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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Beijing, Xi'an, Lhasa, Guilin and Shanghai, including all the highlights and interesting activities, your family will make these 2 weeks well spent in China's wonderfulness.

Highlights

  • Family fun in the major cities as Beijing Xi'an Shanghai and scenic Guilin
  • Unfolding mystery in Lhasa
  • Cycling and learning to make dumplings
  • Contact with real local people

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. On the way to hotel, your Beijing tour guide will introduce you Beijing and its history. Check in hotel and rest.



- Smart Tips:

  • It needs 20 days to process Tibet Travel Permit. China Travel kindly suggests you confirm your tour at least 30 days ahead of time.
  • DAY
    2
    Beijing
    • Activities: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw in Xicheng District, Mould Flour Figurines or Clay Figurine Making, 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

    Destinations & activities: The Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong visit and learn to make dough figurine and a pearl store

    First thing in the morning, you will visit the world's largest public square: Tian'anmen Square. As one of the most important historical sites in China, Forbidden City has a lot to offer. Here you will visit the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Mental Cultivation and Royal Garden.

    Have lunch before a stop at a famous pearl store.

    When you find yourself walled up by the Hutong on a rickshaw ride, you will be looking at Beijingers' real life. Visit a local family and learn to make interesting figures out of flour dough.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Try Peking Duck at Trip Advisor's best recommended Peking Duck restaurant: Peking Duck Private Kitchen.
  • You can find a cool tailor-make T-shirt store named Plastered T Shirt at Nan Luogu Xiang, how cute to paint out a family outfit!
  • Forbidden City

    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
    • 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 .

     

    - 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.
  • You can also choose a one-way cable car and hike downhill or uphill, depending on your physical situation.
  • DAY
    4
    Beijing to Xian by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Free time, Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing), Airport Transfer (Xian)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Grand Noble 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: Big Wild Goose Pagoda, The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, 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  |  Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    At the imposing site of Terracotta Army, you can still picture how powerful the Qin Kingdowm was back in 220's BC. After a couple of hours at this site, your family will stop at a handicraft center before a nice meal at a traditional Sichuan-style restaurant.

    Xi'an has its important standing in China's Buddhism, which is evident at the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. You will be free after the tour.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • The recently-opened Tang Paradise (Tang Dynasty Lotus Park) is thought as a feature for travel with kids. Movie projected on the fountain is on at night.
  • Terracotta Army

    DAY
    6
    Xian
    • Activities: Xian City Wall with Bicycle, Muslim Quarters,
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Sofitel on Renmin Square Xian 5-star hotel  |  Grand Noble Hotel  4-star hotel  |  Xian Skytel Hotel 3-star hotel

    

    Take a cycling trip on the Ancient City Wall. Later, go for a snack hunt on the Muslim Quarter.

    At noon, you will have a class to learn making dumplings. Enjoy yourselves!

    The rest of your day will be on solo adventure.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • There is a mosque around the Muslim Quarter you can visit: Great Mosque.
  • You can visit the Bell Tower and Drum Tower for great views of the city.
  • Learn some history at Shaanxi History Museum, great collection will really open your eyes.
  • Sera Monastery

    DAY
    7
    Xian to Lhasa by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Xian), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    

    Getting into the mysterious Tibet, today your family will fly to Lhasa. Check in upon arrival.

    

    DAY
    8
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Sera Monastery
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Kechu Hotel
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    Today, you will visit the highlights of Lhasa. Firstly, visit the famous Jokhang Temple.Later, get to the Sera Monastery to learn about the daily life of the monks in Lhasa. Enjoy your buffet lunch.

    Afternoon, your Lhasa tour guide will lead your way in a free stroll in Barkhor Street.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Tibetan carpet, Thangka(a painted or embroidered banner), Tibetan fresco painting, butter sculptures and other stuff can be found in Barkhor Street, which can be something nice to bring home.
  • Sera Monastery

    DAY
    9
    Lhasa
    • Activities: Norbulingka, Tibet Medical and Astrological Institute, Potala Palace
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Lhasa Kitchen
    • Hotels: Brahmaputra Grand Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Xinding Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Ghood Gu Hotel Lhasa  3-star hotel

    The sublime Potala Palace has been standing as Tibet's icon for ages, this morning you will take an insightful visit at this imposing palace. Widely known as the Summer Palace of Tibet, Norbulingka used to be a retreat and a palace for the officals back in the 1800's. Today you will take a visit at this lovely garden. Have lunch in a Tibetan-style restaurant.

    In the afternoon, visit Tibet Medical and Astrological Institute to learn about traditional Tibetan medicine.

     

    Potala Palace‘s night

    DAY
    10
    Lhasa to Shanghai by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa), Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

    May Lhasa imprint inyour memory. Today you will fly to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.

    DAY
    11
    Shanghai
    • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum), The Bund, Shangcheng Acrobatic Show, City God Temple, 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
    12
    Shanghai to Guilin by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Free time, Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Guilin)
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin 5-star hotel  |  Grand Link Hotel Guilin 4-star hotel  |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 3-star hotel

    Today your family will have a free day in Shanghai. What do you want to do?

    Later, you will fly to Guilin. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Good for all types of travlers as recommended by Trip Advisor, a side-car trip in Shanghai is a real adventure. Great discount booking with China travel.
  • Shanghai is also a paradise for shopping. Check out the malls and stores lining up the People's Square. Your kids must love the Hershey Chocolate World at Reffles Plaza.
  • Put on the outfit and go fight like a real fireman! Kids will have a blast at Eday Town.
  • Missing burritos back home? Near Shanghai World Financial Center, you can find a Blue Frog where your family can dine in an American hour.
  • Eday Town

    DAY
    13
    Yangshuo
    • Activities: Bamboo Raft from Yangdi to Xingping, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at McFound Restaurant
    • Hotels: Green Lotus Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Elite Garden Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 3-star hotel

    Guilin is blessed with amazing landscape thanks to the karst landform. Today your family will visit Guilin's icon: Elephant Trunk Hill. Later, get lost in the fascinating cave of Reed Flute Cave. Have lunch in a famous local restaurant.

    Later, your Guilin tour guide will escort you to Yangshuo. Carrying on to Yangdi Pier, from where your family will enjoy a bamboo rafting along the Li River.You can play the clear and cool water and it's hard not to get yourself wet.

    You will have a free night in Yangshuo.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • At night, the river becomes the stage of the large-scale show Impression Sanjie Liu. Your Guilin tour guide can get you a good price.
  • West Street is lined up with bars, cafes, restaurants and shops, enough to kill the night.

    

    bamboo rafting along the Li River

    DAY
    14
    Guilin to Hong Kong by Flight No. TBA
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Kung Fu Experience in Yangshuo, Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Hong Kong)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Yuanshiren Restaurant
    • Hotels: Harbour Grand Kowloon 5-star hotel  |  YMCA of Hong Kong 4-star hotel  |  Metropark Hotel Kowloon 3-star hotel

    Today you will attend a Kung Fu Class, learning and practicing the basic moves with a Kung Fu master. Have lunch in a local restaurant.

    Later, you will fly to Hong Kong. Check in upon arrival.

    Learning Kungfu in Yangshuo

    DAY
    15
    Hong Kong
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Hotels: Harbour Grand Kowloon 5-star hotel  |  YMCA of Hong Kong 4-star hotel  |  Metropark Hotel Kowloon 3-star hotel

    Despite the size, Hong Kong has a whole package for your family holiday. Today your Hong Kong tour guide will lead your way visiting Vicotoria Peak. You will experience a round-way peak tram ride and visit Madame Tussauds. Later, walk by the Aberdeen. Find yourself a restaurant for lunch.

    After lunch, you will visit Man Mo Temple, the oldest temple in Hong Kong. Our last stop is Lascar Row.

    DAY
    16
    Hong Kong Departure
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Hong Kong)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Thanks for taking your family holiday with us. Today your Hong Kong tour guide will escort you to the airport for departure. 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.

    Good to know

    It needs 20 days to process Tibet Travel Permit. China Travel kindly suggests you confirm your tour at least 30 days ahead of time.

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    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

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