11 Days China Wonders Experience Tour

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai

Tour Code: TCT-Classic-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November.

Price from $ 1616 1455

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Tour Feature

  Fine- designed classic tour covers the major destination and wonders in China
  Private service caters to your personal interests.
  Suitable for first-time visitors to experience the combination of the history, culture, scenery and modern of China
  Present the cultural relics in Beijing, the world wonders in Xian, the breathtaking landscape in Guilin and the metropolis of Shanghai.
 

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Beijing Transfer service to hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes and Nanluoguxiang Alley
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
04 Beijing Xian Temple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong
05 Xi'an Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
06 Xi'an Guilin Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb
07 Guilin Longji Rice Terraces, Minority Village
08 Guilin Yangshuo Li River, West Street
09 Guilin Shanghai Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill
10 Shanghai Shikumen, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple,  Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower
11 Shanghai Transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Your journey will begin in Beijing, one of the most mysterious cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by TCT tour guide at Beijing international airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure and have a good sleep to get over the jet lag.
Over the next several days, you’ll explore this ancient city which is also the political and cultural heart of China. Get ready for that.
 


Tiananmen Square
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes and Nanluoguxiang Alley
 

[09:00-09:30] You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing.
[09:30-12:30] You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
[12:30-14:00] Have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant enroute to experience the authentic Chinese food.
[14:00-16:30] Drive to Back Lakes (Houhai), the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Walk into Nanluoguxiang Alley which is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing and mix of history, fashion and Souvenir Boutique.
[16:30-17:30] Back to your hotel after today leisure tour. You are free to ask your guide for suggestion of evening activities, such as the night show and place to have Peking duck dinner.



Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★
Sightseeing: Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
 

[08:00-08:30] You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
[08:30-12:30] Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and roam around.
[12:30-13:30] Enjoy lunch at a local Chinese restaurant nearby The Great Wall.
[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Upon arrival, enjoy orientation walk in Olympic Park and visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel after today’s tour. We would highly recommend you take a traditional Chinese foot massage, or have fun at Sanlitun Bar Street in the evening.



Mutianyu Great Wall
 

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★
Sightseeing: Temple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong
 

[09:30-10:00] You will be met at the hotel lobby and enjoy half day leisure tour before leaving Beijing.
[10:00-11:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which is the masterpiece of ancient times and China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. You could also see lots of local residents doing exercises in the square and full of vigor. After that, step into the pure Hutong nearby and pretend to be a real Beijinger for a while.
[11:30-12:30] A La Carte lunch at a local popular restaurant, atmosphere might be loud but tasty food.

After lunch, be transferred to the train station for the 5 hours train to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Temple of Heaven
 

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★
Sightseeing: Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
 

[09:00-09:30] You will be met at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour for the Ancient city.
[09:30-12:30] Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience.
[12:30-14:00] A chinese Lunch will be arranged nearby the scenic area of Terracotta Warriors.
[14:00-17:00] Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. After that, visit the Bell Tower which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.
[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel. Tonight, we highly recommend you watch the Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner at your own cost.



Terracotta Warriors
 

Day 6Xian Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb
 

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Be met at the hotel lobby and have one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Guilin.
[10:00-12:30] Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to tour around. After that, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s the landmark building of Xian and symbol of China ancient capital and you will also have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show.
[12:30-16:30] After lunch, drive to Xian airport, on the way visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.



Xian City Wall
 

Day 7 Guilin Longsheng Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Longji Terraces Scenic Area, Minority Village
 

[08:30-09:00] You will be met at your hotel lobby and start to discover this beautiful city.
[09:00-12:30] Set off for Longsheng, drive up and down along the mountainous road and it will takes about 2 hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces Scenic Area. With trekking for a while, we could see the stunning Longji Terraces. More than 700 years, the brave and smart local residents developed and built the paddies into hillsides surrounding their villages. With a such a long history, the area is still being used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides, which becomes a great natural view for tourists from all over the world.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant in the minority village. You may have chance to try the local food like bamboo rice and so on.
[13:30-15:30] You will have free time to explore the minority villages and also walk into the rice terraces to take some good pictures. You will have chance to see locals working in the fields, childrens playing in the village as well as women in national costume weaving or doing needle works under the roof, ect.
[15:30-17:30] Be transferred back to your hotel. We highly recommend you take the Night Cruise sailing on four lakes, where will be illuminated at night.


Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces
 

Day 8Guilin Yangshuo Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★
Sightseeing: Li River, West Street
 

[08:00-08:30] You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.
[09:30-15:30] Enjoy Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the picturesque scenery from the window. After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot.
[15:30-17:30] Drive back to Guilin downtown for overnight in the late afternoon. You could have a rest on the vehicle during the driving.



Li River
 

Day 9Guilin Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
 

[09:00-09:30] Meet with our local guide and check out from hotel.
[09:30-12:30] Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the badge of Guilin city. The hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. You could climb up to the top and take full view of Guilin’s hills and rivers. Walking along the Li River and Shanhu Lake, seeing the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas at the bank of the lake. After that, drive to visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites in fantastic shapes and colors. 
[12:30-13:30] A La Carte lunch at a local popular restaurant before departure from Guilin, atmosphere might be loud but tasty food.

Drive to Guilin airport about 1 hour. Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
 

Day 10 Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★
Sightseeing: Shikumen, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower
 

[09:00-09:30] You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the New and Old Shanghai.
[09:30-12:30] Walk into the Shikumen, the old alley with old buildings,  a blend of Western and Chinese traditional culture, where the local residents still live there. Enjoy orientation walk on the Bund which was a foreign trade center from the late 19th century. Then continue a visit to Yuyuan Garden, a traditional Chinese garden in Shanghai downtown.
[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at a local chinese restaurant enroute.
[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Jade Buddha Temple. Then Reach to the Lujiazui CBD new area and enjoy your leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Have a cup of coffee and take a short break. In conclusion, visit Shanghai Tower which is the city skyline and Shanghai tallest building. Enjoy your Top of Shanghai journey and panoramic view of Shanghai city.
[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel. We highly recommend you watch the ERA Acrobatic Show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.



The Bund
 

Day 11Departure Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Day 1Arrival Beijing

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Your journey will begin in Beijing. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by TCT tour guide at Beijing international airport and transferred to your hotel.
 


Tiananmen Square
 

Day 2Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and you will reach the Tian’anmen Square first. Walk through the square and visit Forbidden City, the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill. After lunch, drive to Back Lakes, the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Walk into Nanluoguxiang Alley which is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing.


Forbidden City
 

Day 3Beijing

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunworld Hotel Beijing ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and roam around. After lunch, back to Beijing city and enjoy orientation walk in Olympic Park and visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games.


Mutianyu Great Wall Beijing China
 

Day 4Beijing Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and visit Temple of Heaven, which is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. You could also see lots of local residents doing exercises in the square and full of vigor. After that, step into the pure Hutong nearby and pretend to be a real Beijinger for a while. After lunch, be transferred to the train station for the 5 hours train to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Temple of Heaven
 

Day 5Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: New Century Hotel Xi'an ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. After lunch, visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. After that, visit the Bell tower and walk into Muslim Quarter for your shopping time there.


Terracotta Army
 

Day 6Xian Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. After that, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s the landmark building of Xian and symbol of China ancient capital. After lunch, visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
 


Xian City Wall
 

Day 7Guilin Longsheng Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Pick up from hotel in the morning, then set off for Longsheng, drive up and down along the mountainous road and it will takes about 2 hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces Scenic Area. With trekking for a while, we could see the stunning Longji Terraces. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides, which becomes a great natural view for tourists from all over the world. After lunch at local village restaurant, you will have a free time to explore the villages and rice terraces by yourself before a transfer back to downtown of Guilin in the late afternoon.

Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces
 

Day 8Guilin Yangshuo Guilin

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Guilin Bravo Hotel ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and enjoy Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. After disembarking, walk through the West Street.  Then drive back to Guilin for overnight.



Li River
 

Day 9Guilin Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the badge of Guilin city. Walking along the Li River and Shanhu Lake, view to the Twin Pagodas at the bank of the lake. Then continue a visit to Reed Flute Cave offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites in fantastic shapes and colors. After lunch, drive f to Guilin airport about 1 hour. Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.


Elephant Trunk Hill
 

Day 10Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:SSAW Boutique Hotel Shanghai Bund ★★★★

Be met at your hotel lobby and walk into the Shikumen, The old alley is also a blend of Western and Chinese traditional culture. Enjoy orientation walk on the Bund. Then move to visit Yuyuan Garden--- a traditional Chinese garden in downtown of Shanghai. After lunch, visit Jade Buddha Temple first, then reach to the Lujiazui CBD new area and enjoy your leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Pay a visit to Shanghai Tower, the city skyline and Shanghai tallest building.


The Bund
 

Day 11Departure Shanghai

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport.

Service Ends

Prices (per person in US$)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2013 1812 $2160 1944
6 ~ 9 pax $1616 1455 $1763 1587
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2192 1973 $2358 2122
6 ~ 9 pax $1795 1616 $1961 1765
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2482 2234 $2872 2585
6 ~ 9 pax $2085 1877 $2475 2227

Price includes:
  Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
  Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
  Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  All attraction entrance fees as specified
  Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
  China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:
  International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
  Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  China Entry Visa Fees
  Personal expenses
  Optional tours, meals, activities and services

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2018 to Feb 28, 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

Optional Activities

City Local Specialties Nights Shows
Beijing Beijing Roasted DuckPeking Opera
Guilin Rice NoodleCormorant Fishing Show
Yangshuo Yangshuo Beer FishImpression of Liusanjie
Shanghai Xiao Long BaoAcrobatics Show

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