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12-Day China Essence

Beijing-xi'an-Chengdu-Guilin-Shanghai

A wonderful tour that more than sightseeing. Collecting most beautiful memories with Great Wall, Terracotta Army, pandas as well as hills and waters in Guilin.  

 

            Highlights:

  • China's long history - the Great Wall, Terracotta Armies, Former French Concession

  • China's national treasure - Giant Panda

  • The most beautiful hills and waters under the heaven - Guilin

              Our service includes:

 China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;

  Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary as well as necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets in attractions;  

√  Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;

  Meals mentioned in the itinerary;

  Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;

√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;

 Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;

√ Traveler's accidental insurance.

 Detailed itinerary:

Welcome to China! Upon arrival, receive a warm greeting from your local guide and driver. Transfer to the hotel and then release from the jet lag after long-time flight.

Beijing arrival

Day 1

In the morning, pay a visit to the Great Wall, its grey stones, lofty watchtowers and winding routes all tell a story of soul-stirring history. Later move steps to the Ming Tombs, the biggest imperial mausoleum complex in China. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of Wanli, which is the only excavated one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs. Enjoy a wonderful welcome dinner Peking Roast Duck that absolutely comfort your spirit and stomach after a whole-day sightseeing.

Beijing tour

Day 2

Today firstly visit the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors sacrificed the heaven. Continue sightseeing to Tian’anmen Square, the largest central square in the world. And then enter the Forbidden City. For almost 500 years, it serves as the ceremonial and political center of central court. Look at the yellow roof, glazed tile and red wall, just image what emperors’ daily life would be. Have a whole view of this magnificent palace from Jingshan Park.

Beijing tour

Day 3

After breakfast, be sent to the airport for flight to Xi’an. On arrival, transfer to have a leisure walk on the Ancient City Wall. Built in Ming Dynasty, this old architecture has an honored history of over 600 years and is the best preserved ancient city wall in China. There is a Muslim Quarter near the Great Mosque that you should never miss. Enjoy bargaining with the strollers and taste some of the local snacks.

Beijing to Xi'an, Xi'an tour

Day 4

In the morning, transfer to visit the Terracotta Army, which is now the Terracotta Warriors Museum. It is a must-see place when you travelled to Xi'an. Even 2000 years has passed, the wood protects of the warriors are still clear to see. Return to downtown Xi'an, learning China's long history in Shaanxi History Museum followed by visiting the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of Xi’an City.

Xi'an tour

Day 5

Experience the bullet train from Xi'an to Chengdu. Arrive in Chengdu, transfer to People's Park, visit the traditional old tea house, you may choose to drink a cup of tea and enjoy Chengdu’s leisure life and slow pace. There are many old people doing exercises group by group. Some of them are practicing sword, some are playing Tai Chi. Kuanzhai Alley, the so-called Narrow and Wide Alley, shows what old Chengdu was like.

Xi'an to Chengdu, Chengdu tour

Day 6

As the hometown of Giant Panda, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding should not be missed when you come to Chengdu. After a nice time in the park-like panda base, transfer to Leshan City to view the largest sitting buddha in the world - Leshan Giant Buddha. Transfer to the airport for flight to Guilin. Be greeted in Guilin and check into hotel for rest.

Chengdu tour, Chengdu to Guilin

Day 7

Drive to the delightful Longji Rice Terrace Field. Longji, which means Dragon’s Backbone, is not only the globally top rice terrace field cluster, but also the culmination of both profound wisdom and strenuous labor. Make a visit to the Zhuang and Yao Villages. The hanging-feet cottage and coiled layers from the foot to the top of the mountain form a spectacular picture. In the late afternoon, return to Guilin downtown.

Guilin tour

Day 8 

Take the Li River Cruise in the morning. The 83km waterway from Guilin City to Yangshuo County, like a meandering jade belt wrapped in green peaks, making Li River the world’s largest and most beautiful Karst landscape area. With fresh breath, everything is so poetic! Walk freely on West Street, or you can choose to ride a bicycle in local villages, or go rafting on Yulong River, which is said to be the essence of Li River.

Guilin tour

Day 9

Leave Guilin for Shanghai in the morning. In Shanghai, firstly transfer to Yuyuan Garden, and then walk on Nanjing Pedestrian. Come to Shanghai’s landmark, the Bund, mainly including Oriental Pearl TV Tower and 52 distinctive mansions in different styles. Enjoy a panoramic view of Shanghai from the 100th floor at “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center.

Guilin to Shanghai, Shanghai tour

Day 10 

Today in the morning drive to Zhujiajiao Water Town. Its old bridges across bubbling streams, rivers shaded by willow trees, and courtyards attached all residents a brand-new world full of antiquity, leisure and tranquility. In the afternoon, return to downtown Shanghai, take an interesting walking through the charming Former French Concession. Evening free on own to explore Shanghai, the most developed city of China.

Shanghai tour

Day 11

You will be dropped off at the airport for flight back sweet home. Recollect wonderful pieces happening these days. China, Zai Jian(Goodbye)!

Shanghai departure

Day 12

Recommended hotels:

       China Panda Tour has selected below hotels in 3/4/5 star categories for your choice. These are depends on several & years' of our guests's feedback. Should you have other preferred hotels, please feel free to ask us to quote or you can book that yourselves.

Beijing Hotels

Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing★★★★★

Crowne Plaza Beijing hotel owns a central location on Wangfujing Street and easy access to Beijing's scenic points and business district.

Novotel Beijing Xin Qiao★★★★

Novotel Xinqiao has a long history since 1954 and hosted numerous prominent and global leaders. Centrally located within walking distance to the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Wangfujing shopping area. 

Traveller Inn Hua Qiao Beijing★★★

With a traditional Chinese style architecture, the hotel is located in the heart of the CBD and the Hutong conservation area, adjacent to the embassy district, Lama Temple.

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        Trip Notes:

     This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according  to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule. 

- China Panda Tour also provides private tours with Spanish/German/French/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service. 

- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you satisfying service.

        Trip Information:

- Tour code: CPT-CT-01

- Price: from $1,358 p/p

- Tour type: private tour

- Departure date: flexible

- Travel route: Beijing - Xi'an - Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai

- Trip length: 12 Days / 11 nights

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