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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
Meals: 9 western buffet breakfasts, 4 lunches with some being a la carte style
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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The Great Wall, BeijingLocal people's lifeTerracotta Army MuseumShanghai Bund
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
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
The Great Wall, Beijing
The Great Wall, Beijing
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
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Forbidden City
This morning, our guide will accompany you to the Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the most famous and best-preserved Great Wall sections of China. The round-way cable car will be arranged for you. 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, we will get back to downtown and head to a well-known local market. On the way, 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
 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)
This morning, our guide will escort you to the Summer Palace, the biggest and best preserved royal garden in China. You will appreciate the Chinese classic architectures along the Kunming Lake by boat. 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 Xi'an, and the tickets will be booked by us in advance. Our Xi'an guide will pick you up at the train station, and then transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque. (B)
Local people's life
Local people's life
Your private Xi'an tour starts with the Terracotta Army, 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 Xi'an.

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 Museum
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 Xi'an City. After that, we will lead you to Xi'an 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
 Friendly Tips

Small Wild Goose Pagoda cannot be visited before March 31, 2021 due to maintenance. If you happen to be traveling at the period, your travel consultant will make alternate arrangements for you. Thank you.
Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin. (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 farewell lunch, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise, a cultural street. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
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 pleasant trip 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
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book 2021 tours by Dec 31, 2020
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2219 $1952$1989 $1750$1699 $1495
Tour Prices with Economy Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2099 $1847$1869 $1644$1589 $1398
  • 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
Why Travel With Us
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    4.79 Reviews
    Posted on July 13, 2020
    I had once been to Xi’an several years ago, and this trip to Xi’an gave me a different experience. Very grateful for our guide Koko, he took good care of our group. A pleasant tour!
    Posted on May 25, 2020
    Thanks for our tour guides who arranged a good itinerary for our 10 days China tour. The air-conditioned cars were safe and comfortable. The hotels were 3 or 4 stars, but their facilities and service were superb. When we had some problems and asked the travel consultant for help, she always replied on time and gave the best solution. In general, this trip was great! Thank TCG! Our compliments on a well-run service!
    Peter Lyttle
    Posted on February 08, 2020
    The 10 days China tour was consistent with the description on the website of TCG. We visited some cities and had a good time. The pity was that our return flight was canceled due to bad weather. Very thankful for our guide Jimmy in Shanghai, he accompanied us and helped us to change flight and arrange the hotel. Thanks to her thoughtful service, we smoothly returned to our countries the next day. I would highly recommend TCG and the guide Jimmy to my friends who want to visit China!
    Posted on December 16, 2019
    The travel consultant Wendy did a good job! She helped us to determine the 10 days China tour and provided the dedicated service on the whole trip. So professional!
    Harold McGrath
    Posted on November 05, 2019
    We enjoyed a fantastic service during the 10 days China tour. My parents and I spent a good time in Shanghai. Thank TravelChinaGuide for organizing such a high-quality trip!
    Posted on September 25, 2019
    The trip to China was satisfying and relaxing! The hotels were high level and the restaurants offered us food with various types and flavors. I loved them so much and I would miss them when I returned home! What’s more, the guide Lily in Xi’an was very excellent and dedicated. We were deeply attracted by her explanations. We were extremely pleased with the Xi’an itinerary of China tour!
    Posted on August 19, 2019
    The itinerary of the China tour was tight but reasonable and efficient! The food in Xi’an was nice in different tastes and flavors. The driver was kind and warm-hearted and the bus provided was clean and very comfortable. Especially the guide Lily, she was the best guide I had ever met. She was responsible, patient and put herself in tourist’shoes. I would like to choose her as my tour guide on my next trip to Beijing! Great appreciation!
    Posted on February 11, 2019
    My friends just came back from China and they had a very good time there. They think I had chosen a great travel agent for them. They are very impressed by the specially tailored route for them, the well-organized activities, and those knowledgeable guides in the company. Especially Tracy in Xian :). Special thanks from Dr. Katz for the birthday party arranged for her.

    Except for that, they are very satisfied with the whole trip. I really appreciate the wonderful services provide by, and it makes me have more reasons to be proud of China and Chinese people. Next time if I have friends plan to travel in China, I will definitely recommend again. ... More
    Michael Buckley
    Posted on January 04, 2019
    We had a great time in Beijing. Our guide was very friendly and helpful. Our favorite parts of our Beijing visit were walking on the Great Wall and enjoying our Peking Duck. We also enjoyed our Xian visit very much. Celine was an excellent guide-very professional, and fun to talk to. She was a great story teller!
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