11 Days Essential China Join-in Tour (JCH12)

- This tour package covers the most popular destinations of China – Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai. Know its history from the Great Wall and Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses; Experience the modern China in shinning Shanghai; Enjoy the wonderful nature scenery in relaxing Guilin. The perfect combination will leave you a enjoyable memory. And the reasonable price guaranteed departure everyday at minimum 2 paxes.

Day 1

Place: TBA BeijingMeal(s): -/-/-
  • Today's Activities: Airport Transfer, Beijing

Transfer via: by air-own arrangement 


Program: Arrival Beijing, your local guide will meet you at the airport then transferred to your hotel for check-in.


Accommodations: Beijing Shatan Hotel***or similar

Tel:010-84026688, Fax:010-84023016


Day 2

Place: BeijingMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Beijing, Ming Tombs, Jade Store, , Badaling Great Wall, Silk Shop

Program: In the morning, you will be picked up at the hotel and transferred to the Ming Tomb. After lunch, you will visit Jade store. Then you will visit the Badaling Great Wall and Silk Shop. Transfer back to hotel.


-Badaling Great Wall: One of the Seven Wonders of the World and the symbol of China. With a history of more than 2000 years and approximately 6,700 kilometers The Great wall of China offers a unique opportunity to experience this wonderful country. Among the most popular sections is the Great Wall at Badaling, The Great Wall at Mutianyu and The Great Wall at Simatai


-The Ming Tomb: The Ming tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were located on the southern slope of Mount Taishou (originally Mount Huangtu) 

         Accommodations: Beijing Shatan Hotel***or similar

Day 3

Place: Beijing XianMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Forbidden City, Pearl Factory, , The Temple of Heaven, The Summer Palace, Tea Shop, Xian

Transfer via: by overnight train for soft sleeper T231 (18:55-07:42+1) or T43 (19:50-08:34+1)


Program: Morning pick up at hotel and transfer to visit the  the Forbidden City, and the Pearl Factory. After lunch, you will visit Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and the Tea Shop. In the afternoon, your private car will connect with the bus and transfer you to railway station to catch overnight train to Xian.


-The Forbidden City: Listed by the UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage, the world's largest palace complex covers a floor space of 720,000 square meters. It houses numerous rare treasures and curiosities after 500 years being an imperial palace.


-The Temple of Heaven: China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings occupies an area of 273 hectares. It is three times the area of the Forbidden City, where you may see local people doing the morning exercises, practicing Taiji, dancing and even singing the Pecking Opera.


            Accommodations: on train

Day 4

Place: XianMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Xian, Xian Ancient City Wall, Wild Goose pagoda Square, The Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Bell

Program: Arrival Xian railway station in the morning. Be met at Xian train station and transferred to  catch the bus tour to the Ancient City Wall, the Wild Goose pagoda Square (with exterior visit to Wild Goose pagoda), the Shanxi Historical Museum, the Bell & Drum Tower Square, and the Muslim Quarter.


-The Ancient City Wall: It is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world.


-The Wild Goose Pagoda: It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.


-Shaanxi History Museum is located in the northwest of the Xi’an Wild Goose Pagoda. Built in 1983, Shaanxi History Museum is China’s first large-scale modern national museum. The Museum has the style of Tang dynasty buildings of “central palace hall with four worship houses around” with orderly, harmonious, vigorous and grave construction, melting the national tradition, local characteristics and the spirit of time into an organic whole.


Accommodations: Citadines Central Xian****or similar

Tel:029-85761188, Fax:029-85761182

Day 5

Place: Xian GuilinMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, exterior visit to Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, Airport Transfer, Guilin, Airport Transfer

Transfer via: by air-by DCT arrangement 18:35-20:20 or similar time


Program: Check out from hotel, you will be transferred to Lintong County to visit the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and then exterior visit to the Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang, who ordered to built the Terra-Cotta. After lunch, you will pay a short visit at the Terra-Cotta Replication Factory before being transferred to airport to catch a flight to Guilin. Guilin tour guide and driver will pick you up at airport and transferred you to hotel for check in. Free in the evening.


-The Terra-cotta Warriors: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.


-Mausoleum of Qin Shi Huang: Located approximately 30 km outside of the present-day capital, Xian (called Chang'an in ancient times), of the Shensi province of modern China, the tomb of Qin Shi Huangdi remains a symbol of the infinite power and ego of China's first Emperor.   


Accommodations: HOTEL UNIVERSAL GUILIN***or similar

Tel:0773-2828228, Fax:0773-2824944


Day 6

Place: Guilin Yangshuo GuilinMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Guilin, Li River, West Street, Yangshuo

Program: Bus tour to Li River Cruise downstream to Yangshuo with lunch on board, and visit West Street at Yangshuo, back to Guilin with Silk ship on the way.


-The Li River cruise: from Guilin to Yangshuo is the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. The eye-feasting landscape and country scenery will never disappoint you.


-West Street: It is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, West Street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China. West Street is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures. 


         Accommodations: HOTEL UNIVERSAL GUILIN***or similar

Day 7

Place: GuilinMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Longji Rice Terrace

Program: Bus tour to Longsheng County, two hours' driving from downtown, to visit Longji Terrace and Ping'an minority villages. Taste local flavor lunch on the terrace and be transferred back to hotel in the late afternoon.


-Longji Terrace: The terrace rice fields were first built in the Yuan Dynasty (about 800 years ago) and completed in the Qing dynasty. From the feet to the top of the mountains (elevation 300~1100 meters), there are miles of rice terraces. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scare arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Also you can take this chance to have a close visit to the Villages of Zhuang Minority People and Red Yao Minority People. The distinguish minority customs and dressing styles will leave you a deep impression. 


Accommodations: HOTEL UNIVERSAL GUILIN***or similar

Day 8

Place: Guilin ShanghaiMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Pearl Shop, Airport Transfer, Shanghai, Airport Transfer

Transfer via: by air-by DCT arrangement 19:25-21:25 or similar time


Program: Bus tour to Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, and Elephant Trunk Hill with a shopping stop. Transfer to Guilin airport. You will take a flight to Shanghai. Shanghai tour guide and driver will welcome you at Shanghai airport and transfer you to hotel.


-Fubo Hill: Fubo Hill is famous for its picturesque shape and beautiful caves. Located in the northeastern part of the city, it stands by the Li River, with half of its eastern foot submerged in water. It is known for its Tang and Song Dynasty Buddhist carvings in the foot cave named Returned Pearl Cave, all accessible by steps leading up and down the east and west side.


-Reed Flute: The Cave is Guilin's largest and most impressive cave. This cave is 790 feet deep. A visitor will walk for some 550 yards through a zigzagging way of stalactites and stalagmites in dazzling colors.


-Seven-star Park: It is the largest comprehensive park with the longest history in Guilin. It is located in the urban area of Guilin City and on the east bank of Li River,


-Elephant Trunk Hill: As symbol of Guilin, it has become one of the most popular natural monuments. It resembles an elephant drinking from the Li River.    


Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Putuo***or similar

Tel:021-61421818, Fax:021-61487966


Day 9

Place: ShanghaiMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Shanghai, Yuyuan Market, , Yu Garden, The Bund, Old French Concession Area, Pudong New Financial Area, , World EXPO 2010 Shanghai, Pearl City, Xintiandi, and Shikumen

Program: Shanghai bus city tour to the Yuyuan Market, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Old French Concession, Pudong New Financial Area, Shanghai 2010 Expo Park, Pearl City, Xintiandi, and Shikumen.


-Yuyuan Market: Yuyuan Market found beside Yuyuan Garden is a bazaar of stores that sells traditional Chinese arts and crafts and souvenirs. The stores sell a mish-mash of items including chopsticks, Chinese medicine, walking sticks, fans, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, pottery, plus much more. Part of the market has also been transformed into an indoor mall.

Food is also a great temptation in Yuyuan Market with local delicacies such as xiao long bao, pigeon egg dumplings and spicy cold noodles from the street stalls or numerous restaurants.


-Yu Garden: It is characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty and it used to be a private garden with 400 years' history. In front of the garden, there is a market called Yu Market.


-EXPO 2010 Shanghai: It would be the most important event in Shanghai 2010. Being the first World Exposition on the theme of city, Exposition 2010 will attract governments and people from across the world, focusing on the theme "Better City, Better Life." For its 184 days, participants will display urban civilization to the full extent, exchange their experiences of urban development, disseminate advanced notions on cities and explore new approaches to human habitat, lifestyle and working conditions in the new century.


-The French Concession: The French Concession is the area of Shanghai once designated for the French. Today, the area's central Huaihai Rd is a busy shopping street, but the tree-lined avenues and their many Tudor mansions still retain an air of the "Paris of the East". 


          Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Putuo***or similar

Day 10

Place: Shanghai Suzhou ShanghaiMeal(s): B/L/-
  • Today's Activities: Suzhou, Lingering Garden, Suzhou Silk Museum, , Zhouzhuan Town

Program: Be transferred to Suzhou by two hours' driving. Visit the Lingering Garden, Suzhou Silk Museum. After lunch, be transferred to visit Zhouzhuang Water Town. In the afternoon, tansfer back to Shanghai.


-Lingering Garden: Lingering Garden was first built in 1522, one of the four most famous classical gardens in China. Like other famous gardens in Suzhou, the Lingering Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space. The garden is separated into the middle, eastern, northern and western parts connecting with beautiful corridors of 700 meters long. Of the four parts, the central part is the essence of the whole complex.


-Zhouzhuang Water Town: Zhouzhuang Town is regarded as the best representative of the Chinese traditional ancient water town. Located 40 kilometers southeast of Suzhou city, Zhouzhuang Town has a history of 900 years. Most of the buildings in the town were constructed in the Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911 AD) and all are well preserved. Zhouzhuang Town is regarded as the best representative of the Chinese traditional ancient water town.


Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express Shanghai Putuo***or similar


Day 11

Place: Shanghai TBAMeal(s): B/-/-
  • Today's Activities: Airport Transfer

Transfer via: by air-by tourist own arrangement 


Program: Be transferred to Shanghai Pudong international airport.

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Tourcode Rate (Unit: USD per person / 1 USD : 6.35 CNY)
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