Classic China tour is ideal for single travelers looking to explore China’s most representative cities! By joining this sitting-in-coach tour, you are about to meet ancient capitals Beijing & Xian with numerous historic sites, enjoy the marvelous karst peaks and Li river cruise in Guilin and Yangshuo, and also the metropolis Shanghai, Hong Kong and Shenzhen where there is culture clash between the East and the West… 

Duration: 13 days & 12 nights

Destinations: Hong Kong - Shenzhen - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Xian - Beijing - Shanghai

Starting Point: Hong Kong

Ending Point: Shanghai

*** The tour cost for 1 pax is US$1600 ***

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Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Today, you will join half day bus tour for visiting Hong Kong Island. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel at appoint time. Then you will start your tour at the Victoria Peak. With an elevation of 552 m (1,811ft), it is the highest hill on Hong Kong Island, ranked 31 in terms of elevation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The next point is the Sky Terrace 428, standing at 428 meters above sea level. It is the highest viewing platform in Hong Kong. You can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view across Hong Kong. Then you will transfer to the Aberdeen Fishing Village, with a large number of people (about 6000) who lived and worked on the junks moored there. Over the years the number of the boats has dwindled as more and more of the "boat people" have moved into high-rises or abandoned fishing as a career. The harbor is still worth a look. You may choose to ride the sampan to explore the fishing village in details (optional). As Hong Kong is known as the shopping paradise, we will give you exclusive access to TSL jewellery, which got the QTS award. The last spot is the Stanley Market, located in the charming village of Stanley. It is a typical example of a traditional old open-air market in Hong Kong and well known for its bargains. Many of the stalls or shops in Stanley Market sell Hong Kong souvenirs as well as clothing. Then you will transfer back to your hotel.

Meal: B

Victoria Peak

This morning is free at leisure and then depart Hong Kong. You will be escorted by your English speaking driver to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to catch your bullet train to Guilin.

 You May Want to Know: 

  • There is only one direct bullet train available daily departing at around 12:00 p.m and takes about 3.5 hours. There is also daily flight from Hong Kong to Guilin (1.5 hours), but the prices are always high. 


Meal: B

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning and transfer to pier on time (around 40 mins from Guilin downtown to pier). Li River cruise can be a great introduction to the attractive karst scenery of water and hills. The river trip is over 52 miles (83 kilometers) long and is estimated to take 4 hours, depending on the water levels. You will pass by many famous attractions such as, Nine Horses Fresco Hill, Chinese 20-Yuan Banknote Hill, Yangdi Village, Yellow Cloth Shoal, Xingping Ancient Town, and Schoolboy Hill during the cruise period. Take this rare opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Gu ilin from different views. A simple Chinese lunch will be offered on board. Arrive at Yangshuo around 13:00-14:00 pm. 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. Our guide will recommend you some optional tours, you can decide if you want to do them. Finally, we drive back to Guilin and drop you off near your hotel before 18:00 pm.

Meal: B, L

Li River cruise

You will be picked up at your hotel before 09:00. This morning, we will visit 3 famous spots including Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Located five kilometers northwest of the downtown of Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave Scenic Area is one of brilliant and marvelous caves in Guilin and a must for home and abroad visitors. The Flute Cave includes many appealing attractions, such as 'Morning Glow over Lion Forest', 'Half a Poem Terrace', 'Stone Tortoise with Billowy Waves', 'Pagoda-shaped Pine Defying the Snow', 'A scene of Rich Harvests', 'Penglai Wonderland', 'Scarlet Stone Wall' etc. The entire scene is worth of enjoying and meditating whether you're under the heaven where lives the God. Towering beside the western bank of the Li River, Fubo Hill is famous for its unique caves, tranquil scenery and clear water. It is a collection of hill, water, caves, stones, pavilions, gardens and cultural relics, and it is the epitome of the unique Guilin landscape. The Elephant Trunk Hill is regarded as the symbol of Guilin landscape because of its vivid figure, thus it’s also the travel logo of Guilin city. Its natural shape is very interesting, because it resembles an elephant drinking water, giving people a lot of imagination. This tour ends at around 13:00, you will be drop-off at your hotel. Make your own way to hotel.

Meal: B

Pick up from hotel in the morning and drive to the Terracotta Warriors Museum. With one and half hour on the way, your expert guide will give you some background information of the world wonder that you are going to explore. As one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century, it is called the eighth wonder of the world. Your guide will show you the three excavated pits with more than 8,000 pottery soldiers, horses, and chariots in total, and then the Bronze Chariots and Horses Exhibition Hall. You will have at least two and a half hours to explore this significant site. End the visit of the Terracotta Warriors at around 13:00. Lunch will be arranged on your own, there are some fast food chains around the museum area offering adequate and hygienic food you can choose. At around 13:40, we will drive back to downtown. We will reach the South Gate Square of the City Wall at around 14:40. Over here your half day Terracotta Warriors trip comes to an end. Your may find your own way back to your hotel. It is very easy to find the Yongning Station of Line 2 just outside of the square if you plan to take the subway. If you need more transportation details, please consult your guide beforehand.

Meal: B, L

Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Free morning for your own exploration in Xi’an, transfer to take high speed train to Beijing in the afternoon. Be met and transfer to hotel check in.

 Suggestions for Your Leisure Time: 

  • Ancient City Wall: The best-kept and longest city wall in China. It was built during the period of the Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a military defense system in Ming Dynasty.
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda: The city emblem, which was first built in Tang Dynasty for the storage of Buddhist scriptures taken from India by Monk Xuanzang.
  • Shanxi History Museum: It is one of the most important museums in China, the best representative of the region, a feast for your eyes.


Meal: B

Pick up from hotel and drive to the Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world, here you can find some brilliant landmark buildings such as the Monument to the People's Heroes and the Great Hall of the People. Walk throught the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'anmen Gate) to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, nominated as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, is the largest ancient palatial structure in the world and the best-preserved imperial palace in China. Afterwards, we will come to the Jingshan Park. The Wanchun Pavilion on the top of the Jingshan Hill provides a full view of the majestic Forbidden City. At around 12:00, we will drive to the Temple of Heaven, and leave you some free time for lunch. Our guide will offer you suggestions on restaurants nearby.  

After lunch, we will start the visit of the Temple of Heaven, which is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. It is also a park many local people go for different activities like Taichi, dancing, playing chess, etc. You can even join them for fun. End the visit of the Temple of Heave at around 15:00, we drive about one and a half hour to the Summer Palace. It is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years, and with beautiful archtecture built againt the mountain and several ancient arched bridges on Kunming Lake. Today's sightseeing will end at around 17:30, when our guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel.

Meal: B, L

Forbidden City

Pick up from hotel and drive 1.5hrs to Changling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tomb takes about 1 hour. End the visit of Ming Tomb at about 11:00, have 45 minutes to have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is very famous special local product, it was not only the excellent skill on carving, but also mixes many Chinese traditional cultures in the jade carving. PM: After lunch, drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. You will have around 2 hours to walk on the wall and towers. Cable car is available to get to the wall and descend, which is optional and pay locally. Transfer back to downtown and enjoy Tea Ceremony in a Chinese traditional tea house. You will be dropped off at your hotel at around 6pm.

Meal: B, L

Make your own way to rail station, take speed train to Shanghai (5.5 hours). Be met at the train station and transferred to the hotel. 

Meal: B

To know the city better is to do like local people. Today, you will take a private guided city tour by walking and public transports like metro, traditional taxi and online car-hailing. Tour starts from Yu Garden, a typical garden featured with traditional architectural style of Yangtze Delta. The old quarters near the garden will show you the most original life style of Shanghai local people. Enjoy a dim sum lunch in local restaurant before transferring to Xintiandi and former French Concession. The district is composed of an area of reconstituted traditional mid-19th century shikumen ("stone gate") houses on narrow alleys, some adjoining houses which now serve as book stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls. It is the location of the site of the first congress of the Communist Party of China. Also nearby are the Shikumen Open House Museum and the site of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea when Korea was a Japanese colony. Continue to People's Park (Renmin Park) located at Renmin Square. The Marriage Interview Corner is the highlight of the park.It's a place for single men and ladies (in most cases their parents come for them) to looking for future wives or husbands by writing a note with personal information. Walk through Nanjing Road from Renmin Square, you will get to the Bund. Shanghai's famous waterfront to see new-erect modern skyscrapers and aged buildings of the colonial period. Take taxi back to hotel after the visit.

 Kind Reminder: 

  • If you prefer to join seat in coach tour, please check with your tour consultant about the availability.


Meal: B, L

The Bund

Free day for your own excursion.  

 Suggestions for Your Leisure Time: 

  • Shanghai Museum: It is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. It boasts 120,000 pieces of rare and precious cultural relics in twenty-one categories, including bronze ware, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings, sculpture, furniture, jade and ivory carvings, bamboo and wood carvings, lacquer ware, oracle bones, seals, coins, and handicrafts of ethnic art.
  • Jade Buddha Temple: Most popular Buddhist temple in Shanghai boasting 2 precious jade Buddha sculptures from Burma.
  • Shanghai Tower: It is the tallest building in China and the 2nd tallest building in the whole world. Taking the world's fastest elevator to the 546m high floor, the world's highest observation deck, you can have a bird view of the city.
  • Zhujiajiao Water Town: 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.


Meal: B

Transfer to the airport and fly back home..  

Meal: B

Easy Tour China Service Ends.

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. 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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