12 Days China Golden Route Tour

Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Guilin-Hong Kong

Tour Code:TGT-CH-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from:US$ 1945 Free Inquiry
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Summary

This 12 Days China Golden Route Tour is an ideal introduction to the ageless wonders of China and provides a memorable vacation. It includes the country's best-known cities and most famous sites, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, the Bund of Shanghai, and those magical Karst limestone hills of Guilin. These are the very things that the first time tourist comes to see. The route gives the traveler a good example of what China travel has to offer. From this basis, travel agents can begin to add excursions to other tourist cities such as Suzhou and Chengdu. Whether you are planning a basic tour to China, or a longer trek through the country, this route is the best to begin your exploration of China. To complete the experience, the “Heaven of Food and Shopping”, Hong Kong, offers the best opportunities for relaxation with luxury hotels, exquisite food, vibrant nightlife and fascinating and charming souvenirs to take home.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 Beijing Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
06 Xian Shanghai Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Mausoleum
07 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple,  the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
08 Shanghai Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill, Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
09 Guilin Yangshuo Li River, West Street, Silver Cave, Langzi Ancient Village
10  Guilin Hong Kong Yangshuo countryside, Yulong River
11 Hong Kong
The Victoria Peak, Stanley Street,  Aberdeen Fishing Village, Gem Factory Outlet
12 Hong Kong Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijng

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: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★ 

Beijing City ViewBeijing City View

Day 2Beijing

Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tian'anmen Square, the World's largest urban square and the Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world.  Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.  After lunch, then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon.  Back to hotel, Peking Opera is available for your optional night entertainment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★ 

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

Day 3Beijing

After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, which is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and walk around. Have the lunch near the Mutianyu Great Wall, and then drive back to the downtown and visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube (about 1 hour) - the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★ 

The Great Wall
The Great Wall

Day 4BeijingXian

In the morning, take a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw to visit the ancient lanes and alleyways of Beijing. And then, a visit to the Summer Palace - the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. After lunch nearby, then be transferred to the airport for the flight to Xian in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

Summer Palace
Summer Palace

Day 5Xian

Today, enjoy your full day visit to the Qin Terracotta Warriors, one of the world's most important archaeological finds with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation, Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. Lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant.

Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. Then visit the Bell tower, which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there. If you like, Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner is available for your optional night activity.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 6XianShanghai

Finish up your Xian tour by visiting the famous Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to go around. Then visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. After lunch, on the way to the airport, visit the Hanyang Mausoleum (1 hour) - the multi-burial cemetery of Emperor Jing of Han and his queen. After that, continue to the airport to board a short flight to Shanghai.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Xian City Wall
Xian City View

Day 7Shanghai

A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, you will have an exterior tour of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower - the most charming landmark of Shanghai.

After lunch time, go to Yuyuan Garden - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. And then, go for shopping in Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road - the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, and have a leisure walk along the Bund (30 min) - famous as a group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture". After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

the Bund
The Bund

Day 8ShanghaiGuilin

Today is a relaxing day and have a flight to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin.Walk to Riyueshuangta Cultural Park next to Shahu Lake, viewing the famous golden and silver twin pagodas from the bank of the lake.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 9GuilinYangshuo

In the morning you will be driven to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation, have a leisure walk along the famous West Street. Check-in the hotel in Yangshuo and take a refreshment rest.

Drive to Silver Cave, which is the typical karst cave that goes through 12 hills totally. It is worth a visit there. After that, discover the nearby Langzi Ancient Village, which is well preserved. Walk in the ancient architectural complex in Ming & Qing dynasty and also experience the life of local residents. Drive back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the Impression of Liu Sanjie or just hang out at West Street night bars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★

Li River
Li River

Day 10YangshuoGuilinHong Kong

Enjoy Yangshuo countryside leisure tour by bike. We offer two options for your selection. This route covers the highlights of Yangshuo village, from Jima to Chaoyang about 15 km. lunch will be arranged at farmhouse courtyard nearby Yulong River. After lunch, back to your hotel by bike and check-out.  Drive from the expressway to Guilin airport about 1.5 hours. Fly to Hong Kong in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Harbour Plaza Metroplis Hotel ★★★★

Yangshuo Biking Tour
Yangshuo Countryside Tour

Day 11Hong Kong

Today, enjoy your half day city tour to Victoria Peak - will give you the best angle to capture exceptional video footage while you are moving to the 373 meters hill top. And then, move to the Aberdeen (no sampan) - home to hundreds of people living on fishing junks. Finally go to visit the largest jewelry factory in Hong Kong. After the tour, you can enjoy your own free exploration in this city.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Harbour Plaza Metroplis Hotel ★★★★

Victoria Harbor
Victoria Harbour

Day 12Departure Hong Kong

Recognizing that Hong Kong is a destination that begs to be explored on your own, we have planned no activities before you board the flight to the next stop.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

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 4038 4474 5164
2-5 person 2673 3266 2891 3702 3236 4392
6-9 person 2234 2816 2451 3263 2796 3942
≥10 person 1950 2454 2190 2935 2495 3545
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 4218 4674 5660
2-5 person 2824 3446 3052 3902 3545 4888
6-9 person 2384 2996 2612 3452 3105 4438
≥10 person 2082 2644 2306 3093 2733 3947
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 4323 4796 5876
2-5 person 2907 3551 3143 4024 3683 5105
6-9 person 2467 3101 2703 3574 3243 4655
≥10 person 2151 2737 2388 3209 2808 4051
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. 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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