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15-Day China Classic Tour of Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa, Xi’an and Beijing

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Overview:

This best-selected China tour is all about give you the best impression of China. Roam around various royal palaces to see the unique wooden architecture in China. Hold your breath when you climb on the Great Wall or tour the Terracotta Warriors to understand the defense and funerary culture of the imperial China. Make a close contact with the precious cute Giant Panda. Be awed by the holy Buddhism culture and magnificent Potala Palace in Lhasa. Enjoy the most wonderful hills and waters in Guilin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tour Code

CHN15D14N-SGCLXB-929

Duration

15 Days/ 14 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Shanghai Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Welcome to Shanghai! After retrieving your luggage.Our guide will wait at the airport, holding a sign with your name on it. After a warm greeting, you will be taken to the hotel we have booked for you, which have prefect infrastructure.The rest of the day is at your disposal, you can take a warm rest or explore this city on your own.

 

Day 2Shanghai

Attractions:Shanghai Museumm,the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

A full day sightseeing begins with the Shanghai Museum, where you will experience the richness of Chinese culture. We will then take a fun walk in the charming Former French Concession. 

The next stop is Yu Garden, a representation of traditional Chinese gardens. Walking through its decorated bridges, you may feel like stepping back in time to 400 years ago. Right next to the garden, you’ll get to the Yuyuan Market, where you can taste local snacks or buy unique souvenirs. Besides, you’ll visit a silk workshop to see how small cocoons are transformed into elegant silk. End the day with a bird’s view of the city from the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center.

End with the Bund to take in heritage buildings featuring architectural styles from Neoclassical to Gothic to Baroque. While walking on the streets full of various colonial architecture, the epitome of 19th-century Shanghai will come to your mind vividly.

 

 

 

Day 3Shanghai-Guilin

Attractions: Jade Buddha Temple, Tianzifang
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

In the morning, you will visit Jade Buddha Temple, home to the world’s largest emerald Buddha and numerous religious artifacts, ancient statues, and Buddhist scriptures.

Next, you will be transferred to Tianzifang, a typical tourist attraction to appreciate the local Shikumen architectural preservation, and in this place full of strong life, you can stroll leisurely through the clean old alleys.

In the afternoon, your guide will escort you to the airport for a flight to Guilin. The rest of the day is your time for leisure.

Day 4Guilin

Attractions: Li River, Yulong River, West Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Yangshuo

Today, you’ll take a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the Li River from Mopanshan Wharf to Yangshuo Town to explore this best landscape.

After disembarking, we will take a break and we will start exploring the Yulong River. There are a variety of ways to have fun and beauty, including cycling, hiking, sightseeing buses, bamboo rafts, and scooters.

Tonight, you can walk the ancient West Street at your leisure and witness how Western and Chinese cultures coexist perfectly and peacefully here.

Day 5Guilin-Chengdu

Attractions: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

This morning we will visit the Elephant Trunk Hill – the symbol of Guilin. After that, have a trip to Reed Flute Cave – the showcase of distinctly-colored stalactites and stalagmites.

After this sightseeing, our guide and driver will escort you to the airport, you will be transferred to Chengdu this night.

 

Day 6Chengdu

Attractions: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Wenshu Temple, Wenshufang, Renmin Park, Jinli Old Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

This morning you will make a stirring visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is not only the most important panda scientific research center, but also dwelling home to more than 100 Giant Pandas. Don’t miss the chance to visit the most adorable panda cubs in the panda kindergartens. You will be taken to a hidden spiritual Buddhist temple in the bustling downtown of Chengdu – Wenshu Temple. Adjacent to the monastery is a small bazaar (Wenshufang) where you can experience local market and living style. Chengdu is famous for its relaxing and leisure pace throughout China, which will be proved after a stay in Renmin Park. Next is an impressive trip to the famous Jinli Old Street.

Day 7Chengdu - Lhasa

Attractions: Yarlong Tsangpo River
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

You enjoy the stunning views along the Yarlong Tsangpo River.

Day 7Lhasa

Attractions: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

The grandiose Potala Palace will be the first place to discover. After more than 1300 years of historical changes, this colossal Palace still dominates the skyline of Lhasa city. In the afternoon, visit the holiest Buddhist temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple with a history stretching over 1,300 years, where the 12-year-old-like Shakyamuni statue is consecrated. Outside the door of Jokhang Temple is the famous pilgrimage circle, Barkhor Street, where you can join faithful Tibetans in colorful attires walking the circle around Jokhang Temple.

Day 9Lhasa

Attractions: Norbulingka Park, Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Lhasa

The grandiose Potala Palace will be the first place to discover. After more than 1300 years of historical changes, this colossal Palace still dominates the skyline of Lhasa city. In the afternoon, visit the holiest Buddhist temple in Tibet, Jokhang Temple with a history stretching over 1,300 years, where the 12-year-old-like Shakyamuni statue is consecrated. Outside the door of Jokhang Temple is the famous pilgrimage circle, Barkhor Street, where you can join faithful Tibetans in colorful attires walking the circle around Jokhang Temple.

Day 10Lhasa - Xi’an

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

Today is free for you to explore Lhasa city until your tour guide transfers you to the airport for your flight to Xi’an.

Day 11Xi'an

Attractions: Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

Drive to discover one of the greatest man-made wonders in the world – the Terracotta Warriors, built by the first emperor of China Qin Shihuang to protect him in his afterlife. Take a wonderful stroll on the Ancient City Wall, the largest and best-preserved ancient city wall in China. This visit is followed by a relaxing wander around bustling and lively Muslim Quarter.

Day 12Xi'an-Beijing

Attractions: Da Cien Temple, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

A full day sightseeing begins with Da Cien Temple, a famous Buddhist sutra translation site during the Tang Dynasty. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is the most famous building in the temple which was built by the famous Buddhist master Xuanzang. Next is an educational visit to the Shaanxi History Museum where you can ramble in the modern exhibition halls to appreciate historic relics such as porcelains, paintings, and currencies dating from the Zhou to the Tang dynastic periods (1100BC to 907 AD).

Day 13Beijing

Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Today, we embark on our journey of exploration of Beijing from Tnanmen Square. Tiananmen Square is now the largest city square in the world.

Passing through Tiananmen Square, you can see the five most important palaces in the world, the Forbidden City. It was the residence of the Ming and Qing emperors and represented the supreme power of ancient China.

After that, we will spend a relaxing afternoon at the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China.

Day 14Beijing

Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Sacred Way, Water Cube, Bird’s Nest
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

In the morning, visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, a less crowded but well-preserved section of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty. You will take a cable car ride up the Great Wall and then hike to the most beautiful and interesting places in Mutianyu.

Then continue your journey to the Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer-long passage to the tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.

Finally, drive back to Beijing and stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to admire the famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube from the outside.

Day 15Beijing-Departure

Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Hutongs
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: No

Drive to the Temple of Heaven. Once a place where the emperor offered sacrifices and prayers, the Temple of Heaven has now become a lively place.

Then, head back to the city to experience the various Hutongs and learn about where Beijingers live.
Your trip to China is coming to an end and you will return home or head to another flight.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 14-night accommodation (3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned