18 Days Japan, South Korea & China Tour

Tokyo-Seoul-Beijing-Xi'an-Guilin-Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-South Korea-04

Tour Type: Private

Best Travel Time: All year around

Price from on request

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Tour Feature

 Handpicked private tour covering Japan, South Korea and China
 Exciting experience of Shinkansen and hi-speed train trips in Japan and China
 Explore the world heritages like Mt. Fuji and The Great Wall
 Visiting famous dramas’ shooting places, to feel the Korean romance
 Go through the culture differences within three top Asian counties
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Tokyo Transfer service to hotel by sharing shuttle bus, normal check-in time is from 15:00.
02 Tokyo Ueno Park, Ueno Toshogu Shrine, Hanazono Inari Shrine, Ameyoko old market, Meiji Jingu, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings(Observatory in 45th Floor)
03 TokyoHakone Owakudani Valley, Sounzan to Togendai by Hakone Ropeway, Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi Cruise
04 TokyoSeoul Transfer service to airport and hotel by sharing shuttle bus/airport limousine
05 Seoul Insadong antique market, Geyongbokgung Palace, Namsan tower, heart lock, Seoul City Wall
06 Seoul Nami Island, Petite France
07 Seoul Free time in Dongdaemun and Myeongdong shopping street
08 SeoulBeijing Transfer service to airport,fly to Beijing
09 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
10 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest and Water Cube
11 BeijingXian Summer Palace, Hi-speed train to Xian
12 Xian Ancient City Wall, Taichiquan Course, Terracotta Warriors
13 XianGuilin Small Wild Goose Pagoda, fly to Guilin
14 Guilin Longji Rice Terraces, Ping'an Zhuang Village
15 Guilin Li River Cruise, West Street, Countryside Tour
16 GuilinShanghai Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Fly to Shanghai
17 Shanghai Shikumen, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Old Street, the Bund
18 Departure Shanghai Transfer service to airport

 


Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Tokyo

Meals: No Meal
Overnight: In Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! 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 and enjoy your leisure time.

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View
 

Day 2Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo

Today is your time to explore the Tokyo city. Our local guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel. First we will go to the Ueno Park, famous for being the best palace to enjoy the cherry blossom among the local residents. We will walk around in Ueno Park and visit Ueno Toshogu Shrine and Hanazono Inari Shrine. Then we walk to the Ameyoko old market, an open-air market with approximately 164,227 square feet. Once a black market, it has become one of Tokyo’s most vibrant places with a huge array of food, clothing, jewelry, toys and cosmetics. You will be recommended to the local restaurant for lunch.

After lunch time, we head to the Meiji Jingu, a large Shinto shrine in Tokyo, built in 1920 to venerate the Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) under whose reign Japan became a modern state. Surrounded by the huge Yoyogi Park, Meiji Jingu is in a green setting - almost with a rural calm feel, making it the most visited religious site in Japan.

After it, we get to the Observatory in 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings (TMGB) to enjoy the 360-degree Tokyo city view including the Tokyo Tower and Mt. Fuji if the weather permits.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
 

Day 3TokyoHakone

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo

Today we will head to Hakone by taking the Express train (Romance Car View wide, 1.5hrs). We arrive at Hakone Yumoto station, we take Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Station, we could visit the Owakudani Valley and taste the special black onsen egg there. Then we continue to take the Hakone Ropeway to Togendai Station(16mins). The peaceful Lake Ashi will come into our sight and we take Lake Ashi cruise to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi when the weather is clear.

Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji
 

Day 4 TokyoSeoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today our local representative will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and bring you to a sharing shuttle bus/airport limousine to NRT/HRD airport for your flight to Seoul. Meet our Seoul guide in the airport and check in hotel with the assistance of our guide. Have a good sleep for your Seoul tour.

Seoul City View
Seoul City View
 

Day 5Seoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today, our first stop would be Insadong antique market in where you can see lots of Korean traditional and antique stuff. Next we will have tour to Geyongbokgung Palace and passing by Gwanghwamun plaza, Cheonggye stream and Blue House. The highlight of today is Namsan tower. You may walk up or take an elevator (on your own expense) to the top to enjoy the Seoul city view and also the famous heart lock and Seoul City Wall. After that our guide will escort you to hotel. Enjoy the free leisure time.

 Geyongbokgung Palace
Geyongbokgung Palace
 

Day 6Seoul-Gyeonggido-Seoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today we will head to Nami Island, the famous tourist attraction and shooting place of famous drama “Winter Sonata”. After the leisure time in Nami Island and Dak-galbi lunch, we will head to Petite France, a famous location for some hit Korea Drama such as “My Love from The stars”. In this small France style village you could find many beautiful photo spots.

Nami Island
Nami Island
 

Day 7Seoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today we will head to DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) one of Seoul famous landmark. We could see the modern side of Seoul and unique stuff from Korea local designer in this area. Enjoy your free leisure shopping time at Dongdaemun and Myeongdong shopping street.

Dongdaemun
Dongdaemun
 

Day 8SeoulBeijing

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Beijing

Arriving in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing.  We will transfer you to check in hotel with the guide's assistance. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day. You could choose to have a rest in the hotel or walk around by yourself.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View
 

Day 9Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In 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 10Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In 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.

Great Wall Beijing China
Beijing Great Wall
 

Day 11Beijing Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Xi'an

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 12Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Xi'an

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.

Qin Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Qin Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 13Xi'an Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In 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 flight to Guilin, the local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.

Guilin City View
Guilin City View
 

Day 14Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Guilin

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 15Guilin YangshuoGuilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch-box
Overnight: In 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 Cruise in Guilin
Li River Cruise
 

Day 16Guilin Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Shanghai

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 Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin
 

Day 17Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Shanghai

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 Shanghai
The Bund Shanghai
 

Day 18Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before being picked up at hotel lobby. Our local guide and driver will meet you at the appointed time and transfer you to airport to catch the flight to your next destination or home. Thanks for traveling with us, hope you will come back soon. 

Service ends

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

Day 1Arrival Tokyo

Meals: No Meal
Overnight: In Tokyo

Welcome to Japan! 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 and enjoy your leisure time.

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View
 

Day 2Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo

Today is your time to explore the Tokyo city. Our local guide will meet you at the lobby of the hotel. First we will go to the Ueno Park, famous for being the best palace to enjoy the cherry blossom among the local residents. We will walk around in Ueno Park and visit Ueno Toshogu Shrine and Hanazono Inari Shrine. Then we walk to the Ameyoko old market, an open-air market with approximately 164,227 square feet. Once a black market, it has become one of Tokyo’s most vibrant places with a huge array of food, clothing, jewelry, toys and cosmetics. You will be recommended to the local restaurant for lunch.

After lunch time, we head to the Meiji Jingu, a large Shinto shrine in Tokyo, built in 1920 to venerate the Emperor Meiji (1852-1912) under whose reign Japan became a modern state. Surrounded by the huge Yoyogi Park, Meiji Jingu is in a green setting - almost with a rural calm feel, making it the most visited religious site in Japan.

After it, we get to the Observatory in 45th floor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings (TMGB) to enjoy the 360-degree Tokyo city view including the Tokyo Tower and Mt. Fuji if the weather permits.

Tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
 

Day 3TokyoHakone

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo

Today we will head to Hakone by taking the Express train (Romance Car View wide, 1.5hrs). We arrive at Hakone Yumoto station, we take Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Station, we could visit the Owakudani Valley and taste the special black onsen egg there. Then we continue to take the Hakone Ropeway to Togendai Station(16mins). The peaceful Lake Ashi will come into our sight and we take Lake Ashi cruise to see the splendid scenery from an observatory deck, Mt.Fuji, Gulf of Sagami and Lake Ashi when the weather is clear.

Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji
 

Day 4 TokyoSeoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today our local representative will meet you at the lobby of the hotel and bring you to a sharing shuttle bus/airport limousine to NRT/HRD airport for your flight to Seoul. Meet our Seoul guide in the airport and check in hotel with the assistance of our guide. Have a good sleep for your Seoul tour.

Seoul City View
Seoul City View
 

Day 5Seoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today, our first stop would be Insadong antique market in where you can see lots of Korean traditional and antique stuff. Next we will have tour to Geyongbokgung Palace and passing by Gwanghwamun plaza, Cheonggye stream and Blue House. The highlight of today is Namsan tower. You may walk up or take an elevator (on your own expense) to the top to enjoy the Seoul city view and also the famous heart lock and Seoul City Wall. After that our guide will escort you to hotel. Enjoy the free leisure time.

 Geyongbokgung Palace
Geyongbokgung Palace
 

Day 6Seoul-Gyeonggido-Seoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today we will head to Nami Island, the famous tourist attraction and shooting place of famous drama “Winter Sonata”. After the leisure time in Nami Island and Dak-galbi lunch, we will head to Petite France, a famous location for some hit Korea Drama such as “My Love from The stars”. In this small France style village you could find many beautiful photo spots.

Nami Island
Nami Island
 

Day 7Seoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul

Today we will head to DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) one of Seoul famous landmark. We could see the modern side of Seoul and unique stuff from Korea local designer in this area. Enjoy your free leisure shopping time at Dongdaemun and Myeongdong shopping street.

Dongdaemun
Dongdaemun
 

Day 8SeoulBeijing

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Beijing

Arriving in Beijing, the capital city of China, you will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing.  We will transfer you to check in hotel with the guide's assistance. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day. You could choose to have a rest in the hotel or walk around by yourself.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View
 

Day 9Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In 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 10Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In 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.

Great Wall Beijing China
Beijing Great Wall
 

Day 11Beijing Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Xi'an

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 12Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Xi'an

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.

Qin Terracotta Warriors in Xian
Qin Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 13Xi'an Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In 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 flight to Guilin, the local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to check in the hotel.

Guilin City View
Guilin City View
 

Day 14Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Guilin

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 15Guilin YangshuoGuilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch-box
Overnight: In 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 Cruise in Guilin
Li River Cruise
 

Day 16Guilin Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Shanghai

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 Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin
 

Day 17Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight: In Shanghai

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 Shanghai
The Bund Shanghai
 

Day 18Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before being picked up at hotel lobby. Our local guide and driver will meet you at the appointed time and transfer you to airport to catch the flight to your next destination or home. Thanks for traveling with us, hope you will come back soon. 

Service ends

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

Prices (per person in US$)

Remark:
1. Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019, except Japan public holidays, local fairs or events, Spring Sakura season, Autumn Maple season.
2. In 2019, Spring Sakura season is from Mar 20 to Apr 13; Autumn Maple season is from Nov 9 to Dec 7.
3. Prices subject to change without any further notice;
4. Gratuities are not included, Current rate for guide&driver is US$ 10.00 per person per day.
5. Accommodation and tour itineraries are subject to change at any time due to circumstances beyond our control;
6. Child rate :
1) With bed 100% tour fare of adult
2) Without bed 50% tour fare of adult (Available for child between 2 - 5 years old)
3) Infant is No count. FOC (Available for infant under 2 years old) - No meal & No bed service

Price includes:
Private transportation between airports, rail stations, hotels and attractions in China as specified in the itinerary
Public transfer fee in Japan and South Korea as specified in the itinerary
Private local English-speaking guides
International airfare from Osaka to Seoul and Seoul to Beijing 
Hotel accommodation with breakfasts(Twin bedroom sharing basis)
Meals as as specified in the itinerary
Entrance fee as specified in the itinerary

Price excludes:
International Airfare to enter Japan and depart China 
Japan, South Korea and China Entry Visa Fees
Personal Expenses such as visa costs, insurance, Beverages, Portrage
Single Room supplement
Tip for guides and drivers
Personal comprehensive insurance 

 


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