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Tour Overview

This mesmerizing 15-day journey takes you through China’s iconic cities and natural wonders. Begin in Shanghai, where modern skyscrapers meet historic Bund views. Travel to Huangshan for a mountain adventure, then explore Hangzhou’s West Lake serenity. Cruise the Li River in Guilin’s karst landscapes before discovering Xi’an’s Terracotta Warriors.

Conclude in Beijing, tracing history from Tian’anmen Square to the Great Wall. Immerse in rich cultures, vibrant cityscapes, and breathtaking vistas, capturing China’s essence in a diverse and unforgettable experience.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Stand along Shanghai’s Bund, where historic architecture and futuristic skyscrapers meet, offering an unforgettable cityscape.
2. Immerse in the tranquility of Yuyuan Garden’s ornate design, lily ponds, and Ming Dynasty architecture.
3. Ascend Shanghai Tower for awe-inspiring city panoramas, witnessing Shanghai’s vibrant heartbeat from above.
4. Trek the mystical Mount Huangshan, traverse scenic paths, and be captivated by otherworldly granite formations.
5. Unwind by West Lake’s shores, amidst charming pagodas, serene waters, and enchanting gardens, a haven of calm and beauty.
6. Drift on the Li River, surrounded by enchanting karst peaks, a true immersion in natural beauty.
7. Step into history with Terracotta Warriors, a silent army telling tales of ancient China’s grandeur.
8. Wander through Xi’an’s bustling Muslim Street, savor local delicacies, and relish the fusion of cultures.
9. Enter the Forbidden City, where imperial grandeur unveils in ornate halls, courtyards, and centuries of history.
10. Walk the iconic Great Wall at Mutianyu, absorb sweeping vistas, and become part of this awe-inspiring engineering marvel.
11. Stand at Tian’anmen Square, surrounded by China’s historic landmarks, representing the nation’s strength and resilience.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Shanghai's airport, you'll be warmly greeted by your knowledgeable guide and professional driver. They will assist you with your luggage and accompany you to your hotel in the city. After settling in, take some time to relax and recover from your journey. You might consider taking a leisurely stroll around your hotel's vicinity to get a first glimpse of the city's dynamic atmosphere.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

  2. Begin your day with a visit to the Bund, Shanghai's iconic waterfront area. Marvel at the blend of historic European architecture and modern skyscrapers that line the Huangpu River. The historic Peace Hotel stands as a symbol of Shanghai's past.

    Next, delve into the rich cultural heritage of China at the Shanghai Museum. Explore its extensive collection of ancient artifacts, ceramics, paintings, and sculptures.

    Yuyuan Garden is your next stop, a traditional Chinese garden with intricate design elements. Wander through its ornate halls, peaceful courtyards, and beautiful ponds.

    Shanghai Yuyuan Garden
    Yuyuan Garden

    Immerse yourself in the world of silk production at a Silk Workshop. Gain insights into the intricate process of creating this luxurious fabric.

    The day culminates with a visit to the Shanghai Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings. From its observation deck, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the sprawling city below.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shanghai

  3. After enjoying a hearty breakfast at your hotel, embark on a high-speed train journey to Huangshan. Once you arrive, your local guide will meet you and accompany you on a visit to Hongcun Village. This charming ancient village showcases traditional architecture and provides a glimpse into local life.

    Later, you'll be driven to your hotel in Huangshan City, where you can relax and prepare for the adventures ahead.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Huangshan

    Hongcun Village
    Hongcun Village

  4. Today's highlight is a visit to the majestic Mount Huangshan. Take a cable car ride up the mountain and embark on a scenic hike along its well-maintained pathways. Enjoy breathtaking views of craggy peaks, lush greenery, and unique rock formations. As you ascend, you'll reach the summit hotel, where you can rest and rejuvenate.

    Mount Huangshan
    Mount Huangshan

    After a brief break, head to the Mount Huangshan Beihai Scenic Spot. Discover serene landscapes, pristine forests, and captivating rock formations.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: on the mountain

  5. Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the stunning landscapes of Mount Huangshan. Witness the interplay of light and shadow as the sun paints the sky and the mountains with hues of gold and orange.

    Mount Huangshan Sunrise
    Sunrise over the Mount Huangshan

    Following breakfast, embark on a journey to the West Sea Area. This region is renowned for its dramatic peaks, deep valleys, and unique granite formations.

    After a day of exploration, take the cable car down the mountain and head to the railway station. Here, you'll board a high-speed train bound for Hangzhou. Once you arrive, your local guide will be waiting to escort you to your hotel in the downtown area.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hangzhou

  6. Today's exploration begins with a visit to the enchanting West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along its shores, taking in the picturesque views of traditional gardens, temples, and pagodas. Enhance your experience with a relaxing boat tour on the serene waters.

    Hangzhou West Lake Boat Trip
    Enjoy a leisure cruise on West Lake

    Continue your journey with a visit to the serene Lingyin Temple, one of China's most esteemed Buddhist temples. Explore its ornate halls, tranquil courtyards, and ancient statues.

    Discover the art of tea production at the Longjing Tea Plantation. Learn about the cultivation and processing of Longjing tea, one of China's most famous teas. Afterwards, visit a traditional Chinese Medicine Drugstore to learn about traditional healing practices.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hangzhou

  7. Enjoy a free morning in Hangzhou to explore the city's bustling streets, markets, or take a final stroll by West Lake.

    In the afternoon, your guide will escort you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon your arrival, another local guide will be there to welcome you and take you to your hotel in Longshen Town.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Longshen

  8. Today, embark on a journey to the Longji Rice Terraces. The drive will lead you to the foot of the mountain, followed by a 35-minute walk to reach Longji Ping'an Village. Here, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas of terraced rice paddies that resemble a cascading sea of green.

    Longji Rice Terraces
    Longji Rice Terraces

    Take a short break at a local restaurant in the village before hiking to the observation platform for even more awe-inspiring views. This experience provides a deeper understanding of the unique ethnic minorities' cultures in the region.

    Upon your return to Guilin, explore the Reed Flute Cave, a natural limestone cave adorned with remarkable stalactites and stalagmites that are illuminated to create a surreal, colorful display.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Guilin

  9. Check out from your hotel and head to the Wharf for a remarkable Li River cruise. As you float along the river, soak in the mesmerizing views of the limestone karst peaks that rise dramatically from the waters. The cruise culminates in the charming town of Yangshuo, where you'll explore the bustling streets of West Street.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Yangshuo

    Guilin Li River Cruise
    Li River Cruise

  10. Dive into the heart of Yangshuo's countryside with a cycling tour that immerses you in the local way of life. Experience the rural landscapes, picturesque villages, and the warm hospitality of the local people.

    Later in the day, catch a flight to Xi'an, another chapter of your journey waiting to be explored.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Xian

    Yangshuo-Countryside-Cycling
    Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

  11. Embark on an adventure to the world-renowned Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Marvel at the life-sized army of clay soldiers, each with distinct facial expressions and attire. This archaeological wonder stands as a testament to ancient China's artistic and military prowess.

    Xian-Terracotta-Army
    Terracotta Warriors and Horses

    Visit the Xi'an Art Ceramics Factory to witness the intricate craftsmanship that goes into creating these remarkable terracotta figures.

    Explore the ancient City Wall, an impressive fortification that encircles the heart of Xi'an. Rent a bike or take a leisurely stroll along the wall's pathways, enjoying panoramic views of the city.

    Delve into the vibrant atmosphere of Muslim Street, where you can explore the bustling markets, sample local delicacies, and observe the harmonious blend of cultures.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Xian

  12. After a satisfying breakfast, embark on a journey to Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. Along the way, visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, an ancient tomb complex that offers insights into China's rich history.

    Fly to Beijing, the capital city that awaits its own treasures and stories.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

    Xian Hanyang Mausoleum
    Hanyang Mausoleum

  13. Begin your exploration of Beijing at the vast expanse of Tian'anmen Square, a historical and political center. Admire the impressive architecture and monuments that surround this iconic square.

    Enter the Forbidden City, an imperial palace with a storied history. Explore its opulent halls, splendid courtyards, and learn about the lives of China's emperors.

    Beijing Forbidden City
    Forbidden City

    The next stop is the Temple of Heaven, a place of worship and ancient rituals. Marvel at the architectural precision and symbolic design of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    As the evening approaches, consider attending a captivating night show (additional payment required) to immerse yourself in China's rich cultural traditions.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Hong Kong

  14. Embark on a journey to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall. Choose to hike along the ancient wall or take a cable car for a more leisurely experience. The Great Wall offers sweeping views of the surrounding landscapes, a testament to human engineering and determination.

    Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall
    Mutianyu Great Wall

    Visit the Sacred Way, a path lined with majestic statues and grand archways. Then, catch a glimpse of modern architectural marvels as you view the Bird's Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Beijing

  15. Enjoy a leisurely morning, perhaps taking the opportunity for some last-minute shopping or sightseeing in Beijing. Your driver will then escort you to the airport or train station for your onward journey. As your incredible 15-day adventure through China comes to a close, reflect on the diverse experiences, cultural encounters, and natural wonders you've encountered along the way.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

 

Price Includes

  • 14 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • 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;
  • Second-class high-speed train tickets and flight tickets listed in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

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