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Day 1 - Arrive in Beijing

Today you will fly to Beijing. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 2 - From Tian'anmen to Hutongs: Exploring Beijing's Imperial and Local Heritage

Begin your adventure at the iconic Tian'anmen Square, where you'll stand in awe of its grandeur and significance in Chinese history. Then, step into the majestic Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, where our expert guides will regale you with captivating royal stories, bringing the ancient palace to life before your eyes.

Ascend to the scenic Jingshan Park for a panoramic view of the Forbidden City, offering a breathtaking perspective of its sprawling grandeur against the backdrop of Beijing's skyline.

Next, immerse yourselves in the charm of Beijing's traditional way of life as you wander through the labyrinthine alleys of the old Hutongs, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern life.

Experience the captivating artistry of Beijing Opera Facial Makeup, as skilled performers demonstrate the intricate techniques behind this centuries-old art form.

Finally, indulge in a culinary delight with a sumptuous feast of Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude, a culinary institution renowned for its exquisite flavors and culinary mastery.


Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Forbidden City
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Jingshan Park (Panorama view of Forbidden City)
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Peking Roasted Duck at Quanjude
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Palace Museum royal story explanation
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Beijing Opera Facial Makeup
Hutong
Hutong
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 3 - Beijing Adventure: Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, and Tai Chi Experience

Venture to the magnificent Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, where you and your loved ones will ascend ancient stone steps and traverse winding pathways, marveling at the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore watchtowers, guard stations, and historic landmarks, all while immersing yourselves in the rich history and legend of this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, delve into the spiritual realm with a visit to the awe-inspiring Temple of Heaven, a masterpiece of Ming dynasty architecture and a symbol of ancient Chinese cosmology. Engage in a Tai Chi experience amidst the serene surroundings of the temple grounds, guided by experienced instructors who will teach you the graceful movements and philosophy behind this ancient martial art.


Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Take cable car up and down the Great Wall
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Glide down the Great Wall on a toboggan
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Temple of Heaven Tai Chi experience
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel

Day 4 - Summer Palace Serenity and Xi'an Bound: A UNESCO Heritage Adventure and Onward Journey

Embark on your journey at the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the East Gate's Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the Long corridor, the marble boat, and more. As you travel back through the middle, visit the serene Yonghe Temple with its unique blend of Tibetan and Han Chinese architecture. Continue to the Hall of Dispelling Clouds, admire the Tower of Buddhist Incense, and conclude your tour at the north gate of the Summer Palace. This adventure seamlessly weaves historical richness with spiritual beauty.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 4.5-hour bullet train from Beijing to Xi'an with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in XIan by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Summer Palace
Summer Palace
The Lhama Monastery
The Lhama Monastery
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 5 - Terracotta Army Wonders and Xi'an's Cultural Delights: Bell & Drum Towers, Muslim Quarter, and the Great Mosque

Embark on a journey through time as you explore the awe-inspiring Terracotta Army, where you and your little ones can marvel at the intricately crafted soldiers and horses. Delve deeper into history with a visit to the fascinating exhibit showcasing Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses, offering a unique perspective on the craftsmanship and dedication of ancient artisans.

But the adventure doesn't end there! Experience the thrill of cycling atop the majestic Ancient City Wall, an iconic symbol of Xi'an's rich heritage. As you pedal along the ancient ramparts, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the city skyline and surrounding landscapes, creating unforgettable memories for the whole family.


Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Terracotta Warriors and Horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Peasants made terracotta warriors and horses
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Ancient City Wall Cycling(120 minutes)/hiking
Accommodation: InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel

Day 6 - Xi'an's Timeless Treasures: Shaanxi History Museum and Big Wild Goose Pagoda & Bullet train to Chengdu

Begin your adventure with a visit to the Xi'an Museum, where ancient artifacts and treasures await, offering a glimpse into the city's illustrious past. Delve into centuries of history as you wander through captivating exhibits, learning about Xi'an's pivotal role as an ancient capital along the Silk Road.

Next, marvel at the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a revered Buddhist landmark towering over the cityscape. Explore the sacred grounds, adorned with ornate sculptures and intricate architecture, while our expert guides share fascinating tales of devotion and enlightenment.

Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of traditional Chinese culture with a mesmerizing Shadow Play performance, where intricately crafted puppets come to life against a backdrop of light and shadow. Then, unleash your creativity with a hands-on Paper Cutting workshop in the serene ambiance of Gaojia Courtyard, where skilled artisans will teach you the time-honored art of crafting delicate paper designs.

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 4.5-hour bullet train from Xi'an to Chengdu with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in Chengdu by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
Shadow Play and Paper Cutting in Gaojia Courtyard
China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel

Day 7 - Chengdu Panda Volunteer Tour

The "Panda Keeper Volunteer" meaningful experience is an extraordinary adventure for animal enthusiasts, offering the chance to interact with giant pandas, assist in their care, and learn about their conservation, all while enjoying the cultural and natural beauty of China.   This unique experience includes feeding, cleaning, and observing pandas in a stunning natural habitat, making it an unforgettable opportunity to support wildlife conservation and create cherished memories. Cap off your experience with a delightful buffet lunch at the Panda Center.



observe professional keeper feed pandas
observe professional keeper feed pandas
Panda Breeding Center
Panda Breeding Center
panda enclosure cleaning
panda enclosure cleaning
Panda Keeper Volunteer
Panda Keeper Volunteer
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel

Day 8 - Savoring Sichuan: A Culinary Adventure at Sichuan Cuisine Museum, Bullet train to Guilin

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the high-speed train station.

Take a 6-hour bullet train from Chengdu to Guilin with second class seat.

Then you will arrive in Guilin by high-speed train station. On arrival, your private guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

China Bullet Train
China Bullet Train
Accommodation: Shangri-La Guilin

Day 9 - Exploring Guilin's Cultural Tapestry: Longsheng's Ethnic Communities and Longji Rice Terraces Adventure

Discover China's fascinating ethnic minority culture on an exciting one day tour around Longsheng in stunning Guilin. Accompanied by your own knowledgeable local guide, venture to the rural Guangxi countryside and interact with the Zhuang and Yao communities, whose intriguing way of life is characterized by traditions formed over centuries. Then, take a gentle hike to the renowned Longji Rice Terraces and absorb spectacular views of the agricultural marvels, and capture some amazing photographs of the scenery beneath you.A local lady dressed in Zhuang costume will show you how to make Guilin Oil Tea. Your guide will translate for you and you also can participate in the process, and finally taste the distinctive flavor of oil tea. Enjoy the added convenience of pick up and drop off to your hotel in downtown Guilin. The perfect day trip from the city!


Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Rice Terraces
Longji Ethnic People
Longji Ethnic People
Bamboo Tube Rice
Bamboo Tube Rice
Oil Tea
Oil Tea
Longji Cable Car
Longji Cable Car
Guilin Oil Tea
Guilin Oil Tea
Accommodation: Shangri-La Guilin

Day 10 - Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

Join us on the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo - the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you a surprise at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, and school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery, life on the river is a taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis.Your day will begin with a pick-up at 8:20 in the morning from the hotel in Guilin. From here you will travel to Zhujiang pier, where you will board the boat. The cruise lasts approximately 5-hours (from 9:00 - 14:00). During this time you will enjoy stunning scenery of the Li River. Finally, to finish the day, we will enjoy a wander through Yangshuo town and a roam down the famous West Street. Your day will end at approximately 4 pm, when you will be dropped-off back at your hotel.


Li River Cruise (Include lunch)
Li River Cruise (Include lunch)
Yangshuo West Street
Yangshuo West Street
Accommodation: Yangshuo Resort

Day 11 - Fly to Shanghai

Your private guide and driver will escort you to your next destination. 

Enjoy your free time until your guide come and escort you to airport for your onward flight.

Then you will fly to Shanghai. On arrival, your private guide will welcome you at the arrival hall and transfer you to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in and ensure your arrival is worry-free.

Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Day 12 - Shanghai Unveiled: French Concession, Yuyuan Garden, Old City God Temple, and Nostalgic Strolls in the Old Streets

Your Shanghai city tour include a visit to the ritzy French Concession enclave, a former French colonial settlement. It returned to China in 1946. Despite redevelopment over recent decades, the area has retained its distinct character as a premier residential and retail district in Shanghai. You will also visit the traditional ancient oriental garden – Yuyuan Garden, a classical landscape garden and explore the Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple) next to the Yuyuan Garden.

If you want to discover the vanishing life of Shanghai, pay a visit to Shanghai old street and Nongtang is a must. Nongtang constitutes the most important architectural feature of contemporary Shanghai. It forms the most common living space for ordinary Shanghainese and an important part of local culture. It can be said that if there were no Nongtang, there would be no Shanghai and no Shanghai people.

End of the day, you can visit Xintiandi Style Shopping Center and busy Bund. You will pass through back to the golden age in 1920s. Enter some old buildings to have find the luxury of the past. 


Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden
Night walking along the Bund
Night walking along the Bund
Xintiandi
Xintiandi
French Concession
French Concession
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Shanghai Chenghuangmiao (Old City God Temple)
Nongtang
Nongtang
Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Day 13 - Departure

Enjoy your free time until your guide comes and escort you to the airport for your onward flight.

Accommodation

  • 3 Nights in Beijing
  • 2 Nights in Xi'an
  • 2 Nights in Chengdu
  • 2 Nights in Guilin
  • 1 Night in Yangshuo
  • 2 Nights in Shanghai
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Superior Room
Why this Hotel:

Crowne Plaza offers a fitness centre and a 24-hour lounge. Located next to Beijing U Town, which houses a lot of shops and restaurants, it is a 5-minute stroll from Chaoyangmen Subway Station (Line 2), and features spacious accommodation with 24-hour room service.

Located in Beijing’s Central Business District, Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U Town is a 2-minute walk from Foreign Ministry of China, a 15-minute drive from Worker's Stadium and Sanlitun Bar Street. Beijing Capital International Airport is 24 km away.

Modern rooms at Crowne Plaza Beijing feature air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom with bath and shower facilities. A minibar and an ergonomic writing desk is included.

Guests can make travel arrangements at the tour desk or rent a car to explore the surrounding area. Those who drive can park on the premises for free.

Meals and drinks can be enjoyed at Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang’s signature Hopfenstube German Restaurant. C6 Coffee serves daily buffet spreads. Alternatively, the lobby lounge offers cocktails round-the-clock.

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Executive Double or Twin Room
Why this Hotel:

InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel features a fitness center, terrace, a restaurant and bar in Xi'an. An indoor swimming pool and a car rental service are available for guests. The property provides room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests.

The daily breakfast offers continental, American or Asian options.

Daming Palace is 4.8 miles from the hotel, while Xi'an City Wall is 5.5 miles away. The nearest airport is Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, 18 miles from InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel.

Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:Standard Room
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Shangri-La Guilin
Room Type:Deluxe Room
Why this Hotel:

Located on the east bank of Li River, Shangri-La Hotel Guilin owns an 11,000-sqm garden equipped with recreational facilities including a Kids Club, an Organic Farm, a Game Lounge and a Mini Zoo. Free WiFi is offered.

The Shangri-La Hotel is only 10 minutes’ drive from Guilin city center and Guilin Exhibition Center. It is an 11-minute drive from Reed Flute Cave and a 15-minute drive from Xiangshan Scenic Area. Liangjiang International Airport is about an hour's drive away.

The elegant rooms of Guilin Shangri-La Hotel are well-equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and a choice of pillows. Rooms also provide bathrobes, tea and coffee making facilities and work desks.

The Shangri-La offers guests a choice of restaurants and bars. The Signature Shang Palace features a variety of Cantonese and Guilin cuisine. Li Cafe offers Western cuisine.

Yangshuo Resort
Yangshuo Resort
Yangshuo Resort
Yangshuo Resort
Yangshuo Resort
Yangshuo Resort
Room Type:Deluxe Room with River View
Why this Hotel:

Located by Yulong River with beautiful river view

Car rental can be arranged by the property

Guest can taking a walk in the garden or relaxing on the sun terrace

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel
Room Type:1 King Standard High Floor
Why this Hotel:

Conveniently set in the centre of Shanghai, Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel is within 300 metres of Pedestrian Street of East Nanjing Rd. And 700 metres of People's Square. Located in the Huangpu district, the property provides guests with access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre and a restaurant. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests.

Yu Garden is 2.5 km from the hotel, while Superbrand Shopping Mall Shanghai is 3 km away. The nearest airport is Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, 16 km from Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel.

This is our guests' favourite part of Shanghai, according to independent reviews.

What's included

AccommodationInternational-standard
Day1-3 Crowne Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town, an IHG Hotel
Day4-5 InterContinental Xi'an North, an IHG Hotel
Day6-7 Crowne Plaza Chengdu City Center, an IHG Hotel
Day8-9 Shangri-La Guilin
Day10 Yangshuo Resort
Day11-12 Crowne Plaza Shanghai Nanjing Road, an IHG Hotel

Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)

  • Well screened Hotels

    Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.

  • Super nice location

    Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.

TransportPrivate & Air-conditioned

All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises

Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space

  • Best-time flight

    No early get up. No late arrival.

  • Better seats

    Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.

GuidePrivate & Professional

Expert English-speaking local guide

MealsSafe & Authentic

All meals specified in the itinerary

  • Satisfying food

    Your special request on food can always be satisfied, no matter it relates to religion or medical purpose!

  • Local specialities

    Traditional local food is delicious and its specialities are worth searching out with our local guide!

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SupportUseful Package & 24/7 Local Service

Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day

24/7 helpline while you are travelling

ExcursionsAll listed in the above Itnerary

All excursions specified in the itinerary

All entrance fees specified in the itinerary

Not included
Flights

Flights before and after the tour are not included in the tour price. You can organize your flights separately at any point.

service

our driver
Professional Guides & Drivers

We offer professional private tour guides with over 10-year experience, well-performed vehicles less than 5-year service life and licensed drivers with 5-year practice. Each of our employees undergoes rigorous screening before they can join our network.

our hotel
Well-selected Scenic spots and Hotel

All the hotels we advised have been inspected by our team and we spend time each year to top up our knowledge on the spot. Continuing Positive feedbacks on them from former customers because of their outstanding and unique characters.

local
Local Available 7/24

You will have our local team's urgency contact number and we are available whenever and wherever. If you meet any problem or need any help, just make a phone call and everything will be settled down at a time.

welcome kit
Warm Welcome Kits

We provide the welcome kits for each customer, you will receive the SIM card, city map, a bottle of drinking water and a cool towel per guest per day for FREE. Get all first-step information and useful tips in one profile and make your first tour simple and easy.