FT02: 11 Days Private Tour of Beijing  Xian Guilin Shanghai
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Sincere greetings & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon your arrival, our guide will be waiting for you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can arrange the rest of the day yourself. Going shopping nearby and relaxing at the hotel swimming pool are both good choices.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Summer Palace. (B+L)
Our family group on the Great Wall, Beijing
Your private China family tour begins at Tiananmen Square, the largest city center square in the world. It is also the place that the national flag rising ceremony is held every day. Then, we will walk to the Forbidden City, an unparalleled masterpiece of Chinese palace architecture. It was the dwelling palace of 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911).

Then, an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged for you in a nice restaurant. With the assistance of our guide, you can order the dishes you like in advance. You and the children can taste authentic Chinese foods. After a short rest, we will continue our travel to the Summer Palace, a typical classic Chinese garden. Apart from enjoying the sightseeing, you can row a boat with your family on Kunming Lake. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Our first stop today is the Mutianyu Great wall. It is a well-preserved section noted for its unique style. The round-trip cable car is arranged for you, but there is still some distance that needs to be covered on foot. On arrival on the wall, you can enjoy the fresh air and enchanting scenery. If you travelling with seniors, we can arrange a visit to the Juyongguan Great Wall instead, which is less physically challenging. You arrange your own lunch, but our guide is available for advice. In the afternoon, we are scheduled to visit the Sacred Way, a wide and long road leading to the Ming Tombs' complex along which you can take a relaxing stroll. Finally, we will drive back to the downtown area, passing by the Bird's Nest (National Stadium). You can capture its unique appearance on film. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Pandas in Beijing Zoo, Hutong alleys. A high speed train to Xian. Railway station to hotel transfer. (B)
Kids indulging in learning making dumplings in Xian local family visit
In the morning, we will go straight to the panda house at Beijing Zoo. The Giant Panda is regarded as the national treasure of China. There, your children can learn about panda's living habit. When pandas are eating, you can record this amusing moment with camera. Then we will trace the culture and history of local Beijing people's lives by visiting the must-see old Hutong alleys. Drop by a local family and chat with them, you will learn more interesting stories of this city.

Lunch is on your own arrangement. After that, the guide will escort your family to the high-speed train to Xian. You and your children have a chance to experience the high-speed train, which is now a popular, safe and fast transport means in China. After a 5-hour ride, our guide will pick up you at Xian North Railway Station and take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Army Museum, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda. (B)
A cool bicycle riding on Xian City Wall
Xian is an ancient city, and today we will start our journey from the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum and learn of the city's profound history. It is a large underground military museum of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207BC), with countless excavated pottery figures, weapons, and horses. Your family will have a fruitful lesson about the ancient history. After that proceed to a pottery workshop where you will have chance to observe the process of making pottery and make a pottery ware by yourself if you are interested. Lunch will be arranged by yourself, and our guide will give you some advice. Towards the afternoon, follow the guide to go to the Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, a Buddhist tower surviving from the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). Frequently, you can see students painting there. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xian - Guilin
City Wall, Muslim Street, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch. Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
In the morning, we will go atop the ancient Xian City Wall. It is the best-preserved wall from the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) in China. Cycling on the wall with your family will be cool and fantastic as well as memorable experience. Then we go to the Muslim Street to do some simple shopping. There are a lot of souvenir shops, where your children can select some gifts. Afterwards, we will pay a visit to a local family and have a la carte lunch (valued CNY120.00 per person included in our price) there. You have a chance to learn from the hostess how to cook Chinese dishes. If your visit is on the weekend, your children can play with the hostess's children. Later, the guide will see you off at the airport, with your whole family taking a flight to Guilin. Our local guide will be waiting for you at Guilin Airport. The hotel we booked for you has a swimming pool, which you can enjoy, if interested. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. (B+L)
Our clients enjoying the Li River Cruise, Guilin
The guide will accompany you on a Li River cruise down to Yangshuo, the best way to appreciate the natural landscape. Enjoy the soft breeze from the river and embrace the picturesque scenery on the riverbanks. There is no more fun thing than chatting, napping or photo taking on the deck. Everyone finds their own way to relax. The cruise lasts around 4 hours and reaches terminal Yangshuo at about 14:00. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, our guide will arrange for you to check into the booked hotel. Afterwards, we will take a short trip in the Yangshuo countryside and drop by a local family. The rest of the day is free. In the West Street, there are a lot of Chinese and western restaurants; you can choose a favorite one by your own for supper. A stroll along the street is also full of fun.

Tips: Unfortunately the lunch served on the cruise is simple Chinese box lunch, which is not up to the standard that TravelChinaGuide would like. So we recommend you take a hearty breakfast at the hotel in the morning.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Yangshuo
Free time for the day. (B)
The whole day is left free for your own arrangements. To have an in-depth tour in the Yangshuo countryside, you and your family can hire the bicycles to sightsee. Great Banyan and Moon Hill are good destinations. There you will enjoy pleasant mood and fresh air. If you are interested in local dishes, we can arrange a cooking class for you there. To better experience local people's life, you can also choose to help the local farmers with some farm work.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 9 Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Yangshuo-Guilin transfer, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Today we will drive back to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Cave. In the cave, you will see the wonder of karst. There are a lot of stalactites with unique shapes. Under the simmering light, it looks like a fairyland. Then we visit Elephant Trunk Hill. Located on the bank of the Li River, the hill appears to be an elephant dipping the water from the river. The hill also has rich cliff carvings, with the history dating back to 1,000 years ago. Then our guide will see you off at the airport, and you will take an onward flight to Shanghai. Our Shanghai guide will pick you up and help you check into the hotel

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 10 Shanghai
Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Xintiandi, A la carte lunch, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, the Bund, an acrobatic show. (B+L)
A happy family in Shanghai Bund
In the morning, we will go to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Museum, located at the People's Square in the city center. There are models of the city plan, giving you a complete overview of the city. Afterwards, we visit Xintiandi, a cultural and commercial zone of Shanghai. There are shopping malls, restaurants, recreation places scattered around, where you can sense its modern and traditional vigor together. After partaking of the bumper a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price), you visit the Yu Garden, a private classic garden which used to be owned by a local celebrity. You will be given some time to wander around the Yuyuan Market, where you can buy some souvenirs as gifts. Afterwards, you will go to the Bund, Shanghai's famous waterfront landmark. Take an excursion along the Bund, and enjoy the soft breeze from the Huangpu River. In the evening, there will be a wonderful acrobatics show arranged for you. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & farewell. A nice journey home! (B)
Your private family trip comes to an end today, and we arrange you the last surprise, the maglev train. Our guide will escort you to the Longyang Road Station, and accompany you to experience the fast maglev train. It takes about 8 minutes to reach the airport, and your luggage will be transferred to the airport by our driver at the same time. Our guide will see you off at the airport. Wish you a safe journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Tour price for the child under 12 is upon request, we will quote for the age.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares & train fares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guide(s)
  • Private driver(s) & air-conditioned vehicle(s)
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Questions & Answers
Asked by Shazza from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 12, 2019 11:45Reply
Can the Beijing Yikatong Card also be used in Shanghai?
Answers (2)
Answered by Julia from DENMARK | Jan. 14, 2019 19:04

No, the card cannot be used in Shanghai.
Answered by shazza from NEW ZEALAND | Jan. 16, 2019 23:50

ok thank you for answering
Asked by Patricia D'Souza from UNITED STATES | Mar. 03, 2018 09:21Reply
I am travelling from Bangkok to Shenzhen to Beijing to Seattle. Do I need visa? Only in transit?
Hi, I am transiting between flights in China. Do I need Visa. My travel agent said to check. I am a US citizen.
Answers (1)
Answered by Winster from CANADA | Mar. 04, 2018 21:10

Yes, a transit visa is needed for your case and it should be applied for in advance.
Asked by Frances Lim from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 12, 2017 11:41Reply
Buses from Shanghai PVG to hotel

We will be staying at Blue Mountain Hostel The Bund. Are there buses available after 12MN?

Answers (3)
Answered by Wallace from NEW ZEALAND | Oct. 12, 2017 22:50

Yes, you can take the Shuttle Bus Night Line to People’s Square, and then take a taxi to your hotel. Or you can walk north for 15 minutes and turn right to East Beijing Rd, walk east for 3 minutes, you will get to the hotel.
Answered by Frances from PHILIPPINES | Oct. 12, 2017 23:46

Is there a schedule for the night shuttle bus?
Answered by Selina from CANADA | Oct. 18, 2017 20:16

As I know, it’s available from 23:05 to the last flight with an interval of no more than 45 minutes.
Asked by Ricky Sung from SINGAPORE | Jul. 11, 2017 20:26Reply
Hi Guys, I have 3 questions to ask about subway station and hotel/apartment in Beijing.
1) May I know which substation is near the International Convention Centre(BICC)?
2) Do you have any hotels or apartment near BICC?
3) How is the weather in there for early month of November like? Need winter clothings?
Hear from you. Thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Tina from UNITED KINGDOM | Jul. 11, 2017 22:14

1. Is the International Convention Centre located at no.8 East Beichen Road, Chaoyang District? If yes, the Olympic Sports Center Subway Station may be the nearest one, which is about 800 meters from the convention centre.
2. Continental Grand Hotel is located at no.8, East Beichen Road, which is just beside the convention centre. Grand Skylight Catic Hotel is only about 260 meters from the convention center.
3. The temperature may be around 28F to 60F at that time. You are suggested to take some warm clothes with you.
Asked by Noel | Apr. 14, 2017 01:32Reply
My wife has a question about the visits to local families at Yangshuo and Xi'an.
She has read that it is customary to take a gift, is this correct and if so, what would you advise as suitable items.
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Apr. 14, 2017 01:37

Actually there is no need for you to bring any gifts. But if you want to show your respect, you may bring some candy.
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