11 Days China Essential Tour for Indians

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Hong Kong

Traveler Reviews


Tour Code: TCT-China-Indian-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

 Cover essential highlights with best price
 Expand tour in Hong Kong
 Visit picked cultural representative souvenir shops
 Lunches are in local popular Indian restaurants
 Handpicked brand hotel near Indian restaurants in each city
 

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

Price from $ 1630

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Day 1Arrival Beijing
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No Meal
Hotel: In 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
Beijing

Day 2Beijing
Tian'anmen Square, Exterior of the National Centre, Forbidden City, Tea ceremony, Temple of Heaven

Meals: Breakfast, Indian lunch
Hotel: In Beijing

Today we start to explore this city treasure 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. You will also be able to have a photo stop at The National Centre for the Performing Arts, formerly known as the National Grand Theatre, and colloquially described as The Egg. Afterwards, a few walk 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.

Lunch is served at a local Indian restaurant. Enjoy a tea ceremony in a tea house en route.

In the afternoon, we will 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.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing
Juyongguan Great Wall, Jade carving factory, Exterior of Bird Nest and Water Cube, National Museum of China

Meals: Breakfast, A La Carte Lunch
Hotel: In Beijing

It will be an exciting day today. In the morning, guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. We will visit the essential part of Beijing great wall---Juyongguan Great Wall, ranked as one of the eight splendid sceneries in Beijing 800 years ago. In Chinese, "guan" means mountain pass, so Juyongguan Section is a part lying through mountains as a wall to prevent the enemies. It is a national cultural protection unit enlisted in the World Heritage Directory in 1987. It takes about 1 hour driving from the downtown of Beijing to Juyongguan Great Wall. You could walk up and down on the Great Wall to enjoy the terrific view.

A la carte lunch will be arranged in a picked local restaurant at the foot of Juyongguan Great Wall.

Drive back to downtown of Beijing. We will have a stop at a jade carving factory en route. When we reach Beijing, we will have a photo stop (around 0.5hour) outside the Bird Nest and Water Cube, which were the famous sites constructed for 2008 Beijing Olympic.

Afterwards, we visit the famous National Museum of China, one of the largest museums in the world, playing an important role in displaying systematically Chinese culture, cultivating national spirit, leading the development of the cultural relics and museum field. The number of collections in the museum is more than 120 million pieces, being the richest museums with the largest number of collections. There are a total of 48 exhibition halls and there are exhibitions showing the collections and Chinese culture often. It is closed on Monday. (We will take a short walking along Hutong alley instead of the National Museum of China on Monday.)

The Great Wall
The Great Wall

Day 4Beijing-Xian
Summer Palace, High speed train to Xian

Meals: Breakfast, Indian lunch
Hotel: In Xian

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(optional), 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.

Lunch will be arranged at a local Indian restaurant nearby. Then we drive to Beijing West Railway Station to take high speed train (2nd class seat, about 5 hours) 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 5Xian
Terracotta Warriors, pottery workshop, North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall

Meals: Breakfast, Indian Lunch
Hotel: In Xian

Today 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 as a gift made by yourself. 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.

Afterwards, we drive to downtown and walk on the North Square of Big Wild Goose Pagoda for a while. You will also have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show. Lunch will be arranged in a local Indian restaurant nearby.

In the afternoon, we drive back to visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. You may choose to ride a bicycle(optional) on the wall to go around. (We will visit the Bell Tower instead of the city wall if the weather does not permit.)

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.

Good to Know:
1.
Bike-riding on the ancient city wall is only allowed for children above 10 years old or taller than 1.4 meters (4.6 feet). If your child is too young to ride a bike, you may have a relaxing walk instead or take a golf cart.

Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xian-Guilin
Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Jianfu Temple, Xian Museum, Fly to Guilin

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Indian Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Have a leisure morning, we will drive to 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 and visit Jianfu Temple as well as Xi'an Museum. Lunch will be arranged in a local Indian restaurant before driving to the airport.

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

Shadow play
Shadow play

Day 7Guilin
Li River Cruise, West Street

Meals: Hotel breakfast, Lunch-box
Accommodation: In Guilin

The highlight sightseeing today is a leisurely cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Meandering through valleys, bamboo groves and mysterious Karst rock formations, the cruise will affords you a glimpse of a life far removed from the concrete jungle. After disembarking, stroll around the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now becomes a place that mixes the eastern and western culture harmoniously. Drive back to the Guilin through express way, while you will appreciate the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery on the road.

Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise

Day 8Guilin-Hong Kong
Reed Flute Cave, Pearl Store, High speed train to Hong Kong

Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Indian Lunch
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

You will have a leisure breakfast this morning. Check out and have a trip to Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) - the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites. Then we will have a stop at sea-water pearl store before lunch. Then we will drive to Guilin Xi Railway Station to catch your train (duration: around 3.5 hours) to Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station, where our driver guide will transfer you to check in your hotel in Hong Kong by private vehicle directly.

Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave

Day 9Hong Kong
Half Day Hong Kong Island Bus Tour (4.5 hours on join-in basis)

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

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.

Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak

Day 10Hong Kong
Full Day Disneyland Theme Park Bus Tour (approx. 8 hours on join-in basis)

Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Accommodation: In Hong Kong

In the morning, the local guide pick you up from the certain boarding hotel and transfer to Hong Kong Disneyland Theme Park, where you will need to enjoy yourself. The local guide will not escort your inside the park and divide the return MTR tickets to you.

Hong Kong Disneyland continues the tradition with classic Disney attractions, unique shops and restaurants, dazzling live entertainment in a delightful setting. Fantasy becomes reality in Disneyland amazing theme lands – Main Street USA, Fantasyland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. 

After the tour, you will return your hotel or nearby certain boarding hotel on your own.

Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland

Day 11Departure Hong Kong
Travel to airport by Vigor hotel-airport shuttle bus on your own

Meals: Hotel Breakfast

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.

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Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $1995 $2070
6 ~ 9 pax $1630 $1705
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2148 $2277
6 ~ 9 pax $1783 $1912
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2548 $2757
6 ~ 9 pax $2183 $2392
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, 2019 to Feb 29, 2020, 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.

Traveler Reviews Feedbacks & Photos >>

5.0

yunhoh212

5.0

I traveled Zhangjiajie with my wife. After finding TCT, I customized my travel with TCT. Vicky in TCT offered me a right plan that I was looking for. Travel guide, Victor was sincerely guided us and responded to our on-site requests. I left my earrings in the hotel and contacted Victor for it. With his help, Hotel sent it to me with one-day shipping and I received it safely. This made my travel more enjoyable with one more great memory. Zhangjiajie is must see place. I still remember breath-taking view. With kind people, it is more shiny.
mightyluga

5.0

Our host Cici was on time, spoke wonderful English and was knowledgeable of All aspects of the Great Wall. A fantastic day was had by the 14 travelers with me. We had Cici for the 3 days we were in Beijing for our tour guide
docbj82

5.0

Lily, the tour organizer for Top China Travel, was wonderful. She planned everything and adjusted the trip to match our specific destination requests (My daughter and I were traveling alone). At every destination on the trip (from Beijing to Guilin), a driver and guide met us so we never had to worry about transportation or the challenges of making ourselves understood. Our guides varied from being very poor (when it was a contracted city guide to see the Great Wall or the Forbidden City) to the very good (when it was their guides for stops in Guilin or the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park). The Beijing guides couldn't speak English or spoke it poorly, they made us go to destinations no one wanted to see, and they were rude. Those places would be worth visiting on your own because Beijing's subway system is pretty straightforward and arranging transport to the Great Wall seemed uncomplicated.We are not great with guides in that we prefer to travel on our own and "discover" the joys of a new place without the rigidity of a tour, but having a driver and in some places a guide can be essential in China. If we didn't have a guide in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, we probably would still be there! In very few places do people speak English, so figuring out the queue system or even the need to hold onto your ticket for endless checking made the presence of a guide rather handy. The downside of having a guide, though, is how their presence limits your spontaneity and impedes your ability to choose where or what you want to eat. Eating Chinese food three times a day can be pretty depressing to your taste buds. From this trip I learned ( I have never used a tour company before and I have traveled all over the world) that you need to play an active role in requesting the kind of accommodations you want. We prefer to be in walking distance of city centers and having an English speaking person on staff would have been nice. In Xi'an we were outside the city walls and, throughout our trip, rarely did any of the hospitality staff in the many hotels we stayed in speak any English. That oversight was my fault because I failed to request those things. I expected some English proficiency from people working in the hospitality industry, but in reality English speakers didn't appear to be very common. Beijing and Xi'an were one time places for us (the crowds at the Terra-cotta soldiers were literally overwhelming), but the mountain region in the Hunan Province and the Li River in Guilin (bike riding in Guilin was a real highlight!) were delightful. No matter where you go, though, be prepared for endless crowds, a lot of shoving, and an ongoing din as you navigate this part of China. Top China Travel made an extremely challenging trip (China is not an easy country to visit- the inconsistency of sanitary toilet facilities, a form of public behavior that can be very disconcerting to visitors, and the total absence of any multi-culturalism), one that was a bit less challenging. We had a fascinating time in China. Many of the destinations we chose were not for the faint of heart or for someone who is new to international travel. In most places, we were the object of intense curiosity and the subject of many, many photos. The Great Wall alone made the trip worth doing, so don't be put off by the extreme hustle and noise that will surround you night and day. Top China Travel certainly helped make our trip one we will never forget!
KAIS Y

5.0

I contacted TCT TopChinaTravel Guellin for my trip to china, the travel consultant "Raylene" is very proffesional, she make every things easy and possible, also.she helps us to prepare a rich and comprehensive program. Also it is very reactive whatever by mail or by other means of communication.
The welcome at the airport was perfect as all visits mentioned in our trip programme. Their prices are very competitive too. I strongly recommend to choose this agency.
sana_pendhari

5.0

It was very well planned trip by TCT. All the arrangements like hotel stay, pick up drop were perfect. The tour I had for Xian was fun, our group also had a English speaking guide which was the best...The other day I had a private tour of Xian city with a guide..the guide was humble, polite and he showed me most beautiful places across the city and also TCT arranged awesome yummy Chinese lunch for me!!! The consultant I got from TCT was simply the best...she answered almost all of my questions very well...I bothered her every now and then but she always helped me to clear all my doubts.. Overall an awesome experience with TCT...looking forward for other trips with them.
maity_monalisa

5.0

We were really fortunate to have engaged Top China Travel as our travel organiser . Our entire 10 day trip went through without a hitch. Rebecca had been our correspondent from the very beginning, answering all our queries. Our travel guide at Beijing was Eric , (a most amiable , punctual and enterprising person ) who arranged all our sightseeing tours in the most convenient way. He always tried to satisfy our curiosities regarding the places or Chinese way of living. He never seemed to tire of our endless questions about anything and everything we saw. We visited the summer palace , temple of heaven , Great Wall of China , water cube and bird's nest stadium in our three days stay at Beijing. We learnt about Chinese culture , some ancient stories about the emperor, concubine etc. Also a funny story about the famous dish - Peking roast duck. Seeing the huge area of temple of heaven and summer palace we thought we won't be able to cover it, but thanks to Eric - our guide, it was a smooth and enjoyable tour. We didn't feel exhausted at all. We got enough time at the Great Wall - a wonderful structure, climbed about 1000 steps and come down through the toboggan which was thrilling. We loved the Chinese which our tour guide had planned. All in all it was leisurely and fun. Thanks again for planning such a wonderful trip
live f

5.0

The Li River cruise was truly an enjoyable one. Good place for photos and scenery. Tasting of Li River's seafood was excellent too.
Michael B

5.0

Top China Travel provided a superb trip (11 days) to China. I am not all that easy to please, but TCT was perfect in every respect. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke clear English. They were flexible and accommodated every request. The hotels were all excellent and the food, in the hotels and the lunches, was first rate. I plan to return to China and will certainly book through TCT. Many thanks to the entire TCT staff!!!
Johnf8958

5.0

From the minute I contacted Vicky at Top China Travel to book our holiday, to the time we were taken to Pudong airport for our flight home, the experience was perfect. My wife and I visited Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and all of our tour guides were fluent in English, very knowledgeable and very friendly. Thank you Vicky and all at TCT and I will definitely be in contact when I return to China.
Robin C

5.0

I used TCT to book a tailor-made 5 day tour of Yunnan for a small family group consisting of two couples of 60+ and 3 in their 30s. In the planning stage- conducted by email - their local rep Daniel Mo was extremely professional, helpful and very prompt in his replies. In the event, all the arrangements worked very smoothly. All three guides we encountered were also very professional, attentive and very supportive. We were in Yunnan for a wedding and added this short tour at the end of our trip. Time was limited so we could only see a bit of Kunming and then a few days in Lijiang but this in addition to the 5 days we spent down near the border with Myanmar made us fall in love with Yunnan. Lijiang in particular is a joy. Do go to the Impressions show as well as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
lucian1939

5.0

Wonderful time in Beijing Cian and Shanghai for a ten day period. Covered the Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Cian and the Bund in Shanghai. Also visited the Silk Factory, Muslim Street, French area and a Cultural Show (which was great and should not be missed) and also a Private Garden. The Tour Guides and Drivers went to great lengths to make us visit as memorable as possible and attending to us round the clock.
Robin C

5.0

We wanted to do a short tour while stopping in Chengdu before flying to Kunming. We had used TCT very successfully before for a tour of Yunnan so they were our natural choice. As before the service we received was excellent. Daniel Mo, who was our email contact at the company was prompt and very efficient in his dealings. David our guide was knowledgeable and spoke very good English. The Old Chengdu Club hotel was excellent and our driver very steady! Trip arrangements were immaculate and the day trip to the Bifeng Panda reserve a sheer delight. I can happily recommend TCT
Paige S

5.0

For my recent trip to China I used 'Top China Travel' to book and arrange for my private tour of three different cities in China; Shanghai, Xi'an, and Dunhuang. In each place I was met by a guide who spoke English and a driver. The agency booked all the accommodation, fights, and an itinerary which included the best tourist attractions in each city and two meals a day. My guides Larry, Miki, and Caroline not only showed me the cultural sites, they also explained the local customs, food and lifestyles. I stayed in great hotels, in fantastic locations in each city. I loved the food, people and saw some amazing sites. the whole trip seamed effortless for me and on my next trip to China I will use this agency to book my tour, I highly recommend Vicky Lu as your travel agent.
Liz L

5.0

This is not a review of the Guilin Day Tour, but of the transportation services TCT was able to arrange for me in the remote Sichuan Province for HuangLong Scenic Area and Jiuzhaigou Valley. I didn't have a need for a tour service, but I wanted to make arrangements for transportation in this remote area because I was travelling solo and wanted to make the most of my time. TCT was able to arrange transport for me from HuangLong JiuZhai Airport (JZH) to HuangLong; the driver waited for me while I hiked in the HuangLong Scenic Area (3-4 hours) and then transported me to my hotel in Jiuzhaigou. As arranged, a driver to met me at the airport with my name on a sign and then drove me to HuangLong, waited and then drove me to Jiuzhaigou. I was able to pay in advance with Paypal. This area has lots of mountains, valleys, small villages, and not a lot of public transportation. What a fantastic service! My hotel in Jiuzhaigou was not set up to make these kinds of transportation arrangements. I can't say enough about how professional this organization is. All of my questions via email were answered quickly. I had complete confidence in Maggie Qin, the Sales Representative that made all the arrangements. She included her phone number in our correspondence in case I need to get in touch with her in China. This came in very handy because my Chinese is limited and the driver's English was even more limited. He was able to call Maggie and confirm exactly the agenda for the day. Really, I am blown away by the customer service at TCT.
hollihowe

5.0

From the moment we started planning this private tour trip our experience was very professional and accommodating. Our guides were first rate, the sites we saw were amazing and we are glad our guide in Beijing altered the days of our site seeing because of bad weather, so make sure we got to see everything we wanted. Saw many sites, had time to shop, and were not pressured into anything. We traveled with 7 family members ages 20 to 74 and there was something for everyone. Would highly recommend this tour company.
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