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SG02: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of 1-18 persons, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & air-conditioned, licensed limousine
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
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
From $1229 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), you will meet our professional guide outside the customs. After a warm greeting, you will be escorted to check in at the hotel. For the rest of the day, we will leave it for you to explore the city freely.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte welcome lunch with Peking Duck, Temple of Heaven, Chinese Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
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Having fun at the Great Wall
In the morning, you will be guided to the well-known Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen is distinguished as the biggest city square around the world with the famous Monument to the People's Heroes standing solemnly in its center. The Forbidden City, also called the Palace Museum, is the best preserved and the largest old wooden architecture in the world, collecting a large number of precious cultural relics. 

Then, we will arrange you an a la carte welcome lunch at a wonderful restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food, including the famous Beijing Roast Duck. The lunch values CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, our guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven. It was a place for emperors to pray for God's kindness in ancient times and includes two altars called Circular Mound and Prayer for Good Harvests respectively. After that, our guide will lead you to the Red Theatre to enjoy the excellent Chinese Kung Fu Show. You will have a better understanding about the Chinese traditional martial arts from the lively show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall with a round-trip cable car, A toast with red wine on the wall, Olympic Bird's Nest. (B)
Our group at the Forbidden City
We will begin today's China small group tour with the Mutianyu Great Wall. The round-trip cable car is in the schedule, which can provide you a great scene of the Great Wall going up and down along the mountains ranges and stretching to the distance. We also provide you red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall to commemorate this moment. Lunch is not arranged by us. You can have some fast food by yourself, and our experienced guide will be glad to recommend some restaurants for you.

On the way back to Beijing, we will leave you time at the Olympic National Stadium, also called the Bird's Nest, and you can have a glimpse of its grand appearance and take some photos. Today's Beijing tour will come to an end after you spend some leisure time at a well-known local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an
Summer Palace, Hutong Rickshaw Tour, Experience Chinese Paper Cutting, A la carte lunch, Fly to Xi'an, Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
Terracotta Army, Xi'an
After breakfast, you will be led to the splendid Summer Palace. It is a well-preserved royal garden mainly composed of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Then, you will be arranged to take a local rickshaw to explore the famous Hutong alleys surrounded by old courtyards built of gray bricks. You can take a look at the original lifestyle of the local families during the trip. Another highlight of this Hutong tour is to experience the traditional Chinese Paper Cutting. 

About noon we will transfer you to a fancy restaurant to enjoy an a la carte lunch, which is valued about CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price. 

After that, our guide and driver will take you to the airport for your onward flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will meet the guide of your coming Xi'an tour and then take a comfortable ride to your hotel to check in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 5 Xi'an
Terracotta Army, A local family visit and an authentic home-cooked lunch, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Learning cooking at a local family
Your Xi'an tour today will start with the Terracotta Army. You will see a great number of life-like terracotta warriors and horses and have a better understanding of the history of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). After that, you will be treated with an a la carte lunch at a local family to enjoy the authentic home-cooked food. You are welcome to learn the method of cooking Chinese cuisines from the host. 

In the afternoon, we will guide you to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which stands quietly in Jianfu Temple built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). We will then go to the other spot inside the temple, Xi'an Museum. In order to let you spend a memorable evening, we will arrange you a wonderful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of the delicious Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
Day 6 Xi'an
Observe local life in the park, One-hour Tai Chi practice, Xi'an City Wall, A la carte lunch, Provincial History Museum, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter. (B+L)
Local people doing the laundry by the river
Today's Xi'an small group tour will start with the City Wall Park, where you will experience a one-hour Tai Chi practice. Then you will be accompanied to admire the sceneries over the whole Xi'an city on the renowned City Wall, which is the most complete ancient wall in China with 1,400 years of history. The bike rental is available on the wall if you are interested in cycling for one or a half circle. After sightseeing on the wall, you will have an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant. The lunch is valued at CNY120.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, the guide will escort you to Shaanxi History Museum. It is a palace of art including exquisite bronze wares of Shang and Zhou dynasties (17th century BC - 256 BC), vivid pottery figurines, unique gold and silver wares of Han (202 BC - 220 AD) and Tang dynasties, as well as fancy murals in Tang tombs. We will then pay a visit to the Great Mosque to enjoy the distinct religious culture. The rest time of the day is free for you to explore the nearby Muslim Quarters and shopping malls.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day 7 Xi'an - Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Airport-hotel transfer, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill. (B)
Today the guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch a flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel to check in. After a short interval, you are going to visit the Reed Flute Cave, where you will have a visual feast of bizarre stalactites and stalagmites, and then visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is so named for its elephant-like appearance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, West Street, Countryside tour, Drive back to Guilin.  (B+L)
Li River cruise
After breakfast, the guide will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you to take a relaxing Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. You will appreciate gorgeous scenery with endless mountains and rivers along the way. Lunch will be served onboard, but it may not be to your taste, so we suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel and prepare some snacks.

After a 4.5-hour cruise journey, you will disembark at Yangshuo and take a visit to the West Street first. Then, you will be driven to the countryside area to admire the fascinating rural landscape of Yangshuo and also have a chance to visit a local villager's home. You may compare home visits in Yangshuo and Xi'an and find the differences between city life and country life. When your Yangshuo sightseeing tour is over, we will drive you back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, Airport-hotel transfer, Relax during the rest of the day. (B)
After breakfast, our guide and driver will take you to the airport and help you with the boarding procedures. After landing in Shanghai, you will meet our local guide at the airport arrival hall and then be escorted to the hotel. For the rest of the day, you will be free to explore the surroundings on your own.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Ocean Hotel Shanghai
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden and its traditional bazaar, A la carte farewell lunch, Former French Concession, the Bund and Huangpu River cruise. (B+L)
Shanghai Bund
After breakfast, we will go to Shanghai Museum first. There are twelve exhibition halls displaying 120,000 precious items, such as bronze wares, porcelains, calligraphy works, and paintings. After that, you will be guided to the elegant Yu Garden, which used to be the private garden owned by an official of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Getting out of the garden, you will see a bustling traditional bazaar. Enjoy some free time there.  

At noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a popular local restaurant. The lunch costs CNY120.00 per person and is included in our price. 

After lunch, continue our visit to the Former French Concession where you are able to learn the history of the old Shanghai. Next, we will visit the Bund. At the western bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is attractive for housing 52 exotic mansions built during the 19th century. You will also take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Finally, our guide and driver will send you back to your hotel and say bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement, A pleasant trip home! (B)
Today your 11-day China small group tour will draw to an end. Due to different flight schedules, we won't provide airport drop-off service. Please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. It is suggested that you hail a taxi to the airport. It takes around CNY200 to the Pudong Airport (PVG) and CNY80 to the Hongqiao Airport (SHA). We wish you a smooth return journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
12% off - book by Dec 31, 2018; 10% off - book in January, 2019
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 15(Tue) $1369 $1204$379
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 29(Tue) $1369 $1204$379
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 06(Wed) $1369 $1204$389
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 15(Fri) $1399 $1231$419
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 22(Fri) $1399 $1231$419
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 05(Fri) $1539 $1354$459
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $1639 $1442$489
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $1639 $1442$489
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $1639 $1442$489
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $1639 $1442$489
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $1639 $1442$489
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $1639 $1442$489
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $1639 $1442$489
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $1609 $1415$459
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $1609 $1415$459
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $1609 $1415$459
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1609 $1415$459
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1639 $1442$459
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1669 $1468$459
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1669 $1468$489
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1689 $1486$499
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1689 $1486$499
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1689 $1486$499
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1689 $1486$499
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1689 $1486$499
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1689 $1486$499
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1619 $1424$499
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1479 $1301$489
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1479 $1301$489
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1409 $1239$419
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1369 $1204$389
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1369 $1204$389
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $1369 $1232$389
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1369 $1232$389
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1399 $1259$419
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1399 $1259$419
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1509 $1358$419

Remark: The prices in red reflect 12% discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Early Bird Savings: 5% off, book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 18(Tue) $1229$389
Dec 22(Sat) Jan 01(Tue) $1229 $1167$389

Remark: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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