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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...

Best for: First timers, Family, Seniors

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Shanghai

Travel Type: Private tour - FlexibleFree to customize

Highlights:
• Must-see Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terra-cotta Warriors
• Leisure Li River cruise with top Karst landscapes
• Charming Shanghai best mixed with east & west cultures

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

Day
Arrive at Beijing. Our guide will meet you at the airport & transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

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, we move on to the Temple of Heaven, included in the World Heritage List in 1998 and it is a well-preserved Altars building complex.

  Kind Reminder: 

  • The Forbidden City closes on each Monday, your tour consultant will helps you adjust the tour itinerary if it happens to be Monday.  

OPTIONAL NIGHT SHOW

  • Beijing Kung Fu Show: A rare chance to watch the real Shaolin Kung Fu. The performers are the best and have mastered the difficult moves. 
  • Beijing Opera Show: It is one of the most famous traditional Chinese opera. The artists wear heavy make-up and act out the legends and romance with their unique style of singing and dance. 
 

Meal: B, L

Forbidden City

Private excursion to the Great Wall at Mutianyu today. The Great Wall is one of the great wonders in the world and the symbol of China. Mutianyu is 70km from city center and it takes around 1.5hrs from your hotel. This section of the Great Wall was built in Ming Dynasty was used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. You will take around 2-3 hours to walk on the 2.5km walls and 23 towers.Transfer back to hotel for a rest and before enjoy the famous and delicious Peking Duck Banquet in local restaurant.

Kind Reminder: 

  • Round-trip cable car ride is included at the Great Wall. If you would like to descend by toboggan, please tell your tour guide in advance.

Meal: B, L, D

Explore Hutong with a 30min rickshaw riding in the morning. Namely Beijing's traditional alleyways, Hutong offers the chance to see the local people's life. After lunch in courtyard family, you will take high speed train to Xian. The train from Beijing to Xian takes 4.5hrs  - 5.5hrs with highest speed at 300kmh (186mph). Arrive at Xian, be met & transferred to your hotel. Evening is the free time for your own enjoyment - a stroll in Muslim Square near the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower is highly recommended.

Meal: B, L

Hutong

After breakfast in hotel, you will drive out of downtown to the west of Xian to visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. It was discovered on March of 1974, buried 1.5 km to the east of Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum mound. Awarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, it is known as the eighth wonder of the world and a museum to display terra-cotta warriors and horses in Qin Dynasty. In the afternoon, transfer back to downtown and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated inside Ci'en Temple, it is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China. The main function of it was to hold sutras and figurines of Gautama Buddha that were brought to China from India by the seventh-century Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator Xuanzang. The Musical Fountain and Light Show at its north square and the Datang Nightless City nearby are highly recommended to walk around.

Meal: B, L

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Visit the Provincial Museum (Shaanxi History Museum) after check-out hotel. This is one of the main museums in China and keeps more than 370,000 pieces of historic and cultural articles, ranging from the simple stone tools used by primitive human over a million years ago, to all kinds of objects used in the 19th century. Then visit the Ancient City Wall in the downtown, which is the best-kept and biggest city wall in China. You can either take  a walk or rent a bike to ride on the wall. In the afternoon, transfer to airport and fly to Guilin, be met and transferred to the hotel with your private guide& vehicle. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Meal: 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 around 1.30pm at  Yangshuo, the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape. Upon you arrival in Yangshuo, you will have leisure time to walk around the West Street, with a history of over 2000 years. It is very popular among international travelers and local Westerners. Take your time at the street, savoring local culture, bars and etc. Stay overnight at Yangshuo.afternoon.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • 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: B, L

Li River cruise

Transfer to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave, a fantastic stalactites and stalagmites formation which known as "Natural Art Gallery". If time permits, climb up Fubo Hill at the bank of Li River to get a bird view of the city.Transfer to airport in time to take flight to Shanghai.

Meal: B, L

Full day trip to 4 attractions today: 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. At last you will visit the Xintiandi, an affluent car-free shopping, eating and entertainment district of Shanghai. The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys. 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • The Acrobatics Show at night- It is not to be missed in Shanghai. Acrobatics is one of the oldest performing arts in China. Here you will see the amazing feats of balance and skill.
 

Meal: B, L

Yu Garden

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.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to Airport for your flight to your next destination.

  Kind Reminder: 

  • If you take flight from Pudong Airport, you can try the Maglev train from Longyang Station to Pudong Airport. It takes 7min only for the 29.86km distance and highest speed is 431km/hr (267miles/hr).

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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