17 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 high 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 on sharing basis
02 Tokyo Group tour: Tokyo Tower, Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace East Garden ( if closed, imperial palace plaza, double bridge instead), Hama Rikyu Garden, Sumida River Cruise, Asakusa
03 TokyoHakone Group tour: Mt. Fuji 5th station(depends on condition), Kakone Sky Gondora, Owakudani Valley, Cruise at Lake Ashi, back to Tokyo
04 TokyoSeoul Transfer service to airport on sharing basis
05 Seoul Gyeongbok Palace, National Folk Museum, The Blue House, Secret Garden, Insadong Alley, Jogyesa Temple and South Gate Open Market
06 Seoul

Korean Folklore Village via Olympic Stadium, Free leisure in Itaewon shopping street

07 SeoulBeijing Transfer service to airport,fly to Beijing
08 Beijing Temple of Heaven, Hutong, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
09 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Bird Nest and Water Cube
10 BeijingXian Summer Palace, High speed train to Xian
11 Xian Ancient City Wall, Taichiquan Course, Terracotta Warriors
12 XianGuilin Small Wild Goose Pagoda, fly to Guilin
13 Guilin Longji Rice Terraces, Ping'an Zhuang Village
14 Guilin Li River Cruise, West Street, Countryside Tour
15 GuilinShanghai Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Fly to Shanghai
16 Shanghai Shikumen, Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai Old Street, the Bund
17 Departure Shanghai Transfer service to airport

 


Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Tokyo

Meals: No Meal
Overnight: In Tokyo
 

Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda International Airport, you will meet our English-speaking driver with name board at the airport exit. Thank take sharing-basis vehicle to hotel directly. After check in, the rest of the day is free at leisure on your own.

Notes:

1. Transfer service: on sharing basis

2. Pick up service: 30 minutes after flight’s actual arrival time. The maximum waiting time is one hour.

3. Airport arrival time should be between 08:00-20:00

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View
 

Day 2Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo
 

Today is your time to explore the Tokyo city. After your early breakfast at hotel, start for a full day to explore Tokyo city in a group.

The fist stop is Tokyo Tower (approx. 30 mins), from which you could enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform. Then the group moves to Meiji Shrine (approx. 40 mins). It takes a fine example of Japanese shrine architecture. It is nestled in a peaceful and picturesque area. Passing by the Akasaka Guest House and National Diet Building, we will go to visit Imperial Palace East Garden (approx. 40 mins), enjoy a pleasant walk through the garden, which is a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. Then drive through Ginza Shopping District and leave you about 1 hour to enjoy a typical Japanese style lunch by yourself.

In the afternoon, the group will visit Hama-rikyu Garden (approx. 40 mins), which is a typical daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Then we will enjoy a boat ride on Sumida River from Hinode Pier to Asakusa to see a harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo. In Asakusa area, we will visit Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, which is the famous cultural landmark in Tokyo.

Then the group will drive through Kappabashi and arrive in Ueno and Akihabara about 17:45-18:00. Return service is available to the hotel where you were picked up.

Notes:

1. The group pick up time is between 07:30 and 08:50 in the morning, but the pick-up service depends on hotel. If your hotel is not at pick-up point, you may need to go to the nearest pick up point by yourself.

2. The Imperial Palace East Garden is often closed on Monday and Friday. Whenever, it is closed, the group will be arranged to visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Double Bridge instead, seeing the inner moat, 15-foot thick walls and pine trees surrounding the 250-acre fortress, home of the Emperor and Empress.

3. The return service is only available to the hotel where you are picked up. The Return service is arranged between around 18:00 and 20:00.

Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
 

Day 3TokyoHakone

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo
 

After breakfast in your hotel, you will start a full day group tour to visit Mt. Fuji & Hakone. The motor- coach rides for about 150 minutes, and we arrive at Mt. Fuji 2th Station, from which we could enjoy a panoramic view for about half an hour and tourists will be amazed by the spectacular and breathtaking views from above the clouds. Then tourist will enjoy their own lunch at a local restaurant in Gotemba.

After lunch, we will ride the Hakone Sky Gondola and visit Owakudani Valley. You will also have chance to have a boat cruise on Lake Ashi, which is a crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone, formed by a powerful volcanic eruption about 3,000 years ago. It provides a postcard views of Mt. Fuji.

Then we will take the motor-coach back to Tokyo. Return service is available to the hotel where you are picked up.

Notes:

1. The group pick up time is between 07:30 and 08:50 in the morning, but the pick-up service depends on hotel. If your hotel is not at pick-up point, you may need to go to the nearest pick up point by yourself.

2. Hakone Sky Gondola, Owakudani Valley or Pirate Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi may be omitted or substituted due to weather conditions, heavy traffic, or other operational reasons. In such cases, a tour guide shall take you to one or two locations from among the following alternative sightseeing spots. Please note, however that the tours may not be canceled and the tour fare shall not be refunded. Alternative sightseeing spots: Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, the summit of Komagatake, Hakone Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) Boat Cruise, Hakone Shrine, Hakone Check Point, Hakone GeoMuseum, Narukawa Museum in Hakone, Boat Cruise on Lake Kawaguchi or Kawaguchi Ropeway. The tour guide shall finalize the best alternative under the circumstance.

3. You will drive up to the highest possible point when the road up to Mt.Fuji 5th station is closed due to snow or other reasons, if heavy traffic is expected or the tour is running late. Even under these circumstances, the tours may not be canceled and the tour fare shall not be refunded.


Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji
 

Day 4 TokyoSeoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul
 

Free at leisure before you are meet and transferred to Narita/Haneda International Airport on sharing basis. 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.

Notes:

1. Airport departure time should be between 08:00-12:00
2. Estimate pick up time is 3.5-4.5 hours prior to passengers’ flight departure.


Seoul City View
Seoul City View
 

Day 5Seoul

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Seoul

Today after a leisure breakfast at hotel, our guide will bring you to visit Gyeongbok Palace, National Folk Museum, The Blue House, Secret Garden, Insadong Alley, Jogyesa Temple and South Gate Open Market. After that our guide will escort you to hotel. Enjoy the free leisure time.

Established by the founder of Joseon Dynasty in 1392, Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea has a population of more than 12,000,000 people. Seoul is a city of the incredible contrasts which, despite its immense size, make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. In Seoul, the new and the ancient co-exist in the perfect harmony for everyone to enjoy.

 Geyongbokgung Palace
Geyongbok Palace
 

Day 6Seoul

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: In Seoul

Today after breakfast, our guide will bring you to the Korean Folklore Village via Olympic Stadium in the morning. Enjoy free time in Itaewon Shopping Street in the afternoon. Then our guide will bring you to have a Korean style buffet dinner and enjoy a traditional cultural performance in a Korea house. The tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

The Korean Folk Village is a showplace of the Korea's traditional folklore customs and ways of living. Located near Suwon City, 40 km to the south of Seoul, the village was opened in 1974 and comprises approximately two hundred and thirty structures, each representing the traditional customs and manners. In these structures, the visitors witness the unique scenes of people in the ancient costumes living and working in exactly the same manners as in the past before the country came under the western influence.

Dak Dalbi
Dak Dalbi
 

Day 7SeoulBeijing

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 8Beijing

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 9Beijing

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 10Beijing 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 11Xi'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 12Xi'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 13Guilin

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 14Guilin 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 15Guilin 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 16Shanghai

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 17Departure 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 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.

Day 1Arrival Tokyo

Meals: No Meal
Overnight: In Tokyo
 

Welcome to Japan! Upon arrival at Narita/Haneda International Airport, you will meet our English-speaking driver with name board at the airport exit. Thank take sharing-basis vehicle to hotel directly. After check in, the rest of the day is free at leisure on your own.

Notes:

1. Transfer service: on sharing basis

2. Pick up service: 30 minutes after flight’s actual arrival time. The maximum waiting time is one hour.

3. Airport arrival time should be between 08:00-20:00

Tokyo City View
Tokyo City View
 

Day 2Tokyo

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo
 

Today is your time to explore the Tokyo city. After your early breakfast at hotel, start for a full day to explore Tokyo city in a group.

The fist stop is Tokyo Tower (approx. 30 mins), from which you could enjoy a panorama of Tokyo from the main observation platform. Then the group moves to Meiji Shrine (approx. 40 mins). It takes a fine example of Japanese shrine architecture. It is nestled in a peaceful and picturesque area. Passing by the Akasaka Guest House and National Diet Building, we will go to visit Imperial Palace East Garden (approx. 40 mins), enjoy a pleasant walk through the garden, which is a place of historical interest and scenic beauty. Then drive through Ginza Shopping District and leave you about 1 hour to enjoy a typical Japanese style lunch by yourself.

In the afternoon, the group will visit Hama-rikyu Garden (approx. 40 mins), which is a typical daimyo (Japanese feudal lord) garden in the Edo period with a tidal pond. Then we will enjoy a boat ride on Sumida River from Hinode Pier to Asakusa to see a harmonious blend of old and new Tokyo. In Asakusa area, we will visit Asakusa Kannon Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street, which is the famous cultural landmark in Tokyo.

Then the group will drive through Kappabashi and arrive in Ueno and Akihabara about 17:45-18:00. Return service is available to the hotel where you were picked up.

Notes:

1. The group pick up time is between 07:30 and 08:50 in the morning, but the pick-up service depends on hotel. If your hotel is not at pick-up point, you may need to go to the nearest pick up point by yourself.

2. The Imperial Palace East Garden is often closed on Monday and Friday. Whenever, it is closed, the group will be arranged to visit Imperial Palace Plaza, Double Bridge instead, seeing the inner moat, 15-foot thick walls and pine trees surrounding the 250-acre fortress, home of the Emperor and Empress.

3. The return service is only available to the hotel where you are picked up. The Return service is arranged between around 18:00 and 20:00.

Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
 

Day 3TokyoHakone

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Tokyo
 

After breakfast in your hotel, you will start a full day group tour to visit Mt. Fuji & Hakone. The motor- coach rides for about 150 minutes, and we arrive at Mt. Fuji 2th Station, from which we could enjoy a panoramic view for about half an hour and tourists will be amazed by the spectacular and breathtaking views from above the clouds. Then tourist will enjoy their own lunch at a local restaurant in Gotemba.

After lunch, we will ride the Hakone Sky Gondola and visit Owakudani Valley. You will also have chance to have a boat cruise on Lake Ashi, which is a crater lake along the southwest wall of the caldera of Mt. Hakone, formed by a powerful volcanic eruption about 3,000 years ago. It provides a postcard views of Mt. Fuji.

Then we will take the motor-coach back to Tokyo. Return service is available to the hotel where you are picked up.

Notes:

1. The group pick up time is between 07:30 and 08:50 in the morning, but the pick-up service depends on hotel. If your hotel is not at pick-up point, you may need to go to the nearest pick up point by yourself.

2. Hakone Sky Gondola, Owakudani Valley or Pirate Boat Cruise on Lake Ashi may be omitted or substituted due to weather conditions, heavy traffic, or other operational reasons. In such cases, a tour guide shall take you to one or two locations from among the following alternative sightseeing spots. Please note, however that the tours may not be canceled and the tour fare shall not be refunded. Alternative sightseeing spots: Hakone Komagatake Ropeway, the summit of Komagatake, Hakone Ashinoko (Lake Ashi) Boat Cruise, Hakone Shrine, Hakone Check Point, Hakone GeoMuseum, Narukawa Museum in Hakone, Boat Cruise on Lake Kawaguchi or Kawaguchi Ropeway. The tour guide shall finalize the best alternative under the circumstance.

3. You will drive up to the highest possible point when the road up to Mt.Fuji 5th station is closed due to snow or other reasons, if heavy traffic is expected or the tour is running late. Even under these circumstances, the tours may not be canceled and the tour fare shall not be refunded.


Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji
 

Day 4 TokyoSeoul

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: In Seoul
 

Free at leisure before you are meet and transferred to Narita/Haneda International Airport on sharing basis. 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.

Notes:

1. Airport departure time should be between 08:00-12:00
2. Estimate pick up time is 3.5-4.5 hours prior to passengers’ flight departure.


Seoul City View
Seoul City View
 

Day 5Seoul

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: In Seoul

Today after a leisure breakfast at hotel, our guide will bring you to visit Gyeongbok Palace, National Folk Museum, The Blue House, Secret Garden, Insadong Alley, Jogyesa Temple and South Gate Open Market. After that our guide will escort you to hotel. Enjoy the free leisure time.

Established by the founder of Joseon Dynasty in 1392, Seoul, the capital of the Republic of Korea has a population of more than 12,000,000 people. Seoul is a city of the incredible contrasts which, despite its immense size, make it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. In Seoul, the new and the ancient co-exist in the perfect harmony for everyone to enjoy.

 Geyongbokgung Palace
Geyongbok Palace
 

Day 6Seoul

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: In Seoul

Today after breakfast, our guide will bring you to the Korean Folklore Village via Olympic Stadium in the morning. Enjoy free time in Itaewon Shopping Street in the afternoon. Then our guide will bring you to have a Korean style buffet dinner and enjoy a traditional cultural performance in a Korea house. The tour ends by getting back to hotel with your guide.

The Korean Folk Village is a showplace of the Korea's traditional folklore customs and ways of living. Located near Suwon City, 40 km to the south of Seoul, the village was opened in 1974 and comprises approximately two hundred and thirty structures, each representing the traditional customs and manners. In these structures, the visitors witness the unique scenes of people in the ancient costumes living and working in exactly the same manners as in the past before the country came under the western influence.

Dak Dalbi
Dak Dalbi
 

Day 7SeoulBeijing

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 8Beijing

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 9Beijing

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 10Beijing 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 11Xi'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 12Xi'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 13Guilin

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 14Guilin 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 15Guilin 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 16Shanghai

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 17Departure 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 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.

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Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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