One Month Tour to China

Beijing, Xian, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Lhasa, Shangri-la, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong

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Tour Code: TCT-Classic-16

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

  The best-designed tour covering all the popular places in China
  The complete tour, seeing a panoramic view of China from cities with different characters
  Suitable for those tourists who have enough time and hope to see China as much as possible
  A long, colorful and bother-free tour with expert designation and attentive services

Best Travel Time: Suitable for the whole year, best from April to November. p.s. October and early November are the most colorful months of Jiuzhaigou Valley. Mt. Huangshan is the good summer resort during June and August; Dec to Feb the next year will be the best season for a winter tour to Mt. Huangshan

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Day 1Arrival Beijing
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No Meals
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment ★★★★

Arrive in Beijing, the capital city of China. You will be greeted and met by TCT tour guide at the airport and transferred to your hotel, whenever your flight arrives in Beijing. After check-in, free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Beijing City View
Beijing City View

Day 2Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven, Panjiayuan Antique Market

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Citadines Ritan Service Apartment ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up 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] Lunch time at Shi Yuan Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with walnuts in soya sauce.

[14:00-16:30] Visit Temple of Heaven, which was used to pray for harvest by the emperors. It is China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. Shopping time at Panjiayuan Antique Market and Pearl Market.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show or the Peking duck dinner with your guide and ask for suggestions

Forbidden City Beijing
Forbidden City

Day 3Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:  Citadines Ritan Service Apartment ★★★★

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up 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 walk around.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake.

[13:30-16:30] Drive back to Beijing city, while you can take a nap in the car. Visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. After that you will experience Chinese tea at tea house.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as foot massage, houhai night bars and Sanlitun bar street.

Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall

Day 4Beijing - Xian
Beijing Hutong, Summer Palace, Take high speed train to Xian

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

[09:30-10:00] You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and have half day leisure tour in Beijing.

[10:00-11:30] Drive to Drum Tower area for taking a relaxing Hutong Tour by rickshaw , which is the way to know the Beijing local lifestyle.

[11:30-14:30] Drive to Summer Palace, which is the existing largest, best-preserved imperial garden in China. Boat ride on Kunming Lake is included. Lunch will be arranged at nearby restaurant, named Xiangyangtun, with opera stage inside.

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

Beijing Hutong
Hutong Tour by rickshaw

Day 5Xian
Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore 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] Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger.

[14:00-17:00] Visit the Ancient Xian 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 go around. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there.

[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, such as Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner.

Qin Terracotta Warriors
Terracotta Warriors

Day 6Xian - Jiuzhaigou
Fly to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong National Park

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jiu Gong Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport.

[12:00-16:00] Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby Chuanzhusi Temple. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. All the colors of the rainbow are here. The landscape studded with waterfalls and terraced, colored limestone ponds of blue, yellow, white and green. We suggest you hike on the mountain to explore the real beauty of Huanglong National Park. There is also cable car service available, and you can take it to the top at your expense for relaxing trip.

[16:00-17:30] Drive to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou about 1.5 hours. Get rest and prepare for tomorrow excursion tour to Jiuzhaigou valley.


Huanglong National Park
Huanglong Scenic Area

Day 7Jiuzhaigou
Jiuzhaigou Valley

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jiu Gong Hotel ★★★★

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the fairyland and national treasure.

[08:30-12:30] Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou valley with your guide accompanying. Firstly, we would suggest you get on the shuttle bus to Mirror Lake which looks peaceful in the morning and it is perfectly as a mirror with all water stillness. After that, get on the shuttle bus again and go directly to Arrow Bamboo Lake. From there, you can hike down the scenery line along with Panda Sea, Wuhua Flower Sea, and Nuorilang Waterfall. Footpath is available to all the places and you will be astonished by the natural gallery.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch time will be served at Nuorilang restaurant in the park. You can also choose to have a picnic lunch at stopover site.

[13:30-17:30] Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. You can stop wherever you find beautiful views. Along the hiking route, you will find out another side of Jiuzhaigou valley, lovely and charming. The Shuzheng Valley, Rhinoceros Lake, Shu Zheng Lake, Sparkling Lake and Reed Sea will show you an unforgettable afternoon.

[17:30-18:00] Get on the shuttle bus again to the exit and end today’s trip. Relax in the hotel. The Tibetan dancing show will be an optional activity for you in the evening.

Jiuzhaigou Valley
Jiuzhaigou Valley

Day 8Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu
Fly from Jiuzhaigou to Chengdu

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Morning at leisure in the hotel and be transferred to Jiuzhaigou airport for flight to Chengdu in the afternoon. Your Chengdu tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Today is a free day without tours and you will get refreshing and prepare for the next destination: Tibet.

Chengdu City View
Chengdu City View

Day 9Chengdu
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Tianfu Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

[09:00-19:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.

[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby.

[12:30-13:30] Typical lunch will be arranged as Hot Pot at Old House restaurant.

[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and the Face Changing show will be a good option or you can just stroll around Kuanzhai Alley which is the famous snack street in the evening.

Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

Day 10Chengdu - Lhasa
Fly from Chengdu to Lhasa

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Lhasa. Your Tibet tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Relax and have a good rest at your hotel to acclimatize when you arrive. In the afternoon, you might walk around to get first impression of Tibet. Have a good rest at night and get ready for tomorrow’s tour.

Lhasa City View
Lhasa City View
 

Day 11Lhasa
Potala Palace, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Street

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★
Tips: When you enter into a temple or monastery in Tibet, please take off your hats at the entrance to show your respects and follow the clockwise direction for visiting. No smoking, do not touch the Buddha statues, turn the Buddhism scriptures or toll the bell.

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Holy city.

[09:30-12:30] Visit Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama. Walk around the Potala PalaceClockwise to appreciate those who worship every day and also experience the life of local residents. After that, we will arrange a visit to the opposite hill in order to get a panoramic picture of Potala Palace, which is the best photo spot.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Ganglameduo restaurant for local meal, beef and mutton

[13:30-16:30] Visit Jokhang Monastery, where monks receive their official training and education. Shopping time at Barkhor Street, a window into Tibetan culture and an opportunity to buy colorful ethnic handicrafts rarely seen outside of Tibet.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night show and ask for some suggestions.

Potala Palace Tibet
Potala Palace

Day 12Lhasa
Drepung Monastery, Norbulingka Park, Sera Monastery

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Lhasa Hotel ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start the second day trip in Lhasa.

[09:30-12:30] Visit Drepung Monastery, which is one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Then continue your tour to Norbulingka Park, a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch at Tibetan Family Kitchen for local food, especially for the Yak meat dumplings.

[13:30-16:30] Pay a visit to Sera Monastery to see a monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. After that, drive back to your hotel and free of the rest time.

Sera Monastery monks debating
Monks debating at Sera Monastery

Day 13Lhasa - Shangri-La
Fly to Shangri-La, Dukezong Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Tian Rui Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

Wake up naturally and morning at leisure on your own. Be transferred to Lhasa airport after check-out at noon time. Fly toShangri-la, the lost horizon.

Upon arrival, be met by our guide and explore the Dukezong Ancient Town, which is the largest and best-preserved Tibetan city among China 147 Tibetan counties. It is also site of the largest ancient Tibetan community. As one of the oldest towns in the region, it is also known as the 'footstep of Shangri-La'. After the tour, be transferred to the hotel and check-in.

In the evening, you can go back to Dukezong Ancient Town, and enjoy the bonfire night at Moonlight square. You can join in the dancing party with local resident or go to the night bar as you wish.

Dukezong Ancient Town
Shangri-la

Day 14Shangri-La
Sumtsaling Monastery, Potatso National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Tian Rui Sunshine Hotel ★★★★

[09:30-10:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to find out the lost horizon, Shangri-La.

[10:00-12:00] You will reach the Sumtsaling Monastery, which is the largest Tibetan Buddhism monastery in Yunnan Province. Covering an area of 30 hectares, it looks like a mini Kumbum Monastery. It is located on a mountain slope 5km from the county town of Shangri-La. Today Songzanlin once again houses more than 700 monks and lamas. Take a family visit to local resident home and with help from our guide, you will learn about a local family’s history and way of life.

[12:00-13:00] Share lunch with the local resident in their home or go to the restaurant nearby for Tibetan food.

[13:30-16:30] In-depth visit to today’s highlight: Potatso National Park which is the first national park in mainland China. Bitahai Lake and Shuduhu Lake are two major parts of the park. Besides these two lakes, forest, marsh, valley, alpine meadow and so on can be seen in the park. All major spots are connected by footpath which offers a closer distance for travelers to experience the natural environment. You will walk in the picture and enjoy the peaceful time.

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel and relax in the room. We suggest the folk-custom dancing show, Dream Shangri-La for you in the evening which is absolutely awesome.

Songzanlin Monastery
Songzanlin Lamasery

Day 15Shangri-La - Lijiang
Drive to Lijiang by private vehicle, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Wang Fu Hotel ★★★★

[09:30-10:00] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and leave for Lijiang, the ideal destination for nature lovers and anyone interested in ancient people groups and their customs.

[10:00-11:30] Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge en route. Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the Yangtze River which can be divided in to upper, middle and lower sections, winding 25 km and it is one of the deepest valleys in the world. The narrowest part of the gorge was just 30 m, which is so narrow that a tiger can jump over the gorge, hence the name. We will drop you at upper Tiger Leaping Gorge and you hike down to the viewing deck about half an hour.

[11:30-13:30] Continue driving to Lijiang and have lunch at Hong Lou restaurant serving local special food.

[13:30-17:30] Be transferred to the hotel and check-in. In the afternoon, enjoy your free time at Lijiang Ancient Town, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site. We will give you a map of Lijiang old town. We would suggest you Sifang Street for the vivid nights and Lion Mountain for the panoramic view of Lijiang old town.

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge

Day 16Lijiang
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural, Black Dragon Pond Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Wang Fu Hotel ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour.

[09:30-12:30] Drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and take cable car up to the Mountain. We will arrange the visit to Glacier Park at 4506 meters above sea level and get real close to the Snow Mountain. You can choose to hike on the mountain and get to the top at 4680 meters or just stroll around at Glacier Park and appreciate the holy Mountain peacefully.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant in Baisha village nearby the Snow Mountain.

[13:30-16:30] In the afternoon, visit Yufeng Temple. The whole temple shows a distinctive and conjunct architecture style of Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Taoism and the local Naxi Dongba Religion. The temple also has three courtyards and the famous great Camellia tree here had been more than 500 years old. Afterwards, pay a visit to Baisha Mural, which is the cradle of the Naxi culture and ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Go back to Lijiang, on the way, have a short visit to Black Dragon Pond Park where is the perfect place to take photo of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with reflection in the Pond.

[16:30-17:30] Drive back to the hotel and enjoy your free time in Lijiang old town or go to Suhe old town on your own for the evening bonfire party.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Day 17Lijiang - Dali
Take train to Dali, Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Landscape Hotel ★★★★

[10:00-10:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and check-out

[10:30-14:30] Take a 2hrs high speed train to Dali. Lunch will be arranged later when you arrive in Dali. Check in at the hotel in Dali and take a rest. Dali enjoys a very high fame for its four grand scenes, namely, Xiaguan's wind, Shangguan's flowers, Mt. Cangshan's snow and Erhai's moon.

[14:30-16:30] In the afternoon, enjoy leisure tour to Three Pagodas. The elegant, balanced and stately style is unique in China's ancient Buddhist architectures, which makes it a must-see in the tour of Dali. Hiking to the top is highly recommended where you can get full view of Dali old town and Erhai Lake. The reflection park is also a nice place to capture the classical photo with three Pagodas’ reflection.

[16:30-17:30] Back to hotel and enjoy your free time at Dali Ancient Town. Unlike any other Chinese town, the traditional Bai ethnic folk houses give the town distinctive feeling.

Dali Ancient Town
Dali Ancient Town

Day 18Dali
Erhai Cruise, Xizhou Bai's House, Cangshan Mountain

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Hotel: Landscape Hotel ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and get ready for today’s exploration of Dali city.

[09:30-12:30] Take a short visit to Xizhou Bai's Houses. People nowadays regard Xizhou as a town that is famous for the Bai minority culture. The old houses and streets are well preserved, through which visitors may still find some traces of past glory. After that, get on a small boat for Erhai Lake tour. Erhai Lake was formed by the subsidence of geological fault. It is reputed as the pearl on plateau for its beautiful scenery.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at Duan Shi restaurant serving local dishes, you can have a try of the Bai Minority food, especially the Boiled Fish with Pickled Cabbage and Chili.

[13:30-16:30] After lunch, you will spend the afternoon on Cangshan Mountain. The cable car service will be arranged up to Jade Belt gallery road and you can hike on Cangshan Mountain and have chance to visit Taoist temple and find the precious vegetation on the mountain. In a sunny day, the crystal water of Erhai Lake and the snow mantled Mt. Cangshan radiate with each other forming a beautiful picture.

[16:30-17:30] Go back to hotel and relax in the room. We would suggest you go to the night bar in the old town and highly recommend Bad Monkey Bar for the House music.

Erhai Lake
Erhai Lake

Day 19Dali - Kunming
Take bullet train to Kunming, Green Lake, Flowers and Birds Market

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Jinjiang Hotel ★★★★

Morning at leisure before checking out from the hotel and be transferred to Dali railway station for a 2hrs high speed train to Kunming. Upon arrival, be met by your tour guide in Kunming.

Enjoy an afternoon leisure tour to Green Lake which is peaceful and a public park for local people. You will see musicians singing and playing and you can also take a paddle boat out and relax on the lake. Lunch will be arranged at the restaurant in the park. After that, go directly to Flower and Bird Market, which is the biggest and most exciting market in Kunming where antiques, jewelry, and other handmade crafts can be found. This is a perfect place for entertainment and observing local lifestyle.

For evening activity, we highly recommend the Yunnan Impression Show - Dynamic Yunnan as an option.

Kunming City View-Green Lake Park
Kunming City View

Day 20Kunming - Chongqing
Fly to Chongqing, Eling Park, Chongqing People's Great Hall

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

Fly to Chongqing. Your Chongqing tour guide will wait for you at the airport. After lunch, have a visit to Eling Park displays the layout of Suzhou gardens. You can also take excursion to Kansheng Tower where the bird’s-eye view of the Yangtze River and Chongqing city is breathtaking. And then, continue to visit the Chongqing People Grand Hall which looks like the enlarged version of the sacramental Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

Drive to Chaotianmen wharf and check-in at the Victoria cruise, which Set sail from Chongqing at 9:00 p.m.

Chongqing City View
Chongqing City View

Day 21Yangtze River Cruise
Fengdu Ghost City (optional), Fengdu "Jade Emperor", FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show(optional)

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

[06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.

[09:00-13:30] Shore excursion---Fengdu "Jade Emperor" is aranged in the morning. Or take additional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City with extra cost. Buffet lunchis served on board.

[16:00-21:30] Late afternoon Captain's Welcome Reception with buffet dinner. In the evening, you can choose to take the additional Shore excursion---FengYan SanGuo "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" Show.

Fengdu Ghost City
Fengdu Ghost City

Day 22Yangtze River Cruise
White Emperor City (optional), Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Goddess Stream

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch& Dinner
On Board: Victoria cruise ★★★★★

[06:30-08:30] Early Bird Coffee and Tea; Practice Tai Chi on board and Buffet breakfast.

[07:30-10:15] Activities on board as you like. Or take Additional Shore excursion to White Emperor City with extra cost.

[10:45-13:00] Sailing through Qutang Gorge & Scenic cruising of Wu Gorge, buffet lunch is served on board.

[15:15-21:45] Shore excursion to Goddess Stream. Evening enjoy Captain's Farewell Banquet and the Crew cabaret.

Qutang Gorge-Yangtze River Cruise
Qutang Gorge

Day 23Yichang - Hangzhou
Three Gorges Dam, Fly from Yichang to Hangzhou

Meals: Breakfast
Recommended Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edgelake Hotel ★★★★

[06:00-07:45] Buffet breakfast

[07:45-11:15] Disembark in Maoping cruise terminal, Shore excursion to Three Gorges Dam Site; transfer to passenger center in Yichang downtown

[12:30-15:30] Your Yichang tour guide will wait for you at Yichang passenger center and help you to transfer to the airport.

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

Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam

Day 24Hangzhou
West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Tea Museum,?Hefang Street

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Hangzhou Merchant Marco Edge Lake Hotel ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Guide will meet you up at the hotel lobbyearly in the morning.

[09:30-12:30] Today is a joyful day with firstly visit the West Lake, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products. We will arrange cruise tour on West Lake and it is also highly recommended to walk around. After that, visit the Lingyin Temple, a site famous for not only as a Buddhism temple but also an attraction to catch beautiful scenery.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch time at local restaurant for traditional Hangzhou cuisine

[13:30-17:00] Visit Six Harmonies Pagoda, ensure a view of the Qiantang River and a far view towards the misty horizon. After that, visit China Tea Museum you can have close touch with the China tea history and know more about the tea producing process. Shopping time at Hefang Street, which is the most prosperous place in Hangzhou since the ancient time.

[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities or watch Impression Show of West Lake.

West Lake Hangzhou
West Lake

Day 25Hangzhou - Huangshan
Take high speed train to Huangshan, Tunxi Old Street, Chengkan Ancient Village

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Huashan Huiyan Hotel ★★★★

[07:30-08:00] Get up early in the morning. Check-out and be transferred to Hangzhou East train station for 3 hours bullet train to Huangshan city.

[09:30-14:00] You will get on the bullet to Huangshan. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you up at Huangshan train station and have simple lunch in the station.

[14:00-17:00] Enjoy afternoon tour to Chengkan Ancient Village which is a perfect and typical combination of beautiful natural scenery and Huizhou culture art. It is famous for well-preserved residential architecture of the Ming Dynasty (1368 AD - 1644 AD). The ancient architectures contain elegant pavilions, bridges, houses, ancestral temples, wells, etc. Taste the local snack in the village. You can have a try the flocky bean curd which is very famous.

[17:00-18:00] Drive back to Huangshan city and check in. Enjoy your free time at Tunxi Old Street which is an ancient Western-European architect once visited the old street and said that he had found "The Eastern Ancient Rome.” You can find delicious food there as well.

Chengkan Ancient Village
Chengkan Ancient Village

Day 26Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan, Lion Peak, Shixin Peak, Grand Canyon of Xihai

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Xihai Hotel ★★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start today’s exploration on Mt. Huangshan. You can store your luggage in the hotel and travel light.

[09:30-12:30] Enjoy your full day excursion to visit Mt. Huangshan which is one of China's ten best-known scenic spots and also the No. 1 Mountain under heaven.. It is characterized by the four wonders, namely, odd-shaped pines, grotesque rock formation, seas of clouds and crystal-clear hot springs. Yellow Mountain is celebrated for having all the features of mountain scenery. Take cable car up and head for Xihai hotel on the mountain. It is about half an hour hike to the hotel. En route, you will appreciate the Lion Peak and Shixin Peak.

[12:30-13:30] Check-in and have lunch at the hotel’s restaurant. There is less choice for food on mountain and the best option would be in the hotel.

[13:30-18:30] Spend your afternoon and hike on Grand Canyon of Xihai (West Sea). Grand Canyon of Xihai is the highlights of scenic area in Yellow. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area, it starts at Paiyun Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge and creating a breath-taking sightseeing route. It is a circular footpath for hiking and you will reach the hotel you stay at the end of the tour.

Mt. Huangshan
Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Day 27Huangshan - Shanghai
Mt. Huangshan, Take high speed train to Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Sunrise On The Bund Hotel ★★★★

[06:00-12:00] Get up earlier in the morning and go to Danxia Peak or nearby peak to watch the sunrise and sea of clouds. It is under the influence of weather. Try your luck! You might have chance to see colorful sea of clouds which is the top view of Mt. Huangshan. Back to your hotel for short break and take cable car down to the foot of Mt. Huangshan.

[12:00-13:30] Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant in the old town and get your luggage which are stored in the hotel you stayed in Huangshan city. After that ,be transferred to Huangshan train station.

[14:00-18:30] Take 4 hours bullet train to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Huangshan Mountain
Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Day 28Shanghai
Jade Buddha Temple, the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden; Shanghai Old Street, The Bund

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel:Sunrise on the Bund Hotel ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Modern city of China.

[09:30-12:30] Visit Jade Buddha Temple, which is famous for the seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, which is said to weigh 1,000 kg.Then visit the exterior of Oriental Pearl TV Tower, while walking on Riverside Promenade Bingjiang Da Dao.

[12:30-13:30] Lunch time for the local special food, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun

[13:30-16:30] Visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a Chinese classic garden in city downtown, shopping time at Shanghai Old Street and Nanjing Road which is the earliest commercial street in Shanghai, you could look for some special souvenirs there. After that, enjoy a leisure walk along the Bund, famous for groups of buildings known as "a Gallery of world architecture".

[16:30-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night Acrobatic Show, especially the ERA show, which is one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai.

the Bund Shanghai
The Bund

Day 29Shanghai - Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill, Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

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

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin. Walk to Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park next to Shahu Lake, which is famous for the golden and silver twin pagodas.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 30Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River Cruise, West Street, Drive back to Guilin

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

[08:00-08:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise.

[09:30-14:00] Enjoy cruise down the Li River with 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 view from the picture windows.

[14:00-17:00] 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. West Street in Yangshuo has developed into the most prosperous area in Yangshuo. Enjoy your free time there. Drive back to the Guilin through express way, while you will appreciate the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery on the road.

[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel and rest of day at leisure, for evening activities, we suggest you walk by the four lakes or take the night cruise along the city waterway.

Li River
Li River

Day 31Guilin - Hong Kong
Reed Flute Cave, Take high speed train to Hong Kong

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Eaton, Hong Kong ★★★★

[10:00-10:30] Morning at leisure and pack up well before check out. Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the city of karst landform.

[10:30-12:00] Visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot mainly offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns, curtains and flowers in fantastic shapes and colors while appreciating landscape and rural scenery.

[12:00-13:00] A la carte lunch will be arranged at local restaurant, you can taste the local famous food, such as tofu, tianluonian and stewed pork with taros.

After lunch, be transferred to Guilin West Railway Station for the 3.2hrs high speed train to Hong Kong. Your Hong Kong driver guide will wait for you at the station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave

Day 32Hong Kong
The Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen Fishing Village, Gem Factory Outlet, Stanley Market

Meals: Breakfast& Lunch
Recommended Hotel: Eaton Hotel Hong Kong ★★★★

[09:00-09:30] Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start for the day trip

[09:30-12:30] The Victoria Peak (include one way Peak Tram Ride), sit on the right of the tram for the best views, and be certain to wait for a clear day to make the trip. Do not leave the Tower complex - which is a little disorientating without riding the escalators to the outdoor observation deck: the views are breathtaking. After that, visit Aberdeen fishing village (with Sampan Ride), old-fashioned boats which provide floating homes for thousands of people. Taking a ride on one of the boats is a popular activity.

[12:30-13:30] Dim sum lunch at jumbo floating restaurant, aside from feasting every imaginable appetite, the Restaurant will dazzle visitors with the same auspicious stories decorating regal residences of old, told through illustrious craftsmanship in the wealth of treasures on these world-renowned floating fantasies.

[13:30-17:00] Visit Gem Factory Outlet, the outlet located in Aberdeen mainly reserved for foreigners, and the factory has won a lot of jewelry design competition in the world. Then shopping time at Stanley Market, where is known for its bargain clothes, and the stalls are as good a place as anywhere in Hong Kong to buy souvenir T-shirts or inexpensive Chinese artifacts and household goods. After seeing the market wander down to Stanley's waterfront Main Street, lined with bars, pubs and restaurants popular with ex-pats.

[17:00-17:30] Back to the hotel, en route you can plan for the night activities, especially the light show, or go to Lan Kwai Fong (famous bar street) for the night life.

Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour

Day 33Departure Hong Kong
Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Pack-up & check-out. Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for return flight. Your pick-up time will be reconfirmed by our tour guide beforehand according to your departure flight timing. Anyway, shopping spree before leaving for the airport

Service Ends

Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $7505 $8035
6 ~ 9 pax $6181 $6711
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $7912 $8733
6 ~ 9 pax $6588 $7409
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $8814 $9943
6 ~ 9 pax $7490 $8618
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, 2020 to Feb 28, 2021, 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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5.0

Bonnygillis

5.0

We used Top China Tour for a recent trip which included Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. This was a small group with four to six members. Top China travel did an excellent job. The hotels were all in excellent locations and the service was top notch. The tour guides all spoke very good English and knew the history of all the many places we visited. I always felt very comfortable wherever we went. Everything was organized nicely. I highly recommend Top China Travel as they provided us with a very memorable trip!
Judit I

5.0

We were travelling in China for 2 weeks (we're a couple on our 60's), through TCT company organized by Janett Chan. The trip that was booked in advance, and designed to our requests and her brilliant reccomendationes. Every planned activity was sucessfull- the private driver, private guide, flights, hotels and few group tours as per our request. We higly recommend Janett's services.
susan v

5.0

My daughter and I recently did a private 13 day tour with TCT starting in Beijing and ending in Shanghai. We went to Xian, Guilin and on a 3 night Yangtze river cruise. I did a lot of research before using TCT as last year we had a very bad experience with a tour company in Morocco which really spoiled our whole holiday. Obviously doing a private tour is much more expensive but well worth the money. From the beginning my dealings with Bonnie were so personal. It was so nice to be met at airports/stations by a private guide and drivers. I loved the fact that the guides did all the check-ins at airports and at the station for the Bullet train from Beijing to Xian. I was so glad that Linda could accompany us right to the waiting room at station as there were thousands of people at the station and it could have been quite overwhelming. All the hotels that we stayed in were above my expectations for China. All our guides and drivers were very attentive and enthusiastic . We are vegetarians and all the guides made sure that they helped us find food at lunch time. Linda our guide in Beijing wrote a note saying we were vegetarians which we used in the evenings at restaurants for the whole trip. At the great wall of China we went up the chair lift and tobogganed down. My only criticism would be that we would have preferred to go up with the cable car and then walk all the way along the wall to the toboggan ride. Unfortunately when we said we want to toboggan down the guide decided that we should go up the chair lift as it is closer to the toboggan. I felt that we did not have enough time on the wall. My advice is for the guide to give all the options as the walk from the cable car is quite long and not everybody might want to walk so far. The Terracotta warriors were another highlight of the trip. Lucy we loved your selfie app....we want it too :) We loved the Li river cruise in Guilin and our guide Michelle even brought us a special vegetarian packed lunch as often the cruise does not have vegetarian options for lunch. She was so attentive on the cruise and pointed out all the special highlights of the cruise, something I did not see all the other guides doing. On our flight from Xian to Guilin there was not vegetarian option for us. I mentioned this to Bonnie and she then arranged that when we flew from Guilin to Chongqing that Cherry, who met us at the airport to take us to the Boat Cruise, had a vegetarian meal for us. Also when we disembarked in Yichang, Victor also brought along a vegetarian packed lunch for us. Jakob our guide in Shanghai practically became our family in the few days that we spent with him. He had the most amazing sense of humor and made us laugh every day. Thank you for the very special Chilli sauce. Bianca eats it on practically everything. To Bonnie and all the guides... Linda, Lucy, Michelle, Cherry, Victor and Jakob... thank you for making this one of the most memorable trips that we have ever done. Also big thank you to all the very proficient drivers for keeping us safe on the 'wild' Chinese roads. China is an amazingly beautiful and vibrant country to visit. Just one suggestion: On the itinerary mention all the optional shows that one can attend in different cities and suggest booking before you go. We were unable to go to the show in Shanghai as it was a weekend and fully booked by the time we asked our guide.
Joseph C

5.0

We (my wife and I) visited the Tienanmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven park and the Great Wall of China. Kurt was our guide. He did an excellent job. Was very helpful, respectful and knowledgeable. A great guy to be with. Mr Wu was the driver. Very good. We had a lovely spacious car with the driver and the guide (KURT) for the entire tour.Beijing is a very beautiful place. Never experienced any pollution.Very good food and friendly people. Thanks to Raylene who arranged this tour. She is wonderful and gave us the right advise. Thank you Raylene.
A TripAdvisor Member

5.0

My wife and I spent the beginning of a 11 day China trip in Beijing. Our trip was through Top China Travel and our travel advisor was Janet Chan. This phase of our trip went very well. Jim our guide and Mr Wong our driver were wonderful hosts. Mr Wong was punctual, safe, helpful, and friendly. Jim was very knowledgeable, informative, and friendly. If the rest of the trip goes this well we will be happy travelers.
rachs84

5.0

We worked with Janet who created the most incredible 10 day trip to China. We were so happy she recommended Yellow Mountain (one of the biggest highlights of the trip.) Not only was the itinerary perfect, but we have the most amazing, knowledgable and friendly tour guides. We loved Olivia in Beijing and April in Huangshan. I am glad we decided to do private tour. I don't think we would have been able to appreciate and enjoy all of the cities and sites we saw if we were in a group. The food was incredible, easy transition from city to city with the help of the tour guides. This trip exceeded our expectations. Thank you, Janet and Top China Travel!
vosoledad

5.0

From the planning of the trip with Janet to the amazing private guided tour given by Jimmy and driving by Mr. I, we felt cared for and pampered. We arrived on my birthday and Jimmy waited for hours for us due to a delayed flight for one of our party, with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for my birthday. We had asked for a hike along the Great Wall and were able to hike a five hour stretch on a nearly deserted piece of mountain trail culminating in a fantastic view of the snaking wall near Inner Mongolia. Jimmy was encouraging to us as not all of our party were the best hikers. Jimmy gave accurate historical descriptions of what we were about to see, he didn't make up answers to our sometimes random questions, but tried to find out the answers to them if he didn't know. He was personable and seemed to know what we needed before we did. Mr. I is a talented driver, navigating the chaotic Beijing streets with smoothness and skill getting us to our destinations in a timely manner. He also made sure we had water, which was essential for the hot (90*) and above days we were there. Our three star hotel the Holiday Inn Express was a new facility with great amenities. We had been worried that three stars in China might be a bit iffy, but this was very nice. We just happened upon Top China Travel on the Internet, but couldn't be more pleased with our experience.
Gin L

5.0

Recently, we joint a group tour organized by TCT. We had a excellent experience for the whole tour including the booking process. Here are some highlights. Tour booking I found TCT from the web with very positive reviews. I decided to book my China tour with them. Now, I am glad that I made right choice. TCT assigned a very experienced tour consultant, Raylene He, to work with me. Due to various reasons, we changed our tour plan a few times including changing starting date, hotels, the tour routes etc. Raylene was very patient to work with me to make sure every planned details were met our needs. She was also very responsive in answer my queries. Our family would like to give her a big THANKS. Hotels Best Location: Beijing, Guilin Very convenient. This allowed us to do more sightseeing by walking in the evening. Hotel room: the best hotel rooms were in Xi’an. They were a very spacious full suites. It was a welcome surprise. Breakfast: most of us like Beijing better. I personally like both Beijing and Xi’an. This is because of the preference of the types of food. Tour guide Tour guide in Beijing stayed with us one day longer so we got to know her better. We felt that she provided very good service. Tour guide in Shanghai was more knowledgeable. He provided different perspectives to various topics. His explanation/opinion made the tour more interesting. In general, all tour guides were very professional and made their best effort to make the tour run smoothly. Because traffic jams are common in China, they constantly discussed routes with drivers to pick the best route and drop off locations. Drivers: Drivers were very cooperative. We had an emergency in Guilin. One of us needed to go to washroom right away. Since it was rush hour and the traffic was very heavy, the bus could not stop anywhere, the Guide and the Driver found a hospital with washroom on the way and dropped us off. We wee appreciate it very much. We also noticed that the drivers were very conscious in helping TCT to save money. For example selecting a parking location in a free of charge location instead of a paid parking lot. Flexible route arrangement We joined a group tour. This group tour went to Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guilin and Hong Kong as advertised. Our tour group started with four families. After the tour in Xi’an, One family left the group for Guilin and Yangtze River cruise. In Shanghai, the rest of us merged into another group. After Shanghai, a few families in the merged group left the group tour.. We left the group after Guilin. In general, the cost of group tour is lower. TCT allowed customer to pick and choice as you wish to fit customer’s needs. They also recommended group tour where possible to help customer to lower the cost, although this made their tour management a lot more complicated. I would like to say that TCT is an excellent tour operator compare with others. All the little efforts that employees made contributed to TCT’s success. It seems to us that TCT is a well run company. We wish TCT continued success in the future.
Karan J

5.0

From the 1st point of contact till the end Joyce was great and helped plan a perfect trip which I was for a short time in Beijing. I was traveling alone and was recommended to join a small group of fellow travelers which was perfect. Great tour guide with a clean bus. Pick up on time and overall a great experience.
snoopy10463

5.0

We booked our trip with Top China Travel a private tour and was amazing experience. We were 4 people , just ladies. It was very well organized, our Spanish guides in the different cities very good especially Leon in Xian, the best. They were very knowledgeable and took care of us. Every time we went to another city, they didn't leave us until the check-in at the different airports. Our agent Raylene did an excellent job, organizing our trip, she was on top of everything. Thanks Raylene for our unforgettable vacation.
brenda1lee2000

5.0

I found Top China Travel in the internet, and started a conversation via email with one of the travel agents, her name is Joyce Tang, needless to say, she was excellent and understood exactly what we wanted to do and visit as a family. Joyce created a semi-private itinerary for my family. Everything went perfectly as planned and as described in the itinerary that I received from Joyce. We visited Shanghai, Xian, and Beijing, a 6 Day itinerary. We are extremely happy with the service we received!
N2265ZIinfo

5.0

Excellent guides, flexible and knowledgeable travel agent. They speak good English. Our trip was very well organized. We are 100% happy and I can recommend Top China Travel to everybody.
markingq

5.0

We took a private tour to Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang with TCT and here's my rating: Tour Advisor Lily - Excellent Tour Guide Summer - Excellent Driver - Excellent Sights, Hotel and Restaurants - Excellent It's value for money. Great service. Lily, Summer and the Driver went out of their way to provide an EXCELLENT service. We just booked another tour with TCT...
NicosiaSylvia

5.0

We visited Beijing, Guilin, Xi'an and Shanghai. Our itinerary was followed as planned. All our guides well very professional, well educated and spoke english very well. Value for money. Hotels booked were great. I would definitely travel again with TCT. They have great service and very flexible.
ourview_11

5.0

From the first email to Top China Travel with Joyce to our wonderful Tour Guide Linda and our driver I can not say more happily what a wonderful trip we have had. Linda was very Kind and very informative with all your tours. The vehicle used was at very high standard and the Driver very safe. We had a private Tour for myself and my Husband we would totally recommend this company.
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