13 Days China Hottest City Tour to Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin and Shanghai

Tour Code: VOC-081017-S

Destination: Beijing, Guilin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Xi'an, Yangshuo

Tour Starting Date: Friday, 17, October, 2008

Group Numbers: 4

Client's Information:
Robert John William Grain, U.S.A

Day by Day Itinerary


Day 1  Fri 17-Oct-08     Meal(s) ()     TBA / Hong Kong

Transfer via: by air-own arrangement 
Program: Arrive in Hong Kong, you will arrange by yourself

Accommodations: TBA arranged by yourself

Day 2  Sat 18-Oct-08     Meal(s) ()   Hong Kong / Beijing

Transfer via: by overnight train-soft sleeper (arranged by us)-T98     1516-1541 (one overnight on the train)
Program: You will go to the railway station to catch the train by yourself

Accommodations: On the train

Day 3  Sun 19-Oct-08     Meal(s) ()   Beijing

Program: Arrive in Beijing, you will be met at the railway station and transferred to hotel, free at the rest of the day

Accommodations: Redwall Hotel***
Tel: 010-51098666, Fax: 010-51098999

Day 4  Mon 20-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L)   Beijing

Program: Full day tour for the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven

-The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
-The Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
-The Temple of Heaven: The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.

Accommodations: Redwall Hotel***

Day 5  Tue 21-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L, D)   Beijing

Program: Full day tour for the Great Wall, the Ding Tomb, the Sacred Road. In the evening, have Peking duck for dinner

-Badaling Great Wall: One of the eight wonders in the world and the symbol of China.
-The Ding Tomb: The only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty.
-The Sacred Road: The way guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.

Accommodations: Redwall Hotel***

Day 6  Wed 22-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L)   Beijing / Xi'an

Transfer via: MU2120 1400-1545 arranged by us
Program: Visit the Hutongs, the Summer Palace, then be transferred to airport for Xi'an. Arrive in Xi'an, be met and transferred to hotel

-Hutongs: The old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infante and local people's houses among them.
-The Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years. 

Accommodations: Melody Hotel Xi'an***
Tel: 029-87288888, Fax: 029-87273601

Day 7  Thu 23-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L, D)   Xi'an

Program: Full day tour for the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the Bell Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda. In the evening, have Dumpling demonstration dinner

-The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
-The Bell Tower: The wooden tower, which is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high.
-Big Wild Goose Pagoda: It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.

Accommodations: Melody Hotel Xi'an***

Day 8  Fri 24-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L)   Xi'an / Guilin

Transfer via: GS7429 1300-1450 arranged by us
Program: Visit the History Museum in Xi'an, the Ancient City Wall, then be transferred to airport for Guilin. Arrive in Guilin, be met and transferred to hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy the ethnic Songs and Dances at Lijiang theatre

-History Museum in Xi'an: 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.
-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.

Accommodations: Hotel Universal, Guilin***
Tel: 0773--2828228, Fax: 2824944

Day 9  Sat 25-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L)   Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin

Program: Full day tour for Li River Cruise and West Street

-Li River Cruise: 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 picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Disembark at the one-thousand-year-old town Yangshuo in the afternoon. Have a short exploration to the old town before to be transferred back to Guilin city.
-West Street: West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, West Street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China.

Accommodations: Hotel Universal, Guilin***

Day 10  Sun 26-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L)   Guilin / Shanghai

Transfer via: MU5380   1300-1505 arranged by us
In the morning, visit the Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, then be transferred to airport for Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel, then visit the Bund (Waitan), Nanjing Road

-Reed Flute Cave: Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts" where you can see beautiful stalactites & stalagmites, learn how they are formed.
-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, it is the symbol of Guilin city.
-The Bund (Waitan): It is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. It is here where the first British company opened an office in 1846.
-Nanjing Road: It is one of the most important commercial and tourist streets in Shanghai, which stretches from Waitan to Yanan Xilu.

Accommodations: Charms Hotel****
Tel: 021-53594900    Fax: 021-63526060

Day 11  Mon 27-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B, L)   Shanghai

Program: Full day tour for Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Yu Garden, in the evening, enjoy the wonderful acrobatic show

-Shanghai Museum: The biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics. It is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.
-Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple is one of the few temples in downtown Shanghai. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.
-Oriental Pearl TV Tower: the highest TV Tower in Asia. With 468 meter high it stands in Pudong Park in the new and developing Lujiazui district on the banks of the Huangpu River.
-Yu Garden: It's reputed to be the most beautiful garden south of the Yangtze River. Built beside the Temple of the City God and covering only fives acres, it follows the Suzhou garden design of a world in microcosm.

Accommodations: Charms Hotel****

Day 12  Tue 28-Oct-08     Meal(s) (B)   Shanghai / Hong Kong

Transfer via: by overnight train-soft sleeper (arranged by us)-T99B   1709-1305 (one overnight on the train)
Program: Free at leisure, you will be transferred to railway station and take train back to Hong Kong

Accommodations: On the train

Day 13  Wed 29-Oct-08     Meal(s) ()   Hong Kong / TBA

Program: Arrive in Hong Kong, arrange by yourself

Service Ends!

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