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China Delights

S-102: 10 Days Private Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed car
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • 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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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Our experienced guide will pick you up at Beijing Capital International Airport, and then escort you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for your own arrangement.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Badaling Great Wall
Your private Beijing tour begins today. In the morning, our guide will lead you to the famous Tiananmen Square, and then accompany you to the Forbidden City, which is also known as Palace Museum storing millions of precious cultural relics.

After that, we will arrange an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant, giving you a special taste of authentic Chinese food. The lunch costs CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price. In the afternoon, our guide will escort you to the Temple of Heaven, where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) held worshipping ceremonies to the Heaven.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Forbidden City
This morning, our guide will accompany you to the Badaling Great Wall, the most famous and best-preserved Great Wall section of China. Notice that lunch will not be arranged by us. You may have some food at KFC or Subway at the foot of the Great Wall to avoid the less-tasty food at tourist restaurants.

After that, you will be led to the Ming Tombs where thirteen emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) were buried. The Scared Way leads to one of the imperial mausoleums and was believed to lead the emperor to heaven. On our way back to downtown, we will drive by the Bird's Nest, the main stadium of 2008 Olympics, and you can have a chance to appreciate it at a distance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, Hutong tour. High speed train to Xian. Railway station-hotel transfer. (B)
This morning, our guide will escort you to the Summer Palace, the biggest and best preserved royal garden in China. Then, you will be accompanied to take a stroll around quaint Beijing Hutong alleys.

When the Hutong tour is over, you will take a high speed train to Xian, and the tickets will be booked by us in advance. Our Xian guide will pick you up at the train station, and then transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xian
Terracotta Warriors Museum, Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque, Muslim Street. (B)
Local people's life
Your private Xian tour starts with the Terracotta Army Museum, one of the eight wonders in the world. Lunch is not arranged by us. You may have a simple meal at a restaurant near the Terracotta Army Museum at the guide's advice.

After getting back to downtown, you will be taken to the Shaanxi History Museum, which stores over 370,000 relics from the Shang Dynasty (17th century BC - 1046 BC) to the Qing Dynasty. Next we visit the Great Mosque, a quiet corner amid the bustle of the streets outside. You can also enjoy yourself in the nearby Muslim Quarter, the most famous snack street in Xian.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 6 Xian - Guilin
City Wall, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, A local family visit and home-cooked lunch. Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta Army Museum
This morning, you will be accompanied to visit the Ancient City Wall, the best preserved city wall of China and also the symbol of Xian City. After that, we will lead you to Xian Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda.

An a la carte lunch will be arranged in a local family today, providing you a chance to taste the home cooked Chinese dishes. After that, our driver will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Guilin and see you off. Our local guide will pick you up at Guilin Airport and send you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip in Yangshuo. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. (B+L)
Li River cruise
Your private tour of Guilin will be highlighted by today's Li River cruise to Yangshuo. You will have a 4 hours' sailing to enjoy the natural beauty along the river.

Upon arrival at Yangshuo, a short trip to the countryside will be arranged, and you can have a chance to visit a local villager's home to experience their lifestyle. When the whole day's visiting is over, we will transfer you back to the hotel in Guilin.

Friendly Tips: The lunch served on the cruise may be not to your taste, so we kindly suggest you to 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)
In the morning, you will be escorted to the Reed Flute Cave to appreciate stalactites in various shapes. Then we will continue our trip to the Seven Stars Park, the largest comprehensive park in Guilin. Elephant Trunk Hill, which looks like an elephant drinking water, will be the last destination of your private Guilin tour. Lunch is on your own, and you can sample local flavors on the advice of your guide.

Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport to catch the flight to Shanghai. Our local guide will wait you outside the exit and accompany you to hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 9 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte lunch, Huangpu River cruise, the Bund and a cultural street. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
This morning, we will lead you to Shanghai Museum first, which houses over 120,000 artistic collections. Then, you will be accompanied to Yu Garden, a classical private garden with more than 400 years of history. After that, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a famous restaurant, which is valued at CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the Bund and arrange a one-hour cruise tour on the Huangpu River. After that, you will have some free time to explore the Bund. Finally, your private Shanghai tour will end at an ancient cultural street, Tianzifang.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 10 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your pleasant 10-day China tour package will come to an end today. We will transfer you to the airport for your leaving flight. We hope you have had a good time during your China trip. A nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsStandard HotelsBudget Hotels
BeijingPentahotel Beijing Days Inn Forbidden City Hotel
XianHoliday Inn Xian Big Goose Pagoda Days Inn City Centre Xi'an
GuilinGrand Link Hotel Hotel Universal
ShanghaiOcean Hotel Shanghai Golden River-view Hotel
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings on 2019 tours
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book in January, 2019
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2099 $1847$1869 $1644$1589 $1398
Tour Prices with Budget Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$1989 $1750$1759 $1547$1489 $1310
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 12% 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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