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Tour Overview

Speaking of traveling to China, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai are definitely at the top of travelers’ wish lists. This 10 days China tour package will lead you to explore the top attractions in the four cities such as the awe-inspiring Mutianyu Great Wall, the majestic Forbidden City, the mystical Terracotta Warriors, the scenic Li River, the enchanting Longji Terraces, and the charming water town.

You will be mesmerized by China’s rich culture, splendid history, and amazing natural scenery. This curated Beijing Xian Guilin Shanghai tour weaves together the essence of each city, promising you a memorable China holiday.

Travel destinations: Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai
Suitable for: First-timers, Family
Tour type: Private

Highlights of this tour:

1. Hike at the most scenic part of the Great Wall of China – Mutianyu.
2. Admire the Forbidden City, one of the largest and best-preserved palace complexes built of wood in China.
3. Be amazed by more than 8,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors.
4. Find a variety of delicious local snacks at Xi’an Muslim Quarter, a food lover’s paradise.
5. Embark on a Lijiang River cruise to enjoy the picturesque scenery on the land of Guilin.
6. Take a stroll along the Bund in Shanghai, with a glimpse of the history of the Huangpu River.
7. Spend leisure time in China’s Venice – Zhujiajiao Water Town.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Beijing, the starting point of your 10 days private China Tour! Your driver will greet you at the exit of the arrival hall by holding a name sign and transfer to your Beijing downtown hotel.

    Before getting off the plane, please double-check your belongings to ensure you have collected all your stuff. The rest of the day is for your own arrangement. If you need any suggestions in your free time, we will be very happy to help you.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Beijing

  2. After breakfast, meet your guide at the hotel lobby. First, we will drive to visit the Ming Tomb and see the underground palace of Dingling (one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Imperial Mausoleums). Dingling is the tomb of Emperor Shenzong, Zhuyijun, who reigned the nation for 48 years as the longest-serving monarch among all Ming emperors.

    After that, we will drive for about 1 hour to the Mutianyu Great Wall, the most scenic part of the Chinese Great Wall, built in the early Ming Dynasty in 1368 and stretching for 5,400 meters. 90% of the Mutianyu is covered by vegetation. In each season, this part of the Great Wall will treat visitors with its unique scenery. If hiking is too much for you, cable car is available and optional.

    During today's tour, you will also stop by the Jade Carving Factory to learn about Chinese jade culture and appreciate some exquisite jade artworks. After all the activities, you will be transferred back to your downtown hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Beijing

    Mutianyu Great Wall Beijing
    Mutianyu Great Wall

  3. Today you will follow your guide to explore Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace, and take an overnight train to Xian. Please pack your belongings in advance.

    After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in the morning and start the tour with Tiananmen Square, the heart and symbol of Beijing and the largest city square in the world. The spacious square has been used for many public celebrations, ceremonies, and demonstrations for over a hundred years. Next, you will visit the Forbidden City, one of the largest and most completely preserved palace complexes built of wood. It functioned as the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). 24 emperors of the two dynasties once lived here.

    Beijing Forbidden City

    After lunch, we will go to the Temple of Heaven. Located in the southern part of Beijing, it served as a complex of sacrificial buildings where emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. The last scenic site of your China tour in Beijing will be the Summer Palace. It is located in the west skirt of Beijing and covers an area of 290 hectares. During the Qianlong Era of the Qing Dynasty, the Summer Palace was built by imitating the layout of the West Lake in Hangzhou. Now it is the largest and most completely preserved imperial garden in China.

    Today you will also stop by Chinese Herb Medicine Market to learn about traditional Chinese pharmacy and meet many kinds of herbal medicine. After the whole day tour, escort you to the train station for an overnight train to Xian (T41/18:48-08:01). You will spend the night on the train.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: on the Train (4 pax sharing 1 cabin)

    Summer Palace Boat Trip
    Take a boat tour in Summer Palace

  4. Your guide will wait for you at the exit of the train station by holding a name sign. Your Xian tour in China will start with Terracotta Warriors. Known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Terracotta Warriors slept under the ground for 2,200 years before the accidental discovery by local farmers who were digging wells. The life-size terracotta warriors differ from one another in clothing, hairstyle, posture, and facial expression. Since its opening to the public in 1979, it has attracted millions of people from all over the world each year and has become one of the things that represent China throughout the world.

    After a Chinese-style lunch, we will drive back to Xian downtown to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It was built to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang in the Tang Dynasty. At the end of the tour, escort you to a downtown hotel to have a good rest.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Xi'an

    Terracotta Warriors in Xian
    Terracotta Warriors in Xian

  5. AM: Today’s first stop is Small Wild Goose Pagoda, the twin of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Both the two pagodas are important witnesses for the history of Great Tang Dynasty. Same as the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda was also built to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from Ancient India by the master monk Xuanzang. Different from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda attracts visitors with its special charms of keeping quiet and peaceful in the bustling downtown area and has precious value on architecture and Chinese garden aesthetics. Then you will move on to the Ancient City Wall, a military defensive system in old times. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of City Wall and enjoy the amazing view of the entire area inside the City Wall.

    Today's first stop is Small Wild Goose Pagoda, the twin of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Both the two pagodas are important witnesses to the history of the Great Tang Dynasty. Similar to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda was also built to store the Buddhist scriptures brought from Ancient India by the master monk Xuanzang. Different from the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Small Wild Goose Pagoda attracts visitors with its special charms of keeping quiet and peaceful in the bustling downtown area and has precious value in architecture and Chinese garden aesthetics.

    Then you will move on to the Ancient City Wall, a military defensive system in old times. You can optionally ride a bike on the top of the City Wall and enjoy the amazing view of the entire area inside the City Wall.

    Xian City Wall Bike Riding
    Bike Riding on the Xian City Wall

    After lunch, have a walk on Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square, a landmark building in Xian. Next visit the Great Mosque, a main Islamic place for religious activities in Xian. Different from the mosques in Arabic, the mosque here in Xian possesses much Chinese traditional style in both its design and artistic outlook. The last stop is the famous Muslim Street, which is a paradise for food lovers where you will find all kinds of delicious local snacks such as Biang Biang Noodles, Roujiamo (Chinese Hamburger), and Yangrou Paomo (Mutton and Bread Pieces in Soup).

    After the tour, escort you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival in Guilin, your driver will greet you at the exit of the arrival hall and transfer you to the Guilin downtown hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Guilin

    Xian Food Biang Biang Noodles
    Biang Biang Noodles in Muslim Quarter

  6. Today is about the cruise on the beautiful Li River and old Yangshuo West Street. It's an enjoyable journey for both your eyes and soul.

    Taking the cruise on the Li River, you will admire the picturesque scenery of this land with a harmonious combination of green hills, rivers, lakes, and fields. But its beauty is not like a still painting; it is alive and vivid - light bamboo rafts leaving ripples on the water, cormorants circling above the working fishermen...

    Your guide will uncover the hidden history and culture behind the natural screen during your cruise. You will learn from the local expert about how the city formed and developed and how local people manage their lives along the famous Li River.

    After a 4-hour cruise, you will embark at Yangshuo. Follow your guide to visit the famous local West Street where you will find local crafts and snacks gathering. Listen to the guide's introduction to explore the place better. Finally, drive back to your hotel in Guilin.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Guilin

    Guilin Li River Cruise
    Guilin Li River Cruise

  7. Your China tour of Guilin would be hardly complete without a visit to the impressive Rice Terraces. Rice Terraces is an incredible work with an amazing combination of ancient Chinese wisdom and local geographic conditions.

    After about a 2-hour drive, you will arrive at Longji Terraces Scenic Area. You will first enjoy a Long Hair Show performed by Yao Minority women in Huangluo village which was awarded "World's Longest Hair Village" by Guinness World Records. The women here are famous for long and shiny hair, and you may not believe that they only cut their hair once upon turning 18.

    The terraces have been managed by the local Zhuang Minority people for thousands of years, hence today's large-scale rice fields with the stilted buildings inset. You will be amazed by the rolling terraced fields especially when you look down from the top. There are cable cars available at your own cost if the hiking is too much for you.

    After a joyous day at this fantastic place, you will go to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai, the local driver will greet you at the exit of the arrival hall and transfer you to the Shanghai downtown hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Shanghai

    Guangxi Longji Rice Terraces
    Longji Rice Terraces

  8. After a hearty breakfast, transfer to Shanghai Museum, which houses millions of collections and especially features bronze wares, porcelain works, paintings, and calligraphy works. Then, you will stroll on People Square to have a glimpse of the daily life of the locals. The square now is most famous for its match-making corner where parents try to seek partners for their children.

    Exhibits in Shanghai Museum
    Exhibits in Shanghai Museum

    After lunch, you will move on to Yuyuan Garden. It is a famous classical garden which was originally built by the owner as a place for his parents to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. Next, you will visit the former French Concession, a perfect place to learn the history of Shanghai from 1849 to 1943. Then wander around Nanjing Road to see traditional department stores and optionally try some authentic Shanghai snacks.

    The last stop of the Shanghai tour in China is the Bund. You will admire buildings of various styles, enjoy the beautiful Huangpu River, and listen to your guide explaining its history. After a leisurely walk, escort you back to your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Shanghai

    Shanghai the Bund
    The Bund at Night

  9. Enjoy your free time in the morning. At 12:00 noon, meet your guide and driver in your hotel lobby. Then depart toward Zhujiajiao Water Town.

    You will stroll along the old-time town while listening to the guide's introduction about its history. The town can date back to even 1,700 years ago, as early as the time of the Three Kingdoms. In the Song and Yuan Dynasties, the village grew into a town and got the name "Zhujiacun Village". The appearance of the town we see today was left from the Ming Dynasty.

    Nowadays the ancient town is best known for its bridges, old streets, and gardens built during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The highlight things to see here are Fangsheng Bridge, Baoguo Temple, Town God's Temple, and Zhuxi Garden. Capture snapshots of charming alleyways and ancient stone houses. You can also take the optional boat cruise here if you are interested.

    After the tour, we will transfer you back to your downtown hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: 3-star Hotel in Shanghai

    Shanghai Zhujiajiao Water Town
    Zhujiajiao Water Town

  10. Enjoy a leisurely morning after breakfast. Your driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight (usually 4 hours in advance for international flights and 2 hours for domestic flights). Our 10 days Beijing Xian Guilin and Shanghai tour will end here. Wish you a pleasant journey!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price ($=USD)

From $2059 P.P, which is based on a private tour for 2 people. The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel.

 

Price Includes

  • 8 nights' accommodation in local 3-star hotels;
  • Beijing-Xian overnight soft sleeper (4 berths in one cabin);
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Economic-class flights mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to Beijing / off Shanghai;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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