11-day China Delight Tour
Tour code: ETC-S02
This 11 days will surely make you delight: starting from the metropolic city Shanghai, enjoying the unique karst peaks and country side experience in Guilin and Yangshuo, then stunnning at the eighth wonder terracotta worriers and horses...the last stop is Beijing, the capital city of China with grand imperial buildings and modern landmarks.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Shanghai||Arrive Shanghai, Free Day|
|2||Shanghai||Shanghai Museum, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple|
||old quarters of Shanghai, the Bund, Nanjing Road, fly to Guilin|
|4||Guilin / Yangshuo
||Li River Cruise, Shopping at local Market|
|5||Yangshuo/ Guilin / Longji
||Nearby Countryside, Reed Flute Cave, Longji Rice Terraces|
|6||Guilin / Xian
||Flight to X'an|
|7||Xi'an||Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Cave Dwelling, Wild Goose Pagoda|
|8||Xi'an / Beijing||Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall, Flight to Beijing|
||Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven|
||Beijing||Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Scared Road, Pecking Duck Dinner|
Arrive in Shanghai. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)
3 highlights today: first, visit Shanghai Museum, a large museum of ancient Chinese art which is divided into eleven galleries and three exhibition halls with a collection of over 120,000 pieces. Secondly, pay a visit to Yu Garden to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisurely stroll in it. At last, go to the Jade Buddha Temple, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma.
Day 3 Shanghai / Guilin (B, L)
In the morning, wander around the old quarters of Shanghai to get close to Shanghai people's life and appreciate the architecture style there. Then proceed to the Bund and Nanjing Road-- as it is known to all, the Bund is the waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period, while Nanjing Road is the busiest shopping street. Later, transfer to airport and fly to Guilin.
Day 4 Guilin (B, L)
Take a leisurely Li River cruise, disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape - Yangshuo. At Yangshuo, you can have a free afternoon for your own exploration. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. Besides, you can also go to watch the optional evening show 'Impression Sanjie Liu' on the natural stage along Li River.
Day 5 Yangshuo (B, L, D)
Take a golf car to the countryside to see the stunning scenery, rice paddies, water buffalo and local farmer's life. After it, drive back to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave near Guilin downtown--inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. Drive to Longji to see the rice terraces. It is a feat of farm engineering which was first built in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368). Then visit Ping An Zhuang Village, where you can know about Zhuang people's life, customs, etc.
Day 6 Guilin/Xian by flight (B, L)
In the morning, free time for your own exploration of the village and the nearby area. In the afternoon, take flight to Xian. Be met and transferred to hotel.
Day 7 Xian (B, L)
Transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty (221-207B.C.). Later, go to the Wild Goose Pagoda-- the city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty (618--907) for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.
Day 8 Xian/Beijing by flight (B, L)
After breakfast, go to the Shaanxi History Museum, which boats a large collection of unearthed cultural relics of China. Then visit the Ancient City Wall, the best-kept and biggest city walls in China--13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, and the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. Later, take a late afternoon flight to Beijing. Be met and transferred to hotel.
Day 9 Beijing (B, L)
Take a private escorted tour to go to the Tiananmen Square, located at the heart of Beijing, is the world's largest city center square. Secondly, go to the Forbidden City, officially as the Imperial Palace Museum, was constructed between 1406 and 1420 by the Ming emperor Zhu Di and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over the following 505 years. The Summer Palace comes the last one on the plan. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures.
Day 10 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, the greatest of the eight ancient architectural wonders in the history of human civilization. Then go to Ming Tomb, about 50 kilometers from the northwest of Beijing, is the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs and have been nominated by UNESCO as world cultural heritage. The Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven", is affiliated with Ming Tomb. At night, a famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet is offered.
Day 11 Beijing departure (B)
Transfer to Beijing Capital Airport for your flight to the next destination.
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PRICES START FROM USD 1480 PER PERSON
As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give an exact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as a guideline you should expect to pay from US$1480 for the opposite itinerary.
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
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