12 Days China Panda Tour

Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-10

Tour Type: Private Tour

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

Price from $ 1795

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Tour Feature

  Classic China tour fine-designed brings you to visit the hometown of Giant Panda
  Best seller China tours, popular in the tourists who visit China for the 1st time
  Another highlight in this tour is to walk into the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo, Guilin
  Well-planned the tour will also show your way to discover the colourful history and culture of China

 

What to Expect

DayDestinationHighlights
01Arrival BeijingTransfer service to hotel
02BeijingTiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes and Nanluoguxiang Alley
03BeijingMutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
04Beijing XianTemple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong
05XianTerracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
06Xian Chengdu
Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb
07ChengduDujiangyan Panda Base, Jiezi Ancient Town
08Chengdu GuilinChengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum, Renmin Park
09Guilin YangshuoLi River, West Street, Yulong River
10Guilin ShanghaiReed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
11ShanghaiShanghai Old Street, Shikumen, the Bund, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower
12Departure ShanghaiTransfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel 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.


Forbidden City

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes and Nanluoguxiang Alley
 

[09:00-09:30]You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
[09:30-12:30]You will reach the 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.
[12:30-14:00]Lunch time at well selected Dumpling Restaurant and experience the real Chinese food, dumpling and local dishes.
[14:00-16:30]Drive to Back Lakes (Houhai), the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Walk into Nanluoguxiang Alley which is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing and mix of history, fashion and Souvenir Boutique.
[16:30-17:30]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.



Tiananmen Square

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube

[08:00-08:30]You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30]Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and roam around.
[12:30-13:30]Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake.
[13:30-16:30]Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Upon arrival, enjoy orientation walk in Olympic Park and visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games.
[16:30-17:30]Back to the hotel after today’s tour. We would highly recommend you take a traditional Chinese foot massage, or have fun at Sanlitun Bar Street in the evening.



Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong
 

[09:30-10:00]You will be met at the hotel lobby and enjoy half day leisure tour before leaving Beijing.
[10:00-11:30]Visit Temple of Heaven, which is the masterpiece of ancient times and China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. You could also see lots of local residents doing exercises in the square and full of vigor. After that, step into the pure Hutong nearby and pretend to be a real Beijinger for a while.
[11:30-12:30]Lunch time at Da Wan Ju Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with peanuts in soya sauce.

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.
 


Summer Palace

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing: Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter

[09:00-09:30]You will be met at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour for the Ancient city.
[09:30-12:30]Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore 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.
[12:30-14:00]Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger.
[14:00-17:00]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. 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.
[17:00-17:30]Back to the hotel. Tonight, we highly recommend you watch the Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner at your own cost.



Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 6Xian Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu Chunxi Road Branch ★★★★
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb

[09:30-10:00]You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Be met at the hotel lobby and have one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Guilin.
[10:00-12:30]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 tour around. After that, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s the landmark building of Xian and symbol of China ancient capital and you will also have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show.
[12:30-16:30]Lunch will be arranged at Baixin Kitchen restaurant for local special food. After lunch, drive to Xian airport, on the way visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Fly to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Wild Goose Pagoda
 

Day 7Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu Chunxi Road Branch ★★★★
Sightseeing: China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base, Jiezi Ancient Town
 

[08:30-09:00]Be met at the hotel lobby and start the Panda tour to Dujiangyan Base.
[09:00-13:00]Drive to Dujiangyan about 1.5 hours. Upon arrival, visit Dujiangyan Panda Base where you can take close encounter with a group of lovely pandas. It is also the only place that welcomes the tourists to experience volunteer program while taking care of the giant panda and feeding them. You will also have chance to hug the giant panda there.
[13:00-14:00]Lunch time at Gu Jing Lao Zao Restaurant where serves the typical Sichuan food
[14:00-16:00]Visit Jiezi Ancient Town, which is of one thousand year history.  The town is mainly composed of three parts: The Street, Guang Yan Temple and Fengqishan Forest Park. Enjoy walking on the bluestone road and explore this ancient town leisurely.
[06:00-17:30]Be transferred back to Chengdu city and we highly recommend you watch the Sichuan Opera or stroll around Kuanzhai Alley in the evening.



Dujiangyan Panda Base

Day 8 Chengdu Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum, Renmin Park

[09:30-10:00]Be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Sichuan Culinary Art
[10:00-11:30]Drive to Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum. You will have a journey of cultural exploration, incl. tasting local popular snacks, sightseeing for cultural relics, walking through Old Sichuan restaurant alley.
[11:30-13:00]Change into chef uniforms and start a cooking class to cook three typical Sichuan dishes: Panda Steamed Dumplings, Kung Pao Chicken and Mapo Tofu. Enjoy the meal you cooked together with daily soup, steamed rice, pickles as well as fruit juice.
[13:00-16:00]Enjoy leisure time in Sichuan tea house. Resting in a bamboo chair and desk, sipping a cup of covered-bowl tea and playing mahjong, you will feel like a real native here. After that, pay a visit to Renmin Park, where you can meet the local residents and give them applause for their singing and dancing.

Stroll around Jinli Old Street before leaving to the airport for evening flight to Guilin. Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.


Renmin Park

Day 9Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel ★★★★★
Sightseeing: Li River, West Street, Yulong River

[08:00-08:30]You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.
[09:30-14:00]Enjoy 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.
[14:30-16:00]Drive to Yulong River area. Hike on the Yulong footpath at Yulong riverside leisurely and appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded.
[17:00-17:30]Drive back to Guilin. We highly recommend you take the Night Cruise sailing on four lakes, where will be illuminated at night.



Yulong River

Day 10Guilin Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
 

[09:00-09:30]You will be met at your hotel lobby and start to discover this beautiful city.
[09:30-12:30]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. You could climb up to the top and take full view of Guilin’s hills and rivers. Walking along the Li River and enjoy a short visit to the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas.

After lunch, be transferred to the airport for afternoon flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Elephant Trunk Hill
 

Day 11Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Shanghai Old Street, Shikumen, the Bund, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower

[09:00-09:30]You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the New and Old Shanghai.
[09:30-12:30]Visit Shanghai Old Street where you will find the 100-year-ago Shanghai here. The people, the hanging red lanterns, the ancient memorial arch, all of these form into a picture that describe the old Shanghai. 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.
[12:30-13:30]Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30]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.
[16:30-17:30]Back to the hotel. We highly recommend you watch the ERA Acrobatic Show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.



The Bund
 

Day 12 Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

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.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Your journey will begin in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by TCT tour guide at Beijing international airport and transferred to your hotel.


Forbidden City

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and you will reach the Tian’anmen Square first. Walk through the square and visit 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, the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Walk into Nanluoguxiang Alley which is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing.


Tiananmen Square

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and roam around. After lunch, back to Beijing city and enjoy orientation walk in Olympic Park and visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games.


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and visit Temple of Heaven, which is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. You could also see lots of local residents doing exercises in the square and full of vigor. After that, step into the pure Hutong nearby and pretend to be a real Beijinger for a while. 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.


Summer Palace

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore 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, visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. After that, visit the Bell tower and walk into Muslim Quarter for your shopping time there.


Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xian Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu Chunxi Road Branch ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After that, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s the landmark building of Xian and symbol of China ancient capital. After lunch, visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 7Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Chengdu Chunxi Road Branch ★★★★

Be met at the hotel lobby and start the Panda tour to Dujiangyan Panda Base, where you can take close encounter with a group of lovely pandas. You will also have chance to hug the giant panda there. After lunch, visit Jiezi Ancient Town, which is of one thousand year history.  Enjoy walking on the bluestone road and explore this ancient town leisurely.


Dujiangyan Panda Base

Day 8 Chengdu Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel ★★★★★

Be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Sichuan Culinary Art. Drive to Chengdu Sichuan Cuisine Museum. You will have a journey of cultural exploration. Have a cooking class to cook three typical Sichuan dishes. Enjoy leisure time in Sichuan tea house and visit to Renmin Park, where you can meet the local residents and appreciate their singing and dancing.Stroll around Jinli Old Street before leaving to the airport for evening flight to Guilin. Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.


Renmin Park

Day 9Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel ★★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and enjoy 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. After disembarking, walk through the West Street. Drive to Yulong River area. Hike on the Yulong footpath at Yulong riverside leisurely and appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded.


Yulong River

Day 10Guilin Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund ★★★★

Be met at hotel lobby and 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. After lunch, fly to Shanghai. be met and transferred to the hotel.


Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 11Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and 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. Enjoy orientation walk on the Bund. After lunch, reach to the Lujiazui CBD new area and enjoy your leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Pay a visit to Shanghai Tower, the city skyline and Shanghai tallest building.


The Bund

Day 12 Departure 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.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group SizeDec. ~ Feb.Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax$2146$2387
6 ~ 9 pax$1795$2035

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

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2017 to Feb 28, 2018, 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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