Chengdu and Guilin Highlights with Best of China Tour
12-Day, Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Private Tour (CT-6)
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)
Destinations & activities: Hotel - Airport Transfer
Welcome to China! As you arrive in Beijing, you will feel warm welcome by your Beijing tour guide and driver. You will be escorted to hotel for check-in. Free time afterwards.
Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit, an old pearl store
Good day for early risers: morning firstly go people-watching on the biggest public square that is Tian'anmen Square. Enter the Forbidden City, following history's footsteps. Also known as Gugong Museum or Royal Palace Museum, here you will visit Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Palace of Heavenly Purity and Royal Garden. Pay a short visit to a time-honored pearl store before lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant.
Sitting in comfort, a rickshaw will weave our way in the Hutong passing Houhai area. Here, you will make a stop at a local house, a greeting and chitchat come in order.
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Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
Destinations & activities: Temple of Heaven, Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall, a cloisonné factory
Last night's good sleep gets a full charge for your tour to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Among all the sections, Mutianyu is noted for better views and less crowds. You will enjoy a one-way cable car life at this section. On the way back, take an exciting sild-way ride downhill. Have lunch in a farmhouse restaurant before get back to downtown Beijing.
Stop by a cloisonné factory before your time is dedicated to the Temple of Heaven, where Chinese emperors used to offer God their best fruits and prayers.
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Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant
Beijing to Xi'an (By Overnight Train No.Z19)
Destinations & activities: Free time in Beijing, hotel - train station transfer
Today you will have a whole free day in Beijing before the train departuring at 8:00pm. Refer to our suggested activities as follow.
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Destinations & activities: Train station - hotel Transfer, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a handicraft center
Arrive in Xi'an in the morning, your tour guide will take you to some simple breakfast and help you check in. Later, 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, waiting is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, one of the biggest and most important Buddhism temples in China.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant
Xi'an to Chengdu (By Flight No.TBA)
Destinations & activities: Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque, Hotel - airport transfer
You will greet Xi'an's morning at the Ancient City Wall. Later, take a free walk in the Muslim Quarter, jammed up with local snack vendors. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
Near the Muslim Quarter, we will visit the Great Mosque. Later, a flight will take you to Chengdu. Check in upon arrival.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Qianzhou Restaurant
Destinations & activities: Wuhou Temple, Kuanzhai Lane, Panda Center and a silk factory
The morning will be spent with your cute friends: pandas at the Panda Center. Have lunch in a traditional Sichuan restaurant.
Chengdu is all about leisure hours. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a relaxing walk in the shady temple of Wuhou Temple. Later, get into the old lanes, Kuanzhai Lane, and experience some real life. Stop by a silk factory.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Ba Guo Bu Yi Restaurant
Chengdu to Guilin (By Flight No.TBA)
Destinations & activities: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Solitary Beauty Peak, a gallery
In the morning, a flight will take you to Guilin. 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 the beautiful campus of Guangxi Normal University, also the Mansion of Prince Jingjiang, where you can climb up the Solitary Beauty Peak. (* Note: Depending on your physical condition, Fubo Hill is an alternative.)
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Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at McFound Restaurant
Guilin to Yangshuo
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, here follows a cycling experience in the countryside.
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Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch on Li River Cruise
Guilin to Shanghai (By Flight NO.TBA)
Greet Yangshuo's bright morning. Your Guilin tour guide will take you to Guilin airport for flight to Shanghai. Your Shanghai tour guide will escort you and help you check in at the hotel. Afterwards, you will have some free time in Shanghai.
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Destinations & activities: Oriental Pearl TV Tower (with Shanghai History Museum inside), Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road, a silk factory
Then will visit Yuyuan Garden, a classical private garden in the style of Southern China. It is located right in the hustle and bustle of the Temple of City God. Stop at Jiangnan Silk Factory to learn how silk is made. Take a walk along the Bund. Nanjing Road with shops ranging from street-style chic to high-end brands is our last stop for today.
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Seagull Restaurant
Depart Shanghai (Flight not included)
Destinations & activities: Hotel to airport transfer (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)
You will be transferred from your Shanghai hotel to the city’s international airport (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) in time for your flight home.
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- an essential journey in Guilin including the Li River Cruise
- Visit the Bund and Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai
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