CHINA
Beijing - Shanghai - Xian - Guilin
Starting From 2,600 $

11 Days , 10 Nights
Category: Exotic Escapes / Location: China

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“China has beautiful scenery, with mountains and ranges, highlands, plains, basins, and hills. The highlands and hill regions account for 65 percent of the country’s total land mass, and there are more than 2,000 lakes. The highest mountain peak is Qomolangma (Everest) in Tibet, the highest in the world, 8,848 meters above sea level; the lowest point is the Turpan Basin, 154 meters below sea level.”

Package is quoted per person in USD, & Includes:

  • 10 Nights accommodation at the hotel category of your choice
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • All tours by air-conditioned deluxe coach
  • Escorted Tours with local English speaking guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat fees
  • High speed train Beijing – Xian ( on 2nd class )
  • Airfare ticket from Xian to Guilin on economy class
  • Airfare ticket from Guilin to Shanghai on economy class
  • Transfers airport – hotel-airport

 

 

Period Service description  Double [3- 5] Persons
High Season:

08Oct – 30Nov

01Apr – 30May

01Sep – 30Nov

Superior Room 2,720 2,485
First Hotel 3,230 2,620
Shoulder Season:

01Mar – 31Mar

01Jun – 31Aug

Superior Room 2,693 2,460
First Hotel 3,055 2,820
Low Season:

01Dec – 28Feb

01Dec – 31Dec 2016

Superior Room 2,600 2,370
First Hotel 2,955 2,720

Important Notices: Prices are subject to change according to Availability and/or slight change of itinerary.


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ITINERARY

Day 1: BEIJING
Arrival in Beijing, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.

  • No Meals.

 Day 2:   BEIJING
In the morning, visit the Temple of Heaven to see how locals do their morning exercise. Pause in the Temple of Heaven - built in 1420 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty – as a sacrifice to the Heavens. Chinese emperors called themselves "The Sons of Heaven”, they did Not dare to build their own dwelling” Forbidden City" bigger than the Heaven one. After lunch, visit the Tian'an Men Square –the heart of Beijing City and admire Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes; and the Forbidden City, known as the Imperial Palace Museum or Gugong, the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties carried out their administration and lived. Currently open to the public where people can witness the bygone architectural era, treasures, and learn the legends and anecdotes of the imperial family and the court.

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant, Beijing Roast Duck dinner

Day 3:  BEIJING
In the morning transfer to visit the Chinese Great Wall. En route if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic “Bird’s Nest” – the Beijing National Stadium – host to many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Take an excursion to the Great Wall, Ju Yong Guan Section. Ju Yong Guan Pass is located in an 18 kilometer-long valley named "Guangou" which is inside Changping County more than 50 kilometers from Beijing City.
It is one of the three greatest passes of Great Wall of China. The other two passes are Jiayuguan Pass and Shanhai Pass. It had many different names in the past dynasties. However, the name "Juyongguan Pass" was used by more than three dynasties. It was first used in the Qin Dynasty when Emperor Qinshihuang ordered to build the Great Wall. After lunch visit a Cloisonné Factory and observe the skilled artisans at work as they create intricate designs. In the afternoon, take a rickshaw stroll on Hutong around the Houhai area.
The Houhai area can be visited anytime. During the day, enjoy the peaceful lakeside setting, and in the evenings the area transforms into party central – it is a firm fixture on the Beijing nightlife scene; or simply Hire a boat, swim in the lake... 

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant

Day 4: BEIJING – XIAN
In the morning visit the Summer Palace & Parks – must-see sightseeing in Beijing. Originally it was a retreat used by emperors for 800 years to escape the scorching summer heat of Beijing till the 18th century. In the 19th century, the Empress Dowager Cixi made massive renovations and restored many buildings using money funneled out from the state treasury.
Take the High speed train to Xian (G663 - 15:45-21:20; 2nd class seat.
Meet and assist at the railway station and transfer to hotel.

  •  Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant

Day 5: XIAN
In the morning head to Terra Cotta Army Warriors, the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century – an Absolute must see. i.e. Life-sized terracotta figures of warriors and horses arranged in battle formations; replicas of what the imperial guard looked like during this era of pomp and vigor.
On the way back, visit the Provincial History Museum - a striking Tang-Dynasty style pavilion that houses a large collection of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shanxi.
Wander along the Muslim Street, 500m long, situated near the Drum Tower; and paved with dark colored stone, green trees and on both sides are buildings modeled on the styles of both the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasties (1644-1911).
Continue to GaoYue Song’s ancient-styled Folk House, a high ranked official in Ming Dynasty 300 years ago. This famous house won the “Prize for Cultural Heritage Protection in Asian-Pacific Area of UNESCO in 2002”.
Enjoy the local Shadow Play Opera there.

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant

 Day 6: XIAN – GUILIN  
In the morning visit Old City Wall, a major landmark, the best preserved, the oldest and largest of the city defence systems in China.
Continue to The Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Da Ci'en Temple, the best-preserved Buddhist temple complex, situated four kilometers away from the city center.
Take an internal flight to Guilin - Flight to be advised. Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel.

  •  Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant

Day 7: GUILIN – YANGSHUO – GUILIN
Enjoy a cruise on Li River through amazing landscapes of limestone peaks to the village of Yangshuo. Take time to stroll along its streets, West Street (Xi Jie). Yangshuo, the most beautiful town along the Li River, was built in 590 during the Sui Dynasty with the Li River passing by on the east, the street, which has experienced much wind and rain, is still well preserved, revealing the resplendence of past days. Elegant scenery, superior dining and snacks, pause in Xijie for a coffee. Drive back to Guilin.

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch on Board

Day 8:  GUILIN - SHANGHAI
Visit the Elephant Trunk Hill Park, situated at the southeast of Guilin city and west bank of Li River and regarded as the symbol of Guilin landscape. Originally named "Li Hill", "Yi Hill" and "Chenshui Hill", the hill has a history of 3.6 hundred million years.
The Reed Flute cave, situated at 7 kilometers from the city center, is a limestone cave dating back to 600,000 years
Fly to Shanghai, flight number to be advised. Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel.

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant

Day 9: SHANGHAI
Visit Shanghai’s old town, still known for its bustling atmosphere and lively old lanes. Visit the Tea House, Mandarin Yu Garden “Yuyuan” a place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai dating back to the fabled Ming Dynasty.
Yuyuan began as a private garden created by Pan Yunduan, who spent almost 20 years - and all of his savings - to build a garden in order to please his parents in their old age. That is why he called this garden "Yuyuan" - because "yu" in Chinese means "peace and health". Admire the Jade Buddha Temple located in the western part of Shanghai. In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. Shanghai Museum (without earphone) is the biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics from treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, to calligraphy. Attend Shanghai acrobatics show at Portman Hotel (regular seats).

  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant

 Day 10: SHANGHAI
Breakfast at hotel. Head out of Shanghai today and head to the traditional water canal town of Zhujiajiao, dating back as far as the Ming and Qing dynasties. Visit a local Taoist temple and the Yuanjin Monastery and spend time browsing through the quaint shops of the winding streets. Return to Shanghai and free day at leisure.

  •  Breakfast at Hotel
  • Lunch at Local Chinese Restaurant

Day 11: SHANGHAI
Transfer to the airport for departure flight.

  • Breakfast at Hotel