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11 Days Experience China Tour

Destination:  

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai

Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Classic-05
Tour Ratings: Comfort    Culture    Natural Scenery
Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.
Price from
2-5 persons: US$ 1928 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1554 P/P
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Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai Tour

  • Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai Tour

    Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai Tour

  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

  • Xian Terracotta Warriors

    Xian Terracotta Warriors

  • Xian City Wall

    Xian City Wall

  • Xian City Wall

    Xian City Wall

  • Guilin Li River

    Guilin Li River

  • Guilin Reed Flute Cave

    Guilin Reed Flute Cave

  • Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

    Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

  • Shanghai the Bund

    Shanghai the Bund

  • Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

Summary: Eager to experience both the history and nature of China in one tour? Join us in this 11-day China Experience Tour now! Whether you are an ancient-civilization freak or an extreme-sports fanatic, this trip has something truly special in store for you. This tour allows you to fulfill your dream of taking a deep breath on the majestic Great Wall in Beijing, enjoying the Qin Terracotta Army in Xi'an, cruising along the Li River in Guilin, and shopping in Shanghai.

Tour Overview

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park ( Bird Nest and Water Cube )
04 Beijing-Xi'an Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace, Flight to Xi'an
05 Xi'an Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an City Wall
06 Xi'an - Guilin Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyang Mausoleum, Flight to Guilin
07 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
08 Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai Back to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Flight to Shanghai
09 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, The Bund
10 Shanghai Shanghai Urban Palnning Exhibition Hall, Xintiandi, Half day free
11 Departure Shanghai Be transferred to the airport

Day-by-day Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be met at the airport (Beijing Capital International Airport) by tour guide and transferred to your comfortable hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Beijing
Beijing City View Travel to Beijing Beijing Capital Airport
Beijing City View Our Clients in Beijing Beijing Capital Airport
Day 2
Beijing
Depart from your hotel in the morning to visit Tiananmen Square (40min) - the World's largest urban square, and the Forbidden City (2.5 - 3 hours) - the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Then visit the Temple of Heaven (1 hour) in the afternoon. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Opera 1.5 hours (daily 19:30)
 Tips: How to visit Forbidden City can be found in Forbidden City Tour Tips
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven
Day 3
Beijing
After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours, including round cable car and scenic bus) - the section of the Great Wall which is more popular among foreign visitors. Have the lunch near the Mutianyu Great Wall, and then drive back to the downtown and have a short visit to see 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: In Beijing
Optional Night Activities: Peking Roasted Duck around 1 hour
► Tips:
1) Click What to pack for Great Wall Trips to find some tips when climbing the Great Wall of China
2) If you would like to have a tighter itinerary in this day,
Xiushui Street - known as the Leading Foreign Trade Market.
Mutianyu Great Wall  Bird Nest Beijing Peking Roast Duck
Mutianyu Great Wall Bird's Nest Peking Roast Duck
 
Day 4
Beijing Xian
After breakfast, drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) - the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. And then, a visit to the Summer Palace (about 1.5 hour ) - the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. After you lunch in Beijing, be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
► Tips:
1) About Beijing Hutong sightseeing details can be found on Beijing Hutong Tour Tips
2) An alternative transporting method is the high speed train. Detailed information can be found in Beijing-Xian High-speed Train page.
Hutong Tour Beijing Summer Palace Xian city view
Hutong Tour Summer Palace Xi'an City View
Day 5
Xian
Ample time will be provided for visits to Terracotta Warriors (2.5 - 3 hours) - one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. After lunch near the Terracotta Warriors area, drive back to the downtown for a visit to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda (1 hour) - the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang'an. After that, continue to visit the Xian City Wall (1 hour) - represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian
Optional Night Activities: Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner 3.5 hours (daily 18:00 - 20:30 for dinner, 20:30 – 21:35 for Tang Dynasty Show)
► Tips: You can have a general idea after you read What is Terracotta Warriors page
Terracotta Warriors Small Wild Goose Pagoda Xian City Wall
Terracotta Warriors Small Wild Goose Pagoda Xian City Wall
Day 6
Xian Guilin
Finish the breakfast, and you will firstly to visit the Shaanxi History Museum (2 hours) - one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. After lunch, continue to the Hanyang Mausoleum (1 hour) - the multi-burial cemetery of Emperor Jing of Han and his queen. Your Xi’an tour will be finished by connecting the 2 hours flight to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
Shaanxi History Museum Hanyang Mausoleum Guilin City View
Shaanxi History Museum Hanyang Mausoleum Guilin City View
Day 7
Guilin    Yangshuo
In the morning you will be driven to the Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours, lunch served on board). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation and check-in hotel with help of your tour guide, you can have a walk along the famous West Street and enjoy the free leisure time there.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Yangshuo
Optional Night Activities: Landscape Show Impression of Liu Sanjie 1 hour (daily around 20:00, time will be changed in different seasons)
► Tips
1) Click Li River Trip Tips to know more information about that
2) Recommended things to do in Yangshuo:
Yangshuo Countryside Biking Tour (renting a bike to cycle around Yangshuo, a leisure way to see the countryside scenery there.)
Li River Cruise Yangshuo West Street Yangshuo Biking Tour
Li River Cruise Yangshuo West Street Yangshuo Biking Tour
Day 8
Yangshuo  Guilin  Shanghai
After your breakfast, be transferred back to Guilin and you may arrive around the lunch time. Enjoy your lunch and then continue to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill (1 hour) – the symbol of Guilin. After that, have a trip to Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) - the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites. And then, say good bye to Guilin and take a 2.5 hours flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave Shanghai Pudong Airport
Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave Shanghai Hongqiao Airport
Day 9
Shanghai
A full day sightseeing starts with Jade Buddha Temple (1 hour) - famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg. And then, go to Yuyuan Garden (1 hour) - a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then visit the nearby Chenghuangmiao (Old Street) (1 hour). After lunch time, you will have an exterior tour of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower (30 min) - the most charming landmark of Shanghai. And then, go for shopping in Nanjing Road (1 hours generally) - 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: In Shanghai
Optional Night Activities: Acrobatic Show about 2 hours (daily 19:30)
Tips: Traditional Dim-sum Banquet in Yuyuan Garden is recommended as today’s lunch choice.
Jade Buddha Temple Yuyuan Garden Oriental Pearl TV Tower 
Jade Buddha Temple Yuyuan Garden Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Day 10
Shanghai
Today is a relaxing day by firstly having a visit to the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall (1 hour) - one of the world largest showcases of urban development. And them, a leisure walk on Xintiandi (1 hour) - a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai. The afternoon is free for you to get deep touch with this charming oriental metropolis.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shanghai
► Tips: Xintiandi has an active nightlife on weekdays as well as weekends, though romantic settings are more common than loud music and dance places.
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall Shanghai Xintiandi Area Shanghai Night View
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall Shanghai Xintiandi Shanghai Night View
Day 11
Departure Shanghai
Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for the return flight.
Meals: Breakfast
►Tips: Besides coach transfer, we also can arrange meglev transfer service between Shanghai downtown and Shanghai Pudong Airport. 
Service Ends

Note: Visiting time, transporting time, and duration of shows and meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change particular situations.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
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   2886   3099   3608
2-5 persons 1928 2291 2035 2504 2289 3013
6-9 persons 1554 1904 1658 2112 1909 2613
10 persons & above 1299 1566 1366 1699 1624 2215
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   3015   3261   3837
2-5 persons 2028 2420 2151 2666 2439 3243
6-9 persons 1654 2033 1774 2274 2059 2842
10 persons & above 1373 1677 1448 1829 1736 2405
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   3093   3416   4108
2-5 persons 2084 2498 2246 2821 2592 3514
6-9 persons 1710 2111 1869 2429 2211 3113
10 persons & above 1438 1773 1552 2001 1892 2682

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
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   2886   3099   3608
2-5 persons 1928 2291 2035 2504 2289 3013
6-9 persons 1554 1904 1658 2112 1909 2613
10 persons & above 1299 1566 1366 1699 1624 2215
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   3015   3261   3837
2-5 persons 2028 2420 2151 2666 2439 3243
6-9 persons 1654 2033 1774 2274 2059 2842
10 persons & above 1373 1677 1448 1829 1736 2405
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   3093   3416   4108
2-5 persons 2084 2498 2246 2821 2592 3514
6-9 persons 1710 2111 1869 2429 2211 3113
10 persons & above 1438 1773 1552 2001 1892 2682

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of HeavenRoyal Phoenix Hotel BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U Town
Xian Skytel Hotel XianDays Hotel & Suites Xinxing XianSofitel on Renmin Square Xian
Guilin Guilin Osmanthus HotelGuilin Bravo HotelSheraton Guilin Hotel
Yangshuo Yangshuo Aiyuan HotelYangshuo New Century HotelYangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Shanghai Kingtown Hotel Plaza ShanghaiCourtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi HotelHoward Johnson Plaza Hotel

Optional Local Specialties & Night Shows:

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckSee the Peking Opera
Xian Dumpling BanquetTang Dynasty Show with Dinner
Guilin Rice Noodle BanquetSee the Cormorant Fishing Show
Yangshuo Yangshuo Beer FishImpression of Liusanjie
Shanghai Tea CeremonyAcrobatics Show

Remarks:
1. The prices quoted here are only valid from March 1, 2014 to March 1, 2015. TCT reserves the right to adjust the prices of any portion of the tour due to the reasons beyond our control without prior notice.
2. All quotation is in US dollar (per person), and based on the exchange rate between CNY and USD in effect at the time of publishing. It is subject to change.
3. The quotation on our website is also subject to change during some Chinese festivals, national holidays, fairs or events, when hotels may levy higher rates which will be advised on a case by case basis.
4. The availabilities of rooms, flights and etc. are subject to change until the actual booking is been made.
5. Specific requests such as adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be subjected to reconfirm upon your arrival. We would put on your request to the Hotel.
 
Price includes:
1. Airport/railway station welcome and private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
2. Domestic airfare of economic class or train ticket(s) as mentioned in the itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
3. Accommodation (if include Yangtze cruiser) based on two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (cabin); solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate (S.SUPP in above price table). A single room (cabin) is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
4. Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
5. All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by local tour guides based on the local circumstances which are beyond the control of TopChinaTravel. TCT will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
6. Meals as specified in the itinerary.
7. Government taxes.
 
Price excludes:
1. Round way International airfare or train tickets, unless otherwise noted.
2. Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
3. Any Meals not specified in the itinerary.
4. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
5. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
6. Optional meals and shows mentioned in the itinerary, which will be added up if the clients desire to take the activities.
7. Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of TopChinaTravel and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.
8. Any items not specified in the plan.

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