in Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Guilin - Yangshuo
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. (B+L)
Li River cruise, Guilin
Our clients on Li River Cruise
In today's Shanghai to Guilin tour, a cruise along the picturesque Li River will be arranged. First, we will go to Millstone Dork by car to get onboard the cruise. During the 4-hour cruise, you can appreciate scenic scenery along the way like the green mountains, crystal water, strange caves and wonderful rocks. The background image of RMB20 is also shot here. You can prepare one note in advance and take a comparison picture when passing by. After getting off the cruise, we will go to the countryside by car and pay a visit to a local family. If interested, you can also rent a bike to cycle around. Just inform your guide ahead of time and he will make proper arrangements for you then. At the end of the day, the guide will transfer you to the hotel in Yangshuo and help you with the check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
 Friendly Tips

· The lunch provided on cruise is simple Chinese box food. In case you do not like it, it is advised to enjoy a big breakfast and take along with some snacks.

· West Street in Yangshuo is a quite well-known business street. If you are energetic after the tour, you can have a stroll there. It boasts many restaurants and bars, a good place for nightlife.
Day 6 Yangshuo - Guilin - Departure
Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Reed Flute Cave. Airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
In the morning, the guide will set aside some free time for you to explore Yangshuo. Afterwards, we will return to Guilin and tour Reed Flute Cave. In this 240-meter-long (262-yard-long) cave, scatter a large number of gorgeous stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers, hence reputed as the art palace of nature. Besides, there are 77 pieces of mural paintings of different dynasties inside. When the tour ends, the guide will send you to the airport for the onward flight.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel Sunrise On The Bund
GuilinShangri-La Hotel Grand Link Hotel
YangshuoGreen Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1459
$1299
$1089
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1249
$1079
$879  
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfare of Shanghai/Guilin
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch on the Li River cruise
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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