12 Days View the Highlight of China

Beijing-Xian--Guilin-Hangzhou-Shanghai

Tour Code:TGT-CH-Highlight-07

Tour Type: Private Tour

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Summary

This 17 Days China Highlight Tour would be really an ideal experience for a traveler who wants to know more about China. From royal Beijing to ancient Xian, then to the holy Lhasa, you will have chance to appreciate the brilliant cultural relics and touch the ancient glory of this civilization of 5,000 years. Afterthat, towards Chengdu, Guilin and Hangzhou, you will find the different beauty of those southern cities, more relaxing and delicacy. End up your travel with the short stay in Shanghai, this old but modern city of the very country.

What to Expect

Day 1

Arrive Beijing
Activity:
Pick up, airport-hotel transfer
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing 

Day 2

Beijing
Activity:
Tour to Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
Optional:
Peking Opera
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing

Day 3

Beijing
Activity:
Tour to Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, Ming Tomb
Optional:
Peking Roast Duck
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing 

Day 4

Beijing    Xian
Activity:
Summer Palace and Hutong by richshaw, Flight to Xian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian 

Day 5

Xian
Activity:
Tour to Qin Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
Optional: Jiaozi Banquet or Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian 

Day 6

Xian    Guilin
Activity:
Tour to visit Shaanxi History Museum, Hotel-airport transfer, flight to Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Day 7

Guilin Yangshuo Guilin
Activity:
Tour to Li River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Day 8

Guilin Hangzhou
Activity:
Tour to Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, take flight to Hangzhou
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lhasa 

Day 9

Hangzhou Wuzhen Hangzhou
Activity:
Drive from Hangzhou to Wuzhen, visit Wuzhen and back to Hangzhou
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou

Day 10

Hangzhou Shanghai
Activity:
Tour to West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Pagoda of Six Harmonies, Tea Museum, take train to Shanghai
Optional: Sichuan Opera
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Day 11

Shanghai
Activity:
Tour to Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai World Fincial Center, the Bund and Nanjing Road
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Day 12

Departure Shanghai
Activity:
Hotel-airport transfer, departure
Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: In Beijing
 

Day 2

Beijing

Leisure breakfast in the hotel, our guide will meet at your hotel lobby. You will to explore the culture and history of Beijing today. As the biggest city center square in the world, Tian’anmen Square(30-40 minutes) is a must-seeing spot. It is the place where history-changing events and ceremonies occurred. The Imperial Palace Forbidden City(2.5-3 hours) is just a few steps away from Tian’anmen Square. It is the imperial palace for 24 emperors during Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is one of the largest and most completely restored imperial palaces in the world. After lunch, our guide will show you to visit Temple of Heaven(1.5 hours), which is built to prey for a good harvest.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional activities: Peking Opera at Liyuan Theatre (daily 19:30-20:40)

Forbidden City Tiananmen Square Temple of Heaven

Day 3

Beijing

Today you will have the opportunity to traverse the ancient steps of Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall(2.-2.5 hours). You will have lunch at the restaurant nearby, then visit to Ming Tombs (Changling Tomb, 1 hour). It is the once lavish burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional activities: Kungfu show at Red Theater (daily 17:15 and 19:30)
Optional Meal: Peking Roast Duck
 

Day 4

Beijing    Xian

In the morning, visit to Summer Palace and you can take a rickshaw to explore Hutong (short route, 40 mins) will be a great fun in your Beijing tour. Hutong is the narrow lanes of old Beijing, where you could see the different aspect of locals’ life. After lunch, you will see goodbye to Beijing and start your trip to next destination---Xian. We will transfer you to airport and help you to check in the flight to Xian.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
 

Summer Palace Hutong in Beijing Xian Ancient City Wall

Day 5

Xian

Xian is a historical city. The highlight of Xian tour should be the visit to the Qin Terracotta Army (2.5 hours). It is one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch, drive back to Xian downtown, where you will visit Xian ancient City Wall, which stretches round the city. You could have a nice walk in the North Square and visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda later.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
Optional activity: Tang Dynasty Show (daily)
 

Day 6

Xian    Guilin

It will be leisure day. In the morning, You can then take a short visit to famous Shaanxi History Museum(1-1.5 hours). In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport for your short flight to Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Qin Terracotta Army Shannxi History Museum Elephant Hill in Guilin

Day 7

Guilin Yangshuo Guilin

Today will be a highlight of your Guilin trip. We will arrange you to take a leisure cruise from Guilin to yangshuo along Li River(around 4-4.5 hours). Our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at around 08:30 and transfer to Zhujiang Pier for around 40 minutes. Check in the cruise boat. It will set sailing at 09:30. Cruising along the River, you will find you are just walking in a paiting, passing by bamboo groves, mysterious karst hills, with reflection on the crystal waters and peaceful farm fields on the bank of the river, ect. The cruise will ends at Yangshuo Pier.
You will have a leisure and free afternoon and back to Guilin for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Chinese Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
Optional activities: Impression Liusanjie Show (daily)
                                Yulong River Bamboo Rafting
 

Day 8

Guilin Hangzhou

In the morning, enjoy your relaxing city tour covering the Elephant Trunk Hill(1 hour), the symbol of Guilin City. Then you will head to visit Reed Flute Cave(1 hour), which is named for the special reeds, used for making flute instruments that grow near the cave entrance. Then be transferred to the airport for your flight to Hangzhou. Arrive in Hangzhou. Be met at the airport & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou

   
Li River  Reed Flute Cave Yangshuo countryside

Day 9

Hangzhou Wuzhen Hangzhou

In the morning, you will have a relaxing tour to Wuzhen, the ancient water town, which is around 80km from Hangzhou. It will need around 1.5 hour by driving. Wuzhen Water Town is regarded as one of the most beautiful water towns in China. In the afternoon, drive back to Hangzhou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hangzhou
 

Day 10

Hangzhou Shanghai

After leisure breakfast in the hotel, you will have a walk long West Lake. Then take a boat trip on the lake, which is the most renowned beauty of the Song Dynasty. Then, visit to Lingyin Temple, which is regarded as one of the for temples by the side of the West Lake. Pagoda of Six Harmonies has been praised by poets in the ancient times with a long history since 970 during the Northern Song Dynasty. You could also have a chance to visit Tea Museum before take a high speed train from hangzhou to Shanghai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hangzhou

Wuzhen West Lake Lingyin Temple

Day 11

Shanghai
You will have a full day for you to explore the metropolis Shanghai. Your first stop is Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour), then move to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour). Both of them are in the city center of Shanghai. After that, you could stroll around the nearby old street. In the afternoon, go to have a bird-eye view of the city by ascending Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC, 30-40 mins), which is the new landmark of Shanghai, located in the new and fast-developing Lujiazui. Then you will have leisure time to walk along the Bund which is the famous waterfront promenade in Shanghai, and go shopping in Nanjing Road, China’s No 1 commercial street.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Optional activity: Acrobatic Show
                             Huangpu River Night Cruise

Old Street Nigh view of Shanghai The Bund

Day 12

Departure Shanghai

Be transferred to the airport for your next destination transportation.
Meals: Breakfast
 

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Prices (per person in US$)

January,February,December
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 3313 3602 4377
2-5 person 2162 2551 2307 2841 2694 3616
6-9 person 1751 2140 1896 2429 2283 3204
≥10 person 1432 1703 1598 2036 1928 2695
March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 3451 3811 4759
2-5 person 2272 2689 2453 3050 2927 3998
6-9 person 1861 2278 2042 2639 2516 3587
≥10 person 1517 1833 1723 2244 2131 3060
April,May,Septmber,October,November
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 3549 3976 5085
2-5 person 2342 2788 2555 3214 3110 4324
6-9 person 1931 2377 2144 2803 2699 3913
≥10 person 1591 1939 1830 2416 2280 3316
Remarks:
1. Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events
2. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
3. No guide service from TopGuilinTravel on the flight and Yangtze River cruise
4. Recommended hotels are subject to be changed in actual booking
5. Any special requirements should be advised to us in advance
6. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights of final explanation for any changes due to the reasons beyond our control
 
Price includes:
1. Private transfers between hotel, airport (railway station) and attractions
2. Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
3. English speaking guide service
4. Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
5. Admission for the attractions listed in the itinerary
6. Meals specified in the itinerary
7. Tibet permit
8. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, Insurance Terms & Conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. International transportation
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc
4. Personal expenses
5. Optional meals or activities mentioned in the itinerary
6. Services not mentioned 

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