12 Days Beijing Xi'an Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou Shanghai Tour


Tour Name: 12 Days Beijing Xi'an Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou Shanghai Tour

Tour Code: VAC-CTT-008

Tour Type: Private Tour

Summary: Booking this tour, you will visit Beijing,Xian,Guilin,Hangzhou,Suzhou,Shanghai Designed for senior travelers, this exclusive China tour combines comfort with historical culture, local interacting, scenery and other simple pleasures

Tour Cost: From $

12 Days Beijing Xi'an Guilin Hangzhou Suzhou Shanghai Tour

Day 01: Arrive in Beijing
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of China, rich in history and culture.
Your lifetime China tour begins with welcome from your local guide at the Beijing airport. Then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to acclimatize or explore the vast metropolis on your own.
Meals: No                                                            Accommodation: Beijing City

Day 02: Beijing
After breakfast, start to explore the historical face of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square, now the largest city plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern side of the square was the site where Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s five most important palaces – the Forbidden City, a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties lived. Pass through various doorways in this magnificent structure to admire the beautiful and well preserved buildings decorated with yellow-glazed tile roofs, white marble bases and splendid colorful paintings.

Next activity is to hop on a rickshaw to experience Beijing Hutongs – small alleys made of neighboring quadrangle dwellings. Shuttle among different Hutongs to feel the old Beijing life style, meet various antique shops and small boutiques, feel the historical changes of Beijing.

After lunch, drive to the outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors while feasting your eyes on the vast lotus in Kunming Lake and the colorful paintings in the Long Corridor.
Meals: B/L                                                            Accommodation: Beijing City


Day 03: Beijng
After breakfast, drive from your hotel to visit the imperial site – Temple of Heaven. It was originally used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for harvest, now becomes a bustling place for locals to take part in traditional activities, such as Tai Chi, dancing, kite flying, water calligraphy, etc. 

The rest of today is to drive about 70km to witness one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Great Wall. You will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less crowded yet well-preserved segment of the Great Wall built in the Ming Dynasty. It will more than live up to all of your expectations! This great wall, linking Gubeikou in the east and Juyongguan in the west, was served as the vital military strategic point in the ancient time. Moreover, Mutianyu section is the “longest great wall in China” so far and since protection work is well done here, tourists can now see its original appearance and enjoy the real ancient culture of great wall. Also, spectacular natural scenery in Mutianyu Great Wall always impresses visitors here for its abundant vegetation. You’ll take a cable car to ascend the Great Wall, then hike the most beautiful and interesting part of Mutianyu and climb up its rising towers to enjoy scenic views of the wall as it wriggles along mountain ridges and you take brag-worthy photos. After the exciting time, descend by cable car. (Note: If energy permits, you can hike up or down which takes about 40 minutes to climb steps. Please tell your likes to your travel consultant.) After the Great Wall visit, drive back to Beijing city and take a short stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to see its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

Optional activity: After the whole day’s tour, treat yourself a great dinner to taste the famous Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude.
Meals: B/L                                                          Accommodation: Beijing City


Day 04: Beijing-Xi'an (by flight)
This morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, be met by your local tour guide, and start to explore Xi'an Ancient City.

Drive about 40km to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world – Terracotta Warriors and Horses, built by the first emperor Qin Shihuang to protect his afterlife. Over 8, 000 life-size warriors, horses and chariots, buried in 3 pits more than 2000 years until uncovered by local farmer in 1974, forms an ancient military army with complete battle unites, such as infantry, cavalry, etc. Standing in front of these figures, one can’t help being amazed not only by the ambition of Qin Shihuang but also the fabulous artistic skills of ancient Chinese artisans.

In the afternoon,  take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. Enjoy panoramic views of modern Xian and walk leisurely on the well-maintained city wall which is 12 meters high and 18 meters wide with a total circle of nearly 14 kilometers. It is followed by a relaxing wandering around bustling and lively Muslim Community, where you can taste the most delicious Xian food and various snacks, as well as experience local culture.

Optional activities: 
1. Take a relaxing cycling on the Ancient City Wall;
2. Enjoy a wonderful Tang Palace Dance Show after a hearty dumpling dinner.
Meals: B/L                                                            Accommodation: in  Xi'an City


Day 05: Xi'an-Guilin by flight
After breakfast, head to Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation place in Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple. With a height of 64.5 meters, the pagoda was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang to reserve classic scriptures he bought from India in early Tang Dynasty. (Xuanzang, the prototype character of Tang Seng in the novel of Journey to the West). (Note: It charges extra 30 RMB to climb up the Big Wild Goose Pagoda)

Following is an educational visiting to Shaanxi History Museum. Ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate relics, such as porcelains, paintings, currencies from Zhou to the Tang periods (1100BC to 907 AD). (Note: Shaanxi History Museum may be replaced with other activity or attraction because of crowding tourists during July ~ early September and China’s National Day during Oct.1-Oct.7. You may check details with your travel consultant.)

The rest of today is free for you until get escorted to catch flight to Guilin (about 2hrs), the beautiful city in Guangxi. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by local tour guide, and transfer to your hotel in downtown.

Meals: B/L                                                            Accommodation:  Guilin City


Day 06: Guilin-Yangshuo 
The highlight of today's sightseeing is a leisurely cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Meandering through valleys, bamboo groves and mysterious Karst rock formations, the cruise will affords you a glimpse of a life far removed from the concrete jungle.
Upon arrival in YangshuoI in the afternoon, an interesting Yangshuo countryside trip is waiting for you. You are suggested to ride a bicycle to visit the country area along Yulong River. You will also have a chance to walk into a local farmer's house and have a communicate with the family with the assistance from guide. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel in Yangshuo. The Impression Liusanjie Night Show is recommended as a night activity in Yangshuo.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch on board                               Accommodation: In Yangshuo


Day 07: Yangshuo-Guilin-Hangzhou
After a leisure breakfast, we will drive back to Guilon and you will have a half day to explore the city by visiting to Elephant Trunk Hill, which is the symbol of Guilin City. Then explore Reed Flute Cave. It is a representative of the karst landform in Guilin, where you could see extraordinary and colorful-lighted scene. 

After lunch, transfer to airport for your flight to Hangzhou,capital city of Zhejiang. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch                                             Accommodation: In Hangzhou


Day 08: Hangzhou-Suzhou
West Lake HangzhouHangzhou is one of China's big tourist attractions. It has many historical relics and scenic spots, including West Lake, and the scenic area near the Fuchun River and the Xinan River. The special local-made products are silk, Xihu silk umbrellas, color-glazed porcelain, Longjing tea, and white chrysanthemum. 

After breakfast, you will enjoy leisurely time by rowing on the tranquil West Lake or riding along the beautiful lake front on electromobile, viewing the beautiful Buddhist sculptures and immersing in the peaceful atmosphere at Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak. Later take a walk in the picturesque Dragon Well Tea Plantation and learn more about Chinese tea culture.You will be escorted to the train station for high-speed train to Suzhou.Upon arrival, transferred to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                             Accommodation: In Suzhou
Day 09:Suzhou-Shanghai
Touring the wonderful ancient water towns in the vicinity or lingering in the exquisite classical gardens in the downtown area, you will truly know the charm of a 'paradise on earth'. As the saying goes - 'Gardens to the south of the Yangtze River are the best in the world, and Suzhou gardens are the best among them'. These gardens attain their high reputation not only for their vast numbers, but also for their charming natural beauty and harmonious construction. At present more than 60 gardens are kept intact in the city, and some of them have been listed in the World Heritage List. Here lists top attractions in Suzhou.

Today's excursion will bring you to the Suzhou Museum and enjoy the gentle breeze while cruise on the Grand Canal. After lunch, you will have a tour to the quiet Lingering Garden and the Pan Gate. Later visit the No.1 Silk Factory to learn how the pure silk products are made from a small cocoon.Then transfer to Shanghai,the largest city in China.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch                                            Accommodation: In Shanghai

Day 10: Shanghai
Take a full day sightseeing to explore the past and present of Shanghai at once. First stop is Yu Garden, a shining star among all dotted ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan which fully embodies the traditional design of architecture. Jagged pavilion with elegant decoration, glittering pools with roving fish, sprouting pine trees, all these pleasant scenes refresh your mood. Adjacent to the garden is 

the Yuyuan Bazaar where you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works. Next, drive several kilometers to see the modern face of Shanghai from the observation deck on the 88th floor of Jinmao Tower.

You will then transfer to another popular landmark of Shanghai – Nanjing Road which is shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the local modern atmosphere. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund. Originally the towpath for transporting, the Bund transformed into a feverish trading district. Stroll along the Bund, feel the perfect fusion of Chinese culture and Western culture, and seize the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes.

Optional activities: 1). attend an entertaining and breathtaking Acrobatic Show, including balls of death, balance of chairs, hula hoops, juggling benches, walking in the air, etc. 2). take Huangpu River cruise to enjoy fantastic night view of Shanghai. 

Meals: B/L                                                             Accommodation: In Shanghai
Day 11: Shanghai-Departure
Wondering why Shanghai became a modern, vibrant and cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village? This morning’s tour to Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center will give you a full explanation to that question, besides that, you’ll have an overview of the ambitious plan for future.

Next is a wonderful visit to Jade Buddha Temple. Owning the largest jade Buddha in the world and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues and Buddhist scriptures, the very pure land in the crowded downtown is a quiet place for nice break in this busy city. 

Meals: B/L                                                             Accommodation: In Shanghai


Day 12: Shanghai/ Departure
After breakfast,, you will be free before escorted to the airport for onward flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

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Price Includes:

Private transfers between airports/railway stations, hotels and sightseeing spots.
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
Two perosns share one twins or double room at hotel with daily breakfast
Entrance fees to attractions or activities listed in the itinerary
Meals as itinerary specifies
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance
Government & service taxes
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price Excludes:

Round way International and domestic airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc.
Personal expenses
Optional tours, meals, activities and services
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,damages injury caused by accident beyond the control of visitarounchina.com and that has incurred due to the tourist action voilating the laws.

Remarks:

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1 this year to Feb 28 next year, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ ZhangjiajieHoliday reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise.
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to ZhangjiajieHoliday in advance.
※ ZhangjiajieHoliday reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control

Price includes:

1. Bus service for your own use.

2. English-speaking guide service.

3. Entrance fees as mentioned.

4. The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room with daily breakfast.

5. The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.

6. Luggage Transfers: Between airports/railway stations/hotels.

7. Service Charge & Government Taxes.

8. Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.

9. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

10. All credit card processing fees.


Price excludes:

1. Tips for your tour guide and driver.

2. The prices above are based two persons sharing one standard room. If one person prefers to stay in one room, the single room supplement must be paid.

3. The price shall increase at the duration of super high season,such as 1May-3 May, 1 Oct-7 Oct and Chinese New Spring Festival.

4. In order to give our guests more choices, the meals are not included in the quotation.

5. Early check in or late check out.

6. Any other changes caused by the acts of God, natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of China Travel Club and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

1. All rates are subject to reconfirmation from our trip advisors when an actual booking is being made.

2. All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact our trip advisors for new quotations.

3. Child definition: From Age 3 to 11 Years (usually enjoying 10%-40% discount. Contact our trip advisors for the actual discount for your case). 12 Years old and above will be charged as Adult Price.

4. Wear casually with comfortable sports shoes and please pay attention to the local climate of Zhangjiajie.

5. Prices are based on current exchange rate and are subject to change without prior notice. For the most up to date prices, please contact with the sales.

6. As your traveling places are in mountainous area, please pack leisure clothing and shoes.

7. The weather in mountainous area is changeable. It is better to bring your umbrella.

8. All the hotels(except 5 star hotel) in Zhangjiajie do not offer complimentary toilet articles, such as shampoo, shower gel, soap, disposable teeth brush, slippers, ect for environmental protection.

9. Tour Standard:
Economic: You will enjoy the most beautiful places in Zhangjiajie at low costs, we provide good hotels for you, and you will even have a chance to live in the family style hotels in the park. The routes is designed especially for hiking and can save you a lot of money.
Standard: We will provide tourism van with professional driver, the hotels you will stay are all 4 star and have good locations to the different science spots; A map of Zhangjiajie for everyone and one bottle of water each day.
Deluxe: The Buick Business Purpose Vehicle (or Mercedes-Benz car if our guests require )will serve you during your whole trip, 5 star hotel is your choice when you are traveling, most routes are designed to assure that you will have a leisure and unforgettable trip in Zhangjiajie; A map of Zhangjiajie and one bottle of water each day.