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China Cultural Touch Student Tour

12-Day, Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Private Tour (CT-ST-01)

China Cultural Touch Student Tour
China Cultural Touch Student Tour


Peggie Lv,

Tour Manager

Touch China's essential cultures and long history in Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai, immerse in Guilin's picturesque landscape. Traveling can be a good way to study.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Beijing Arrival (Flight not Included)

Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

Welcome to China! The old yet lively country waits for your passionate exploration!

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide will escort you to hotel for check-in. Take some time to rest and adjust yourself from jet lag.


- Smart Tips:

  • Better know about the directions before you head out in Beijing, your Beijing tour guide will give a hand.
  • Meals: None

    Day 2


    Forbidden City
    The Forbidden City in Beijing
    Destinations & activities: The Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Guozijian (Imperial College) and a Hutong visit

    Numerous motion pictures have been filmed of the bustling scenery on Tian'anmen Square, but today you will be a part of the set. Later, get into the world-famous Forbidden City. Here you will approach China's history in the Palace of Heavenly Purity, Hall of Supreme Harmony, Hall of Mental Cultivation and Royal Garden.

    Have lunch before heading to Guozijian, aka Imperial College, learning how the school was like back in the Qing Dynasty. Later, traditional rickshaws will take you and your friends into Hutong, where the real life is vividly colorful. Visit a local family for chitchat and tea.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre creates a cinematic visual experience for you.
  • During summer, the water park in Water Cube gives your family a cool-off. Great discount booking with us.
  • Artful and chic, you will enjoy a night walk at the 798 Art District. Otherwise, hanging out with your gang at Houhai Bar Street would be nice, too.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 3


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

    Temple of Heaven has an important stand in both China's history and culture. This morning, your Beijing tour guide will lead your way at this site before the drive to the Great Wall.

    There are several sections of the Great Wall and we select the most enjoyable one for your visit: Mutianyu Section. You will take an uphill cable car ride and an exciting slide-way ride downhill.

    Near the Great Wall, you will visit an interesting cloisonné factory to learn about the process.

    Drive back to downtown Beijing and relax.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Rub away fatigue, you can enjoy a traditional massage or spa for tonight. Your Beijing tour guide will be happy to give great tips.
  • If you want a taste of the famous Peking Duck, you shouldn't miss Peking Duck Private Kitchen.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 4

    Beijing to Xi'an (By Overnight Train No.Z19)

    Hot Pot
    Try out Hot Pot
    Destinations & activities: Free day in Beijing, hotel - train station transfer

    You will have a free day in Beijing. What do you feel like doing?


    - Smart Tips:

  • We can arrange cooking class / cycling trip in Beijing, please let us know what we can do for you.
  • Love the giant pandas? Why don't you meet them up at Beijing Zoo ?
  • A great restaurant for groups, Haidilao Hot Pot Restaurant spices up your China holiday! Your Beijing tour guide will help you make a reservation for group dining.
  • Even though it might be a little bit old-school, but a boat trip or free stroll in the royal summer retreat -- the Summer Palace would be pleasant. For history buffs, the elegant ruins at the Old Summer Palace, aka Yuanmingyuan, can be quite mind-provoking.
  • A fan of quirky stuff? You can go shopping at Panjiayuan Market, a favorite spot for shopping and walking for many Trip Advisor reviewers.
  • Pack some snack for tonight's train ride. Since there's now shower on the train, it is nice to pack up some wet tissues for cleaning. Keep an eye on your stuff while you are on the train.
  • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 5


    Big Wild Goose Pagoda
    Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian
    Destinations & activities: Train station - hotel transfer, Muslim Quarter and Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Arrive in Xi'an at around 9am. Check in hotel and have simple breakfast.

    Xi'an is affluent in cultures, an important part of which is the Muslim culture. Your Xi'an tour guide will lead your way at the Muslim Quarter, where you can see the Muslim work, dine, laugh, talk and live their vibrant live.

    Xi'an is also the origin of Buddhism in China. Big Wild Goose Pagoda in the Ci'en Temple. Climb up the pagoda and get a bird's view of Xi'an city. Today's tour ends here.


    - Smart Tips:

  • You can go for a sunset walk along the Ancient City Wall.
  • Frankly, Xi'an is not made for night animals and lacks charm if you are into nightlife. However, you can always take a detour back to the Muslim Quarter for a yummy hunt. You can also find a night market nearby.
  • Go for a free walk on the Fountain Square behind the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, where movies will be projected on the music fountain and you can get a nice look of the pagoda.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Chinese Lunch

    Day 6


    Terracotta Army
    Terracotta Army
    Destinations & activities: The Terracotta Army, Imperial Art Center and free time in Xi'an

    This morning, your Xi'an tour guide will escort your group to the wonderful site of the Terracotta Army. Spend a couple of hours to get your mind blew.

    Have lunch and visit the Imperial Art Center to admire the delicate art works.

    Get back to downtown Xi'an and go for your solo adventure.


    - Smart Tips:

  • If you are amazed by Chinese calligraphy, you shouldn't miss out the Forest of Stone Steles Museum.
  • Want to try Karaok? Ask your Xi'an tour guide for tips!
  • Get stuffed at the famous noodle house, First Noodle Under the Sun, recommended by Trip Advisor.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 7

    Xi'an to Guilin, Guilin to Yangshuo (By Flight NO.TBA)

    Li River
    Bamboo raft in the Li River
    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer, land transfer, Li River bamboo rafting

    Today you will fly to Guilin, a scenic destination for your China holiday.

    Upon arrival, your Guilin tour guide will escort you all the way to Yangshuo. In Yangshuo, you will get on a traditional bamboo raft in the Li River. Play with the crystal-clear water and enjoy the views.

    Get back to Yangshuo main town and have lunch. Free time afterwards.


    - Smart Tips:

  • You won't get bored or starved when you are walking along the West Street.
  • The night show, Impression Sanjie Liu won quiet a great reputation among travelers, why not try it out? Your Guilin tour guide will help you book the tickets with great discount.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 8


    Learning Kungfu in Yangshuo
    Learn some Kungfu to wow friends back home
    Destinations & activities: Learn Chinese Kungfu and free time in Yangshuo

    An exciting day for Kungfu frenzies! Today you will learn Chinese Kungfu in a Kungfu school in Yangshuo. The experienced master will tutor you with basic moves. Enjoy the kicking!

    Have lunch before a free afternoon on your own.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Beer Fish is a famous dish of Yangshuo. Find yourself a restaurant to try it out.
  • We can offer guided cycling trip in the nearby countryside, riding along the rice paddies and the humble villages before visiting a local family. Or you can rent one from the many rental shops near the West Street. You'd better take a map or keep the route in mind before heading out.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 9

    Yangshuo to Guilin

    Reed Flute Cave
    Reed Flute Cave

    Destinations & activities: Land transfer, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and free time in Guilin

    In the morning, your Guilin tour guide will take you back to Guilin. Check in upon arrival.

    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.

    In the afternoon, you will have some free time in Guilin.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Under Jiefang Bridge in downtown Guilin, you can make a relaxing sunset walk along the Li River.
  • Formerly known as Zhongshan Night Market, now is relocated in Xicheng pedestrian street, where you can find all kinds of stuff ranging from pearl necklace to sugar cane juice.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch


    Day 10

    Guilin to Shanghai (Flight No.TBA)

    Oriental Pearl TV Tower
    Oriental Pearl TV Tower

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer, The Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, with Shanghai History Museum inside, Former French Concession, Tianzifang and a silk store

    Take an early flight to Shanghai. Check in upon arrival.

    The Bund is our first stop. Later visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Inside the tower, Shanghai History Museum offers an informative visit with its wax work display.

    After lunch, your Shanghai tour guide will introduce the historical standing of the Former French Concession while walking the shady pavement. Get to the colorful world at Tianzifang. Visit a silk store to learn the process of silk.

    Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

    Day 11


    Shanghai city
    Destinations & activities: Free time in Shanghai

    There can be a lot of things to do in Shanghai for your solo adventure. Check out the list we offer.


    - Smart Tips:

  • Go for a treasure hunt in the Yuyuan Garden and its bazaar.
  • Visit the Chocolate Happy Land for a sweet day.
  • We can arrange a one-day trip to Suzhou or Hangzhou by high speed train, please let us know if you are interested.
  • Around the People Square, you can find malls, restaurants, museums, art centers and parks, enough to kill the day.
  • Trip Advisor recommends a vintage side-car drive for real adventurers. Great discount possible if booking with China Travel.
  • Meals: Breakfast

    Day 12

    Shanghai Departure (Flight not Included)

    Destinations & activities: Hotel - airport transfer

    Today is the last day of your China student tour. Your Shanghai tour guide will escort you to the airport for departure flight. Thanks for traveling with us. Hope to see you guys again soon!


    Meals: Breakfast

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    • 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.

    Special Terms

    • Price may change during some Chinese festivals.
    • Price is subject to change based on exchange rate.
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    Tour Highlights

    • Classic China tour with classic destinations
    • Guilin's intoxicating natural charm
    • Learn Kungfu in a Kungfu school in Yangshuo
    • Exciting slide-way ride at the Great Wall and bamboo rafting in Li River

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