16 Days China Highlights Tour

Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Guilin-Hangzhou-Suzhou-Shanghai

Tour Code:TGT-CH-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from:US$ 2485 Free Inquiry
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Summary

This tour offers you magnificent Great Wall, Palaces and grand Qin Terracotta Army and will also focus on a photograph journey to Suzhou, Hangzhou and Guilin, to appreciate the marvelous natural landscape there. From crystal clear Li River to serenity West Lake, from serenity Karst hills to peaceful water towns…Continue your visit to Shanghai, just like enter another world, which lighten with updated glories...What's more? Come with us, to walk between nature and culture, to memorize all the natural and cultural treasures of China.

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Hutong Tour by rickshaw
03 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Great Wall
04 Beijing Xian Summer Palace
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
06 Xian Chengdu  Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Mausoleum
07 Chengdu Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
08 Chengdu Guilin Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Walk around Ronghu Lake and Shanhu Lake area
09 Guilin Longsheng Guilin Longji Rice Terraces, Minority Village
10 Guilin Yangshuo Guilin Li River, West Street, Yangshuo countryside tour
11 Guilin Hangzhou West Lake, Lingying Temple
12 Hangzhou Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Chenghuangge Pavilion, Hefang Street
13 Hangzhou Suzhou Lingering Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Pingjiang Ancient Street
14 Suzhou Shanghai Tongli Water Town
15 Shanghai Shanghai Old Street, Shikumen, the Bund, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower
16 Departure Shanghai Be transferred to the airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Your journey will begin in Beijing, one of the most mysterious cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by TCT tour guide at Beijing international airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure and have a good sleep to get over the jet lag.

Over the next several days, you’ll explore this ancient city which is also the political and cultural heart of China. Get ready for that.

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★


Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing

You'll explore the historical captical by visit Tian'anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today's highlight 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, drive to Back Lakes (Houhai), the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Enjoy long route Beijing Hutong tour by rickshaw, while you will experience the old Beijing leisurely and visit to the courtyard and local family. Rickshaw tour will be ended at Drum and Bell Tower which were central to official timekeeping in ancient China.

Back to your hotel after today leisure tour. You are free to ask your guide for suggestion of evening activities, such as the night show and place to have Peking duck dinner.

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


Beijing Hutong

Day 3Beijing

Before going to the Great Wall, you will visit Temple of Heaven, where the local resident will do morning exercises in the square. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, etc. and get to know the real folk master there.

Upon arrival Mutianyu Great Wall, enjoy your lunch nearby. Then start your half day exploration at Mutianyu Great Wall. You can choose to hike or take cable car up and roam around. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.

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


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4BeijingXian

Enjoy half day leisure tour by visiting Summer Palace before leaving Beijing. It is China existing largest and best preserved imperial garden.  It is also a large natural landscape garden which used Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as based address, modeled on the Hangzhou West Lake scenery. Enjoy boat ride on Kunming Lake is also a pleasant experience.

After lunch, be transferred to the train station for the 5 hours train to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

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


Summer Palace

Day 5Xian

Drive to explore 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.

After lunch, continue to 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. After that, 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.

Back to the hotel. Tonight, we highly recommend you watch the Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner at your own cost.

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


Terracotta Warriors

Day 6XianChengdu

You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Be met at the hotel lobby and you will enjoy leisure tour in Xian city before leaving for Chengdu.

Visit the 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. After that visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. After lunch, you will head to the airport, while on the way visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Chengdu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★


Ancient City Wall

Day 7Chengdu

Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people dancing, playing mahjong and drinking teas. Tea break will be arranged in the park as well as mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.

Back to the hotel and the Face Changing show will be a good option or you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu ★★★★


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 8ChengduGuilin

Take a morning flight from Chengdu to Guilin. Upon arrival Guilin, you will be met by our local tour guide and transfer to downtown. Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant.

hen we will visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites in fantastic shapes and colors. After that, drive to Elephant Trunk Hill, the badge of Guilin city. The hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. Walking along the Li River and enjoy a short visit to the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas by walking along Shanhu Lake bank.

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

Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 9GuilinLongshengGuilin

Drive to Longsheng in the morning, it takes around 2 hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces Scenic Area. With trekking for a while, we could see the stunning Longji Terraces. More than 700 years, the brave and smart local residents developed and built the paddies into hillsides surrounding their villages. With such a long history, the area is still being used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers.

Lunch will be arranged in the village restaurant. You will have free time to explore the minority villages and also walk into the rice terraces to take some good pictures. Return to your hotel. We highly recommend you take the Night Cruise sailing on four lakes, where will be illuminated at night.

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

Longji Rice Terraces Guilin
Longji Rice Terraces

Day 10GuilinYangshuoGuilin

You will enjoy the highlight of this city - Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the picturesque scenery from the window.

After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot. Then drive back to hotel in Guilin.

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


Li River

Day 11GuilinHangzhou

Check out from hotel in the morning and drive to airport to catch the morning flight for Hangzhou. Upon arriving at Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport, you will be greeted by local guide.

After lunch, go ahead for Su Causeway, one of the top 10 Scenes of West Lake. Explore the West Lake in-depth, while the local public bike or shuttle bus is also available at your disposal. Firstly, bike from Su Causeway to West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden about half an hour. There are thousands of red carps in the fishpond here. Enjoy the pleasure for feeding the red carps and have fun. After that, get back to Su Causeway and enjoy orientation walk to Bai Causeway about 1 hour, while you will appreciate most of the famous scenes.

Then visit the Lingyin Temple, which is one of the top ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China. It is also a tourist attraction that can offer you appealing places of historic interest, cultural relics as well as agreeable natural scenery. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★


West Lake

Day 12Hangzhou

Discover the Meijiawu Tea Culture Village which is considered the best to return to the nature. With its idyllic beauty, the tea farmer will take you to the mountain area and you will be impressed by the tea terraces of high and low hill-slops. As a tea fan, you will not only see tea picking and tea processing, but also have a chance to experience as a tea expert, entering a tea plantation, picking the tea leaves, visiting the tea farmer's house and enjoying the local tea ceremony.

Have a unique lunch-snacks banquet at Chenghuangge Pavilion, including a cup of flower tea, lotus powder, Hangzhou cat's ear noodle, crisp cakes and some other local snacks, while enjoying a traditional Chinese music instrumental performance during your snacks banquet

Free at leisure in the afternoon for you to explore Hefang Street by yourself.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Zhejiang International Hotel ★★★★

Meijiawu Tea Planatation Hangzhou
Meijiawu Tea Planatation

Day 13HangzhouSuzhou

A leisure breakfast in hotel in the morning, then our guide will transfer you to train way station to catch a high speed train for Suzhou. After lunch, you will have a half day Suzhou city exploring tour to admire the classic Chinese gardens.

The first stop is Lingering Garden which is the large classical private garden in China. Lingering Garden was built in the Qing Dynasty style and it is known for exquisite architectural art. Next stop is at Lion Grove Garden.  It is one of the four greatest gardens and representative classic gardens in Suzhou City and has a history of more than 650 years. Then we will have a leisure walk along an ancient street --- Pingjiang Ancient Street , where many locals still living.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★

Suzhou Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden

Day 14SuzhouShanghai

We will start today's tour to Suzhou Gardens and the Water Town by visiting Tongli Water Town, which was established in the Song Dynasty and very rich in cultural heritage. Enjoy your time and discover its long history and traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples which were built in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. You will have a chance to take a local boating trip along the waterways.

After lunch, you will be transferred to Shanghai by private car directly and check-in at the hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Nanjing Road would be a nice place for hanging out at night.

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


Tongli Water Town

Day 15Shanghai

Today is you will visit Shanghai Old Street where you will find the 100-year-ago Shanghai here. And then, walk into the Shikumen, The old alley is also a blend of Western and Chinese traditional culture, where the local residents still live there. Enjoy orientation walk on the Bund which was a foreign trade center from the late 19th century.

After lunch, reach to the Lujiazui CBD new area and enjoy your leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Have a cup of coffee and take a short break. In conclusion, visit Shanghai Tower which is the city skyline and Shanghai tallest building. Enjoy your Top of Shanghai journey and panoramic view of Shanghai city.

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


The Bund

Day 16Departure Shanghai

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

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
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Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
1 person 4527 5048 5801
2-5 person 2883 3444 3144 3966 3520 4718
6-9 person 2224 2759 2485 3281 2861 4034
≥10 person 1833 2236 2143 2858 2463 3498
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 4662 5214 6278
2-5 person 2982 3579 3259 4131 3791 5195
6-9 person 2323 2894 2599 3447 3132 4511
≥10 person 1949 2437 2235 3010 2673 3885
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 4747 5313 6647
2-5 person 3041 3665 3324 4230 3991 5564
6-9 person 2382 2980 2665 3546 3332 4879
≥10 person 2013 2533 2303 3113 2855 4217
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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