11-day China Highlights Tour
Tour code: ETC-B02
A trip that presents the cradle of Chinese culture with an epic of Guilin landscape tours. Experience the grandeur of China with Easy Tour China and enjoy all the marvels in Beijing, Xian & Shanghai: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army and Old Shanghai. And seeing the most beautiful landscape under heaven, by taking Li river cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, indulging at the charming countryside Yangshuo...
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|2||Beijing||Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven|
|3||Beijing||Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Scared Road, Pecking Duck Dinner|
|4||Beijing / Xi'an||Hutongs by Rickshaw, Flight to Xi'an|
|5||Xi'an||Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Wild Goose Pagoda|
|6||Xi'an / Guilin||Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Ancient City Wall, Flight to Guilin|
|7||Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin||Li River Cruise, Shopping at local market Yangshuo|
|8||Guilin / Shanghai||Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Flight to Shanghai|
|9||Shanghai||Oriental Pearl TV tower, Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple|
|10||Shanghai||Zhujiajiao Watertown, the Bund, Nanjing Road|
Arrive at Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 2 Beijing (B, L)
Private escorted tour to Tiananmen Square first. It is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Then go to the Forbidden City. This large palace building was built between 1406 and 1420, and it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Later, to go the Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998, it is well-preserved Altars buildings.
Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D)
Private escorted tour to the Great Wall, one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. Then go to the Sacred Road, namely "the way leading to Heaven"; which is guarded on both sides with 12 stone statues. At night, a famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet is offered.
Day 4 Beijing/Xian by flight (B, L)
Take rickshaw to Hutong, namely Beijing's traditional alleyways, to see the local people's life and this tour will actually show old Beijing's timeless best to you. Then Take afternoon flight to Xian. Arrive at Xian, be met & transferred to your hotel. Evening is the free time for your own enjoyment.
Day 5 Xian (B, L)
2 highlights today: first visit the 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. Then go to visit the Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated inside Ci'en Temple (4 kilometers south of Xi'an City), it is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China.
Day 6 Xian/Guilin by flight (B, L)
In the morning, visit the Provincial Museum which holds numerous unearthed cultural relics of China and is one of the main museums in China. Then climb the Ancient City Wall in the downtown, which is the best-kept and biggest city wall in China. Later, take afternoon flight to Guilin, be met and transferred to the hotel with your private guide& vehicle. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Day 7 Guilin (B, L)
Take a leisurely Li River cruise, a wonderful 3.5-hour cruise enjoying the stunning landscape along the river and mountains. Lunch on board. Disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape--Yangshuo. One hour free shopping at local market and wander around the West Street. Transfer to Guilin.
Day 8 Guilin/Shanghai by flight (B, L)
Guilin downtown trip: Reed Flute Cave, a fantastic stalactites and stalagmites formation which known as "Natural Art Gallery". Then go to Elephant Hill, looks like a giant elephant drinking water from Li River, it is the symbol of Guilin. Transfer to take flight to Shanghai.
Day 9 Shanghai (B, L)
Full day trip to 3 attractions: first, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 468-meter-high in total, its 267-meter-high ball has a revolving restaurant and a scenery-viewing platform that can accommodate 1,600 people. Secondly, pay a visit to Yu Garden to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisure stroll in it. Jade Buddha Temple comes the third one, which is the most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma.
Day 10 Shanghai (B, L)
Around Shanghai, there are many famous water towns. Today we drive to the Zhujiajiao ancient town to see the elegant watery views there. Then transfer back to visit the Bund, a symbol of Shanghai and an epitome of Shanghai's modern history, where the past and the future meet with the colonial style buildings along the Bund that facing the new futuristic buildings of Pudong. Then stroll at Nanjing Road, which is the one of the world's busiest shopping streets in the world.
Day 11 Shanghai departure (B)
Transfer to Shanghai Pudong Airport for your flight to your next destination.
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PRICES START FROM US$1580 PER PERSONAs 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 aguideline you should expect to pay from US$1800 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";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.
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