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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Make this 11 days memory of your whole family! Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai, visiting major sites, doing interesting activities, having wonderful family time!

Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional Chinese culture feast in the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors and Horses
  • Take a rickshaw to see Hutongs in Beijing to experience local life
  • Ride a bicycle along Xi'an Ancient City Wall
  • Join in a Li River cruise to see outstanding karst landscapes in Guilin
  • Enjoy a modern and old Chinese journey in Shanghai

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Beijing Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Beijing)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will give your family a big warm welcome. Check in hotel and rest.

 

DAY
2
Beijing
  • Activities: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Kungfu Show in Red Theater, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Lizexiang Pearl Store
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

As Beijing's landmark, Tian'anmen Square is worth a visit for people-watching and a warm-up before getting into Beijing's history. Later, your family will walk into the Forbidden City. Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden will come along the route.

At noon, your private car will drive into a Hutong, have lunch in a courtyard house restaurant.

A rickshaw trip into Hutong is an essential part of your China tour in Beijing. Encounter with a local family, you will learn how their life is like. Stop at a famous pearl store to learn how to spot fake pearls.

Your family will have some solo adventure after the tour. But do remember the Kung Fu Show starts at 7:30pm and your Beijing tour guide will escort you to the theatre.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • As a family-friendly restaurant recommended by Trip Advisor reviewers, Din Tai Fung Restaurant offers a refined dining experience with various menu including dumplings, soup, noodle, pancake, dim sum and other cuisine.
  • DAY
    3
    Beijing
    • Activities: Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall(with round way cable car), Shahe Cloisonne Factory
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Xin Shuang Quan Restaurant, Dinner
    • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Chaoyang U-Town 5-star hotel  |  Sunworld Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Dongfang Hotel Beijing 3-star hotel

    Simply a marvel for all China tours, today your family will take a visit to the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. Take a cable ride uphill and switch to an exciting slide-way downhill. Have lunch in a farmhouse-style restaurant when you get down the Great Wall.

    Before heading back to the city, you will stop at a cloisonné factory to learn about the cloisonné process. Visit the Temple of Heaven.

    For dinner, your Beijing tour guide will lead your into a time-honored Peking Duck restaurant for a real feast. Bon appetite!

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • How about a foot massage or spa after dinner? Your Beijing tour guide would show you direction to Regency Taipan Massage Center, recommended by City Weekend.
  • DAY
    4
    Beijing to Xian by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Free time in Beijing, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Whatcha plan for a free day in Beijing? Check out our list!

    Later today, you will fly to Xi'an. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Take a boat trip on Kunming Lake in Summer Palace, a good choice for a breezy day.
  • During summer, the water park in Water Cube gives your family a cool-off. Great discount booking with us.
  • Besides Wangfujing Mall, you can buy something very "Chinese" at Panjiayuan Antique Market or Liulichang Street.
  • If you'd like to learn some basic Chinese, you can book a Chinese lesson with us. Class will be arranged at Lao She Teahouse or a local family.
  • DAY
    5
    Xian
    • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Fountain Square of Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Imperial Fine Arts center
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant(Qinling Branch)
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Xian Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    Without a doubt, Terracotta Warriors and Horses, or Terracotta Army, is one highlight to your family tour. Today you will spend a couple of hours at this wonderful site. Have lunch in a traditional Sichuan-style restaurant. Visit a handicraft center after lunch.

    In the afternoon, you will take a free walk on Fountain Square, where you can get a full view of the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Have some free time afterwards.

    DAY
    6
    Xian to Guilin by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Muslim Quarters, , Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Guilin)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin 5-star hotel  |  Grand Link Hotel Guilin 4-star hotel  |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel

    This morning, your family will take a cycling trip on the Ancient City Wall. Later, take a walk in the Muslim Quarter, where you can buy some souvenir and sample some local snack.

    At noon, your family will take a lesson to learn making dumplings. Enjoy the learning and lunch.

    Take a flight to Guilin. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • From knock-off cucci to coconut juice, Xicheng Night Market (formerly Zhongshan Night Market) keeps your night much alive in Guilin.
  • DAY
    7
    Guilin
    • Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park (including the panda house), Calligraphy & Painting shop (Guangxi Normal University Art Shop)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at McFound Restaurant
    • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin 5-star hotel  |  Grand Link Hotel Guilin 4-star hotel  |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel

    

    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, your family will get into the beautiful park Seven Star Park and Panda Room inside the park.

    

    DAY
    8
    Yangshuo
    • Activities: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Green Lotus Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Elite Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 3-star hotel

    

    Today you will take a cruise down Li River to Yangshuo.

    Arrive in Yangshuo in the afternoon, check in upon arrival.

    Roll up your sleeves, get down to cooking like a local. Firstly, your master will lead your family to a local market and buy ingredients. You can choose what to cook. After the class, have dinner in the restaurant.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Go watch a spectacular night show: Impression Sanjie Liu, recommended by Trip Advisor.
  • Walk along the West Street for a night spree.
  • DAY
    9
    Guilin to Shanghai by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Yangshuo Kayaking, Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Yuanshiren Restaurant
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    Up for adventure? Today your family will go kayaking along the Li River. Our professional guide will help and lead your way. Enjoy the adventure! Have lunch in Yangshuo.

    Later today you will take a flight to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.

    DAY
    10
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple, The Bund, Shangcheng Acrobatic Show, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Seagull Palace
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    In the morning, your family will walk along The Bund. Take a ferry to get to the other side, where you will get on the top of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and visit Shanghai History Museum inside the tower. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant.

    In the afternoon, your family will get to Yuyuan Garden and City God Temple.

    At night, your family will have a blast at a traditional acrobatic show.

    DAY
    11
    Shanghai Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Thanks for taking your family holiday with China travel. Today your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport. Hope to see you again soon!

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    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.
    Vanessa Zheng

    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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