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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$ 2407 2166 P/P
6-9 persons: US$ 1889 1700 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   3685 3316   3924 3532   4738 4264
2-5 persons 2407 2166 2858 2573 2527 2274 3098 2788 2934 2640 3912 3521
6-9 persons 1889 1700 2326 2094 2006 1805 2561 2305 2409 2168 3366 3030
10 persons & above 1526 1374 1834 1651 1629 1466 2039 1835 2006 1805 2793 2513
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   3812 3431   4093 3684   5051 4546
2-5 persons 2506 2256 2986 2687 2647 2382 3267 2940 3126 2814 4225 3803
6-9 persons 1988 1789 2453 2208 2126 1913 2729 2456 2601 2341 3679 3311
10 persons & above 1607 1446 1959 1763 1725 1552 2195 1975 2136 1923 3018 2717
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   3893 3504   4234 3811   5403 4863
2-5 persons 2565 2308 3067 2760 2735 2462 3408 3067 3320 2988 4577 4119
6-9 persons 2047 1842 2535 2281 2214 1993 2870 2583 2795 2515 4031 3628
10 persons & above 1685 1516 2079 1871 1828 1646 2367 2130 2335 2102 3380 3043

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   3685 3316   3924 3532   4738 4264
2-5 persons 2407 2166 2858 2573 2527 2274 3098 2788 2934 2640 3912 3521
6-9 persons 1889 1700 2326 2094 2006 1805 2561 2305 2409 2168 3366 3030
10 persons & above 1526 1374 1834 1651 1629 1466 2039 1835 2006 1805 2793 2513
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   3812 3431   4093 3684   5051 4546
2-5 persons 2506 2256 2986 2687 2647 2382 3267 2940 3126 2814 4225 3803
6-9 persons 1988 1789 2453 2208 2126 1913 2729 2456 2601 2341 3679 3311
10 persons & above 1607 1446 1959 1763 1725 1552 2195 1975 2136 1923 3018 2717
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   3893 3504   4234 3811   5403 4863
2-5 persons 2565 2308 3067 2760 2735 2462 3408 3067 3320 2988 4577 4119
6-9 persons 2047 1842 2535 2281 2214 1993 2870 2583 2795 2515 4031 3628
10 persons & above 1685 1516 2079 1871 1828 1646 2367 2130 2335 2102 3380 3043

Recommended Hotels:

City Economy Hotel ★★★ Comfortable Hotel ★★★★ Deluxe Hotel ★★★★★
Shanghai Kingtown Hotel Plaza ShanghaiCourtyard by Marriott Shanghai Puxi HotelHoward Johnson Plaza Hotel
SuzhouSuzhou Grand Garden HotelAll Seasons Hotel Suzhou BranchPan Paccific Suzhou
Hangzhou Hangzhou Enjoyor HotelWest Lake Golden Plaza HotelHangzhou Sofitel Westlake Hotel
Guilin Guilin Osmanthus HotelGuilin Bravo HotelSheraton Guilin Hotel
Yangshuo Yangshuo Aiyuan HotelYangshuo New Century HotelYangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Xian Skytel Hotel XianDays Hotel & Suites Xinxing XianSofitel on Renmin Square Xian
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of HeavenRoyal Phoenix Hotel BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U Town

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

Remarks:
Validity: Quotations above are valid between Mar 1, 2014 to Mar 1, 2015. 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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