Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai Tour- BGX
Number of Days: 11
Tour highlights include:
•Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes, Nanluoguxiang Alley
•Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
•Temple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong
•Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter
•Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda and north square, Hanyang Tomb
•Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill, Twin Pagodas, Fubo Hill, East West Street
•Li River, West Street, Yulong River
•Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery
•Shanghai Old Street, Shikumen, the Bund, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower
Day 1: Beijing
Your journey will begin in Beijing, one of the most mysterious cities in the world. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by TCT tour guide at Beijing international airport and transferred to your hotel. After check-in, free at leisure and have a good sleep to get over the jet lag.
Over the next several days, you’ll explore this ancient city which is also the political and cultural heart of China. Get ready for that.Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijin
Day 2: Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Back Lakes and Nanluoguxiang Alley
You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the historical city of Beijing. You will reach the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world. Walk through the square and visit today’s highlight Forbidden City , the largest and most complete ancient imperial palace in the world. Hike to Jingshan Park, where gives a nice panoramic view of the Forbidden City at the top of Coal Hill.
Lunch time at well selected Dumpling Restaurant and experience the real Chinese food, dumpling and local dishes. Drive to Back Lakes (Houhai), the marvelous place to discover the history of Beijing City and the endless charm. Walk into Nanluoguxiang Alley which is one of the most famous Hutong districts in Beijing and mix of history, fashion and Souvenir Boutique. Back to your hotel after today leisure tour. You are free to ask your guide for suggestion of evening activities, such as the night show and place to have Peking duck dinner.Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing. B,L
Day 3: Beijing, Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park, The exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube
You will be met by our guide at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Great Wall.
Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall, which section is more popular among foreign visitors. Upon arrival, you can choose to hike on the Great Wall, or take cable car up and roam around.
Lunch time at Xiaolongpu Restaurant, famous for the vegetable food, such as fried vegetables, dry-fried beans, sweet corn cake. Drive back to Beijing city. Upon arrival, enjoy orientation walk in Olympic Park and visit the exterior Bird Nest and Water Cube, the amazing architectures that built for Beijing Olympic Games. This evening we would highly recommend you take a traditional Chinese foot massage, or have fun at Sanlitun Bar Street in the evening. Hotel: Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel Beijing. B,L
Day 4: Beijing, Xian, Temple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong
You will be met at the hotel lobby and enjoy half day leisure tour before leaving Beijing. Visit Temple of Heaven, which is the masterpiece of ancient times and China's existing largest structure for sacrifice to heaven. You could also see lots of local residents doing exercises in the square and full of vigor. After that, step into the pure Hutong nearby and pretend to be a real Beijinger for a while. Lunch time at Da Wan Ju Restaurant, Chinese local food, famous for the braised eggplant, vegetable ball, and diced chicken with peanuts in soya sauce.
After lunch, be transferred to the train station for the 5 hours train to Xian. Your Xi'an tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen. B,L
Day 5: Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Tang Bo Art Museum, Bell Tower.
You will be met at the hotel lobby and start today’s tour for the Ancient city. Drive to Terracotta Warriors and explore one of the world's most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation. Shuttle bus will be arranged for your convenience. Lunch time at Lanchi Restaurant, professional for buffet and local food, such as dim sum, noodles and Chinese hamburger. Afternoon visit Tang Bo Art Museum, where gives you brief history and examples of Chinese art. The calligraphy lesson will be arranged and you will be taught how to write a couple of Chinese characters. After that, visit the Bell Tower which is the largest bell tower in structure and shape and the best-preserved one in China. Continue to visit Muslim Quarter and enjoy your shopping time there. Back to the hotel. Tonight, we highly recommend you watch the Tang Dynasty Show with Dinner at your own cost. Hotel: Atour Hotel Xian Nanmen. B,L
Day 6: Xian, Guilin, Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda, North Square, Hanyang Tomb
You will have enough time to pack up and check out. Be met at the hotel lobby and have one day leisure tour in Xian before leaving for Guilin. Visit the Ancient City Wall, which represents one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Bicycle or sightseeing car will be arranged on the wall to tour around. After that, visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It’s the landmark building of Xian and symbol of China ancient capital and you will also have chance to watch the North plaza fountain show. Lunch will be arranged at Baixin Kitchen restaurant for local special food. After lunch, drive to Xian airport, on the way visit the Hanyang Mausoleum, the largest museum with largest floor space in China. Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.
Fly to Guilin. Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel. B,L
Day 7:Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Twin Pagodas, Fubo Hill, East West Street
You will be met at your hotel lobby and start to discover this beautiful city. Visit Reed Flute Cave which is a famous scenic spot offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites in fantastic shapes and colors. After that, drive to Elephant Trunk Hill, the badge of Guilin city. The hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. You could climb up to the top and take full view of Guilin’s hills and rivers. Walking along the Li River and enjoy a short visit to the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas.
Special lunch will be arranged as rice noodle banquet. This is the real food culture of Guilin and you should not miss it.
Afternoon tour will show the historical side of Guilin city. Drive to Fubo Hill, which is located in the edge of the Li River. When in Tang dynasty Fubo General Temple was built on the hill. After that, enjoy a leisure walk from Prince City to East West Street. It is a comprehensive lane after renovation in 2016, but the old building and houses are well reserved there.
Be transferred back to your hotel. We highly recommend you take the Night Cruise sailing on four lakes, where will be illuminated at night. Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel. B,L
Day 8: Guilin, Yangshuo, Li River, West Street, Yulong River
You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Li River on Cruise. Enjoy Li River Cruise tour with buffet lunch on board. Deluxe cruise will be arranged with decent facility and good service. Savor the fairy-tale scenery while cruising down the meandering river to Yangshuo. You can go on the sundeck or just sit and appreciate the picturesque scenery from the window. After disembarking, walk through the West Street or take sightseeing car to the parking lot. Check-in the hotel in Yangshuo and take a refreshment rest.
Drive to Yulong River area. Hike on the Yulong footpath at Yulong riverside leisurely and appreciate the clear river with countless hills surrounded. Drive back to the hotel. We strongly recommend you watch the Impression Show of Liu Sanjie or just hang out at West Street night bars. Hotel: Green Lotus Hotel. B,L
Day 9: Guilin,Shanghai, Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery
You will be met at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery. Enjoy your optional leisure guided tour by bike or electromobile. We offer two options for your selection. When biking along Yangshuo Ten-Mile Gallery, you will be attracted by the natural scenery all the way. Extension trip to Big Banyan Tree and Moon Hill is up to you, which is just the same direction.
A la carte lunch will be arranged at farmhouse where serves the local dishes, such as beer fish; Yangshuo tianluonian; stewed pork with taros
Drive from the expressway to Guilin airport about 1.5 hours. Fly to Shanghai in the afternoon. Your Shanghai tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel.Hotel: Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund. B,L
Day 10: Shanghai, Old Street, Shikumen, the Bund, Lujiazui CBD, Shanghai Tower.
You will be met at the hotel lobby and explore the New and Old Shanghai. Visit Shanghai Old Street where you will find the 100-year-ago Shanghai here. The people, the hanging red lanterns, the ancient memorial arch, all present a picture of old Shanghai. And then to Shikumen, The old alley is a blend of Western and Chinese traditional culture, where local residents still live there. Enjoy an orientation walk on the Bund - a foreign trade centre from the late 19th century. Lunch time of local special foods, Dim Sum and Steamed Bun. Next to the Lujiazui CBD new area to enjoy leisure time on the Riverside Promenade. Have a cup of coffee and take a short break. In conclusion, visit Shanghai Tower which is the city skyline and Shanghai tallest building. Enjoy your Top of Shanghai journey and panoramic view of Shanghai city. This evening we highly recommend the ERA Acrobatic Show, one of the most popular evening entertainments in Shanghai. Hotel: Shanghai Narada Boutique Bund. B,LDay 11:Shanghai
Free day at leisure until transferred to the airport for return flight. We can arrange the Maglev train ride to Pudong airport if you are interested in, or we will drive you directly to the airport. B
Guided tour, 10 nights accomodation
Meals included:B = Continental breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinners, as per final itinerary
Acitvities included as per itinerary
- Tours commence Beijing weekly from April to November from $3928 pp twinshare, Single supplement + $1995.