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SG02: 11 Days Small Group Tour to Beijing Xian Guilin Yangshuo Guilin Shanghai
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.

Accommodation: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day02 Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, A la carte lunch, Temple of Heaven, Kung Fu Show. (B+L)
Day03 Beijing
Badaling Great Wall, a jade factory, Sacred Way, Bird's Nest (drive by). (B)
Day04 Beijing - Xian
Summer Palace, a pearl store, A la carte lunch, Hutong visit. Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day05 Xian
Terracotta Warriors, a pottery-making factory, A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch, Xian Museum and Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Tang Dynasty Show with dumpling dinner. (B+L+D)
Day06 Xian
City Wall, Provincial History Museum, A la carte lunch, Great Mosque, Free time at the Muslim Bazzar. (B+L)
Day07 Xian - Guilin
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer. Reed Flute Cave, a sea water pearl store. (B)

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day08 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. Elephant Trunk Hill. (B+L)
Day09 Guilin - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time for the rest of the day. (B)

Accommodation: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day10 Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, a silk shop, A la carte lunch, the Bund, Nanjing Road, an art and cultural street. (B+L)
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
Hotel-airport transfer is on your own arrangement. A pleasant trip home! (B)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Beijing
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: Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao
Day02 Beijing
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
Day03 Beijing
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
Day04 Beijing - Xian
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
Day05 Xian
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
Day06 Xian
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
Day07 Xian - Guilin
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. After that, our guide will show you a sea water pearl store.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Day08 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
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
Day09 Guilin - Shanghai
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: Pullman Shanghai Jing An
Day10 Shanghai
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 and Nanjing Road. At the western bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is attractive for housing 52 exotic mansions built during the 19th century. The nearby Nanjing Road is the most famous pedestrian street in Shanghai and countless famous brands can be found there. Then, you will be guided to an old street to delve into the cultural atmosphere of Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour will end here, and our guide and driver will send you back to your hotel and say bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Day11 Departure from Shanghai
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 would take around CNY200 to the Pudong Airport (PVG) and CNY70 to the Hongqiao Airport (SHA). We wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
  • 2017 Prices
  • 2018 Prices
Prices are per person in US Dollars. Currency Converter
MonthArrival DateDeparture DateDouble OccupancySingle Room Supplement 
Jan. 2017Jan 05(Thu) Jan 15(Sun) $1269$329Full
Feb. 2017Feb 14(Tue) Feb 24(Fri) $1269$329Full
Mar. 2017Mar 05(Sun) Mar 15(Wed) $1289$349Full
Apr. 2017Apr 01(Sat) Apr 11(Tue) $1599$459Full
May. 2017May 04(Thu) May 14(Sun) $1599$459Full
Jun. 2017Jun 01(Thu) Jun 11(Sun) $1529$389Full
Jul. 2017Jul 06(Thu) Jul 16(Sun) $1589$389Full
Aug. 2017Aug 03(Thu) Aug 13(Sun) $1599$399Full
Sep. 2017Sep 07(Thu) Sep 17(Sun) $1629$459Full
Oct. 2017Oct 05(Thu) Oct 15(Sun) $1629$459
Oct 12(Thu) Oct 22(Sun) $1629$459
Oct 19(Thu) Oct 29(Sun) $1629$459
Oct 26(Thu) Nov 05(Sun) $1459$439
Nov. 2017Nov 02(Thu) Nov 12(Sun) $1359$429
Nov 09(Thu) Nov 19(Sun) $1359$429
Nov 16(Thu) Nov 26(Sun) $1319$399
Dec. 2017Dec 09(Sat) Dec 19(Tue) $1289 $1160$349
Dec 22(Fri) Jan 01(Mon) $1289 $1160$349
Jan. 2018Jan 06(Sat) Jan 16(Tue) $1349 $1187$369
Feb. 2018Feb 03(Sat) Feb 13(Tue) $1349 $1187$369
Mar. 2018Mar 04(Sun) Mar 14(Wed) $1349 $1187$379
Mar 11(Sun) Mar 21(Wed) $1349 $1187$379
Mar 25(Sun) Apr 04(Wed) $1509 $1327$459
Mar 31(Sat) Apr 10(Tue) $1749 $1539$529

Remarks: The prices in red reflect 10% discount if you book a 2017 China tour 30 days in advance.

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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Book a 2018 China tour before Dec. 31, 2017, and you will enjoy a guaranteed discount of 12% off the tour price.