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China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour

11-Day, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Xian, Beijing, Private Tour (ct-33s)

China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour
China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Terracotta Army in Xian
Terracotta Army in Xian
Beautiful Guilin
Beautiful Guilin
Zhujiajiao Watertown
Zhujiajiao Watertown
Shanghai City
Shanghai City


Peggie Lv,

Tour Manager

Four China signatures are inprinted in this 11-day China tour: Shanghai's prosperous present, Xi'an's historical charm, Guilin's dream-like scenery and Beijing's cultural fascination.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Shanghai Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

A smart choice to set Shanghai as the first destination for your China tour. Upon arrival, our China travel guide will meet you up at the airport. On the way to hotel, Shanghai will be introduced to you.

- Smart Tips:

  • For a night activity, Pujiang River Cruise is a nice way to get to know the city. Ticket available for booking.
  • Meals: None

    Day 2


    Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    Destinations & activities: The Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple, Former French Concession and a silk factory

    This morning, you will visit Shanghai's landmark: Oriental Pearl TV Tower and visit Shanghai History Museum inside the tower. Later, take a free walk at Yuyuan Garden, which is what some people might call an escape from the bustling Shanghai, today you will linger in its beautiful setting and get to the nearby City God Temple. Have lunch in a restaurant serving Shanghainess cuisine.

    In the afternoon, you will get a chance to get under Shanghai's glamorous mask: a visit to the Former French Concession. Here, you will learn the history of the old lane. Our last stop is a silk factory.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Home's Restaurant

    Day 3


    China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour

    Destinations & activities: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, free time in Shanghai

    Although Shanghai is keeping up with the morden world, Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Here, you will visit Tongtianhe (an ancient pharmacy), the historic Post Office, Yanyitang Art Gallery, the Chenghuang Temple, Shanghai Handicraft Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Quanhua Art Gallery, Yuanjin Temple and Kezhi Garden. Enjoy the peaceful feeling here. Have lunch before heading back to Shanghai downtown.

    Have yourself some solo adventure in Shanghai.


    - Smart Tips:

  • What to do in your free time? If you like excitment, a side-car motorcycle adventure is the key to a memorable day, recommended both by Trip Advisor and About.com.
  • Don't miss out a walk along The Bund or in the Former French Concession.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 4

    Shanghai to Guilin (By Flight No.TBA)

    China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill and a pearl museum

    A flight takes you to Guilin, check in upon arrival. Today you will visit Guilin's highlights: Reed Flute Cave, countless stalactite spring up from the earth or drop down from the ceiling of the cave, offering a stunning view. Later, get to the icon of Guilin: Elephant Trunk Hill. Have lunch after a visit to a gallery.

    In the afternoon, you will visit Fubo Hill, take a rest at the lovely pavilion.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Under Jiefang Bridge in downtown Guilin, you can make a relaxing sunset walk along the Li River.
  • Formerly known as Zhongshan Night Market, now is relocated in Xicheng pedestrian street, where you can find all kinds of stuff ranging from pearl necklace to sugar cane juice.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at McFound Restaurant

    Day 5

    Guilin to Yangshuo

    Li River
    Fishermen in the Li River of Guilin
    Destinations & activities: Li River Cruise, West Street

    Unfolding Li River by a Li Rive Cruise down to Yangshuo County. Have simple Chinese lunch on board whilst the landscape changes along the way.

    You will get to Yangshuo in the afternoon. After check-in, your guide will take you to the famous West Street.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Impression Sanjie Liu is a highlight for night in Yangshuo, highly recommended by Trip Advisor. Your guide can get you a great price.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch on Li River Cruise

    Day 6

    Guilin to Xi'an (By Flight No.TBA)

    Yangshuo Countryside
    Yangshuo Countryside

    Destinations & activities: Cycling in Yangshuo countryside, transfer to airport

    Today you will have some fun cycling around Yangshuo's scenic countryside. Have lunch in a nice restaurant at the West Street.

    In the afternoon, you will be taken to the airport for the ongoing flight to Xi'an. Meet up your Xi'an tour guide and check in hotel.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Cycling in Yangshuo is rated #5 of Things to Do's in Lonley Planet while CNNGo reader and photographer Darren LeBeuf set in its Zen atmosphere. With us, you will ride through the rice paddies and knock on a local house halfway.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Yuanshiren Restaurant

    Day 7


    China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Ancient City Wall and a handicraft center

    After breakfast, you will visit the wonder of ancient China: Terracotta Warriors and Horses. Have lunch in a Sichuan restaurant nearby before a walk at a handicraft center.

    In the afternoon, you will be back to Xi'an downtown, and visit the Ancient City Wall, where you will learn the history of the city.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Also known as Folk Art Museum, Gao's Grand Courtyard offers more than historical ruins, shadow puppet show is one of the best in the country.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant

    Day 8

    Xi'an to Beijing (By Flight No.TBA)

    Muslim Quarter
    Try some local snack at the Muslim Quarter

    Destinations & activities: Free time in Xi'an, hotel - airport transfer

    Today you will have some solo adventure in Xi'an. Later today, you will fly to Beijing. Check in upon arrival.


    - Smart Tips:

  • If you are interested in China's local religions, you can make your way to the Muslim Quarter and nearby Great Mosque. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is an important Budhhism temple.
  • Ancient City Wall offers great view of Xi'an waking up from dreams at dawn.
  • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 9


    China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour

    Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and a pearl store

    Embrace Beijing's morning along with thousands of locals on the Tian'anmen Square. Later, get into the Forbidden City. Also known as the Royal Palace Museum or Gugong Museum, here is the place to replay China's long royal history. Have lunch in a courtyard house restaurant.

    In the afternoon, you will visit the Summer Palace. Afterwards, have some solo adventure on your own.


    - Smart Tips:

  • The Drum Tower still keeps drumming every hour from 9:30am to 4:30pm (except 12:30pm), 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am etc. Aside the drumming show, the tower offers great view of how everything in Beijing is aligned with the Forbidden City.
  • If you like kicking, we'd suggest a splendid Kungfu Show at Red Theatre. Ask your guide's help for booking and direction.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant

    Day 10


    China's Three Golden Cities and Guilin Tour

    Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall and free time in Beijing

    In morning, we will drive walk around the famous Beijing tour site: Temple of Heaven. Later, drive up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, where you will take a round-way cable car ride. Have lunch nearby.

    In the afternoon, you will have some free time in Beijing. Check out our list for your solo adventure.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Beijing Zoo is an all-time favorite for both kids and adults.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant

    Day 11

    Beijing Departure (Flight not included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel to airport transfer

    You will be transferred from your Beijing hotel to the airport in time for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

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    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.
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    Tour Highlights

    • All the key sites in every destination
    • Li River Cruise and cycling in the countryside
    • Enough free time for you to explore
    • Wisely selected hotels and restaurants

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