China Delights from Shanghai

SG33: 12 Days Small Group Tour of Shanghai - Beijing - Xi'an - 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: 11 nights, nice 5-star hotels
Meals: 11 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
  • 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
Welcome to China, an oriental country with long and glorious history and full of modern dynamics. Upon your arrival in Shanghai, our guide is ready to meet you at the exit of the airport, holding a welcome board with your name on it. We then drive you to check in at the hotel and remain the rest time of the day free.
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 2 Shanghai - Beijing
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 around 4.5 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
A tour briefing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Great Wall, Beijing
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 an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a decent local restaurant to taste the real Chinese food including the roasted Peking Duck. 

The afternoon time is to visit the Temple of Heaven, a massive outdoor park filled with beautiful green space and temples. In the evening, you will enjoy a wonderful Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 4 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall. (B)
Today's highlight is surely the marvelous Great Wall, which is two hours away from your hotel. The section of Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-preserved sections of the wall, surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery. A round way cable car is included in your trip. 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. The tour today will be completed after enjoying some free time at an authentic local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Beijing - Xi'an
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)
After breakfast, you will pack your luggage and check out the hotel. On our last day tour in Beijing, we first come to the Summer Palace, the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China. Then drive by the Olympic Bird's Nest and you will have chance to admire the magnificent building. The lunch is in a la carte style and you have an allowance of CNY150 per person to order food as you like.

Afterwards, have a rickshaw tour along the old Hutong alleys. Chinese Paper Cutting experience is arranged for you to know more about China's popular traditional folk art. Later in the day, we drive you to the airport and see you off for your flight to Xi'an. After two hours flight journey, you will land in Xi'an 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
Day 6 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)
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Now comes to our highlight visit in Xi'an, the Terracotta Army, 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, 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. Also you will have a chance to learn how to cook Chinese food with the host for free. 

After lunch, we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda & Xi'an Museum. This evening, the special Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be scheduled for you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

Since the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours starting during the periods. Clients will enjoy free time to relax.
Day 7 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)
Continue your visit to the ancient City Wall. Before ascending the wall, you will walk around the City Wall Park to experience local people's daily life and also have a chance to practice Tai Chi with the master. If you like to have more fun, why not try cycling on the City Wall? The bike can be rent on the spot at your expense.

An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) is arranged for your group at a fancy local restaurant. 

In the afternoon, you will visit the Provincial History Museum and then come to the Great Mosque. Spend your remaining time at the famous Muslim bazaar, where you can get a good opportunity to shopping small souvenirs or gifts. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 8 Xi'an - Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill. (B)
In the morning, bid farewell to your guide in Xi'an after we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. The flight takes about two hours. Then you will meet your Guilin local guide at the airport exit after you fetch back your luggage. Not like Beijing and Xi'an 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 the Elephant Trunk Hill, and then transfer to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel
Day 9 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, West Street, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin. (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. Walk along the famous West Street before having a wonderful countryside trip to appreciate the beautiful rural scenery in Yangshuo. Pay a short visit to a local villager's home. After that, we will transfer you back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during 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 escorted to the hotel. Then the rest of the time is free for you to have a rest at the hotel or discover this modern and prosperous city on your own.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 11 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
In the morning, our guide is ready to pick you up after you have breakfast. Today you will visit Shanghai Museum to see more of China's cultural relics. Then visit the Yu Garden which represents the classical private gardens in southern area. The surrounding traditional bazaar is also an interesting place for a visit.

An a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a famed local restaurant. 

Following the morning activities, you will visit the quiet Former French Concession area. Then come to the Bund, where you will have a one hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. At the end of the day, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel and bid farewell to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 12 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)
Today you will travel to the airport for your flight by yourself. You may book a taxi with the hotel reception beforehand. There are two airports in Shanghai. Please check and make sure you get to the correct one that your flight may depart. Wish you a nice journey home!

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 two persons!
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
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Jun 16(Wed)Jun 27(Sun)$2739$759
Jun 23(Wed)Jul 04(Sun)$2779$759
Jun 30(Wed)Jul 11(Sun)$2809$759
Jul 07(Wed)Jul 18(Sun)$2809$759
Jul 14(Wed)Jul 25(Sun)$2809$759
Jul 21(Wed)Aug 01(Sun)$2809 $2668$759
Jul 28(Wed)Aug 08(Sun)$2809 $2668$759
Aug 04(Wed)Aug 15(Sun)$2809 $2668$759
Aug 11(Wed)Aug 22(Sun)$2809 $2668$759
Aug 18(Wed)Aug 29(Sun)$2809 $2528$759
Aug 25(Wed)Sep 05(Sun)$2829 $2546$779
Sep 01(Wed)Sep 12(Sun)$2829 $2546$819
Sep 08(Wed)Sep 19(Sun)$2829 $2546$819
Sep 15(Wed)Sep 26(Sun)$2829 $2546$819
Sep 22(Wed)Oct 03(Sun)$2829 $2546$819
Oct 06(Wed)Oct 17(Sun)$2829 $2546$819
Oct 13(Wed)Oct 24(Sun)$2829 $2546$819
Oct 20(Wed)Oct 31(Sun)$2829 $2546$819
Oct 27(Wed)Nov 07(Sun)$2589 $2330$809
Nov 03(Wed)Nov 14(Sun)$2589 $2330$809
Nov 10(Wed)Nov 21(Sun)$2569 $2312$789
Nov 19(Fri)Nov 30(Tue)$2519 $2267$729
Dec 03(Fri)Dec 14(Tue)$2499 $2249$689
Dec 22(Wed)Jan 02(Sun)$2499 $2249$689

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

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
Why Travel With Us
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    4.54 Reviews
    Assad Sughayar
    Posted on December 18, 2018
    Good Morning

    My deep Greetings to Rubi
    Manager of China travel tour

    I highly appreciate Kelly’work she was with me from the beginning to the end , I did not believe that I would make such a step to travel China without her consult ,she made me safe and trusted her a lot and one of my notes to her “ would I meet you in my trip ? “ she said yes and I would like to hug her too out of respect and admiration . Hope what begins we’ll end well , wow
    I hope that when I arrive at Shanghai your guide will have patience to find me and pick me up that is what I worry about now !

    At last but not least I wish you all success
    Thank you a lot for your special letter to me it tells a lot

    Yours Assad
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    yih sheng chin
    Posted on December 09, 2018
    Good, satisfied
    United States
    Posted on November 15, 2018
    We enjoyed the trip tremendously. The sights of the Li River in Guilin were simply breathtaking, and our guide did an excellent job of finding additional activities to keep us busy when we moved through some of the sites faster than he expected. Echo, our guide in Xian, showed us that there were many interesting things to see in addition to the Terracotta Army. She was an extremely good guide and her fondness for Xian and for meeting with travelers from all over the world was evident. The only drawbacks I note are those made by many others. The guides were very hesitant to depart in any way from the schedule, even when we would indicate that we were willing to skip a planned stop to spend additional time at another and that we didn't expect a refund. Second, some of the food were bland and there was far too much of it!

    Should I ever return to China, I will certainly use their services again.
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    Edward P
    United States
    Posted on October 28, 2018
    This group tour was very memorable and the Tang Dynasty Dance Show was excellent! Our guide, Carol in Xian, was professional and helpful. We would recommend their services to anyone.
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