14 Days Experience the Nature and the Culture

Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guilin, Xian, Beijing

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-13

Tour Type: Private Tour

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

Price from $ 2256

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  Classic China tour fine-designed brings you to visit the watertown of China
  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 picturestic countryside of Yangshuo, Guilin
  Well-planed the tour will also show your way to discovery the colourful history and culture of China


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 Suzhou Tongli Water Town
04 Suzhou Humble Administrator Garden, Suzhou Museum, Silk Factory
05 Suzhou Hangzhou Hu Qingyu's Traditional Pharmacy
06 Hangzhou West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda
07 Hangzhou Guilin Flight to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
08 Guilin Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
09 Guilin Xian Yangshuo countryside, Yulong River
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

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
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 walk 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 Shanghai
The Bund Shanghai


Day 3Shanghai Suzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tongli Water Town; Pingjiang Ancient Street; Tiger Hill

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby
[09:30-12:30] drive to Tongli Water town, where are famous for the traditional residences including gardens, houses and temples, built in the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty. You will also experience Tongli Canal wooden boat through the waterways.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant in Tongli water town
[13:30-16:30] drive to Suzhou city after lunch. Stroll around the Pingjiang Ancient Street, an ancient cultural road which has been preserved for more than 800 years. Continue visit to Tiger Hill, with a history of more than 2,500 years, the Tiger Hill has been known as No. 1 Sight of Suzhou. It is 34 meters height and a must see for tourists, for its natural beauty as well as historical sites.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, rest of day at leisure. The Jinji Lake would be a good choice for night activities, where has the Asia No.1 sky wheel on water and the laser show.


Tongli Water Town
Tongli Water Town


Day 4Suzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Garden Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Lingering Garden; Suzhou Museum; Humble Administrator Garden; Silk Factory

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Start the tour to visit the real gardens in China. You will firstly have a sightseeing tour to Lingering Garden - which is one of the great four gardens. And then, take a short visit to Suzhou Museum - the masterpiece of I.M. Pei.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant nearby Suzhou Museum
[13:30-16:30] Enjoy your time at Humble Administrator Garden which is the largest garden in Suzhou. Afterwards, visit Silk Factory, a site for you to find out how silk is being made.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, rest of day at leisure. We suggest you visit Shantang Old Street or stroll around the Grand Canal to appreciate the beauty of Suzhou at night.


Suzhou Humble Administrator Garden
Humble Administrator Garden (Zhuozheng yuan)


Day 5Suzhou Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy

Morning at leisure on your own arrangement, our guide will meet you up at noon and help you with the check-out from the hotel.

[13:00-13:30] Drive to Suzhou train station and take bullet train to Suzhou about 2 hours.

Your Hangzhou guide will meet you up at the train station on time and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, pay a visit to Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy which presents to visitors a style of antique architecture besides a treasury of traditional Chinese medical science and technology. And you will also uncover the mystery of the traditional Chinese Medicine there.

 
Hangzhou City View
Pingjiang Ancient Street
 


Day 6Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: West Lake; Lingyin Temple; Six Harmonies Pagoda; Tea Museum; Hefang Street

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby early in the morning.
[09:30-12:30] Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant for traditional Hangzhou cuisine
[13:30-17:00] Visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities or watch Impression Show of West Lake.


West Lake
West Lake


Day 7Hangzhou 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 8Guilin 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.

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


Day 9Guilin Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★
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
[09:30-13:00] 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. 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. After lunch, back to your hotel by bike and check-out.
Drive from the expressway to Guilin airport about 1.5 hours. Fly to Xian . Your Xian guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Xian City View
Xian City View


Day 10 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

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)(your own expense)

Qin Terra-cotta Army
Qin Terra-cotta Army


Day 11Xian 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.


Summer Palace Beijing
Summer Palace Beijing


Day 12Beijing

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
Forbidden City


Day 13Beijing

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
Mutianyu Great Wall


Day 14 Departure Beijing

Meals: Breakfast

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

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Prices (per person in US$)

January, February, December
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
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1 person   3593   3939   4736
2-5 persons 2306 2838 2480 3185 2878 3981
6-9 persons 1846 2318 2019 2664 2418 3461
≥10 persons 1517 1861 1704 2234 2014 2855
March, June, July, August
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
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1 person   3739   4132   5114
2-5 persons 2420 2984 2616 3377 3107 4360
6-9 persons 1959 2464 2156 2857 2647 3840
≥10 persons 1601 1987 1820 2426 2200 3185
April, May, September, October, November
Group Size Using Economy Hotel
★★★
Using Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
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1 person   3844   4292   5434
2-5 persons 2492 3090 2716 3537 3287 4679
6-9 persons 2032 2570 2256 3017 2827 4159
≥10 persons 1673 2091 1924 2594 2354 3454


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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