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S-102: 10 Days Private Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Take a Li River cruise down to Yangshuo & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • Walk into a local family, learn to cook Chinese food & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai as you walk along the Bund
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Local people playing cards in Xi'an City Wall ParkRural people's lifeFantastic Li River cruise, GuilinYu Garden
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Our guide will meet you outside the customs of the airport after you retrieve your luggage and clear the customs, and then transfer you to the hotel in downtown area. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city. 

Beijing is a historic city full of cultural sites and refined scenery. Four days are definitely not enough for you to explore it all. If you arrive early in the day, you could take a taxi to the newly renovated Qianmen Street on your own. Along the street you will see Qing Dynasty-style buildings, sample traditional local snacks, explore antique stores and maybe even see an old city's cultural performance. Many old brands like Quanjude roast duck, Guanghe theatre and tea inns can be found here. It is a good place for you to enjoy the culture of this old capital.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Great Wall of China
The first day's private sightseeing visits of your 10 days China itinerary cover the grand Tiananmen Square, the majestic Forbidden City and the sacred Temple of Heaven. All of them are the symbolic tourist attractions of the city. Tiananmen Square is regarded as the heart of the great nation which records the indomitable revolutionary spirit and the undaunted heroic spirit of the nation. Displaying incomparable ancient buildings in front of you, the subsequent exploration in the Forbidden City will allow you to have a deep insight into China's profound history. Your luxurious a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be specially served at a noted restaurant with tasty food, which will be quite a different experience during the journey.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Temple of Heaven
After breakfast, you will visit the astonishing Mutianyu Great Wall by taking the round-trip cable car for the whole morning. No visitor can help feeling the excitement of witnessing the majesty and grandeur of the undulating walls. Lunch is not provided today. You may ask your guide to give you some suggestions about the good restaurants nearby. On the way back to downtown, we will drive by the Bird's Nest and stop over there for a while so that you can take some photos for this significant building. After that, proceed to a featured local market to relax yourself. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Friendly Tips

This tour includes the round-way cable car fees at Mutianyu Great Wall. However, if you are interested in taking the chairlift up and toboggan down the wall, we can also arrange that for you.
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace with boat ride on Kunming Lake, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, A 4.5-hour high speed train to Xi'an, Train station to hotel transfer. (B)
Your private 10 days China tour package in Beijing will come to an end after visiting the well-preserved Summer Palace where a Kunming Lake boat ride is included and taking a Hutong rickshaw tour. Then head to Xi'an by a high speed train and our private transfer will take you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque. (B)
Local people playing cards in Xi'an City Wall Park
Local people playing cards in Xi'an City Wall Park
Your Xian travel starts from the world-famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It was discovered by the local farmers while digging a well in 1974. This accidental discovery made the eighth wonder worldwide famous. Nearly eight thousand pieces of soldiers have been renovated to date. The excavation includes warriors, horses, chariot, bronze, swords, spears, halberts and many others. You will arrange lunch on your own today. Our guide will recommend you some nice restaurants upon your request.

In the afternoon, visit the Provincial History Museum and the time-honored Great Mosque. Then extend your journey to the lively Muslim Street, where you can take a leisurely walk or purchase some fancy gifts for your families or friends.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xi'an - Guilin
Xi'an City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta Army
This morning our guide will escort you to the well-kept ancient City Wall. If you are capable of riding bicycles, we suggest you rent a bicycle to ride around on the wall. It is surely a memorable and exciting experience. Afterwards, our guide will show you Xian Museum and another ancient landmark of the Tang Dynasty, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. The precious exhibits in the museum will tell you the glory of this ancient capital city. As part of the museum, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Jianfu Temple was listed as the national major cultural relic preservation site by State Council in 1961. This Tang Dynasty Pagoda always leaves visitors a sense of pretty, exquisite and graceful. 

Around noon, we will invite you to a local Chinese family to have an a la carte home cooked lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price). The hosts are very friendly and hospitable. You can visit their home and talk with them about Chinese people's daily life. This is a good opportunity for you to get close touch with the local people. Besides, if feel interested, you will also have a chance to learn to cook your favorite Chinese dishes with the host. After that, you will take a flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival, our local guide will expect you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin. (B+L)
Rural people's life
Rural people's life
Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down Li River to Yangshuo. The 83 kilometers river course to Yangshuo is like a green ribbon flanked by numerous verdant hills. The odd peaks standing along the river course reflect on the crystal-clear water, creating a splendid landscape painting. Fields and gardens strew at random on the bank, which brings you the reminiscence of idyllic lifestyle depicted in ancient Chinese poetries. The cruise lasts around 4 hours and reaches terminal Yangshuo at about 14:00. Upon arrival at Yangshuo, we will transfer you to the countryside of Yangshuo and visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle there along the way. It is a better way to enjoy the pastoral scenery of Yangshuo. Finally, we will transfer you back to Guilin.

Tips: The lunch served on the cruise today is simple Chinese box lunch. It cannot be up to your taste and also fails to meet the serving standard of TravelChinaGuide, so we kindly suggest you have a hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Guilin - Shanghai
Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Fantastic Li River cruise, Guilin
Fantastic Li River cruise, Guilin
Your included sightseeing today is to visit the brilliant Reed Flute Cave - the Palace of Natural Arts, the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill, the emblem of the city. Then you will take a flight to Shanghai and our private transfer will take you to the hotel.

In the next one or two days, you can plan a self-service visit to the newly renovated recreational district, the Xin Tian Di (New World, New Heaven and Earth), if you have plenty of time. It is not far from your hotel, so taking taxi is quite convenient. Xin Tian Di area was restored from the old Shikumen neighborhood, a type of tenement found only in old Shanghai. Now these old stone buildings are reconstructed into boutiques, clubs and restaurants. The Wu Li Xiang House, meaning Open House, is the best kept old style local house in Xin Tian Di area. If you are interested, we suggest you visit it by yourself after dinner. Xin Tian Di also assembles the various local foods and it is easy for you to find a restaurant or café to sample your dinner there.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 9 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte farewell lunch, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise, a cultural street. (B+L)
Yu Garden
Yu Garden
Photo by our client Mr. Cobelli Franco
In the morning, you will visit Shanghai Museum and the Yu Garden. An a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged for you at a well-known local restaurant, which offers veritable Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines. After enjoying the terrific lunch, you will take a short cruise trip on Huangpu River, the mother river of the city. Along two sides of the river, you will witness city's past through many European buildings on the west and marvel at city's modernity and rapid development on the east. Then you will have some free time to explore the Bund area. Afterwards, you will visit an old street in the city. Have some free time and take a leisurely walk there. Dinner is arranged on your own.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 10 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off, A pleasant trip home! (B)
We will see you off at the airport today. We wish you have a pleasant journey home and thank you for choosing our 10 days China tour. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect the current discount.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • 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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    4.921 Reviews
    GRAHAM BENNETT
    UK
    Posted on July 14, 2019
    The tour we took during Jun 13 - Jun 23 was enjoyable and will be in our memories forever. All guides were helpful as were the drivers. We found Linda in Beijing was particularly good at helping all the members to gel. Tracy was a fun character but somewhat more detached, however, she was never unprofessional and her English was very good. Our guide in Guilin was a lovely young man but compared to the others, his English was the less strong. Miko in Shanghai was very helpful, patient and willing to put herself out for us. She also had excellent command of English. In all restaurant situations, I was particularly glad of the guides because my special diet meant that I needed someone to explain to restaurant staff my specific requirements. In all cases, they did their best to ensure I had food that was both vegetarian and gluten free but vegetarianism appears to be poorly understood in China and often vegetables come with bits of meat or cooked in a meat/fish sauce. However, I know that this is not their responsibility to change! We may be in touch again next year as our son plans to spend another year in China from September. ... More
    Elliott S
    USA
    Posted on July 01, 2019
    We had an absolutely fantastic time with your service! Thank you!!
    Frank Lee
    Canada
    Posted on June 22, 2019
    Throughout the trip was exceptional and the guides at each city were knowledgeable and very helpful in explaining the culture and history of what we saw. Carol in Xi'an was especially well informed and proud of her city. In addition, Linda, Jackie, and Lee were all very professional and informative. Meals were of good quality and varieties, places visited were well organized for time. I enjoyed the trip so much.
    Ramona Yesberger
    United States
    Posted on June 12, 2019
    Everything went perfectly. Great attention to detail and great planning. We were very impressed with how organized the entire vacation was, how attentive Linda was in setting everything up, and how smoothly everything went. A big thank you to Linda!
    Sonali
    Italy
    Posted on June 07, 2019
    Vera thanks for coming and meeting us while we were in Xian.
    Your guides were very good at all places and made our vacation memorable.
    Your arrangements on internal flights and Hotel bookings, and restaurant selection for food were also very good and unto the mark.
    We did not face any difficulty at anytime during the 10 days that we were there.
    I am sure I could recommend your services to any one travelling to China.
    Nancy Bo
    USA
    Posted on May 31, 2019
    TravelChina arranged this tour for us, and it was fantastic. Each guide gave us great service and offered insight into their lives and the area they lived in. We learnt a lot about the areas we visited that could not be found in any travel guide. Each discussed their own family situations and how conditions in China affected them. They all spoke of their futures with confidence. They were excellent and this company is also excellent.
    Ujana
    Africa
    Posted on May 22, 2019
    The whole trip was splendid, we really enjoyed the program, the people, the food etc. it's really difficult to say what made the greatest impression, because each part contained absolutely different impressions, which are hard to compare with one another. Thanks for providing us a fantastic travel experience in China.
    Richard Bampfield
    United Kingdom
    Posted on May 14, 2019
    We would like to thank you for our excellent trip. All our requests were met and we have absolutely no complaints. All of our guides were very helpful, punctual and knowledgeable about the areas we were visiting. I would like to mention in particular Aileen (Shanghai), Jill (Hangzhou), Vicky (Suzhou), Arthur (Guilin), Lily (Xian) and John (Beijing), not only were they good guides but they were also excellent company too. The hotels and flights were also well chosen. Although satisfactory my only slight comment would be that the room in the hotel Bravo in Guilin is in need of modernization and the room was extremely noisy but having said that it was perfectly adequate. We have returned to England with many happy memories of the places we visited and all the people we met thanks to your expert help. ... More
    Vann
    Canada
    Posted on May 03, 2019
    Thanks so much for making our trip one of the most memorable vacations we had. I really appreciate the speed at which you responded to all my questions. I will use your service again if I ever had a chance to other cities in China.
    Alessia
    Italy
    Posted on April 30, 2019
    The organization of the tour with Emily was precise and punctual and surely we must thank her for her patience with our thousand requests for modifications and doubts. Everything perfect and we will surely recommend your agency to our friends!
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