China: Classical China Tours

11 days Beijing-Xi'an-Guilin-Shanghai Classic tour

From $ 3320 USD/pax
From $ 3320 USD
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7 reviews
5 Reviews
4.8

start

Beijing

Beijing
4days
The Great Wall

Xi'an
2days
The Terracotta Army

Guilin
3days
Li River

Shanghai
2days
The Bund

end

Shanghai

Highlights

  • Hotel: 4+ Stars
  • Attractions: 14+
  • Destinations: 4
  • Age: All age
  • Comfort: Standard
  • Style: History & Scenery

Learning  how to pay mahjong, a traditional Chinese board in local's hourse in Beijing

Admire the Temple of Heaven, the masterpiece of Chinese architecture in 15th century

Witness the one of the most awesome wonders in the World – The Great Wall

Meeting the Terracotta Warriors and learn how to make the clay warriors in Xian 

Having a Thai Chi Class by the Li River in the morning in Yangshuo 

Taking the Maglev Train in Shanghai to experience the high speed


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Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival In ​Beijing

    • Accommodation:

      Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel  

    • Meals:

      None
    • Activity:

      Welcome to China! On arrival in Beijing, your guide will be ready to welcome you at airport. You will be escorted to your hotel. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival in Beijing is worry-free.

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  • Day 2 - the Forbidden City & Hutongs

    • Accommodation:

      Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Today’s tour starts at Forbidden City, the ancient Chinese royal palace and the center of the political power for more than 500 years. The expert guide will escort you for about 3 hours in the palace and show you some interesting places you would never find by yourself before climbing the coal hill in the Jingshan Park behind it for wonderful panorama of the Forbidden City.

      After lunch, visit the Tian’anmen Square, the largest the square in the world close to the Forbidden City. Then take a rickshaw ride through the the ancient hutongs alleyways to look for the real culture of Beijing. You will learn how to play mahjong, a tranditional Chinese board game, in a local courtyard.  

      At the end, you will visit the Wangfujing Snack Street, the busiest commercial street in Beijing and it is a great place for buying world-famous and local time-honored brands as well as tasting snakes. 

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  • Day 3 - The Temple of Heaven & Mutianyu Section of the Great Wall

    • Accommodation:

      Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      After breakfast, head to the Temple of Heaven. A 15th century architectural masterpiece and UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is most revered spiritual monuments of ancient China and once reserved for emperors to worship heaven and pray for good harvests. Nowadays, locals greeting the sun with their daily Tai Chi and other morning exercises.

      After lunch, drive about 2 hours to the Mutianyu Sections of the Great Wall to witness one of the world’s most spectacular sights. You will take a cable car up to the wall. Enjoy amazing views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can glide down the wall on a toboggan or see more of this section by cable car. 

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  • Day 4 - Summer Palace - High-speed train to Xian

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Tang Dynasty Art Garden  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      In the morning, visit the Summer Palace, built by Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty as a gift to his mother in 18th century. Have a pleasant stroll through the tranquil long corridors to enjoy the full flavor of China.

      In the afternoon, take the high-speed train to Xi’an. Upon arrival, your guide and driver will greet you and escort you to the hotel. 

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  • Day 5 - Terracotta Warriors & Grand Mosque

    • Accommodation:

      Tang Dynasty Art Garden  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      In the morning, visit the magnificent Terracotta Warriors buried with the First Qin Emperor more than 2,000 years ago. Then learn how to make the clay warriors in a local artisan’s cave dwelling.

      In the afternoon, visit the Grand Mosque in the center of the city and learn about China’s Hui ethnic minority, descendants of Central Asian Muslim merchants who travelled on the ancient Silk Road.  

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  • Day 6 - The Ancient City Wall - Flight to Guilin

    • Accommodation:

      Guilin Zizhou Panorama Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      In the morning, pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall that has been guarding the old Xian for more than 600 years. Walking along the wall and you will enjoy the wonderful view of the city, or you can rent a bicycle to cycle around the all. 

      In the afternoon, fly to Guilin. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to check-in the hotel.   

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  • Day 7 - Longji Rice Terraces & Minority Culture

    • Accommodation:

      Guilin Zizhou Panorama Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      After a leisure breakfast, drive for about 2 hours to Longji Rice Terraces, the most amazing terrace in China. The construction of the terraces began about 800 years ago and completed during last century. As well as its amazing scenery, Longji is also an area to learn the Chinese ethnic minorities’ culture.  

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  • Day 8 - Li River Cruise & Cycling in the stunning countryside in Yangshuo

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Yangshuo Resort  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Today, you will have a relaxing cruise about 4 hours along the stunning beautiful and tranquil Li River towards Yangshuo, a smart small town. Take in spectacular views of the river while enjoying the marvelous views of the surrounding limestone mountains that have inspired artists and poets for centuries.

      In the afternoon, explore the stunning countryside by bike to see the farmers work in the fields and get a glimpse of local life. 

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  • Day 9 - Morning Tai Chi Class by the river - Flight to Shanghai

    • Sights: 1

    • Accommodation:

      Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Get up early and have a Tai Chi class about 1 hour by the river. Then after a leisure breakfast, you will be escorted to Guilin airport for the flight to Shanghai. 

      Upon arrive in Shanghai, be met and escorted to take the Maglev Train to Longyang Station where your driver will wait you. Drive to the hotel for check-in.

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  • Day 10 - Look for the old days of Shanghai

    • Accommodation:

      Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast,Dinner

    • Activity:

      Start the day with a visit at busy Bund, ”a museum of buildings”. You will pass through back to the golden age in 1920s. Enter the old buildings to have find the luxury of the past. Then go to visit the traditional ancient oriental garden – Yuyuan Garden, a classical landscape garden and you will explore the Yuyuan Market. In the afternoon, visit 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. Continue on to Xintiandi, an affluent car-free eating, shopping and entertainment area that has been fully renovated in recent years. The buildings here are the typical examples of traditional Chinese architecture in Shanghai. End of the day’s visit in Tianzifang, buzzing with busy boutiques, small art galleries and restaurants. Have dinner like a local at one of the street stalls.  

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  • Day 11 - The end of the trip

    • Accommodation:

      Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong  

    • Meals:

      Breakfast

    • Activity:

      Free at leisure, until transfer to the airport for your flight home.  

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Accommodation

Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel

No.24, Songshu Jie, Xicheng District, Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Beijing, China, 100009

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  1. 29km Airports
  2. 11.4km Public Transport
  3. 9.8km Center
Why This Hotel:

Traditional cultural acitives can be experienced here, including free shadow art painting classes, calligraphy practising and dumpling making

Guests can watch free shadow art performance indoor every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 

Within walking distance to the scenic Houhai area

Tang Dynasty Art Garden

No.6-1 Furong East Road Qujiang Exhibition Area Xi'an 710061 China

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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 57.2km Airports
  2. 11.8km Public Transport
  3. 9.6km Center
Why This Hotel:

With convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations

Tang-Dynasty-style courtyards

Guilin Zizhou Panorama Resort

No.7 Chuanshan Road, Inside of Zizhou Park, Guilin, Guangxi, 541004, China

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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 30.4km Airports
  2. 4.6km Public Transport
  3. 3.5km Center
Why This Hotel:

Located in the scenic and tranquil Zizhou Park with beautiful garden view

Convinient location provide an easy access to the city's must-see attractions

Yangshuo Resort

North side of the Gongnong Bridge, Gaotian Town, Yangshuo County, Guilin, Guangxi Province, China

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 87.7km Airports
  2. 6.1km Public Transport
  3. 5km Center
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

Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong

No.38 Pujian Road, Pudong, 200127 Shanghai, China

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We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 27.4km Airports
  2. 14km Public Transport
  3. 7km Center
Why This Hotel:

1-minute walk to Tanqiao Metro Station Line 4

Situated in the heart of Pudong New District

Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong

899 Dongfang Road, Lujiazui and Expo Pudong, Shanghai, China, 200122

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100% satisfaction!

We only recommend you best hotels inspected by our team. Positive feedbacks continually arrive for their outstanding service and unique characters.

  1. 38km Airports
  2. 11km Public Transport
  3. 7.2km Center
Why This Hotel:

5-minute walk from Pudian Road Subway Station

Offer an indoor lap pool, a fitness centre and 4 dining options

Ideal venue to serve both family and business purposes

    Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast

    Other meals as mentined in the itinerary

    All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary

    Expert English-speaking local guide

    Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space during tour

    Interal flights, trains, and cruises in China

    24/7 helpline for while you are travelling

    Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

    Extra Personal expenses: Such as room service, internet charge, laundry, fax, telephone call, optional activities, all drink and meal not listed etc.

    Insurance: All insurances including cancellation, travel, repatriation and lost luggage insurances.

    Gratuities: To guides, drivers, bellboys etc.

    Passport and visa fee: Please make sure that you have got your valid passport and visa before your tour to the countries.

    Excess Baggage Charges

5 Reviews
4.8

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  • Velma
    5.0

    My family have just returned from our China Tour. Our Guide made this tour a most memorable experience. When we left the tour we realised how organised he was and the efforts he made to make our tour a smooth and relaxed adventures were truly appreciated. This was not the case when we travelled on our own. The walk on the Great Wall of China is also impressive. The Terracotta Warriors and cycling around Yangshuo also make this trip unforgettable. I would recommend this tour to anyone

  • Sadie
    5.0

    The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and the Great Wall are equally top of must do attractions in China. The scale of them takes your breath away, and the craftsmanship involved is staggering.

  • Pandy
    4.8

    As part of the family holiday in China, we went over to see the Great Wall. I'd been there before and therefore knew what to expect. This time around, we were headed there in December and therefore had almost no crowds to worry about. This tour was wonderful! I would definitely recommend this tour to solo travelers or groups. It was a safe, easy, and enjoyable way to experience the Great Wall.

  • Samara
    4.6

    We had a great time on our trip! We were pleasantly surprised that China was so welcoming and friendly to foreigners. In fact, this may have been one of our favorite and most memorable trips because of the numerous fun activities that we participated in and the excellence of our guides.

  • Padro
    4.8

    This was one of the best experiences of my life! It was amazing to see the diversity of cities in Eastern China. One of my favorite memories was being able to kayak on the li river in Yangshuo. I also loved being able to talk to and sometimes serve the local people. I would do all of it again in a minute.

Service

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    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.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    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.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    Local Available 7/24

    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.

  • Professional Guides & Drivers

    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.

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