4-Day Private Essence China Tour including Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai

Explore some of China’s most famous sites on a private 4-day tour to Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai from Beijing. You’ll travel by private air-conditioned car and plane. At each destination, a local guide meets you and takes you around the top sights. Discover the culture and history of China as you see famous sites like the Terra-cotta Army, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square. Xi'an City Wall and check out the local muslim quarter, Shanghai Yuyuan Garden, White Jade Buddha Temple, the Bund and Xintiandi area. Cruise down the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo and admiring the stunning karst peaks. Tour including plane tickets, entrance fee, lunch, English speaking tour guide and private vehicle, you can choose to end your tour in Shanghai, Guilin or return Beijing. Tour includes the option to book 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.

per adult from

$2,487

NZD

Duration

4 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance Fee
    • Plane Tickets (economy class)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Cable car round trip or ski lift up and toboggan down at the Great Wall
    • Overnight accommodation of standard twin room (two beds), based on twin share if choose the option
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Guilin-Yangshuo 4 Star Cruise Ticket
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
    • Entry/Admission - Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
    • Entry/Admission - Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
    • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
    • Entry/Admission - Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
    • Entry/Admission - Jade Buddha Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Xintiandi
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities to tour guide and driver(recommended)
    • Accommodation if you choose to have the tour only

  • Day 1: Beijing: Tiananmen Square-Forbidden City-Great Wall at Mutianyu (L)

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    Your tour guide and driver will pick you up in the lobby of your Beijing hotel, heading directly to Tian'anmen Square.

    Tian'anmen square is the world’s largest public square, it is the home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Follow your tour guide, stroll along the square and get to know the histories and stories behind.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    From there you will pass through the South gate to the magnificent Forbidden City - a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987. See ancient treasures from thousands of years of history and admire the maze of palaces, gardens and stunning courtyards as your guide informs you about their histories and stories.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Niaochao National Stadium, No.1 Guojia Tiyuchang South Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing China
    Driving pass by the Olympic park, let your tour guide know if you want to stop for photos.

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
    Afterward, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch in the local restuarnat. Then relax on the 1.5 hours drive to Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. It's is a bit more rugged and slightly less crowded than more famous Badaling section of the Wall. Over 96% of Mutianyu is covered with trees and orchards.

    Follow your tour guide to hike up and down different towers, and enjoy the convenient way of cable car round trip ,or toboggan ride at the wall.

    After your tour finished, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Xi'an.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an, Xi'an, Shaanxi
    Your driver in Xi'an will hold your name sign waiting for you at the exit of the arrival hall, you will be transferred to your hotel in Xi'an.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight 4 Star hotel in Xi'an if you choose the option to including the hotel

    Day 2: Xi'an: Terra-cotta Warriors- City Wall- Muslim Quarter(B,L)

    Stop At: The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Qinling North Road, Lintong District, Xi'an 710600 China
    Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your Xi'an hotel, hop on your private air-conditioned vehicle, then Heading directly to Terracotta warriors museum. Your tour guide will explain the related histories and stories along the way, feel free to ask questions if you have.

    Start with a visit to the world-famous Terracotta warriors museum which known as “the Eighth Wonders of the World”. The museum divided into three sections: No.1 Pit, No.2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit. The original site was found by four local farmers while drilling a well in 1974 and now it has turned into the most important attraction in Xi'an. Stroll around the museum and get rich information from your tour guide.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), Zhongxin District, Xi'an 710001 China
    After lunch, perhaps head to the 600 years old Xi’an City Wall. Reach the top of the centuries-old city wall, admire views of the city below.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Muslim Quarter, West of Bell Drum Towers Square , Beilin District, Xi'an 710000 China
    Afterwards, heading to Muslim Quarter, It is the hub of the Muslim community in Xi'an City, Follow your tour guide to stroll around the Muslim food and souvenir market. Try delicious local snacks if you want at your own cost.

    After the tour, you will be transferred to airport for a 2 hour flight to Shanghai.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    Your driver in Guilin will pick you up from airport and drop you off at your Guilin hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast: If you choose the option to including hotel, the breakfast offered by hotel
    Accommodation included: Overnight 4 Star hotel in Guilin if you choose the option to including the hotel

    Day 3: Guilin-Li River Cruise-City Highlights(B,L)

    Pass By: Li River, East of Guangxi Zhuang China
    Your private English-speaking guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel's lobby at 8:00am and you will be transferred to Zhujiang Pier, where you will embark and start the boat cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo County. The Li River Cruise is considered as the highlight of any visit to Guilin.

    Pass By: Gui Lin Zhujiang pier, Yanshan District, Guilin, Guangxi, China
    Along the river, enjoy breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral countryside scenery. The river generally has three sections. Various attractions like peaks and villages along the river have interesting descriptive names, which calls for much of your imagination to see what it is like. Listening to tour guide's legendary stories about the attractions is a delightful experience when you are appreciating the landscapes. Most are mystical fairy and love stories. The cruise usually takes around 3.5 to 4 hours, depends on water condition.


    Pass By: Xingping Fishing Village, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
    Li River takes a big turn at Xingping and endowed with beautiful and poetic scenery. It has been reproduced in many Chinese landscape paintings. Even the newly-issued 20 RMB note has the scenery on its back. A photographer once said: 'Shots from any perspective for this place turn to be impressive and stunning'.

    You will enjoy a simple lunch on the boat.

    Pass By: Shili hualang, Gaotianzhen, Yangshuo County China
    In the afternoon, you can choose to spend few hours in Yangshuo to explore the Ten-Mile Gallery. Then heading to Guilin airport for your flight to Shanghai.

    Sauntering down a country road makes you feel like you are travelling in a painting. This is true of the Ten-Mile Gallery in Yangshuo County, a fairyland on earth. As the name implies, Ten-Mile Gallery is a picturesque road stretching from the Yangshuo town area to Moon Hill, endowed with rolling hills, endless fields, idyllic villages and clear rivers on both sides.

    Stop At: Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004 China
    You also have the option to heading back to Guilin and visit the most famous attraction in city -- Elephant Trunk Hill.

    Elephant Trunk Hill is the landmark of Guilin. It has been a famous tourism destination since the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). The hill looks like a giant elephant drinking water from the river.

    Enjoy a vigorous walk to the top, visit the the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) Puxian Tower which was built to worship Samantabahdra. Get to learn its history from your tour guide, then enjoy the panoramic views of the city, Li River and surrounding scenery.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
    You also can choose to heading back to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Cave. Over millions of years, dripping water has eroded the cave to create a special world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations. Explore important spots in the attraction such as :Tower-shaped Pine,Crystal Palace etc. Despite the fantastic natural scenery inside Reed Flute Cave, there are many writings on the wall. There are 77 travelogues and poems left, which are derived from the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

    After the tour finished, you will be transferred to airpot for your 2 hour flight to Shanghai.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Shanghai, Shanghai
    Your driver in Shanghai will hold your name sign waiting at the exit of the arrival hall, you will be transferred to your hotel in Shanghai.

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Breakfast: If you choose the option to including hotel, the breakfast offered by hotel
    Accommodation included: Overnight 4 star hotel in Shanghai if you choose the option to including hotel

    Day 4: Shanghai City Highlights(B, L)

    Stop At: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), No.201 Renmin Avenue, Shanghai China
    Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your Shanghai hotel, hop on your private air-conditioned vehicle, embark upon your customized tour of the city's sights. Discuss the historical highlights and attractions you wish to see with your knowledgeable guide who will help you plan an itinerary according to your interests. Then, set off and explore. Typically, you will start with the Shanghai Museum. The museum is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls. With bronze ware, ceramics, and painting and calligraphy as its distinctive collections, the museum boasts 120,000 pieces of rare and precious cultural relics in 21 categories.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Jade Buddha Temple, 170 An Yuan Road, Shanghai China
    Then, move on to Jade Buddha Temple. You will see the White Jade Buddhas which were brought here from Burma in the nineteenth century. Stroll around halls and courtyards in the temple with your tour guide, learn the history about the temple and buddhism in China, see how the locals come to worship and burn incense.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yu Garden (Yuyuan), No.218 Anren Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200010 China
    Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, then explore the Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is the largest ancient gardens with Ming and Qing style architecture. Follow your tour guide to explore the garden, learn how to form a perfect garden. Then visit the Old City God Temple, where various of local snack shops and streets are scattered around.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Bund, The Bund, Shanghai
    Continue to the Bund, where you will see amazing city skyline, including the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai Tower, Shanghai Tower and colonial buildings along the Huangpu River. Take a walk and stop for photos.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China
    Continue to explore the Former French Concession. Besides its historical and religious factors, Shanghai French Concession is also a fantastic place for spending leisure time. Follow your tour guide to wandering the narrow alleyways, dining and one of the million cafes or restaurants(at your own cost), or browsing through the endless art galleries and photographic studios.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Xintiandi, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021 China
    Your last stop is the lively nightlife district of Xintiandi. As a window to the past and the future, to China and the world, Shanghai Xintiandi's Shikumen attraction was created by converting residential blocks into a multifunctional dining, retail and entertainment center flowing with restaurants, boutiques, cafes and bars of an international standard. Follow your tour guide and explore the area. If you have already visit some of those places above before, and want to do something different. Please feel free to discuss with your tour guide on where to go, you can choose these attractions or activities base on your interests: Shanghai Museum/ Pearl TV Tower/World financial center/Jinmao Tower.

    For this tour, you can choose to end your tour in Guilin, Shanghai or Beijing.

    If you choose to end your tour in Guilin, the itinerary is
    Day 1: Beijing fly to Xi'an, Overnight in Xi'an
    Day 2: Xi'an fly to Shanghai, Overnight in Shanghai
    Day 3: Shanghai fly to Guilin, tour ends in Guilin
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: If you choose the option to including hotel, the breakfast offered by hotel
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from you hotel in Beijing, please provide hotel information when make booking
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Unique Beijing Tours

Activity ID: V-19099P890

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