12 Days China Panda Tour

Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Xian, Beijing

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-10

Tour Type: Private Tour

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

Price from $ 1850

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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

Day Destination Highlights
01 Shanghai Transfer service to hotel
02 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple,  the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
03 Shanghai Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill, Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
04 Guilin Yangshuo Li River, West Street, Silver Cave, Langzi Ancient Village
05 Yangshuo Yangshuo countryside, Yulong River
06 Guilin Chengdu
People's Park, Jinli Old Street
07 Chengdu Xian Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
08 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall,  Muslim Quarter
09 Xian Beijing Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace
10 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
11 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, the exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube
12 Beijing Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

Arrive in Shanghai, the modern city of China. You will be met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Shanghai City View

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing:
Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun
[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs and silk product there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.


The Bund

Day 3Shanghai Guilin

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Elephant Trunk Hill, Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin.
Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin.Walk to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park next to Shahu Lake, which is famous for the golden and silver twin pagodas.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 4Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Li River, West Street, Silver Cave, Langzi Ancient Village
 

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up 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 view from the picture windows. After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot. Check-in the hotel in Yangshuo and take a refreshment rest.
[14:30-17:00] Drive to Silver Cave, which is the typical karst cave that goes through 12 hills totally. It is worth a visit there. After that, discover the nearby Langzi Ancient Village, which is well preserved. Walk in the ancient architectural complex in Ming & Qing dynasty and also experience the life of local residents.
[17:00-17:30] Drive back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the Impression of Liu Sanjie or just hang out at West Street night bars.


Li River Cruise

Day 5Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Yangshuo countryside, Yulong River
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Yangshuo countryside.
[09:30-12:30] Enjoy Yangshuo countryside leisure tour by bike or electromobile. We offer two options for your selection. This route covers the highlights of Yangshuo village, from Jima to Chaoyang about 15 km. You will be well guided and no rush at all.
[12:30-13:30] A la carte lunch will be arranged at farmhouse courtyard nearby Yulong River. The meal is exactly the local dishes, such as beer fish; Yangshuo tianluonian; stewed pork with taros
[13:30-17:30] Hike on the Yulong footpath at Yulong riverside. Appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded. Cycling back to Yangshuo town among the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery, extension visit to moon hill and big banyan tree is up to you.


Yangshuo Biking Tour
Yangshuo Biking Tour
 

Day 6Guilin Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: People's Park, Jinli Old Street

Drive from the expressway to Guilin airport about 1.5 hours. Fly to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Typical lunch will be arranged as Sichuan Hot Potat Old House restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjonglesson 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, en route you can plan for the night face changing show or stroll around Kuanzhai Alley, the snack street.

People Park
People Park
 

Day 7Chengdu Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing:Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.
[09:30-12:30] 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 as local food at restaurant nearby.

Be transferred to the airport for flight to Xian. Fly to Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 8 Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
Sightseeing: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore 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] Visit the Ancient Xian 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. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner


Terracotta Warriors

Day 9Xian Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace

Morning at leisure and be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Beijing. Your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Visit to Summer Palace which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside. In the afternoon drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.


Hutong

Day 10Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market
 

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up 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 Shi Yuan Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.
[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions.


Forbidden City

Day 11Beijing

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

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up 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 walk 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. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 12 Departure Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Shanghai

Meals: No Meals
Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

Arrive in Shanghai, the modern city of China. You will be met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.


Shanghai City View

Day 2Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel:
Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.  Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao. After Lunch time, visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture"


The Bund

Day 3Shanghai Guilin

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin.
Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin.Walk to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park next to Shahu Lake, which is famous for the golden and silver twin pagodas.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 4Guilin Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★


Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise. Enjoy Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. After disembarking, walk through the West Street. Drive to Silver Cave, which is the typical karst cave that goes through 12 hills totally. It is worth a visit there. After that, discover the nearby Langzi Ancient Village, which is well preserved. Walk in the ancient architectural complex in Ming & Qing dynasty and also experience the life of local residents.


Li River Cruise

Day 5Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel ★★★★

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Yangshuo countryside. Enjoy Yangshuo countryside leisure tour by bike or electromobile. We offer two options for your selection. This route covers the highlights of Yangshuo village, from Jima to Chaoyang about 15 km. You will be well guided and no rush at all. After lunch, hike on the Yulong footpath at Yulong riverside. Appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded. Cycling back to Yangshuo town among the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery, extension visit to moon hill and big banyan tree is up to you.

Yangshuo Biking Tour
Yangshuo Biking Tour

Day 6Guilin Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Drive from the expressway to Guilin airport about 1.5 hours. Fly to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. After lunch, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjonglesson 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.

People Park
People Park

Day 7Chengdu Xian

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

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown. 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 as local food at restaurant nearby. Be transferred to the airport for flight to Xian. Fly to Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 8 Xian

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

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Ancient city. 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 the Ancient Xian 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. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.


Terracotta Warriors

Day 9Xian Beijing

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

Morning at leisure and be transferred to the airport for the 2 hours flight to Beijing. Your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Visit to Summer Palace which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside. In the afternoon drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.


Hutong

Day 10Beijing

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

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing. Morning tour visit Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. 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, Visit Temple of Heaven which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.


Forbidden City

Day 11Beijing

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

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall. 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 walk around. After lunch, Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.


Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 12 Departure Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
2 ~ 5 pax $2212 $2460
6 ~ 9 pax $1850 $2098

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, 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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