14 Day China and Japan Group Tour

Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai, Tokyo

Tour Code: TCT-AT-GT-03

Tour Type: Group Tour

(Fixed departure China group tour from Beijing)

Price from $ 3065

Dates & Prices

14 days China and Japan Group is fined designed by Top China Travel. It is one fo the best of China japan vacation packages. As it is a group tour, it makes it an affordable tour from China to Japan for most tourists. The tour includes the most popular 11 days China tours, covering the best destinations of China, like Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai, and highlights the must-see spots in Tokyo, Japan. Join in this group, you will only be impressed by the rich culture and beautiful natural view of China, but also experience the cultural difference between China and Japan in one journey. Do not hesitate to enqury the tour.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted by our local guide at the airport with TCT signboard. Then our guide will transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day for you to get over the jet lag.


Beijing City View



Day 2 Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la carte Chinese lunch
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

TCT local guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time. It will be an exciting day as we will explore the world well-known wonders today. The 1st stop is Temple of Heaven, the existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven and a place where the emperors prayed for a year of abundance. In the visit of Temple of Heaven, you will be astonished by the exquisite ancient Chinese architectures. Besides, you will see local seniors doing morning exercises in the square and full of vigor. You will have chance to watch Chinese Kongfu, Taichi, square dancing, playing cards, playing chess etc.

Then our group will move to a less commercial Hutong nearby. A short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. A la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant to have a taste of the authentic Chinese food at noon time and have a break at the restaurant.

Then continue this Beijing city treasure city by a visit to Tian'anmen Square, the world's largest city center square, the locality of numerous major political and historical events. It is the witness of Chinese development. It is only a walking distance from Tian'anmen Square to Forbidden City, the world's existing largest and most complete ancient wooden structure buildings. You will explore the glorious palace halls and gardens for more than 2 hours in Forbidden City, learning the legendary story of the emperors and how the royal family lived there. You will be stunned by the numerous old art treasures exhibited in halls. Drive back to hotel, we will have a stop at pearl store en route. Please feel free to consult with your local guide about the evening activities in Beijing, such as the night shows of Beijing.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City



Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A la Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

It will be an exciting day today. In the early morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. Today we will visit the must-visit spot in Beijing--- Mutianyu Great Wall, one of the famous sections of China Great Wall. It takes about 2 hours driving from the downtown of Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall. Mutianyu Great Wall was first built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, making it older than the Badaling section. (***Cable car and slideway are available at Mutianyu Great Wall. It is optional and excluded from our price***)

A la carte lunch is arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of Mutianyu. Drive back to downtown of Beijing. We will have a stop at a tea store en route. When we reach Beijing, we will have a photo stop outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were the famous sites constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympic. The tour finishes by dropping off at your hotel. If you would like to try local specialty tonight, you could ask for some suggestion about Peking Roast Duck Restaurant.

China Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall



Day 4 Beijing Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel ★★★★

In the morning, check out from hotel and start to visit the last spots in Beijing --- Summer Palace, the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake are regarded as the representative of Summer Palace. In the park, you could choose to take a boating trip on the lake, enjoying the beautiful royal garden view. Walk along the Long Corridor--- the longest corridor in the world, admiring the extremely rich and prestigious paintings on the beams of the corridor.

A la carte lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant on the way to Beijing West Railway Station to take high speed train (2nd class seat, duration: about 5-5.5 hours) from Beijing to Xi'an. TCT guide will wait at the exit of Xi'an train station with our signboard and transfer you to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the time.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace



Day 5 Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Grand Noble Hotel ★★★★

Today we will have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city in China. Pick up from hotel in the morning, and then have a visit to the landmark of Xi'an---Xian City Wall. You could choose to have a bicycle riding on the city wall (***Bicycle riding is optional and excluded from our price***). An impressive Tai Chi Chuan course is arranged at the City Wall for you. Originating from the roots of classical Chinese culture, Tai Chi Chuan absorbed a variety of sources including the Book of Changes, Taoism and Buddhism. With a professional Tai Chi Master's teaching, you will understand Chinese culture better.

After that, we will drive to the highlights in Xi’an ---the Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors, we will have a stop at a pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a pottery figure.  A la carte lunch is arranged at a local restaurant nearby Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon, we will have enough time to visit this world wonder --- Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.

The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby. You could ask your local guide for some information about evening entertainment or night show, such as Tang Dynasty Show.


Terracotta Warriors



Day 6 Xi'an  Guilin

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin ★★★★

You will have a leisure morning for your to walk around. We will check out at noon time and drive to have lunch directly. In the afternoon, Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda ,  one of the most well-preserved Tang Dynasty buddha temples. It is  reputed as the Tang Dynasty elaborate and valuable Buddhist architectural heritage. While visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, you will have chance to watch the traditional shadow play, visit Jianfu Temple as well as Xi'an Museum.

Take a night flight or late afternoon from Xi'an to Guilin, a small city in Southern China with the best natural beauty of China.

Guilin City View
Guilin City View



Day 7 Guilin

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin ★★★★
Good to know: Comfortable sneaker and clothing is necessary today as tourists need to walk for a while to the village, which is located at a hillside. Sedan chair is available as an option for those who walks at mountainous area with difficulty or has a bad knee. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat are suggested if you travel in summer and autumn.

We will have an exciting day to visit the ethnic group villages and the stunning rice terraces today. The local tour guide picks you up from hotel lobby in the morning. It takes about 2 hours driving from downtown of Guilin to Longji Rice Terraces Scenic Area (Dragon's Back). The magnificent terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides.

Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant in Ping'an Zhuang Village, which is just located in the rice terraces. You will have chance to try the local food cooked in bamboo, such as bamboo rice, chicken, ect. It tastes with the light fragrance of bamboo, quite different from which we eat in downtown.

After lunch, you will have enough free time to explore the ethnic villages, where the Yao and Zhuang people have been dwelling for generations in wooden houses. You will understand how the locals' life is, and you will see the locals working in the paddy fields, the women in their national costumes doing needlework by the village path or beneath her roof, ect. We will drive back to downtown of Guilin from Longji at around 15:00 and you may arrive at hotel about 17:00. A Four Lakes Night Cruise is recommended as an optional activity in Guilin.
 

Longji Rice Terraces



Day 8 Guilin  Yangshuo Guilin

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch-box
Accommodation: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin ★★★★

In the morning you will be driven to the Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours from Guilin to Yangshuo). Savour the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarkation, you can have a walk along the famous West Street and enjoy the free leisure time there before driving back to overnight in Guilin. If you would like to stay in Yangshuo longer and know more about the night show or evening entertainment, do not hesitate to ask your local guide, who'd be very willing to help you. The Show of Impression Liusanjie is highly recommended as an optional activity in Yangshuo if you are interested in.


Li River



Day 9 Guilin  Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, start to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill (1 hour) – the symbol of Guilin. After that, have a trip to Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) - the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites. After a la carte lunch at local restaurant, transfer to airport to catch the flight for Shanghai.

The Shanghai local guide will meet you at Shanghai airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.
 

Elephant Trunk Hill



Day 10 Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: SSAW Boutique Hotel ★★★★

The last day but still an inspiring day to explore the city of Shanghai,the largest and most modern city in mainland China. We will start the tour by walking into Nong Tang, the alleys in Shikumen, where you could witness the locals' relaxing and plain life. You will also find the unique architectural feature of Shanghai.

Then continue the day trip to Yuyuan Garden which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown. Then continue to explore the Yuyuan Bazaar (Chenghuangmiao Old Street) nearby.

After a la carte lunch is served at a local restaurant, we continue our trip to Shanghai Silk Museum before moving to the foot of The Oriental Pearl TV Tower to visit Shanghai City History Museum(The Former Shanghai Wax Museum), where you will know more about the history and development of Shanghai. Then take the elevator up to the 2nd ball of the TV tower, from which you will have a bird-eye view of Shanghai. Go on driving through Lujiazui, the finance & trade zone in Pudong of Shanghai, where you will find many skyscrapers. We will have a view of the modern skyline of Shanghai.

Then back to the Bund, admire the illuminated buildings lining the Huangpu River. From the Bund, you could see the landmark of Shanghai--- The Oriental Pearl TV Tower as well as other high-rised buildings, just on the opposite of Huangpu River. 


The Bund



Day 11 Shanghai Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro★★★★ or similar

After a leisure breakfast and check out the hotel, our guide will excort you to the airport for your flight to Tokyo. Upon Arriving at Tokyo airport, our local representative will wait for you at the NRT/HRD airport and help you to get on the sharing shuttle bus and our driver will transfer you to hotel. Check in hotel own and enjoy your leisure time.

Note for transfer service in Tokyo: The drop-off spot will be decided by the nearest station from your hotel (it might need to walk for some distance)

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View



Day 12 Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro★★★★ or simila

In the morning, our local representative will meet you at hotel lobby and escort you walking to Shinagawa Station and take subway to Hamamatsu-cho Station, from which our Tokyo panoramic day tour starts. When you meet the group tour guide, our local representative will say goodbye to you.

City tour starts at 08:30 from Hamamatsu-cho Station. The 1st stop is Tokyo Tower, the symbol of Tokyo, offers a great 360 degree panoramic view from its main deck. We will visit the main deck (150 m) of Tokyo Tower. An additional admission fee is required to access the Special Observatory (250 m). Those who wish to enter must pay the required charges at the location. (*May be changed to a visit to Hamarikyu Gardens depending on circumstances. No refunds will be issued in such cases.)

Before lunch time (60 min), a tea ceremony experience will be arranged for you. The tea eremony is a part of Japan's traditional culture. During the ceremony, we will enjoy green tea and Japanese sweets.

In the afternoon, we will move to the National Garden to view Imperial palace. National Garden was formerly a private garden of the Royal Family, where we will enjoy the view of Nijubashi Bridge, the face of the Imperial Palace. Then we will enjoy Sumida River Cruise experience the atmosphere of Edo. (Sumida River Cruise may be unavailable without prior notice due to river conditions or during the cherry blossom seaon. Then cruise may be switched to cherry blossom viewing at Sumida Park). After cruise, we will move to visit Senso-ji Temple & Asakusa Senso-ji, Tokyo's oldest temple, offers plenty to see including the bright red Kaminarimon Gate, a statue of the god of thunder, and a five-story pagoda.

The day tour finishes at Tokyo station, from which you need to return to your hotel on your own by subway.


Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower



Day 13 Tokyo Mt. Fuji Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel Metropolitan Tokyo Ikebukuro★★★★ or simila

In the morning, our local representative will meet you at hotel lobby and escort you walking to Shinagawa Station and take subway to Shinjuku Station, from which our Mt. Fuji day tour starts at 08:00. When you meet the group tour guide, our local representative will say goodbye to you.
We will head up to the 5th Station along the Subaru Line by bus first. The 5th Station is situated at 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) above sea level. At this height, participants will be amazed at spectacular, breathtaking views from above the clouds. After lunch (60 min), we will take a cruise on Lake Ashi, which is along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone. We will have chance to admire the superb view of Mt. Fuji on the board of the cruise ship.  (*The tour may be guided to another ropeway or an alternative destination if the Lake Ashi cruise operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, etc.)

Take a 7-minute ropeway ride to the peak of Mt. Komagatake. A total of 50 minutes will be spent here, including time to walk around at the peak. Take a cableway ride up to the spiritual Hakone Shrine Mototsumiya (original shrine) that nestles at the mountaintop. (*The tour may be guided to another ropeway or an alternative destination if the Komagatake Ropeway operation is suspended, or depending on road conditions, etc.)

Our tour finishes at Shinjuku station, where you will be dropped off. Then you need to take subway back to your hotel by yourself.

Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji


Day 14 Departure Tokyo


Meals: Breakfast

Our local representative will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and bring you to a sharing shuttle bus /airport limousine. Take a airport shuttle van/bus from your hotel and transfer to NRT or HND airport for your flight.

Note: Public transfer is more used in Japan for its mature and well developed public transportation system. By this way, we could cut the cost of Japan tour to the lowest level for our customers while keeping up with the same high quality of our service.

Service Ends

Please note: We generally arrange the free hotel-airport transfer together according to all the travelers' departure flights. If your flight is postponed, you probably need to wait at the airport for a long time. If separate transfer is required, extra fee will be caused. Please check with us in advance. If independent travel to airport is preferred, you could also let us know in advance.

Dates & Prices (per person in US$)

Arrival Date Departure Date Price Based on Above Listed Hotels Enquire
Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy
2019-07-05 2019-07-18 3065 3750 Enquire
2019-07-16 2019-07-29 3065 3750 Enquire
2019-08-03 2019-08-16 3065 3750 Enquire
2019-08-13 2019-08-26 3065 3750 Enquire
2019-09-04 2019-09-17 3122 3845 Enquire
2019-09-10 2019-09-23 3122 3845 Enquire
2019-09-20 2019-10-03 3196 3919 Enquire
2019-10-09 2019-10-22 3122 3845 Enquire
2019-10-16 2019-10-29 3122 3845 Enquire
2019-11-06 2019-11-19 3196 3919 Enquire
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Price Includes:
  Sharing transfers for group tours
  Domestic flight or train tickets based on economy class in China and Japan
  International flight between China and Japan
  Accommodation on twin bed room sharing basis
  Driver and English-speaking guide service during tour.
  English speaking assistant service at Tokyo airport and hotel on the arrival and departure date
  Public transfer between airport and hotel in Japan
  Entrance fee to the attractions listed in the itinerary
  Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  Government taxes and service charge.
  Insurance fees (China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance)
  Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.


  International airfare or train fare for entry China and leaving Japan
  China entry visa fee
  Any meals, tours and activities not specified in the itinerary.
  Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
  Personal expenses
  Single Room Supplement
  Personal travel insurance

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Nov 1, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events in both China and Japan.
※   TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※   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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