11-Day Small-Group China Tour: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo and Shanghai

The 11-day China Small Group Tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai tops the list of the most favorite travel routes in China. It captivates and astonishes visitors throughout Chinese remarkable history and tradition, charming scenery and gorgeous modern culture. All the remarkable 'must-see' destinations are included in this tour, such as Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Terracotta Army, Li River Cruise, Shanghai Bund, etc.

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$2,495

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Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • 10 nights accommodation based on twin-sharing room
    • Economy-class airfare from Beijing/ Xi'an/ Guilin/ Shanghai
    • 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 - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
    • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Huangpu River
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities to guides and drivers (recommended)
    • China visa fees
    • International airfare
    • Airport drop-off service in Shanghai on Day 11

  • Day 1: Beijing Airport Pick-up

    Pass By: Beijing Capital International Airport, Shunyi District, Beijing, China
    Your local tour guide will meet you at Beijing Airport after reclaiming your luggage and clearing customs. The driver will transport 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) - the former Sheraton

    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 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: 3 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    In the afternoon, you will see the Temple of Heaven with its unique architectures, where the emperors worshiped the heavens in hopes of good harvests.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    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, a lively and dramatic Chinese Kung Fu Show is arranged at the Red Theater.
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 3: China Great Wall Tour

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, 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.

    In the afternoon, drive you back to downtown and you will enjoy some free time to explore a popular local market.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

    Day 4: Summer Palace, Olympic Bird's Nest, Beijing Hutong and Fly from Beijing to Xi'an

    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

    Pass By: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    Then drive by the Olympic National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. You will see its unique appearance and take nice photos at a distance.

    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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Xi'an Xianyang International Airport Terminal 2 Parking Lot, Kong Gang Da Dao, Weicheng Qu, Xianyang Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, 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.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    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: 4 hours

    Stop At: Small Goose Pagoda, No.72 Youyi Road, Beilin District, Xi'an 710068 China
    In the afternoon, 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 in 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 Highlights 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. Here you can also learn to 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).
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Shaanxi History Museum, 91 Xiaozai E Rd, Xi'an 710061 China
    After having an a la carte lunch, you will come to the Shaanxi Province Museum. The outlook of it imitates the building structure of the Tang Dynasty. There are lots of relics and artifacts that have been collected. They will show you the development of ancient China in different eras.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an Mosque, Huajue Alley, Xincheng District, Xi'an 710043 China
    The Great Mosque, one of the largest and best-preserved Islam mosques in China. Here you can appreciate the integration of different cultures, which has combined the characteristics of Chinese classical architectures with religious colors.
    Duration: 1 hour

    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 are 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 to Guilin by Plane, Visit Reed Flute Cave & Elephant Trunk Hill

    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 transferred back to the hotel.
    Duration: 1 hour

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

    Day 8: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

    Stop At: Li River, East of Guangxi Zhuang China
    Take a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Li River is the essence of the 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: 5 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: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

    Day 9: Guilin to Shanghai by Plane

    Stop At: Pudong International Airport, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
    In the morning, you will be escorted to Guilin airport and take your flight to Shanghai. On landing, you will be picked up by your local driver and be transferred to your hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 stars) or similar

    Day 10: Shanghai City Tour

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), No.201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai China
    This morning, Your local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. You will visit one of the four largest museums in China, the Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting artworks from ancient times.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, 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.

    Around noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served to you at a very nice 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: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Huangpu River, Headstreams from Dianshan Lake, Zhujiajiao Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai 201700 China
    Take a one-hour cruise along the Huangpu 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 in the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.
    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    Day 11: Leave Shanghai by yourself

    Stop At: Pudong International Airport, Pudong International Airport, Shanghai
    After breakfast at the hotel, please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. Your 8 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories.

    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 of the taxi there is about CNY200. Please check carefully from which airport your flight will depart.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Once you arrive at Beijing Airport, you will find your tour guide waiting for you outside of baggage claim area. Airports
    • Capital Airport, Shunyi, Beijing 101300 China
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • 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
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • The hotel in Shanghai has changed into Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel, a 5-star hotel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The hotel in Guilin has changed into Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel, a 5-star hotel
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Travel China Guide

Activity ID: V-7493P16

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