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14-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangtze Cruise - Shanghai

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    Day 1: Pick up from Beijing Airport

    Pass By: Beijing International Airport Airport Transportation China, No. 168, Capital Airport Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing,China, Beijing 100026 China
    Your professional local guide will meet you at Beijing Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs. Your driver will take you in a comfortable vehicle to the hotel and help you with the check-in procedure. The rest of the day is left for you to have a good rest or to become familiar with our capital city on your own.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 2: Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, & Kung Fu Show

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    This morning, your tour guide will pick up you at the hotel and take you to visit Tiananmen Square. You will see what the biggest urban city square in the world looks like.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    From the Tiananmen Square, you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions. Here, you will not only learn how the emperor handled political affairs and lived their lives, but appreciate numerous ancient art treasures.

    At noon, an a la carte welcome lunch will be served at a superb local restaurant, where you can have a taste of authentic Chinese food and the most famous Peking Roast Duck.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors worshipped the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show, No.44 Xingfu Street, Dongcheng District 50 Meters East of Tiantan Hotel, Beijing 100061 China
    To round out a memorable start to your travel, we will arrange a lively and dramatic Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 3: China Great Wall Tour

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Road, Huairou District, Beijing China
    This morning you will be taken to Mutianyu Great Wall to experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car will be arranged. Standing on the wall and looking at it stretching up and down into boundless distance is an exciting experience and will leave you a life-long memory. To celebrate and commemorate this moment, we specially provide red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    In the afternoon, on the way back you will have a photo stop at the Olympic National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. After that, enjoy some free time to explore a popular local market.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars)

    Day 4: Summer Palace, Hutong Tour, Beijing to Xi'an by Plane

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    The first stop of today's itinerary is the Summer Palace - the largest existing imperial garden with a graceful landscape and magnificent constructions.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China
    Then a trip to the old Hutongs will conclude your memorable Beijing tour. Taking the local rickshaw and traveling along the narrow lanes, you will get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture. You will also have a chance to try your hand at Chinese Paper Cutting.

    Around noon you will enjoy your a la carte lunch at a fancy restaurant with delicious food and great atmosphere.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi, Beijing, China
    After that, transfer you to the airport and you will fly to Xi'an. Upon your arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel downtown.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 5: Terracotta Army, Local Family Visit, Ancient Pagoda & Tang Dynasty Dancing Show

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    The visit to the magnificent Terracotta Army will start your day's trip. In the museum, there are altogether three excavated pits exhibiting amazing warrior figures and Chinese ancient weapons.

    At noon, you will have a chance to visit a local family and enjoy a big meal. What's more, you can join in the process of cooking if interested.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
    After having an a la carte lunch at a local family home, you will visit Xi'an Museum and then the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which was built about 1,300 years ago in the Tang Dynasty to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from ancient India.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tang Dynasty Show, 75 North Chang'an Road, Xi'an 710065 China
    A splendid evening is in store when you will be entertained by the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of the famous Dumpling Dinner.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A special home-cooked a la carte lunch will be served at a local home that you visit.
    • Dinner: Dumpling dinner with the show
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 6: Xi'an City Tour

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
    The day begins with a leisure visit to the City Wall Park, where you can observe the day-to-day life of the locals. You may also practice Tai Chi with the master. Tai Chi, a soft form of Chinese martial arts, is considered the quintessential Chinese culture.

    After that, you will pay a visit to the City Wall. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. Cycling on the ancient wall is an exciting experience that many people like to try (bike rental fee is not included).

    You will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a famous local restaurant.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum, 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061 China
    After lunch, continue to visit the Provincial History Museum, regarded as 'the pearl of ancient dynasties and house of Chinese treasures'.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an Mosque, Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043 China
    The Great Mosque in Xi'an is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
    Then, you will have time to explore the surrounding Muslim Quarter. There lots of handicraft souvenirs are on sale. Enjoy all kinds of snacks and halal foods by yourselves. After that, you will be escorted to your hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 7: Xi'an - Guilin by Plane

    Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
    Catch a morning flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival, your local guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area and take you to the hotel for check-in. Your Guilin sightseeing starts with the famous Reed Flute Cave, which is a 240 meter karst cave that has various shapes of stalactites and stalagmites.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004 China
    Then you will head to the Elephant Trunk Hill. The shape of the hill is just like a giant elephant boozing water from the river with its long trunk, hence got the name. After that, you will be transfered back to the hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel Guilin (5 stars)

    Day 8: Li River Cruise

    Stop At: Li River, 33 Diecui Rd, Yangshuo Xian, Guilin Shi, China
    Take a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Li River is the essence of landscape in this area, especially the section from Guilin to Yangshuo, which is reputed as 'A Hundred Miles Gallery'. The cruise ship will arrive at Yangshuo in about 4.5 hours.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: West Street, East Side of Li River, Yangshuo County 541900 China
    After docking at Yangshuo, you will walk through the well-known West Street. Then you will enjoy the amazing rural scenery as we drive along the surrounding country roads of Yangshuo. En route, you will be invited to visit a villager's home. After that, transfer you back to Guilin.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: Box lunch on the cruise ship.
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Hotel Guilin (5 stars)

    Day 9: Guilin - Chongqing by a bullet train

    Stop At: Jiefangbei Square, Junction of Mingzu Road, Mingquan Road and Zourong Road, Yuzhong District, Chongqing 400000 China
    Take a morning bullet train for around 5 hours to Chongqing. Upon your arrival, the local guide will meet you at Chongqing West Railway Station and take you to explore Jiefangbei CBD.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Ciqikou (Porcelain Port), 14 km W of Chongqing, Chongqing 400030 China
    After visit Ciqikou Ancient Village, you will board the President cruise ship for a three-night stay. It sets sail at 22:00, when your relaxing Yangtze cruise journey begins.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.8 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 10: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shibaozhai (East Gate), China, Chongqing Shi, Zhongxian, 582 Xian Dao, 石宝镇印山街
    In the morning, the river guide will give an introduction to the cruise schedule and the Yangtze River. At about 14:00, the ship will disembark at Zhongxian for an onshore excursion to Shibaozhai. After that, you will re-board the ship and the cruise will continue towards the splendid Three Gorges. This evening, the cruise staff will invite you to join the Captain's Welcome Party.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.8 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 11: Yangtze River Cruise

    Stop At: Shennong Stream, North Shore of Wu Gorge, Badong County 442400 China
    As the ship sails through Wu Gorge, you will change to a sampan to take a side trip along Shennong Stream for 3 to 4 hours. Shennong Stream features picturesque natural beauty, distinctive Tujia flavor, boat tracking culture and valued historical relics.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at President No.8 cruise ship with balcony (5 stars)

    Day 12: Yichang - Shanghai by a bullet train

    Stop At: Three Gorges Dam Project, Sandouping Town, Yiling District, Yichang 443134 China
    After breakfast, you will disembark for an excursion to the Three Gorges Dam. Before that, you should pack your luggage and complete check-out procedures. After finishing the excursion, the cruise ship company will drive you to the Three Gorges Tourist Center in Yichang city. Your local guide will meet you there and then see you off at Yichang East Railway Station for a bullet train to Shanghai.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 13: Shanghai City Trip

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), 201 Ren Min Da Dao, Shanghai China
    This morning, you will visit one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting art works from ancient times.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District near Fuyou Road, Shanghai 200010 China
    After that, explore Yu Garden and its nearby traditional bazaar. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion.

    Then an a la carte lunch is arranged for you at a local famous restaurant.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
    In the afternoon, you will first discover the Former French Concession, a great place to learn the history and unique beauty of the city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
    Take a one-hour cruise along the Hungpu River - the mother river of Shanghai. As the symbol and a microcosm of the city, the river has witnessed the glory, humiliation, despair and prosperity of Shanghai.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Bund (Wai Tan), Zhongshan East 1st Road, Shanghai China
    Have some free time on the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: A la carte lunch
    Accommodation included: Parkline Century Park Hotel Shanghai (5 stars)

    Day 14: Leave Shanghai by yourself

    Stop At: Shanghai Pudong International Airport Terminal 1, China, Shanghai Shi, Pudong Xinqu, 启航路900号
    After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. You may reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. The trip to Pudong Airport (PVG) will take about one hour and cost around CNY150. Ensure you have at least an hour and a half drive if your flight leaves from Hongqiao Airport (SHA). The cost for the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    On the first day when you arrive in Beijing, we will pick up you at the Beijing airport. During the tour,

    we will pick up you at the hotel in each morning (except the last day).
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    14 days
    Return Details
    Shanghai
    Inclusions
    • 12x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • 13 nights hotel/ cruise ship accommodation
    • One way Economy-class airfare from Beijing to Xi'an and Xi'an to Guilin.
    • One way First-class Bullet Train ticket from Yichang to Shanghai
    • One way high speed train fare from Guilin to Chongqing
    • Two bottled water per person per day
    • Professional guide & experienced driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Red Theatre Beijing Kung Fu Show
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    • Entry/Admission - Tang Dynasty Show
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    • Entry/Admission - Shaanxi History Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an Mosque
    • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
    • Entry/Admission - Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
    • Entry/Admission - Li River
    • Entry/Admission - West Street
    • Entry/Admission - Shibaozhai (East Gate)
    • Entry/Admission - Shennong Stream
    • Entry/Admission - Three Gorges Dam Project
    • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
    • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • China visa fees
    • International airfare
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Airport drop-off service in Shanghai on Day 14
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Xi'an Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show is available from Apr to Nov.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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