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16-day Luxury China Signature Tour

Tour code: ETC-S08   

This Luxury China tour package provides golden opportunity to explore the charm of rich cultural heritage and monuments of China. The itinerary has been specially created to ensure maximum interest and enjoyment with your personal tour guide and driver. The tour covers from romantic Lijiang and idyllic Yangshuo in the south to home to the giant panda – Chengdu in the west, to the cradle of the Terracotta Army – Xi’an, and to the regal capital - Beijing in the north.

Tour DateCityTour Brief
1Shanghai
Arrival in Shanghai
2Shanghai
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition, Yu Garden, the Bund, Acrobatic Show
3Shanghai
Zhujiajiao watertown,French Concession - Xintiandi
4Shanghai / Guilin
Fly to Guilin, Yuzi Paradise
5Yangshuo
Fuli Old Town, Biking in Yanghsuo, west street
6Guilin / Kunming
Reed Flute Cave, fly to Kunming, Dynamic Yunnan show
7Kunming / Lijiang
Stone Forest, fly to Lijiang, Lijiang old Town
8Lijiang
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Spruce Meadow, White Water River
9Lijiang
Shuhe old Town, Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum
10
Lijiang / Chengdu
Fly to Chengdu, Jinsha Cultural Relics, Jinli old stree, Sichuan Opera
11
Chengdu / Xi'an
Panda Breeding Cente,  Qingyang Taoist Temple, flyt to Xian
12
Xi'an
Terracotta Warriors Museum, Grand Mosque, Muslim Quartter,  Dumpling Dinner, Tang Dynasty Show
13
Xi'an / Beijing
Fly to Beijing, hutongs, Pecking duck dinner
14
Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall, Chinese foot masssage, pecking opera
15
Beijing
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
16
Beijing
798 Art Zone, Trip Ends
Day 01 Arrival in Shanghai (No meal)
Arrive in Shanghai, the most dynamic and bustling metropolis in China. Be met and transferred to your luxury hotel at downtown.

Day 02 Shanghai (B, L, D)
In the morning, visit Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition. Then proceed to Yu Garden--it was inaugurated in the Ming dynasty and has a total area of 20,000 square meters. As a paragon of the south Chinese landscaping style, it is a must-see site in Shanghai. In the afternoon, a private history tour of the Bund. As it is known to all, it is the waterfront to see newly-erected modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. At night, optional Acrobatic show is offered.

Day 03 Shanghai (B, L)
Drive to visit a nearby water town Zhujiajiao ancient town, where you can see the traditional lifestyle of Yangtze Delta. Later, stroll at the former French Concession, and enjoy a relaxing moment at Xintiandi, a restored old district of “Shikumen” houses. 

Day 04 Shanghai – Guilin (B, L)
Fly to Guilin, be met and transferred to the Club Med at Yuzi Paradise. Later, enjoy leisure time at the sculpture park.

Day 05 Yangshuo (B, L)
Transfer to Yangshuo, visit Fuli old town, walking on the cobbled stone street, then take a private boat to an undisturbed section of Li River, and visit a little village at the river bank. After lunch, you can choose to bike or take golf car like vehicle to the countryside to see the stunning karst landscape and local farmer’s life. The home visit to a farmer’s house can be arranged. Then spend some free time for shopping at West Street and relax at cozy bars along the street.

Day 06 Guilin – Kunming (B, L, D)
Then drive back to Guilin and visit the Reed Flute Cave, which is the most famous cave with its multicolored lighting and fantastic stalagmites and stalactites. Transfer to the airport and fly to Kunming. Be met and transferred to the hotel. Watch Dynamic Yunnan show in the evening.

Day 07 Kunming – Lijiang (B, L, D)
An escorted tour to the section of less visited section of the prestigious Stone Forest, a typical formation of Karst topography and the most famous tourist attraction in Kunming. Then transfer to the airport and fly to Lijiang to explore the well preserved ancient town of minority Naxi people. Overnight at Banyan Tree Hotel in Lijiang.

Day 08 Lijiang (B, L)
Drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the soul of Lijiang and the holy mountain of local Naxi People. Sit down for an open-air fantastic show of Impression Lijiang, proceed to see White Water River. Take a cable car up to Spruce Meadow for incredible views of snow-capped peaks. Then Transfer to visit Baisha Village, explore the hundred-year-old mural.

Day 09 Lijiang (B, L)
Bike or drive to Shuhe Town for exploration, the original habitat of Naxi people. Go to Black Dragon Pool Park to enjoy stunning sightseeing there then proceed to visit Dongba Museum, which has more than 10000 Dongba cultural relics and various other historical relics and offers the "Dongba Culture Exhibition". Later, take a guided tour at downtown of Lijiang Old Town, originally called Dayan, it is a very well preserved old town built by Naxi people with unique cultural background. It was listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997.

Day 10 Lijiang – Chengdu (B, L, D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Chengdu, be met and transferred to visit Jinsha Cultural Relics Musuem, Jinsha Cultural Relics Museum--it was regarded the most significant archaeological discovery in the 21st century in China. Later, enjoy leisure time on Jinli Old Street. Then taste Sichuan cuisine at decent local restaurant. Special Sichuan opera show is also prepared at night.

Day 11 Chengdu – Xian (B, L, D)
Morning visit to Panda Breeding Center to see the lovely creatures. This huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda and is dedicated to preserving and increasing their population so they will not become extinct. Then proceed to visit Qingyang Taoist Temple – a perfect place to know about Chinese Taoism. Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Xian.

Day 12 Xian (B, L, D)
In the morning, transfer to visit Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, one of the top attractions in China, because of its historical significance and uniqueness. Drive back to the city and visit Chinese herbal medicine market, and stroll at old Muslim quarters. Enjoy the local specialty dinner and Tang Dynasty show at night.

Day 13 Xian - Beijing (B, L, D)

Fly to Beijing and transfer to the hotel. We prepare the options for clients to learn how to play Chinese Mahjong, or make Chinese knots / kites with local Beijingers at Hutong, a type of narrow streets or alleys in the old quarters of Beijing, representing the disappearing traditional life of Beijingers. At night, enjoy tasty Peking duck dinner.

Day 14 Beijing (B, L, D)
Go to Mutianyu Great Wall by round-way cable car. This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is about 2.5 hours' drive from downtown Beijing. Besides, it is the longest fully-restored Great Wall section open to tourists. Then the program is followed by 1-hour relaxing Chinese foot massage. After dinner, go and watch special and amazing Peking Opera.

Day 15 Beijing (B, L)
Morning visit to Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, is well-preserved Altars buildings. In the afternoon, pay a visit to 798 Art Zone, the thriving artistic community in Beijing. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration.

Day 16 Beijing departure (B)
Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.
End of service.

PRICES START FROM PER PERSON

As all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact 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 aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.

Included Services
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;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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