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Best of China and Guilin Tour

11-Day, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Private Tour (CT-2)

Best of China and Guilin Tour
Best of China and Guilin Tour
Shanghai City
Shanghai City
Guilin Li River
Guilin Li River
Xian Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Xian Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall


Peggie Lv,

Tour Designer

Explore China from north to south. You can appreciate the splendor of the Great Wall and learn the ancient China in Xi'an. Guilin will bring you into dreamlike scenery and Shanghai will show you a modern China.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Beijing Arrival (International Flight not Inlcuded)
Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer
Hotel: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: None

Our Beijing tour guide awaits for your landing at Beijing Capital International Airport. Check in hotel and take good rest for the tour to come.

Smart Tips:

  • King Parkview Hotel Beijing is selected for your China tour because for your comfy stay. However, you can request a hotel change or upgrade while inquiring.
  • This tour doesn't include international flights, please contact us if you need help booking the flights.
  • Hotel choice: King Parkview Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel , Sunworld Hotel Beijing 4-star hotel , Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel
Activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit and a pearl store
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Slept well last night? We will firstly walk on Tian'anmen Square, and unlock the history at the famous Forbidden City. Here, you will tour the Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Palace of Heavenly Purity and Royal Garden. Lunch will be served at a nice local restaurant.

Seeking old-time stories at Hutong by a rickshaw ride.A stop by a pearl store at the end of today's tour.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Forbidden CityForbidden City
Beijing's HutongBeijing's Hutong

Smart Tips:

  • Find a bite at Trip Advisor's pick: Black Sesame Kitchen, where you can see how your meal is prepared in an open kitchen. (* Note: Transfer and dinner will be on your own arrangement and expense.)
Activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and a cloisonne factory
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Glean interesting details of the royal temple that is Temple of Heaven. If come early, you might also see how local people start their days by a Tai Chi.

Driving out of the city, you will take in amazing views at the Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall. Visit a cloisonne factory before we hit the road back.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

The Great WallGreat Wall at Mutianyu Section
Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven

Smart Tips:

  • Eat like a king, or at least, eat like Chairman Mao. Mao's former private chef now runs the famous restaurant Mao's Family Restaurant, featuring spicy Hunan cuisine and other local flavor.
  • In a hot summer night, you can book a ticket to the Water Park of the Water Cube, especially good for families with kids.
Beijing to Xi'an (Flight MU2116 1800 - 2000 for Reference)
Activities: Summer Palace, Bird's Nest, Water Cube and airport transfer
Hotel: Xi'an Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Tour the enormous park that used to be an exclusive royal garden, Summer Palace offers you a pleasant visit. Then take an exterior walk outside Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Have local cuisine for lunch.

Transfer to the airport and arrive in Xi'an after a couple of hours. The night is free for your leisure.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Summer PalaceSummer Palace
Bird's NestBird's Nest
Water CubeWater Cube

Smart Tips:

  • Hotel choice: Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel , Grand Noble Hotel 4-star hotel , Hilton Hotel Xian 5-star hotel
Activities: Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and an art center
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Known all over the world, the Terracotta Army is a wonderful site to learn about the first emperor of China and his never-come-true ambition for immortality. Stop by an art center before lunch.

Be back to the city and visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Terracotta ArmyTerracotta Army
Big Wild Goose PagodaBig Wild Goose Pagoda

Smart Tips:

  • One-way drive to the Terracotta Army site takes 1 hour by car.
  • The square at the back of Big Wild Goose Pagoda worthy a return trip at night. Take your tripod for excellent shots at the pagoda.
Xi'an to Guilin (Flight HU7667 1600-1915 for Reference)
Activities: Shaanxi History Museum, Ancient City Wall airport transfer
Hotel: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

The Ancient City Wall is one of the oldest ancient defense systems in China and now it's the landmark of Xi'an. Then we will walk among the locals at the Muslim Quarter.

An afternoon flight takes you to Guilin. Check in upon arrival.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Ancient City WallAncient City Wall
Muslim QuarterTry Some Local Food at Muslim Quarter

Smart Tips:

  • Go for a food hunt at Shangshui Food Street in downtown of Guilin. Walking along Binjiang Road by the side of Li River is another relaxing option.
  • Hotel choice: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel , Grand Link Hotel Guilin 4-star hotel , Sheraton Guilin 5-star hotel
Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill and a calligraphy & painting shop
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

God blesses Guilin with amazing landscape, stand in awe when visiting Reed Flute Cave and relax up at the riverside park of Fubo Hill. Have lunch and go appreciate the art works of the young artists at a calligraphy & painting shop on a campus.

Look there's an elephant drinking by the river! Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin's postcard icon. Later, you will be free to explore Guilin.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Reed Flute CaveMorning in Guilin
Fubo HillFubo Hill
Elephant Trunk HillElephant Trunk Hill

Smart Tips:

  • Although night markets tend to be always the same, Xiangshan Night Market in Guilin is still worthy a look-see. Find the address on our tag.
Guilin to Yangshuo
Activities: Li River Cruise and cycling around Yangshuo countryside
Hotel: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

Take a morning cruise boat to cruise down Li River all the way to Yangshuo. Have lunch on the boat and check in upon arrival in Yangshuo.

Take a break and later you will go cycling around the countryside of Yangshuo. Our local tour guide will lead the journey and you will have a chance to visit a local family on the way. Get back to Yangshuo town and be at leisure.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Li RiverLi River
Yangshuo CountrysideYangshuo Countryside

Smart Tips:

  • We will set off to the pier at 8am, which takes 45 minutes by car. Li River Cruise takes about 4 hours to get to Yangshuo. Lunch on the boat is quiet simple. We suggest you bring some snack or fruits.
  • Book a nightshow, Impression Sanjie Liu with our local tour guide and make the night wonderful to remember.
  • Hotel choice: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 3-star hotel , Leisure Inn Yangshuo 4-star hotel , Green Lotus Hotel 5-star hotel
Guilin to Shanghai (Flight FM9334 1145-1405 for Reference)
Activities: Free time in Yangshuo, transfer to the airport
Hotel: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
Meals: Breakfast

Have a free morning in Yangshuo. At noon, we will drive to the airport for the onward flight to Shanghai.

Our Shanghai tour guide will pick you up and escort you to hotel. Free time afterwards.

Smart Tips:

  • Get around People's Square, don't miss Hershey's Chocolate World if you are a sweettooth, go shopping at NOVO and find yourself something trendy.
  • Hotel choice: Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel , The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel , Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel 5-star hotel
Activities: The Bund,Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, French Concession, Xintiandi and a silk store
Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

The Bund is our first stop for today. The riverfront pavement has witnessed Shanghai's changes over the years. Later, get on the top of the famous Oreintal Pearl TV Tower. Have lunch in a nice restaurant.

See Shanghai's grace in another angle by a visit at Yuyuan Garden. Later walk into the artful maze of Tianzifang and visit a silk store.

Breakfast and Chinese lunch are included for today.

Oriental Pearl TV TowerOriental Pearl TV Tower
The Bund at NightThe Bund at Night
Yuyuan GardenYuyuan Garden

Smart Tips:

  • Interesting acrobatic show EAR Time Acrobatic Show gives you a wow night. Our Shanghai tour guide will help you book the tickets.
Shangahi Departure (International Flight not Included)
Activities: Free time in Shanghai and transfer to the airport
Meals: Breakfast

Today your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport for departure flight.

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Mao's Family Restaurant

Eat like a king, or..at least like Chairman Mao!

The former lead chef, Dong Linfa of Chairman Mao at Zhongnanhai (China's government headquarters) is now leading the whole crew to creat out a menu that both brings out the essence of Mao's hometown cuisine and fits everybody's flavor. Must try: Roast duck with pineapple, Mao's red-braised pork, deep fried shrimp in sweet and sour sauce and wonton soup with crab roe.

Address:No.16-1, Lianhuachi Dong Road, Xicheng District, Beijing

Price: 20 - 30 USD / Person

Tips: 1. Ask your Beijing tour guide for direction 2.Most of the food is spicy.


Massage / Spa in Beijing

After a day of touring, you must feel tired. A traditional Chinese massage will rejuvenate you in a breezy Beijing night. Here's the list of our recommendations.

Massage center & address:

1.I Spa: offering oil massage, Thai massage, Chinese massage, foot massage and spa. (6F, Kaiyuan Mingdu Hotel, Caishikou Street, Xicheng District, Beijing. Tel: +86-010-63527157)

2.Oriental Taipan: high-class setting with high-standard service, offering traditional Chinese massage and western-style aromatherapy. (NO.1 Xindong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing. Tel: +86-010-85322177)



Shangshui Local Snack Street


Durain cake from Thailand, Xiaolongbao (steamed bread) from Shanghai, spicy and sour noodle from Chongqing, milk tea from Taiwan...can you believe you are in Guilin now? Shangshui Local Snack Street right down Zhengyang Pedestrian is where you can find almost all the famous snacks around the country and even aboard.

Price: CNY 10 - 50 / Person

Address: South corner down Zhengyang Pedestrian, Guilin



Xiangshan Night Market


Xiangshan Night Market is a 600-meter long street lined up with over 380 stalls in Guilin. A good place to kill off a free night.

Address: Wumei Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin

Transportation: Bus. No.16, 99, 100

Tips:1. Keep an eye on your stuff while strolling. 2.The prices are variable, shop around by all means.


Meijie Beer Fish Restaurant


Meijie Beer Fish Restaurant wins a lot of hearts by its location and more importantly, authentic taste. The fish is done with fresh beer and deep-cooked tomatoes, enlightened with a garnish of parsley and pepper. Get a table facing the street, you can see how locals bargain and choose their own fish before it's cooked.

Price: USD 25 - 30 / Person

Address: E-101 Sunshine 100 Guihua Road, Yangshuo County, Guilin

Tips: Some of the dishes might be spicy so please claim your preference ahead of time.


ERA Legend of Time Acrobatic Show


ERA Legend of Time Acrobatic Show in Shanghai has created a wonderful night for many travelers from all over the world. The show is a perfect mixture of China's traditional acrobatic art and modern state-of-art stage technique.

Price: CNY 120 - 580 / Person depending on the seat

Address: No.2266, Gonghe Xin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai

Transportation: 1. Subway Route 1 to Shanghai Circus World at Exit 3; 2. Bus:95、46、253、912、916、114、893、210.

Tel: +86 021-66525468

Tips:1. Subway is the fastest way to get there; 2.You can ask your Shanghai tour guide for booking with great discount


Shopping at Novo


Novo, meaning Novo Concept, has its philosophy of blending fashion, design and technology together.The store has literally everything and boasts for its full collection of Nike shoes and low prices. Find this trendy store at Raffles City on People Square and Zhengda Plaza, Shanghai.

Address: No.290, Raffles City, Xizang Zhong Road, Shanghai




Terms & Conditions

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance fees.
  • Meals listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers.
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
  • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
  • Service Charge & Taxes.
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers.

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Special Terms

  • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
  • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
  • We accept both on-line payment (by Paypal® and Moneybookers®) and wire transfer.
  • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
  • For Cancellation Refunds, please click here .

Tour Highlights

  • Best choice for landscape and family vacation.
  • Private tour and enough free time for you to relax.
  • Li River Cruise in scenic Guilin as well as a ride in the countryside.
  • Best time to travel: Spring to Autumn.

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