12 Days Impression China Golden Route Tour

Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-09

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 2180

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Tour Feature

This 11 days tour covers 5 of the most popular tourism cities of China, is an ideal choose for travelers who wanna take a glimpse of this grand country both on its culture and nature in a certain time. During the tour, you can also experience the new high speed train transfer. Start your exploration from Shanghai, a city walking between tradition and modernity. . Then the High Speed Train will lead you to the imperial city Beijing, you can focus on its grand city wall, palaces and temples. Then it comes the ancient Xian. There’s so many time-honored relics waiting for you, but never miss the Terracotta Warriors. Before heading to multi-culture Hong Kong, crystal clear Li River and magical Karst limestone hills of Guilin are calling you.

What to Expect

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

Tour cover the same destinations: 12 Days Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Guilin-Hong Kong Tour

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Shanghai

Arrival Shanghai your start point of this China tour, you will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel to catch up on some rest after international fight.

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Shanghai

Shanghai City View

Day 2 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)(your own expense)

Shanghai Night View
Yuyuan Garden

Day 3 Shanghai Beijing

Today, enjoy your tour that start with a visit to Shanghai Museum (1 hour) - boasts 120,000 pieces of rare and precious cultural relics in 21 categories.. And then, you will have chance to walk on the Xintiandi (1 hour) - a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area of Shanghai. When finish your lunch, be transferred to the Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station for a 5.5 hours high-speed train to Beijing. Your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the Beijing South Railway Station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
Tips: Click Beijing-Shanghai High-speed Train Cars can see more detials about it

Shanghai Museum

Day 4 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)(your own expense)

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 5 Beijing

After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours) - 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. 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(your own expense)

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 6 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 the lunch in Beijing, be transferred to Beijing West Railway Station for a High Speed Train riding to Xi'an North Railway Station. 1216km only cost you about 5.5 - 6 hours (G train). Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the railway station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian

Xian City View
Summer Palace

Day 7 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)(your own expense)

Qin Teracotta Army
Terracotta Warriors

Day 8 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

Guilin City View
Guilin City View

Day 9 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)(your own expense)

Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise

Day 10 Yangshuo Guilin Hong Kong

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 have a 1.5 hours flight to Hong Kong. Be transferred to your Hong Kong hotel from the airport with the help of your English speaking driver.

Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong 

Hong Kong Night View
Hong Kong Night View

Day 11 Hong Kong

Today, enjoy your half day city tour (SIC join-in basis) 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: In Hong Kong
Tips: It is a half day group tour without lunch. Duration of the half day tour is about 4.5 hours

Victoria Peak Hong Kong
Victoria Peak Hong Kong

Day 12 Departure Hong Kong

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

Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax $2486 $2667
6 ~ 9 pax $2180 $2362

Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※   Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※   Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※   TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

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