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This train trip covers the most popular destinations in China, starting in the thriving Shanghai then takes a fast bulet train to the Guilin for leisure Li River Cruise and stunning karst landscape, you will also visit the ancient city Xi’an & Beijing. There are both private and sitting-in coach bus tours included so as to save money and for woderful experience. Value Plus Train Trip in China! You will visit other highlights like Yu Garden, The Bund, Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, the great wall, Ming Tombs...

Duration: 14 days & 13 nights

Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Xi'an - Beijing

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Upon your arrival at Shanghai airport or rail station, you will be greeted by your tour guide holding a sign with your name at the exit. You will be transferred to the hotel and enjoy the rest of day by yourself.

For your leisure time, it’s suggested to visit some sites which are not included in your itinerary but you may want to explore by yourself, such as the Former French Concession, where is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French; and Shanghai Museum (Closed on Monday), which is a large museum of ancient Chinese art.

The most dynamic city in the world’s fastest- changing nation, Shanghai is an exhilarating, ever-morphing metropolis that isn’t just living China’s dream, but is setting the pace for the rest of the world. During the One-Day Shanghai Tour, you will taste the feature of Shanghai of both “Classic and Modern”. The City God Temple fair is one of the important stops on the sightseeing list when tourists come to Shanghai. Yu Garden is the best preserved ancient Chinese private official garden style in Shanghai. The Bund, one mile stroll affords many spectacular views. With more than 50 individual architectural styles, it is reminiscent of the time when Shanghai was the center of Chinese economy and culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Experiencing the traditional culture of Shanghai by visiting Old Residential Long Tang. Note: daily itinerary is subject to change according the plan. 

Meal: B, L

Students visit The Bund and take photo with the ox

Suzhou, a cultural and historical city in east China, is celebrated around the world for its elegant gardens. Laid out within a limited area by the house, a classical garden of Suzhou is a microcosm of the world made of the basic elements of water, stones, plants and different kinds of buildings with literary allusions. All classical gardens of Suzhou, like shining pearls, are a brilliant part of Chinese cultural heritage. Zhouzhuang is a famous ancient town in the south of the Yangtze River of China. Located in the southeast of Suzhou City, the town is a peaceful and secluded place, filled with ancient style buildings. Zhouzhuang is a popular tourist destination. It is one of the most famous water townships in China, noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. It has been called the "Venice of the East". Join our day tour and enjoy your extraordinary sights.

Note: daily itinerary is subject to change according the plan. 

Meal: B, L

In the morning, be met at hotel by your guide/driver and then transfer to Shanghai rail station. Take a 9hrs high speed train to Guilin, enjoy the window view along the way. Upon your arrival at Guilin rail station, be met by your guide in Guilin and then transfer to Yangshuo which is 1 hour away. Have a peaceful evening in Yangshuo for a good rest.

Meal: B

This morning you will start from hotel with your tour guide to visit the charming Yangshuo. Firstly, you will drive to Xingping, an ancient fishing village beside Li River in Yangshuo. Forget the big cruise ship in Guilin, here you can have a private bamboo raft tour to visit the essence section of the picturesque Li River. After 1.5hrs cruise, take a leisure stroll on the stone-paved lanes through Xingping Old Town to experience local culture and life, before driving to Yangshuo. In the afternoon, following your guide, you will take a cycle trip to the countryside to discover idyllic rural scenes. To avoid the busy traffic and to ensure your safety, we will start to ride after driving out of the town. The biking trail is relatively easy with picturesque farmland seen along the way.

OPTIONAL EVENING ACTIVITY

  • Impression Liusanjie show - An open-air live show beside Li River of Yangshuo, it introduces the beautiful scenery of Li River, the colorful culture of the ethnic groups in Guangxi and the brave imagination of the excellent artists in China.

Meal: L

Guilin Li River where the fisherman is taking photos

Yangshuo is a small county bordering the beautiful Li River at one side, situated on a small plain between numbers of karst peaks. There’s much more to explore and experience for your leisure time in Yangshuo, from local morning market, West Street, primitive villages, to exciting outdoor activities: biking, walking, bamboo-rafting… 

Meal: B, L

In the morning, be met by a driver at your hotel and then transfer to Guilin Rail Station for a train to Xi’an. The train journey takes about 10.5hrs. Reach Xi’an in evening and be met by your guide for Xi’an and transferred to hotel.

Meal: B

On this bus tour you will observe the evolution of China through the ages at the Shaanxi History Museum, where are preserved the greatest treasures of the imperial dynasties. Grand Ancient City Wall and city gates are included in this trip as well. From the spacious walkway that runs along the top you will have a good aerial view of Xi’an! The tour will then move on to yet more historical milestones in the form of the beautifully decorated Bell Tower and Drum Tower, which mark the center of the ancient capital with their garish colors and elegant architecture. The Great Mosque of Xian is the largest and best preserved of the early mosques of China.

Note: daily itinerary is subject to change according the plan. 

Meal: B, L

On this bus tour you will first visit the Banpo Museum, an archeological site of Banpo Village, built more than 6,000 year ago, and you will see how the resident matriarchic tribe used to survive in the Neolithic age. The site hosts a collection of utensils and a reconstruction of the primitive buildings typical of this village. Afterwards, you will see one of the most fabled attractions of China: the Emperor’s Terracotta Army. The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. These terracotta warriors and horses are the size of a real army, and were buried alongside the Emperor in a vast underground palace.

Note: daily itinerary is subject to change according the plan. 

Meal: B, L

Terra Cotta Warriors Museum

In the morning, be met at hotel and then transfer to rail station for a high speed train to Beijing. The train journey takes about 5hrs. Upon your arrival at Beijing rail station, your tour guide will meet you at the exit and transfer back hotel. Enjoy the leisure of today for your own exploration.

Meal: B

The Forbidden City is the best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.The splendid architecture of the Forbidden City represents the essence and culmination of traditional Chinese architectural accomplishment. The Temple of Heaven is spectacular temple that the Emperors visited during the Ming and Qing dynasties to pray for a good harvest. Because of the Temples beauty, many locals still visit and use the site to exercise. Summer Palace is another breathtaking area that will be seen. Entering into the gates of the Summer Palace is like stepping into another world. The grandeur and beauty of the Palace is overwhelming and is sure to impress anyone.

Note: daily itinerary is subject to change according the plan.

Meal: B, L

80km north-east of Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall, featuring “graceful”, has the best quality among all Wall sections, . It is encased by sprightly streams and lush greenery. Mutianyu Great Wall has 22 watchtowers, built every one kilometer. Constructed mainly with granite, it was opened to tourists on May Day in 1986, the second Great Wall site opened to tourists after BaDaLing. Mutianyu Great Wall passes through beautiful forested hills with streams. There is a cable car at Mutianyu to whisk you up onto the Great Wall. Visit the Sacred Way, a main way leading to the Ming Tombs. Consisting of the Shengde Stone Memorial Archway, the Great Red Gate, Stele Pavilion, stone sculptures and the Dragon and Phoenix Gate, presenting the magnificent splendor of the imperial power of the Ming Dynasty.

Note: daily itinerary is subject to change according the plan. 

Meal: B, L

A group of Students visit the Great Wall Mutianyu Section

Beijing is the most representative city of China, and celebrated for its history and Culture. There are traces of powerful dynasties, heritages of three millennia-old continuous civilization and surprising modern achievements. For your leisure time, it’s suggested to visit some sites which are not included in your itinerary but you may want to explore by yourself, such as the Yonghe Lamasery and Wangfujing Snack Street. Yonghe Lamasery is a Tibetan Buddhist temple in the northeast corner of Beijing with hundreds of history, and Wangfujing Snack Street set on a narrow alley off the main walking street. Along the 810-meter walking street, you will find many kinds of food along the roadsides, such as the deep fried insects. Some is not normal food but for attracting tourists' attention.

Meal: B

At an appropriate time, be met at your hotel and then transfer to airport for your flight to next destination. End of your 14 days China train holiday.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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