12 days Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin and Zhangjiajie

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  • Children under 12 years enjoy great discount
Duration: 12 days
Tour type: private tour
Tour code: CT-28

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Arrival in Beijing

Beijing is the capital of People's Republic of China with very convenient flight connections to all the major cities in the world.

If arrival by international flight, you will be landing at Beijing Capital Airport. Guide will hold a name sign out of luggage claim area. Then transfer you to hotel to check in. Recover from flight journey and prepare for the trip.

Beijing is a diverse cultural center, with historical relics, art and museums throughout the city. Make the most experience of Beijing during your stay.

Meals: Not included
Hotels: Travelerinn Hua Qiao Beijing , Sunworld Hotel , Crowne Plaza Beijing


Full day visit of Beijing city

Activities: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, the Hutong

Start the tour from Tiananmen Square, the largest public city square in the world with a total area of 440,000 square meters. Standing on its four sides are the Forbidden City, Memorial Hall, Monument and Capital and National Museum. Then you will enter the Forbidden City through the south gate facing the square. Built from 1406 to 1420, Forbidden City is located in the city center, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere.

Exit from the north gate, drop a short visit to the Jingshan Park which is adjacent the Forbidden City covering 23 hectares (57 acres). It once was the royal garden in Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasty and offers nice panorama view of Forbidden City.

Sightseeing in the afternoon also includes Hutong Tour in Xicheng District. Hutong has long history dating back from the Yuan dynasty. It witness the change and develop of Beijing and showcase the normal life of the city. More than 20 alleys are well preserved in the development of modernization.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotels: Travelerinn Hua Qiao Beijing , Sunworld Hotel , Crowne Plaza Beijing


Great Wall tour

Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven

Pay a morning visit to Temple of Heaven, which was built for worship purpose. Another UNESCO –listed site today is the thrilling Great Wall of China. We choose the Mutianyu section, 70km northeastwards of Beijing City, which has well preserved from its original appearance. The 2250 meters wall has unique characters like the watch towers, and offers breath-taking scenery from the top. Visitor's facilities are well developed well.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotels: Travelerinn Hua Qiao Beijing , Sunworld Hotel , Crowne Plaza Beijing


Beijing to Xian via high speed train

Activities: Summer Palace

Spend some more time discovering Beijing, before taking train (G87 Dep 14:00 - Arr 18:25 ) to Xian.

The last stop in Beijing is Summer Palace or Yiheyuan, which is a good combination of natural lakes, hills with artificial pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges. In summer days, a boat trip gives very special feeling of this former royal garden.

Afterwards, take train from Beijing to Xian.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotels: Xian Skytel Hotel , Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing , Sofitel on Renmin Square


Terracotta Army

Activities: Terracotta Army, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

After breakfast, drive about 40km to The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, which is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang. It is discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xian. It has been a big draw for all visitors since it was unearthed.

When back to the city center, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. This Temple complex has several large halls with some great Buddhist statues and murals.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese lunch at local restaurant
Hotels: Xian Skytel Hotel , Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing , Sofitel on Renmin Square


Xian to Shanghai via overnight train

Activities: the Ancient City Wall, Shanxi History Museum, Muslim Street

Spend a day among the sights in the inner city circled by the Ancient City Wall, which is also the city's popular attraction, representing one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Visitors can enjoy a bike ride, or take electronic cars on the wall to see more of the city.

Continue a visit to Shanxi History Museum, which is said to be the history of China. It is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. Four major galleries in large, Tang-style buildings house a vast and impressive collection. Your knowledgeable guide will direct you to the most important events in history.

In the afternoon, enjoy a leisure walk to Muslim Street, a community of local Hui Minority people.

Take overnight train No. Z94 (Dep 17:04 - Arr 07:51) to Shanghai. Guide will see you off at train station and brief you the travel tips onboard.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai , The Bund Hotel , Grand Central Hotel Shanghai


Full day Shanghai city tour

Activities: Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl Tower , the Bund

Shanghai has much to offer for visitors. We choose the essentials for a sample visit including Yu Garden which retains some of best Chinese traditional architecture and culture and houses many items with unique characteristics.

The Oriental Pearl Tower is the key places, standing at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, considered as the most distinct landmark in Shanghai area, which is the third highest TV tower in the world, including of hotel, observation decks, restaurants, shops, museum and kids' areas, making it an ideal place for families with kids.

Take a walk along the Bund- symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years and home to more than 50 European style architectures built in 1930s. An evening cruise provides even better view when all the buildings lit up.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Express by Holiday Inn Putuo Shanghai , The Bund Hotel , Grand Central Hotel Shanghai


Shanghai to Guilin via flight

Activities: Shanghai Museum, the French concession region

Discover The Shanghai Museum, rebuilt at its current location in 1996, which is considered one of China's first world-class modern museums. It is one of the most incredible museum in China housing more than 120, 000 pieces of collections.

Move to the western part of Shanghai, and visit a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. The old temple was built in 1882 to keep two jade Buddha statues.

Walk along the French concession region, an interesting place with old European buildings in shady avenues to the cafes and restaurants.

Take afternoon flight (FM9331 Dep 17:25 - Arr 19:30) from Shanghai to Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Guilin Eva Inn , Guilin Bravo Hotel , Lijiang Waterfall Hotel


Li River Cruise

Activities: Li River Cruise

Guilin is located in the southern parts of China. It has long been renowned for its scenery of karst topography and is one of China's most popular tourist destinations. The Li River, rice terraces fields and the city water system are on the top-list for all visitors.

After breakfast, we will drive 40 minutes to the Zhujiang Pier for a river boat down the river from Guilin to Yangshuo. The Li River cruise is over 83 kilometers long and is estimated to take four to five hours depending on the water level. The Stalactite-like peaks, water buffalos, rice paddies, and fishing boat make it very picturesque and different from the concrete metropolis.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch will be onboard the cruise
Hotels: Yangshuo Xin Fu An Hotel , New West Street Hotel , Green Lotus Hotel


Guilin to Zhangjiajie via flight

Activities: yangshuo villages

Spend whole day discovering Yangshuo. Ride a bike on street and go further to the villages and along the Yulong River, largest branch of Li River. Guide will accompany you along the way. You can drop a visit to one or two houses and have a close touch of the local life. En route, challenge yourself to climb up the Moon Hill if interested in.

Drive back to Guilin International airport and board flight to Zhangjiajie. Meet your guide at flight arrival in Zhangjiajie.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie


Zhangjiajie National Park

Spend whole day discover Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, set up in 1982, which is recognized as the first national forest park in china. It is inscribed on UNESCO list since 2004. One of the standing pillars had been renamed" Avatar Hallelujah Mountain" that seen in the eponymous film.

Drop in Jinbian Brook as well. It covers a distance of 7.5k m from north to south. The brook is limpid through the year, with many scenic spots along the way. It is famous for Jinbian Cave-which has a height of 382k m and looks like a huge flying eagle.

Another site in the park is Huangshi Fort, 1080 meter above the sea level, which has the most of marvelous view of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It is the best platform to view the beautiful scenes of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotels: Jianghan Hotel Zhangjiajie


Depart Zhangjiajie

Enjoy Mt .Tianzishan, you will take the cable to experience the views up way and relax. Here, come across more than 80 natural platforms to take in the magnificent scenery.

The newly operated Bailong sightseeing elevator is the highest and fastest sightseeing elevator in the world, which provides a spectacular view of the Sandstone Peak Forest. It only takes 2 minutes to travel to the top of the mountain.

After the tour, transfer to the airport for flight to your next destination. Zhangjiajie is connected via flight to Guangzhou, Xian, Chongqing, Shanghai and Beijing.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Highlights includes

  • Hike on the Great Wall of China and other heritage sites in Beijing
  • Visit the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian
  • Shanghai's modern innovation- Shanghai Pearl TV Tower
  • Enjoy spectacular landscape of Guilin and Yangshuo area
  • Experience the world's highest and fastest sightseeing elevator in Zhangjiajie

Price Include & Exclude

Price Include
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet at your hotel, but it might be only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote areas. Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide for transfers in the above cities.
  • English-speaking guide: We choose guide who are responsible, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor to accompany you throughout the city.
  • Hotels: All hotels are well-selected and can be changed to cater for your requirements. Service charge & government taxes are also include.
  • Transportation: Flight/trains as listed above. Airport tax and fuel surcharge fee is included in.
  • Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price Exclude
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges when taking flights.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Items that are not listed in the itinerary.

Travel Tips

  • Prices shown are based on an exchange rate: RMB 6.2 = USD 1. The actual price may change according to the current exchange rate on the date you make inquiry.
  • The listed prices are for adults. Children between 2 to 11 years old can receive 75% discount. Infant under 2 years only charge 10% but they do not have their own seats on flights and at show events.
  • If your travel party up to 10 persons, please contact for the availability and group rates.
  • Prices are not valid during public holidays like May Day Holiday (April 30th to May 7th), National Day Holiday (Sep 30th - Oct 7th), or any unpredictable big events.
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