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12 Days China Panda Tour

Destination:  

Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Xian, Beijing

Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Classic-10
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$ 2318 2203 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1901 1806 P/P
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Shanghai Guilin Chengdu Xian Beijing Tour

  • Shanghai Guilin Chengdu Xian Beijing Tour

    Shanghai Guilin Chengdu Xian Beijing Tour

  • Shanghai the Bund

    Shanghai the Bund

  • Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden

  • Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

    Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

  •  Guilin Li River

    Guilin Li River

  • Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

  • Chengdu Wuhou Temple

    Chengdu Wuhou Temple

  • Xian Shaanxi History Museum

    Xian Shaanxi History Museum

  • Xian Terracotta Warriors

    Xian Terracotta Warriors

  • Xian City Wall

    Xian City Wall

  • Beijing Hutong

    Beijing Hutong

  • Beijing Forbidden City

    Beijing Forbidden City

  • Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

  • Beijing Temple of Heaven

    Beijing Temple of Heaven

Summary: This 12 day China tour of Shanghai Guilin Chengdu Xian Beijing, combines the nostalgic residence of the Xintiandi, the classic Yuyuan Garden with the timeless landscapes of the Li River in Guilin. We also spend some time in Sichuan Province, home to some of the country's spiciest cuisine, and the Giant Panda. In Sichuan's charming capital, Chengdu, we will mix with the locals in the People Park and visit the Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Steep in historic and cultural Xian before heading to Beijing where your journey ends.

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 - Guilin Shanghai Urban Palnning Exhibition Hall, Xintiandi, Flight to Guilin
04 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
05 Yangshuo - Guilin - Chengdu Back to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Flight to Chengdu
06 Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Thatched Cottage of Du Fu, Jinli Old Street
07 Chengdu - Xian Flight to Xian, Hanyang Mausoleum, Shaanxi History Museum
08 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
09 Xian - Beijing Flight to Beijing, Hutong Tour by rickshaw
10 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
11 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park ( Bird Nest and Water Cube )
12 Departure Beijing 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
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.
Jade Buddha Temple Yuyuan Garden The Bund Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple Yuyuan Garden the Bund Shanghai
Day 3
Shanghai Guilin
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. When finish your lunch, be finished by connecting the 2.5 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
Shanghai Utban Planning Exhibition Xintiandi Shanghai Guilin City View
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Xintiandi Guilin City View
Day 4
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. After that, be transferred back to your hotel in Guilin for resting well.
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 5
Yangshuo Guilin Chengdu
In the morning, after breakfast and then drive back to Guilin downtown.. You will arrive in Guilin city during the lunch time. Finish lunch and continue to visit Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) - offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns scenery. And then, the next stop will be the Elephant Trunk Hill (1 hour) - the landmark of Guilin. After that, say good bye to Guilin and have a 2.5 hours flight to Chengdu. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu
Reed Flute Cave Chengdu City View Travel to Chengdu
Reed Flute Cave Chengdu City View Our Clients in Chengdu
Day 6
Chengdu
Today, enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (2 - 3 hours) - a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda . And then, back to town for your continue short trip to Thatched Cottage of Du Fu (1 hour) - the former residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet, You could not miss a chance to Jinli Old Street (1 hour) - elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Chengdu
Optional Night Activities: Sichuan Hot Pot (generally 1 hour)
Tips:
1) Click Tips on
Chengdu Panda Base Tour for more information
2) You can also choose Jinli Street as your night entertainment site,
Sichuan Opera and Chengdu Tea Culture can be experienced there. (Tell us in advance and we can arrange for you)
Chengdu Panda Base Thatched Cottage of Du Fu Jinli Old Street
Chengdu Panda Base Thatched Cottage of Du Fu Jinli Old Street
Day 7
Chengdu Xian
Today, after breakfast you will have a 1.5 flight to Xian, a city experiencing the full history of China in its entirety. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the airport. Before drive to the hotel, you will firstly have a visit to the  Hanyang Mausoleum (1 hour) - the multi-burial cemetery of Emperor Jing of Han and his queen. And then, drive to the downtown and visit the Shaanxi History Museum (2 hours) - one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. After that, drive to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xi’an
Xian City View Hanyang Mausoleum Shaanxi History Museum
Xian City View Hanyang Mausoleum Shaanxi History Museum
Day 8
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 9
Xian    Beijing
Today after breakfast, drive you to the Xi'an airport for a 2 hours flight to Beijing, the capital city of China. Your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to chek in the hotel. After that, 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. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Beijing
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 Capital Airport Beijing City View Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour
Beijing Capital Airport Beijing City View Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Tour
Day 10
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 11
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 Peking Roast Duck
Mutianyu Great Wall Bird Nest Peking Roast Duck
Day 12
Departure Beijing
Bid China a fond farewell as this trip draws to a close. Be transferred to the airport for flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
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   3484 3310   3678 3495   4221 4010
2-5 persons 2318 2203 2710 2575 2415 2295 2904 2759 2687 2552 3447 3274
6-9 persons 1901 1806 2292 2178 1997 1898 2486 2362 2269 2155 3029 2877
10 persons & above 1585 1506 1871 1778 1690 1605 2081 1977 1933 1837 2569 2440
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   3633 3452   3882 3688   4469 4246
2-5 persons 2437 2315 2859 2716 2561 2433 3108 2952 2855 2712 3695 3510
6-9 persons 2019 1918 2441 2319 2143 2036 2690 2555 2437 2315 3277 3113
10 persons & above 1686 1602 2029 1928 1798 1708 2253 2140 2068 1964 2793 2654
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   3724 3538   4086 3882   4790 4550
2-5 persons 2504 2379 2950 2802 2685 2551 3312 3147 3037 2885 4015 3815
6-9 persons 2086 1982 2532 2405 2267 2154 2894 2750 2619 2488 3597 3418
10 persons & above 1766 1678 2146 2039 1915 1819 2443 2321 2260 2147 3134 2977

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   3484 3310   3678 3495   4221 4010
2-5 persons 2318 2203 2710 2575 2415 2295 2904 2759 2687 2552 3447 3274
6-9 persons 1901 1806 2292 2178 1997 1898 2486 2362 2269 2155 3029 2877
10 persons & above 1585 1506 1871 1778 1690 1605 2081 1977 1933 1837 2569 2440
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   3633 3452   3882 3688   4469 4246
2-5 persons 2437 2315 2859 2716 2561 2433 3108 2952 2855 2712 3695 3510
6-9 persons 2019 1918 2441 2319 2143 2036 2690 2555 2437 2315 3277 3113
10 persons & above 1686 1602 2029 1928 1798 1708 2253 2140 2068 1964 2793 2654
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   3724 3538   4086 3882   4790 4550
2-5 persons 2504 2379 2950 2802 2685 2551 3312 3147 3037 2885 4015 3815
6-9 persons 2086 1982 2532 2405 2267 2154 2894 2750 2619 2488 3597 3418
10 persons & above 1766 1678 2146 2039 1915 1819 2443 2321 2260 2147 3134 2977

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
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
ChengduChengdu Leeden Hotel
Add: 39, Hongxing Road 1st section, Tianfu Square, Chengdu
Tianfu Sunshine Hotel Chengdu
Add: No.2 Taisheng Bei Road, Tianfu Square, Chengdu
Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel
Add: No. 15, First Part, Renmin Middle Road, Qingyang District, Chengdu
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
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

Optional Local Specialties & Night Shows:

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

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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