Trip Itinerary & Travel Details
You will stroll Shanghai Old Town and along the Bund, visit Shanghai Museum renowned for Chinese furniture, calligraphy and bronze ware, be wowed by Shanghai Acrobat group, come face to Terracotta Warriors, feel Beijing Olympic at Bird Nest, uncover the treasures of Beijing from Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City...Very well selected included activities give you a professional city guide of China.
Shanghai(2 nights)-Guilin(1 night)-Yangshuo(1 night)-Xian(3 nights)-Beijing(3 nights)
Day 1Arrive Shanghai (/)
Welcome to Shanghai! Our guide will be at airport to greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Shanghai! Free the rest of the day for you to recover from the jetlag. Or you can explore surroundings or shopping streets nearby your hotel in Shanghai.
Day 2 Shanghai Tour (B, L)
Bund+ Yuyuan Garden+ SH Old Street+ Shanghai Museum+ Shanghai acrobats
The guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel in the morning. Today's tour will starts with a walk along the Bund. The Bund is the top most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai. It is located in Shanghai city center about 1 mile long along the western bank of the Huangpu River. The Shanghai Bund has many historical buildings.
After that you will visit Yuyuan Garden and enjoy some tranquility among the oriental garden pavilions. Yuyuan Garden was a private garden built in Ming Dynasty. It occupies an area of 2 hectares with typical design of Suzhou style. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters inside the garden are all unique and beautiful. It is a very famous sightseeing park of Shanghai tour.
In the afternoon you will stroll down in Shanghai Old Street or explore treasures in Shanghai Museum. Shanghai Museum is located in the center of Shanghai People's Square, it is a large museum of ancient Chinese art. It is one of the biggest museum in China with a display area of 2,800 square meters. The museum has a superb reputation for its rich and quality collection of 120,000 precious cultural relics, especially in bronze, ceramics, calligraphy, painting features. You will enjoy a lot to see the exhibition of things in historical China in this Shanghai Museum tour.
You will go to catch a jaw-dropping performance by the world-famous Shanghai acrobats in the evening.
Day 3 Shanghai tour, Fly to Guilin (B, L)
Shanghai Shanghai World Financial Center + Guilin 2 Rivers and 4 Lakes Cruise
Before leaving Shanghai We stop at highest tower-Jin Mao Tower in Asia. It is the third tallest building of the world and the tallest building in China. It is located on the east bank of Huangpu River, Pudong New Area of Shanghai. There is a revolving platform on top and fantastic view of Bund can be seen from there. Later you will catch afternoon flight to Guilin.
In the evening we take Cruise on 2 Rivers and 4 Lakes, a dream tour on the Guilin Water System. In this tour you can see the three scenic Chinese classical gardens at the lakes of Ronghu, Shanhu and Mulong while admiring the famous traditional hills of Elephant Hill, FuBo Hill, BaoJi Hill and Laoren Hill, etc.
Day 4 Guilin Li River Cruise to Yangshuo (B, L)
You will enjoy a leisure tour today. In the morning take a cruise at Li River. After nearly 1 hours drive, you will board the Li River cruise boat on Zhujiang Pier, 30 km away from Guilin. You will enjoy a breath of natural fresh air and view that is probably one of China's most beautiful and spectacular natural wonders and see all of the massive limestone peaks jutting up into the sky along the banks of the Li River.
You will disembark at Yangshuo Pier after a little more than 4 hours cruise journey. The pier is at the east end of the famous West Street. The West Street is no more than 1 kilometers long, but it is one of the oldest street in Yangshuo. But it is now the most prosperous pedestrian street, where you will be surprised to find traditional folk and amazing international and modern elements. There are lots of shops selling tourist souvenirs and lots of bars and restaurants that selling foods of all kinds. Stay in Yangshuo hotel.
Day 5 Free in Yangshuo, Fly to Xian (B)
Free in Yangshuo in the morning. Yangshuo is a dreamy place for many tourists who want to see the real natural landscape and touch the countryside life. You may spend free time lazing by the river or meet new friends in bars or tea houses. Or you can visit some rural areas in Yangshuo by yourselves. There are quite a lot interesting activities in Yangshuo. You can rent a bike or take bamboo rafting on Yulong River ( optional, price exclude ).
Catch afternoon flight to Xian
Day 6 Xian (B, L)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda+ Shaanxi History Museum+ Great Mosque+ City Walls +Tang Dynasty Show
After breakfast, today's tour will start with the walking with your guide to get a rough idea about the ancient city. You will stroll in back alley in Xi'an Muslim Quarter, where is the gathering place of local Muslim residents. You will have a glimpse of local Islam people true life. After that you will proceed to visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Xian and it is usually be used as a symbol of Xian city. Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient and holy place for Buddhists. It is now a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve as well as an AAAA Tourist Attraction in Xian.
After lunch we will go to Shaanxi History Museum. Shaanxi History Museum is a very famous state museums in China. Xian was the ancient imperial capital of China and you will see a large collection of precious relics unearthed from the most ancient land in China. Later, you will go to the ancient city wall of Xian before dinner. Sunset view from the old City Walls can not be missed as well. At last we are entertained with Tang Dynasty Dance Show.
Day 7 Xi'an (B, L)
Terracotta Warriors+ Ancient City Walls
One hour private coach transfer to the Terracotta Warriors guided tour It's one of the top three travel attractions in China. A UNESCO World Heritage Site The Terracotta Army is one of the greatest, and most famous, archaeological discoveries of all time. Touring time is 3-4 hours
After Warriors Tour you will be invited an home-made lunch by local famers
At night we catch overnight train to Beijing.
Day 8 Beijing (B, L )
Tiananmen Square +Forbidden City
Beijing is home to many of the sights that make China must-see destination. We will visit the Forbidden City, the largest and the most complete ancient imperial palace in the world, with more than 800 buildings and 9,000 rooms. And then visit Tiananmen Square, the heart of Beijing. In the evening, you are entertained with authentic Peking Duck.
Day 9 Beijing (B, L)
Underground Palace+ Mutianyu Great Wall +Olympic Stadiums
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Wall is without question one of the man-made wonders of the world. To walk this marvel of the ancient world is truly memorable. Another highlight is remnants of the Ming Tombs, the burial chambers of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
You are returned to the downtown Beijing for an exterior visit of both the National Stadium - the "bird Nest" and National Aquatics Center - the Water Cube.
Day 10 Beijing (B, L)
Beijing Hutong + Lama Temple
Ride in a rickshaw for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hutong (ancient lanes and alleyways),l ocated in the old residential area of Beijing. Later in the day, we visit Lama Temple which is the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Beijing. The building and the artworks of the temple combine Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.
Day 11 Beijing, Airport Transfer (B)
Transfer to airport for your return flight to home.