Terracotta Warriors

China Delights

SG02: 11 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
Tour Type: Small Group of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 10 nights at good 5-star hotels
Meals: 10 western buffet breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

Highlights:
  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army
  • Take a Li River cruise down to Yangshuo & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
  • View the soaring city skylines and feel the pulse of modern Shanghai
  • Enjoy a la carte meals, Kung Fu Show, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance performance
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Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Upon your arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), our professional tour guide will wait for you outside the customs. After a warm greeting, you will be escorted to the hotel for check-in. For the rest of the day, we will leave it for you to explore the immediate environs freely.
 
Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing - the former Sheraton
Day 2 Beijing
This morning, our guide will meet you and all traveling companions punctually at the hotel, delivering a 30-minute pre-trip orientation. After the briefing, we shall take the comfortable and clean coach heading for the well-known Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen is distinguished as the biggest city square in the world with the famous Monument to the People's Heroes standing solemnly in its center. The Forbidden City, also called the Palace Museum, is the best preserved and the largest old wooden architecture in the world, housing a large number of precious cultural relics. 

Then, we will arrange you an a la carte welcome lunch at a wonderful restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food, including the famous Beijing Roast Duck. The lunch is valued at CNY150.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, our guide will take you to the Temple of Heaven. It was a place for emperors to pray for God's kindness in ancient times and includes two altars called Circular Mound and Prayer for Good Harvests respectively. After that, our guide will lead you to the Red Theatre to enjoy an excellent Chinese Kung Fu Show. You will have a better understanding about the Chinese traditional martial arts from this lively show.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch
Take a morning stroll around Tiananmen Square
Take a morning stroll around Tiananmen Square
Admire the imposing architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Admire the imposing architectures at the Temple of Heaven
Day 3 Beijing
We will begin the third day of this 11 days China tour package with the Mutianyu Great Wall. The round-trip cable car is in the schedule, which can provide you a splendid view of the Great Wall going up and down along the mountains ranges and stretching to the distance. We also provide you red wine for a group-toasting on the Great Wall to commemorate this moment.

Lunch is on your own arrangement. Our experienced guide will be glad to recommend the restaurants around the site, so that you can try some food by yourself. Today's Beijing tour will come to an end after you spend some leisure time at a well-known local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Have an exciting walk on Mutianyu Great Wall
Have an exciting walk on Mutianyu Great Wall
Day 4 Beijing to Xi'an by Flight
After breakfast, we will head for the splendid Summer Palace. It is a well-preserved royal garden mainly composed of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Then, we will leave you time at the Olympic National Stadium, also called the Bird's Nest, where you can have a glimpse of its grand appearance and take some photos.

About noon we will transfer you to a fancy restaurant to enjoy an a la carte lunch, which is valued about CNY150.00 per person but is included in our price. 

In the afternoon, we take a local rickshaw to explore the famous Hutong alleys surrounded by old courtyards built of gray bricks. You can take a look at the original lifestyle of the local families during the trip. Another highlight of this Hutong tour is to experience traditional Chinese Paper Cutting. Say goodbye to Beijing, our guide and driver will take you to the airport for your onward flight to Xi'an. Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our Xi'an tour guide, and then take a comfortable ride to your hotel for check-in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel
Feast your eyes on the vista of the Summer Palace
Feast your eyes on the vista of the Summer Palace
Day 5 Xi'an
Your China tour in Xi'an will start with the Terracotta Army. You will see a great number of life-like terracotta warriors and horses and have a better understanding of the history of the Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 BC). After that, you will be treated to an a la carte lunch at a local family to enjoy the authentic home-cooked food. You are welcome to learn the method of cooking Chinese cuisines from the host. 

In the afternoon, we will guide you to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, which stands quietly in Jianfu Temple built during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). We will then go to the other spot inside the temple, Xi'an Museum. In order to let you spend a memorable evening, we will arrange for you a wonderful Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show while partaking of a delicious Dumpling Dinner.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling Dinner
 Friendly Tips

Clients visiting in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec need to arrange the dinner and evening activity on their own for this day, since the theater is usually not open at that time.
The life-sized terracotta warriors of 2,200 years ago
The life-sized terracotta warriors of 2,200 years ago
Day 6 Xi'an
Today's Xi'an small group tour will start with the City Wall Park, where you will experience a Tai Chi practice session. Then you will be accompanied to the renowned City Wall, which is the most complete ancient wall in China with 1,400 years of history. The bike rental is available on the wall if you are interested in cycling for one or a half circle. After sightseeing on the wall, and looking down on the expanse of Xi'an city, you will have an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant. The lunch is valued at CNY120.00 per person and is included in our price.

In the afternoon, our guide will escort you to Shaanxi History Museum. It is a palace of art including exquisite bronze wares from the Shang and Zhou dynasties (17th century BC - 256 BC), vivid pottery figurines, unique gold and silver wares of the Han (202 BC - 220 AD) and Tang dynasties, as well as fancy murals in Tang tombs. We will then pay a visit to the Great Mosque to enjoy the distinct religious culture. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the nearby Muslim Quarters and shopping malls.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch
Enjoy bike riding on the City Wall
Enjoy bike riding on the City Wall
Play table tennis with local people
Play table tennis with local people
Day 7 Xi'an to Guilin by Flight
Today our guide and driver will escort you to the airport to catch a flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and taken to the hotel for check-in. After a short interval, you are going to visit the Reed Flute Cave, where you will have a visual feast of bizarre stalactites and stalagmites, and then visit the Elephant Trunk Hill, which is so named for its elephant-like appearance.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel
Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and accompany you on a relaxing Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, which is on the must-do list of your Beijing Xi'an Guilin Shanghai tour. You will appreciate gorgeous scenery with endless mountains and rivers along the way. During the cruise, your guide will show you the scene that has been printed on the 20 Yuan note.

Today's lunch will be served onboard, but it may not be to your taste, so we suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel and prepare some snacks.

After a 4.5-hour cruise journey, you will disembark at Yangshuo and make a visit to West Street first. Then, you will be escorted to the countryside area to admire the fascinating rural landscape of Yangshuo and also have a chance to visit a local villager's home. You may compare home visits in Yangshuo and Xi'an and find the differences between city life and country life. When your Yangshuo sightseeing tour is over, we will drive you back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Relaxing Li River cruise
Relaxing Li River cruise
Local people doing laundry by the river
Local people doing laundry by the river
Day 9 Guilin to Shanghai by Flight
After breakfast, our guide and driver in Guilin will take you to the airport and help you with the boarding procedures. After landing in Shanghai, you will meet another guide at the airport arrival hall and then be escorted to the hotel. For the rest of the day, you will be free to explore the surroundings.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
Day 10 Shanghai
After breakfast, your 11 days China tour package in Shanghai will begin with a visit to Shanghai Museum. There are twelve exhibition halls displaying 120,000 precious items, such as bronze wares, porcelains, calligraphy works, and paintings. After that, you will be guided to the elegant Yu Garden, which used to be the private garden owned by an official of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Getting out of the garden, you will see a bustling traditional bazaar. Enjoy some free time there.  

At noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served at a popular local restaurant. The lunch costs CNY120.00 per person but is included in our price. 

After lunch, we continue our visit to the Former French Concession where you are able to learn the history of the old Shanghai. Next, we will visit the Bund. At the western bank of the Huangpu River, the Bund is attractive for housing 52 exotic mansions built during the 19th century. You will also take a one-hour cruise tour along the Huangpu River. Finally, our guide and driver will take you back to the hotel and say bon voyage.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch
Feel the charm of Shanghai at the Bund area
Feel the charm of Shanghai at the Bund area
Day 11 Departure from Shanghai
Today your 11 days China tour will draw to an end. Due to different flight schedules, we do not include the airport drop-off service for the group. Please find your own way to the airport for your homeward flight. It is suggested that you hail a taxi to the airport. It takes around CNY200 to the Pudong Airport (PVG) and CNY100 to the Hongqiao Airport (SHA). We wish you a smooth return journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
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Aug 26(Fri)Sep 05(Mon)$2459$629
Sep 02(Fri)Sep 12(Mon)$2459$659
Sep 09(Fri)Sep 19(Mon)$2459$659
Sep 16(Fri)Sep 26(Mon)$2459$659
Sep 23(Fri)Oct 03(Mon)$2459 $2336$659
Oct 07(Fri)Oct 17(Mon)$2459 $2336$659
Oct 14(Fri)Oct 24(Mon)$2459 $2336$659
Oct 21(Fri)Oct 31(Mon)$2459 $2213$659
Oct 28(Fri)Nov 07(Mon)$2229 $2006$649
Nov 04(Fri)Nov 14(Mon)$2229 $2006$649
Nov 11(Fri)Nov 21(Mon)$2209 $1988$639
Nov 20(Sun)Nov 30(Wed)$2159 $1943$579
Dec 04(Sun)Dec 14(Wed)$2139 $1925$549
Dec 23(Fri)Jan 02(Mon)$2139 $1925$549
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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    Janice
    USA
    Posted on March 03, 2020
    We are here pleased to give our comments on our recent China travel by offering some tour details. Generally, we were satisfied with this tour organization, for example, food, hotels, tour guides etc. Overall we very much enjoyed the meals provided, the most enjoyed was the Dumpling Dinner on day 5, although Chinese food was not to our western taste. We found the Dumpling Dinner not only delicious but our waitress explained the meal and pointed out the humorous shapes of the dumplings. We had our guides, John, Susan, Helen and Ryan. They were so knowledgeable about the history of their country and offered us valuable information in a timely, professional manner. Helen in Guilin was especially very helpful in relation to my slight disability and both her and the driver, Mr Chen, ensured my safety when getting in and out of the vehicle. Our Shanghai guide Ocean's knowledge of the English language and pronunciation was easy for us to understand, and where there was slight difficulty Ocean would repeat with patience so that we did understand. The drivers are very safe, patient and experienced driver. The traffic in China is more chaotic than we are used to, but we never felt unsafe in their hands. The cars were clean at all times and there was more than sufficient bottled water provided. The hotels we stayed at is worth mentioning as they were very comfortable and clean, with lots of choices for breakfasts (and other meals). We have traveled extensively and have a lot to compare this tour with and TravelChinaGuide should be pleased to have John, Susan, Helen and Ryan on board. ... More
    Jim and Becky Deckebach
    United States
    Posted on February 24, 2020
    I would like to say something about my recent tour. Travelchinaguide did an exceptional job for arranging this program for us. The guides were very knowledgeable and fluent in English. Linda in Beijing did a great job. She took us to a great restaurant for lunch second day which was a la carte and had our first of many fantastic experiences with Chinese cuisine which is the world's best. That comes from a great cook who also lived in France's gastronomic capital for a year. The tours in Beijing were very well done. Linda also took us to a fabulous show that day. The concierge also made a great recommendation the first evening for dinner. The next leg of the journey was Xi'an and we think it's beautiful enough to be included in tours of China. We had a memorable time to the famous Terracotta Warriors. Kevin was a great guide in Guilin and Yangshuo. He suggested the "Impression Show" on the river which was great performance and we also took the river cruise in Guilin along the restored water front. The Li River was memorable and the visit to famer's yard in Yangshuo was a good introduction to the countryside and Chinese traffic. The farming village was fascinating. Tracy was an excellent guide for the Shanghai part. All of the tour event were great and she along with other guides picked up on our enjoyment of food and we customized each meal at our expense. Hong Kong was mostly on our own except for a half day with Ben. Hong Kong is very user friendly for a westerner. The dining experiences there were first class. We saw the evening laser show from a restaurant 20 stories high. Hotels met our expectation as 5 star with the Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel being the best. We would be glad to recommend their services. ... More
    Hilda
    Posted on February 20, 2020
    Overall the experience was very good. In fact it was one of the best tours we have been on in China, as we have travelled extensively. We look forward to using your tour agency again in the future.
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