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Private Guided China Delights

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
11 days
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Overview

Highlights

  • Must-see sights in China - Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army

  • Walk into a local Chinese family, interact & dine with the hosts in their home
  • Try biking on the Ming Dynasty City Wall of Xi'an, or tour by electric car
  • Cruise on the Huangpu River to take in the impressive skylines of Shanghai

Short Description

Visit Badaling Great Wall, Sacred Way, Ming Tomb, Bird's Nest. Explore Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. Discover Terracotta Warriors Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Provincial History Museum. Day 11 Departure from Shanghai

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Beijing
End City Shanghai

Trip Includes

  • Domestic airfares
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Beijing

Meals: No meals and advice freely available

Our guide will meet you outside the customs of the Capital Airport after you retrieve your luggage and clear the customs, and then transfer you to the hotel with a private van. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest and get prepared for your 11 days China tour package. 

Day 2 Beijing

Meals: American breakfast and A la carte lunch

In the morning, you will visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. As the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square has seen the country's development in the past 500 years and become an important venue for most of the national ceremonies. Walking through the square, you will come to the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex - the Forbidden City. With 590 years of history, the Forbidden City will bring you back to the prosperous Ming and Qing dynasties by showing thousands of imperial architecture and precious culture relics.

To avoid the cheap tourist restaurant as the most are doing now, we will serve you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a famous local Cantonese restaurant to taste the authentic Chinese food. Usually our a la carte meal price is three to four times higher than that of the eateries arranged by other agencies and our food quality is surely incomparable. After lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven, which is the imperial altar for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties to worship the god of heaven.

Day 3 Beijing

Meals: American breakfast

Today your private visit will begin with the splendid Mutianyu Great Wall. As one of the most popular sections of the Great Wall, Mutianyu, likes a soaring dragon stretches along the mountain ranges. You will be deeply impressed by the wandering walls, spectacular passes and towers, and splendid mountain scenery. We will arrange the round-way cable car for you. For lunch today, we would leave it on your side. Our guide will help you to find a proper restaurant upon your request.

On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium), the venue of 2008 Olympic Games. You will see the full view of the huge 'nest' at a distance. Take this chance to add one memorable photo in your album. Afterwards, we will head to a local market and leave you some free time to wander around.

Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an

Meals: American breakfast

This morning, you will firstly visit the existing largest imperial garden - the Summer Palace, which is an outstanding combination of Chinese classical landscape design and natural beauty. Then, you will have a Hutong tour to experience the original Beijing culture by taking a special rickshaw riding through the various Hutongs and to know about old capital's manners and customs. After visiting the 798 Art Zone, you will take a flight to Xi'an and our guide will be waiting for you outside the baggage claim area of the airport and transfer you to the downtown hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an

Meals: American breakfast

In the morning, visit the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Terracotta Army. You will not only be attracted by the life-sized warrior figures and horses, each of which has distinct facial expressions and positions, but also be astonished by various kinds of ancient weapons which reflect the highly advanced technology in weapon-making 2,200 years ago. We do not offer lunch today. You will arrange it on you own and get some suggestions from your guide upon request.

Then, visit the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda - the well-preserved 1,300-year-old Buddhist pagoda of Tang Dynasty. Just a few minutes' drive from the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, you will come to the next stop - Provincial History Museum, which exhibits over 370,000 historical relics and is regarded as 'the best museum in the country'.

Day 6 Xi'an

Meals: American breakfast and Home-cooked a la carte lunch

A morning visit to City Wall, one of the best-preserved existing City Walls, to stroll around on the wall and you will have a bird's eye view of the city. You will then have a local family visit and a la carte lunch (valued at CNY120.00 per person and included in our price) will be arranged in the home of the family that you visit, to taste the authentic home cooked dishes. We also offer Chinese food cooking class to our valued guests for free in our family visit. If feel interested, you may learn to cook Chinese dishes with the hostess.

After lunch, visit the Great Mosque which was built in the year of 742 AD with a similar architecture style of Chinese temples. On your way to the mosque, you will walk across the famous snack street - Muslim Street, where you may find many delicious local snacks as well as interesting souvenirs.

Day 7 Xi'an - Guilin

Meals: American breakfast

In the morning, before heading to the airport, you will visit Xi'an Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. Xi'an Museum was opened to the public in 2007. It is well known for its cultural treasures displayed at the exhibition hall, the ancient pagoda of the Tang Dynasty, the morning bell chimes of the pagoda and the beautiful garden landscape. As a part of the museum, the Small Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most important architecture of ancient Chang'an in the Tang Dynasty and now is a famous historic site in the city. Then take a flight to Guilin and we will transfer you to the hotel. Your luxury series hotel is located on the bank of the Li River, and you can stroll along the bank and enjoy the picturesque scene of the city.

Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin

Meals: American breakfast, Lunch

Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. The length of Li River is about 50 miles, and you can see picturesque scenery all the way during your cruise. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, take you to the countryside to enjoy the rural beauty of Yangshuo. You will also visit a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle there. After a whole day's excursion to Yangshuo, transfer back to Guilin in the late afternoon.

Tips: The cruise lasts around 4 hours and reaches terminal Yangshuo at about 14:00. Lunch is available on board, but the basic Chinese box lunch may fail to meet with your approval. So we recommend you prepare for the cruise with a generous breakfast at the hotel.

Day 9 Guilin - Shanghai

Meals: American breakfast

Today's excursion starts with one of the most famous attractions in the city, Reed Flute Cave, which is renowned for the varieties of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and lime-flowers which came into being about 700,000 years ago. Walking in the cave, you will also be impressed by the interesting names of the stalactites and stalagmites, such as Palace of Crystal, Dragon Pagoda and Flower & Fruit Mountain. Your next stop will be the Seven Star Park. Your city visit will end with the Elephant Trunk Hill. You must wonder how such a huge rock resembles an elephant drinking water on the riverside, and your guide will give you much information then. When finishing all the attractions in the city, you will take a flight to Shanghai and our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in downtown area.

Day 10 Shanghai

Meals: American breakfast and A la carte lunch

After breakfast, you will visit Shanghai Museum and the Yu Garden. As one of the four largest museums in China, Shanghai Museum is famous for its vast storage of 120,000 of art relics, especially for the exhibition of bronze wares, porcelain wares, calligraphy and paintings. After learning about history, you will learn about the ancient Chinese gardening - visiting one of the most famous gardens in south of the Yangtze River, Yuyuan Garden. We will serve you an a la carte farewell lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a fancy and famous local restaurant, which offers authentic Shanghai and Cantonese cuisines.

In the afternoon, we will transfer you to the Bund area, where you take a short cruise on the Huangpu River. On the banks of the river scattered almost all the major attractions of Shanghai, which symbolize the past, present and future of the city. After the cruise, you will visit the Bund area and then explore an old street.

Day 11 Departure from Shanghai

Meals: American breakfast

Your private guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to the airport so that you can board the flight back home loaded with pleasant memories of this 11 days guided tour of China.

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Group Size:

Private - your group only

The private guided tour is tailored for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other participants will be in your group. In other words, others will not join in your tour and you will not take part into any tours of others during our land services except the excursion parts of the Yangtze River Cruises or any other cruises. For the whole of your tour, you will benefit from a private guide and driver we provide. You will have flexibility within reason to agree with your guide on your daily departure, sightseeing and even mealtimes.

Accomodations

Accommodation:

 

Grade

Luxury

Standard

 Beijing

 Hotel New Otani Chang Fu Gong  (5 stars)

 Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao  (4   stars)

 Xian

 Wyndham Grand Xian South  (5 stars)

 Wyndham Xian  (4 stars)

 Guilin

 Shangri-La Hotel  (5 stars)

 Grand Link Hotel  (4 stars)

 Shanghai

 Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (5   stars)

 Ocean Hotel Shanghai  (4 stars)


Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao (4-star)

Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao has long been popular among the 4-star hotels in Beijing. Its greatest strength is the wonderful location, which offers good access to everywhere most tourists want to visit. The subway (Line 2 and 5) is right in front of the hotel, allowing guests to reach the Forbidden city, Summer Palace, Hutong area, etc all within 10-30 minutes. Natural hot spring water is available in all guest rooms together with spa is really a plus. The Utopia Chinese restaurant is famous for its authentic Peking roast duck. In addition, guests are always delighted with the courteous service provided at all times by the friendly staff.

Address: Beijing, China

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel(5 Star)

Wyndham Grand Xi'an South Hotel is a new hotel opened in 2014, which is also the first luxury hotel under direct management of Wyndham Group in China. With superb location near the famous Big Wild Goose Pagoda, this hotel is very convenient for sightseeing, shopping and dinning. There are 565 spacious and well-appointed rooms and suites with special designs offering clients comfortable and unforgettable experience. All the staffs are well trained and ready to greet you with big smiling faces.

Address: Xi'an, Shaanxi, China

Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin (5-Star)

Shangri-La Guilin, managed by the largest luxury Hotel Management Group in the Asia-Pacific region - Shangri-La group, is a deluxe five star hotel that is blending and embodying the exquisite local natural landscape adequately. Staying in the well-equipped guest rooms, you will appreciate the unique, graceful design and enjoy the considerate room services. Overlooking the marvelous view of the beautiful Li River in the guest rooms is a highlight of the charming design of the hotel. Completed facilities such as business center, fitness center and luxury meeting rooms make it a perfect place for guests to take a business trip or a leisure tour.

Address: Guangxi

The Peninsula Hotel, Shanghai (5 Star)

The Peninsula Shanghai Hotel locates at the historical famous Bund area; it is the only one new building in this area during the past 60 years. The hotel is well-furnished by recreating the heyday of Shanghai in 1920s and 1930s when Shanghai was hailed as the Oriental Paris. All kinds of guest rooms and suites are with the large areas by comparing with other 5 star hotels and each room is equipped with the separate spacious cloakroom. Standing in the hotel, clients can have perfect views of the Bund, Huangpu River and the magnificent scene of the former British Consulate garden. It will take 45 minutes to get to the hotel from Pudong international airport and 30 minutes from Hongqiao airport.

Address: Shanghai, China

Wyndham Xi'an (4 Star)

Conveniently located in the business center of east Xi'an, this 26-storey building hotel consists of 319 rooms with various styles, elegant Chinese restaurant, fashionable decorated western restaurant, meeting halls, fitness center, beauty salon, etc. Its complete facilities and great service assure pleasant stay for guests.

Address: Xi'an, China

Guilin Bravo, Guilin (4-Star)

Former Holiday Inn Hotel, Guilin Bravo is a new four star hotel, which enjoys excellent location just within the famous site of Two Rivers and Four Lakes, and it provides the services and standards that one would expect of an international one, it is surely an ideal choice for business or leisure holiday. The free internet access makes your communication without hindrance.

Address: Guilin

Ocean Hotel Shanghai (4 Star)

The Ocean Hotel Shanghai is well-located in the downtown and shopping area with easy access to the reputable landmarks, the Bund area, Nanjing Road and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Taking the nearby metro Line 4 and Line 12, you can approach almost every corner of the city. The hotel possesses totally 357 exquisite decorated guest rooms and luxurious suites. Guests will enjoy the high-speed broadband Internet, standardized Fitness Center, Indoor Swimming Pool, exclusive benefits and extremely comfortable rooms as well as high-quality service during stay.

Address: Shanghai, China

Cancellation Policy:

The cancellation fee will be a certain percentage of the tour total price.

  • 15 days or more before the arrival day: we will refund the full cost to you except for the actual air/ train cancellation fee and the bank transfer fee if there is.
  • 14 days to 3 days before: 20% of the total price.
  • Cancellation within 2 days before: 50% of the total price.
  • Cancellation on the arrival day: 100% of the total price.

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  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts and 4 Lunches

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