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105: 12 Days Luxury & Standard Beijing Shanghai Xian Guilin Hong Kong
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day04 Beijing - Shanghai
Summer Palace, Hutong tour. High speed train to Shanghai. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
Day05 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and a cultural street. (B+L)
Day06 Shanghai - Xian
Free morning. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Day07 Xian
Terracotta Warriors Museum, Provincial History Museum, City Wall. (B)
Day08 Xian - Guilin
Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch. Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Day09 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip in Yangshuo. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. (B+L)
Day10 Guilin - Hong Kong
Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill. Fly to Hongkong. Airport-hotel transport by yourself. (B)
Day11 Hong Kong
Free time for the day. (B)
Day12 Departure from Hong Kong
Take a shuttle bus or a taxi to the airport. A pleasant trip home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Upon arrival at Beijing Capital Airport, you will reclaim your luggage and clear the customs first. Our guide will meet you outside the customs, holding a sign on which your name is written. A comfortable private transfer will take you to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is free. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square
Photo by our clients Ms. Marian Houser & Mr. Melvin Houser
Today's visit starts from the world's largest city square, Tiananmen Square, which is an important venue for most of the national ceremonies. Walking northwards across the square, you will come to today's highlight, the Forbidden City, namely the Palace Museum. It is the existing largest and best-preserved cluster of imperial palace of the country. The typical imperial architecture of red walls and golden roofs and thousands of exquisite historical relics will show you a vivid picture of the royal life of 600 years ago. Around noon, as is our practice to avoid the cheap tourist restaurants, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a noted local restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food. Usually our a la carte meal price for each client is three to four times higher than that of the tourist restaurants. In the afternoon, continue the visit to the Temple of Heaven, which is the imperial altar of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to worship for the gods of heaven.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day03 Beijing
Chinese people smoked in their long-steamed pipes
After the breakfast, you will start your Badaling Great Wall excursion. 'He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man', as the famous saying comes, it may be a little bit exhausted when climbing the steps, but the unique Chinese history and culture as well as the beautiful scenery will make all your efforts worthy. Today's lunch is not included. Our guide will recommend some proper restaurants to you upon request. Then proceed to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb. On the way back to downtown, we will drive you by the Bird's Nest, where you will have a short stay to take some photos with the huge nest. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day04 Beijing - Shanghai
Today's first stop will be the Summer Palace, which is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden of the nation, and where garden design perfectly merges into the natural beauty. The best way to know about “the culture of courtyard” is by visiting Hutongs. Then a classic Hutong tour passing Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Yandaixiejie, Drum tower or Bell tower is arranged for you to feel the original old Beijing Culture. In the afternoon, you will take a high speed train to Shanghai. Our local guide will meet you at Shanghai Railway Station and then a comfortable private transfer will take you to check in the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day05 Shanghai
Pudong New area
Your private city trip starts from Shanghai Museum this morning, where you will learn more about the splendid history of our country from the vast storage of bronze wares, chinaware and Chinese paintings. Then to the Yuyuan Garden, an elegant private garden built 400 years ago. At noon, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be served at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines. After lunch, take a cruise on the Huangpu River. You will be deeply impressed by different scenes along the both banks of the river - rows of skyscrapers on the east showing the modernness of the city while old western buildings on the west illustrating the history. Continue to have some free time to explore the Bund area and then visit an old street. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day06 Shanghai - Xian
We intend to leave the whole morning free for you to explore the city. As our luxury series hotel is quite close to the Yuyuan Garden and its dazzling market, if feel interested, clients may walk eastward along Fuyou Road to the market, where there are many local flavored snacks, souvenir stores, traditional fashion shops and popular restaurants. Here we recommend the well-known Lv Bo Lang restaurant for your lunch, which specializes in the featured Shanghai-style dim sum and the delicate Shanghai cuisine. Our standard series hotel is close to the subway station of Line 12, so it is easy for clients to go out to do some individual activities that you are interested. In the afternoon, you will take a flight to Xian. Our local guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area of the airport and then a comfortable private transfer will take you to check in the hotel. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day07 Xian
Cairns' family cycling on the City Wall of Xian
Photo by our client Mr. Leo Cairns
The morning will be devoted to the best-known city attraction, the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. You will be taken back to the Qin Dynasty of over 2,200 years ago to see the orderly ranged warriors and horses as well as the exquisite Bronze Chariots and Horses and weapons. Lunch is not offered today. In the afternoon, proceed to the best museum in China, the Provincial History Museum. Then you will go to the City Wall. Standing on it, you can not only learn about the history of ancient Xian, but also have a bird's eye view of the modern city. If time permits, you can also walk or rent a bicycle to ride on the wall by yourself. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day08 Xian - Guilin
Our consultant Lydia with her clients
In the morning, you will visit Xian Museum, where you will visit the exhibition hall with more than 130,000 valuable historical and cultural relics, the ancient Jianfu Temple built in the Tang Dynsaty and the elegant and exquisite Small Wild Goose Pagoda with its primitive features. All these make the museum a historic park for local people's leisure activities and tourists' cultural appreciation. To offer you a chance to get a close touch of the local people's life, we specially arrange a local family visit for you. You will not only dine together with the families to taste the true home cooked food (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price), but also learn to cook Chinese dishes from our Chinese food cooking class menu if you are interested. After that, you will take a flight to Guilin. Our local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. With wonderful natural scenery, Guilin is the perfect place for family holiday or honeymoon vacations. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day09 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Guilin Li River cruise
Today you will take the Li River Cruise from Guilin to rural Yangshuo. During the four to five hours' cruise downstream to Yangshuo, you will see the best scenery along the charming Li River. The limpid river under blue sky, water buffalo patrolling the fields, peasants reaping rice paddies, fisherman floating by on bamboo rafts, all these will let you completely escape from the bustling cities, and have a closest touch with the pristine nature. After disembarking, you will follow our guide to visit the countryside of Yangshuo. You will be invited to visit a local farmer's home on the way. After finishing the journey in Yangshuo, we will drive you back to Guilin.

Tips: Here we would like to remind you the lunch on the cruise is not that good. It is the simple lunch box provided by the cruise company. We can only say it is edible but far from delicious. We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day10 Guilin - Hong Kong
Rural life in Yangshuo
After breakfast, you will visit one of the most famous attractions in the city, the Reed Flute Cave, which is well-known for the exquisite stalagmites and stalactites in variety of shapes. Next you will go to the Seven Star Park, which is a complex park comprising Seven Star Cave of Karst formation, historical sites of temple and stone tablets, and beautiful landscape of hills and rivers. The last stop in the city will be the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the symbol of Guilin landscape. The hill is named so because it resembles an elephant drinking water in the riverside. You will be surprised by the power of nature at the first sight of the huge elephant. Late in the afternoon, our guide will see you off at the airport for your flight to Hong Kong. 

As Hong Kong is an international metropolis with easy transportation system, it is quite convenient for you to explore the city by yourself. In this case, we only reserve the hotel accommodation with breakfast for you there. Upon your arrival at Hong Kong airport, please follow the signs to take the Airport Express and get off at Kowloon station by yourself. The train will take you 20 minutes to Kowloon station, where you could connect to the free shuttle bus K3 to the hotel directly.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day11 Hong Kong
Our clients at the Victoria Peak
Photo by our client Mr. Bruce Malkin
A full day is free for you to visit Hong Kong on your own. For our luxury series clients who stay at the 5-star InterContinental Grand Stanford, you could walk westward along the hotel's Mody Road and turn to left at Chatham Road South, finally get to the waterfront of the Victoria Harbor. Along the Harbor, there are the Avenue of Star, Space Museum, Museum of Art, Cultural Centre and finally the westmost Star Ferry Terminal. We highly recommend you take the time-honored Star Ferry to Central on Hong Kong Island. Not far from the pier, at the bus terminus on the Exchange Square, you could take bus No. 6, 6A, 6X, 60, and 260 to Stanley on the south of the island. You will be interested in the bustling Stanley Market and having lunch at an elegant restaurant. 

For our standard series clients who stay at the 4-star Regal Kowloon Hotel, you could walk down to the Avenue of Stars, which is located in Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront of Victoria Harbor. To the west of the Avenue, there is the terminal of the Star Ferry, by which you will get to Central on Hong Kong Island via Victoria Harbor. It is suggested that you walk to the nearby bus station at Exchange Square and take bus 6, 6A, 6X, 60, and 260 to Stanley on the south of the island. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day12 Departure from Hong Kong
Today you will head to the airport for your homebound flight by yourself. Please take free bus K3 to Kowloon station, from where you can transfer to the Airport Express directly. Alternatively, you can take a taxi to the airport. Whatever, we suggest you go to the airport at least three hours before your flight departure to avoid any traffic jam. Wish you a nice trip back home! 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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