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14 Days Experience the Nature and the Culture

Destination:  

Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guilin, Xian, Beijing

Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: TCT-Classic-13
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$ 2313 2081 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1874 1687 P/P
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Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Guilin-Xian-Beijing Tour

  • Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Guilin-Xian-Beijing Tour

    Shanghai-Suzhou-Hangzhou-Guilin-Xian-Beijing Tour

  • Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple

    Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple

  • Tongli Water Town

    Tongli Water Town

  • Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden

    Suzhou Humble Administrator's Garden

  • Hangzhou West Lake

    Hangzhou West Lake

  • Hangzhou Hu Qingyu's Traditional Pharmacy

    Hangzhou Hu Qingyu's Traditional Pharmacy

  • Guilin Li River

    Guilin Li River

  • Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

    Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

  • Xian City Wall

    Xian City Wall

  • Xian Qin Terracotta Army

    Xian Qin Terracotta Army

  • Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall

  • Beijing Summer Palace

    Beijing Summer Palace

Summary: After a tour to modern city Shanghai, this tour will focus on a photograph journey to Suzhou, Hangzhou and Guilin, to appreciate the marvelous natural landscape there. From serenity West Lake to crystal clear Li River, from peaceful water towns to serenity Karst hills…Continue your visit to Xian and Beijing, just like enter another world, which lighten with ancient glories. We give you magnificent Great Wall, Palaces and grand Qin Terracotta Army...What's more? Come with us, to walk between nature and culture, to memorize all the natural and cultural treasures of China.

Tour Overview

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Shanghai Be transferred to the hotel
02 Shanghai Jade Buddham Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, the Bund
03 Shanghai - Tongli - Suzhou Coach to Tongli Water Town and sightseeing, Coach to Suzhou
04 Suzhou Humble Administrator Garden, Suzhou Museum, Silk Factory
05 Suzhou - Hangzhou Pingjiang Road, Train to Hangzhou, Hefang Ancient Street
06 Hangzhou West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Hu Qingyu's Traditional Pharmacy
07 Hangzhou - Guilin Flight to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
08 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
09 Yangshuo - Guilin - Xian Back to Guilin, Flight to Xian
10 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
11 Xian - Beijing Flight to Beijing, Summer Palace, Hutong Tour by rickshaw
12 Beijing  Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
13 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park (Bird Nest and Water Cube)
14 Departure Beijing Be transferred to the airport

Day-by-day Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai, your gateway city of China tour, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for a good rest.
Meals: No meals
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  Tongli Water Town    Suzhou
In the morning, your guide will accompany with you to take 2.5 hours driving to Tongli - feature with traditional residences, gardens, houses and temples, built in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. After lunch and leisure walking there for a moment, continue for a 1 hour driving to Suzhou, a Garden-like city in China.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Suzhou
Tips: Tongli boating sightseeing is an optional choice if you are interested in. This boating activity ensures you have a ride aboard a 12 to 15-guest wooden sampan for about 25min.
Tongli Water Town Travel to Suzhou Suzhou City View
Tongli Water Town Our Clients in Suzhou Suzhou City View
Day 4
Suzhou
Your sightseeing tour of ancient Suzhou starts with the visit to Humble Administrator Garden (1.5 - 2 hours) - which is a representative of Suzhou Classical Chinese Garden. After lunch, visit New Suzhou Museum (1 hour) - designed by I.M. Pei with not only collections value but also architectural value. Then continue to Silk Factory (1 hour) to find out how silk is being made. After the tour, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Suzhou
Tips: In the tourism high season, it will be crowded in Humble Administrator Garden, if you agree, a visit to another traditional garden named Lion Grove Garden - the only garden having survived from the end of the Yuan Dynasty to the present day.
Humble Administrator Garden Suzhou Museum Suzhou Silk Factory
Humble Administrator Garden Suzhou Museum Suzhou Silk Factory
Day 5
Suzhou    Hangzhou
In the morning after breakfast, have a leisure walk on the Pingjiang Ancient Street (30min) - an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. After lunch in Suzhou, transfer to the train station for your G/D train riding to Hangzhou - to explore the beauty there. Your Hangzhou travel guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to check your hotel in Hangzhou. And then, you can have a short stroll along the  Hefang Ancient Street (1 hour) - a cobble street lined with traditional shops selling herbal medicines, handicrafts and silk products. Finally, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hangzhou 
Pingjiang Road Hangzhou City View Hefang Street
Pingjiang Road Hangzhou City View Hefang Street
Day 6
Hangzhou
Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake (1.5 - 2 hours) - reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. After that, go to Lingyin Temple (1 hour) - a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery. After a vegetarian meal in Lingyin Temple, continue to pay a visit to Six Harmonies Pagoda (1 hour) - ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. The final site of today is Hu Qingyu's Traditional Pharmacy (1 hour) - the only state-level professional one in China. After that, drive back to your hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hangzhou
Linying Temple
West Lake Linying Temple Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy
Day 7
Hangzhou Guilin
After a breakfast in Hangzhou, your Hangzhou tour will be finished by connecting the 1 hour flight to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. On the way, you will have chance to visit the gorgeous 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, be transferred to the hotel and have a rest of this day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
Guilin City View Reed Flute Cave Elephant Trunk Hill
Guilin City View Reed Flute Cave Elephant Trunk Hill
Day 8
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 Cruising Yangshuo West Street Impression of Liu Sanjie
Li River Cruising Yangshuo West Street Impression of Liu Sanjie
Day 9
Yangshuo  Guilin  Xian
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 say good bye to Guilin and have a 2 hours flight to Xian, one of the six ancient capitals of China, where you will appreciate another kind of beauty. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Xian 
Xian City View Xian Xianyang Airport Travel to Xian
Xian City View Xian Xianyang Airport Our Clients in Xian
Day 10
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 11
Xian Beijing
After breakfast in hotel, be transferred to the airport for a 2 hours flight to Beijing, the capital of China. Your Beijing tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to check in the hotel. After lunch, your Beijing tour will begin with a visit to the Summer Palace (about 1.5 hour ) - the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. And then, go to the Hutong area to enjoy a Hutong Tour by rickshaw (Short route, 40 min) - the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle. After that, drive back to your hotel and have rest of this day.
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 City View Summer Palace Hutong Tour by Rickshaw
Beijing City View Summer Palace Hutong Tour by Rickshaw
Day 12
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 13
Beijing
After breakfast, start to drive to visit the Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours) - the most beautiful section of the Great Wall of China. 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 14
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   3583 3224   3807 3426   4523 4070
2-5 persons 2313 2081 2739 2465 2425 2182 2963 2667 2783 2504 3679 3311
6-9 persons 1874 1687 2286 2058 1983 1785 2505 2255 2337 2104 3213 2892
10 persons & above 1572 1415 1894 1705 1653 1488 2057 1851 1962 1766 2674 2407
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   3703 3333   3995 3596   4801 4321
2-5 persons 2410 2169 2859 2573 2556 2300 3151 2836 2959 2663 3957 3561
6-9 persons 1971 1774 2407 2166 2114 1903 2694 2424 2513 2262 3491 3142
10 persons & above 1646 1482 2005 1805 1749 1574 2210 1989 2087 1879 2887 2599
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   3776 3398   4146 3732   5160 4644
2-5 persons 2465 2218 2932 2639 2650 2385 3302 2972 3157 2841 4316 3884
6-9 persons 2026 1824 2480 2232 2209 1988 2845 2560 2711 2440 3850 3465
10 persons & above 1714 1543 2104 1894 1852 1667 2379 2141 2300 2070 3276 2949

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   3583 3224   3807 3426   4523 4070
2-5 persons 2313 2081 2739 2465 2425 2182 2963 2667 2783 2504 3679 3311
6-9 persons 1874 1687 2286 2058 1983 1785 2505 2255 2337 2104 3213 2892
10 persons & above 1572 1415 1894 1705 1653 1488 2057 1851 1962 1766 2674 2407
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   3703 3333   3995 3596   4801 4321
2-5 persons 2410 2169 2859 2573 2556 2300 3151 2836 2959 2663 3957 3561
6-9 persons 1971 1774 2407 2166 2114 1903 2694 2424 2513 2262 3491 3142
10 persons & above 1646 1482 2005 1805 1749 1574 2210 1989 2087 1879 2887 2599
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   3776 3398   4146 3732   5160 4644
2-5 persons 2465 2218 2932 2639 2650 2385 3302 2972 3157 2841 4316 3884
6-9 persons 2026 1824 2480 2232 2209 1988 2845 2560 2711 2440 3850 3465
10 persons & above 1714 1543 2104 1894 1852 1667 2379 2141 2300 2070 3276 2949

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
SuzhouSuzhou Frendship Hotel
Add: No. 349, Zhuhui Road, Gusu District, Suzhou
All Seasons Hotel Suzhou Branch
Add: No.66 Luoguaqiao Lindun Road, Guanqianjie Commercial District, Suzhou
Suzhou Garden Hotel
Add: No. 99, Daichengqiao Road, Canglang District, Suzhou
HangzhouHangzhou Enjoyor Hotel
Add: 65 Qingchun Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
West Lake Golden Plaza Hotel Hangzhou
Add: 131 Jiefang Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake Hotel
Add: 333 West Lake Avenue Hangzhou
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
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
Suzhou Bi Luo Chun Tea-
Hangzhou Dragon Well (Lonhjing) TeaImpression of West Lake
Guilin Rice Noodle BanquetSee the Cormorant Fishing Show
Yangshuo Yangshuo Beer FishImpression of Liusanjie
Xian Dumpling BanquetTang Dynasty Show with Dinner
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckSee the Peking Opera

Price includes:
★ Private transfer between airport(railway station), hotel and attractions
English speaking guide service
★ Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
 Hotel accommodtion with daily breakfast
 Entrance fee to attractions listed in the itinerary
 Meals as itinerary specifies
 China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance,  insurance terms & conditions
 
Price excludes:
 International airfare
 Visa fee
 Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc. 
 Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services 

Remarks:
★ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2015 to Feb 29, 2016, 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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