12 Days Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Guilin-Hong Kong Group Tour

Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Hong Kong

Tour Code: TCT-China-Group-06

Tour Type: Join-in Group Tour

(Fixed departure China group tour from Beijing)

Price from $ 1894

Dates & Prices

The 12 Days fixed departure group China tour is the most classic China tour for the tourists who visit China for the 1st time. It is a golden route, including the must-visit destination in China. In this tour, you will have chance to visit the the landmark of China--- Great Wall, the great wonder in Xian---Qin Terracotta Warriors, the metropolis in China---Shanghai, the small Sourthern city in China with picturestque natural view--- Guilin and the shopping heaven--- Hong Kong.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

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

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

 Beijing City View
Beijing City View



Day 2 Beijing

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

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

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

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

Forbidden City
Forbidden City



Day 3 Beijing

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

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

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

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall



Day 4 Beijing Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Titan Times Hotel ★★★★

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

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

Summer Palace
Summer Palace



Day 5 Xi'an

Meals: Hotel breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Titan Times Hotel ★★★★

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

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

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

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors



Day 6 Xi'an  Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Sunrise on the Bund Hotel Shanghai ★★★★
 

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 short flight from Xi'an to Shanghai, one of the main gateway cities in China.

North Big Wild Goose Pagoda Square
North Yanta Square



Day 7 Shanghai

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Accommodation: Sunrise on the Bund Hotel 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



Day 8 Shanghai Guilin

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


After breakfast, take morning flight from Shanghai to Guilin.
Upon arriving in Guilin, you will be greeted by local tour guide and transfer to have a lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue 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. We will have a stop at a tea store on the way back to hotel. A Four Lakes Night Cruise is recommended as an optional activity in Guilin.


Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill Guilin
 



Day 9 Guilin  Yangshuo Guilin

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Chinese lunch on board
Accommodation: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin ★★★★

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

Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise



Day 10 Guilin Shenzhen Hong Kong

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: Eaton Hotel Hong Kong ★★★★

Drive from Yangshuo to Guilin Railway Station to catch your train (duration: 3 hours) to Shenzhen, where our local guide is waiting for you at the exit, then transfer you to Hong Kong by private vehicle directly.

Hong Kong City View
Hong Kong City View



Day 11 Hong Kong
Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: Eaton Hotel Hong Kong ★★★★

Half Day Hong Kong Island Bus Tour (4.5 hours on join-in basis)

Pick up from the certain boarding hotel to traverse the World-renowned Victoria Harbor via the Cross-Harbor Tunnel. We then drive by Wanchai, the well-known R & R destination for sailors to reach Victoria Peak for a breath-taking 360-degree view of the bustling harbor, Hong Kong Island and Kowloon as far as the eye can see. From Victoria Peak, the tour continues to Aberdeen Village to see the many fishing junks and floating restaurants moored there passing by the scenic resort areas of Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay. The tour will continue with a visit to HK’s largest jewelry factory where artists are at work to create some of the best prize winning designs using semi precious stones.

After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel or nearby certain boarding hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You could shop around in this shopping paradise by yourself.

Aberdeen
Aberdeen



Day 12 Depart from Hong Kong

Free at leisure before you go to the Vigor Hotel-Airport Shuttle Bus stops(the hotel we included has the shuttle bus) to catch a bust for Hong Kong International Airport.

Service Ends

Please note: We only arrange the hotel-airport transfer together according to all the travelers' departure flights. If your flight is late, you may need to wait at the airport for a long time. If you need separate transfer, extra fee will be caused. Please check with us in advance. If you hope to travel to airport by yourself, you could also let us know in advance to cut the group transfer fee off.

Dates & Prices (per person in US$)

Arrival Date Departure Date Price Based on Above Listed Hotels Enquire
Double Occupancy Sole Occupancy
2018-03-15 2018-03-26 1894 2484 Enquire
2018-04-09 2018-04-20 2070 2772 Enquire
2018-04-15 2018-04-26 2070 2772 Enquire
2018-05-10 2018-05-21 2070 2772 Enquire
2018-06-10 2018-06-21 1894 2484 Enquire
2018-07-10 2018-07-21 1894 2484 Enquire
2018-08-10 2018-08-21 1894 2484 Enquire
2018-09-04 2018-09-15 2070 2772 Enquire
2018-09-10 2018-09-21 2070 2772 Enquire
2018-10-09 2018-10-20 2070 2772 Enquire
2018-10-16 2018-10-27 2070 2772 Enquire
2018-11-06 2018-11-17 1894 2484 Enquire

Price includes:
  Sharing transfers for group tours
  Domestic flight or train tickets based on economy class
  Accommodation on twin bed room sharing basis
  Driver and English-speaking guide service during tour.
  Entrance fee to the attractions listed in the itinerary
  Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  Government taxes and service charge.
  Insurance fees (China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance)
  Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels.

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

Remarks:
※   Prices are valid from Nov 1, 2017 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


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