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12-Day China Essential Tours

City Involved: Beijing-Xian-Shanghai-Guilin-Guangzhou
  • From: USD1360
  • Tour Code : TOC05
  • Starts/Ends : Beijing/Guangzhou
  • Trip Type : History & Culture, City & Landscape

Trip Highlights: Tour Destination: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Guangzhou. This 12-Day China Tour is perfectly arranged for a combination of the nation's glorious past and rising present by crossing the country from the north to the south. The capital Beijing shows to the world a blend of neoteric China as well as Ming-Qing royal cultural relics with her renowned sites, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Bird's Nest... Xi'an, a famous city for its past glory, presents the ancient fascination of China with the amazing Terra-Cotta Warriors. The old and modern comparison can be found in the international metropolis Shanghai. The breathtaking natural sceneries in Guilin will be greatly appreciated. By visiting the "South Gate" of China - Guangzhou, you can truly feel the country's energy.

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 Tour Prices (this is private tour based on per person and shown in US dollars)
Group SizeBudget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
2 personsUSD1540USD1640USD1830
3-5 personsUSD1500USD1600USD1790
6-9 personsUSD1360USD1460USD1650
Single SupplementUSD310USD420USD570
CityBudget ClassStandard ClassDeluxe Class
BeijingRich HotelJindu Holiday InnThe Prime Hotel
XianTaiwan Grand HotelXian Empress HotelJinshi International Hotel
ShanghaiHansen HotelHoliday Inn DowntownNew World Mayfair Hotel
GuilinGolden Elephant HotelGuilin Bravo HotelGuilin Waterfall Hotel
GuangzhouOverseas Chinese HotelRiverside HotelGuangdong International Hotel
Service Inclusions
Hotel fare and daily buffet breakfastLunch and dinner listed in the itinerary
Entrance fees to the sightseeing China domestic flight and airport taxes
Private vehicle, driver and guide Accident insurance
Service Exclusions
International air fare and airport tax Personal expenses
Tips for guide and driver  

Tour Itinerary

Itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, your guide will pick you up from the airport, then transfer to your hotel to check in.
Day 02: Beijing (B/L/D)
Today you will visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, this was where 24 Ming and Qing Dynasty emperors ruled China for over 500 years. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace. In the evening you will attend a famous Chinese Acrobatic Show.
Day 03: Beijing (B/L/D)
The highlight of today's tour is a trip to the Great Wall of China, the only man-made structure on Earth that can be observed from the moon. After lunch, you will visit the Ming Tombs, the burial site for 13 of the Ming emperors. For dinner, you will enjoy the famous Peking Roast Duck.

Day 04: Beijing / Xian (B/L/D)
Morning fly to Xian, upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and take you to visit the Ancient City Wall and the Wild Goose Pagoda. And you will enjoy the dumpling banquet for dinner, and then you will watch the Tang Dynasty Dancing Show.

Day 05: Xian (B/L/D)
Today begins with a trip to the world-famous Terra-Cotta Warriors. Afterwards you will visit the Tomb of Qin Emperor.
Day 06: Xian / Shanghai (B/L/D)
After eating breakfast, you will be sent to the airport and you will take a flight to Shanghai. Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and take you to visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

Day 07: Shanghai (B/L/D)
Today's excursion takes you to Nanjing Road, the Bund, the Yu Garden, and the well-known Temple of City Patron.

Day 08: Shanghai / Guilin  (B/L/D)
Morning fly to Guilin. Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, The hill is deservedly renowned as the symbol of Guilin.Then visit the Reed Flute Cave, also known as the "Palace of Natural Arts". Afterwards, you will be driven to your hotel.
Day 09: Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin (B/L/D)
Enjoy the splendid mountains, lush green pastures, farms, villages, and animals with a 4.5 hour cruise down the Li River. Guests are picked up at the Zhujiang Pier and escorted down to the thousand year old town of Yangshuo, and then you will visit the West Street. Back to Guilin in the evening.

Day 10: Guilin / Guangzhou (B/L/D)
Morning free at leisure. Then take a flight to Guangzhou.Upon your arrival, your guide will pick you up from the airport and drive you to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax or explore the city.

Day11: Guangzhou (B/L/D)
Today you will visit several local points of interest: Temple of Six Banyan Trees, Shamian Island and Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, among others. Afterwards, you will be driven back to your hotel.
Day12: Depart from Guangzhou (B)
After eating breakfast, you will be sent to the airport to take a flight to your next destination.
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