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SG18: 13 Days Small Group Tour of Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai

Tour Type: Perfect group size of maximum 6 travelers, guaranteed departures
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights, nice 5-star & 4-star hotels
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches with some being a la carte style, 1 dumpling dinner

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Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Beijing
After arriving at the airport, our guide will pick you up and take you to a coach. Then a driver will transfer you to the hotel for check-in and rest.

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 2: Beijing
After a brief introduction to our 13 days China tour, we will go to the first scenic spot, Tiananmen Square where most people like to spend their leisure time there now. Then we will proceed to the Forbidden City, the essence of ancient Chinese palace architecture. From the magnificent outlook of the architectural complex, we can feel the supreme power of the emperors.

To show our delight for your visit, we will serve you with an a la carte lunch. The special dish Peaking Duck is included.

Then we will visit Temple of Heaven, which has a history of about 600 years, and used to be a place for the emperors in Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties to hold the Worship of Heaven ceremony every year. In the evening, we will appreciate a Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte welcome lunch

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

  • Hall of Supreme Harmony
    Visiting Hall of Supreme Harmony
  • Chinese Kung Fu Show
    Chinese Kung Fu Show at Red Theater
Day 3: Beijing
Today, we will tour the Mutianyu Great Wall whose most part are built on the steep cliffs. Due to the location and terrain, it played an important role in defending the enemies in the past. We will take a cable car to go up and down so that you can enjoy the trip more. There, everyone will be offered a glass of red wine toasting the unforgettable moment.

On the way back, we will go to a local market.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: The Great Wall Hotel Beijing (5 stars) - the former Sheraton

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
This morning, the guide will lead you to Summer Palace, a large landscape garden absorbing the design in southern China styles. Then we will stop for a while at the Olympic Bird’s Nest in case you want to take some pictures. After an a la carte lunch, we will visit Hutong by a rickshaw to experience the life of local Beijingers. Also, you will be invited to learn to make Paper Cutting there.

Afterwards, the guide will escort you to the airport for the flight to Xi’an. Upon arrival, our Xi’an guide will meet you at the airport and then transfer you to the hotel for check in.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation:  Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • Seventeen-Arch Bridge
    Seventeen-Arch Bridge on the clear and calm lake
Day 5: Xi'an
The tour in Xi'an will start from the Terracotta Army, a must-see attraction in our 13 days China tour. The largest underground military museum is built by the Emperor Qin Shi Huang (BC259 - 210BC) as funeral objects. After seeing the terracotta sculptures in it, you will be amazed at the superb sculpture skills of the ancient artists.

Around noon, we will arrange a visit to a local family to enjoy an authentic home-cooked lunch and have a chat with the host. Also, we have a Chinese Food Cooking Class there which is a good opportunity to learn to cook your favorite Chinese dishes.

Then we will go on to the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, lying in the Jianfu Temple. The most famous scenic spot is the ancient Bell in the temple. After it, we will enjoy a Dumpling Dinner while appreciating a Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Friendly Tips:
As the theater is usually not open in Jan, Feb, Mar and Dec, we will not arrange the show and dumpling dinner for tours during the periods. Guests will enjoy free time to relax.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Home-cooked a la carte lunch, Dumpling dinner

Accommodation:  Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

Day 6: Xi'an
In the morning, we will set out a little bit earlier to the City Wall. Firstly, we will observe the daily life of the natives in the surrounding park. Then a master will teach us some simple movements of Tai Chi. After it, we will climb the City Wall. Taking a walk or riding a bike (at your own expense) on the wall are both good choices.

After the a la carte lunch, we will proceed to the Provincial History Museum where you can learn the history and culture of Shaanxi and the civilization of ancient China. Then we will stroll at the Muslim Quarter to have a taste of the special local food. And visiting the Great Mosque is in the schedule, which shows the integration of the Islamic culture and Chinese culture.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Hotel (5 stars)

  • City Wall in Xi'an
    Our guests riding bike on Xi'an City Wall
Day7: Xi'an - Chengdu
After the breakfast, you will be escorted to the railway station by the guide and take a 4-hour high-speed train to Chengdu. Upon arrival, our local guide will welcome you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Today’s remaining time will be your free time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

Day 8: Chengdu
Our 13 days China tour package in Chengdu will begin in Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a tourist attraction attracting countless people home and abroad to see the lovely national treasure, panda. You will surely be immersed in observing the life of pandas. Also, there are some other endangered species like lesser panda, black-neck cranes and white storks, etc.

Then we will head to the Broad and Narrow Alley, ancient streets in Qing Dynasty. It is a typical portrayal of life in Chengdu. Also we will visit Jinsha Site Museum. The site has unearthed the most abundant gold articles and jade items, also the densest ivories worldwide. After it, we will spend some relaxing time at Renmin Park.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Chengdu Oriental Plaza (4 stars)

  • Giant Pandas
    Cute giant pandas eating bamboo
  • Golden Mask in Jinsha
    Golden Mask in Jinsha Site Museum
Day 9: Chengdu - Guilin
After breakfast, the guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Guilin. After arriving, you will be greeted and escorted to the hotel by our local guide. In the afternoon, the guide will lead you to the Elephant Trunk Hill, whose name derives from its outlook that it is like an elephant drinking water from the river.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

Day 10: Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Today’s tour will start from a Li River cruise. The scenery along the river is the essence of the Guilin landscape where you can have a look at the typical and abundant karst landform. After disembarking at Yangshuo, we will head to the West Street. As the first foreign street in China, it combines perfectly the eastern traditional culture and western modern culture. Then we will appreciate the rural scenery in the countryside. At the end of the day, we will drive back to Guilin.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Guilin Grand Bravo Hotel (5 stars)

  • Li River Cruise, Guilin
    Enjoying the charming view of Li River
  • Yangshuo
    The picturesque landscape of Yangshuo countryside
Day 11: Guilin - Shanghai
Today's tour will be extended to Shanghai, the last city of this China itinerary 13 days. The guide will accompany you to the airport. When arriving, you can see our Shanghai guide who later will help you with the hotel transfer. After check-in, the rest of the day will be free time.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

Day 12: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum is the first stop of our trip in Shanghai, which has a worldwide reputation because of its complete system and rich cultural relics. Then we will proceed to the Yu Garden and explore the traditional bazaar nearby.

After an a la carte lunch, we will head to the Former French Concession to feel the history of the city. Then we will go to the Bund to have a walk and take a cruise ship along Huangpu River. Here, we can have a glimpse of the development of this metropolis.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, A la carte farewell lunch

Accommodation: Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel (5 Stars)

  • Huangpu River Cruise
    Huangpu River Cruise with pleasant weather
Day 13: Departure from Shanghai
The hotel check-out time is before 12:00. Remember to take all your belongings. We suggest you to take a taxi to the airport, which is the most efficient way. Wish you enjoy the trip back!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

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Jan
09(Sun)
Jan
21(Fri)
$2799
$2659
$829
Feb
20(Sun)
Mar
04(Fri)
$2799
$2519
$829
Mar
04(Fri)
Mar
16(Wed)
$2819
$2537
$869
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11(Fri)
Mar
23(Wed)
$2819
$2537
$869
Mar
25(Fri)
Apr
06(Wed)
$2869
$2582
$869
Apr
01(Fri)
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13(Wed)
$2969
$2672
$919
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08(Fri)
Apr
20(Wed)
$2969
$2672
$919
Apr
15(Fri)
Apr
27(Wed)
$2969
$2672
$919
Apr
22(Fri)
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04(Wed)
$2969
$2672
$919
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06(Fri)
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18(Wed)
$2969
$2672
$919
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13(Fri)
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25(Wed)
$2969
$2672
$919
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20(Fri)
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01(Wed)
$2969
$2672
$909
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27(Fri)
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$2959
$2663
$889
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$2949
$2654
$879
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$2949
$2654
$879
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$2949
$2654
$879
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24(Fri)
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06(Wed)
$2989
$2690
$879
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01(Fri)
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$3029
$2726
$879
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08(Fri)
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20(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$879
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15(Fri)
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27(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$879
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22(Fri)
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03(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$879
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29(Fri)
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10(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$879
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05(Fri)
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17(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$879
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12(Fri)
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24(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$879
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19(Fri)
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$3029
$2726
$879
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26(Fri)
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07(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$909
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02(Fri)
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14(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$939
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09(Fri)
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21(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$939
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16(Fri)
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28(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$939
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23(Fri)
Oct
05(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$939
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07(Fri)
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19(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$939
Oct
14(Fri)
Oct
26(Wed)
$3029
$2726
$939
Oct
21(Fri)
Nov
02(Wed)
$2949
$2654
$939
Oct
28(Fri)
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09(Wed)
$2879
$2591
$939
Nov
04(Fri)
Nov
16(Wed)
$2879
$2591
$939
Nov
11(Fri)
Nov
23(Wed)
$2859
$2573
$909
Nov
20(Sun)
Dec
02(Fri)
$2809
$2528
$859
Dec
04(Sun)
Dec
16(Fri)
$2799
$2519
$839
Dec
23(Fri)
Jan
04(Wed)
$2809
$2528
$839
What's Included
  • Domestic airfares & train fare
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • A la carte lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Professional English-speaking guides
  • Drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Tips or gratuities for hotel porters
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  • International airfares
  • Entry Visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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