15 Days China Vietnam Group Tour

Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai, Hanoi, Halong Bay

Tour Code: TCT-AT-GT-01

Tour Type: Group Tour

(Fixed departure China group tour from Beijing)

Price from $ 2226

Dates & Prices

This 15 days China Vietnam group tour covers the fixed departure China tour starting from Beijing, arranged by Top China Travel directly and the small group tours in Vietnam. Tours in both China and Vietnam highlight the best experiences and activities in both countries. In the group, you will visit the capital city of China---Beijing, where you will have chance to climb the China Great Wall and visit Forbidden City, the royal palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty of China. Then be astonoshed by the world wonder --- Qin Terracotta Army and Warriors in Xi'an. Be deeply impressed by the natural sightseeing of Guilin, South China. Then fly from the financial city Shanghai to Hanoi, Vietnam, where you will be greeted by our local expert tour partner. Have a leisure time on Halong Bay cruise, enjoy a unique experience at local floating market in Mekong River area, etc.

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 Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: In May De Ville Old Quarter or similar

Your China Experience is over all too soon as you transfer to the airport and board the international flight, bidding a fond farewell to China, but a start a new journey to Vietnam. You local tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to check in hotel . Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Hanoi City View
Hanoi City View



Day 12 Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: In May De Ville Old Quarter or similar

Breakfast at hotel, you will be met at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM, join in a group to explore Vietnam’s charming capital for a day. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone, with wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. You will visit Hanoi’s key sites: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Besides, visit one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). You can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance at the end of the tour. After tour, you will be drop off at your hotel.

Water Puppet Performance
Water Puppet Performance



Day 13 Hanoi Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Flamingo Cruise  or similar

This morning, you will be picked up at lobby of hotel around 7:30 and start your trip to Halong Bay. En route, we will drive through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where you can see Vietnamese village life. Upon arriving at Halong Bay, board a beautiful traditional junk, spending a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, you will enjoy a wonderful seafood meal. You will also have an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay


Day 14 Halong Bay Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In May De Ville Old Quarteror similar

If you get up early, you can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on board. Enjoy a hearty breakfate before the boat making its way back and stop at the Cave of Surprises, which is full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cruise boat sails back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30 pm. You will be dropped at hotel in Hanoi and enjoy your free and leisure time on your own.

Sunrise at Halong Bay
Halong Bay



Day 15 Departure Hanoi


Meal: Breakfast


After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for departure. Finish your wonderful trip to China and Vietnam.

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
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2019-06-12 2019-06-26 2226 2857 Enquire
2019-07-05 2019-07-19 2226 2857 Enquire
2019-08-03 2019-08-17 2226 2857 Enquire
2019-08-13 2019-08-27 2226 2857 Enquire
2019-09-04 2019-09-18 2285 2954 Enquire
2019-09-10 2019-09-24 2285 2954 Enquire
2019-09-20 2019-10-04 2285 2954 Enquire
2019-10-09 2019-10-23 2285 2954 Enquire
2019-10-16 2019-10-30 2285 2954 Enquire
2019-11-06 2019-11-20 2226 2857 Enquire
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Price includes:
  Sharing transfers for group tours
  Domestic flight or train tickets based on economy class in China and Vietnam
  International flight between China and Vietnam
  Accommodation on twin bed room sharing basis
  Driver and English-speaking guide service during tour.
  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.
  Tibet Permit if the itinerary includes any destination of Tibet

Price excludes:
  International airfare or train fare for entry China and leaving Vietnam
  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.
※   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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