Leon Long

Leon Long

Senior Travel Advisor

Wish to travel to most highlights of China in a short two weeks for your first time trip to China? This trip included historical sites and spectacular natural sceneries. Visit Forbidden City, walk up to Great Wall, seeing amazing Terracotta Warriors, take cruise along Yangtze River and ride biking along Yangshuo country, all of the experience will add a new color to your travel life.

There are three styles for you to discover the diversity of the major tourist cities of China:

Feature

Economy

Standard

Luxury

Attraction Visit must-see attractions Explore essential attractions in detail Culturally discover authentic China
Private Service Guided tours everyday Knowledgeable local guides Worry-free service and senior experienced guides
Standard of Hotel 3-star western standard 4-star western standard 5-star western standard
Transport Beijing Xi'an Guilin /Yangshuo Chongqing Yangtze River-Yichang Shanghai Beijing Xi'an Guilin / Yangshuo Chongqing Yangtze River-Yichang Shanghai Beijing Xi'an Guilin / Yangshuo Chongqing Yangtze River-Yichang Shanghai
Resraurant Local restaurants Local restaurants and Quanjude Roast Duck
Shop Visit 3 top rated Chinese-style shops, no forced shopping No shops and no factories, more time to explore
Price From USD $2319 USD $2579 USD $3319

Highlights

  • Walk up to the incredible Great Wall
  • Find the different life about Emperor in Forbidden City
  • Come face to face with the Terracotta Warriors
  • Experience leisure life in Yangshuo Country by ride bike
  • Marvel at the sparking city of Shanghai
  • Take 3 nights cruise along China cultural cradle –Yangtze River

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 > Beijing Arrival

  • Activities: Private transfer to hotel
  • Hotel: Oriental Peace Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: None

Welcome to China! Your China holiday will start with visiting the capital of China, Beijing. Your guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall with your name sign.

Private transfer to your hotel

Upon arrival, your Beijing tour guide and driver will escort you to hotel with a comfortable private car, which takes about an hour. Check in and adjust yourself from the jet-lag.

Good to Know

  • This package doesn't include flights nor train, please contact us if you need help.
  • If you are excited about China and don't want to have a rest, you can go to Beijing Zoo to see cute giant panda this day.
  • Have a taste of roast duck in Quanjude which is the most famous Peking roast duck restaurant. Feel free to seek ideas from your guide.

Day 2 > Beijing Emperor Life Discovery

  • Activities: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong Tour
  • Hotel: Oriental Peace Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Start our classical Beijing tours from visit Tiananmen Square which is the largest city aquare in China. And then come to the Forbidden City which was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911. Walk along the ancient imperial architectuer complex and visit seveval yards to feel the daily life of ancient emperors. Visit Treasure Houses to see more than 440 treasures on display belonged to Qing dynasty royalty.

After lunch at local restaurant, we will take a rickshaw ride through the old Hutong area as well as visit a local family. Our guide will explain the intricacy of traditional Chinese architecture.

Day 3 > Walking Along Great Wall

  • Activities: Mutianyu Great Wall
  • Hotel: Oriental Peace Hotel 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

It is said that if you haven't climb up the Great Wall, you have not been to China. You will arrive at the Mutianyu Great Wall after 90 minutes's driving. Mutianyu section is one of the most famous and easiest to cover sections of all Great Wall sections, less crowded than Badaling section. Taking a cable car up will broaden your sights at this imposing wonder and natural setting around. Shot some nice photos and then get down with a cable car.

Tips

  • Put on your hiking shoes.
  • You can hike at your pace. If you don’t like hiking too much, you can just stand on the Great Wall and take some pictures.

Badaling Great Wall

Badaling Great Wall

Day 4 > Deep Culture Discovery and Take train to Xi'an

  • Activities: Temple of Heaven, Lama Temple
  • Hotel: Night Sleeper Train to Xi'an
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

We will visit Temple of Heaven in the morning. It is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests.

The colourful Yonghe Lamasery is the largest and most famous Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. You can see the world's largest wooden statue (the Matreiya Buddha) and Tibetan exhibitions. And then, half day free time for you to discovry more in Beijing.

Good to Know

  • If you have a free time in Beijing, we suggest you to go to the Old Summer Palace (aka Yuanmingyuan), Summer Palace (aka Yiheyuan) or the China Science & Technology Museum.

Day 5 > Amazing Terroacotta Army visit

  • Activities: The Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Hotel: Xian Skytel Hotel3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Start Xian tour to visit The Terracotta Warriors and Horses.This incredible army of over 7000 soldiers, archers, horses and chariots in full battle array has guarded Emperor Qin's tomb since 210BC.

After lunch at local restaurant, we will drive back to Xian city to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda was built in the 7th century to house the Buddhist materials that Xuanzang (Tripitaka) brought back from his epic journey to India. Then visit Xian City Wall which was over 500 years old and built as defense systems in China. Riding a bicyle around the City Wall will get a whole views of contrast modern and historical.

Good to Know

  • In night, you are suggeted to walk around Muslim Quarter. The 500 meters long avenue paved by bluestones are dotted with many unique stall, souvenir shop, café and bars which are mostly run by Muslim people. You could taste some local snacks here.

Day 6 > Guilin Essence Experience

  • Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Hotel: Guilin Park Hotel3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Take a flights from Xian to Guilin. Guilin is a city famous for the unique beauty of the mountains that fringe it.

Arrival in Guilin, we will visit Reed Flute Cave gets the name from the reeds used for making flutes and pipes that grow at its entrance. And then we will go to Elephant Trunk Hill. Located at the junction of Li River and Peach Blossom River, Elephant Trunk Hill got its name because its shape resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River.

Good to Know

  • If you want to discovery more about Guilin, walk along Two River and Four Lakes is a good choice. Strolling around lakeside, you can see citizen's daily life, such as dance in some square, play card, practice calligraphy near Ancient South Gate ( Gu nan men).

Flute Cave

Flute Cave

Day 7 > Li River Cruise Experience

  • Activities: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • Hotel: Guilin Park Hotel3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Today we will take a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo along Li River. As you take in the stunning scenery there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. Lunch at boat.

Liriver

Liriver

Day 8 > See Cute Panda

  • Activities: Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Onboard Yangtze Cruise
  • Cruise: President No.13-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

This morning we will fly to Chongqing from Guilin.

Up arrival in Chongqing, we will visit Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo.Cute Giant and lesser pandas and their offspring will be a highlight of the trip. And then visit Ciqikou Old Town located closer to the river, there are lots of souvenir shops, you could try some local food and snacks if you are interested in.

Board Yangtze River Cruise at 5pm or 6pm.

Good to Know

  • Dinner is not included on the board, you are advice have a dinner or take some food with you before on-board Yangtze river cruise. Hotpot is famous food in Chongqing.

Day 12 > Shanghai Impression

  • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum, City God Temple
  • Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

With different countries style mansions, Shanghai presents a blend of the modern and traditional cultures.

Explore Shanghai frist to visit Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Stand on the top of building, you could get whole views of the Bund. And then go to Shanghai History Museum insight into Shanghai's history and future.

Lunch at local restaurant to taste Shanghai typical food. Continue tour to visit Yuyuan Garden which was a private garden built in 1559 during the Ming Dynasty, with typical Chinese classic architecture and style. And then visit the Bund which is the "architecture gallery" with 52 well-preserved old European style buildings.

Good to Know

  • Nightview of the Bund is amazing. It is different scenery between day and night. You are advice to walk along the Bund after dinner.
  • Nanjing Road is a shopping mall street. If you need buy something, it is a good choice for you.

Day 13 > Leisure time in Water Town

  • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Oriental Pearl TV Tower(INCL Shanghai History Museum, City God Temple
  • Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Zhabei 3-star hotel (or Same Class)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

There are several famous water town near Shanghai. Zhujiajiao is the most popular ancient town for travellers.

Thousands of examples of Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty architecture lay on the sides of the lakes and the 36 stone bridges retain their ancient style. Zhujiajiao water town tour includes four attractions: Tongtianhe (an ancient pharmacy), the historic Great Qing Dynasty Post Office, Humanistic Museum and Kezhi Garden.

After have lunch, we will go to Qibao Town( Seven Treasures Town) which is famous for its old streets, which were once named as the Ding's Farmstead in the ancient Chinese Dynasty of Han.

Day 14 > Back Home

  • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer
  • Meals: Breakfast

After have breakfast, our guide will transfer you to airport for your departure flights back your home.

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from US $2,539 p/p

14 days/13 nightsPrivate Tour