China Delights from Shanghai

SG27: 12 Days Small Group Tour to Shanghai - Beijing - Xian - 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 - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • Cruise on the meandering Li River & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Shanghai
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Welcome to China, an oriental country with long and glorious history and full of modern dynamics. As soon as you land in Shanghai, our guide is ready to meet you at the exit of the airport. We then drive you to check in at the hotel and remain the rest time of the day free. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 2 Shanghai - Beijing
Hotel-railway station transfer. A high speed train to Beijing, Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
Our group in the Forbidden City, Beijing
The group you will join in is scheduled to begin and end in Shanghai. We have arranged the sightseeing of Shanghai when you come back on the eleventh day, so today you will take the high-speed train heading for Beijing first. The train journey is 5.5 - 6 hours and it runs about every 20 minutes from 07:00 to 19:00. The ideal one we would like to book for you leaves at 10:00 and arrives in Beijing at 15:00, but if you have other preferred time of leaving, or if you prefer to take flight instead, come to your travel consultant please. The transfers between your hotel and the train station in both Shanghai and Beijing are included. After we assist you to check in at the hotel in Beijing, you will be free for the rest time of the day. Take a good sleep tonight and your exciting China group tours from Shanghai officially starts from tomorrow. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 3 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Badaling Great Wall
In the morning, meet your guide and the other group members at the hotel lobby. Let's go for our first highlight of this trip, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Covering an area of 440 thousand square meters, Tiananmen Square is regarded as the heart of the city. After taking some pictures on the square, we walk into the Forbidden City, a grand Royal Palace for Ming and Qing dynasties. Besides the large scale and unique wooden structure of this ancient architectural complex, the more interesting part of this would be the historical and mysterious stories and legends about the imperial life that you will hear from your guide.

After that, have a hearty lunch at a decent local restaurant to taste the real Chinese food (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price).

The afternoon time is to visit the Temple of Heaven, followed by a vivid Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Today's highlight is surely the marvelous Great Wall, which is two hours away from your hotel. The section of Badaling Great Wall is the best-preserved and most complete section. Its magnificence is incomparable. After that a jade store is arranged. As there is no good restaurant close to the wall, we leave the lunch on your own and you may have some fast food nearby with the recommendation of your guide.

Continue the afternoon visit to the Sacred Way. On the way back to Beijing, you will have a chance to admire the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) from a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Our travel consultant with her clients
Today you will pack your luggage beforehand and check out the hotel after the breakfast. On our last day tour in Beijing, we devote our time to the beautiful Summer Palace, a pearl factory and the traditional Hutong alleys. Lunch is still in a la carte style and you have an allowance of CNY150 per person to order food as you like.

Later in the day, we drive you to the airport and see you off for your flight to Xian. After two hours flight journey, you will land in Xian where your new guide is expecting you with a warm welcome. We transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel Xian
Day 6 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Terracotta Army, Xian
Now comes to our highlight visit in Xian, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is regarded as the eighth miracle in the world. This underground army was built by the first Emperor Qin Shi Huang to protect him in his afterlife. The craftsmanship of the terracotta warriors is outstanding and it is amazing that each warrior has its own attire and expression. After that, go to a pottery-making factory, and then we drive back to the downtown city.

Lunch today is specially arranged in a local family and the delicious food is made by the hospitable hostess. Visit her house and you will get to know the local people's life in China.

Then we visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xian Museum before attending the Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show in the evening. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Day 7 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Continue your visit to the ancient City Wall and the Provincial History Museum today. An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) is arranged at a fancy local restaurant. After that, visit the Great Mosque and then spend your remaining time at the famous Muslim market, where you get a good opportunity to shopping small souvenirs and gifts. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave. (B)
Li River Cruise, Guilin
In the morning, bid farewell to your guide in Xian after we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. The flight takes about two hours. Then you will meet your local guide at the airport exit after you fetch back your luggage. Not like Beijing and Xian where you learn much about China's history and culture, Guilin is a beautiful city in southern part with marvelous landscape.

After arrival, we will firstly visit the Reed Flute Cave. And then transfer you to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 9 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Elephant Trunk Hill. (B+L)
Yangshuo countryside
Today you will enjoy a visual feast with continuous green hills and clear waters when you cruise along Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. Lunch on the boat is the basic Chinese lunch box so you are suggested to have a big breakfast at the hotel in the morning. 

After 4 to 5 hours on the boat, you will disembark at Yangshuo at around 14:00. Followed is a lovely countryside trip to appreciate the beautiful rural scenery in Yangshuo, including a local villager's home. After that, we will transfer you back to Guilin and fulfill your time by visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time for the rest of the day. (B)
After breakfast, we transfer you to the airport to take flight to Shanghai. You will be greeted by your local guide upon arrival and transferred to the hotel. Then the rest of the time is free on your own to discover this modern and prosperous city.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 11 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
In the morning, your guide is ready to pick you up after you have breakfast. Today we will visit Shanghai Museum to see more of China's cultural relics. Then visit the Yuyuan Garden which represents the classical private gardens in southern area. Followed is a silk factory which is an ideal place to witness the tradition of the mulberry-tree planting, silkworm raising, silk reeling, silk fabric weaving and silk embroidery.

After an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) at a local restaurant, we will continue to visit the Bund, where you will also have a short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. At the end of the day, we will transfer you back to the hotel and bid farewell to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 12 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today you will travel to the airport for your homeward flight by yourself. You may book a taxi with the hotel reception beforehand. It costs about CNY180 per cab to PVG Airport.

If you would like to stay longer for a private extension trip, please come to your travel consultant to discuss more. We wish you have had a wonderful time with us in China. Thank 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 in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jun. 2018Jun 06(Wed) Jun 17(Sun) $1849$609
Jun 13(Wed) Jun 24(Sun) $1849$609
Jun 20(Wed) Jul 01(Sun) $1849$609
Jun 27(Wed) Jul 08(Sun) $1909$609
Jul. 2018Jul 04(Wed) Jul 15(Sun) $1909$609
Jul 11(Wed) Jul 22(Sun) $1909$609
Jul 18(Wed) Jul 29(Sun) $1909$609
Jul 25(Wed) Aug 05(Sun) $1909 $1813$609
Aug. 2018Aug 01(Wed) Aug 12(Sun) $1919 $1823$619
Aug 08(Wed) Aug 19(Sun) $1919 $1823$619
Aug 15(Wed) Aug 26(Sun) $1919 $1823$619
Aug 29(Wed) Sep 09(Sun) $1929 $1736$659
Sep. 2018Sep 05(Wed) Sep 16(Sun) $1929 $1736$659
Sep 12(Wed) Sep 23(Sun) $1929 $1736$659
Sep 19(Wed) Sep 30(Sun) $1929 $1736$659
Oct. 2018Oct 03(Wed) Oct 14(Sun) $1929 $1736$659
Oct 10(Wed) Oct 21(Sun) $1929 $1736$659
Oct 17(Wed) Oct 28(Sun) $1929 $1736$659
Oct 24(Wed) Nov 04(Sun) $1859 $1673$649
Oct 31(Wed) Nov 11(Sun) $1739 $1565$659
Nov. 2018Nov 07(Wed) Nov 18(Sun) $1709 $1538$619
Nov 14(Wed) Nov 25(Sun) $1659 $1493$599
Dec. 2018Dec 07(Fri) Dec 18(Tue) $1599 $1439$579
Dec 21(Fri) Jan 01(Tue) $1599 $1439$579

Remarks: 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 in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 04(Fri) Jan 15(Tue) $1679 $1511$509
Jan 18(Fri) Jan 29(Tue) $1679 $1511$509
Feb. 2019Feb 23(Sat) Mar 06(Wed) $1679 $1511$509
Mar. 2019Mar 04(Mon) Mar 15(Fri) $1729 $1556$559
Mar 11(Mon) Mar 22(Fri) $1729 $1556$559
Mar 25(Mon) Apr 05(Fri) $1879 $1691$589
Apr. 2019Apr 03(Wed) Apr 14(Sun) $1989 $1790$629
Apr 10(Wed) Apr 21(Sun) $1989 $1790$629
Apr 17(Wed) Apr 28(Sun) $1989 $1790$629
Apr 24(Wed) May 05(Sun) $1989 $1790$629
May. 2019May 08(Wed) May 19(Sun) $1989 $1790$629
May 15(Wed) May 26(Sun) $1989 $1790$629
May 22(Wed) Jun 02(Sun) $1989 $1790$629
May 29(Wed) Jun 09(Sun) $1959 $1763$589
Jun. 2019Jun 05(Wed) Jun 16(Sun) $1959 $1763$589
Jun 12(Wed) Jun 23(Sun) $1959 $1763$589
Jun 19(Wed) Jun 30(Sun) $1959 $1763$589
Jun 26(Wed) Jul 07(Sun) $1989 $1790$589
Jul. 2019Jul 03(Wed) Jul 14(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Jul 10(Wed) Jul 21(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Jul 17(Wed) Jul 28(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Jul 24(Wed) Aug 04(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Jul 31(Wed) Aug 11(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Aug. 2019Aug 07(Wed) Aug 18(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Aug 14(Wed) Aug 25(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Aug 21(Wed) Sep 01(Sun) $2009 $1808$579
Aug 28(Wed) Sep 08(Sun) $2009 $1808$619
Sep. 2019Sep 04(Wed) Sep 15(Sun) $2039 $1835$639
Sep 11(Wed) Sep 22(Sun) $2039 $1835$639
Sep 18(Wed) Sep 29(Sun) $2039 $1835$639
Oct. 2019Oct 02(Wed) Oct 13(Sun) $2039 $1835$639
Oct 09(Wed) Oct 20(Sun) $2039 $1835$639
Oct 16(Wed) Oct 27(Sun) $2039 $1835$639
Oct 23(Wed) Nov 03(Sun) $1959 $1763$639
Oct 30(Wed) Nov 10(Sun) $1809 $1628$629
Nov. 2019Nov 06(Wed) Nov 17(Sun) $1809 $1628$629
Nov 20(Wed) Dec 01(Sun) $1739 $1565$549
Dec. 2019Dec 07(Sat) Dec 18(Wed) $1689 $1520$519
Dec 21(Sat) Jan 01(Wed) $1689 $1520$519
Jan. 2020Jan 04(Sat) Jan 15(Wed) $1689 $1520$519
Feb. 2020Feb 12(Wed) Feb 23(Sun) $1689 $1520$519
Mar. 2020Mar 04(Wed) Mar 15(Sun) $1709 $1538$549
Mar 11(Wed) Mar 22(Sun) $1709 $1538$549
Mar 25(Wed) Apr 05(Sun) $1729 $1556$549
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • 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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