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China Autumn Tour

18-Day, Beijing, Xian, Jiuzhaigou, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Private Tour (CT-QT-01)

China Autumn Tour
China Autumn Tour
Longji Rice Terrace Fields
Harvest season in Longsheng Rice Terrace, Guilin.
The Ancient City Wall
The Ancient City Wall of Xi'an.
The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is the symbol of power and royalty in China.
Terracotta Army
Terracotta Army, 8,000 soldiers of different looks and shapes, Xi'an.
The Bund
Clear day at the Bund of Shanghai.
Great Wall at Mutianyu Section
Fall falls down at the Great Wall, Beijing.
Yuyuan Garden
Classic Suzhou-style garden in Shanghai: Yuyuan Garden.
Li River
Li River at sunset, Guilin.
Amazing view at Jiuzhai Valley.
Huashan Mountain
Early morning in Yellow Mountain, Huangshan.
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Rivers in Jiuzhai Valley and Guilin, clouds at Yellow Mountain, slowly-going life in Hongcun and Tachuan,this 18-day package is tinted with autumn colors in 10 destinations of China.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Flight not Inlcuded)

Destinations & activities: Airport pick up and transfer to hotel

No matter how late your international flight arrives in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will be waiting for you at the airport. On the way to your hotel, he / she will give you a brief introduction about the tour to come.

Sleep tight for the first night in China.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • We do have some edge booking international flights so please check with our travel advisors.
  • SKYSTRAX member Hainan Airlines is one of our business partners, offering you the latest deal of China tours from USA.
  • Meals: None

     

     
    Day 2

    Beijing

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling and a Hutong visit

    Tian'anmen Square is an extensive open area in Beijing, adjacent to the Forbidden City. Inside the Forbidden City, you will visit the four cores: the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Mental Cultivation, Hall of Supreme Harmony and Royal Garden. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

    The most interesting fact about the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling is that China's last emperor Pu Yi once lived in a courtyard house in a Hutong but not the majestic Forbidden City. Afterwards, you will take a rickshaw Hutong ride and visit a local family.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Today's tour ends up at the Hutong area near Houhai, where you can find a decent place to kick back and enjoy a brisk Beijing night.
  • It takes some nerve to dance in public. But moves don't matter if you got the passion - at least it's so for Chinese dance devotees. Go check out China's national hobby: Square Dance in Beijing!
  • To eat like Chairman Mao, try out Mao's Family Restaurant, whose head chef used to be Mao's private cook.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Courtyard 7 Restaurant

     

     
    Day 3

    Beijing

    China Autumn Tour

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

    As your Beijing tour guide walks your way to the site, you can see many local folks take the holy site Temple of Heaven as an open-air playground for Taichi, Yangko and sword dancing.

    Next stop for today is the Great Wall at Mutianyu Section. A one-way cable car ride will take you uphill. You will soak up in the fall's colors while walking downhill. Later, stop by to see how the cloisonne ware comes out at a cloisonne factory before heading back.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Don't leave Beijing without a bite of the famous Peking Duck. You can ask your tour guide for tips and one of our best bets is Hua's Restaurant. Find more on our "Solo Adventure!" tag.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Xinshuangquan Restaurant

     

     
    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an (Overnight Train Z19 2043 - 0758)

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: Summer Palace, 798 Art Zone, Bird's Nest and Water Cube, free time in Beijing and transfer to the train station

    See Beijing in her different aspects: Summer Palace for its royal grace, 798 Art Zone for a post-morden touch and finally the Bird's Nest and Water Cube for the country's new pride.

    Have the rest of today free for your solo adventure. Later tonight you will take an overnight train to Xi'an.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Eat like Chairman Mao? Yes, it's possible at Mao Family's Restaurant, lead by Mao's former chef. Info is on our tag.
  • In for a rock'n'roll night? Mao Live House is high on the pitch.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Bai Shi Da Restaurant

     

     
    Day 5

    Xi'an

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: Train station transfer, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Muslim Quarter, Great Mosque and Drum Tower

    Arrive in Xi'an in the morning, check in upon arrival. After breakfast, you will visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda and get a splendid view of the city.

    After lunch, you will walk freely at the Muslim Quarter and visit the Great Mosque. At last, get on Drum Tower.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • For a night view of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, you can get to the Fountain Square. Ask your tour guide for more information.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Qianzhou Restaurant

     

     
    Day 6

    Xi'an to Jiuzhai Valley (Flight MU2231 1820 - 1925)

    China Autumn Tour

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

    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 Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest milatry defense systems in China.

    Fly to Jiuzhai Valley. Check in upon arrival.

     

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

     

     
    Day 7

    Jiuzhai Valley

    Amazing view at Jiuzhai Valley.

    Destinations & activities: Jiuzhai Valley

    Jiuzhai Valley, or Jiuzhai Gou, literally meaning Nine Villages in a Valley, is world-known for its paradise-like landscape and exotic Tibetan lifestyle. Today you will visit the major parts of the valley including Shuzheng Valley, Rize Valley and Zachawa Valley.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • A friendly note: We don't recommend you dine at the restaurants in Jiuzhai Valley. There are some local restaurants or hotels where you can arrange your own meals. Our tour guide will offer some help.
  • Meals: Breakfast

     

     
    Day 8

    Jiuzhai Valley to Chengdu (Flight 3U8606 1540 - 1635)

    Huanglong
    Amazing view in Huanglong Scenic Area

    Destinations & activities: Huanglong Scenic Area

    Today you will visit the picturesque Huanglong Scenic Area. Let the colors collide!

    Later today, you will fly to Chengdu. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • A friendly note: We don't recommend you dine at the restaurants in Huanglong Scenic Area and Jiuzhai Valley. Please bring some food with you during the trip. Dining by the beautiful lakeside of Jiuzhai Valley must be a special experience for your China holiday.
  • Meals: Breakfast

     

     
    Day 9

    Chengdu to Guilin (Flight CA4323 2015 - 2155)

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Kuanzhai Lane, Wuhou Temple and Shu Brocade Institute and Factory, airport transfer

    This morning we will drive outside the city to the Panda Breeding and Research Center. These cute friends will make you smile all day!

    Drive back to downtown and have lunch. This afternoon, life is gonna get real: your will walk along the Kuanzhai Lane and experience some simple Chengdu life style. Later, you will check out the historical Wuhou Temple. Shu Brocade Institute and Factory will be our last stop for today.

    Tonight, a flight will take you to Guilin. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • If you want to interact with the pandas, please request in advance. Extra cost might apply.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Long Chao Shou Restaurant

     

     
    Day 10

    Guilin to Yangshuo

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: Li River Cruise, cycling in the countryside and free time in Yangshuo

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

    Arrive in Yangshuo in the afternoon, take an enjoyable cycling trip around the countryside in Yangshuo and visit a local family.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • The food on the cruise boat is just so so and taking some snack or drinks with you might get you better experience whilts crusing down in the beautiful scenery.
  • At night, you can book a night show Impression Sanjie Liu with your Guilin tour guide. A love story is retold at the natural setting of Yangshuo's mountains and waters.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch on the cruise

     

     
    Day 11

    Guilin to Shanghai (Flight FM9332 1900 - 2105)

    Longsheng
    Rice Terrace Fields in Longsheng, Guilin.

    Destinations & activities: Land transfer to Longsheng, Zhuang Village and its rice terrace fields, airport transfer

    After breakfast, we will be on the way to Longsheng.

    In Longsheng, you will walk on the mountain ridge to a less-traveled Zhuang village and its flowing rice terrace fields. Kids would wave Hello to you while walking in the humble village and you can see farmers busy with harvest. Have lunch with the amazing views outside the restaurant windows.

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

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • The drive to Longsheng from Yangshuo takes about 4 hours, 2 hours for it from Longsheng to Guilin airport
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 12

    Shanghai

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yuyuan Garden, the Former French Concession and Shikumen

    After breakfast, you will walk on Shanghai's landmark: The Bund and get on the top of Oriental Pearl TV Tower. An interesting museum of wax work demonstrating Shanghai's history, Shanghai History Museum located inside the tower will be our next stop. Have lunch at a gracefully-decorated restaurant.

    In the afternoon, you will visit the Yuyuan Garden and the romantic Former French Concession. Later, visit an intriguing Shikumen are, where old buildings and narrow lanes keep the history and lifestyles alive.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Good place for dinner: Ding Tai Fung Restaurant for authentic Cantonese and Shanghainess dim sums.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Home's Restaurant

     

     
    Day 13

    Shanghai to Hangzhou (High Speed Train G7305 0900 - 0951)

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: Transfer to the train station, West Lake, Lingyin Temple and Feilai Peak, Qinghefang Pedestrian Street, Hu Qingyu Hall Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Museum and a tea village

    After breakfast, a high speed train takes you to Hangzhou. Check in upon arrival.

    Nothing feels better than the autumn breeze over West Lake. After a boat trip and a short visit in the nearby tea village, you will visit the famous Buddhism temple Lingyin Temple and its Feilai Peak.

    Have lunch before a free saunter at Qinghefang Pedestrian Street and visit Hu Qingyu Hall Chinese Traditional Herbal Medicine Museum.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • Even though night market is quite a common thing in many cities in China, it's still worthy a trip. Go and check out Wushan Night Market if you are in the mood.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Fine Day Restaurant

    Day 14

    Hangzhou to Huangshan (Long Distance Coach)

    Destinations & activities: Free time in Hangzhou, transfer to the bus station

    Today you will have a free day in Hangzhou.

    Later today, a long distance coach will take you to Huangshan. Check in upon arrival.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • The ride from Hangzhou to Huangshan takes about 3 hours.
  • For a Sunday special, join the people at worship in Hangzhou Si-cheng Church. Find its info on our tag.
  • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 15

    Huangshan

    China Autumn Tour

    Destinations & activities: Huangshan

    Today you will spend a whole day at Huangshan, aka Yellow Mountain. Have lunch in a restaurant on the top of the mountain.

    Legend has it that Huangdi, the famous Emperor from ancient times, used to live at Huangshan as a supernatural being. Doubtlessly, today you will unfold the legend by yourself.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

     

     
    Day 16

    Huangshan

    Hongcun Village
    Hongcun Village

    Destinations & activities: Tunxi Old Street, Hongcun Village and free time

    Firstly, you will take a free walk along the Tunxi Old Street, capturing some photos. Ever wonder what the life is like if living in Huangshan? Today you will pay a visit to Hongcun Village. Have lunch in a local restaurant.

    Tonight, you will stay in a lovely inn near Hongcun Village.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Leigang Restaurant

     

     
    Day 17

    Huangshan to Shanghai (Flight FM9266 2240 - 2335)

    Tachuan Village
    Tachuan Village

    Destinations & activities: Tachuan Village, Xidi Village, Bao Family Garden and transfer to the airport

    Fall in Tachuan Village is like a dream. This morning, you will soak in the beautiful fall colors in Tachuan Village. Later, visit Xidi Village and Bao Family Garden on the way back to hotel.

    Later at night, you will fly to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival and sleep tight!

     

    Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch at Jushantang Restaurant

    Day 18

    Shanghai Departure (Flight not included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel to airport transfer (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)

    You will be transferred to the city’s international airport (Shanghai Pudong International Airport) in time for your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

     

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    • 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.
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    • A deposit of 10% ot the total cost is required when you confirm your booking.
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    • Beautiful autumn scenery in Jiuzhai Valley and Tachuan
    • Harvest season in Longji Rice Terrace Fields
    • West Lake and Yellow Mountain for a dream-like experience
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