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SG02: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing - Xian - 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 - the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors
  • 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
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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.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Having fun at Badaling Great Wall
In the morning, you will be guided to the well-known Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Located in the center of Beijing, Tian'anmen Square 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 a 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 lunch at a wonderful restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food. 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 lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Our group at the Forbidden City
We will begin today's China small group tour with the Badaling Great Wall. With an altitude of 1,015-meter (3,330-feet), it can provide you a great scene of the Great Wall going up and down along the mountain ranges and stretching to the distance. We also provide you red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall to commemorate this moment. Then we will drop by a jade factory. 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.

In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the Sacred Way of about 7 kilometers (4 miles) long. There are many fine statues and stone carvings along the way. On the way back to the hotel, we will pass by the National Stadium, also called Bird's Nest, and you can have a glimpse of its grand appearance. Today's Beijing tour will come to an end at this point.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
Terracotta Warriors
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, the guide will take you to a pearl store for a brief visit. 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.

In the afternoon, 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.

After getting out of the Hutong alleys, our guide and driver will take you to the airport for your onward flight to Xian. Upon arrival, you will meet the guide of the coming Xian 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 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Learning cooking at a local family
Your Xian tour today will start with the Terracotta Army Museum. 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). Then, the guide will accompany you to a pottery-making factory to see the manufacturing process of the pottery figures. After that, you will be treated with an a la carte lunch at a local family to enjoy the authentic home-cooked food.

In the afternoon, we will guide you to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which stands quietly in the Jianfu Temple built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). We will then go to the other spot inside the temple, Xian 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.

Tips: The Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show will be closed in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, so fare of the show and the dumpling dinner is not counted in the price for tours during this period, and clients will be free then to spend the night by themselves.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
Day 6 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Local people doing the laundry by the river
Today's Xian small group tour will start with the City Wall, which is the most complete ancient wall in China with 1,400 years of history. After that, 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. Getting out of the museum, you will have an a la carte lunch at a good restaurant. The lunch is valued at CNY120.00 per person and is included in our price.

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 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave. (B)
Today the guide and driver will send you to the airport to catch a flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be escorted 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.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Elephant Trunk Hill. (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.

We will disembark at Yangshuo to admire the fascinating rural landscape. You will have a chance to visit a local villager's home during the trip. When the Yangshuo tour is over, you will be transferred back to Guilin to view the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is so named for its elephant-like appearance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time for 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 exit 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: Hotel Equatorial Shanghai
Day 10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, A la carte lunch, the Bund, 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 Yuyuan Garden, which used to be the private garden owned by an official of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). You will then be transferred to a silk shop. 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, 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 short cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Then our guide and driver will send you back to your hotel and say bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte 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 don'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 CNY180 to the Pudong Airport (PVG) and CNY50 to the Hongqiao Airport (SHA). We wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jul. 2018Jul 05(Thu) Jul 15(Sun) $1579$449
Jul 12(Thu) Jul 22(Sun) $1579$449
Jul 19(Thu) Jul 29(Sun) $1579$449
Jul 26(Thu) Aug 05(Sun) $1579$449
Aug. 2018Aug 02(Thu) Aug 12(Sun) $1599$459
Aug 09(Thu) Aug 19(Sun) $1599$459
Aug 16(Thu) Aug 26(Sun) $1599 $1519$459
Aug 30(Thu) Sep 09(Sun) $1599 $1519$489
Sep. 2018Sep 06(Thu) Sep 16(Sun) $1599 $1519$489
Sep 13(Thu) Sep 23(Sun) $1599 $1519$489
Sep 20(Thu) Sep 30(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Oct. 2018Oct 04(Thu) Oct 14(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Oct 11(Thu) Oct 21(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Oct 18(Thu) Oct 28(Sun) $1599 $1439$489
Oct 25(Thu) Nov 04(Sun) $1529 $1376$479
Nov. 2018Nov 01(Thu) Nov 11(Sun) $1419 $1277$499
Nov 08(Thu) Nov 18(Sun) $1389 $1250$459
Nov 15(Thu) Nov 25(Sun) $1329 $1196$429
Dec. 2018Dec 08(Sat) Dec 18(Tue) $1279 $1151$409
Dec 22(Sat) Jan 01(Tue) $1279 $1151$409

Remarks: The prices in red reflect the current discount.

Prices are per person in US Dollars.
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days in advance, 5% off - book 30 days in advance
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2019Jan 05(Sat) Jan 15(Tue) $1369 $1232$399
Jan 19(Sat) Jan 29(Tue) $1369 $1232$399
Feb. 2019Feb 24(Sun) Mar 06(Wed) $1369 $1232$399
Mar. 2019Mar 05(Tue) Mar 15(Fri) $1409 $1268$439
Mar 12(Tue) Mar 22(Fri) $1409 $1268$439
Mar 26(Tue) Apr 05(Fri) $1549 $1394$479
Apr. 2019Apr 04(Thu) Apr 14(Sun) $1659 $1493$509
Apr 11(Thu) Apr 21(Sun) $1659 $1493$509
Apr 18(Thu) Apr 28(Sun) $1659 $1493$509
Apr 25(Thu) May 05(Sun) $1659 $1493$509
May. 2019May 09(Thu) May 19(Sun) $1659 $1493$509
May 16(Thu) May 26(Sun) $1659 $1493$509
May 23(Thu) Jun 02(Sun) $1659 $1493$509
May 30(Thu) Jun 09(Sun) $1619 $1457$479
Jun. 2019Jun 06(Thu) Jun 16(Sun) $1619 $1457$479
Jun 13(Thu) Jun 23(Sun) $1619 $1457$479
Jun 20(Thu) Jun 30(Sun) $1619 $1457$479
Jun 27(Thu) Jul 07(Sun) $1659 $1493$479
Jul. 2019Jul 04(Thu) Jul 14(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Jul 11(Thu) Jul 21(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Jul 18(Thu) Jul 28(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Jul 25(Thu) Aug 04(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Aug. 2019Aug 01(Thu) Aug 11(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Aug 08(Thu) Aug 18(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Aug 15(Thu) Aug 25(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Aug 22(Thu) Sep 01(Sun) $1689 $1520$479
Aug 29(Thu) Sep 08(Sun) $1689 $1520$509
Sep. 2019Sep 05(Thu) Sep 15(Sun) $1699 $1529$529
Sep 12(Thu) Sep 22(Sun) $1699 $1529$529
Sep 19(Thu) Sep 29(Sun) $1699 $1529$529
Oct. 2019Oct 03(Thu) Oct 13(Sun) $1699 $1529$529
Oct 10(Thu) Oct 20(Sun) $1699 $1529$529
Oct 17(Thu) Oct 27(Sun) $1699 $1529$529
Oct 24(Thu) Nov 03(Sun) $1629 $1466$529
Oct 31(Thu) Nov 10(Sun) $1489 $1340$509
Nov. 2019Nov 07(Thu) Nov 17(Sun) $1489 $1340$509
Nov 21(Thu) Dec 01(Sun) $1419 $1277$439
Dec. 2019Dec 08(Sun) Dec 18(Wed) $1379 $1241$409
Dec 22(Sun) Jan 01(Wed) $1379 $1241$409
Jan. 2020Jan 05(Sun) Jan 15(Wed) $1379 $1241$409
Feb. 2020Feb 13(Thu) Feb 23(Sun) $1379 $1241$409
Mar. 2020Mar 05(Thu) Mar 15(Sun) $1409 $1268$439
Mar 12(Thu) Mar 22(Sun) $1409 $1268$439
Mar 26(Thu) Apr 05(Sun) $1519 $1367$439
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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