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Overview

  • Learn about China’s rich history in Beijing and Xian
  • Ascend to the skyscrapers for a bird view of Shanghai, the magic city of China
  • Bask in the beauty of the karst sceneries in Guilin and Yangshuo

Itinerary Day by Day

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Day 1  Beijing Arrival

Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China, is a famous city with a history of more than 3,000 years. The important political structure and long history have brought the unique cultural diversity of Beijing City, leaving many splendid cultural heritages.

You will meet your tour guide in the airport or train station. He or she will help you check in your hotel. Have a good day!

Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing

Meals: None

Day 2  Beijing Royalty Exploration
Forbidden City
In the center of Beijing City stands a precious world heritage site - the Forbidden City, the imperial palace of China during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368~1911 AD). A total of 24 emperors worked and lived here, since was built in 1420.
Tian’anmen Square
Tian’anmen Square is one of the largest city squares in the world. It is located in the center of Beijing City. Tian'anmen Gate is an entrance to the Forbidden City. Tian'anmen Square holds a flag-raising ceremony every morning.
Jingshan Park
Jingshan Park is located at the central point of the north-south central axis of Beijing City. It is adjacent to the Forbidden City in the south, Beihai in the west, and the Drum Tower in the north. It used to be the highest point in the center of Beijing.
Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is a famous ancient Chinese royal garden with all factors of an excellent garden. The construction of the Summer Palace was completed in 1750, but it was burned down during wars in 1860. A few years later, the Empress Dowager Cixi rebuilt the Summer Palace.

Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 3  Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the “16 famous Beijing sights”. It is about 5400 meters long, one of the and the most famous sections of the Great Wall of China. Mutianyu has attracted many celebrities and politicians to visit.
Ming Tombs
The Ming Tombs are one of the most complete royal tombs in the world. It was listed as a world cultural heritage in 2003. There were 16 emperors in the Ming Dynasty(1368~1644 AD), and 13 of them were buried here.
Bird's Nest
The Bird's Nest is China's national stadium. As the main stadium of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, it held the opening and closing ceremonies. After the Olympic Games, the Bird's Nest became a sports entertainment venue for local citizens.
Water Cube
Located in the Beijing Olympic Park, the Water Cube is one of the landmarkss of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. It is named after the appearance of bubbles resembling sea water. The Water Cube and the Bird's Nest are the two iconic buildings of the Beijing Olympic Games.

Accommodation: Hotel in Beijing

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 4  Beijing Half-Day Tour
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven was a place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 to 1911 AD)worshiped the heavens and earth and prayed for good climate. The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420.
Hutong
Hutong is an important part of traditional Beijing culture. It carries the past and memory of this ancient city. Hutongs first appeared around 700 years ago. There are more than 6,000 famous Hutongs in Beijing, which are like the veins of the city, linking all parts of the city.

You will take a train to Xian when today’s tour ends.

Accommodation: Hotel in Xian

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 5  Terracotta Army and the Wall
Terracotta Army
There are three major exhibition vaults in the Terracotta Army Museum. The exhibitions in vault 1 are 6000 terracotta chariots or infantry squads. Vault 2 consists of chariots, archers and cavalries. And vault 3 plays a role of headquarters, where houses commanders and senior officers in the army.
Ancient City Wall
Built during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 AD), the City Wall in Xian are one of the best-preserved ancient city wall sections in China. Standing on the top of the city wall, tourists can have a bird view of the city of Xian. Cycling on the city wall is a very popular tourist activity.
Muslim Quarter
The Muslim Quarter has become the best places to try street food and buy souvenirs since late 1990s. The noodles, roasted mutton or beef, pancakes, dried fruits, and dumplings are the recommended street foods. The handicrafts, such as paper cuts, embroideries and shadow plays are popular souvenirs.

Accommodation: Hotel in Xian

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 6  Xian Museum and Pagoda Tour
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
With a history of over 1400 years, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda witnessed how Buddhism was introduced to China from India. The Buddhist scriptures, carvings, murals, paintings and calligraphy works are major collections in the pagoda.
Shannxi History Museum
Opened in 1991, the Shaanxi History Museum is the first modern national museum in the history of China. Over 1.7 million pieces of ancient relics are collected in the museum. The oldest one of them have a history of over one million years.

You will fly to Guilin, where features the karst landscape, after today’s sightseeing in Xian

Accommodation: Hotel in Guilin

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 7  Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise
Li River is the reason why thousands of people travel to Guilin. The postcard-worthy landscape would not exist without the Li River. The 4.5 hours long Guilin to Yangshuo cruise allows tourists to admire the most charming parts of the Li River.
Yulong River
The Yulong River enjoys a reputation of “Mini Li River”. The most popular way to admire the scenery of Yulong River is taking a bamboo raft cruise. The most exquisite small bridges and villages can be seen during the cruise. Hiking and cycling along the river are also good options.
West Street
With a history of over 1400 years, the West Street is the most prosperous area in Yangshuo. Both international and domestic tourists like to search for nightlife on this street. Restaurants, bars and souvenir shops on this street are always full of customers.

Travel tips: The Impression Liusanjie is good option for your night activity. It is a dancing and music show displayed on a stage on a river. Feel free to let us know if you want to see it.

Accommodation: Hotel in Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 8  Half-Day Guilin Cave Tour

After breakfast, you will drive to the Guilin for a half-day tour, and then to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Located on the intersection of Li and Peach Blossom Rivers, the Elephant Trunk Hill look like a huge elephant drinking water in the river. There are over 50 stone-carving works collected in the cave beside the feet of the “elephant”.
Reed Flute Cave
The Reed Flute Cave is a classic scenic spot of karst landform. The stalactites and stalagmites in the cave look like animals or plants. When the colorful neon lights are on, tourists will feel like walking in a crystal palace.

Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 9  Shanghai City Sightseeing
Shanghai Museum
The Shanghai Museum is located in the center of Shanghai. It is a large museum of ancient art. The collection of nearly one million cultural relics include bronzes, ceramics and calligraphy works. The most priceless treasure in Shanghai Museum is the Great Tripod with a history of 3000 years.
Yu Garden
Yu Garden is an essential ancient private garden. Built in 1559 AD, the garden is replete with rockeries and ponds. It is a model of "seeing the big from the small", which means when tourists see mini-sized attraction, they can feel the magnificence of original attraction.
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street
Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street is a famous shopping paradise and known as China's first commercial street. Nanjing Road has been a bustling commercial street since the 19th century. There are many shopping malls here, full of flagship stores of various brands, various Baroque, Romanesque, and eclectic department stores.
The Bund
Featuring the historical buildings on it, the Bund on the Huangpu River is the most famous attraction in Shanghai. The other side of the Bund is known as "China Wall Street" Lujiazui Financial Center, where you can see the skyscrapers such as Oriental Pearl Tower and Global Financial Center.
Shanghai World Financial Center
The World Financial Center, known as "China’s Wall Street" is located in Lujiazui Financial and Trade Zone. The World Financial Center, 101 floors on the ground, has a height of 492 meters. Tourists can have a bird view of Shanghai on the sightseeing corridor on the 100th floor.

Accommodation: Hotel in Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

Day 10  Thank You for Traveling with us
Tianzifang
Tianzifang is one of Shanghai’s most charming and unmissable neighborhoods. It is rebuit from an old building complex with more than 50 years of history. After a unified planning and transformation, it has become a cultural and creative park.
Jade Buddha Temple
The Jade Buddha Temple is named after the a sitting and a reclining Jade Buddhas enshrined in it. The sitting Buddha is the treasure of the temple. It is 1.95 meters high and the major material of it is precious Burmese jade.

You tour ends at the Shanghai train station or airport, where you will start your back trip. Hope you had a wonderful tour experience with us and wish you all the best!

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Meals: Breakfast   Lunch   

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1. Notice of trip cancellation due to personal reasons before the trip starts
Cancellation 30 days or more before the trip starts, 10% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 29-15 days before the trip starts, 20% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 14-7 days before the trip starts, 30% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation 6-2 days before the trip starts, 50% penalty of the deposit.
Cancellation within 48 hours prior to the trip starts, no refund of your deposit.

2. Trip cancellation due to irresistible factors before the trip starts

If you have to cancel the itinerary due to irresistible reasons such as traffic, weather, politics, etc., the deposit will be fully refunded by the company (for loss related to air ticket/train ticket, please take reference of the first item).

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