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  • Li River
  • The Terracotta Army and Horses
  • Victoria Peak
  • Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
  • Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family
  • Repulse Bay
  • Badaling Great Wall
  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • Aberdeen
  • Temple of Six Banyan Trees
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • The Sacred Way
  • Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium)
  • National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing
  • Banpo Museum
  • Ming Tombs

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15 Days Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai-Guilin-Yangshuo-Guangzhou-Hong Kong Tour

Tour Code: SGT04
Tour Duration: 15 Days
Destination: Beijing, Guangzhou, Guilin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi'an, Yangshuo
Tour overview: This tour will provide you an overall impression of China. Explore the vast country with profound culture freely, you will surely get a surprising China experience!

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15 Days Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai-Guilin-Yangshuo-Guangzhou-Hong Kong Tour 15 Days Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai-Guilin-Yangshuo-Guangzhou-Hong Kong Tour 15 Days Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai-Guilin-Yangshuo-Guangzhou-Hong Kong Tour 15 Days Beijing-Xi'an-Shanghai-Guilin-Yangshuo-Guangzhou-Hong Kong Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Beijing Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
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Day 2 Beijing Full day visit Badaling Great Wall , Ming Tombs , The Sacred Way . On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) , National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing , feel free to take some photos of the stadiums. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
B, L
Day 3 Beijing/Xi'an Free day in Beijing. On your own arrangement to get to railway station to take overnight train to Xi'an Details... B
Day 4 Xi'an Arrive in Xi'an in the morning, be met and transferred to your hotel to have breakfast, then a full day to see Banpo Museum , The Terracotta Army and Horses . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hotel Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Mercure on Renmin Square Xian Ibis Xian
B, L
Day 5 Xi'an/Shanghai Free morning. Make you own way to the station for a mid-afternoon train to Shanghai. Details... B
Day 6 Shanghai Early morning arrival in Shanghai. Transfer to your hotel to freshen up and then a half day tour to Yuyuan Garden , Jade Buddha Temple , Oriental Pearl TV Tower . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
L
Day 7 Shanghai/Guilin Free day in Shanghai for last minute shopping or sightseeing. Get the station on your own in mid-afternoon for the overnight train to Guilin in a comfortable soft sleeper cabin. Details... B
Day 8 Guilin Early afternoon arrival in Guilin with a transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
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Day 9 Guilin/Yangshuo Li River Cruise, Disembark at the old town Yangshuo in the afternoon. Making your own way to your hotel. Free time to explore this wonderfully laid back town. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Guilin Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel Aiyuan Hotel
B, L
Day 10 Yangshuo A free day in Yangshuo to continue to explore the town and its surrounding countryside. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Guilin Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel Aiyuan Hotel
B
Day 11 Yangshuo/Guilin/Guangzhou A free morning in Yangshuo. You will make your own transfer take a taxi or the local bus to the railway station for the sleeper train to Guangzhou. Details... B
Day 12 Guangzhou Early morning arrival in Guangzhou. After breakfast and time to freshen up start a private city tour visiting Temple of Six Banyan Trees , Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and the ornate Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family . Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Dong Fang Hotel Landmark International Hotel Science City Lido Hotel
B, L
Day 13 Guangzhou/Hong Kong After breakfast a transfer to the railway station for your onward journey to Hong Kong by train. Arrival in Hong Kong, be met and transferred to your hotel. Half day tour to Victoria Peak , Repulse Bay , the Aberdeen Fishing Village. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Harbour Grand Hong Kong Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay HK YWCA The Garden View
B
Day 14 Hong Kong Free day in Hong Kong. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Harbour Grand Hong Kong Metropark Hotel Causeway Bay HK YWCA The Garden View
B
Day 15 Hong Kong Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... B
Season Tour Class Group Size Single Room
Supplement
1pax 2-5pax 6-9pax
Low Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2589 $1670 $1316 $429
4*(Deluxe Class) $2890 $1795 $1470 $596
5*(First Class) $3586 $2140 $1816 $939
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2589 $1670 $1316 $429
4*(Deluxe Class) $2890 $1795 $1470 $596
5*(First Class) $3586 $2140 $1816 $939
Shoulder Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2589 $1670 $1316 $429
4*(Deluxe Class) $2890 $1795 $1470 $596
5*(First Class) $3586 $2140 $1816 $939
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Arrival Beijing

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Upon your arrival in Beijing you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Sightseeing: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Sacred Way

After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today we will be transferred to the surrounding countryside of Beijing and visit the Badaling Great Wall, the pride of China and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Whereas Genghis Khan contemplated it as a military obstacle, Richard Nixon described it as one of humankind's greatest achievements. You will be able to climb and walk one of the best preserved sections of the 2,000 years old ancient wall, admiring the splendid mountain views. Bring a jacket and layer- although it is breezy, the climbing is tough. So be in a good shape!

In the afternoon we will visit the legendary Ming Tombs, which are situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. Since there are 13 Ming emperors buried there, this place was called the 13 Ming Tombs. You will walk along the Sacred Way, a road guarded by stone statues on both sides, as the ancient emperors did to hold a memorial ceremony for their ancestors. Finally, you will encounter the marble tombs of the Ming Dynasty emperors and visit one of the spectacular tombs, indeed an underground palace.

On the way back to hotel, you will be driven to visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the, Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube'),feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.

Day 3 Beijing / Xi'an (B)

Transfer via: Overnight train (soft sleeper class) on our arrangement

Today is a free day to see some of the downtown sights of Beijing such as the Forbidden city, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven. Make your own way to the station for an early evening departure by overnight train to Xi'an in a comfortable soft sleeper class compartment.

Day 4 Xi'an (B, L)

Xi'an (B, L)

Sightseeing: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Arrive in Xi'an in the morning. Be met and transferred to your hotel with time for breakfast and a chance to freshen up before starting a full day tour.

You will visit the Banpo Museum, Banpo Neolithic Village Museum. The remains of this village, located just east of Xian and inhabited from about 4500 B.C. to 3750 B.C., were discovered in 1953.Inside the museum, there are the hall for the ruins, the hall for cultural relics, and the clay cave ruins. The Banpo Lady Statue o­n the rock in the garden pond bears a physical resemblance to the early Banpo people.

Then we will go on to visit the amazing 2000-year-old Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Over 2,200 years ago, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, ordered the construction of a vast army of Terra-cotta warriors in search of immortality. After his early death they were buried with him to protect his empire. More than 7000 vivid figures in full battle array are formed for battle in several large pits.

Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an / Shanghai (B)

Transfer via: Overnight train (soft sleeper class) on our arrangement

Free morning in Xi'an to further explore such sights as the Drum and Bell Towers or a trip to the Hanyangling Mausoleum. Make you own way to the station for a mid-afternoon train to Shanghai in a comfortable soft sleeper class compartment.

Day 6 Shanghai (L)

Shanghai (L)

Sightseeing: Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl Tower

Early morning arrival in Shanghai, a cosmopolitan, modern and bustling city. Transfer to your hotel to freshen up and then a half day tour.

First, we will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.

Continue, with a visit of Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.

Then we will head to the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia, which creates a picture of twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors all year-round.

Day 7 Shanghai / Guilin (B)

Transfer via: Overnight train (soft sleeper class) on our arrangement     

Free day in Shanghai for last minute shopping or sightseeing. Get to the station in mid-afternoon by yourself for the overnight train to Guilin in a comfortable soft sleeper cabin.

Day 8 Guilin

Early afternoon arrival in Guilin with a transfer to your hotel. Free time, perhaps to visit the Reed Flute Cave or Elephant Hill.

Day 9 Guilin / Yangshuo (B, L)

Guilin / Yangshuo (B, L)

Sightseeing: Li River Cruise, West Street

Guilin is famous for its picturesque scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of Li River Cruise ships. Depart from your hotel in the morning. Be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful cruise. You will enjoy the unique mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Disembark at the old town Yangshuo in the afternoon. Making your own way to your hotel. Free time to explore this wonderfully laid back town.

West Street
is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. You can have a short exploration to the old town's lovely attractions. Overnight in Yangshuo.

Day 10 Yangshuo (B)

A free day in Yangshuo to continue to explore the town and its surrounding countryside. A wide range of tours and activities can easily be booked locally. Overnight Yangshuo.

Day 11 Yangshuo / Guilin / Guangzhou (B)

Transfer via: Overnight train (soft sleeper class) on our arrangement

A free morning in Yangshuo. You will make your own transfer take a taxi or the local bus to the railway station for the sleeper train to Guangzhou. 

Day 12 Guangzhou (B, L)

Guangzhou (B, L)

Sightseeing: Six Banyan Tree Temple, Memorial Hall of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Ancestral Temple of Chen Family.

Early morning arrival in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, Southern China's most dynamic and developed commercial center and also the home place of the Cantonese culture. After breakfast and time to freshen up start a private city tour.

Visiting the Six Banyan Tree Temple, It has a long history in Guangzhou and is an ancient monastery famous at home and abroad. There are majestic towers, dense trees, plenty of antiques and valuable heritage from those famous people in the history. It is one of the four Buddhism temple complexes in Guangzhou is an important unit for the preservation of antiques.

Then visit Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It is a magnificent building in the shape of octagon and an important place for large scale meeting and performance. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall was built in order to commemorate the contributions of Sun Zhongshan, the great predecessor of Chinese revolution for democracy. It is a memorial construction donated by the people in Guangzhou and the overseas Chinese and is listed as one of the first class cultural relics in Guangdong Province.

Afterwards you will visit the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family which is also called Chen Clan Academy. It is a place both for offering up sacrifices to ancestors and for study. Now the Chen Clan Ancestral Temple in Guangzhou City, the Ancestors' Temple in Foshan City, the former Residence of Sun Yat-sen in Zhongshan City and the Opium War Memorial Hall in Dongguan City are regarded as the four major cultural tourist sites in Guangdong Province.

Free time in the evening, perhaps to take a Pearl River Cruise and overnight hotel.

Day 13 Guangzhou / Hong Kong (B)

Guangzhou / Hong Kong (B)

Transfer via: train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Aberdeen, Victoria Peak, Repulse Bay

After breakfast a transfer to the railway station for your onward journey to Hong Kong by train. Arrival in Hong Kong, be met and transferred to your hotel. Half day tour.

We will start to explore Victoria Peak first. The Peak is Hong Kong's number one tourist destination. It features the city's oldest mode transport, the 112-year old Peak Tram and Hong Kong's most unusual building and icon, The Peak Tower where you will find shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

Then you will visit lovely Repulse Bay: Primarily an exclusive residential area, Repulse Bay has a relaxed, resort-like atmosphere. You will find statues of Kwun Yum and Tin Hau, both protectors of fishermen.

The tour will continue with a visit to the Aberdeen Fishing Village where you will enjoy a Sampan Ride on the harbor to get a close-up look at this unusual way of life.
 

Day 14 Hong Kong (B)

Today you will have leisure time to explore Hong Kong on your own.

Day 15 Hong Kong / Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Free at leisure until our guide escorts you to the airport for your flight departure.

Comment on our service from Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.

Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

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Comment on our service from Ali Redza Bin Shuib, Malaysia
Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.

Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you.

Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.
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We like your idea asking for feedback which is good for improvement.

Our respond are as follows:-

1. What do you think of our guide service?
The guide service is excellent. He assists us in taking photos and video with his own camera and share with us.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The drive service is excellent. But if he could understand a bit of English would be better.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast?
Hotel service was also excellent however Halal meal for Muslim tourist is good if you can prepare for their convenience.

4. Which meal makes you memorable?
Muslim Chinese Restaurant food in Guilin. We enjoy very much Chinese food but as Muslim it needs to be halal so once having a halal restaurant we enjoy the food very much especially the meat and chicken.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
You are the one that positively respond to my request so that is why we chosen you.
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Please come to Malaysia, you will enjoy here.

Thank you and best regards,
Ali Redza & Saadah

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Comment on our service from Manuela Campanale, Italy
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them. From the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting!

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Thank you for your mail and the photo!!! We are fine and I hope you are fine too!!!

1. What do you think of our guide service?
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The same as the guides, excellent drivers, we had no problems and we felt safe on the road.

3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?
The dinner with you of course! :-) However the food has been very good everywhere apart the lunch on the boat at Guilin that was really very very poor. We did not like it at all.

4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
Because we have already been in China with your T.O. and we had been satisfied.
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5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
Many parts, from the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting! As I told you this third tour was the best one for us: the weather was fine and not foggy, many interesting things to see and people is more kind in this south part of China, also the guides. We think we will do the fourth tour in the next two years :-)

No other suggestion, everything was OK

I wish you a nice day,

A very big hug from Manuela
 

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Comment on our service from Doreen Jung,Canada
Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.

Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent.  The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.
Longji Rice Terraces Guilin tour
Thank your for all your organizing and help with our trip.  Cici in Beijing, Wendy in Xian and Lee in Quilin were all fantastic tour guides.  It was wonderful to see Lee again.  She was our guide in 2014 when we visited Guilin and Yangshuo.   Your agency helped us with our trip that time too.

Thanks for the lovely tea cups - they will always be reminders of a special time our family had on our holiday in China.

If there are any websites you would like us to post reviews, we will be happy to do so.
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My children said "It was a trip of a lifetime!" and we want to thank you for helping it go so well!

Have a good day and thanks again,
Doreen Jung

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Comment on our service from Sandra Santos, Portuguese
Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour. All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good. Xi’an is an amazing city. We had a great time.

Good morning,

Hope all is well.

I am sorry for the late email but it has been very busy on this side :-)

Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour.

All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good.
Xi’an is an amazing city.
We had a great time.

Thank you once again.

Cheers,
Sandra Borja-Santos

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Comment on our service from Yuyi Yeow, singapore

I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

Thank you for your follow-up email. I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done.

My young son felt at home with her, and she went out of her way to take care of him and entertain him during the trip. She was also very knowledgeable about most things that we had questions about. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

I've attached a few photos of us having a great time. We were lucky to experience good weather in Nanjing as well during our travels, with no rain and warm temperatures.

  

Will definitely contact you when we next return to China.

Best Regards,
Yuyi

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