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. A pedicab Hutong tour is prepared for you 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, the Summer Palace comes first on the plan. 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 cuise 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. Then go to learn how to cook Chinese noodles or dumplings at the local restaurants where parent and kids can really have a snack feast and DIY your own noodles or dumplings with great fun.

Meal: B, L

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 the City Wall is interesting, relaxing and cater to the active children. 

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and fly to the capital of Sichuan Province Chengdu which is a famous historical and cultural city with a history over 3,000 years. After airport 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

Visit Wenshu Temple, one of the oldest temple in Chengdu, with an elegant and beautiful traditional garden. You may see people on their knees and burning joss sticks to pray at the temple. Witness the local people's relaxed, even a bit lazy life at Chengdu Renmin Park, where locals drink tea for a morning or a whole day, play mahjong or chess, do exercise or dance. Then walk Jinli Old Street, the most popular street in Chengdu, linded with traditional houses and full of local street foods and snacks. Later, transfer to the airport and fly to the picturesque city Guilin.

Meal: B, L

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. The ideal way is wander around and go to tourist spots like Moon Hill, Big Banyan and so on. 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. And then it's your option to take a 1-hour bamboo rafting down Yulong River. Lunch at a local restaurant. After it, drive 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

Zhujiajiao is a beautiful water town on the outskirts of Shanghai, and was established about 1,700 years ago. Today, we drive to it to witness the traditional life at Yangtze Delta there. Then visit the must-see spot Yu Garden in Shanghai's busiest downtown to appreciate its brilliant historical garden art and have a leisure stroll in it. After that, ramble the Bund to view both the 20th-century colonial architectures and skyscrapers, a great experience of the traditional and futuristic Shanghai. At night, you can choose to see the amazing traditional Chinese performing art--acrobatic show (optional). for your family which is really worthy of watching.

Meal: B, L

Free day for your own exploration. Explore great Shanghai in your own way to get unique experience today!

Our recommendations of travel attractions for your family are: 

Oriental Pearl TV Tower: has become a symbol of excellence in architecture and is a favorite sight for tourists in Shanghai. 

Xintiandi: a car-free shopping, eating and entertainment area where composed of restored traditional shikumen (stone gate) houses on narrow alleys, a modern shopping mall with a cinema complex, and some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants. 

Shanghai French Concession: a famous place for its historical factors and a fantastic place for spending leisure time.

Meal: B

Oriental Pearl TV Tower

Transfer to airport and fly to your next destination.

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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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