14 days China Classic Tour with Guangzhou Break

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14 days China Classic Tour with Guangzhou Break

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Length of trip:

14 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3000 to $ 5000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

China is a land of ferocious contrasts. Shanghai's ambitious skyline is a triumphant statement. If you are after history, indulge yourself in China's imperial monuments, stretching from Beijing to Xian and beyond. Seekers of modernity will find their requirements met in Shanghai and Beijing. If you are a nature lover, the amazing landscape and country scenery in Guilin, will never disappoint you. You will enjoy many places including Hutong tour by rickshaw in Beijing, Terracotta Army in Xian, cycling tour in Yangshuo and Acrobatic Show in Shanghai.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Beijing

    Arrival/Beijing.
    Commercial Flight

    International flight on your own arrangement.

    Hotel

    Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Accommodations: Jianguo Garden Hotel

  • Day 2 - Beijing

    Visit Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City in Beijing.
    Sightseeing

    Today you will first visit the historic Tiananmen Square, and then the magnificent Forbidden City. In the afternoon, you will marvel at Beijing's splendid Temple of Heaven.

    Tiananmen Square: the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China, where the national flag is raised exactly at sunrise everyday.

    Hotel

    Accommodations: Jianguo Garden Hotel. Meals: B.

  • Day 3 - Beijing

    Full-day excursion in Beijing.
    Sightseeing

    Today's full-day excursion will take you to the majestic Great Wall(Badaling section), the Ding Tomb of the thirteen Ming Tombs and Sacred road.

    Sightseeing

    Sacred Road: the path lined with stone statues of animals, mystical beasts and officials who are supposed to serve the emperor in his afterlife, through which the sitting emperors would go to perform memorial rituals for the ancestors once a year.

    Hotel

    Accommodations: Jianguo Garden Hotel. Meals: B.

  • Day 4 - China

    Beijing/Xian.
    Sightseeing

    After breakfast, you will visit Hutongs by rickshaw.


    Hutongs: the old narrow paths with lots of courtyard homes where common people are living. They are like villages within a megalopolis. Through the hutongs' teeming maze of alleyways, you will see the old houses and learn about the daily life of ordinary Beijing citizens.

  • Day 5 - China

    Full-day excursion in Xian.
    Sightseeing

    Today, you will enjoy a full-day excursion to the incredible life-size Terracotta Warriors and Horses, after lunch, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and then the Bell Tower.

    Terracotta Warriors and Horses: discovered in 1974 by local farmers digging a well, this is one of the most significant archeological finds of the 20th century. These 6,000 life-size painted Terracotta Warriors and Horses --individually sculpted from real-life models and arranged in battle formation have been protecting the mausoleum of the first emperor in Chinese history--Emperor QinShihuang for 2,200 years ago.

    Hotel

    Accommodations: Hotel Royal Garden. Meals: B.

  • Day 6 - Guilin

    Xian/Guilin.
    Museums

    After breakfast, you will have a city tour to the Shaanxi Provincial Museum and the Ancient City Walls.


    Shaanxi Provincial Museum: opened in 1991, the largest comprehensive museum in the province. The museum exhibits over 3,000 historical relics which is just a fraction of their collection. Most of the exhibited items are rare treasures, showing you the splendid Chinese culture.

    Commercial Flight

    Onward flight to Guilin.

    Hotel

    pon your arrival at Guilin, the most scenic city in China, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Accommodations: Guilin Park Hotel, Meals: B

  • Day 7 - Guilin

    Guilin/Yangshuo.
    Private Car Service

    After breakfast, drive to Zhujiang Pier (about 40-minute drive) to start the boat cruise along the tranquil Li River, the highlight of your sightseeing tour in Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County.

    River or Barge Cruise

    Li River Cruise: Along the river, you will be inspired by the breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and reflections in the water together with the serene pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes.You will certainly feel like you are walking into a traditional Chinese painting by cruising on this wonderful river.

  • Day 8 - China

    Visit Yangshuo County, Yulong River in Yangshuo.
    Bicycling

    After breakfast, you will experience an interesting and enjoyable cycling tour along the road in Yangshuo.


    Yangshuo County: founded in 590 AD, Yangshuo County has been booming because of tourism. With so many beautifully shaped mountains surrounding this county, it is described as "the world of green lotus and jade bamboo shoots".

    Sightseeing

    Yulong River: a tributary of Li River, it is like a green ribbon winding peacefully through the rice fields and small villages. The unique-shaped pinnacles, the bamboo groves, the rice fields and the roaming water buffalos are all combined together to create a charming countryside picture.

    Hotel

    Accommodations: New Century Hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 9 - Guangzhou

    Yangshuo/Guilin/Guangzhou.
    Private Car Service

    Today, drive back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive) and have a city tour of the Elephant Trunk Hill, the Fubo Hill and the Reed Flute Cave before.

    Sightseeing

    Reed Flute Cave: 5 kilometers away from the city center, famed as "A Natural Palace of Art", in which you can see lots of stalactites & stalagmites illuminated by the lights of different colors. You will also learn how they were formed.

    Commercial Flight

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Guangzhou.

    Hotel

    Arrive at Guangzhou. Be met and transfered to your hotel. Accommodations: The Landmark Hotel. Meals: B.

  • Day 10 - Guangzhou

    Visit Chen Family Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou.
    Sightseeing

    Full-day tour to Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, the Chen Family Temple, Local free market.

    Chen Family Temple: Also known as Guangdong Folk Art Museum, It was used to be the study house of Chen family in 1890s, also the best decorated ancient architecture in Guangdong province.

    Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall: A Chinese style building which was sponsored by Chinese to commemorate Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of Chinese revolution.

    Hotel

    Accommodations: The Landmark Hotel. Meals: B

  • Day 11 - Shanghai

    Guangzhou/Shanghai.
    Commercial Flight

    Free at Leisure until to be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai.

    Hotel

    Upon your arrival at Shanghai, our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure. Accommodations: Holiday Inn Shanghai -Downtown. Meals: B

  • Day 12 - Shanghai

    Full-day excursion in Shanghai.
    Sightseeing

    Today, your full-day excursion of incredible Shanghai will include: Shanghai Museum, the Bund and the Nanjing Road, Yu Garden and Yuyuan Market. Enjoy a wonderful Acrobatic Show tonight.

    Museums

    Shanghai Museum: often ranked as China's best museum, it is the biggest museum in China with a fine collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese artifacts.

    The Bund : where the great trading houses and banks had their headquarters in the 1920s and the 1930s. The Bund is about about a mile long, it is the city's fulcrum.

    Hotel

    Accommodations: Holiday Inn Shanghai -Downtown. Meals: B

  • Day 13 - Suzhou

    Shanghai/Suzhou.
    Private Car Service

    One full-day tour to Suzhou (100km away from Shanghai), which has been known as the Venice of the East. After your arrival, be met by your local guide. Your tour in Suzhou includes: the classical Humble Administrator's Garden and the attractive Lingering Garden, the ancient Tiger Hill Park and the No.1 Silk Factory.

    Sightseeing

    Humble Administrator's Garden: covers 10 acres and is the largest garden in Suzhou. It was built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty and is divided into the eastern, middle and western parts. All of this centers upon the broad expanse of a lake to form the poetic and picturesque garden landscapes and waterscapes with exquisite buildings and luxuriant vegetation.

    Sightseeing

    Lingering Garden: is one of the four most famous gardens in China and was constructed in 1593 during the Ming Dynasty. It is famous for its artistic way of dealing with the spaces between various kinds of architectural forms and garden courts.

    Sightseeing

    Tiger Hill Park: a symbol of the city, with a history of over 2,500 years, the Tiger Hill has had the reputation of being the No.1 sight of Suzhou, with a Song-dynasty leaning pagoda on top which was built in brick to imitate wood architecture.

    Sightseeing

    The No.1 Silk Factory: Suzhou is famous for its silk production. In the factory you can learn more about silk production and detailed steps of the silk making process, and you will have an opportunity to purchase some of the incredibly delicate works as well.

    Hotel

    Back to Shanghai after the tour in Suzhou. Accommodations: Holiday Inn Shanghai -Downtown. Meals: B.

  • Day 14 - Shanghai

    Fly back home.

    Free in the day until our local guide meet you and escort you to the airport for the flight to your sweet home.

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