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CBL107[For 2018][Private] China Highlights 9 Days (No Shopping)

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    Jinshanling Great Wall

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    The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Pits of Xi'an

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    Lijiang River Cruise

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    Night View of Shanghai Waitan

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    Yuyuan Garden

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DURATION

9 Day 8 Night

VISITING

Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai

OVERVIEW

The most comprehensive way to discover Majestic China, China Highlights 9 Days experiences everything that you will feel hidden treasures in Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai.



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$ 2,500

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Price includes

  • 8-night accommodation in the 4-Star hotels with breakfast
    Round-trip airport/hotel transfer service on a private basis
    All domestic air ticket - Economy class (PEK/XIY/KWL/PVG)
    Transports by van, mini-bus, and/or coach
    English speaking tour guide
    Meals in the itinerary
    Admission fees to sites listed in the itinerary

Price does not include

  • Round-trip international air ticket
    Visa fee
    ravel insurance
    Meals not specified in the itinerary
    Service beyond the itinerary
    Personal expense throughout the tour
    Gratuities (optional, not required)
    Single supplement charge: $380
    Exceed luggage fee for Domestic flight
* Please advise that inclusion/exclusion details can vary depending on departure dates.

Special Feature

* Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability.
* Children must share a room with two adults to receive the child rates.
* Single supplement charge is for a single traveler or any odd number requesting single room occupancy.
* The itinerary/accommodation is subjected to change due to unexpected local circumstances.
* You can also upgrade hotel to 5-Star accommodation with additional charge $260/person upon request.
- Beijing: Crown Plaza Beijing Chaoyang U-Town
- Xian: Wyndham Grand Xian South
- Guilin : Guilin Shangri-la Hotel
- Shanghai : Les Suites Orient Bund Shanghai
DAY
1

Arrive in Beijing

Upon arrival at Beijing International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by a local driver on a private basis. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

DAY
2

Full-Day Forbidden City → Hutongs Tour → Beijing Roast Duck

After breakfast, your guide and driver will transfer you to the historic Tian'anmen Square. Your guide will provide you with commentary about the history and architecture as well as anecdotes of the square, and you will have some time there for taking photos. After going through the middle gate of Tian'anmen Rostrum, start to enjoy the highlights of the day - the Forbidden City, home to 24 emperors in the Ming and Qing dynasties (1420-1911). Your tour guide will help you explore 10 carefully-selected places in the Forbidden City, recommended by our local experts, while other group tours only visit 6 spots briefly. After visiting the Forbidden City, you"ll have a rest and enjoy your delicious Beijing local food for lunch at a traditional Beijing restaurant - Dawanju Restaurant. After lunch, ride to the old hutong area with your guide and take a rickshaw through the 300-year-old hutongs. A visit to a local family, whose ancestors have lived in the hutongs for generations, offers a local perspective on history and is a highlight for most visitors. After the tour, enjoy an authentic Beijing roast duck dinner in a time-honored brand restaurant - Quanjude.

DAY
3

Full-Day Great Wall at Mutianyu and Temple of Heaven Tour

After breakfast, we will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel. Your guide and driver will take you to the Temple of Heaven. The Circular Mound Altar, Echo Wall, and spectacular Imperial Vault of Heaven are the highlights of most tour packages, but we would recommend you spend some time to discover that this was a fasting palace for the emperor. The emperor would fast at the palace before he held a ceremony to pray for a good harvest, and would abstain from meat and wine. Enjoy lunch with your guide at Xinshuangquan restaurant. In the afternoon, you"ll hike the Great Wall at Mutianyu. This section is ranked top among all parts of the Great Wall for its picturesque scenery, fewer tourists, and beautifully restored architecture. In order to save your time, we use round-trip cable car rides (you can also choose to walk down) to ascend and descend the Great Wall, instead of spending about 40 minutes climbing steps. At the Wall, your guide will be with you to hike the most beautiful and interesting part of the Great Wall? - between the 14th and 23rd watchtowers. It normally takes about 2 hours to complete the route. Then descend and take a transfer bus back to your vehicle. After the tour, transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of day at leisure.

DAY
4

Beijing → Half-Day Summer Palace → Xian

After breakfast, your guide and driver will transfer you to the famous imperial garden in China, the Summer Palace. It is where the emperors used to retreat when fleeing the summer heat. The best way to enjoy sightseeing at the Summer Palace is by taking a dragon boat on the lake (the boat trip is not available in winter as the lake will be frozen) and, you will have a chance to view all of the beautiful palaces at lakeside during the trip. Enjoy lunch at an attractive traditional restaurant. After the tour, transfer to Beijing International Airport on a private basis for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival at Xian International Airport, You will meet your guide and driver at the arrival hall. Then start learning about China"s history from some of the most precious historical items displayed at Shaanxi History Museum. From large bronze wares to exquisite golden carvings, it is a feast for your eyes. After lunch at a local restaurant, see the Chinese-style architecture combined with dozens of Buddhist historic statues and murals at Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which is also the symbol of Xi"an City. After the tour, transfer to your hotel and spend the remaining day at leisure on your own.

DAY
5

Xian Must-Sees Tour → Guilin

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and taking 1½ hours to drive there from Xian, the Terracotta Army was discovered accidentally in 1974. This incredible army of over 7,000 soldiers, archers, horses, and chariots in full battle array has guarded Emperor Qin"s tomb since 210 BC. After visiting the museum, your guide will bring the warriors close to you as you learn how to make warriors from a local shokunin (shokunin means craftsman) family rather than a factory. Get to know traditional techniques used 2,000 years ago and try your hand at molding, carving, and painting. Have a nice interaction with the family and listen to their stories for a real life experience. There are only a few craftsmen who continue to work in a traditional way. Visiting their craft shop is a good way to support the local community, which should be sustainably developed. In the afternoon, take a cycling trip on the Ancient City Wall to hear the echo of history. The walls, ramparts, gates, and watchtowers form one of the oldest and most complete city defenses still in existence. Enjoy the bird"s-eye view of the city. The rest of the day will be free to spend at your leisure. Your guide will see you off at the airport and fly for Guilin. Upon arrivalat Guilin International Airport, your local tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall of the airport with a name plate. We will escort you by a private vehicle to your hotel. After hotel check-in, have a good rest and be ready for the next day's adventure!

DAY
6

Guilin → Li River Cruise & Yangshou Countryside Tour → Guilin

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer you to the pier to take the Li River cruise. Upon your arrival in Yangshuo, we will take you by local vehicle to the countryside road to start your biking experience. Yangshuo"s countryside is known for its idyllic scenery, oddly-shaped hills thrusting to the sky and leisurely local farming life. Visiting Yangshuo"s countryside provides a great opportunity to get close to nature. While you enjoy your time with nature, you will also have an opportunity to learn about local life by visiting a local farmer's old house on the way. The friendly host is happy to show you around the house and introduce you to life in the countryside. After your Yangshuo tour, your private car and tour guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Guilin.

DAY
7

Classic Guilin Tour → Shanghai

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel. For the classic sights, first see the symbol of Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill. It's so named because its shape resembles an elephant drinking from the Li River. The hill is pierced with many caves and topped with a charming pagoda. It has attracted visitors for over millennia. After a visit to Elephant Trunk Hill, we will go a short distance up the Li River to visit a partially submerged hill, Fubo Hill. It"s named after a revered Han Dynasty general (Ma Yuan, 14 BC - 49 AD), who shared a title with the marquis who constructed its hill temple in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The site gives a unique insight into the history of Guilin, and the 350 steps give you a great bird"s eye view of the city. Lunch is arranged at a popular local restaurant. Your tour guide will help you order dishes. Your final stop is Reed Flute Cave, the largest and most impressive cave in Guilin. Named after reeds growing around the cave entrance, the cave has attracted visitors for a thousand years. Inside, you will see the magnificent rock formations. As your journey concludes, we will transport you to Guilin International Airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival at Shanghai International Airport, you willmeet our representative with name board at airport exit and then you will be transferred to your hotel by a local driver on a private basis. After hotel check-in, the rest of the day is at leisure on your own.

DAY
8

Full-Day Discover Shanghai Full-view Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel. This morning your sightseeing begins with a visit to Shanghai Museum, one of the best museums in China. Next, visit Chinese Classic Garden Yu Garden, which is an oasis of peace and calm in the midst of the busy streets of Shanghai. After lunch, you will move to the 360° glass viewing platform on the Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is Shanghai"s major landmark, standing across the Huangpu River from the Bund. Afterwards, end the day enjoying the sunset with a relaxing walk along the Bund. After the tour, transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of day at leisure.

*Shanghai Museum closes on Mondays. If day 2 happens to be on Monday, we will replace Shanghai Museum with Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.(Hidden in a residential area, this private collection is a true hidden gem that offers a peep at China's political history through posters. You will find that the posters capture the Chinese people's most fantastic experiences during the Mao era.)

DAY
9

Shanghai → Xitang Ancient Watertown → Depart to next destination

After breakfast and hotel check-out, your guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel and then take you to a relaxing water town before your departure. You will visit Xitang Ancient Water Town, is a beautiful town that seems like a completely different world from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Cobbled streets, old buildings, bridges arching over canals, rowing boats lingering on the river, locals singing folk songs - this is Xitang, a charming, ancient water town. There, you will take a short cruise on the water and enjoy a relaxing time. After Xitang and lunch, your tour guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your flight to next destination.

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