13 Days 12 Nights Beijing - Xian - Nanjing - Guilin - Shanghai Tour

  • Tour Code: ET-116  
  • Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Nanjing - Guilin - Shanghai
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Day 01: Arrive in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing International Airport and be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured.


Day 02: Beijing

Summer Palace, Beijing
We begin our discovery of this 2,000-year-old city at vast Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, seat of imperial power during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), and Summer Palace, the former royal retreat with beautiful gardens and temples that is now a lovely park attracting both visitors and locals. Tonight we savor a traditional Peking duck dinner, followed by a traditional opera - Peking Opera performance at the Liyuan Theatre. (B, L, D)


Day 03: Beijing

Great Wall
This morning we tour the Great Wall, the incredible collection of ancient defense installations (and UNESCO World Heritage Site) that stretches almost 4,000 miles from the East China Sea to Central Asia and where we visit the Ba Da Ling section by cable car. Than, we go to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tombs. (B, L, D)


Day 04: Beijing to Xian

Terra-cotta Warriors, Xian
Our day begins with a rickshaw ride through Beijing ancient back roads and alleys (Hutongs). Here we visit the home of a local family for a rare glimpse of the traditional communal lifestyle that is fast disappearing; later, fly to Xian. When you arrive in Xian Xianyang International Airport and you will be greeted by your guide who will escort you to the hotel, and the rest of the day is leisured. (B, L, D)


Day 05: Xian

Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian
This day begins with a visit to the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum which housing the army of 8,000 life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses that had lain buried and forgotten for more than two millennia. Each of these astounding Terra-cotta pieces has an individually sculpted face, standing in military formation in three separate underground building.A La Carte lunch will be arrange in a local restaurant near the Museum. After your amazing exploration of these fabulous sculptures, visit the revered Big Wild Goose Pagoda (652 AD), a well-preserved ancient building in a classical Buddhist temple, about 1,300 years old and a holy place for Buddhists. In the evening, indulge in a Tang Dynasty dumpling dinner and cultural show featuring traditional music, dance, and traditional costumes.   (B, L, D)


Day 06: Xian

Cave House, Xian
Today we tour the countryside of Xian. We drive to a typical village of Northern China -An Wu Village to feel the real-life of local farmers, in which we will visit a rural primary school, a rural clinic, local farmer's family and underground cave house as well as a local cattle farm and the ancient dwelling buildings come from more than 100 years ago. Lunch will be arranged in a local family, taste some local flavor. After than, we go to visit Hanyang Mausoleum which was built for the fourth emperor of Han dynasty 2000 years ago. The female Terra-cotta warrior was discovered from there. (B, L, D)


Day 07: Xian to Nanjing

City Wall, Xian
This day begins at impressive nine-mile City Wall, and a bicycle tour on the top of 600 years old city wall., visit famous Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, with an acclaimed collection of historic and cultural artifacts from different historical period of Shaanxi Province; After enjoying the a la carte lunch at a popular local restaurant, visit Bell Tower and Drum Tower Square, the center of the downtown area. Fly to Nanjing. When you arrive in Nanjing airport you will be greeted by your guide and escort you to the hotel. (B, L, D)


Day 08: Nanjing

Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum
This day begins with a visit to the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen , which was built on the Purple Mountain; Dr. Sun Yat-sen is the founding father of the Republic of China. Pass through massive gates and climb 392 marble steps and you'll arrive in front of the mausoleum with white walls and bright blue-tiled roof. And visit Linggu Temple which was built in 1381. It is a break vaulted edifice constructed without any wooden beams. The centerpiece of the Temple and the Linggu Pagoda, there is a great view of the thick green leafy carpet that cloaks of the Purple Mountain from the top. Later, we will go to the Qinhuai Scenic Area Confucius Temple, once a center of learning, with imperial examination hall nearby. (B, L, D)


Day 09: Nanjing to Guilin

Tianchaogong, Nanjing
Visit Tianchao Gong and Xu Garden, it once was headquarter of the Taiping Rebellion and finally, after the overthrow of the Qing empire, the palace housed the Republican Government, from where both Dr. Sun Yat-san and Chiang Kai Shek Ruled China. And we will visit the ancient Nanjing City Wall, which is surrounding Nanjing with an average height of 12m and width of 8m, but unfortunately the walls are no longer complete. Later, fly to Guilin. When you arrive in Guilin airport you will be greeted by your guide and escort you to the hotel. After having dinner, enjoy the ethnic Songs and Dances at Lijiang theatre. (B, L, D)


Day 10: Guilin

Li River, Guilin
Today, you will enjoy a cruise on the scenic Li River, floating through breathtaking mountain passes, languid waters overhung with fairy tale hills and graceful bamboo groves. You might meet farmers tending rice paddies, lumbering water buffalo, fishermen gliding along on their bamboo rafts. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, a short bicycle trip (or electric car) to the countryside will then be arranged. You will visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's daily life there. Drive back to Guilin. (B, L, D)


Day 11: Guilin to Shanghai

Pudong, Huangpu River, Shanghai
Visit the Reed Flute Cave which known as "the Palace of Natural Arts"and the Elephant Trunk Hill, after lunch, fly to Shanghai. When you arrive in Shanghai International Airport and you will be greeted by your guide. Visit The Bund and Huangpu River, Shanghai broad and bustling waterfront boulevard that once was the center of European influence in the East.  (B, L, D)


Day 12: Shanghai

Yuyuan garden, Shanghai
This day we tour the acclaimed Shanghai Museum, with its priceless collections of ancient Chinese bronzes, ceramics, calligraphy, paintings and furniture. And peaceful Yuyuan Garden, a traditional Chinese garden with plantings, courtyards, pavilions, and create the illusion of mountains and lakes. Tonight we attend Chinese acrobatics show after dinner.  (B, L, D)


Day 13: Depart from Shanghai

Today your guide will escort you to the airport for your return flight home, or continue your tour that we Tailor-made for you. (B)

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B--BreakfastL--LunchD--Dinner

Accommodation:

CitySuper Deluxe ClassDeluxe ClassTourist Class
BeijingBeijing International Hotel 5Qianmen Jianguo Hotel 4Beijing Days Inn forbidden City 3
GuilinSheraton Hotel Guilin 5Guilin Universal Hotel 3
NanjingMandarin Garden Hotel 5Ramada Plaza Hotel 4Siya Garden Hotel 3
ShanghaiSheraton Huating Hotel 5Zhaoan Hotel 3
XianHyatt Regency Xian 5Xian Garden Hotel 4Xian Tianyi Hotel 4

 

Tour Quotation (based on per person and shown in US dollars)

Dec. 01 - Mar. 31 Low Season (2013) Apr. 01 - Nov. 30 High Season (2013)
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe38970Inquire
Deluxe35990Inquire
Tourist29310Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe2797-Inquire
Deluxe2598-Inquire
Tourist2097-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe2499-Inquire
Deluxe2297-Inquire
Tourist1780-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
Tourist--Inquire
Group SizeTour ClassTour PriceSingle Room SupplementInquire
1 PersonSuper deluxe41990Inquire
Deluxe36890Inquire
Tourist34970Inquire
2-5 PersonsSuper deluxe2997-Inquire
Deluxe2699-Inquire
Tourist2598-Inquire
6-9 PersonsSuper deluxe2598-Inquire
Deluxe2397-Inquire
Tourist2299-Inquire
10 Persons or OverSuper deluxe--Inquire
Deluxe--Inquire
Tourist--Inquire

Tour Quotation Includes:

Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
Mails as listed in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner) at typical local restaurants;
Excellent individual English speaking guide in each city ;
Entrance fees to tourist sites as listed in the itinerary;
Private air-conditioned car or van for land transportation;
Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary;
Service Charge and Government taxes;
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Tour Quotation Excludes:

Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets;
Visa Fees;
Personal Expenses;
Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers;
Single Room Supplement;
Meals: Any meals which are not specified with 'B', 'L', or 'D'.

 
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