SCENIC CHINA TOUR
Beijing / Xian / Guillin / Shanghai / China
10 days highlights Beijing – Xian – Guillin - Shanghai:
Day 1: Arrival Beijing:
Arrive in Beijing. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free day to relax after long flights. If interesting, walk on own to the the famous Wangfujing street, it would be very convenient to walk around, go shopping, have meals and etc. O/N Hotel
Day 2: (B/L)Beijing
Pick up from hotel in the morning. First visit Tian’anmen Square, where the most important national ceremonies are held, surrounded by many historical buildings. From the square, you can walk to the Forbidden city, the largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing Dynasties with a history of about 600 years. Inside this imperial palace, we will explore its fascinating halls, pavilions with golden roofs and high red walls. After we exit the Forbidden City, we will enter another attraction, Jingshan Park, where we will see local Chinese residents taking exercise, singing or dancing. We will enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the whole Forbidden City and Beijing central city on the hill, which is a highlight of today”
Have lunch in a nice restaurant. Then go sightseeing at Temple of Heaven, where ancient emperors came to worship the heavens in hopes of good harvests. Enjoy Chinese Acrobatic Show or Kung Fu or Peking Opera with basic seat in the evening. Back to your hotel after the tour. O/N hotel
Day 3: (B/L/D)Beijing
Today we will hike on the Badaling Great Wall or Mutianyu Great Wall, the most highlighted sight in Beijing. Please be prepared with your shoes since you will climb on the steps of the great wall. To reach the top of the great wall you can choose hike by foot or take the cable car(cable car ticket not included). As one of the seven wonders in the world, it will surely impress you. After lunch, we will visit Ming Tomb(Dingling) and Sacred Road, alone the sacred road there are many stone statues of people and animals on both sides. These are the loyal guarders of the royal graveyard. The Dingling Tomb is the only tomb that has been excavated among the 13 Ming Tombs. Return to hotel. Evening pick up to enjoy the world famous Peking duck dinner. O/N hotel
Day 4 (B/L) Beijing – Xi’an by flight
We will visit the beautiful Summer Palace – the largest imperial garden in China. Walk along the elegant Promenade, see stone boat, visit Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Optional boating is available on the Kunming lake. Take afternoon flight to Xi’an.
Arrive in Xian in the same day. The local tour guide will meet you and our driver will transfer you to your hotel.
Day 5 (B, L) Xi’an
In the morning, go to Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is the most important attraction in Xian, there are three excavated pits exhibiting amazing Qin dynasty warrior and horses figures.Then go to the Bell Tower, the emblem of Xi’an city. At noon we will have lunch at a well-known restaurant. After lunch, we will visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda in Jianfu Temple. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening.
Day 6 Xi’an- Guilin by flight (B, L)
Visit the Shaanxi History Museum, where you can learn more history about Xian through the cultural relics: bronze wares, jade, potteries, and murals from the Prehistory Period to the Qing Dynasty. Then visit Ancient City Wall. It was build in Tang Dynasty which survived through Chinese long history. It is the most complete existing urban fortification in China. You can walk or cycle on the ancient wall (optional biking). After your historical visit, transfer to the airport for your flight to Guilin. Arrive in Guilin on the same day. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Guilin.
Day 7 (B, L) Guilin -Yangshuo -Guilin
Full day Li River Cruise to Yangshuo with lunch aboard and return to Guilin late in the afternoon. Be met at your hotel at 7:50 ~ 8:30am and transferred to Li River pier (Zhujiang pier) at 9:30am, and then take a cruise (4.5 hours) to Yangshuo with lunch aboard. Enjoy picturesque scenery along the Li River with green hills and clear waters. If we are lucky we will see the local fisherman using the trained Cormorant bird to catch fish in a traditional fishing method. We suggest you have a larger breakfast at the hotel and have the hotel pack a picnic lunch. Disembark at Yangshuo in the afternoon and take a short exploration to the 1400-year-old town. Back to your hotel in Guilin after the tour. O/N hotel
Day 8 (B, L) Guilin – Shanghai by flight
In the morning, we drive to visit Reed Flute Cave, known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”, which holds a great number of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in different shapes. Have lunch in a nice restaurant with Chinese dishes. Then head for the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the landmark of Guilin, looks like a huge elephant drinking water from the river. After the tour, we will take you to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. The local guide will pick you up at the airport in Shanghai and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 9 Shanghai (B, L)
Today, we visit Shanghai Museum treasured with ancient art works of China, including bronze ware, chinaware, paintings and calligraphy. Then we tour the Yuyuan Garden, a famous garden in the south China. The symbol of Yuyuan Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion. After that, we go to Jade BuddhaTemple.
Afternoon we visit the Bund, where you can see the famous Oriental Pearl TV Tower across the river, a good place to take pictures of Shanghai. After that we will walk to Nanjing Road, and then visit an old street in Shanghai. At last, we will go back to hotel.
Day 10 Shanghai Departure by your own flight
Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next destination