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Fabulous Family Tour in China

16-Day, Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Shanghai, Guilin, Yangshuo, Hong Kong, Private Tour (ct-ft-03)

Fabulous Family Tour in China
Fabulous Family Tour in China
Xian Terracotta Army
Xian Terracotta Army
Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Temple of Heaven in Beijing
Shanghai City
Shanghai City
Mutianyu Great Wall of China
Mutianyu Great Wall of China
Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet
Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet


Peggie Lv,

Tour Manager

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.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Airport - hotel transfer

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.
  • Meals: None


    Day 2


    Dough Figurine
    Dough figurine is an old an#100; artisitic art form of the old Beijing

    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!
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant


    Day 3


    Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall
    Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

    Destinations & activities: The Great Wall at Mutianyu Section, Temple of Heaven and cloisonné factory

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant


    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an (Flight No.TBA)

    Summer Palace
    The red brick porch in the Summer Palace of Beijing.

    Destinations & activities: Free time in Beijing, hotel - airport transfer

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast


    Day 5


    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army

    Destinations & activities: Terracotta Army, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and a handicraft center

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at A Wa Shan Zhai Restaurant

    Day 6


    Ancient City Wall
    Ancient City Wall

    Destinations & activities: The Ancient City Wall (cycling trip), Muslim Quarter, dumpling-making class and free time in Xi'an

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dumpling Lunch at Hantang Tianxia Dumpling Restaurant

    Day 7

    Xi'an to Lhasa (Flight No.TBA)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

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


    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 8


    Jokhang Temple
    The giant wheel of the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

    Destinations & activities: Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Barkhor Street

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Western Buffet Lunch at Kechu Hotel Restaurant


    Day 9


    Potala Palace
    Potala Palace

    Destinations & activities: Potala Palace, Norbulingka, Tibet Medical and Astrological Institute

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Steak Lunch at Lhasa Kitchen


    Day 10

    Lhasa to Shanghai (Flight No.TBA)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

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


    Meals: Breakfast


    Day 11


    Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    Destinations & activities: The Oriental Pearl TV Tower (with Shanghai History Museum inside), The Bund, Yuyuan Garden, City God Temple, a silk store and acrobatic show at night

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Seagull Restaurant


    Day 12

    Shanghai to Guilin (Flight No.TBA)

    Eday Town
    Being a fire fighter at Eday Town

    Destinations & activities: Free time in Shanghai, hotel - airport transfer

    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.
  • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 13

    Guilin to Yangshuo

    Fabulous Family Tour in China

    Destinations & activities: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave and bamboo rafting along the Li River

    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.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at McFound Restaurant

    Day 14

    Yangshuo to Guilin to Hong Kong (Flight No.TBA)

    Learning Kungfu in Yangshuo
    Learn some Kungfu to wow friends back home

    Destinations & activities: Kung Fu Class, hotel - airport transfer

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at McFound Restaurant

    Day 15

    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong

    Destinations & activities: Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay, Aberdeen, Man Mo Temple and Lascar Row

    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.


    Meals: Breakfast

    Day 16

    Hong Kong Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

    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!


    Meals: Breakfast

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    Note: A Tibet Travel Permit will need to be sent to the place of departure in China for Lhasa by express courier. The additional cost will be 300 to 400 yuan. Your travel advisor will provide additional information. We apologize for this extra cost. However, it is out of our control.

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    Tour 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

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