China travel map - Delightful China Tour for Families with Children

This 13 days family friendly tour package of China is a delightful experience to create new real-life shared memory for the whole families, on which parents, children & grandparents can enjoy the every moment together, from the luxurious comfortable family-friendly hotels, tasty local foods and snacks, to enriching activities designed for kids and adults, including learning knowledge of Chinese history, culture and art with cultural classes, Mutianyu Great Wall Toboggan, panda keeper experience in Chegndu, making Chinese dumplings and biking along rice paddy fields in Yangshuo countryside. To meet your family's travel style and pace, the whole tour itinerary can be tailor-made. 

Best for: Family with kids

Duration: 13 days & 12 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Guilin/Yangshuo - Shanghai

Travel Type: Private guided tour - FlexibleFree to customize

• Can't be missed China historial attractions from the Fobidden City to the Great Wall
• Different outdoor experiences like walking and biking for kids to go into the nature
• Children-friendly activities for both parents and children to experience traditional Chinese cultures
• Selected family-friendly hotels with best facilities and services

Customize Your Tour:
☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style


Upon arrival in Beijing, China's capital city, your private local tour guide and driver will meet and greet your family at the airport and transfer to your hotel at downtown. If you're travelling with small kids, please let us know in advance to arrange child safty seat on the vehicle. Your guide will assist you in check-in, so you can have more time to take care of the kids. Get started your family vacation in China.

Suggested family friendly hotels in Beijing:

- Luxury 5-star hotels: The Peninsula Beijing , Regent Hotel

- Boutique hotels: Jingshan Garden Hotel, Shadow Art Boutique Hotel

- For family with children:Sofu hotel Lee Garden Service Apartments (with swimming pool)

Private escorted tour to Temple of Heaven where your family can pray in faith as it worked as a sacrificial compound building for the Ming and Qing emperors and it boasts the largest sacrificial place in Beijing among a few imperial altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon super natures.

Cross Tiananmen Square which is arguably claimed as the largest public square in the world. Then we go to the Forbidden City--with over 9,000 rooms and over 250 acres. 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. Play the treasure hunt game at the Forbidden City with your kids. As it is known to all, Peking duck dinner is famous for its crispy lean duck without the usual high fat content, plus plum (or garlic) sauce, scallions and pancakes. The Peking duck dinner at night will make both you and your kids mouth water.

Meal: B, L, D

China family tour to Temple of Heaven

Climbing the Great Wall is a must for your family tour in Beijing, so we arrange you a private escorted tour to Mutianyu Great Wall. One of the ancient wonders in China, the endless Great Wall is really amazing. Learn from your expert guide about its history and the construction progess. Take cableway up to save enegery and take toboggan down with a fun and exciting experience for children. 

In the old days, Beijing City is like a boxy bean curd or a chess board with each Hutong lying due north to due south or due east to due west. This square layout not only influences Beijinger's way of living, but also affects their thoughts and actions. Take a walk in Hutongs to have a closer experience. A Chinese paper cutting class (or painting Pecking Opera Mask) at local courtyard house will make the children focused to learn traditional Chinese art. 

Meal: B, L

Mutianyu Great Wall tour for family

Today, you will visit the Summer Palace, an imperial garden in the Qing dynasty. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures--an outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design. Kunming Lake is the main spot in the garden. If it is a good weather, your family can take a dragon boat cruise on the lake to relax to view the entire Summer Palace. After the Summer Palace visit, transfer to take a high-speed train to Xian, to appreciate deeper of ancient Chinese civilization.

Meal: B, L

Suggested family friendly hotels in Xian:

- Luxury 5-star hotels: Sofitel Hotel on Renmin Square

- Boutique hotels: Eastern House Boutique Hotel

- For family with children: Grand Mercure on Renmin Square (with swimming pool), Zuoyouke Hotel

Transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which is one of the top attractions in China as for its historical significance and uniqueness. It is significant because the hundreds of detailed life-sized models represent the army that triumphed over all other Chinese armies and who were the decisive factor in forming a united China. Your family will face to face with thousands of ancient warriors today! What a special experience. Back to down town in the afternoon and you will take a home visit to a local family. There you will learn how to make Chinese dumplings and cook a couple of Chinese dishes from the host or hostess. It’s always a great fun for parents and kids to make creative things together. At the same time, you should not waste the opportunity chat with the family for any topics you might interested in China. Enjoy a real Chinese meal for dinner.

Meal: B, L, D

Kids making dumping in Xian

In the morning, visit the Old City Wall – 13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. There are four city gates in the four cardinal directions. And an ideal way to appreciate it is by riding bike around. If weather permits, a bike ride is available. Biking on the City Wall is interesting, relaxing and cater to the active children. Later, you will head to Bell Tower & Drum Tower Square and take a walk in nearby Muslim Quarters. Watch a short Leather-silhouette Show in Gao's Mansion might bring you back to childhood.

In the afternoon, transfer to rail station and take high speed train to the capital of Sichuan Province Chengdu which is a famous historical and cultural city with a history over 3,000 years. After station pickup, be transferred to your hotel.

Note: Biking on Xian Old City Wall is only allowed for children above 10 years old or taller than 1.4 meters (4.6 feet). If your child is too young to ride a bike, you can have a relaxing walk instead or take a golf cart.

Meal: B, L

Suggested hotels in Chengdu:

- Luxury 5-star hotels: Sofitel Wanda Chengdu 

- Boutique hotels: Buddha Zen Hotel, the Temple House

- For family with children: Somerset Riverview Chengdu Hotel


Transfer to the China Panda Conservation and Research Center – Dujiangyan Base, located approximately 55kilometers (34miles) away from Chengdu. We arrange your family a full day panda volunteer program to learn more about giant pandas and carefully take care of them. Even the kids will learn the way to care and look after others. Later, transfer back to Chengdu.

Dujiangyan Panda Base – the world’s only giant panda disease control center, focusing on the panda pension, the rescue of the wild giant pandas and the research of disease control.

Meal: B, L

Panda Volunteer Program

This morning, you will visit Chengdu Natural History Museum. The museum’s cloud-shaped building is designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and has won an international design competition. The dinosaur-themed hall on the second-floor exhibits fossils from all over the world including those unearthed in Sichuan Basin, is children’s paradise. Later, you will visit Remnin Park to witness and experience local people's relaxed, even a bit lazy life. You will have a tea experience in local teahouse and may join local peoples’ mahjong playing. Today’s visit ends at Jinli Old Street, the most popular street in Chengdu, lined with traditional houses and full of local street foods and snacks. 

Meal: B, L

Late breakfast today and then you will be transfer to airport in time for flight to Guilin, a south China city famous for its Karst landscapes. When arrived at Guilin airport, you will be met and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time is free at leisure to explore central lakes and pedestrian streets.

Meal: B

Suggested family friendly hotels in Guilin:

- Luxury 5-star hotels: Shangri-la Hotel Guilin

- Boutique hotels: Aroma Tea House Guilin 

- For family with children: Guilin Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel, Bravo Hotel (with swimming pool)

Take a leisurely Li River cruise, one of the top things to do in China especially traveling with kids. Savor the breathtaking views all along. See what the oddly-shaped limestone peaks look like, and challenge your children to find the scene on the RMB 20 yuan note. Disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape--Yangshuo. At Yangshuo, take a paper fan painting class at Fuli Old Town - a famous hometown of Chinese paper fan. Kids will love this artistic hands-on class. Rest of the time is 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.

Meal: B, L

Suggested family friendly hotels in Yangshuo:

- Luxury 5-star hotels: Banyan Tree Yangshuo

- Boutique hotels: Alila Yangshuo, Yangshuo Secret Garden

- For family with children: Bamboo Leaf Hotel with family room and swimming pool)

Li River Cruise Tour with family

In the morning, the happy day begins by biking (or walking) to the countryside to see the stunning scenery, rice paddies, water buffalo and local farmer's life. You and kids may even try doing farm works, or take an optional 1-hour bamboo rafting down Yulong River. After lunch at a local restaurant, you will be driven back to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave nearby Guilin downtown-- inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. For kids with imagination, the cave is like a magical house. Later in the afternoon, proceed to the airport to fly to modern Shanghai.

>> There'are more family-friendly activities in Yangshuo, such as cooking class, Chinese painting and calligraphy class,  rock climbing, etc. 

Meal: B, L

Suggested family friendly hotels in Shanghai:

- Luxury 5-star hotels: Hyatt on the Bund, The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi

- Boutique hotels: Les Suites Orient, Bund Shanghai, Yangtze Boutique Hotel

- For family with children: Holiday Inn Shanghai Vista (with swimming pool)

China family tour to Reed Flute Cave

After breakfast at hotel, your family will take a full day guided tour of Shanghai city. Tour begins with a visit to Yu Garden located at the heart of Old Town. The history of Yu Garden can date from the 16th century. Explore this wonderful mixture world of pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds, bridges and shrubs. After looking around the gardens you will have time to stroll at the adjoining old street at the Yuyuan Market, where there are various kinds of street snacks will make your children mouth water.

In the afternoon transfer to visit the Former French Concession, it is a large area in Shanghai and once allocated to French from 1849 to 1946. Now the streets have changed their names, and most of them are bustling shopping streets and pleasant tree-lined avenues, and lined with beautiful restaurants, bars and cafes. Today you tour ends at the Bund, it is famous waterfront running along the west shore if Huangpu River, here you will see new-erect modern skyscrapers and old buildings of the colonial period.

Meal: B, L

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

This morning, you will take a guided tour to water town called Zhujiajiao. Known as the "pearl stream" , the town is best known for its bridges built during Ming and Qing Dynasties. You can take the gondola style boat on its water lanes to enjoy the bridges and old buildings on each side. Back to down town in the afternoon for some free exploring, like visiting Shanghai History Museum and or shopping at Nanjing Road. You will be transfer to Pudong Airport in time for your flight back to sweet home.  

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 Suite 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. Vegetarian foods can be arranged on request. 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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