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15-Day China Private Memorial Tour of Beijing, Xi’an, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Guilin and Shanghai

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Overview:

Take in the highlights of Beijing, Xi ‘an and Chengdu on an unforgettable 9-day tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Start with Beijing’s crown jewels, including the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall. Fly to Xi ‘an and visit the Terracotta Warriors, the Little Goose Pagoda, the Great Mosque and the Old City Wall. Another flight will take you to Chengdu for a close encounter with pandas at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding and to view the excellent historical exhibits at the Jinsha Site Museum.

 

Tour Code

CHN15D12N-BSXG-131

Duration

15 Days/14 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Beijing & Pick-up

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

Beijing Airport Parking Lot

Upon your arrival in Beijing, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax in the hotel during the remainder of the day, or you can have a self-exploration with suggestions from your guide. 

Day 2Beijing

Attractions: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, Hutong Tour
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Over night in Beijing

Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

This morning, your tour guide will pick up you at the hotel and take you to visit Tiananmen Square. You will see what the biggest urban city square in the world looks like.

Forbidden City-The Palace Museum

From Tiananmen Square, you will enter the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City to explore its fascinating halls and pavilions. Here, you will not only learn how the emperor handled political affairs and lived their lives, but appreciate numerous ancient art treasures. At noon, an a la carte welcome lunch will be served at a superb local restaurant, where you can have a taste of authentic Chinese food.

Hutong Tour

Then a trip to the old Hutongs will conclude your day. Taking the local rickshaw and traveling along the narrow lanes, you will get a close touch with the original Beijing lifestyle and culture.

Day 3China Great Wall Tour

Attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Over night in Bejing

Mutianyu Great Wall

This morning you will be taken to Mutianyu Great Wall to experience at first hand the wonder of the Great Wall. The round-trip cable car will be arranged. Standing on the wall and looking at it stretching up and down into boundless distance is an exciting experience and will leave you a life-long memory. Lunch is on your own and your guide will gladly assist.

Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

Visit the Summer Palace – the largest existing imperial garden with a graceful landscape and magnificent constructions.

Day 4Beijing to Xian

Attractions: Temple of Heaven, Old Beijing Hutong, High speed train to Xian
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xian

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.A La Carte lunch at a local popular restaurant, atmosphere might be loud but  the food is tasty.After lunch, be transferred to the train station for the 5 hours train to Xian. Your Xian tour guide will wait for you at the train station and help you to transfer to the hotel.

Day 5Xi'an

Attractions: Ancient City Wall, Tai Chi Chuan Course, Terracotta Warriors, Pottery workshop
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xi’an

Today we will have a full day to explore this historical and cultural city in China. Pick up from hotel in the morning, and then have a visit to the landmark of Xi’an—Xian City Wall. You could choose to have a bicycle riding on the city wall (***Bicycle riding is optional and excluded from our price***). An impressive Tai Chi Chuan course is arranged at the City Wall for you. Originating from the roots of classical Chinese culture, Tai Chi Chuan absorbed a variety of sources including the Book of Changes, Taoism and Buddhism. With a professional Tai Chi Master’s teaching, you will understand Chinese culture better.

After that, we will drive to the highlights in Xi’an —the Terracotta Warriors. On the way to Terracotta Warriors, we will have a stop at a cave dwelling pottery workshop, where you will have chance to learn how to make a miniature terracotta warrior.  A la carte lunch is arranged at a local restaurant nearby Terracotta Warriors. In the afternoon, we will have enough time to visit this world wonder — Terracotta Warriors, one of the world’s most important archaeological finds, with troops, horses and carriages in battle formation.The tour finishes by dropping-off at the hotel lobby. You could ask your local guide for some information about evening entertainment or night show, such as Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 6Xi'an - Jiuzhaigou

Attractions: Fly to Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong National Park
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Jiuzhaigou

After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for morning flight to Jiuzhaigou. Your Jiuzhaigou tour guide will wait for you at the airport.

Lunch will be served at local restaurant nearby Chuanzhusi Temple. After lunch, visit Huanglong National Park, which is a World Natural Heritage site, and famous for its colorful ponds, snowy mountains, deep valleys, and dense forest. All the colors of the rainbow are here. The landscape studded with waterfalls and terraced, colored limestone ponds of blue, yellow, white and green. We suggest you hike on the mountain to explore the real beauty of Huanglong National Park. There is also cable car service available, and you can take it to the top at your expense for relaxing trip.

Day 7Jiuzhaigou

Attractions: Jiuzhaigou Valley
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Jiuzhaigou

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the fairyland and national treasure. Take full day excursion into Jiuzhaigou valley with your guide accompanying. Take a shuttle bus from Lantian Station to the Long Lake, then walk around and enjoy the Long lake & the Five-colour Pool. After that, take a shuttle bus from Five-colour Pool to Nuorilang Waterfall. Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. Walk to the Nuorilang Waterfall for a visit before taking a shuttle bus from Nuorilang to Shuzheng Lake, visit the Rhino Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Fall and Princess Lake along the way in the bus . Then walk around and enjoy the Shuzheng Lake, the Shuzheng Valley, Take a shuttle bus From Shuzheng Lake to Shuanglong Lake for a visit to the Shuanglong Waterfall. Continue your hiking tour in the afternoon and feel relaxed without pushing at all. Walk to the Nuorilang Waterfall for a visit before taking a shuttle bus from Nuorilang to Shuzheng Lake, visit the Rhino Lake, Tiger Lake, Shuzheng Fall and Princess Lake along the way in the bus . Then walk around and enjoy the Shuzheng Lake, the Shuzheng Valley, Take a shuttle bus From Shuzheng Lake to Shuanglong Lake for a visit to the Shuanglong Waterfall.

Day 8Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu

Attractions: Fly to Chengdu, Free time in Chengdu
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengdu

Relax in the hotel in the morning and transfer to Jiuzhaigou Airport for Chengdu in the afternoon. Your Chengdu guide will meet you at the airport and assist you to your hotel. Today is a free day, there is no travel, you will get refreshing, you can stroll in Kuan Zhai Lane, which is famous snack street in the evening.

Day 9Chengdu

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

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Panda hometown.Enjoy your interesting tour to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding which is a huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda. Sightseeing shuttle bus is included. You will learn the habits and characteristics of Giant and baby pandas, observe them eating bamboos and playing around. Lunch will be arranged as local food at restaurant nearby.

In the afternoon, visit Renmin Park and it is the paradise for local people who addict to dancing, playing mahjong, drinking teas. We will arrange tea break in the park and mahjong lesson if you are interested in. After that enjoy shopping time at Jinli Old Street which is the elegant style of the architectures tells you what Sichuan looks like during the Qing Dynasty.

Day 10Chengdu - Guilin

Attractions: Fly to Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill; Walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

Free day at leisure and be transferred to the airport for flight to Guilin Your Guilin tour guide will wait for you at the airport and help you to transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Elephant Trunk Hill which is the badge of Guilin city. The whole hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. It is the masterpiece of karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360million years ago. You can 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 Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park by walking around Shanhu Lake and viewing the Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas.

Day 11Guilin

Attractions: Huanglo Yao Village, Ping An Village, Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, Longji Zhuang Village
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and get ready for today’s excursion to Longji Rice Terraces Drive about 2 hours to Longji. It’s a mountain road and you can warm up with a view of some small terraces outside your window. Upon arrival, transfer to the shuttle bus provided by the scenic area. Our guide will accompany you throughout the tour. The shuttle bus will stop at Huanglaoyao Village and you will have the opportunity to watch a long hair performance and folk dance in the village, but you can choose to pay your own way. From there, the hike begins to Pingan Village, which is full of flagstone roads and paths. It takes about half an hour to climb the mountain, and the scenery along the way is breathtaking.

Continue hiking to Longji Zhuang Village via stone trail to Zhuang village about 2.5 hours. It is the classic hiking route in Longji terrace field, smoothly and leisurely. En route, you will appreciate the endless terrace field and gorgeous view on the mountain

Day 12Guilin - Yangshuo

Attractions: Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, West Street
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

Enjoy cruise down the Li River 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 view from the picture windows

After disembarking, stroll around the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now becomes a place that mixes the eastern and western culture harmoniously. West Street in Yangshuo has developed into the most prosperous area in Yangshuo. Enjoy your free time there. Drive back to the Guilin through express way, while you will appreciate the Yangshuo ten-mile Gallery on the road

Day 13Guilin - Shanghai

Attractions: Yangshuo countryside, Fly to Shanghai from Guilin
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Our guide will meet you up at the hotel lobby and start to explore the Yangshuo countryside Enjoy Yangshuo countryside leisure tour by bike or electromobile. We offer two options for your selection. This route covers the highlights of Yangshuo village, from Jima to Chaoyang about 15 km. You will be well guided and no rush at all

Enjoy Yangshuo countryside leisure tour by bike or electromobile. We offer two options for your selection. This route covers the highlights of Yangshuo village, from Jima to Chaoyang about 15 km. You will be well guided and no rush at allA la carte lunch will be arranged at farmhouse courtyard nearby Yulong River. The meal is exactly the local dishes, such as beer fish; Yangshuo tianluonian; stewed pork with taros.

Day 14Shanghai

Attractions: Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), Yu Garden (Yuyuan), Huangpu River, The Bund (Wai Tan)
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Shanghai

Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

This morning, Your local tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. You will visit one of the four largest museums in China, the Shanghai Museum, which specializes in exhibiting artworks from ancient times.

Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

After that, explore Yu Garden. The symbol of the Garden is the Nine Zigzag Bridge built of granite and grass-white jade and the quaint, elegant mid-lake pavilion. Around noon, an a la carte farewell lunch will be served to you at a very nice restaurant.

Huangpu River

Take a one-hour cruise along the Huangpu River – the mother river of Shanghai. As the symbol and a microcosm of the city, the river has witnessed the glory, humiliation, despair, and prosperity of Shanghai.

The Bund (Wai Tan)

Have some free time in the Bund area. Upon returning to the hotel, your guide will see you into the lobby to say bon voyage.

Day 15Departure Shanghai

Attractions: Not Included
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Free day at leisure and be 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.

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