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  • Li River
  • The Bund
  • The Terracotta Army and Horses
  • Forbidden City
  • West Street
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Badaling Great Wall
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda
  • Summer Palace
  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • Ancient City Wall
  • The Temple of Heaven
  • Fubo (wave-subduing) Hill
  • Shaanxi Provincial Museum
  • The Great Mosque
  • Ming Tombs
  • Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium)
  • National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing
  • Banpo Museum
  • Tiananmen Square

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10 Days Economical China Highlights Group Tour

Tour Code: ST04
Tour Duration: 10 Days
Destination: Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai, Xi'an, Yangshuo
Tour overview: To visit the landscape in our most popular cities for tourists at the lowest costs, and share the joy with unknown friends in the same group, every city is not the same and every day will be different. Try our economical special seat-in coach tour package here.

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10 Days Economical China Highlights Group Tour 10 Days Economical China Highlights Group Tour 10 Days Economical China Highlights Group Tour 10 Days Economical China Highlights Group 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
Day 2 Beijing Full day visit to Ming Tombs Badaling Great Wall Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) National Swimming Centre('The Water Cube') Beijing Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
(B,L)
Day 3 Beijing Full day visit to Tiananmen Square Forbidden City The Temple of Heaven Summer Palace Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing Wangfujing Sunworld Hotel Beijing Redwall Hotel
(B,L)
Day 4 Beijing/Xi'an Be transferred to airport for flight to Xian, arrive in Xian, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hotel Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Mercure on Renmin Square Xian Ibis Xian
(B)
Day 5 Xi'an Full day visit to The Terracotta Army and Horses Banpo Museum Big Wild Goose Pagoda Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hotel Sofitel Xian on Renmin Square Mercure on Renmin Square Xian Ibis Xian
(B,L)
Day 6 Xi'an/Guilin Half day visit to Shaanxi Provincial Museum Ancient City Wall The Great Mosque . Then be transferred to airport for flight to Guilin. Arrive in Guilin, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
(B,L)
Day 7 Guilin/Yangshuo/Guilin Full day visit to Li River West Street Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
(B,L)
Day 8 Guilin/Shanghai Half day city tour to Reed Flute Cave Fubo (wave-subduing) Hill Elephant Trunk Hill . Then be transferred to airport for flight to Shanghai, arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
(B,L)
Day 9 Shanghai Full day visit to Jade Buddha Temple The Bund People's Square, Shanghai Urban Planning Center, Former French Concession, Xintiandi Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
(B,L)
Day 10 Shanghai Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details... (B)
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 Beijing Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

You will be greeted by our local guide upon your arrival and then be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. Then you will spend the rest of day on your leisure.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Pick-up from your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am, and then drive to Ming Tombs (50 miles away from downtown about one hour driving). The thirteen Ming Tombs are the best-preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history. You will visit Changling, the head and the largest tomb of Ming Tombs, where Emperor Yongle (the first emperor in Beijing) and his Empress Xu were buried. The sightseeing on the Ming Tombs takes about 1 hour. The visit to Ming Tombs finishes at about 10:45. Before having lunch (11:30 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures.

Having traditional Chinese lunch at Jindian restaurant. After lunch, driving to the Badaling Great Wall. The hike on Badaling Great Wall takes 2 hours. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. Its highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and optional.

On the way to your hotels, we also arrange a short exterior visit to "the Birds Nest,water cube"---the main Olympic Stadium now being built for the 2008 Olympic Games. After that, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts.

After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel and finish the tour today.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)

Beijing (B, L)

Pick up at your hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am, This tour starts at Tian'anmen Square with its plentitude of monuments testifying to the communist, and more specifically, Mao's influence on China's modern history. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for 2 hours.

On the way to Temple of Heaven, you will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture. After having a short rest, we'll visit the Temple of Heaven -- the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. The visit to Temple of Heaven takes about 1 hour.

After Western and Chinese buffet lunch ( 40minutes ) in Bangfuchun Restaurant, enjoy a short visit to a pearl free market not missed. Driving (30minutes) to Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. The visit takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel and finish the tour today.

Day 4 Beijing to Xian ( B )

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement

You will be transferred to the airport and take the flight for Xi‘an. Arrive in Xi’an, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our local guide.
 

Day 5 Xi'an (B, L)

You will be picked up from your hotel then start the tour.

We will start today's trip in visiting 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.

After the lunch at Xingsheng restaurant,we will continue our trip to see the Banpo.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.

We will continue our visit to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated in the south of Xian city, it is one of the main constructions in the famous Buddhist temple-Da-Ci-En Temple. There, the well-known Buddhist Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India in Tang Dynasty. Now it is the Landmark of Xian.

After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel and finish the tour today.

Day 6 Xian to Guilin (B, L)

Xian to Guilin (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement

You will be picked up from your hotel then start the tour.

We will start today's trip in visiting Ancient City Wall. You will experience a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall. It is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world. If you want to, you can rent a bicycle for a ride on top of the spectacular city wall. The wall was built in the Tang dynasty (618 -907) and enlarged in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

After lunch at the Tangyue gong restaurant,we will go to the Shaanxi History Museum. It is a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style. The Museum possesses a treasure of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi, and it covers an area of 1,100 square meters for exhibition.

Then we will see the visit Great Mosque. The Mosque is located at the Huajue Lane in the center of the city, is the largest and one of the most important Islamic mosques in China. It will be interesting to see symbols of Islamic belief in this ancient city.

After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel and finish the tour today. Then take the flight for Guilin later. Arrive in Guilin, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our local guide.

Day 7 Guilin (B, L)

Guilin (B, L)

Guilin is famous for its picturesque scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of Li River Cruise ships. In the morning you will depart from your hotel and 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.

In the afternoon you will disembark at the old town Yangshuo. Having a history of more than 1,400 years, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo. You will have some time to explore the old town's lovely attractions.

After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel in Guilin and finish the tour today.

Day 8 Guilin to Shanghai (B, L)

Guilin to Shanghai (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement

In the morning we will visit Reed Flute Cave, which is a vast and very impressive cave system, and one of the most important sights of Guilin. Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts", you can see beautiful stalactites & stalagmites and learn how they are formed.

Then you will head to Elephant Trunk Hill. Located at the conjunction of the Li River & the Peach Blossom River, the whole hill looks very much like a giant elephant with a long trunk drinking out of the river; it is the symbol of Guilin city.

We will continue to visit Fubo Hill. You will see lots of rock stone carvings & Buddha statues from since Tang Dynasty. If you climb to the summit, you will have a wonderful bird's-eye view of Guilin city.

After the tour you will be transfered back to your hotel and finish the tour today.Then take the flight for Shanghai later. Arrive in Shanghai,you will be met and transferred to hotel by our local guide.

Day 9 Shanghai (B, L)

Shanghai (B, L)

Pick-up from your hotel between 8:30am and 9:00am, and then drive to Jade Buddha Temple. It was built during the Guangxu period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909) and boasts a priceless collection of jade statues from Burma.

Then visit the Bund on Shanghai's waterfront and Pudong New Area, the symbol of old and new Shanghai. This part finishes at about 11:30.

Before having lunch (12:00 am), you will have 45 minutes for a short visit of fresh water pearl gallery. Here we will see the process of pearl cultivation. Or visit Silk Factory, which is not only an interesting place to see how Chinese silk has been produced since 14th  century, but also a desirable site to purchase it for a low price.

After lunch, driving to People's Square and Shanghai Urban Planning Center.

Visit the Former French Concession, characterized by beautiful,tree-lined streets and weathered European architecture. And in Shanghai's hottest new entertainment area, Xintiandi. The brick builings on these tow-square blocks have been preserved and transformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques. You will have time on your own here, or you can go back to your hotel with the group.

Day 10 Shanghai (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Your time is your own, until our guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK
Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin.
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Thank you for organizing the trip, we had a great time.

1. Guide was excellent, helpful, informative but not intrusive.

2. Driver was very good, did not drive too fast or zig-zag along the roads. Only problem was that the seatbelt in the van did not work properly.

3. We chose your company as you gave us the best price by a big margin. Lots of companies seem to quote ridiculous prices for non-Chinese travelers.

Thank you very much and if we plan to visit somewhere unusual like this again I will get in touch with your company.

Thanks
Martin
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Comment on our service from Yolette, USA
I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us. I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.

I had a great time in China. Our guide Summer was very nice and friendly and took good care of us.

I chose you to provide our tour because of all the companies I contacted, you responded the fastest and friendliest.  I appreciate it!

Thank you!
Yolette

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Comment on our service from Sandra Borja Santos, Portuguese
Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!! All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.
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Thank you so much for organizing the Tour for us - my Boss loved it!!!

All went well - actually much better than I thought it would be.

The tour guide Lucy (Ling Ling) was simply amazing - what a wonderful lovable and knowledgeable person!!!!

She took care of us in the most perfect way. 

If there's a tourist guide that can work really well with foreigners, it's Lucy.

Her command of English was simply great.

Thank you again for arranging everything.

Enjoy the rest of the day.


Cheers,
Sandra 
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Comment on our service from Barton Lee, Hong Kong
The tour operator is very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us, and the guide is good and helpful.
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Please see my comments as follows:
1. What do you think of our guide service? 
Good and helpful.

2. What do you think of our driver service? 
Good, but not particularly cheerful.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast? 
These International hotels' services and quality are as good as they usually are. The only comment I wish to make is that on top of the guests request for the types of rooms, they should consider to allocate ground level or easy access rooms for elderly and/or handicapped guests.

4. Which meal makes you memorable? 
Aside from the hotel being rather old the Chinese restaurant food was excellent in Dali. Good variety and tasty.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday? 
Because of you, Sandy! You were very helpful and prompt in making arrangements for us. Thank you!

Best regards,
Barton
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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others.


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Everything was very good organized and I enjoyed the tour very much. Only the heat was a little too much. I thank you for the organization and can recommend it to others. Especially Mr. Stone was a source of much important information. I can recommend him very much.

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Attached have some photos (town gate Luoyang, Mt. Song, Huang He dam, Longmen grottos).

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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Comment on our service from CAMERON ALEXIS KRULEWSKI, USA
Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization.

Thanks for your email.

Cameron had a nice time in Suzhou, thanks for your organization. She will be in China for another month, yet. She's at Sichuan University.

Tom

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