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12 Days Impression China Golden Route Tour

Destination:  

Shanghai, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong

Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Classic-19
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$ 2594 2334 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 2273 2046 P/P
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Shanghai-Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Hong Kong Tour

  • Shanghai-Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Hong Kong Tour

    Shanghai-Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Hong Kong Tour

  • Shanghai the Bund

    Shanghai the Bund

  • Our Clients in Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

    Our Clients in Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  • The Vermillion Gate of Beijing Forbidden City

    The Vermillion Gate of Beijing Forbidden City

  • Our Clients travel to Beijing Great Wall

    Our Clients travel to Beijing Great Wall

  • Beijing Hutong Tour by Rickshaw

    Beijing Hutong Tour by Rickshaw

  • Xian Terracotta Warriors

    Xian Terracotta Warriors

  • Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda Night View

    Xian Small Wild Goose Pagoda Night View

  • Guilin Li River

    Guilin Li River

  • Guilin Reel Flute Cave

    Guilin Reel Flute Cave

  • Our Clients on Li River Cruise

    Our Clients on Li River Cruise

  • Hong Kong Victoria Peak

    Hong Kong Victoria Peak

  • Hong Kong Night View

    Hong Kong Night View

Summary: 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.

Tour Overview

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

Day-by-day 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
Tips: Besides coach transfer, we also can arrange meglev transfer service between Shanghai downtown and Shanghai Pudong Airport.  
Shanghai City View Shanghai Pudong Airport Travel to Shanghai
Shanghai City View Shanghai Pudong Airport Our Clients in Shanghai
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)
Tips: Traditional Dim-sum Banquet in Yuyuan Garden is recommended as today’s lunch choice. 
Yuyuan Garden Chenghuangmiao Old Street The Bund Shanghai
Yuyuan Garden Chenghuangmiao Old Street The Bund Shanghai
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 
Xintiandi Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train Beijing City View
Xintiandi Beijing Shanghai High Speed Train Beijing City View
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)
Tips: How to visit Forbidden City can be found in Forbidden City Tour Tips      
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Peking Opera
Tiananmen Sqaure Forbidden City Peking Opera
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
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 Nest Beijing Peking Roast Duck
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
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.
Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour China High Speed Train Xian City View
Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour China High Speed Train Xian City View
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)
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 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
Shaanxi History Museum Guilin Liangjiang Airport Guilin City View
Shaanxi History Museum Guilin Liangjiang Airport 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)
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 Impression of Liu Sanjie
Li River Cruise Yangshuo West Street Impression of Liu Sanjie
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong 
Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave Hong Kong City View
Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave Hong Kong City View
Day 11
Hong Kong (Half Day SIC Tour+Half Free Day)
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: 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 Aberdeen Hong Kong Shopping in Hong Kong
Victoria Peak Aberdeen Shopping in 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

Notes:
► The High Speed Train fare here is based on Second Class Seat which is the cheapest one. We also can help you to book higher level seats in more expensive prices. If you wanna try other seats, please kindly tell your tour operator, he/she will update the quotation for you.

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   4043 3638   4246 3821   4937 4443
2-5 persons 2594 2334 3334 3001 2695 2426 3538 3184 3041 2737 4229 3806
6-9 persons 2273 2046 3000 2700 2372 2135 3198 2878 2713 2442 3881 3493
10 persons & above 2014 1813 2668 2402 2087 1878 2814 2533 2407 2167 3455 3109
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   3896 3506   4166 3749   4855 4369
2-5 persons 2550 2295 3187 2869 2685 2417 3458 3112 3030 2727 4147 3732
6-9 persons 2230 2007 2853 2568 2362 2126 3118 2806 2702 2432 3799 3419
10 persons & above 1950 1755 2509 2259 2046 1841 2702 2432 2375 2138 3361 3025
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   4212 3791   4560 4104   5413 4872
2-5 persons 2724 2451 3504 3154 2897 2608 3852 3466 3324 2992 4705 4235
6-9 persons 2403 2163 3170 2853 2574 2317 3512 3161 2997 2697 4358 3922
10 persons & above 2133 1920 2847 2562 2254 2029 3088 2779 2663 2396 3905 3515

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   4043 3638   4246 3821   4937 4443
2-5 persons 2594 2334 3334 3001 2695 2426 3538 3184 3041 2737 4229 3806
6-9 persons 2273 2046 3000 2700 2372 2135 3198 2878 2713 2442 3881 3493
10 persons & above 2014 1813 2668 2402 2087 1878 2814 2533 2407 2167 3455 3109
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   3896 3506   4166 3749   4855 4369
2-5 persons 2550 2295 3187 2869 2685 2417 3458 3112 3030 2727 4147 3732
6-9 persons 2230 2007 2853 2568 2362 2126 3118 2806 2702 2432 3799 3419
10 persons & above 1950 1755 2509 2259 2046 1841 2702 2432 2375 2138 3361 3025
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   4212 3791   4560 4104   5413 4872
2-5 persons 2724 2451 3504 3154 2897 2608 3852 3466 3324 2992 4705 4235
6-9 persons 2403 2163 3170 2853 2574 2317 3512 3161 2997 2697 4358 3922
10 persons & above 2133 1920 2847 2562 2254 2029 3088 2779 2663 2396 3905 3515

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
ShanghaiKingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai
Add: 126 Xinzha Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi Hotel
Add: No.338 Hengfeng Road, Shanghai
Radisson Blu Hotel Shanghai New World
Add: No. 88, Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
BeijingHoliday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven
Add: No.36 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
Royal Phoenix Hotel Beijing
Add: No 17 Qianliang Lane, Dongchenng Dist, Beijing, China 100006
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U Town
Add: 3 Sanfeng Beili, Chaoyang District, Beijing
XianSkytel Hotel Xian
Add: No.32 South Main Street, Beilin District, Xi'an
Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing Xian
Add: No.189 Jinhua North Road, Xi’an
Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian
Add: 319 Dongxin Street, Xian, China, 710004
GuilinHotel Universal Guilin
Add: No. 1, Jiefang East Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin
Guilin Bravo Hotel
Add: 14 South Ronghu Road, Guilin
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
Add: No. 15, Bin Jiang Road, Guilin
YangshuoYangshuo Aiyuan Hotel
Add: 115 West Street,Yangshuo County, Guilin
Yangshuo New Century Hotel
Add: Side of Yangshuo Park, Pantao Road, Yangshuo, Guilin
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Add: Yangshuo County, Guilin, lotus Road 1
Hong KongLuxe Manor Hotel
Add: 39 Kimberley road, Tsim Sha Tsui , Kowloon HK
Luxe Manor Hotel
Add: 39 Kimberley road, Tsim Sha Tsui , Kowloon HK
Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel
Add: 64 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kln, HK

Optional Local Specialties & Night Shows:

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Shanghai Tea CeremonyAcrobatics Show
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

Remarks:
Validity: Quotations above are valid between Mar 1, 2015 to Mar 1, 2016. Except for periods of Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
Exchange Rate: TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by the exchange rate
Guide Service: No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
Hotels Change: Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
Specific Requests: requirements of adjacent or connecting rooms, bedding requests, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary should inform us in advance.
TCT Right to Interpret: TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control
 
Price includes:
Vehicle: Private vehicle transfer in the itinerary
Flights Tickets: Domestic flights of economic class in the itinerary.
Train Tickets: Domestic train tickets in the itinerary.
Accommodation: Two adults sharing one standard twin-bed room (or cabin on Yangtze cruise ship) listed in the itinerary.
*Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room/cabin of their own, single supplement rate (Sole Occupancy in above price table) is needed.
Driver & Guide: Licensed driver and English-speaking guide service based on the itinerary
Entrance fee: All entrance fees to scenic spots as shown in the itinerary
Dining: Meals as specified in the itinerary
Taxes: Airport taxes and fuel fees, Government taxes, etc.
Travel insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, see insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. Round way International airfare or train tickets
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
4. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages.
5. Optional scenic spots, meals and shows in the itinerary
6. Any other changes caused by force majeure incidents or accidents beyond the control of TopChinaTravel
7. Any items not specified in the plan.

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