China Delights

L-102: 11 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 air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches with some being a la carte style
Tour Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Have a leisurely walk or an exciting bicycle ride on the time-honored City Wall of Xi'an
  • Fantastic cruise tour on the Li River from Guilin to rural Yangshuo
  • Experience the Bund, classical garden, modern and old in contrast in Shanghai
From $2189 per person Free Inquiry
Temple of HeavenGreat WallFamily visitA local free marketTerracotta ArmyOur clients are learning to make dumplings in the family visitLi River cruiseYu GardenThe Bund, Shanghai
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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 Capital Airport after you retrieve your luggage and clear the customs, and then transfer you to the hotel with a private van. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest and get prepared for your 11 days China tour package.  

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch, Temple of Heaven. (B+L)
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
In the morning, your 11 days China tour will start with visit to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. As the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square has seen the country's development in the past 500 years and become an important venue for most of the national ceremonies. Walking through the square, you will come to the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex - the Forbidden City. With 590 years of history, the Forbidden City will bring you back to the prosperous Ming and Qing dynasties by showing thousands of imperial architecture and precious culture relics.

To avoid the cheap tourist restaurant as the most are doing now, we will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous local Cantonese restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food. Usually our a la carte meal price is three to four times higher than that of the eateries arranged by other agencies and our food quality is surely incomparable. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven, which is the imperial altar for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to worship the god of heaven.

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Great Wall
Great Wall
Photo by our client Mr. Barry Nichols
Today your private visit will begin with the splendid Mutianyu Great Wall. As one of the most popular sections of the Great Wall, Mutianyu, likes a soaring dragon stretches along the mountain ranges. You will be deeply impressed by the wandering walls, spectacular passes and towers, and splendid mountain scenery. We will arrange the round-way cable car for you. For lunch today, we would leave it on your side. Our guide will help you to find a proper restaurant upon your request.

On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium), the venue of 2008 Olympic Games. You will see the full view of the huge 'nest' at a distance. Take this chance to add one memorable photo in your album. Afterwards, we will head to a local market and leave you some free time to wander around.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, 798 Art Zone, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Family visit
Our consultant Emily with her guests
This morning, you will firstly visit the existing largest imperial garden - the Summer Palace, which is an outstanding combination of Chinese classical landscape design and natural beauty. Then, you will have a Hutong tour to experience the original Beijing culture by taking a special rickshaw riding through the various Hutongs and to know about old capital's manners and customs. After visiting the 798 Art Zone, you will take a flight to Xi'an and our guide will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area of the airport and transfer you to the downtown hotel.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial History Museum. (B)
A local free market
A local free market
In the morning, visit the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Terracotta Army. You will not only be attracted by the life-sized warrior figures and horses, each of which has distinct facial expressions and positions, but also be astonished by various kinds of ancient weapons which reflect the highly advanced technology in weapon-making 2,200 years ago. We do not offer lunch today. You will arrange it on you own and get some suggestions from your guide upon request.

Then, visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - the well-preserved 1,300-year-old Buddhist pagoda of Tang Dynasty. Just a few minutes' drive from the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, you will come to the next stop - Provincial History Museum, which exhibits over 370,000 historical relics and is regarded as 'the best museum in the country'.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 6 Xi'an
Xi'an City Wall, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Great Mosque. (B+L)
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army
Photo by our clients Mr. Douglas Howes & Ms. Patricia Howes
A morning visit to City Wall, one of the best-preserved existing City Walls, to stroll around on the wall and you will have a bird's eye view of the city. You will then have a local family visit and a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged in the home of the family that you visit, to taste the authentic home cooked dishes. We also offer Chinese food cooking class to our valued guests for free in our family visit. If feel interested, you may learn to cook Chinese dishes with the hostess.

After lunch, visit the Great Mosque which was built in the year of 742 AD with a similar architecture style of Chinese temples. On your way to the mosque, you will walk across the famous snack street - Muslim Street, where you may find many delicious local snacks as well as interesting souvenirs.

Meals: American breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch
Day 7 Xi'an - Guilin
Small Wild Goose Pagoda and Xi'an Museum, Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Our clients are learning to make dumplings in the family visit
Our clients are learning to make dumplings in the family visit
In the morning, before heading to the airport, you will visit Xi'an Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Xi'an Museum was opened to the public in 2007. It is well known for its cultural treasures displayed at the exhibition hall, the ancient pagoda of the Tang Dynasty, the morning bell chimes of the pagoda and the beautiful garden landscape. As a part of the museum, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most important architecture of ancient Chang'an in the Tang Dynasty and now is a famous historic site in the city. Then take a flight to Guilin and we will transfer you to the hotel. Your luxury series hotel is located on the bank of the Li River, and you can stroll along the bank and enjoy the picturesque scene of the city.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin. (B+L)
Li River cruise
Li River cruise
Photo by our client Ms. Janice Johnson
Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. The length of Li River is about 50 miles, and you can see picturesque scenery all the way during your cruise. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, take you to the countryside to enjoy the rural beauty of Yangshuo. You will also visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle there. After a whole day's excursion to Yangshuo, transfer back to Guilin in the late afternoon. 

Tips: The cruise lasts around 4 hours and reaches terminal Yangshuo at about 14:00. Lunch is available on board, but the basic Chinese box lunch may fail to meet with your approval. So we recommend you prepare for the cruise with a generous breakfast at the hotel.

Meals: American breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai
Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Yu Garden
Our clients at the Yu Garden of Shanghai
Photo by our client Mr. John Harbottle
Today's China itinerary 11 days starts with one of the most famous attractions in the city, Reed Flute Cave, which is renowned for the varieties of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and lime-flowers which came into being about 700,000 years ago. Walking in the cave, you will also be impressed by the interesting names of the stalactites and stalagmites, such as Palace of Crystal, Dragon Pagoda and Flower & Fruit Mountain. Your next stop will be the Seven Star Park. Your city visit will end with the Elephant Trunk Hill. You must wonder how such a huge rock resembles an elephant drinking water on the riverside, and your guide will give you much information then. When finishing all the attractions in the city, you will take a flight to Shanghai and our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in downtown area.

Meals: American breakfast
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, A la carte farewell lunch, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise, a cultural street. (B+L)
The Bund, Shanghai
The Bund, Shanghai
After breakfast, you will visit Shanghai Museum and the Yu Garden. As one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum is famous for its vast storage of 120,000 of art relics, especially for the exhibition of bronze wares, porcelain wares, calligraphy and paintings. After learning about history, you will learn about the ancient Chinese gardening - visiting one of the most famous gardens in south of the Yangtze River, Yuyuan Garden. We will serve you an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines.

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the Bund area, where you take a short cruise on the Huangpu River. On the banks of the river scattered almost all the major attractions of Shanghai, which symbolize the past, present and future of the city. After the cruise, you will visit the Bund area and then explore an old street. 

Meals: American breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Your private guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport so that you can board the flight back home loaded with pleasant memories of this 11 days guided tour of China.

Meals: American breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2739 $2465$2499 $2249$2209 $1988
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$2429 $2186$2189 $1970$1889 $1700
  • 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
Why Travel With Us
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    4.818 Reviews
    Jane Guerra
    United States
    Posted on June 10, 2019
    All of my questions have been answered in a timely manner. I was frustrated at first because all of her responses went to junk mail and I kept forgetting to look in there. I haven't hear form her in quite some time and am beginning to wonder about airport pick-up arrangements. Other than that, she has been great!
    Abhijit Gole, Leena Gole
    Posted on June 08, 2019
    We had a wonderful trip and enjoyed all four locations Beijing, Xian, Guilin & Shanghai. Thanks for all the good arrangements & warm regards.
    Hmwe Thinn
    United States
    Posted on May 25, 2019
    I am really satisfied with my travel consultant.
    Laurence Power
    Posted on May 14, 2019
    Looking back to our trip, we realize how fortunate we have been to learn so much about the history and culture of this fascinating and remarkable country in only two weeks. We are very grateful to TCG for providing us with such a comprehensive, well-organized and competitively-priced tour. Thanks so much.
    Wendy Tom-Dolores
    United States
    Posted on May 10, 2019
    The trip in Shanghai, Xian, Guilin and Beijing, our guides were all very professional, knowledgeable, and very helpful getting us check in with the airlines. Although the stay in Shanghai (4 nights) is a little long for us, we did ask our guide if we can see the Chinese acrobat, even though it's not in our itinerary, he got us two tickets that very night! The staff are all knowledgeable in their respective areas but are also flexible when asked to see something that is not in the itinerary! In a word, they offered us excellent services during our stay in China, and we will definitely recommend them to our colleagues and friends. ... More
    Sanjay Vora
    United States
    Posted on May 06, 2019
    We had an absolutely wonderful time. Their travel services were fantastic. In all 4 cities that we visited, the guides were at the airports on time to pick us up. They were always on time in the morning. Every single guide was really friendly and helpful and spoke English well so we had no trouble understanding any of them. They really wanted to make sure we were taken care of and they all gave us the survey forms (but they were not clear that we were supposed to put the forms in the envelope and seal them so we handed it back to them so they could see them so it was a little more difficult to be completely accurate). The vans were also very large and comfortable for the family with water bottles. The hotels were also very comfortable and we got connecting rooms in both cities which was very helpful to keep the family together. The overall itinerary was also very good and we enjoyed all the sites at the various cities. Thanks! ... More
    Bhaskaran Haridas
    United Kingdom
    Posted on April 28, 2019
    Emily have been very prompt on all our questions and helpful. We are looking forward to our Holiday and hope the good service continues during our visit.
    Posted on April 23, 2019
    This is an extremely professional tour company. From the initial enquiry, to booking, and then travelling with them we could not have been more delighted. I would in particular compliment 2 of our guides. Even though all three were very good, Brian Ma in Beijing and Sophie Li in Shanghai were absolutely fantastic.

    Brian Ma gave us a very good start since this is the first time we had visited China. Since we did not realize how much walking was involved and we had an elderly man with us, it was a very difficult job to keep on schedule (and the Beijing traffic did not help either). He had to constantly change our schedule and did it without giving us any stress. He did a wonderful job of this. If you could only control the terrible traffic in Beijing. :-)

    Sophie Li in Shanghai is one of the best guides we have ever had in our travels to over 42 countries during a span of 40 years. She was so kind and considerate. Her knowledge of the history and current events in Shanghai is fantastic! She has so much energy and made us feel as though we were part of her family. FANTASTIC!!!!

    Susan who we had in Xian was very thoughtful about getting the elderly man we had with us a wheelchair when he noticed he had problems walking so far.

    I would recommend this company to others who plan family outing.
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    Jennifer Slack
    United States
    Posted on April 05, 2019
    I want to thank Abbey for a fabulous experience visiting this country. I had misgivings beforehand, but would now very much like to come back! Our guide service made visiting the country possible and pleasurable!

    Sometimes there was too much food, often actually. But when asked, that was adjusted for us. My favorite meal was the one in the home we visited in Xi'an. I would recommend that meal to anyone! Most of the restaurants were very good. I didn't care for the our first lunch in Beijing, although I don't recall the name of the restaurant.

    For the guide service, Excellent, excellent, excellent!! There isn't much more to say that! The knowledge of our guides was remarkable. Their willingness to answer any questions we had was admirable. These people were working very very hard on our behalf. There was absolutely nothing disappointing about them. All our guides had excellent English. Candy in Beijing has a better English vocabulary than most Americans! We were incredibly impressed. We were always very comfortable speaking with our guides. In fact I had no idea that the guides would be so knowledgeable; they exceeded expectations. If you come to Beijing, do not hesitate to ask Candy as your guide.
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    William Smith
    Posted on March 24, 2019
    All of the guides spoke adequate English, and most were eager to learn new words, proper pronounciations, and differences in pronounciation between words as used by British or American guests. Although some of the vehicles were better than others, all were quite adequate. The vans were excellent, and all of the drivers were responsible, helpful, and courteous. The air conditioning was wonderful. We would like especially to complement Lee in Guilin. She did an excellent job, and went beyond just doing her job. We enjoyed her company. She is a young woman who really knows how to go a step beyond to make her guests welcome, comfortable, and meet their needs. Little things that were not necessary, we found her constantly doing. ie. Not only supplying us with two bottles of water a day, but being concerned if they were not cold! We'd give her the award for being the best guide of the trip. Maggie in Xi’an also did an excellent job, and met our plane, even as it was five hours late from Beijing. Being met in a strange city at 11:30 at night was most welcome, and eased our concerns upon our very late arrival. Her comment was bright and cheery, "That is my job!" Our guide, Ryan in Shanghai was extremely knowledgeable and we felt well taken care of there also.

    We would certainly recommend this company and our guides to our friends. It will never be wrong to go with them!
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